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Singers Services / opportunities

Blind singer needed for feature film shoot

We are looking for an older man to perform on camera for an independent film shooting in NYC. If you know of anyone, please ask them to e-mail avykaufman@gmail.com.
Posted 4/26/2017. Expires 6/26/2017.

Apotheosis Opera seeks men for chorus

We are looking for men to join the chorus of our production of Richard Strauss's Capriccio. Performances are Friday, June 16 at 7:30 PM, and Sunday, June 18 at 3 PM. Rehearsals begin May 1. This is an unpaid chorus position. If interested, please contact Scott Kipnis, scott@apotheosisopera.org.
Posted 4/25/2017. Expires 5/15/2017.

Princeton Garden Statesmen Learn To Sing program

The Princeton Garden Statesmen will hold a free Men's Learn to Sing program at the West Windsor-Plainsboro Community Middle School, 95 Grovers Mill Road Plainsboro, NJ on consecutive Tuesday nights. All men who enjoy singing are invited to attend our program. Students will learn the basic techniques of great singing, and have the opportunity to sing in small groups, and a chorus environment. Class dates are April 18, April 25, May 2 and May 9, all from 7:30 to 8:30 PM. The workshop will be led by Mr. Jack Pinto, international gold-medalist singer and singing coach, trained musician, accomplished choral director and Music Director of the Princeton Garden Statesmen. For more information or to register for the workshop, visit www.gardenstatesmen.org, call (888) 636-4449 or e-mail gardenstatesmen@aol.com.
Posted 4/15/2017. Expires 5/9/2017.

St. Ignatius of Loyola Children's Choir seeks intern

The Children's Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola is seeking a music education student or new vocal music teacher to intern with our program for our 2017-2018 season. The Church is located on Park Avenue between 83rd and 84th streets in Manhattan. There are three choirs in our children's choir program, and we are looking for a student who can help us during rehearsals for our two youngest choirs. These singers range in age from 6 through 11, and they rehearse on Wednesday afternoons (3:15-4:15 and 4:30-5:20). St. Ignatius has a formidable music program which included 16 concerts in the present season. The children perform on 2 of these with professional orchestra, as well as on Sundays once/month. The intern's commitment is solely on Wednesday afternoons.

Assistance is needed with attendance keeping, music distribution, music reading, music marking, bathroom breaks and some other artistic, hands-on, and housekeeping items. Ability to accompany the choir is not a requirement, nor is being of the Catholic faith. If the student were able and willing, warming up the children and/or directing during rehearsal would be possible. We pay a stipend of $1,800.00 to an undergraduate (vocal) music education major, and $2,300 for a graduate student or current teacher. This is for the entire season.

Please reply with a letter of introduction to Maureen Haley, Director of Children’s Choirs, at haleym@saintignatiusloyola.org. For your reference, here is the link to the Church's music staff. From there you can find out about us: www.stignatiusloyola.org/index.php/music/music_staff. Find out about the children's choir program at www.stignatiusloyola.org/index.php/music/join_our_choirs#children.
Posted 4/13/2017. Expires 7/13/2017.

Sing with the King's Singers at Carnegie Hall in April 2018

Join the King’s Singers for an exclusive weekend choral residency in New York City. This intensive workshop will culminate with a performance at Carnegie Hall on Sunday, April 22, 2018 produced by Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY), with Bob Chilcott and Simon Carrington as guest conductors. For more information, visit pub.s7.exacttarget.com/1a0u542dmdf.
Posted 4/6/2017. Expires 7/6/2017.

Harold Rosenbaum choral conducting workshop July 17-21

The second 2017 Harold Rosenbaum Choral Conducting Institute 5-Day Workshop, open to conductors as well as observers, will be held at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York from Monday, July 17 through Friday, July 21.

