ChoralNet - Subscriptions for Archive User Your subscriptions on ChoralNet. To change your subscription options, go to message: HELP!! High School Choir 6 students (5 girls, 1 boy) Staisha Dean, %30 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000 teach music at a very small K-12 school. I teach K-6 general, JH Band & Choir, and HS Band & Choir. I definitely have my hands full. I just received my class roster for high school choir and I have 6 students and only one of them is male. How do I pick repertoire for them? PLEASE HELP ME! I don't know what I'm going to do. :( Any advice would be helpful. Thank you SO MUCH!! ]]>Concert: Aestas Vocis presents, "No Such Beauty: Songs About Home" Stephanie Sepiol, %30 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000, IN, based chamber choir Aestas Vocis celebrates its fifth season with "No Such Beauty: Songs About Home"
Sunday, August 10 at 6:00 p.m.
Westminster Presbyterian Church
8955 Columbia Avenue 
Munster, Indiana 46321
Selections include everything from Thomas Tallis' "A New Commandment," to Kirby Shaw's stunning arrangement of "And So It Goes," to Stephen Paulus' legendarily beautiful "The Road Home." 
Aestas Vocis was born in December 2009 and has since blossomed into an 11-person chamber ensemble, now under the direction of Valparaiso University graduates Sean Watland (Music Education, '14) and Stephanie Sepiol (Digital Media, Creative Writing, '13).  We are a mixture of college and graduate students with over 100 years of combined choral and profesional musical experience. Our repitore ranges from early music to contempory classical (and even a few pop tunes!). 
There is no cost to attend, but your donations help us pay for the cost of purchasing scores. Please contact us at or via for more information. 

Join us!
Forum message: Curriculum for class of 50, 5th/6th graders in General Music? Trevor Waechter, %30 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000 have inherited a 5th and 6th grade general music program *sigh* this coming academic year.  There are 4 large classes of 50 students each.  I am looking for ideas or curriculum suggestions.  Each class comes to me every other day.  Depending on the week, each class gets 100 or 150 mins of music.  I am worried about the size of the classes and the particular age group learning much in this type of setting; my mind keeps flashing to visions of the entire year being a circus without much learning occuring!  Any help/thoughts would be appreciated!


Trevor W. ]]>
Forum message: Vocal repertoire adapted from symphony orchestra. Yolmer Hurtado R., %30 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000 best day for everyone. 
I write in this opportunity, as I am looking works and vocal repertoire is adapted from works in the first instance designed for symphony orchestra or chamber orchestra. For example, looking adaptations of Vivaldi's Four Seasons for mixed choir. 
I appreciate your support write me to e-mail yohura(a) 
best regards, 
Yolmer Hurtado Ramírez
Colombia ]]>
Classified ad: Music Director-Organist Mark Mendes, %30 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000
The First Congregational Church of Essex Junction, U.C.C. is seeking a part time Music Director.   We are an open and affirming, community minded church with a vibrant music program.   The new director will coordinate our music ministry, direct the adult choir, and play the organ and piano.  He or she will work with the pastors to schedule our many choirs and musical groups at two services from September to June and one service throughout the summer.  The church has a beautifully refurbished 1928 Estey organ and a Young Chang baby grand piano in the sanctuary.   Send cover letter and resume to Patricia Seaver c/o First Congregational Church of Essex Junction, 1 Church St.  Essex Junction VT 05452, or email to   Church office  802-878-5745.  Website:
Borrowing request: Full score and orchestral parts need for "Christmas Day" by Holst Austen Wilson, %30 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000 Orchestral parts for Christmas Day
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Holst
Starting: December 21
For: 1 month
Copies: 1 Full Score and parts for 7 strings, organ, and flute
Willing to rent: Yes
Do any of you have the full score and orchestral parts for "Christmas Day" by Holst that I could borrow? I would gladly pay for shipping! This would be for my Lessons and Carols service on December 21.
Before I rent the parts, I wanted to see if anyone had them first.
Classified ad: THE BRANDYWINE SINGERS - ALL VOICE PARTS Jonathan Kreamer, %30 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000 for Chester County's Premier Vocal Ensemble THE BRANDYWINE SINGERS will be held on August 17 from 1-3, August 20 from 7-9, and August 21 from 7-9. We will be auditioning all voice parts. If you are interested in joining this rising choir, email for more information and schedule
Concerts for the coming year include Fall "Ghosts, Gouls and Choral Music" Christmas "Messiah" with Tempesta De Mare and Julianne Baird, Spring "Celtic Folksongs" and "Night: Songs from Dusk til Dawn" 
Classified ad: SATB Choral Scholar Auditions James Douglas, %30 %b %2014 %14:%Jul:%th 14JulGMT+0000 Choral Scholars of St. James' Church, Long Branch, NJ

St. James' Church (Episcopal/Anglican) is currently accepting singers on all voice parts for its Choral Scholar program (ages 14-20). 

The music ministry at St. James' Church has a proud history of providing sacred music of the highest caliber in the Anglican Choral Tradition and is an affliate member of the Royal School of Church Music in America.  

The Choral Scholar program provides a unique opportunity for singers to develop their musical skills outside of the classroom (music theory, sight-reading, vocal technique, ensemble singing, etc.) and the opportunity to sing repertoire spanning the ages on an almost weekly basis. The Choral Scholars augment the professional adult choir and sing at several Sunday morning masses, in addition other services including seasonal Lessons and Carols, Christmas Eve, Easter, afternoon Choral Evensong and Compline, and Dicoesan events requiring chorister participation.

The upcoming 2014-15 season runs from mid-September through late May.  Sundays only, no normal weekday rehearsal commitment.

Stipend is $25.00 per appearance.

There is no audition requirement, other than the ability to match pitch and commit to the program calendar for an academic year.  To be considered, please email St. James' Church's Director of Music, Jim Douglas, at for further details. 

Classified ad: SATB Section Leader Auditions James Douglas, %30 %b %2014 %14:%Jul:%th 14JulGMT+0000 Adult Choir of St. James' Church, Long Branch, NJ

St. James' Church (Episcopal/Anglican) is currently accepting applications for all voice parts in its professional choir.  The music ministry at St. James' Church has a proud history of providing sacred music of the highest caliber in the Anglican Choral Tradition and is an affliate member of the Royal School of Church Music in America.  The choir sings at most Sunday morning masses, in addition to Advent/Christmas/Epiphany Lessons and Carols, Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Holy Week/Easter, afternoon Choral Evensong and Compline services, and also Dicoesan events requiring chorister participation.

The upcoming 2014-15 season runs from mid-September through late May.  Sundays only, no normal weekday rehearsal commitment (except Ash Wednesday and Holy Week).

Music and schedules are distributed in advance and the expectation is that music is learned outside of rehearsal.  Excellent sight-reading ability and ensemble singing skills are required.  

Solo opprtunities available.

Remuneration is $100 per Sunday.

To be considered, please submit a cover letter/resume and a solo audio clip to St. James' Church's Director of Music/Organist Jim Douglas, at Deadline for application submission is August 15, and auditions will be scheduled thereafter on an individual basis.

Classified ad: AUDITIONS - Trained Singer looking for an ensemble? Darlene Wyzga, %30 %b %2014 %13:%Jul:%th 13JulGMT+0000
Choral Artistry for the 21st Century!
  • Largely new music with focus on compelling presentation.
  • Experienced singers with strong reading skills. Solo technique honored and supported; soloists from within membership. Multiple ensembles. Occasional professional opportunities beyond self-produced season.
  • 20th Season (2014-15) to include East Coast premiere of major oratorio: Pietà by John Muehleisen
  • Rehearsal locations to accommodate our broad geographical membership radius: all easily PATH accessible; variously in Jersey City and West Village venues. Free parking at Jersey City venue.
  • Performance venues -- always both NYC and NJ:
    • NYC: St. Malachy’s, The Actor’s Chapel, 49th Street between 8th and Broadway
    • Montclair, NJ: Church of the Immaculate Conception, 30 North Fullerton Avenue
  • See what Schola singers say.
Dr. Deborah Simpkin King, Artistic Director and Founder
Announcement: MAGNIFICAT. SATB choir + SATB soloists and orchestra (2013) Gabriel Ruiz-Bernal, %30 %b %2014 %14:%Jul:%th 14JulGMT+0000 in D Major (2013) by Gabriel Ruiz-Bernal
Commissioned and premiered by the Choir of the University of Sevilla and Orquesta Hispalense de Sevilla, Spain.  December 2013.
11-movement oratorio written in traditional language, for SATB choir, soloists SATB, and string ensemble with two flutes, two oboes, three trumpets, timpani and piano.  It presents the original text in Latin.  Also available with piano reduction (vocal score).  
Estimate performance length: 35 minutes.
Received great reviews at the premiere in Sevilla, Spain.  
Ideal for university choir, professional choir or community/religious choir with solid singers.
Difficulty level:
CHOIR: Moderate, except numbers 2 and 4 that are difficult.
VOCAL SOLOISTS: Moderate to Difficult
More general information:
Complete recording of all movements:
Vocal scores
Orchestra score (conductor)
Announcement: Two New Sacred SATB Titles From Colla Voce Music Chris Matthews, %30 %b %2014 %14:%Jul:%th 14JulGMT+0000    
Click the cover image to view the scores in their entirety.
I Will Lift My Eyes: In The Composer's Words - "After hearing the text of Psalm 121 I knew my personal answer. “I will lift mine eyes up to the hills. From whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” No matter what one believes, whether that is a divine force or simply luck, there is always hope. One should not waste their time looking at a situation with the end in mind, because the end could be further than expected. Rather, choose to embrace each moment that life presents to you, whether that is joyful or painful, and live within each day as if it is your last. In the end we all have a time limit, so what will you do to take advantage of this blessing called life?"


Ave Maria:  This new setting of "Ave Maria" by Mark Butler features lush harmonies and subtle counterpoint that serves to accentuate the meaning of this familiar Latin liturgical text. Be sure to take a listen today at and don't forget to take a look at Mark's other compositions as well.
Classified ad: Minister of Music Marilyn Biery, %30 %b %2014 %11:%Jul:%th 11JulGMT+0000 Ambrose Catholic Church
15020 Hampton Rd., Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230
(313) 822-2814
Opening for the position of Minister of Music for St. Ambrose Church in Grosse Pointe Park.  Duties include playing for two Sunday masses, directing the liturgical choir, coordinating the youth music, scheduling and training the cantors, and overseeing the musical life of the church.  Qualifications:  Proficiency in pipe organ, piano and voice with knowledge of Catholic liturgy.  To apply, send resume, cover letter and three references to Terri Harthen at or by mail at the above address.  
Classified ad: Girlchoir, El Sistema-inspired seeks Choral Leaders Alysia Lee, %30 %b %2014 %03:%Jul:%th 3JulGMT+0000
Girlchoir Associate Director
Teaching Artist Team Positions Available
Sister Cities Girlchoir is expanding programming and looking for dynamic choral leaders!
Girlchoir Associate Directors leads Group Voice Lessons and Sectional Rehearsals that incorporates Musicianship/Sightsinging and Vocal Pedagogy while creating a caring and energetic learning space that reinforces teamwork for diverse learners.
Teaching Artists Responsibility
  • Lead and co-teach group voice lessons and sectional rehearsal
  • Conducting and creative duties
  • Participate in all staff meetings and trainings
  • Document lesson planning and student progress
  • Maintain a safe and energetic learning environment that maintains organizational expectations
Besides teaching duties teaching artists are also active members of the communities we serve and help to build local cultures of teaching and learning in and through the arts. Additional opportunities include leading Saturday and Festival programs, mentoring emerging teaching artists, leading professional development workshops, and facilitating in-school residencies.
All classes employ partner/team teaching. Compensation is offered at competitive rates.
SCG Teaching Artists are hired on a part time basis (2 hours/day; 1-3 days/week; 32 weeks/year). There are teaching slots in our Little Sister (6-9 year olds) and Big Sister  (10-13 year olds) Girlchoirs and our :
--Afterschool Program
         --Saturday Program
-- In-School Program
Successful applicants will exhibit the following:
  • Creativity in Classroom Facilitation and Teaching Methods
  • Passion for the Process of Music Making
  • Successful Classroom Management History
  • Experience Teaching Various Abilities and Levels
  • Passion to Work Collaboratively
  • Experience with Family Engagement
Application procedures and deadlines:
To be considered for the position, please your resume and cover letter by email to Alysia Lee, Executive Director at by August, 25 2014!
Sister Cities Girlchoir
Inspired by Venezuela’s music for social change program, El Sistema, Sister Cities Girlchoir is the girl empowerment choral academy serving over 250 at-risk girls in Philadelphia and Camden, NJ. SCG builds communities of music makers that empower girls to occupy their unique advantage in transforming our world.
The program launched in Summer 2012 with 12 singers and one year later serves over 250 girls.The Girlchoir has performed for over 15,000 people including President George Bush and the Honorary Blondell Reynolds Brown.  The girls have sung side-by-side with professional artists from Opera Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Singers and Broadway Dreams.
SCG provides an all-girl learning environment and safe space offering a tuition-free music education program with a shared bottom line of musical excellence and positive youth development. The girls build vocal technique, musicianship, and showmanship in addition to critical soft skills for school and life success. We believe that a song can change a girl, and a girl can change the world!
Sister Cities Girlchoir is committed to the principles of arts education, social justice and community reform, and builds programming to specifically address the needs of urban communities that are typically underrepresented because of race, sex, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. Accordingly, we welcome and encourage applications from a diverse range of individuals. Sister Cities Girlchoir employs without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, or any other attribute not related to superior performance.
 If you have any questions about the Teaching Artists at SCG, please feel free to contact Alysia Lee, Artistic Director at or visit our website,
Classified ad: Baritone/Bass section leader wanted Charlotte Lansberg, %30 %b %2014 %02:%Jul:%th 2JulGMT+0000 section leader wanted for a Catholic choir in Montrose, CA. Services are Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Sunday mornings from 9:15 to 11:00 a.m.
Paid per service position, with the opportunity for additional sevices as cantor and soloist. Candidate needs to have a good choral tone. Sight reading skills a plus- tone and intonation a necessity. Position is open as of September, 2014, and summer break is from mid June to September. Candidate must be available for All Souls' Mass (Nov. 1), Christmas, Holy Week and Easter.
Please email Charlotte Lansberg for more information.
Forum message: Great heroines in choral music Keith Jones, %29 %b %2014 %22:%Jul:%th 22JulGMT+0000'm planning an SATB concert around the theme of "Heroines in Choral Music". So far I have:
Mary - numerous settings (Ave Maria, Ave Maris Stella, Magnificat, etc.)
Esther - Handel
St. Cecilia - Purcell, Handel, Britten, etc.
Jephta - Carissimi, Handel
Dido - Purcell
Eve - Haydn, Stanford
Miriam - Schubert
Joan of Arc - Honegger
Any suggestions will be most welcome!
Keith Jones
Converse College
Keith Jones
Converse College
Classified ad: Children’s Music Teacher/Choir Director Cynthia J Powell, %29 %b %2014 %21:%Jul:%th 21JulGMT+0000

West End Collegiate Church, a progressive Christian church on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, seeks a part-time Children’s Music Teacher/Choir Director to lead the singing of songs, teach anthems, and develop a handchime learning program during the Sunday School time (Sunday morning, 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 pm), in consultation with the Director of Children and Youth Ministries and the Director of Music. 

Music will be taught with special emphasis on healthy singing techniques, understanding of texts, and developing the ability to read music. An additional component will be teaching the (likely older) children to play hand chimes. The expectation is that the children will work toward sharing their music in church

The position pays $150 per week and includes preparation time, planning meetings and the execution of all aspects of the position. This position will be as contractor, and person will be provided a 1099 at yearend. 

Send inquiries/resume by September 1, 2014 to Cynthia Powell, Music DIrector: Interviews will take place in August/early September.

Forum message: Music for Women's Voices on theme of Autumn/Evening Joshua Cheney, %29 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000 Friends, 
I am looking for music that is appropriate for high school age females (my Women's Chorale is 9-12, unauditioned voices, approximately 45 singers) on the themes of Night, Autumn, and Evening.  Music that is accompanied by piano is highly preferred, but I would consider something that is a cappella if it's on the simpler side.  Any language, sacred or secular is acceptable.  Any great ideas?
Thanks so much!
Joshua Cheney
Classified ad: Vallejo Choral Society Seeks Accompanist Wendy Yun, %29 %b %2014 %20:%Jul:%th 20JulGMT+0000

The Vallejo Choral Society Seeks an Accompanist.

(The reply deadline has been extended to August 8, 2014.  Applicants who have already applied do not need to reapply.)


  • 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:  To be considered, please send the following materials by August 8, 2014, to (preferred) or to PO Box 162, Vallejo, CA 94590.

  • A copy of your CV.
  • 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.


Top candidates will be contacted for in-person auditions scheduled for the evening of Wednesday, August 13.  The in-person audition will consist of a rehearsal demonstration, a solo demonstration, and informal interview. 

1.  Rehearsal Demonstration:  Please be prepared to accompany and support vocal parts for the following two pieces: 

2. Solo Demonstration: Play two contrasting selections, for no more than five minutes total, of repertoire of your choice: one that demonstrates technical virtuosity and one that is slower and expressive.

 3. Informal Interview:   Sharing of background and experience and why you are interested in working with VCS.


Forum message: Pieces to go along with Prayer of the Children Jacob Ritter, %29 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000 I'm looking for ideas of pieces to go along with "Prayer of the Children" and "The Prayer". I am preferably looking for SATB arrangements that would fit with these two pieces.
~~Prayer of the Children/Kurt Bestor/arr. Klouse/SATB
~~The Prayer/Carole Bayer Sager & David Foster/arr. Mark Hayes/SATB
I was thinking of using Andy Beck's arrangement of "Heal the World" so also if anyone possibly has it that I could borrow that would be amazing. Any recommendations are greatly appreciated.
Jacob Ritter
Bingham Academy
Classified ad: 45 Gently-used choir robes Isaac Petty, %29 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000 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. 
See website for photos
Forum message: Setting of Niemoeller's quote? Jennifer Anderson, %29 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000 on a piece with a setting of this text? I'm familiar with Jane Schonveld's.  

“First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out—
because I was not a communist;
Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—
because I was not a socialist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—
because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me—
and there was no one left to speak out for me.”

Thanks --
Jennifer Anderson
Classified ad: Special Auditions Coral Ad Libitum de Puerto Rico, Inc. Edwin Nunez, %29 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000 choir is a comunity high level one established since 2013 in the city of Ponce, Puerto Rico. We are looking specially for male voices (Basses and Tenors). The requirements are: live in the south part of the island and been available for rehearsal on Mondays at night, 18 years old, choral experience, a simple audition and a great sense of responsibility.  The candidates must communicate by email in order to reserve a chance for the audition.  You may contact Mr. Edwin Núñez at or by our fan page on Facebook ]]>Forum message: Finding the right graduate program Seth Boyd, %29 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000 everyone. I am having a hard time finding the right kind of graduate degree for me. I want to find a program that will help me grow as a choral conductor. However, I also don't want to give up my elementary teaching job to do it, nor do I want to take an exceedingly long time to get it done.
Locally, I have two options. One option is quick inexpnsive and has good mentors. However, in order to complete the program, I would have to take a 50% leave of absence from my job. Financial consequences aside, I am currently a full time elementary music teacher at one building. It's not good to risk giving that up and being relegated to a traveling position. Option two is a program where all the coursework is done in the summer, but the program takes five years to complete and is hugely expensive. it is even more expensive to earn the degree than it is to take the classes a la carte.
I need some other options. Here is what I am looking for in a graduate program:
-Face time with a skilled mentor who would help me improve my conducting skills and rehearsal technique, with an emphasis on choral music.
-Completion of my program in 2-3 years.
I don't need the program to be top tier, but I would like something high quality. I understand that a mixture of online and traveling may be required to do this. Do you have any thoughts?
Classified ad: Experienced Bass-Baritone Looking for Church Section Leader / Cantor Position Roman Laba, %29 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000

Hello there,

My name is Roman Laba. As the title of this posting suggests, I'm currently looking for a church choir section leader/cantor position. My credentials are as followed:

  • Masters of Music: Performance/Operatic Study, SUNY Purchase
  • Years of choral section leading and cantor experience in both Catholic and Congregational Churches.
  • Strong sight reader, know how to blend in groups (small and large) and can deliver as a soloist.
  • I have sung repertoire spanning the early Renaissance (including polyphonic works and Gregorian chant) well through the 20th century and 21st.
  • Diction studied is Latin, Italian, German, French, and Ukrainian. 

Additionally, oratorio performances have included works by: Schubert, Handel, Britten and Mozart to name a few.

My full resume is available for request. Please email me at:

Thank you!

*Also to note, I have my own car so commuting is not an issue*

Classified ad: Chicago's Wicker Park Choral Singers 2014-15 Auditions Stephanie Photakis, %29 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000

In search of a choral home?

Have a passion for musical excellence?

Looking to share it with a community of like-minded singers?

If so, we want to hear you audition for our 2014-15 Season!

Auditions will take place on the following dates/times:

  • Sunday, August 3rd from 2:00 – 9:30pm
  • Wednesday, August 6th from 5:00 – 9:30pm
  • Sunday, August 10th from 2:00 – 6:00pm
  • Wednesday August 20th from 7:00 – 9:00pm (call back auditions only)

All auditions will be held at Wicker Park Lutheran Church located at 1502 N. Hoyne Ave, Chicago, IL.

To express interest, please fill out the application form here and include your preferred audition date in the “Additional Comments” section.

The audition process is easy and takes approximately 10 -15 minutes.  Our Artistic Director, Mark Tomasino, will bring you through a series of exercises to test your range, vocal timbre, sight-singing ability, and aural skills.  That’s it!  No need to prepare a solo repertoire piece.

Due to the high volume of replies, we may not be able to schedule an audition for everyone who is interested.  We are generally looking for candidates with choral singing experience beyond high school and an ability to read music.  That being said, everyone is encouraged to apply.  We have community singing events planned this season as way to get even more people involved!

If you have any questions contact us at Thank you!

