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Albany-area barbershop chorus seeks musical direcctor

Capitaland Chorus in Albany, NY, is looking for a new musical director. Sadly, our wonderful director, Bill Stauffer, has recently stepped down due to increased family and work demands. Our Director Search Committee is looking for someone with energy, commitment and enthusiasm for barbershop singing to lead us into the future. Please contact cdchalk@yahoo.com with your inquiry and resume. See more information about the group at www.capitalandchorus.org/.
Posted 1/17/2018. Expires 3/17/2018.

Audition for the Verismo Opera Chorus

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera holds open auditions for singers during January to perform with the Verismo Opera Chorus. Artistic Director Lucine Amara announces professional, amateur and retired male and female singers may audition.

Auditions take place on Wednesdays, January 17, 24, and 31 from 6:30 to 7:00 PM The auditions and rehearsals occur at 44 Armory Street in Englewood, New Jersey. For all auditions, singers make an appointment in advance by contacting (201) 886-0561 or info@verismopera.org. Applicants complete and submit an application downloadable at verismopera.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Verismo-Opera-Chorus-Application.pdf.

The Verismo Opera Chorus performs in the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's debut of Giacomo Puccini's Turandot on April 22, 2018. The company presents this dramatic work at 3 PM at the Bergen Performing Arts Center, located at 30 North Van Brunt Street, in Englewood, New Jersey.

Under the direction of Associate Conductor/Chorus Director Michael Wittenburg, the Verismo Opera Chorus performs live singing in Italian. Preparation includes instruction in the pronunciation of the text in Italian, vocal warm-ups, learning and memorizing the words and music and following detailed staging. Rehearsals occur on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. The opera is fully staged, and the cast performs in costume accompanied by an orchestra led by Principal Conductor/Music Director Maestra Lucy Arner.

Male singers, representing all vocal ranges and ages, are especially needed. Adult applicants require a rudimentary working ability to read music and experience singing. Teenagers, ages 17 to 19, may also audition for the Verismo Opera Chorus and must read music and have some prior vocal experience singing with a school, choir or another performing group or organization. Previous stage experience and foreign language study are desirable, but are not a necessity. Preference is given to applicants with these skills and experiences. During the audition process, a pitch matching and range exercise assesses each singer's appropriate placement within the chorus. Applicants may bring a short song to perform for the audition. Vocalists accepted to the Verismo Opera Chorus stay for the rehearsal that evening as a trial basis. Singers invited to join the chorus pay a nominal fee of $60 to cover costs for the production's musical score, costumes and related expenses.

The audition site is handicapped accessible and designated handicapped parking is available in the adjacent lot. The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera is committed to ensuring its programs and services are accessible. Vocalists requiring a special accommodation or with specific questions about the physical features of a facility where Verismo Opera performs may call (201) 886-0561 at least two weeks prior to the audition.
Posted 1/11/2018. Expires 1/31/2018.

Activities Director sought by St. Paul's Choir School

St. Paul's Choir School, a musical and educational outreach program of St. Paul's in Englewood, has an opening for the position of Activities Director.

We are an award-winning, tuition-free program for children ages 8 through high school. We offer a unique after-school program that offers professional choral training, voice and piano lessons, leadership development, academic tutoring, and mentoring to children and teenagers. Our students come from Englewood and surrounding towns, representing a wide range of cultural communities, and from all faith traditions. We have sung on the stage of bergenPAC, at churches and cathedrals throughout the tri-state area, and recorded for HBO.

The Activities Director assists the Director of Music in fostering and promoting a safe, welcoming, and nurturing environment for the entire Choir School community. The Activities Director is charged with mentoring students, enrichment activities, and assisting with the Voice for Life curriculum and other duties as needed. Activities Director shall report to the Director of Music, with the understanding that all employees are under the direct authority of the Rector of the Parish. This is a part-time position, and does not include benefits.

Some of the duties of the Assistant include:

  1. Attending Choir School sessions in the Parish House (currently after school on Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30 to 6 PM), as well as all school services and concerts held on and off-campus;
  2. Recruiting and training volunteers and mentors for students;
  3. Working with parents and volunteers to provide after-school snacks for children;
  4. Assisting the Director of Music and other staff in keeping current records for all children enrolled in the program.
Qualifications:
  1. Bachelor's degree in an allied/related field to music and the arts;
  2. Three years' experience working with children ages 8 and older is preferred;
  3. Evidence of organizational leadership skills and experience;
  4. Hourly rate commensurate with professional experience.
Three professional references, including names and telephone numbers, required. St Paul's is an equal opportunity employer. For more information about the Choir School, visit www.stpaulschoirschool.org. We are an affiliate member of RSCM America and a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark. For further information and to apply, please contact Mark A. Trautman, Director of Music, St. Paul's in Englewood, 113 Engle Street, Englewood, NJ 07631; 201-568-3276, office; mtrautman@stpaulsenglewood.org.
Posted 1/4/2018. Expires 3/4/2018.

