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Harold Rosenbaum offers free online conducting lessons
Good day fellow musicians. These are very difficult times for all of us. I will do my part to try to stay safe and to keep others safe by staying home much more than usual, although I show no symptoms of illness. I suspect you will be doing the same if you can.
In light of that, I was thinking about how I could be useful and helpful to others who might be in a similar situation, who might be anxious as I am about the immediate future, and who might appreciate being stimulated and active in creative and new ways.
Thus I would like to offer free 20-minute conducting lessons and/or discussions of choral scores you might have questions about, whether you are a budding conductor, an active conductor, a composer, an organist, a music education student, or a singer. Simply e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org, describing your needs and goals of the lesson and we will go from there. Please state whether you can do Skype, Google Hangouts or FB Messenger.
Let's take this opportunity to think and plan ahead, with hope and joy in our hearts, realizing that as we lift the spirits of our students, choir members, parishers and audiences, we transport and inspire them as well. I look forward to hearing from you.
Posted 3/20/2020. Expires 5/20/2020.
Harmonium Choral Society seeks Executive Director
Harmonium Choral Society is one of New Jersey's leading choral arts
organizations. Founded in 1979, the 100-member chorus and its select 20-voice Chamber Singers are made up of committed volunteers, including many music educators, from northern New Jersey and surrounding areas. Membership is by audition.
The Executive Director has responsibility for the overall leadership, planning and management of business operations of Harmonium. The Executive Director develops and implements the strategic plan and program activities (including financial management, human resources, fundraising, program development, marketing and communication) in support of the Chorus’s mission, artistic vision and educational goals. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and partners with the Artistic Director to set and maintain a collaborative leadership model that strengthens the organization by creating a positive relationship between the artistic and administrative sides of the Chorus. The job of Executive Director is a combination on-site and remote thirty hours (30) per week position with some evening and weekend work required. Some travel is possible.
For complete details and to apply, visit www.harmonium.org/careers.
Posted 3/9/2020. Expires 5/9/2020.
Brooklyn church octet seeks tenor for Easter Sunday
Professional church octet seeking one tenor for Easter Sunday service, April 12 (Episcopal). Pay is $140. Brooklyn Heights. Contact email@example.com.
Posted 3/6/2020. Expires 4/6/2020.
Free introductory lesson in Alexander Technique
Contact Elizabeth Hurwitt for a free introduction to this dynamic mind-body method. Alexander Technique can help you improve your vocal production and breathing, along with your postural support and ease of movement. For further information, call (646) 981-9330 or visit betterATbeing.com.
Posted 2/28/2020. Expires 5/28/2020.
GMChorale (Middletown, CT) seeks General Manager
The General Manager and Deputy to the Executive/Artistic Director (E/AD) supports the GMChorale’s artistic mission and vision by developing and implementing effective strategies to achieve the organization’s goals and objectives, as an Independent Contractor. He/she works in partnership with the E/AD who reports to the board of directors and is responsible for the direction and management of all aspects of the administration of the chorus. Visit gmchorale.org/work-with-us/ to see the full job posting and learn how to apply. Job open until filled.
Posted 2/18/2020. Expires 4/18/2020.
CUNY Virtual Choir Project
2020 digital togetherness via online choir: diversity, inclusion, acceptance and belonging. Come join us now.
CUNY is located in one of the sought after metropolitan destinations for being a melting pot of various cultures and race, origins and backgrounds, economic and social well-being—all living together and share their existence. Choral singing is one communal activity that brings peoples together, physically, from learning various genres of music from all over the world, performing these works, and ultimately, to sharing the beauty and essence of the music.
The CUNY Virtual Choir Project will extend this experience to include groups beyond the physical boundaries of a rehearsal space, bringing diverse voices from different campuses into a mix. While traditional choral singing in the same physical space is great, the logistics of combining choirs from more than two campuses become overwhelming.
Come join us now, and be part of this first ever cyber CUNY musical collaboration! The two songs featured in this project are Together Now (by Angus and Dietz) and We Are Everywhere (by Olgun and Douglas). These songs are fun, catchy and easy to sing along, with strong lyrics celebrating the college’s mission of diversity, inclusion, acceptance and belonging.