Classified ad: Pianist/Organist Mary Neumann, %29 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Reading
239 Woburn Street
Reading, MA 01867
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Reading, a vibrant, liberal, 312 member congregation, serving communities north of Boston, seeks a Pianist/Organist to provide music for Sunday morning Worship Services and accompany both a 30+ voice choir and vocal or instrumental soloists.  The Pianist/Organist will report to the Choir Director and Senior Minister. Please see detailed job description at
Thursday evening choir rehearsal 7:30-9pm
Sunday Morning Services & choir warm-up 8:00am until 12:30 pm
Christmas Eve, Special Services and occasional other rehearsals as needed
Collaborate with the Choir Director and Senior minister regarding musical choices for Worship Services
High level of keyboard proficiency in a variety of musical styles; some organ playing required.
Must be able to sight-read and read open score. Improvisational skills are HIGHLY desirable.
Experience in accompanying both choral and soloist rehearsals
Good people and communication skills
Familiarity with liberal religion in general
The Pianist/Organist will be expected to abide by Denomination and Church Policies as regards respectful and appropriate behavior toward all Staff and Congregation members.
HOURS: 14 hrs/week 40-week church year, September – June, with 5 Sundays flexible vacation time.
COMPENSATION: $10,963.47 annually, paid biweekly
BEGIN: September 2014 or when filled.
APPLY: Send Resumé, Cover Letter, and 3 References to Mary Neumann
Classified ad: Section Leader Substitutes for Cathedral of Mary Our Queen Robert Barbarino, %29 %b %2014 %14:%Jul:%th 14JulGMT+0000
The Cathedral of Mary Our Queen Music Ministry is announcing openings for section leader substitutes in the Cathedral Choir. The Cathedral of Mary Our Queen serves the Archdiocese of Baltimore and the greater community.
In addition to singing for regularly scheduled rehearsals and services, the Cathedral Choir is featured on a number of programs each year as a part of the Cathedral Music Series, as well as Choral Vespers and other special programs and performance opportunities.
For further information and an opportunity to arrange an audition, please contact the Cathedral Music Office by phone (410) 464-4020 or by email
Classified ad: Lehigh Valley, PA - Concord Chamber Singers Jennifer Kelly, %29 %b %2014 %14:%Jul:%th 14JulGMT+0000
Concord Chamber Singers of the Lehigh Valley invites experienced choral singers to audition for our upcoming 2014-2015 season. Conducted by Dr. Jennifer Kelly, CCS is a 36-voice chamber chorus with high musical standards and friendly, supportive members who sing a diverse repertoire of both classic and contemporary works. Last year’s season included two sold-out Yuletide Feasts at the Northampton Country Club, a concert celebrating the work of siblings Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn, and collaboration with Lafayette College to premiere a new major work by Gabriela Lena Frank featuring international soloists and grammy-awarded Chiara String Quartet.
Our upcoming 48th season includes:
  • Yuletide Feast – this year’s production at the Northampton Country Club is modeled after a 1940s Christmas Radio Program
  • Our Americana – performed at the historic Charles A. Brown Ice House and featuring Carol Barnett’s The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass
To learn more about CCS, or to schedule an audition, please visit
Classified ad: Big Apple Chorus Open Auditions John Ward, %29 %b %2014 %14:%Jul:%th 14JulGMT+0000
Big Apple Chorus Open Auditions
Thursday July 14
Time: 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Location: Norman Thomas High School, 2’nd Floor Auditorium, 111 E. 33 St., NY, NY
It's time for our periodic Open Auditions! This is YOUR chance to audition to join the Big Apple Chorus! The audition process is fairly simply, (predominantly) painless, and full of nice BACmen to meet. You'll sing a little for and with our directors, learn a little more about what we do, and then someone will let you know whether you passed or more work is required.
To schedule your time slot at Open Auditions please email us at
Borrowing request: The Dream Isaiah Saw Peggy Haas Howell, %29 %b %2014 %13:%Jul:%th 13JulGMT+0000 The Dream Isaiah Saw
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Glenn Rudolph
Starting: Now
For: Until December 21
Copies: 80
Willing to rent: No
Cantate, the Children's and Youth Choir of Central Virginia and St. John's Parish Choir are performing this work in December.  We would like to borrow or rent vocal scores as well as instrumental scores.  Contact Peggy Haas Howell,
Classified ad: Auditioning Singers (esp. Tenors and Basses) for The Edgewater Singers Nancy McPike, %29 %b %2014 %12:%Jul:%th 12JulGMT+0000 
The Edgewater Singers is a volunteer community choral ensemble under the artistic direction of Philip Seward. We typically perform two programs per year, a holiday-based program, and a themed spring program.
Rehearsals are held Sunday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00p.m. at The North Shore Baptist Church, 5244 North Lakewood Avenue in Chicago.
We are currently preparing for our holiday concert – A Ceremony of Wonder – to be held December 13, 2014. We will be featuring Britten’s “Ceremony of Carols” as well as commissioned works by Chicago-based composers Elizabeth Doyle and Philip Seward.
Interested singers should prepare a brief vocal selection for an audition with the Artistic Director.
To schedule an audition or request more information, please contact Nancy McPike, Executive Director, by email at .
Borrowing request: Durufle Messe cum jubilo Matthew Mehaffey, %29 %b %2014 %12:%Jul:%th 12JulGMT+0000 Orchestral parts for chamber version
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Maurice Duruflé
Starting: Now
For: 4 months
Copies: 1 set including organ part
Willing to rent: Yes
I am looking for orchestral parts and an organ part to the Duruflé Messe cum jubilo.  I need to borrow now until December 1, 2014.  Thank you
Matthew Mehaffey
Classified ad: Sub wanted: Forever Plaid George Cullinan, %28 %b %2014 %20:%Jul:%th 20JulGMT+0000 pianist needed for a matinee of Forever Plaid August 17th in Pinckney. Please contact George Cullinan at 908-444-3614. ]]>Announcement: School of Hard Knocks proudly presents a GOSPEL SINGING WORKSHOP with Dr Rollo Dilworth in MELBOURNE Caroline Knaggs, %29 %b %2014 %11:%Jul:%th 11JulGMT+0000 of Hard Knocks proudly presents a
with Dr Rollo Dilworth (USA)
Sunday 10th August 2 - 5pm
St Peter's Eastern Hill Hall, 15 Gisborne St, Melbourne
We have been given a fantastic opportunity to host a gospel workshop by the incredible & amazing Dr Rollo Dilworth, Professor, Music Director, Composer and Minister of Music at his church in Chicago, who is visiting from the US. 
A Professor of Choral Music, he has over 150 published choral compositions and arrangements, and has written 3 books of choral warm ups and techniques. Dr Rollo Dilworth is highly sought as a guest conductor & presenter throughout the US and at International festivals all over the world. 
For our music directors and music teachers, we will finish with a Q & A session to give you the opportunity to share knowledge and ideas with Dr Rollo Dilworth. 
The workshop will be held on Sunday 10th August at just around the corner from St Vincent's Hospital. .There is plenty of street parking and close to trams and train at Melbourne Central Station.
This event is a fundraiser to support the School of Hard Knocks, with entry by donation of a suggested amount of $20, at the door. 
For more information, please contact:
Jan Hamilton, Director Operations
School of Hard Knocks
Ph 0419 337283
For more information about the School of Hard Knocks and our programs, please visit:
Announcement: Second World Children-Youth Choral Championship invites Elena Bizina, %29 %b %2014 %10:%Jul:%th 10JulGMT+0000
Dear friends and colleagues!
The Choral Championship is open to choral groups with min. 16 singers of all kinds from all over the world – it is not only the contest but a unique opportunity to meet other choirs from different countries, sing together and make new friends in the magic atmosphere of the beautiful St.Petersburg city. The Choral championship will be held from 18 to 22 of February 2015. The age of participants shall be from 7 to 25 years old (inclusive).
The deadline for your application is December 1, 2014.
We will be happy to have your application form and to see your choir in St.Petersburg.
You can look up the past events on the websites:  or
Announcement: Santa Claus is comin' - with fugue! Kate Simmons, %29 %b %2014 %09:%Jul:%th 9JulGMT+0000 your audience likes popular holiday songs, but your singers want something polyphonic and challenging - I am pleased to announce the publication (by kind permission of Alfred Music Ltd) of Paul Ayres's arrangement of "Santa Claus is comin' to town" !
scoring: choir S S A T B a cappella
optional accompaniment for small orchestra also available (2 flutes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 trumpets, 2 horns, percussion & strings)
I hope you all enjoy this setting
Kate Simmons
Announcement: Serbia, 6th BAOF International Folk, Arts and Harvest festival Balint Lacko, %29 %b %2014 %08:%Jul:%th 8JulGMT+0000 Madam/Sir!
We re happy to invite you to join our festival and "Regional Harvest 2014" which will be held in Aleksandrovac and Vrnjačka Banja, Serbia from September 25 to 28, 2014.
2 shows on non-competitive international gala (15-30 minutes - free choice) and parades.
Free time programs, excursions, picnics in wineyards, wine tasting, rich program, meeting city officials.
3 nights accommodation and half board catering is provided in 3 star hotels.
E-mail for further information, program and invitation letter.
Best regards,
Balint Lacko
for international cultural relations
Classified ad: Illuminati Vocal Arts Ensemble of Western MA William Albritton, %29 %b %2014 %05:%Jul:%th 5JulGMT+0000 Illuminati Vocal Arts Ensemble is auditioning singers in all voice parts. Conducted by Dr. Tony Thornton, Illluminati is a chamber chorus composed of professional-quality volunteer singers who rehearse programs quickly and efficiently. Participation is on a project-by-project basis, with a flexible size based upon the needs of the repertoire.
Our first concert of the season takes place on October 25, and will feature Frank Martin's extraordinary Mass for Double Choir.
For details, or to schedule an audition, please visit
Classified ad: Audition for the New Jersey Chamber Singers Vanessa Pezzutti, %29 %b %2014 %04:%Jul:%th 4JulGMT+0000 for the New Jersey Chamber Singers
Monday, September 8, 2014 and Monday, September 15, 2014
Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
6 Osborn Ave.
Manasquan NJ 08736
7:30PM – 10:30PM
Details at:
If you are interested in auditioning, please contact our membership chairman, Sandy Grebel, at
Classified ad: Six Degree Singers holding auditions! (Silver Spring, MD) Rachel Carlson, %29 %b %2014 %01:%Jul:%th 1JulGMT+0000 are Six Degree Singers, Silver Spring's only choir for young professionals, and we are auditioning all voice parts for the Fall 2014 season, looking especially for Tenors and Bass 2s.

We rehearse Thursday evenings in downtown Silver Spring from 7:00 - 9:30 pm and perform secular music of all kinds, including contemporary, renaissance, world, folk, and jazz.

We are a volunteer choir of singers and friends who like to perform quality choral repertoire at a high level while also finding time to socialize regularly. We are looking for fun singers who read music, as there will be a sight-reading component to the audition.

Auditions are being held in late August. Please email with your name, voice part, and singing experience to schedule an audition.

Visit us online at We look forward to hearing from you!
Classified ad: Guest Conductor Timothy Mount, %28 %b %2014 %23:%Jul:%th 23JulGMT+0000 Timothy Mount, Professor Emeritus at Stony Brook University, is available for guest conducting and sabbatical positions.  He has recorded 11 professional choral CD's and is an expert at recording with efficiency and artistry.  Dr. Mount has conducted a large repertoire, including the War Requiem, the Mass in b minor, The Creation, and many more.   He taught graduate conducting for many years and is available for conducting workshops.  Email: ]]>Classified ad: Mezzo Soprano for Plymouth MA Episcopal Church Joseph Dudzinski, %28 %b %2014 %23:%Jul:%th 23JulGMT+0000 am looking for a mezzo soprano to help lead the soprano section at Christ Church Plymouth, beginning September 2014.  The singer is someone who is talented, easy going, and able to work well with volunteer singers.  I am looking for someone who is able to attend 2 rehearsals and 2 services per month, plus holidays and special occassions.  Rehearsals are on Thursdays 7:15 - 8:45, and services on Sunday, from 9 - 11 AM.  The singer would also work with the soprano and alto choir members to develop their vocal skills.  Solo opportunities are available for weddings and funerals, and private teaching is also an option.  Please see our website and respond to Joe Dudzinski, director of music at  The position is paid at 50 dollars per visit. ]]>Classified ad: Tenor Staff Singer Alfred Calabrese, %28 %b %2014 %20:%Jul:%th 20JulGMT+0000 Rita Catholic Church in Dallas, TX is looking for a tenor staff singer. Season runs from September to mid-June. Competitive pay in a traditional choir singing Renaissance to the present day and chant.  Excellent sight-singing, knowledge of Renaissance repertoire and vocal style a plus,and willingness to work with a talented and serious group of volunteer singers.  Choir performs major works with orchestra, annual Lessons and Carols, and tours.  Must be available for Christmas Eve and Holy Week. To schedule an audition contact ]]>Borrowing request: Need to Borrow/Rent Vaughan Williams Pilgrim's Journey Bruce Gladstone, %28 %b %2014 %20:%Jul:%th 20JulGMT+0000 Pilgrim's Journey
Composer/Arranger/Edition: R. Vaughan Williams
Starting: End of August
For: Through end of November
Copies: 40-45
Willing to rent: Yes
The UW-Madison Chorale and Madrigal Singers are looking for 40+ copies of the Vaughan Williams for our November concert. Willing to rent and/or pay shipping costs.  You may contact me directly if you wish at  Thanks!
Announcement: Norway - International Choir Festival - 15th to 21st August 2015 Sara Martin, %28 %b %2014 %20:%Jul:%th 20JulGMT+0000
15th - 21st August 2015
Trondheim - Video!

Choral workshops 2015 for choirs, singers & conductors!
  • Tango from Argentina!
    Nestor Andrenacci

  • Sing & Shine with body and soul
             Sanna Valvanne

  • Just enjoy it!
    Basilio Astúlez

  Follow Coralua on facebook!
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Moreover, you can watch in streaming the concerts of Coralua 2014 held from 23rd to 29th August 2014!

Forum message: Names for Choirs Camilla Larson, %28 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000 have been directing a Mixed Choir (non-auditioned) and a Concert Choir (auditioned group) at my high school the past 10 years. This coming fall we are moving to a 7 period day and I was finally able to talk my principal into splitting the Mixed Choir into 2 gender choirs. So...I will have a Women's Choir, Men's Choir & Concert Choir. I think this would be a great time to create some new names for all my ensembles. I plan on giving them a chance to come up with some of their own ideas, but I wanted to have a few ideas to share with them first. Let me know if you have any favorite choir names for a Women's group, Men's group & upper level Concert Choir. 
Classified ad: LVGMC seeking singers who sing male voice parts Thomas Molessa, %28 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000 Valley Gay Men's Chorus is currently seeking men AND women who can sing tenor, baritone, or bass to come out and sing with us!   Rehearsals begin Tuesday August, 26th at Wesley United Methodist Church in Bethlehem (on Center St.).
Please feel free to contact us at for more information.   
Classified ad: Chorale Bel Canto - Auditions for 33rd season David Beach, %28 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000
Chorale Bel Canto is auditioning! 
We are holding auditions in August.
Thursday, August 14 6-9pm 
Friday, August 15, 9-12am 
Friday, August 15, 1-4pm 
Friday, August 15, 6-9pm 
Saturday, August 16, 9-12am 
Saturday, August 16, 1-4pm 
Monday, August 18, 3:30-5pm 
Monday, August 18, 6-9pm
To sign up, click on the link below, enter your name and choose your time:
Auditions will be held in the Whittier College Chapel. -Olive Dr, Whittier, CA 90601-
Should you have questions or concerns, feel free to call or write; my contact information is below. You can also visit our blog for info on expectations and standards
Sincerely yours,
Classified ad: Music Director - Venice Presbyterian Church Gary Chorpenning, %28 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000

Primary Purpose:

To develop and lead the worship music ministry for our church, in consultation with the pastor and other team members, compassionately building it in a way that is consistent with our mission, values, and theology.


  • Select, plan, sing, and play music for regular, (early 8:30am and late 11am services) Sundays and special services; includes prelude, offertory, postlude, incidental music, and preparation of recorded backgrounds and accompaniments.
  • Regularly attend meetings of the Worship Committee and participate in the creative planning of Sunday and special services with the pastor and staff
  • Recruit, equip, motivate, supervise and shepherd the Chancel Choir and other music team(s) for worship.
  • Oversee the maintenance and servicing of the church’s musical instruments.
  • Oversee the maintenance and improvement of the church’s music library and online music and worship subscriptions.
  • Maintain a strong prayer base for the music ministry.
  • Communicate faithfully with the pastor and staff.
  • Participate in the life and ministry of the church.
  • Explore opportunities for outreach through music ministry .


  • Authentic relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
  • Ability to shepherd volunteer musicians in the Christian life.
  • Love and respect for people.
  • Attested musical skills and competence.
  • Ability to organize, coordinate, and motivate musicians and technical team members.
  • Sense of humor and positive attitude.
  • Strong team player with the rest of the staff and congregation.
  • Committed to the church's vision, leadership, and people.
  • Dependable, responsible, self-motivated and creative.
  • Bachelors degree in Music or Theology a plus.

Musical Competencies:

  • Ability in a wide range of styles ranging from Christian classics (hymns) to contemporary praise music.
  • Ability to sing and lead worship and to train others as individual and team worship leaders.
  • Quality keyboard skills required.
  • Arranging and sequencing music flow for deep experiential worship.
  • Producing and directing special events, cantata, musicals and programs.
  • Experience with technical aspects of contemporary services: for example, sound boards, audio & video editing, etc.—a plus.
Those interested in the postion should please e-mail a resume to Pastor Gary:
Classified ad: Seeking motivated women who love to SING and PERFORM! Kathleen Keefe, %28 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000
The Delaware Valley Show Chorus is looking for women singers aged 16 and up in all voice parts to join us. We are an a cappella chorus affiliated with Sweet Adelines International, a worldwide organization of women singers committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop four-part harmony.  Our repertoire is varied – ranging from classic a cappella to Broadway to 80’s Hair Bands!
Under the direction of Master Director Gene Bender, we rehearse weekly on Wednesday evenings from 7:30pm - 10:30pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 356 Summit Road, in Springfield, Delaware County, PA. We invite interested singers to attend a rehearsal and try us out!
For more information contact membership representatives Kathy K. at or Paula K. at (610) 293-0505.
Classified ad: Meet new friends and change the world! Justin Fyala, %28 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000 City Gay Chorus (TTBB) and Aria: Windy City Women's Chorus (SSAA) are thrilled to announce open auditions on Saturday, August 23 from 10am-2pm at Ebenezer Church (1650 W. Foster)! Both choruses are filled with people who celebrate diversity, honor creativity, and cultivate pride through singing - if you have an interest in singing, come check us out. Find out more and sign up now at! ]]>Classified ad: Bass Section Leader Wanted Juan Mesa, %28 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000 Mary's Church in Holliston, MA is looking to hire a Bass Section Leader for a weekly rehearsal and one Sunday Service, starting in September 2014. Rehearsals take place on Thursday 7:30-9:30pm, and the Sunday service is at 11:30 am (call at 10:45am)  There are 4 paid section Leaders, who sing in a choir made up of accomplished volunteers, skilled in traditional liturgical music. Excellent sight-reading skills are necessary. Repertoire includes a variety of styles and genres, but is strongly focused on a-capella traditional sacred music, including Gregorian Chant and 16th century polyphony.  Pay per call is $60, with additional cantoring opportunities for weekly masses, weddings and funerals (compensated separately). If interested, please contact Juan A. Mesa, Director of Music, at
Classified ad: Substitute Soloist/Pianist positions sought Doris Williams, %28 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000 am seeking any substitute Vocal Soloist or Piano/Organ positions in Detroit/ Oakland Metro Area. I also can accompany myself on some simple folk songs, Celtic, or my original sacred tunes on lute or piano.
Doris Williams
Linked In
Classified ad: Substitute Organist/Pianist needed August 17 John Gilmour, %28 %b %2014 %14:%Jul:%th 14JulGMT+0000 organist or pianist needed for one 10am service on Sunday, August 17th at the Church of the Advent (Episcopal) in Hatboro, PA (about 30 minutes outside Philadelphia). Prelude, postlude, offertory and hymns. Pay is $150. Please email John Gilmour at if interested. ]]>Classified ad: Auditions for the Lutheran Choir of Chicago Wilbert O. Watkins, %28 %b %2014 %11:%Jul:%th 11JulGMT+0000

We are looking for committed singers who exhibit good vocal quality and musicianship, and can approach a wide variety of sacred music with integrity and finesse.  To schedule an audition, please contact Philip Kendall at Auditions for our 2014-15 season will be held:

Monday, August 18 and Monday, September 8, 7:30-9 pm at St. John's Lutheran Church Wednesday, August 20, 7:30-9 pm at Pilgrim Congregational Church

See highlights of each program below.


Prep I: The Nativity - works by Bouman, Chilcott, Clausen, Rutter, Victoria, Young; 

    including Lauridsen’s O Magnum Mysterium

Prep II: Gospel Partners - works by Franklin, Hampton, Joubert, McKay, Ray, Smallwood;

    including Ames’ Let Everything that hath Breath

Prep III: Sing to God - works by Argento, Bach, Buxtehude, Handel, Haydn, Hogan, Sweelinck;

    including Mozart’s Laudate Dominum 
Announcement: New Christmas Music Peter Gonkel, %28 %b %2014 %12:%Jul:%th 12JulGMT+0000 all those people who love to sing.
There are beautiful new Christmas songs!
Hard to get.......NO!
Take a look at and see for yourself.
Lots of composers made new Christmas songs and everytime there are more.
I want to know the composers.
If there are any questions, please let me know.
Peter Gonkel
Announcement: SATB version of new secular Christmas Song Gordon Thornett, %28 %b %2014 %12:%Jul:%th 12JulGMT+0000"Christmas Time in the Eyes of a Child" - words by Linda Marcus, music by Gordon Thornett - has just come out in a version for mixed choirs (SATB) on Sheet Music Plus, where it can be instantly downloaded. Described by one music publisher as 'brimming with the spirit of Christmas', this light-hearted setting should enliven any holiday concert. ]]>Forum message: Classic SATB repertoire for non-auditioned HS Choir Ethan Nash, %28 %b %2014 %10:%Jul:%th 10JulGMT+0000 morning,
For a non-auditioned SATB High School Choir, what are some of the "pre-1900" classics that you have had the most success with?  
My list, that I would like to expand, includes...
Verleih uns Frieden- Mendelssohn
Ave Verum Corpus- Mozart
Gloria from Heiligmesse- Haydn
Ave Verum Corpus- Elgar
Gloria, opening movement- Vivaldi
Fa Una Canzona- Vecchi
O occhi manza mia- Lassus
With help from an auditioned group singing along:
How Lovely are the Messengers- Mendelssohn
Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah- Handel
Va Pensiero from Nabucco- Verdi
Kyrie from Mass in G- Schubert
Thanks so much,
Ethan Nash
Forum message: Music for Ordination Service Patricia Corbin, %28 %b %2014 %06:%Jul:%th 6JulGMT+0000,
Tne new minister at the Episcopal church in which  I serve will be ordained at the church sometime in January. This is a big event in our parish and I want the service to be rich with a variety of music. I am looking for suggestions of choral repertoire appropriate for this service. We will be inviting small area church choirs to join us with a minimal amount of rehearsal so the repertoire needs to be of an average to easy level of difficulty, with no significant divisi.
All style suggestions of repertoire from "High Church" traditional to Contemporary Christian selections are welcomed, as long as the text is appropriate for the occasion and it is straight forward to put together (in other words, EASY!). The instruments we will have available will be flute, trombone, brass and timpani, and hopefully a guest handbell choir.  I also would like to involve children in the service as well.
I am especially interested in finding an anthem for the combined choirs  that speaks to the theme of  "A Community of Faith." The logistics of pulling this service together will be considerable so the musical selections need to be meaningful but not a huge challenge to perform.
Thanks in advance and I look forward to your suggestions!
Forum message: Listening Journals - Middle School Choir Students Bradley Stump, %28 %b %2014 %03:%Jul:%th 3JulGMT+0000 have began planning for the upcoming year.  This will be my first year as a middle school choir director.  I would like to utilize a Listening Journal in each of my classes.  Any suggestions on how I could use a listening journal in/with my instruction?  Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.   ]]>Announcement: New Advent/Christmas work -- SATB & harp -- Joseph Gregorio Joseph Gregorio, %28 %b %2014 %01:%Jul:%th 1JulGMT+0000 and premiered by the Bucknell University Rooke Chapel Choir (William Payn, dir.) for the 2013 Bucknell University Candlelight Christmas, Advent Reflections (SATB & harp) by Joseph Gregorio sets three forward-looking, hopeful, and inspiring Advent poems by Christine Schenk, CSJ.
Published by Areté Music Imprints; complete online perusal score (texts included), recording, and purchase information available at:
Movements I and III are accompanied and feature moderate divisi; movement II is a cappella.  Harp part available (free) with purchase upon request.  Duration approx. 9'.  Though intended to be performed as a set, each movement of Advent Reflections stands by itself and may be performed individually.
Classified ad: Seattle Bach Choir Auditions Anne Lyman, %28 %b %2014 %02:%Jul:%th 2JulGMT+0000
The Seattle Bach Choir, directed by Dr. Anne Lyman, will be holding open auditions for all voice parts on Tuesday, August 19, from 5:00-9:00 PM at Faith Lutheran Church, 8208 18th Ave NE, Seattle, WA. Please join us!
The Seattle Bach Choir will celebrate its 30th Anniversary season in 2014-2015. We will be performing the Bach St. John Passion in March 2015, as well as works by Byrd, Schutz, Brahms, Irving Fine, and regional Pacific Northwest composers. We will also be holding our inaugural concert of our Cantata Series in May 2015.
The Seattle Bach Choir is a chamber choir performing music from all periods at the highest artistic level. We rehearse Tuesday evenings from September to early June at St. Catherine of Siena in Seattle’s Maple Leaf District.
To schedule an audition, please send an email to For more information about the group please go to our website at
Classified ad: Choir Director Ray Nicholas, %28 %b %2014 %00:%Jul:%th 0JulGMT+0000
The United Church of Bernardston seeks a director for its traditional chancel choir.  Duties include selecting and rehearsing music for two anthems for Sunday worship each week, September through May.  Thursday evening rehearsals are held throughout the music year plus rehearsals on Sunday mornings.  In addition, the choir director will organize, rehearse and conduct a cantata at Christmas and Easter. If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter by August 18th to: The Music Committee, United Church of Bernardston, 58 Church St., Bernardston, MA 01337 or to
The UCB is a federated church made up of members of the United Church of Christ and the United Methodist Church.  Please visit our Facebook page ‘United Church of Bernardston’ and our website to learn more about our church community.
Classified ad: Vast library of Choral Music Kerri De Rosier, %28 %b %2014 %00:%Jul:%th 0JulGMT+0000 sale: sheet music from a vast library of Sacred, Traditional, Spiritual, Americana, Broadway/Hollywood, Classical, Early, Folk, Holiday, Jazz, Madrigal, Multi-cultural, Opera/Operetta, Pop, Secular music in a variety of voices (SATB, TB, TTBB, SSA). 
The library is 50+ years old from a high school that is re-starting a choral program after many years. To see the library, e-mail 
Discounts on bulk orders; prices are based on a percentage of the list price, which is determined by the condition of the music.
Borrowing request: Borrow/Rent "Requiem for the Living" - Dan Forrest Jeffrey Cobb, %27 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000 "Requiem for the Living"
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Dan Forrest
Starting: August 20, 2014
For: until October 26, 2014
Copies: 80
Willing to rent: Yes
The Northwestern Michigan College choirs need to borrow or rent 80 copies of Dan Forrest's "Requiem for the Living." Please contact me at Thank you in advance for considering!
Classified ad: Lanier Chamber Singers: Auditions Robin Lindsay, %27 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000

