West Virginia Symphony Orchestra

Contracted Curriculum Consultant


The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra is seeking a music specialist, with extensive experience teaching at the 6-8 grade range, to develop curriculum for our next multi-media CD ROM entitled "Sound Painting in Colors". There are three types of curriculum that will need to be developed:

  1. Material for multi-media areas of the CD ROM (areas that combine text, graphics, and audio)
  2. Lesson plans connected to the multi-media areas
  3. Interactive games (which serve as educational, but fun summaries for students of the major concepts contained on the CD ROM)

Most of the curriculum will be cross-disciplinary in nature, but music is our primary focus.

Familiarity and understanding of orchestral music would be extremely helpful. Full understanding of the West Virginia Content Standards and Objectives is an absolute must. Experience with Ohio and Kentucky academic content standards would be a definite plus.

A separate software design firm will be responsible for the actual computer programming of the CD ROM. But it is highly desirable for the consultant to have access to and experience with desktop computer tools, as well as Finale or other music notation software that exports graphics.

Schedule: Hours are extremely variable, but there is a significant time commitment required. A great deal of work may be done through e-mail and phone, although the need for meetings increases as the project timeline develops.

Contract Fee Range: $17-$25 per hour, based upon credentials. Payment is made upon the submission of a work log at a mutually agreed upon schedule. The consultant will be responsible for filing all applicable taxes.

Team Structure: The consultant will work with the Director of Education and occasionally with the Artistic Director and Conductor. There may also be a significant level of interaction with the software developer at times.


We wish to fill this consulting position as soon as possible.

Please contact William Jeffries for more information at (304) 561-3503 or e-mail: wjeffries@wvsymphony.org