As an observer, you will have a unique opportunity to witness how Dr. Rosenbaum trains other conductors. As a conductor, this enlightening workshop will help you focus on establishing a standard and effective physical technique which includes proper posture, various styles most appropriate to the music at hand, different forms of cuing, expressive phrasing, effective use of the left arm, and much more. Specific works will be discussed with copies handed out for everyone to view. Participants can bring their own works and ask questions about how to handle problem spots. In addition, general choral concerns will be discussed. Singers come for free and are welcome on days 3-5. For details, e-mail Harold at haroldrosenbaum@gmail.com.
Posted 3/31/2017. Expires 7/17/2017.

Canadian police choir seeks networking opportunity with New York choi

I am a member of the Hamilton Police Female Choir in Ontario, Canada. The choir was formed in 2001 and has 25 members comprised of Sworn Police Officers, Civilian and Volunteer personnel. We perform under the direction of a musical director and accompanied by a pianist. We are an SSA amateur choir and our style includes music from the 40s to contemporary, show tunes and memorial music. We are planning a trip to NYC in late June 2018 and hoping to meet a NYC choir that we can network with and perhaps join in a concert together! If a choir is interested in this venture, please contact me, Sabrina Feser, at 98traveller@gmail.com.
Posted 3/22/2017. Expires 6/22/2017.

Sonaré seeks tenors and basses

Sonaré is now holding auditions for tenor and bass positions. Sonaré is a year-long Young Artist Program sponsored by The Minuetto Music Festival and produced by The Continuo Arts Foundation. Designed to afford professional and aspiring young artists opportunities in performance, experience and leadership, Sonaré members serve as Artists-in-Residence throughout the season for The Continuo Arts Civic Chorale, and are featured in concerts, cabarets and The Minuetto Music Festival.

From vocal artists seeking a professional performance track, to working musicians and teachers wanting an outlet for performance and networking, Sonaré provides an outstanding platform for artistic growth, enrichment, and performance. Audition requirements include two contrasting selections, sight-reading, and an interview.

The Minuetto Music Festival is a week-long program in June that has seen great success in previous years with young artist winners both local and across the country. During the week, young artists attend master classes, the business of music classes, are scheduled in coachings, rehearsals and perform in a Young Artist Showcase, as well as the Festival Finale Concert with Orchestra. All Sonare members also receive full scholarships to the Minuetto Festival Program, June 25-July 1, 2017.

Celebrating ten years of music, inspiration and opportunity, The Continuo Arts Foundation has made a notable impact on both the national and international music scene. Locally, Continuo offers New Jerseys most comprehensive intergenerational choral program, with seven choirs for singers of all ages, a music Conservatory offering private lessons, produces concerts, and premieres major choral and orchestral works in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and the Music Center at Strathmore. Making history, Continuo Arts was the first US organization to present a concert inside the Sistine Chapel, and has served as musical ambassadors around the world at prestigious international music festivals in Rome, Vatican City, Ireland, Czech Republic and other world stages of note. Back at home, The Continuo Arts Symphonic Chorus was featured on the Paper Mill Playhouse main stage for forty-two shows premiering Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, 9-11 Memorial Observance and many other local community events. To schedule an audition, call the Continuo Arts Conservatory of Music at 908-264-5324. For more information, please visit www.continuoarts.com/minuettomusicfestival.html.
Posted 3/21/2017. Expires 5/21/2017.

CaPAA in Scranton seeks voice and piano teachers

The Creative and Performing Arts Academy of NEPA, located in Scranton, PA, is looking for additional voice and piano teachers starting in June and/or September of 2017. Looking for teachers who are experienced teaching young children, teens and adults. Flexible hours (during the week in the after school hours and/or on the weekends). Voice instructor should be well-versed in multiple styles including musical theater, contemporary and classical music. Music degree required.

Why apply for a teaching position at CaPAA?

  1. Receive competitive hourly teaching rate.
  2. Comfortable teaching studio space and performance venue available for studio recitals (400-seat theater).
  3. Set your own weekly and weekend schedule.
  4. CaPAA handles all of the lesson administration, billing and customer service so you can dedicate your energy to teaching.
  5. CaPAA assists with marketing of new students.
  6. Experienced accompanist provided for all studio and student recitals.
Background checks required. Please send letter of intent and resume to Sheri Melcher, CaPAA Director, sheri@capaa.org, 570-252-4156.
Posted 3/21/2017. Expires 5/21/2017.