The Lanier Chamber Singers will hold auditions on Thursday, August 7th at First Presbyterian, Gainesville. The choir rehearses Tuesday nights in Gainesville from 7-9 P.M. All voice parts are welcome to audition, but we have a need for ALTOS. This season will feature two very different programs: a concert of avant-garde/non-traditional choral music and a 330th birthday tribute to Bach.

Fall Performance Dates: November 14th and 15th, 2014

Spring Performance Dates: March 20th and 21st, 2015

Email to schedule an audition. For more information, visit or send me a message!

Announcement: John Tavener - Preces and Responses (2013) Matthew Berry, %27 %b %2014 %14:%Jul:%th 14JulGMT+0000 Tavener's Preces And Responses for double choir were commissioned by Cathedral Commissions of Wells Cathedral. They were first performed on Sunday 18th May 2014 during new music wells 74-14 by Wells Cathedral Choir conducted by Matthew Owens.
Available worldwide from all good music shops, online from Hal Leonard/Music Sales America in the US, and musicroom outside the US.
Announcement: 1st Music Festa Florence, Italy, 22nd - 24th March 2015 Leonardo Sagliocca, %27 %b %2014 %09:%Jul:%th 9JulGMT+0000


International festival for youth choirs and orchestras

1st edition 22nd -24th March 2015


We are delighted to announce a new great initiative sponsored and organized by the Florence International Choir Festival. MUSIC FESTA FLORENCE, which will take place every year in the month of march, right at the beginning of spring, in the wonderful city of Florence, Italy, capital of the region of Tuscany.

The city lies on the River Arno and is known for its history and its importance in the Middle Ages and in the Renaissance, especially for its art and architecture.

MUSIC FESTA FLORENCE is dedicated to musically inclined youth from all around the world and is open to young singers and instrumentalists.

The Festival will be articulated in concerts and competition in the categories: children and youth orchestras and choirs, vocal ensembles, traditional music, folk music, brass and string orchestras, vocal and instrumental ensembles.

Join MUSIC FESTA FLORENCE now! Don't lose the chance to perform in magnificent venues, rich in art and history.


Enjoy the amazing city of Florence, a jewel in the heart of Tuscany, famous for its magnificent cultural and artistic heritage, warm welcome, accommodation capacity, and outstanding quality of food and wine.







A1 - Children Choirs up to 12 years


A2 - Children Choirs up to 16 years


B1 - Equal Youth Choirs up to 21 years


B2 - Mixed Youth Choirs up to 21 years


B3 - Equal Youth Choirs up to 35 years


B4 - Mixed Youth Choirs up to 35 years


C - Popular, Folk, Traditional Music


D - Spiritual, Gospel Music


E - Jazz and Modern Music


F - Contemporary Music


G - Musica Sacra


H - Early Music


I - Sing & Dance





A1 - Children Orchestras up to 12 years


A2 - Children Orchestras up to 16 years


B1 - Youth Orchestras up to 21 years


B2 - Youth Orchestras up to 35 years


C - Symphonic Orchestras


D - String Orchestras


E - Symphonic wind bands, fanfares and brass bands


F - Instrumental Ensembles


G - Mixed Ensembles (Folk music ensembles, Instrumental and Vocal Ensembles)


H - Orchestras with Dance


I - Big Band Orchestras


L - Jazz Ensembles


M - Baroque Orchestras



Competition rules


The programme of the Competition must be minimum of 3 pieces with a maximum duration of 15 minutes.

Repertoire is free choice of the participants.


Participation conditions


The enrollment fee for choirs and orchestras are 200 euros for the first obligatory category and 150 euros for every additional category.


Accommodation and board


Each choir and orchestra including the conductor, accompanying people and bus drivers shall pay their travel expenses, expenses on accommodation and food by itself.






price per person in single room: 360 €

price per person in double room: 310 €

price per person in triple/quadruple room: 260 €




price per person in single room: 310 €

price per person in double room: 260 €

price per person in triple/quadruple room: 220 €





price per person in single room: on request

price per person in double room: on request

price per person in triple/quadruple room: 200 €



The package price includes:


3 nights and breakfasts in hotel


4 meals in typical florentine restaurant during Festival


assistance by a hostess or steward


information material


booklet, gadgets, poster





Application deadline: 10th January 2015

After receiving the application form, each group will be contacted by email and receive detailed information on further steps.

The payment of the enrollment fee must be paid within 20th January 2015

20th January 2015 - Deadline for the first payment for rooms and board - 40% of the total

5th February 2015 - Deadline for the final payment for rooms and board.


Apply now here!





In each category the jury will assign the following prizes:


1st place: Gold Medal, Golden Diploma

2nd place: Silver Medal, Silver Diploma

3rd place: Bronze Medal, Bronze diploma




1 - Il Giglio di Firenze

2 - The Best Conductor

3 - The Best Male Soloist

4 - The Best Female Soloist

5 - The Best Performance of Italian Composer's Work

6 - The Best Contemporary Composer Arrangement

7 - The Best Choreography

8 - The Best Traditional Costumes


Il Giglio di Firenze, a very special prize, will assigned to the best Choir and Orchestra for excellent artistic performance. It consists of a typical florentine ceramic plate representing a lily, the emblem of the city of Florence, a unique piece of tuscan art.


All choirs and orchestras which do not receive a prize will get the Diploma of successful participation in Festival.




Performance will be judged by international jury members, including conductors, opera singers, composers, instrumentalists.

The Jury will judge: intonation, vocal production, interpretation, insieme and general artistic effect in the choirs.

The Jury will judge: timbre, insieme, dynamic, intonation, repertoire in the orchestras

The decisions of the Jury are final.


The Jury, after consideration of all artistic matters, may not award some prizes or may award joint or additional prizes.




Each choir is responsible for obtaining copyrights and permission to use all material during their performance at the festival. 


At the end of the Festival there will be a dinner for all the conductors in a typical Tuscan restaurant in the historical center of Florence, offered by the organization. 

Announcement: A 3-part Round for Children - Free Download Glyn Lehmann, %27 %b %2014 %09:%Jul:%th 9JulGMT+0000,
If you teach children aged between 5-10 years I hope you'll find this new round useful.
It's about the seasons...and it's free to download!
You'll receive a vocal recording, backing track, piano/vocal sheet music, lyric sheet and teaching notes.
For more information and to download - visit the SongLibrary home page.
Best wishes
Glyn Lehmann
Concert: Summer Sings in August with Music on the Hill Carol Bogard, %27 %b %2014 %05:%Jul:%th 5JulGMT+0000 on the Hill hosts its first Summer Sings series on Tuesday evenings in August at The Unitarian Church in Westport.  Sessions run from 7-9 p.m. starting August 5th.  Revisit a favorite from the classical choral repertoire or try an unfamiliar work. Scores will be available for use.  Donations gratefully accepted. The Unitarian Church is at 10 Lyons Plains Road in Westport, close to the Merritt Parkway.
August 5: Handel's Israel in Egypt with Ed Thompson;  August 12: TBA;  August 19: Schutz's German Requiem with David H. Connell;  August 26: Mendelssohn's Elijah with Ellen Dickinson.
For information, visit or e-mail 
Classified ad: Song of Atlanta Show Chorus, Sweet Adelines Amy Walker, %27 %b %2014 %14:%Jul:%th 14JulGMT+0000, are you in search of an outlet where you can show off your INNER DIVA?  Want to sing and dance with the award-winning Song of Atlanta Show Chorus?  Song of Atlanta Show Chorus is an extraordinary group of women of all ages and backgrounds and a chapter of Sweet Adelines International – a highly respected worldwide organization of women singers committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop (4-part a cappella) harmony.  Song of Atlanta invites YOU to join us for a rehearsal any Tuesday night.  We rehearse from 7:30 to 10:30 at Northbrook UMC, 11225 Crabapple Road, Roswell, GA 30075.  For more information visit or call 770-696-6502. ]]>Borrowing request: Borrow Pärt Solfeggio for fall semester Jon Arnold, %27 %b %2014 %03:%Jul:%th 3JulGMT+0000 Solfeggio
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Arvo Pärt
Starting: Mid-August 2014
For: Mid-November 2014
Copies: 35
Willing to rent: Yes
Looking to borrow Pärt's Solfeggio for fall semester for community choir in Gainesville, GA
Borrowing request: Borrow Hopkins - Past Life Melodies Jon Arnold, %27 %b %2014 %03:%Jul:%th 3JulGMT+0000 Past Life Melodies
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Sarah Hopkins
Starting: Mid-August 2014
For: Mid-November 2014
Copies: 35
Willing to rent: Yes
Looking to borrow Hopkin's Past Life Melodies for fall semester for community choir in Gainesville, GA.
Borrowing request: Borrow Schafer - Gamelan for fall semester Jon Arnold, %27 %b %2014 %03:%Jul:%th 3JulGMT+0000 Gamelan
Composer/Arranger/Edition: R. Murray Schafer
Starting: Mid-August 2014
For: Mid-November 2014
Copies: 35
Willing to rent: Yes
Looking to borrow Schafer's Gamelan for fall semester for community choir in Gainesville, GA.
Announcement: What's on Great Sacred Music, July 27, 2014 Robert Kennedy, %26 %b %2014 %21:%Jul:%th 21JulGMT+0000
In case you cannot hear the show live, the playlist is on Spotify for you to enjoy: GSM - July 27, 2014
Don't forget that we have more choral and organ music programmed on Sunday
evenings beginning at 10 p.m. eastern.
Rob Kennedy
Great Sacred Music
The Classical Station
Johann Stamitz: Motetto de Venerabili Sacramento
Alsfelder Vocal Ensemble; Bremen Baroque Orchestra
Wolfgang Helbich
Monika Frimmer, soprano
Anonymous: O Love, how deep, how broad, how high
Choirs of Saint Paul's Parish, K Street; Washington Symphonic Brass, Jeffrey Smith
Bruce Neswick, organ
Johann Pachelbel: Prelude in D minor
Marilyn Mason, organ
The Fisk "Marilyn Mason" organ at the University of Michigan, designed in honor of Dr. Mason
Johann Stamitz (1717-1757) was born in Bohemia. He perhaps best known for his symphonies
of which he wrote fifty-eight. The Episcopal Parish of Saint Paul, K Street, Washington DC has
enjoyed a vibrant music program from its inception in the 1860s. Dr. Marilyn Mason is Professor
of Organ at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She has been teaching there for over 60 years.
Jean-Baptiste Lully: Psalm 112, "Laudate pueri Dominum"
Le Concert Spirituel, Herve Niquet
Thomas A. Dorsey: Precious Lord, Take My Hand
Chor Leoni Men's Choir, Diane Loomer
Thomas Tomkins: Voluntary in C
Simon Preston, organ
1605 Knole organ, Knole House, Kent, England
Herve Niquet revived Le Concert Spirituel in 1987. The ensemble had stopped performing
during the revolution. "Precious Lord, Take My Hand" was Dr. Martin Luther King's favorite
hymn. Mahalia Jackson sang it at Dr. King's funeral in April 1968. Simon Preston enjoyed a
distinguished career as conductor and organist. He held posts at Westminster Abbey and
Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford.
Anton Bruckner: Os justi
Voces 8
Andrew Lloyd Webber: Pie Jesu ~ Requiem
Chorus Angelicus, Paul Halley
Elena Barrett, soprano I; Emma Clune, soprano
Alexandre Guilmant: Pastorale ~ Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 42
Jane Watts, organ
Harrison & Harrison organ in Westminster Abbey
The great symphonic composer Anton Bruckner also wrote some fine music for the
church. "Os Justi" is written for double choir. It takes its text from Psalm 36:30-31.
Andrew Lloyd Webber is best known for his musicals such as Phantom of the Opera,
Cats and Evita. His Requiem was premiered at St. Thomas Church, New York in 1985.
Jane Watts is an English concert organist who for many years accompanied the Bach
Choir when Sir. David Willcocks was its director.
John Rutter: This is the day
Cambridge Singers; Aurora Orchestra, John Rutter
Andre Campra: Rigaudon ~ Idomenee
Empire Brass with Michael Murray, organ
John Rutter was commissioned by the Dean and Chapter of Westminster Abbey to write
"This is the Day" for the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2011. Andre
Campra (1660-1744) is best known as an opera composer. "Rigaudon" is taken from his
opera "Idomenee" written in 1712.
J.S. Bach: Cantata 170, "Vergnugte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust"
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Jeanne Lamon
Daniel Taylor, countertenor
The German translates as "Delightful rest, beloved pleasure of the soul". This cantata is
scored for solo alto. The fifth movement is a remarkable tour deforce for both alto and
William Mundy: Vox Patris caelestis
Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips

William Mundy (c. 1529–1591) was an English composer of the renaissance period.
Very little is known about him. His anthem "Vox patris caelestis" is set to a text by William Forrest.
Cesar Franck: Chorale No. 3 in A minor
Andrew Lucas, organ
The Mander organ in St. Paul's Cathedral, London
Cesar Franck wrote three Chorales for organ. These are grand works, symphonic in style,
written towards the end of Franck's life. Charles Tournemire was of the opinion that the
third chorale in A minor was the simplest of the three.
Charles Gounod: St. Cecilia Mass
New Philharmonic Orchestra & Choir of Radio France, Georges Prêtre
Barbara Hendricks, soprano; Laurence Dale, tenor;
Jean-Philippe Lafont, bass; Jean-Louis Gil, organ
Charles Gounod (1818-1893) wrote over twelve operas and six oratorios. But like Johann
Pachelbel who is remembered solely for his Canon in D, Gounod's reputation rests on an
"Ave Maria" which he wrote based on a prelude of Johann Sebastian Bach. Gounod's St.
Cecilia Mass was first performed on St. Cecilia's Day, November 22 in 1855.
Johann Ludwig Krebs: Toccata and Fugue in E
Jacques van Oortmerssen, organ
1743 Hinsz organ at St. Nicolas Bovenkerk in Kampen, The Netherlands
Johann Ludwig Krebs (1713 – 1780) was a student of Johann Sebastian Bach.
Forum message: seeking alternate text to Hallelujah from the movie Shrek Mark Downey, %26 %b %2014 %22:%Jul:%th 22JulGMT+0000 would like to use this song as part of our church vacation bible school. However, some of the text is not suitable for this church gathering. Has anyone used or found an alternate set of words? 
Thank you.
Mark Downey
Church of the Holy Family
Park Forest, IL 
Announcement: COME, LET US PONDER ~ SATB Anthem by Myers and Curry Julie Myers, %26 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000 by Julie I. Myers
Music by Craig Curry
Inspired by Ephesians 3:18 (How wide, long, high, and deep is the love of Christ).
For a sample .pdf and full audio recording, please click here:;
Classified ad: Minister of Music Elsa Worth, %26 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000 Episcopal Church, Bethany, CT is seeking a collaborative, creative part time Minister of Music to lead inspiring liturgy and to draw out the musical gifts of the parish.  Candidates should be conversant with both new music and traditional Anglican music and liturgy.  This is a salaried, quarter time position, in line with AGO guidelines.  Visit for more details.  Resume and letter of interest to: The Rev Elsa Worth, Christ Episcopal Church, 526 Amity Road, Bethany, CT 06524 or at  ]]>Forum message: Any experience with " Oxford Book of Flexible Anthems" for small choir Catherine Campbell-Nesbit, %26 %b %2014 %13:%Jul:%th 13JulGMT+0000 am considering ordering the "Oxford Book of Flexible Anthems" for my small Episcopal choir.  I have 12 to 15 singers on any given Sunday.  Would this be a good choice in anyone's experience?  I only have three men ( two tenors, one bass), three altos, and the rest sopranos.  Is the instrumentation included in the book as far as solo instruments?  Or is that ordered separately?  I have some good musicians in the church ( flute, clarinet, violin, cello) and would like to occasionally feature them on choral works.  I think the collection is relatively new but if anyone can give me feedback on it, I would appreciate it.
Catherine Nesbit
St. Mary the Virgin Episcopal Church, Chappaqua, NY
Classified ad: Accompanist needed for women's community choir George Sargeant, %26 %b %2014 %13:%Jul:%th 13JulGMT+0000 A Cappella Singers, a well-established women's choir which draws its membership from several of Boston's western suburbs, is currently seeking an accompanist.  The choir sings a wide range of repertoire both accompanied and unaccompanied, and the successful candidtate will be proficient in piano and comfortable in a variety of styles from classical to pop.  He/She should also have some choral directing skills, since the choir frequently devotes part of its rehearsal time to sectionals.  Some organ skills are also helpful, but not required.
The choir meets at Fisk Memorial United Methodist Church, 106 Walnut Street, Natick, MA on Monday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. starting in early September and continuing through early May.  It presents a holiday concert in early December and a spring concert in early May.  There is a month-long break in rehearsals after the winter concert.  In addition to the weekly rehearsals, there is usually one Saturday morning rehearsal per semester.  The dress rehearsal is normally the Wednesday before the concert.  Compensation is $75 per appearance (rehearsal or concert).
For more information and a list of audition/interview requirements, please contact choir director George Sargeant at
Borrowing request: Messe Breve -Dubois - satb + orchestra + organ - partiture kirsten holwerda, %26 %b %2014 %11:%Jul:%th 11JulGMT+0000 Messe Breve -Dubois - satb + orchestra + organ - partiture
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Dubois
Starting: Soon as possible
For: Short period
Copies: 1
Willing to rent: Yes
I'm a music teacher in the Netherlands and I think this is a very good piece for my student choir because we only have six rehearsals. 
On the internet I only can find the version for organ on cpdl. But I can't find any sheet music with orchestral accompagnimant. I need the partiture and if it's possible the instrument parts.... 
It must be there somewhere... is there anybody on Choralnet who can help me with this? 
Thanks you in advance! 
Greatings Kirsten
Announcement: Salve, Regina Maria Mater Dei Sergio Rodríguez, %26 %b %2014 %12:%Jul:%th 12JulGMT+0000 by Sergio Rodríguez
Voicies: SATB div a cappella
Duration: 11'00 min.
Text language: Latin.
Description: Sacred work commissioned by Conrado Álvarez for a exhibition of bronze sculpture by Miguel Ángel Martín: 'Noche de fe'
Sheet music availabe:
Concert: MARIN BAROQUE announces its 2014-15 season Linda Price, %26 %b %2014 %03:%Jul:%th 3JulGMT+0000
Marin Baroque 2014-15 Season Announced
Marin Baroque, an emerging professional chamber choir and period instrument orchestra led by Music Director Daniel Canosa, is pleased to announce its 2014-15 season.  Our fall concert will include Joseph Haydn’s beautiful “Lord Nelson” mass and feature Yuko Tanaka as harpsichord soloist in C.P.E. Bach’s Harpsichord Concerto in D minor. 
In the spring, we will venture into the enchanting Baroque music of South America and rhythmically exuberant music of the Old World.  This season’s opera presentation in our delightful courtyard theater will be Purcell’s much-beloved Dido & Aeneas.
November 2014
Sturm und Drang:  Music for Uncertain Times
Carl Phillip Emanuel Bach, Sinfonie No. 5 in B Minor
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Harpsichord Concerto in D minor, Wq.23
With Yuko Tanaka, harpsichord
Joseph Haydn, Missa in Angustiis, Hob. XXII:11 in D minor  (“Lord Nelson” mass)
March 2015
Birds of Paradise: Exotic Music of the Old and New Worlds
Jean-Philippe Rameau, Suite from Les Indes Galantes
Clément Janequin, Le Chant des Oiseaux
Mateo Flecha, Negrilla a 4: San Sebaya Gugurumbe
And music from the South American Missions in Guatemala, Peru, and Bolivia
Gaspar Fernandes, Guineo a 5: Eso rigor e’ Repente
Anonymous, Hanacpachap Cussicuinin
Domenico Zipoli, Te Deum
and more
June 2015
Henry Purcell, Dido and Aeneas
Stay tuned for information about our chamber concert series in January & February.
Our March 2014 concert (Pt 1):
Seletions from our November 2012 concert:
Classified ad: Victorian Caroling Group Auditions Suzanne Chadwick, %26 %b %2014 %02:%Jul:%th 2JulGMT+0000 Village Carolers, an a capella Victorian era caroling group will be having auditions in Manhattan on August 6th from 2-4 pm. To be considered, please send a resume and email request to Any questions may be submitted to that email address as well. ]]>Classified ad: Accompanist - Young Women's Choral Projects Kaneez Munjee, %26 %b %2014 %02:%Jul:%th 2JulGMT+0000 Accompanist Needed
for the Young Women’s Choral Projects of San Francisco (YWCP)
The Young Women’s Choral Projects of San Francisco, Susan McMane, Artistic Director, seeks a piano accompanist for its training chorus, Prelude.
The Young Women’s Choral Projects (YWCP) of San Francisco is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to transform the lives of young women through exceptional artistry in choral performance and bring the expressive power of their music to the community, the nation, and the world.
YWCP is adding Prelude Chorus this season for girls in 2nd through 7th grade who have no previous music training. The organization has two other ensembles, Allegro Chorus, an intermediate group, and the Young Women's Chorus of San Francisco, a challenging, advanced young women's chorus.
• Regular accompanist for Prelude, a training chorus of YWCP
• Accompany rehearsals on Wednesday and Sunday afternoons, 4:30-5:30pm in San Francisco    
• Accompany up to 2 concerts in the Bay Area during the 2014-2015 season (September – May)
• Love of children and helping them discover the joys of music
• Ability to read 2-part treble music in open score
• Ability to play medium to difficult accompaniments
• Rehearsal and performance accompanying experience needed
• Ability and desire to help with music theory in break-out groups during rehearsals
• Kodály training a plus
START DATE: Sunday, September 7, 2014
SALARY:  Rehearsals $40/hour, Performances $150 each
HOW TO APPLY: Send a cover letter and resumé to
Please put Prelude Accompanist Position in the subject of the email.
Classified ad: Chicago South Suburban Chamber Choir Auditions Marie Grass Amenta, %26 %b %2014 %01:%Jul:%th 1JulGMT+0000
Fall is quickly coming and that means auditions for the Midwest Motet Society’s Fall concert cycle.  Our auditions have just started and we are auditioning all voice types. 
Our fall concert cycle rehearsals begin Tuesday, August 26 evening, with a break for scheduled sectionals, and continue through our concert, Sunday, November 9.  The fall repertoire includes many of the MMS favorite motets and sacred music we have sung in the past and is as follows:
MMS Music List for Fall 2014
William Billings--Anthem for Thanksgiving (fall 2011)
 Anthem for Easter (spring 2013 for Blue Island Lutheran church anniversary)
 Bruckner--Offertorium (without the brass section)(May 2006 & fall 2010)
 Bobby McFerrin--Psalm 23 (fall 2010)
Poulenc--Ave Verum (SSA)(spring 2008 & fall 2009)
 Rossi—Barekhu (fall 2012)
Haydn--The Lord, th' Almighty Monarch Spake (fall 2010)
 Johannes Matthias Michel--Jubilate (Jazz Motet) (fall 2011)
Zingarelli--Go Not Far From Me (fall 2010)
 R. Thompson—Alleluia (fall 2006)
With Piano
Mozart--Tantum Ergo, KV 197 (Anh. 186e)( fall 2009)
 Ave Verum (May 2006 & fall 2009)
 Moses Hogan--My Good Lord's Done Been Here (fall 2011)
 Mendelssohn--He Watching Over Israel (Elijah)[May 2006]
With Organ
 Schubert--Psalm 23 (fall 2010)
Our venue for our Fall 2014 (Sunday, November 9) concerts will be the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Chicago Heights, a wonderful supporter of the MMS. 
Our website (, our Facebook page ( and our Twitter feed (@MidwestMotet) should help answer any questions about auditions, repertoire, concerts and personnel you may have.  To schedule an audition, contact the music director by email: or call the MMS phone and leave a message: (708)206-0380 and your message will be returned as soon as possible.
Classified ad: Chicago South Suburban Choir Invites You to *A Star Spangled Day of Singing* Marie Grass Amenta, %26 %b %2014 %01:%Jul:%th 1JulGMT+0000
Choral Singers and Directors!

