RWE Music Director Job Posting

RWE Music Director – Job Description 

Position Summary 

The Rockford Wind Ensemble (RWE) Music Director is responsible for the artistic vision and growth of the ensemble. They will plan concerts and run rehearsals for the RWE. The Music Director reports to the Board of Directors. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Provide program planning for each concert 
  • Select and arrange for the procurement of music 
  • Conduct the RWE during rehearsals and concerts 
  • Assist with recruitment and retention of members of the ensemble 
  • Work with the Personnel Manager to assemble the musicians needed for performances based on instrumentation and other requirements 
  • Participate in the publicity and promotion of concerts as requested by the Board 
  • Serve as the Rockford Wind Ensemble’s primary spokesperson to audiences and the general public 
  • Ensure program notes and biographical sketches of guest performers are available for the program 
  • Coordinate arrangements with individual and group guest performers and conductors 
  • Attend and participate in monthly Board of Directors meetings 
  • Other duties as assigned 


  • Bachelor’s degree in music or related field 
  • Five years teaching or conducting experience 
  • Strong communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills 

Pay is commensurate with experience. 

How to Apply 

Please send Cover Letter and Resume by May 15, 2020 digitally to or by mail: Rockford Wind Ensemble 

C/o RWE Search Committee P.O. Box 983 Roscoe, IL 61073 


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The RWE is currently looking for a new Music Director. Please share with anyone you might think should consider the position. Applications are due May 15, 2020.

Thank you for all of your help as we search for our new conductor. Please visit our website for more information.

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The Rockford Wind Ensemble recently received word that the RPL Nordlof Center is cancelling all events and classes through May 2020. Therefore, the RWE concert scheduled for April 19, 2020 has been cancelled, and will not be rescheduled.

Thank you for supporting us this 2019-2020 season. We look forward to when we can make music for you all again. Stay home and stay safe!

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It was awesome having Dan Valkema joining our own wonderful director Kevin Jensen onstage this weekend. Thank you for being a part of this special concert, Dan! ...

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