Orchestra conductor wanted for Krashna Musika

About Krashna Musika

The Delft Students Music Association (D.S.M.G.) Krashna Musika is the students classical music association of Delft, The Netherlands. The association consists of a symphony orchestra of around 90 members, a choir of around 50 members and a chamber music department of around 60 members. The orchestra is one of the leading Dutch student orchestras which has been performing large symphonic works. Examples of recent projects are Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2, Concerto for Orchestra by Bartok and The Planets by Holst. Besides that there are also projects with soloists on a regular basis. The orchestra aims to a semi-professional level of music. Each year there are at least two programs rehearsed, mostly in cooperation with the choir, at which the orchestra plays a large symphonic work led by the orchestra-conductor and a choir work in a smaller orchestra setting led by the choir conductor (Ruben de Grauw). Krashna’s concerts mostly take place in churches in the Delft/Den Haag/Rotterdam region, but also tend to take place in the auditorium of the TU Delft and Muziekgebouw aan het IJ in Amsterdam. Next to that the orchestra and choir go on tour each two years, where they play/sing at special locations. This summer for example, the orchestra and choir went on tour to Bratislava, Brno and Vienna, whereas two years back they went sailing on tour through the waddeneilanden (group of small Dutch islands). For the last 37 years the orchestra of Krashna was directed by Daan Admiraal. With his passing last July, Krashna is looking for a new conductor for the orchestra.

Job description

Krashna Musika is looking for a conductor of the orchestra who conducts the orchestra from start to end each rehearsal. We rehearse every week on Monday evenings (from 19.30 till 22.30) and organise at least two concert series each year. Each project also comes with a rehearsal weekend. The conductor needs to be both musically and didactically versed. Since we work with amateurmusicians, it is important the conductor plays an active role in practicing the music with the orchestra, both technically and musically. We aim for a high musical level, but it also important the conductor is aware of the student character of the orchestra. Besides that a close cooperation with the choir conductor Ruben de Grauw is of utmost importance.

The conductor is also a part of both the audition committee and the program committee. This means he/she is present at auditions for the orchestra and is actively involved in the choice of program, together with the program committee.

This function is available starting at March 11th, when we start our new project for the concert serie in June. The program for this project has already been established. Appointment and payments are performed by the TU Delft.


  • Has at least a Bachelor's degree in orchestra direction, or a provable similar level;
  • Experience with conducting (amateur)symphonic orchestras at a high level, both during rehearsals and concerts;
  • Broad knowledge of symphonic works, with an emphasis on (late)romantic and twentieth-century works;
  • Proven abilities in rehearsal and project planning;
  • Good commandment of the Dutch and/or English language;
  • Experience in working with soloists;
  • Experience in working with the target group (students and young adults) is an advantage.

We offer

  • A permanent appointment at a good and enthusiastic student symphonic orchestra;
  • Concerts both at home and abroad;
  • The possibility to conduct large works from the symphonic repertoire.

Application process

Documents to be handed in

  • A motivation letter
    In pdf format
  • Curriculum Vitae
    In pdf format
  • If possible, recent video material of conducted rehearsals and concerts
    Link to online video or mp4 format
  • References
    In pdf format, with contact details

Steps in the application process

November 25thApplication deadline
December 3rdCandidates invited for job interview
December 13th-16thJob interviews with selected candidates
January 13thTry-out rehearsals with small selection
March 11thFirst rehearsal of the new project


Applications and further questions can be sent to sollicitaties@krashna.nl. For more information about the association, please refer to our website https://www.krashna.nl.