ChoralNet - ChoralNet Daily http://www.choralnet.org New postings in ChoralNet DailyUndergraduate Music Majors Online Edwin Nunezhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446973%pm, %25 %b %2014 %14:%Jul:%th 14JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446973Hi everybody. I'm looking information about programs or degrees in choral conducting, music education or music in the online form. I was making a research and I found just master’s programs, but I'm looking for a bachelor one. It that be possible? It exists? Any information will be helpful. Thanks! 
 
 
Edwin G. Núñez, Puerto Rico
edwin.nunez3(a)gmail.com 
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Baltimore Symphony OrchKids Choir Conductor Hana Morfordhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446972%pm, %25 %b %2014 %14:%Jul:%th 14JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446972
BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ORCHKIDS PROGRAM
 
JOB DESCRIPTION:    Choir Conductor, Grades 1-2
         Choir Conductor, Grades 2-4
         Choir Conductor, Grades 4-8
         Choir Department Chair (To be selected from the Choir Conductor applicants. Please note on your application if you would like to be considered for Choir  Department Chair.)
 
Department:              Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Education and Community Engagement
 
Reports to:                OrchKids Artistic Director, Site Coordinator, and Choir Department Chair
 
Classification:            Independent Contractor 
 
Hours:                        After-school hours during the September – May school year. During school hours in the June – July Summer Session.Some evening and weekend commitments.
 
Salary:                       Commensurate with experience.
 
Start Date:                 September 2014
 
Inquiry:  Please submit a cover letter and resume to orchkids@bsomusic.org. No phone calls. Applications for multiple teaching artist positions are welcome. Finalist will be asked to demonstrate teaching and rehearsal skills at interview.
 
 
 
Job Summary:
The Choir Conductor leads the OrchKids choral ensembles in accordance with the mission and educational goals of the OrchKids program.  Working with students in large vocal rehearsals of 30 – 40 students, the Choir Conductor is responsible for selecting repertoire and developing curriculum in collaboration with OrchKids choir faculty.  In addition to ensuring the highest quality music experience for students, the Conductor also facilitates positive individual, family, and community growth through guidance and role modeling.
 
The Choir Department Chair works with artistic staff from other departments to develop and ensure the success of programmatic/pedagogical goals.  The Department Chair also maintains clear communication between department instructors and artistic staff.
 
Responsibilities include:
 
  1. Choir Conductor:
  • Lead choral rehearsals of 25-40 students grades K through 8 after school.
  • Create and implement lesson plans that promote choral, musicianship, and social skills development.
  • Implement successful behavior management strategies.
  • Prepare and lead students at selected concerts and events.
  • Attend all relevant OrchKids’ performances.
  • Collaborate with OrchKids teaching artist faculty to create curriculum, select appropriate musical material, and design creative learning opportunities for students.
  • Attend all OrchKids staff functions including, but not limited to, staff meetings and professional development.
  • Maintain strong lines of communication with OrchKids Site Coordinator, OrchKids Artistic Director, OrchKids staff, and students’ family members.
  • Assistance with other program activities, as needed.
 
  1. Additional Responsibilities for Department Chair:
  • Coordinate monthly departmental meetings.
  • Attend no less than one monthly meeting with artistic staff.
  • Communicate repertoire to the Choir department.
  • Help define pedagogical goals for existing levels.
  • Help develop teaching staff.
  • Oversee departmental framework development.
  • Manage the substitute teacher database.
 
 
Experience and Qualifications:
  • Experience teaching and mentoring school-age children (K-8).
  • Fine artistry skills as a vocalist.
  • Proficiency on a secondary instrument, preferably piano.
  • Training and experience teaching Gordon, Orff and/or Kodaly pedagogies.
  • Strong classroom management skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with children of diverse backgrounds.
  • Passion for and belief in OrchKids’ mission.
  • Desire to be a motivational mentor and role model for OrchKids students and community.
  • High level of professionalism and excellent interpersonal skills.
 
About the Organization:
Under Baltimore Symphony Orchestra music director Marin Alsop’s artistic leadership and direction, OrchKids is the cornerstone of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s efforts to expand the Orchestra’s relevance within the broad and diverse Baltimore community. Believing that music and mentorship open doors and that every child should have the opportunity to experience making music, the BSO's OrchKids has the following mission: (1) Use music as a vehicle to provide Baltimore City children with mentoring, encouragement and vision for a promising future. (2) Create an after-school program devoted to music appreciation, academics, citizenship, community awareness, family and health (emotional, social and physical). (3) Continue to develop the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as an accessible community resource. For more information, visit www.bsomusic.org/orchkids
 
The Baltimore Symphony is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The BSO is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer. Discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, sexual orientation, or national origin is prohibited.
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John Tavener - Missa Wellensis Matthew Berryhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446963%am, %25 %b %2014 %06:%Jul:%th 6JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446963Missa Wellensis, composed by John Tavener for unaccompanied double choir, was first performed on Sunday 18th May 2014 during the festival new music wells 74-14, by Wells Cathedral Choir conducted by Matthew Owens. It was commissioned by the Cathedral Commissions of Wells Cathedral.

This setting of the Missa Brevis was written as a tribute to the Spanish Renaissance composer Victoria, who inspired Tavener throughout his life. The final movement (Agnus Dei ) includes a quotation from Victoria’s O Vos Omnes from the Tenebrae Responsories.

Available from Music Sales America/Hal Leonard in the US, all good music shops, or outside the US, musicroom.

 

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The New Novello Book of Short & Easy Anthems Matthew Berryhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446960%am, %25 %b %2014 %05:%Jul:%th 5JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446960This book - edited by David Hill, the Principal Conductor of Yale Schola Cantorum - offers a new and generous selection of works for all occasions and times of year – either for use as introits or communion motets - that require minimal rehearsal time. While a few of the pieces may be well-known, such as Richard Lloyd’s View me, Lord, there are many new works in this collection. All have been chosen with ease and speed of learning in mind. Some works such as Benjamin Britten’s Corpus Christi Carol and Rupert Jeffcoat’s ethereal Weigh my heart are for unison voices. Others, such as Alan Bullard’s Blest are the pure in heart call for reduced numbers of vocal parts, and many require only occasional simple four-part singing.
 
Several anthems provide interesting substitutes for other more well-known works. Those looking for an alternative to Henry Walford Davies’ God be in my head will find two contrasting versions here by David Briggs and Herbert Howells. Peter Miller’s beautiful anthems Lord, I am not worthy to receive you and Draw near with faith can be used as an alternative to the Agnus Dei or as effective communion anthems in their own right. Heaven, by Andrew Wells, with its optional solo quartet, offers an easy yet dramatic way to use the space of the church.
 
Some pieces provide useful anthems where there can appear to be a shortage of simpler works. James Davy’s And they shall beat their swords into ploughshares is the perfect introit for Rogation Sunday, and Arthur Hutchings’ infectiously boisterous God is gone up deserves to be better known as an Ascension Day anthem. Martin Baker’s Christus vincit is a triumphant plainsong setting suitable for the Feast of  Christ the King.
 
Full Contents:
 
Adam lay ibounden – Andrew Cusworth
Almighty God, which hast me brought – Thomas Ford
And they shall beat their swords into ploughshares – James Davy
Blessing – Ralph Allwood
Blest are the pure in heart – Alan Bullard
Christus vincit – Martin Baker
Corpus Christi Carol - Benjamin Britten
Cradle Song – Ashley Grote
Crux fidelis – Matthew Owens
Draw near with faith – Peter Miller
Es ist nun aus mit meinem Leben – Johann Christoph Bach
For the Fallen – David Terry
God be in my head – David Briggs
God be in my head – Herbert Howells
God is gone up – Arthur Hutchings
Hear my voice, O Lord – Rupert Jeffcoat
Heaven – Andrew Wells
I sing of a maiden – Lennox Berkeley
In monte Oliveti – Anton Bruckner
In the departure of the Lord – John Bull
The Lord bless you and keep you – Dan Locklair
Lord, I am not worthy to receive you – Peter Miller
The Lord’s Prayer – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Miserere mei – Henry Purcell
Mother of God, here I stand – John Tavener
My Jesu, sleep – Adam Harvey
O for a lay! – Charles Wood
O salutaris Hostia – David Terry
O salutaris Hostia – James Davy
A Prayer of King Henry VI - Henry Ley
The Two Adams – Christopher Borrett
A Thin Place – Jonathan Wikeley
Tu es Petrus – Andrew Wells
View me, Lord – Richard Lloyd
Weigh my heart – Rupert Jeffcoat
Why fum’th in fight – Thomas Tallis

– Orlando Gibbons
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National Conference Performing Choirs Announced Scott Dorseyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446840%pm, %23 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%rd 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446840
The American Choral Directors Association is pleased to introduce the 40 choirs invited to appear during the 2015 National Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah (February 25-28).  Conference attendees will hear stellar choral music from:
 
Ansan City Choir
Baylor University A Cappella Choir
BYU Women's Chorus
California State University Long Beach Pacific Standard Time
Central Washington University Vocal Jazz 1
Choral Arts (Seattle)
Concordia Singers
Cypress Falls High School Varsity Women
Desert Chorale
Dreyfoos School of the Arts Singers
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Iowa State Singers
Kettering Fairmont High School Eleventh Hour
King's Singers
Metropolitan Chorus of Tokyo
Miller Middle School Advanced Choir
Milwaukee High School of the Arts Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Mira Costa High School Vocal Ensemble
Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Muungano Nationa Choir of Kenya
National Youth Choir of Great Britain
Real Group
Roanoke Valley Children's Choir
Salt Lake Vocal Artists
Sine Nomine
Singing Girls of Texas Training Choir
South Dakota Chorale
Spivey Hall Children's Choir
St. Mary's Int'l. School Varsity Male Ensemble
Tour Choir of the Maryland State Boychoir
University of Kentucky Men's Chorus
University of Michigan Men's Glee Club
University of North Texas Jazz Singers
USC Thornton Chamber Singers
Utah State University Chamber Singers
Utah Symphony and Utah Singers
Vocal Jazz Ensemble  American River College
Waukee High School A Cappella Choir
West Ridge Varsity Treble Choir
 
Plan now to attend the 2015 National Conference.  Registration begins October 1.
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New Songs for Children's Choir Glyn Lehmannhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446957%am, %25 %b %2014 %02:%Jul:%th 2JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446957Greetings All,
My SongLibrary website has some new songs for children's choir.
All songs are available to download and include a vocal recording, backing track, piano/vocal score and lyric sheet.
Best wishes
Glyn
Everyone Belongs - a 2-part song with universal themes of cultural diversity and celebrating our differences. Suitable for ages 5-12 years.
In a hip hop style, it includes a rousing chorus, a rap section and handclaps.
 
Circles - a fun song with a strong message. Unison, for ages 5-10 years.
Use it to start a dialogue about:
  • bullying
  • group dynamics
  • listening to others
  • accepting and appreciating difference
With a 'tribal' rhythm, great for moving to, children will gain a sense of being part of a supportive unit while appreciating each other's differences. 
 
Two fun songs for learning about animals - their habits and habitats. Unison/simple 2-part for ages 5-8 years.
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Jr high conductor wanted Jennifer Franz-Meladyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446951%am, %25 %b %2014 %01:%Jul:%th 1JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446951Magnolia ISD (northwest of Houston) is looking for an enthusiastic JR High choral director.  Full time -choir only,no general music.  Program has est.130 7th and 8th grade students.  UIL competitions ( solo/ensemble contest, concert & sight-reading contest), 3-4 concerts per year.  Recruiting at 6th grade campus and elementary schools as we'll.  excellent feeder program and high school program.  Must have working knowledge of vocal pedagogy for the developing voice, good organizational and communication skills.  Competitive pay and great vertical support.  Interested candidates should contact 
the Director of Fine Arts at 281-356-3571 or go to Www.magnoliaisd.org to complete an application.
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Burbank Chorale Auditions Singers for 2014-2015 Season Mikhail Shtangrudhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446949%am, %25 %b %2014 %00:%Jul:%th 0JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446949Be part of a vibrant performing arts group with a storied history that spans nearly a century.
 
Established in 1920, the Burbank Chorale is the longest continuously performing arts organization in the San Fernando Valley and one of the oldest musical organizations in the State of California. Our Mission is to attract individuals who share a love of music, dedication to musical growth, and the desire to provide excellence in performance. 
 
Our Fall 2014 season vocal auditions will be held on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at LYCÉE INTERNATIONAL DE LOS ANGELES (LILA) in Burbank CA, beginning at 7:00 pm.
 
To set up an audition, or for further information, call 818- 489-1733 or email membership@burbankchorale.org.
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Professional alto/mezzo sought Brian Bloyehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446948%pm, %24 %b %2014 %23:%Jul:%th 23JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446948Position available for professional alto or mezzo-soprano in a professional church choir.  Superior sight-reading skills should be complemented by a passion for ensemble singing in a variety of styles, including a significant amount of Renaissance polyphony. Christmas Eve and Holy Week are expected. Concerts and additional services are also available. This is a mostly Sunday morning position, with few weeknight calls. To schedule an audition, please email music director Brian Bloye at alphonsusmusic@ameritech.net. ]]>Director of Music Ministries Michael Pencehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446945%pm, %24 %b %2014 %22:%Jul:%th 22JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446945POSITION STATUS:  30 hours/wk

POSITION SUMMARY: The Director of Music Ministries will be part of a ministerial team to plan worship experiences for the church and direct or supervise all areas of the music ministry program. the Director of Music Ministries will be committed to integrating music and the arts into worship and will possess strong collaborative skills and enthusiasm for being part of a worship team.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

Chancel Choir        
-Select Music for Sunday worship and special programs (Christmas/Easter, Holy Week, etc) using a varied repertoire of musical selections
-Teach and rehearse music with the choir
-Recruit and nurture choir members musically and spiritually

Senior Adult Choir
-Select music appropriate for the group
-Teach and rehearse music with the choir
-Recruit and nurture choir members musically and spiritually
-Schedule regular performances on and off the church campus

Children’s Choirs
-Direct the Choristers (grades 1-5): select curriculum and music, plan and direct rehearsals, special events (Christmas Program and programs and schedule regular Sunday worship participation.
-Recruit directors for the Cherubs (age 3 -Kindergarten) and provide music and curriculum -schedule regular Sunday worship participation.

Wesley Bells
-Select music for performance in worship
-Teach and rehearse music
-Recruit and nurture members musically and spiritually
-Plan and lead the choir in special events and concerts.

Congregational Music
-Select congregational music for all worships in cooperation with the ministers
-Lead congregational singing at all worships of the church, including both Sunday worship, special seasonal worships and funerals held at the church.
-Educate the congregation in areas of worship and music
-Arrange special music, when possible for worship services

Miscellaneous Duties
-Lead music for Vacation Bible School in cooperation with Director of Children’s Ministries
-Coordinate music opportunities for youth and young adults in cooperation with Director of Youth and Young Adults
-Direct/produce various worship/drama presentations in cooperation with other staff members
-Network and and involve the community of Memphis with our music program
-Other duties may be required

Administrative
-Oversee and supervise paid musical staff
-Prepare and supervise the music budget and special accounts related to the music ministry
-Administrate the youth music scholarship program
-Order music for all of the ensembles and manage the music library
-Oversee the maintenance of all musical instruments and equipment
-Actively participate in the Worship Planning Team
-Attend meetings of the Church Council, Program Ministry Team, and Staff meetings

Job Skills/Requirements
-Degree in Music with emphasis in choral conducting, Master’s Preferred
-Experience in a church setting with volunteer choirs
-Extensive knowledge of sacred vocal and choral literature and hymnody
-Ability to communicate the Christian faith though a variety of musical styles
-Well organized  administrator with excellent communications skills
-Warm/engaging personality with the ability to work successfully with all age groups and to engage as a member of staff team

Reporting Line and Compliance
-Reports to the Lead Pastor
-Will practice diligence in adhering to St. Luke’s Safe Sanctuary Policy at all times.



Interested applicants should send resume to:

sprc@stlukesumc.org

or

St. Luke’s UMC
attn: SPRC
480 S. Highland St.
Memphis, TN  38111 ]]>
Cassiopeia (SSA) by Timothy C. Takach, written for a consortium of 8 women's choirs Timothy Takachhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446942%pm, %24 %b %2014 %22:%Jul:%th 22JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446942
Timothy C. Takach
SSA a cappella
duration: 5:00
text: Julia Klatt Singer
Written for a consortium of women's choirs, led by Julie Skadsem and Christine Howlett

"What I love most about Julia's poem is that it takes the ordinary details of life and brings out the beauty and meaning present within these moments. The three women present in the poem are mirrored by the three voice parts throughout the piece. There are a lot of triads, three part chords, and you can hear the changing relationship between these voices. This is the second piece I've written that leans on the permanence of the stars to pull us through life's harder times. Looking up gives us perspective on our lives and offers small pinpoints of (light) hope, which bring us comfort."
- Timothy C. Takach, 2013
 

Text:

My sister washes as I rinse and dry.
Looking out the window, all I can see
is in, the scene behind me,

table, now clear, our mother
sitting in a chair, hands like
small birds, flutter in her lap.

The light above the table, its harsh
rings of gold glint off the wood's surface.
I wonder if there are stars tonight—

the days thick clouds blown south
by a Canadian wind. Wonder too
what wish she'd make, if she could make one.

I am beyond wishing, dry the last glass instead.
Want to bargain with time, with cancer, offer
whatever it'll take to keep her here

with us at her side, we walk to the porch
stars so low we can hold them in our hands
stars to make a thousand wishes on

there, she says, is Cassiopeia. And there
the Archer. I try to take comfort in their names,
these constellations she's pointed out to me

all my life. Try not to hate that they’ll
still be here, on the darkest of nights,
when she no longer is.

- Julia Klatt Singer, used with permission.

Lead commissioners:
University of Michigan Women’s Glee Club, Julie Skadsem
Vassar College Women’s Chorus, Christine Howlett

Texas Tech University Women’s Chorale, Carolyn Cruse
Free State High School Women’s Choir, Hilary Morton    
Cherry Creek High School Girls’ 21, Adam Cave
Northern Arizona University Women’s Chorale, Ryan Holder
Concordia College Cantabile, Michael Culloton
Amabile Young Women’s Ensemble, Brenda Zadorsky

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    The Choir of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church

    Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church is currently accepting applications for two vacant positions in the professional choir: one soprano and one bass (baritone or bass-baritone).

    The music program at FAPC employs eighteen outstanding professional singers who provide leadership for the mixed voice volunteer choir, and also sing concerts and services separately as the FAPC Chamber Choir. We are seeking exceptional ensemble singers who are excellent sight readers, have superb pitch, and demonstrate the flexibility to perform in a variety of styles, both within the ensemble and as soloists. The ability to sing comfortably without vibrato is essential.

    The choir rehearses regularly on Wednesday evenings, sings services on Sunday mornings and other special occasions (Christmas Eve, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, etc.), and performs several concerts throughout the year. The choral season runs from September through early June.  Professional choristers take turns serving as soloists during the summer months.

    Compensation for these positions is very competitive. Successful candidates will begin rehearsing with the choir the first week of September.