The Midwest Motet Society would like to invite you to sing with us on Friday, September 12, 2014, singing "The Star Spangled Banner" in public in honor of the 200th anniversary of its writing. We will join choirs  around the country in participating in this event and have been charged by Tim Sharp, the Executive Director of the ACDA (American Choral Directors Association)  to do so.

The MMS will be singing in at least five communities in the south suburbs, beginning in Park Forest on their Village Commons in front of Artists Walk--near Tall Grass and the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra's offices-- next, on to Chicago Heights and Prince of Peace Lutheran Church singing in their Labyrinth and then heading north.  We should begin about 4:15/4:30 pm but we are still in the process of finalizing times and other places and should have most settled by the end of August. The places and times will be updated here on ChoralNet when we know more specifics but want you to "save the date" and think about joining us!
We will also be singing "Chester," the anthem of the American Revolution, written by the colonial American composer, William Billings, at each community sing as well as "The Star Spangled Banner's" all THREE VERSES!  If you would like to sing "Chester" with us, I ask you attend the first 45 minutes of the MMS Tuesday, September 9 rehearsal (at 7 pm, at my home in Flossmoor--I'll email my address if you contact me with your interest) and let me know you will be attending  so I may have enough copies of that piece.  Otherwise, meet us at the community most convenient for you, at the time most convenient for you and LET'S SING!  And yes, we will be singing ALL THREE VERSES of the "Star Spangled Banner" and I will have plenty of copies for all.  We are doing a very, very simple and effective version--the Service Version--and I have it in two different keys.  It is a straight forward SATB arrangement with no crazy melissmas....I would like it to be clean and classy.  Red, white and blue is appropriate for singing wear....but no worries, I have plenty of patriotic bandanas if you're coming straight from work.
Thank you and I hope you will consider joining us. Please pass the information to your singing friends--the more, the more STAR SPANGLED!
Marie Grass Amenta, Founder and Music Director
the Midwest  Motet Society
Forum message: Song ideas for chorus of adults with disabilities David Smith, %26 %b %2014 %00:%Jul:%th 0JulGMT+0000 everyone...starting in August I'm assuming the director's position for a group of adults with disabilities. They are a small group that rehearses once a week for 1 hour. While I hope to grow the membership, the core group has really good voices. Can you recommend some good unison or simple two part pieces that I could use? Doesn't necessarily have to be in English. They have done songs in Japanese and Hawaiian. Thanks so much!! ]]>Classified ad: Carolyn Eynon Singers, carolyn Eynon, %25 %b %2014 %21:%Jul:%th 21JulGMT+0000 chamber choir who features all Northamerican choral composers; auditons Thurs Sept 4 at 6;00pm
call for appointment; all auditoins need solo, sightreading, range test. thank you, Carolyn Eynon
28 total singers; 480-529-2630 Rehearsal tues nights 7 - 9 at Valley PResbyterian Church
Classified ad: Chancel Choir Valley Presbyterian Church carolyn Eynon, %25 %b %2014 %21:%Jul:%th 21JulGMT+0000 all Phoenicians, I look forward to meeting and rehearsing with choristers of all ages and abilities on September 3 at 7;15pm at Valley Presbyterian Church in Paradise VAlley Az. Come to the choir room and sing with 60 of your best new friends! no audition but a vocal singing review will take place on Sept 9. Thank you for your interest, Carolyn Eynon, Music Director; questions; write Sunday worship at 9 am, Great music planned! ]]>Classified ad: Orlando Children's Choir Assistant Director/Accompanist Julie Shatley, %25 %b %2014 %21:%Jul:%th 21JulGMT+0000 DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST


The Orlando Children’s Choir is seeking an experienced children’s choir director (grades K-9) to join our staff as the Assistant Director/Accompanist.


Responsibilities to include:

  • assist in selecting choral repertoire
  • conduct rehearsals and performances as needed (including, but not limited to, sectional rehearsals, warm-ups, games, etc...)
  • acts as substitute director/accompanist for rehearsals/performances when the Artistic Director is unavailable
  • assist in recruiting new members


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Music
  • MUST possess very strong keyboarding, vocal, and conducting skills
  • experience in elementary music education
  • experience working with children in grades K-9
  • MUST be available on Tuesday evenings for rehearsals

How to apply:


               Julie Shatley
               Artistic Director
               Orlando Children’s Choir
               251 E Lake Brantley Drive
               Longwood, FL 32779
Submit cover letter and resume no later than Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 at 9:00pm.
Position Available August 2014
Background Check is Required
Classified ad: Part-time community chorus director in Central Pennsylvania Arleen Shulman, %25 %b %2014 %21:%Jul:%th 21JulGMT+0000 Pennsylvania Womyn's Chorus, an unauditioned lesbian and feminist chorus in Harrisburg, PA, seeks an artistic director.  See the full job description, learn about us and download an application at our website ]]>Classified ad: Choral Positions: STB Chicago area Marek Rachelski, %25 %b %2014 %20:%Jul:%th 20JulGMT+0000
RC Church in Niles, Illinois (located 30 minutes from downtown Chicago and due east of O’Hare) seeks experienced singers for soprano, tenor, and bass choral positions. 
Possess training and ability to sing a wide range of choral repertoire with warm vocal tone; maturity and responsibility; reasonable sight-reading, good musical, and excellent interpersonal skills. 
Commit to rehearsal/performance schedule, mid-September through early-June. Generally two choral calls per week: a Thursday evening rehearsal 7-8:30 pm (occasionally longer if near a major choral presentation);  and a Sunday morning rehearsal & liturgy; extra calls for events throughout the season include Christmas Eve/Day, Holy Week.  Serve as section leaders – teaching through a fine example of singing rather than spoken direction.  Prepare repertoire outside of rehearsal in order to lead section properly. Repertoire from chant and polyphony to wonderful 21st century sacred choral music. Major works presented 3-4 times each year.
Stipend-per-call is competitive.  Additional opportunities for those who serve as cantors for non- choral masses, weddings, and funerals.  Schedule an audition: contact Director of Music at or call 702 806-8421.
Classified ad: Children's Choir PT Chicago area Marek Rachelski, %25 %b %2014 %20:%Jul:%th 20JulGMT+0000
Reports to: Director of Music; Pastor
Hours:   Part-time; after school rehearsals; 2 monthly weekend performances, and other events.
Direct choirs of boys and girls; 9 month position. Two ensembles, Grades 3-5 and 6-8.
St. John Brebeuf, in Niles, Illinois. We are interested in providing children with a solid music education and choral performance experience. Founded in 1953, SJB is located just north of Chicago. To learn more about SJB, please visit  and
  • Lead Tuesday (or other day), 1.5 hour rehearsals, 3:00 pm – 4: 30 pm
  • Select repertoire for the Choir as approved by the Music Director for unison and 2 parts
  • Plan and conduct regular weekly rehearsals that provide training in singing and vocal development, music theory, style and history.
  • Conduct the choir’s regular events.
  • Prepare and conduct special events such as Christmas Eve program; Jesus Day for 2nd Grade
  • Required to work two Sundays each month with specific dates/times.
  • Organize and lead auditions.
  • Review/assess the musical/personal growth of choir members each semester; complete student evaluations.
  • Greet and interact with parents at Choir rehearsals, performances, and other events and respond professionally to their questions and concerns. Promote parental involvement.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Music or Music Education and experience similar to this position.
  • Piano skills, Hand Bell experience and Kodály training preferred but not necessary
  • Knowledge of treble repertoire
  • Good communication/organization skills
  • Team player; pro-active; positive attitude
Classified ad: Calvary United Methodist Church Professional Accompanist. Joseph Shortall, %25 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000

Calvary United Methodist Church – Gamber, MD is seeking a professional accompanist.

Position Overview

    The Professional Accompanist (PA) provides accompaniment on Calvary’s clavinova during Sunday morning worship, Thursday evening rehearsals,  and all regularly scheduled special celebrations of worship throughout the year.  The PA shall accompany or shall help arrange an alternate accompanist for all congregational singing and those pieces of special music offered by our choirs, instrumentalists, and soloists that require clavinova accompaniment. The PA will assist the Music Director in developing and leading the music ministry for Calvary Untied Methodist Church, in a way that is consistent with Calvary’s and United Methodism’s mission, values, and theology.  This position reports to the Pastor and the Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC), and is subject to at least an annual review.

Key Applicant Qualities

Willing to participate in Bell Choir

Committed to making this position  a priority during its scheduled hours

Collaborative spirit, willing to take sectionals if asked


Ability to find his or her own substitutes

Energetic, personable, willingness to work with volunteer singers and performers


Minimum of 2-3 years of experience as a church accompanist.

Respect for other Calvary staff, Calvary members, and visitors.

Dependable, responsible, self-motivated, and creative.

Demonstrated ability to accompany in a variety of musical styles ranging from traditional and classical to contemporary Christian music.

Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter  to
Classified ad: Hinsdale Chorale Seeks Part-time Music Director Kristi Freitager, %25 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000 Hinsdale Chorale is a non-profit and educational organization comprised of dedicated professional and amateur singers led by a professional director. The group performs two formal shows a year as well as several special appearances. Our mission is to enrich the musical culture of Hinsdale, Illinois and its surrounding neighborhoods by promoting the appreciation of choral singing in our community.

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

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

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

Application Procedure:  Interested applicants may send a cover letter, resume/CV, three references (if available) and any supporting materials to:
Hinsdale Chorale Director Search Committee
c/o Kristi Freitager-Board Chair
1325 Purdue Ave
Naperville, IL 60565-2965
Application packets may also be electronically submitted to (MS-Word or .pdf formats preferred). Application packets may also be electronically submitted to (MS-Word or .pdf formats preferred).
Classified ad: Academy of Voices, Auditions for 2014-'15 Season! Josh LaGrave, %25 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000 of Voices - a Young Adult Ensemblefb_link
Academy of Voices is a young adult chamber choir based in Minnespolis, MN created, operated, and populated by graduates for prominent Midwest collegiate choral programs and beyond.

We are now holding auditions for ALL VOICE PARTS for the 2014-2015 season! Sunday, August 17th has been reserved for auditions though alternate arragnement can be scheduled based on your availablility. If possible please schedule auditions for the 17th. To fill out an audition form or for more information visit our website at, or contact Josh LaGrave/Ops. Manager at
Audition Information:
Auditions consist of vocalizing, sight-reading, tonal Memory, a prepared piece performed a cappella, and singing with a current singer/s. The audition should last about 15 miuntes.

Auditions/Rehearsals are held at:
First Covenant Church
810 South 7th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415
Note: Parking is Free with a parking pass which will be provided upon your arrival.

Since 2012, Academy of Voices has performed multiple concerts including performances on the MPR's Minnesota State Fair Stage, at The Schubert Club, St. Paul featured performing music by Minnesota composer Edie Hill, and have been featured on MPR's Regional Spotlight. Our members have performed regularly with other Twin Cities ensembles including VocalEssence Ensemble & Chorus, The Singers MCA, Magnum Chorum, The National Lutheran Choir, Vox Nova Chorale, From Age to Age, Elizabethan Syngers, and the Oratorio Society of Minnesota. 
The name Academy of Voices expresses our commitment to a life of learning and our advocacy for the continuation of the arts in young people's lives.
Borrowing request: Stephen Foster Medley Ron Garber, %25 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000 Stephen Foster Medley/Walton Music
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Jon Washburn/Walton Music/SATB
Starting: Sept 1
For: Dec 1
Copies: 60
Willing to rent: Yes
Classified ad: Blue Presbyterian Hymnals for Sale Andrew Parr, %25 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000 First Presbyterian Church of Metuchen, NJ recently switched over to the 2013 Presbyterian Church USA hymnal, "Glory to God."  This means that we have an abundance (hundreds) of the older, 1990 blue Presbyterian Hymnal "Hymns, Psalms & Spiritual Songs" remaining.  We're looking to pass these along to anyone who can provide them with a good home.
-Ideal for anyone looking to add one or two hymnals to a personal collection.
-Ideal for any congregation looking to supplement their working-inventory of 1990 hymnals.
We're looking for minimal payment, just to cover the cost of shipping. 
-$4.00 per book.(1-5 copies) 
-$3.00 per book.(6-10 copies)
-$2.00 per book. (10-20 copies)
A total shipping quote will be given for requests of more than 20 copies. 
Please email directly with any interest, or for more information.  Thank you very much.
Classified ad: Cherub Choir Director Marybeth Sanders-Wilson, %25 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000 parish in Fort Worth, TX, All Saints' Episcopal Church, is looking for a director for our Cherub Choir, kindergarten through 2nd grade. Rehearsals are 11 am on Sundays during the academic year. The Cherub Choir sings several times per year at the 9 am church service and on Christmas Eve. Pay is a weekly or per service fee based on the candidate's experience and qualifications. This is a great opportunity for music education students or retired teachers. Will work closely with the Youth Choir director on curriculum and repertoire. 
To apply, please email resume and cover letter to
Concert: Soaring Sounds Presents Prayers and Petitions Joseph Mendolia, %25 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000

Soaring Sounds Vocal Ensemble, Tampa’s premier a cappella group, presents “Prayers and Petitions: Sacred and Secular Pleas for Peace” on Friday, August 29 & Saturday, August 30. This concert will explore different ways humans seek spiritual, emotional, and physical peace through prayers, Scripture, and poetry. Prayers and blessings will be offered in Russian, Haitian-Creole, Icelandic, and English; and include works by Rachmaninoff, Stephen Paulus, and Jake Runestad. The highlights of the concert include “Heimr Arnadalr” from Disney’s Frozen and “Cells Planets” as recorded by Chanticleer. 


Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Children are always free.

Season tickets are available for $30 and provide access to all five concerts through April 2015, reserved seating, receptions, and many other great perks!


Friday, August 29 at 7:30pm at Temple Terrace Community Church (210 Inverness Ave)

Saturday, August 30 at 7:30pm at Forest Hills United Methodist (904 W. Linebaugh Ave)

**Receptions to follow for Season Ticket Holders!**

Forum message: Undergraduate Music Majors Online Edwin Nunez, %25 %b %2014 %14:%Jul:%th 14JulGMT+0000 everybody. I'm looking information about programs or degrees in choral conducting, music education or music in the online form. I was making a research and I found just master’s programs, but I'm looking for a bachelor one. It that be possible? It exists? Any information will be helpful. Thanks! 
Edwin G. Núñez, Puerto Rico
Classified ad: Baltimore Symphony OrchKids Choir Conductor Hana Morford, %25 %b %2014 %14:%Jul:%th 14JulGMT+0000
JOB DESCRIPTION:    Choir Conductor, Grades 1-2
         Choir Conductor, Grades 2-4
         Choir Conductor, Grades 4-8
         Choir Department Chair (To be selected from the Choir Conductor applicants. Please note on your application if you would like to be considered for Choir  Department Chair.)
Department:              Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Education and Community Engagement
Reports to:                OrchKids Artistic Director, Site Coordinator, and Choir Department Chair
Classification:            Independent Contractor 
Hours:                        After-school hours during the September – May school year. During school hours in the June – July Summer Session.Some evening and weekend commitments.
Salary:                       Commensurate with experience.
Start Date:                 September 2014
Inquiry:  Please submit a cover letter and resume to No phone calls. Applications for multiple teaching artist positions are welcome. Finalist will be asked to demonstrate teaching and rehearsal skills at interview.
Job Summary:
The Choir Conductor leads the OrchKids choral ensembles in accordance with the mission and educational goals of the OrchKids program.  Working with students in large vocal rehearsals of 30 – 40 students, the Choir Conductor is responsible for selecting repertoire and developing curriculum in collaboration with OrchKids choir faculty.  In addition to ensuring the highest quality music experience for students, the Conductor also facilitates positive individual, family, and community growth through guidance and role modeling.
The Choir Department Chair works with artistic staff from other departments to develop and ensure the success of programmatic/pedagogical goals.  The Department Chair also maintains clear communication between department instructors and artistic staff.
Responsibilities include:
  1. Choir Conductor:
  • Lead choral rehearsals of 25-40 students grades K through 8 after school.
  • Create and implement lesson plans that promote choral, musicianship, and social skills development.
  • Implement successful behavior management strategies.
  • Prepare and lead students at selected concerts and events.
  • Attend all relevant OrchKids’ performances.
  • Collaborate with OrchKids teaching artist faculty to create curriculum, select appropriate musical material, and design creative learning opportunities for students.
  • Attend all OrchKids staff functions including, but not limited to, staff meetings and professional development.
  • Maintain strong lines of communication with OrchKids Site Coordinator, OrchKids Artistic Director, OrchKids staff, and students’ family members.
  • Assistance with other program activities, as needed.
  1. Additional Responsibilities for Department Chair:
  • Coordinate monthly departmental meetings.
  • Attend no less than one monthly meeting with artistic staff.
  • Communicate repertoire to the Choir department.
  • Help define pedagogical goals for existing levels.
  • Help develop teaching staff.
  • Oversee departmental framework development.
  • Manage the substitute teacher database.
Experience and Qualifications:
  • Experience teaching and mentoring school-age children (K-8).
  • Fine artistry skills as a vocalist.
  • Proficiency on a secondary instrument, preferably piano.
  • Training and experience teaching Gordon, Orff and/or Kodaly pedagogies.
  • Strong classroom management skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with children of diverse backgrounds.
  • Passion for and belief in OrchKids’ mission.
  • Desire to be a motivational mentor and role model for OrchKids students and community.
  • High level of professionalism and excellent interpersonal skills.
About the Organization:
Under Baltimore Symphony Orchestra music director Marin Alsop’s artistic leadership and direction, OrchKids is the cornerstone of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s efforts to expand the Orchestra’s relevance within the broad and diverse Baltimore community. Believing that music and mentorship open doors and that every child should have the opportunity to experience making music, the BSO's OrchKids has the following mission: (1) Use music as a vehicle to provide Baltimore City children with mentoring, encouragement and vision for a promising future. (2) Create an after-school program devoted to music appreciation, academics, citizenship, community awareness, family and health (emotional, social and physical). (3) Continue to develop the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as an accessible community resource. For more information, visit
The Baltimore Symphony is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The BSO is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer. Discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, sexual orientation, or national origin is prohibited.
Announcement: John Tavener - Missa Wellensis Matthew Berry, %25 %b %2014 %06:%Jul:%th 6JulGMT+0000 Wellensis, composed by John Tavener for unaccompanied double choir, was first performed on Sunday 18th May 2014 during the festival new music wells 74-14, by Wells Cathedral Choir conducted by Matthew Owens. It was commissioned by the Cathedral Commissions of Wells Cathedral.

This setting of the Missa Brevis was written as a tribute to the Spanish Renaissance composer Victoria, who inspired Tavener throughout his life. The final movement (Agnus Dei ) includes a quotation from Victoria’s O Vos Omnes from the Tenebrae Responsories.

Available from Music Sales America/Hal Leonard in the US, all good music shops, or outside the US, musicroom.


