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Study Alexander Technique -- for a lifetime of healthy singing
AT can help you to find your own authentic voice, and keep it healthy and vibrant, throughout your performance, your career and your life. AT lessons will improve your breathing, poise and freedom of expression. It will also calm performance anxiety. Thorough virus safety precautions are in place to protect both client and teacher -- vaccination required. For more information, visit www.betteratbeing.com or call Elizabeth Hurwitt at 646-981-9330.
Posted 9/17/2021. Expires 1/17/2022.
Audition for LONJ's February and March productions of La Bohème
Light Opera of New Jersey announces auditions for our upcoming February and March 2022 production of Puccini's La Bohème, to be sung in English and set in a modern setting. Stage Director: Andrea DelGiudice. Music Director & Conductor: Jason Tramm.

Audition dates: Thursday, October 14, 2021, 6:00-10:00 PM; Saturday, October 16, 2021, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM. Location: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 140 South Finley Avenue, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920. Auditions are pre-screened. For audition consideration, please fill out the form at lightoperaofnewjersey.org/audition-request-form/.

LONJ will provide an experienced accompanist (Karen Delavan) at a nominal fee of $20, payable at the door. This fee will be waived if you have performed with us in the past, if you provide your own accompanist, or if you wish to be considered solely for an ensemble part.

Performances will be at the Fellowship Cultural Arts Center (Basking Ridge, NJ) and the South Orange Performing Arts Center (South Orange, NJ). All roles paid. Performance dates: February 11, 13, 18 and 20, 2022 (Basking Ridge) and March 27, 2022 (South Orange).
Posted 9/17/2021. Expires 10/16/2021.
Join Harold Rosenbaum's Scotland tour in June, 2022
From Harold Rosenbaum: Now that the world is starting to cautiously open up again, let’s start to dream, to visit beautiful places such as Edinburgh, to plan a singing tour to Scotland in June, 2022 and perform Mozart's Requiem together!. This will be my 32nd European choir tour, with over 1,000 singers participating since 1988! What a great way to see the world! We will perform Mozart’s Requiem, a work which has drawn huge audiences every one of the 19 times I have conducted it in Europe. Most of our time abroad will be spent visiting and learning about this gorgeous country by visiting its most exciting cities and memorable sights. Therefore non-singers are welcome as well! Rehearsals will take place in early June, 2022 in NYC and Westchester. More details about the tour, including a downloadable brochure, can be found at Music Celebrations International's website at musiccelebrations.com/canticum-novum-tour-choir/.
Posted 8/30/2021. Expires 12/30/2021.
MuSE Chorus seeks singers for October concert
MuSE Chorus, a small chamber choir based in New York City, is looking for volunteer singers for their upcoming concert. This is a live in-person choir concert (postponed from spring last year finally happening this fall!) and will be accompanied by a small chamber ensemble.

Concert date: Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 2 PM (dress rehearsal in the morning--call time at 10:15 AM with lunch break) at Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church, 152 West 66th Street, NYC. Mandatory rehearsal with instrumentalists: Wednesday, September 29, 2021 6:30 PM-9:30 PM (schedule breakdown not available yet) in a rehearsal studio in midtown NYC. And at least one of these three chorus-only rehearsals at a rehearsal studio in midtown (you can attend as many as you want): Saturday, September 18, 2021, 2 PM-4 PM; Wednesday, September. 22, 2021, 5:30 PM-7:30 PM; Saturday, September 25, 2021, 2 PM-4 PM. The repertoire includes Vivaldi's Gloria, Durante's Magnificat, Fauré's Tantum Ergo, Bach's Cantata 20 last movement, etc. Vocal scores will be available on the link provided via e-mail when you register. Please print out and bring your own scores in a black binder. You can read more about this concert at www.musefriends.org/chorus.

We will be following NYC safety guidelines throughout the rehearsals and the performance. Please note that this concert will be videotaped and might be posted on YouTube later for the public to watch.

Please send us an e-mail to musechorusny@gmail.com with your name and section (choose from soprano 1, soprano 2, alto, tenor, baritone/bass). No payments involved. Pizza will be provided during the lunch break on the day of the concert. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Posted 8/26/2021. Expires 9/27/2021.
CantaNYC seeks conductors
CantaNYC, a small volunteer SATB community chorus based in Manhattan, is reorganizing and seeking [an] experienced choral conductor[s] (honorarium). We are progressive and eclectic, with a mission of performing both classic and contemporary (but tonal) choral works, with an emphasis on new commissions. Our skill level has ranged from avocational amateur to semi-professional.

Our first project was in David Lang’s 2018 The Mile-Long Opera, performed on The High Line. In Spring 2019 we performed the US premiere of Antoine Miannay’s jazzy Human Rights, with text from the UN’s 1951 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and reprised it for an Amnesty International benefit concert.