    To be considered for a live audition, please submit a letter of interest to FAPC's Director of Music, Ryan Jackson, via email: rjackson@fapc.org. Please include a current resume and at least one sound file.  The closing date for applications is Monday, August 25, 2014.

    Recent live recordings of the choir:

    "In te, Domine, speravi" from Lux Aeterna - Morten Lauridsen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjwhsQYd_AI

    The Dying Soldier - Traditional, arranged by Mack Wilberg & Nigel Short: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jRubvZG1NE

    A Ceremony of Carols, op. 28 - Benjamin Britten: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xh_VxzmWYH4

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    Tenor Section Leader - Redeemer Lutheran Church of Hinsdale Jared Stellmacherhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446940%pm, %24 %b %2014 %21:%Jul:%th 21JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446940
    Redeemer Lutheran Church of Hinsdale’s 25+ voice Festival Choir has an opening for “tenor section leader.” The choir, which is an established leader in Redeemer’s music ministry, sings regularly on Sunday mornings (typically alternating 8:30AM and 11:00AM worship services), rehearses weekly on Wednesdays 7:00-8:30PM, and performs various special services and concerts throughout the year. Additional annual services include Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday. etc.

    As a leader, the candidate should provide a supportive presence in the choir guiding volunteers in the learning of notes and rhythm, vocal production, diction, and blend.  Excellent sight-reading skills are required and a desire to sing a variety of musical styles.

    To arrange an audition and to discuss the position further, please contact Jared Stellmacher, Director of Music and Organist by phone: 630-323-5530 or by email: music@redeemerhinsdale.org.  Please include a resume and possible mp3 recordings.
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    August Auditions Announced for Bach Choir, Houston, TX Laurie Hewetthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446939%pm, %24 %b %2014 %21:%Jul:%th 21JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446939

    Bach Society Houston announces that auditions for the Bach Choir's 2014-2015 season will take place on Friday, August 15; Saturday August 16; Tuesday, August 19; and Wednesday, August 20 at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Blvd at Greenbriar, Houston, TX.

    Each applicant will be asked to perform one baroque aria or excerpt of their choice (accompanist will be provided) and to sight-read a selected passage. Each audition will last no longer than 10 minutes. Call backs may be requested. Please bring a copy of your bio/vitae to leave with us. The Bach Choir rehearses on Tuesday evenings throughout the season.

     To arrange for your appointment, please send the following information to info@bachsocietyhouston.org with AUDITION in the subject line:
    • Your name and voice category
    • Bio/vitae
    • Any requests you may have for a particular day
     among those offered/time of day.

     Bring with you to the audition:
    • Music for yourself
    • Music for the accompanist
    • A copy of your bio/vitae to leave with us

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    Oremi Jekajo MARIA ZANNIAhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446941%pm, %24 %b %2014 %21:%Jul:%th 21JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446941i'm looking for oremi jekajo R. Brucknor ! does anyone knows where can i buy it; i can't find it! ]]>Director of Youth Music - Westminster Presbyterian Church - deadline extended Barbara Princehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446934%pm, %24 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446934Job Responsibilities:
    • Direct Middle School and High School Choirs
    • Offer anthems as a regular, integrated part of worship and present musical or other multi-dimensional event on an annual basis
    • Expand program by incorporating instrumentalists and arts resources from both the church and the greater Twin Cities community
    • Provide quality musical instruction utilizing exercises and techniques which promote healthy vocal production
    • Develop and nurture relationships with the youth and families of Westminster
    Qualifications:
    • Energetic and dynamic leader with ability to attract and engage youth
    • Embrace Christian faith
    • Strong vocal, piano and conducting skills
    • Thorough knowledge of age-appropriate choral repertoire representative of diverse musical styles
    • Ability to motivate youth and successfully manage a classroom
    • Organized team player with effective interpersonal skills and collaborative work style
    Salary:  $12,000/yr. 
     
    Send cover letter, resume and 2 letters of recommendation to:
     
    Dr. Melanie Ohnstad, Minister of Music and the Arts
    Westminster Presbyterian Church
    1200 Marquette Avenue
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
     
    Applications accepted until position is filled.
     
    THANK YOU.
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    Choir Director - Pianist Polly Schallerhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446933%pm, %24 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446933
    First Presbyterian Church in Flourtown, PA is seeking a dynamic and accomplished choir director and pianist to prepare the adult choir and accompany Sunday worship starting in September, 2014.  We seek a creative and collaborative individual with strong interpersonal skills who can work with a volunteer choir of varied musical talents and interests.
     
    We are a congregation of approximately 250 members, with 15-20 in the choir on a regular basis.  We have a large music library and an annual music budget.
     
    Requirements:  Music degree and relevant experience are required.  Must be proficient on piano (or organ) while directing the choir, able to select music appropriate to the liturgical season and have a record of positive collaboration with staff and congregation members.  The selected candidate will be comfortable with a range of musical styles that will enhance the worship experience.
     
    Reports to:   The Pastor and works closely with the Worship and Music Committee
     
    Responsibilities: (Average 10-12 hours/week)
    • Serve as overall coordinator of the music program
    • Selection, preparation for and presentation of the prelude, postlude, communion music (monthly), as well as hymns and choral anthem for Sunday services.
    • Weekly Thursday night choir rehearsals and warm up on Sunday morning September through June
    • Prepare the choir and present a larger work (Cantata) during the Christmas and Easter seasons
    • Create an atmosphere that encourages choir membership and retention
    • Other responsibilities and opportunities as agreed upon with the Pastor and Worship Committee
     
    Salary:  Compensation in keeping with experience and comparable Philadelphia area part-time Music Directors
     
    To apply please submit a cover letter, resume and references to personnel@flourtownpres.org.  Links to performances demonstrating your musical skills are desired, if available. 
     
     
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    Bass Section Leader Diane D. Carusohttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446927%pm, %24 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446927Trinity (Episcopal) Church, Asbury Park has an opening for a bass section leader beginning in September 2014. Time commitment is on Sundays only, with the exception of Christmas and Holy Week when extra services are scheduled, and some Evensongs. Rehearsals are on Sundays before the 10 AM service, beginning at 8:15 AM, and resume after the service until 12:15 PM - $100 per call. Occasional solo opportunities, but the majority of singing is choral. Small, but excellent choir, with varied and challenging repertoire. Strong sight-singing skills needed. A well trained voice and strong musicianship skills as well as a strong sense of the classical/Anglican choral tradition, in addition to gospel, spirituals and other diverse musical traditions is desirable.
     
    To schedule an audition, please contact Diane Caruso, Director of Music at music@trinitynj.com.
     
     
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    "Music! Words! Opera!" curriculum in MS? Matthew Hillhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446928%pm, %24 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446928Hi all, 
     
    This isn't EXACTLY Choral-related, but it's close and so I thought I'd ask.  I'm considering the "Music! Words! Opera!" resource by Opera America, but wanted to see if any colleagues had used it previously and had a review of it for me.  I'm planning to use it for 6th graders in general music, but don't want it to bore them or be too "kiddie" for their oh-so-sophisticated selves ;)
     
    Any thoughts?  Thanks!!
     
    -Matt :)
     
    Matthew Hill
    Ithaca College Alumnus, B.Mus. in Music Education (Voice), 2003

    West Chester University of PA, M. Mus in Music Education (Choral Conducting), 2012
    Choral Music Teacher, Fugett Middle School, West Chester ASD 
    Composer, 2012 ACDA-Lehigh University New American Choral Music Forum
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    Christmas Canticles: a new 20-minute work for SATB Choir, soloists and piano joshua elderhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446926%pm, %24 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446926Hello fellow Conductors and Music Directors,
     
    As your plans for the Advent/Christmas season start to take shape, I would ask you to consider my new composition, “Christmas Canticles”.
    The 4-movement work is written for SATB choir (some divisi, especially in 4th movement), 3 soloists, and piano.
    I’ve included a link to the video recording I made with my choir at First UMC of Phoenix in December 2013.   
    As you will hear in the recording, the piece is quite accessible for a church choir of moderate size and skill.
    If you have a chance to take a listen and give it some thought, I would really appreciate it! 
     
     
    For a PDF of the work, email me at: joshua@firstchurchphx.org
     
    In His Service,
    Joshua Ian Elder
    Minister of Music
    First United Methodist Church of Phoenix  
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    In Paradisum Frank E. Warrenhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446924%pm, %24 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446924cat no. 084   TTBB a cappella   (Duration:  3.5 minutes)    __  Price:  $1.75
    cat no. 084a  SATB a cappella  (Duration:  3.75 minutes)   __  Price:  $2.25
     
    Composer: Frank E. Warren  __  Text: Antiphon (Missa Pro Defunctis)
    Appropriate for Community Chorus, Church Choir or good High School
    Available from: Frank E. Warren Music Service - Review copies available upon request.
    http://FEW-Music. com     
     
    The development of uncomplicated line writing and motivic development combine
    for a moving, expressive work appropriate for the concert hall as well as in service.
    May be sung by any group from high school through professional choirs.
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    Aestas Consort Opens Second Season Jillian Kricklhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446923%pm, %24 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446923Please join Aestas Consort as we open our second season with an exciting program featuring works by Bach, Brahms, Poulenc, Distler, and Alain. The program will also feature the Chicago premiere of Gabriel Jackson's "Prayer for Peace" and the American premiere of Alexandre Beneteau's "Succurre Miseris".

    Performances are Saturday, August 2, 7:30pm at Ascension Church (808 East Avenue, Oak Park) and Sunday, August 3, 7:30pm at St. Luke Lutheran Church (1500 W. Belmont Avenue, Chicago).

    Aestas Consort promises thoughtful programs of ancient and modern music inspired by J.S. Bach, sung in beautiful sacred venues throughout Chicago. For more information, please visit our website: www.aestasconsort.com.

    Maurice Boyer, conductor | Richard Hoskins, organ | Anna Steinhoff, cello

    $16 in Advance / $20 at the Door ($10 Seniors and Students) – Email: aestasconsort@gmail.com for tickets & info
     

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    The Revealing Child (A Christmas Anthem) Frank E. Warrenhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446922%pm, %24 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446922SATB Chorus with Piano (or Organ)   ___   Duration:  4.5 minutes
    Composer: Virginia Johnston  __  Original Text by:  Scott Griffith
    Appropriate for Community Chorus, Church Choir or good High School
    Available from: Earnestly Music - Review copies available upon request.
    http://FEW-Music. com     
    cat. No. E-007
    Price:  $3.25
     
    A beautiful poem of unification, wonderfully set to music by Virginia Johnston
    A Christmus Anthem - approriate for public performance
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    Two Christmas Motets Frank E. Warrenhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446921%pm, %24 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446921SATB a cappella  (Duration  10.25 minutes)  __  Composer:  Frank E. Warren
    1.  O Magnum Mysterium  __  2.  Angelus ad Pastores Ait
    Appropriate for Community Chorus, College, Church Choir or good High School
    Available from Frank E. Warren Music Service - Review copies available upon request.
    http://FEW-Music. com
    Price:  $4.00 ]]>
    New Christmas Title For Treble Voices By James Mulholland From Colla Voce Chris Matthewshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446915%pm, %24 %b %2014 %13:%Jul:%th 13JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446915
    Click the cover image to view the score in its entirety.
     
    James Q. Mulholland has created a lovely arrangement of "Away in the Manger" for Treble voices and piano. Based on a section from his larger work "Carols of Christmas", this arrangement remains true to the source material and features a primarily unison texture making it accessible to a wide range of treble choirs. Take some time to view the score today at www.collavoce.com and don't forget to search the "Christmas" tag to view all of our holiday selections.
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    Novello: We Will Remember Them - Music for Remembrance Matthew Berryhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446902%am, %24 %b %2014 %06:%Jul:%th 6JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446902
    We Will Remember Them is a collection of some of the finest pieces of choral music on the theme of remembrance. The volume is suitable for church, cathedral, school, youth, and community choirs. It contains music appropriate for Remembrance Sunday services, and beautiful pieces suitable for concerts, memorial and funeral services, and other acts of remembrance and reflection.
     
    The book includes classic choral works such as Samuel Barber’s Agnus Dei, Edgar Bainton’s And I saw a new heaven and William Harris’s Bring us, O Lord God alongside other works by well-loved composers including John Tavener (Funeral Ikos and Exhortation and Kohima), Richard Rodney Bennett (A Good-Night), Paul Mealor (In My Dreams) and Eric Whitacre (Nox aurumque). New arrangements, such as David Hill’s choral reworking of Edward Elgar’s Nimrod, are included with other new works by some of the best contemporary composers: Graham Fitkin’s The  Christmas Truce, Tarik O’Regan’s We Remember Them, and Jeremy Dale Roberts’ I heard a voice.
     
    Full Contents:
     
    Agnus Dei – Samuel Barber
    And I saw a new heaven – Edgar Bainton
    Bring us, O Lord God – William Harris
    The Christmas Truce – Graham Fitkin
    Exhortation and Kohima – John Tavener
    For the Fallen – David Terry
    Funeral Ikos – John Tavener
    God is our hope and strength – Herbert Brewer
    A Good-Night – Richard Rodney Bennett
    Holy is the true light – Ernest Bullock
    Holy is the true light – William Harris
    I heard a voice – Jeremy Dale Roberts
    In My Dreams – Paul Mealor
    Nox aurumque – Eric Whitacre
    Requiem aeternam (Nimrod) – Edward Elgar
    They are at rest – Edward Elgar
    We Remember Them – Tarik O’Regan
    We will remember them – Edward Elgar
     
    Available from Music Sales America via Hal Leonard in the US, or from your local music shop or http://www.musicroom.com/se/id_no/01107267/details.html outside the US
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    TENORS WANTED! Kate Cobbhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446904%am, %24 %b %2014 %07:%Jul:%th 7JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446904
    We have places for two tenors and invite you to join a group of singers for a week (eight nights) of intensive choral study, involving a challenging a cappella repertoire.  
    Led by Errol Girdlestone, international conductor and choirmaster, and founder member of the Hilliard, we rehearse for up to six hours a day and perform a concert at the end of the week. We are based in the beautiful Luberon region of the south of France (nearest airport Avignon).
    There will also be a chance to do madrigal work with Paul Elliott, tenor and founder member of the Hilliard and currently Professor of Music at the Early Music Institute of Indiana University.  
    The week is appropriate for experienced choral singers with good sight-reading ability, as well as those able to do their own prior preparation. 
     
    Dates: 9th-17th August 2014
    Repertoire for 2014 : Benjamin Britten A Boy was Born  and  Johannes Brahms Fest- und Gedenksprüche  
    Cost : $360/260euros which includes all tuition. Accommodation can be arranged at the 3* Hotel Notre-Dame de Lumières, a former 17th century convent which has a private pool and all rooms are en-suite and air-conditioned. We rehearse in the hotel’s octagonal chapel each day. Hotel costs vary depending on double or single rooms but half-board in a shared room will cost $825/610 euros per person. If you prefer you can arrange your own accommodation in the area. Non-singing partners are very welcome.
     
    For details please email choir manager, Kate Cobb at choralsummer@aol.com or telephone 0033493206894.
     
    Here's what singers in past years have said in answer to the question, What made you decide to come to this event?:
     
    "Singing with Errol, his choice of music, Provence, good wine and food, warm weather, the high probability that I would enjoy the company of the singers you had invited. The week was good fun, musically challenging (but I expected that!) and it lived up to expectations."   
     
    "I think first and foremost is the chance to sing under Errol’s direction. In my mind he is one of the best choral directors not least because he is a singer himself.  I like the way Errol demands nothing less than the best we can offer but helps the choir enormously to find how to give their best and always with that winning smile".
     
    "I have come away from both years doing this, feeling I have learned more about my own singing, strengths, weaknesses etc. Key elements- a good friendly group, absence of competiveness, so a reasonably similar standard and the immense amount of effective hard work by all the team to make everyone feel welcome and important. Thank you! " 
     
    Time is running out so please don't delay in contacting us!
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    Tenor section leader needed, Glendale Christian Marcoehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446920%pm, %24 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446920Holy Family Catholic Church, St Cecilia Chorale, is looking for a tenor section leader /soloist beginning August 15th.  We sing weekly at the 9:30 Mass and rehearse Thursdays from 7-8:30pm (9pm during high season). Base pay is $440 per month.  For an audition appointment please call Dr. Marcoe at 818-421-8858.  This is a ten month a year position at present. Concerts are paid as an extra stipend. ]]>Assistant JH Choir Director - Odessa, TX Aaron Hawleyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446919%pm, %24 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446919
    One of the junior high programs in Odessa has grown so tremendously over the past three years that they added another assistant last year. Currently, there are over 400 students in the choir, and three directors.  We have an immediate opening for one of the assistant jobs (assistants are equal level).
     
    Starting Salary: $44,000  (first year)
    Retention Bonus: $3,000
    Stipend: $1,500
     
    Includes Heath Benefits
     
    Interested applicants, please apply online and email Dr. Loudenback with a resume.
     
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    It’s Christmas in July! Scott Dorseyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445496%pm, %30 %b %2014 %21:%Jun:%th 21JunGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445496
    Oh the weather outside is frightful . . . but in a steamy, pass the sunscreen, fry-an-egg-on-the-sidewalk sort’a way.
     
    What better way to mentally beat the heat than to have a little Christmas in July?
     
    For the month of July, the first 13 volumes in the ACDA monograph series are ON SALE for just FIVE DOLLARS each (plus shipping).  You will loving adding these titles to your library:
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Ho Ho Ho!  Don’t miss out.  Visit the ACDA Store today!
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    Volunteer chorus members - Monrovia, CA Kristina Valcarcehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446898%am, %24 %b %2014 %03:%Jul:%th 3JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446898The San Gabriel Valley Choral Company (SGVCC) will hold auditions for new singers on all voice parts on Tuesdays, August 19 and 26. Auditions are held by appointment, and adults with classical choral experience and basic sight-reading skills are encouraged to audition. Singers should bring a short solo and be prepared for a brief (and friendly) musicianship assessment. Auditions last for about 10 minutes and will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Monrovia (101 E. Foothill Blvd., Monrovia 91016). An accompanist will be provided. Details about membership fees, concert attire, performances and outreach activities will be available at the time of the audition. All singers who audition are considered for solo and small ensemble opportunities, as well. Current singers may also re-audition to demonstrate news skills and solo repertoire. Please contact Zanaida Robles at (626) 487-9862 or znrobles@gmail.com to schedule an audition. ]]>WANTED Parker and Parker-Shaw arrangements Edward Palmerhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446897%am, %24 %b %2014 %03:%Jul:%th 3JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446897Item: Any available
    Composer/Arranger/Edition: Parker and Shaw arrangements
    Starting: October
    For: 60 days
    Copies: Un specified
    Willing to rent: No
     
    If you have some Parker and/or Parker-Shaw arrangements that you no longer need I would be interested to know and either purchase reasonably or receive as donation to a new chorus being formed in the Palm Beach, Florida area.
    They are not easy and should be demonstrated to this present generation. Some are scarce or out of print.
    Borrowing could be an option depending on need.
    Please indicate titles, quantity etc.
     