Public access submission is available, from February 4 through March 31, 2020. Each of the submitted videos will be synchronized and combined into one single performance to create the Virtual Choir, that will be played and live-streamed during the choral concert "Under One Sky" on May 5, 2020 (7:30 PM in Theater II) in BMCC Chambers Street campus. For more information, visit virtualchoir.bmcc.cuny.edu/.
Posted 2/13/2020. Expires 4/13/2020.
Kachanov Singers has openings for soprano and bass
Nikolai Kachanov Singers (NKS), a 16-member semi-professional ensemble, has openings for paid soprano and bass positions. Should be able to attend weekly rehearsals and have experience performing early and contemporary music in a small ensemble; emerging professionals are encouraged to audition. Rehearsals on Monday (occasional Tuesday) at the beautiful Nicholas Roerich Museum (roerich.org) on the Upper West Side. Reply to Tamara at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring season includes a great variety of exciting music: early, romantic and contemporary. The list of composers include Victoria, Gjeilo, Elgar, Taneyev, as well as music by Baltic composers such as Bajoras, Pärt and Vasks.
Spring season includes "A Peaceful Afternoon with NKS" on March 15 at 2:30 PM, and "Heavenly Sparks, Earthly Voices" on June 4 at 8 PM and June 7 at 4 PM. This inspiring program will stretch your imagination into the starry heavens, and will include great variety of early, romantic and contemporary music. The list of composers include Victoria, Gjeilo, Elgar, Taneyev, as well as music by Baltic composers Bajoras, Pärt and Vasks.
Maestro Kachanov's rehearsal process is exciting, challenging and rewarding. His approach is focused on sharpening singers’ vocal potential, developing their musicianship, technical skills, blending and intonation to perform various genres and styles requiring different voice production. To hear NKS, visit kachanovsingers.org.
Posted 2/7/2020. Expires 3/27/2020.
Sing in a summer concert in Moscow
The Moscow Oratorio Society, the oldest international choir in post-Soviet Russia (since 1993, www.moscoworatorio.com) offers a new and unique opportunity for "advanced" amateur choral singers from around the world to participate in the first international summer choral concert in Moscow, Russia.
The first and only Festival Concert in the coming year will be held in early July 2020 on one of the most illustrious stages of Moscow and the world – the Grand Hall of the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire, or in the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall.
As part of this event, you will have the unique opportunity to combine performances in Russia's capital city with one of Moscow's best symphony orchestras – the Moscow Symphony Orchestra – and renowned soloists from Moscow's leading opera companies, with a full tourist programme in the warmth of a Moscow summer. You can spend four unforgettable days full of fascinating events, combining choir and orchestral rehearsals culminating in our concert, with visits to the most famous sights which Moscow has to offer.
We invite amateur choirs from mid to advanced level, who regularly rehearse and give concerts in their home country, to take part in this festival concert, on the basis of viewing the rehearsal and concert videos you send in.
If you are interested in this proposal and would like to take part, please complete the online form at our website at www.moscoworatorio.com/en/concert and our manager will contact you and give you full information about the participation conditions and cost.
Posted 1/31/2020. Expires 3/31/2020.
Ardsley church seeks pro singers for Palm Sunday
St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Ardsley, New York, is looking for a pro soprano, alto, tenor and bass to augment our small choir on Palm Sunday. You must be able to sing straight tone. Rehearsal and service at 8:45 and 10:00 AM, respectively; compensation is $100. Ardsley is 20 miles from Manhattan, an easy drive or trip on Metro-North. Contact Larry Wolf at 914-450-8467 or email@example.com.
Posted 1/28/2020. Expires 3/28/2020.
Seeking The Mikado as well as Pooh-Bah and Yum-Yum understudies
The Gilbert and Sullivan Light Opera Company of Long Island has the following openings in its cast for its 2020 production of The Mikado, told as a Long Island-set Gatsby-inspired fairy tale.
The Mikado, The Emperor of Long Island. Male. Age 40s and above. Bass or bass-baritone. The Mikado is the embodiment of blissfully ignorant privilege. His word is law, and it doesn't occur to him that the world should or could function any differently.
Pooh-Bah understudy, Lord High Everything Else of Titipu. Male. Age 20s and above. Baritone. Pooh-Bah has a very high opinion of himself and his noble pedigree, and presents himself as the most dignified person in the world. He is the "straight man" to some of the more outrageous characters.
Yum-Yum understudy. A crafty young lady. Age 16 and above. Soprano. Yum-Yum is a clever pragmatist who knows what she wants, and knows what she brings to the table: she'll marry Ko-Ko if she has to, but she would much prefer Nanki-Poo.
