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Conductor Orchestra Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$47,436 (USD)

Average Salary

$23/hr

Average Hourly

$1,124

Average Bonus

Last updated: May 25, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Conductor Orchestra is $47,436 a year and $23 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Conductor Orchestra is between $35,324 and $57,523. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Conducts instrumental music groups, such as orchestras and dance bands: auditions and selects members of group.
  • Selects music to accommodate talents and abilities of group and to suit type of performance to be given.
  • Positions members within group to obtain balance among instrumental sections.
  • Directs group at rehearsals and performances to achieve desired effects, such as tonal and harmonic balance, dynamics, rhythms, tempos, and shadings, utilizing knowledge of conducting techniques, music theory and harmony, range and characteristics of instruments, and talents of individual performers.
  • May transcribe musical compositions and melodic lines to adapt them to or create particular style for group arranger.
  • May schedule tours and performances and arrange for transportation and lodging.
  • May be designated according to specialization as conductor, dance band; conductor, symphonic-orchestra.
Conductor Orchestra Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Music Directors and Composers

Job family population: 15,400

Estimated population of Conductor Orchestra jobs: 1,997

Rate of error: 3.2%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$54,991
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Education data not available for this job

Skills

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About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

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