    Very Gratefully,
     
    Edward Palmer D.M.A.   561 659 3641
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    High School Conductor at Performing Arts High School Abbey Smithhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446894%am, %24 %b %2014 %01:%Jul:%th 1JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446894Metropolitan School of the Arts is looking for a fabulous choral conductor to invest in an up and coming program.  We are a performing arts high school focused on a strong arts program along with stellar academics.  We are looking for an enthusiastic conductor who is looking to shape a small group of students who are new to singing but eager to learn.  Class is held every Friday from 3-4pm.  Please send resumes to asmith@metropolitanarts.org ]]>MalMark Hand bells for sale Victoria Bondhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446883%pm, %23 %b %2014 %23:%Jul:%rd 23JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/4468833 octaves MalMark Handbells, cases, mallets, accessories. Excellent condition.
    Contact: Victoria Bond USA
                 familyofchrist@corpranet.net
    purchased in 2001
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    Lux Singers Leland Spindlerhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446881%pm, %23 %b %2014 %22:%Jul:%rd 22JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446881Lux is an elite religious choral ensemble. Our mission is to sing the great works from masters of all religious denominations and sects; to sing for the congregates of all religious faiths, in their places of worship. Though the choir is a religions choir, we are not affiliated with any one church, and members of any faith are welcome to audition. We are looking for talented singers to join our ranks. We sing a varied set list and vocal versatility is key. Performance locations include: the Madeleine Cathedral, St Mark's Cathedral, Holy Trinity Cathedral, and many other wonderful locations. If you're interested in auditioning, follow the link and sign up for an audition time. The link includes access to the audition form.  ]]>Paid section leader: Tenor Joseph Forthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446878%pm, %23 %b %2014 %22:%Jul:%rd 22JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446878Grace Episcopal Church, Newton, MA seeks to appoint a paid tenor section leader to its 16-voice (section leaders and volunteers) adult choir. 
     
    Rehearsals: Thursdays, 7-8.30pm;
    Services: Sundays, 10.30am (preceded by rehearsal), plus occasional extras.
    The program year runs from September to early June.
     
    In addition to the regular Sunday services, the choir also occasionly performs large works (most recently, Fauré's Requiem and Buxtehude's Membra Jesu Nostri), with section leaders performing solo roles.
     
    To apply, please email a résumé to Joseph Fort (Director of Music) at jgfort@gmail.com .
     
    Review of applications starts on 5th August.
     
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    Brooklyn UU Church seeking Tenor and Bass soloist/section-leaders Adam Poddhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446873%pm, %23 %b %2014 %21:%Jul:%rd 21JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446873
    First Unitarian Congregational Society of Brooklyn, NY (First U) is seeking experienced Tenor and Bass soloists/section-leaders.  There are two openings (1 tenor, 1 bass) to complete the professional quartet that enhances the adult volunteer choir.  
     
    Each of our four professional singers regularly perform solo selections in the worship service, (once a month or so) in addition to leading their section of the choir every week.  The time commitment is three hours every Sunday morning from 9 AM to 12 PM.  Compensation is $100 per call, with no regular week-day rehearsal.  Choir rehearsal begins at 9 AM, and the (1) service begins at 11 AM. This is a weekly commitment from the beginning of September to the beginning of June. There are some additional week-night rehearsals (compensated at $25 per hour) leading up to special services such as Christmas Eve, Palm Sunday, and Easter. Section leaders must be able to commit to these holiday services as well.
     
    First U has a tradition of quality classical choral and vocal music, and seeks section-leaders who can uphold this tradition while also helping the music program embody the diversity of our congregation and Brooklyn itself. Singers who are versatile and comfortable in other genres (in addition to their classical experience) are encouraged to apply.  Additionally, please mention any proficiency or comfortability on other musical instruments as well.
     
    Audition includes two contrasting solos of your choice, an audition excerpt, and sight-singing.
     
    First Unitarian Congregational Society of Brooklyn is located in Brooklyn Heights, at 50 Monroe Place, Brooklyn, NY 11201. We are easily reached by subway, F train to Jay Street,  A to High Street,  4,5 and R to Borough Hall and 2,3 to Clark Street.
     
    To apply for either position (tenor or bass) contact the Music Director, Adam Podd, at adampodd@gmail.com.
     
    We also welcome singers from all voice parts to join our other volunteer choir members on Sunday mornings at 9 AM
     
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    St. John Passion (Schütz) and Peaceable Kingdom (Thompson) Steven Olbashhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446860%pm, %23 %b %2014 %20:%Jul:%rd 20JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446860The Lacuna Arts Chorale (San Francisco, CA) opens auditions to experienced and committed choral singers August 25 and 27.
     
    The Chorale is made up of two small choirs (Ensemble and Chamber Chorus) that specialize in unaccompanied choral works of all time periods. With as few as 2–3 voices per part, individual responsibility is encouraged. Our process-oriented rehearsals provide professional level training for dedicated amateur singers. Directed by Sven Edward Olbash (San Franicsco Opera, New England Conservatory).
     
    Repertoire for 2014–2015 season:
    • Messe en style ancien (Langlais)
    • Peaceable Kingdom (Thompson)
    • Missa hodie Christus natus est (Palestrina)
    • St. John Passion (Schütz)
    • Stabat mater (D. Scarlatti)
    • Songs of Farewell (Parry)
    • Mass in G minor (Vaughan Williams)
    Advance registration required. For complete information or to schedule an audition, visit LacunaArts.org/auditions.
     
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    Choir Director Marilyn Robrechthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446851%pm, %23 %b %2014 %20:%Jul:%rd 20JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446851

    ~~JOB DESCRIPTION/POSTING:  CHOIR DIRECTOR
    POSTED JULY 23, 2014; OPEN UNTIL FILLED
    Concord United Methodist Church, 1645 West St, Concord, CA 94521              www.concordumc.org
    Concord UMC welcomes all who seek God, a spiritual home, and wish to share their gifts.  The new Choir Director will reflect CUMC’s focus on message, music, mission, outreach and inclusion.  The person we hire will be an energetic, enthusiastic, positive, visionary Choir Director to lead Chancel and Chamber choirs as well as our Praise Team at 9:00 and 10:30 Sunday Services, and during community events. 
    An active and supportive Choir Board made up of volunteer choir members, and a music librarian responsible for substantial choir music selections, support the Choir Director.  We are blessed to have a highly gifted professional pianist/keyboardist/organist on staff.  A Community Orchestra currently led by our retiring Music Director accompanies on occasion.  Under the direction of others, but in tandem with the Choir Director, a Bell Choir, Youth Ensemble and Children’s Music Program during our Wednesday Mid-Week Program thrive and support CUMC’s vision.
    POSITION:  Salaried Exempt; Part-Time (10-20 hours/week); benefits as identified in the Employee Policies and Guidelines handbook; salary range $20-30k/year, depending on qualifications and experience.
    REPORTS TO:  Senior Pastor and Staff Parish Relations Committee
    REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
    A combination of education (Bachelor’s degree in church music or related field) and experience to provide:
    • Musical direction; leadership; budget, organization and time management; execution of music programs and groups, creating an atmosphere of praise and worship congruent with CUMC’s vision
    • Coordination with leaders of Choir, Youth Ensemble, Bells, Children’s choir and Community Orchestra to provide music, AND A MUSIC MINISTRY YEARLY SCHEDULE
    • Interpersonal skills to coordinate service music selections with Pastor/Lay Leaders/Creative Council
    • An atmosphere which fosters recruitment, appreciation and retention of volunteer vocalists
    • Vocal coaching/training to choir as needed
    • Direction of Thursday rehearsals 7:30-9 pm, and additional rehearsals as deemed necessary by the Choir Director; open-to-all summer choir (Jun/Jul/Aug) rehearsals are held at 10 a.m. Sundays
    • Direction of choral groups at 9 and 10:30 Sunday services
    • Coordination of appropriate music selections, special event planning (i.e., Christmas Carol Sing, Christmas Sunday, Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter services, community concerts, etc., and rehearsals) with Pastor, Choir/Community Orchestra leaders and others
    • Music when requested for memorial services
    • Knowledge of a variety of spiritual traditional, contemporary, classical, folk and gospel music
    OTHER:
    • Successful completion of a background check prior to and as a continuing condition of employment
    • Attend meetings as required
    • Experience or desire to direct a community orchestra is preferred, although not required
    • Working knowledge of sound equipment
    • Other duties as required/assigned

    FOR CONSIDERATION:  Email your letter of interest, qualifications and/or resume to:
      ConcordUMC@sbcglobal.net

    CONCORD UMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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    TO HIS COY MISTRESS, SATB, Andrew Marvell/James Johnson James Johnsonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446864%pm, %23 %b %2014 %20:%Jul:%rd 20JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446864Andrew Marvell's (1621-1678) famous seduction poem is full of saucy humor, and also reflections on human mortality.
    My SATB setting, 5:10, is moderately difficult, somewhat following the mostly homophonic style of English madrigals,
    and briskly paced in its opening and closing sections.
     
    All my works are written in Sibelius, so fully professional copies are available in hard copy or PDF, and mp3 demos as well.
    Please have a look at some of my other works on my ChoralNet page, and more on my site: www.jamesjohnsonmusic.net
     
    James Johnson
    Williams BA '64, Yale DMA '78, organist in Adolphus Busch Hall at Harvard - 1971-1991,
    ASCAP, AGO, Mensa, Who's Who in America
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    SSA Bohemian Rhapsody Diana Tashjianhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446846%pm, %23 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%rd 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446846Hi All!
     
    At one time Alfred Publishing published an SSA version of Bohemian Rhapsody arranged, I believe, by Frank Metis. It is now out of print and I'm trying to find a copy. Can anyone help me with ideas of how to find this?
     
    Thanks so much!
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    upbeat SATB piece with "cross" theme Julie Fordhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446827%pm, %23 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%rd 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446827I'm looking for something upbeat and fun for my choir for Holy Cross Day, September 14.  It should be fairly easy since it will be our first Sunday back.  It seems like most pieces with a "cross" theme are sedate, and I don't want something sedate for our first Sunday back.  Something a cappella (with very easy harmonies) or accompanied by piano, please, and no divisi.
     
    Julie Ford
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    Need SATB arrangements of Chicago (band) classics Lisa Lutterhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446821%pm, %23 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%rd 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446821My community chorus CANTATE GUAM is doing a 15th anniversary fundraiser with a Chicago tribute band. There are many arrangements of Chicago hits BUT they are now P.O.P.  Any help getting these or other arrangements will be GREATLY appreciated!
     
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    Tenor and Bass Soloist/Section Leader Positions Available Stephen C Edwardshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446841%pm, %23 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%rd 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446841
    The Union Church of Hinsdale, U.C.C., Hinsdale, IL seeks experienced singers to fill section leader/soloists (tenor and bass) positions in the Chancel Choir.  Section leaders should be able to sing a wide variety of music styles, possess strong leadership and interpersonal skills, and must be excellent sight-readers.  Additionally, section leaders must be able to commit to Wednesday night rehearsals and weekly Sunday worship services from the end of August to the end of May, as well as Christmas Eve, Easter, and Holy Week Services.  Audition includes two contrasting solos of your choice, an audition excerpt, and sight-singing.
     
    The Union Church of Hinsdale, U.C.C.  is located 25 minutes west of downtown Chicago and is very easily accessible via the BNSF Metra.
     
    To schedule an audition for this fantastic group, contact the Director of Music and Worship, Stephen C Edwards at sedwards@uchinsdale.org or call 630.323.4303 ex. 6659. 
     
    We also have openings in all voice parts for volunteer choir members.
    Please feel free to forward this notice to any singers you think might be a good fit for us!
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    Seeking Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass Choral Scholars Rozanna Gooceyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446833%pm, %23 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%rd 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446833Trinity United Methodist Church, Durham, NC

    Rozanna Vancil Goocey, Director of Music Ministries and organist   -    Rozanna@trinitydurham.org

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Provide musical leadership to the Trinity Choir from August 2014 - May 2015.

    (Approximately 40 Weeks, which allows for some weeks off.  Some days off by director’s choosing, and some days off by Choral Scholar’s choosing.)

     

    Attend all scheduled rehearsals, Sunday worship services, and additional seasonal services as requested by the director of music.  Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 7:30pm – 9:00pm.  Sunday morning worship begins at 11:00 with a 10:15 call for the choir.  Additional services may include, but are not limited to: Advent Lessons and Carols, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday.  Christmas Eve is not required.

     

    Serve as soloist or in a small ensemble as requested by the director of music.

     

    Be a model of professionalism, punctuality, and musical excellence to the other choir members.

     

    Build positive relationships with other choir members and work to develop their musical skills.

     

    If an absence is required, communicate with the director of music well in advance and work to find a substitute.

     

     

    REQUIREMENTS:

    Excellent vocal technique:

    Consistent and relaxed tone, good range, working towards a degree in voice or just recently graduated.

     

    Excellent musicianship:

    Sight-reading, intonation, ensemble sense, stylistic awareness.

     

     

    REWARDS:

    Being part of a community of wonderful people who love to sing

    Opportunity to develop as a musician

    Summer break, and weeks off throughout the year.

     

    Compensation:

    Approximately $32 per call.

     

     

     

    APPLICATION and AUDITION:

    Submit resume via email to the director of music at the email address above.  Audio samples may also be submitted but are not required.  An in-person interview will involve:

     

    - A conversation with the director of music

    - Singing, unaccompanied, a 2-3 minute excerpt of your choice that demonstrates your vocal ability.

      This could be from choral or solo repertoire, and English, Latin, German or Italian is acceptable.

    - Sight-singing and aural skills evaluation
     
     
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    Interim Choir Director Steve Clarkhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446832%pm, %23 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%rd 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446832
    INTERIM CHOIR DIRECTOR: JOB POSTING
    GENERAL
    Looking for qualified person to plan and lead the worship music ministry of the adult Chancel Choir at Rosedale Gardens Presbyterian Church. There are currently 20 active participants in the Choir. Candidates should not only have the musical skills commensurate with the requirements of the position, but also have an understanding of the role of choral music in the context of the congregation's worship life.
     
    RESPONSIBILITIES:
    - Direct the Choir at the 1030am worship service twice a month (1st and 3rd Sundays)
    - Lead 90-min rehearsal every Thursday evening
    - Lead 45-60min rehearsal (930-1025am) on Sundays when Choir is singing
    - Direct the Choir at the 10pm Christmas Eve service
     
    OTHER
    - Interim Director will select music and plan Choir participation in coordination with the pastoral staff.
    - Interim Director reports to the Senior Pastor and works under the general direction of the congregation's Worship & Music Committee.
    - When the congregation seeks to fill the Choir Director position on a longer-term basis, the Interim Director is eligible to apply for that position.
    - Compensation will be commensurate with the requirements of the position and the skills and experience of the candidate.
     
     
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    MUSE, Cincinnati's Women's Choir Auditions Rachel Kramerhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446818%pm, %23 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%rd 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446818
    Whether singing on the steps of City Hall, Fountain Square or in a “concert setting”, MUSE can be heard as a beacon of musical excellence and social change in Cincinnati and beyond.  
    For 31 years MUSE has raised her voice for justice and we would like to add yours!  We will be holding auditions for the 32nd season on Saturday, August 16 from 9 am – 3 pm. at St. John's Unitarian Universalist Church, 320 Resor Ave, Clifton.
     
    Don't wait until the last minute to get your audition spot! If you've ever wanted to join a vibrant choral community, now is the time. MUSE Cincinnati's Women's Choir invites you to audition with us and come celebrate our 32nd Season in song!
     
    Walk-ins cannot be accommodated due to the nature of the audition process.
     
    MUSE is dedicated to musical excellence and social change. We are women of diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives awakening awareness with our voices. Your talent, enthusiasm and presence are welcome!
     
    We'll give you something to sing about - Come harmonize for peace and justice. Join MUSE for a season of fun, friends and most of all music!
     
     
    To schedule an audition or find out more, complete the audition request form online at www.musechoir.org or call 221-1118.
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    Looking for Women's Trio Music Book Beverly Atkinsonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446817%pm, %23 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%rd 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446817Searching for a single copy of Celebration and Worship for Women' Voices by Joseph Linn. Green Title Box with floral border. Do you recognize this book? e-mail me at beva@crpc.org ]]>Concert Attire Beverly Atkinsonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446812%pm, %23 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%rd 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446812Coral Ridge has women's performance beaded Jackets from PraiseHymn Fashions.  These are Red Jackets with easy care service dresses.  The set also includes the black beaded jackets as well.  For list of number, sizes and price contact beva@crpc.org ]]>Children's choir robes for sale Beverly Atkinsonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446810%pm, %23 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%rd 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446810Coral Ridge would like to offer their cherub choir robes (itty-bitty sizes) red with white collars. Also the Junior choir robes
    Royal blue with white satin stoles.  $5.00 for each set.  Let's talk.
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    Nine Original A Cappella Choral Works -- Composer's Showcase presents John Cavallaro Dee Dee Mileshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446824%pm, %23 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%rd 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446824

    Composer’s Showcase presents the choral works of John Cavallaro

    Composer John Cavallaro of Princeton and his 20-voice Coretto Cavallaro will perform nine original selections, three of which are world premieres.

    Sunday, August 3, 4 P.M.

    2 Railroad Place, Hopewell, N.J.
     
    John Cavallaro’s compositions have been performed in the local area by Princeton Pro Musica, Mostly Motets, and the Delaware River Consort, and nationally by Schola Cantorum of Mountain View, Cal., the Stanford Memorial Church Choir in Stanford, Cal. and The New World Chorale and Coro Maris Stella in the Boston area.
    Set I: Gregorian Themes
    Pater Noster
    Victimae Paschali Laudes
    Salve Regina
    Set II: Christmas in August
    O Magnum Mysterium
    Ave Maria
    Hodie
    Set III: Latest Works
    Tocsins*
    Lost and Found*
    Will You Please Stand*
    * World premieres
     
    Admission is free, but space is limited, so reservations are requested. To reserve your seats, please send an email to Composer’s Showcase at composers.showcase@gmail.com
     
     
     
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    Singing exchange student needs host family Becky Bellhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446813%pm, %23 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%rd 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446813Olivia from Poland, is arriving in Richmond Virginia in August for 2 semesters.  She will attend high school providing her spending money and health insurance and will participate in school, family and volunteering.  She is very active in singing, drama, and art and would like to continue to participate while in the US.  Our hosts consist of single parents, single adults, families with small and/or teenage children and empty nesters.  As a host parent, I find it enjoyable to have a student that shares the same interests as their host family.  Please email ccfc2355(a)msn.com for more info or visit www.ciee.org  If you cant host, please share the need and opportunity. ]]>New Unison Christmas Title by Edvard Grieg from Colla Voce Chris Matthewshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446811%pm, %23 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%rd 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446811
    Click the cover image to view the score in its entirety.
     
