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Danbury Concert Chorus director search

Danbury Music Centre announces a vacancy for the contractual position of Music Director/Conductor of the Danbury Concert Chorus. Highly qualified, experienced choral conductors may call or e-mail the Danbury Music Centre for more information (dmc@danburymusiccentre.org, 203-748-1716).

Danbury Concert Chorus is a large, mixed-voice, non-auditioned community ensemble welcoming high school, college and adult singers rehearsing and performing classical, contemporary and other diversified works. The chorus rehearses weekly on Tuesdays from September through May and performs three or four concerts a year including an annual Messiah. For the purposes of our search, in the 2017-18 season, three finalists will be invited to conduct concerts from September through June. For more information, go to danburymusiccentre.org/danbury-concert-chorus-director-search/.
Posted 3/27/2017. Expires 4/21/2017.

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.

Pro tenor needed for Easter Sunday at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Ardsley, NY

Tenor needed for Easter Sunday; one rehearsal and service at 8:45 and 10:00 AM, respectively. Compensation is $100, plus GREAT coffee hour. (We feed our singers well!) Contact Larry Wolf, Minister of Music, at larrywolf95@gmail.com or 914-450-8467.
Posted 3/22/2017. Expires 4/16/2017.

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.

Tenor and bass soloists needed for Friday, April 14

First Presbyterian Church of Freehold, NJ will be performing Stainer's Crucifixion on Friday, April 14 at 7:30 PM. We are looking for both tenor and bass soloists. Also we are looking for a tenor willing to sing with the choir. The service is Friday, April 14 and rehearsal is Wednesday, April 12, at 7:30 PM. The soloists would be paid $200 each. The tenor choir member would be paid $50 for each rehearsal and $50 for the performance. Please send your resume and recording links to john@johncavicchio.com.
Posted 3/21/2017. Expires 3/31/2017.

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.

Harold Rosenbaum Choral Conducting Workshop April 9

The third 2017 Harold Rosenbaum Choral Conducting Workshop will be held at Nola Studios, 244 West 54th Street, 11th floor, studio D in New York City, on Sunday, April 9 from 2 to 5 PM. Dr. Rosenbaum will bring multiple copies of pieces, and will discuss the conducting challenges in each. Then, the participants will do the actual conducting gestures of those spots. Participants are welcome to bring their own scores with questions they have.

Tuition for the April 9 workshop is $50. For registration, please visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2843220. For more information, e-mail Harold at haroldrosenbaum@gmail.com. See www.haroldrosenbaum.com/ for information about his upcoming 5-day workshops.
Posted 3/7/2017. Expires 4/9/2017.

NJCC offers breathing coordination workshop on April 2

The New Jersey Choral Consortium will hold a workshop on The Alexander Technique: Breathing Coordination for Singers, presented by certified Alexander Technique teacher Valerie Van Hoven. Singers, choral conductors, and voice teachers throughout the area are invited, including amateurs, professionals, students, those who sing in a choir, and those who don’t. The workshop is on Sunday afternoon, April 2, from 2:00 to 4:30 PM, at the Middlebush Reformed Church, 1 South Middlebush Rd, Somerset, NJ 08873. The cost is $10 for attendees in NJ Choral Consortium member choruses, or $15 for non-members; walk-in registrations are welcome if space is available. Register online at njchoralconsortium.org or by mail to New Jersey Choral Consortium, P.O. Box 5424, Somerset, NJ 08875-5424. For questions and further information, e-mail info@njchoralconsortium.org.

Participants will learn how their posture habits help or hinder their breath, and why different postures affect breath and, in turn, affect the singing voice. Included in the presentation will be some basic anatomical information so the ideas presented make sense and may be immediately put into practice. Participants will learn solutions to many singers' vocal issues: how to support the tone, running out of breath and how to maintain tone quality in a phrase. We will be singing as a group to put our ideas into practice.

About the presenter: Valerie Van Hoven has studied music at the Hartt Conservatory and SUNY Purchase. She earned a BA in music education from Montclair State University, plus graduate certification from the American Center for the Alexander Technique. She is now an adjunct faculty member at both Montclair State University and Kean University, teaching voice and the Alexander Technique. Valerie has given workshops at Wagner College, Music Educators Association of New Jersey, Caldwell College, and many other sites. An accomplished pianist with extensive experience in musical theater, she maintains a private studio in Denville, NJ, where she teaches voice, piano, and lessons in Alexander Technique.

