Program Manager

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2/28/19

UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER/EASTMAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC FUNCTIONAL TITLE: PROGRAM MANAGER UNIVERSITY TITLE: ADMINISTRATOR I | JOB CODE: 1254 | PAY GRADE: 052
Summary
The Program Manager, in coordination with the President & Artistic Director and the Artistic Programs Committee, plans, organizes and implements all musical activities related to the Gateways Music Festival and at other times, including, but not limited to, orchestra, chamber music, enrichment activities and public programs. Additionally, the Program Manager, in coordination with the Office Manager, oversees travel and lodging for musicians and coordinates musicians’ non-musical activities (e.g., meals, receptions) during the Festival.
About Gateways Music Festival
Gateways Music Festival provides a welcoming, supportive, rejuvenating and artistically invigorating experience for professional classical musicians of African descent. Approximately 125 musicians participate in the six-day Festival which includes more than 50 chamber music and orchestral performances throughout Rochester.
Gateways participants are members of professional orchestras; faculty from music schools and conservatories; and freelance artists. A Young Musicians Institute attracts approximately 50 young musicians.
Gateways was founded by African-American concert pianist and retired Eastman School of Music associate professor Armenta Hummings Dumisani, named one of the “Juilliard 100,” a list of the institution’s most prominent graduates in its 100-year history, and has been based in Rochester, New York since 1996.
While an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Gateways Music Festival has an important association with the Eastman School of Music.
Duties & Responsibilities:
1) Festival and Artistic Planning (50%)
a) Create, send and receive the online application form and, in coordination with the Music Director, the Artistic Programs Committee and section principals, select musicians for participation in each Festival.
b) Develop communication plan and maintain timely and relevant communications with musicians about the Festival.
c) In coordination with the Chamber Music in the Community committee, select performance locations and salon hosts for approximately 50 community-based performances during the Festival.
d) Secure and distribute orchestra and chamber music parts.
e) Oversee chamber music groupings, along with Artistic Programs Committee, and assist with repertoire selection.
f) Assemble all concert and recital programs.

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