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Augusta, ME 04332
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Kennebec Performing Arts Company is looking for Conductors!

The Kennebec Performing Arts Company is a regional, nonprofit music performing organization, which consists of a Jazz Band, a Chorus and a Wind Ensemble.

All the groups generally rehearse weekly and perform in the Fall and Spring Seasons. Each season usually consists of a weekly rehearsal for 12 weeks with a concert of 2 to 3 performances at the end of each period.

New musicians are always welcome, especially singers, oboe, French Horn and percussion players!

Musicians are of all ages and backgrounds with the common goal of community fun and high-level music performance.

With the recent retirement on the longtime director, Charles T. Milazzo, the Board of
Directors has decided to create director positions for each of these ensembles.

Interested candidates can reach out to us via the following link.

KPAC Conductor Application

Please complete the application and hit submit.  You can email us at: if you have any questions.

Candidates will be contacted for interviews and auditions.

Kennebec Performing Arts Company (KPAC) claims its roots from the bands, orchestras, and choral groups that existed in the greater-Augusta area from over a century ago, all with the common goal of providing opportunities for musicians and performances for the enjoyment of the public. Like its predecessors, KPAC fosters the development of young musicians, while giving adult members an opportunity to continue their passion for making music well into their later years. 

Archival records document many such groups, including the Augusta Cadet Band (1884-1979), the Gardiner Band (1897-1945), the Augusta Symphony (1920 - WWII, reestablished in 1970), the Kiwanis Chorus (1925), the Hallowell Community Band (1949), the American Legion Band (1920 -1979), CODA Chorus (1967), and the Bicentennial Band and Singers (1975-1976). The Augusta Symphony, Hallowell Community Band, and CODA remain active today, sharing participants and maintaining a strong and mutually beneficial working relationship with KPAC.

The success of these performance groups over the years can be attributed to the commitment of their instrumentalists and singers as well as several prominent conductors and music teachers who were involved with one or more ensembles, among them Ernest “Ernie” Hill, Samuel Freeman, Robert Hudson, Nancy Fossett, and most recently Charles T. “Chuck” Milazzo, who retired after more than forty years with the organization. 

The musical pathways of several current KPAC members have been influenced by at least one of these conductors, and many have personal connections through family members who also performed under their direction.

In 2004, the name, Kennebec Performing Arts Company, (KPAC), was chosen to represent the many communities from which its performing members come as well as the variety of musical styles presented. Besides the current jazz band, wind ensemble and chorus, over the last forty years the organization has included musical theater productions, a children’s chorus, and small vocal and instrumental ensembles, performing in towns along the Kennebec from Augusta to Skowhegan. 

Thank you for supporting the arts in our community!

Bangor Savings Bank donates to non profit organizations across the state every February.  Maine residents are invited to vote at 
Please vote for Kennebec Performing Arts Company during the month of February.
Thank you for your support.

Related links:
Augusta Symphony Orchestra