About the New Jersey Choral Consortium: The New Jersey Choral Consortium is an association created to help choral organizations in New Jersey develop and grow by sharing information, fostering cooperation and supporting choral arts education. The Consortium promotes public awareness of choral arts organizations and understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of choral music. Incorporated in the state of New Jersey in 2010, the consortium is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. The consortium currently has 35 member choruses from all over New Jersey, representing choirs of all types and sizes — SATB, women’s, men’s, professional and children’s choirs. The consortium welcomes new members from choral groups statewide. Chorus representatives include chorus music directors, executive directors, board members, and singers interested in fostering cooperation and collaboration among choruses. The New Jersey Choral Consortium was presented the Outstanding Arts Advocate Award of 2015 by Morris Arts for the Consortium's work in sharing resources and information as well as encouraging collaboration among choruses.
Posted 3/7/2017. Expires 4/2/2017.

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.

Harold Rosenbaum's choir concert tour of Costa Rica: July 17-25, 2017

In July 2017, renowned choral conductor Harold Rosenbaum will be leading a choir tour to Costa Rica. He has led more than 25 choir tours to Europe, and one to Canada over the last quarter century. The tour runs from July 17 through 25, 2017 and will leave from JFK Airport. Maestro Rosenbaum has chosen Concept Tours to handle travel arrangements.

You must sign up and send a deposit to be received by February 27. Please read all of the information from Concept Tours, including itinerary and tour costs, at concept-tours.com/?s=rosenbaum. If you have any questions, e-mail Harold Rosenbaum at haroldrosenbaum@gmail.com.

Dr. Harold Rosenbaum, recipient of the 2014 Ditson Conductor’s Award from Columbia University, is the founder and conductor of the New York Virtuoso Singers and the Canticum Novum Singers. He is also founder of Virtuoso Choral Recordings. He is the 2010 winner of ASCAP’s Victor Herbert Founders Award and the winner of the 2008 American Composer Alliance’s Laurel Leaf Award, given in recognition of “distinguished achievement in fostering and encouraging American music.” A strong proponent of and advocate for contemporary composers and American composers in particular, Rosenbaum has commissioned more than 80 works, and has conducted more than 500 World Premieres. Visit him at www.haroldrosenbaum.com.
Posted 2/22/2017. Expires 4/22/2017.

New a cappella group holds auditions

A new co-ed a cappella group in NYC is auditioning low altos, baritones and basses (bonus points if you can arrange and/or VP). We are currently 6 members (looking to be 10-11) and rehearse on Monday nights in midtown. The group vibe is equally hard-working and fun! We are looking for members in their 20s and 30s who live/work in Manhattan and can commit to weekly rehearsals. You should have a cappella experience and/or choral/musical theater experience.

The first round of our audition process is virtual: simply e-mail a video or recording that exemplifies your soloing ability to jmena122@gmail.com and we will send you an audition questionnaire to complete. In-person callbacks are held on an as-needed basis.
Posted 2/16/2017. Expires 4/16/2017.

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.

Khorikos invites score submissions

Khorikos, one of NYC's top a cappella choirs, is accepting a cappella score submissions for our 3rd ORTUS International New Music Competition.

Send us your best work for mixed a cappella choir! A premiere is welcome, but not necessary. One submission per composer. Must be a living composer, otherwise no age limits. The winning compositions will be announced in June 2017. Khorikos is a balanced choir of 32 SATB voices. 15 minutes maximum duration. Shorter works are, of course, welcome. Submission deadline is April 1, 2017.

Your submission must include an audio representation of your score in some form (please see below for details). Any level of technical difficulty welcome. From the simple and beautiful to the complex and dazzling, your imagination is the limit. If selected, your music will be performed with meaningful aesthetic attention -- not just a simple reading by a group of professionals. The winning compositions will be performed in our beautiful home space, The Shrine Church of St. Anthony of Padua, in New York City’s historic SOHO.

We will select 20-30 works from the pool of submissions (depending on the duration of the pieces), and the members of Khorikos will select the winning compositions from there. Sending an audio file with the score is necessary in order to streamline the selection process for the singers -- this can include a MIDI realization, rehearsal/performance recording or a recording of a piano/instrumental reduction. The quality of this recording doesn’t matter as long as it sufficiently represents your score. The 10 winning compositions will be announced in June 2017 and performed at The Shrine Church of St. Anthony of Padua in NYC on September 23, 2017. We will live stream our performance of the winning compositions, in order to make your music accessible to an international audience. Previous ORTUS competitions have drawn thousands of online viewers!

Please submit your scores via e-mail to scores@dorianartists.com and include "new music for Khorikos" in the subject.
Posted 1/13/2017. Expires 4/1/2017.

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.