Sing Brahms Requiem in Greece with Timothy Brown

Singers are invited to participate in a choral course conducted by Timothy Brown in the Greek village of Horto from July 29 through August 5, 2017. Participants will be able to rehearse and perform a piano-duo version of Ein Deutsches Requiem by Johannes Brahms. The performance will take place in the open air theatre of the Angelinis - Hadjinikou Foundation. The course is open to experienced singers and includes additional activities such as voice coaching, polyphonic Greek songs, Greek dancing, swimming on a daily basis and a non-singing day for a boat trip or other activity. Accommodation will be the participant's own responsibility.

Deadline for applications to participate: May 1, 2017. Participation fee: €100 (€75 for applicants up to 26 years old) plus €10 application fee. E-mail info@horto.net for more information or visit www.horto.net/.
Posted 3/17/2017. Expires 5/5/2017.

Accompanist available

Experienced accompanist and piano chamber musician, competent sight-reader, would be interested in playing with a school, community or church choir, for rehearsals or otherwise. No compensation sought. Residing in Midtown, university professor (of non-music subject) with relatively flexible hours. Contact Joanne Csete at csetejoanne@gmail.com.
Posted 3/6/2017. Expires 5/6/2017.

Audition for Choirfly

Want more music in your life? Make it your New Year's resolution to audition for Choirfly!

We are New York City's premiere geek-themed a cappella group, performing our special blend of original parodies and nerdy classics all over New York -- and beyond! If you're nerdy, and love to sing, then we want to meet you!

We are auditioning for the following voice parts: bass and tenor. Beatboxing, piano and musical arrangement skills are all huge pluses! There is no experience necessary, and it is not required that you be able to read music. However, our regular rehearsal time, which is non-negotiable, is Wednesdays from 8 to 10 PM. Auditions will begin promptly at 7:30 PM at 440 Studios, 440 Lafayette Street, room 3D, New York, NY 10003. Contact Rebecca at lovering810@gmail.com for more information.
Posted 3/3/2017. Expires 5/3/2017.

Cantate Chamber Singers Young Composers Competition

Cantate Chamber Singers announces its Eleventh Biennial Young Composers Competition, with a $1000 award. The competition is open to residents of the US and Canada, 35 years old or younger as of June 30, 2017. The submission deadline is June 30, 2017. This year's entries must be scored for SATB choir (4 to 8-parts); a cappella or with piano accompaniment; a setting of the Bert Ifill poem, "The Rest is Silence"; no more than eight minutes long; never previously performed. The Application Form, which must accompany submissions, and Guidelines are available at cantate.org/ycc-2017/. Questions? Please contact ycc@cantate.org.
Posted 2/28/2017. Expires 6/30/2017.

Tenor section leader sought for New Jersey church

Tenor section leader sought for First Presbyterian Church in New Vernon, NJ. Thursday evening choir rehearsal and Sunday morning service. $100 per week. Looking to fill position ASAP. Please send resume and links to recordings to martin@martinsedek.com.
Posted 2/27/2017. Expires 4/27/2017.

Maiori Choir Festival, Amalfi Coast, September 19-25, 2017

Learn more about the first Maiori Choir Festival, to be held on the Amalfi Coast in Italy September 19-25, 2017. Slots are available for a number of international choirs to participate in this non-competitive festival that features informal performances, workshops, singing tours and excursions. Visit www.rossoaranciomusic.org/maiorichoirfestival for details.
Posted 1/31/2017. Expires 7/31/2017.

Musical volunteers needed at Sing for Hope

Sing for Hope, an arts access nonprofit in Midtown Manhattan, transforms and uplifts individuals and communities by mobilizing artists in volunteer service programs, bringing the power of the arts to those who need it most. Since 2006, Sing for Hope’s arts outreach programs have brought concerts and performances to thousands of individuals in under-resourced schools, public hospitals, hospices, veterans’ centers, after-school programs, neighborhood centers, nursing homes and disability networks. To date, Sing for Hope has partnered with over 220 nonprofit organizations, involved over 3,500 artists in community volunteerism, and donated over 180 pianos to local community-based organizations.