Join the Single Singers for SingStrong 2018

The Single Singers (NY) are recruiting singers for SingStrong 2018 (February 9-11 in Garden City, NY)!

The Single Singers is an a cappella group open to everyone who loves to sing! Pros and amateurs learn the music in advance and come together to perform on the mainstage at SingStrong!

  1. Sign-up to sing at www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0c4ba5a929abfe3-sign
  2. Purchase your Full Weekend Pass or ClassPass at newyork.singstrong.org
  3. Then…practice your music, socialize on Facebook, rehearse together at SingStrong, and perform on the MainStage with full sound and lighting!
If you have ever wanted to sing on stage in front of an adoring audience, this is your chance! If your regular a cappella group couldn't make it to SingStrong this year, this is your chance! If you just can't get enough singing and bonding with awesome people, this is your chance! Become a part of the tradition that is The Single Singers.
Posted 1/4/2018. Expires 2/11/2018.

Singers / business partners wanted for professional choir ASAP

I have a DMA in Conducting Performance and Pedagogy, a Master of Music in Performance, a Bachelor's degree in Management and more than 10 years experience in Conducting. I am inviting 16-24 classically-trained singers to partner with me in developing and promoting a for-profit professional choir. I have my own ideas such as recording, releasing and promoting commercially viable choral music until it is commercially successful. Contact Desmond at 646-361-5854.
Posted 12/1/2017. Expires 2/1/2018.

Join the "Hope for Recovery" Choral Consortium

The opioid crisis is an epidemic in our country. Addiction and death by accidental overdose reaches all ages, all races, all genders. In particular, our youth are extremely susceptible, and there are still not enough resources available for treatment and recovery.

We sing to raise awareness and to support those who are secretly struggling with addiction. Pay the Ferryman for David Aaron, the choral piece in development for this Consortium, is written to honor those who we have lost and at the same time, send a direct message of support to those who are struggling with addiction that they have a community of support around them. We invite your choir to join us. Please feel free to check out the various ways your choir can be a part of this project, and the benefits that come with each level of joining in this commission.

As in past consortiums, there are some choirs who lack funding or have no funding at all and would benefit greatly by participating. And all sponsors have the option of dedicating their sponsorship to a someone who has lost to the battle of addiction.

For more information about this project, visit mbqstudio.com/hope-for-recovery-about or contact Michael Bussewitz-Quarm at Hello@MBQStudio.com.
Posted 11/30/2017. Expires 1/30/2018.

Orchestra Amadeus seeks singers for Brahms Requiem

Orchestra Amadeus's next concert will take place on February 5, 2018, and shall feature Brahms's Ein deutsches Requiem. The performance will be sung in German and will be done with full orchestra. This concert will be given in support of gun violence awareness and prevention, with proceeds going to charity. There will be rehearsals on Thursday, February 1, Friday, February 2 and Saturday, February 3. We would like to invite singers to join us for this concert; all voices are needed. Please visit the following link and enter your information if you'd like to participate: goo.gl/forms/JGIJirKtNy8pO7kR2.
Posted 11/29/2017. Expires 2/5/2018.

Manhattan Concert Productions offers studio space

Manhattan Concert Productions offers for rent its studio on the second floor at 236 West 30th Street. The space is 20’ x 50’, with 1000 square feet of continuous open space. (Full space is 1,450 square feet.) The space offers the following amenities: Yamaha G2 5’8" baby grand piano; Yamaha electronic keyboard; Manhasset music stands, 42 ct.; padded folding chairs, 48 ct.; wi-fi access; stocked restrooms; water cooler/faucet/sink; Keurig coffee maker and mugs; double-paned windows for suppression of street sounds; carpeted concrete floor; audio playback; PA system; wheelchair accessibility; elevator access; percussion rental. The space can be used for choral/chamber/ensemble/orchestral rehearsals, theatre readings and rehearsals, lectures and workshops, dance and general acoustic music rehearsals.

The space is available from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday; rates are $50 per hour / $400 per day / $2100 per week. Hours outside of the standard day or weekends, upon request, at $100 per hour. For information, contact site manager Ryan Hopper at rhopper@mcp.us or (212) 279-1147 x16.
Posted 9/27/2017. Expires 1/27/2018.