    Colla Voce Music is proud to announce the release of "The Christmas Tree" from Edvard Grieg's "Seven Children's Songs" as edited by Darcy Morrissey.  This delightfully simple Christmas song for unison and piano features all the things one would expect from a master like Grieg and is an ideal choice for your choir's next holiday concert.  Don't forget to check out Darcy's other two Grieg editions at www.collavoce.com.
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    Tenor staff singer needed Alfred Calabresehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446788%pm, %23 %b %2014 %14:%Jul:%rd 14JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446788St. Rita Catholic Church in Dallas has an opening for a tenor staff singer/section leader.  Position is from September through mid-June with a highly competitive pay scale.  Summer choir tours both domestic and overseas; solo opportunities; and major works with orchestra. Excellent sight singing skills, familiarity with early music repertoire and vocal style, and experience with plainchant highly desireable.  Willingness to work with a talented and dedicated volunteer choir.  To schedule an audition please contact acalabrese@stritaparish.net. ]]>Choir Director, First Universalist Church, Yarmouth ME Ruth Whitehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446781%pm, %23 %b %2014 %12:%Jul:%rd 12JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446781
    First Universalist Church of Yarmouth Maine is looking for a dynamic conductor to become our new Music/Choir Director. We seek a creative and collaborative leader with strong interpersonal skills, who can work with a broad range of musical talents and interests.
     
    We are a growing congregation, currently of 160 members, with 15 to 20 in the choir. 
     
    Requirements: Choral degree with relevant experience a plus.  Must be proficient on piano and keyboard while directing the choir and have a record of positive collaboration with staff and congregation members. Must be knowledgeable of classical, traditional, and contemporary repertoire in keeping with UU principals. 
     
    Reports to:  The Minister and partners with the Worship Council.
     
    Responsibilities (Average 10 hours per week):
    The Director of Music at first U coordinates the entire music program. Particular responsibilities include:
     
    · Collaborate with ministers or other service leaders in the creation of worship services and selection of anthems and hymns.
    · Once a week Thursday rehearsals with choir, September through June and lead choir on Sunday mornings and at Christmas Eve service.
    · Create and atmosphere that encourages choir membership and retention.
    · Prepare choir for other special events, such as memorial services
    · Communicate with visiting musicians about service plans.
    · Maintain and enhance the music library.
    · Supervise the maintenance of the church’s musical instruments and arrange for the acquisition of any new instruments as needed.
     
    Salary (based on 10 hour/week average)
    · Compensation in keeping with comparable Portland Maine, part time Music Directors.
    · Up to $400 for music acquisition.
     
    To apply:  Please submit a cover letter, resume and personal references to
    office@uuyarmouth.org.  Video or audio recordings representing your musical skills are welcome
     
     
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    AUDITION with the Pacific Masterworks Chorus directed by Dr. Greg Lyne Tim Salaverhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446776%am, %23 %b %2014 %05:%Jul:%rd 5JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446776
    COME SING WITH THE PACIFIC MASTERWORKS CHORUS!!!
     
    We are celebrating our 5th year of music excellence and will present the Joys of Winter - Every year the world looks forward to the Joys this time of year brings. Join the Pacific Masterworks Chorus as we celebrate the Joys of Winter, Christmas Day, The Messiah, Carols, and Snow on Sunday, December 7, 2014, 4:00 pm at John Knox Presbyterian Church, 7421 Amarillo Road, Dublin.  We will be performing the works of Mechem, Holst, Handel, Thompson, Rutter, and Luboff with Guest Artist International award-winning Cantabella Children’s Chorus
     
    AUDITIONS for the 2014-2015 Season will be held any Wednesday in September 2014 and January 2015.  Prepare a short 2-3 minute a cappella song.  You will be evaluated on your ability to sing clearly and on pitch, vocalize through your singing range, and read through your part.
     
    Rehearsals are held in Dublin, CA on Wednesdays from 7 to 9:30 pm starting September 3 thru December 3.
     
    For more information, go to www.PacificMasterworksChorus.org or send email to info@PacificMasterWorksChorus.org
     
    Pacific Masterworks Chorus is a non-profit 501(c)(3) performing arts organization led by Artistic Director, Dr. Greg Lyne, and Pianist, Danielle Naler.
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    a good organ score for the Brahms Requiem Bruce Nunleyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446773%am, %23 %b %2014 %03:%Jul:%rd 3JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446773My community chorus will present the Brahms Requiem this fall using organ, harp, and timpani only.   We are using the Hinshaw/Laura Hoggard edition.   What organ score would you suggest would be the best to purchase?   Thanks! ]]>Rutter Gloria Dick Rhindresshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446775%am, %23 %b %2014 %03:%Jul:%rd 3JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446775Item: Choral Scores & Orchestral Parts
    Composer/Arranger/Edition: John Rutter
    Starting: Aug 15 - Dec 10
    For: 4 months
    Copies: 50
    Willing to rent: Yes
     
    Need to borrow/rent/buy vocal scores and instrumental parts.  Bennington County Choral Society, VT.
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    VW Serenade to Music Dick Rhindresshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446774%am, %23 %b %2014 %03:%Jul:%rd 3JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446774Item: Vocal Scores & Instrumental Parts
    Composer/Arranger/Edition: Ralph Vaughan Williams
    Starting: Aug 15 - Dec 10
    For: 4 months
    Copies: 50
    Willing to rent: Yes
     
    Request to Rent/Borrow/Buy Music. Choral scores and orchestral parts.  Bennington County Choral Society, Bennington VT.   
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    Auditions for Tenors and Basses Ryan Pryslakhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446771%am, %23 %b %2014 %02:%Jul:%rd 2JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446771Opus One Vocal Arts, a semi-professional chamber chorus in Delaware, is seeking a few solid tenors and basses to round out our ensemble for the 2014-2015 season. Opus One performs exciting and varied repertoire from the Renaissance to the present day and partners with local charitable organizations to use music to further their cause and mission as well as ours.
     
    Singers should possess good tonal quality and blend, decent sight reading skills, enjoy singing two-three on a part, and have Sunday evenings open for rehearsals.
     
    Please contact our music director, Ryan Pryslak, to schedule an audition timeslot. Auditions are being held on Sunday 8/10 in Wilmington DE
     
    Ryan Pryslak rpryslak@comcast.net 302-743-1201
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    Conductor, Girls Training 3 Julia Richterhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446767%am, %23 %b %2014 %00:%Jul:%rd 0JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446767
    TITLE:  CHOIR CONDUCTOR, GIRLS CHOIR, GRADES 3 through 6
    Reports to: Training Dept. Director
    Hours:  Part-time. Afterschool rehearsals. Occasional weekend performances and other events.
     
     
    POSITION OVERVIEW:
    Direct Girl’s Training 3 (GT3), an upper-level choir in the Training Department for girls in Grades 3 through 6.
     
    Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir  - a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization – provides afterschool music programs through fifteen progressive choirs, summer camps and concerts, and also partners with major arts organizations in the San Francisco Bay area. Several of the advanced choirs tour either nationally or internationally and are the anchor for our triennial Golden Gate International Children’s and Youth Choral Festival.  PEBCC is a highly rewarding place to work for those interested in providing children and young adults with an exceptional music education and performance oriented choral arts program. Founded in 1982, PEBCC is located in the Oakland/Piedmont area and has 6 full-time staff members, and two part-timers. To learn more about the work of PEBCC, please visit www.piedmontchoirs.org and www.goldengatefestival.org.
     
    JOB REQUIREMENTS:
    • Lead Tuesday, two-hour rehearsals, 4:00 pm – 6: 00 pm
    • Select repertoire for the Assigned Choir as approved by the Training Department Director for unison and 2 parts
    • Plan and conduct regular weekly rehearsals that provide training in singing and vocal development, style and history per the Choir’s formal curriculum.
    • Incorporate the choir’s music theory program weekly
    • Conduct two semesters of regular weekly rehearsals for the Assigned Choir.
    • Conduct the choir’s regular concerts and specific events.
    • Attend staff meetings.
    • Attend and assist with auditions.
    • Review and assess the musical and personal growth of choir members each semester and complete student evaluations.
    • Greet and interact with parents at Choir rehearsals, performances, and other events and respond professionally to their questions and concerns.
     
    QUALIFICATIONS
    • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Music, or Music Education (or in relevant field) plus at least two years of work experience similar to this position.
    • Kodály training preferred.
    • Have knowledge of treble repertoire
    • Have good communication and organization skills
    • Required to work some weekends depending on performance dates and times.
    Must be devoted to team efforts, be pro-active, flexible, and maintain a positive, can do, will try attitude. ]]>
    Conductor, Boys Training 2 Julia Richterhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446766%am, %23 %b %2014 %00:%Jul:%rd 0JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446766
    TITLE:  CHOIR CONDUCTOR, BOYS CHOIR, GRADES 3 through 5
    Reports to: Training Dept. Director
    Hours:  Part-time. Afterschool rehearsals. Occasional weekend performances and other events.
     
     
    POSITION OVERVIEW:
    Direct Boy’s Training 2 (BT2), the upper-level choir in the Training Department for boys in Grades 3 through 5.
     
    Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir  - a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization – provides afterschool music programs through fifteen progressive choirs, summer camps and concerts, and also partners with major arts organizations in the San Francisco Bay area. Several of the advanced choirs tour either nationally or internationally and are the anchor for our triennial Golden Gate International Children’s and Youth Choral Festival.  PEBCC is a highly rewarding place to work for those interested in providing children and young adults with an exceptional music education and performance oriented choral arts program. Founded in 1982, PEBCC is located in the Oakland/Piedmont area and has 6 full-time staff members, and two part-timers. To learn more about the work of PEBCC, please visit www.piedmontchoirs.org and www.goldengatefestival.org.
     
    JOB REQUIREMENTS:
    • Lead Monday, two-hour rehearsals, 4:00 pm – 6: 00 pm
    • Select repertoire for the Assigned Choir as approved by the Training Department Director for unison and 2 parts
    • Plan and conduct regular weekly rehearsals that provide training in singing and vocal development, style and history per the Choir’s formal curriculum.
    • Incorporate the choir’s music theory program weekly
    • Conduct two semesters of regular weekly rehearsals for the Assigned Choir.
    • Conduct the choir’s regular concerts and specific events.
    • Attend staff meetings.
    • Attend and assist with auditions.
    • Attend departmental workshop, fall retreat at Walker Creek Ranch and faculty retreat.
    • Review and assess the musical and personal growth of choir members each semester and complete student evaluations.
    • Greet and interact with parents at Choir rehearsals, performances, and other events and respond professionally to their questions and concerns.
     
    QUALIFICATIONS
    • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Music, or Music Education (or in relevant field) plus at least two years of work experience similar to this position.
    • Kodály training preferred.
    • Have knowledge of treble repertoire
    • Have good communication and organization skills
    • Required to work some weekends depending on performance dates and times.
    • Must be devoted to team efforts, be pro-active, flexible, and maintain a positive, can do, will try attitude.
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    THE NEW YORK CHORAL SOCIETY 54TH ANNUAL SUMMER SINGS Nicole Gubermanhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446764%am, %23 %b %2014 %00:%Jul:%rd 0JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446764
    Wednesdays from July 23rd - August 27 th at 7:30pm at Symphony Space
     
    New York, NY- JUNE 18, 2014.  The New York Choral Society produces six Summer Sings that feature the most popular masterworks of the choral literature. The 54th annual Summer Sings takes place on consecutive Wednesdays at 7:30pm from July 23rd through August 27that Symphony Space in the Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, For these Summer Sings, six prominent choral conductors from the New York area will lead audience members to sing through these popular works.  The New York Choral Society will provide scores. The 2014 series features monumental works including four of the most recognized pieces in the classical repertoire including Handel’s Messiah on Wednesday, July 23; Verdi’s Requiem on July 30; Mozart’s Requiem on August 20 and Orff’s Carmina Burana on August 27.
     
    For Tickets: Individual Sings: $20, For ticket information, call (212) 864-5400 or visit the box office or visit www.symphonyspace.org or www.nychoral.org
     
    Box Office: Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway @ 95th Street, New York  
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    Section Leaders: To vote or not to vote? Sarah Timothyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446762%pm, %22 %b %2014 %23:%Jul:%nd 23JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446762I would like to employ leadership in all my high school choir classes. Thinking about appointing a President and then electing other officers out of he top group, which would do work for the entire program. Section leaders out of the two other choirs. Debating - should I appoint the section leaders? If they vote they tend to choose their friends. But if I choose all, they don't gain the ownership. Thoughts? ]]>paid Alto for Anglo-Catholic church Michael Smithhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446760%pm, %22 %b %2014 %23:%Jul:%nd 23JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446760The Church of the Good Shepherd, Rosemont, has an immediate opening for paid Alto section leader (male or female). This is an Episcopal church in the Anglo-Catholic tradition. This position is ideal for a singer who enjoys going through a large amount of diverse repertoire. The choir (5 paid, 5 volunteer) sings the entire mass setting each week in addition to the chant propers, an anthem, a motet, and the hymns. Excellent sight-reading skills are required, as well as the ability to control vibrato. The choir is a small, intimate "chamber group" that enjoys hard work and making music of the highest quality together. Please contact the choirmaster, Michael Smith, at mws.organist@gmail.com for an audition. www.goodshepherdrosemont.com  ]]>Essential Voices USA Seeks Singers Judith Clurmanhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446757%pm, %22 %b %2014 %22:%Jul:%nd 22JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446757
    ESSENTIAL VOICES USA
     
     
    Auditions for Volunteer Members
    Judith Clurman’s Essential Voices USA
    2014-2015 concert season
     
    Fresh off of its Macy's 4th of July Fireworks performance with Indina Menzel and the DIVA Jazz Orchestra, Judith Clurman's Essential Voices USA is “casting chorus members” for its VOLUNTEER component.
     
    The size of the ensemble ranges from 8 to 65, depending on the music being performed.
     
    Venues include Carnegie Hall, the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, and other fun locations throughout NYC.
     
    The 2014-2015 season includes music by Bach, Bernstein, Mozart, as well as programs with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall (classical choral works November 14; holiday celebrations with Kelli O’Hara and Matthew Morrison December 19 & 20; and a children’s program December 21).
     
    Auditions are being held on:
    Monday, August 25, 6:30-9:00pm
     
    Bring a piece that you love to sing (preferably, a classical work). You will be asked to sight read!
     
    Email auditions.evusa@gmail.com to schedule an audition.
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    Piano Proficiency for Choir Teaching Job Caroline Harrisonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446741%pm, %22 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%nd 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446741I have an interview tomorrow for an elementary and middle school choir teacher position. They sent an email with what candidates should bring including my "piano proficiency level". The HR person didn't know exactly what this means. I'm curious if anyone has an idea.  ]]>Exemplar Choirs from Around The World Kim Kroetschhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446731%pm, %22 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%nd 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446731I would like to put together a video collection of exemplar choirs from around the world whose performances my middle school choir singers can listen and respond to.  These choirs can be any age and from any part of the world.  I would like a vast variety of excellent and diverse choral perspectives.  Please respond with the names of choirs (or particular videos) you think should be part of this exemplary list. ]]>Teachers welcome students back to school in song Kim Kroetschhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446730%pm, %22 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%nd 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446730Each fall during opening week, I teach our staff a simple song in harmony to sing as we welcome our K-8 students back on the first day of school.  I never have very much time to teach the song- so it has to be something that everyone can pick up pretty quickly and learn by rote.  I am looking for some new ideas.  Suggestions? ]]>UU Church Pianist Needed L.H. Brownhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446746%pm, %22 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%nd 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446746
    EXPERIENCED PIANIST WANTED
     
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lansing seeks an accomplished keyboard artist for Sunday services and Thursday night choral rehearsals.  Must be able to sight-read and read open score, play in a wide variety of styles, accompany soloists and vocal/instrumental ensembles. Improvisational skills are HIGHLY desirable.
     
    DESCRIPTION
    ¼ time (10 hours per week avg.) pianist
     
    PAY
    $7550 annually paid biweekly
     
    REQUIREMENTS
    Thursday night choir rehearsal 7-9pm Sept. through early June
                Sunday Morning Services & choir warm-up 8:00am until 1pm Sept.-May
                                                                                        10:15am June-August
    Christmas Eve, Special Services and occasional other rehearsals as needed
    Collaborate with the Director of Music regarding musical choices for Worship Services
    Collaborate and communicate with the directors of the vocal choirs
    Occasionally rehearse and perform with church jazz and folk bands
     
    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
    High level of keyboard proficiency in a variety of musical styles
    Experience in accompanying both soloists and group rehearsals
    Good people and communication skills
    Comfort and familiarity with liberal religion in general
     
    PRINCIPLES
    The pianist will be expected to abide by Denomination and Church Policies as regards respectful and appropriate behavior toward all Staff and Congregation members.
     
    WHO WE ARE
    We are a Welcoming Congregation of over 300 members, founded in 1847.  Our Sunday morning worship services inspire us to grow and change together, building a community that honors diversity of belief and a responsible search for truth and meaning.
     
    FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
                Lyle Brown, Director of Music
                lbrown@uulansing.org
                (517) 351-4081 ext 4#
                855 Grove St., E. Lansing, MI 48823
                uulansing.org   
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    Director of Music, Christ Church Cathedral Catherine Frenchhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446744%pm, %22 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%nd 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446744
    Christ Church Cathedral invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of Music, available on or before December 1, 2014.
     
    The Organization
     
    Christ Church Cathedral seeks a new Director of Music to further its mission: to “widen the circle of God’s embrace, with heart and voice.”  Christ Church Cathedral is a 176-year-old Episcopal congregation located on Monument Circle in the heart of Indianapolis.   The Cathedral has identified three core values that guide its work.
     
                We find Christ by:
    • encountering others in community, drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds
    • serving our neighbor, reaching out to those on the margin
    • appreciating beauty, especially in liturgy and sacred music
     
    The Cathedral has a strong musical tradition that reaches back more than 150 years, making music at the highest artistic level with both children and adults.   The primary purpose of the music program is to support worship in the full expression of Anglican liturgy, Sunday to Sunday and season to season.
     
    The Cathedral has three worship services on Sundays:  a said Rite One Eucharist at 8 AM; a sung Rite Two Eucharist at 10 AM; and a Santa Eucharista with music at 1 PM. During the school year, there is also a sung Evensong on Thursdays at 5:15 PM.  This service is part of the rule of prayer, which includes morning and evening prayer and a noon mass each weekday.  In addition, the Cathedral offers diocesan and community services at times of celebration and mourning.
     
    The Cathedral today has two choirs: The Cathedral Choir of children and professional men; and the mixed-voice Coro Hispano.  The Cathedral Choir traces its roots to the Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys that was founded in 1883 in the centuries-old English Cathedral choir tradition.  The Girls’ choir was founded in 1945.  Both boys and girls are now part of the Cathedral Choir.  The Coro Hispano was founded in 2000 and combines the best of the Anglican tradition with the best of Latino music and culture.  Young choristers receive weekly vocal and music theory instruction, training in sight singing and musicianship, and regular spiritual formation.
     
    The Cathedral’s choirs have sung by invitation in the United Kingdom and in Europe.  In addition to worship services, the choirs perform in concert, broadcasts, and recordings.  The broader music program includes choral and instrumental concerts and organ recitals presented by both resident and guest artists and ensembles.
     