The Board of Directors is currently collecting and selecting new repertoire for a concert in Spring 2022, but we would also consider any works suggested by [a] conductor[s]. To inquire, please e-mail information@cantanyc.org, and include a summary of your conducting experience and any other musical experiences or achievements you wish to share.
Posted 8/17/2021. Expires 2/17/2022.
St. Barnabas in Ardsdley seeks bass/baritone
St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Ardsley, New York is looking for a bass/baritone for a small choir in very friendly Episcopal church. One rehearsal (8:45 AM Sunday) and one service (10:00 AM Sunday), plus additional services at Christmas and Holy Week/Easter. We seek someone who has strong sight reading skills, strong vocal skills and is responsible in learning parts and in attendance. Compensation is $100/week which includes rehearsal and service. (Special services extra.) Contact: Larry Wolf, Minister of Music, at larrywolf95@gmail.com or 914-450-8467.
Posted 8/13/2021. Expires 10/13/2021.
Glen Ridge church seeks soprano, tenor and bass/baritone section leaders
Glen Ridge Congregational Church (UCC), located at 195 Ridgewood Avenue in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, is seeking one soprano, one tenor and one bass/baritone to serve as professional section leaders/soloists for its 2021-2022 season. Must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated.

The choir is comprised of very good volunteers and four professionals. Repertoire includes challenging music of all styles and periods. Worship is traditional. Prospective candidates should be good sight readers, with pleasing tone, very good pitch sense and the ability to be an ensemble singer. Must be a team player.

There are generally two calls per week from September through the end of May. Additional services and events include an annual All Saints’ Requiem, a Christmas Concert, services for Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday and Holy Week, as well as a Spring Concert featuring a major work with orchestra. Remuneration is on a per-call basis (competitive; commensurate with ability/experience), with added premiums for concerts. Weekly rehearsals are Thursdays 8-10 PM. Sunday call is 9:00 AM for a 10:00 AM service. A solo and sight singing audition is required.

Please send your resume and inquiries to Tom Mustachio, Minister of Music, at tom.mustachio@glenridgecong.org.
Posted 8/3/2021. Expires 10/3/2021.
2021 Josquin Sing-in/Play-in
Calling all singers, instrumentalists and interested audience-members! Tickets are now on sale for the Josquin 2021 Sing-in/Play-in events on 14 Tuesdays from September 7 through December 7, 2021. Each sing-in/play-in features one mass and one or more motets and chansons. Location: Trinity Lutheran Church of Manhattan, 164 West 100th Street (at Amsterdam Avenue), Manhattan. Sing/play all of Josquin's choral works in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Full details and tickets at gemsny.org/events/josquin2021/107-josquin-2021/664-josquin-tickets-downloads.
Posted 7/25/2021. Expires 12/7/2021.
Sing for Gold--The World Choral Cup, May 2022 in Spain
We are thrilled to announce a brand new event to our 2022 Choral Calendar: SING FOR GOLD -- The World Choral Cup, May 14-22, 2022 in Calella/Barcelona, Spain.

The grand premiere will bring together non-professional choirs from all over the world to compete for Bronze, Silver or Gold Medals, or for the ultimate highlight of the event – the World Choral Cup, awarded for the first time.

The competition offers ten categories, including Musica Sacra a cappella or with accompaniment; Gospel, Spiritual, Music of Spirit & Faith; Pop, Jazz, Show; and Folklore a cappella or with accompaniment. For the non-competitive souls out there, the event also offers Evaluation Performances, Individual Coaching sessions and Friendship Concerts.

SING FOR GOLD will take place in the beautiful sunny spots of Calella and Barcelona, two popular touristic destinations known for their sandy beaches, hospitality, Catalan roots and special Spanish flair. The event follows a decade-long story of success on the Spanish coast so much loved by choirs from all over the world.

Discover more details and opportunities for your choir by visiting interkultur.com/calella2022.
Posted 6/14/2021. Expires 10/14/2021.
William Warfield Scholarship Fund Classical Vocal Competition for African-American High School Students
The William Warfield Scholarship Fund is accepting applications for its 3rd Annual Classical Vocal Competition for African-American High School Students until October 1, 2021.

Submissions consist of an online application, one letter of recommendation from a teacher describing musical aptitude and potential, and a YouTube or Vimeo link to a video including one selection (maximum 5 minutes). There is no cost to apply. Five finalists will be selected to receive coaching in a virtual masterclass, and submit a video for final judging on October 30. All finalists will receive cash awards ranging from $500 to $2,000 to support their musical careers. Artistic merit and financial need are considered in the adjudication process.

Visit www.williamwarfield.org for more contest details, a suggested repertoire list and online application form.

After the example of its namesake, the great American bass-baritone, educator and mentor, the William Warfield Scholarship Fund supports African-American classical vocalists in their careers through high school, college and beyond. The fund celebrates the contributions of African-Americans past, present and future to the field of classical vocal performance.
Posted 6/14/2021. Expires 10/1/2021.