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Assistant Conductor - Measure for Measure: A Men's Choral Society

Location: Ypsilanti, MI, Michigan, USA
Assistant Conductor
Measure for Measure: A Men’s Choral Society is seeking an Assistant Conductor who will work in partnership with the Conductor to further the ensemble’s mission.  M4M is a community men’s chorus celebrating their 27th season performing throughout southeast Michigan and the Midwest.
OBJECTIVE
Employ an assistant conductor who will have an opportunity to work closely with the conductor, board, and choristers; to assist the Conductor in the execution of his duties; to facilitate the operation of the choir; prepare the assistant conductor for a job as a future community chorus artistic director.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
Assist the Conductor in the development of programs for the M4M concert season.
Attend and sing in all rehearsals (Sundays from 6:30-9:00 PM) and performances.
Lead sectionals as necessary, with the possibility of conducting the full ensemble in concert.
Meet with the Conductor to plan and discuss strategies for continued musical development of the singers in the ensemble.
Work closely with the M4M Board and Conductor in the development of the organization.
Participate in marketing for the organization.
Develop professional and cooperative relationship with M4M choristers.
Accomplish other appropriate assignments as directed by the M4M Board.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Enrollment in or completion of a bachelors and/or masters program in vocal music education or choral conducting.
Experience in group vocal technique and choral leadership.
 
SALARY
Part-time position, 3 hours per week.
9-month contract from September 2014 through May 2015.
A stipend is provided, commensurate to experience.
 
APPLICATION
Send cover letter, resume, and references to Steven Lorenz, at steven.r.lorenz@gmail.com by August 25, 2014.