    The repertoire of the Cathedral choirs is broad reaching and includes chant; music of the renaissance, baroque, classical, romantic, and modern periods; contemporary music; and a growing focus on Latino music, both new and traditional.  The congregation welcomes the opportunity to learn and hear music that is new or unfamiliar.
     
    The music program is supported by three fine organs:  the Chancel Organ (Hellmuth Wolff and Associates, Op. 32, 1900); the Ruth Lilly Memorial Gallery Organ (Taylor and Boody Organ Builders, Op. 19, 1992); and the Frederick W. Weber Memorial Continuo Positive Organ (Brombaugh Organ Builders, 1996).
     
    The music program has developed a strong partnership with the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.  Many of the professional men in the choir are IU students; Cathedral organ scholars have been IU undergraduate and graduate students; and IU instrumentalists and ensembles frequently perform in concerts at the Cathedral.
     
    Christ Church is also a leader in the artistic community of Indianapolis and has partnered with Butler University, the University of Indianapolis, the American Guild of Organists, the American Pianists Association, the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra and many other groups. 
     
    Over the past year, the leadership of the Cathedral engaged in a process of community listening that resulted in a new strategic vision.  In addition to initiatives related to communications and space planning, the Cathedral identified several key ministry priorities:
     
    • Evangelism to a growing downtown:  Establish relationships with and build connections to growing downtown neighborhoods.  Establish a vibrant network of outreach and spirituality-focused small groups and develop additional weekend worship, perhaps off-site.
     
    • Evangelism with Hispanic Community:  Develop and implement a strategic plan to attract, welcome, integrate, and empower the growing Latino population of the Indianapolis metro area, using our congregation’s diversity, inclusivity, and location as our primary drivers.
     
    • Outreach:  Develop a collaborative compassion ministry with our civic, business, and religious partners focused on providing hands-on ministry in our downtown neighborhood.
     
    The music program of Christ Church Cathedral will contribute strongly to all three of these priorities.
     
     
    The Opportunity
     
    The Director of Music will join a vibrant, caring, and nurturing Episcopal community that identifies appreciating beauty, especially in liturgy and sacred music, as a core value in furthering its mission.  S/he will have the opportunity to align the program with the Cathedral’s new strategic vision and to expand and enrich the music program, making truly Anglican music that is as global as the Anglican Communion. The Director will be asked to establish the program’s leadership role as the Cathedral seeks to expand its reach into an increasingly diverse community; to respond through liturgy to changing patterns of church attendance; and to attract the growing population of young adults and others who live in downtown Indianapolis. 
     
    The Director will have the opportunity to reestablish the tradition of a volunteer choir, drawing singers from the congregation.  S/he will be challenged to find new ways to increase participation of children in the music program.  S/he will develop the unique qualities and talents of children, professional singers, and volunteers as members of the Cathedral’s choirs, and will do so with strong support from the Dean, the clergy, and a congregation that loves to sing.
     
    The Position
     
    The Director of Music provides leadership and vision to ensure that a strong musical program is an essential part of the life of Christ Church Cathedral.   The Director reports directly to the Dean and assists the Dean in crafting liturgy.  In collaboration with the clergy, the Director develops and implements a comprehensive musical plan and program for the liturgical year that aligns with the overall strategic vision of the Cathedral.   The Director oversees and is assisted by the Cathedral’s music program staff.
     
    The Director of Music is responsible and accountable for all choral and instrumental music for the Cathedral.  S/he recruits, auditions, trains, and conducts the Cathedral’s choirs of children and adults.  S/he develops, implements, and oversees a comprehensive musical studies program for young singers.  S/he ensures that volunteer singers are welcome members of the Cathedral’s musical life, and s/he nurtures a strong sense of community among singers.  The Director engages contract singers and instrumentalists.   S/he maintains the highest possible standards of excellence in all musical programming and performance.
     
    The Director of Music collaborates with other Cathedral staff and programs, especially in the area of youth formation, and with parishioners through the Choir Parents’ Guild, Sacred Arts supporters, and those who volunteer for fundraising and other Cathedral functions.  S/he develops partnerships and collaborations with the greater Indianapolis music and arts community.  S/he actively seeks opportunities for music to expand the reach of Christ Church Cathedral throughout the community.
     
    The Director of Music is a full-time position that requires participation in Sunday and special worship services throughout the year.  
     
     
    Candidate Profile
     
    The successful candidate will be a mission-minded builder with the demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with the Canons, Cathedral leadership, and staff in planning and conducting worship services that are both connected to and coordinated with the overall Cathedral ministry.   S/he will be familiar with the Episcopal liturgy and will have a deep and expansive understanding of the Anglican musical tradition.
     
    The successful candidate will be a superb musician who combines a thorough knowledge of choral and vocal performance with significant experience in leading both professional and volunteer singers in a broad range of liturgical and religious repertoire.   S/he will have the proven ability and pedagogical skill to inspire singers to a consistently high level of excellence in performance.
     
    The successful candidate will be experienced and skilled at working with children and developing young voices.  S/he will have a high level of proficiency as a keyboardist.  Composing and arranging skills will be viewed as assets.
     
    The successful candidate will be a strong administrator and a skilled manager of both human and financial resources.   S/he will have the demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse congregation and community.  S/he will have excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.    Spanish language ability, while not required, will be considered an asset.
     
    The successful candidate will be a person of high personal integrity and ethical standards.  S/he will demonstrate the qualities of prayerfulness, determination, and openness, combined with a sense of humor.   S/he will have Master’s degree or equivalent.  The successful candidate will be well grounded in a sense of Christian vocation.
     
    Compensation
     
    Compensation, including benefits, is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
     
    Applications
     
    Christ Church Cathedral seeks to recruit a group of candidates that reflects the gender, racial, and ethnic diversity of their community. 
     
    Nominations of potential candidates are welcome.   Please provide contact information or encourage potential candidates to contact Christopher Wingert at cfrenchgroup@aol.com.
     
    Initial application materials should not exceed five (5) pages.  Do not include tapes, CDs, repertoire lists, or reviews at this time.  
     
    Please include a resume and a letter that describes your specific interest and qualifications for the position.  Include a salary history or requirements, and the names of three references.   All applications will be considered confidential and references will not be contacted without the applicant’s prior agreement.  
     
    Electronic submissions are preferred.  Please send to:
     
    Christ Church Cathedral Director of Music Search
    Catherine French Group
    2500 Q Street, NW, Suite 623
    Washington, DC  20007
    cfrenchgroup@aol.com
     
    MS Word or Adobe Acrobat attachments only, please.
     
     
    The Search Committee will begin to review applications in mid-August and will issue invitations for candidate interviews in early September.
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    2 Church Choir Section Leaders sought, St. Louis, MO area Daniel Fryhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446743%pm, %22 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%nd 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446743
    St. Paul United Church of Christ in Belleville, IL is inviting singers to audition for paid section leader positions starting in September, 2014. These positions will be paid on a per service basis, and will enhance the choir and the music ministry at the traditional Sunday service at 9 am. The St. Paul Chancel Choir consists of around 25 singers and does repertoire of all style periods, including seasonal larger works, and regularly sings a cappella repertoire.  Rehearsals take place on Wednesday nights from 7-8:30, with occasional additional rehearsals during the year which will be scheduled well in advance.
    Required skills:
    • Previous or current formal voice instruction
    • Excellent sight-singing ability
    • Ability to blend cohesively with the section’s sound
    • Ability to model correct pitch, rhythm, and tone to other singers in a positive and supportive way
    • Experience singing in choral ensembles
    • Availability for Wednesday night rehearsals from 7-8:30 pm (occasionally longer if near a major choral presentation); this includes Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday,  Holy Week, and the Sunday call time of 8:15 for the 9 am service
    • Demonstration of professionalism by example
    • Solo singing within larger works and as a soloist on occasion
    Desired skills:
    • Current college music major, or minor, or formal academic training in music or music degree(s)
    • Ability to lead sectionals vocally, or a piano background to assist during sectionals
     
    If interested, please email a resume to Daniel Fry, Director of Music, at dan-fry@stpaulucc.org, or call with questions at 618.233.3303, x 118.
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    Conductor of The Jubilee Symphony Orchestra Mihee Gwonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446742%pm, %22 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%nd 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446742
    The Jubilee Symphony Orchestra is a tool used by God to redeem music and support praise & worship throughout New York City. The Jubilee Symphony Orchestra is seeking applications for a conductor to assume leadership of the orchestra beginning with the 2014-15season.
     
    PLEASE REPLY WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
    1. Name
    2. Attach a current resume
     
    Contact Info:
    The Jubilee Symphony Orchestra
    Email- jubileesymphony@gmail.com  ]]>
    Section leader positions and volunteer openings at Christ Church Cathedral Robert Bozemanhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446739%pm, %22 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%nd 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446739The Cathedral Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Louisville, Kentucky has openings for a soprano and tenor section leader and openings for volunteers in the tenor and alto section.
    Recently, the Cathedral Choir was heard on the national radio broadcast of "With Heart and Voice," singing selections from their recent CD "An American Evening." The choir dedicates fifty percent of its repertoire to music by fine American composers as well as singing music from the canon of composers from the Medieval to contemporary eras. In addition to one rehearsal and one sung service each week, there are monthly evensongs, Advent Lessons and Carols, and a concert (major work or other event) each season.
    All volunteers and section leaders should prepare an audition as indicated on the Cathedral Choir page. Please contact Canon Bozeman to schedule a time or for further information.
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    3er Festival Internacional de Coros Infantiles de la FPMC Gabriela Rodriguezhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446729%pm, %22 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%nd 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446729Buenas tardes a todos!!!! 
    La Fundación de Parques y Museos de Cozumel les invita a participar en el 3er festival Internacional de Coros Infantiles de la FPMC del 21 al 25 de mayo 2015 en la Isla de Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico
    INTERESADOS SOLICITAR LA CONVOCATORIA A:
    coros.fpmc@gmail.com
    LIKE our fanpage:
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    iPads in a choral setting Kim Kroetschhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446713%pm, %22 %b %2014 %14:%Jul:%nd 14JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446713I am wondering if anyone uses an iPad or class set of iPads in a school choral setting.  If so, please share your ideas.  Thanks!
    Kim Kroetsch
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    Middle School Dean of Students Myles Glancyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446714%pm, %22 %b %2014 %14:%Jul:%nd 14JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446714
    The Dean of Students at American Boychoir School oversees day and residential student life.  Working with students, parents, faculty and staff, the Dean promotes and supports the physical and emotional well-being of students and builds a culture that embodies the mission and values of ABS.  The Dean of Students works closely with the Dean of Academics and the Music Department to schedule and coordinate school events and enrichment clubs. The Dean of Students hires, trains, supervises and evaluates the houseparent staff. 
     
    Qualifications include but are not limited to:
     
    • Demonstrated experience working with youth, building strong relationships with them and holding them up to high standards and expectations;
    • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage a complex job with many components;
    • Capacity to work autonomously, to take initiative, and to manage middle school life with confidence and clarity;
    • Ability to work as a team player harmoniously with other departments;
    • A commitment to growing and enhancing the Character Education curriculum, researching and implementing best practices in the field;
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
    • Kind and nurturing disposition.   A sense of humor is a plus
     
     
    This is a 12 month position beginning on August 15th, 2014.  The Dean of Students resides on campus. 
     
    A day and boarding school for boys in grades 4-8, The American Boychoir School is committed to its mission of combining the training program for mastery of choral music with a project-based academic program in order to create a profoundly integrative educational experience which emphasizes creativity and such traditional values as self-discipline, self-reliance, hard work, teamwork and dedication to long-term goals.
     
    Candidates should forward their cover letter, resume and three references to K.P. Weseloh, Director of Admissions, at employment@americanboychoir.org 
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    Tom Shelton and Mark Hayes Together As Featured Clinicians Rob Monathhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446705%pm, %22 %b %2014 %13:%Jul:%nd 13JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446705Tom Shelton and Mark Hayes will both be featured clinicians at Hinshaw Music's Celebration Workshop on August 1 and 2 in Durham, NC.  Please join us. Info at this link: http://www.hinshawmusic.com/workshops.php ]]>Express your Starlight through Choral Music | Toruń, Poland Piroska Horváthhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446699%am, %22 %b %2014 %11:%Jul:%nd 11JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446699

    "Through Music to the stars” 


    From June 27 - July 1, 2015

    meeting music invites the choirs from all over the musical planet to travel to Poland and sing at

    PER MUSICAM AD ASTRA 3rd International Copernicus Choir Festival & Competition in Toruń, Poland.

    Find your place in categories such as

    * Mixed, Male and Female 
    * Chamber Choirs 
    * Children & Youth Choirs
    * Sacred Choral Music 
    * Folklore and
    * Pop & Jazz.

    No Competition wanted?

    No problem, you can join in different muscial activities without competing! Just "shine" in our


    * Evaluation Performances  
    * Individual Coachings 
    * Vocal Trainings  
    * Friendship Concerts and meet ´n chat with other stars of the event.

    For further information contact us:

    meeting music
    Piroska Horváth e.K.
    Konrad Adenauer Str. 36
    35415 Pohlheim / Germany
     
    phone: +49 6403 9784225
    email: info@meeting-music.com
    website: www.meeting-music.com

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    Young Men's Ensemble of LA Children's Chorus Holds Auditions Aug. 21 Susan Gordonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446692%am, %22 %b %2014 %05:%Jul:%nd 5JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446692
    Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC) is holding auditions for middle school- and high school-aged boys with changing or changed voices for its Young Men’s Ensemble on Thursday, August 21, 2014, at Pasadena Presbyterian Church, with appointments beginning at 4:30 pm.  Candidates must prepare one solo art or folk song and will also be gauged on their ability to sing as part of an ensemble.  Those interested in auditioning should be proficient in the fundamentals of music theory and musicianship.  The vocal audition also includes a written music theory test and a sight-singing evaluation.  
     
    LACC’s Young Men’s Ensemble is one of only a few choirs in the country to serve young male vocalists with changing voices.  Led by Dr. Steven Kronauer, it offers quality vocal and choral training, providing boys with essential tools to help them sing through their vocal transition and a forum where they can learn more about the healthy development of their maturing voices at their own pace in a fun, understanding and encouraging environment. 
     
    Kronauer notes that one of the fundamental considerations for working with the choir is adjusting to the needs of each individual voice to ensure that each boy sings in a range that is healthy for him.
     
    Established in 2009, Young Men’s Ensemble holds rehearsals weekly on Sunday evenings (5:30 – 7:15 pm) and features a specially tailored musicianship course and individualized vocal coaching sessions that adhere to LACC’s exceptionally high standards.
     
     Among numerous highlights, YME has toured Germany, Austria, Italy and Alaska; performed with Cuba’s celebrated Sine Nomine and the esteemed University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club and Harvard Glee Club; attended a retreat at USC Thornton School of Music; and participated in a special seminar with acclaimed counter-tenor David Daniels and world famous tenor Ben Hepner.

    Auditions will be held at Pasadena Presbyterian Church, located at 585 East Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, California 91101.  For more information or to make an audition appointment, please call (626) 793-4231 or visit www.lachildrenschorus.org.
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    Thinking of Christmas - The Age Old Reason for Joy Robin Mayhewhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446695%am, %22 %b %2014 %10:%Jul:%nd 10JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446695Click on the link which will take you the The Age Old Reason for Joy page where everything for leaning and performance is available as free downloads. - the SATB score, a 2 part score for young choristers and schools, the words and accompaniment plus other aids and a link to YouTube where one can see and hear a performance recorded last Christmas with a lot of smiling faces.  Traditional yet modern with 'new' words in a message to teach the young and remind the older just what Christmas is really all about in this world that has become so commercial at the time of the joyous festivities.
     
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    Vox Grata Women's Choir Announces Auditions Jeanette MacCallumhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446688%am, %22 %b %2014 %01:%Jul:%nd 1JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446688Vox Grata, a Nashville-based women’s choir, is now auditioning sopranos and altos for its third concert season.  Audition appointments can be requested through the end of August.  Rehearsals take place on Mondays from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3900 West End Avenue, Nashville.  Rehearsals for the 2013/2014 season will begin on Monday, September 15.
     
    Vox Grata was founded by Artistic Director, Jeanette MacCallum in 2012.  The ensemble performed its inaugural concert to a standing ovation audience in January 2013, with additional performances in 2013 and 2014.  The choir is comprised of joyful women who, out of gratitude for the fullness of their own lives, possess a desire to sing together for the benefit of others.  The group performs repertoire that expresses a uniquely feminine spirit, especially works that promote the best interests of women in society.  All concert programs directly benefit the needs of women in the Nashville area.
     
    Vox Grata performs challenging classical choral repertoire and auditions are limited to singers with significant choral experience. A number of Vox Grata members sing in 2-3 ensembles in the Nashville area, and many study voice privately. Women requesting audition appointments will be asked to list their previous choral experience.
     
    Information about the audition process can be found at www.voxgrata.com.  An audition request form can be submitted directly from the website or by e-mailing voxgratainfo@gmail.com.
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    Reflections on 9/11 for women's choirs Iris Levinehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446686%am, %22 %b %2014 %00:%Jul:%nd 0JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446686Colleagues,
     
    Seeking suggested repertoire for women's choir (SSA or SSAA) that was written as a reflection on 9/11.  I'm looking to pair this piece with Daniel Hall's Refletions from Yad Vashem.
     
    Any thoughts and recommendations?
     
    Thanks,
    Iris Levine
    Artistic Director
    Vox Femina Los Angeles
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    New Member Auditions! Kevin Longhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446685%pm, %21 %b %2014 %23:%Jul:%st 23JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446685
    August 11 & 12, 2014 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm
    Christ Lutheran Church (Sanctuary), 6500 Stearns Street, Long Beach 90815.
     
    Prospective singers should prepare an aria or art song that is no longer than 5 minutes in duration (memorization is not required) and expect to participate in a sight-reading exercise. An accompanist will be provided, however, you will need to bring sheet music for yourself and the accompanist. To schedule an audition, please click HERE or call 562-522-1045.
     
    The 80-voice Long Beach Camerata Singers is dedicated to excellence in choral music. Under the baton of Artistic Director Robert Istad, the Camerata Singers enrich the lives of our community and performers through a broad spectrum of repertoire, innovative programming, and arts education. Programming for the 2014-2015 Concert Season includes an American Tapestry, Handel’s “Messiah,” the Bach Magnificat, and another year of Broadway favorites!
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    New Member Auditions! Kevin Longhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446684%pm, %21 %b %2014 %23:%Jul:%st 23JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446684
    August 11 & 12, 2014 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm
    Christ Lutheran Church (Sanctuary), 6500 Stearns Street, Long Beach 90815.
     
    Prospective singers should prepare an aria or art song that is no longer than 5 minutes in duration (memorization is not required) and expect to participate in a sight-reading exercise. An accompanist will be provided, however, you will need to bring sheet music for yourself and the accompanist. To schedule an audition, please click HERE or call 562-522-1045.
     
