ChoralNet - ChoralNet Daily http://www.choralnet.org New postings in ChoralNet DailyiPads in a choral setting Kim Kroetschhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446713%pm, %22 %b %2014 %14:%Jul:%nd 14JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446713I am wondering if anyone uses an iPad or class set of iPads in a school choral setting.  If so, please share your ideas.  Thanks!
Kim Kroetsch
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Middle School Dean of Students Myles Glancyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446714%pm, %22 %b %2014 %14:%Jul:%nd 14JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446714
The Dean of Students at American Boychoir School oversees day and residential student life.  Working with students, parents, faculty and staff, the Dean promotes and supports the physical and emotional well-being of students and builds a culture that embodies the mission and values of ABS.  The Dean of Students works closely with the Dean of Academics and the Music Department to schedule and coordinate school events and enrichment clubs. The Dean of Students hires, trains, supervises and evaluates the houseparent staff. 
 
Qualifications include but are not limited to:
 
  • Demonstrated experience working with youth, building strong relationships with them and holding them up to high standards and expectations;
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage a complex job with many components;
  • Capacity to work autonomously, to take initiative, and to manage middle school life with confidence and clarity;
  • Ability to work as a team player harmoniously with other departments;
  • A commitment to growing and enhancing the Character Education curriculum, researching and implementing best practices in the field;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Kind and nurturing disposition.   A sense of humor is a plus
 
 
This is a 12 month position beginning on August 15th, 2014.  The Dean of Students resides on campus. 
 
A day and boarding school for boys in grades 4-8, The American Boychoir School is committed to its mission of combining the training program for mastery of choral music with a project-based academic program in order to create a profoundly integrative educational experience which emphasizes creativity and such traditional values as self-discipline, self-reliance, hard work, teamwork and dedication to long-term goals.
 
Candidates should forward their cover letter, resume and three references to K.P. Weseloh, Director of Admissions, at employment@americanboychoir.org 
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Tom Shelton and Mark Hayes Together As Featured Clinicians Rob Monathhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446705%pm, %22 %b %2014 %13:%Jul:%nd 13JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446705Tom Shelton and Mark Hayes will both be featured clinicians at Hinshaw Music's Celebration Workshop on August 1 and 2 in Durham, NC.  Please join us. Info at this link: http://www.hinshawmusic.com/workshops.php ]]>Express your Starlight through Choral Music | Toruń, Poland Piroska Horváthhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446699%am, %22 %b %2014 %11:%Jul:%nd 11JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446699

"Through Music to the stars” 


From June 27 - July 1, 2015

meeting music invites the choirs from all over the musical planet to travel to Poland and sing at

PER MUSICAM AD ASTRA 3rd International Copernicus Choir Festival & Competition in Toruń, Poland.

Find your place in categories such as

* Mixed, Male and Female 
* Chamber Choirs 
* Children & Youth Choirs
* Sacred Choral Music 
* Folklore and
* Pop & Jazz.

No Competition wanted?

No problem, you can join in different muscial activities without competing! Just "shine" in our


* Evaluation Performances  
* Individual Coachings 
* Vocal Trainings  
* Friendship Concerts and meet ´n chat with other stars of the event.

For further information contact us:

meeting music
Piroska Horváth e.K.
Konrad Adenauer Str. 36
35415 Pohlheim / Germany
 
phone: +49 6403 9784225
email: info@meeting-music.com
website: www.meeting-music.com

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Young Men's Ensemble of LA Children's Chorus Holds Auditions Aug. 21 Susan Gordonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446692%am, %22 %b %2014 %05:%Jul:%nd 5JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446692
Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC) is holding auditions for middle school- and high school-aged boys with changing or changed voices for its Young Men’s Ensemble on Thursday, August 21, 2014, at Pasadena Presbyterian Church, with appointments beginning at 4:30 pm.  Candidates must prepare one solo art or folk song and will also be gauged on their ability to sing as part of an ensemble.  Those interested in auditioning should be proficient in the fundamentals of music theory and musicianship.  The vocal audition also includes a written music theory test and a sight-singing evaluation.  
 
LACC’s Young Men’s Ensemble is one of only a few choirs in the country to serve young male vocalists with changing voices.  Led by Dr. Steven Kronauer, it offers quality vocal and choral training, providing boys with essential tools to help them sing through their vocal transition and a forum where they can learn more about the healthy development of their maturing voices at their own pace in a fun, understanding and encouraging environment. 
 
Kronauer notes that one of the fundamental considerations for working with the choir is adjusting to the needs of each individual voice to ensure that each boy sings in a range that is healthy for him.
 
Established in 2009, Young Men’s Ensemble holds rehearsals weekly on Sunday evenings (5:30 – 7:15 pm) and features a specially tailored musicianship course and individualized vocal coaching sessions that adhere to LACC’s exceptionally high standards.
 
 Among numerous highlights, YME has toured Germany, Austria, Italy and Alaska; performed with Cuba’s celebrated Sine Nomine and the esteemed University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club and Harvard Glee Club; attended a retreat at USC Thornton School of Music; and participated in a special seminar with acclaimed counter-tenor David Daniels and world famous tenor Ben Hepner.

Auditions will be held at Pasadena Presbyterian Church, located at 585 East Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, California 91101.  For more information or to make an audition appointment, please call (626) 793-4231 or visit www.lachildrenschorus.org.
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Thinking of Christmas - The Age Old Reason for Joy Robin Mayhewhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446695%am, %22 %b %2014 %10:%Jul:%nd 10JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446695Click on the link which will take you the The Age Old Reason for Joy page where everything for leaning and performance is available as free downloads. - the SATB score, a 2 part score for young choristers and schools, the words and accompaniment plus other aids and a link to YouTube where one can see and hear a performance recorded last Christmas with a lot of smiling faces.  Traditional yet modern with 'new' words in a message to teach the young and remind the older just what Christmas is really all about in this world that has become so commercial at the time of the joyous festivities.
 
http://www.refuse-to-lose.co.uk/pages/ageoldreasonforjoy.htm
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Vox Grata Women's Choir Announces Auditions Jeanette MacCallumhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446688%am, %22 %b %2014 %01:%Jul:%nd 1JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446688Vox Grata, a Nashville-based women’s choir, is now auditioning sopranos and altos for its third concert season.  Audition appointments can be requested through the end of August.  Rehearsals take place on Mondays from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3900 West End Avenue, Nashville.  Rehearsals for the 2013/2014 season will begin on Monday, September 15.
 
Vox Grata was founded by Artistic Director, Jeanette MacCallum in 2012.  The ensemble performed its inaugural concert to a standing ovation audience in January 2013, with additional performances in 2013 and 2014.  The choir is comprised of joyful women who, out of gratitude for the fullness of their own lives, possess a desire to sing together for the benefit of others.  The group performs repertoire that expresses a uniquely feminine spirit, especially works that promote the best interests of women in society.  All concert programs directly benefit the needs of women in the Nashville area.
 
Vox Grata performs challenging classical choral repertoire and auditions are limited to singers with significant choral experience. A number of Vox Grata members sing in 2-3 ensembles in the Nashville area, and many study voice privately. Women requesting audition appointments will be asked to list their previous choral experience.
 
Information about the audition process can be found at www.voxgrata.com.  An audition request form can be submitted directly from the website or by e-mailing voxgratainfo@gmail.com.
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Reflections on 9/11 for women's choirs Iris Levinehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446686%am, %22 %b %2014 %00:%Jul:%nd 0JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446686Colleagues,
 
Seeking suggested repertoire for women's choir (SSA or SSAA) that was written as a reflection on 9/11.  I'm looking to pair this piece with Daniel Hall's Refletions from Yad Vashem.
 
Any thoughts and recommendations?
 
Thanks,
Iris Levine
Artistic Director
Vox Femina Los Angeles
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New Member Auditions! Kevin Longhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446685%pm, %21 %b %2014 %23:%Jul:%st 23JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446685
August 11 & 12, 2014 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Christ Lutheran Church (Sanctuary), 6500 Stearns Street, Long Beach 90815.
 
Prospective singers should prepare an aria or art song that is no longer than 5 minutes in duration (memorization is not required) and expect to participate in a sight-reading exercise. An accompanist will be provided, however, you will need to bring sheet music for yourself and the accompanist. To schedule an audition, please click HERE or call 562-522-1045.
 
The 80-voice Long Beach Camerata Singers is dedicated to excellence in choral music. Under the baton of Artistic Director Robert Istad, the Camerata Singers enrich the lives of our community and performers through a broad spectrum of repertoire, innovative programming, and arts education. Programming for the 2014-2015 Concert Season includes an American Tapestry, Handel’s “Messiah,” the Bach Magnificat, and another year of Broadway favorites!
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New Member Auditions! Kevin Longhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446684%pm, %21 %b %2014 %23:%Jul:%st 23JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446684
August 11 & 12, 2014 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Christ Lutheran Church (Sanctuary), 6500 Stearns Street, Long Beach 90815.
 
Prospective singers should prepare an aria or art song that is no longer than 5 minutes in duration (memorization is not required) and expect to participate in a sight-reading exercise. An accompanist will be provided, however, you will need to bring sheet music for yourself and the accompanist. To schedule an audition, please click HERE or call 562-522-1045.
 
The 80-voice Long Beach Camerata Singers is dedicated to excellence in choral music. Under the baton of Artistic Director Robert Istad, the Camerata Singers enrich the lives of our community and performers through a broad spectrum of repertoire, innovative programming, and arts education. Programming for the 2014-2015 Concert Season includes an American Tapestry, Handel’s “Messiah,” the Bach Magnificat, and another year of Broadway favorites!
 
 
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Christmas music Caleb Wallshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446682%pm, %21 %b %2014 %22:%Jul:%st 22JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446682
I conduct/teach a church choir of 20 or so singers. I am looking for Christmas music with instrumental arrangements. I cannot afford to purchase a $200-300 orchestration.  As I can only hire about 4 or 5 musicians to play. I would like to try to keep the costs under $100. Can anyone recommend music that would have less expensive arrangements? Anything will do really, I'll sort through the suggestions anyway.  We usually have about 9-10 rehearsals to prepare the work. Preferably, I would want an arrangement in E-flat for Alto saxophone, C for flute, and a part for trumpet. 
 
To God Be the Glory,
 
Caleb Walls
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Soloist parts for Arvo Pärt's Litany Bob Ackerhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446677%pm, %21 %b %2014 %21:%Jul:%st 21JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446677I am involved in a community chorus which is considering performing Arvo Pärt's Litany this fall.  The work calls for four soloists, chorus, and orchestra.  We are having trouble determining how we can get the soloist parts.  There is a chorus score and full score available from Universal Edition, the publisher; the orchestral parts are available for rental only.  The  chorus score does not include the soloist parts.  Are they included in the rental parts?  We have contacted both the publisher and European American, which handles rental, but haven't heard back from them.  Has anyone performed this work and know how the soloist parts can be obtained?
 
Bob Acker
Elgin [IL] Master Chorale (formerly Elgin Choral Union)
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Tenor and Bass needed for Professional Octet in Manhattan, NY Nigel Pottshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446673%pm, %21 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%st 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446673
A TENOR and a BASS is needed for the professional choir at Christ & St. Stephen's Episcopal Church on West 69th Street in Manhattan.
 
Members of this professional octet are responsible for learning their parts in advance of the Sunday morning rehearsal.  There is no midweek rehearsal. Repertoire consists of traditional music ranging from the 16th-20th centuries.  Excellence is expected at all times. The successful candidate will have the following: solid vocal technique, excellent sight-reading ability, the ability to sing with straight-tone and blend, significant church choral experience, as well knowledge and experience of Plainsong and Anglican Chant.
 
The season begins in September and runs thru June. Quartet/Cantor work is available during the summer months. Pay is $105 per appearance, with higher fees for some special/additional services, concerts etc.
The Sunday rehearsal begins at 9:15 sharp, with the service at 11am. Absences are arranged in consultation with and substitutes are chosen by the Organist & Choirmaster.
 
Please submit expression of interest, with a resume showing significant church choral experience, by email to Nigel Potts at music@csschurch.org only. No phone calls and no emails to nigelpotts.com.
 
 
Nigel Potts
Organist & Choirmaster
Christ & Saint Stephen’s Church
New York, NY 10023
 
Ph: 212 787-2755 Ext 6
Email: music@csschurch.org
Websites: www.csschurch.org
www.nigelpotts.com
 
 
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Church Organist, Wheaton, IL Jennifer Whitinghttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446672%pm, %21 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%st 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446672

Church Organist, Part-Time

One thousand-member church in Chicago west suburb seeks organist to play for two services Sunday morning, special services throughout the liturgical year and accompany the Chancel Choir. Thursday evening rehearsals required. Our 3-manual, 44-rank iconic 1930 Austin organ was completely renovated in 2006. With the recent addition of a balcony trompette-en-chamade, the organ is considered by many to be one of the best in the area.

http://garychurch.org/10863/ministry/ministry_id/287970/History-of-the-Gary-Church-Organ

Part-time position; master’s degree or equivalent experience required; salary commensurate with education and experience. Send resume and cover letter to: Music Search Committee, Gary Memorial United Methodist Church, 224 N. Main Street, Wheaton, IL 60187 or email office@garychurch.org.

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Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble (LA) is holding auditions Nicole Bakerhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446670%pm, %21 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%st 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446670Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble of Los Angeles is holding auditions for all voice types, but is in immediate need of a Soprano 1 and a Bass or Bass-Baritone.   This mostly a cappella ensemble performs several programs per year throughout Southern California of music from before 1650, and rehearses weekly from September through May.  While the regular season is volunteer, contract and outreach concerts are paid.  The group consists of excellent amateur and professional singers who share a love of early music.  Singers must have strong sightsinging skills and a lyrical, blendable tone.  To schedule an audition, or for further information, contact the Artistic Director, Nicole Baker, at nbaker@fullerton.edu, or 626-260-8249. ]]>New Christmas settings - instantly downloadable! Gordon Thornetthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446674%pm, %21 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%st 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446674If you click on the following link, you will get immediate access to my page on Sheet Music Plus, where a number of new Christmas settings are listed:
http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/search?Ntt=thornett
You can also 'Look inside' and hear samples of the pieces, most of which are instantly downloadable for digital printing.
Among the most recent additions are: 
"Bright was the Star" - an SATB setting of a poem by Brian Holmes;
"Star of the East" - an SATB setting of the Epiphany carol, "Brightest and best of the sons of the morning";
"The Sleepy Shepherd Boy" - an original composition for children's choir, mostly in unison (with a short optional 2-part section);
"Christmas Time in the Eyes of a Child" - a secular holiday song for children and/or community choir, words by Linda Marcus (SATB version to follow shortly);
"Christmas Candles" - a lighthearted song with piano accompaniment, written for a local choral society and children's chorus in the UK. 
I hope there will be something of interest there!
(The page also lists a few of my other choral pieces published in the UK by OUP, and in Norway by Norsk Musikforlag.)
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Church Renting Space to Store Music - question about prices Marg Stubingtonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446667%pm, %21 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%st 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446667A local church has space and filing cabinets to store choir music if any groups have issues around music storage.
(Often community choirs use a chorister's basement to house the music.)
A member of the church asked what they should charge any choir to store music.
 
What kind of price to rent seems reasonable?
 
 
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Pastor of Worship Rene Uryhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446663%pm, %21 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%st 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446663Time Commitment: Part-time (20 hours per week)
 
Responsibilities:
  • Prepare music for, lead choir practice for, and lead choir on Sunday morning.
  • Prepare music for and lead a band practice prior to Sunday; rehearse on Sunday prior to service.
  • Prepare the weekly order of worship using Planning Center online.
  • Insert worship slides on sanctuary computer.
  • Work with Lead Pastor and staff to develop the flow and intentionality of worship each week.
  • Edit and upload the Sunday message to the internet by Wednesday of each week.
 
Immediate Supervisor: Lead Pastor, Chad Current
 
 
Submit resumes to:
 
Canton First Church of the Nazarene
522 30th St. NW
Canton, OH 44709
 
Please call the church office at 330-492-5698 with questions. 
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Audition Announcement - Allegrezza Stephen C Edwardshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446656%pm, %21 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%st 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446656Allegrezza is proud to announce auditions for their 2014/2015 season.  One of the major highlights of the season is John Rutter’s masterwork Gloria.  Auditions are on Monday, August 11 and Tuesday, August 12.  Please go to www.allegrezzasingers.com to request an audition time.  You will be asked to sing a prepared solo in the style of your choice and prepare an excerpt that can be downloaded from the website.   For more information, contact Founder and Artistic Director Stephen C Edwards through the following link, www.allegrezzasingers.com/#!auditions/c20yr.
 
Allegrezza is an SATB chorus comprised of auditioned singers based in the beautiful Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago. We believe that all people should not only be embraced but celebrated for who they are. Allegrezza means joyfulness in Italian, and through our song, we will show acceptance and joy for all people. 
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Season beginning for San Tan Chorale in AZ Betty Frablehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446655%pm, %21 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%st 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446655Volunteer vocalists are welcome to join the non-audition San Tan Chorale in the East Valley of Phoenix, AZ. Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings at Christ's Greenfield Lutheran Church in Gilbert, AZ. We draw members from across the valley and perform three sessions per season. Membership is open to singers 18 years and older. Please see the "Join Us" page of our website to register or call 480-297-7552. Fall rehearsals begin August 19, 2014 for Timely Tunes featuring selections in celebration of our 50th concert. ]]>Tenor soloist - section leader, Wilmington, Delaware Neil Harmonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446639%pm, %21 %b %2014 %14:%Jul:%st 14JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446639Grace United Methodist Church is seeking a tenor soloist / section leader:
  • Excellent semi-professional choir
  • Thursday night rehearsals, one Sunday morning rehearsal and worship service
  • Competitive pay
  • Frequent solo opportunities
Grace United Methodist Church
900 N Washington St
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 655-8847
 
Please call Dr. Neil Harmon, Director of Music, at the church office for an audition: 302-655-8847.  If you call between 8/4 and 8/19, please ask for Pastor Anne Pruett-Barnett.
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Best of Bond Medley (SATB+accomp.), #00-C0295C1X Alexander Reuterhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446638%pm, %21 %b %2014 %14:%Jul:%st 14JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446638Item: horn section #C0295CH, either sheet music or Trax-CD
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Warner Bros., Ned Ginsburg
Starting: March/April 2015
For: 8 weeks
Copies: 1 ea
Willing to rent: Yes
 
The requested item is and will be permanently out of print (according to Alfred). We also would like to buy this sheet music. We would be glad to cover all costs (licensing, copying, borrow-fee etc.)
Regards,
Alexander Reuter
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Query re music on saints' names Jerome Hobermanhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446625%am, %21 %b %2014 %10:%Jul:%st 10JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446625Dear Colleagues,
 
For a future (secular, concert hall) program that will include a new work on St. Cecilia, I'm seeking suggestions for mixed choral works whose text-subjects have something to do with particular saints.
 
Criteria:
Length - 5' to 45'
Instrumentation - can be 0 to 20 players (new work is 1 perc/org/str 0-0-0-4-1)
Soloists - can include 1 each STB
Language - any
Style period - late Baroque to mid-20th century
 
Of course I've already thought of Purcell and Handel on St. Cecilia, also Britten and Howells on same. I'd really like to have something or things on other saints.
Unfortunately, I am unable to consider new or recent works for this program.
 
Many thanks in advance for your suggestions.
 
Best regards,
Jerome Hoberman
 
Music Director/Conductor, The Hong Kong Bach Choir & Orchestra
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Assistant Conductor, Mississauga Festival Youth Choir (PT) Debbie Bradleyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446635%pm, %21 %b %2014 %13:%Jul:%st 13JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446635Position Vacancy: Assistant Conductor, Mississauga Festival Youth Choir (PT)
 
Founded in 1997, the Mississauga Festival Youth Choir is a registered charitable, not-for-profit youth choir serving children and youth in the Mississauga, Ontario area.  MFYC’s mission is to provide an inclusive, multi-cultural choral music education and performance program for all interested youth ages 7-19 in the community. We take pride in performing diverse repertoire from many cultures around the world, and in our ability to have fun as we learn.
 
MFYC seeks an Assistant Conductor to join our artistic team beginning September 2014. The Assistant Conductor will work closely with the Artistic Director in rehearsals, and will be afforded conducting opportunities both in rehearsal and in concerts with one or more of MFYC’s four choir levels (Cappriccio, ages 7-10), Ostinato (ages 10-13), and Cadenza (high school). The 4th level (Chamber Choir) is drawn from the Cadenza choir.
 
Responsibilities include:
  • Coordinate with Artistic Director and other administrative staff to develop children’s musical skills and build community within the ensemble
  • Coordinate with Artistic Director to plan concerts and repertoire
  • Prepare for occasional events upon request, when schedule permits
  • Maintain regular communication with artistic staff
  • Meet with Artistic Director and-or staff regularly to review procedures, rehearsal-concert plans
  • Work with Artistic Director to build MFYC and develop its unique music education curriculum
  • Reports directly to the Artistic Director
  • Conducting, teaching, and other duties as assigned
 
Qualifications:
  • Minimum: Bachelor’s Degree in Music or Music Education with choral emphasis
  • Minimum: 1 year teaching or working with vocal ensembles
  • Knowledge of effective teaching strategies to improve vocal production and music literacy
  • Leadership and creativity skills to maximize the choir’s potential
  • Ability to direct and teach by example, and to keep children engaged and on task in rehearsals
  • Must possess vocal, keyboard, and conducting skills as well as good communication skills
  • Educational and mentoring skills that foster personal growth and learning
  • Eagerness to work in collaboration with the MFYC staff and board toward growing MFYC’s local and national reputation for choral music education excellence
  • A commitment to diversity and inclusivity in the choir
  • An interest in world choral music. Although not a requirement, experience or a specialty in one or more world music genres is an asset.
 
Part-time position, no benefits
Salary is commensurate upon experience and education.
 
To apply: Please send a cover letter and resume including 3 references who can speak to your conducting and teaching abilities to: info@mfyc.ca, using the subject line: Assistant Conductor Application. The closing date for applications is August 15, 2014.
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Soprano/Tenor/Bass Needed for Doctoral Lecture Recital - Mass in B Minor Luke Lustedhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446630%pm, %21 %b %2014 %13:%Jul:%st 13JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446630
I am conducting the Symbolum Nicenum (Credo) portion of Bach’s Mass in B Minor this fall as part of my lecture recital at UA in Tucson. I am attempting to perform the work with two per part and orchestra. I am looking for a Soprano II, Tenor, and Bass. If interested, please send a recording and CV to llusted87@email.arizona.edu ASAP. I am finalizing bookings on August 1, 2014. The dates and times are as follows:
 
Rehearsal (Chorus Alone)
September 5 - 530pm-9pm
 
Rehearsal (with Orchestra)
September 6 - 1pm -4pm
 
Recital
September 7 - 7pm-8:30pm
 
Pay is negotiable based on location and commute of artist.   
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Female Tenor seeks singing position Diane Goullardhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446619%am, %21 %b %2014 %04:%Jul:%st 4JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446619
Female tenor with a warm voice seeks paid or volunteer singing position, small choir, ensemble, backup vocals, etc.  Diane sings in French and in English, she has a bachelor's degree in music.  She is available to travel, record, sing in studio, etc. Contact info below. 
 
Diane "Frenchie" Goullard
Tel. (602) 870-1000 
E-mail RequestFAECS2008@cox.net
Website http://www.frenchandenglish.com/vocal-work-in-french-and-in-english
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Greater South Jersey Announces auditions for our 2014-2015 season Randy Cornellhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446615%am, %21 %b %2014 %01:%Jul:%st 1JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446615
The Greater South Jersey Chorus extends a warm welcome to singers who would like to audition to sing during our 2014-2015 season. This mixed community chorus of 90+ singers based in Cherry Hill, NJ has a venerable history of performing in the Camden, Burlington and Gloucester areas and beyond. This season, we welcome a new Artistic Director, Dr. Jason Bishop, and a new accompanist, Mr. Max Esmus. In addition, we commence a relationship with a new rehearsal venue, Grace Episcopal Church in Haddonfield, NJ.
 
Our 2014 holiday concert, "Christmas Around the World", will feature that much-loved standard, the Christmas portion of Messiah by Georg Frideric Handel. This central work will be joined with holiday music from a variety of traditions, in arrangements both old and new. At the heart of Spring 2015's concert program, "The Anglo-American Tradition", will be the music of Benjamin Britten and Leonard Bernstein--including the latter's exciting Chichester Psalms.
 
So please plan to join us! Auditions will be held on Monday, August 4 and Tuesday August 5 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. at Grace Episcopal Church. For audition information and to schedule an audition time, please telephone Rose Boland at (856)482-8282. For more information about the Greater South Jersey Chorus, visit our website:http://www.greatersjchorus.org.
 
We look forward to seeing you!
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FINALISTS for The American Prize in Composition, 2014 david katzhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446609%pm, %20 %b %2014 %20:%Jul:%th 20JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446609
 
We at TAP are so happy to provide links to the lists of finalists for The American Prize in Composition, 2014. There are some familiar names here, and evidence of a great deal of excellent music in a variety of styles.

There is a great deal more to say about the variety and vitality of American music, but for the moment, we wanted to simply share the news with colleagues, with congratulations.
 
Winners will be announced in August.

David Katz, chief judge
The American Prize
www.theamericanprize.org



FINALISTS: COMPOSERS for CHORUS
http://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/2014/06/composer-finalists-chorus.html

FINALISTS: COMPOSERS of CHAMBER MUSIC
http://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/2014/07/composer-finalists-chamber-music.html

FINALISTS: COMPOSERS of OPERA/THEATER/FILM
http://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/2014/07/composer-finalists-operatheaterfilm.html

FINALISTS: COMPOSERS for ORCHESTRA
http://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/2014/06/composer-finalists-orchestra.html

FINALISTS: COMPOSERS for BAND/WIND ENSEMBLE:
http://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/2014/06/composer-finalists-bandwind-ensemble.html


 
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Choral music for Civil Rights commemoration? Eric S Betthauserhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446596%pm, %20 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446596Hello, all.
 
I'm sure that some of you have- or are going to perform some pieces honoring the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. What suggestions have you?
I'm looking for something for my high-school SATB choir--something fairly simple, like a Level 2 or 3.
 
I'm already planning on "MLK" by U2 and maybe "Hope for Resolution". Also maybe "Both Sides of the Story" by Phil Collins.
I've looked at the list on the ChoralNet Repertoire page, and I got a few ideas. I'm looking for something with proven success and good epressive possibilities. It'd be nice to get something that honors the journey over the past 50 years--not only an arrangement of a 60's song or text.
 
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The Oriana Consort seeks 1 soprano, 2 altos, 1 tenor, and 4 basse Kathryn Lowhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446594%pm, %20 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446594The Oriana Consort seeks 1 soprano, 2 altos, 1 tenor, and 4 basses to fill its membership to the ideal complement of 32.  We will do three December performances of Britten’s Ceremony of Carols, Handel’s Chandos Anthem #11 (with a period instrumental ensemble), and Christmas works by Rutter, Warlock, Howells, and Rubbra.  Sunday evening rehearsals in Cambridge begin September 14.  Oriana is an accomplished semi-professional chorale with an eclectic repertory, enthusiastic audiences, and a warm and attractive sound.  Soloists are always Oriana members.  Our audio clips can be heard atwww.orianaconsort.org; click LISTEN.  We seek good-to-excellent readers with clear, center-of-the-pitch voices that work well with other voices in the group.  To arrange a half-hour audition in July, August, or early September (the sooner the better), please email Walter Chapin at director@orianaconsort.org, summarizing your choral and solo experience.  Along with a quartet of members, you’ll read excerpts from our recent repertory and sing a brief but difficult choral part that you’ll prepare two days in advance.  Please bring a solo of your choice. ]]>Nebraska's Premiere A Cappella Chorus holds Open Auditions August 7th, 2014 TJ DiBaccohttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446568%am, %20 %b %2014 %02:%Jul:%th 2JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446568
The Pathfinder Chorus, Nebraska's Premiere A Cappella Chorus, will hold open auditions on August 7th in Omaha, NE
  •   Who:              The Pathfinder Chorus
  •   What:            Open Auditions in Omaha
  •   When:           Thursday, August 7th, 7:00 pm
  •   Where:          Elkhorn South HS, 204th Street, just south of Pacific, in Omaha
  •   Why:              Enrich more Lives Through Singing!
Just returning from the International Barbershop Harmony Society competition with their best score yet, & placing 11th in the World, The Pathfinder Chorus will hold their first ever Open Auditions.  If you know of a male singer in eastern Nebraska age 8-80 who loves to sing, have him come to Elkhorn South HS, 204th Street, just south of Pacific, in Omaha, on Thursday, August 7th, at 7:00 pm - ready to sing!
 
The Pathfinder Chorus, Nebraska's Premiere A Cappella Chorus, consists of 100+ men of all ages. An annual World Finalist in the Barbershop Harmony Society since 2010, we captivate audiences with original arrangements and choreography. The most consistently improving chorus in the Society, we exist to Enrich Lives Through Singing, and actively support music education & select charitable organizations. Our music ranges from barbershop chestnuts to popular tunes arranged in the rich barbershop style.
 
Nebraska Educational Television (NET) will film a Nebraska Story segment about the chorus this Fall, and in September we will perform on the "Celebrate Nebraska" concert in honor of the Lincoln Lied Center's 25th anniversary.  October is our Central States District competition. In November we are a special guest for the Nebraska Music Educator's All-State conference, & in December we perform our annual Charity Christmas Concerts in Fremont and Omaha. The Pathfinder Chorus is a 501(C)(3) organization.
 
Thanks to the strengthening relationship between the ACDA and the Barbershop Harmony Society, the opportunity for students to experience this original American style of music is continually expanding. Many students and music educators are proud members of the Pathfinder Chorus, and the chorus welcomes opportunities to include even more.  Please visit our website www.pathfinderchorus.org for more information.

 
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Need a Good Arrangement of Star-Spangled Banner Darren Lougeehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446563%am, %20 %b %2014 %01:%Jul:%th 1JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446563I would like to find a good arrangement of The Star-Spangled Banner that is of medium difficulty (SAB or SATB).   Any suggestions out there?
Thanks
Darren
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Slow Down! Red Squirrels! Cheryl Cammhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446553%pm, %19 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446553It's a beautifully flowing unison song with optional harmony and descant parts, and a piano accompaniment (I also have a backing track MP3 which I can provide if required.)
 
Here's a bit more information about the song with a link to the score and a full recording in the form of a learning video.
 
 
Programme Note:
Northumberland is one of the few places left in Britain where red squirrels still survive. They are a rare sight and innocently wander across country roads in the path of danger. There are road signs to warn drivers, but alas the squirrels take no heed of them. This song uses a couple of Northumberland words for the creatures that live here as taught to me by my friend and neighbour Ted Beswick: a hoolet is an owl, a spuggie is a house sparrow. These spuggies are very fussy when it comes to the seeds they will eat from garden feeders, preferring sunflower seeds to all others, and hoying those they don’t fancy onto the ground, where they are greedily snaffled by cushats (local pigeons).
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What's on Great Sacred Music, Sunday, July 20, 2014 Robert Kennedyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446555%pm, %19 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446555
In case you cannot hear the show live, the playlist is on Spotify for you to enjoy: GSM - July 20, 2014
Don't forget that we have more choral and organ music programmed on Sunday
evenings beginning at 10 p.m. eastern.
 
Rob
Rob Kennedy
Great Sacred Music
The Classical Station
http://theclassicalstation.org
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08:02:00
Gordon Slater: Jesu, the Very Thought of Thee
Choir of St. John's, Elora, Noel Edison
Paul Halley, organ
 
George Frideric Handel: Zadok the Priest
Choir of King's College, Cambridge; English Chamber Orchestra, Philip Ledger
 
Gordon Slater (1896–1979) was organist of Leicester and Lincoln Cathedrals.
"Zadok the Priest" is one of four anthems which Handel wrote for the coronation of King George II in 1727.
 
08:14:53
Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Te Deum, H.147
Le Concert Spirituel, Herve Niquet
 
J.S. Bach: Chorale Prelude "Wer nur den lieben Gott lasst Walthen," BWV 647
Marie-Claire Alain, organ
 
Marc-Antoine Charpentier's Te Deum for Four Voices, H. 147 was written in 1693. Marie-Claire
Alain (1926-2013) recorded the complete organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach three times during her lifetime.
 
08:30:07
Jacobus Gallus: Pater noster
Huelgas Ensemble, Paul Van Nevel
 
Robert Prizeman: Sanctus
Libera: Robert Prizeman
 
Max Reger: Chorale Prelude on Sleepers, Awake!, Op. 67, No. 41
Martin Welzel, organ
Johannes Klais organ, Trier Cathedral
 
Jacobus Gallus (1550-1591) was a late-renaissance composer who was born
in Slovenia. Libera is an English boy band (as opposed to boy choir) which has
concertized world-wide to great acclaim.
 
08:42:16
Arvo Part: Two Magnificat antiphons
Choir of King's College, Cambridge
Stephen Cleobury
 
Sir Edward Elgar: Nimrod ~ Enigma Variations, Op. 36
Peter Richard Conte, organ
The Wanamaker Grand Court Organ, Macy's, Center City, Philadelphia
 
"O Weisheit" and "O Immanuel" are two of seven Magnificat Antiphons which Arvo
Part wrote. The Grand Court Organ at Macy's, Center City, Philadelphia, had its origin
as the organ built for the 1904 World's Fair in Saint Louis, Missouri.
 
08:55:27
J.S. Bach: Cantata 93, "Wer nur den lieben Gott ... "
Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki
Yukari Nonoshita, soprano; Matthew White, alto;
Makoto Sakurada, tenor; Peter Kooy, bass-baritone
 
The German translates as "If you but permit God to prevail". Bach wrote this cantata
for the Fifth Sunday after Trinity. It was first performed on July 9, 1724 in Leipzig.
 
09:16:44
Sir Edward Elgar: The Kingdom
London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, Leonard Slatkin
Yvonne Kenny, soprano, the Blessed Virgin;
Alfreda Hodgson, contralto, Mary Magdalene;
Christopher Gillett, tenor, St. John; Benjamin Luxon, bass, St. Peter
 
The Kingdom is one of three large scale oratorios which Elgar wrote in the early part of the
20th century. It was first performed at the Birmingham Music Festival in 1906. Elgar selected
his text from The Acts of the Apostles.
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Staff Alto section leader - paid position Phoenix Scott Youngshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446560%pm, %19 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446560All Saints' Episcopal Church in Phoenix has an opening for an alto section leader / staff singer.
All Saints' is located at 6300 N Central Avenue in central Phoenix.  Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings,
and there are two services on Sunday mornings.  Each service and each rehearsal is paid at $50. per.
Staff positions include singing in both the professional chamber choir and being section leaders in the adult volunteer choir. Please contact Scott Youngs  602-279-5539 ext. 128,  syoungs@allsaints.org
Please look at the church web page for program information:   allsaints.org
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Chicago ensemble holding auditions for paid singers Amy Beardenhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446550%pm, %19 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446550
The Marion Consort
an early music ensemble
 
The Marion Consort announces auditions for all voice types
Thurs July 24th (7-9pm), Fri July 25th (6-9pm), Sat July 26th (11am-2pm), Sun (3-6pm).
 
We are a small, Chicago-based early music ensemble that focuses mainly on Medieval and Renaissance music, with some Baroque. We are seeking highly qualified, responsible singers for paid positions for our upcoming 2014-2015 season.
 
Experience with early music is encouraged, but not required.

Experience with singing one or two to a part or other small ensemble experience is required.

Candidates should prepare a solo piece that highlights their voice quality & vocal range. This piece does not have to be from the early time period, but please, no pop music or musical theater.
 
You will also be asked to sing a short sight reading piece and prepare a choral piece of your voice part.

We will provide an accompanist, but you may bring your own if you wish.

Please email marionconsort@gmail.com with questions or to schedule an audition time. More information about the ensemble can be found at our website www.marionconsort.org or find us on Facebook.

We look forward to meeting you!
 
 
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"A Life in Song" Concert Theme Mary Bondhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446548%pm, %19 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446548I'm planning a setlist for an SATB collegiate chamber group.  The theme the director and I have chosen is journeying through life with song, more specifically, music affecting each stage of life.  We have decided to end the concert with Sametz's setting of "I Have Had Singing," about a man on his deathbed that is content with his life because of the presence of song.  My job is to fill in the stages before death.  I am looking for rep of varied languages and styles to portray this theme.  Any suggestions? ]]>Ars Nova Singers - openings in all sections Tom Morganhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446546%pm, %19 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446546Ars Nova Singers, a 36-voice professional-core ensemble announce auditions for all voice parts. Individual auditions will be held from July 20 to August 11. 

To schedule an audition, please e-mail a brief choral/vocal resume to Tom Morgan, Artistic Director: tom@arsnovasingers.com. An individual audition will then be scheduled for qualified candidates. Ars Nova’s 29th concert season opens in October and includes 12 performances of music ranging from works of the Medieval and Renaissance periods to new music by contemporary composers.

The 20-minute audition will include one prepared song (any language, no jazz/gospel/showtunes please), sight-reading, tonal memory, and general vocalizations. An accompanist is provided. A limited number of PAID choral positions are available; see the website for details.

Auditions will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1419 Pine Street in downtown Boulder. 

Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings (7:30-10:00pm) beginning August 14th, with occasional Tuesday rehearsals (especially in concert weeks). 

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Ars Nova Singers - paid choral positions Tom Morganhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446545%pm, %19 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446545Ars Nova Singers, a 36-voice professional-core ensemble announce auditions for all voice parts. Individual auditions will be held from July 20 to August 11. 

To schedule an audition, please e-mail a brief choral/vocal resume to Tom Morgan, Artistic Director: tom@arsnovasingers.com. An individual audition will then be scheduled for qualified candidates. Ars Nova’s 29th concert season opens in October and includes 12 performances of music ranging from works of the Medieval and Renaissance periods to new music by contemporary composers.

The 20-minute audition will include one prepared song (any language, no jazz/gospel/showtunes please), sight-reading, tonal memory, and general vocalizations. An accompanist is provided. 

PAID SINGERS - Section Leaders (4 people), Choral Pros (variable number, depends on the program). We are a semi-professional ensemble, in that we have a paid core of professional singers who serve as section leaders. These are trained, professional musicians with extensive vocal and choral experience. Section leaders are paid for every service, both rehearsals and performances. Section leaders are required to have completed Estill Level I training. These positions are rarely open to singers who have not performed with the ensemble in previous seasons. Choral Pros: A limited number of positions are available for highly skilled choral professionals who learn the repertoire independently and join the ensemble for the final 4 rehearsals of a program. These positions require considerable experience in both choral and solo work, and advanced reading and ensemble skills. Choral Pros are paid for every service, both rehearsals and performances. 

