Seeking Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass Choral Scholars
Date: July 23, 2014
Location: Durham, North Carolina, USA
Trinity United Methodist Church, Durham, NC
Rozanna Vancil Goocey, Director of Music Ministries and organist - Rozanna@trinitydurham.org
Provide musical leadership to the Trinity Choir from August 2014 - May 2015.
(Approximately 40 Weeks, which allows for some weeks off. Some days off by director’s choosing, and some days off by Choral Scholar’s choosing.)
Attend all scheduled rehearsals, Sunday worship services, and additional seasonal services as requested by the director of music. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 7:30pm – 9:00pm. Sunday morning worship begins at 11:00 with a 10:15 call for the choir. Additional services may include, but are not limited to: Advent Lessons and Carols, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday. Christmas Eve is not required.
Serve as soloist or in a small ensemble as requested by the director of music.
Be a model of professionalism, punctuality, and musical excellence to the other choir members.
Build positive relationships with other choir members and work to develop their musical skills.
If an absence is required, communicate with the director of music well in advance and work to find a substitute.
Excellent vocal technique:
Consistent and relaxed tone, good range, working towards a degree in voice or just recently graduated.
Sight-reading, intonation, ensemble sense, stylistic awareness.
Being part of a community of wonderful people who love to sing
Opportunity to develop as a musician
Summer break, and weeks off throughout the year.
Approximately $32 per call.
APPLICATION and AUDITION:
Submit resume via email to the director of music at the email address above. Audio samples may also be submitted but are not required. An in-person interview will involve:
- A conversation with the director of music
- Singing, unaccompanied, a 2-3 minute excerpt of your choice that demonstrates your vocal ability.
This could be from choral or solo repertoire, and English, Latin, German or Italian is acceptable.
- Sight-singing and aural skills evaluation