    The 80-voice Long Beach Camerata Singers is dedicated to excellence in choral music. Under the baton of Artistic Director Robert Istad, the Camerata Singers enrich the lives of our community and performers through a broad spectrum of repertoire, innovative programming, and arts education. Programming for the 2014-2015 Concert Season includes an American Tapestry, Handel’s “Messiah,” the Bach Magnificat, and another year of Broadway favorites!
     
     
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    Christmas music Caleb Wallshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446682%pm, %21 %b %2014 %22:%Jul:%st 22JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446682
    I conduct/teach a church choir of 20 or so singers. I am looking for Christmas music with instrumental arrangements. I cannot afford to purchase a $200-300 orchestration.  As I can only hire about 4 or 5 musicians to play. I would like to try to keep the costs under $100. Can anyone recommend music that would have less expensive arrangements? Anything will do really, I'll sort through the suggestions anyway.  We usually have about 9-10 rehearsals to prepare the work. Preferably, I would want an arrangement in E-flat for Alto saxophone, C for flute, and a part for trumpet. 
     
    To God Be the Glory,
     
    Caleb Walls
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    Soloist parts for Arvo Pärt's Litany Bob Ackerhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446677%pm, %21 %b %2014 %21:%Jul:%st 21JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446677I am involved in a community chorus which is considering performing Arvo Pärt's Litany this fall.  The work calls for four soloists, chorus, and orchestra.  We are having trouble determining how we can get the soloist parts.  There is a chorus score and full score available from Universal Edition, the publisher; the orchestral parts are available for rental only.  The  chorus score does not include the soloist parts.  Are they included in the rental parts?  We have contacted both the publisher and European American, which handles rental, but haven't heard back from them.  Has anyone performed this work and know how the soloist parts can be obtained?
     
    Bob Acker
    Elgin [IL] Master Chorale (formerly Elgin Choral Union)
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    Tenor and Bass needed for Professional Octet in Manhattan, NY Nigel Pottshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446673%pm, %21 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%st 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446673
    A TENOR and a BASS is needed for the professional choir at Christ & St. Stephen's Episcopal Church on West 69th Street in Manhattan.
     
    Members of this professional octet are responsible for learning their parts in advance of the Sunday morning rehearsal.  There is no midweek rehearsal. Repertoire consists of traditional music ranging from the 16th-20th centuries.  Excellence is expected at all times. The successful candidate will have the following: solid vocal technique, excellent sight-reading ability, the ability to sing with straight-tone and blend, significant church choral experience, as well knowledge and experience of Plainsong and Anglican Chant.
     
    The season begins in September and runs thru June. Quartet/Cantor work is available during the summer months. Pay is $105 per appearance, with higher fees for some special/additional services, concerts etc.
    The Sunday rehearsal begins at 9:15 sharp, with the service at 11am. Absences are arranged in consultation with and substitutes are chosen by the Organist & Choirmaster.
     
    Please submit expression of interest, with a resume showing significant church choral experience, by email to Nigel Potts at music@csschurch.org only. No phone calls and no emails to nigelpotts.com.
     
     
    Nigel Potts
    Organist & Choirmaster
    Christ & Saint Stephen’s Church
    New York, NY 10023
     
    Ph: 212 787-2755 Ext 6
     
     
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    Church Organist, Wheaton, IL Jennifer Whitinghttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446672%pm, %21 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%st 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446672

    Church Organist, Part-Time

    One thousand-member church in Chicago west suburb seeks organist to play for two services Sunday morning, special services throughout the liturgical year and accompany the Chancel Choir. Thursday evening rehearsals required. Our 3-manual, 44-rank iconic 1930 Austin organ was completely renovated in 2006. With the recent addition of a balcony trompette-en-chamade, the organ is considered by many to be one of the best in the area.

    http://garychurch.org/10863/ministry/ministry_id/287970/History-of-the-Gary-Church-Organ

    Part-time position; master’s degree or equivalent experience required; salary commensurate with education and experience. Send resume and cover letter to: Music Search Committee, Gary Memorial United Methodist Church, 224 N. Main Street, Wheaton, IL 60187 or email office@garychurch.org.

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    Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble (LA) is holding auditions Nicole Bakerhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446670%pm, %21 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%st 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446670Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble of Los Angeles is holding auditions for all voice types, but is in immediate need of a Soprano 1 and a Bass or Bass-Baritone.   This mostly a cappella ensemble performs several programs per year throughout Southern California of music from before 1650, and rehearses weekly from September through May.  While the regular season is volunteer, contract and outreach concerts are paid.  The group consists of excellent amateur and professional singers who share a love of early music.  Singers must have strong sightsinging skills and a lyrical, blendable tone.  To schedule an audition, or for further information, contact the Artistic Director, Nicole Baker, at nbaker@fullerton.edu, or 626-260-8249. ]]>New Christmas settings - instantly downloadable! Gordon Thornetthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446674%pm, %21 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%st 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446674If you click on the following link, you will get immediate access to my page on Sheet Music Plus, where a number of new Christmas settings are listed:
    You can also 'Look inside' and hear samples of the pieces, most of which are instantly downloadable for digital printing.
    Among the most recent additions are: 
    "Bright was the Star" - an SATB setting of a poem by Brian Holmes;
    "Star of the East" - an SATB setting of the Epiphany carol, "Brightest and best of the sons of the morning";
    "The Sleepy Shepherd Boy" - an original composition for children's choir, mostly in unison (with a short optional 2-part section);
    "Christmas Time in the Eyes of a Child" - a secular holiday song for children and/or community choir, words by Linda Marcus (SATB version to follow shortly);
    "Christmas Candles" - a lighthearted song with piano accompaniment, written for a local choral society and children's chorus in the UK. 
    I hope there will be something of interest there!
    (The page also lists a few of my other choral pieces published in the UK by OUP, and in Norway by Norsk Musikforlag.)
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    Church Renting Space to Store Music - question about prices Marg Stubingtonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446667%pm, %21 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%st 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446667A local church has space and filing cabinets to store choir music if any groups have issues around music storage.
    (Often community choirs use a chorister's basement to house the music.)
    A member of the church asked what they should charge any choir to store music.
     
    What kind of price to rent seems reasonable?
     
     
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    Pastor of Worship Rene Uryhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446663%pm, %21 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%st 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446663Time Commitment: Part-time (20 hours per week)
     
    Responsibilities:
    • Prepare music for, lead choir practice for, and lead choir on Sunday morning.
    • Prepare music for and lead a band practice prior to Sunday; rehearse on Sunday prior to service.
    • Prepare the weekly order of worship using Planning Center online.
    • Insert worship slides on sanctuary computer.
    • Work with Lead Pastor and staff to develop the flow and intentionality of worship each week.
    • Edit and upload the Sunday message to the internet by Wednesday of each week.
     
    Immediate Supervisor: Lead Pastor, Chad Current
     
     
    Submit resumes to:
     
    Canton First Church of the Nazarene
    522 30th St. NW
    Canton, OH 44709
     
    Please call the church office at 330-492-5698 with questions. 
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    Audition Announcement - Allegrezza Stephen C Edwardshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446656%pm, %21 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%st 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446656Allegrezza is proud to announce auditions for their 2014/2015 season.  One of the major highlights of the season is John Rutter’s masterwork Gloria.  Auditions are on Monday, August 11 and Tuesday, August 12.  Please go to www.allegrezzasingers.com to request an audition time.  You will be asked to sing a prepared solo in the style of your choice and prepare an excerpt that can be downloaded from the website.   For more information, contact Founder and Artistic Director Stephen C Edwards through the following link, www.allegrezzasingers.com/#!auditions/c20yr.
     
    Allegrezza is an SATB chorus comprised of auditioned singers based in the beautiful Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago. We believe that all people should not only be embraced but celebrated for who they are. Allegrezza means joyfulness in Italian, and through our song, we will show acceptance and joy for all people. 
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    Season beginning for San Tan Chorale in AZ Betty Frablehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446655%pm, %21 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%st 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446655Volunteer vocalists are welcome to join the non-audition San Tan Chorale in the East Valley of Phoenix, AZ. Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings at Christ's Greenfield Lutheran Church in Gilbert, AZ. We draw members from across the valley and perform three sessions per season. Membership is open to singers 18 years and older. Please see the "Join Us" page of our website to register or call 480-297-7552. Fall rehearsals begin August 19, 2014 for Timely Tunes featuring selections in celebration of our 50th concert. ]]>Tenor soloist - section leader, Wilmington, Delaware Neil Harmonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446639%pm, %21 %b %2014 %14:%Jul:%st 14JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446639Grace United Methodist Church is seeking a tenor soloist / section leader:
    • Excellent semi-professional choir
    • Thursday night rehearsals, one Sunday morning rehearsal and worship service
    • Competitive pay
    • Frequent solo opportunities
    Grace United Methodist Church
    900 N Washington St
    Wilmington, DE 19801
    (302) 655-8847
     
    Please call Dr. Neil Harmon, Director of Music, at the church office for an audition: 302-655-8847.  If you call between 8/4 and 8/19, please ask for Pastor Anne Pruett-Barnett.
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    Best of Bond Medley (SATB+accomp.), #00-C0295C1X Alexander Reuterhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446638%pm, %21 %b %2014 %14:%Jul:%st 14JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446638Item: horn section #C0295CH, either sheet music or Trax-CD
    Composer/Arranger/Edition: Warner Bros., Ned Ginsburg
    Starting: March/April 2015
    For: 8 weeks
    Copies: 1 ea
    Willing to rent: Yes
     
    The requested item is and will be permanently out of print (according to Alfred). We also would like to buy this sheet music. We would be glad to cover all costs (licensing, copying, borrow-fee etc.)
    Regards,
    Alexander Reuter
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    Query re music on saints' names Jerome Hobermanhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446625%am, %21 %b %2014 %10:%Jul:%st 10JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446625Dear Colleagues,
     
    For a future (secular, concert hall) program that will include a new work on St. Cecilia, I'm seeking suggestions for mixed choral works whose text-subjects have something to do with particular saints.
     
    Criteria:
    Length - 5' to 45'
    Instrumentation - can be 0 to 20 players (new work is 1 perc/org/str 0-0-0-4-1)
    Soloists - can include 1 each STB
    Language - any
    Style period - late Baroque to mid-20th century
     
    Of course I've already thought of Purcell and Handel on St. Cecilia, also Britten and Howells on same. I'd really like to have something or things on other saints.
    Unfortunately, I am unable to consider new or recent works for this program.
     
    Many thanks in advance for your suggestions.
     
    Best regards,
    Jerome Hoberman
     
    Music Director/Conductor, The Hong Kong Bach Choir & Orchestra
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    Assistant Conductor, Mississauga Festival Youth Choir (PT) Debbie Bradleyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446635%pm, %21 %b %2014 %13:%Jul:%st 13JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446635Position Vacancy: Assistant Conductor, Mississauga Festival Youth Choir (PT)
     
    Founded in 1997, the Mississauga Festival Youth Choir is a registered charitable, not-for-profit youth choir serving children and youth in the Mississauga, Ontario area.  MFYC’s mission is to provide an inclusive, multi-cultural choral music education and performance program for all interested youth ages 7-19 in the community. We take pride in performing diverse repertoire from many cultures around the world, and in our ability to have fun as we learn.
     
    MFYC seeks an Assistant Conductor to join our artistic team beginning September 2014. The Assistant Conductor will work closely with the Artistic Director in rehearsals, and will be afforded conducting opportunities both in rehearsal and in concerts with one or more of MFYC’s four choir levels (Cappriccio, ages 7-10), Ostinato (ages 10-13), and Cadenza (high school). The 4th level (Chamber Choir) is drawn from the Cadenza choir.
     
    Responsibilities include:
    • Coordinate with Artistic Director and other administrative staff to develop children’s musical skills and build community within the ensemble
    • Coordinate with Artistic Director to plan concerts and repertoire
    • Prepare for occasional events upon request, when schedule permits
    • Maintain regular communication with artistic staff
    • Meet with Artistic Director and-or staff regularly to review procedures, rehearsal-concert plans
    • Work with Artistic Director to build MFYC and develop its unique music education curriculum
    • Reports directly to the Artistic Director
    • Conducting, teaching, and other duties as assigned
     
    Qualifications:
    • Minimum: Bachelor’s Degree in Music or Music Education with choral emphasis
    • Minimum: 1 year teaching or working with vocal ensembles
    • Knowledge of effective teaching strategies to improve vocal production and music literacy
    • Leadership and creativity skills to maximize the choir’s potential
    • Ability to direct and teach by example, and to keep children engaged and on task in rehearsals
    • Must possess vocal, keyboard, and conducting skills as well as good communication skills
    • Educational and mentoring skills that foster personal growth and learning
    • Eagerness to work in collaboration with the MFYC staff and board toward growing MFYC’s local and national reputation for choral music education excellence
    • A commitment to diversity and inclusivity in the choir
    • An interest in world choral music. Although not a requirement, experience or a specialty in one or more world music genres is an asset.
     
    Part-time position, no benefits
    Salary is commensurate upon experience and education.
     
    To apply: Please send a cover letter and resume including 3 references who can speak to your conducting and teaching abilities to: info@mfyc.ca, using the subject line: Assistant Conductor Application. The closing date for applications is August 15, 2014.
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    Soprano/Tenor/Bass Needed for Doctoral Lecture Recital - Mass in B Minor Luke Lustedhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446630%pm, %21 %b %2014 %13:%Jul:%st 13JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446630
    I am conducting the Symbolum Nicenum (Credo) portion of Bach’s Mass in B Minor this fall as part of my lecture recital at UA in Tucson. I am attempting to perform the work with two per part and orchestra. I am looking for a Soprano II, Tenor, and Bass. If interested, please send a recording and CV to llusted87@email.arizona.edu ASAP. I am finalizing bookings on August 1, 2014. The dates and times are as follows:
     
    Rehearsal (Chorus Alone)
    September 5 - 530pm-9pm
     
    Rehearsal (with Orchestra)
    September 6 - 1pm -4pm
     
    Recital
    September 7 - 7pm-8:30pm
     
    Pay is negotiable based on location and commute of artist.   
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    Female Tenor seeks singing position Diane Goullardhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446619%am, %21 %b %2014 %04:%Jul:%st 4JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446619
    Female tenor with a warm voice seeks paid or volunteer singing position, small choir, ensemble, backup vocals, etc.  Diane sings in French and in English, she has a bachelor's degree in music.  She is available to travel, record, sing in studio, etc. Contact info below. 
     
    Diane "Frenchie" Goullard
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    Greater South Jersey Announces auditions for our 2014-2015 season Randy Cornellhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446615%am, %21 %b %2014 %01:%Jul:%st 1JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446615
    The Greater South Jersey Chorus extends a warm welcome to singers who would like to audition to sing during our 2014-2015 season. This mixed community chorus of 90+ singers based in Cherry Hill, NJ has a venerable history of performing in the Camden, Burlington and Gloucester areas and beyond. This season, we welcome a new Artistic Director, Dr. Jason Bishop, and a new accompanist, Mr. Max Esmus. In addition, we commence a relationship with a new rehearsal venue, Grace Episcopal Church in Haddonfield, NJ.
     
    Our 2014 holiday concert, "Christmas Around the World", will feature that much-loved standard, the Christmas portion of Messiah by Georg Frideric Handel. This central work will be joined with holiday music from a variety of traditions, in arrangements both old and new. At the heart of Spring 2015's concert program, "The Anglo-American Tradition", will be the music of Benjamin Britten and Leonard Bernstein--including the latter's exciting Chichester Psalms.
     
    So please plan to join us! Auditions will be held on Monday, August 4 and Tuesday August 5 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. at Grace Episcopal Church. For audition information and to schedule an audition time, please telephone Rose Boland at (856)482-8282. For more information about the Greater South Jersey Chorus, visit our website:http://www.greatersjchorus.org.
     
    We look forward to seeing you!
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    FINALISTS for The American Prize in Composition, 2014 david katzhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446609%pm, %20 %b %2014 %20:%Jul:%th 20JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446609
     
    We at TAP are so happy to provide links to the lists of finalists for The American Prize in Composition, 2014. There are some familiar names here, and evidence of a great deal of excellent music in a variety of styles.

    There is a great deal more to say about the variety and vitality of American music, but for the moment, we wanted to simply share the news with colleagues, with congratulations.
     
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    Choral music for Civil Rights commemoration? Eric S Betthauserhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446596%pm, %20 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446596Hello, all.
     
    I'm sure that some of you have- or are going to perform some pieces honoring the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. What suggestions have you?
    I'm looking for something for my high-school SATB choir--something fairly simple, like a Level 2 or 3.
     
    I'm already planning on "MLK" by U2 and maybe "Hope for Resolution". Also maybe "Both Sides of the Story" by Phil Collins.
    I've looked at the list on the ChoralNet Repertoire page, and I got a few ideas. I'm looking for something with proven success and good epressive possibilities. It'd be nice to get something that honors the journey over the past 50 years--not only an arrangement of a 60's song or text.
     
    Thanks much.
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    The Oriana Consort seeks 1 soprano, 2 altos, 1 tenor, and 4 basse Kathryn Lowhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446594%pm, %20 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446594The Oriana Consort seeks 1 soprano, 2 altos, 1 tenor, and 4 basses to fill its membership to the ideal complement of 32.  We will do three December performances of Britten’s Ceremony of Carols, Handel’s Chandos Anthem #11 (with a period instrumental ensemble), and Christmas works by Rutter, Warlock, Howells, and Rubbra.  Sunday evening rehearsals in Cambridge begin September 14.  Oriana is an accomplished semi-professional chorale with an eclectic repertory, enthusiastic audiences, and a warm and attractive sound.  Soloists are always Oriana members.  Our audio clips can be heard atwww.orianaconsort.org; click LISTEN.  We seek good-to-excellent readers with clear, center-of-the-pitch voices that work well with other voices in the group.  To arrange a half-hour audition in July, August, or early September (the sooner the better), please email Walter Chapin at director@orianaconsort.org, summarizing your choral and solo experience.  Along with a quartet of members, you’ll read excerpts from our recent repertory and sing a brief but difficult choral part that you’ll prepare two days in advance.  Please bring a solo of your choice. ]]>Nebraska's Premiere A Cappella Chorus holds Open Auditions August 7th, 2014 TJ DiBaccohttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446568%am, %20 %b %2014 %02:%Jul:%th 2JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446568
    The Pathfinder Chorus, Nebraska's Premiere A Cappella Chorus, will hold open auditions on August 7th in Omaha, NE
    •   Who:              The Pathfinder Chorus
    •   What:            Open Auditions in Omaha
    •   When:           Thursday, August 7th, 7:00 pm
    •   Where:          Elkhorn South HS, 204th Street, just south of Pacific, in Omaha
    •   Why:              Enrich more Lives Through Singing!
    Just returning from the International Barbershop Harmony Society competition with their best score yet, & placing 11th in the World, The Pathfinder Chorus will hold their first ever Open Auditions.  If you know of a male singer in eastern Nebraska age 8-80 who loves to sing, have him come to Elkhorn South HS, 204th Street, just south of Pacific, in Omaha, on Thursday, August 7th, at 7:00 pm - ready to sing!
     