Auditions will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1419 Pine Street in downtown Boulder. 

Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings (7:30-10:00pm) beginning August 14th, with occasional Tuesday rehearsals (especially in concert weeks). 

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New auditioned Compline Choir Tom Morganhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446544%pm, %19 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446544
Calling All Singers!
 
Auditions for the new St. John’s Compline Choir will be held this summer, from July 20 through August 9th. The choir will be under the direction of Music Director Thomas Edward Morgan, assisted by Principal Organist Brian du Fresne, A.A.G.O. 
 
The Choir will meet three times a month: one Wednesday evening for rehearsal (the Wednesday before the second Sunday of each month) and the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month. Rehearsals will begin on Wednesday, August 13. All rehearsals and services held at St. John's Episcopal Church, 1419 Pine Street in downtown Boulder.
 
Some PAID positions are available for highly qualified singers; see the website for additional information.
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Paid Choral Positions in new Compline Choir Tom Morganhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446543%pm, %19 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446543
Auditions for all singers in the new St. John’s Compline Choir will be held this summer, from July 20 through August 9th. The choir will be under the direction of Music Director Thomas Edward Morgan, assisted by Principal Organist Brian du Fresne, A.A.G.O. 
 
The Choir will meet three times a month: one Wednesday evening for rehearsal (the Wednesday before the second Sunday of each month) and the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month. Rehearsals will begin on Wednesday, August 13. All rehearsals and services at St. John's Episcopal Church, 1419 Pine Street in downtown Boulder.
 
Some PAID positions are available for highly qualified singers; see the webpage for information and audition instructions.
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Paid Church Choristers - Cincinnati Bro. Brent Stullhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446539%pm, %19 %b %2014 %14:%Jul:%th 14JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446539Old Saint Mary's Church in Over-the-Rhine Cincinnati (an Oratorian parish) is hiring three paid choristers for the 2014-2015 choir season. The Mass in which the choristers will sing is the 9:15 a.m. Latin Novus Ordo Mass. The openings are for alto, tenor, and bass.

Applicants should have at least basic knowledge of Gregorian chant and proficiency in the singing of sacred music from the Medieval to Modern periods.

Compensation will be somewhat based on skill and experience. Choristers will have first right of refusal for cantoring all weddings and funerals at the parish.

Below, find the schedule of dates for the year:

All Sundays
September 14, 2014 through June 7, 2015 (except December 28)

Holydays and extras
September 8 - Musical Oratory (of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
November 1 - Mass (All Saints)
November 2 - Mass (All Souls)(Sunday this year)
December 8 - Mass (Immaculate Conception)
TBD - Musical Oratory (of Advent)
December 25 - Midnight, 9:15 a.m. (Christmas)
February 18 - Mass (Ash Wednesday)
March 25 - Mass (Annunciation)
April 2 - Mass (Maundy Thursday)
April 3 - Liturgy, procession, and evening Tenebrae (Good Friday)
April 4 - Mass (Holy Saturday)
April 5 - Mass (Easter Sunday)
August 15 - (Assumption)

One weekly rehearsal on Wednesday evening.

Please send résumés and recordings to:

Bro. Brent Stull
Director of Sacred Music
123 East Thirteenth Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

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VOICES Sing! LBI Foundation for the Arts and Sciences Carole Moorehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446355%pm, %16 %b %2014 %22:%Jul:%th 22JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446355Sunday, August 24th - 7pm
VOICES sing at the Long Beach Island Foundation for the Arts and Sciences
120 Long Beach Blvd.
Loveladies, NJ  08008
 
Folk songs and spirituals by Copland, Bartok, and Mosen Hogan - plus an audience song-along of Shenandoah, and choruses from Handel's Messiah.,
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Colorado Repertory Singers Mark Stamperhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446517%am, %19 %b %2014 %02:%Jul:%th 2JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446517

Looking for a great choir??


Look no further. Colorado Repertory Singers, founded in 2001, is looking for singers who are interested in being a part of an innovative and exciting approach to choral singing.

Rehearsals take place on Thursday evenings from 7-9:30 pm at the Northglenn United Methodist Church. This coming season, we will perform 4 concerts: New York State of Mind: Bacharach to Minelli (Cabaret show), Christmas Through the Ages, Carmina Burana with the Colorado Children’s Chorale, and “Music from the Stage: Broadway to Opera”.

As we celebrate our 14th season, we want to find singers who are committed to excellence, having fun and possess a spirit of collaboration. If these qualities fit you, we invite you to visit the website below and sign up for an audition. All the necessary details are listed on the website.

Audition Website: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4FADAD28A0F94-crs201415

If you have any questions, please email Mark Stamper (AD@coloradorepertorysingers.org).

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Seeking Tenor and Bass Choral Scholars Jason Fishburnhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446516%am, %19 %b %2014 %02:%Jul:%th 2JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446516Roberts Park United Methodist Church in the heart of downtown Indianapolis seeks a Tenor and Bass Choral Scholar.  The Chancel Choir sings at the end of August through the beginning of June on Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings including Christmas Eve, Easter, and Holy Week services.  Solo and small group opportunities will be available throughout the season.  Each Choral Scholar must be a proficient sight singer.  
 
For more information and to schedule an audition please contact Jason Fishburn, Choir Director, at jfishburn@robertsparkumc.org.  We also welcome volunteer singers to the choir.  
 
To learn more about Roberts Park, please visit:  www.robertsparkumc.org.  
 
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Play-my-note: a note-learning resource Marion Woodhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446501%pm, %18 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446501This mobile phone app is designed to empower choir singers to learn their own voice parts from written notation - even if they have never learned an instrument. It helps to solve the ever-present problems of mixed ability groups, and narrows the gap between those who have had prior music training and those who haven't.
 
The app is quite simple - it asks for a clef and key signature and then just displays the notes on a stave so that they can be played exactly as they appear in the score. So singers who previously needed to ask someone to play or sing their part to them are suddenly able to get involved in the learning process.
 
First published a few months ago, the app has just had a major upgrade, allowing it to store recently played notes and display them in order, and the addition of a much requested piano sound.
 
There are a demo videos here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMwRvg-8fu0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUaE6TmtvgU
 
and download links here:
http://www.play-my-note.com/get-the-app.html
 
It is published for iPhone, iPad, Android or Amazon Kindle Fire. As ever, I am happy to offer ChoralNet users free download codes for the iPhone/iPad version, as I would particularly welcome your comments and suggestions - just contact me. Unfortunately there is no similar systemfor Android, but there is also now a Free 'Lite' version with only 3 key signatures for classroom use or to try the app out. There is also a slightly higher priced 'Extra!' version with C clefs, some control of Temperament, more stored notes and Transposition.
 
All feedback warmly welcomed.
 
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Anthony's Cosmic Adventures, a choral fantasy John Metzhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446506%pm, %18 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446506
New Composition for SATB/Piano by John Metz, self-published MetzScores.com
 
“I love it.”  “Bravo”  “So adorable!”  “Marvelous”  “The piece has a consistent and pleasing approach to the subject material.  … can't wait to hear a choral recording!”
 
Based on a book of clever sci-fi poems by Frederick Winsor, (reprint, Purple House Inc.) this choral fantasy allows you to feature your smaller as well as your larger ensembles within one musical entity. (Taffy was a Welshman, Taffy was a Thief… for men’s chorus, and Spin along in Spacial Night for tenor and soprano soloists, other movements for full chorus.)  Optional speaking roles for conductor and pianist, plus recommended stage action, as when the space child pushes the button that starts the machine that unravels The Theory that Jack Built.
 
Anthony’s Cosmic Adventures has got attention of and support from The Center for Science and the Imagination at Arizona State University, which fosters the use of the arts and science fiction to generate greater interest in pursuing a career in the sciences.
 
Contact John Metz for perusal copy, MIDI file and information regarding purchase of parts.
 
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TheC7Prize Winners for Choral Music from USA and Canada donald patriquinhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446509%pm, %18 %b %2014 %20:%Jul:%th 20JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446509
TheC7Prize (Choirs, Conductors, and Composers Collaborating on a Choral Composition Competition) is pleased to name the composers who received citations and awards in the 2014 choral composition competition (theC7prize.com). All “Recommended works” – with the exception of two chosen for specific premieres* – are now available for performance by choirs everywhere have been uploaded to the Marketplace on TheC7Prize website– just click on any highlighted link. (www.thec7prize.com/marketplace.html)
 
TheC7Prize is committed to helping new and recent American and Canadian choral music to get ‘out there’, be it into the largest concert halls or the tiniest churches– everywhere there are committed choirs and their conductors.   
 
TheC7Prize Citation: TheC7Prize Recommended Works” awarded to
 
David Avshalomov– The Garlic Blessing; Chanukah Tonight; Julie Bernstein– Go Tell It On the Mountain; Steven Bernstein– On Music; Jeffrey Cobb– In Monte Oliveti; Samson; R. Michael Daugherty– Morning; Wallace De Pue– Why Do I Remember Christmas?; Hold My Hand; Christine Dolanc– Ave Maria; *Sarah Jaysmith–The First Spring Day; Paul Reale– I Would Not Paint; *Lincoln Sandham– Falling Slowly In Love; Bruno Dufresne– Regina Coeli; Jason Fuemmeler– Jabberwocky; William Healy– Dad's Pocket; David Lipten– A Widow's Song; Richard Moriarty– Agnus Dei; Leonard Enns– I Wonder as I Wander; Michael Gilbertson– Where the Words Go; Aiden Hartery– Süsser Friede; Sean Hussey– Lord Ronald; Andrey Stolyarov– O Magnum Mysterium; Rick Bartlett– Breathe On Me, Day! and To Go Away; Costas Dafnis– Looking Outward; Rachel DeVore Fogarty– Blessed Is the Match; Patrick Greene– My Dearest Friend; Lane Johnson– She Sat and Sang; Liam Moore– The Lake Isle of Innisfree; Justin Pounds– Music, When Soft Voices Die… 
 
Specific Prizes and Citations: For works that had not previously received a premiere:
Citation: TheC7Prize Recommended Work and Conductor Prize – cash award
*Sarah Jaysmith– The First Spring Day. Chosen by adjudicator Hilary Apfelstadt
*Lincoln Sandham– Falling Slowly In Love. Chosen by adjudicator Cheryl West
 
For works that had already received a premiere:
Citation: TheC7Prize Recommended Work and Publisher Prize – cash award from EDITIONS GAM)
Jeffrey Cobb– Samson. Chosen by Adjudicator Brady Allred
 
A special award was created by TheC7Prize for the highest ranking given by the combined Level One adjudicators:
TheC7Prize Recommended Work and Composer Prize – cash award donated by EDITIONS GAM
Michael Gilbertson– Where the Words Go.
 
The ‘Recommended’ choral compositions are found on Marketplace on TheC7Prize website (theC7prize.com)  
 
We wish those whose music appears on TheC7Prize website all the best of luck with their chosen works, and hope that conductors everywhere will have a look and listen to the music, and hopefully perform it. Feedback is much welcomed!
 
On behalf of TheC7Prize,
 
Elise Letourneau and Donald Patriquin
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Send Your Men! Thomas Berrymanhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446494%pm, %18 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446494 
SINGING MEN!  Vocal Workshop
A Massachusetts American Choral Directors Association Workshop
featuring performing artist/teacher FRANK KELLEY, tenor
Sat Sept 20 9 am - Noon  $20 fee  free to ACDA members attending with chorister(s)
Christ Lutheran Church  113 Union Street  Natick MA 
 
-open to male choral singers 16-adult
-warm up the voice for your new singing season
-posture / breathing / range building
-tone / tuning / diction
-skills for power & agility
-a morning workshop with lots of singing!
sign up at  http://massacda.org/ai1ec_event/singing-men-vocal-workshop/
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San Diego Children’s Choir Accompanist Kelsey Younghttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446492%pm, %18 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446492A SDCC Accompanist is responsible for providing musical accompaniment for chorister rehearsals at one or more designated locations. Rehearsal sites meet once weekly and choir levels may include one or more Grades 1-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-9, and/or Grades 10-12 ensembles, depending on desire and availability. Accompaniment will be provided for approximately 4-6 songs each semester for a given level, as well as game songs and movement activities, at the location(s) to which they are assigned. Accompanists may be requested to participate in performances as well, including the annual Winter and Spring Concerts, additional outreach performance events, and All-Together Rehearsals.
Accompanists should have strong music reading skills and accompanying abilities. Experience working with elementary-aged children, in a music instruction setting, is helpful. Ability to assist the director with rehearsal as needed (warm-ups, game songs, sectionals, etc.) is desirable.
 
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please send an email with the subject “Accompanist” including a cover letter, CV with three references, to Kelsey Young, administrative assistant: musicjobs@sdcchoir.org, (858) 587-1087. Links to video of teaching and/or performances may be included, if available. For more information, visit www.sdcchoir.org.
 
ABOUT SDCC: Under the artistic direction of Dr. Aaron Mitchell, The San Diego Children’s Choir provides the children and youth of San Diego with the highest quality choral music education and performance experience, fostering an awareness of cultural diversity and inspiring a lifelong love of music. The core program includes choirs for grades 1-2, 3-5, 6-9, and 10-12. The SDCC Neighborhood Choir program is an outreach offered during the school year at no cost to the families. The Neighborhood Choir provides musical instruction and performance opportunities, and fosters the development of leadership skills and positive social interaction, to children in under-served areas of San Diego County.
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San Diego Children's Choir Neighborhood Choir Accompanist/Assistant Kelsey Younghttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446491%pm, %18 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446491POSITION: Accompanist/Assistant, Neighborhood Choir, San Diego Children’s Choir (Part-Time Artistic Staff)
 
A SDCC Neighborhood Choir Accompanist/Assistant is responsible for providing musical accompaniment and instructional assistance to between 8 and 30 choristers at a given location in a once-weekly hour-long session. Choristers consist of 1st through 5th graders of varying ages and skill levels, many with little to no musical training. NC accompanists will accompany and assist with 3 to 5 songs each semester, as well as game songs and movement activities, at the location(s) to which they are assigned. NC accompanists may be requested to participate in performances, but their general responsibility is assisting with the weekly rehearsal.
Accompanists/Assistants should have music reading skills to accompany the children. Experience working with elementary-aged children, in a music instruction setting, is helpful. Spanish speaking ability is a plus. Together with the director, NC accompanists assist in inspiring the children and teaching songs along with basic theory techniques (beat vs. rhythm, dynamics, etc.), basic sight-reading skills, proper vocal technique and performance etiquette.
 
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please send an email with the subject “Neighborhood Choir Accompanist” including a cover letter, CV with three references, to Kelsey Young, administrative assistant: musicjobs@sdcchoir.org, (858) 587-1087. Links to video of rehearsal and/or performance may be included, if available. For more information, visit www.sdcchoir.org.
 
ABOUT SDCC: Under the artistic direction of Dr. Aaron Mitchell, The San Diego Children’s Choir provides the children and youth of San Diego with the highest quality choral music education and performance experience, fostering an awareness of cultural diversity and inspiring a lifelong love of music. The core program includes choirs for grades 1-2, 3-5, 6-9, and 10-12. The SDCC Neighborhood Choir program is an outreach offered during the school year at no cost to the families. The Neighborhood Choir provides musical instruction and performance opportunities, and fosters the development of leadership skills and positive social interaction, to children in under-served areas of San Diego County.
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San Diego Children's Choir Neighborhood Choir Coordinating Director Kelsey Younghttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446490%pm, %18 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446490
PART-TIME ARTISTIC STAFF
 
The Director/Coordinator of the Neighborhood Choir Program is responsible to lead rehearsals at one or more locations with between 8 and 30 choristers in a once-weekly hour-long session, and to plan, coordinate and oversee the overall instruction of the program, which includes multiple locations and directors. Choristers consist of 1st through 5th graders of varying ages and skill levels, many with little to no musical training. NC Directors will teach 3 to 5 songs each semester, which are memorized, as well as game songs and movement activities, at the location(s) to which they are assigned. NC Directors are typically required to attend the SDCC Winter and Spring Concerts, and may have 1-3 additional performances each semester. The NC Director/Coordinator will determine repertoire and curriculum instruction for the Neighborhood Choir program, meet with other directors and office staff to plan and coordinate instruction and performance logistics issues such as uniforms, bussing and scheduling; assist with recruitment and marketing efforts, and periodically observe other NC staff and assist in hiring new staff as needed, reporting to the Artistic Director in oversight of the Neighborhood Choir program.
The Director/Coordinator should have music reading and vocal skills (instrument playing abilities a plus) and experience working with elementary-aged children, preferably in a music instruction setting. Spanish speaking ability is a plus. Directors educate and inspire the children, teaching songs along with basic theory techniques (beat vs. rhythm, dynamics, etc.), basic sight-reading skills, proper vocal technique and performance etiquette. The Director/Coordinator should have musical and leadership experience, the ability to effectively select repertoire and design curricular instruction, a desire to make a difference in the music education of children in under-served neighborhoods, and the ability to work collegially with artistic and administrative staff.
 
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please send an email with the subject “Neighborhood Choir Director/Coordinator” including a cover letter, CV with three references, to Kelsey Young, administrative assistant: musicjobs@sdcchoir.org, (858) 587-1087. Links to video of teaching and/or performances may be included, if available. For more information, visit www.sdcchoir.org.
 
ABOUT SDCC: Under the artistic direction of Dr. Aaron Mitchell, The San Diego Children’s Choir provides the children and youth of San Diego with the highest quality choral music education and performance experience, fostering an awareness of cultural diversity and inspiring a lifelong love of music. The core program includes choirs for grades 1-2, 3-5, 6-9, and 10-12. The SDCC Neighborhood Choir program is an outreach offered during the school year at no cost to the families. The Neighborhood Choir provides musical instruction and performance opportunities, and fosters the development of leadership skills and positive social interaction, to children in under-served areas of San Diego County.
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San Diego Children's Choir Neighborhood Choir Director Kelsey Younghttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446488%pm, %18 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446488PART-TIME ARTISTIC STAFF
A SDCC Neighborhood Choir Director is responsible for between 8 and 30 choristers at a given location in a once-weekly hour-long session. Choristers consist of 1st through 5th graders of varying ages and skill levels, many with little to no musical training. NC Directors will teach 3 to 5 songs each semester, as well as game songs and movement activities, and will assist with recruitment efforts at the location(s) to which they are assigned. NC Directors are typically required to attend the SDCC Winter and Spring Concerts, and may have 1-3 additional performance events each semester.
Directors should have music reading and vocal skills (instrument playing abilities a plus) and experience working with elementary-aged children, preferably in a music instruction setting. Spanish speaking ability is a plus. Directors educate and inspire the children, teaching songs along with basic theory techniques (beat vs. rhythm, dynamics, etc.), basic sight-reading skills, proper vocal technique and performance etiquette.
 
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please send an email with the subject “Neighborhood Choir Director” including a cover letter, CV with three references, to Kelsey Young, administrative assistant: musicjobs@sdcchoir.org, (858) 587-1087. Links to video of teaching and/or performances may be included, if available. For more information, visit www.sdcchoir.org.
 
ABOUT SDCC: Under the artistic direction of Dr. Aaron Mitchell, The San Diego Children’s Choir provides the children and youth of San Diego with the highest quality choral music education and performance experience, fostering an awareness of cultural diversity and inspiring a lifelong love of music. The core program includes choirs for grades 1-2, 3-5, 6-9, and 10-12. The SDCC Neighborhood Choir program is an outreach offered during the school year at no cost to the families. The Neighborhood Choir provides musical instruction and performance opportunities, and fosters the development of leadership skills and positive social interaction, to children in under-served areas of San Diego County.
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San Diego Children's Choir Core Choir Director Kelsey Younghttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446489%pm, %18 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446489
POSITION: Director, San Diego Children’s Choir (Grades 1-2 and/or Grades 3-5)
 
A SDCC Director is responsible for leading choristers in rehearsal at one or more locations in a once-weekly session of either 45 minutes (Grades 1-2) or 1.25 hours (Grades 3-5). Directors generally teach 4-6 songs each semester and may incorporate game songs and movement activities into their sessions. Directors are typically required to attend the SDCC Winter and Spring Concerts, and may lead one or more additional performance events each semester. The Director may work with one or more directors of other sites and will coordinate in terms of repertoire and instruction. The locations combine for periodic All-Together rehearsals and performances, while rehearsing independently at sites throughout the county.
Directors should have excellent teaching and classroom management skills, strong music reading and vocal ability (piano skills a plus), and experience working with elementary-aged children in a music instruction setting. An understanding of Kodály and solfège techniques is desired. Directors educate and inspire the children, teaching songs for instruction and performance along with basic theory, sight-reading, proper vocal technique and performance etiquette skills. Directors should have the ability to work well as a team with other artistic and administrative staff, and will report to the Artistic Director.
 
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please send an email with the subject “Director” including a cover letter, CV with three references, to Kelsey Young, administrative assistant: musicjobs@sdcchoir.org, (858) 587-1087. Links to video of teaching and/or performances may be included, if available. For more information, visit www.sdcchoir.org.
 
ABOUT SDCC: Under the artistic direction of Dr. Aaron Mitchell, The San Diego Children’s Choir provides the children and youth of San Diego with the highest quality choral music education and performance experience, fostering an awareness of cultural diversity and inspiring a lifelong love of music. The core program includes choirs for grades 1-2, 3-5, 6-9, and 10-12. The SDCC Neighborhood Choir program is an outreach offered during the school year at no cost to the families. The Neighborhood Choir provides musical instruction and performance opportunities, and fosters the development of leadership skills and positive social interaction, to children in under-served areas of San Diego County.
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Chapel Organist and Chapel Choir Accompanist Positions Robert Goadhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446483%pm, %18 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446483Downers Grove First United Methodist Church announces two vacancies in the music staff, both set to begin in late August, 2014.  DGFUMC is a vibrant congregation located in the Southwest Suburbs of the Chicago Area.  The church music program’s legacy and history are exemplary.

 

Job descriptions are attached to this email. All inquiries should be electronically sent to both Brett Goad and Greg Ver Beek - email addresses listed below. (It is possible that one person could assume both positions.)

 

Brett Goad: rbgoad52@sbcglobal.net

Greg Ver Beek: greg.verbeek@morningstar.com

 

 

Chapel Organist

Downers Grove First United Methodist Church

1032 Maple Ave., Downers Grove, IL

Part-time Position Description

 

General Description: The Chapel Organist provides music for worship services held in the Chapel, and selected services in the Sanctuary as identified in the responsibilities listed below. 

 

Accountable to: The Chapel Organist reports to the designated Senior Pastor(s) and is accountable to the Music Coordinator and the Staff-Parish Relations Committee. 

 

Position objectives:

 

  1. Collaborate with the Pastor(s), music coordinator, choir directors, sanctuary  organist, and Worship Work Area in realizing the vision for a fully integrated music program; one where volunteer and professional musicians are inspired and mentored in sharing their musical gifts to praise God.

 

  1. Collaborate in the planning and execution of worship services, as needed.

 

  1. Pursue and model a music program of the highest quality that is uplifting to our congregation and honoring to our Savior.

 

 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities of the Position:

 

  1. Play at the 8:15 am service each Sunday beginning with Rally Day in September, through the last Sunday in May or first Sunday in June.. Music to be provided encompasses, prelude, congregational hymns, accompaniment for special music, offertory, communion, and postlude.

 

  1. Play for the Sanctuary services six Sundays a year when the Sanctuary organist is on vacation.

 

  1. Play for the 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm services or the first two services, depending on the schedule, on Christmas Eve and the Ash Wednesday Evening Service.

 

  1. Play for weddings and funerals which occur in the Chapel.  Remuneration for the organist is paid to the church by the family involved and then paid to the organist.  

 

The Chapel organist will receive two Sundays a year vacation the first year and three Sundays after five years. Chapel Organist and Sanctuary Organist are responsible for accommodating each other with a mutually agreed upon vacation schedule.  The Pastors and the Music Coordinator need to be notified of the arrangement.

 

The policies in the Employees’ Handbook, as approved by the Administrative Council, also apply to this part-time position.    

Reformatted 7/2013

 

 

Chapel Choir Accompanist

First United Methodist Church

1032 Maple Ave. Downers Grove, IL

Part-time Position Description

  

General Description:   Provide piano accompaniment for all activities of the Chapel Choir.

 

Accountable to:  The Chapel Choir Accompanist is accountable to the Senior Co-Pastors and Staff Parish Relations Committee and collaborates with the Chapel Choir Director and Music Coordinator.

 

Position Objectives:  The Chapel Choir Accompanist will provide support to the Chapel Choir Director so that through music they enhance the spiritual growth of Senior High School youth choir members as well as worship experiences for their audiences. 

 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities of the Position:

 

  • Prepare for and accompany the Chapel Choir during their weekly rehearsals on Wednesday evenings September through May and for special rehearsals associated with Christmas concerts and spring choir tour.

 

  • Accompany Chapel Choir during weekly Sunday Worship service September through May and one Sunday in early June.

 

  • Accompany Chapel Choir for Christmas concert.

 

  • Accompany Chapel Choir for pre-concert and week-long spring concert tour at other churches and post-tour home concert.

 

  • Coordinate with Chapel Choir Director and Music Coordinator in arranging for a substitute accompanist when conflicts arise.

 

  • Collaborate with Pastors and all music staff to realize the vision for a fully integrated music program in sharing their gifts to praise God including participating in the annual staff planning meeting to coordinate the yearly worship calendar.

 

All of the policies of the local church as found in the Employee Handbook also apply to the conditions of this position.

 

6/1/14 

 
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Looking for medium/easy SAB songs for concert Alisa Inmanhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446475%pm, %18 %b %2014 %14:%Jul:%th 14JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446475I'm looking for some fairly easy but nice SAB songs for my beginner high school choir.  I don't have a middle school feeder program so my music selections have to be fairly easy.  Any suggestions would be welcome!  Thanks! ]]>Christmas in July? Sparkling new song for SATB! Marilyn Harrishttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446451%am, %18 %b %2014 %09:%Jul:%th 9JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446451Just published!  SATB of a terrific NEW holiday song! Please check it out! 
 
http://www.soundstudiopublications.com/DecFinallyHere.html -
 
Please forgive my forwardness - I’ve never had a choral piece published before!  
 
There's a fun YouTube, too!!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MaENzLn9EQ  
 
THANKS!!  - Marilyn
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Venezia in Musica 2016 - Venice, ho! Piroska Horváthhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446447%am, %18 %b %2014 %08:%Jul:%th 8JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446447
We are happy to let you know about the date of 2016´s Festival and Competition "Venezia in Musica":
This well known and much loved International Choir Competition and Festival organised by meeting music will again offer a wide range of categories for different standards, types of choirs and musical genres - the best way to enable every choir and singer to present their current qualities on the international stage and become a melodious part through meeting in music.
Let´s wait for further announcements of the bag of musical surprises to be pulled out!
For those who might not have seen the  colorful” impression of the 2014´s edition, make a step and watch what this festival and competition could be for you on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCfEYh5Xt5M .
 
For further information on competition and festival please contact:

meeting music

Konrad Adenauer Str. 36
35415 Pohlheim
Germany

tel: +49 6403 9784225
info@meeting-music.com
www.meeting-music.com

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GPYO Choir recruitment manager Mini Krishnanhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446472%pm, %18 %b %2014 %13:%Jul:%th 13JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446472Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra is starting a new ensemble, Choir. GPYO is looking for a recruitment manager to do the following. This is a work at home, part time job. but should be able to attend Auditions  done at Montgomery High School. 
 
Responsibilities:
Auditions:  Work with conductors and Administrative Director (AD) in planning Audition dates throughout the year, accept online applications, schedule auditions, announce results to students and parents, forward Audition results to Administrative Director. Be present at the auditions.
Recruitment: Develop relationships with public, private and parochial schools in the Central NJ and Bucks County areas, outreach to music schools, stores and private teachers and work with the Administrative Director to help with any outreach to the general public for recruitment purposes. Send postings to newspapers and websites to advertise audition dates. Post audition flyer/dates on GPYO Fan page. Look for new ideas and opportunities to recruit new students.
Communication with Students and Parents: respond to parent/student inquiries regarding auditions, or specifics of our GPYO Choir program.
Other staff: Be available for occasional meetings/ conference calls, communicate with administrative and artistic staff on regular basis regarding recruitment needs of the ensembles.
 
Compensation: $2.500 per year.
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It’s Christmas in July! Scott Dorseyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445496%pm, %30 %b %2014 %21:%Jun:%th 21JunGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445496
Oh the weather outside is frightful . . . but in a steamy, pass the sunscreen, fry-an-egg-on-the-sidewalk sort’a way.
 
What better way to mentally beat the heat than to have a little Christmas in July?
 
For the month of July, the first 13 volumes in the ACDA monograph series are ON SALE for just FIVE DOLLARS each (plus shipping).  You will loving adding these titles to your library:
 
Guide for the Beginning Choral Director (Vol. 1)
 
An Annotated Inventory of Distinctive Choral Literature for Performance at the High School Level (Vol. 2)
 
The Choral Journal: An Index to Volumes 1-18 (Vol. 3)
 
A Classified, Annotated Bibliography of Articles Related to Choral Music in Five Major Periodicals Through 1980 (Vol. 4)
 
Singing in English: A Manual of English Diction for Singers and Choral Directors (Vol. 5)
 
A Classified Index of American Doctoral Dissertations and Dissertation Projects on Choral Music Completed or Currently in Progress Through 1989 (Vol. 6)
 
The Choral Journal: An Index to Volumes 19-32 (Vol. 7)
 
American Singing Societies and Their Partsongs (Vol. 8)
 
Twentieth Century Choral Music: An Annotated Bibliography of Music Appropriate for College and University Choirs (Vol. 9)
 
The Syntagma Musicum of Michael Praetorius: An Annotated Translation (Vol. 10)
 
The Foundation of Artistry: An Annotated Bibliography of Distinctive Choral Literature for High School Mixed Choirs (Vol. 11)
 
Music Performed at American Choral Directors Association Conventions 1960-2000 (Vol. 12)
 
Hungarian Choral Music (Vol. 13)
 
Ho Ho Ho!  Don’t miss out.  Visit the ACDA Store today!
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After School Middle School Choir Clay Oglesbyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446442%am, %18 %b %2014 %02:%Jul:%th 2JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446442I just got hired at a middle school teaching general music/music appreciation/music class. In the county I'm in the only music options for middle schoolers during the school day are band and general music, any choirs have to be after school. Now, I'm fine with doing a choir after school, but should I put 6th-8th grade in a choir? Should I have three different ones? (One for each grade level). Or two, one for 6th and one for 7th and 8th? How long should I rehearse? And how many days? Thank you all so much in advance for your input! ]]>Part-Time Accompanist Luke Lustedhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446441%am, %18 %b %2014 %02:%Jul:%th 2JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446441 
                 FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 
TUCSON, AZ 
Immediate Supervisor: Director of Music
 
ResponsibiResponsibilities:
  •    Play appropriate service music on the organ and/or piano for Sunday morning worship.
  •    Play appropriate service music on the organ and/or piano for specific additional services during the year (Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Christmas Eve) as well as large programs such as the Scholarship Singer Benefit Dinner.
  •    Submit music titles/composers to the Director of Music for inclusion in the Sunday Bulletin.
  •    Accompany the Chancel Choir and soloists in worship.
  •    Rehearse in with the Chancel Choir and soloists.
  •    Play for weddings and funerals (fee for service)
  •    Find capable substitute organist when the regular organist is on vacation.
 
Qualifications:
  • Able to support the mission statement of the church; make new disciples of Jesus for the
      transformation of the world.
  • A Bachelors Degree in Music with a major in organ or piano, or equivalent experience.
  • A demonstrated ability to perform at a professional level on the organ and piano both as a soloist and accompanist as well as the ability to sight-read.
  • A proven repertoire of organ/piano compositions suitable for preludes, offertories and postludes at the church services and a working knowledge of hymn playing and accompanying congregational singing.
 
Hours: Part-time position, 8-10 hours per week.
 
Term: The contracted term would be from September 1st 2014 – August 31st 2015 with the possibility of renewal at the end of the term. This contract may be cancelled at any time at the discretion of the Director of Music and the Senior Pastor with a two week notice period given.
 
Pay Scale: Commensurate with experience and education.
 
Application Materials: All applicants must send the following materials to Luke Lusted, Director of Music, at llusted87@email.arizona.edu by August 10, 2014:
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Letter of application with contact information
  • Previous musical positions held with salary history 
 
Review of applications will begin August 11, 2014 and may continue until a successful candidate is determined.
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A Meditation John Metzhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446436%am, %18 %b %2014 %00:%Jul:%th 0JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446436
New Anthem or hymn in three verses for SATB/Piano text and music by John Metz, self-published MetzScores.com 
 
A Meditation  Appropriate for Earth Day, Thanksgiving, or other occasion.
 
Two verses.  Verse 1: This is a vast and frightful universe, erupting forces, distant galaxies, and marked by fiery gloves and ashen worlds with turbulent random bursts of energy.  Our earth is a plot of green and living turf, a place where cool and quiet breezes flow and our home is brown with muddy fields in spring with summer nights and fall’s bright morning frosts. 
Verse 2: Our lives are hurried, fraught with daily care, with frenzy over wrought with pride and wear. More time! More time! Ambition rules the day when discordant voices call us to obey. But earth is a welcome shelter from the storms of cosmic fury, whirling all around. Let us calm our selves, suspend our eager thoughts, and thankful, find that inner peace is found.
 
This score may be had for free.  Just let me know if you are programming it, and if you get a good audio or video, please share it with me.  Thanks
 
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Charismagical John Metzhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446435%am, %18 %b %2014 %00:%Jul:%th 0JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446435
New Anthem in three verses for SATB/Piano. Text and music by John Metz, self-published MetzScores.com.
 
Charismagical  Alternates peppy unison sections with more broadly expressive SATB sections. The text affirms the joy of a congregation working and singing together. Could also be done as a response between choir and congregation.
 
1st Verse: Unison -- What gets me out of bed, and into my little gas miser car in the morning, on a Sunday morning? What gets me in through the doors on a Sunday morning where does the joy come from on this special day?  SATB – Singing assembled, our voices expand, and all weave together in rhythm and sound.  Working with purpose our many hands join together ‘till freedom and justice abound.
 
This score may be had for free.  Just let me know that you are performing it, and if you get a good recording or video, please share it with me.
 
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gently used Wenger Travelmaster Acoustical Choir shells - band Shell Brian Nentruphttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446439%am, %18 %b %2014 %00:%Jul:%th 0JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446439I am selling a gently used set of Travelmaster Acoustics Choir Shells. The configuration is a 4-shell, plus 3- filler setup. It fills aproximately 4-standard sized choir risers..but you can easily move or change it for smaller configurations. It is in very good condition-- no cracks, major blemishes etc. It appears that it was never moved or traveled with. I am selling this setup for $4000.00 - I can ship, or you can pickup. Located just 20-minutes southeast of Indianapolis, Indiana. 

**Please note: I still have a few other main shells, and fillers from another set I had a few years ago. If you are interested in those too- I could quote adding those into this setup. The only issue with the odd-lot that I am mentioning is that the color is off on those and may not match perfectly. Just mentioned if you email, and we can discuss the odd-pieces further. ]]>
Part-Time Organist/Accompanist Mary Trigghttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446434%am, %18 %b %2014 %00:%Jul:%th 0JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446434
Part-Time Organist/Accompanist, Abiding Presence, Ewing, NJ: Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, a mid-sized Lutheran (ELCA) congregation located in Ewing Township, NJ near The College of New Jersey, seeks a part-time organist starting on September 1, 2014 or candidate's earliest availability.
 
Description:
Candidate must have a strong Christian commitment, experience with liturgical worship, ability to play a range of musical styles on pipe organ and piano, and an openness to work cooperatively with a part-time Director of Music Ministries. The candidate will support congregational singing, accompany choirs and vocal and instrumental soloists, and prepare weekly preludes, postludes and occasional offertories.
 
Duties include:
Range of 10-13 hours per week. Two weekly traditional Sunday services (8:15 and 10:45 a.m.) during the academic year, summer schedule one service with music at 9:30 a.m.; adult choir rehearsal on Thursday evening during the academic year;  and possibility for occasional accompaniment for Saturday 5:30 p.m. service. There are also special services during Advent, Christmas and Lent. The organist will participate in worship planning meetings. The organist will have first refusal for funerals and weddings with additional compensation.
 
Qualifications:
 An appropriate degree in music or equivalent experience; excellent sight reading ability; comfort with a range of styles, including traditional classical, gospel, jazz, classical contemporary, and world music; accompanying experience.
 
Additional Information:
The organ is a Custom built pipe organ, solid-state console, 14 ranks/2 manuals.
The piano is a Steinway Boston 5 ft. grand piano (model GP 163).
Salary is commensurate with experience.
 
Please send a brief cover letter, resume, and a list of references to our church office addressed “Attention: Organist Search Committee” via mail (2220 Pennington Road, Ewing, NJ 08638) or email (aplcoffice@verizon.net). 
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Auditions - Minnesota Center Chorale Jody Martinsonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446422%pm, %17 %b %2014 %20:%Jul:%th 20JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446422Auditions for Minnesota Center Chorale will be held on Monday, July 28 and Tuesday, July 29, from 4:30PM 
to 7:00PM at the Church of the Holy Spirit in St. Cloud. Auditions will be 20 minute slots, and will include a 
check of voice range and color, tonal memory, sight-reading and brief performance of an art song, aria or folk 
song.
 
Auditions can be arranged by calling (320) 257-0603 or by sending an email to: minnesotacenterchorale@gmail.com
(If these audition dates do not work, alternate arrangements can be made.) 

**RETURNING singers must meet with the director for a vocal evaluation. 
 
Minnesota Center Chorale (MCC) is a regional community chorus which begins its 42nd season in the fall of 
2014. MCC draws members throughout central Minnesota into this 80 member choir to perform a mixture of 
classical and contemporary music, and frequently collaborates with other local fine arts organizations. 
Minnesota Center Chorale is a member of United Arts of Central Minnesota. All the members are volunteers. 
Rehearsals are held at the College of St. Benedict on Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00pm, September to May. 
More information can be found at: www.minnesotacenterchorale.org
 
OUR 2013-2014 SEASON “RED, WHITE & BLUEGRASS” WILL INCLUDE: 
November 2 – “A Civil War Portrait” with Stephen Foster tunes and songs of the 
Civil War era, featuring guest performers: Cristina Seaborn – fiddler, 
and Paul Imholte – hammer dulcimer 
 
December 13 – “White Christmas” Holiday Cabaret at St. John's University Great Hall with favorite holiday 
carols, a choral masterwork, and a gourmet dinner in a festive holiday setting 
 
April 26 – “The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass” - a collaboration with world 
renowned bluegrass band Monroe Crossing. 
 
