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New Jersey Choral Society seeks part-time chorus administrator
The New Jersey Choral Society (based in Ridgewood, NJ) is an award-winning and prestigious choral group, well-known for presenting outstanding and unique programs. This ensemble of auditioned singers from around the tri-state area has performed locally and internationally for 40 years. As a successful and growing non-profit, it is seeking a Chorus Administrator to assist with daily operations.

The Chorus Administrator will be responsible for supporting functions and handling tasks associated with membership and membership recruiting, concert production, marketing, grant administration and donor relations. Some light bookkeeping is also required.

Qualified candidates must be detail-oriented self-starters who possess great follow-up and communications skills (oral and written). A working knowledge of Word and Excel are a must. Experience with QuickBooks and various social media platforms (such as Facebook and Instagram) is preferred. Prior arts experience is a plus but is not required.

The Chorus Administrator will work an average of 20 flexible hours per week primarily from home. The number of hours per week will vary based on the needs of the organization and some weekends and evenings are required for supporting performances, fundraisers and attending monthly Board meetings. The position will pay $1,625 per month.

Interested parties should submit a resume to music@njcs.org attention: V. Lincoln.
Posted 1/17/2022. Expires 1/28/2022.
Westchester Choral Society seeks artistic director
The Westchester Choral Society, based in White Plains, seeks an Artistic Director to implement the artistic and strategic vision of the chorus.

Founded in 1942, WCS is an auditioned SATB chorus – and a 501c(3) non-profit organization – comprised of approximately 45 singers from the Westchester County area. We aspire to an ever-growing artistic and technical mastery. Our adventurous and varied programming, drawing from the best of chorus repertoire, features piano/organ accompaniment and occasional instrumentalists or ensembles. WCS performs two major programs during the year at locations in Westchester. Our core values commit us to high levels of group performance through individual preparation; collegial, supportive, respectful and accountable relationships; diversity in our programming, singers, and audience; and belief in the transformative power of choral art. Our website is westchesterchoralsociety.org.

Qualifications
  • Advanced degree in music preferred, minimum of bachelor degree in music, with significant conducting experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency in choral and orchestral conducting
  • Experience working with adult choruses of serious amateur and professional musicians in choral techniques, vocal production, musicianship, languages and musical background/historical context
  • Demonstrated excellence in choral programming and performance/rehearsal planning
  • Broad knowledge of diverse choral repertoire
  • Demonstrated well-developed interpersonal communication skills and sense of humor
  • Commitment to principles of diversity, equity and inclusion
Part-time employee. Salary range: $16,000-$22,000, depending on qualifications and experience. For more information, contact Search Committee at wcspresident@gmail.com. Application deadline: February 28, 2022.
Posted 1/10/2022. Expires 2/28/2022.
Trinity Episcopal Church Choral Scholar Program seeks alto, tenor, bass
Trinity Episcopal Church, Asbury Park, NJ, is seeking three college-age (or above) choral singers – one alto, one tenor, one bass – for opportunity to contribute to liturgically-based worship through the modern lens of Gospel-based social activism.

The Choral Scholars will be present for all choral rehearsals and services, including such holy days as Christmas Eve, Holy Week services, occasional Evensong services, etc. (September-June). The standard weekly "service" block is four hours, 9 AM-1 PM, and includes the 10 AM Eucharist. Stipend per-call: $60. Approximate scholarship amount between January start-up and June 5: $1500.

Clear tone, good intonation and sightreading skills are necessary. Working professionals are also welcome to apply. Applicants will be contacted for an in-person interview/audition, until filled. All applicants must provide proof of triple vaccination. Please send a current resumé and, ideally, a link showing your singing to Deborah King, Trinity’s Director of Music and Arts, at Deborah@TrinityNJ.com. Successful applicants can expect to be part of a musical experience that will expand their choral and vocal abilities, offer opportunities for growth and provide a supportive musical family. For more on Trinity’s new Director of Music and Arts, see DeborahSKing.com.
Posted 1/3/2022. Expires 3/3/2022.
Hackensack church seeks bass-baritone section leader
Second Reformed Church in Hackensack, NJ is looking for bass-baritone/baritone section leader to start immediately. Opportunity to sing solos, duets and quartets. Wednesday night rehearsal/one Sunday service--$130 per week. Contact choir director/organist junemaranomurray@gmail.com.
Posted 12/30/2021. Expires 2/28/2022.
Western Wind one-day workshop on January 29 -- POSTPONED
Come sing--eventually! The Western Wind's Big Apple One-Day Workshop in Ensemble Singing, scheduled for January 29, has been postponed until spring 2022--date to be determined. Visit www.westernwind.org/bigapple.html for updates.
Posted 12/20/2021. Expires 1/29/2022.
Casting for Barber of Seville at Winter Harbor (ME) Music Festival
The Winter Harbor Music Festival is casting all roles for Rossini's Barber of Seville. Rehearsals will start in early August with the possibility of some coachings arranged prior. Performances will be in the third week in August in Winter Harbor, Maine. The production will be fully staged with orchestra. All ages and levels are encouraged to apply. Find out more about us at www.winterharbormusicfestival.com
Posted 11/3/2021. Expires 2/3/2022.
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.