    The Pathfinder Chorus, Nebraska's Premiere A Cappella Chorus, consists of 100+ men of all ages. An annual World Finalist in the Barbershop Harmony Society since 2010, we captivate audiences with original arrangements and choreography. The most consistently improving chorus in the Society, we exist to Enrich Lives Through Singing, and actively support music education & select charitable organizations. Our music ranges from barbershop chestnuts to popular tunes arranged in the rich barbershop style.
     
    Nebraska Educational Television (NET) will film a Nebraska Story segment about the chorus this Fall, and in September we will perform on the "Celebrate Nebraska" concert in honor of the Lincoln Lied Center's 25th anniversary.  October is our Central States District competition. In November we are a special guest for the Nebraska Music Educator's All-State conference, & in December we perform our annual Charity Christmas Concerts in Fremont and Omaha. The Pathfinder Chorus is a 501(C)(3) organization.
     
    Thanks to the strengthening relationship between the ACDA and the Barbershop Harmony Society, the opportunity for students to experience this original American style of music is continually expanding. Many students and music educators are proud members of the Pathfinder Chorus, and the chorus welcomes opportunities to include even more.  Please visit our website www.pathfinderchorus.org for more information.

     
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    Need a Good Arrangement of Star-Spangled Banner Darren Lougeehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446563%am, %20 %b %2014 %01:%Jul:%th 1JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446563I would like to find a good arrangement of The Star-Spangled Banner that is of medium difficulty (SAB or SATB).   Any suggestions out there?
    Thanks
    Darren
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    Slow Down! Red Squirrels! Cheryl Cammhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446553%pm, %19 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446553It's a beautifully flowing unison song with optional harmony and descant parts, and a piano accompaniment (I also have a backing track MP3 which I can provide if required.)
     
    Here's a bit more information about the song with a link to the score and a full recording in the form of a learning video.
     
     
    Programme Note:
    Northumberland is one of the few places left in Britain where red squirrels still survive. They are a rare sight and innocently wander across country roads in the path of danger. There are road signs to warn drivers, but alas the squirrels take no heed of them. This song uses a couple of Northumberland words for the creatures that live here as taught to me by my friend and neighbour Ted Beswick: a hoolet is an owl, a spuggie is a house sparrow. These spuggies are very fussy when it comes to the seeds they will eat from garden feeders, preferring sunflower seeds to all others, and hoying those they don’t fancy onto the ground, where they are greedily snaffled by cushats (local pigeons).
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    What's on Great Sacred Music, Sunday, July 20, 2014 Robert Kennedyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446555%pm, %19 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446555
    In case you cannot hear the show live, the playlist is on Spotify for you to enjoy: GSM - July 20, 2014
    Don't forget that we have more choral and organ music programmed on Sunday
    evenings beginning at 10 p.m. eastern.
     
    Rob
    Rob Kennedy
    Great Sacred Music
    The Classical Station
    http://theclassicalstation.org
    .................................
     
     
    08:02:00
    Gordon Slater: Jesu, the Very Thought of Thee
    Choir of St. John's, Elora, Noel Edison
    Paul Halley, organ
     
    George Frideric Handel: Zadok the Priest
    Choir of King's College, Cambridge; English Chamber Orchestra, Philip Ledger
     
    Gordon Slater (1896–1979) was organist of Leicester and Lincoln Cathedrals.
    "Zadok the Priest" is one of four anthems which Handel wrote for the coronation of King George II in 1727.
     
    08:14:53
    Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Te Deum, H.147
    Le Concert Spirituel, Herve Niquet
     
    J.S. Bach: Chorale Prelude "Wer nur den lieben Gott lasst Walthen," BWV 647
    Marie-Claire Alain, organ
     
    Marc-Antoine Charpentier's Te Deum for Four Voices, H. 147 was written in 1693. Marie-Claire
    Alain (1926-2013) recorded the complete organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach three times during her lifetime.
     
    08:30:07
    Jacobus Gallus: Pater noster
    Huelgas Ensemble, Paul Van Nevel
     
    Robert Prizeman: Sanctus
    Libera: Robert Prizeman
     
    Max Reger: Chorale Prelude on Sleepers, Awake!, Op. 67, No. 41
    Martin Welzel, organ
    Johannes Klais organ, Trier Cathedral
     
    Jacobus Gallus (1550-1591) was a late-renaissance composer who was born
    in Slovenia. Libera is an English boy band (as opposed to boy choir) which has
    concertized world-wide to great acclaim.
     
    08:42:16
    Arvo Part: Two Magnificat antiphons
    Choir of King's College, Cambridge
    Stephen Cleobury
     
    Sir Edward Elgar: Nimrod ~ Enigma Variations, Op. 36
    Peter Richard Conte, organ
    The Wanamaker Grand Court Organ, Macy's, Center City, Philadelphia
     
    "O Weisheit" and "O Immanuel" are two of seven Magnificat Antiphons which Arvo
    Part wrote. The Grand Court Organ at Macy's, Center City, Philadelphia, had its origin
    as the organ built for the 1904 World's Fair in Saint Louis, Missouri.
     
    08:55:27
    J.S. Bach: Cantata 93, "Wer nur den lieben Gott ... "
    Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki
    Yukari Nonoshita, soprano; Matthew White, alto;
    Makoto Sakurada, tenor; Peter Kooy, bass-baritone
     
    The German translates as "If you but permit God to prevail". Bach wrote this cantata
    for the Fifth Sunday after Trinity. It was first performed on July 9, 1724 in Leipzig.
     
    09:16:44
    Sir Edward Elgar: The Kingdom
    London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, Leonard Slatkin
    Yvonne Kenny, soprano, the Blessed Virgin;
    Alfreda Hodgson, contralto, Mary Magdalene;
    Christopher Gillett, tenor, St. John; Benjamin Luxon, bass, St. Peter
     
    The Kingdom is one of three large scale oratorios which Elgar wrote in the early part of the
    20th century. It was first performed at the Birmingham Music Festival in 1906. Elgar selected
    his text from The Acts of the Apostles.
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    Staff Alto section leader - paid position Phoenix Scott Youngshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446560%pm, %19 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446560All Saints' Episcopal Church in Phoenix has an opening for an alto section leader / staff singer.
    All Saints' is located at 6300 N Central Avenue in central Phoenix.  Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings,
    and there are two services on Sunday mornings.  Each service and each rehearsal is paid at $50. per.
    Staff positions include singing in both the professional chamber choir and being section leaders in the adult volunteer choir. Please contact Scott Youngs  602-279-5539 ext. 128,  syoungs@allsaints.org
    Please look at the church web page for program information:   allsaints.org
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    Chicago ensemble holding auditions for paid singers Amy Beardenhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446550%pm, %19 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446550
    The Marion Consort
    an early music ensemble
     
    The Marion Consort announces auditions for all voice types
    Thurs July 24th (7-9pm), Fri July 25th (6-9pm), Sat July 26th (11am-2pm), Sun (3-6pm).
     
    We are a small, Chicago-based early music ensemble that focuses mainly on Medieval and Renaissance music, with some Baroque. We are seeking highly qualified, responsible singers for paid positions for our upcoming 2014-2015 season.
     
    Experience with early music is encouraged, but not required.

    Experience with singing one or two to a part or other small ensemble experience is required.

    Candidates should prepare a solo piece that highlights their voice quality & vocal range. This piece does not have to be from the early time period, but please, no pop music or musical theater.
     
    You will also be asked to sing a short sight reading piece and prepare a choral piece of your voice part.

    We will provide an accompanist, but you may bring your own if you wish.

    Please email marionconsort@gmail.com with questions or to schedule an audition time. More information about the ensemble can be found at our website www.marionconsort.org or find us on Facebook.

    We look forward to meeting you!
     
     
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    "A Life in Song" Concert Theme Mary Bondhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446548%pm, %19 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446548I'm planning a setlist for an SATB collegiate chamber group.  The theme the director and I have chosen is journeying through life with song, more specifically, music affecting each stage of life.  We have decided to end the concert with Sametz's setting of "I Have Had Singing," about a man on his deathbed that is content with his life because of the presence of song.  My job is to fill in the stages before death.  I am looking for rep of varied languages and styles to portray this theme.  Any suggestions? ]]>Ars Nova Singers - openings in all sections Tom Morganhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446546%pm, %19 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446546Ars Nova Singers, a 36-voice professional-core ensemble announce auditions for all voice parts. Individual auditions will be held from July 20 to August 11. 

    To schedule an audition, please e-mail a brief choral/vocal resume to Tom Morgan, Artistic Director: tom@arsnovasingers.com. An individual audition will then be scheduled for qualified candidates. Ars Nova’s 29th concert season opens in October and includes 12 performances of music ranging from works of the Medieval and Renaissance periods to new music by contemporary composers.

    The 20-minute audition will include one prepared song (any language, no jazz/gospel/showtunes please), sight-reading, tonal memory, and general vocalizations. An accompanist is provided. A limited number of PAID choral positions are available; see the website for details.

    Auditions will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1419 Pine Street in downtown Boulder. 

    Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings (7:30-10:00pm) beginning August 14th, with occasional Tuesday rehearsals (especially in concert weeks). 

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    Ars Nova Singers - paid choral positions Tom Morganhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446545%pm, %19 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446545Ars Nova Singers, a 36-voice professional-core ensemble announce auditions for all voice parts. Individual auditions will be held from July 20 to August 11. 

    To schedule an audition, please e-mail a brief choral/vocal resume to Tom Morgan, Artistic Director: tom@arsnovasingers.com. An individual audition will then be scheduled for qualified candidates. Ars Nova’s 29th concert season opens in October and includes 12 performances of music ranging from works of the Medieval and Renaissance periods to new music by contemporary composers.

    The 20-minute audition will include one prepared song (any language, no jazz/gospel/showtunes please), sight-reading, tonal memory, and general vocalizations. An accompanist is provided. 

    PAID SINGERS - Section Leaders (4 people), Choral Pros (variable number, depends on the program). We are a semi-professional ensemble, in that we have a paid core of professional singers who serve as section leaders. These are trained, professional musicians with extensive vocal and choral experience. Section leaders are paid for every service, both rehearsals and performances. Section leaders are required to have completed Estill Level I training. These positions are rarely open to singers who have not performed with the ensemble in previous seasons. Choral Pros: A limited number of positions are available for highly skilled choral professionals who learn the repertoire independently and join the ensemble for the final 4 rehearsals of a program. These positions require considerable experience in both choral and solo work, and advanced reading and ensemble skills. Choral Pros are paid for every service, both rehearsals and performances. 

    Auditions will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1419 Pine Street in downtown Boulder. 

    Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings (7:30-10:00pm) beginning August 14th, with occasional Tuesday rehearsals (especially in concert weeks). 

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    New auditioned Compline Choir Tom Morganhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446544%pm, %19 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446544
    Calling All Singers!
     
    Auditions for the new St. John’s Compline Choir will be held this summer, from July 20 through August 9th. The choir will be under the direction of Music Director Thomas Edward Morgan, assisted by Principal Organist Brian du Fresne, A.A.G.O. 
     
    The Choir will meet three times a month: one Wednesday evening for rehearsal (the Wednesday before the second Sunday of each month) and the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month. Rehearsals will begin on Wednesday, August 13. All rehearsals and services held at St. John's Episcopal Church, 1419 Pine Street in downtown Boulder.
     
    Some PAID positions are available for highly qualified singers; see the website for additional information.
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    Paid Choral Positions in new Compline Choir Tom Morganhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446543%pm, %19 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446543
    Auditions for all singers in the new St. John’s Compline Choir will be held this summer, from July 20 through August 9th. The choir will be under the direction of Music Director Thomas Edward Morgan, assisted by Principal Organist Brian du Fresne, A.A.G.O. 
     
    The Choir will meet three times a month: one Wednesday evening for rehearsal (the Wednesday before the second Sunday of each month) and the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month. Rehearsals will begin on Wednesday, August 13. All rehearsals and services at St. John's Episcopal Church, 1419 Pine Street in downtown Boulder.
     
    Some PAID positions are available for highly qualified singers; see the webpage for information and audition instructions.
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    Paid Church Choristers - Cincinnati Bro. Brent Stullhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446539%pm, %19 %b %2014 %14:%Jul:%th 14JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446539Old Saint Mary's Church in Over-the-Rhine Cincinnati (an Oratorian parish) is hiring three paid choristers for the 2014-2015 choir season. The Mass in which the choristers will sing is the 9:15 a.m. Latin Novus Ordo Mass. The openings are for alto, tenor, and bass.

    Applicants should have at least basic knowledge of Gregorian chant and proficiency in the singing of sacred music from the Medieval to Modern periods.

    Compensation will be somewhat based on skill and experience. Choristers will have first right of refusal for cantoring all weddings and funerals at the parish.

    Below, find the schedule of dates for the year:

    All Sundays
    September 14, 2014 through June 7, 2015 (except December 28)

    Holydays and extras
    September 8 - Musical Oratory (of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
    November 1 - Mass (All Saints)
    November 2 - Mass (All Souls)(Sunday this year)
    December 8 - Mass (Immaculate Conception)
    TBD - Musical Oratory (of Advent)
    December 25 - Midnight, 9:15 a.m. (Christmas)
    February 18 - Mass (Ash Wednesday)
    March 25 - Mass (Annunciation)
    April 2 - Mass (Maundy Thursday)
    April 3 - Liturgy, procession, and evening Tenebrae (Good Friday)
    April 4 - Mass (Holy Saturday)
    April 5 - Mass (Easter Sunday)
    August 15 - (Assumption)

    One weekly rehearsal on Wednesday evening.

    Please send résumés and recordings to:

    Bro. Brent Stull
    Director of Sacred Music
    123 East Thirteenth Street
    Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

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    VOICES Sing! LBI Foundation for the Arts and Sciences Carole Moorehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446355%pm, %16 %b %2014 %22:%Jul:%th 22JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446355Sunday, August 24th - 7pm
    VOICES sing at the Long Beach Island Foundation for the Arts and Sciences
    120 Long Beach Blvd.
    Loveladies, NJ  08008
     
    Folk songs and spirituals by Copland, Bartok, and Mosen Hogan - plus an audience song-along of Shenandoah, and choruses from Handel's Messiah.,
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    Colorado Repertory Singers Mark Stamperhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446517%am, %19 %b %2014 %02:%Jul:%th 2JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446517

    Looking for a great choir??


    Look no further. Colorado Repertory Singers, founded in 2001, is looking for singers who are interested in being a part of an innovative and exciting approach to choral singing.

    Rehearsals take place on Thursday evenings from 7-9:30 pm at the Northglenn United Methodist Church. This coming season, we will perform 4 concerts: New York State of Mind: Bacharach to Minelli (Cabaret show), Christmas Through the Ages, Carmina Burana with the Colorado Children’s Chorale, and “Music from the Stage: Broadway to Opera”.

    As we celebrate our 14th season, we want to find singers who are committed to excellence, having fun and possess a spirit of collaboration. If these qualities fit you, we invite you to visit the website below and sign up for an audition. All the necessary details are listed on the website.

    Audition Website: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4FADAD28A0F94-crs201415

    If you have any questions, please email Mark Stamper (AD@coloradorepertorysingers.org).

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    Seeking Tenor and Bass Choral Scholars Jason Fishburnhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446516%am, %19 %b %2014 %02:%Jul:%th 2JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446516Roberts Park United Methodist Church in the heart of downtown Indianapolis seeks a Tenor and Bass Choral Scholar.  The Chancel Choir sings at the end of August through the beginning of June on Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings including Christmas Eve, Easter, and Holy Week services.  Solo and small group opportunities will be available throughout the season.  Each Choral Scholar must be a proficient sight singer.  
     
    For more information and to schedule an audition please contact Jason Fishburn, Choir Director, at jfishburn@robertsparkumc.org.  We also welcome volunteer singers to the choir.  
     
    To learn more about Roberts Park, please visit:  www.robertsparkumc.org.  
     
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    Play-my-note: a note-learning resource Marion Woodhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446501%pm, %18 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446501This mobile phone app is designed to empower choir singers to learn their own voice parts from written notation - even if they have never learned an instrument. It helps to solve the ever-present problems of mixed ability groups, and narrows the gap between those who have had prior music training and those who haven't.
     
    The app is quite simple - it asks for a clef and key signature and then just displays the notes on a stave so that they can be played exactly as they appear in the score. So singers who previously needed to ask someone to play or sing their part to them are suddenly able to get involved in the learning process.
     
    First published a few months ago, the app has just had a major upgrade, allowing it to store recently played notes and display them in order, and the addition of a much requested piano sound.
     
    There are a demo videos here:
     
    and download links here:
     
    It is published for iPhone, iPad, Android or Amazon Kindle Fire. As ever, I am happy to offer ChoralNet users free download codes for the iPhone/iPad version, as I would particularly welcome your comments and suggestions - just contact me. Unfortunately there is no similar systemfor Android, but there is also now a Free 'Lite' version with only 3 key signatures for classroom use or to try the app out. There is also a slightly higher priced 'Extra!' version with C clefs, some control of Temperament, more stored notes and Transposition.
     
    All feedback warmly welcomed.
     
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    Anthony's Cosmic Adventures, a choral fantasy John Metzhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446506%pm, %18 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446506
    New Composition for SATB/Piano by John Metz, self-published MetzScores.com
     
    “I love it.”  “Bravo”  “So adorable!”  “Marvelous”  “The piece has a consistent and pleasing approach to the subject material.  … can't wait to hear a choral recording!”
     
    Based on a book of clever sci-fi poems by Frederick Winsor, (reprint, Purple House Inc.) this choral fantasy allows you to feature your smaller as well as your larger ensembles within one musical entity. (Taffy was a Welshman, Taffy was a Thief… for men’s chorus, and Spin along in Spacial Night for tenor and soprano soloists, other movements for full chorus.)  Optional speaking roles for conductor and pianist, plus recommended stage action, as when the space child pushes the button that starts the machine that unravels The Theory that Jack Built.
     
    Anthony’s Cosmic Adventures has got attention of and support from The Center for Science and the Imagination at Arizona State University, which fosters the use of the arts and science fiction to generate greater interest in pursuing a career in the sciences.
     
    Contact John Metz for perusal copy, MIDI file and information regarding purchase of parts.
     
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    TheC7Prize Winners for Choral Music from USA and Canada donald patriquinhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446509%pm, %18 %b %2014 %20:%Jul:%th 20JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446509
    TheC7Prize (Choirs, Conductors, and Composers Collaborating on a Choral Composition Competition) is pleased to name the composers who received citations and awards in the 2014 choral composition competition (theC7prize.com). All “Recommended works” – with the exception of two chosen for specific premieres* – are now available for performance by choirs everywhere have been uploaded to the Marketplace on TheC7Prize website– just click on any highlighted link. (www.thec7prize.com/marketplace.html)
     
    TheC7Prize is committed to helping new and recent American and Canadian choral music to get ‘out there’, be it into the largest concert halls or the tiniest churches– everywhere there are committed choirs and their conductors.   
     