 
 
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Unfamiliar curriculum Alan Larsonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446425%pm, %17 %b %2014 %21:%Jul:%th 21JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446425Help!

Well I finally did it. I graduated with a music degree in choral education. After searching several months I finally got a job teaching at a jr high and high school. But I'm not just teaching choir, but band too, and orchestra... and percussion... and several guitar classes! I was 100% ready to start my choral program at a school but now I'm at a little bit of a loss how to even begin tackling five different classes. Yes, I took methods classes at the university, but one semester doesn't really prepare one for everything needed to teach a student in a schoolyear. Does anyone know where I can find some good classroom models and materials to at least get me on the right path? You would be a lifesaver!

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Whitbourn's ANNELIES in Northampton, MA: July 22, 2014 catharine melhornhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446415%pm, %17 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446415Massachusetts ACDA and Smith College Music Department will co-sponsor a performance of British composer James Whitbourn's Annelies in Sweeney Hall, Smith College, on July 22, 8 pm.  This is a relatively new (2005/2009) 75-minute oratorio for chorus, solo soprano, and four instruments—piano, clarinet, violin, cello—with libretto by Melanie Challenger, on texts from the Diary of Anne Frank. A lecture regarding this work and other musical commemorations of the Holocaust by Northeastern University Prof. Joshua Jacobson, international authority on Jewish music, will precede the concert at 7 pm. 
 
Annelies was performed several times in Boston this past season.  In fact two prestigious choral ensembles—Chorus pro Musica (March 1) and Coro Allegro (March 30)—both thought they were presenting the Boston premiere, only to learn that the New England Conservatory beat them to it in November 2013!  All three performances were well received, each audience being deeply moved. As part of their 2014 Summer Conference in Northampton (July 20-23), MassACDA has invited Chorus pro Musica and Coro Allegro to collaborate to bring the work to western Mass, each ensemble supplying an equal number of singers, and directors Jamie Kirsch and David Hodgkins splitting the conducting. Soprano Lynn Eustis (who sang the US premiere in April 2007) will be joined by Darryl Hollister (piano), Kristina Nilsson (volin), Aristides Rivas (cello), and Paul Won Jin Cho (clarinet).
 
Annelies is an "accessible" work, the first authorized choral setting of the riveting, often profound words of young Annelies "Anne" Marie Frank, as she and her family hid in the back of an Amsterdam warehouse during the Holocaust. In Whitbourn's score, Anne's interior voice and longings resonate with echoes of the world outside-church bells and popular tunes from the radio mix with instrumental timbres and melodic contours drawn from Jewish traditions.
 
If you haven't yet heard this work, either "live" or via the Grammy-nominated CD produced at Westminster Choir College, and if you live anywhere near Northampton, MA, don't miss this opportunity to experience this very beautiful new additional to the choral repertory.
 
“A very respectful and affecting setting of words that will live forever."
 
“A bleakly comforting, musically moving transcendence…a choral masterwork of our times.” (G.A. Edwards, Classical –Modern Review)
 
Tickets available at the door, or online: www.annelies.eventbrite.com
$25 general, $20 seniors, $15 students
 
 
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DCINY seeks Program Developer - NYC Recruitment Iris Derkehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446410%pm, %17 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446410
DCINY, a successful and busy NYC Classical Concert Production Company seeks a very special and experienced Recruitment/Development/Sales Candidate (classical music background and music degree required), living in the NYC metropolitan area or ready to relocate and excited to bring their enthusiasm and ideas to the DCINY Concert Series.  Must be self motivated, a self-starter, and able to multi-task, with a genuine passion for classical music.  Base salary + commissions + full benefits + Matching 401K + an office within walking distance of Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.  Send resume, 3 references and cover letter telling us why we should meet you to Jobs@DCINY.org. Please include examples of your successful recruiting, whether within your choir, school, or organization. No phone calls please. Here’s your opportunity to join a great team and work with talented conductors, composers, and artists from around the globe.

Now in its seventh season and with a combined roster of concerts and recitals in major concert venues in New York and Los Angeles, DCINY is a creative producing entity with unmatched integrity that is a talent incubator, a star-maker, and a presenter of broadly accessible, world-class musical entertainment.  Distinguished Concerts International New York is driven by passion, innovative vision, a total belief in its artists, and unwavering commitment to bringing forth unforgettable performer and audience experiences.  
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Tenor/High Baritone Section Leader - near Boston Rebecca Kenneallyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446409%pm, %17 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446409Tenor/High Baritone Section Leader Wanted: Endicott College, Beverly, MA (45 min. north of Boston). Endicott Singers, (40-voice SATB ensemble) seeks tenor/high baritone with good sight-reading skills and blending tone to assist with rehearsals and concerts in the 2014-2015 academic year. Monday evening rehearsals, 4-5 concerts/semester. Pay to be discussed. Best if you have your own car, but not essential. Please contact me if interested. Becca Kenneally rkenneal@endicott.edu (978) 232-2397 ]]>Director of Music/Choir Director Kristie Reedhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446406%pm, %17 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446406
Santa Teresa Hills Presbyterian Church is seeking a Director of Music/Choir Director for Sunday worship, to begin in August or September, 2014.
 

Experience Desired

 
The preferred qualifications would be a Masters in Choral Conducting with several years experience conducting school, church, or community choruses.  Individuals possessing a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Music, who are pursuing a Master’s degree in Music, or who have conducting experience are encouraged to apply.
 

Music Program Description

 
Santa Teresa Hills Presbyterian Church follows the reformed Protestant tradition, and worships in a traditional format with some contemporary elements (blended service).  There is an established Choir of 20+ individuals, with 15-18 typically available every Sunday.  Most have many years of experience and read music.  The music style tends toward traditional anthems, though we regularly include contemporary or praise music (hymns or choral pieces) and actively seek out and perform from a broad genre including gospel, jazz, praise, Taize, African, Latin, plus older styles (baroque, madrigal, selections from the ‘great composers’).
 
The Church’s interests and budget support regular purchase of new music.  The typical accompaniment is piano or organ, with occasional use of other instruments that are available from volunteers and sometimes paid professionals.
 
The current Director has been a long time volunteer and member of the congregation, and would be available during the transition for as much time as is needed (and to cover vacation).

Duties

 
  1. Works with the Pastor, the Worship and Music Ministry and the Accompanist to propose and plan music (anthems, introits, extroits, responses, solos) to be performed by the Choir during Sunday worship and other Special Services as needed.  Currently there is one worship service held Sunday at 10AM, following a traditional/blended format. Special services include Christmas Eve and Easter Holy Week.  In addition, the Director may propose and plan occasional Choir/Music concerts.
  2. Rehearses the Choir each week during Thursday night rehearsals (currently 7:30 – 9PM).  Schedule and conduct additional rehearsal time as needed for the Choir, soloists, and accompanist.
  3. Proposes purchase of new music.  Works with the Worship and Music Ministry Elder to develop annual budgets.
  4. During summer worship (no choir):  Duties may include scheduling and rehearsing special music (solos, small groups, instrumentalists), and helping prepare for the “open” hymn singing portion of the service.
  5. Oversees the children choir. 
 
 
Remuneration
 
  1. On weeks when the Choir (or some soloist or ensemble that needs rehearsing) is singing: $200 per week.
  2. All other services:  $100 per week
  3. Special services: $50 per event
  4. Summer worship:  $100 per week.
  5. Vacation: One week for each quarter employed. Maximum of four weeks per year. Vacation needs to be requested at least two weeks in advance.
  6. There are no sick days or health benefits for this position.
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South Metro Chorale fall 2014 auditions Kim Petersenhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446402%pm, %17 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446402Auditions for all vocal parts can be arranged by calling Artistic Director Russell Adrian at 316-217-5525 or emailing director@southmetrochorale.org.

Our rehearsals are held on Tuesdays from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Hidden Oaks Middle School in Prior Lake. Our 2014-2015 season will include concerts December 12 and 14 titled "Fire and Ice" featuring Conrad Susa's "Christmas in the Southwest" and concerts May 15 and 17 featuring Faure's "Requiem." We will also have "Cabaret" concerts March 7 and 8 with opportunities for members to sing solo and small group numbers. ]]>
Grammy-nominated African Children's Choir -now booking with YOUR Choir in Missouri and beyond Molly Kirk http://www.choralnet.org/view/446399%pm, %17 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446399Calling all choir directors in the state of Missouri (children's, community, professional, school, and more!)                         
 
The Grammy-nominated AFRICANCHILDREN'SCHOIR is currently booking our North American tour for the 42 second choir from Africa to tour in the United States, and this coming February 2015, we will be touring all across Missouri. 
 
The primary goal of the African Children’s Choir™ is to raise awareness of the need of destitute and orphaned children in Africa and to raise funds for continued development and support of the Choir’s relief and development programs. We are a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit working with education across 7 African countries. We do so through performances featuring youth from across Africa who perform well-known gospel songs as well as traditional African song and dance. They are extremely gifted singers and dancers.
 
 
Partnering with local, high caliber choirs has been an incredible experience for us in the past, and we have no doubt this experience would prove the same. We even had the opportunity to collaborate with Gary Barlow and the Military Wives band under the direction of Gareth Malone to sing for the Queen of England in celebration of Uganda's 50th anniversary of independence.
You can see the song, "Sing" that we performed here: Sing- with Gary Barlow
 
 
The Choir coming to Missouri (and beginning their very first tour in America!) features 18 beautiful children from Uganda, ages 7-11 who are all very gifted singers and dancers.
 
We are very interested in inviting your choirs to join us in 3 unique ways:
 
  1. Benefit concerts: We are currently booking for February, and would love to speak with you about opportunities to collaborate to invite the community to experience the power and beauty of music while supporting our programs in Africa. We also perform at local churches.
 
  1. Join our choir at pre-booked events for the singing of the South African National Anthem, Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrica –and in so doing, inviting and exposing the greater community to both of our Choirs and the work being done across Africa.
 
  1. Cultural workshops with our Choir. Our children will not only perform during the workshops, but share more of their background, culture, and personal stories, as well as provide opportunities for students to learn a new song or drumming pattern. This is an excellent interactive opportunity for students, and many teachers have told me it is the best assembly they had at their school all year! 
*Contact Molly.kirk@africanchildrenschoir.com for more info or call our offices at 877-532-8651
 
http://africanchildrenschoir.com/ 
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Alto, Tenor, and Bass vacancies Christopher Lynchhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446392%pm, %17 %b %2014 %14:%Jul:%th 14JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446392 
St. Mark’s Cathedral (Episcopal) is seeking volunteers for weekly Choral Evensong. There are currently vacancies for volunteers in the alto, tenor, and bass sections. Singers will join the Adult Evensong Choir, an auditioned ensemble of staff singers and volunteers that supports the Boys & Girls Choir at St. Mark’s Cathedral.
 
Responsibilities include a rehearsal at 4:00 p.m. on Sundays, followed by Choral Evensong at 5:15 p.m. There is no weekday rehearsal, and there are no conflicts with Sunday morning responsibilities at other churches. Auditions will be held on August 6, 7, and 8 by appointment at St. Mark’s Cathedral, 908 Rutherford Street, Shreveport, L.A. Additional audition dates can be scheduled if necessary. Please contact Christopher Lynch, Associate Organist & Choirmaster, to schedule an audition at (318) 226-4033 or Christopher@stmarkscathedral.net.
 
For more information about the music program at St. Mark’s Cathedral, visit stmarkscathedral.net.
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Alto, Tenor, and Bass staff singer positions Christopher Lynchhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446391%pm, %17 %b %2014 %14:%Jul:%th 14JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446391 
St. Mark’s Cathedral (Episcopal) is seeking staff singers and volunteers for weekly Choral Evensong. There are currently vacancies for paid staff singers and volunteers in the alto, tenor, and bass sections. Singers will join the Adult Evensong Choir, an auditioned ensemble of staff singers and volunteers that supports the Boys & Girls Choir at St. Mark’s Cathedral.
 
Responsibilities include a rehearsal at 4:00 p.m. on Sundays, followed by Choral Evensong at 5:15 p.m. There is no weekday rehearsal, and there are no conflicts with Sunday morning responsibilities at other churches. Auditions will be held on August 6, 7, and 8 by appointment at St. Mark’s Cathedral, 908 Rutherford Street, Shreveport, L.A. Additional audition dates can be scheduled if necessary. Please contact Christopher Lynch, Associate Organist & Choirmaster, to schedule an audition at (318) 226-4033 or Christopher@stmarkscathedral.net.
 
For more information about the music program at St. Mark’s Cathedral, visit stmarkscathedral.net.
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Coursera recommendation Jena Dickeyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446398%pm, %17 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446398I have just completed an extraordinary online course called "Fundamentals of Rehearsing Music Ensembles," taught by Dr. Evan Feldman of U. North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While I thought I would gain something from the course, I was overwhelmed with the scope of the videos. Dr. Feldman is a wind ensemble director, but his rehearsal techniques apply across the board to other ensembles, as well. Plus he brought in experts from the choral (Daniel Huff) and orchestral (Tonu Kalem) fields. If you have time to watch a few videos this summer and need some inspiration, I highly recommend this class. It's free! And it is permanently online now, available at any rate of speed that will work for you. Go to www.coursera.org and search for it. ]]>Processionals! Brandon Hollihanhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446383%pm, %17 %b %2014 %13:%Jul:%th 13JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446383High school teacher from Columbus, OH here.  I love doing a processional for my first concert in the fall and I'm trying to find a good one that's not Heleluyan, quite frankly I'm sick of that song.
 
What are some of your favorite and/or most successful processional pieces?
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Ave, Maris Stella Sergio Rodríguezhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446379%pm, %17 %b %2014 %13:%Jul:%th 13JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446379This is a work for mixed choir SATB div. without instruments composed by Sergio Rodríguez.Timing: 8,30 min. Text language: Latin. The work is published and available in www.54musics.com. You can find purchase options there.
http://www.54musics.com/products-page/obras-para-coro/ave-maris-stella-edicion-digital/
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Marketing and Development Assistant Martha Platthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446375%pm, %17 %b %2014 %12:%Jul:%th 12JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446375

Commonwealth Youthchoirs (CY), a highly successful organization that brings the joy of singing to over 500 young people, is seeking a .50 to .75 time professional to help administer the CY effort in Development, Marketing, and Media.  Ideally, this candidate will have excellent writing, editing and communication skills, web creation and social media skills, as well as graphic design skills. The organization is open to the possibility that a viable candidate does not have training, experience or skills sets in all three areas of Development, Marketing, and web-based Media, but is open to developing new skills sets.

This 20 to 30-hour a week position will involve:

Working with the CY Managing Director and CY Program Director on all Development efforts including grant writing and reporting, individual donor campaigns and corporate sponsorship campaigns, donor cultivation and stewardship, as well as working with the CY Development committee .

Working with the CY Managing Director and CY Program Director on Marketing initiatives, including press releases, internal and external e-blasts, printed marketing pieces,  as well as working with the CY Marketing and Media committee.

Working with the CY Managing Director and CY Program Director on updating and maintaining the organization’s websites, as well as the organization’s online and social media presence.

At present the organization is seeking out someone who has training and is skilled/experienced in these areas but is looking for less than a full-time position. This position could evolve into full-time employment in the future. The position offers flexibility in work schedule at its office in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. Some work hours at home is also possible. Salary negotiable based on experience.

Send resumes to Martha Platt, Program Director, at mplatt@cychoirs.org. Deadline August 1st.

 
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Connecticut Yankee Chorale Conductor Opening Mary Rolfehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446374%pm, %17 %b %2014 %12:%Jul:%th 12JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446374
Connecticut Yankee Chorale based in Torrington, CT is looking for a musical director for the coming fall and spring seasons. CYC was founded thirty years ago and is a non-auditioned chorus that meets weekly, currently on Tuesday evenings, in Torrington.  Two formal concerts are presented each year with  a wide variety of music. The chorus is comprised of singers who bring a wide variety of experience including music educators, members of other choirs and  those who love to sing and are joining a chorus for the very first time!
 
Candidates information  will be reviewed by  board members and a personnel committee. We look forward to hearing from qualified candidates by August 1,2014.  Please remit correspondence to Mary Rolfe, 172 Wedgewood Dr., Torrington, CT 06790-3043.
 
Mary Rolfe
860-482-5743
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Soprano I, section leader needed in Bryn Mawr Michael Dioriohttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446369%am, %17 %b %2014 %11:%Jul:%th 11JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446369Church of the Redeemer, an Epsicopal church in Bryn Mawr with traditional music program, is seeking to fill an opening for soprano I. Our music program consists of 5 choirs, 3 of which are youth. We have two adult choirs, with 10 contracted staff singers sing in each of them along with our volunteers. The Redeemer music program is regarded as the flagship music programs in the diocese. Our choirs perform and record with orchestra, leading soloists in the area and from the broader stage, and have opportunities to travel; having toured to Italy in 2001, as well as just returning from a 12-day tour in Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic last week.
 
Our staff singers are invovled in both adult choirs, which means there is a total of 3 calls per week (during the regular season). During high feast days we can have as many as 6 calls per week. Our rehearsals are Wednesday evenings, from 7:39:00, and we have a 9AM and 11:15AM service on Sundays. Strong sight-reading skills are desired.  We are looking to fill the position by mid-August. Please contact Michael Diorio for an audition at mdiorio@theredeemer.org, or call 610.525.2486, x.22 
 
View our website at www.TheRedeemer.org/music
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Reaching for the Stars Mike O'Donoghuehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446365%am, %17 %b %2014 %03:%Jul:%th 3JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446365
This July 20th will mark the 45th anniversary of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's landing on the moon.
 
In honor of the occasion, and in recognition of the many men & women who gave their lives in the name of space exploration, please enjoy "Sequence: A Musical Journey Through Space." This wonderful film was produced by Leg Lamp Productions and features the choral music of the Burbank Chorale set to spectacular space footage from both US and Russian film sources. This film provides a brief overview of many aspects of space flight and the price that has been paid in the name of that achievement
 
The film can be found at these sites:
 
Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/22029938
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3c-EjwMXe4A
 
Open Film: http://www.openfilm.com/videos/sequence-a-musical-journey-through-space
 
In addition, there a short 3 minute film featuring the 22 Russian and American men and women who gave their lives pointing the way to the stars. This film is called, "The 22".
 
This film can be found at the following link:
 
 
In addition, there a short 3 minute film featuring the 22 Russian and American men and women who gave their lives pointing the way to the stars. This film is called, "The 22"
 
This film can be found at the following link:
 
 
 
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Children's Choir Accompanist Colleen Reganhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446361%pm, %16 %b %2014 %23:%Jul:%th 23JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446361The Long Island Children's Choir is in search of a piano accompanist for its two preparatory choirs, Prelude and Cantate.  Rehearsals will be held on Tuesday evenings from either 6:00-7:00pm or 6:15-7:15pm, commencing in September. Accompanist will alternate weeks between the two groups and accompany both ensembles at performances. Total performances will be approximately 6-8 for the full season (September through May).

Piano Performance degree preferred. Choral experience preferred, though not required. 

Email a resume and letter of interest to Artistic Director, Colleen Regan, at cregan@lichildrenschoir.org. Resumes will be accepted until Monday, August 4th, 2014, at which point they will be reviewed and potential candidates contacted. 

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PRIVATE VOICE TEACHER - Hastings High School, Houston, Texas Jenny Warkentinhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446359%pm, %16 %b %2014 %22:%Jul:%th 22JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446359The Hastings High School Choral Department (6A) is looking for an energetic professional voice teacher to assist with the promotion and growth of our on campus private lesson program. Applicants must have a very strong knowledge of vocal pedagogy, the solfege sight-singing method, the TMEA All-State audition process and the UIL Solo & Ensemble contest procedures. It is also necessary to have very strong communication and organization skills. We are looking for someone to be a positive motivator for our students and who is passionate about promoting musical excellence. Pay is $17.50 per half hour lesson.  Please contact Jenny Warkentin at jenny.warkentin@aliefisd.net.
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Noel, Noel, Glad Tidings to Tell John Metzhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446356%pm, %16 %b %2014 %22:%Jul:%th 22JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446356SATB/Piano or Harp.  The original source of this Noel is Volume One of the Nouvelles Poésies published in Paris between
1630 and 1737. The complete title page of this eight-volume series was Nouvelles Poésies Spirituelles et
Morales sur les plus beaux Airs de la Musique Françoise et Italienne, avec use Basse continue. These
volumes contained a variety of moral texts set to airs of the day, including music by Lully, Campra,
Bacilly and François Couperin as well as various popular vaudeville tunes. Poetic settings of the Fables
of La Fontaine made up the final section of each volume, and these settings formed the basis of my
DMA Dissertation (The Juilliard School, 1980).
 
Three verses of text by John Metz, especially suitable for a liberal Christian or non-sectarian view.
Could appeal to church, high school, college, professional or community choirs.
 
There is no charge for this score or parts.
 
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Fables of La Fontaine John Metzhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446354%pm, %16 %b %2014 %22:%Jul:%th 22JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446354Three Fables based on popular tunes of the day found in a 17th Century French source.  (See The Fables of La Fontaine, Juilliard Performance Editions, John Metz, Pendragon Press 1986.)  New and catchy words by John Metz.  1. The Fable of the Ant and the Grasshopper  2. Fable of the Peacock and the Nightingale  3.  Fable of the Elephant, the Rat and the Cat.  Narrator required for Fable 3.  Limited use of French language, just enough to give the 'taste' and a little practice in another language for the kids.
 
Performance by Voices on the Thames:
 
 
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Saratoga Choral Festival July 27th Andrea Goodmanhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446352%pm, %16 %b %2014 %22:%Jul:%th 22JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446352
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. The Saratoga Choral Festival  will perform in a concert at the Henning Rd. United Methodist Church in Saratoga Springs on Sunday, July 27th, at 3:00 p.m. This summer’s concert will feature the choral music of Aaron Copland to include the complete Old American Songs setting for chorus and orchestra and Leonard Bernstein with music from On the Town.
 
The Boatmen’s DanceThe Dodger, and Simple Gifts are just a few of the Old American Songs, a set of ten songs transcribed by Irving Fine and loved by choral singers everywhere. They are rarely performed with the full orchestration traditionally used for the baritone solo version. Wonderful Town with music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by the famed duo Comden and Green will be a lot of fun and a new venture for the Festival singers- a move to Broadway!

                                                 

                                         

The Saratoga Choral Festival began in the summer of 2001. Previous seasons have featured music ranging from Bach’s Magnificat (featuring members of the Philadelphia Orchestra), Gretchaninov’s Liturgia Domestica, a 2012 performance of the music of Karl Jenkins and our 2013 tribute to Dave Brubeck with the outstanding jazz pianist Eldar Jangirov. In August of 2004, the chorus performed with the Philadelphia orchestra in Mahler’s 3rd Symphony with the Harlem Boys Choir under the direction of Charles Dutoit at SPAC. Our performances are usually held at the SPA Little Theater located in the heart of SPA State Park, yet it is undergoing renovations this summer. The Festival joins the list of illustrious performances presented there during the summer such as Opera Saratoga and the Saratoga Chamber Music Festival.
 
The Festival is under the artistic direction of Andrea Goodman, currently the Director of the Cantilena Chamber Choir and the Northern Berkshire Chorale in Western Massachusetts, and former director of Choruses at Skidmore College.
 
More information at www.saratogachoralfest.org, satbchoir @yahoo.com. Our phone number is (518)-852-4851.

All seats: $25, children free with one adult admission.
 
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Associate Director of Traditional Worship Riikka Pietilainen-Caffreyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446347%pm, %16 %b %2014 %21:%Jul:%th 21JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446347
Employment Opportunity as of July 16, 2014
 
Associate Director of Traditional Worship
Broomfield United Methodist Church is looking for an Associate Director of Traditional Worship. The associate director will collaborate with the Director of Worship and Arts and the ministry team to create meaningful worship experience and high quality worship music. Primary duties include directing the Chancel Choir, supervising all traditional worship and personnel, and directing instrumental ensembles.
 
Start date: August 2014
 
Job Description:
  • Plans and implements the traditional worship life of the congregation at the direction of the BUMC Director  of Worship and Arts and Senior Pastor
  • Supervising all music of Traditional service including sound and tech personnel, pianists and organists
  • Is responsible for coordinating the organization, direction, practices and performances of all the traditional musical groups of the congregation.  Responsible primarily for the Chancel Choir, and may include solos and ensembles and youth choirs, including arranging and composing music to accommodate wider variety of music ensembles.
  • Selects the music and directs the Chancel Choir anthem at traditional Sunday morning worship services, and provides special music for special worship services
  • Directs weekly choir rehearsals, worship services and additional special services and extra rehearsals as necessary
  • Communicating and incorporating Children’s Music Ministry in traditional worship services
  • Selects and orders music within the Worship and Arts Ministry budget
  • Recruitment and communication with new members interested in music ministries at BUMC
  • Provides repertoire information to the Communications Director for publication in the weekly bulletin
 
Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and three references to mindy.davidson@broomfieldumc.org
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Part-Time Staff Accompanist and Adjunct Instructor of Music, Chicago-Area Community College philip spencerhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446346%pm, %16 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446346A dynamic and growing two-year college music department in the greater Chicago area, a member of the National Association of Schools of Music, may have an upcoming opening for an experienced part-time
Staff Accompanist and Adjunct Instructor of Music (following official position posting).  Masters degree in music required.  This individual would accompany the college's two choral ensembles as well as accompany students at recitals, juries, and auditions.  The adjunct teaching may include class piano and/or general music courses. Position would begin August 23, 2014.  Please send a letter of interest and resume to Philip Spencer, Professor of Music and Director of Choral and Vocal Music at pspencer@jjc.edu.
 
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Seeking Bass/Baritone Choral Scholar Andrew Paul Fredelhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446345%pm, %16 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446345Gethsemane Episcopal Church has an opening for a Bass/Baritone choral scholar.
 
Gethsemane is an historic church of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota, formed in 1856, and still worshiping in its 1883 church. Several decades of choral excellence have evolved to a more intimate (average 12-14 singers) choral ensemble, made up of highly-committed members of the congregation, some with extensive musical background, supporting a rich, traditionally liturgical, usually organ-accompanied service. Two years ago, under the direction of Music Director and organist Andrew Paul Fredel, Gethsemane initiated the Choral Scholars program, as both a way to reach out to developing singers interested in sharing their gifts in a faith community, but also as a way to strengthen the musical experience of the Gethsemane Choir. The congregation currently supports three choral scholar positions, a mezzo-soprano (held by Kristina Rodel), a tenor (held by Brandon Galbraith), and a newly-opened position most recently held by Eric J. Sorum.
 
This position would begin at beginning of September 2014. Required attendance at weekly Sunday morning rehearsals (8:45-9:45am), two evening rehearsals per month (usually second or third, and last Wednesday of the month, 7:30-9:30pm), and singing at first, third, and fourth Sundays of the month for a 10am service. Scholars receive a "per call" stipend, paid at the end of the month. 
 
An audition is required, in which extensive sight-reading, aural skills, and vocal flexibility will be evaluated. A range of repertoire is programmed, in addition to the demands of service music. Excellent sight-reading is paramount! One or two solos demonstrating musicality required.
 
For further information, please contact Mr. Andrew Fredel, Director of Music, Gethsemane Episcopal Church; 905 Fourth Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404. Office number: 612.332.5407. E-mail inquires may be sent to: afredel@yahoo.com.
 
 
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Church Accompanist/ Piano Player needed Jennifer Burgoshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446344%pm, %16 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446344Central Lutheran Church is seeking a piano player to accompany our worship service.
Position available immedaiately
 
We have a casual but traditional worship style. Accompanist plays prelude, hymns during worship, offertory, communion, and postlude. 
 
Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated ability to lead congregation in music and singing
  • Must read music
  • Familiar with a variety of music styles and may be able to introduce a wider variety of musical styles to us.
  • An understanding of liturgical style of worship preferred but not mandatory. 
 
Hours:  9am-11am Sunday mornings and 1 service Christmas Eve
Pay: $55/ hour
 
Please submit cover letter and resume to pastor.jenamos@yahoo.com
 
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Paid Section Leaders/Soloist Positions - Hinsdale, IL Stephen C Edwardshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446333%pm, %16 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446333
The Union Church of Hinsdale, U.C.C., Hinsdale, IL seeks experienced singers to fill section leader/soloists (soprano, tenor, alto, and bass) positions in the Chancel Choir.  Section leaders should be able to sing a wide variety of music styles, possess strong leadership and interpersonal skills, and must be excellent sight-readers.  Additionally, section leaders must be able to commit to Wednesday night rehearsals and weekly Sunday worship services from the end of August to the end of May, as well as Christmas Eve, Easter, and Holy Week Services.  Audition includes two contrasting solos of your choice, an audition excerpt, and sight-singing.
 
The Union Church of Hinsdale, U.C.C.  is located 25 minutes west of downtown Chicago and is very easily accessible via the BNSF Metra.
 
To schedule an audition for this fantastic group, contact the Director of Music and Worship, Stephen C Edwards at sedwards@uchinsdale.org or call 630.323.4303 ex. 6659. 
 
We also have openings in all voice parts for volunteer choir members.
Please feel free to forward this notice to any singers you think might be a good fit for us!
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Let's talk about Ireland - Eight part mixed chorus Fahad Siadathttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446335%pm, %16 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446335

This piece contains a harmonic language that is both lyrical and overwhelming in its expansiveness. It moves like a glacial Irish jig, oceanic in how it envelopes the audience, while maintaining an internal rhythmic energy.

Eight part mixed chorus

Hear the music and buy the score by cliking on the picture:

http://seeadot.com/shop/went-ireland/

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Desperately Searching for Arch The Angel Children's Musical Jeanne Gosahttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446325%pm, %16 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446325Many years ago my childrem's choir at church presented a Musical by Word Music called Arch The Angel by Karen Dean.  Our kids loved it and so did our congregation.  Much of my past music and programs were stolen when our church was burgularized a few years ago.  I so want to use this Christmas musical again as it was such a hit with everyone.  I would need the music book and also any accompaniment cassette or CD that anyone might have.
 
If anyone has this musical and would be willing to loan it to me or allow me to purchase it I would be so grateful!
 
Please contact me at sheanne69@gmail.com
 
So hoping someone has this amazing children's Christmas musical.
 
 
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Soprano section leader/soloist Gareth Bondhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446322%pm, %16 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446322Wesley United Methodist Church located in the heart of Vienna, Virginia is looking for soprano section leader (soloist) with strong reading abilities. Lyric or heavy lyric preferred. Must be open to instruction and possess a team attitude and spirit.
Sunday 9:30am rehearsal call and service a 11am. You will join a very talented choral ensemble of colleagues focused on bel canto technique singing a wide variety of music with energy and strength. September 2014 through June 2015.
CV and audition required.
Pay based on budget and professional level of singing.
Come join this exciting opportunity!
Contact: Gary Bond (703) 587-4141 gary@gb007.us 
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Director of Music Terri Rogershttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446321%pm, %16 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446321
Part time music position open at southside church with significant and varied music program.  5 years experience in either church music or teaching preferred.  Will adult direct choir, blended music service, and oversee other parts of music program.  Competitive compensation and great working conditions.  Please send resume’ to Southport Christian Church terri@southportchurch.org
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YIP CHILDREN'S CHOIR PERFORMING IN RUSSIA Niels Gritsovhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446316%pm, %16 %b %2014 %13:%Jul:%th 13JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446316YIP Children's Choir from Hong Kong will perform in Moscow on July 29 at 16:00 in Balakirev Children's Art School and in St.Petersburg on July 31 at 19:00 in Pushkinsky Cultural Centre.
 
The Choir has performed in numerous international music festivals and conferences to critical acclaim, and is proudly regarded as a cultural ambassador for Hong Kong.
Based in Hong Kong as a nonprofit organization, the Choir was founded in 1983 by Dr. Yip Wai-hong, D.M.A., M.H., a highly revered expert in the field of children’s music education.  The Choir has over 800 members ages 5 to 17. Since 1984, the Choir has toured over hundred cities in over 45 countries in six continents including much of Europe, China, Southeast Asia, Australia, Africa, Russia, Nordic and Scandinavia, the Middle East and North, Central and South America. In its 30 years history, the Choir has made more than 30 audio and video recordings.
 
On July 1, 1997, Yip’s Children’s Choir was the only children’s choir invited to perform at the hand-over ceremony of Hong Kong to China.  During the ceremony, a 300-member chorus performed Symphony 1997: Heaven, Earth, Mankind with world-renowned cellist Yo Yo Ma. 
 
The concert programme will include classical and folk music, jazz evergreens, Broadway songs.
 
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songs about birds for a unison children's choir Eileen Benedicthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446312%am, %16 %b %2014 %11:%Jul:%th 11JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446312I already have Britten's Cuckoo, and a number of pop choices,(Bye Bye Blackbird, Blackbird, Yellow Bird.) Thank you for your suggestions. ]]>Visa requirements for non-US participants in choir festival Darius Polikaitishttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446299%am, %16 %b %2014 %04:%Jul:%th 4JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446299Folks,
 
Does anyone have had any experience inviting choirs from overseas to choral festivals in the US?
 
In July 2015 we will hosting the North American Lithuanian Song Festival in Chicago, IL. We are expecting several choirs from Lithuania, as well as possibiy other European countries. Tourists from these countries do not require visas to enter the US. However, in this case, do the choir members need work visas, such as P-3 or other, to sing in the festival? I know that if these were professional performers, they would require a P-3 work visa (even if they were not being paid). However, these are amateur choirs, and I'm not certain of the requirements in this case. None of the choirs are being paid and they are each covering their own expenses. Conceptually, these choirs are same as the tens of choirs from the US and Canada that participate in this festival every 4 years (except that they are traveling from overseas).
 
Thanks for any info you can share!
 
Darius Polikaitis
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Audition Announcement: Voce Chamber Singers Richard Giarussohttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446311%am, %16 %b %2014 %11:%Jul:%th 11JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446311

Audition Announcement

Voce Chamber Singers

Audition Dates: Monday, July 21 and Monday, August 18

Oakton, VA — The Voce Chamber Singers announce auditions for all voice parts for the 2014-15 season. Auditions will be held, by appointment only, on Monday, July 21 and Monday, August 18 at Oakton United Methodist Church, 2951 Chain Bridge Road, Oakton, VA.

Hailed by The Washington Post as “Northern Virginia’s premier choral ensemble,” Voce is a group of highly skilled, volunteer singers dedicated to the study and performance of the greatest works from the chamber chorus repertoire. Throughout its 25-year history, Voce has gained national recognition for its commitment to commissioning new works by distinguished composers. In addition to the catalogue of works written for and first performed by the ensemble, Voce has also presented national and regional premieres of many contemporary choral works.

The group begins the 2014-15 season under the leadership of its newly appointed artistic director, Dr. Richard Giarusso. Repertoire for the upcoming season includes works of Schütz, Brahms, Howells, and Donald McCullough.

Auditions will consist of simple vocalises to evaluate range, a series of pitch memory exercises, and performance of a well-known American folk song (music to be provided).  For more information and to schedule a time for an audition, please contact Jane Waldrop at operations@voce.org or call Voce at (703) 277-7772 and leave a message.

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Voices United Conference Summer Conference Emi Eitinghttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446310%am, %16 %b %2014 %11:%Jul:%th 11JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446310Registration is still open for the annual Voices United Conference held in at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia from August 7-9, 2014.
The conference is jointly hosted by the Virginia, Maryland/DC, and Deleware chapters of ACDA. 
For over 15 years the Voices United Conference has served the ACDA community with top notch headliners, interest and sessions, adult and childrens honor choir and an intimate networking environment. This year we welcome headliners Hilary Apfelstadt, Paul Caldwell, and Nick Page! 

Access our full Conference Schedule-----> HERE  
Peruse bios for our diverse panel of Presenters-------> HERE
 
And then Register to attend by clicking------> HERE 

We offer full and single day registration, so if your schedule doesn't allow you the full conference experience you can pick your day!
For additional details, including what to expect, location, hotel information, and more please visit our website: 
http://www.acdavoicesunited.org/
 
Please contact Emi Eiting, Virginia Membership Chair with questions at emi.eiting@gmail.com
 
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Middle School Choral Director Position Travis Eriksonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446297%am, %16 %b %2014 %00:%Jul:%th 0JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446297Middle School Choral Director position available in DeKalb, IL.  Responsibilities include directing and teaching 6th, 7th, and 8th grade choirs at two middle schools in the DeKalb School District. Choral ensembles at the middle schools have regularly earned high marks at the state level, and are part of a district choir program that has earned national recognition on multiple occations over the last ten years.  Additional compensation available for after school co-curricular ensembles.  Seventy-six miles from Downtown Chicago, DeKalb is also home to the Northern Illinois University School of Music and offers many opportunities for musicians and graduate work.  
 
http://www.applitrack.com/DeKalb/onlineapp/jobpostings/view.asp?internaltransferform.Url=&choosedistrict=true&applitrackclient=254&category=Middle+School+Teaching
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CHRISTMAS IN JULY CONTINUES ON GOING BEYOND WORDS Stanley Schmidthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446294%pm, %15 %b %2014 %23:%Jul:%th 23JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446294Going Beyond Words, one of the longest running Choral Radio programs in the United States continues the idea of Christmas In July with its annual excursion into new Christmas works.   Host Stan Schmidt will present portions of six new Christmas CD's that hold five world premiers as the celebration continues.  You will hear the Chor Bayerischen Rundfunks Chorus and Orchestra; The San Francisco Choral Artists; Cammotio from England; The National Lutheran Choir; The Kölner Akademie; The Swedish Radio Choir and The Batimore Arts Chorus & Orchestra.  ✽ = Priemere Recording
 
What: Going Beyond Words.
When: July 20, 2014 Sunday, at Noon Central Time. 
Where: KVNO.ORG  (University of Nebraska in Omaha) Click on the Listen button in the upper left.
KVNO.ORG is an independent station.  It is one the few 24 hour classical stations in the country.
 
