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The Greensboro Youth Chorus is seeking an Interim Conductor

Location: Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
~~The Greensboro Youth Chorus consists of talented young singers in grades 3–12 from throughout the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina and annually performs at concerts, festivals, community events and competitions. For 26 years, The Greensboro Youth Chorus has offered children opportunities that enrich their lives through music education and foster inner qualities, such as personal and group responsibility, independence, discipline, commitment and self-esteem. An outstanding music faculty empowers young musicians through a challenging, creative, and diverse curriculum of the finest sacred and secular repertoire written for young voices. Students learn music reading skills, sight-singing skills, vocal training, choral techniques, as well as experience a variety of choral repertoire from various time periods and styles.
 
We are seeking a choir conductor for The Greensboro Youth Chorus who is an energetic, creative, and a collaborative team player. Applicants must have experience working with elementary children and children's choirs and employ engaging pedagogy in rehearsals. Each level choir meets weekly and performs at least 5 times/yearly, including formal and information performances throughout the community. This conductor also assists with sectionals for other GYC ensembles as needed and accompanies those ensembles on occasion.
 
The Interim Conductor works collaboratively with GYC staff and board that meet regularly throughout the year to discuss and plan all aspects of the organization. The Conductor would be expected to oversee a committee consisting of GYC volunteers and parents to carry out specific tasks (e.g., recruitment, marketing or development).
 

~~Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in music and experience working with elementary children and children’s choirs is required. At least 3 years experience and additional graduate work is desired. Piano skills are expected.

Additional Information:
This is a part-time position from August, 2014 through May, 2015. Pending on qualifications and the ensemble that the applicant chosen is hired to conduct, the stipend varies between $3,000-$10,000.

~~Application Information:
Application deadline:  July 1, 2014.
Qualified applicants should forward cover letter, Curriculum Vitae/resume, names and contact information of three (3) professional references, to:
The Greensboro Youth Chorus
PO Box 4492
Greensboro, NC 27404
E-mail:  music@greensboro-nc.gov

Additional information about The Greensboro Youth Chorus may be found at: www.greensboroyouthchorus.org.