AMP Brass and Percussion Coach

AMP Center for Performance & Education
Posted 5 months ago




(AMP Senior Youth Orchestra)

Starting September 2019

Statement of Job:

In alignment with the Atlanta Music Project (AMP) mission, the Brass and Percussion Coach will be responsible for the training the members of the Brass and Percussion sections of the AMP Senior Youth Orchestra. These young artists will be from 9th to 12th grade.

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  • Learn, understand and represent the AMP philosophies for uplifting youths, families and communities through the pursuit of musical excellence
  • Choose, prepare and/or arrange appropriate repertoire for brass and percussion lessons/brass and percussion classes
  • Submit detailed lesson plans as requested
  • Coach Brass and Percussion sectionals
  • Coordinate and cooperate with AMP Youth Orchestras Program Associate Director in keeping track of AMP students’ attendance and musical progress
  • Form effective partnerships with AMP teaching artists through planning and co-teaching
  • Attend peer exchange and professional development workshops as available
  • Execute additional administrative tasks as necessary

Ideal candidate will possess:

  • A Bachelor and/or Master of Music (preferred) in an orchestral brass or orchestral percussion instrument
  • Passion for music as a vehicle for positive social change
  • Experience working (music-related or other) with disadvantaged, urban/rural youth
  • Exemplary music performance ability/experience on orchestral brass and/or orchestral percussion instruments
  • Exemplary teaching ability/experience on brass and/percussion
  • Experience leading brass and/or percussion section rehearsals
  • Ability to inspire, work with and mentor youths ages 10 and up
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and be comfortable working in a team
  • Ability to adapt, be flexible and have a sense of humor

Notes: Pay rate is $50/hr, 2 hrs/week.  Background check required. Must be available Wednesdays 6:30pm to 8:30pm. The AMP Senior Youth Orchestra rehearses at the AMP Center for Performance and Education, 883 Dill Avenue, SW, Atlanta, GA 303010.

To Apply: Please send an email with resume attached to with subject  “Brass and Percussion Coach” no later than Sunday, August 18, 2019. Teaching auditions and interviews will be held on a rolling basis. This position may be filled prior to the application deadline.

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