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Harold Rosenbaum seeks scores for possible publication
As the editor of Peermusic Classical’s New Voices Choral Series, I periodically seek scores for possible publication. If you have anything a cappella or with keyboard that a good school, community, church choir, etc. can learn, whether for mixed choirs or for men’s or women’s choirs, I will consider submitting it. Please e-mail PDFs to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Recordings, either live or computer-generated are welcome, but not required. I will acknowledge receipt of every submission, but will only contact you after that if I choose to submit it for approval.
Posted 3/31/2023. Expires 5/31/2023.
Harmonium offers workshop with Harold Rosenbaum April 16
Harmonium Choral Society presents a Musicianship Workshop: An Afternoon with Harold Rosenbaum for music students and teachers alike on April 16 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Grace Episcopal Church, 4 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ. Register in advance for an afternoon with Master Conductor Harold Rosenbaum. Come ready to sing or conduct, learn and enjoy!
Recognized among the premier current interpreters of choral music, critically acclaimed conductor Harold Rosenbaum is the award-winning founder and conductor of distinguished professional choir The New York Virtuoso Singers and celebrated volunteer choir The Canticum Novum Singers. Rosenbaum is the author of the A Practical Guide to Choral Conducting. Retired from teaching at The Juilliard School, Queens College, The University at Buffalo (Professor Emeritus), and Adelphi University, he is a recipient of the Ditson Conductor’s Award (ditsonfund.org/conductors-award) established in 1945; the only other choral conductors to have received this award are Robert Shaw and Gregg Smith.
Co-sponsored by Grace Community Music at Grace Church Madison, and New Jersey ACDA, the workshop offers three hours of professional development credits for New Jersey teachers. Pre-registration is encouraged so we have enough materials, snacks and certificates. The cost for the workshop is $25 in advance for students and teachers, $30 in advance for adults, and $40 at the door. Grace Church is at 4 Madison Avenue, Madison, with ample parking. The entrance from the parking lot is accessible, as is the room where the workshop will be held. For more information visit www.harmonium.org or call 973-528-6969.
Please register in advance at www.harmonium.org/gettickets.
Posted 3/29/2023. Expires 4/16/2023.
Dessoff seeks Assistant Conductor
Dessoff is seeking to fill the position of Assistant Conductor. The Assistant Conductor works with Music Director Malcolm J. Merriweather to serve the artistic needs of the Dessoff Choirs. They will attend all rehearsals and assist in the preparation for 4-6 annual engagements/concerts and serve as the understudy for the Music Director. When not leading rehearsals or sectionals, the Assistant Conductor sings in the choir. The Assistant Conductor position is a renewable position (up to two years) with the opportunity to gain experience as a conductor and leader of a musical organization. For complete details, visit www.dessoff.org/work-with-us.
Posted 3/25/2023. Expires 5/25/2023.
Opera masterclasses and concert reading of Precipice April 22
Hunter Opera Theater with the National Opera Association and The American Opera Project will present masterclasses with Brandon McShaffrey and Miriam Charney followed by a concert reading of Precipice, a new chamber opera by Susan Zeeman Rogers (concept and design), Rima Fand (music) and Karen Fisher (libretto). The NOA Eastern Regional Conference and Earth Day Celebration will be held Saturday, April 22 at Lang Recital Hall, CUNY Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue (69th Street entrance between Park and Lexington). The masterclasses begin at 9:30 AM with the concert reading of Precipice beginning at 2:00 PM at Kaye Playhouse, 68th Street between Park and Lexington. Tickets: $25--Brandon McSchaffrey Masterclass; $25--Miriam Charney Masterclass; $25--Precipice Concert Reading. Admission free for Hunter students and faculty. Tickets will need to be purchased for each individual event. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Posted 3/24/2023. Expires 4/22/2023.
New York Singing Teachers Association offers free event on April 30
The New York Singing Teachers Association offers its
"Spring Event: Fascia and Tongue Tie / Significance in the vocal studio" via Zoom on
April 30, 2023, 6:30 PM -8:30 PM (EDT). Dr. Katherine Ahn, Jessica Luffey and Elizabeth Saunders discuss current best practices for accommodating and remediating conditions thereof. Free to all. Register at www.nyst.org/live-events.
Posted 3/24/2023. Expires 4/30/2023.
Pro soprano and alto for Easter Sunday at Ardsley church
St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Ardsley, NY is looking for a soprano and an alto for Easter Sunday (4/9/23); call at 8:45 AM with a 10 AM service. There will be an anthem, hymns and mass settings. Compensation is $110. Contact Larry Wolf, Minister of Music, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 914-450-8467; please send voice sample.