Here are the music titles, Artists, and CD's Used
 
Machet die tore Weit Albert Becker 
"Hark! The herald Angels Sing - Famous Christmas Carols"
Chor Des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Florian Helgeth, Conductor
BR KLASSIK BREMDIA 900507 (2013)
 
O Magnum Mysterium William Ludke
Ave Maria  R. Nathanial Dett
Christmas Greeting (From: "Wonders of Christmas") Roger Nixon
Sweet Was The Song Herbert Bielawa
"So Gracious Is The Time - An American Christmas"
San Francisco Choral Artists, Megen Solomon, Music Director
SFCA 0595 (1999 & 2004)  PRIVATE LABEL
 
The Advent Candle ✽ (2011) Bob Chilcott
The Bethlehem Star ✽ (2013) Bob Chilcott
The Shepherds Sing ✽ (2011) Bob Chilcott
Song of the Crib (2012) ✽ Bob Chilcott
"The Rose in The Middle of Winter - Carols by Bob Chilcott"
Cammotio;  Matthew Berry, Conductor
NAXOS RECORDS 8573159 (2013)
 
What Sweeter Music Michael Fink
The Virgin Mary Had A Baby Boy Arr. John Leavitt
Lullay Valarie Showers Crecenz
Wake, Awake Philipp Nicolai; Arranged by F. Melius Christiansen
"Emmanuel"
The National Lutheran Choir,  David Cherwien, Artistic
NLC E-3509 (2013)
 
Uns ist ein Kind geboren (For Us Is The Child Born) Johann Wilhelm Hertel
(Final Chorus: Die Geburt Jesu Christi - The Birth of Jesus Christ)
Kölner Akademie; Michael Alexander Willens, Conductor
CPO RECORDINGS DEUTSCHLANDFUNK; CPO 777809 (2013)
 
L'adieu des bergers; Il s'en va loin de la terre (The Shepherds Chorus)
(From: "L'enfance du Christ")
"L'enfance du Christ" Hector Berlioz
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Choir; Robin Ticciati, Conductor
LINN RECORDS CKD 440 (2013) DISTRIBUTED BY NAXOS
 
Christmas Memories ✽ Rosephanye Powell
"Christmas At America's First Cathedral"
Baltimore Arts Chorus & Orchestra"
GOTHIC RECORDS G-49277 (2010)
 
For images of the above CD's and more information please visit my Blog at:
WWW.GOINGBEYONDWORDS.COM 
Please send any comments to Stan@goingbeyondwords.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Rutter Gloria SATB Peter Padillahttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446292%pm, %15 %b %2014 %21:%Jul:%th 21JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446292Item: Choral Scores and Brass/Percussion/Organ
Composer/Arranger/Edition: John Rutter/Oxford University Press
Starting: August 20, 2014
For: through November 23, 2014
Copies: 22
Willing to rent: Yes
 
Sine Nomine is a community chorus in Denver, Colorado.  
 
We will be performing the Rutter Gloria on November 22 & 23, 2014.  We would like to rent the organ/percussion parts and borrow/rent vocal scores for our 22-member chorus.
 
Administrative Director, Peter Padilla, can be reached at peter@sinenominechorus.org.
 
Thank you,
Peter
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Director of Music Ministry: Unitarian Universalist Church in Cherry Hill Barbara Barnett-Stewarthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446291%pm, %15 %b %2014 %21:%Jul:%th 21JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446291The Unitarian Universalist Church in Cherry Hill, NJ is a 350-member congregation located in the suburbs of Philadelphia.  We are seeking a part-time (20 hours per week) Director of Music Ministry to begin August/September 2014.  Salary range is between $24,000-$25,000 with benefits in accordance with fair compensation requirements. The application deadline is: Until Filled.
 
Our ideal candidate will provide an inspiring, diverse, year-round music program.  He/She will work with ministry teams and lay leaders to plan the music for Sunday services and special programs, administer the music budget, and foster growth of the music ministry.  He/She will direct the existing adult vocal and handbell choirs, develop music opportunities for youth, and collaborate with the accompanist and other congregational and guest musicians. A detailed job description with qualifications is available below or as a PDF at https://www.dropbox.com/s/4n5t29fmrqoylhd/DMMJobDescription2014.pdf
 
Candidates should have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Music, although a Master’s Degree is preferred.  Familiarity with Unitarian Universalism and the UU Musicians Network is also preferred.  Interested applicants should submit a cover letter (letter of interest), CV or resume, and references to Bob Stewart at UUCCHmusic@gmail.com
 
Position: Director of Music Ministry
Reports To: Senior Minister
Directly Supervises: Accompanist
Status: Part Time (20 Hours Per Week)
FLSA: Exempt/Salaried
 
Job Summary:
The Director of Music Ministry provides an inspiring, imaginative, and enthusiastic year-round music program of professional quality that nourishes the hearts, expands the minds, and enriches the lives of the congregation.
 
Job Responsibilities:
 
Administration of the Music Program
  • Manage the Church's year-round music program and special services.
  • Select appropriate music for worship services and plan diverse and imaginative choral, vocal, and instrumental music appropriate to the season and sermon topic.
  • Advise and assist Minister and worship planners in the coordination of musical selections suitable for congregational singing.
  • Recruit and rehearse musicians and singers.
  • Cultivate musical talent within the congregation and the community.
  • Hire and supervise accompanist and other guest musicians.
  • Schedule all music-related practices with the Church office.
Collaboration with Church Leaders
  • In partnership with the Committee on Music Ministry:
    • Plan programs and activities that will enrich congregational life;
    • Attend Committee meetings;
    • Submit budget and long-term instrument needs to the Committee;
    • Make regular reports of activities, expenditures, and inventories to the Committee;
    • Support the Committee's fundraising efforts.
  • Manage the music component of the Children's Worship service in coordination with the Director of Religious Education.
  • Help identify and cultivate new and existing lay music leadership.
Administration of Program Funding
  • Manage the music program budget.
  • Update and maintain the music library and music instruments.
Other Responsibilities
  • Pursue professional development opportunities as professional expense funding permits.
  • Collaborate with musicians in other UU churches and other denominations through involvement in various professional organizations, such as the UU Musicians Network, the American Choral Directors Association, etc.
  • Attend weekly staff meetings and follow up as discussed.
  • When mutually agreed, perform other music-related duties.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Music; Master's Degree preferred.
  • Experience and ability to conduct choral music.
  • Rehearsal-level piano proficiency.
  • Experience arranging music and directing choral groups.
  • Experience playing and conducting handbells.
  • Respect for Unitarian Universalist principles and philosophy.
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ACDA-PA SUMMER CONFERENCE, August 4 and 5, 2014 Randy Yoderhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446289%pm, %15 %b %2014 %21:%Jul:%th 21JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446289
IT"S NOT TOO LATE!!
REGISTER NOW at http://www.acdapa.org/conferences/summer/
  • Relax and revive at beautiful Elizabethtown College!
  • Sing with legendary Eph Ely in the Directors/Collegiate Choir!
  • Learn from Westminster Choir College's Amanda Quist!
  • Renew friendships and recharge!
  • Discover new music for your choirs with the Musical Source!
  • Be inspired!

Come and join us!!!

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Need world music peices for a boy choir Nicholas Flotthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446285%pm, %15 %b %2014 %20:%Jul:%th 20JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446285I just recently found out I will be directing a brand new boy choir and our holiday concert theme is "Christmas Around the World." I'm not sure what type of voices I will have just yet. It is possible I may have 3 or 4 unchanged voices and ten or so changed tenor and bari/bass voices. I may also have just changed voices in the choir. I need repertoire for our theme to accomodate either scenario. Please Help!  ]]>New non-profit fundraising opportunity at Amazon Bruce Rockwellhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446282%pm, %15 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446282Amazon has a new fundraising opportunity called AmazonSmile. If a customer shops for their amazon items at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate .5% of the purchase to a charity of the customer's choosing. They get the same prices and mostly the same selection as at the normal Amazon site.
 
Amazon says they have about a million charities already registered and ready to go, so they might have your choir or booster group already listed. If it isn't listed, as long as you have a 501(c)3 status you can register your organization for this program here: https://org.amazon.com/ref=smi_ge_raas_org_org
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Seeking feedback on Sheet Music Plus and Digital Print Publishing Ryan Brownhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446275%pm, %15 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446275Hello ChoralNet community, 
 
I am helping Sheet Music Plus build up their Digital Print Publishing program, a free service that allows users to upload and sell PDFs of their compositions and arrangements through the site. I know that choral conductors and composers are especially active on both Sheet Music Plus and Digital Print Publishing, so I would love your feedback on one or both of these things and to know more about what you're looking for in digital publishing.
 
This short survey offers a 10% Sheet Music Plus discount to all who complete it before 8/1/14https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BFY95JL
 
Thank you in advance for your participation!
 
Ryan 
Marketing Manager, Digital Print Publishing 
Sheet Music Plus
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Vox Femina Los Angeles Auditions for 2014-15 Season - 18 Years! Missy Nietohttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446279%pm, %15 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446279Vox Femina Los Angeles, the premiere women's choral ensemble in Los Angeles, is holding auditions for our 18th glorioius season!
  • Thursday, August 21 – 7pm-9:30pm
  • Tuesday, August 26 – 7pm-9:30pm
  • Wednesday, August 27 – 7pm-9:30pm
Founded in 1997 by a group of vivacious women and headed by Dr. Iris Levine, Vox Femina Los Angeles (Vox) prides itself on performing quality choral music with a commitment to community, social equality and musical excellence. Vox is composed of women of different ages and different backgrounds, but the one thing we share is the love and passion for singing!

New singers should have:
  • Some choral experience, whether from having sung in a church, school or community group.
  • The ability to sight-read music of some complexity.
  • The ability to learn text in other languages and memorize music for performances.
What you'll need to bring:
  • Solo of your choosing - whatever lets you shine! Art song, russian folk tunes, musical theatre, a beautiful lullabye
  • Preparation for sight reading, vocal exercises, tonal memory, scales, etc to assess placement
  • Your 2014-15 calendar
  • Open mind and heart for a light conversation with our Audition Committee
Rehearsals are Tuesday nights starting in September, and are held in the Koreatown area of Los Angeles. Concerts are three times a year - November, March and June - with the occassional optional outside gig to fulfill our mission statement:
               
               Vox Femina Los Angeles gives women voice through the performance of quality choral literature. Diverse in culture, age, race, belief and sexual identity, we are a chorus committed to commissioning new works and raising awareness about issues that affect us as a family of women. Through music, we aim to create a world that affirms the worth and dignity of every person.
 
Complete an audition form here, and the Audition Coordinator will get back to you at the beginning of August. 
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Alto Section Leader Katherine Wolfhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446278%pm, %15 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446278

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Ardsley New York, is looking for a true ALTO for a small choir in very friendly Episcopal church.  One rehearsal (8:45 am Sunday) and one service (10:00 am Sunday), plus additional services at Christmas and Holy Week/Easter.  We seek someone who has strong sight reading skills, strong vocal skills and is responsible in learning parts and in attendance. Only true mezzos/altos, please.
Compensation is $100/week which includes rehearsal and service. (Special services extra).

Contact: Larry Wolf, Minister of Music, at larrywolf95@gmail.com or 914-450-8467.

 

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Bass/Baritone Positions - Wilmington, Delaware David Christopherhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446271%pm, %15 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446271The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew (SsAM) has openings for two paid basses (or baritones) beginning in September 2014.  The ideal candidates will have a well trained voice and strong musicianship skills as well as a strong sense of the classical/Anglican choral tradition.
 
SsAM is a vibrant and passionate faith community located in the heart of downtown Wilmington, Delaware with a rich and diverse music ministry that reflects the mission and vision of the parish as well as the dynamic personality of the congregation.  Although strongly rooted in the Anglican tradition, music at SsAM frequently includes Negro Spirituals, World Music, Chant, Gospel, Drumming and the full spectrum of classical music from Renaissance to Contemporary.
 
A total of eight paid singers provide the professional core of the mixed adult choir which sings on Sundays for the 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist as well as for occasional services of Choral Evensong, concerts, and special feast days (Christmas, Ash Wednesday, Holy Week and Easter) throughout the academic year (September – June).  They also perform as a separate a separate chamber ensemble (The SsAM Choral Scholars), both in the context of liturgy as well as occasionally in concert.  There is a two hour Thursday evening rehearsal, pre-service rehearsals on Sundays and occasional extra rehearsals for special events.  Standard compensation is $50 per appearance.  A complete rehearsal schedule and music list is provided at the beginning of the season.
 
Although this is an ensemble position, a variety of solo opportunities frequently arise, particularly for those gifted at interpreting Negro Spirituals or crossing over into the Jazz and Gospel repertoire.  Singers interested in developing their opportunities as a solo artist are encouraged to investigate the church's “Artist-In-Residence” program.
 
Please visit the church’s website at www.ssam.org to learn more.
 
To arrange an audition and to discuss the position further, please contact David Christopher, Director of Music at the church office 302-367-6550, or by e-mail at OrganImprov@aol.com.
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Southwestern OK State University's Summer Chorus concert Daniel Farrishttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446281%pm, %15 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446281Southwestern OK State University's Summer Chorus concert
 
On 15 July 2014 at 7 PM in the Fine Arts Lobby of Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Southwestern's Summer Chorus, under the direction of Daniel Farris, will feature music of Alberto Ginastera, Stephen Foster, John Ireland, Ira Gerschwin, Sven Lekberg and Leonard Bernstein.  Angela Farris plays piano on the concert.
 
Program:
 
¡Arriero, canta! by Alberto Ginastera (1956), arr. by Daniel Farris
 
The jolly tar and the milkmaid by Ira Gerschwin (1937)
 
Softly along the road of evening by Sven Lekberg (1964)
 
Aubade by John Ireland (1912)
 
Two Stephen Foster duets
1.  Wilt thou be gone, love? (1851)
2.  Bring my brother back to me (1863)
 
The best of both possible worlds from Candide by Leonard Bernstein (1956)
 
 
 
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New Choralnet community about madrigal dinners Bruce Rockwellhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446263%pm, %15 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446263For those of you who are putting on madrigal dinners, or have an interest in medieval/renaissance repertoire, please join the new madrigal dinner community: http://www.choralnet.org/list/grouppost/446260 ]]>The Chamber Singers of New England - 2014-2015 Auditions T.J. Harperhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446267%pm, %15 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446267

The Chamber Singers of New England

Auditions for the 2014-2015 Concert Season

CALL FOR AUDITIONS 

THE CHAMBER SINGERS OF NEW ENGLAND 2014-2015 CONCERT SEASON

Based in Providence, RI the Chamber Singers of New England specialize in performing A cappella choral music from the renaissance to the modern era. The ensemble is made up of professional level singers who volunteer their time to present the highest quality performances in beautiful, historic settings. The Chamber Singers of New England works to serve the community by offering outstanding live performances of the classical choral repertoire.

Audition Requirements: One solo piece and Sight reading

To sign up for an audition, please click here.

Please contact Artistic Director, Dr. T. J. Harper with questions regarding CSNE or the 2014-2015 concert season. More information can be found on Facebook or at www.harpertj.com. Auditions take place in the Smith Center for the Arts at Providence College in Providence, RI.


401.865.2209 office

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Wolf River Singers Auditions Ben Legetthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446259%pm, %15 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446259The Wolf River Singers are now auditioning for the 2014-2015 season.  This auditioned, volunteer chamber chorus presents three concerts per year, concentrating on contemporary, a cappella literature.  Call Ben Legett, music director, for information or to schedule an audition.  901-754-1204 x330 ]]>Bass section leader Ben Legetthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446258%pm, %15 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446258Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Germantown, TN, is seeking a bass section leader for Thursday evening rehearsals and Sunday morning mass.  Position is for September through May, with Christmas Eve and Holy Week services.  Call Ben Legett, music director, for information or to schedule an audition.  901-754-1204 x330 ]]>Boulder Children's Chorale Artistic Director Elaine Schnabelhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446255%pm, %15 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446255The Boulder Chorale seeks qualified candidates for the position of Artistic Director of the Boulder Children's Chorale. The Director is responsible for the leadership and direction of the Children's Chorale, including programming, rehearsals and performances. The Director is responsible for all Children's Chorale artistic issues including those for the Bel Canto and the Preparatory choirs, and supervises all Children's Chorale choir directors and pianists. The Director works in partnership with Artistic Director of the Boulder Chorale and reports to the Board of Directors of the Boulder Chorale.
Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Choral Conducting or Music Education and/or significant experience in childhood music education.
Passion for working with children and strong belief in and understanding of the benefits of performance-based music education.
Strong knowledge of vocal production and choral technique.
Ability to work in collaboration with ArtisticDirector and other music staff to develop the vision for the Children's Chorale, including repertoire, programming and season planning.
Knowledge of choral techniques, vocal pedagogy and a broad range of choral repertoire for children's choir.
Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work as a member of a team.
Supervisory experience.
Salary: $7000-8000 commensurate with education and experience
Rehearsal: Thursday afternoons from 4:15-5:45pm, Atonement Lutheran Church in Boulder. An accompanist will be provided for rehearsals and concerts.
Submit a resume and cover letter by August 1,. 2014 to:
Boulder Chorale
685 Inca Parkway
Boulder Colorado 80303
or electronically to:
elaineschnabel90@gmail.com
To view a complete position description,and for information about the Boulder Chorale ensembles, visit www.boulderchorale.org
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Greater South Jersey Chorus Announces Auditions for 2014-2015 Season Randy Cornellhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446256%pm, %15 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446256The Greater South Jersey Chorus extends a warm welcome to singers who would like to audition to sing during our 2014-2015 season. This mixed community chorus of 90+ singers based in Cherry Hill, NJ has a venerable history of performing in the Camden, Burlington and Gloucester areas and beyond. This season, we welcome a new Artistic Director, Dr. Jason Bishop, and a new accompanist, Mr. Max Esmus. In addition, we commence a relationship with a new rehearsal venue, Grace Episcopal Church in Haddonfield, NJ.
 
Our 2014 holiday concert, "Christmas Around the World", will feature that much-loved standard, the Christmas portion of Messiah by Georg Frideric Handel. This central work will be joined with holiday music from a variety of traditions, in arrangements both old and new. At the heart of Spring 2015's concert program, "The Anglo-American Tradition", will be the music of Benjamin Britten and Leonard Bernstein--including the latter's exciting Chichester Psalms.
 
So please plan to join us! Auditions will be held on Monday, August 4 and Tuesday August 5 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. at Grace Episcopal Church. For audition information and to schedule an audition time, please telephone Rose Boland at (856)482-8282. For more information about the Greater South Jersey Chorus, visit our website: http://www.greatersjchorus.org.
 
We look forward to seeing you!
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Counterpoint (VT) presents "Heartstrings: Songs of Love Lost and Won" - July 18-22 Nathaniel Lewhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446253%pm, %15 %b %2014 %13:%Jul:%th 13JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446253Counterpoint, under the direction of Nathaniel G. Lew, presents a program of music for voices and strings exploring the pleasures and pains of love:
 
  • "O Mistress Mine" from Three Shakespeare Songs, by Vermont composer Erik Nielsen
  • Elegischer Gesang, by Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Les Chansons des Roses, by Morten Lauridsen
  • Five Hebrew Lovesongs, by Eric Whitacre
  • Crisantemi, by Giacomo Puccini
  • Liebeslieder Walzer, by Johannes Brahms
 
Fri, July 18, 7:30 pm - St Thomas Episcopal Church, 9 W. Wheelock St, Hanover NH
$20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $5 for students and the financially challenged
Tickets available at the door or at 802-540-1784
 
Sat, July 19, 8:00 pm - Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 7320 Mountain Rd, Stowe VT
All seats $20 in advance, $25 at the door
Information at 802-760-4634 and sprucepeakarts.org
 
Sun, July 20, 4:00 pm & 7:30 pm (two shows) - The Church on the Hill, Weston VT
All seats $5
Information at 802-824-3704 and sundaysonthehill.org
 
Mon, July 21, 7:30 pm - The Grange, Church St, East Hardwick VT
$18 for adults, $16 for seniors, $10 for students, free for those 18 and under
Information at caspianmondaymusic.org
 
Tue, July 22, 7:30 pm - The Episcopal Cathedral of St Paul, 2 Cherry St, Burlington. 
$20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $5 for students and the financially challenged. 
Tickets available at the door or at 802-540-1784
 
Counterpoint Vocal Ensemble, P.O. Box 481, Montpelier, Vermont 05601
802-540-1784 - counterpointchorus.org
 
The mission of Counterpoint, continuing the legacy of Robert De Cormier, is to perform choral chamber music and to engage with student musicians to enhance the cultural life of communities in Vermont and beyond.
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The 8th Fukushima Vocal Ensemble Competition 2015 Kaori Hojohttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446248%am, %15 %b %2014 %07:%Jul:%th 7JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446248
Do you know Fukushima is called the “Kingdom of Choirs” in Japan?
 
Fukushima has a lot of music fans and award-winning choirs.
And we have the Fukushima Vocal Ensemble Competition (FVEC), the biggest chorus competition for small vocal ensembles (2-16 singers) in Japan!
 
Date : March 19-23, 2015
Place: Fukushima City Music Hall, Fukushima, Japan
 
OPEN TO ALL CHOIRS
- Category Competition
  the number of singers: 2-16
  ages 6-12, 12-15, 15-18, and others
- Grand Champion Competition (top 5 choirs in each category)
- Friendship Concert
- Welcome Party
- Workshop
 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 31 October 2014
- Money Prizes  JPY 500,000 (≒US$5,000) to the best choir
- Accommodation  Max JPY21,000 (≒USD210) /person
- Airfare  Max JPY500,000 (≒USD5,000) /person
 
Dear folks who love music, please come and join us!
There you can find genuine power of music and share a spirit of friendship of lifetime.
 
For more details, please visit our website at
http://www.vocalensemble.jp/en/
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EXPERIENCED CHORAL DIRECTOR/ VOICE TEACHER Maureen Frommehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446246%am, %15 %b %2014 %02:%Jul:%th 2JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446246I am a voice teacher and choral director with MM in Vocal Performance from Manhattan School of Music, seeking voice students or choral directing position in the San Francisco area.  Member ACDA, with experience teaching voice for ages 13 and older and choirs from grades 3-high school.   Have taught in public and private schools, grades K-college, and directed church choirs.  Eager for some students in my new location. Also, consultant in music education. ]]>Two Middle School Vocal Music Positions Dwight Holmeshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446243%am, %15 %b %2014 %00:%Jul:%th 0JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446243
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Director of Music David Woodworthhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446241%pm, %14 %b %2014 %23:%Jul:%th 23JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446241The West Avon Congregational Church seeks a Director of Music to serve in a part-time position requiring one weekday evening and one Sunday rehearsal and service per week, plus additional times as necessary, for ten months per year, September through June.  The Director of Music should have, at minimum, a Bachelor’s Degree preferably in Music. An advanced degree or certification in an appropriate area of music is desirable.  The Director of Music should have a broad familiarity with liturgical and contemporary music, demonstrated skill and experience in directing a choir, and instrumental ability sufficient for accompaniment for occasional children’s/young peoples’ programs and special events.  Salary is negotiable based upon experience. We are fortunate to have both an excellent organist and a Youth Choir Director, so we are looking for a Director of Music only.  Interested individuals may contact me or send a letter of application and resume to my attention as below. 
David E. Woodworth
6 Maplewood Rd.
Farmington, CT 06032
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Church Pianist urgently needed to begin in August Joshua Chandrahttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446236%pm, %14 %b %2014 %21:%Jul:%th 21JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446236PLEASE share the word with ANY pianist who you know who is remotely close by and just might be interested:
 
Lord of Life Lutheran Church
13600 Nason Street
Moreno Valley, CA 92555
 
Off-season commitment (summer): Sundays, 9:00-10:15 AM
Seasonal commitment (Sept. to May): Sundays, 8:30-11:30 AM
 
There are various additional Advent and Lent midweek services and other occasional commitments. Otherwise, your regular weekly commitment is only on Sundays, leaving your weeks free!
 
Pay: TBD.
 
Knowledge of the Lutheran liturgy is not necessary, though it would then be good to attend a service to observe how it proceeds.
 
Please reach church office secretary Becci Van Hoosier at lolmv@verizon.net. Alternatively, you could reach me at (714) 900-2426 (please leave a VM or text if I can't answer).
 
Thanks for reading, and please share the word!
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choir score satb with piano or organ micheline comtehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446234%pm, %14 %b %2014 %20:%Jul:%th 20JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446234Item: adagio in G minor
Composer/Arranger/Edition: albinoni, arr. john cameron
Starting: in july 2014
For: 1month or 1 year
Copies: 1 copy
Willing to rent: Yes
 
looking for the score everywhere, could not find it.  Would like to see if our choir could add it to its repertoire.
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CO-ED A CAPPELLA GROUP - FEMALE AUDITIONS Kyle Garciahttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446233%pm, %14 %b %2014 %20:%Jul:%th 20JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446233
Echo, New York City's freshest co-ed a cappella group, is looking to add a few passionate and talented music lovers to their mix. We are currently looking for ladies to join, either altos or sopranos.
 
Come out and audition! Auditions will be held on Sunday, August 10, from 1 to 4 pm. Please emailecho.acappella@gmail.com for more details, and check us out on Facebook and YouTube! We'd love to see you!  ]]>
Music Director/organist or pianist (PT) - Arlington VA James Armstronghttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446232%pm, %14 %b %2014 %20:%Jul:%th 20JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446232Arlington Temple United Methodist Church seeks Music Director/organist or pianist.  Volunteer choir is small but dedicated, with paid soprano. Typical Sunday includes worship service at 10:30 AM and choir rehearsals before and after service.  Music is coordinated with pastor, usually by e-mail.  Participation in Christmas Eve and Easter services is expected.  Otherwise, absences/use of substitutes can be arranged.  Salary, $10,000-13,000, based on experience.
 
Send letter and resume to James Armstrong at armstrong.james.alan@gmail.com or c/o Arlington Temple United Methodist Church, 1835 North Nash Street, Arlington, VA 22209-1519.
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Core chant - Meredith Monk Roger Wesbyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446223%pm, %14 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446223Does anyone have the music to this? ("Core chant" from Mercy by Meredith Monk) Know if it's available? B & H do not list it. (By arrangement with M. Monk maybe?)
Thanks!
Roger Wesby
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Susquehanna Chorale Scholarship Concert Pam Tricamohttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446230%pm, %14 %b %2014 %20:%Jul:%th 20JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446230

The Susquehanna Youth, Young Women and Children’s Chorales will perform a wide variety of musical styles at the annual Scholarship Concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 19, at Camp Hill High School. The young musicians, who are chosen by audition, will perform as choirs, soloists, and small ensembles. 

 

There is no admission fee, but a free-will offering will be taken. Donations from the concert will support the scholarship fund for our Educational Outreach Program.

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San Diego Master Chorale | Auditions for 2014-15 Season John Russellhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446225%pm, %14 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446225
 
San Diego's premiere chorus is looking to add experienced singers to our roster for our exciting season ahead! Highlights include Orff's "Carmina Burana" and Haydn's "Paukenmesse" with the San Diego Symphony, and much more!

Auditions will be held on August 16th, 18th, and 19th, at First United Methodist Church in Mission Valley, 2111 Camino Del Rio S, San Diego, California 92108
 
Please visit our website for additional details and instructions on how to request an audition: sdmasterchorale.org/auditions.htm
 
auditions@sdmasterchorale.org | (858) 581-2203
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Estampie Natalis Samuel Gordonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446218%pm, %14 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446218Item: Choral scores SATB
Composer/Arranger/Edition: V. Nehlybel
Starting: immediately
For: until end of the year
Copies: 50
Willing to rent: No
 
Will certainly pay shipping.  The scores are out of print according to my investigations.  Thanks
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Paid Choral Scholars: seeking 1 soprano, 1-2 tenors, 2-3 basses Randall Swansonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446215%pm, %14 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446215The Cathedral of Saint Raymond Nonnatus in Joliet, Illinois seeks experienced singers to fill soprano, tenor, and bass positions in its resident professional Cathedral Schola.  Choral Scholars should have the training and ability to sing a wide range of choral repertoire with a warm vocal tone, and must have excellent sight-reading, musical, and interpersonal skills.  In addition, Choral Scholars must be able to commit to the Cathedral Schola's rigorous rehearsal and performance schedule. There are generally two choral calls per week, including a Thursday evening rehearsal and a Sunday morning rehearsal & liturgy, plus extra calls for large diocesan liturgical events throughout the choral season, which extends from mid-September through early-June.  The Cathedral Schola forms the core of the Cathedral Choir, and members serve as section leaders in the larger ensemble.  The Cathedral Schola also sings as a stand-alone ensemble on occasion, and repertoire spans the centuries from Medieval chant and Renaissance polyphony to the finest sacred choral music of our own time.
 
A complete job description for Choral Scholars and the complete 2014–2015 choir schedule are available upon request.
 
The Cathedral of Saint Raymond Nonnatus is located less than 45 minutes from downtown Chicago, and the stipend-per-call for Choral Scholars is highly competitive.  Additional stipended opportunities abound for Cathedral Schola members who wish to serve as cantors for Cathedral masses, weddings, and funerals.  To schedule an audition for the Cathedral Schola, please contact Cathedral Director of Music Dr. Randall Swanson at cathedralmusicjoliet@gmail.com or call 815.722.6653 x222.
 
We also have openings in all voice parts for exceptional volunteers.
Please feel free to forward this notice to any singers you think might be a good fit for us!
 
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Concerts in Ireland Samuel Gordonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446202%pm, %14 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446202Does anyone have some good concert contacts in Dublin, Ireland for summer travel?  We plan to go in July of 2015.  We already have travel arrangements.  This is a professional choir that will be traveling and I would like to work directly with a concert sponsor -  church concerts - and need names of organists, clergy, music directors who might respond to an email.  Thanks for any suggestions! ]]>Choral Section Leader: Soprano, Alto, Tenor & Bass Robert Casonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446207%pm, %14 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446207
St. Theresa Roman Catholic Parish, Phoenix, is seeking Section Leaders for the parish choir, which performs during the 11:00 a.m. Mass every week. These positions are available immediately.
 
Essential Job Functions: Lead the appropriate sections of the choir; assist volunteer choir members in the learning process; promote confidence among the section and the entire choir as a whole; attendance at a weekly rehearsal, every Wednesday at 6:00 p.m., is required; attendance at the warm-up rehearsal starting at 10:30 a.m. is required in order to prepare for the 11:00 a.m. liturgy; there are special liturgies throughout the year, in addition to Sunday Masses, which are required, including an Advent program, Christmas Eve Mass at 10:00 p.m. and all of Holy Week and Easter Sunday; other services may arise, with the realization that they may be subject to your availability; compensation is provided by the service performed, namely, rehearsals and Masses. A diocesan training for employees is also required.
 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: Formal training in music, ability to sight-read and navigate the musical language; experience in choral singing and fundamentals of ensemble work (as opposed to solo singing); preparedness and organization is necessary; respect for the nature of singing within the atmosphere of a setting sacred to its assembly.
 
For further information and to apply, please contact:
Robert G. Carson
Director of liturgy and Music Ministry
rcarson@sttheresaphx.org
Phone: 267.634.9271
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Choir Camp for Grades 2-12 - Bangor, Maine Robert Ludwighttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446206%pm, %14 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446206
The 34th annual Choir School Camp of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Bangor will be held July 28-August 1 for Grades 2-12. The week includes sports and activities, fun, Broadway, handbells, music literacy work, worship and singing in historic St. John’s Church. Music staff includes St. John's Choirmasters Robert and Nancy Ludwig and James Paton. Adults of the St. John's Choir will join the campers for the closing service, featuring music by Stanford, Mozart, Haydn, Hogan, and the world premiere of a setting of Phos hilaron by James Ludwig. For more information see www.stjohnsbangor.org/music or email choirmaster@stjohnsbangor.org or call the church office at 207-947-0156. Scholarships are available. 
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Songs about travel Leigh Andersonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446198%pm, %14 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446198I'm considering having a themed Fall concert this year at my high school, revolving around travel. I have three choirs, a beginning mixed (with lots of girls, few boys), an intermediate auditioned women's group, and an advanced mixed group with fairly high skill level overall. I know of some great options but I would love some suggestions of any kind! ]]>Wenger FLEX TechBridge and Accessories Tom Hammetthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446197%pm, %14 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446197Like new Wenger Flex TechBridge with top shelf.
 
This is a four-foot TechBridge.  VERY sturdily constructed!  I understand it weighs over 40 pounds, and it is made of cast iron and sturdy steel. 
 
Adjustable height.  Wheels on one end make movement very easy. 
 
Top shelf measures 18 X 24 inches and is suitable for computer or whatever you need to set there.
 
I listed this before, but the unanswered questions were:
 
1. What is the price
 
2.  How much is the shipping.
 
Let's start the price at $100.  I think this rig is around $300 as is new.  Shipping?  I finally am getting it boxed and will stop by UPS on the way home to get an estimate.  I'll pick a zip code about 500 miles away to get a round number.  Shipping will vary depending on distance.  It will require 3 boxes to properly pack due to odd sizes of the components.  
 
I'm retired now and simply do not need this unit at my church.  I assembled it when new, but never used it.
 
Questions are welcome, as are offers.
Wenger Flex TechBridge and Accessory
Thanks for looking.  I should have shipping charges later today.
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New Release for SATB by J.D. Frizzell from Colla Voce Music Chris Matthewshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446195%pm, %14 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446195
Click the cover image to view the score in its entirety.
 
While the part writing in this new release by J.D. Frizzell is accessible to high school choirs, the scope of the text, by e. e. cummings, makes the work suitable for university and professional choirs as well. The brief aleatoric section in the middle of the composition serves well to introduce choirs and directors to modern compositional techniques without overwhelming them. Be sure to check out the score in its entirety at www.collavoce.com, as well as Frizzell's other arrangements and original works.
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MA in solo-voice ensemble singing YORK UK Robert Hollingworthhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446191%pm, %14 %b %2014 %13:%Jul:%th 13JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446191This performance-assessed MA course for solo-voice ensembles was initially set up by John Potter (Hilliard Ensemble), stopped for a while and has now been restarted by me, Robert Hollingworth (director of I Fagiolini www.ifagiolini.com).  Our first year is coming to an end and we have a group ready to start in October 2014 but which is lacking a bass.  All information here https://www.york.ac.uk/music/postgraduate/programmes/ma-taught/solo-voice-ensemble/
 
NB - there is a likely bursary of 20% off the fees for this year only.

York is a Roman, Viking and medieval town with a huge amount of choral music going on in it and TWO annual early music festivals.  If the course sounds interesting, please be in touch for this year or another.  Also, please do share that we need a 'bass' for THIS October.
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"New Voices" - The Princeton Singers in Concert July 22 Noel Wernerhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446190%pm, %14 %b %2014 %13:%Jul:%th 13JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446190The Princeton Singers under the direction of Steven Sametz will present a concert works by Monteverdi, Sametz, and Verdelot, as well as four exciting new premiers from this year's ACDA Composer's Forum.  The concert is July 22 at 8:00 PM at The Princeton Meadow Church and Event Center, 545 Meadow Road, Princeton, NJ, and tickets can be purchased at the door for $20.00. This is part of the NJACDA Summer Conference, where The Princeton Singers will be in residence.  Walk-in registrations for the conference are welcome on Tuesday and Wednesdayl.  The Tuesday evening concert is open to the general public - come hear a world-class choir on the cutting edge of new voices in the choral arts! ]]>Job Opening--J.W. Pepper Church Music Editor Linda Schmidthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446186%pm, %14 %b %2014 %12:%Jul:%th 12JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446186

J.W. Pepper, the world's largest sheet music retailer, is seeking a full time specialist in the church music market to work in our corporate headquarters in Exton, PA.  Candidates will need to demonstrate their ability to analyze music and build promotions to serve the diverse needs of music ministry directors across all denominations.  The ability to identify trends in church music, understanding of the print music industry and experience leading a church choir are required.  Please send inquiries and resumes to Linda Schmidt, VP Choral Product Sales.  lschmidt@jwpepper.com

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San Francisco Bay Area singers: Sing in Carnegie Hall with Ragnar Bohlin Annette Bistruphttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446180%am, %14 %b %2014 %04:%Jul:%th 4JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446180Join SF to Carnegie — a project under the direction of Ragnar Bohlin, Chorus Director of the San Francisco Symphony.
 
Maestro Bohlin is pleased to invite Bay Area singers to apply to perform Mozart’s Great Mass in c-minor at Carnegie Hall on Sunday, May 3, 2015.
 
SF to Carnegie offers a unique opportunity for singers from the many and diverse choruses of the San Francisco Bay Area to experience:
 
     One performance on stage at Carnegie Hall, under the direction of Ragnar Bohlin, accompanied by a professional orchestra and professional soloists.
 
     Three rehearsals with Maestro Bohlin in New York on the following dates:
 
          Friday, May 1, 2015
          Saturday, May 2, 2015
          Sunday, May 3, 2015
 
     Three rehearsals in San Francisco with Maestro Bohlin during the spring of 2015, on the following dates:
 
         Saturday, February 21, 2015
         Saturday, April 18, 2015
         Sunday, April 19, 2015
 
 
In addition to his tenure as Chorus Director of the San Francisco Symphony, Maestro Bohlin teaches at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and recently founded Cappella SF, a professional chamber choir based in San Francisco.  Maestro Bohlin regularly conducts choirs and orchestras in the US and internationally and is an active and award-winning recording artist.
 
The SF to Carnegie project is undertaken in collaboration with MidAmerica Productions which is responsible for all rehearsal and concert logistics in New York. MidAmerica offers complete artistic development and administration of the performance including venue, soloists and orchestra engagement/management; publicity and ticket sales; all rehearsal logistics and on-site support during the performance residency.
 
For more information go to www.sftocarnegie.org
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Correction: Hildegard of Bingen and the Elements Lindsey Warrenhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446171%am, %14 %b %2014 %01:%Jul:%th 1JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446171 
THE EMAIL ADDRESS TO REGISTER WAS INCORRECT IN THE LAST POSTING
SEE NEW EMAIL BELOW
 
Hildegard of Bingen and the Elements: Circle of Healing
Led by Deadra Ashton, MDiv and Lindsey Warren, MM
 
 
July 26th, 11 to 3
Seven Stars Center (www.vtisa.org), Rt. 14 Sharon, VT
Tuition: $60; Space is limited
Registration: Hildegardworkshop@gmail.com
 
Everyday pressures and the need to rush from one activity to another can take a toll on our spirits.  Inspired by the chants, writing and art of Hildegard of Bingen and others, we’ll slow down and spend time engaging with the four elements in restorative practices of contemplation of Viriditas, chant, gardening, essential oils, gemstones and more.  We’ll go home with some practical tools to create an environment for our own spiritual well being.

 
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Call for Singers - Taylor Festival Choir - Charleston, SC William Bennetthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446173%am, %14 %b %2014 %02:%Jul:%th 2JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446173Auditions for the Nationally recognized Taylor Festival Choir will be held:
 
Friday, August 8, 5-10pm at the College of Charleston
Saturday, August 9, 11am-7pm, at the College of Charleston. 
 
Auditions may be completed in person, or via skype or facetime.  Singers with conflicts that prohibit them from participating in the auditions may schedule a different time upon request. 
 
We will choose a 20-28 voice roster for each concert over the season. We will be offering contracts, both via email and snail mail, in late August.
 
Only those that audition will be considered for concert rosters. 
 
