Info
Exchange
The Vocal Area Network Info Exchange is the place to, well, exchange information. If you're a group looking for singers, or a singer looking for a group, or if you have services or opportunities to offer the vocal ensemble community, (via e-mail) with your information and we'll post it here.

There is no charge to have your text ad posted in the Info Exchange. Please include contact information (phone, e-mail, web) and an "expiration date" (if appropriate) for your posting. Vocal Area Network reserves the right to adjust expiration dates for ads. Unless requested otherwise, ads typically run for two months. Vocal Area Network reserves the right to edit ads for length and content (though our editing is done very gently). To supplement your text ad with a graphic VAN Ad banner ad, see our Advertising page.

See also the Choir Auditions page for ongoing audition ads from choirs.

Info Exchange ads now come in two categories: ads targeted to singers (denoted by a green border and background) and ads for services and opportunities (denoted by a gold border and background). By unclicking the checkboxes below, you can filter out an entire category of ads.
Singers Services / opportunities

Collectio Musicorum seeks singers
Collectio Musicorum, Inc. is seeking singers of all voice ranges for its upcoming season. Primarily an early music ensemble, Collectio performs music of all periods. Singers should be excellent sightreaders and able to read complex rhythms. All positions are paid. Please send resumes to the director at jdailey@gts.edu. For more about Collectio, visit collectio-musicorum.blogspot.com/.
Posted 5/21/2019. Expires 7/21/2019.
Baritone / second tenor seeks choir doing specific repertoire
I know the typical Info Exchange ad is placed by a choir that's doing this or that work and would like to acquire some extra tenors. I'm in the opposite situation: although I like my "regular" choir fine, there are types of works that they never do and won't do, and so rather than jump ship and join a different choir, I'd like to know if and when any choir in the region is doing some of the specific pieces that I'd really like to sing (or sing again). Let me know if your ensemble is contemplating doing any of the following pieces and could perhaps use a baritone / second tenor voice for it:
  • Gabrieli: Jubilate Deo
  • Victoria: O Magnum Mysterium
  • J. Berger: Brazilian Hymn or Magnificat
  • K. Nystedt: All the Ways of a Man or The Path of the Just
  • Vaughan Williams: arrangement of the Wassail Song (Christmas)
Contact Allan Hunter at ahunter3@earthlink.net.
Posted 5/8/2019. Expires 7/8/2019.
Western Wind seeks two singers
Western Wind Vocal Ensemble, a professional six-member Grammy-nominated a cappella group, is holding auditions for two positions to be filled immediately: a countertenor or mezzo/alto; and a bass.

The Western Wind is equally devoted to musical excellence, entertainment of its audiences and education of its workshop and in-school participants. The group entertains audiences across America, singing concert repertoire that ranges from Medieval to jazz and Billy Joel. The ensemble conducts four or more single-day to week-long workshops each year for adult amateur-to-semiprofessional singers. The Western Wind provides multiple in-school residencies in the NYC area each year. For additional information about the group, visit www.westernwind.org.

Only singers with excellent pitch and sight-reading skills who enjoy singing in a variety of musical styles should apply. Applicants should have the ability to both solo and blend. All ethnicities and sexual/gender orientations are welcome in both positions. Compensation is per-service. Out-of-town obligations include provided lodging and per diem.

To audition, please e-mail the following to WesternWindAuditions@gmail.com: your resume with contact information; a current headshot or photo; and an mp3 of your solo singing in any style. Selected applicants will be contacted to schedule a live audition.
Posted 5/3/2019. Expires 7/3/2019.
Compete Vocal Technique Vocal Modes workshop June 1
Unlock your voice with Complete Vocal Technique's Vocal Modes workshop, June 1 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Explore the wide range of vocal expression in a practical workshop. We will explore the four vocal modes settings, placements, sounds and guidelines with simple explanations, live demonstrations and exercises. All participants are invited to sing and learn the four modes in a group setting and individual work, in a constructive non-judgmental environment. This workshop is for beginning, intermediate and advanced singers of all styles. Recommended age 15+. We will have a short overview of CVT at the beginning of the workshop. Price: $35$; $30 for early birds. For more details, visit www.stavocaldesign.com/cvtworkshop or unlockyourvoicewithcvt.eventbrite.com/, or e-mail stavgerman@gmail.com.
Posted 5/2/2019. Expires 6/1/2019.
Charis Chamber Voices seeks artistic director
Charis Chamber Voices seeks applicants for the position of Artistic Director. Charis is an ensemble of approximately 40 dedicated avocational and professional singers based in Westchester County, New York. We are known for our high-quality performances of diverse and challenging choral repertoire from all periods. Charis performs three pairs of concerts each season in Westchester and Fairfield County, Connecticut, including a Christmas concert the first weekend of December. Recent concerts have included Handel’s Dixit Dominus and other Baroque works with period instruments and a program of music by Pärt, Brahms, Bruckner and Rheinberger, along with a world premiere. We rehearse weekly in Katonah, NY from September to May.

We seek an Artistic Director who will sustain the high musical standards achieved over our 25 seasons, most recently by our retiring Artistic Director, Arthur Sjögren. The successful candidate will be focused, organized, and hardworking, with broad repertoire interests and curiosity about new music. He or she will be both demanding and congenial and enthusiastic about engaging with audience members and supporters.

