The Symphony of the Americas will be adding a member to its conductor staff. The Board of Directors and Search Committee will begin the search process in 2018-2019 for a Musical Director and Conductor, to continue the strong musical programs as a designated Broward County Major Cultural Institution. The Symphony of the Americas presents an international guest artist series, a chamber string orchestra summer program and an ensemble concert series, as well as educational programs annually.
Founding Conductor and Artistic Director, Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese, will remain an integral part of the organization, assuming the position of Founding Artistic Director Emeritus.
The Music Director position reports directly to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the furthering of the orchestra’s artistic potential and mission of supporting and developing community relationships as well as its international guest artist series, its summer music festival, its Serenades@Sunset series, and its varied educational programs. In furthering these goals, he is responsible for the musical programming, repertoire, and artistic production. He has the authority for the selection of musicians. The music director is expected to work directly with the Executive Director, the Board of Directors and staff in carrying out these responsibilities. He is also expected to be active in and attend all of the orchestra’s fundraising activities, as well as meet one-on-one with potential funders when appropriate.
The Search Committee will consider candidates with ideal musicianship and conducting skills, significant conducting experience with seasoned, professional musicians, and those having a broad range of repertoire in their curriculum vitae. Capabilities that will be examined closely are strong leadership, good communication skills, a long-term vision, passion for the music he creates, the ability to make symphonic music exciting for new and existing audiences, and past experience in the position of music directorship.
About Symphony of the Americas
The Symphony of the Americas is celebrating its 30th Anniversary in the 2017-18 season and Summerfest - thrilling audiences with world-class performances in its performance home at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and in its outreach locations. Repertoire includes classical masterworks, varied pops selections, and frequent commissions to premiere works of today’s composers, all designed to stimulate the senses of current audiences and attract new concertgoers. International guest artists encompass classical musicians and vocalists, dance soloists, the mesmerizing acrobats of Cirque de la Symphonie, and large screen photo-choreography, all helping the Symphony in its commitment to serve South Florida’s multi-cultural population. The Symphony of the Americas is designated as one of just a handful of Major Cultural Institutions in Broward County, a community of nearly 2 million people. The Symphony has called the Broward Center for the Performing Arts home for its International Guest Artist series since it was chosen for the gala opening concert of the Amaturo Theater in 1991. A fully professional organization of approximately 55 - 60 musicians, it serves approximately 30...,000 children, adults and seniors annually. The performance season includes a 6-concert international guest artist series, a 2-3 concert matinee series, Serenades@Sunset series featuring musical ensembles, varied individual educational performances and its Summerfest musical festival.The Symphony serves as a cultural bridge to audiences in Latin America and Europe, with its internationally renowned Summerfest program, a six-week cultural exchange with soloists of major European chamber orchestras joined by selected Symphony of the Americas musicians presenting concerts throughout Florida and the Americas .Since its inception, The Symphony has collaborated closely with local non-profit organizations and municipalities to present outreach concerts and educational programs. The orchestra’s musical legacy has been captured on PBS and more than 30 compact disc recordings. The Symphony’s excellent reputation is due, for the most part, to its ability to reach out to diverse international communities and make the connection that music, classical or otherwise, is crucial to the quality of life. The Symphony of the Americas is governed by a 24 member Board of Directors and is supported by professional administrative staff. The Symphony of the Americas Society, comprised of approximately 100 members, is a standing committee of the Symphony, and a support arm through its fund-raising projects and raising visibility throughout the community. The Symphony of the Americas has maintained a positive net worth since its inception, with an annual budget of $ 1.3 - $ 1.6 million.