Bass and Soprano Soloist/Section Leaders Evanston, IL
Date: August 18, 2014
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
Dr. Christopher Owen
Soloist/Section Leader Search
Northminster Presbyterian Church
2515 Central Park Avenue
Evanston, Ilinois 60201