Announcement: The New Novello Book of Short & Easy Anthems Matthew Berry, %25 %b %2014 %05:%Jul:%th 5JulGMT+0000 book - edited by David Hill, the Principal Conductor of Yale Schola Cantorum - offers a new and generous selection of works for all occasions and times of year – either for use as introits or communion motets - that require minimal rehearsal time. While a few of the pieces may be well-known, such as Richard Lloyd’s View me, Lord, there are many new works in this collection. All have been chosen with ease and speed of learning in mind. Some works such as Benjamin Britten’s Corpus Christi Carol and Rupert Jeffcoat’s ethereal Weigh my heart are for unison voices. Others, such as Alan Bullard’s Blest are the pure in heart call for reduced numbers of vocal parts, and many require only occasional simple four-part singing.
Several anthems provide interesting substitutes for other more well-known works. Those looking for an alternative to Henry Walford Davies’ God be in my head will find two contrasting versions here by David Briggs and Herbert Howells. Peter Miller’s beautiful anthems Lord, I am not worthy to receive you and Draw near with faith can be used as an alternative to the Agnus Dei or as effective communion anthems in their own right. Heaven, by Andrew Wells, with its optional solo quartet, offers an easy yet dramatic way to use the space of the church.
Some pieces provide useful anthems where there can appear to be a shortage of simpler works. James Davy’s And they shall beat their swords into ploughshares is the perfect introit for Rogation Sunday, and Arthur Hutchings’ infectiously boisterous God is gone up deserves to be better known as an Ascension Day anthem. Martin Baker’s Christus vincit is a triumphant plainsong setting suitable for the Feast of  Christ the King.
Full Contents:
Adam lay ibounden – Andrew Cusworth
Almighty God, which hast me brought – Thomas Ford
And they shall beat their swords into ploughshares – James Davy
Blessing – Ralph Allwood
Blest are the pure in heart – Alan Bullard
Christus vincit – Martin Baker
Corpus Christi Carol - Benjamin Britten
Cradle Song – Ashley Grote
Crux fidelis – Matthew Owens
Draw near with faith – Peter Miller
Es ist nun aus mit meinem Leben – Johann Christoph Bach
For the Fallen – David Terry
God be in my head – David Briggs
God be in my head – Herbert Howells
God is gone up – Arthur Hutchings
Hear my voice, O Lord – Rupert Jeffcoat
Heaven – Andrew Wells
I sing of a maiden – Lennox Berkeley
In monte Oliveti – Anton Bruckner
In the departure of the Lord – John Bull
The Lord bless you and keep you – Dan Locklair
Lord, I am not worthy to receive you – Peter Miller
The Lord’s Prayer – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Miserere mei – Henry Purcell
Mother of God, here I stand – John Tavener
My Jesu, sleep – Adam Harvey
O for a lay! – Charles Wood
O salutaris Hostia – David Terry
O salutaris Hostia – James Davy
A Prayer of King Henry VI - Henry Ley
The Two Adams – Christopher Borrett
A Thin Place – Jonathan Wikeley
Tu es Petrus – Andrew Wells
View me, Lord – Richard Lloyd
Weigh my heart – Rupert Jeffcoat
Why fum’th in fight – Thomas Tallis

– Orlando Gibbons
Announcement: New Songs for Children's Choir Glyn Lehmann, %25 %b %2014 %02:%Jul:%th 2JulGMT+0000 All,
My SongLibrary website has some new songs for children's choir.
All songs are available to download and include a vocal recording, backing track, piano/vocal score and lyric sheet.
Best wishes
Everyone Belongs - a 2-part song with universal themes of cultural diversity and celebrating our differences. Suitable for ages 5-12 years.
In a hip hop style, it includes a rousing chorus, a rap section and handclaps.
Circles - a fun song with a strong message. Unison, for ages 5-10 years.
Use it to start a dialogue about:
  • bullying
  • group dynamics
  • listening to others
  • accepting and appreciating difference
With a 'tribal' rhythm, great for moving to, children will gain a sense of being part of a supportive unit while appreciating each other's differences. 
Two fun songs for learning about animals - their habits and habitats. Unison/simple 2-part for ages 5-8 years.
Classified ad: Jr high conductor wanted Jennifer Franz-Melady, %25 %b %2014 %01:%Jul:%th 1JulGMT+0000 ISD (northwest of Houston) is looking for an enthusiastic JR High choral director.  Full time -choir only,no general music.  Program has est.130 7th and 8th grade students.  UIL competitions ( solo/ensemble contest, concert & sight-reading contest), 3-4 concerts per year.  Recruiting at 6th grade campus and elementary schools as we'll.  excellent feeder program and high school program.  Must have working knowledge of vocal pedagogy for the developing voice, good organizational and communication skills.  Competitive pay and great vertical support.  Interested candidates should contact 
the Director of Fine Arts at 281-356-3571 or go to to complete an application.
Classified ad: Burbank Chorale Auditions Singers for 2014-2015 Season Mikhail Shtangrud, %25 %b %2014 %00:%Jul:%th 0JulGMT+0000 part of a vibrant performing arts group with a storied history that spans nearly a century.
Established in 1920, the Burbank Chorale is the longest continuously performing arts organization in the San Fernando Valley and one of the oldest musical organizations in the State of California. Our Mission is to attract individuals who share a love of music, dedication to musical growth, and the desire to provide excellence in performance. 
Our Fall 2014 season vocal auditions will be held on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at LYCÉE INTERNATIONAL DE LOS ANGELES (LILA) in Burbank CA, beginning at 7:00 pm.
To set up an audition, or for further information, call 818- 489-1733 or email
Classified ad: Professional alto/mezzo sought Brian Bloye, %24 %b %2014 %23:%Jul:%th 23JulGMT+0000 available for professional alto or mezzo-soprano in a professional church choir.  Superior sight-reading skills should be complemented by a passion for ensemble singing in a variety of styles, including a significant amount of Renaissance polyphony. Christmas Eve and Holy Week are expected. Concerts and additional services are also available. This is a mostly Sunday morning position, with few weeknight calls. To schedule an audition, please email music director Brian Bloye at ]]>Classified ad: Director of Music Ministries Michael Pence, %24 %b %2014 %22:%Jul:%th 22JulGMT+0000 STATUS:  30 hours/wk

POSITION SUMMARY: The Director of Music Ministries will be part of a ministerial team to plan worship experiences for the church and direct or supervise all areas of the music ministry program. the Director of Music Ministries will be committed to integrating music and the arts into worship and will possess strong collaborative skills and enthusiasm for being part of a worship team.


Chancel Choir        
-Select Music for Sunday worship and special programs (Christmas/Easter, Holy Week, etc) using a varied repertoire of musical selections
-Teach and rehearse music with the choir
-Recruit and nurture choir members musically and spiritually

Senior Adult Choir
-Select music appropriate for the group
-Teach and rehearse music with the choir
-Recruit and nurture choir members musically and spiritually
-Schedule regular performances on and off the church campus

Children’s Choirs
-Direct the Choristers (grades 1-5): select curriculum and music, plan and direct rehearsals, special events (Christmas Program and programs and schedule regular Sunday worship participation.
-Recruit directors for the Cherubs (age 3 -Kindergarten) and provide music and curriculum -schedule regular Sunday worship participation.

Wesley Bells
-Select music for performance in worship
-Teach and rehearse music
-Recruit and nurture members musically and spiritually
-Plan and lead the choir in special events and concerts.

Congregational Music
-Select congregational music for all worships in cooperation with the ministers
-Lead congregational singing at all worships of the church, including both Sunday worship, special seasonal worships and funerals held at the church.
-Educate the congregation in areas of worship and music
-Arrange special music, when possible for worship services

Miscellaneous Duties
-Lead music for Vacation Bible School in cooperation with Director of Children’s Ministries
-Coordinate music opportunities for youth and young adults in cooperation with Director of Youth and Young Adults
-Direct/produce various worship/drama presentations in cooperation with other staff members
-Network and and involve the community of Memphis with our music program
-Other duties may be required

-Oversee and supervise paid musical staff
-Prepare and supervise the music budget and special accounts related to the music ministry
-Administrate the youth music scholarship program
-Order music for all of the ensembles and manage the music library
-Oversee the maintenance of all musical instruments and equipment
-Actively participate in the Worship Planning Team
-Attend meetings of the Church Council, Program Ministry Team, and Staff meetings

Job Skills/Requirements
-Degree in Music with emphasis in choral conducting, Master’s Preferred
-Experience in a church setting with volunteer choirs
-Extensive knowledge of sacred vocal and choral literature and hymnody
-Ability to communicate the Christian faith though a variety of musical styles
-Well organized  administrator with excellent communications skills
-Warm/engaging personality with the ability to work successfully with all age groups and to engage as a member of staff team

Reporting Line and Compliance
-Reports to the Lead Pastor
-Will practice diligence in adhering to St. Luke’s Safe Sanctuary Policy at all times.

Interested applicants should send resume to:


St. Luke’s UMC
attn: SPRC
480 S. Highland St.
Memphis, TN  38111 ]]>
Announcement: Cassiopeia (SSA) by Timothy C. Takach, written for a consortium of 8 women's choirs Timothy Takach, %24 %b %2014 %22:%Jul:%th 22JulGMT+0000
Timothy C. Takach
SSA a cappella
duration: 5:00
text: Julia Klatt Singer
Written for a consortium of women's choirs, led by Julie Skadsem and Christine Howlett

"What I love most about Julia's poem is that it takes the ordinary details of life and brings out the beauty and meaning present within these moments. The three women present in the poem are mirrored by the three voice parts throughout the piece. There are a lot of triads, three part chords, and you can hear the changing relationship between these voices. This is the second piece I've written that leans on the permanence of the stars to pull us through life's harder times. Looking up gives us perspective on our lives and offers small pinpoints of (light) hope, which bring us comfort."
- Timothy C. Takach, 2013


My sister washes as I rinse and dry.
Looking out the window, all I can see
is in, the scene behind me,

table, now clear, our mother
sitting in a chair, hands like
small birds, flutter in her lap.

The light above the table, its harsh
rings of gold glint off the wood's surface.
I wonder if there are stars tonight—

the days thick clouds blown south
by a Canadian wind. Wonder too
what wish she'd make, if she could make one.

I am beyond wishing, dry the last glass instead.
Want to bargain with time, with cancer, offer
whatever it'll take to keep her here

with us at her side, we walk to the porch
stars so low we can hold them in our hands
stars to make a thousand wishes on

there, she says, is Cassiopeia. And there
the Archer. I try to take comfort in their names,
these constellations she's pointed out to me

all my life. Try not to hate that they’ll
still be here, on the darkest of nights,
when she no longer is.

- Julia Klatt Singer, used with permission.

Lead commissioners:
University of Michigan Women’s Glee Club, Julie Skadsem
Vassar College Women’s Chorus, Christine Howlett

Texas Tech University Women’s Chorale, Carolyn Cruse
Free State High School Women’s Choir, Hilary Morton    
Cherry Creek High School Girls’ 21, Adam Cave
Northern Arizona University Women’s Chorale, Ryan Holder
Concordia College Cantabile, Michael Culloton
Amabile Young Women’s Ensemble, Brenda Zadorsky

    ]]>Classified ad: Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church - Seeking Professional Soprano and Bass Choristers Ryan Jackson, %24 %b %2014 %22:%Jul:%th 22JulGMT+0000

    The Choir of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church

    Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church is currently accepting applications for two vacant positions in the professional choir: one soprano and one bass (baritone or bass-baritone).

    The music program at FAPC employs eighteen outstanding professional singers who provide leadership for the mixed voice volunteer choir, and also sing concerts and services separately as the FAPC Chamber Choir. We are seeking exceptional ensemble singers who are excellent sight readers, have superb pitch, and demonstrate the flexibility to perform in a variety of styles, both within the ensemble and as soloists. The ability to sing comfortably without vibrato is essential.

    The choir rehearses regularly on Wednesday evenings, sings services on Sunday mornings and other special occasions (Christmas Eve, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, etc.), and performs several concerts throughout the year. The choral season runs from September through early June.  Professional choristers take turns serving as soloists during the summer months.

    Compensation for these positions is very competitive. Successful candidates will begin rehearsing with the choir the first week of September.

    To be considered for a live audition, please submit a letter of interest to FAPC's Director of Music, Ryan Jackson, via email: Please include a current resume and at least one sound file.  The closing date for applications is Monday, August 25, 2014.

    Recent live recordings of the choir:

    "In te, Domine, speravi" from Lux Aeterna - Morten Lauridsen:

    The Dying Soldier - Traditional, arranged by Mack Wilberg & Nigel Short:

    A Ceremony of Carols, op. 28 - Benjamin Britten:

    Classified ad: Tenor Section Leader - Redeemer Lutheran Church of Hinsdale Jared Stellmacher, %24 %b %2014 %21:%Jul:%th 21JulGMT+0000
    Redeemer Lutheran Church of Hinsdale’s 25+ voice Festival Choir has an opening for “tenor section leader.” The choir, which is an established leader in Redeemer’s music ministry, sings regularly on Sunday mornings (typically alternating 8:30AM and 11:00AM worship services), rehearses weekly on Wednesdays 7:00-8:30PM, and performs various special services and concerts throughout the year. Additional annual services include Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday. etc.

    As a leader, the candidate should provide a supportive presence in the choir guiding volunteers in the learning of notes and rhythm, vocal production, diction, and blend.  Excellent sight-reading skills are required and a desire to sing a variety of musical styles.

    To arrange an audition and to discuss the position further, please contact Jared Stellmacher, Director of Music and Organist by phone: 630-323-5530 or by email:  Please include a resume and possible mp3 recordings.
    Classified ad: August Auditions Announced for Bach Choir, Houston, TX Laurie Hewett, %24 %b %2014 %21:%Jul:%th 21JulGMT+0000

    Bach Society Houston announces that auditions for the Bach Choir's 2014-2015 season will take place on Friday, August 15; Saturday August 16; Tuesday, August 19; and Wednesday, August 20 at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Blvd at Greenbriar, Houston, TX.

    Each applicant will be asked to perform one baroque aria or excerpt of their choice (accompanist will be provided) and to sight-read a selected passage. Each audition will last no longer than 10 minutes. Call backs may be requested. Please bring a copy of your bio/vitae to leave with us. The Bach Choir rehearses on Tuesday evenings throughout the season.

     To arrange for your appointment, please send the following information to with AUDITION in the subject line:
    • Your name and voice category
    • Bio/vitae
    • Any requests you may have for a particular day
     among those offered/time of day.

     Bring with you to the audition:
    • Music for yourself
    • Music for the accompanist
    • A copy of your bio/vitae to leave with us

    Forum message: Oremi Jekajo MARIA ZANNIA, %24 %b %2014 %21:%Jul:%th 21JulGMT+0000'm looking for oremi jekajo R. Brucknor ! does anyone knows where can i buy it; i can't find it! ]]>Classified ad: Director of Youth Music - Westminster Presbyterian Church - deadline extended Barbara Prince, %24 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000 Responsibilities:
    • Direct Middle School and High School Choirs
    • Offer anthems as a regular, integrated part of worship and present musical or other multi-dimensional event on an annual basis
    • Expand program by incorporating instrumentalists and arts resources from both the church and the greater Twin Cities community
    • Provide quality musical instruction utilizing exercises and techniques which promote healthy vocal production
    • Develop and nurture relationships with the youth and families of Westminster
    • Energetic and dynamic leader with ability to attract and engage youth
    • Embrace Christian faith
    • Strong vocal, piano and conducting skills
    • Thorough knowledge of age-appropriate choral repertoire representative of diverse musical styles
    • Ability to motivate youth and successfully manage a classroom
    • Organized team player with effective interpersonal skills and collaborative work style
    Salary:  $12,000/yr. 
    Send cover letter, resume and 2 letters of recommendation to:
    Dr. Melanie Ohnstad, Minister of Music and the Arts
    Westminster Presbyterian Church
    1200 Marquette Avenue
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Applications accepted until position is filled.
    Classified ad: Choir Director - Pianist Polly Schaller, %24 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000
    First Presbyterian Church in Flourtown, PA is seeking a dynamic and accomplished choir director and pianist to prepare the adult choir and accompany Sunday worship starting in September, 2014.  We seek a creative and collaborative individual with strong interpersonal skills who can work with a volunteer choir of varied musical talents and interests.
    We are a congregation of approximately 250 members, with 15-20 in the choir on a regular basis.  We have a large music library and an annual music budget.
    Requirements:  Music degree and relevant experience are required.  Must be proficient on piano (or organ) while directing the choir, able to select music appropriate to the liturgical season and have a record of positive collaboration with staff and congregation members.  The selected candidate will be comfortable with a range of musical styles that will enhance the worship experience.
    Reports to:   The Pastor and works closely with the Worship and Music Committee
    Responsibilities: (Average 10-12 hours/week)
    • Serve as overall coordinator of the music program
    • Selection, preparation for and presentation of the prelude, postlude, communion music (monthly), as well as hymns and choral anthem for Sunday services.
    • Weekly Thursday night choir rehearsals and warm up on Sunday morning September through June
    • Prepare the choir and present a larger work (Cantata) during the Christmas and Easter seasons
    • Create an atmosphere that encourages choir membership and retention
    • Other responsibilities and opportunities as agreed upon with the Pastor and Worship Committee
    Salary:  Compensation in keeping with experience and comparable Philadelphia area part-time Music Directors
    To apply please submit a cover letter, resume and references to  Links to performances demonstrating your musical skills are desired, if available. 
    Classified ad: Bass Section Leader Diane D. Caruso, %24 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000 (Episcopal) Church, Asbury Park has an opening for a bass section leader beginning in September 2014. Time commitment is on Sundays only, with the exception of Christmas and Holy Week when extra services are scheduled, and some Evensongs. Rehearsals are on Sundays before the 10 AM service, beginning at 8:15 AM, and resume after the service until 12:15 PM - $100 per call. Occasional solo opportunities, but the majority of singing is choral. Small, but excellent choir, with varied and challenging repertoire. Strong sight-singing skills needed. A well trained voice and strong musicianship skills as well as a strong sense of the classical/Anglican choral tradition, in addition to gospel, spirituals and other diverse musical traditions is desirable.
    To schedule an audition, please contact Diane Caruso, Director of Music at
    Forum message: "Music! Words! Opera!" curriculum in MS? Matthew Hill, %24 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000 all, 
    This isn't EXACTLY Choral-related, but it's close and so I thought I'd ask.  I'm considering the "Music! Words! Opera!" resource by Opera America, but wanted to see if any colleagues had used it previously and had a review of it for me.  I'm planning to use it for 6th graders in general music, but don't want it to bore them or be too "kiddie" for their oh-so-sophisticated selves ;)
    Any thoughts?  Thanks!!
    -Matt :)
    Matthew Hill
    Ithaca College Alumnus, B.Mus. in Music Education (Voice), 2003

    West Chester University of PA, M. Mus in Music Education (Choral Conducting), 2012
    Choral Music Teacher, Fugett Middle School, West Chester ASD 
    Composer, 2012 ACDA-Lehigh University New American Choral Music Forum
    Announcement: Christmas Canticles: a new 20-minute work for SATB Choir, soloists and piano joshua elder, %24 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000 fellow Conductors and Music Directors,
    As your plans for the Advent/Christmas season start to take shape, I would ask you to consider my new composition, “Christmas Canticles”.
    The 4-movement work is written for SATB choir (some divisi, especially in 4th movement), 3 soloists, and piano.
    I’ve included a link to the video recording I made with my choir at First UMC of Phoenix in December 2013.   
    As you will hear in the recording, the piece is quite accessible for a church choir of moderate size and skill.
    If you have a chance to take a listen and give it some thought, I would really appreciate it! 
    For a PDF of the work, email me at:
    In His Service,
    Joshua Ian Elder
    Minister of Music
    First United Methodist Church of Phoenix  
    Announcement: In Paradisum Frank E. Warren, %24 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000 no. 084   TTBB a cappella   (Duration:  3.5 minutes)    __  Price:  $1.75
    cat no. 084a  SATB a cappella  (Duration:  3.75 minutes)   __  Price:  $2.25
    Composer: Frank E. Warren  __  Text: Antiphon (Missa Pro Defunctis)
    Appropriate for Community Chorus, Church Choir or good High School
    Available from: Frank E. Warren Music Service - Review copies available upon request.
    http://FEW-Music. com     
    The development of uncomplicated line writing and motivic development combine
    for a moving, expressive work appropriate for the concert hall as well as in service.
    May be sung by any group from high school through professional choirs.
    Concert: Aestas Consort Opens Second Season Jillian Krickl, %24 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000 join Aestas Consort as we open our second season with an exciting program featuring works by Bach, Brahms, Poulenc, Distler, and Alain. The program will also feature the Chicago premiere of Gabriel Jackson's "Prayer for Peace" and the American premiere of Alexandre Beneteau's "Succurre Miseris".

    Performances are Saturday, August 2, 7:30pm at Ascension Church (808 East Avenue, Oak Park) and Sunday, August 3, 7:30pm at St. Luke Lutheran Church (1500 W. Belmont Avenue, Chicago).

