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Hinsdale Chorale Seeks Part-time Music Director

Location: Hinsdale, Illinois, USA
The Hinsdale Chorale is a non-profit and educational organization comprised of dedicated professional and amateur singers led by a professional director. The group performs two formal shows a year as well as several special appearances. Our mission is to enrich the musical culture of Hinsdale, Illinois and its surrounding neighborhoods by promoting the appreciation of choral singing in our community.

Duty Summary: The Music Director will provide artistic leadership and achievement consistent with the musical goals and objectives of the Hinsdale Chorale, and will ensure that the choral program provides for ongoing education and improvement in choral skills and techniques. The director must be able to program all of the music each season, conduct weekly rehearsals and performances as well as help plan and execute each season’s concerts and supplemental appearances. The director should be able to link the vision of the Chorale with its mission to ensure that the Chorale continues its reputation for presenting diverse and well-executed programming of choral music.

Specific Duties and Expectations:
• Demonstrate extensive, proven experience in choral conducting at the highest level in a wide variety of musical styles and genres
• Provide superior vocal instruction and music education
• Possess the ability to motivate and inspire members
• Direct all regularly scheduled rehearsals and performances and call extra rehearsals as needed. On the rare occasion that the director cannot attend, an appropriate substitute must be provided so that no rehearsal time is lost
• Ability to work with singers of all levels of musical training
• Work through voice sections for assessments of performance, and for identification of areas needing additional focus during rehearsals
• Manage the soloist selection process
• Recruit performance orchestra members as needed
• Demonstrate an ability to partner with other musical and artistic organizations
• Display teamwork consistently with all singers, staff, and the Board of Directors
• Serve as an Ex Officio member of the Board of Directors (no voting capability)
• Work with appropriate Board committees to select and arrange performance programs
• Work closely with the Board of Directors in the design and implementation of funding activities and collaboratively on all other Chorale matters
• Possess appropriate music degree or equivalent professional experience

Location: Hinsdale, IL. Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings at 7:30 p.m. in downtown Hinsdale.

Application Procedure:  Interested applicants may send a cover letter, resume/CV, three references (if available) and any supporting materials to:
Hinsdale Chorale Director Search Committee
c/o Kristi Freitager-Board Chair
1325 Purdue Ave
Naperville, IL 60565-2965
Application packets may also be electronically submitted to (MS-Word or .pdf formats preferred). Application packets may also be electronically submitted to (MS-Word or .pdf formats preferred).