We are looking for passionate and talented New Yorkers who are looking for a unique way to give back using their talents! Our volunteer host sites exist in every borough except Staten Island, and we have dozens of varied opportunities to volunteer every month. We welcome individuals or groups of people, and we encourage collaborations and solos -- whatever each artist prefers works for us! And because we know our Artist Volunteers are busy, volunteers can also give as little or as much time as they can manage.

If you have any questions or are interested in joining the Sing for Hope family, visit our website at www.singforhope.org/what-you-can-do/volunteer/. And feel free to contact Emi Ormsbee at e.ormsbee@singforhope.org or 212-966-5955.
Posted 1/6/2017. Expires 5/6/2017.

Established co-ed NYC a cappella group looking for singers

Auditions are now open for Valence, a co-ed a cappella group based in New York City. Our group focuses mainly on musical theatre arrangements and contemporary hits. We're a highly selective group, but two spots have recently opened up and we're on the hunt for new talent. We're looking to fill two slots: one female (alto or soprano) and one male (tenor, baritone or bass) and we're especially eager to hear from anyone who can arrange or music direct. This is a rare opportunity for anyone who misses singing post-college and aspiring NYC talent.

Interested talent should e-mail us directly at valenceacappella@gmail.com or visit valencenyc.com for more details/videos.
Posted 12/28/2016. Expires 4/28/2017.

Sarteano Chamber Choral Conducting Workshops 2017

Three workshops, 19-30 July, 2017

  • 21 July: Simon Carrington: A Personal Approach to Choral Score Preparation: Examining the Essentials and the Extras -- "An intensive one full day session studying the scores of the workshop repertoire."
  • 19-20 July" Bronislawa Falinska: Canto Evolutivo: "An in-depth intensive 2-day (15-hour) workshop for singers, teachers and anyone wishing to explore deeper aspects of making sound and music, freeing blocks and overcoming fear, so often an issue for singers."
  • 22-30 July: Musica Sacra Conducting Session-- A Collaborative Experience in Sarteano (Tuscany), Italy with Simon Carrington, Bronislawa Falinska and Brian O'Connell
This exhilarating and collaborative workshop has been designed for choral conductors and music educators who are interested in rehearsing and performing chamber choral music. Come join conductors from all over the world and leave inspired and refreshed. Also, we heartily welcome qualified singers who are interested in attending the workshop in a non-conducting capacity; that love to sing in a chamber group environment and/or are specifically looking to learn rehearsal and conducting techniques.

There are three possible tiers of participation: Full Conductor, Conducting Auditor and Singer. Up to two graduate credits are available through The Boston Conservatory.

Full Conductors: Daily podium time to conduct your assigned piece in Simon Carrington’s daily 4.5 hour Master Class.

Conducting Auditors: You will have a private filmed lesson with Simon and rehearse/conduct in the morning session. Over the course of the week, our Conducting Auditors work in strong collaboration to prepare two pieces for performance; two Conducting Auditors are chosen to conduct both in the final concert, along with the Full Conductors.

EVERYONE sings. The master class uses the entire workshop ensemble as its laboratory, so everyone receives the benefits of each day's master class with Simon.

Each day, the afternoon Musica Sacra session will consist entirely of Master Classes with Simon. This year we are again delighted to offer a Q&A/Dialogue session with Simon. Bronis will also offer plainchant singing, in this authentic setting. We are now accepting applications for all three workshop sessions!

Come celebrate the 13th consecutive year of Simon, Broni and I working together in Sarteano! For a detailed description of the workshop, testimonials from our alumni and an online application form, please visit our website at www.sarteanochoralworkshop.com. Contact: Gail Leicher +1 781-652-0158.
Posted 11/30/2016. Expires 5/31/2017.