Violin Principal/Section Lead

Date Posted: Jan 16, 2020
Application Deadline: Feb 15, 2020
Start Date: Jan 16, 2020

Hourly From: $30/hr To $30/hr
Province: Ontario
Region: Durham Region
City: Ajax
Employee Benefits: N/A
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Creative
Job Type: Contract
Career Level: Doesn’t apply

Organization Description

Music4Life String Orchestra

We are a non-profit, amateur community string ensemble in Ajax, Ontario. As a learning ensemble, our objective is to provide a friendly and welcoming forum for string musicians, of all ages, to learn and play together. Our ensemble provides a unique experience for amateur players such that they are able to play and perform along-side skilled music teachers and professionals who are also part of the practicing and performing group.  This arrangement provides an excellent learning environment for new players and is a true compliment to traditional private lessons.

Through this fun and encouraging ensemble, ensemble members gain performance experience by sharing our musical creations with our families, friends and our community at large.  Our more advanced players are featured in quartet/quintet performances for community and private events.

Job Description

Looking for a fun and rewarding opportunity to help amateur string musicians? Music4Life String Orchestra is looking for an experienced violinist to lead our V1 section. As a section lead you will rehearse and perform in the orchestra as a recognized principal, helping those in your section grow in their musical journey.

Music4Life String Orchestra gathers every Saturday from 4- 6 pm for weekly rehearsals in Ajax. Specifically, as a principal you will be required to :

a) work under the direction of, and in conjunction with, our Music Director and Concert Master at a level of conduct and attitude that is in keeping with professional standards.

b) demonstrate a high-level of artistic leadership, and support the preparation, rehearsal and performance of showcases scheduled in the season.

c) play a key role in the development and promotion of Music4Life Orchestra through support of participant policies, recruiting efforts, and being ambassadors of the ensemble brand.

d) provide musical leadership within their section.

e) be well prepared for a program, in advance of rehearsals.

f) be fully prepared to know and to lead their own part.

g) lead sectional rehearsals as required.

h) dialogue with the Music Director as required regarding section needs, rehearsals, and preparation progress.

Applicants must have obtained a post-secondary degree in music and be fluent in violin performance and teaching. Section leads are compensated $70 per 2 hour rehearsal


  • post secondary degree in music
  • high-level of violin performance and teaching capabilities

How to Apply:

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