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Director of Intermediate Choir of Trenton Children's Chorus

Location: Trenton, New Jersey, USA
Trenton Children’s Chorus seeks an experienced choral conductor for the Intermediate Choir (grades 6-8).
 
Trenton Children’s Chorus Mission:
“Empowering the social, academic and spiritual lives of children through artistry in music.”
 
History:  Founded in 1989, today’s program serves over 140 students in kindergarten through 12th grade from Trenton and the surrounding communities, and is under the care of a board of trustees, a paid professional staff, and volunteers.
Program:  The after-school program meets Tuesday and Thursday, September through May at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Trenton and includes rehearsal, drumming, music theory and enrichment, a generous healthy snack, tutoring and homework assistance in a caring, nurturing and safe environment.   The Trenton Children’s Chorus identifies and seeks educational opportunities for its members that they might not otherwise seek for themselves. TCC offers current students and graduates generous financial support for tutoring, music lessons, private secondary schools and college. Students are also placed in music and academic enrichment programs and summer camps.
Performances:  Performances have included venues at the United Nations, the Governor’s Mansion, the Governor’s Inaugural, the Library of Congress, Westminster Choir College and Princeton University.
 
 
Responsibilities include:
  • Selection of choral repertoire which reflects wide variety of styles and genres of age-appropriate literature
  • Cooperation with artistic director in combined performances
  • Rehearsals on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 4:30 to 5:30PM, with responsibility to be on site by 4 PM
  • Conduct three standard performances a year on site, with possibilities of performance “run-outs” to other venues
  • Maintain communication with other staff, parents, and assistants
  • Attend at least four required staff meetings a year
  • Help direct hired classroom assistant (high school student)
  • Work with Artistic Director to develop a curriculum
  • Report directly to Artistic Director
 
 
Qualifications:
  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Music
  • Experience in Music Education
  • Classroom Management skills
  • Good vocal, keyboard and conducting skills
  • Strong collaborative skills
 
Rehearsals will be conducted with a hired accompanist and rehearsal assistant (high school student)  TCC has support staff on-site during rehearsal.
 
Part-Time Position, No Benefits
Salary commensurate with experience
Position available September 2014/ Background check required
 
To apply, please send resume in pdf form attached in an email to Patricia Thel at : artistic@trentonchildrenschorus.org
Please include any written letters of reference, or contact information for references and a list of repertoire you think appropriate for middle school choirs.
Any youtube clips or mp3 recordings or websites would be welcome.
Finalists may be asked to conduct a group of students as part of the interview.
 
Trenton Children’s Chorus is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, marital status, race, ethnicity, color, age, sexual orientation, national origin, cre