Posted 3/1/2023. Expires 4/9/2023.
CantaNYC seeks singers for May 7 concert
CantaNYC, an SATB progressive and eclectic community chamber chorus, is seeking experienced choral singers for repertoire of classic to contemporary music, with emphasis on commissioned works, under the direction of Claude Lévy.
Rehearsals: 6 Tuesday evenings starting March 28. Concert: Sunday afternoon, May 7. The program will be an earth and nature-related theme, including Ernst Toch’s Geographical Fugue, plus some heartfelt world premieres. No dues. Music will be provided.
Inception: The Mile-Long Opera: A Biography of 7 O’Clock, by David Lang, performed on The High Line, 2018. First independent concert: U.S. premiere of Human Rights, by Antoine Miannay, 2019, incorporating text from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, United Nations, 1948. Reprised for Amnesty International, Group 11 for their annual fundraiser.
Contact Claude Lévy, director@CantaNYC.org, and Judy Sterio, president@CantaNYC.org, with your voice part, a short resume, and a video or an audio recording.
Posted 2/20/2023. Expires 4/15/2023.
Let's Duet Singing Club seeks singers
NYC's Let's Duet Singing Club is seeking singers interested in performing duets of pop, rock, soul, jazz and Broadway music. We pick partners, rehearse on our own time over a few weeks, and then perform in a cabaret-style show. Duet partners pick the song and where and when to rehearse. There's no audition, but we recommend you be comfortable singing in key and holding down a harmony part. Please e-mail email@example.com for more info.
Posted 2/15/2023. Expires 4/15/2023.
Brearley Singers seek basses and tenors for May 12 concert
The Brearley Singers need basses and tenors for their May 12 concert featuring the Fauré Requiem and the Mozart Coronation Mass. No audition required. Reharsals are Monday evenings. If interested, e-mail BrearleySingers@gmail.com.
Posted 2/13/2023. Expires 4/13/2023.
Join a free community chorus at Lincoln Center for a May performance
You are invited to participate in the world premiere performance of Search for Spring on May 13, a powerful work that explores the emotional toll of climate change and our hope for a better future ahead.
Performed outdoors on the iconic Josie Robertson Plaza at Lincoln Center in the fresh spring air, this monumental, community-driven choral work expresses shared feelings of loss, confusion, renewal and finally, hope.
We're seeking singers of all ages to join in this voluntary, community chorus experience. There are no auditions required and it is free to participate. The music is not difficult but recommended for singers with some group-singing experience. We welcome any participant who is enthusiastic and dedicated. Our conductors are extraordinary teachers and learning tools will be provided to help you rehearse at home.
Rehearsals begin March 20 and there are five rehearsal locations: Midtown (waitlist only), Brooklyn, SoHo, Bronx and Harlem. Be sure to sign up for the rehearsal location and schedule that works best for you.
To learn more and join a chorus, visit SearchForSpring.LincolnCenter.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted 2/9/2023. Expires 4/9/2023.
Putnam Chorale seeks music director
The Putnam Chorale, founded in 1984, is the sole community chorus in Putnam County, NY. We seek an enthusiastic and dedicated music director for an equally enthusiastic SATB chorus of 50 singers to guide us into our next chapter of development and experience. Although a non-auditioned 501c(3) by charter, the Chorale is a mix of focused and dedicated singers eager to provide the region with compelling concert experiences.
The Music Director reports directly to the volunteer Board of Directors. Responsibilities include creating and conducting two annual performances, often with orchestral accompaniment, and providing overall choral guidance to the organization. We seek candidates who are creative and passionate about choral singing, who can apply their own skills and musical objectives while also collaborating with the Chorale for direction.
The position is part-time and starts September 1, 2023. Salary is up to $13,000 per year. Duties during the summer are generally light and open to discussion. Rehearsal and performance spaces vary according to needs and opportunities but are generally within 30 miles of Carmel, NY. The hiring process includes a personal interview (ideally in person) and one or more guest conducting sessions to be scheduled during the months of March through July, either with the full chorus or an ensemble. The composition and objectives of the guest conducting will be provided during the interview.
For full details, visit www.putnamchorale.org/md_search/. Applicants should contact us at Search@PutnamChorale.org with a statement of interest and resume. Application deadline is May 1, 2023.
Posted 2/6/2023. Expires 5/1/2023.
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 can improve your breathing, poise and freedom of expression. It can 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 1/24/2023. Expires 7/24/2023.