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Cello Coach & Saxophone Ensemble Instructor

Cello Coach

Greater Connecticut Youth Orchestras is seeking a talented educator to teach sectionals and coach our youngest cello and bass players (4th-7th grade). This position is approximately 2 hours per week on Saturday mornings from September-May and includes 3 concerts.

A Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education is required. Preference will be given to candidates who have classroom teaching experience along with performance experience at the professional level.

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references to Music Director Christopher Hisey at Musicdirector@gctyo.org.

Applications are due by July 17th, 2021. 

Saxophone Ensemble Instructor

Greater Connecticut Youth Orchestras is seeking a talented educator to direct our Saxophone Ensemble. Time commitment is approximately 2 1/2 hours per week on Saturday mornings from September-May and includes 3 concerts.

A Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education is required. Preference will be given to candidates who have classroom teaching experience along with performance experience at the professional level.

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references to Music Director Christopher Hisey at Musicdirector@gctyo.org.

Applications are due by July 17th, 2021. 

GREATER CONNECTICUT YOUTH ORCHESTRAS

STATEMENT OF DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION

Greater Connecticut Youth Orchestras (GCTYO) is grounded in the conviction that music education is a vital part of the education and development of young people and of communities as a whole. Accordingly, our music programs develop and support young musicians with an understanding that they are also part of a much larger world that is both diverse and historically complex. With this larger global context in mind, GCTYO recognizes that delivery of a robust and meaningful music education must begin with an acknowledgement of the historical inequity, exclusion and disparity of access to resources that shape the landscape in which we live. Euro-centricity, hetero-normative gender expectations, colonial conquest, and anti-Black racism have shaped the history of classical and symphonic music and continue to determine access to and success in the field. Given the systemic racism,  anti-LGBTQ bias, gender bias, and white privilege that dominates the orchestral world, our organization commits to creating opportunities for the meaningful inclusion of historically under-represented voices, particularly those from Black and Brown communities. These efforts will include (but are not limited to) equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist pedagogical and performance practices, diversifying our musical repertoire to include musicians and composers of color, and hiring staff that is diverse and reflective of our student community and the global community in which we live. In an effort toward accountability for these goals, we pledge to regularly engage our student musicians, parents, and GCTYO community by conducting annual assessments and inviting comments and suggestions about our progress. Our hope is that students emerge from the GCTYO music program as strong musicians with a deep commitment to social justice and an understanding of how music can play a part in achieving unity and equity for all.

AAPI Statement of Support

Spring 2021

GCTYO stands with the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community who have been targeted, harassed and endured violent discrimination during the coronavirus pandemic. We recognize the valuable contributions of the AAPI community to our orchestras and to society as a whole. Racism against AAPIs has a long history in our nation that has been unaddressed and GCTYO takes an actively anti-racist stance against this bias.