    Aestas Consort promises thoughtful programs of ancient and modern music inspired by J.S. Bach, sung in beautiful sacred venues throughout Chicago. For more information, please visit our website:

    Maurice Boyer, conductor | Richard Hoskins, organ | Anna Steinhoff, cello

    $16 in Advance / $20 at the Door ($10 Seniors and Students) – Email: for tickets & info

    Announcement: The Revealing Child (A Christmas Anthem) Frank E. Warren, %24 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000 Chorus with Piano (or Organ)   ___   Duration:  4.5 minutes
    Composer: Virginia Johnston  __  Original Text by:  Scott Griffith
    Appropriate for Community Chorus, Church Choir or good High School
    Available from: Earnestly Music - Review copies available upon request.
    http://FEW-Music. com     
    cat. No. E-007
    Price:  $3.25
    A beautiful poem of unification, wonderfully set to music by Virginia Johnston
    A Christmus Anthem - approriate for public performance
    Announcement: Two Christmas Motets Frank E. Warren, %24 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000 a cappella  (Duration  10.25 minutes)  __  Composer:  Frank E. Warren
    1.  O Magnum Mysterium  __  2.  Angelus ad Pastores Ait
    Appropriate for Community Chorus, College, Church Choir or good High School
    Available from Frank E. Warren Music Service - Review copies available upon request.
    http://FEW-Music. com
    Price:  $4.00 ]]>
    Announcement: New Christmas Title For Treble Voices By James Mulholland From Colla Voce Chris Matthews, %24 %b %2014 %13:%Jul:%th 13JulGMT+0000
    Click the cover image to view the score in its entirety.
    James Q. Mulholland has created a lovely arrangement of "Away in the Manger" for Treble voices and piano. Based on a section from his larger work "Carols of Christmas", this arrangement remains true to the source material and features a primarily unison texture making it accessible to a wide range of treble choirs. Take some time to view the score today at and don't forget to search the "Christmas" tag to view all of our holiday selections.
    Announcement: Novello: We Will Remember Them - Music for Remembrance Matthew Berry, %24 %b %2014 %06:%Jul:%th 6JulGMT+0000
    We Will Remember Them is a collection of some of the finest pieces of choral music on the theme of remembrance. The volume is suitable for church, cathedral, school, youth, and community choirs. It contains music appropriate for Remembrance Sunday services, and beautiful pieces suitable for concerts, memorial and funeral services, and other acts of remembrance and reflection.
    The book includes classic choral works such as Samuel Barber’s Agnus Dei, Edgar Bainton’s And I saw a new heaven and William Harris’s Bring us, O Lord God alongside other works by well-loved composers including John Tavener (Funeral Ikos and Exhortation and Kohima), Richard Rodney Bennett (A Good-Night), Paul Mealor (In My Dreams) and Eric Whitacre (Nox aurumque). New arrangements, such as David Hill’s choral reworking of Edward Elgar’s Nimrod, are included with other new works by some of the best contemporary composers: Graham Fitkin’s The  Christmas Truce, Tarik O’Regan’s We Remember Them, and Jeremy Dale Roberts’ I heard a voice.
    Full Contents:
    Agnus Dei – Samuel Barber
    And I saw a new heaven – Edgar Bainton
    Bring us, O Lord God – William Harris
    The Christmas Truce – Graham Fitkin
    Exhortation and Kohima – John Tavener
    For the Fallen – David Terry
    Funeral Ikos – John Tavener
    God is our hope and strength – Herbert Brewer
    A Good-Night – Richard Rodney Bennett
    Holy is the true light – Ernest Bullock
    Holy is the true light – William Harris
    I heard a voice – Jeremy Dale Roberts
    In My Dreams – Paul Mealor
    Nox aurumque – Eric Whitacre
    Requiem aeternam (Nimrod) – Edward Elgar
    They are at rest – Edward Elgar
    We Remember Them – Tarik O’Regan
    We will remember them – Edward Elgar
    Available from Music Sales America via Hal Leonard in the US, or from your local music shop or outside the US
    Announcement: TENORS WANTED! Kate Cobb, %24 %b %2014 %07:%Jul:%th 7JulGMT+0000
    We have places for two tenors and invite you to join a group of singers for a week (eight nights) of intensive choral study, involving a challenging a cappella repertoire.  
    Led by Errol Girdlestone, international conductor and choirmaster, and founder member of the Hilliard, we rehearse for up to six hours a day and perform a concert at the end of the week. We are based in the beautiful Luberon region of the south of France (nearest airport Avignon).
    There will also be a chance to do madrigal work with Paul Elliott, tenor and founder member of the Hilliard and currently Professor of Music at the Early Music Institute of Indiana University.  
    The week is appropriate for experienced choral singers with good sight-reading ability, as well as those able to do their own prior preparation. 
    Dates: 9th-17th August 2014
    Repertoire for 2014 : Benjamin Britten A Boy was Born  and  Johannes Brahms Fest- und Gedenksprüche  
    Cost : $360/260euros which includes all tuition. Accommodation can be arranged at the 3* Hotel Notre-Dame de Lumières, a former 17th century convent which has a private pool and all rooms are en-suite and air-conditioned. We rehearse in the hotel’s octagonal chapel each day. Hotel costs vary depending on double or single rooms but half-board in a shared room will cost $825/610 euros per person. If you prefer you can arrange your own accommodation in the area. Non-singing partners are very welcome.
    For details please email choir manager, Kate Cobb at or telephone 0033493206894.
    Here's what singers in past years have said in answer to the question, What made you decide to come to this event?:
    "Singing with Errol, his choice of music, Provence, good wine and food, warm weather, the high probability that I would enjoy the company of the singers you had invited. The week was good fun, musically challenging (but I expected that!) and it lived up to expectations."   
    "I think first and foremost is the chance to sing under Errol’s direction. In my mind he is one of the best choral directors not least because he is a singer himself.  I like the way Errol demands nothing less than the best we can offer but helps the choir enormously to find how to give their best and always with that winning smile".
    "I have come away from both years doing this, feeling I have learned more about my own singing, strengths, weaknesses etc. Key elements- a good friendly group, absence of competiveness, so a reasonably similar standard and the immense amount of effective hard work by all the team to make everyone feel welcome and important. Thank you! " 
    Time is running out so please don't delay in contacting us!
    Classified ad: Tenor section leader needed, Glendale Christian Marcoe, %24 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000 Family Catholic Church, St Cecilia Chorale, is looking for a tenor section leader /soloist beginning August 15th.  We sing weekly at the 9:30 Mass and rehearse Thursdays from 7-8:30pm (9pm during high season). Base pay is $440 per month.  For an audition appointment please call Dr. Marcoe at 818-421-8858.  This is a ten month a year position at present. Concerts are paid as an extra stipend. ]]>Classified ad: Assistant JH Choir Director - Odessa, TX Aaron Hawley, %24 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000
    One of the junior high programs in Odessa has grown so tremendously over the past three years that they added another assistant last year. Currently, there are over 400 students in the choir, and three directors.  We have an immediate opening for one of the assistant jobs (assistants are equal level).
    Starting Salary: $44,000  (first year)
    Retention Bonus: $3,000
    Stipend: $1,500
    Includes Heath Benefits
    Interested applicants, please apply online and email Dr. Loudenback with a resume.
    Classified ad: Volunteer chorus members - Monrovia, CA Kristina Valcarce, %24 %b %2014 %03:%Jul:%th 3JulGMT+0000 San Gabriel Valley Choral Company (SGVCC) will hold auditions for new singers on all voice parts on Tuesdays, August 19 and 26. Auditions are held by appointment, and adults with classical choral experience and basic sight-reading skills are encouraged to audition. Singers should bring a short solo and be prepared for a brief (and friendly) musicianship assessment. Auditions last for about 10 minutes and will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Monrovia (101 E. Foothill Blvd., Monrovia 91016). An accompanist will be provided. Details about membership fees, concert attire, performances and outreach activities will be available at the time of the audition. All singers who audition are considered for solo and small ensemble opportunities, as well. Current singers may also re-audition to demonstrate news skills and solo repertoire. Please contact Zanaida Robles at (626) 487-9862 or to schedule an audition. ]]>Borrowing request: WANTED Parker and Parker-Shaw arrangements Edward Palmer, %24 %b %2014 %03:%Jul:%th 3JulGMT+0000 Any available
    Composer/Arranger/Edition: Parker and Shaw arrangements
    Starting: October
    For: 60 days
    Copies: Un specified
    Willing to rent: No
    If you have some Parker and/or Parker-Shaw arrangements that you no longer need I would be interested to know and either purchase reasonably or receive as donation to a new chorus being formed in the Palm Beach, Florida area.
    They are not easy and should be demonstrated to this present generation. Some are scarce or out of print.
    Borrowing could be an option depending on need.
    Please indicate titles, quantity etc.
    Very Gratefully,
    Edward Palmer D.M.A.   561 659 3641
    Classified ad: High School Conductor at Performing Arts High School Abbey Smith, %24 %b %2014 %01:%Jul:%th 1JulGMT+0000 School of the Arts is looking for a fabulous choral conductor to invest in an up and coming program.  We are a performing arts high school focused on a strong arts program along with stellar academics.  We are looking for an enthusiastic conductor who is looking to shape a small group of students who are new to singing but eager to learn.  Class is held every Friday from 3-4pm.  Please send resumes to ]]>Classified ad: MalMark Hand bells for sale Victoria Bond, %23 %b %2014 %23:%Jul:%rd 23JulGMT+0000 octaves MalMark Handbells, cases, mallets, accessories. Excellent condition.
    Contact: Victoria Bond USA
    purchased in 2001
    Classified ad: Lux Singers Leland Spindler, %23 %b %2014 %22:%Jul:%rd 22JulGMT+0000 is an elite religious choral ensemble. Our mission is to sing the great works from masters of all religious denominations and sects; to sing for the congregates of all religious faiths, in their places of worship. Though the choir is a religions choir, we are not affiliated with any one church, and members of any faith are welcome to audition. We are looking for talented singers to join our ranks. We sing a varied set list and vocal versatility is key. Performance locations include: the Madeleine Cathedral, St Mark's Cathedral, Holy Trinity Cathedral, and many other wonderful locations. If you're interested in auditioning, follow the link and sign up for an audition time. The link includes access to the audition form.  ]]>Classified ad: Paid section leader: Tenor Joseph Fort, %23 %b %2014 %22:%Jul:%rd 22JulGMT+0000 Episcopal Church, Newton, MA seeks to appoint a paid tenor section leader to its 16-voice (section leaders and volunteers) adult choir. 
    Rehearsals: Thursdays, 7-8.30pm;
    Services: Sundays, 10.30am (preceded by rehearsal), plus occasional extras.
    The program year runs from September to early June.
    In addition to the regular Sunday services, the choir also occasionly performs large works (most recently, Fauré's Requiem and Buxtehude's Membra Jesu Nostri), with section leaders performing solo roles.
    To apply, please email a résumé to Joseph Fort (Director of Music) at .
    Review of applications starts on 5th August.
    Classified ad: Brooklyn UU Church seeking Tenor and Bass soloist/section-leaders Adam Podd, %23 %b %2014 %21:%Jul:%rd 21JulGMT+0000
    First Unitarian Congregational Society of Brooklyn, NY (First U) is seeking experienced Tenor and Bass soloists/section-leaders.  There are two openings (1 tenor, 1 bass) to complete the professional quartet that enhances the adult volunteer choir.  
    Each of our four professional singers regularly perform solo selections in the worship service, (once a month or so) in addition to leading their section of the choir every week.  The time commitment is three hours every Sunday morning from 9 AM to 12 PM.  Compensation is $100 per call, with no regular week-day rehearsal.  Choir rehearsal begins at 9 AM, and the (1) service begins at 11 AM. This is a weekly commitment from the beginning of September to the beginning of June. There are some additional week-night rehearsals (compensated at $25 per hour) leading up to special services such as Christmas Eve, Palm Sunday, and Easter. Section leaders must be able to commit to these holiday services as well.
    First U has a tradition of quality classical choral and vocal music, and seeks section-leaders who can uphold this tradition while also helping the music program embody the diversity of our congregation and Brooklyn itself. Singers who are versatile and comfortable in other genres (in addition to their classical experience) are encouraged to apply.  Additionally, please mention any proficiency or comfortability on other musical instruments as well.
    Audition includes two contrasting solos of your choice, an audition excerpt, and sight-singing.
    First Unitarian Congregational Society of Brooklyn is located in Brooklyn Heights, at 50 Monroe Place, Brooklyn, NY 11201. We are easily reached by subway, F train to Jay Street,  A to High Street,  4,5 and R to Borough Hall and 2,3 to Clark Street.
    To apply for either position (tenor or bass) contact the Music Director, Adam Podd, at
    We also welcome singers from all voice parts to join our other volunteer choir members on Sunday mornings at 9 AM
    Community Forum Post: Looking for constructive feedback Todd Wilson, %23 %b %2014 %23:%Jul:%rd 23JulGMT+0000 are a bunch of uber-talented choral directors contributing to discussions here on Choralnet, folks I respect and admire. 

    I serve as Executive Director and Director of Music of the Nashville SIngers, an all-volunteer choral ensemble founded in November of 2008.

    I'm looking for constructive feedback to the performances contained in these two song samplers, from a mixture of rehearsal, live, and studio recordings. We had anywhere from 12 to 16 singers on these recordings.

    You can hear our regular repertoire sound sampler at this link:

    You can hear our Christmas song sampler here:

    What are the top three things you like most about our sound or presentation?

    What are your top three concerns you may have about our sound or presentation?

    If you'd rather share your comments privately, feel free to communicate with me via email if you would prefer.

    Since we started, we've achieved or exceeded all organizational objectives except membership growth  In our first five years, we've never had more than 17 singers. Our audition is difficult (by design) to be able to pull off the charts we sing at the level expected from each singer. Sixty (60%) of the singers pass the audition.

    Meeting just 39 times annually, this vocal ensemble has memorized over 50 songs, released two audio CDs, racked up 70 performances for 38 organizations in eight counties across Tennessee, and produced a successful concert series which has attracted 1,600+ concert attendees from 41 cities in 10 states across the USA. Performances by the Nashville Singers have been enjoyed by over 34,000 people to date.

    Background on our group: The mission of the Nashville Singers is to enrich lives through singing and the support of music education. This support comes in the form of music education grants, college scholarships, master classes in area schools, and a vocal performance clinic called Acappella Academy. Some of the world class clinicians collaborating with the Nashville Singers to lead these programs include Derric Johnson and Dr. Kirby Shaw. In the last four years, we've awarded $8,250 in music education grants and college scholarships impacting 300 students at seven area schools and two other nonprofit arts organizations.

    For more information about Nashville Singers, visit us online at or follow the chorus via social media on Facebook, Twitter, ReverbNation, and LinkedIn.
    Thank you in advance,

    Todd Wilson ]]>
    Classified ad: St. John Passion (Schütz) and Peaceable Kingdom (Thompson) Steven Olbash, %23 %b %2014 %20:%Jul:%rd 20JulGMT+0000 Lacuna Arts Chorale (San Francisco, CA) opens auditions to experienced and committed choral singers August 25 and 27.
    The Chorale is made up of two small choirs (Ensemble and Chamber Chorus) that specialize in unaccompanied choral works of all time periods. With as few as 2–3 voices per part, individual responsibility is encouraged. Our process-oriented rehearsals provide professional level training for dedicated amateur singers. Directed by Sven Edward Olbash (San Franicsco Opera, New England Conservatory).
    Repertoire for 2014–2015 season:
    • Messe en style ancien (Langlais)
    • Peaceable Kingdom (Thompson)
    • Missa hodie Christus natus est (Palestrina)
    • St. John Passion (Schütz)
    • Stabat mater (D. Scarlatti)
    • Songs of Farewell (Parry)
    • Mass in G minor (Vaughan Williams)
    Advance registration required. For complete information or to schedule an audition, visit
    Classified ad: Choir Director Marilyn Robrecht, %23 %b %2014 %20:%Jul:%rd 20JulGMT+0000

    Concord United Methodist Church, 1645 West St, Concord, CA 94521    
    Concord UMC welcomes all who seek God, a spiritual home, and wish to share their gifts.  The new Choir Director will reflect CUMC’s focus on message, music, mission, outreach and inclusion.  The person we hire will be an energetic, enthusiastic, positive, visionary Choir Director to lead Chancel and Chamber choirs as well as our Praise Team at 9:00 and 10:30 Sunday Services, and during community events. 
    An active and supportive Choir Board made up of volunteer choir members, and a music librarian responsible for substantial choir music selections, support the Choir Director.  We are blessed to have a highly gifted professional pianist/keyboardist/organist on staff.  A Community Orchestra currently led by our retiring Music Director accompanies on occasion.  Under the direction of others, but in tandem with the Choir Director, a Bell Choir, Youth Ensemble and Children’s Music Program during our Wednesday Mid-Week Program thrive and support CUMC’s vision.
    POSITION:  Salaried Exempt; Part-Time (10-20 hours/week); benefits as identified in the Employee Policies and Guidelines handbook; salary range $20-30k/year, depending on qualifications and experience.
    REPORTS TO:  Senior Pastor and Staff Parish Relations Committee
    A combination of education (Bachelor’s degree in church music or related field) and experience to provide:
    • Musical direction; leadership; budget, organization and time management; execution of music programs and groups, creating an atmosphere of praise and worship congruent with CUMC’s vision
    • Coordination with leaders of Choir, Youth Ensemble, Bells, Children’s choir and Community Orchestra to provide music, AND A MUSIC MINISTRY YEARLY SCHEDULE
    • Interpersonal skills to coordinate service music selections with Pastor/Lay Leaders/Creative Council
    • An atmosphere which fosters recruitment, appreciation and retention of volunteer vocalists
    • Vocal coaching/training to choir as needed
    • Direction of Thursday rehearsals 7:30-9 pm, and additional rehearsals as deemed necessary by the Choir Director; open-to-all summer choir (Jun/Jul/Aug) rehearsals are held at 10 a.m. Sundays
    • Direction of choral groups at 9 and 10:30 Sunday services
    • Coordination of appropriate music selections, special event planning (i.e., Christmas Carol Sing, Christmas Sunday, Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter services, community concerts, etc., and rehearsals) with Pastor, Choir/Community Orchestra leaders and others
    • Music when requested for memorial services
    • Knowledge of a variety of spiritual traditional, contemporary, classical, folk and gospel music
    • Successful completion of a background check prior to and as a continuing condition of employment
    • Attend meetings as required
    • Experience or desire to direct a community orchestra is preferred, although not required
    • Working knowledge of sound equipment
    • Other duties as required/assigned

    FOR CONSIDERATION:  Email your letter of interest, qualifications and/or resume to:

    CONCORD UMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    Announcement: TO HIS COY MISTRESS, SATB, Andrew Marvell/James Johnson James Johnson, %23 %b %2014 %20:%Jul:%rd 20JulGMT+0000 Marvell's (1621-1678) famous seduction poem is full of saucy humor, and also reflections on human mortality.
    My SATB setting, 5:10, is moderately difficult, somewhat following the mostly homophonic style of English madrigals,
    and briskly paced in its opening and closing sections.
    All my works are written in Sibelius, so fully professional copies are available in hard copy or PDF, and mp3 demos as well.
    Please have a look at some of my other works on my ChoralNet page, and more on my site:
    James Johnson
    Williams BA '64, Yale DMA '78, organist in Adolphus Busch Hall at Harvard - 1971-1991,
    ASCAP, AGO, Mensa, Who's Who in America
    Forum message: SSA Bohemian Rhapsody Diana Tashjian, %23 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%rd 18JulGMT+0000 All!
    At one time Alfred Publishing published an SSA version of Bohemian Rhapsody arranged, I believe, by Frank Metis. It is now out of print and I'm trying to find a copy. Can anyone help me with ideas of how to find this?
    Thanks so much!
    Forum message: upbeat SATB piece with "cross" theme Julie Ford, %23 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%rd 16JulGMT+0000'm looking for something upbeat and fun for my choir for Holy Cross Day, September 14.  It should be fairly easy since it will be our first Sunday back.  It seems like most pieces with a "cross" theme are sedate, and I don't want something sedate for our first Sunday back.  Something a cappella (with very easy harmonies) or accompanied by piano, please, and no divisi.
    Julie Ford
    Forum message: Need SATB arrangements of Chicago (band) classics Lisa Lutter, %23 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%rd 15JulGMT+0000 community chorus CANTATE GUAM is doing a 15th anniversary fundraiser with a Chicago tribute band. There are many arrangements of Chicago hits BUT they are now P.O.P.  Any help getting these or other arrangements will be GREATLY appreciated!
    Classified ad: Tenor and Bass Soloist/Section Leader Positions Available Stephen C Edwards, %23 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%rd 18JulGMT+0000
    The Union Church of Hinsdale, U.C.C., Hinsdale, IL seeks experienced singers to fill section leader/soloists (tenor 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 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!
    Classified ad: Seeking Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass Choral Scholars Rozanna Goocey, %23 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%rd 16JulGMT+0000 United Methodist Church, Durham, NC

    Rozanna Vancil Goocey, Director of Music Ministries and organist   -



    Provide musical leadership to the Trinity Choir from August 2014 - May 2015.

    (Approximately 40 Weeks, which allows for some weeks off.  Some days off by director’s choosing, and some days off by Choral Scholar’s choosing.)


    Attend all scheduled rehearsals, Sunday worship services, and additional seasonal services as requested by the director of music.  Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 7:30pm – 9:00pm.  Sunday morning worship begins at 11:00 with a 10:15 call for the choir.  Additional services may include, but are not limited to: Advent Lessons and Carols, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday.  Christmas Eve is not required.


    Serve as soloist or in a small ensemble as requested by the director of music.


    Be a model of professionalism, punctuality, and musical excellence to the other choir members.


    Build positive relationships with other choir members and work to develop their musical skills.


    If an absence is required, communicate with the director of music well in advance and work to find a substitute.




    Excellent vocal technique:

    Consistent and relaxed tone, good range, working towards a degree in voice or just recently graduated.


    Excellent musicianship:

    Sight-reading, intonation, ensemble sense, stylistic awareness.




    Being part of a community of wonderful people who love to sing

    Opportunity to develop as a musician

    Summer break, and weeks off throughout the year.



    Approximately $32 per call.





    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
    Classified ad: Interim Choir Director Steve Clark, %23 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%rd 16JulGMT+0000
    Looking for qualified person to plan and lead the worship music ministry of the adult Chancel Choir at Rosedale Gardens Presbyterian Church. There are currently 20 active participants in the Choir. Candidates should not only have the musical skills commensurate with the requirements of the position, but also have an understanding of the role of choral music in the context of the congregation's worship life.
    - Direct the Choir at the 1030am worship service twice a month (1st and 3rd Sundays)
    - Lead 90-min rehearsal every Thursday evening
    - Lead 45-60min rehearsal (930-1025am) on Sundays when Choir is singing
    - Direct the Choir at the 10pm Christmas Eve service
    - Interim Director will select music and plan Choir participation in coordination with the pastoral staff.
    - Interim Director reports to the Senior Pastor and works under the general direction of the congregation's Worship & Music Committee.
    - When the congregation seeks to fill the Choir Director position on a longer-term basis, the Interim Director is eligible to apply for that position.
    - Compensation will be commensurate with the requirements of the position and the skills and experience of the candidate.
    Classified ad: MUSE, Cincinnati's Women's Choir Auditions Rachel Kramer, %23 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%rd 15JulGMT+0000
    Whether singing on the steps of City Hall, Fountain Square or in a “concert setting”, MUSE can be heard as a beacon of musical excellence and social change in Cincinnati and beyond.  
    For 31 years MUSE has raised her voice for justice and we would like to add yours!  We will be holding auditions for the 32nd season on Saturday, August 16 from 9 am – 3 pm. at St. John's Unitarian Universalist Church, 320 Resor Ave, Clifton.
    Don't wait until the last minute to get your audition spot! If you've ever wanted to join a vibrant choral community, now is the time. MUSE Cincinnati's Women's Choir invites you to audition with us and come celebrate our 32nd Season in song!
    Walk-ins cannot be accommodated due to the nature of the audition process.
    MUSE is dedicated to musical excellence and social change. We are women of diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives awakening awareness with our voices. Your talent, enthusiasm and presence are welcome!
    We'll give you something to sing about - Come harmonize for peace and justice. Join MUSE for a season of fun, friends and most of all music!
    To schedule an audition or find out more, complete the audition request form online at or call 221-1118.
    Classified ad: Looking for Women's Trio Music Book Beverly Atkinson, %23 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%rd 15JulGMT+0000 for a single copy of Celebration and Worship for Women' Voices by Joseph Linn. Green Title Box with floral border. Do you recognize this book? e-mail me at ]]>Classified ad: Concert Attire Beverly Atkinson, %23 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%rd 15JulGMT+0000 Ridge has women's performance beaded Jackets from PraiseHymn Fashions.  These are Red Jackets with easy care service dresses.  The set also includes the black beaded jackets as well.  For list of number, sizes and price contact ]]>Classified ad: Children's choir robes for sale Beverly Atkinson, %23 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%rd 15JulGMT+0000 Ridge would like to offer their cherub choir robes (itty-bitty sizes) red with white collars. Also the Junior choir robes
    Royal blue with white satin stoles.  $5.00 for each set.  Let's talk.
    Concert: Nine Original A Cappella Choral Works -- Composer's Showcase presents John Cavallaro Dee Dee Miles, %23 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%rd 15JulGMT+0000

    Composer’s Showcase presents the choral works of John Cavallaro

    Composer John Cavallaro of Princeton and his 20-voice Coretto Cavallaro will perform nine original selections, three of which are world premieres.

    Sunday, August 3, 4 P.M.

