Music Director Job Description

A music director is the creative leader of a music department, which is responsible for organizing, programming, and supervising all musical activities in the school.

The music director develops themes, selects musical materials, and determines the artistic direction of all musical events.

The music director works with the school principal and other school staff in developing a music program.

Professional music directors work for performing arts companies, colleges, and universities, or for public and private schools.

In public schools, a music director is a nonunion teacher.

A public school music director is responsible for teaching music and directing the music program.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a qualified Music Director to lead our music program. The ideal candidate will have a passion for music and a strong knowledge of musical theory and composition. They will be responsible for directing our choir and band, leading rehearsals, and overseeing all aspects of our music program. If you have a love for music and a desire to share your talents with others, we encourage you to apply for this position.

Music Director Duties:

  • Oversee musical production on a musical stage or facility
  • Maintain production calendar
  • Organize rehearsal schedules, personnel records, and audition procedures
  • Perform administrative duties, such as scheduling, bookkeeping, and budgeting
  • Accept all guest artists and perform their duties

Music Director Responsibilities:

  • Design and compose original scores for film, television, commercials, trailers, and advertisements, as well as compose for musicians, choirs, or bands, and supervise the scheduling of sessions
  • Research and develop new ideas, techniques, and compositional approaches
  • Write, edit, and revise music according to client guidelines
  • Perform for recording sessions or stage shows
  • Manage session musicians and hire session musicians
  • Maintain thorough and accurate logs of all session-related expenses
  • Coordinate with producers and directors to determine the best use of music and ensure that key creative objectives are successfully attained within the given parameters
  • Enforce performing rights of the compositions
  • Research music licensing opportunities and the licensing process

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in music or music education
  • Experience in music organization and management
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication, planning, and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of the music industry, and an understanding of the music industry’s financials

At [Company Name], we're an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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