TFC Audition Process:
 
1.      A complete song or aria. Anything will do. Accompanied or unaccompanied. Whatever you believe shows you in your best light. You may sing in person, or record something previously (those out of town may prefer this to singing via Skype). Live auditions will have an accompanist provided. NOTE: Those of you that have sung solo movements with the TFC or other professional ensembles within the last two years may count that as your aria/song…so long as it was recorded and either we have it or it can be made available. 
 
2.     You will be asked to vocalize
 
3.     You will be asked to sight-sing a short excerpt.
 
Please contact William Bennett to arrange an audition time. His email addresses are:
 
 
For more information about the Taylor Festival Choir please visit  www.taylormusicgroup.net
 
Here is our '14 -'15 proposed season:
 
Oct. 5, 2014 concert – Octoberfest:works by Schutz, Bach (Singet dem Herrn), Brahms (Liebeslieder) and other German composers. 
 
December 20-21, 2014 – Celtic Christmas, with 1914 Armistice Tribute
 
April 19, 2015 - All–Baltic Concert - Paert, Tormis (Curse Upon Iron), Esenvalds, etc
 
May 30 – June 10 or 11, 2015 – Piccolo Spoleto and recording season
 
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask! 
 
William Bennett
Assistant Director and Choir Manager 
Taylor Festival Choir, Charleston, SC
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Tenor and Bass Section Leader positions available Joy Meadehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446170%am, %14 %b %2014 %01:%Jul:%th 1JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446170
TENOR and BASS section leader positions available – starting August 2014
 
 
Eastminster Presbyterian Church
5801 Hugh Howell Road     Stone Mountain, GA     30087
Andrew Meade, Director of Music   -    eastminstermusic@gmail.com
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide musical leadership to the EPC Chancel Choir during the two semesters of its singing season.
                Semester 1:  August - December              Semester 2:  January - May         40-42 weeks/year
 
Attend all scheduled rehearsals, Sunday worship services, and additional seasonal services as requested by the director of music.  Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 7:30 – 9:00.  Sunday morning worship begins at 11:00 with a 10:30 call for the choir.  Additional services may include, but are not limited to: Advent Lessons and Carols, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, concerts.
 
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.
 
 
REQUIREMENTS:
Excellent vocal technique: 
Consistent and relaxed tone, good range, degree in vocal performance desired.
 
Excellent musicianship:
Sight-reading, intonation, ensemble sense, stylistic awareness, familiarity with IPA
 
 
REWARDS:
Being part of a community of wonderful people who love to sing
Opportunity to develop as a musician
Summer break
$75 weekly compensation (one rehearsal and one service = $37.50 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
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HIldegard of Bingen and the Elements: Circle of Healing Lindsey Warrenhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446169%am, %14 %b %2014 %01:%Jul:%th 1JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446169Led by Deadra Ashton, MDiv and Lindsey Warren, MM
 
July 26th, 11 to 3
Seven Stars Center (www.vtisa.org), Rt. 14 Sharon, VT
Tuition: $60; Space is limited
Registration: Hildgardworkshop@gmail.com
 
Everyday pressures and the need to rush from one activity to another can take a toll on our spirits.  Inspired by the chants, writing and art of Hildegard of Bingen and others, we’ll slow down and spend time engaging with the four elements in restorative practices of contemplation of Viriditas, chant, gardening, essential oils, gemstones and more.  We’ll go home with some practical tools to create an environment for our own spiritual well being. ]]>
When Mozart met Moses Hogan Lindsey Warrenhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446168%am, %14 %b %2014 %01:%Jul:%th 1JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446168The Strafford Summer Chorus and Vt Baroque Collective, directed by Lindsey Warren, present "When Mozart met Moses Hogan"
Sunday August 10th, 4pm
United Church of Strafford, VT
Admission by free will donation.
Join us for a lively afternoon of Mozart's Missa Brevis in D major and several spirituals by Moses Hogan.
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SAT Suggestions for similar texts John Gannhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446160%pm, %13 %b %2014 %20:%Jul:%th 20JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446160Does anyone have any suggestions  for settings of texts that have similar  mood/emotional expressions or that are reflective iin feelings? I'm thinking about texts like "Sure on this Shining Night?"
Thank you,
 
John
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Interview questions for potential conductors? Sheila Hooverhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446157%pm, %13 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446157Our community chorus is in the midst of a director search. We are preparing for interviews now and I would appreciate advice on questions that you have found particularly helpful in the screening/hiring process. Many thanks in advance!
 
Sheila Hoover
President, Santiam Hearts to Arts
Member, Santiam Canyon Community Chorus
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PYC Seeks Junior Choir Director Eileen Finleyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446159%pm, %13 %b %2014 %20:%Jul:%th 20JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446159
The Pennsylvania Youth Chorale is a children’s choir of distinction built on a solid music education program focused on musicianship training, theory, vocal development, and excellent performance opportunities.  The PYC has been serving children in suburban Philadelphia for 36 years and is currently seeking a part time director for the Junior Choir level (boys and girls, ages 7 - 9).  Rehearsals are one day a week after school for 1 and 1/4 hours.  The Junior Choir performs age appropriate unison and/or 2-part music in a wide variety of styles on 4-5 shared programs per year with the Senior Choir.
Job Description
Title: Artistic Director for the Junior Choir of Pennsylvania Youth Chorale
Responsibilities:
1. Select music for Winter and Spring concerts
2. Select music from choir library or purchase using the budget provided for each  season.
3. Coordinate with accompanist, staff, and parent volunteers on all necessary matters.
4. Conduct weekly and special rehearsals and provide choral instruction to ensure high quality performances.
5. Schedule and hold one to one theory sessions with choir members throughout the season.
6. Provide part recordings to aid singers with independent practice.
7. Meet with Artistic Director throughout season to provide feedback and discuss program planning and artistic direction of organization.
8. Conduct junior choir in concerts (minimum 4 per year).
9. Schedule and hold auditions in the spring and winter.  Coordinate these auditions with the Artistic Director and manager.
10.Communicate with parents weekly by email about upcoming events, rehearsal happenings, etc.
 
Terms
Part time position; salary $2,000 per annum paid in 2 installments.
Begin Sept. 2014
The PYC has a strong support team so this position can involve as much or as little “non-directorial” work as desired.
The JC director is responsible to the Artistic Director and the PYC Board of Directors.

Seeking
1. Minimum of a Bachelors degree in music education preferably with a strong background in Kodaly methodology.
2. Elementary teaching experience.
3. Character traits:  reliability, punctuality and organization
4. Enthusiastic personality that relates well with and enjoys working with young children.
5. Knowledge of children’s unison and SA repertoire, keyboard skills, and membership in ACDA are all pluses.
 
Contact
Learn more about the PYC at www.pennsylvaniayouthchorale.com
Email the director, Eileen Finley, to apply for the position at evfsing@comcast.net or contact through the website.
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Companion piece Wallace Hinsonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446158%pm, %13 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446158Dear colleagues,
 
I am looking for a piece to pair with Whitacre's Seal Lullaby for a performance this fall.  I would appreciate any ideas.
 
Thanks. W. Hinson
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ALBION - Sheffield Choral Celebration - if you missed it Andrew Throssellhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446144%am, %13 %b %2014 %09:%Jul:%th 9JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446144OK shame on you but if you missed the recording of the Sheffield Choral Celebration you acn try our Soundcloud page:
 
ENJOY!
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Bottom heavy mixed choir Lance Harrishttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446153%pm, %13 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446153High school group.
4-5 girls, not too strong.
10-12 guys, lots of talent.
Weak composition and arrangement skills for me.
 
I was thinking about quickly arranging songs into STTB (or STBB if you wish) by transposing the alto line down into the T2/Baritone part.  
 
Any thoughts?  Will this present any difficulties which I don't foresee?
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Choral Singers Wanted for Exciting New Chorus (Greenwich CT0 Pamela Kuhn http://www.choralnet.org/view/446142%am, %13 %b %2014 %03:%Jul:%th 3JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446142
                                                                             THE MASTERSINGERS
                                                                   WHERE SINGING IS OUR PASSION
Join our NEW chorus that is making a dramatic statement in the musical world. Fulfill your own passion and take the challenge! 
THE MASTERSINGERS is the new chorus that has been launched by Music Director, Pamela Kuhn in Greenwich, CT.  Dedicated singers from the Tri State area of New York, Connecticut and New Jersey are invited to join.  The chorus promises to retain the highest level of music preparation with energized rehearsals and skilled performances.
Known for her extraordinary programming prowess, Pamela Kuhn will combine repertoire including classical masterpieces, jazz, world music, gospel and contemporary composer showcases.  The Mastersingers is establishing a new level of connection between singers, the audience and the community with thematic and theatrical performance art.
Miss Kuhn brings a profound positive energy to rehearsals and performances while lending her vast vocal knowledge to all members.  Comprehensive vocal training will be integrated into all rehearsals.
Join the NEW chorus that is making a dramatic statement in the musical world.  Fulfill your own passion and take the challenge!

THE DETAILS
Interested singers: PLEASE sign up on the website (www.mastersingerschorus.com)
Please telephone 203-661-6431 for a voice placement audition (Sight singing skills are appreciated but not necessary)
All rehearsals and performances are held from 7:15-9:30 pm  every Wednesday evening:
Diaond Hill United Methodist Church
521 E. Putnam, Cos Cob, CT  06807
The first rehearsal of the 2014 Fall Semester is September 3, 2014.
Dues are $150 per semester which includes all rehearsals and music. Payment can be made by check or credit card. Music will be provided. 
The program for the Fall Semester will include:
    J.S. Bach                                         Cantata No. 4
                                                                                              "Christ Lag In Todesbanden”
                                      Johannes Brahms                              “ Liebeslied"
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Taos Community Chorus Seeks Guest Conductors Elizabeth Calverthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446139%pm, %12 %b %2014 %20:%Jul:%th 20JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446139
TCC Request For Proposals
6/01/2014
The Taos Community Chorus-bringing people together through choral music.
 
The Taos Community Chorus invites you to submit proposals for conducting the Fall 2014, Messiah Sing-Along and/or Spring 2015 Concerts.  Proposals must be received by the Board of Directors and must include a letter of intent, resume and references.  In your letter please provide us with a summary of why you are interested in conducting the Taos Community Chorus, what kind of repertoire you would like to present for the Fall 2014 and/or the Spring 2015 concerts, as well as acquainting us with your personal philosophy for choral conducting.  Proposals may be for all three concerts or any combination.  Please indicate if you are willing to do portions of the season or all three concerts.
 
In recent seasons the Taos Community Chorus has presented four performances over  the first two weekends of  December (6th, 7th, 13th & 14th for 2014 at 3pm) and in early May, ranging from one to two hours in length.   The concerts presented in early December provide the community with a choral kick-off to the Holiday Season, which has become an important part of the identity of the Chorus.  The music for the early December concerts need not be strictly religious or secular in nature, but we encourage proposals to represent some relationship to cultural traditions practiced during this time of year.  About half of the music in our library is Christmas music.  The Chorus enjoys singing a variety of genres and composers, but would also like the opportunity to perform a major work during either the fall or the spring.  The concerts presented in early May often include a performance on Mother’s Day, but the intent of the early May dates reflects a practical need to precede graduation ceremonies and other end of the school year activities.  The fall and spring concerts must use a variety of performance spaces in the surrounding area as these venues compliment the desire to serve outlying communities and give the choir exposure to performing in different acoustical spaces.  An electronic piano with amplifier is required for several of our regular venues, which do not have pianos. 
 
Due to popular demand the Chorus has resurrected the tradition of presenting a community Messiah Sing-Along in late December.  Preparation for this includes rehearsing soloists and rehearsal of instrumentalists.  In 2013 we presented Messiah Sing-Along at First Presbyterian Church of Taos, but due to excellent attendance hope to be able to book St. James Episcopal Church for Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 3pm.
 
Section leaders volunteer their services for each program.  We currently have a collaborative pianist, Claire Detels, who has experience working with the chorus. Additional instrumental accompaniment and soloists are generally hired from within the surrounding community by the conductor.  When required, vocal soloists are drafted or auditioned from within the chorus or hired from the surrounding community.  We very much enjoyed having a small ensemble perform in our Spring 2014 program and would like to continue the practice of adding variety to the program with smaller groups of singers.  Conductors may be allocated some discretionary funds to enhance the program.  We strongly encourage equitability and transparency in an effort to avoid conflicts of interest with the dispensation of discretionary funds. 
 
 
Please note the following proposed schedule for the 2014-2015 Season:
            Monday, September 15, 2014 Rehearsals for fall program begin (1st Pres)
 
Saturday, December 6th & 13th & Sunday, December 7th & 14th Holiday/Seasonal Concert (Arroyo Seco, First Presbyterian, St. Francis de Asis or Our Lady, St. James)
Sunday, December 21, 2014 Messiah Sing-Along (St. James)
 
Monday, February 9, 2015 Rehearsals for spring program begin
Saturday, May 2nd & 9th & Sunday, May 3rd & 10thd Spring Concert (Dixon, First Pres, Angel Fire or St. Francis, St. James)
Personal Qualifications: Superior musicianship, Skill in group management, Decisive and expressive baton technique, Specialized skill on one instrument or voice, Superior diplomacy.  Commitment to learning, playing and teaching music, Well-organized.  
Knowledge and Skills Required: Performance, Conducting and voice pedagogy, Sight-reading and open score reading, Understanding of qualities and limitations of instruments and voices, History of music, Knowledge of languages. 
Recommended Pre-College Training: Completion of high school, Ability to read music, Foreign language study, Some performance skill on one instrument or voice, Experience in performing groups.  
Minimum College Training Required: College degree in music not always required but equivalent training is necessary, Choral and instrumental techniques helpful.    
 
Chorus Goals to Support:
“Getting to know you” exercises incorporated into the first few rehearsals.
Support of “community building” time each rehearsal in the form of tea break, announcements or music history presentations.
Time spent on basic music education during rehearsals within the context of learning the music chosen for the program.
Continued recruitment of youth and under-represented populations to sing in the chorus.
 
Email Proposals to: taoschorus@gmail.com   
 
Proposals may be mailed to:
Taos Community Chorus
P.O. Box 2422
Taos, NM 87571
 
Proposals may be hand delivered to the following Board Members:
 
Elizabeth Calvert, President (her workplace is – Taos Academy Charter School 110 Paseo del Canon West 575-751-3109)
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What's on Great Sacred Music, Sunday, July 13, 2014 Robert Kennedyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446131%pm, %12 %b %2014 %14:%Jul:%th 14JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446131
In case you cannot hear the show live, the playlist is on Spotify for you to enjoy: GSM - July 13, 2014
Don't forget that we have more choral and organ music programmed on Sunday
evenings beginning at 10 p.m. eastern.
 
Rob
Rob Kennedy
Great Sacred Music
The Classical Station
http://theclassicalstation.org
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08:02:00
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck: Psalm 130, "Out of the deep"
Cappella Amsterdam
 
Anton Bruckner: Christus factus est
Vienna Boys' Choir; Chorus Viennensis, Peter Marschik
 
Sweelinck (1562-1621) was organist of the Oude Kerk, Amsterdam for most of his
life. Bruckner (1824-1896) wrote forty motets including three settings of Christus
Factus Est, the gradual for Palm Sunday.
 
08:14:16
Franz Biebl: Ave Maria
Chanticleer
 
Francis Jackson: Remember for good, O Father
Choir of York Minster, Philip Moore
John Scott Whitely, organ
 
Marcel Dupre: Toccata on "Placare Christe servulis"
John Scott, organ
Mander organ at St. Paul's Cathedral, London
 
Franz Biebl (1906-2001) wrote his Ave Maria for double male chorus, specifically
for a firemen's choir. Francis Jackson (1917-) was Organist of York Minster from
1946-1982. He succeeded his teacher, Sir Edward Bairstow, in the position. John
Scott has been the Organist and Choirmaster of St. Thomas Church, New York City
since he left St. Paul's Cathedral in 2004.
 
08:33:54
Jean Mouton: Factum est silentium
Brabant Ensemble, Stephen Rice
 
Felix Mendelssohn: Psalm 98, "Singet dem Herrn", Op. 91
Chamber Choir of Europe; Wurttemberg Philharmonic, Nicol Matt
 
Jean Mouton (1459-1522) was a French renaissance composer of whose output over
15 masses and 100 motets survive. Mendelssohn is known more as a composer of
instrumental music as well as some large-scale oratorios. But he wrote a substantial number
of smaller choral works most of which are heard infrequently.
 
08:48:20
John Rutter: Veni Sancte Spiritus
Cambridge Singers; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, John Rutter
 
Rutter's setting of the Whitsuntide hymn "Come, Holy Ghost" shows another side to this gifted
composer's writing style. For a rather thorough review of this work see
 
08:57:15
J.S. Bach: Cantata 177, "Ich ruf zu dire, Herr Jesu Christ"
Holland Boys' Choir; Netherlands Bach Collegium, Pieter Jan Leusink
Ruth Holton, soprano; Sytse Buwalde, alto;
Marcel Beekman, tenor; Bas Ramselaar, bass
 
This cantata was written for the Fourth Sunday after Trinity and first performed on
July 6, 1732. The opening movement sounds simple enough. It begins with a short sinfonia.
That is followed by a masterpiece of writing so typical of the middle-aged Bach. The chorale
tune sung by sopranos with oboes in unison is adorned with a finely-wrought counterpoint.
The movement concludes as it began with the sinfonia.
 
09:23:59
Hector Berlioz
Requiem (Grand Messe des morts), Op. 5
Montreal Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Charles Dutoit
John Mark Ainsley, tenor
 
Everything about Berlioz' Grand Messe des Morts is grand. The orchestration is grandly scored
with four off-stage brass choirs, sixteen tympani, twenty woodwinds, four hundred singers and over
one hundred strings including sixteen double-basses. Berlioz thought very highly of his masterpiece
even going so far as to say that if his works were destroyed he would ask that the Requiem survive.
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Bass section leader - Christ Church Cathedral, Hartford, CT Joshua Slaterhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446128%pm, %12 %b %2014 %12:%Jul:%th 12JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446128Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Hartford, CT, seeks a

regular bass or bass-baritone section leader.  Wednesday rehearsal, Sunday

service; average $65/call; high-quality Anglican church music. Strong

sight-reading and rhythm desired.

Contact Email: joshua.slater@cccathedral.org

 

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Westminster Choir College "Summer Re-Charge" for Children's & Youth Choir Directors Tom Sheltonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446125%am, %12 %b %2014 %06:%Jul:%th 6JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446125Westminster Choir College
Sacred Music Department
"Summer Re-Charge"
for Children's & Youth Choir Directors
 
Thursday, August 7 - Friday, August 8, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 
Clinicians:
 
James Jordan
Helen Kemp
Sue Ellen Page
Steve Pilkington
Kathleen Ebling Shaw
Tom Shelton
Martin Tel
 
Sessions include:
 
Orff for the Church Musician
Working with the Changing Voice in the Choral Setting
Handbells for Children and Youth
"Framing Liturgy" in Worship
Creative Practices for Including Children and Youth in Worship
Ideas for Introducing New Music to Young Singers
Music Reading Sessions
A Special Q&A Session with Helen Kemp
 
Registration Fee:  $200.00
 
For more information, contact Kevin Radtke, Sacred Music Coordinator
sacredmusic@rider.edu
609-921-7100  X8277
 
 
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Online MMEd program or Campus MM Conducting program? Rhonda Bauerhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446101%pm, %11 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446101I am currently looking for a school to complete my Masters in Music.  I am working and have a family and so am considering an online program in Music Ed.  I have also been considering a University in-person program in Choral Conducting or Music Ed.  Anyone have any comments or reccommendations?  Would one make me more hireable? or admit-able to a PhD Program in the future?  
 
Thanks for your input.
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Administrative Assistant with Seattle Pro Musica Emma Ashbrookhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446100%pm, %11 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446100The Administrative Assistant reports to the Managing Director and is responsible for providing administrative support for Seattle Pro Musica’s office, fundraising, marketing and concert needs.
 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

•Assist Managing Director and Artistic/Executive Director with tasks as assigned. 

•Provide administrative support for ticket sales, merchandise sales and box office.

•Provide administrative support for the annual fundraising auction/gala, including data entry, management of auction inventory and database, and on-site support.

•Provide administrative support for development and fundraising activities, including data entry, management of donor database, and annual appeals.

•Maintain the music library collection and database, including circulation of music to choir members.

•In conjunction with the Managing Director, plan and execute front-of-house and box office operations for all concerts. As required, serve as House Manager during performances.

•In conjunction with the Managing Director, maintain information systems, database, member rosters, donor information, mailing distribution list, and email distribution lists.

•Assist in recruitment and management of volunteers for concert production, auction and office projects.

•Complete general office maintenance and management duties as assigned.
 

Qualifications

The successful candidate will share a passion for and commitment to the mission and artistic vision of Seattle Pro Musica. The candidate will possess strong customer service and organizational skills with demonstrated proficiency in MS Office applications. Experience with database entry is a plus. Applicant must possess energy, enthusiasm and initiative; must be detail-oriented and capable of managing multiple tasks on a daily basis. Candidate must be experienced in working in support of and as part of a high-energy team in a deadline-driven environment. The ability to follow established, detailed procedures is necessary. Strong written and verbal communication skills are highly desirable. Customer service, events management, and administrative experience preferred.  
 

Compensation and Benefits

Anticipated start date of August 18. Approximately 32 hrs/wk, and occasionally 40+ hrs/wk in support of performances and events. Hourly position; no benefits. Specific hours are variable, dependent upon program schedule, with some evening and weekend hours required.


Application Procedure

Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to Katie Skovholt, Managing Director, at katie@seattlepromusica.org. 

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AUDITIONS FOR VOCAL ENSEMBLE Tiffany Warrenhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446099%pm, %11 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446099 Paid.

Auditions held Saturday August 23rd (1 pm).

We are looking to add voices for all parts.
*Good sight readers
*Nice timbre
*Soloists
*Reliable
*Must have vocal training and experience
*In or near the South Bay Beach Cities (Manhattan Beach)

Serious inquiries only.
Please visit our web site and complete the form and for more details.
We will be in touch.

You may email: theseraphimsings(a)gmail.com, for any questions.

Thank you and we look forward to hearing you.

Tiffany Warren
Seraphim Director

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Mass times and particular singing dates are negotiable, but determined by choral and cantor needs.
All voice types may apply. Traditional hymnody and choral polyphony employed along with chant.
Ability to read chant notation will be a plus.
 
Contact:
Dr. Laura Gillett
Director of Music
Guardian Angels Catholic Church
Mead, Colorado
(303) 684-9214
 
Email responses preferred.
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Interim Choir Associate Deanna Witkowskihttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446090%pm, %11 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446090Park Avenue Christian Church (Disciples of Christ/United Church of Christ) in New York City seeks an Interim Choir Associate beginning in September 2014 to help us continue to celebrate “the divinity of difference.” The Interim Choir Associate will be a person of faith called to nurture PACC’s two choirs comprised of volunteer and professional musicians under the supervision of the Interim Minister of Music.
 
Music plays a vital role in our congregation's worship life, helping us to offer heartfelt praise and prayer through hymns, responses, Psalm singing, choral music, instrumental music and more. Our music ministry embraces not only the great classics of the Western music tradition, but also gospel, jazz, world music, and contemporary classical expressions. We welcome the gifts of children, students, volunteers and professional musicians and trust that our work together will glorify God, build a community of respect and love, and help each of us to realize our greatest potential.
 
The Interim Choir Associate will, in consultation with the Interim Minister of Music, lead rehearsals for PACC’s Sanctuary Choir and Gospel Choir. The Sanctuary Choir, currently comprised of four professional singers and additional volunteers from the congregation, sings in Sunday morning worship twice a month and rehearses bimonthly on Tuesday evenings. The Gospel Choir is comprised of volunteers and three paid section leaders, and rehearses weekly on Thursday evenings. The Gospel Choir also sings in Sunday worship once per month.
 
The Interim Choir Associate will also assist with song leading on the three to four Sundays per month when she/he is conducting one of the two choirs. The Associate will have one Sunday off per month, and the full schedule of rehearsals and services for the 2014-15 year will be provided by August 31, 2014. Salary range for the position will be between $20,000-$24,000.
 
A minimum of two years’ experience in directing volunteer and professional choral ensembles is preferred, as is a degree in music or music education. Proficient keyboard skills (i.e., ability to lead rehearsals from the piano in instances when the Interim Minister of Music is absent) is also required. As the position involves ministry within a diverse and progressive community of faith, we highly value strong interpersonal skills, ability to engage with adults and children from varied racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, and a poised, professional attitude in all circumstances.
 
Additional professional and personal qualities desired include:
  
• Biblical literacy and knowledge of liturgical worship.
• Experience and skills as a song leader and/or worship leader.
• A joyful and authentic faith commitment that expresses itself in his/her music.
• Proficiency with music notation software.
• Openness to constructive critique and feedback.
• Flexibility and a willingness to try new approaches.
 
More information about PACC’s music program is available at the church’s website,
http://parkavenuechristian.com.
 
To apply, submit a letter of intent, a CV/resumé, list of three references, and any applicable recordings or video excerpts of performances showcasing conducting and/or singing skills. All materials and inquiries can be sent electronically to Deanna Witkowski, Interim Minister of Music, atdwitkowski@parkavenuechristian.com by August 10.
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The Choral Pickup (Professional Choir Debut) July 2014 Sarah Davishttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446096%pm, %11 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446096

 

1.  We wanted to develop a professional choir that also functioned as an outreach for young singers.

 

2.  We wanted to develop a series of concerts that would benefit a secondary philanthropic cause.

 

3.  Our desire was for the series of concerts to be free and open to all.

 

We are one away from achieving these goals and launching our first series of concerts in the Pacific Northwest.  This twenty-two voice ensemble, lead by Dr. Nathan Frank, includes eight talented young singers from the Puget Sound area and fourteen professional singers from around the United States and Canada.  Through our fund raising efforts, our goal to offer these concerts free of admission has been reached.  Those who wish to make an offering to aid the 93 percent of the Burkina Faso's population who lack access to clean water and sanitation, will be given that opportunity during the concert.

 

July 16 ~ Tacoma, WA (Christ Episcopal Church 8pm)

July 19 ~ Seattle, WA (PhinneyRidge Lutheran 8pm)

July 20 ~ Bellevue, WA (Newport Presbyterian 3pm)

 

  

See the Water Themed Program Below

 

Ave Maris Stella -  Otto Olsson (1897-1964)

Psalm 42 - Andrew Bleckner (b.1876)

Requiem - arr. by Craig Hella-Johnson (b.1962)

 

Totus Tuus -  Henryk Gorecki(1933-2010)

O Salutaris Hostia - Eriks Esenvalds (b.1977)

 

Preguntale a ese mar -  Innocente Carreno (b.1919)

Noche de Lluvia -  arr. by Sid Robinovitch (b. 1942)

 

Serenade to Music - R. Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

Svend Ronning Violin Soloist  

  

Fern Hill - John Corigliano (b.1938)

Sarah Davis, Soloist

 

I wanna be ready -  arr by James Miller

At the River - Aaron Copland (1900-1990)

Wade in the Water - Moses Hogan (1957-2003)

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Tribute to Guy B. Webb Maureen Faganhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446095%pm, %11 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446095
Concept Tours wishes to pay tribute to Dr. Guy B. Webb on his retirement after 54 years teaching and conducting in Florida, New Mexico, New York and for the past 34 years at Missouri State.   His artistry has been admired in the cultural capitals of Europe.  He recently led a tour to Scotland & England ending at St. Paul’s in London (photo below).  A companion tour of 40 members accompanied them.   One third were from Cortland State NY who Dr. Webb conducted 4 decades ago, a testament to the lingering power of music. See the photos on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/conceptours.
MSU Concert Chorale at St. Paul's
 
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A Conference to feed body and soul: MassACDA 2014 Summer Conference at Smith College, Northampton, MA: July 20-23 catharine melhornhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446085%pm, %11 %b %2014 %14:%Jul:%th 14JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446085Independent dining in cosmopolitan Northampton and access to Smith College’s state-of-the-art exercise facilities and pool.  Also to one of the great undergraduate music libraries where you can browse for scores and recordings, headliner clinicians Dr. Betsy Cook Weber (Houston) and Dr. Mary Goetze (Indiana), guest presenter Jim Papoulis & African instrumentalists, private Conductors Face2Face sessions with Drs. Anne Howard Jones, Wayne Abercrombie, Bill Cutter, KC Conlan and others, interest sessions on topics such as Vocal Health for Choral Teachers, Unique Rounds for Warm-ups and Performance, Feldenkrais method for Conductors and Singers, Shape Note Singing, Super Repertoire for the All-Volunteer Church Choir. Featuring a collaborative performance of James Whitbourn’s Annelies by Boston’s Chorus pro Musica & Coro Allegro. And three packets of recommended repertoire—more than 60 pieces of music! Affordable grad credit and free PDPs through UMassAmherst. Comfortable campus housing still available. Not too late to register, but time is running out: www.massacda.org. ]]>New Release for SA by James Adler from Colla Voce Music Chris Matthewshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446082%pm, %11 %b %2014 %13:%Jul:%th 13JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446082
Click the cover image to view and listen to the score in its entirety.
 
"Monday's Child" by James Adler is a is a sweetly subdued setting of a 19th century English rhyme. Pulled from the larger work "What Shall I Sing?", this title offers part writing that will be accessible to a wide variety of treble choirs; the well-crafted piano accompaniment adds the perfect atmosphere to make this title a winner with choirs and audiences alike. 
 
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45 Gently-used choir robes Isaac Pettyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445831%pm, %07 %b %2014 %21:%Jul:%th 21JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445831Faith Community Church of the Nazarene in Ashland City, TN is selling 45 green choir robes with stoles.  These robes are of high quality and look practically new.  They are machine washable. Sizes vary from small to XL. Stoles have a solid white underside.  
We are looking to sell the entire lot for $1250 plus shipping.  Items are sold as is where is. 
Please contact Pastor Isaac at (270) 634-0596 or isaacpetty@msn.com for more information.  
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"This Magic Christmas Night" from Raycreations Music John Rayhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446071%am, %11 %b %2014 %04:%Jul:%th 4JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446071A brand new SATB Christmas composition, LEVEL 3, for high school or community chorus, 
THIS MAGIC CHRISTMAS NIGHT is available for preview and purchase at:
 
http://www.scoreexchange.com/scores/157245.html
 
Thank you for your support,
Raycreations Music
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Auditions for 2014-2015 Season Diana Saezhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446070%am, %11 %b %2014 %03:%Jul:%th 3JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446070
CANTIGAS, the only choir in the Washington DC area dedicated to the performance of choral music from Latin America, Spain and the Caribbean, is holding auditions for its 2014-2015 concert season.
 
Cantigas is looking for singers who love choral music and are committed to musical excellence.
 
Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 7:30pm to 10:00pm in Bethesda, MD., September through early June.  Extra rehearsals are scheduled as needed.  Dress rehearsals may be scheduled for evenings other than Wednesday, but always with advance notice.
 
The 2014-2015 repertoire includes music from all styles and periods, and will highlight music from the Spanish Renaissance, Latin American Baroque, Tangos, Zarzuelas and Boleros, and choral music from the African diaspora.
 
Auditions are by appointment only. To register visit: http://cantigas.org/auditions or call 301-230-1361.
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Melbourne International Singers Festival 2015 Caroline Knaggshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446066%am, %11 %b %2014 %00:%Jul:%th 0JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446066
School of Hard Knocks presents
Melbourne International Singers Festival
5 - 8 June 2015
 
Now in its sixth year, Australia’s most exciting Singers Festival, for all school and community choirs and individual singers, is proud to present one of the World’s most loved composer,
arranger and jazz singers from the USA, the legendary Kirby Shaw
 
With nearly 3000 choral compositions/arrangements in print, Kirby’s music has been performed around the world and has sold over 20 million copies.
 
With special guest ‘Choir in residence’ the multi-award winning – The Australian Voices & Gordon Hamilton
 
Work with some of the World’s finest conductors, composers & arrangers, and perform in the most beautiful venues in Australia.
 
Register your interest now singersfestival@hotmail.com
In support of the School of Hard Knocks
 
“An unforgettable experience, not just a Festival”
Dr Jonathon Welch AM
Artistic Director
Melbourne International Singers Festival
School of Hard Knocks
 
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Mozambique Choir Videos now being posted! Stephen Biggerhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446065%am, %11 %b %2014 %00:%Jul:%th 0JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446065Video premier! Brand new videos of the Manda Wilderness Choir Festival in Mozambique are now posted! 
http://www.stephenbigger.com/category/stephens-blog/
 
In the summer of 2013 I had the honor of being a choral adjudicator for the 2013 Manda Wilderness Choir Festival in Mozambique Africa. We took audio and video equipment over to donate, record the festival, and to provide the winning choir with videos of several songs. While we were there, we recorded two songs in order to prepare the choir and to train a media team to record more songs in the months after we left. The videos that are posted are original compositions by the Choirmaster, Jaime Chimpanga. More videos will be posted over the next few weeks, including the entire choir festival event. Please check the following website for more exciting news! http://www.stephenbigger.com
 
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Seattle Pro Musica Auditions for the 2014-15 Season! Emma Ashbrookhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446064%am, %11 %b %2014 %00:%Jul:%th 0JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446064Seattle Pro Musica will hold open auditions for experienced choral singers in all voice parts in August, 2014.  Please join us!

This season will be filled with lots of exciting performance opportunities! In addition to our full choir, we have three established small ensembles - Vox, our mixed chamber ensemble; Chroma, our small women's ensemble; and Orpheon, our small men's ensemble. This year, in December, we will bring a Gallic flair to the holidays with Noël: French Christmas; in March, we will celebrate International Women’s Day with Caritas: Sacred Music by Women. In May we will close our season with Prism: Pärt & MacMillan to celebrate Arvo Pärt's 80th birthday with a concert of his mystical, minimal music paired with pieces by Scotsman James MacMillan.

We will also present numerous education and outreach performances, incluing New Sounds NW, a series of touring performances showcasing the choral music of contemporary composers, generously funded by the NEA. In December we will continue our annual tradition with the education-focused Christmas with Seattle Pro Musica Family Holiday Concert. More information about all of these is available on our website

Our auditions will take place on Monday, August 18th; Tuesday, August 19th; and Monday, August 25th. We’ll have appointments available from approximately 6:00 to approximately 9:30 each evening. Auditions will take place at Epiphany Parish in Madrona.  To schedule an audition, please email us at auditions@seattlepromusica.org.

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Seattle Pro Musica Announces 2014-15 Season Emma Ashbrookhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446062%pm, %10 %b %2014 %23:%Jul:%th 23JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446062
Seattle Pro Musica invites you to experience the sublime beauty of the human voice in expressions of joy, pathos and inspiration. Enjoy the excitement of Seattle Pro Musica’s new season!
 
Noël: French Christmas
Seattle Pro Musica brings a Gallic flair to the holidays with Christmas motets by 20th-century French masters Francis Poulenc and Pierre Villette. Our program also showcases medieval and Renaissance Christmas music from France along with traditional French carols. Our December concerts often sell out in advance and elicit glowing reviews: "Seattle Pro Musica's annual Christmas concert is a gourmet event for music lovers." (Philippa Kiraly, The SunBreak)
 
Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 7:30 pm
First Baptist Church
1111 Harvard Ave, Seattle
 
Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 3:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Chapel at Bastyr University
14500 Juanita Drive NE, Kenmore
 
Caritas: Sacred Music by Women
Seattle Pro Musica celebrates International Women's Day with a tribute to great female composers across the centuries. St. Hildegard of Bingen's 12th-century chants are juxtaposed with today's most exciting new composers from North America, Korea and Eastern Europe. SPM's performance shines a special spotlight on composers of the Pacific Northwest, including Melinda Bargreen - capped off by the regional premiere of Karen P. Thomas' Caritas abundant.
 
 
Prism: Pärt & MacMillan
We celebrate Arvo Pärt's 80th birthday with a concert of his mystical, minimal music paired with pieces by Scotsman James MacMillan, whose hauntingly beautiful works have been described as "both timeless and contemporary." The striking yet spare sounds of other contemporary composers, including a world premiere by John Muehleisen, rounds out a wonderful program.
 
Friday, May 8, 2015 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 8:00 pm

St. James Cathedral, 9th & Marion, Seattle
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Tenor Section Leader vacancy - Calvary Episcopal Church, Louisville, KY Eugene Laveryhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446068%am, %11 %b %2014 %01:%Jul:%th 1JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446068
The Calvary Episcopal Church Parish Choir is a mixed adult ensemble which sings on Sundays for the 11:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist and monthly 5:00 p.m. Choral Evensongs during the academic year (September – June).  There are additional services and concerts at Christmas, Holy Week and Easter, and other times as announced.  There is a two hour Wednesday evening rehearsal and pre-service rehearsals on Sundays.  Occasional extra rehearsals may be called; a full schedule is provided at the beginning of the academic year.
 
Section Leaders will provide the professional core of the Calvary Parish Choir and will also occasionally function alone as the Calvary Choral Scholars.  Section Leaders are expected to provide a model of musical and professional excellence in the choral arts and dedicated ministry to the parish community.  Remuneration will be set at $50.00 per call.
 
To arrange an audition and to discuss the position further, please contact Eugene Lavery, Organist & Director of Music by phone: 502.587.6011 ext.17 or by email: eugene.lavery@calvaryepiscopal.org. 
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Auditions for Professional-level Vocal Chamber Ensemble Jeffery Thyerhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446067%am, %11 %b %2014 %00:%Jul:%th 0JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446067Zelo is a professional-level vocal chamber ensemble in residence at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. Consisting of professional singers and music faculty, alongside some of Drew's most advanced student vocalists, Zelo convenes two-three times per year to tackle some of the most challenging works in the choral repertoire. Its inaugural performance in January 2014 featured a rigorous program that included Samuel Barber's Reincarnations, Arvo Pärt's Magnificat, and works by Britten, Debussy, Josquin, Górecki, Haydn, and others. Zelo will reconvene in September for its next program, with repertoire to be announced. The ensemble is under the direction of Jason Bishop, Drew University's Director of Choral & Vocal Studies, and Artistic Director of The Greater South Jersey Chorus.