    2 Railroad Place, Hopewell, N.J.
    John Cavallaro’s compositions have been performed in the local area by Princeton Pro Musica, Mostly Motets, and the Delaware River Consort, and nationally by Schola Cantorum of Mountain View, Cal., the Stanford Memorial Church Choir in Stanford, Cal. and The New World Chorale and Coro Maris Stella in the Boston area.
    Set I: Gregorian Themes
    Pater Noster
    Victimae Paschali Laudes
    Salve Regina
    Set II: Christmas in August
    O Magnum Mysterium
    Ave Maria
    Set III: Latest Works
    Lost and Found*
    Will You Please Stand*
    * World premieres
    Admission is free, but space is limited, so reservations are requested. To reserve your seats, please send an email to Composer’s Showcase at
    Forum message: Singing exchange student needs host family Becky Bell, %23 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%rd 15JulGMT+0000 from Poland, is arriving in Richmond Virginia in August for 2 semesters.  She will attend high school providing her spending money and health insurance and will participate in school, family and volunteering.  She is very active in singing, drama, and art and would like to continue to participate while in the US.  Our hosts consist of single parents, single adults, families with small and/or teenage children and empty nesters.  As a host parent, I find it enjoyable to have a student that shares the same interests as their host family.  Please email ccfc2355(a) for more info or visit  If you cant host, please share the need and opportunity. ]]>Announcement: New Unison Christmas Title by Edvard Grieg from Colla Voce Chris Matthews, %23 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%rd 15JulGMT+0000
    Click the cover image to view the score in its entirety.
    Colla Voce Music is proud to announce the release of "The Christmas Tree" from Edvard Grieg's "Seven Children's Songs" as edited by Darcy Morrissey.  This delightfully simple Christmas song for unison and piano features all the things one would expect from a master like Grieg and is an ideal choice for your choir's next holiday concert.  Don't forget to check out Darcy's other two Grieg editions at
    Classified ad: Tenor staff singer needed Alfred Calabrese, %23 %b %2014 %14:%Jul:%rd 14JulGMT+0000 Rita Catholic Church in Dallas has an opening for a tenor staff singer/section leader.  Position is from September through mid-June with a highly competitive pay scale.  Summer choir tours both domestic and overseas; solo opportunities; and major works with orchestra. Excellent sight singing skills, familiarity with early music repertoire and vocal style, and experience with plainchant highly desireable.  Willingness to work with a talented and dedicated volunteer choir.  To schedule an audition please contact ]]>Classified ad: Choir Director, First Universalist Church, Yarmouth ME Ruth White, %23 %b %2014 %12:%Jul:%rd 12JulGMT+0000
    First Universalist Church of Yarmouth Maine is looking for a dynamic conductor to become our new Music/Choir Director. We seek a creative and collaborative leader with strong interpersonal skills, who can work with a broad range of musical talents and interests.
    We are a growing congregation, currently of 160 members, with 15 to 20 in the choir. 
    Requirements: Choral degree with relevant experience a plus.  Must be proficient on piano and keyboard while directing the choir and have a record of positive collaboration with staff and congregation members. Must be knowledgeable of classical, traditional, and contemporary repertoire in keeping with UU principals. 
    Reports to:  The Minister and partners with the Worship Council.
    Responsibilities (Average 10 hours per week):
    The Director of Music at first U coordinates the entire music program. Particular responsibilities include:
    · Collaborate with ministers or other service leaders in the creation of worship services and selection of anthems and hymns.
    · Once a week Thursday rehearsals with choir, September through June and lead choir on Sunday mornings and at Christmas Eve service.
    · Create and atmosphere that encourages choir membership and retention.
    · Prepare choir for other special events, such as memorial services
    · Communicate with visiting musicians about service plans.
    · Maintain and enhance the music library.
    · Supervise the maintenance of the church’s musical instruments and arrange for the acquisition of any new instruments as needed.
    Salary (based on 10 hour/week average)
    · Compensation in keeping with comparable Portland Maine, part time Music Directors.
    · Up to $400 for music acquisition.
    To apply:  Please submit a cover letter, resume and personal references to  Video or audio recordings representing your musical skills are welcome
    Classified ad: AUDITION with the Pacific Masterworks Chorus directed by Dr. Greg Lyne Tim Salaver, %23 %b %2014 %05:%Jul:%rd 5JulGMT+0000
    We are celebrating our 5th year of music excellence and will present the Joys of Winter - Every year the world looks forward to the Joys this time of year brings. Join the Pacific Masterworks Chorus as we celebrate the Joys of Winter, Christmas Day, The Messiah, Carols, and Snow on Sunday, December 7, 2014, 4:00 pm at John Knox Presbyterian Church, 7421 Amarillo Road, Dublin.  We will be performing the works of Mechem, Holst, Handel, Thompson, Rutter, and Luboff with Guest Artist International award-winning Cantabella Children’s Chorus
    AUDITIONS for the 2014-2015 Season will be held any Wednesday in September 2014 and January 2015.  Prepare a short 2-3 minute a cappella song.  You will be evaluated on your ability to sing clearly and on pitch, vocalize through your singing range, and read through your part.
    Rehearsals are held in Dublin, CA on Wednesdays from 7 to 9:30 pm starting September 3 thru December 3.
    For more information, go to or send email to
    Pacific Masterworks Chorus is a non-profit 501(c)(3) performing arts organization led by Artistic Director, Dr. Greg Lyne, and Pianist, Danielle Naler.
    Forum message: a good organ score for the Brahms Requiem Bruce Nunley, %23 %b %2014 %03:%Jul:%rd 3JulGMT+0000 community chorus will present the Brahms Requiem this fall using organ, harp, and timpani only.   We are using the Hinshaw/Laura Hoggard edition.   What organ score would you suggest would be the best to purchase?   Thanks! ]]>Borrowing request: Rutter Gloria Dick Rhindress, %23 %b %2014 %03:%Jul:%rd 3JulGMT+0000 Choral Scores & Orchestral Parts
    Composer/Arranger/Edition: John Rutter
    Starting: Aug 15 - Dec 10
    For: 4 months
    Copies: 50
    Willing to rent: Yes
    Need to borrow/rent/buy vocal scores and instrumental parts.  Bennington County Choral Society, VT.
    Borrowing request: VW Serenade to Music Dick Rhindress, %23 %b %2014 %03:%Jul:%rd 3JulGMT+0000 Vocal Scores & Instrumental Parts
    Composer/Arranger/Edition: Ralph Vaughan Williams
    Starting: Aug 15 - Dec 10
    For: 4 months
    Copies: 50
    Willing to rent: Yes
    Request to Rent/Borrow/Buy Music. Choral scores and orchestral parts.  Bennington County Choral Society, Bennington VT.   
    Classified ad: Auditions for Tenors and Basses Ryan Pryslak, %23 %b %2014 %02:%Jul:%rd 2JulGMT+0000 One Vocal Arts, a semi-professional chamber chorus in Delaware, is seeking a few solid tenors and basses to round out our ensemble for the 2014-2015 season. Opus One performs exciting and varied repertoire from the Renaissance to the present day and partners with local charitable organizations to use music to further their cause and mission as well as ours.
    Singers should possess good tonal quality and blend, decent sight reading skills, enjoy singing two-three on a part, and have Sunday evenings open for rehearsals.
    Please contact our music director, Ryan Pryslak, to schedule an audition timeslot. Auditions are being held on Sunday 8/10 in Wilmington DE
    Ryan Pryslak 302-743-1201
    Classified ad: Conductor, Girls Training 3 Julia Richter, %23 %b %2014 %00:%Jul:%rd 0JulGMT+0000
    Reports to: Training Dept. Director
    Hours:  Part-time. Afterschool rehearsals. Occasional weekend performances and other events.
    Direct Girl’s Training 3 (GT3), an upper-level choir in the Training Department for girls in Grades 3 through 6.
    Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir  - a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization – provides afterschool music programs through fifteen progressive choirs, summer camps and concerts, and also partners with major arts organizations in the San Francisco Bay area. Several of the advanced choirs tour either nationally or internationally and are the anchor for our triennial Golden Gate International Children’s and Youth Choral Festival.  PEBCC is a highly rewarding place to work for those interested in providing children and young adults with an exceptional music education and performance oriented choral arts program. Founded in 1982, PEBCC is located in the Oakland/Piedmont area and has 6 full-time staff members, and two part-timers. To learn more about the work of PEBCC, please visit and
    • Lead Tuesday, two-hour rehearsals, 4:00 pm – 6: 00 pm
    • Select repertoire for the Assigned Choir as approved by the Training Department Director for unison and 2 parts
    • Plan and conduct regular weekly rehearsals that provide training in singing and vocal development, style and history per the Choir’s formal curriculum.
    • Incorporate the choir’s music theory program weekly
    • Conduct two semesters of regular weekly rehearsals for the Assigned Choir.
    • Conduct the choir’s regular concerts and specific events.
    • Attend staff meetings.
    • Attend and assist with auditions.
    • Review and assess the musical and personal growth of choir members each semester and complete student evaluations.
    • Greet and interact with parents at Choir rehearsals, performances, and other events and respond professionally to their questions and concerns.
    • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Music, or Music Education (or in relevant field) plus at least two years of work experience similar to this position.
    • Kodály training preferred.
    • Have knowledge of treble repertoire
    • Have good communication and organization skills
    • Required to work some weekends depending on performance dates and times.
    Must be devoted to team efforts, be pro-active, flexible, and maintain a positive, can do, will try attitude. ]]>
    Classified ad: Conductor, Boys Training 2 Julia Richter, %23 %b %2014 %00:%Jul:%rd 0JulGMT+0000
    Reports to: Training Dept. Director
    Hours:  Part-time. Afterschool rehearsals. Occasional weekend performances and other events.
    Direct Boy’s Training 2 (BT2), the upper-level choir in the Training Department for boys in Grades 3 through 5.
    Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir  - a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization – provides afterschool music programs through fifteen progressive choirs, summer camps and concerts, and also partners with major arts organizations in the San Francisco Bay area. Several of the advanced choirs tour either nationally or internationally and are the anchor for our triennial Golden Gate International Children’s and Youth Choral Festival.  PEBCC is a highly rewarding place to work for those interested in providing children and young adults with an exceptional music education and performance oriented choral arts program. Founded in 1982, PEBCC is located in the Oakland/Piedmont area and has 6 full-time staff members, and two part-timers. To learn more about the work of PEBCC, please visit and
    • Lead Monday, two-hour rehearsals, 4:00 pm – 6: 00 pm
    • Select repertoire for the Assigned Choir as approved by the Training Department Director for unison and 2 parts
    • Plan and conduct regular weekly rehearsals that provide training in singing and vocal development, style and history per the Choir’s formal curriculum.
    • Incorporate the choir’s music theory program weekly
    • Conduct two semesters of regular weekly rehearsals for the Assigned Choir.
    • Conduct the choir’s regular concerts and specific events.
    • Attend staff meetings.
    • Attend and assist with auditions.
    • Attend departmental workshop, fall retreat at Walker Creek Ranch and faculty retreat.
    • Review and assess the musical and personal growth of choir members each semester and complete student evaluations.
    • Greet and interact with parents at Choir rehearsals, performances, and other events and respond professionally to their questions and concerns.
    • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Music, or Music Education (or in relevant field) plus at least two years of work experience similar to this position.
    • Kodály training preferred.
    • Have knowledge of treble repertoire
    • Have good communication and organization skills
    • Required to work some weekends depending on performance dates and times.
    • Must be devoted to team efforts, be pro-active, flexible, and maintain a positive, can do, will try attitude.
    Concert: THE NEW YORK CHORAL SOCIETY 54TH ANNUAL SUMMER SINGS Nicole Guberman, %23 %b %2014 %00:%Jul:%rd 0JulGMT+0000
    Wednesdays from July 23rd - August 27 th at 7:30pm at Symphony Space
    New York, NY- JUNE 18, 2014.  The New York Choral Society produces six Summer Sings that feature the most popular masterworks of the choral literature. The 54th annual Summer Sings takes place on consecutive Wednesdays at 7:30pm from July 23rd through August 27that Symphony Space in the Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, For these Summer Sings, six prominent choral conductors from the New York area will lead audience members to sing through these popular works.  The New York Choral Society will provide scores. The 2014 series features monumental works including four of the most recognized pieces in the classical repertoire including Handel’s Messiah on Wednesday, July 23; Verdi’s Requiem on July 30; Mozart’s Requiem on August 20 and Orff’s Carmina Burana on August 27.
    For Tickets: Individual Sings: $20, For ticket information, call (212) 864-5400 or visit the box office or visit or
    Box Office: Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway @ 95th Street, New York  
    Forum message: Section Leaders: To vote or not to vote? Sarah Timothy, %22 %b %2014 %23:%Jul:%nd 23JulGMT+0000 would like to employ leadership in all my high school choir classes. Thinking about appointing a President and then electing other officers out of he top group, which would do work for the entire program. Section leaders out of the two other choirs. Debating - should I appoint the section leaders? If they vote they tend to choose their friends. But if I choose all, they don't gain the ownership. Thoughts? ]]>Classified ad: paid Alto for Anglo-Catholic church Michael Smith, %22 %b %2014 %23:%Jul:%nd 23JulGMT+0000 Church of the Good Shepherd, Rosemont, has an immediate opening for paid Alto section leader (male or female). This is an Episcopal church in the Anglo-Catholic tradition. This position is ideal for a singer who enjoys going through a large amount of diverse repertoire. The choir (5 paid, 5 volunteer) sings the entire mass setting each week in addition to the chant propers, an anthem, a motet, and the hymns. Excellent sight-reading skills are required, as well as the ability to control vibrato. The choir is a small, intimate "chamber group" that enjoys hard work and making music of the highest quality together. Please contact the choirmaster, Michael Smith, at for an audition.  ]]>Classified ad: Essential Voices USA Seeks Singers Judith Clurman, %22 %b %2014 %22:%Jul:%nd 22JulGMT+0000
    Auditions for Volunteer Members
    Judith Clurman’s Essential Voices USA
    2014-2015 concert season
    Fresh off of its Macy's 4th of July Fireworks performance with Indina Menzel and the DIVA Jazz Orchestra, Judith Clurman's Essential Voices USA is “casting chorus members” for its VOLUNTEER component.
    The size of the ensemble ranges from 8 to 65, depending on the music being performed.
    Venues include Carnegie Hall, the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, and other fun locations throughout NYC.
    The 2014-2015 season includes music by Bach, Bernstein, Mozart, as well as programs with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall (classical choral works November 14; holiday celebrations with Kelli O’Hara and Matthew Morrison December 19 & 20; and a children’s program December 21).
    Auditions are being held on:
    Monday, August 25, 6:30-9:00pm
    Bring a piece that you love to sing (preferably, a classical work). You will be asked to sight read!
    Email to schedule an audition.
    Forum message: Piano Proficiency for Choir Teaching Job Caroline Harrison, %22 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%nd 18JulGMT+0000 have an interview tomorrow for an elementary and middle school choir teacher position. They sent an email with what candidates should bring including my "piano proficiency level". The HR person didn't know exactly what this means. I'm curious if anyone has an idea.  ]]>Forum message: Exemplar Choirs from Around The World Kim Kroetsch, %22 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%nd 17JulGMT+0000 would like to put together a video collection of exemplar choirs from around the world whose performances my middle school choir singers can listen and respond to.  These choirs can be any age and from any part of the world.  I would like a vast variety of excellent and diverse choral perspectives.  Please respond with the names of choirs (or particular videos) you think should be part of this exemplary list. ]]>Forum message: Teachers welcome students back to school in song Kim Kroetsch, %22 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%nd 17JulGMT+0000 fall during opening week, I teach our staff a simple song in harmony to sing as we welcome our K-8 students back on the first day of school.  I never have very much time to teach the song- so it has to be something that everyone can pick up pretty quickly and learn by rote.  I am looking for some new ideas.  Suggestions? ]]>Classified ad: UU Church Pianist Needed L.H. Brown, %22 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%nd 19JulGMT+0000
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lansing seeks an accomplished keyboard artist for Sunday services and Thursday night choral rehearsals.  Must be able to sight-read and read open score, play in a wide variety of styles, accompany soloists and vocal/instrumental ensembles. Improvisational skills are HIGHLY desirable.
    ¼ time (10 hours per week avg.) pianist
    $7550 annually paid biweekly
    Thursday night choir rehearsal 7-9pm Sept. through early June
                Sunday Morning Services & choir warm-up 8:00am until 1pm Sept.-May
                                                                                        10:15am June-August
    Christmas Eve, Special Services and occasional other rehearsals as needed
    Collaborate with the Director of Music regarding musical choices for Worship Services
    Collaborate and communicate with the directors of the vocal choirs
    Occasionally rehearse and perform with church jazz and folk bands
    High level of keyboard proficiency in a variety of musical styles
    Experience in accompanying both soloists and group rehearsals
    Good people and communication skills
    Comfort and familiarity with liberal religion in general
    The pianist will be expected to abide by Denomination and Church Policies as regards respectful and appropriate behavior toward all Staff and Congregation members.
    We are a Welcoming Congregation of over 300 members, founded in 1847.  Our Sunday morning worship services inspire us to grow and change together, building a community that honors diversity of belief and a responsible search for truth and meaning.
                Lyle Brown, Director of Music
                (517) 351-4081 ext 4#
                855 Grove St., E. Lansing, MI 48823
    Classified ad: Director of Music, Christ Church Cathedral Catherine French, %22 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%nd 18JulGMT+0000
    Christ Church Cathedral invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of Music, available on or before December 1, 2014.
    The Organization
    Christ Church Cathedral seeks a new Director of Music to further its mission: to “widen the circle of God’s embrace, with heart and voice.”  Christ Church Cathedral is a 176-year-old Episcopal congregation located on Monument Circle in the heart of Indianapolis.   The Cathedral has identified three core values that guide its work.
                We find Christ by:
    • encountering others in community, drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds
    • serving our neighbor, reaching out to those on the margin
    • appreciating beauty, especially in liturgy and sacred music
    The Cathedral has a strong musical tradition that reaches back more than 150 years, making music at the highest artistic level with both children and adults.   The primary purpose of the music program is to support worship in the full expression of Anglican liturgy, Sunday to Sunday and season to season.
    The Cathedral has three worship services on Sundays:  a said Rite One Eucharist at 8 AM; a sung Rite Two Eucharist at 10 AM; and a Santa Eucharista with music at 1 PM. During the school year, there is also a sung Evensong on Thursdays at 5:15 PM.  This service is part of the rule of prayer, which includes morning and evening prayer and a noon mass each weekday.  In addition, the Cathedral offers diocesan and community services at times of celebration and mourning.
    The Cathedral today has two choirs: The Cathedral Choir of children and professional men; and the mixed-voice Coro Hispano.  The Cathedral Choir traces its roots to the Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys that was founded in 1883 in the centuries-old English Cathedral choir tradition.  The Girls’ choir was founded in 1945.  Both boys and girls are now part of the Cathedral Choir.  The Coro Hispano was founded in 2000 and combines the best of the Anglican tradition with the best of Latino music and culture.  Young choristers receive weekly vocal and music theory instruction, training in sight singing and musicianship, and regular spiritual formation.
    The Cathedral’s choirs have sung by invitation in the United Kingdom and in Europe.  In addition to worship services, the choirs perform in concert, broadcasts, and recordings.  The broader music program includes choral and instrumental concerts and organ recitals presented by both resident and guest artists and ensembles.
    The repertoire of the Cathedral choirs is broad reaching and includes chant; music of the renaissance, baroque, classical, romantic, and modern periods; contemporary music; and a growing focus on Latino music, both new and traditional.  The congregation welcomes the opportunity to learn and hear music that is new or unfamiliar.
    The music program is supported by three fine organs:  the Chancel Organ (Hellmuth Wolff and Associates, Op. 32, 1900); the Ruth Lilly Memorial Gallery Organ (Taylor and Boody Organ Builders, Op. 19, 1992); and the Frederick W. Weber Memorial Continuo Positive Organ (Brombaugh Organ Builders, 1996).
    The music program has developed a strong partnership with the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.  Many of the professional men in the choir are IU students; Cathedral organ scholars have been IU undergraduate and graduate students; and IU instrumentalists and ensembles frequently perform in concerts at the Cathedral.
    Christ Church is also a leader in the artistic community of Indianapolis and has partnered with Butler University, the University of Indianapolis, the American Guild of Organists, the American Pianists Association, the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra and many other groups. 
    Over the past year, the leadership of the Cathedral engaged in a process of community listening that resulted in a new strategic vision.  In addition to initiatives related to communications and space planning, the Cathedral identified several key ministry priorities:
    • Evangelism to a growing downtown:  Establish relationships with and build connections to growing downtown neighborhoods.  Establish a vibrant network of outreach and spirituality-focused small groups and develop additional weekend worship, perhaps off-site.
    • Evangelism with Hispanic Community:  Develop and implement a strategic plan to attract, welcome, integrate, and empower the growing Latino population of the Indianapolis metro area, using our congregation’s diversity, inclusivity, and location as our primary drivers.
    • Outreach:  Develop a collaborative compassion ministry with our civic, business, and religious partners focused on providing hands-on ministry in our downtown neighborhood.
    The music program of Christ Church Cathedral will contribute strongly to all three of these priorities.
    The Opportunity
    The Director of Music will join a vibrant, caring, and nurturing Episcopal community that identifies appreciating beauty, especially in liturgy and sacred music, as a core value in furthering its mission.  S/he will have the opportunity to align the program with the Cathedral’s new strategic vision and to expand and enrich the music program, making truly Anglican music that is as global as the Anglican Communion. The Director will be asked to establish the program’s leadership role as the Cathedral seeks to expand its reach into an increasingly diverse community; to respond through liturgy to changing patterns of church attendance; and to attract the growing population of young adults and others who live in downtown Indianapolis. 
    The Director will have the opportunity to reestablish the tradition of a volunteer choir, drawing singers from the congregation.  S/he will be challenged to find new ways to increase participation of children in the music program.  S/he will develop the unique qualities and talents of children, professional singers, and volunteers as members of the Cathedral’s choirs, and will do so with strong support from the Dean, the clergy, and a congregation that loves to sing.
    The Position
    The Director of Music provides leadership and vision to ensure that a strong musical program is an essential part of the life of Christ Church Cathedral.   The Director reports directly to the Dean and assists the Dean in crafting liturgy.  In collaboration with the clergy, the Director develops and implements a comprehensive musical plan and program for the liturgical year that aligns with the overall strategic vision of the Cathedral.   The Director oversees and is assisted by the Cathedral’s music program staff.
    The Director of Music is responsible and accountable for all choral and instrumental music for the Cathedral.  S/he recruits, auditions, trains, and conducts the Cathedral’s choirs of children and adults.  S/he develops, implements, and oversees a comprehensive musical studies program for young singers.  S/he ensures that volunteer singers are welcome members of the Cathedral’s musical life, and s/he nurtures a strong sense of community among singers.  The Director engages contract singers and instrumentalists.   S/he maintains the highest possible standards of excellence in all musical programming and performance.
    The Director of Music collaborates with other Cathedral staff and programs, especially in the area of youth formation, and with parishioners through the Choir Parents’ Guild, Sacred Arts supporters, and those who volunteer for fundraising and other Cathedral functions.  S/he develops partnerships and collaborations with the greater Indianapolis music and arts community.  S/he actively seeks opportunities for music to expand the reach of Christ Church Cathedral throughout the community.
    The Director of Music is a full-time position that requires participation in Sunday and special worship services throughout the year.  
    Candidate Profile
    The successful candidate will be a mission-minded builder with the demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with the Canons, Cathedral leadership, and staff in planning and conducting worship services that are both connected to and coordinated with the overall Cathedral ministry.   S/he will be familiar with the Episcopal liturgy and will have a deep and expansive understanding of the Anglican musical tradition.
    The successful candidate will be a superb musician who combines a thorough knowledge of choral and vocal performance with significant experience in leading both professional and volunteer singers in a broad range of liturgical and religious repertoire.   S/he will have the proven ability and pedagogical skill to inspire singers to a consistently high level of excellence in performance.
    The successful candidate will be experienced and skilled at working with children and developing young voices.  S/he will have a high level of proficiency as a keyboardist.  Composing and arranging skills will be viewed as assets.
    The successful candidate will be a strong administrator and a skilled manager of both human and financial resources.   S/he will have the demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse congregation and community.  S/he will have excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.    Spanish language ability, while not required, will be considered an asset.
    The successful candidate will be a person of high personal integrity and ethical standards.  S/he will demonstrate the qualities of prayerfulness, determination, and openness, combined with a sense of humor.   S/he will have Master’s degree or equivalent.  The successful candidate will be well grounded in a sense of Christian vocation.
    Compensation, including benefits, is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
    Christ Church Cathedral seeks to recruit a group of candidates that reflects the gender, racial, and ethnic diversity of their community. 
    Nominations of potential candidates are welcome.   Please provide contact information or encourage potential candidates to contact Christopher Wingert at
    Initial application materials should not exceed five (5) pages.  Do not include tapes, CDs, repertoire lists, or reviews at this time.  
    Please include a resume and a letter that describes your specific interest and qualifications for the position.  Include a salary history or requirements, and the names of three references.   All applications will be considered confidential and references will not be contacted without the applicant’s prior agreement.  
    Electronic submissions are preferred.  Please send to:
    Christ Church Cathedral Director of Music Search
    Catherine French Group
    2500 Q Street, NW, Suite 623
    Washington, DC  20007
    MS Word or Adobe Acrobat attachments only, please.
    The Search Committee will begin to review applications in mid-August and will issue invitations for candidate interviews in early September.
    Classified ad: 2 Church Choir Section Leaders sought, St. Louis, MO area Daniel Fry, %22 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%nd 18JulGMT+0000
    St. Paul United Church of Christ in Belleville, IL is inviting singers to audition for paid section leader positions starting in September, 2014. These positions will be paid on a per service basis, and will enhance the choir and the music ministry at the traditional Sunday service at 9 am. The St. Paul Chancel Choir consists of around 25 singers and does repertoire of all style periods, including seasonal larger works, and regularly sings a cappella repertoire.  Rehearsals take place on Wednesday nights from 7-8:30, with occasional additional rehearsals during the year which will be scheduled well in advance.
    Required skills:
    • Previous or current formal voice instruction
    • Excellent sight-singing ability
    • Ability to blend cohesively with the section’s sound
    • Ability to model correct pitch, rhythm, and tone to other singers in a positive and supportive way
    • Experience singing in choral ensembles
    • Availability for Wednesday night rehearsals from 7-8:30 pm (occasionally longer if near a major choral presentation); this includes Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday,  Holy Week, and the Sunday call time of 8:15 for the 9 am service
    • Demonstration of professionalism by example
    • Solo singing within larger works and as a soloist on occasion
    Desired skills:
    • Current college music major, or minor, or formal academic training in music or music degree(s)
    • Ability to lead sectionals vocally, or a piano background to assist during sectionals
    If interested, please email a resume to Daniel Fry, Director of Music, at, or call with questions at 618.233.3303, x 118.
    Classified ad: Conductor of The Jubilee Symphony Orchestra Mihee Gwon, %22 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%nd 18JulGMT+0000
    The Jubilee Symphony Orchestra is a tool used by God to redeem music and support praise & worship throughout New York City. The Jubilee Symphony Orchestra is seeking applications for a conductor to assume leadership of the orchestra beginning with the 2014-15season.
    1. Name
    2. Attach a current resume
    Contact Info:
    The Jubilee Symphony Orchestra
    Email-  ]]>
    Classified ad: Section leader positions and volunteer openings at Christ Church Cathedral Robert Bozeman, %22 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%nd 18JulGMT+0000 Cathedral Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Louisville, Kentucky has openings for a soprano and tenor section leader and openings for volunteers in the tenor and alto section.
    Recently, the Cathedral Choir was heard on the national radio broadcast of "With Heart and Voice," singing selections from their recent CD "An American Evening." The choir dedicates fifty percent of its repertoire to music by fine American composers as well as singing music from the canon of composers from the Medieval to contemporary eras. In addition to one rehearsal and one sung service each week, there are monthly evensongs, Advent Lessons and Carols, and a concert (major work or other event) each season.
    All volunteers and section leaders should prepare an audition as indicated on the Cathedral Choir page. Please contact Canon Bozeman to schedule a time or for further information.
    Announcement: 3er Festival Internacional de Coros Infantiles de la FPMC Gabriela Rodriguez, %22 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%nd 17JulGMT+0000 tardes a todos!!!! 
    La Fundación de Parques y Museos de Cozumel les invita a participar en el 3er festival Internacional de Coros Infantiles de la FPMC del 21 al 25 de mayo 2015 en la Isla de Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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    Forum message: iPads in a choral setting Kim Kroetsch, %22 %b %2014 %14:%Jul:%nd 14JulGMT+0000 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
    Classified ad: Middle School Dean of Students Myles Glancy, %22 %b %2014 %14:%Jul:%nd 14JulGMT+0000
    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 
    Announcement: Tom Shelton and Mark Hayes Together As Featured Clinicians Rob Monath, %22 %b %2014 %13:%Jul:%nd 13JulGMT+0000 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: ]]>Announcement: Express your Starlight through Choral Music | Toruń, Poland Piroska Horváth, %22 %b %2014 %11:%Jul:%nd 11JulGMT+0000

