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GaSLOCoLI seeks stage director and music director for Princess Ida
The Gilbert and Sullivan Light Opera Company of Long Island seeks a stage director and a music director for performances of Princess Ida in spring/summer 2023.

Stage Director: Oversees the production during all phases, from casting calls to performances. The Stage Director's job involves developing a creative and functional vision of the production and works to bring that vision to fruition. Creates a rehearsal schedule and coordinates with musical director to include musical rehearsals. Teaches staging to the entire cast and ensures that all members are confident. Performs consistent and timely communication to all parties involved in the production. Works and communicates with tech director (responsible for stage and prop design, creation, and delivery of such), costumer and graphic designer to ensure timely and good work.

Music Director: Oversees all musical and conducting aspects of the production. Oversees all musical rehearsals and teaches music to the entire cast. Plays piano for all pre-staging rehearsals and will give 2 weeks prior notice if unable to perform this duty for a specific date. Conducts principal role auditions with Stage Director. Creates schedule for musical rehearsals. Makes and shares virtual part recordings for music learning and more individualized coaching where necessary. Conducts fully-orchestrated performances and organizes all orchestra members and music for fully-orchestrated performances.

Rehearsals Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:30-10 PM beginning October 2022. Performances of piano/principal cast only begin Late April into early May. Conducted full-orchestra/full-company performances take place in June through early July.

Qualified individuals are encouraged to email a letter of intent, resume and professional references to Delaney Page, GaSLOCoLI Secretary, at gaslocoli1954@gmail.com by Friday, August 19, 2022. Interviews will be held on August 23, 2022 from 7 to 10 PM. Interviews will be held in person or via google meet/zoom if perspective director if arranged. All interviewees must arrange for an interview time during the allocated timeframe on Tuesday, August 23.

All members of the company will be required to provide proof of vaccination. Masks (provided by the company) will be worn during all rehearsals, and social distancing will be maintained to the extent possible.

GASLOCOLI is a not-for-profit, community-based theater company, and all roles are unpaid. Participants in our productions run the range from professional to amateur performers. To learn more about the company visit our website at www.gaslocoli.org.
Posted 7/19/2022. Expires 8/19/2022.
Greater New Haven Community Chorus (GNHCC) seeks Artistic Director
Purpose of Position: To develop and carry out artistic programming, collaborations, and concerts that enhance the mission of the organization.

Time commitment: Part-time, contract position beginning in September 2022. Supervised by Board of Directors.

Chorus Mission: Greater New Haven Community Chorus contributes to the personal and cultural enrichment of the community through the rehearsal and performance of outstanding choral music. It achieves the highest standard of choral music by a non-auditioned chorus. GNHCC educates chorus members and audiences alike and embraces the diversity of the community through its motto "Building Community One Note at a Time."

Responsibilities:
Promote the Chorus’s focus on its mission
  • Work with the Board and chorus members to promote a positive atmosphere of community within the organization, with commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Network with other arts organizations, music directors and community groups to increase the visibility of the Chorus and to encourage collaboration.
Create, coordinate, and direct Chorus programming
  • Identify concert themes and collaborations that support the chorus mission.
  • Prepare semester performance schedule which might include outreach concerts and tours.
  • Establish a rehearsal schedule prior to the beginning of each semester.
  • Conceive each concert, including theme development and integration of guest artists, ensembles, soloists. Contract with musicians as necessary.
  • Prepare and conduct all weekly rehearsals (Thursdays from 7:00 to 9:00 PM from September through May/June), dress rehearsals, and performances.
  • Lead a day-long, all-chorus retreat once each semester.
  • Audition, select and coach member soloists and small group ensembles.
  • Be comfortable with a varied repertoire.
Provide supervision for music-related staff
  • Hire and maintain a good working relationship with the Accompanist.
  • Support GNHCC’s Choral Conducting Scholarship Program by selecting, mentoring, and sharing podium time with an aspiring conducting student each season.
Collaborate with Music Librarian
  • Research and recommend appropriate music for each semester within the approved budget.
  • Work with the Music Librarian to ensure that the current semester’s music is selected and purchased.
  • Secure new arrangements and performance rights where appropriate. Facilitate the recording and timely posting of rehearsal tracks.
Communicate regularly with the Board and other Chorus leadership
  • Attend monthly Board meetings.
  • Initiate and guide the commissioning of new works and arrangements for the Chorus as endorsed by the Board.
Development and Finances
  • Assist in planning annual concert budgets in collaboration with the Board.
  • Assist development staff in preparing grant applications.
Participate in professional development
  • Participate in professional organizations -- American Choral Directors Association, Chorus America, etc.
  • Review new choral works and recordings.
Our ideal candidate will have the following experience, knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • BA or Advanced Degree in Music with an emphasis in Choral Conducting, or equivalent conducting experience.
  • Experience conducting a community-based (non-auditioned) chorus and working with singers of various musical skills and experience.
  • Interest in, and commitment to, embracing the Mission of the Chorus.
  • Ability to offer strong leadership skills and to work within a team setting.
  • Flexibility in working with a diverse group of volunteers and personalities.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work with electronic mediums; social media, including FB, Instagram, Twitter, etc.
  • Ability to instruct and develop singers with limited musical knowledge while simultaneously challenging and inspiring singers with more advanced skills.
  • Ability to teach and/or improve vocal techniques.
  • Precise conducting technique -- ability to communicate musical instructions clearly.
  • Energy, enthusiasm and passion both on and off the podium.
  • Excellent social skills, sense of humor.
  • Ability to work closely with the Board President and to collaborate with Board members.
Resumé and cover letter are requested by August 10, 2022, and should be e-mailed to adsearch@gnhcc.org. For more about GNHCC please visit us at www.GNHCC.org.
Posted 7/18/2022. Expires 8/10/2022.
Glen Ridge (NJ) church seeks sopano and bass/baritone section leaders
Glen Ridge Congregational Church (UCC), Glen Ridge, New Jersey, is seeking one soprano and one bass/baritone to serve as professional soloists/section leaders for its 2022-2023 season.