We invite interested singers of all voice parts to schedule an audition for the September season. Singers will be expected to demonstrate sight-reading ability, vocal agility, and flexible, compatible vocal tone suitable for a chamber ensemble experience. Appointments will be available on July 28, 29, or 31; contact Jeffery Thyer to schedule at jefferythyer@gmail.com. Audition appointments on other dates can be made available on a case-by-case basis; new members will be added to the roster through the end of July. All singers must be able to commit to all rehearsal and performance dates in September as follows:

Friday, September 19: 7:00-9:00p.m. rehearsal
Saturday, September 20: 10:30a.m.-5:30p.m. rehearsal 
Sunday, September 21: 2:00-5:00p.m. rehearsal
Friday, September 26: 7:00-9:00p.m. dress rehearsal
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Bass, Choral Scholar Paid Matthew Sprinklehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446061%pm, %10 %b %2014 %23:%Jul:%th 23JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446061The Ss. Peter and Paul Choir has one bass position open for the 2014-2015 season. There are a total of 12 Choral Scholar positions in the choir. While we only have positions open for bass, tenor, and soprano, we are interested in hearing auditions for all sections. Choral Scholars must possess excellent sight reading skills and be able to commit to the choir's demanding schedule. A complete job description for Choral Scholars is available upon request. Please feel free to pass this note along to any singers you think might be a good fit for us! We also have openings for exceptional volunteers.
The Ss. Peter and Paul Choir is composed of approximately 40 professional and volunteer singers from throughout the Metropolitan Chicago area and beyond. The Choir provides music for the 9:30 a.m. Solemn Mass each Sunday and major Feast Days and Solemnities from September through June. The Choir also maintains a rigorous schedule of pontifical celebrations, recordings, and concerts.
While twentieth century choral music forms the core of its repertoire, the Choir has received accolades for its performances of romantic and renaissance polyphony, as well. The choir’s repertoire of Byrd, Palestrina, and Tallis is balanced by music of Herbert Howells, Maurice Duruflé, Leo Nestor, and Morten Lauridsen. The Choir tours internationally every two to three years, and has a tour to Paris, Lourdes and Barcelona planned for 2016. Additionally the choir records a professional recording every season and is in the process of completing two recordings from their 2014 Concert Tour to Rome, where they sang the Vigil Mass for the Canonization of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II, as well as a concert performance with the National Italian Television Orchestra in honor of the Canonization of the Popes.
The members of the Choral Scholars are the professional core of the Choir and specialize in the interpretation of Gregorian Chant, a cappella music from the renaissance,  and more intricate choral music by modern day composers such as Leo Nestor, Eric Whitacre, Morten Lauridsen and Rene Clausen. The Choral Scholars also maintain a rigorous schedule of liturgical performances for weddings and various other liturgical services.
Auditions for the Ss. Peter and Paul Choral Scholars are held by appointment with the Director of Sacred Music. For further information, please call Lindsey Dondanville in the Office of sacred Music at 630.718.2206.
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Treble Choir Christmas and Holiday Music Sale- 50% Off! Gary Guthhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446060%pm, %10 %b %2014 %22:%Jul:%th 22JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446060
Title Composer Publisher QTY List Price Total 50% off
A Candle For Peace Brownsey/Lantz Alfred 38 $1.40 $53.20 $26.60
A Child is Born Nick Page   40 $1.50 $60.00 $30.00
An English Carol Medley Gilpin Shawnee Press, Inc 19 $1.60 $30.40 $15.20
Angel Gabriel John Raymond Howell Boosey & Hawks 27 $1.10 $29.70 $14.85
As Long As There's Christmas Portman/Black/McHuff Hal Leonard Corp. 23 $1.40 $32.20 $16.10
Bashana Haba'Ah Manor/Hirsch Hal Leonard Corp. 31 $1.50 $46.50 $23.25
Bring a Little Jingle Sally Albrecht Alfred 30 $1.40 $42.00 $21.00
Candle In Your Heart Jerry Estes Alfred 27 $1.40 $37.80 $18.90
Carol Of The Bells Wilhousky/Leontovich Carl Fischer 43 $1.50 $64.50 $32.25
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire Torme/Wells Hal Leonard Corp. 31 $1.50 $46.50 $23.25
Christmas Dance of the Shepherds Zoltan Kodaly American Music Dist Corp 49 $1.00 $49.00 $24.50
Christmas Fanfare Jay Althouse Alfred 36 $1.30 $46.80 $23.40
Christmas Lites David J. Elliott Boosey & Hawks 45 $1.75 $78.75 $39.38
Christmas Lullaby Calypso Donnelly/Strid Alfred 39 $1.65 $64.35 $32.18
Christmas Time is Here Mendelson/Guaraldi/Chinn Warner Bros 38 $1.50 $57.00 $28.50
Dormi, Dormi Mary Goetze Boosey & Hawks 43 $0.65 $27.95 $13.98
English Song of Joy Liebergen Brilee Music, Inc 40 $1.60 $64.00 $32.00
Fa, La, la, La, La J. Paul Williams Fred Bock Music Co 37 $1.25 $46.25 $23.13
For Unto Us A Child Is Born GF Handel Integra Music Group 24 $1.00 $24.00 $12.00
Fum, Fum, Fum Herrington/Glick Hal Leonard Corp. 38 $1.60 $60.80 $30.40
Glad Tidings of Joy Mark Hayes Alfred 39 $1.75 $68.25 $34.13
Gloria Deo! Sally Albrecht Alfred 26 $1.40 $36.40 $18.20
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen Keith Christopher Hal Leonard Corp. 18 $1.25 $22.50 $11.25
Good Night Doreen Rao Boosey & Hawks 47 $1.30 $61.10 $30.55
Haida Gerber/Leck Colla Voce Music, Inc 41 $1.30 $53.30 $26.65
Hanukkah Lights Lauren Bernofsky Hal Leonard Corp. 19 $1.60 $30.40 $15.20
Hanukkah Nagilah Linda Spevacek Heritage Choral Series 23 $1.50 $34.50 $17.25
Hanukkah Shalom Ruth Elaine Schram Heritage Choral Series 35 $1.60 $56.00 $28.00
Happy Chanuka! Donnelly/Strid Hal Leonard Corp. 43 $1.40 $60.20 $30.10
Happy Holiday/White Christmas Irving Berlin Hal Leonard Corp. 24 $1.40 $33.60 $16.80
He Is Born Betty Bertaux Boosey & Hawks 24 $1.30 $31.20 $15.60
Here In My House Aline Shader Theodore Presser Company 37 $1.15 $42.55 $21.28
Heri Za Krismas Jay Althouse Alfred 35 $1.65 $57.75 $28.88
Hodie/Kyrie Busch/Schram Brilee Music, Inc 37 $1.25 $46.25 $23.13
Holidays! David R. Alplund Warner Bros 6 $1.30 $7.80 $3.90
Holly & The Ivy Knowles   40 $0.95 $38.00 $19.00
How Many Nights? Linda Swears Shawnee Press, Inc 30 $1.40 $42.00 $21.00
In This House Tonight Jacobson/Emerson Hal Leonard Corp. 19 $1.60 $30.40 $15.20
It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas Wilson/Emerson Hal Leonard Corp. 42 $1.50 $63.00 $31.50
Its' The Holiday Season Jill Gallina Shawnee Press, Inc 19 $1.75 $33.25 $16.63
It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year Pola/Wyle/Althouse Warner Bros 37 $1.40 $51.80 $25.90
Jamaican Noel Linda Spevacek Heritage Choral Series 24 $1.40 $33.60 $16.80
Jazzy Saint Nick Russell Robinson Alfred 19 $1.65 $31.35 $15.68
La Loo, La Low Sandra Howard Brilee Music, Inc 46 $1.50 $69.00 $34.50
Let It Snow Chan/Styne/Scram Warner Bros 6 $1.40 $8.40 $4.20
Light A Cancle Keen/Althouse Alfred 32 $1.30 $41.60 $20.80
Nino Querido Dave & Jean Perry Brilee Music, Inc 25 $1.40 $35.00 $17.50
Now & Forever Christmas Carl Strommen Belwin Music Co 37 $1.40 $51.80 $25.90
O Come, O Come Immanuel Sleeth/Marshall Chorister's Guild 17 $1.10 $18.70 $9.35
Over The River/We'll Dress The House Greg Gilpin Shawnee Press, Inc 42 $1.50 $63.00 $31.50
Petit Enfant Shaw/Thompsen Santa Barbara Music Pub 31 $1.40 $43.40 $21.70
Ring Out, Wild Bells Linda Spevacek Heritage Choral Series 39 $1.50 $58.50 $29.25
Riu, Riu, Chiu Linda Spevacek Heritage Choral Series 38 $1.60 $60.80 $30.40
Rocking Song Dave & Jean Perry Chorister's Guild 5 $1.20 $6.00 $3.00
Sheep May Safely Graze JS Bach/Altman Hal Leonard Corp. 61 $1.25 $76.25 $38.13
Silent Night-2pt Pentz   43 $1.50 $64.50 $32.25
Silent Night-3pt Catherine Bennett Hal Leonard Corp. 47 $1.25 $58.75 $29.38
Silver Bells Livingston/Evans Hal Leonard Corp. 37 $1.50 $55.50 $27.75
Sing Choirs of Heaven James Helme Sutcliffe Boosey & Hawks 19 $1.00 $19.00 $9.50
Sing Hey Linda Spevacek Heritage Choral Series 36 $1.40 $50.40 $25.20
Sleep My Baby Alec Rowley Boosey & Hawks 34 $1.00 $34.00 $17.00
Sleigh Ride Parish/Anderson/Funk Warner Bros 38 $1.50 $57.00 $28.50
Somewhere In My Memory Bricusse/Williams/McPhette Warner Bros 37 $1.40 $51.80 $25.90
Terly Terlow Doreen Rao Boosey & Hawks 44 $1.20 $52.80 $26.40
The Friendly Beasts Betty Fidler Fred Bock Music Co 17 $1.00 $17.00 $8.50
This Christmastide Donald Fraser Hinshaw Music, Inc 44 $1.50 $66.00 $33.00
Three Jazz Carols Donald Moore Alfred 34 $1.65 $56.10 $28.05
Toyland MacDonough/Herbert/Poor Warner Bros 24 $1.25 $30.00 $15.00
Troika Ride Jerry Depuit Shawnee Press, Inc 39 $1.40 $54.60 $27.30
We Need A Little Christmas Herman/Mac Huff Hal Leonard Corp. 31 $1.50 $46.50 $23.25
White Christmas Berlin/Mac Huff Hal Leonard Corp. 31 $1.40 $43.40 $21.70
White Christmas Berlin/Brymer Hal Leonard Corp. 20 $1.70 $34.00 $17.00
Winter Wonderland Smith/Bernard/Beck Alfred 19 $1.75 $33.25 $16.63
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Choral Scholar (section leader) Auditions Arreon Harleyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446059%pm, %10 %b %2014 %22:%Jul:%th 22JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446059

Hi there, singing friends!

The Cathedral Choir School of Delaware is looking for Choral Scholars (paid section leaders) for the 2014-2015 choir season. We are looking for one soprano, one alto and one tenor.

Singing for this Choir is such a great experience as our mission is to give students in the greater Wilmington area a unique after-school program that combines professional choral training, piano and voice lessons, leadership development, academic tutoring, and one-on-one mentoring. Cathedral Choir School students sing as members of the Cathedral Choir where they perform alongside a semi-professional group of adult singers.

Learn more about how you can make a difference in the community, touch the lives of children in the area and sing FABULOUS repertoire. Below is a more information about auditions and the Choir School program.

Here is a recording of the Choir School:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbIuqGT9BjM

I hope to be hearing from you!
Arreon

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Position Title: Choral Scholar (paid section leader)
 
About the Organization: The Cathedral Choir School of Delaware is a unique after-school program that combines professional choral training, piano and voice lessons, leadership development, academic tutoring, and one-on-one mentoring. Cathedral Choir School students sing as members of the Cathedral Choir where they perform alongside a professional and semi-professional group of adult singers.
 
What We Are Looking For: The Cathedral Choir School is searching for and auditioning soprano, alto and tenor voice parts for the 2014-2015 choir season.  It is strongly suggested the sopranos audition as both sopranos and altos as women’s position are quite competitive. Choral Scholars rehearse with the Choir on Wednesday evenings in Wilmington, DE from 6:30-8:30.  The Choir sings nearly weekly on Sunday mornings, with occasional performances on other days presented on schedule.
 
Essential Skills:
  • Strong leadership skills
  • The ability and desire to support and foster a warm sense of community within the choir
  • Strong sight-singing and musicianship
  • A relaxed and healthy vocal production
  • Ability and willingness to sing as a soloist AND choir member (an even choral tone is desired)
  • The ability to match vowels and pitch
  • Awareness of vibrato as suggested by musical eras and composer styles
  • Familiarity with Anglican Chant (preferred, but certainly NOT required)
 
Audition Dates and Times:
Auditions will be held on Friday, July 25th from 4:00 pm-8:00pm and Saturday, July 26th from 12:00 (noon)-4:00 pm. Auditions should only take 15-20 minutes.  If these dates or times do not work, another time can be scheduled.
 
The Audition Process:
  • Candidates will submit a resume outlining choral/vocal experience during audition
  • Candidates will prepare an anthem
  • Candidates will be vocalized to explore range
  • Candidates will sight-sing a short excerpt
  • Candidates may sing an excerpt of an aria or art song a cappella (optional)
 
How to Schedule an Audition:
Please contact Arreon Harley, Director of Music and Operation, to schedule an audition. You may email him (aharley@ccsde.org) or call him at (302) 543-8657 ext. 1.

 

 

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Beneath these Alien Stars from THE SETTLING YEARS by Libby Larsen Stanley M. Hoffmanhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446057%pm, %10 %b %2014 %20:%Jul:%th 20JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446057ECS Publishing is proud to announce that, in addition to the SATB version of Libby Larsen’s classic "Beneath these Alien Stars" from The Settling Years,
(full choral score=Catalog No. 4286, excerpt=Catalog No. 7640) composed to a text by pioneer poet Vesta Pierce Crawford,this movement is now also available in the composer’s arrangement for SSAA chorus and piano (Catalog No. 8149). This arrangement was commissioned and premiered by the Denver Women’s Chorus.
 
Cheers,
 
Stanley M. Hoffman, Ph.D.
Chief Editor
ECS PUBLISHING CORPORATION
615 Concord Street, Framingham, MA 01702
ph 508-620-7400
e-mail: smhoffman(a)ecspub.com 
 
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e-mail: morningstar(a)morningstarmusic.com 
 
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RECONCILIATION by Stephen Chatman Stanley M. Hoffmanhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446054%pm, %10 %b %2014 %20:%Jul:%th 20JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446054
ECS Publishing is proud to announce that, in addition to the original TTBB score (Catalog No. 7.0403) and part (Catalog No. 7.0464) for the TTBB version of RECONCILIATION by Stephen Chatman, the composer just created a new SATB version with B-flat trumpet instead of Flugelhorn (due to range). The score (Catalog No. 7.0637) and part (Catalog No. 7.0638) for that version are available for sale. Both versions would be great choices for commemorations of wars and memorial services for soldiers killed in action.
 
Stanley M. Hoffman, Ph.D.
Chief Editor
ECS PUBLISHING CORPORATION
615 Concord Street, Framingham, MA 01702
ph 508-620-7400
e-mail: smhoffman(a)ecspub.com 
 
ECS PUBLISHING SALES PRODUCTS AVAILABLE ONLY FROM
Canticle Distributing, 1727 Larkin Williams Road Fenton, MO 63026-2024 
ph 800-647-2117 (USA only)     
ph. 636-305-0100 (outside USA and inside metro St. Louis)
fax  636-305-0121
e-mail: morningstar(a)morningstarmusic.com 
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High School Choral Director Dan Ryanhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446055%pm, %10 %b %2014 %20:%Jul:%th 20JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446055North Iredell High School is seeking candidates to fill the position of choir director.  North Iredell High School is home to over 1100 students in North Carolina and has an active arts program.  The school hosts five choirs, with around one hundred participating students.  In addition to normal teaching duties, job position entails the following:
 
- Preparing and rehearsing repertoire for five choirs (Madrigals, Intermediate Women's, Mixed Chorus, Beginners Women's Ensemble, Concert Choir)
- Music Director for Musical (in school class team taught with theatre program, past musicals Jekyl and Hyde, Children of Eden, Fiddler on the Roof)
- Performing 4 school concerts a year in addition to competitions and festivals. 
- Prepping and chaperoning students for four honor choir auditions and events.
- Rehearsing and directing vocal and instrumental music for the school musical.
- Advise student run acapella group
 
Qualifications:
- Bachelor of Arts/Music
- Have or are eligible for a North Carolina teaching certificate
- Strong organazation and communication skills
- Ability to collaborate and be a team player
- Passion and artistic vision
- Strong personal musicianship skills in singing 
- Arranging/composing experience
- Piano ability for rehearsal (preferred)
- Ability to work with Finale (preferred)
- Kodaly training (preferred)
 
Resume and Cover Letter can be emailed and copied to tevans@iss.k12.nc.us, matthew_dowell@iss.k12.nc.us an ian_sullivan@iss.k12.nc.us
 
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Soprano Section Leader Geoff Duffyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446049%pm, %10 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446049Winnetka Presbyterian Church is looking for a soprano section leader. Our rehearsals are on Thursdays from 7:30-9:30 and we sing at the 9:45 am service on Sunday morning (with a warm-up/rehearsal at 8:45 am). In addition to the regular Sundays, the choir also sings a Christmas concert (Dec 14), Christmas Eve, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday. 

When everyone is here, there are 25 people in the choir...a mix, but mostly middle aged to older. There is a wide range of ability, but almost everyone reads music. Basically, it is your typical volunteer church choir. The role of our paid section leaders is really just to keep the section together as a strong voice within it. We do a very eclectic mix of music (not a lot of classical at all).

The stipend is $50 per call...so $100 per week.

The position would officially begin the Thursday after Labor Day (Sept 4), with the option of coming to sing with our "summer choir" on the Sundays of August.

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Church Choir needs accompaniment by handbells alone Karen Hindenlanghttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446053%pm, %10 %b %2014 %20:%Jul:%th 20JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446053I am looking for adult sacred choral music (SATB or 2-pt mixed or SAB or ATB) accompanied only by handbells, not keyboard or other instruments.  Any suggestions?
 
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Building support or a community outreach program Randy Cornellhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446041%pm, %10 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446041Our large community chorus is based in the affluent suburbs of a major city. A few years ago, we began collaborating with a consortium of small parochial middle schools in an under-served and economically-stressed area to help them develop their choral programs. Members of our chorus participate in the students' once-weekly joint chorus rehearsals, and join them twice a year for a Saturday workshop. We sing for the kids pieces that we are working on, and they sing their pieces for us. Kids and adults advise each other, work togther in sectionals, share a lunch, and perform for the kids' parents when they come to pick up their children. In May, the students participate in a diocese-wide arts event, and members of our chorus perform with them.
 
These are less-advantaged, mostly minority students whose schools struggle to give them a rich musical experience. Their teachers do a great job; but we think we help the kids by validating their efforts, providing them with an audience of interested adults (who aren't their parents!), and modeling the value of life-long singing. Over the years, we have watched kids stay with choral music and mature as singers and people. Yet, we have some concerns about the program, and we would love to have some advice from the ChoralNet community:
 
1. Our collaboration has not gained enough traction among our chorus members, from whom we get only about 10-15% participation--and the same people all the time. The reasons for this are probably many (the social/cultural gulf; concerns about safety in the neighborhood; conflicts with work schedules and weekend plans). How can we energize our singers so that we get more folks at the shared rehearsals, and a greater range of participants?
2. We would like to take the step of bringing the partnership kids out of their community so that they can observe us sing in our "natural habitat" and participate with us. Any advice about how best to design these sorts of experiences?
3. Our board has charged us to come up with a plan for evaluating the program. This is for the purpose of assessing its viability, determining its strengths, and possibly applying those lessons in relationships with additional schools.
 
If you have experience with comparable programs, we would love to hear your wise counsel.
 
Thank you,
Randy Cornell
 
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Tenor section leader/soloist Gareth Bondhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446046%pm, %10 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446046Wesley United Methodist Church located in the heart of Vienna, Virginia is looking for tenor section leader (soloist) with strong reading abilities. Must be open to instruction and possess a team attitude and spirit. Sunday 9:30am rehearsal call and service at 11am. You will join a very talented choral ensemble of colleagues focused on bel canto technique singing a wide variety of music with energy and strength. September 2014 through June 2015.
CV and audition required.
Pay based on budget and professional level of singing.
Come join this exciting opportunity!
Contact: Gary Bond (703) 587-4141 gary@gb007.us
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Spread Joy with the Peace of Heart Choir Deb Reinerhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446044%pm, %10 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446044
Love to sing? Come join us. The Peace of Heart Choir, directed by Robert René Galván, is a non-profit volunteer singing collective that promotes healing,
diversity, community bonding, and mutual understanding through music. We rehearse on Thursday nights in midtown Manhattan, and we perform over 20 free concerts each year in hospitals, nursing homes, shelters and other similar venues throughout New York City. You can learn more about us at www.peaceofheartchoir.org.
 
Auditions for our Fall 2014 season will be July 24, from 7-9 PM, and July 26 & August 9, 2-6 PM. To schedule your audition, please contact us at 347-829-7642 or peaceofheartchoir@gmail.com.
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Music Director/Accompanist Erin Greenfieldhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446043%pm, %10 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446043Christ Presbyterian Church
Martinsville, NJ

Position: Music Director/Accompanist, beginning August 2014
 
Hours: average of 5 hours a week 
 
Salary: $8,000 annually, plus paid vacation.

Duties include: 
-Accompanying on piano for weekly service (10 am Sundays), as well as special services during Holy Week, Christmas Eve, and Silent Night.
-Directing small womens choir, selecting challenging and appropriate anthems throughout the year. Rehearsals are Sunday mornings, or can be called at director's discretion.
-Collaborating with the pastor on music selection
-Providing an inclusive musical worship that appeals to a small yet enthusiastic, spiritual congregation
-Planning Taize services throughout the year
-Opportunities for extra musical programs 
 
Christ Presbyterian Church is a spiritual incubator, caring for members as we listen for the voice of the Spirit calling us to service. We affirm that as a spiritual community we seek growth, not perfection, and welcome all in love. Resumes and inquiries can be sent to the current music director at erin.rebecca.greenfield@gmail.com
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The Crossing--Gavin Bryars World Premiere--Month of Moderns III Steven Gearharthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446047%pm, %10 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446047Month of Moderns III
with PRISM Saxophone Quartet
The Crossing
Donald Nally, conductor
 
Gavin Bryars world premiere: "The Fifth Century"
Stratis Minakakis: "Monteverdi Responsories" (2008)
Tõnu Kõrvits: "Hymns from the Western Coast" (2009)

Saturday, July 12, 2014 @ 7pm
The Icebox at Crane Arts
1400 North American Street 
Philadelphia, PA

We’ve waited a long time and with much anticipation for this meeting of minds – our internationally-recognized friends at PRISM Quartet will join us in a work created for this collaboration by one of the world’s most familiar composing names, Gavin Bryars. Known for evocative texts in sparse, pensive settings, Bryars' music has been described as “both uplifting and emotionally draining in equal measure.” (The Guardian). Rounding out the program are two contrasting works: the exuberant "Hymns of the Western Coast" (2009) of Estonian Tõnu Kõrvits, and the fascinatingly beautiful micro-tonal fantasia on Monteverdi motets by Greek composer Stratis Minakakis, "Monteverdi Responsories" (2008).

This concert made possible by a generous grant from the Knight Foundation, promoting quality journalism, advancing media innovation, engaging communities and fostering the arts for over 50 years.
 
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Sacred Reading Sessions - Music in the Mountains Krista Montgomeryhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446038%pm, %10 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446038
Music in the Mountains
 
Date: Augus 5-7, 2014
Location: East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, PA
Clinicians: Joseph Martin, David Lantz III, Heather Sorenson, Tony DeRosa, Patti Drennan, Don Besig & Nancy Price
Guests Artists: Liberty Voices and The Humdingers Barbershop Quartet from Disney's EPCOT
Presented by: Shawnee Press and Pine Lake Music
 
Spiritual Renewal Through the Power of Music
  • Gather with other music directors in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of PA
  • Explore the latest choral, keyboard/vocal, and worship resources from Shawnee Press
  • Attend special interest workshops
  • Enjoy two evening concerts: "Music, Memories and More," celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Shawnee Press; and "An Evening with Liberty Voices and The Humdingers Barbershop Quartet" with Tony DeRosa and Joseph Martin
For more information, full schedule and to register, visit http://www.musicmountains.com/site/conference/custom.asp?recid=49
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Mendelssohn's "Elijah" July 31 at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church Carol Bogardhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446035%pm, %10 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446035The Music on the Hill Summer Chorus will perform Mendelssohn's dramatic oratorio, Elijah, with baritone Michael Costantino and Artistic Director Ellen Dickinson, Conductor. The concert will feature a two-piano orchestration by Artistic Director David H. Connell played on Steinway grands, with thanks to Steinway Piano Gallery of Westport.
 
The concert takes place on Thursday, July 31, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 36 New Canaan Road in Wilton, CT.  Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at the door or reserved in advance at tickets@musiconthehillct.org. 
 
This is the 12th year of the Summer Chorus, whicih draws singers from across the region to rehearse and perform a major choral-orchestral work in July. Recent works have included Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass, Dvorak's Te Deum, and Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem. 
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Looking for lively/upbeat Marian setting for auditioned community women's choir Jeanette MacCallumhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446037%pm, %10 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446037My community women's choir is presenting a program of works based upon Marian texts.  To balance out the program, I would welcome suggestions of pieces that are livelier and joyous from any style period.  I would consider a cappella works, or works accompanied by organ or piano.  Thanks in advance for your ideas!
 
Jeanette MacCallum
Vox Grata Women's Choir, Nashville, TN
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BASS SECTION LEADER - VOCAL COACH Karen P. Thomashttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446034%pm, %10 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446034Seattle Pro Musica
 
The Bass Section Leader/Vocal Coach reports to the Artistic Director and is responsible for serving as section leader of the bass section of Seattle Pro Musica. The Section Leader also provides vocal coaching to members of the choir in group sessions. Weekend and evening hours required.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
•    Provide supportive leadership of the bass section at scheduled rehearsals and performances of Seattle Pro Musica. The choir rehearses regularly on Monday and Tuesday evenings from September through mid-May, with additional rehearsals and dress rehearsals as needed. The annual rehearsal and concert schedule is published in advance of the season.
•    Lead sectional rehearsals, at the discretion of the artistic director.
•    Lead sessions on vocal technique, at the discretion of the artistic director.
Qualifications:
•    Excellent choral singing skills and experience.
•    Ability to successfully teach vocal technique in a group setting.
•    Ability to vary vocal timbre.
•    Ability to successfully lead sectional rehearsals.
•    Excellent sight-reading skills.
•    Working knowledge of standard languages and IPA.
•    Ability to work with both amateur and professional musicians in a supportive environment.
•    Team player.

Pay scale:   $40 per call

Education:
Four-year college or university degree in music (vocal performance, choral conducting or music education), or equivalent professional training and experience.
Start date – September 2014
 
Submit resume and letter electronically to:
Karen P. Thomas, Artistic Director & Conductor
Seattle Pro Musica
karen@seattlepromusica.org
 
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Assistant Director for Dubuque Chorale Robert Demareehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446024%pm, %10 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446024The position of Assistant Director for the Dubuque Chorale is currently open.  Application information for this paid position, including duties and qualifications is available at:  http://www.dubuquechorale.org/assistantdirector.html.  The deadline for applications is August 1, 2014. ]]>Looking to borrow/rent orchestra parts for Stanford Mag in B flat Peter Niedmannhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446026%pm, %10 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446026Item: orchestra parts for Stanford Magnificat in B Flat
Composer/Arranger/Edition: C.V. Stanford
Starting: Fall - Christmas 2014
For: couple weeks
Copies: 1 set
Willing to rent: Yes
 
Thanks for your help!
 
Peter Niedmann
Church of Christ, Congregational (UCC)
Newington, CT
USA
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ENGLISH Organ and Chamber Choir Music Brennan Michaelshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446021%pm, %10 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446021Greetings-
 
I am searching for a few works that have organ accompaniment, suitable for a SATB choir of 16. I am trying to stick with the English tradition. There are great works out there by Stanford, Vaughan Williams, etc... but they might require bigger forces. If you have any experience with English organ/choral pieces that worked well with a smaller chamber choir- I'd be glad to hear. 
 
Kind regards,
Brennan Michaels 
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Ithaca College Composition Competition Janet Galvanhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446020%pm, %10 %b %2014 %14:%Jul:%th 14JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446020

The Choral Composition Contest

36th Annual Choral Composition Contest
The Robert Campbell ’40, M.S. ’50, Endowed Choral Composition Prize will be awarded to the first place winner in the annual Choral Composition Festival.
Sponsored by Ithaca College School of Music and Mark Foster

Postmark Deadline: August 19, 2014

Guidelines:

  • Mixed choir (SATB)
  • Unaccompanied, or keyboard accompaniment
  • Three to five minutes' duration
  • Unpublished works only
  • Rights to text must be cleared, and evidence of copyright holder's permission must be shown
  • Secular or sacred, and suitable for public high school
  • Open to all composers.
    • Prior winners of this contest may enter only after five years
    • Ithaca College faculty, staff, and students are not eligible

Prizes

  • First -- $400
  • Second -- $300
  • Winners will be announced at the November 15, 2014 concert.
  • Finalists are required to be present at the performance of their work. Ithaca College will reimburse travel expenses up to a maximum of $250; lodging and food are the responsibility of the finalists

Performance

  • Six scores will be selected for performance by high school choirs on November 15, 2014 at Ithaca College
  • Finalists will be announced at www.ithaca.edu/music/ensembles/choir/choralcompfest by October 10, 2014
  • Scores will be reviewed for possible publication by Mark Foster
  • At the November 15, 2014 concert, the Ithaca College Choir will premiere a commissioned choral work

Submission and Return Guidelines

  • Entry fee of $25 per score. Make checks payable to Ithaca College
  • Include your name, address, phone number(s), and social security number in a sealed envelope
  • Names must not appear on the score
  • Size of manuscript must not exceed 8 1/2" by 14"
  • All scores selected for performance will be reproduced by Ithaca College and all copies destroyed after the concert
  • No scores will be returned unless a self-addressed mailer and postage are provided
  • Mail entry to:
    Janet Galván, Director of Choral Activities
    Ithaca College
    953 Danby Road
    Ithaca, NY 14850-7000
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Simple Men's Chorus Arrangement of Down to the River to Pray?? Helena von Ruedenhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446013%pm, %10 %b %2014 %14:%Jul:%th 14JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446013I'll be working with a small, beginner-level collegiate Men's Chorus this fall.  I need an arrangement that is straightforward with minimal divisi.  Any advice?
 
Thank you!
 
 
Helena von Rueden, DMA
Assistant Professor of Fine Arts
Director of Choral Activities
Hampden-Sydney College
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Short Advent work, minimum instruments? David W. McCormickhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446010%pm, %10 %b %2014 %13:%Jul:%th 13JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446010Seeking SATB work for Adv. III, ca. 15 minutes.  Ch.Th. Pachelbel Magnificat has OK forces and comfortable difficulty, but too short.  Suggestions?
 David McCormick
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Usdan Co-Founds new Wyandanch Youth Center Chorus Reva Cooperhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446008%am, %10 %b %2014 %10:%Jul:%th 10JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446008
The new Wyandanch Youth Center Chorus is a children’s ensemble that has been
created this year by Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts. The program is
one part of Usdan’s initiative to support arts education on Long Island and in the
Boroughs. The Chorus presented its first concert on June 10 at the Wyandanch Family
Life Center where the 50-member group, consisting of first to fifth graders, performed
classical, Broadway, folk and contemporary pop music. Composers included Rodgers
and Hammerstein, Woody Guthrie, Bobby McFerrin and Pharrell Williams. The choral
director is Melody Hall, the Assistant Teacher for Usdan’s Junior Chorus. The
accompanying pianist was Andres Maldonado.
 
The Wyandanch Youth Center Chorus is a partnership of Usdan Center and the Family
Life Center/Wyandanch Youth Center. It was established to give children a positive
choral experience and since January, rehearsals have been held twice a week. The
program is sponsored by Russell Albanese, a new member of Usdan Center’s
Leadership Council and an award-winning “Green” real estate developer. Mr.
Albanese is currently building Wyandanch Village, a major revitalization project in the
area. In addition to his sponsorship of the Chorus, Albanese has underwritten
scholarships for selected chorus members to study music at Usdan during the 2014
summer season.
 
Dale Lewis, Executive Director of Usdan Center, says of the new project, “We are
enormously excited by this initiative which is enabling us to bring the arts into the lives of
a new community of children. We are grateful to Mr. Albanese for making it possible.”
 
At the helm of his family’s 64-year-old real estate development business, Russell
Albanese has more than 30 years experience in planning, designing and constructing
office and residential buildings, much of it focused on making those projects
environmentally sustainable. The Albanese Organization built the country’s first certified
green residential buildings in Battery Park City in 2003, and in 2008 the firm opened the
33-story Visionaire in Lower Manhattan, which garnered a Platinum LEED rating. The
company also transformed the 110,000-square-foot office building at 1001 Franklin Ave.
in Garden City, the first Long Island multi-tenant office building to be totally retrofitted
for LEED certification. In 2012, Russell Albanese was honored by the U.S. Green Building
Council’s Long Island chapter.
 
The Wyandanch Family Life Center, Inc., directed by Jeanine Reynolds, focuses on the
social and educational development of children, and on providing a safe place for
children to learn and play. In furtherance of that mission the Center also operated the
Wyandanch Youth Center, with a variety of sports and social activities for children and
their families.
 
Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts (www.usdan.com), counts among its
alumni actors Natalie Portman, Olivia Thirlby and Jackie Hoffman, and singers Jane
Monheit and Mariah Carey. It has introduced the arts to more than 60,000 Tri-State Area
children since its founding in 1968. The Center is open to all young people from age 6 to
18. No audition is needed for most programs – rather, admission is based on an
expression of interest in the arts. Each summer, 1,600 students are transported to the
Center in air-conditioned buses each day. One-third of Usdan’s students attend on
scholarship. Although the mission of the Center is for every child to establish a
relationship with the arts, the unique stimulation of the Center has caused many to go
on to arts careers. Alumni include members of Broadway shows and major music,
theater, and dance ensembles such as the Boston Pops and the New York City Ballet.
 
A special feature of each student’s program is the Center’s series of daily assemblies
known as the Festival Concerts. These are short educational performances by
distinguished artist and by Usdan students as well. In addition to its regular programs,
Usdan offers special opportunities for advanced high school- age performing artists in
music and dance. Usdan Center is a beneficiary agency agency of the UJA-Federation
of New York and is chartered by the Regents of the State of New York. For more
information, write to info@usdan.com. Call (631) 643-7900, or visit www.usdan.com.
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Church Accompanist Beaverton, OR Owen Hofmann-Smithhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445989%am, %10 %b %2014 %01:%Jul:%th 1JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445989Bethel Congregational UCC
Accompanist Job Description
June 25, 2014

Title: Accompanist

Hours: Average of 6 hours per week

Salary: $7,280-$7,450 annually

Key Goals: To provide organ and piano music for worship and other services of the church. 

Please submit Cover Letter and Resume by July 22, 2014 to bethel97005@gmail.com

Qualifications:
1. An appropriate degree in music or equivalent experience.
2. Thorough knowledge of the liturgical year and its musical requirements.
3. Expertise on piano and organ.
4. Good sight-reading ability.
5. Ability to improvise, to transpose and to modulate from key to key.
6. Desire to belong to the music ministry team; follow the direction of and support the leadership of the Director of Music.
7. Experience accompanying choirs and working with a conductor.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. To play for the Sunday services music which includes preludes, offertories, and postludes; to lead the congregation in hymn singing and to accompany choirs, soloists (both vocal and instrumental)
2. To play for Thursday night Chancel Choir rehearsals, Sunday morning rehearsals and worship services, and special services.
3. To play for weddings and memorial services (for additional compensation) as mutually negotiated with the pastor or music director.
4. To choose music appropriate to the services, the Christian Year, and to the philosophy of this church in consultation with the Senior Pastor and Director of Music.
5. To study and demonstrate continuous growth through new service music and regular practice.
6. To accompany the Sanctuary Choir on working retreats.
7. To provide, as required, by the Director of Music, organ or piano accompaniment for the Bell and children choirs.

Accountability: Is accountable to the Director of Music Ministry and supports the Senior Pastor.

Evaluation: The Director of Music Ministry in consultation with the Diaconate Committee, Senior Pastor, and Personnel Committee will conduct a performance review annually at the completion of the program year. 

The basis of evaluation of performance will be made by the Director of Music Ministry based on a combination of inputs from Diaconate, members of the choirs, other staff members, church leadership, and the congregation

Termination: Bethel Congregational is an at-will employer. Two weeks notice by either the Church Board, in consultation with the Senior Pastor, or the employee is requested to terminate employment. 

Probation Period: The candidate will serve a six-month probation period. At least two performance reviews will be given during the probationary period. 

Please submit Cover Letter and Resume by Tuesday, July 22, 2014 to bethel97005@gmail.com ]]>
3rd Annual New England Area Collegiate ACDA Conference Sandra Howardhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445987%am, %10 %b %2014 %00:%Jul:%th 0JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445987
We invite you to join us for the 3rd Annual New England Area Collegiate ACDA Conference, to be held on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire. The 2014 conference will feature presentations by choral music educators and conductors from the region and will offer professional networking opportunities for attendees. The focus for this year’s conference is choral repertoire and performance practice.
 
The Conference Schedule:
 
9:00-9:30 a.m.        Registration & Coffee in Redfern lobby
9:30-10:10 a.m.      Centergy Warm up - Prof. Diane Cushing, Keene State College
10:20-11:20 a.m.    Baroque Repertoire & Performance Practice - Dr. Daniel Carberg, Keene State College
11:30-12:30 a.m.    Contemporary Composers: Repertoire & Collaboration - Dr. Rachel Samet, NHACDA President
12:30-1:30 p.m.      Lunch at Zorn Dining Commons (provided)
1:40-2:40 p.m.        Folksongs for Children’s Choirs - Ms. Becky Luce, NHACDA Children’s Choir R&S Chair
2:50-3:50 p.m.        Vocal Jazz Repertoire & Teaching Strategies - Prof. Karen Tasho, NHACDA, R&S Jazz Choir Chair    
 
Registration Fee:        $10.00 ACDA collegiate member
(includes lunch)              $15.00 collegiate non-member
                                    $25.00 ACDA member
                                    $35.00 non-member
                                    FREE   collegiate chapter advisors
 
For more information, contact Dr. Sandra Howard: showard1@keene.edu
 
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Paid section leaders: 1 soprano, 1 tenor, 1 bass William Fenimorehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445986%pm, %09 %b %2014 %23:%Jul:%th 23JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445986
Organization: Saint Mary's Episcopal Church, Haddon Heights, NJ.
 
*  Be well prepared to lead section at rehearsals.  Be able to blend in performance.
*  Have the ability to control vibrato and on rare occasion eliminate same as in early music.
*  Have strong sight-reading skills.
*  Be present and punctual at rehearsals and services.  Get along with other volunteer singers.
 
