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Bass and Soprano Soloist/Section Leaders Evanston, IL

Location: Evanston, IL , Illinois, USA
Positions Available:
Bass Soloist/Section Leader
Soprano Soloist/Section Leader
 
Our Music Program:
The music program at Northminster Church, Evanston, IL, involves 30-40 excited lay people with four professional soloists in the performance of high-level choral literature
 
Time Commitment and Expectations:
 
The Soloists/Section Leaders are responsible for a 90-minute Thursday evening rehearsal and 8:30 am 30-minute rehearsal and 9:30 am service on Sunday mornings.  The positions pay $60 per Thursday call and $80 per Sunday.  Special services on Christmas Eve, Good Friday, and Easter are also expectations for the soloists. 
  • Possess above-average skills in the areas of sight-reading and vocal production. Section Leaders will also possess advanced musicianship abilities and sensitivities.
  • Attend all rehearsals and performances of the Chancel Choir.
  • Evaluate the musical needs of the volunteer members and ask for guidance of the Director of Music when necessary.
  • Perform solos as requested by the Director of Music.
  • Rehearse a section as needed.
  • Work positively and collaboratively with the Director of Music, Chancel Choir volunteers, Clergy, and other staff members.
  • Adapt to changing situations.
  • Deal with various kinds of people in a friendly, professional manner.
  • Function as an effective member of a team.
 
Applying Process and Timeline:
 
Electronic application packets are preferred but not necessary.
  • Resume listing musical training, significant and professional singing experience, and contact information
  • Links to at least two recordings that highlight your singing ability and versatility
  • After initial review, individuals will be contacted to set up a brief in person audition and interview
  • Preference will be given to applications that are received by August 24th, 2014 but will continue to accept applications after that time
  • First service is September 7th, 2014
  • Send questions or application packets to Northminster Presbyterian Church Music Director, Dr. Christopher Owen
           Email: cowen@northminpres.org
          
           Snail Mail:
           Dr. Christopher Owen
           Soloist/Section Leader Search
           Northminster Presbyterian Church
           2515 Central Park Avenue
           Evanston, Ilinois 60201