San Diego Children's Choir Neighborhood Choir Accompanist/Assistant
Date: July 18, 2014
Location: San Diego, California, USA
POSITION: 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: email@example.com, (858) 587-1087. Links to video of rehearsal and/or performance may be included, if available. For more information, visit www.sdcchoir.org.
ABOUT SDCC: Under the artistic direction of Dr. Aaron Mitchell, The San Diego Children’s Choir provides the children and youth of San Diego with the highest quality choral music education and performance experience, fostering an awareness of cultural diversity and inspiring a lifelong love of music. The core program includes choirs for grades 1-2, 3-5, 6-9, and 10-12. The SDCC Neighborhood Choir program is an outreach offered during the school year at no cost to the families. The Neighborhood Choir provides musical instruction and performance opportunities, and fosters the development of leadership skills and positive social interaction, to children in under-served areas of San Diego County.