Duties:  Sunday morning service at 9:30 a.m. with 9am call. A 45 minute rehearsal follows service. Music is chosen three to four months in advance. Choir season runs from mid September to Memorial Day or a total of 35 Sundays. There is no choir on the Sunday after Christmas and Easter.
          
Salary- $65.00 per Sunday.
 
If interested, please send resumé to:
 
William Fenimore
Organist and Choir Director
Saint Mary's Episcopal Church
P.O. Box 45
Haddon Heights, NJ  08035
 
or e-mail (preferred) to wpfreuter@verizon.net
 
 
 
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"Theme of the Absolute"? Lee G. Barrowhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445980%pm, %09 %b %2014 %20:%Jul:%th 20JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445980During some recent research, I came across a French author who mentions the "famous 'Theme of the Absolute'" ("du fameux 'Thème de l'Absolu'") as used by Mozart in the Credo in his K192 Mass as well as the Finale of the Jupiter Symphony (do-re-fa-mi). I can find no other references to the fame or significance of this theme. Can anyone shed some light on the subject? Many thanks. ]]>The Southwest Women's Chorus needs a new permanent accompanist Bill Paisnerhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445984%pm, %09 %b %2014 %22:%Jul:%th 22JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445984Our accompanist since the beginning of the Southwest Women's Chorus 14 years ago has retired from that position. We are looking to replace her at rather short notice. We rehearse on Tuesday evenings in Temecula. If interested, please respond privately to wpaisner@post.harvard.edu  so I can send you our 2014-2015 requirements. You can check us out at our website and all over YouTube (accessible via our website). This is a serious long-term position for a serious player with a wide range of styles. We are a hard-working successful fun group. ]]>70 copies of Carmina Burana Jon Artertonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445983%pm, %09 %b %2014 %22:%Jul:%th 22JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445983Selling 70 copies of the 128-page piano vocal score published by Schott. I'll pay postage if shipped by Media Mail within the US. This is not the "choral edition" - this is the fuller version with all solos, piano reduction, etc. They list for $35. I'm selling them for less than $7 each. $450 for all. These are not "clean" copies. There are markings - some even are highlighted. There are more with S&A markings than ones with T & B markings. ]]>Looking for Piece Title Ryan Pickhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445948%pm, %09 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445948Hello fellow choral members. I am looking for the title of a piece. It starts out with an (I think) oboe duet and then the words are "Should you ever pull a mermaid..." The phrase "ever caught a catfish" I think is also in the piece. It sounds like John Rutter but I am not sure.
 
Can anyone help?
 
Ryan T. Pick
pickmusic(a)musician.org
www.pickmusic.org
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orchestra pit too loud & too shallow? Shawna Dumbaughhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445940%pm, %09 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445940Does anybody have a solution for hear the stage performers over the orchestra pit other than drastically reducing the pit players?  I think our pit is really shallow & we have a hard time hearing the singers over the orchestra. ]]>Tenors, Paid Choral Scholars Position Matthew Sprinklehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445976%pm, %09 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445976
The Ss. Peter and Paul Choir has one tenor position open for the 2014-2015 season. There are a total of 12 Choral Scholar positions in the choir. While we only have positions open for tenor and soprano, we are interested in hearing auditions for all sections. Choral Scholars must possess excellent sight reading skills and be able to commit to the choir's demanding schedule. A complete job description for Choral Scholars is available upon request. Please feel free to pass this note along to any singers you think might be a good fit for us! We also have openings for exceptional volunteers.
The Ss. Peter and Paul Choir is composed of approximately 40 professional and volunteer singers from throughout the Metropolitan Chicago area and beyond. The Choir provides music for the 9:30 a.m. Solemn Mass each Sunday and major Feast Days and Solemnities from September through June. The Choir also maintains a rigorous schedule of pontifical celebrations, recordings, and concerts.
While twentieth century choral music forms the core of its repertoire, the Choir has received accolades for its performances of romantic and renaissance polyphony, as well. The choir’s repertoire of Byrd, Palestrina, and Tallis is balanced by music of Herbert Howells, Maurice Duruflé, Leo Nestor, and Morten Lauridsen. The Choir tours internationally every two to three years, and has a tour to Paris, Lourdes and Barcelona planned for 2016. Additionally the choir records a professional recording every season and is in the process of completing two recordings from their 2014 Concert Tour to Rome, where they sang the Vigil Mass for the Canonization of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II, as well as a concert performance with the National Italian Television Orchestra in honor of the Canonization of the Popes.
The members of the Choral Scholars are the professional core of the Choir and specialize in the interpretation of Gregorian Chant, a cappella music from the renaissance,  and more intricate choral music by modern day composers such as Leo Nestor, Eric Whitacre, Morten Lauridsen and Rene Clausen. The Choral Scholars also maintain a rigorous schedule of liturgical performances for weddings and various other liturgical services.
Auditions for the Ss. Peter and Paul Choral Scholars are held by appointment with the Director of Sacred Music. For further information, please call Lindsey Dondanville in the Office of sacred Music at 630.718.2206. or email sacredmusic@sspeterandpaul.net 
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Sopranos, Paid Choral Scholars Position Matthew Sprinklehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445975%pm, %09 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445975
The Ss. Peter and Paul Choir has two positions open in the soprano section for the 2014-2015 season. There are a total of 12 Choral Scholar positions in the choir. While we only have positions open for soprano and tenor, we are interested in hearing auditions for all sections. Choral Scholars must possess excellent sight reading skills and be able to commit to the choir's demanding schedule. A complete job description for Choral Scholars is available upon request. Please feel free to pass this note along to any singers you think might be a good fit for us! We also have openings for exceptional volunteers.
The Ss. Peter and Paul Choir is composed of approximately 40 professional and volunteer singers from throughout the Metropolitan Chicago area and beyond. The Choir provides music for the 9:30 a.m. Solemn Mass each Sunday and major Feast Days and Solemnities from September through June. The Choir also maintains a rigorous schedule of pontifical celebrations, recordings, and concerts.
While twentieth century choral music forms the core of its repertoire, the Choir has received accolades for its performances of romantic and renaissance polyphony, as well. The choir’s repertoire of Byrd, Palestrina, and Tallis is balanced by music of Herbert Howells, Maurice Duruflé, Leo Nestor, and Morten Lauridsen. The Choir tours internationally every two to three years, and has a tour to Paris, Lourdes and Barcelona planned for 2016. Additionally the choir records a professional recording every season and is in the process of completing two recordings from their 2014 Concert Tour to Rome, where they sang the Vigil Mass for the Canonization of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II, as well as a concert performance with the National Italian Television Orchestra in honor of the Canonization of the Popes.
The members of the Choral Scholars are the professional core of the Choir and specialize in the interpretation of Gregorian Chant, a cappella music from the renaissance,  and more intricate choral music by modern day composers such as Leo Nestor, Eric Whitacre, Morten Lauridsen and Rene Clausen. The Choral Scholars also maintain a rigorous schedule of liturgical performances for weddings and various other liturgical services.
Auditions for the Ss. Peter and Paul Choral Scholars are held by appointment with the Director of Sacred Music. For further information, please call Lindsey Dondanville in the Office of sacred Music at 630.718.2206. or email sacredmusic@sspeterandpaul.net  
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Chancel Choir Director Position Paula Christensenhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445972%pm, %09 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445972
Chancel Choir Director Position Overview:
Woodbury/Peaceful Grove United Methodist Church (WPGUMC) is a two campus church.  Our campus located in Woodbury, MN is seeking a chancel choir director. We are a church committed to Sharing the Joy, Living the Faith, and Being the Hope. The Chancel Choir director is a .25 FTE position with a primary responsibility of planning, preparing and leading choral music for the 9:00 a.m. liturgical worship service on the Woodbury campus. The Chancel Choir regularly rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 7 - 8:30 pm, September through mid-June. This position will also provide connection of musical opportunities between the 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services through collaboration with our WINGS band. Additionally, the choir director has other collaborative responsibilities, including planning special musical events, holiday and festival worship experiences, and summer music. Further information and a full job posting can be found on the web page as indicated below, then clicking: about us/employment opportunities. To apply, please send the following application materials to: apply@wumc-pgumc.org
*Resume
*Cover letter with salary requirement
*Names and contact information for at least three references, one of which knows you from a congregational or faith context
*A personal statement on the meaning and purpose of music ministry in Christian worship (suggested not to exceed 500 words)
Questions regarding this position may be directed to:
Rev. Ruth Ann Ramstad, Woodbury/Peaceful Grove UMC, 7465 Steepleview Road, Woodbury, MN 55125 raramstad@wumc-pgumc.org
651-738-0305 ext 15
http://www.beingthehope.org
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Director of Music/Organist Peter Lovetthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445970%pm, %09 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445970Director of Music/Organist  
Music loving, diverse and Open and Affirming congregation looking for a vibrant and exciting Director of Music/Organist to lead our small, diverse and extravagantly welcoming congregation with a bold vision to praise God through inspired music programs for people from all walks of life.
 
Christ Church United (www.WeWelcomeAll.org), a 100 member church, seeks a Director of Music / Organist who will build and lead a comprehensive music program.  This person will be a team player, enthusiastic, creative and open to exploring new approaches in worship, possess good communication skills and knowledge of and passion for the many genres of music  – music which reaches across ages, races and ethnicities.   This position is a 3/4 time position with salary and benefits.
 
Please send cover letter and resume to: Christ Church United, 180 E. Merrimack St. Lowell, MA  01852 or e-mail it to ccusecretary@gmail.com
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Children's Music Director Timothy Eckhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445959%pm, %09 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445959Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Camp Hill, PA seeks enthusiastic Children's Choir Director, 3 yr. olds to 6th grade, to supplement learning and worship opportunities with choral and Orff instrumental music.  Sunday mornings during the school year primarily; choir rehearsals may be scheduled at another time.  Approx. 5 hrs/wk, salary negotiable. Send interest to: gelcresume@comcast.net. ]]>Executive Director for LGBT Chorus - Minnesota Jane Ramseyer Millerhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445955%pm, %09 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445955
Position Title: Executive Director – One Voice Mixed Chorus: Minnesota’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allies chorus.
Purpose of Position:  Manages, maintains and develops marketing, fund development and works with Board and contracted staff to manage strategic development and financial management. Complete job posting at www.OneVoiceMN.org.
Skills: MA in non-profit arts management or equivalent experience; proven success in individual donor cultivation and development; grant-writing; marketing and social networking, strong written and verbal communication.
Time commitment: Full-time salaried position.
Mission: One Voice Mixed Chorus is Minnesota’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allies community chorus with a mission of “building community and creating social change by raising our voices in song.”
Compensation: $55,000 - $60,000 depending on experience, plus benefits.
To apply send cover letter and résumé to Hire@OneVoiceMN.org.  Résumés due 7/18/2014. Interviews in July/August. Finalists will be asked to submit writing samples of grant narrative, fundraising letter and marketing materials. Start date August/September 2014.  Position will remain open until filled.
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Skilled Musician Seeking New Position and Substitute Work Laurie DePauwhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445953%pm, %09 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445953Hello,
   I recently left a struggling church after directing music for over 5 years. I am seeking a new position in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. In addition to directing, I have experience singing as a soloist, cantor and section leader (both soprano and alto), working with children, teen and adult choirs and ensembles, teaching choirs and individual singers, and conducting. I hold my bachelor's degrees in music education and vocal performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and my master's degree in vocal performance from the University of North Texas. I am experienced with worship and major celebrations (Christmas, Holy Week, Easter) in both English and Spanish.
   If I can assist as a substitute or if you have a more permanent position (full or part-time), please let me know. I can be reached at lauriesings1@yahoo.com.
thank you!
Laurie DePauw
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Basses/Baritones and Sopranos needed for Orpheus Pagan Chamber Choir Andrew Adamshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445962%pm, %09 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445962There are just a few open slots for sopranos,  basses, and baritones that I'd love to fill before rehearsals begin on August 11.
 
If you're an expereinced choral singer with a desire to do something totally different, check us out at www.orpheuspcc.org and arrange an audition. Performances this year include our hugely popular 12th Night Concert and Viking Feast, appearances at Colorado's Beltania Festival, and a reprise of our "Gods and Monsters" concert with lots of fun musc by Brahms, Janequin, Ravel, Schubert, Sondheim, Webbe, and more.
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Join BMCC Downtown Chorus and Make Beautiful Choral Music Eugenia Yauhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445961%pm, %09 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445961
Join us and Make Beautiful Choral Music!
The Borough of Manhattan Community College Downtown Chorus (www.downtownchorus.org) is a choral organization dedicated to fostering and sharing the art and joy of choral music and to enriching and educating our City's downtown community through concert performances of music from diverse historical periods and cultures. Members include students, faculty and staff from BMCC, as well as residents and professional of the downtown and neighboring communities.
Downtown Chorus performs regularly on campus, including collaborations with the Downtown Symphony Orchestra (www.downtownsymphony.org) on itsMessiah Open Sing in December and Opera Production in May. In addition, Downtown Chorus performs frequently with BMCC Select Chorus and College Chorus on and off campus. In the Springs of 2008 and 2009, 2010 and 2011, members from these choruses participated and performed in Carnegie Hall receiving excellent remarks!
The chorus's founder and artistic director is Dr. Eugenia Oi Yan Yau, professor of music at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY). At BMCC she directs the college's choirs, including the BMCC Select Chorus which she founded in 2005, and teaches voice. Dr. Yau has also served as the director of the Pace University Downtown Chorale and is currently the director of music for the children and youth at the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York City.  
The BMCC Downtown Chorus rehearses on Tuesday evenings, September through May, at the BMCC Fiterman Hall campus, room F325,  from 7:15-9:30 PM. The first fall rehearsal is scheduled for September 2nd, 2014. 

Downtown Chorus is looking for many new voices to join a friendly -- and varied -- core group of singers. Singers of all experience levels and of all vocal ranges are welcome. The ability to read music is a plus but not a requirement as is prior chorale experience. Interested persons should contact Dr. Yau at (212) 220-8000 ext. 7240 or e-mail eyau@bmcc.cuny.edu for an appointment; or visit www.downtownchorus.org
 
 
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Auditions: Columbia Choral Society Matthew Cainehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445950%pm, %09 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445950
Entering into its 84th season and welcoming its new Music Director, Dr. Matthew Caine, the Columbia Choral Society is currently scheduling auditions for prospective new members. Auditions will take place on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, and Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at the Anglican Church of the Epiphany, 2512 N. Beltline Blvd., by appointment only. For more information, visit www.columbiachoralsociety.org/audition.html. To schedule an audition, please email Matthew Caine at matthew@lsumc.net.  The 2014-2015 season will include Eleanor Daley’s Requiem, Gerald Finzi’s Magnificat, Antonín Dvořák’s Mass in D major, and Morten Lauridsen’s Mid-Winter Songs, as well as other, shorter choral works.
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New Piece by Karen Siegel - award winning composer Fahad Siadathttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445968%pm, %09 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445968 
A remarkably effective and haunting piece capturing the arid soul of the southwest desert and its encroaching urbanization. This piece demands a high caliber ensemble willing to tackle tough harmonies and interlocking rhythms, but the payout and audience response is absolutely worth it.
 
To hear the piece, see the scores, and download it, click on the picture below:
 
 
 
http://seeadot.com/shop/saguaro/
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Choral Position-Palm Beach Gardens Florida David Suarezhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445943%pm, %09 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445943
MUSIC TEACHER-VOICE/CHORAL DIRECTOR
 
Bright Futures Academy Charter School is seeking a full-time music teacher to direct 5th-8thgrade Chorus for the 2014-15 School Year.
 
The prospective candidate must be able to lead choral ensemble from beginning to advanced levels using pedagogic methods that meet the academic standards of our charter school model.
 
Candidate must:
·     be piano-proficient to lead and accompany the chorus;
·     have experience participating in state assessments;
·     have experience participating in solo and ensemble adjudication;
·     be able to teach the principles of music theory, including but not limited to ear-training, solfege  and dictation.
 
 
Florida Educator Certificate or, at minimum, candidacy for letter of eligibility, is required.
 
Salary is competitive with Palm Beach County School District; Bright Futures Academy matches up to 5 years of experience.
 
Position will be open until the right candidate is found.
 
Please e-mail your cover letter, resume, and references to the Director of Arts Education, david.suarez@brightfuturesacademy.com
 
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100 gently used choir robes Shawna Dumbaughhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445941%pm, %09 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445941I have 100 very gently used choir robes for sale.  The robes are black with magenta inner sleeves.  There are also stoles that are magenta & white.  The robes have recently been dry cleaned.  If you would like a pictures please send me your email address & I would be happy to send one.  These robes would be great for a church or HS choir.  
 
I am asking $20/robe +shipping.   
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Chancel Choir Director Position David Branekyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445937%pm, %09 %b %2014 %14:%Jul:%th 14JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445937

Director of the Chancel Choir
Job Description
July 2014

Ministry Purpose: The Director of the Chancel Choir will work with the Pastor and other music ministry team members to create meaningful worship experiences so that people can worship God and experience God’s presence in worship.

Primary Responsibilities

1.   Provide leadership in choral music during the worship services of the church by directing the Chancel Choir during Sunday morning and at other special services during the regular choir season (the first Sunday following Labor Day through the first or second Sunday in June, as decided by the church calendar).


2.   Contribute to the creation of meaningful and creative worship experiences

o Work with the Senior Pastor for appropriate music-sermon coordination and with praise band director to create additional blended worship experiences.

o Develop innovative ideas that could be used in worship services

3.   Provide opportunities for spiritual formation to occur within and among chancel choir participants

o Integrate scripture reading and reflection with choral anthems / music being prepared for performance as appropriate

o Draw attention to the origins, history, composer’s biography etc. of choral anthems / music and invite choir members to reflect on its relationship to their own life

4.  Other Important Responsibilities

o Attend supervisory meetings with BCWC’s Pastor and monthly staff meetings.

o Other opportunities for service might arise during the course of the church calendar year as assigned by the Senior Pastor.  Possibilities might include: working with children’s ministry director to develop children’s music program, outreach music program to community or other.
Note: This is a 10 month (August 15th to June 15th) position. 

Anticipated start date:  August 15, 2014

Please submit a letter of interest and resume to Pastor David Braneky via secretary@bcwc.org at Baptist Church of West Chester, 221 S. High Street, West Chester, PA 19382.

No phone inquiries please.  Deadline for application:  July 31, 2014

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Music in the Mountains - Choral Workshop in East Stroudsburg, PA Krista Montgomeryhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445935%pm, %09 %b %2014 %14:%Jul:%th 14JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445935Music in the Mountains
 
Date: Augus 4, 2014
Location: East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, PA
Clinicians: Tim Seelig, Greg Gilpin, Sharon Burch, Michael and Jill Gallina
Presented by: Shawnee Press and Pine Lake Music
 
Personal and Professional Renewal Through the Power of Music
  • Gather with other music educators in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of PA
  • Choose from Informational Workshops and Reading Sessions for all levels
  • Explore the latest choral and instructional resources from Shawnee Press
For more information, full schedule and to register, visit http://www.musicmountains.com/site/conference/custom.asp?recid=50
 
 
 
 
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"New Voices" - NJACDA Summer Conference 2014 Noel Wernerhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445932%pm, %09 %b %2014 %13:%Jul:%th 13JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445932Spaces are still available for the NJACDA Summer Conference at the Princeton Meadow Church, West Windsor, NJ on July 22 & 23.  Headliners are Steven Sametz and The Princeton Singers, presenting an open rehearsal with new choral works and an evening concert.  Workshops include tuning, rhythmic and melodic literacy, choral warm-ups, and audiation.  Reading sessions, lunches, a student conducting practiucm, and a music store hosted by Music Source round out this not-to-be-missed conference.  Register today to get the last few spots at www.njacda.com. ]]>Vocal Warm Up CD Lydia Saxtonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445923%am, %09 %b %2014 %04:%Jul:%th 4JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445923Hi Friends!  I recently heard a theatrical group warming up to some recorded solfege vocalises.  The one in particular that I'm looking for is as follows: (DO, MI, DO, MI, SOL, MI, SOL, MI)  (Repeat); then: (RE, FA, RE, FA, SOL, FA, SOL, FA, RE, FA, RE, FA, SOL, FA, MI, RE, DO.  Then the whole sequence repeats one half-step higher, and so on.  Does anyone know of a CD that has the piano accompaniment for this warm up?  Thanks!
 
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The Vallejo Choral Society Seeks a Collaborative Accompanist Wendy Yunhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445926%am, %09 %b %2014 %06:%Jul:%th 6JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445926
 
The Vallejo Choral Society Seeks a Collaborative Accompanist
(The reply deadline has been extended to July 18, 2014.  Applicants who have already applied do not need to reapply.)
 
 
Duties:
  • Provide accompanist services at all rehearsals and concerts as requested by the Artistic Director.
  • Support and help the Artistic Director musically.
  • Arrive well prepared for all rehearsals and concerts.
  • Support the rehearsal process by leading section rehearsals when requested by the Artistic Director.
  • In case of an emergency absence of the Artistic Director, lead the Wednesday evening choral rehearsal.
  • If unable to attend one or more regularly scheduled Wednesday evening choral rehearsals, please provide the Artistic Director with the names(s) and contact information of one or more temporary replacement accompanist(s) who can fill in for you.
 
Compensation: The Vallejo Choral Society offers a competitive fee.
 
About the Vallejo Choral Society:
The Vallejo Choral Society is one of the Western United States most venerable choral organizations.  The Vallejo Choral Society, now in its’ 97th season, is a regional chorus that serves Solano, Contra Costa and Napa counties.  Recognized for its musical excellence, the Society supports an auditioned chamber choir, a symphonic chorus of forty plus singers and a developing youth choir program.  The Vallejo Choral Society is a frequent collaborator with the Vallejo Symphony and has a long history of performing works for chorus and orchestra.  Most recently, the Vallejo Choral Society joined the Vallejo Symphony for a performance of Brahms’ Requiem
 
About the Artistic Director:
Andrew Brown is a leading Kodaly-based choral conductor and educator in the San Francisco Bay Area.   He has been Artistic Director of the Vallejo Choral Society since 2012.  In the two years since Brown’s appointment, the Vallejo Choral Society has doubled its membership, founded an auditioned chamber choir, and built a large audience base.  In addition to his work with the Vallejo Choral Society, Brown is Artistic Director of the Contra Costa Children’s Chorus and the Concert Choir Director for the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir.
 
Practical Information to Consider:
The Vallejo Choral Society rehearses most Wednesdays beginning the last Wednesday in August until the last Wednesday in May.  Wednesdays when we will not be rehearsing are November 26, 2014, December 24, 2014, and December 31, 2014.  Wednesday evening rehearsals are from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.  Saturday morning dress rehearsals are in addition to regular Wednesday evening rehearsals.
 
Our 2014 – 2015 performance schedule is Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 (evening) and Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014 (afternoon); Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014 (afternoon); Sunday, March 29, 2015 (afternoon); and Sunday, May 31, 2015 (afternoon).  Dress rehearsals when not on Wednesday evenings are on Saturday, March 28, 2015 (morning) and Saturday, May 30, 2015 (morning).
 
How to Apply:
Please provide a copy of your CV.
 
Please provide a statement that you are available to attend all scheduled Wednesday evening rehearsals, all scheduled Saturday dress rehearsals, and all performances.  If you are unable to attend some regularly scheduled Wednesday evening rehearsals, please provide dates for those rehearsals you are unable to attend.
 
To be considered, please send the requested materials by July 18, 2014, to info@vallejochoral.org (preferred) or to PO Box 162, Vallejo, CA 94590.
 
 
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Colorado Chorale seeks an Artistic Director beginning with the 2015-2016 season Kendall Bridgeshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445915%am, %09 %b %2014 %01:%Jul:%th 1JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445915Founded in 1970, the Colorado Chorale is an independent ensemble of vocal musicians with a dynamic history of diverse, innovative and energetic repertoire ranging from Renaissance to Jazz to fully staged Musical Theater Productions. The Colorado Chorale currently consists of 40-50 auditioned singers representing all walks of life and an age spectrum ranging from college to retirement. Dedicated to its long-standing non-discrimination policy, the Colorado Chorale recruits and selects members based on musical experience and ability.
 
The Colorado Chorale’s elected Board of Directors has established a set of core values that guide the Chorale. The Artistic Director will integrate these core values into his or her leadership of the Chorale in the following manner:
 
1. Pursuing excellence in the craft and performance of music.
The Colorado Chorale seeks an Artistic Director (AD) who has high expectations for quality of performance, skill in singing, knowledge of the singing voice and the ability to bring all these aspects together for the betterment of the Chorale and its audience. In light of this, the AD will be responsible to:
• Conduct rehearsals and concerts throughout the performing season (August - May).
• Arrange for the Assistant Artistic Director and/or other qualified persons to conduct rehearsals or concerts in his/her absence.
• Hire vocal soloists and instrumentalists as required by program content.
• As prescribed by current Bylaws, hire or act as a resource for the Board’s hiring of the Assistant Artistic Director, Accompanist and other persons needed to support the Chorale’s artistic activities.
 
2. Providing eclectic experiences for audiences and members. 
We seek an AD who is knowledgeable of a varied repertoire that will challenge and engage chorale members as well as our audience. In order to fulfill this guiding principle, the AD will be responsible to:
• Design varied program content and select performance materials for the Chorale’s performing season.
• Provide input and direction to the Board of Directors in all matters pertaining to the artistic mission and activities of the Chorale.
• Represent the Chorale in negotiations with other performing artists, groups or agents as required and/or are appropriate.
 
3. Respecting individual members and their contribution. 
We seek an AD who understands and values each member of the Chorale community. With this in mind, the AD will be responsible to:
• Recruit and audition prospective Chorale members and select successful candidates.
• Review, as appropriate, the continuing artistic contribution of current Chorale members.
 
4. Impacting the community positively. 
We seek an AD who enjoys networking with the community and wishes to promote the Chorale to the community-at-large. Because this is a primary value of the Chorale, the AD will be responsible to:
• Conducts Encore (a smaller performance group) in rehearsals and performances in the community. The AD may, with approval of the board, delegate this responsibility to the Assistant Artistic Director or another qualified person. Encore is currently a seasonal group and runs from October through December.
• Represent the Chorale at grant meetings and other fund-raising activities as required and/or are appropriate. 
 
5. In addition to the activities of the AD that support the Chorale’s core values, the AD will also be responsible for the following administrative details:
• Determine concert dates, times and locations - subject to Board approval.
• Determine rehearsal dates, times and locations; consult with the Board on any special (or non-standard) rehearsals as needed.
• As applicable, rehearse and conduct the Chorale in performance activities outside the Chorale’s performing season.
• Prepare a budget for concert items.
 
**Advanced degree preferred or equivalent experience required.
 
Please send a cover letter, resume, three references, and a CD/DVD/Electronic transmission of a recent performance or
rehearsal to: 
 
Email: Kendall Bridges (Search Committee Co-Chair) at vaughnkb@gmail.com or;
Mail: Kendall Bridges - 1370 36th St. Unit B, Denver, CO 80205-3988
 
Deadline for submission of materials is August 1, 2014. !!!!
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25th "Tamara Brooks" Conducting & Singing Summer School Julio Domínguezhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445917%am, %09 %b %2014 %01:%Jul:%th 1JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445917
Open to singers and conductors.
 
Dates: August 10 to 16 2014
Place: Tui (Pontevedra, Spain)
Teachers: Kevin SMITH, Rasa JAKUTYTE, Javier BUSTO, Irene GÓMEZ, Juan ABALDE & Julio DOMÍNGUEZ
 
More:
www.camerata.es
 
Activities at Minor Seminary and Santo Domingo Church in a beautyful historical place, in the capital of "Baixo Miño" county, bordering the river and Portuguese town of Valença. An unique opportunity to know the area and share a few days of good music. We look forward to meet you!
 
Thanks and greetings,
Julio Domínguez.
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LO! IN THE COLD OF WINTER DEEP (Welsh Tune EIFIONYDD) ~ SATB Anthem by Myers and Thornett Julie Myershttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445912%am, %09 %b %2014 %00:%Jul:%th 0JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445912Lyrics by Julie I. Myers
Music by J.A. Lloyd
Arranged by Gordon Thornett
Harold Flammer Christmas Series of Shawnee Press

2014 J.W. Pepper Editors’ Choice: "A stunning arrangement for piano and voices, and a beautiful traditional Advent offering, with text based on Isaiah 11..."
 
For a sample .pdf and full audio recording, please click here:
http://www.halleonard.com/viewcloserlook.do?id=35029691&lid=1&keywords=Julie%20Myers&subsiteid=1&;

A ChoralNet Collaboration
I would like to thank everyone on ChoralNet who provided assistance, either through on-line posting or through private messages, while I was researching the hymn, EIFIONYDD (Original post found here). I would also like to thank Gordon Thornett, whom I met through ChoralNet, for his beautiful arrangement.
 

 
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Looking for Alice Parker arrangement of "O Come Emmanuel" with choir and orchestra Lisa Bondhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445908%pm, %08 %b %2014 %22:%Jul:%th 22JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445908Hello. I am looking for the Alice Parker arrangement of "O Come Emmanuel" with choir and orchestra. This is from The Glorious Sounds of Christmas recording. I am in search of the full score and parts. Here is a youtube link to the recording:
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYGkS6gNync
 
Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thank you.
 
Lisa Bond
Director of music Kenilworth Union Church
 
 
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Alto Singer For Hire Sharon Edlinhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445904%pm, %08 %b %2014 %21:%Jul:%th 21JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445904St. Mary Magdalene, a traditional Anglican Catholic church is now hiring a Soprano (Alto) to join a small choir. Must have at least two years experience (academic or professional), the ability to site read and the desire to solo, as directed. The position requires attendance every Sunday from 9:15am to 11:15am. Audition is required. Pay is based on experience and budget. Opportunities for outside performances vary during the year. Contact Fr. Neil at (714) 523-2420 to arrange for an audition.
 
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Bass Section Leader - St. Martin of Tours, Louisville, KY Paul Weberhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445903%pm, %08 %b %2014 %21:%Jul:%th 21JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445903A bass section leader is needed for the Sunday 12:00 noon Choral High Mass.  Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings 7-9:00.  Interested singers are encouraged to contact the Director of Music, Dr. Paul Weber, at paulmweber@yahoo.com or through the parish office, (502) 582-2827. ]]>NEW LITURGICAL SETTINGS - easy listening - free PDF download Bill Heigenhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445900%pm, %08 %b %2014 %20:%Jul:%th 20JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445900

If you are a church choir director looking for liturgical settings, I might have just what you need:

1 - Ave Maria (SATB and solo version)
2 - Missa Brevis (Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, and Agnus Dei - SATB)
3 - Ave Verum Corpus (SATB)

Listen to the recordings on the link below, and if you like, go to www.billheigen.com and download the pdfs right away!

 

https://soundcloud.com/bill-heigen/sets/liturgical-sets

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Prospective B.M in choral music student Michael Rothbarthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445881%pm, %08 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445881
I have a question:
I go to a community college in Los Angeles. I want to transfer to a four year university by Fall 2015 (looking into CSULB and Northern Arizona University) to pursue a B.M. in music ed with emphasis in choral instruction, however my primary instrument is piano. Since I have to audition [as a transfer student] for schools on both piano and voice due to my interest in an instrument I'm not strong in (I've only been singing in choirs for 3 years), does my repertoire for both instruments have to be at the same level as those who are performance majors of these instruments?  How decent does my singing voice have to be?  I would like to conduct high school choirs, or possibly community choirs in the future.
 
Any suggestions for other schools I should look into that would seem good for me given this situation?
 
Thank you so much!
-Michael
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Director of Traditional Music Ministries Jennifer Harrensteinhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445898%pm, %08 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445898
Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church has a part-time opening (25 hours per week, with potential for growth into a full time position) for a Director of Traditional Music Ministries. This position will direct and oversee the areas of traditional worship music within the music ministry program, including but not limited to working with the traditional adult choir, orchestral ensemble, handbell choirs, and 11:00 am traditional worship service. In conjunction with the Director of Music Ministries, this position will have responsibility for recruitment, training and leading within assigned areas of ministry, in order to ensure that worship continues to grow in scope and excellence in harmony with the church’s vision to be a Christ-centered community that loves God, learns God, serves God and shares God.
The ideal candidate for this position will be eager to grow the ministry, bringing a sense of vibrancy and enthusiasm to the program. The timeline for growth of this position into a full time role could be anywhere between 1 and 5 years, depending on how quickly the ministry grows, and the degree of excellence that the candidate brings. We do not consider ourselves to be a “high church” or “classical church” setting, but rather a spirited traditional setting in which a wide variety of musical styles are embraced and welcomed.
Requirements for the position include a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in music, with masters level training or equivalent experience preferred.  Previous experience in a traditional church music setting is preferred.
 
Job Contact Information
Email cover letter and resume: jobs@fvumc.org
 
 
 
Director of Traditional Music Ministries Job Description
 
Position Overview
This position works with the Director of Music Ministries in the development of music and worship ministry for Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church, including recruitment, training and leading within assigned areas of the music ministry, in order to ensure that worship continues to grow in scope and excellence in harmony with the church’s mission and vision.
 
Supervision
Reports to the Director of Music Ministries
 
Type
Part-time, 25 hours per week

 

Key Roles
  • Choir Director
  • Worship Planner
 
Ministry Areas
  • 11:00 am Traditional Worship
  • Traditional Adult Worship Choir
  • Instruments of Praise Orchestral Ensemble
  • Alleluia Ringers Adult Handbell Choir
  • Jubellation Adult Handbell Choir
 
 
 
11:00 am Traditional Worship Service Coordinator Responsibilities
  • Plan worship for the 11:00 am Traditional Worship Service on a weekly basis. This role will include choosing hymns that are seasonally and thematically appropriate, as well as familiar to and singable by the F-V UMC congregation.
  • In conjunction with the Director of Music Ministries, schedule and coordinate all groups that will participate in the 11:00 am Traditional Worship Service. Ensure that seasonally and thematically appropriate preludes, anthems, offertories and other special music are planned for the service.
  • Serve as the primary contact for the 11:00 am Traditional Worship Service, working in conjunction with the Director of Music Ministries.
  • Work alongside the Worship Planning Team to ensure that F-V UMC Worship is cohesive and relevant, striving for excellence in all things and offering a unified and meaningful message for today’s world.
 
Worship Choir Responsibilities
  • Direct the Worship Choir, F-V UMC’s Adult Choir, during weekly rehearsals and during the 11:00 am Traditional Worship Service.
  • Choose music for the choir that is appropriate to the skill level of the participants and when possible correlates to the worship theme.
  • In conjunction with the Director of Music Ministries, rehearse and prepare the choir for cantatas and other special services and events throughout the year.
  • Recruit participants to grow the program beyond its current capacity.
  • Direct ensembles that are out-growths of this program, including but not limited to Men’s Ensemble, Women’s Ensemble and other ensembles that may lead 11:00 worship in place of the Worship Choir.
  • Nurture the spiritual life of the choir members, including but not limited to rehearsal devotions and prayer time.
  • Work to build community within the choir, providing opportunities for fellowship and service both within and outside of weekly rehearsals.
  • Oversee all administrative needs of this group, including effective communication with participants and timely organization of printed music; utilize volunteers to assist with these tasks when appropriate.
  • Be available for rehearsal on Wednesdays, 7:15 – 8:45 pm, year-round.
 
 
 
Instruments of Praise Responsibilities
  • Direct the Instruments of Praise, F-V UMC’s orchestral ensemble for adults and youth.
  • Rehearse orchestral ensembles as needed for special events, including but not limited to annual cantatas.
  • Choose music for the ensemble that is appropriate to the skill level of participants and the season.
  • Schedule worship opportunities for the ensemble. When possible select music to correlate with the worship theme.
  • Recruit adult and youth participants to grow the program beyond its current capacity.
  • Oversee, support, provide resources for and direct as needed additional instrumental ensembles (i.e. Souly Brass).
  • Nurture the spiritual life of the group members, including but not limited to rehearsal devotions and prayer time.
  • Work to build community within the group, providing opportunities for fellowship and service both within and outside of weekly rehearsals.
  • Oversee all administrative needs of this group, including effective communication with participants and timely organization of printed music; utilize volunteers to assist with these tasks when appropriate.
  • Be available for rehearsal on Wednesdays, 6:15 – 7:15 pm, year-round.
 
Alleluia Ringers Responsibilities
  • Direct the Alleluia Ringers, F-V UMC’s Beginner Handbell Choir for adults and youth.
  • Recruit adult and youth participants for the choir in order to maintain a full ensemble as well as an adequate substitute base.
  • Choose music for the choir that is appropriate to the skill level of participants and the season.
  • Schedule worship opportunities for the choir. When possible select music to correlate with the worship theme.
  • Prepare the choir for participation in special events (i.e. concerts, retirement home visits, etc.).
  • Nurture the spiritual life of the choir members, including but not limited to rehearsal devotions and prayer time.
  • Work to build community within the choir, providing opportunities for fellowship and service both within and outside of weekly rehearsals.
  • Oversee all administrative needs of this group, including effective communication with participants and timely organization of printed music; utilize volunteers to assist with these tasks when appropriate.
  • Be available for rehearsal on Sundays, 3:30 – 4:30 pm, September – May.
 
 
Jubellation Responsibilities
  • Direct Jubellation, F-V UMC’s Intermediate Handbell Choir for adults.
  • Recruit adult participants for the choir in order to maintain a full ensemble as well as an adequate substitute base.
  • Choose music for the choir that is appropriate to the skill level of participants and the season.
  • Schedule worship opportunities for the choir. When possible select music to correlate with the worship theme.
  • Prepare the choir for participation in special events (i.e. concerts, retirement home visits, etc.).
  • Nurture the spiritual life of the choir members, including but not limited to rehearsal devotions and prayer time.
  • Work to build community within the choir, providing opportunities for fellowship and service both within and outside of weekly rehearsals.
  • Oversee all administrative needs of this group, including effective communication with participants and timely organization of printed music; utilize volunteers to assist with these tasks when appropriate.
  • Be available for rehearsal on Sundays, 4:30 – 5:30 pm, September – May.
 
 
Additional Responsibilities
  • Be available (with advance notice) to serve as piano accompanist for worship services and rehearsals when the regular staff accompanist is unavailable.
  • Be available (with advance notice) to serve as piano accompanist for special events in the church when the regular staff accompanist is unavailable. This includes funerals, weddings and special evening worship services.
  • Be available on Sunday mornings and at other times as needed to assist the Director of Music Ministries with responsibilities including but not limited to warm-ups, sound checks and other pre-service activities.
  • Be available (with advance notice) to fill in for the Director of Music Ministries in worship and rehearsal for vacations and other planned leave.
  • Be available to attend all necessary training sessions to become both knowledgeable and experienced as a “F-V UMC Trained Level 3 Sound Operator.”
  • Be available to attend F-V UMC Staff Meetings, weekly on Tuesdays at 9:00 am.
 
