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Section Specialist - A Class (Hiring Multiple Positions)

About the Role

Job Description: Section Specialist for Rise Performing Arts Percussion Ensembles

Position: Section Specialist
Ensemble Types: Rise Percussion (PIW), The Forge Percussion Ensemble (PIO), Signal Percussion (PISA)

Job Summary:
Rise Performing Arts is seeking highly skilled and dedicated Section Specialist(s) to provide specialized instruction and guidance to the percussion sections of our esteemed ensembles: Rise Percussion (PIW), The Forge Percussion Ensemble (PIO), and Signal Percussion (PISA). The Section Specialist(s) will bring expertise in their specific section, offering comprehensive instruction, technical support, and mentorship to foster the growth and development of the performers.

1. Sectional Instruction: Deliver expert-level instruction in the designated section (e.g., snare drum, marimba, etc.), focusing on technique, musicality, ensemble performance, and overall artistic development.
2. Individualized Guidance: Identify the technical and musical needs of individual section members, providing personalized instruction, practice strategies, and feedback to facilitate their growth and skill development.
3. Sectional Leadership: Lead sectionals and rehearsals, guiding the performers in interpretation, dynamics, phrasing, and expression to ensure a cohesive and musically compelling performance.
4. Collaborative Instruction: Collaborate closely with the ensemble's instructional staff, including the ensemble director, caption heads, and other section specialists, to ensure a cohesive and unified artistic vision throughout the ensemble.
5. Instrumental Expertise: Demonstrate exceptional proficiency and expertise in the specific instrument or section, offering comprehensive instruction on technique, musicality, and performance nuances.
6. Rehearsal and Performance Support: Attend and actively contribute to rehearsals and performances, providing guidance and support to the section, assisting with overall ensemble coordination as needed.
7. Collaboration and Communication: Maintain open and effective communication with the instructional staff, performers, and administrative team, providing updates on section progress, challenges, and any relevant information.
8. Mentorship and Support: Foster a positive and supportive learning environment within the section, building strong relationships with section members and promoting teamwork, discipline, and mutual respect.
9. Collaboration with Performers: Collaborate with section members to identify and address technical challenges, develop effective practice strategies, and inspire a high level of performance excellence.
10. Adherence to Safety Guidelines: Ensure compliance with safety protocols, particularly regarding instrument handling, transportation, and setup, to maintain a safe environment for all participants.

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the success of Rise Percussion (PIW), The Forge Percussion Ensemble (PIO), and Signal Percussion (PISA). The Section Specialist will play a vital role in delivering exceptional instruction, technical support, and guidance to their designated section, elevating the ensemble's musical and performance excellence. Join us in creating unforgettable musical experiences and furthering the impact of the Marching Arts in Colorado.


  • Extensive expertise and proficiency in the specific instrument or section related to the designated role (e.g., snare drum, marimba, etc.), with a proven track record of excellence in performance and instruction.

  • Strong knowledge of instrumental techniques, musicality, and performance nuances specific to the designated section, enabling effective instruction and guidance.

  • Demonstrated experience in teaching and instructing individuals or ensembles, providing expert-level instruction and personalized feedback.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with staff, performers, and administration.

  • Strong leadership skills, inspiring and motivating section members to achieve their full potential and fostering a collaborative and positive learning environment.

  • Flexibility and adaptability to thrive in a fast-paced rehearsal and performance environment.

  • Availability to travel to competitions and events with Rise Performing Arts ensembles.

About the Company

About Us:
Rise Performing Arts is a nonprofit organization based in Denver, CO, dedicated to elevating the Marching Arts in Colorado. With a passionate commitment to artistic excellence and community engagement, we strive to provide exceptional educational and performance opportunities for students and performers of all ages and backgrounds. Our organization fosters a vibrant and inclusive environment where creativity, discipline, teamwork, and personal growth flourish.

At Rise Performing Arts, we believe in the transformative power of the Marching Arts. Through our programs, including Rise Percussion (PIW), The Forge Percussion Ensemble (PIO), Signal Percussion (PISA), we empower individuals to push the boundaries of their artistic abilities. Our talented and dedicated instructors work closely with participants, imparting invaluable skills, instilling a strong work ethic, and nurturing a lifelong passion for music, movement, and performance.

As a nonprofit organization, we are deeply committed to making the Marching Arts accessible to all. We actively collaborate with schools, community organizations, and educators across Colorado, providing clinics, workshops, and resources to help enrich the marching arts programs throughout the region. By fostering a strong network of support and mentorship, we strive to create a lasting impact on the cultural landscape of our community.

We are proud to be at the forefront of the Marching Arts in Colorado, cultivating an environment of innovation and excellence. With each performance, competition, and community event, we seek to inspire and captivate audiences, leaving a lasting impression and igniting a love for the performing arts. At Rise Performing Arts, we believe in the power of marching, music, and movement to shape lives, create memories, and uplift the human spirit. Join us as we continue to rise above expectations and elevate the Marching Arts to new heights in Colorado.

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