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Assistant Director/Section Leader

Location: Redmond, Washington, USA

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Job Announcement

Redmond Chorale Assistant Director/Section Leader

Start date: September 2, 2014

Application Deadline: Open until filled

 

POSITION

Redmond Chorale seeks an enthusiastic and capable Section Leader (Bass, Baritone, or Tenor preferred) and Assistant Director.  This is both a singing and a rehearsing/conducting position.  Redmond Chorale meets in Redmond at Meadowbrook Church on Monday nights from 7-9 pm for 3 concert seasons a year: September 2-December 7, January 5-March 22, and March 23-June 7.


Responsibilities include leading sectionals during selected rehearsals, rehearsing full choir in the absence of the director (typically 1 each concert season), and singing in the bass or tenor section during rehearsals and performances.  There is potential for the Assistant Director to rehearse and conduct 1-2 pieces with the full choir during each concert season.

 


As Redmond Chorale grows, the potential exists for this position and financial compensation to expand to directorship of a pull-out or independent chamber ensemble of interest to the Assistant Director.  Further potential exists for leading summer concert seasons and conducting special appearances of the Redmond Chorale.


JOB SPECIFICS

Position:

Assistant Director/Section Leader

Start Date—Tuesday, September 2, 2014

 

Reports to:

Artistic Director

 

Employee Status:

Regular, part-time, September 2-December 7, January 5-March 22, and March 23-June 7.  2 rehearsal hours per week, 7-9pm Monday nights with 3 concert weekends per year.  This is a one year contract position with the possibility of renewal.

 

Compensation:

Contracted as stipend or scholarship-- $450/year payed as $150/concert season for 3 concert seasons.

 

 

 

 


 

Experience:

Choral singing experience required; rehearsal and conducting experience preferred.

 

Education Level:

Bachelor of Music/Music Education degree in progress or higher

 

Job Location:

Rehearsals at Meadowbrook Church, located in Redmond at 17944 NE 65th Street, Redmond, WA 98052.  Mainstage concerts at local venues and Meadowbrook Church.

 

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate for this part-time position will:

§  Demonstrate passion, energy, and skill in working with singers in a volunteer community choir.

§  Have the desire to lead as a choral community in the greater community.

§  Experience teaching musicianship and music literacy.

§  Have experience teaching healthy, free vocal technique to adult and adolescent singers with a range of experience.

§  Be able to model beautiful, healthy “classical” choral singing and have strong musicianship skills and performance experience for a variety of literature.

§  Have basic conducting and piano skills.

§  Have a professional demeanor, excellent people skills, patience, and a positive attitude in working with singers of all ages and abilities.

§  Possess strong communication skills (speaking and writing) in the English language.

§  Advocate for community music participation.

 

To Apply:

Send cover letter and resume to

 

Laurie Betts Hughes, Artistic Director

Laurie.Betts@gmail.com

OR

Laurie Betts Hughes, Artistic Director

Redmond Chorale

460 129th Pl NE
 Bellevue, WA 98005

 

Application Deadline:

Open until filled

 

Contact:

Laurie.Betts@gmail.com

425-372-8970