 
 
 
Essential Qualifications
  • Must have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Must have previous experience in a traditional church music setting
  • Must have knowledge and experiences encompassing a broad range of musical styles and traditions
  • Must be organized, show careful attention to details, be self-directed and a team player
  • Must be able to supervise volunteers
  • Must have outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have basic computer competency
  • Must be respectful, punctual, pleasant and courteous
 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with traditional adult choirs, handbells and orchestra
  • Piano accompanying skills
 

Education

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in music
  • Graduate Level Training in Church Music or equivalent experience preferred
 
 
The Fuquay-Varina UMC Music Ministries Programs
TRADITIONAL CHORAL MUSIC
The Worship Choir is open to all adults who desire to lift praises to the King! The Worship Choir sings regularly for the 11:00 am worship service and rehearses on Wednesdays, 7:15—8:45 pm. New members are welcome at any time, and previous experience is not required! In addition to leading worship on Sunday mornings, the Worship Choir participates in special activities throughout the year, including cantatas, choir retreats and fellowship gatherings. Childcare is provided during all rehearsals.
The Men’s and Women’s Ensembles are short term choral opportunities, open to youth and adults. Previous experience is not required, and all are welcome to join! Each group features only three rehearsals per session—this is a great way to try out singing with a FVUMC choir without a long-term commitment!
Awake & reJoySing are acoustic ensembles that provide music on a weekly basis for the 8:00 am worship service. The groups include instrumentalists and vocalists who seek to offer praises through a contemplative style of music and worship. These are auditioned groups with occasional openings.
 
CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
The Praise Team provides music on a weekly basis for the 9:30 am contemporary worship service. The group includes band members (guitars, drums, keyboard and others) and vocalists with a heart for praise and worship. This is an auditioned group.
The Praise Choir works alongside the Praise Team to provide music for the 9:30 am contemporary worship service. This group is open to all (adults & youth)—no audition or previous experience required! The Praise Choir sings contemporary music with a live band. Additionally, the group participates in cantatas and fellowship events throughout the year. Rehearsals are Thursdays, 7:00—8:30 pm, and new members are welcome anytime!
 
INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC
The Instruments of Praise are an orchestral ensemble that regularly play for the 11:00 am worship service. The group is open to experienced youth and adult instrumentalists of any kind, and new members are always welcome. In addition to accompanying hymns during worship services, the group also participates in special events throughout the year, including cantatas and other seasonal programs.
Souly Brass is an instrumental ensemble that lives up to its name—all brass! This group is open to experienced brass instrumentalists of all kinds, and plays for worship and other special events throughout the year.
The FANFARE Handbell Choir is an advanced adult handbell choir that regularly offers music for Sunday worship services and other special events throughout the year. The group also enjoys attending annual handbell festivals and playing in the Fuquay-Varina Christmas Parade! This is an auditioned group with occasional openings. 
 
 
Jubellation is an intermediate handbell choir open to adults with some previous experience. The group participates in worship and special services throughout the year, in addition to occasionally attending handbell festivals and sharing music in the community.
The Alleluia Ringers is a handbell choir open to all adults. Previous experience and the ability to read music are NOT required! Although there is limited space for participation, new members are welcome at any time that there are openings.
 
YOUTH and CHILDREN’S MUSIC 
The Youth Choir is open to ALL 6th—12th grade youth who enjoy singing praises to the King! The choir meets on Wednesdays during the school year, 5:45—6:30 pm, and participates in worship on a regular basis.
Rebellations, The Youth Handbell Choir is open to ALL 6th—12th grade youth—previous experience and the ability to read music are not required! The choir rehearses on Wednesdays, 5:00—5:45 pm and currently has openings for additional ringers.
Pulse, The Youth Praise Team is open to 7th—12th  grade youth and provides music on a regular basis for youth gatherings, in addition to occasionally providing music for Sunday morning worship services. The group includes auditioned instrumentalists and vocalists. 
Kidz NPraise is a children's music program for ages three years old through fifth grade, that encourages KIDZ to PRAISE God through the performing arts. By crafting music, dancing, role playing, and doing what kids do naturally, interacting with one another, they learn the teachings of Jesus Christ. The excitement and energy this program provides is fully manifested when the children sing in worship and present a full-length musical! Kidz NPraise meets on Wednesdays during the school year.
 
SUPPORT MINISTRIES 
The Sound Team is a “behind the scenes” group that plays a vital role in the FVUMC Music Ministries. This group of audio equipment operators ensure that Sunday worship services and other special events can be heard clearly without distraction in our worship space. Previous experience is not required—we will train anyone who is interested in helping! 
The Visual Media Team is a “behind the scenes” group that plays a vital role at FVUMC. This group of power point and computer operators provide visual media support for Sunday worship services and other special events in the life of the church. No previous experience is required, and training is available for anyone interested in helping. 
 
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SECTION LEADERS/SOLOISTS – FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Oklahoma City Warren Puffer Joneshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445897%pm, %08 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445897The Sanctuary Singers of the First Presbyterian Church in Oklahoma City have openings for Section Leaders/Soloists for all voice types.
Wednesday evening rehearsal and one service Sunday morning.
Compensation: $30 per service (extra for special occasions)
To schedule an audition, please contact:
Warren Puffer Jones
Music Director
First Presbyterian Church, Oklahoma City
puffer@fpcokc.org
405/525-6584
Positions open until filled.
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Children's and Youth Choirs Music Director (St. Paul, MN) Jayson Rodovsky-Engquisthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445895%pm, %08 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445895

POSITION LISTING: Children’s and Youth Music Director

A Saint Paul church seeks an energetic, faithful and organized individual to join our church’s staff team. 

The successful candidate will:

• Love working with children and youth, teaching them about music and worship and sharing their love of God, Episcopal traditions using the Book of Common Prayer, hymnals and music supplements in varying styles);

• Oversee and select choral music for two existing choirs (grades K-5 and 6-12) and recruit new members;

• Work occasionally with pre-Kindergarten children during Sunday morning worship;

• Play keyboard at an adequate level to lead choir rehearsals;

• Work with an enthusiastic and supportive staff including clergy, Director of Music/Organist and other support staff;

• Be available on Wednesday afternoons (currently 5:30-6:15 p.m.), Sunday mornings (9:00 a.m. until noon) and for several planning sessions, scheduled at mutually agreeable times throughout the year, and occasional Saturday workshops or Diocesan festivals;

• Work during the “program” (September through May) year;

• Be able to communicate and work well with parents in coordinating plans, rehearsals and singing performances.

PLEASE CONTACT:
Jayson Engquist, Director of Music
Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church
60 Kent Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102
E-MAIL: Jayson.Engquist@stjohnsstpaul.org (resumes may be attached)
TEL: 651-228-1172 [ext. 36]    --    FAX: 651-228-1144

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Genesee Chorale Accompanist Opening (Batavia,NY) Heather Lovelacehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445892%pm, %08 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445892The Genesee Chorale (Batavia, NY), a 70-75 member chorus seeks a pianist to serve as accompanist for rehearsals and performances. We rehearse each Monday evening in Batavia, NY from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.
 
Our performance seasons run from September to December and January to May. The choir does not meet during the summer months. Each performance season includes one to two major performances. Occasionally smaller outreach performances are scheduled in advance as well. Recent repertoire includes music by Dvorak, Schubert, Mozart, Brahms, Vaughan Williams, Beethoven, Randall Thompson, as well as a variety of shorter choral pieces. For more information about the choir please visit www.GeneseeChorale.com.
 
Please email your resume and contact information (including email and phone number) for three references, and a brief statement of interest to the Genesee Chorale (board@geneseechorale.com) by July 22, 2014.
 
Applicants will be contacted after July 23rd, and interviews/auditions will be scheduled the evening of July 30, 2014.
 
Required qualifications:
Experience with choral accompanying.
Excellent sight-reading skills.
Ability to read open score.
Experience playing for and following a conductor.
Ability to run occasional sectionals during the regular rehearsal time. Professional, yet pleasant attitude.
 
Preferred qualifications:
Ability as an organist.
 
Compensation:
$75 per service (rehearsal and performance) negotiable
 
Contact:
P.O. Box 1565, Batavia, New York 14021 Ÿ (716) 531-8986
 
 
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Summer Sing Ins on Tuesdays July 8-Aug 12 Lynne Morrowhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445894%pm, %08 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445894

Join Us in Song!
Summer Sing-Ins 2014


Mozart: Requiem
Lynne Morrow, conductor

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
7:00 to 9:30pm

St. Paschal Baylon Church
 
3700 Dorisa Avenue, Oakland

$15 per session/$75 series pass
Payment accepted at the door, cash or check only

Ever wondered what it is like to sing in a full symphony chorus? Experience the joy of singing one of the seminal choral works of all time. Mozart's masterpiece is full of lush harmonies and beautiful melodies. Movie fans will recognize it from the 1984 Oscar-winning classic Amadeus. Here is your opportunity to sing in a choir led by dynamic, professional conductors, and to get to know Mozart's glorious music in a way you have never experienced music before. 

Click here to register in advance.

Upcoming Sing-Ins

July 15: Bach Sing - Vance George, conductor
July 22: Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms, Handel Dixit Dominus - Sanford Dole, conductor
July 29: Broadway Sing - Lynne Morrow, conductor
August 5: American Spirituals - Lynne Morrow, conductor
August 12: Haydn Mass in Time of War; Bernstein Candide - Michael Morgan, conductor

 

 

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Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra

2201 Broadway, Suite 300, Oakland CA 94612
tel 510-444-0801 fax 510-444-0863
www.oebs.org

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Prospective B.M. in Choral Music Ed Student Michael Rothbarthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445879%pm, %08 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445879I have a question:
I go to a community college in Los Angeles. I want to transfer to a four year university by Fall 2015 (looking into CSULB and Northern Arizona University) to pursue a B.M. in music ed with emphasis in choral instruction, however my primary instrument is piano. Since I have to audition [as a transfer student] for schools on both piano and voice due to my interest in an instrument I'm not strong in (I've only been singing in choirs for 3 years), does my repertoire for both instruments have to be at the same level as those who are performance majors of these instruments?  How decent does my singing voice have to be?  I would like to conduct high school choirs, or possibly community choirs in the future.
 
Any suggestions for other schools I should look into that would seem good for me given this situation?
 
Thank you so much!
-Michael
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Auditing Spots Still Available at The Harold Rosenbaum Choral Conducting Institute Workshop – August 2014 in Buffalo, New York Jeffrey Jameshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445873%pm, %08 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445873
July 8, 2014
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
516-586-3433 or jamesarts@att.net
 
Auditing Spots Still Available at The Harold Rosenbaum Choral Conducting Institute Workshop – August 2014 in Buffalo, New York
 
Auditing spots are still available for the 2014 Harold Rosenbaum Choral Conducting Institute Workshop, to be held at the State University of New York at Buffalo from Sunday, Aug. 17 to Friday, Aug. 22, 2014.
 
This six-day event is open to choral conductors from around the world who wish to enhance their careers, expand their contacts and have an intensive experience with 2014 Ditson Conductor’s Award winner Dr. Harold Rosenbaum, one of the world’s leading choral conductors. All HRCCI 2014 full-participation spots have been filled.
 
HRCCI auditors are welcome to attend any events during the week and sing in the Institute chorus.  
 
For complete details, including workshop brochure and application form, please visit http://www.haroldrosenbaum.com/institute. Questions can be directed to Jeffrey James Arts Consulting at jamesarts@att.net.
 
Harold Rosenbaum has conducted over 1,600 concerts during his 40+ year career. He has conducted and taught at the Juilliard School, Queens College and Adelphi University, and is currently Associate Professor and Director of Choirs at the University at Buffalo. A recipient of the 2014 Ditson Conductor’s Award from Columbia University, he is the founder and conductor of the New York Virtuoso Singers and the Canticum Novum Singers. He is also lead choral conductor for Parma Recordings, and a Soundbrush Records artist. He is the 2010 winner of ASCAP’s Victor Herbert Founders Award and the winner of the 2008 American Composer Alliance’s Laurel Leaf Award, given in recognition of “distinguished achievement in fostering and encouraging American music.”
 
A strong proponent of and advocate for contemporary composers and American composers in particular, Rosenbaum has commissioned more than 60 works, and has conducted more than 475 world premieres. Visit him at http://www.haroldrosenbaum.com.
 
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14th International Chamber Choir Competition Marktoberdorf 2015 - Application now open!5 Sebastian Pfluegerhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445856%pm, %08 %b %2014 %13:%Jul:%th 13JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445856
14th International Chamber Choir Competition Marktoberdorf 2015
 
We are glad to announce that the 14th International Chamber Choir Competition Marktoberdorf will be held from May 22nd – 27th, 2015 in Marktoberdorf in the beautiful Allgäu region.
 
On behalf of the Confederation of German Choral Associations (BDC e.V.) we would like to invite choirs to apply for participation in the categories „Mixed choirs“ or „Female choirs“.
The International Chamber Choir Competition Marktoberdorf is intended to bring together the world’s best choirs in order to provide them with the opportunity, not only to compete with each other but also to discuss choral literature from different countries as well as interpretation, styles, voice-training and techniques. We would like to create a forum for unique international encounters in a musical spirit.

Please find enclosed our detailed application information for the 14th International Chamber Choir Competition Marktoberdorf 2015. Deadline for application is October 11th, 2014.

For any information on the competition and the application procedure please visit also our website www.modfestivals.org/ausschreibung2015. If you have any question please send an e-mail to office@modfestivals.org or call us in our festival office.
 
In addition to the International Chamber Choir Competition we will organize an International Masterclass for Choral Conductors following the competition, led by Prof. Volker Hempfling, Cologne/Germany und Jonathan Velasco, Manila/The Philippines. Further information on this seminary as well as the registration form will be available from September 2014.

We are looking forward to receiving your application and to a wonderful competition with numerous unforgettable moments and encounters.
Sebastian Pflüger
Festivalmanager
 
Contact:
International Chamber Choir-Competition Marktoberdorf
Gschwenderstraße 8
D-87616 Marktoberdorf
Tel.: +49-(0)8342-420 48 12
Fax: +49-(0)8342-420 48 99
E-mail: office@modfestivals.org
www.modfestivals.org
 
 
 
 
 
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New Release for SATB by Darla Eshelman from Colla Voce Music Chris Matthewshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445862%pm, %08 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445862
Click the cover image to view the score in its entirety at www.collavoce.com.
"All Music Must Dance" by Darla Eshelman would be a perfect choice for an All-State or similar choir festival.  Commissioned for the 2014 OkMEA convention, this title encourages both the singers and audience to celebrate music and all it has to offer.  The alternation between unison and simple divided texture makes the work appropriate for high school choirs of varying abilities, as well as advanced middle school choirs.
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voice teacher Tracy Threlkeldhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445865%pm, %08 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445865The Threlkeld Academy of Music and Arts is a new location and affiliate of The New School of Music in the Atlanta area. Seeking voice teachers to work as sub-contractors to teach private and group voice lessons. ]]>Part-Time Middle School Choir Director - Missoula, MT Jenny Skrivsethhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445866%pm, %08 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445866Get your foot in the door in beautiful Missoula, Montana!
 
1 Year position filling in for a teacher on Leave.
 
0.4 FTE Position - Teach TWO CLASSES a day of 6th grade mixed choir in the afternoon.
 
Contact Jenny Skrivseth for more information.  
 
jlskrivseth@gmail.com
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Amahl and the Night Visitors James Filosahttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445852%pm, %08 %b %2014 %12:%Jul:%th 12JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445852Item: Choir, Orchestra, Conductor Scores
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Mennotti
Starting: ASAP
For: 4 months
Copies: 45 choir, all orchestra parts
Willing to rent: No
 
We need at least 45 choir copies, but would be happy to borrow/rent fewer if necessary and purchase the balance.  All copies will be carefully taken care of.  We will pay for all packing and shipping costs (to and from).
Thank you
Jim and Jeanne Filosa
First Presbyterian Church of Coral Springs, Florida
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Sing in Vermont August 6 - 9 (from NYC) Martin Edelmanhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445848%am, %08 %b %2014 %10:%Jul:%th 10JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445848I'll be driving (Lexus) from Manhattan to West Brattleboro, VT on August 6th to rehearse and sing four concerts with the YANKEE MALE CHORUS TOUR 2014.  This will be my 17th season singing with about 60 men from New England and New York male choruses.  I'm look for a brother-singer to join me to share the transportation and Swiss Inn (Londonderry, VT) motel costs.  Songs will include: Shenandoah, Morning, September Song, Brothers Sing On, Lida Rose, Unchained Melody, Steal Away, Battle Hymn, America the Beautiful and River in Judea.  Email for more info mpe1217@gmail.com. ]]>Organist & Choir Accompanist Brian Baconhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445846%am, %08 %b %2014 %03:%Jul:%th 3JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445846
Duties include:
  1. Overall accountability is to the Director of Music Ministries, who with the W & M Chair, Personnel Committee Chair and Pastor will conduct an annual review by the first of September each year.
  2. Selecting, rehearsing, and playing prelude, offertory, and postludes matched to the themes of the church year.
  3. Advise the church secretary of music scheduled for the Sunday service by the deadlines for the Bulletin.
  4. Work closely with the Director of Music and be accountable to him for accompanist duties.
  5. Receive the scores of anthems from Director of Music in advance and have them prepared for rehearsals.
  6. Accompany the vocal choir at rehearsals and Sunday services, as well as seasonal special services.
  7. As an ex-officio member of the Worship and Music Committee, attend staff, W & M Comm., and other appropriate congregational committee meetings that will plan worship and music activities of the congregation.
  8. Participate with the Hymn selection committee in choosing music appropriate to the season and scripture lessons of the service.
  9. Maintain and improve professional competency through practice, performing and participating in workshops/seminars, etc.
  10. Participating with the pastor, Director of Music Ministries and other leaders in facilitating congregational goals and assuming tasks as mutually agreed upon.
  11. As organist, will have first refusal for all funeral, memorial, and wedding services as requested.
Other considerations:
  1. Time sheets noting missed services/rehearsals or special services provided will be approved by the Director of Music Ministries who will maintain an ongoing log of these instances for better review of the positon.
  2. The organist will work with the Director of Music in acquiring a substitute from a maintained list in the absence of the organist. The Director of Music will be responsible for approving substitute musicians time sheets and pay rate.
Compensation:
                  In addition to that noted in the first section above, a determination by the budget committee in the fall of each year, will be made regarding any increases recommended through the annual review by the W & M Chair, Personnel Committee Chair, Director of Music and Pastor.
Instruments:
  1. Renaissance Quantum by Allen – Q325: 50 Stop/200 Voice, Three-Manual Console
  2. Kawai Grand Piano
  3. Kawai Digital Piano (in choir room)
  4. Upright Piano (in Fellowship Hall)
 
Typical Time Commitment on Campus:
  1. Hymn Selection and Worship & Music Committees, plus Staff Meetings usually occur on Wednesday afternoons.
  2. Choir Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 6-8 p.m.
  3. Sunday morning liturgies are at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. April-December and 9:30 a.m. January-March. Choir Warm-up begins 30 minutes before scheduled liturgy.
  4. Music Ministry presents a minimum of two major choral works per year; Christmas and Easter. Rehearsals on Wednesdays are extended to accommodate. 
 
Area code is 931
 
OR simply email bjbaconjr@gmail.com
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American composer, Richard Toensing, 1940 to 2014 Janet Bracciohttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445843%am, %08 %b %2014 %03:%Jul:%th 3JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445843

Richard Edward Toensing (1940-2014) was a prize-winning composer, a respected teacher, an accomplished choral conductor, a lover of good music and an avid gardener with a special weakness for irises. He died of pancreatic cancer on July 2.

Toensing was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota. In his youth he decided that he wanted to create music as well as conduct others performing it. Together, these two passions were the centerpiece of his professional life. Toensing received his B. Music degree with honors from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, and his M.M. and D.M.A. degrees from the University of Michigan, where he studied with Ross Lee Finney and Leslie Bassett, two of the great American composers of the twentieth century. At both St. Olaf and Michigan, he also received formal training in choral conducting.

His first teaching job was in the fine arts department at Uppsala College in East Orange, New Jersey. In 1973, Toensing joined the faculty of the College of Music at the University of Colorado, where he taught composition, as well as music analysis and theory, until his retirement in 2005. At the College of Music, he served at various times as director of the New Music Ensemble, head of the Electronic Music Studio and convener of the CU Festival of New Music. He trained dozens of undergraduate and graduate students who went on to successful careers as composers and musicians. He was well known at the College for his high academic and musical standards and his professional integrity, and he became a mentor to younger colleagues. He was chair of his department from 1984-2001, and was named professor emeritus upon retirement.

Toensing's compositions span a variety of styles, from the gestural, free atonal work of the 1960s and 1970s to a renewed interest in various forms of diatonic music in more recent years. He has written numerous works for chorus, chamber music in various genres, and works for large ensembles. His later compositions, particularly from the late 1990s onward, are informed by his careful study of the Orthodox Christian sacred musical tradition and suffused with his deep religious faith. Reviewers of Toensing's works, sacred and otherwise, have said that the listener is struck by a transparency of sound, a simplicity that exists inside complexity, and a sparkling clarity of parts. Toensing won numerous awards for composition, including the Joseph H. Bearnes Prize from Columbia University, two BMI student composer awards, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a commission from the National Endowment for the Arts. He was named a MacDowell Colony Fellow three times.

To date, Toensing's music has been performed on four continents and in such US venues as Carnegie Hall and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. With the help of grants and private donations, he released several recordings of his compositions. His sacred music has been featured on National Public Radio and local stations.

In the summer of 1998, the choir at the Church of St. Luke in the Fields in New York recorded the Responsoria, a complete setting of the Tenebrae services sung at Roman Catholic worship during Holy Week since the sixth century. Toensing called this work a "vast, three-movement choral symphony"; it follows in the tradition of several medieval, Renaissance and early modern composers who have set parts or all of the responsory texts. The Responsoria was released as a set of three compact discs in 2000.

Cappella Romana, a professional group based in Portland, Oregon, recorded a second major choral work, the Kontakion of the Nativity of Christ, for the Orthodox Christmas season of January 2009. In addition to his work in his studio and the classroom, Toensing served as choir director at Atonement Lutheran Church and Grace Lutheran Church, both in Boulder, and more recently at St. Luke's Orthodox Church in Erie. In later life, he wrote several pieces intended for Orthodox Church choirs.

Richard Toensing is survived by his beloved wife Carol, his sons Christopher and Peter, his grandchildren Jessica, Lauren, Andrew and Kathryn, his daughter-in-law Kari and his sister Marjorie, as well as numerous friends. He will be long remembered with tremendous love and great respect.

See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dailycamera/obituary.aspx?n=richard-toensing&pid=171585610#sthash.mtG4Xr04.dpuf

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Piano Player, Accompanist, and Teacher Looking for a Job Brendan Wilsonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445842%am, %08 %b %2014 %00:%Jul:%th 0JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445842Hello,
 
My name is Brendan Wilson, and I have recently graudated with a Bachelor's in Music Education at the University of Vermont.
 
Right now, I am trying to find a place in Vermont or Maine as well as a job in music. I have great experience in playing the piano (ever since age 5) and accompaning soloists and groups for rehearsals and performances. I am looking for a solid job in this area. If you are searching for somebody like me, please let me know. Thank you.
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Book of Rounds for middle school Eddie Lagoshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445837%pm, %07 %b %2014 %23:%Jul:%th 23JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445837Hi everyone, new here. I am about to begin teaching choir to 7th and 8th graders, and I am looking for a good book of rounds. Spiral bound would be nice. Thanks.  ]]>Artistic Director - Chicago Gay Men's Chorus Kent Bartramhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445833%pm, %07 %b %2014 %21:%Jul:%th 21JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445833
Job Description: ARTISTIC DIRECTOR 
Status:  Exempt, salaried, employee. Approximately ¾ time. During performance weeks, time commitment increases to fulltime. Flexible hours, evenings and weekends required. 
 
Position Summary
Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus (CGMC) creates musical experiences that entertain and enlighten, inspire change, and build communityCGMC has been an integral part of Chicago’s cultural and gay communities since 1983. For the last three decades, CGMC has entertained audiences across the continent with innovative musical programming. Among CGMC’s performances are traditional choral concerts, musical revues, original commissions, and full-length book musicals. As the largest LGBT performing arts organization in the Midwest, "Chicago's Most Colorful Chorus" recently expanded into new major venues in downtown Chicago and the suburbs.  CGMC looks forward to increasing its presence in Chicago's thriving performing arts community while embracing its unique brand that uses music, laughter and a gay aesthetic to open hearts and minds.
 
Position Overview
The Artistic Director is the chief artistic officer of the organization and is responsible for conceiving, developing, and implementing the artistic vision and strategic priorities of the organization, so that it may fulfill its mission and realize its vision. 
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
Overall Responsibilities:
  • Lead development of CGMC’s artistic vision. Successfully promote and execute the artistic goals, mission, and strategic plan of the organization. 
  • Lead the Chorus, Board of Directors, Executive Director and volunteers in the promotion of artistic excellence. Challenge musical growth.
  • Network with other arts organizations, music directors, and community groups to increase the visibility of the Chorus, to encourage collaboration and stay current as to trends and best practices. 
  • Build community to promote an environment of inclusiveness and belonging.
 
Program Responsibilities (Approximately 80% of time)
Chorus Programming
  • Organize an annual performance schedule including subscription concerts, performance- based fundraising and outreach concerts and tours. 
  • Design each production and concert performance including theme development and integration of writing, direction, choreography, costuming, sound and lighting, guest artists, ensembles, soloists and sets and other visual elements.
  • Articulate and motivate the members around the artistic vision of performances.
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director to plan, communicate, market and promote the season and its various productions in a timely manner to support organizational goals.
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director in venue selection.
  • Recruit, hire, evaluate and supervise sound & light designers, choreographers, musicians, writers, directors, stage managers and any other necessary artistic freelance personnel for the production of the Chorus’ performances; also coordinates with the Chorus’ legal counsel in the preparation of any documents used to secure such personnel.
  • Recruit, hire, evaluate and supervise the accompanists or other salaried or contracted/ volunteer artistic personnel. 
  • Ensure that technical needs, venue contracts, stage blocking, costuming, and staging details run smoothly.
  • Audition, select and coach soloists and small group ensembles.
  • Plan and conduct the artistic elements of the Chorus retreats.
  • Conduct performances.
Music Selection and Rehearsals
  • Identify concert themes and collaborations that support the chorus mission.  Research appropriate music for the upcoming season.
  • Ensure that current season music is selected and ready for distribution by the first rehearsal.
  • Supervise auditions for new Chorus members and production-specific auditions. Select members.
  • Conduct performances checks to maintain the quality of the Chorus.
  • Organize a rehearsal schedule at the beginning of each prep period.
  • Create rehearsal plans and supervise the timely creation of music rehearsal audio.
  • Maintain selections of permanent repertoire that can be used for community outreach events.
  • Ensure chorus remains adequately prepared.
  • Manage new works and arrangements and secure performance rights where appropriate.
  • Supervise and conduct rehearsals and sectionals. 
Professional Development
  • Collaborate with supervisor on professional development plan.
  • Actively participate in professional organizations:  American Choral Director’s Association, Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses (GALA), Chorus America, etc.
  • Maintain and update professional competence by reading professional journals or attending workshops, classes and conferences.  
  • Review new choral works and recordings, and keep current on musical theater, popular music.
  • Keep current on issues facing the LGBT community.
  • Attend concerts and events of other choral, performing arts, and LGBT organizations.
  • Attend meetings of any residency groups (i.e., Harris Theater for Music and Dance) as appropriate.  
 
Fundraising and Finance Responsibilities (Approximately 10% of the work)
  • Consult with Executive Director on site selection, chorus availability, and music selection for community outreach events
  • Manage the programming and ‘back of house’ for community outreach events
  • Organize artistic programming for performance-based fundraisers
  • Liaison with technical and artistic personnel for performance-based fundraisers
  • Work with Executive Director to prepare narratives or budgets for grant proposals or reports.
  • Prepare the annual artistic/production budget. Adhere to and maintain the approved budgets.
  • Meet with donors and funders when requested. 
 
 
 
Administrative Responsibilities (Approximately 10% of the work)
Board and Committees
  • Direct and provide support to any artistic committees.
  • Attend meetings of the Board of Directors as an ex officio member, Executive Committee, and other committee meetings as requested.
  • Provide reports in advance of meetings.
  • Attend and provide input for the Annual Membership Meeting and any leadership retreats.
  • Provide regular communication to the leadership of the organization.
Other
  • Protect organization's value by keeping appropriate information confidential.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
 
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Advanced degree in Music with an emphasis in choral conducting, strongly preferred.
  • Minimum five years of experience conducting, preferable with a community-based chorus with singers of various musical skills and experience.
  • Prior experience programming musical performances.
  • Possess strong keyboard skills.
  • Experience in a variety of music and musical theatre styles.
  • Interest in and commitment to embracing the mission the Chorus.
  • Strong leadership skills as well as ability to work collaboratively within a team setting.
  • Flexibility in working with a diverse group of volunteers and personalities.
  • Strong listening skills, compassionate, warm communication style.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Strong public speaking skills.  
  • An ability to work within electronic mediums: word processing, e-mail, internet and intranet.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage budgets. 
 
  • Proficiency at musical composition and arranging encouraged. Additional compensation for arranging will be offered. Independent contractor(s) will be hired if this is a talent/skill that the candidate doesn’t possess. Please address this issue in your application materials. 
 
Health and Safety Requirements:
  • Position requires regular use of voice to sing and ability to see, hear, and talk required. Position requires frequent and regular computer and phone use and employee is regularly required to lift up to 60 pounds. Position requires stamina to conduct for up to three hours at a time. Employees are advised on OSHA standards through required signage and administrative updates as compliant with federal law.
 
Compensation:
  • Compensation is mid-$40s to $50k based on qualifications. Three weeks paid leave the first year of employment and opportunities for paid professional development.  Health coverage can be negotiated.
 
 
 
 
To apply:
  • Submit cover letter, resume, salary history, and salary requirements to apply@cgmc.org by July 25, 2014. Faxed, mailed, or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Please only type [your last name, your first name] in the Subject Line of your email submission. No phone calls please. 
  • Candidates selected to proceed to the first step in the interview process will be contacted by the week of August 1 for a phone-screening interview.
  • Due to the volume of anticipated candidates, CGMC will not be able to respond individually to each applicant that has applied.
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Deaccessioning - free sacred octavos in multiple copies Rick Fisherhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445830%pm, %07 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445830Summer is a great time to clean out the choral library! We are deaccessioning 114 wide-ranging sacred pieces from our church library in quanties from 6 to 100+, and would love to share them with good homes. We just ask that you reimburse us for the shipping cost (media mail or parcel). Since I can't figure out how to post the listing here, please send me an e-mail request to hmc@hmckc.org and I'll reply and send you the full list. This offer is open through July 31 - after that everything is going to the recycling dumpster. ]]>Music Director - All Souls Unitarian Church Ed Harshhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445828%pm, %07 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445828
The Position
 
All Souls Unitarian Church in New York City seeks a gifted and visionary musician to serve as full-time Music Director, leading its vigorous music program into a bright and meaningful future. The position offers a tremendous opportunity for artistic expression and growth.
 
The Music Director provides leadership of the music ministry of All Souls and is responsible for the coordination of all music in the Church. Articulation and expression of the values of the Church through music is a primary objective in that s/he is charged with building connections with the congregation and bringing music alive for the All Souls community.
 
First among her/his responsibilities is to work in close collaboration with the ministerial staff to ensure that the music presented as part of Sunday morning services contributes to and enhances the depth and meaning of the spiritual experience. Among the many great musical resources at All Souls is its outstanding principal choir of professionals and trained amateurs.  An energetic Community Choir is likewise an important resource. Both ensembles look to the Music Director for inspiration and nurturing leadership.
 
Also of importance is the provision of organ and other instrumental music, both on its own and to accompany congregational singing. Ideally, the Music Director is an accomplished organist and is at the center of instrumental as well as vocal performance in the church. The church sanctuary features a recently rebuilt Holtkamp organ of 53 ranks, as well as a Steinway B piano. A second Steinway grand piano in the church social hall is used especially for summer services in July and August, which the Director coordinates with a less active role.
 
The Music Director provides expert insight and oversight regarding musical activity generally throughout the Church. S/he administers the music budget and oversees one full-time music support staff. The position reports directly to the Senior Minister.
 
Qualifications
 
The successful candidate will be a gifted and accomplished musician and a proven leader of stature and imagination. S/he will possess exemplary artistic ideals and great integrity, with personal values resonant with the values of the church.
 
S/he will be a gifted choral conductor. Given that the organ and piano will continue to play important roles in worship at All Souls, it is preferred that the Music Director also be a gifted organist and pianist.
 
The strongest candidate will be one who combines the above qualities and qualifications with openness, curiosity, and interest with respect to the diverse ways musical expression and spirituality can intersect.
 
Experience
  • Significant experience in the role of Music Director, or Assistant Music Director,  Choral Conductor  and Organist of an active church
  • Experience in planning and executing concerts of the classical repertory combining choir and instrumentalists
 
Education and Training
  • Classical training in conducting, organ and piano
  • Formal education in liturgical music
  • At least a Masters degree from a program of strong reputation
 
 
The Church
 
Founded in 1819 and only five years away from its bicentennial, All Souls is a vibrant, welcoming congregation with a membership of some 1500 people. Music occupies a central position in all of its worship services as part of an exceptionally strong tradition.
 
All Souls is a Unitarian Universalist church. With historical roots in the Jewish and Christian traditions, Unitarian Universalism is a non-creedal religion; authority and responsibility are vested in the membership of the congregation.
 
Spiritual Identity
 
All Souls is a religious community:
  • In the experience of worship, we gather to contemplate the mystery of God, interpret the wisdom of religion, and explore the insights of science. Our purpose is to awaken our sense of the sacred and renew our resolve to transform ourselves and our world.
 
  • As human beings, we all emerge from the same Source and share the same Destiny. As a community of faith, we make shared commitments and offer mutual support. As individuals, we each bear responsibility for our own beliefs and actions. 
 
  • We practice a discipline of gratitude, by which we acknowledge our utter dependence on the people and world around us, and we practice an ethic of gratitude, by which we accept our obligation to nurture others and the world in return.
 
Senior Minister Galen Guengerich has been a minister of All Souls since 1993 and became senior minister in 2007. Perhaps the nation’s best-known Unitarian Universalist preacher and theologian today, his recent book God Revised: How Religion Must Evolve in a Scientific Age explores, among other things, the changing relationship between contemporary culture and religious practice. He deeply values the central role that music plays in the practice of worship. A devoted violinist and choral singer from childhood through college, Galen is especially engaged by the challenge of making sacred choral music relevant and accessible to today’s younger generations.     
 
Music at All Souls
 
Music is deeply integrated into the worship services at All Souls, and the Church has traditionally enjoyed a high standard of music in both the regular Sunday services and throughout the church year. Historically, much of the musical programming for the Sunday morning services has come from the Western Canon.  At the same time, the expansive spirit of Unitarian Universalism is reflected in a broad range of musical interests and tastes among the church’s congregants. The Church has three choirs — the All Souls Choir which sings at two Sunday morning services from September to mid-June, as well as the very popular Community Choir and a Children’s Choir that sing occasionally on Sunday morning. For thirty-seven years, All Souls has also been home to the Musica Viva concert series (described below).
 
The All Souls Choir currently comprises approximately thirty singers (with two to three paid professional soloists in each section, rounded out by a group of talented and dedicated auditioned volunteers).  The All Souls Community Choir is open to all (members and non-members) regardless of musical training or ability. In addition to the Sunday morning services the All Souls Choir sings at special worship services on Christmas Eve with orchestra, and at Easter with accompanying instrumentalists.
 
The All Souls Church sanctuary itself is a buoyant, light-filled space.  The choir loft, with the adjacent  office, houses a three-manual  tracker-action organ built by the world renowned Holtkamp Organ Company in 1989, and rebuilt by Holtkamp technicians in 2013. The organ is used in leading congregational hymns, for service preludes and postludes, and as accompaniment for the All Souls Choir. Other instruments include a modern Steinway B grand piano in the sanctuary,  an electronic organ in the chapel, and another  Steinway grand piano in Fellowship Hall.  
 
Other worship opportunities at All Souls at which music is featured are the monthly All Souls at Sundown service of jazz and poetry, and The Hub, a lay-led contemporary service incorporating music from a variety of traditions.  In the past, the All Souls Music Director has had limited or no involvement in either of these programs.
 
Religious Education, Fellowship and Social Action
 
There is an active Religious Education program for children at All Souls; an Adult Education program every Sunday morning in Fellowship Hall, as well as periodic lectures and forums, and numerous  committees, task forces  and fellowship groups, all of which may be viewed at the website www.allsoulsnyc.org . The Church is led by the Senior Minister and a cadre of dynamic, intellectual and socially conscious clergy, program staff and administrative staff comprising a total of two dozen people.
 
The members and friends of All Souls are proud of the congregation’s wide array of social outreach programs, which include feeding the hungry at Monday Night Hospitality and Friday Soup Kitchen (about 250 per meal), and sponsoring Girl Scout and Navigator troops for children in East Harlem. All Souls finances many of its outreach programs through the Heart & Soul Charitable Fund, Inc., a separately-incorporated non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
 
Salary is commensurate with experience. All Souls offers a generous benefits package.  All Souls values diversity and does not discriminate against any employee or job applicant because of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation,physical or mental disability, age, or veteran status.
 
A Note about Musica Viva
 
A separately incorporated 501 (C) (3) organization, Musica Viva was established in 1977 to represent the concert identity of the All Souls Choir. A Board of Directors independent from the church administration governs the organization. It conducts its own fundraising efforts separate from those of the Church and maintains a small endowment. Its founding Artistic Director is Walter Klauss, the outgoing Minister of Music at All Souls.
Musica Viva has historically produced a four-concert season in the All Souls sanctuary featuring the church choir and augmented chorally and instrumentally as required by each concert’s programming. It has explored less frequently heard repertoire of the choral tradition along with canonic works such as Carmina Burana and Mozart’s Requiem. In addition, it has commissioned numerous works over the course of its history.
The presence of Musica Viva represents a special opportunity for the Music Director of All Souls. Over the years its performances have developed a loyal audience and have been greatly valued by choir members as an opportunity to work on expansive repertoire and hone their skills as an ensemble. It is the strong hope of the Musica Viva Board and the Church that the successful candidate will be interested in continuing the collaboration between the two organizations.
The Musica Viva website may be seen at www.musicaviva.org.
 
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