The choir is comprised of exceptional volunteers and four professionals. Repertoire includes challenging music of all styles and periods. Worship is traditional.

Prospective candidates should be good sight-readers, fine soloists, excellent choral musicians and fun team players. There are generally two calls per week from September through May. There is an annual All Saints’ Requiem each year, a Christmas Concert, additional services for Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday and Holy Week, as well as a Spring Concert featuring major works with orchestra. Remuneration is on a per-call basis ($75/call), with added premiums for concerts. Weekly rehearsals are Thursdays 8-10 PM. Sunday call is 9:00 AM for a 10:00 AM service.

An in-person or online audition (if you are away for the summer) is required. Please send your resume, recordings, and letter of interest to Tom Mustachio, Minister of Music, at tom.mustachio@glenridgecong.org.
Posted 7/6/2022. Expires 9/6/2022.
Early Music New York seeks singers for December concerts
Opportunity for singers -- alto, countertenor, haute contre, tenor, baritone, bass -- to perform with Early Music New York, Frederick Renz, Director, as part of an historically-informed men's vocal ensemble during its December concerts at Cathedral of St. John the Divine. The program, called "A Baroque Christmas," will feature repertoire from six different nations. Mr. Renz favors voice production essentially without vibrato for optimal cohesive blend.

The performance and rehearsal schedule:

Performances at Cathedral of St. John the Divine (Amsterdam Avenue and 112th Street)
  • Sunday afternoon, December 11, 2022, 2 PM
  • Sunday afternoon, December 18, 2022, 2 PM
  • Sunday afternoon, December 18, 2022, 5 PM
  • Sunday afternoon, December 25, 2022, 2 PM
  • Sunday afternoon, December 25, 2022, 5 PM
Rehearsals at First Church of Christ, Scientist (Central Park West and 68th Street)
  • Thursday and Friday afternoons, December 1 and 2, 12:15 to 3:15 PM
  • Monday through Friday afternoons, December 5-9, 12:15 to 3:15 PM
  • Friday evening, December 9 TBA
Rehearsals at Cathedral of St. John the Divine:
  • Sunday afternoon, December 11, notes and warm-up, 1:00-1:30 PM
  • Sunday afternoon, December 18, notes and warm-up, 1:00-1:30 and 4:15-4:30 PM
  • Sunday afternoon, December 25, notes and warm-up, 1:00-1:30 and 4:15-4:30 PM
[rehearsal schedule subject to revision closer to the time]

Please e-mail Daniel Guss at d.guss@earlymusicny.org and include CV and samples of your work.
Posted 6/30/2022. Expires 8/30/2022.
First Presbyterian Church seeks tenors and basses
The Choir of the First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York announces auditions for tenor and bass permanent staff singer openings and substitutes for all sections.

Comprised of 16 staff and 10 volunteer singers, the First Church Choir provides choral leadership for 11:00 AM Sunday worship, September-early June, and in a reduced format, mid-June and July. Weekly call is 9:30 AM-1:30 PM; inclusive of two rehearsals, worship and two breaks. Weekly call is $147.00, paid via direct deposit (bi-weekly). Non-Sunday morning calls for special services during Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter are paid as double calls. The 2022-2023 choral year begins September 11.

Musicians committed to making music in an ensemble environment, who possess strong reading skills and healthy vocal technique are encouraged to apply. To apply, send resume highlighting choral experience and audio/video links to Michael Shake, director of music: mshake@fpcnyc.org. Auditions on a rolling basis, in-person at the Church (12 West 12th Street at Fifth Avenue) or online for those away for the summer.
Posted 6/25/2022. Expires 8/25/2022.
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 6/22/2022. Expires 12/22/2022.
Rosenbaum offers coaching for conductors and singers
Maestro Harold Rosenbaum, conductor of the all-professional New York Virtuoso Singers (nyvirtuoso.org) and The Canticum Novum Singers (canticumnovum.org) wants to help conductors improve their technique, composers improve their scores, and singers express themselves better. Lessons can be held by Zoom. His next five-day live workshop will be in July of 2023. You can e-mail him at haroldrosenbaum@gmail.com.
Posted 6/15/2022. Expires 12/15/2022.