    "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
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    * Pop & Jazz.

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    * Evaluation Performances  
    * Individual Coachings 
    * Vocal Trainings  
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    Classified ad: Young Men's Ensemble of LA Children's Chorus Holds Auditions Aug. 21 Susan Gordon, %22 %b %2014 %05:%Jul:%nd 5JulGMT+0000
    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
    Announcement: Thinking of Christmas - The Age Old Reason for Joy Robin Mayhew, %22 %b %2014 %10:%Jul:%nd 10JulGMT+0000 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.
    Classified ad: Vox Grata Women's Choir Announces Auditions Jeanette MacCallum, %22 %b %2014 %01:%Jul:%nd 1JulGMT+0000 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  An audition request form can be submitted directly from the website or by e-mailing
    Forum message: Reflections on 9/11 for women's choirs Iris Levine, %22 %b %2014 %00:%Jul:%nd 0JulGMT+0000,
    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?
    Iris Levine
    Artistic Director
    Vox Femina Los Angeles
    Classified ad: New Member Auditions! Kevin Long, %21 %b %2014 %23:%Jul:%st 23JulGMT+0000
    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!
    Classified ad: New Member Auditions! Kevin Long, %21 %b %2014 %23:%Jul:%st 23JulGMT+0000
    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!
    Forum message: Christmas music Caleb Walls, %21 %b %2014 %22:%Jul:%st 22JulGMT+0000
    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
    Forum message: Soloist parts for Arvo Pärt's Litany Bob Acker, %21 %b %2014 %21:%Jul:%st 21JulGMT+0000 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)
    Classified ad: Tenor and Bass needed for Professional Octet in Manhattan, NY Nigel Potts, %21 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%st 19JulGMT+0000
    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 only. No phone calls and no emails to
    Nigel Potts
    Organist & Choirmaster
    Christ & Saint Stephen’s Church
    New York, NY 10023
    Ph: 212 787-2755 Ext 6
    Classified ad: Church Organist, Wheaton, IL Jennifer Whiting, %21 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%st 19JulGMT+0000

    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.

    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

    Classified ad: Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble (LA) is holding auditions Nicole Baker, %21 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%st 19JulGMT+0000 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, or 626-260-8249. ]]>Announcement: New Christmas settings - instantly downloadable! Gordon Thornett, %21 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%st 19JulGMT+0000 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:
    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.)
    Forum message: Church Renting Space to Store Music - question about prices Marg Stubington, %21 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%st 18JulGMT+0000 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?
    Classified ad: Pastor of Worship Rene Ury, %21 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%st 18JulGMT+0000 Commitment: Part-time (20 hours per week)
    • 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. 
    Classified ad: Audition Announcement - Allegrezza Stephen C Edwards, %21 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%st 16JulGMT+0000 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 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,!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. 
    Classified ad: Season beginning for San Tan Chorale in AZ Betty Frable, %21 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%st 16JulGMT+0000 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. ]]>Classified ad: Tenor soloist - section leader, Wilmington, Delaware Neil Harmon, %21 %b %2014 %14:%Jul:%st 14JulGMT+0000 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.
    Borrowing request: Best of Bond Medley (SATB+accomp.), #00-C0295C1X Alexander Reuter, %21 %b %2014 %14:%Jul:%st 14JulGMT+0000 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.)
    Alexander Reuter
    Forum message: Query re music on saints' names Jerome Hoberman, %21 %b %2014 %10:%Jul:%st 10JulGMT+0000 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.
    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
    Classified ad: Assistant Conductor, Mississauga Festival Youth Choir (PT) Debbie Bradley, %21 %b %2014 %13:%Jul:%st 13JulGMT+0000 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
    • 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:, using the subject line: Assistant Conductor Application. The closing date for applications is August 15, 2014.
    Classified ad: Soprano/Tenor/Bass Needed for Doctoral Lecture Recital - Mass in B Minor Luke Lusted, %21 %b %2014 %13:%Jul:%st 13JulGMT+0000
    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 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
    September 7 - 7pm-8:30pm
    Pay is negotiable based on location and commute of artist.   
    Classified ad: Female Tenor seeks singing position Diane Goullard, %21 %b %2014 %04:%Jul:%st 4JulGMT+0000
    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
    Classified ad: Greater South Jersey Announces auditions for our 2014-2015 season Randy Cornell, %21 %b %2014 %01:%Jul:%st 1JulGMT+0000
    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:
    We look forward to seeing you!
    Announcement: FINALISTS for The American Prize in Composition, 2014 david katz, %20 %b %2014 %20:%Jul:%th 20JulGMT+0000
    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.
    Forum message: Choral music for Civil Rights commemoration? Eric S Betthauser, %20 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000, 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.
    Thanks much.
    Classified ad: The Oriana Consort seeks 1 soprano, 2 altos, 1 tenor, and 4 basse Kathryn Low, %20 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000 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; 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, 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. ]]>Classified ad: Nebraska's Premiere A Cappella Chorus holds Open Auditions August 7th, 2014 TJ DiBacco, %20 %b %2014 %02:%Jul:%th 2JulGMT+0000
    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 for more information.

    Forum message: Need a Good Arrangement of Star-Spangled Banner Darren Lougee, %20 %b %2014 %01:%Jul:%th 1JulGMT+0000 would like to find a good arrangement of The Star-Spangled Banner that is of medium difficulty (SAB or SATB).   Any suggestions out there?
    Announcement: Slow Down! Red Squirrels! Cheryl Camm, %19 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000'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).
    Announcement: What's on Great Sacred Music, Sunday, July 20, 2014 Robert Kennedy, %19 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000
    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 Kennedy
    Great Sacred Music
    The Classical Station
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Classified ad: Staff Alto section leader - paid position Phoenix Scott Youngs, %19 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000 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,
    Please look at the church web page for program information:
    Classified ad: Chicago ensemble holding auditions for paid singers Amy Bearden, %19 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000
    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 with questions or to schedule an audition time. More information about the ensemble can be found at our website or find us on Facebook.

    We look forward to meeting you!
    Forum message: "A Life in Song" Concert Theme Mary Bond, %19 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000'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? ]]>Classified ad: Ars Nova Singers - openings in all sections Tom Morgan, %19 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000 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: 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). 

    Classified ad: Ars Nova Singers - paid choral positions Tom Morgan, %19 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000 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: 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). 

    Classified ad: New auditioned Compline Choir Tom Morgan, %19 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000
    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.
    Classified ad: Paid Choral Positions in new Compline Choir Tom Morgan, %19 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000
    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.
    Classified ad: Paid Church Choristers - Cincinnati Bro. Brent Stull, %19 %b %2014 %14:%Jul:%th 14JulGMT+0000 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 ]]>
    Concert: VOICES Sing! LBI Foundation for the Arts and Sciences Carole Moore, %16 %b %2014 %22:%Jul:%th 22JulGMT+0000, 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.,
    Classified ad: Colorado Repertory Singers Mark Stamper, %19 %b %2014 %02:%Jul:%th 2JulGMT+0000

    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:

    If you have any questions, please email Mark Stamper (

    Classified ad: Seeking Tenor and Bass Choral Scholars Jason Fishburn, %19 %b %2014 %02:%Jul:%th 2JulGMT+0000 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  We also welcome volunteer singers to the choir.  
    To learn more about Roberts Park, please visit:  
    Announcement: Play-my-note: a note-learning resource Marion Wood, %18 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000 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:
    and download links here:
    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.
    Announcement: Anthony's Cosmic Adventures, a choral fantasy John Metz, %18 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000
    New Composition for SATB/Piano by John Metz, self-published
    “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.
    Announcement: TheC7Prize Winners for Choral Music from USA and Canada donald patriquin, %18 %b %2014 %20:%Jul:%th 20JulGMT+0000
    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 ( 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. (
    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 (  
    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
    Announcement: Send Your Men! Thomas Berryman, %18 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000 
    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
    Classified ad: San Diego Children’s Choir Accompanist Kelsey Young, %18 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000 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:, (858) 587-1087. Links to video of teaching and/or performances may be included, if available. For more information, visit
    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.
    Classified ad: San Diego Children's Choir Neighborhood Choir Accompanist/Assistant Kelsey Young, %18 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000 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:, (858) 587-1087. Links to video of rehearsal and/or performance may be included, if available. For more information, visit
    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.
    Classified ad: San Diego Children's Choir Neighborhood Choir Coordinating Director Kelsey Young, %18 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000
    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:, (858) 587-1087. Links to video of teaching and/or performances may be included, if available. For more information, visit
    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.
    Classified ad: San Diego Children's Choir Neighborhood Choir Director Kelsey Young, %18 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000 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:, (858) 587-1087. Links to video of teaching and/or performances may be included, if available. For more information, visit
    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.
    Classified ad: San Diego Children's Choir Core Choir Director Kelsey Young, %18 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000
    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:, (858) 587-1087. Links to video of teaching and/or performances may be included, if available. For more information, visit
    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.
    Classified ad: Chapel Organist and Chapel Choir Accompanist Positions Robert Goad, %18 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000 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:

    Greg Ver Beek:



    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.



    Forum message: Looking for medium/easy SAB songs for concert Alisa Inman, %18 %b %2014 %14:%Jul:%th 14JulGMT+0000'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! ]]>Announcement: Christmas in July? Sparkling new song for SATB! Marilyn Harris, %18 %b %2014 %09:%Jul:%th 9JulGMT+0000 published!  SATB of a terrific NEW holiday song! Please check it out! 
    Please forgive my forwardness - I’ve never had a choral piece published before!  
    There's a fun YouTube, too!!  
    THANKS!!  - Marilyn
    Announcement: Venezia in Musica 2016 - Venice, ho! Piroska Horváth, %18 %b %2014 %08:%Jul:%th 8JulGMT+0000
    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 .
    For further information on competition and festival please contact:

    meeting music

    Konrad Adenauer Str. 36
    35415 Pohlheim

    tel: +49 6403 9784225

    Classified ad: GPYO Choir recruitment manager Mini Krishnan, %18 %b %2014 %13:%Jul:%th 13JulGMT+0000 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. 
    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.
    Forum message: After School Middle School Choir Clay Oglesby, %18 %b %2014 %02:%Jul:%th 2JulGMT+0000 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! ]]>Classified ad: Part-Time Accompanist Luke Lusted, %18 %b %2014 %02:%Jul:%th 2JulGMT+0000 
    Immediate Supervisor: Director of Music
    •    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.
    • 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 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.
    Announcement: A Meditation John Metz, %18 %b %2014 %00:%Jul:%th 0JulGMT+0000
    New Anthem or hymn in three verses for SATB/Piano text and music by John Metz, self-published 
    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
    Announcement: Charismagical John Metz, %18 %b %2014 %00:%Jul:%th 0JulGMT+0000
    New Anthem in three verses for SATB/Piano. Text and music by John Metz, self-published
    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.
    Classified ad: Part-Time Organist/Accompanist Mary Trigg, %18 %b %2014 %00:%Jul:%th 0JulGMT+0000
    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.
    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.
     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 ( 
    Classified ad: Auditions - Minnesota Center Chorale Jody Martinson, %17 %b %2014 %20:%Jul:%th 20JulGMT+0000 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 
    Auditions can be arranged by calling (320) 257-0603 or by sending an email to:
    (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:
    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. 
    Forum message: Unfamiliar curriculum Alan Larson, %17 %b %2014 %21:%Jul:%th 21JulGMT+0000!

    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!

    Thanks! ]]>
    Concert: Whitbourn's ANNELIES in Northampton, MA: July 22, 2014 catharine melhorn, %17 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000 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:
    $25 general, $20 seniors, $15 students
    Classified ad: DCINY seeks Program Developer - NYC Recruitment Iris Derke, %17 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000
    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 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.  
    Featured photo: Plan Now to Attend the ACDA National Conference Scott Dorsey, %17 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000 photo: Plan Now to Attend the ACDA National Conference Scott Dorsey, %17 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000 photo: The Apollo Club (Minneapolis/St. Paul) Sean Vogt, %11 %b %2014 %03:%Jul:%th 3JulGMT+0000 photo: New "Wyandanch Youth Center Chorus" Reva Cooper, %10 %b %2014 %10:%Jul:%th 10JulGMT+0000 photo: Plant City Community Chorale 2014 Patriotic Concert (Plant City, FL, USA) Lark Underwood, %08 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000 ad: Tenor/High Baritone Section Leader - near Boston Rebecca Kenneally, %17 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000 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 (978) 232-2397 ]]>Classified ad: Director of Music/Choir Director Kristie Reed, %17 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000
    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).


    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. 
    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.
    Classified ad: South Metro Chorale fall 2014 auditions Kim Petersen, %17 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000 for all vocal parts can be arranged by calling Artistic Director Russell Adrian at 316-217-5525 or emailing

    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. ]]>
    Announcement: Grammy-nominated African Children's Choir -now booking with YOUR Choir in Missouri and beyond Molly Kirk, %17 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000 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 for more info or call our offices at 877-532-8651
    Classified ad: Alto, Tenor, and Bass vacancies Christopher Lynch, %17 %b %2014 %14:%Jul:%th 14JulGMT+0000 
    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
    For more information about the music program at St. Mark’s Cathedral, visit
    Classified ad: Alto, Tenor, and Bass staff singer positions Christopher Lynch, %17 %b %2014 %14:%Jul:%th 14JulGMT+0000 
    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
    For more information about the music program at St. Mark’s Cathedral, visit
    Forum message: Coursera recommendation Jena Dickey, %17 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000 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 and search for it. ]]>Forum message: Processionals! Brandon Hollihan, %17 %b %2014 %13:%Jul:%th 13JulGMT+0000 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?
    Announcement: Ave, Maris Stella Sergio Rodríguez, %17 %b %2014 %13:%Jul:%th 13JulGMT+0000 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 You can find purchase options there. ]]>Classified ad: Marketing and Development Assistant Martha Platt, %17 %b %2014 %12:%Jul:%th 12JulGMT+0000

    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 Deadline August 1st.

    Classified ad: Connecticut Yankee Chorale Conductor Opening Mary Rolfe, %17 %b %2014 %12:%Jul:%th 12JulGMT+0000
    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
    Classified ad: Soprano I, section leader needed in Bryn Mawr Michael Diorio, %17 %b %2014 %11:%Jul:%th 11JulGMT+0000 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, or call 610.525.2486, x.22 
    View our website at
    Announcement: Reaching for the Stars Mike O'Donoghue, %17 %b %2014 %03:%Jul:%th 3JulGMT+0000
    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:
    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:
    Classified ad: Children's Choir Accompanist Colleen Regan, %16 %b %2014 %23:%Jul:%th 23JulGMT+0000 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 Resumes will be accepted until Monday, August 4th, 2014, at which point they will be reviewed and potential candidates contacted. 

    Classified ad: PRIVATE VOICE TEACHER - Hastings High School, Houston, Texas Jenny Warkentin, %16 %b %2014 %22:%Jul:%th 22JulGMT+0000 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
    Announcement: Noel, Noel, Glad Tidings to Tell John Metz, %16 %b %2014 %22:%Jul:%th 22JulGMT+0000 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.
    Announcement: Fables of La Fontaine John Metz, %16 %b %2014 %22:%Jul:%th 22JulGMT+0000 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:
    Concert: Saratoga Choral Festival July 27th Andrea Goodman, %16 %b %2014 %22:%Jul:%th 22JulGMT+0000
    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, satbchoir Our phone number is (518)-852-4851.

    All seats: $25, children free with one adult admission.
    Classified ad: Associate Director of Traditional Worship Riikka Pietilainen-Caffrey, %16 %b %2014 %21:%Jul:%th 21JulGMT+0000
    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
    Classified ad: Part-Time Staff Accompanist and Adjunct Instructor of Music, Chicago-Area Community College philip spencer, %16 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000 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
    Classified ad: Seeking Bass/Baritone Choral Scholar Andrew Paul Fredel, %16 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000 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:
    Classified ad: Church Accompanist/ Piano Player needed Jennifer Burgos, %16 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000 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. 
    • 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
    Classified ad: Paid Section Leaders/Soloist Positions - Hinsdale, IL Stephen C Edwards, %16 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000
    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 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!
    Announcement: Let's talk about Ireland - Eight part mixed chorus Fahad Siadat, %16 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000

    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:

    Classified ad: Desperately Searching for Arch The Angel Children's Musical Jeanne Gosa, %16 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000 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
    So hoping someone has this amazing children's Christmas musical.
    Classified ad: Soprano section leader/soloist Gareth Bond, %16 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000 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 
    Classified ad: Director of Music Terri Rogers, %16 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000
    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
    Concert: YIP CHILDREN'S CHOIR PERFORMING IN RUSSIA Niels Gritsov, %16 %b %2014 %13:%Jul:%th 13JulGMT+0000 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.
    Forum message: songs about birds for a unison children's choir Eileen Benedict, %16 %b %2014 %11:%Jul:%th 11JulGMT+0000 already have Britten's Cuckoo, and a number of pop choices,(Bye Bye Blackbird, Blackbird, Yellow Bird.) Thank you for your suggestions. ]]>Forum message: Visa requirements for non-US participants in choir festival Darius Polikaitis, %16 %b %2014 %04:%Jul:%th 4JulGMT+0000,
    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
    Classified ad: Audition Announcement: Voce Chamber Singers Richard Giarusso, %16 %b %2014 %11:%Jul:%th 11JulGMT+0000

    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 or call Voce at (703) 277-7772 and leave a message.

    Announcement: Voices United Conference Summer Conference Emi Eiting, %16 %b %2014 %11:%Jul:%th 11JulGMT+0000 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: 
    Please contact Emi Eiting, Virginia Membership Chair with questions at
    Classified ad: Middle School Choral Director Position Travis Erikson, %16 %b %2014 %00:%Jul:%th 0JulGMT+0000 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.  
    Announcement: CHRISTMAS IN JULY CONTINUES ON GOING BEYOND WORDS Stanley Schmidt, %15 %b %2014 %23:%Jul:%th 23JulGMT+0000 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
    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
    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
    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:
    Please send any comments to
    Borrowing request: Rutter Gloria SATB Peter Padilla, %15 %b %2014 %21:%Jul:%th 21JulGMT+0000 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
    Thank you,
    Classified ad: Director of Music Ministry: Unitarian Universalist Church in Cherry Hill Barbara Barnett-Stewart, %15 %b %2014 %21:%Jul:%th 21JulGMT+0000 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
    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
    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.
    • 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.