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Audition for The Pirates of Penzance with Troupers Light Opera
Pirates who plunder, police who blunder, maidens who wonder and major-generals who thunder! Troupers Light Opera will be presenting that perennial Gilbert and Sullivan favorite The Pirates of Penzance in April 2022, and we are looking for singers! Auditions will be held November 8 and 10 from 7:00 to 10:00 PM at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 200 Riverside Avenue in Riverside, CT. All roles, soloists and chorus, are open. Candidates for principal parts should prepare two songs in English in a style similar to Sullivan’s operettas. If you are auditioning for the chorus you only need to prepare a single song. An accompanist will be provided. To request an audition, go to Trouperslightopera.org. Come join the fun!
Posted 10/15/2021. Expires 11/10/2021.
Dessoff seeks Director of Operations
The Dessoff Choirs, under the baton of Malcolm J. Merriweather, music director, is one of the leading choruses in New York City, with an established reputation for pioneering performances of choral works from the Renaissance era through the 21st century. Since its founding in 1924, Dessoff’s mission is to enrich the lives of its audiences and members through the performance of new or rarely heard choral music. A self–governing membership organization, singing members are volunteers who pay dues, sell tickets, serve as board members, and provide support—financially and in-kind—to the chorus.

We are seeking a Director of Operations who will have overall responsibility for chorus operations of The Dessoff Choirs reporting to the President of the Board of Directors and working with the Music Director, the Board, the marketing and development committees and other individuals or committees as necessary. Other staff positions include the Music Director, Assistant Conductor and an Accompanist.

Dessoff mounts 3-5 productions each season with weekly rehearsals beginning in September and going until the last performance of the season. The position requires both administrative and coordination skills.

We are looking for a capable, organized manager of information and of people, who will be proactive in ensuring the smooth operation of the Dessoff organization.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills are required
  • High degree of computer literacy is required; experience with SquareSpace, Mail Chimp and/or Salesforce.com or other CRM is a plus
  • Knowledge of classical music, especially choral music, is highly desirable
  • Previous experience working with volunteers is a plus
  • A college degree is preferred, but not required. This position offers an excellent opportunity for those with training or experience in arts administration, nonprofit management or marketing/communications.
HOURS: approximately 15 hours a week, more during a performance week. Required: Monday night rehearsals at 6:30 PM, extra-scheduled rehearsals, Board of Directors meetings, dress rehearsals and concert dates; other hours flexible. Work from home.

COMPENSATION: Competitive annual rate, paid monthly.

AVAILABLE: Immediately; applications will be accepted until November 5, 2021 Please send cover letter, resume and two references to Director of Operations Search 2021 at search@dessoff.org. For more information about Dessoff, please visit www.dessoff.org.
Posted 10/15/2021. Expires 11/5/2021.
Ars Musica Chorale seeks part-time chorus administrator
Ars Musica Chorale, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) NJ non-profit corporation that began in 1965 as a small community chorus. Nearly sixty years later we continue to offer singers the opportunity to perform a wide variety of great music, holding ourselves to the highest standards. Our roster is made up of dedicated and talented avocational singers, all of whom devote hours each week to rehearsals and supporting activities. Our rehearsals are distinguished by a genuine sense of camaraderie among the members who come together to sing some of the world’s most beautiful choral compositions. Our concert season runs from September to June.

Ars Musica is seeking a part-time chorus administrator to assist in carrying out the key day-to-day tasks associated with running an active community chorus. The person in this role will be responsible for the following duties (either directly, or through assisting others):
  • Prepare and maintain communications with membership, including weekly e-mails during concert season and as otherwise needed
  • Manage Ars Musica’s Facebook and Instagram profiles, producing content on a regular schedule to increase audience engagement and market penetration
  • Develop other marketing and publicity materials as needed, including concert programs
  • Manage choral operations/logistics (e.g., acting as primary contact for venues, organizing calendars and timelines, managing distribution of complimentary tickets, etc.)
  • Assist in maintaining a master database for all members, donors, advertisers and audience members
  • Assist with grant writing and application submissions
  • Attend Chorale functions (first rehearsal, concerts, etc) and Board of Directors meetings as needed
The ideal candidate for this role will have:
  • An interest in classical music and the arts
  • A high level of proficiency with Google Docs, web-based e-mail design, e.g., Mailchimp (familiarity with arts management software, e.g., ArtsPeople, and website management on Squarespace are a plus)
  • Comfort and proficiency in writing regular status updates, press releases and other marketing and publicity materials
  • Experience with managing third-party social media accounts (e.g., Facebook, Instagram)
  • A high degree of attention to detail, and the ability to produce accurate work with limited direct oversight
  • The ability to work effectively both independently and in close collaboration with teammates and volunteers
  • A desire to learn new skills and technologies
The expected weekly commitment averages 10 hours per week, but will fluctuate depending on the time of year (e.g., less in early summer, more on concert weeks). Compensation will be $20-25 hourly, commensurate with experience; travel time and expenses will not be compensated/reimbursed. For further informaiton, contact Peggy Brizzolara, choir president, at plbrizzolara@gmail.com.
Posted 10/6/2021. Expires 12/6/2021.
Education opportunities with Harold Rosenbaum
Harold Rosenbaum is offering conducting lessons either virtually or in person. He is also giving 5-day choral conducting workshops (haroldrosenbaum.com/institute), both virtual (in January) and in person (August). Please e-mail him at haroldrosenbaum@gmail.com for more information.
Posted 10/3/2021. Expires 12/3/2021.
Spirit Ensemble seeks singers
The Spirit Ensemble is an emerging a cappella ensemble seeking to grow. Director is Ava Paloma, who has experience in several Eastern European folk and classic choruses and ensembles, polyphonic choirs and large choruses. We sing polyphonic Slavic music, Eastern European songs, liturgical or Old World songs, classic Christmas Songs, with a focus on the sacred and spiritual.

Rehearsals are in churches or other venues in South Queens and Lower Manhattan, or in homes on Sunday afternoons and other weekday times TBD depending on singer availabilities.

Our group will create wonderful spiritual harmonies both robust and delicate, while perfecting Old Ukrainian Kobzar songs, Serbian hymns, Old World songs, selected Christmas and seasonal songs, in different languages as well as English. Transliteration provided. The director’s own arrangements highlight each individual voice while working towards a magical blended group sound, using some ”village”-style singing and a more classical old-music sound where appropriate. Some instruments such as violin, percussion and flute may find their way into our music. Sight singing not required but some ability to read simple sheet music and a good ear needed. Emerging singers and non-professionals welcome; we will work towards community presentations of seasonal repertoires and develop as a group over time. Contact Ava Paloma at paname1@live.com.
Posted 9/25/2021. Expires 11/25/2021.
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.
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.
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.