Rehearsals are Tuesday and/or Thursday evenings from now through June. Performances scheduled on weekends from April to July. Interested parties should contact director Tony Tambasco at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to arrange an audition.
Posted 1/23/2020. Expires 3/23/2020.
Boricua College Choir seeks part-time conductor
Boricua College Choir is seeking part-time choral conductor to conduct our small adult choir in upper Manhattan area (3755 Broadway, between 155th and 156th Streets). Rehearsals are every Friday from 6:00 to 8:30 PM. with extra rehearsals on Monday when needed. We sing a variety of languages and styles, but mainly Spanish. Duties include:
- Rehearse for Spring concert
- Participation in college graduation June 5, 2020 at 2:00 PM (two songs)
- Help audition and recruit new members for the choir
- Help select new repertoire
Posted 1/22/2020. Expires 3/22/2020.
Choral library giveaway
Chelsea-based chorus has over a hundred choral folio titles to give away, ranging in condition from well-used to almost-new. For a spreadsheet with information get in touch with us at email@example.com.
Posted 1/21/2020. Expires 3/21/2020.
12th World Symposium on Choral Music in Auckland 11-18 July 2020
Twenty-four of the world’s best choirs, over 40 distinguished speakers on choral music and thousands of delegates will descend on Auckland, New Zealand 11-18 July 2020 for the 12th World Symposium on Choral Music (WSCM2020).
One of the most anticipated events on the international choral calendar, the World Symposium on Choral Music is a major international arts festival which also serves as a global choral congress – a triennial opportunity for a significant proportion of the world’s choral music leaders and practitioners to meet, share ideas and be revitalised.
The WSCM programme offers a range of talks, masterclasses, workshops, demonstrations and performances for both choral music industry delegates and the wider public. Delegates usually include choristers, conductors, composers, music industry academics, singers, teachers and enthusiasts from all over the planet. The theme of New Zealand’s Symposium is "People and The Land \ He Tangata, He Whenua" – the connection and tensions between people and land, between urban life and the natural world.
We are delighted to announce that British ensemble VOCES8 will join the programme with two headline performances. WSCM2020 will be the ensemble’s Auckland debut.
This has inspired many of the presentations, which include such topics as indigenous music and "ownership," diversity and social empowerment, respectful collaboration with indigenous artists, singing as a haven for migrants and refugees, choral singing in prisons, welcoming transgender and non-binary singers, alongside cornerstone subjects such as conducting and vocal technique, articulation, rhythm, intonation, genre exploration, repertoire, movement and programming.
An international Artistic Committee reviewed the unprecedented number of 360 choir and presenter applications from more than 50 countries around the world to produce the final line-up of choirs and presenters for WSCM2020. The 12th World Symposium on Choral Music is supported by New Zealand Major Events and Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED), and hosted by the NZ Choral Federation in tandem with the International Federation for Choral Music.
Sitting alongside the Symposium is the Surround Sounds programme, in which 20 more top international and NZ choirs will perform for delegates and the public. Performance venues for both festivals include the Auckland Town Hall, the Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre and the rest of the Aotea Centre, St Matthew-in-the-City and St Patrick’s and Holy Trinity Cathedrals. Public concert tickets will be on sale from early 2020.
Attending choirs range from widely regarded ensembles such as NOTUS and Portland State Chamber Choir from the USA and Mexico’s Voz En Punto, to young performers such as the National Youth Choir of Great Britain, Canada’s Hamilton Children’s Choir, Shenzhen Lily Choir from China, Australia’s Gondwana, the Cantabile Youth Singers of Silicon Valley and the New Zealand Youth Choir, national indigenous choirs including Nairobi Chamber Chorus, and all-female ensembles such as Slovenia’s vocal theatre Carmina Slovenica, Canada’s Xara Choral Theatre and Ewha Chamber Choir from Korea.
Registrations for the Symposium are now open with hundreds of delegates from over 40 countries having already signed up ahead of the recent Earlybird deadline. Thousands of delegates attended the 11th World Symposium in Barcelona (2017) and the New Zealand event team is looking to have the same level of success. The next Advance Ticket deadline is 31 December 2019. Registrations are available online at wscm2020.com.
Posted 12/24/2019. Expires 4/30/2020.