For more information about Charis go to www.charisvocals.com/. Please submit a cover letter and resume to charisvocals@yahoo.com.
Posted 4/29/2019. Expires 6/29/2019.
Music intern sought for St. Ignatius Loyola Children's Choir
The Children's Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola is seeking a music education student or new teacher to intern with our program for the 2019-2020 season. The Church is located on Park Avenue between 83rd and 84th Streets. There are three choirs in our children's choir program, and we are looking for an Intern 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 4:30-5:30). St. Ignatius has a formidable music program which includes 18 concerts our current season. The children perform on two of these with professional orchestra, as well as on Sundays once/month. The intern's commitment is on Wednesday afternoons from September through the beginning of June, as well as assistance at the Christmas concerts. Sunday attendance is not required of our interns.

Assistance is needed with attendance keeping, music distribution, music reading, music marking, bathroom breaks, and other artistic, housekeeping, and hands on tasks. Ability to accompany the choir is not a requirement, nor is being of the Catholic faith. If the student is able and willing, warming up the children and/or directing during rehearsal will be possible.

We pay a stipend of $1,800.00 to an undergraduate (vocal) music education major, and $2,300 for a graduate student. This is for the entire season. Please contact Maureen Haley at haleym@saintignatiusloyola.org. For info about the Church's music staff, visit www.stignatiusloyola.org/index.php/music/music_staff.
Posted 4/25/2019. Expires 6/25/2019.
Teaneck Community Chorus seeks piano accompanist
The Teaneck Community Chorus seeks a piano accompanist starting September 8, 2019. While classical or other training is presumed, a willingness to embrace other music genres (jazz, blues, pop, Broadway, Klezmer, world, etc.) is highly desirable. The chorus was founded in 1999 with the mission of celebrating diversity. See our website www.teaneckcommunitychorus.org for information on our history and past repertoire. This current season we celebrate our 20th Anniversary with our upcoming concert featuring choral compositions commissioned for the TCC. Rehearsals are on Sunday evenings from 7 to 9 PM at the Ethical Culture Society. 687 Larch Avenue, Teaneck, NJ. Major concerts are scheduled for January 26, 2020 and May 17, 2020 both at 3 PM. In addition, we typically we have six concerts or short public performances in the community with dates to be determined.

Please send resumes and inquiries to Steven Bell, Artistic Director, e-mail slbway@aol.com, cell 201-913-4898 and/or Wes Matsui, Chair of the Music Committee, e-mail wtmatsui@gmail.com, cell 201-289-2038.
Posted 4/15/2019. Expires 6/15/2019.
Cathedral Choirs England residency in August
Join the Cathedral Choirs of the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine on a 10-day performance residency at two of England’s most renown cathedrals, St. Paul’s Cathedral-London and Canterbury Cathedral--Mother Church of the Anglican Communion! In addition to enjoying the privilege of singing a rich repertoire of music in these historic and captivating cathedrals, there will also be visits to Oxford, Dover Castle and time available to enjoy the many sights of London and Canterbury. Led by the cathedral choirmasters Kent Tritle, Bryan Zaros and cathedral organist Raymond Nagem, the tour promises to be an unforgettable experience!

The residency runs from Wednesday, August 14 to Saturday, August 24, 2019. Rehearsals at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine the week prior. For more information, please contact Cathedral Associate Choirmaster Bryan Zaros at bzaros@stjohndivine.org.
Posted 3/18/2019. Expires 7/18/2019.
Free introductory lesson in Alexander Technique
Contact Elizabeth Hurwitt at elizabeth@betteratbeing.com 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. Alexander Technique has been a favorite of vocal professionals and amateurs for over 150 years, providing singers and speakers with the freedom to communicate more freely and effectively. Elizabeth's teaching is certified by the American Society of Alexander Teachers (AmSAT). Start with a free introductory lesson. Thereafter, continued lessons are affordable and negotiable. For further information, visit www.betteratbeing.com.
Posted 2/26/2019. Expires 5/26/2019.
Ask the Choral Doctor
Dr. Harold Rosenbaum, conductor, editor, recording artist, composer, lecturer and professor, is pleased to offer a new service designed to assist choral conductors as they prepare music to conduct, and to assist composers as they prepare their scores for publication and/or performance. For details, visit haroldrosenbaum.com/ask-the-choral-doctor.shtml.
Posted 2/21/2019. Expires 6/21/2019.
Spruce up for spring with Tuxedo by Sarno
Spruce up for spring!

Here at Tuxedo by Sarno, we’ve been dressing the northeast for over 78 years, and want to help your group look their best for the upcoming spring concert season. We have full dress tails, tuxedos and wonderful suits, both new and pre-worn, starting at $100 coat and pants! We also have separates: pants, shirts and a rainbow of vests and ties, pre-worn and new. Make sure to take full advantage of our group discounts plus free shipping on orders of 20 or more! When you’re ready to order, or if you have any questions, e-mail customercare@sarnotux.com and put Spring Sale in the subject line.
Posted 2/20/2019. Expires 6/20/2019.
Choral coaching services with Bill Heigen
Award-winning composer Bill Heigen is now offering choral coaching services for singers and choirs in the tri-state area. Private voice lessons made to address all of your choral needs such as blending, tuning, vibrato control, ear training, repertoire, sight-singing. Please visit www.choralcoach.art and get to know his services.
Posted 2/4/2019. Expires 6/4/2019.
Gregorian chant and Renaissance polyphony intensive June 10-14
Through the Eastman School of Music, I, Michael Anderson, am offering a one-week intensive course this summer on singing Gregorian chant and Renaissance polyphony this summer in New York City. It is designed for talented singers with interest in early music looking to advance their own knowledge. College credit and teaching development hours can also be earned through the institute. The workshop takes place June 10-14 at the Church of Notre Dame near Columbia University. For details, visit summer.esm.rochester.edu/course/singing-gregorian-chant-and-renaissance-polyphony-new-york-city/.
Posted 1/15/2019. Expires 6/10/2019.