Percussion Sectional Coach at CYSO @ NTA | Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras (CYSO) announces an immediate opening for a Percussion Coach to work with the CYSO at NTA. Led by CYSO staff CYSO at NTA provides 5th – 8th grade student musicians with their first exposure to instrumental training. Program activities take place from October through May. 


The Percussion Coach will work directly with students providing instruction in instrumental technique, intonation, rhythm, and tone quality.  The Coach will work with the percussion students in split rehearsals twice at NTA months stated below. Percussion students at Moos Elementary receive sectionals once in each month stated below.  The Coach will consult with the band directors and work collaboratively in determining each sectionals focus and format.   


The Percussion Coach must have an intimate knowledge and is considered an instrument specialist with the ability to work with students with varying musical abilities.  The Percussion Coach is expected to be present at all pre-scheduled sectionals in October, November, December, February, March and April.



  • CYSO at NTA - October through December and February through April.  Twice each month for two consecutive hours, totaling four hours for six months.  Days are either Monday or Wednesday between 3:45 pm and 5:50 pm and will be scheduled throughout the semester.
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Skills & Qualifications: 


  • Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education required
  • Master of Music degree in Music Education or Music Performance preferred
  • Orchestral training and performance experience required
  • Related teaching and coaching experiences required
  • Must have ability to communicate easily and effectively with youth and families; excellent interpersonal skills; and ability to create a supportive learning environment


To Apply: 


Please send a cover letter and résumé with three references to:
Malika Green, Community Engagement Coordinator
E-mail preferred. No phone calls please.



Applications will be paper-screened and those exhibiting superior qualifications will be invited to an in person interview.



October 2018

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Malika Green
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