    TheC7Prize Citation: TheC7Prize Recommended Works” awarded to
     
    David Avshalomov– The Garlic Blessing; Chanukah Tonight; Julie Bernstein– Go Tell It On the Mountain; Steven Bernstein– On Music; Jeffrey Cobb– In Monte Oliveti; Samson; R. Michael Daugherty– Morning; Wallace De Pue– Why Do I Remember Christmas?; Hold My Hand; Christine Dolanc– Ave Maria; *Sarah Jaysmith–The First Spring Day; Paul Reale– I Would Not Paint; *Lincoln Sandham– Falling Slowly In Love; Bruno Dufresne– Regina Coeli; Jason Fuemmeler– Jabberwocky; William Healy– Dad's Pocket; David Lipten– A Widow's Song; Richard Moriarty– Agnus Dei; Leonard Enns– I Wonder as I Wander; Michael Gilbertson– Where the Words Go; Aiden Hartery– Süsser Friede; Sean Hussey– Lord Ronald; Andrey Stolyarov– O Magnum Mysterium; Rick Bartlett– Breathe On Me, Day! and To Go Away; Costas Dafnis– Looking Outward; Rachel DeVore Fogarty– Blessed Is the Match; Patrick Greene– My Dearest Friend; Lane Johnson– She Sat and Sang; Liam Moore– The Lake Isle of Innisfree; Justin Pounds– Music, When Soft Voices Die… 
     
    Specific Prizes and Citations: For works that had not previously received a premiere:
    Citation: TheC7Prize Recommended Work and Conductor Prize – cash award
    *Sarah Jaysmith– The First Spring Day. Chosen by adjudicator Hilary Apfelstadt
    *Lincoln Sandham– Falling Slowly In Love. Chosen by adjudicator Cheryl West
     
    For works that had already received a premiere:
    Citation: TheC7Prize Recommended Work and Publisher Prize – cash award from EDITIONS GAM)
    Jeffrey Cobb– Samson. Chosen by Adjudicator Brady Allred
     
    A special award was created by TheC7Prize for the highest ranking given by the combined Level One adjudicators:
    TheC7Prize Recommended Work and Composer Prize – cash award donated by EDITIONS GAM
    Michael Gilbertson– Where the Words Go.
     
    The ‘Recommended’ choral compositions are found on Marketplace on TheC7Prize website (theC7prize.com)  
     
    We wish those whose music appears on TheC7Prize website all the best of luck with their chosen works, and hope that conductors everywhere will have a look and listen to the music, and hopefully perform it. Feedback is much welcomed!
     
    On behalf of TheC7Prize,
     
    Elise Letourneau and Donald Patriquin
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    Send Your Men! Thomas Berrymanhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446494%pm, %18 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446494 
    SINGING MEN!  Vocal Workshop
    A Massachusetts American Choral Directors Association Workshop
    featuring performing artist/teacher FRANK KELLEY, tenor
    Sat Sept 20 9 am - Noon  $20 fee  free to ACDA members attending with chorister(s)
    Christ Lutheran Church  113 Union Street  Natick MA 
     
    -open to male choral singers 16-adult
    -warm up the voice for your new singing season
    -posture / breathing / range building
    -tone / tuning / diction
    -skills for power & agility
    -a morning workshop with lots of singing!
    sign up at  http://massacda.org/ai1ec_event/singing-men-vocal-workshop/
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    San Diego Children’s Choir Accompanist Kelsey Younghttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446492%pm, %18 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446492A SDCC Accompanist is responsible for providing musical accompaniment for chorister rehearsals at one or more designated locations. Rehearsal sites meet once weekly and choir levels may include one or more Grades 1-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-9, and/or Grades 10-12 ensembles, depending on desire and availability. Accompaniment will be provided for approximately 4-6 songs each semester for a given level, as well as game songs and movement activities, at the location(s) to which they are assigned. Accompanists may be requested to participate in performances as well, including the annual Winter and Spring Concerts, additional outreach performance events, and All-Together Rehearsals.
    Accompanists should have strong music reading skills and accompanying abilities. Experience working with elementary-aged children, in a music instruction setting, is helpful. Ability to assist the director with rehearsal as needed (warm-ups, game songs, sectionals, etc.) is desirable.
     
    APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please send an email with the subject “Accompanist” including a cover letter, CV with three references, to Kelsey Young, administrative assistant: musicjobs@sdcchoir.org, (858) 587-1087. Links to video of teaching and/or performances may be included, if available. For more information, visit www.sdcchoir.org.
     
    ABOUT SDCC: Under the artistic direction of Dr. Aaron Mitchell, The San Diego Children’s Choir provides the children and youth of San Diego with the highest quality choral music education and performance experience, fostering an awareness of cultural diversity and inspiring a lifelong love of music. The core program includes choirs for grades 1-2, 3-5, 6-9, and 10-12. The SDCC Neighborhood Choir program is an outreach offered during the school year at no cost to the families. The Neighborhood Choir provides musical instruction and performance opportunities, and fosters the development of leadership skills and positive social interaction, to children in under-served areas of San Diego County.
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    San Diego Children's Choir Neighborhood Choir Accompanist/Assistant Kelsey Younghttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446491%pm, %18 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446491POSITION: Accompanist/Assistant, Neighborhood Choir, San Diego Children’s Choir (Part-Time Artistic Staff)
     
    A SDCC Neighborhood Choir Accompanist/Assistant is responsible for providing musical accompaniment and instructional assistance to between 8 and 30 choristers at a given location in a once-weekly hour-long session. Choristers consist of 1st through 5th graders of varying ages and skill levels, many with little to no musical training. NC accompanists will accompany and assist with 3 to 5 songs each semester, as well as game songs and movement activities, at the location(s) to which they are assigned. NC accompanists may be requested to participate in performances, but their general responsibility is assisting with the weekly rehearsal.
    Accompanists/Assistants should have music reading skills to accompany the children. Experience working with elementary-aged children, in a music instruction setting, is helpful. Spanish speaking ability is a plus. Together with the director, NC accompanists assist in inspiring the children and teaching songs along with basic theory techniques (beat vs. rhythm, dynamics, etc.), basic sight-reading skills, proper vocal technique and performance etiquette.
     
    APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please send an email with the subject “Neighborhood Choir Accompanist” including a cover letter, CV with three references, to Kelsey Young, administrative assistant: musicjobs@sdcchoir.org, (858) 587-1087. Links to video of rehearsal and/or performance may be included, if available. For more information, visit www.sdcchoir.org.
     
    ABOUT SDCC: Under the artistic direction of Dr. Aaron Mitchell, The San Diego Children’s Choir provides the children and youth of San Diego with the highest quality choral music education and performance experience, fostering an awareness of cultural diversity and inspiring a lifelong love of music. The core program includes choirs for grades 1-2, 3-5, 6-9, and 10-12. The SDCC Neighborhood Choir program is an outreach offered during the school year at no cost to the families. The Neighborhood Choir provides musical instruction and performance opportunities, and fosters the development of leadership skills and positive social interaction, to children in under-served areas of San Diego County.
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    San Diego Children's Choir Neighborhood Choir Coordinating Director Kelsey Younghttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446490%pm, %18 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446490
    PART-TIME ARTISTIC STAFF
     
    The Director/Coordinator of the Neighborhood Choir Program is responsible to lead rehearsals at one or more locations with between 8 and 30 choristers in a once-weekly hour-long session, and to plan, coordinate and oversee the overall instruction of the program, which includes multiple locations and directors. Choristers consist of 1st through 5th graders of varying ages and skill levels, many with little to no musical training. NC Directors will teach 3 to 5 songs each semester, which are memorized, as well as game songs and movement activities, at the location(s) to which they are assigned. NC Directors are typically required to attend the SDCC Winter and Spring Concerts, and may have 1-3 additional performances each semester. The NC Director/Coordinator will determine repertoire and curriculum instruction for the Neighborhood Choir program, meet with other directors and office staff to plan and coordinate instruction and performance logistics issues such as uniforms, bussing and scheduling; assist with recruitment and marketing efforts, and periodically observe other NC staff and assist in hiring new staff as needed, reporting to the Artistic Director in oversight of the Neighborhood Choir program.
    The Director/Coordinator should have music reading and vocal skills (instrument playing abilities a plus) and experience working with elementary-aged children, preferably in a music instruction setting. Spanish speaking ability is a plus. Directors educate and inspire the children, teaching songs along with basic theory techniques (beat vs. rhythm, dynamics, etc.), basic sight-reading skills, proper vocal technique and performance etiquette. The Director/Coordinator should have musical and leadership experience, the ability to effectively select repertoire and design curricular instruction, a desire to make a difference in the music education of children in under-served neighborhoods, and the ability to work collegially with artistic and administrative staff.
     
    APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please send an email with the subject “Neighborhood Choir Director/Coordinator” including a cover letter, CV with three references, to Kelsey Young, administrative assistant: musicjobs@sdcchoir.org, (858) 587-1087. Links to video of teaching and/or performances may be included, if available. For more information, visit www.sdcchoir.org.
     
    ABOUT SDCC: Under the artistic direction of Dr. Aaron Mitchell, The San Diego Children’s Choir provides the children and youth of San Diego with the highest quality choral music education and performance experience, fostering an awareness of cultural diversity and inspiring a lifelong love of music. The core program includes choirs for grades 1-2, 3-5, 6-9, and 10-12. The SDCC Neighborhood Choir program is an outreach offered during the school year at no cost to the families. The Neighborhood Choir provides musical instruction and performance opportunities, and fosters the development of leadership skills and positive social interaction, to children in under-served areas of San Diego County.
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    San Diego Children's Choir Neighborhood Choir Director Kelsey Younghttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446488%pm, %18 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446488PART-TIME ARTISTIC STAFF
    A SDCC Neighborhood Choir Director is responsible for between 8 and 30 choristers at a given location in a once-weekly hour-long session. Choristers consist of 1st through 5th graders of varying ages and skill levels, many with little to no musical training. NC Directors will teach 3 to 5 songs each semester, as well as game songs and movement activities, and will assist with recruitment efforts at the location(s) to which they are assigned. NC Directors are typically required to attend the SDCC Winter and Spring Concerts, and may have 1-3 additional performance events each semester.
    Directors should have music reading and vocal skills (instrument playing abilities a plus) and experience working with elementary-aged children, preferably in a music instruction setting. Spanish speaking ability is a plus. Directors educate and inspire the children, teaching songs along with basic theory techniques (beat vs. rhythm, dynamics, etc.), basic sight-reading skills, proper vocal technique and performance etiquette.
     
    APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please send an email with the subject “Neighborhood Choir Director” including a cover letter, CV with three references, to Kelsey Young, administrative assistant: musicjobs@sdcchoir.org, (858) 587-1087. Links to video of teaching and/or performances may be included, if available. For more information, visit www.sdcchoir.org.
     
    ABOUT SDCC: Under the artistic direction of Dr. Aaron Mitchell, The San Diego Children’s Choir provides the children and youth of San Diego with the highest quality choral music education and performance experience, fostering an awareness of cultural diversity and inspiring a lifelong love of music. The core program includes choirs for grades 1-2, 3-5, 6-9, and 10-12. The SDCC Neighborhood Choir program is an outreach offered during the school year at no cost to the families. The Neighborhood Choir provides musical instruction and performance opportunities, and fosters the development of leadership skills and positive social interaction, to children in under-served areas of San Diego County.
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    San Diego Children's Choir Core Choir Director Kelsey Younghttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446489%pm, %18 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446489
    POSITION: Director, San Diego Children’s Choir (Grades 1-2 and/or Grades 3-5)
     
    A SDCC Director is responsible for leading choristers in rehearsal at one or more locations in a once-weekly session of either 45 minutes (Grades 1-2) or 1.25 hours (Grades 3-5). Directors generally teach 4-6 songs each semester and may incorporate game songs and movement activities into their sessions. Directors are typically required to attend the SDCC Winter and Spring Concerts, and may lead one or more additional performance events each semester. The Director may work with one or more directors of other sites and will coordinate in terms of repertoire and instruction. The locations combine for periodic All-Together rehearsals and performances, while rehearsing independently at sites throughout the county.
    Directors should have excellent teaching and classroom management skills, strong music reading and vocal ability (piano skills a plus), and experience working with elementary-aged children in a music instruction setting. An understanding of Kodály and solfège techniques is desired. Directors educate and inspire the children, teaching songs for instruction and performance along with basic theory, sight-reading, proper vocal technique and performance etiquette skills. Directors should have the ability to work well as a team with other artistic and administrative staff, and will report to the Artistic Director.
     
    APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please send an email with the subject “Director” including a cover letter, CV with three references, to Kelsey Young, administrative assistant: musicjobs@sdcchoir.org, (858) 587-1087. Links to video of teaching and/or performances may be included, if available. For more information, visit www.sdcchoir.org.
     
    ABOUT SDCC: Under the artistic direction of Dr. Aaron Mitchell, The San Diego Children’s Choir provides the children and youth of San Diego with the highest quality choral music education and performance experience, fostering an awareness of cultural diversity and inspiring a lifelong love of music. The core program includes choirs for grades 1-2, 3-5, 6-9, and 10-12. The SDCC Neighborhood Choir program is an outreach offered during the school year at no cost to the families. The Neighborhood Choir provides musical instruction and performance opportunities, and fosters the development of leadership skills and positive social interaction, to children in under-served areas of San Diego County.
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    Chapel Organist and Chapel Choir Accompanist Positions Robert Goadhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446483%pm, %18 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446483Downers Grove First United Methodist Church announces two vacancies in the music staff, both set to begin in late August, 2014.  DGFUMC is a vibrant congregation located in the Southwest Suburbs of the Chicago Area.  The church music program’s legacy and history are exemplary.

     

    Job descriptions are attached to this email. All inquiries should be electronically sent to both Brett Goad and Greg Ver Beek - email addresses listed below. (It is possible that one person could assume both positions.)

     

    Brett Goad: rbgoad52@sbcglobal.net

    Greg Ver Beek: greg.verbeek@morningstar.com

     

     

    Chapel Organist

    Downers Grove First United Methodist Church

    1032 Maple Ave., Downers Grove, IL

    Part-time Position Description

     

    General Description: The Chapel Organist provides music for worship services held in the Chapel, and selected services in the Sanctuary as identified in the responsibilities listed below. 

     

    Accountable to: The Chapel Organist reports to the designated Senior Pastor(s) and is accountable to the Music Coordinator and the Staff-Parish Relations Committee. 

     

    Position objectives:

     

    1. Collaborate with the Pastor(s), music coordinator, choir directors, sanctuary  organist, and Worship Work Area in realizing the vision for a fully integrated music program; one where volunteer and professional musicians are inspired and mentored in sharing their musical gifts to praise God.

     

    1. Collaborate in the planning and execution of worship services, as needed.

     

    1. Pursue and model a music program of the highest quality that is uplifting to our congregation and honoring to our Savior.

     

     

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities of the Position:

     

    1. Play at the 8:15 am service each Sunday beginning with Rally Day in September, through the last Sunday in May or first Sunday in June.. Music to be provided encompasses, prelude, congregational hymns, accompaniment for special music, offertory, communion, and postlude.

     

    1. Play for the Sanctuary services six Sundays a year when the Sanctuary organist is on vacation.

     

    1. Play for the 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm services or the first two services, depending on the schedule, on Christmas Eve and the Ash Wednesday Evening Service.

     

    1. Play for weddings and funerals which occur in the Chapel.  Remuneration for the organist is paid to the church by the family involved and then paid to the organist.  

     

    The Chapel organist will receive two Sundays a year vacation the first year and three Sundays after five years. Chapel Organist and Sanctuary Organist are responsible for accommodating each other with a mutually agreed upon vacation schedule.  The Pastors and the Music Coordinator need to be notified of the arrangement.

     

    The policies in the Employees’ Handbook, as approved by the Administrative Council, also apply to this part-time position.    

    Reformatted 7/2013

     

     

    Chapel Choir Accompanist

    First United Methodist Church

    1032 Maple Ave. Downers Grove, IL

    Part-time Position Description

      

    General Description:   Provide piano accompaniment for all activities of the Chapel Choir.

     

    Accountable to:  The Chapel Choir Accompanist is accountable to the Senior Co-Pastors and Staff Parish Relations Committee and collaborates with the Chapel Choir Director and Music Coordinator.

     

    Position Objectives:  The Chapel Choir Accompanist will provide support to the Chapel Choir Director so that through music they enhance the spiritual growth of Senior High School youth choir members as well as worship experiences for their audiences. 

     

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities of the Position:

     

    • Prepare for and accompany the Chapel Choir during their weekly rehearsals on Wednesday evenings September through May and for special rehearsals associated with Christmas concerts and spring choir tour.

     

    • Accompany Chapel Choir during weekly Sunday Worship service September through May and one Sunday in early June.

     

    • Accompany Chapel Choir for Christmas concert.

     

    • Accompany Chapel Choir for pre-concert and week-long spring concert tour at other churches and post-tour home concert.

     

    • Coordinate with Chapel Choir Director and Music Coordinator in arranging for a substitute accompanist when conflicts arise.

     

    • Collaborate with Pastors and all music staff to realize the vision for a fully integrated music program in sharing their gifts to praise God including participating in the annual staff planning meeting to coordinate the yearly worship calendar.

     

    All of the policies of the local church as found in the Employee Handbook also apply to the conditions of this position.

     

    6/1/14 

     
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    Looking for medium/easy SAB songs for concert Alisa Inmanhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446475%pm, %18 %b %2014 %14:%Jul:%th 14JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446475I'm looking for some fairly easy but nice SAB songs for my beginner high school choir.  I don't have a middle school feeder program so my music selections have to be fairly easy.  Any suggestions would be welcome!  Thanks! ]]>Christmas in July? Sparkling new song for SATB! Marilyn Harrishttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446451%am, %18 %b %2014 %09:%Jul:%th 9JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446451Just published!  SATB of a terrific NEW holiday song! Please check it out! 
     
     
    Please forgive my forwardness - I’ve never had a choral piece published before!  
     
    There's a fun YouTube, too!!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MaENzLn9EQ  
     
    THANKS!!  - Marilyn
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    Venezia in Musica 2016 - Venice, ho! Piroska Horváthhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446447%am, %18 %b %2014 %08:%Jul:%th 8JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446447
    We are happy to let you know about the date of 2016´s Festival and Competition "Venezia in Musica":
    This well known and much loved International Choir Competition and Festival organised by meeting music will again offer a wide range of categories for different standards, types of choirs and musical genres - the best way to enable every choir and singer to present their current qualities on the international stage and become a melodious part through meeting in music.
    Let´s wait for further announcements of the bag of musical surprises to be pulled out!
    For those who might not have seen the  colorful” impression of the 2014´s edition, make a step and watch what this festival and competition could be for you on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCfEYh5Xt5M .
     
    For further information on competition and festival please contact:

    meeting music

    Konrad Adenauer Str. 36
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    GPYO Choir recruitment manager Mini Krishnanhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446472%pm, %18 %b %2014 %13:%Jul:%th 13JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446472Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra is starting a new ensemble, Choir. GPYO is looking for a recruitment manager to do the following. This is a work at home, part time job. but should be able to attend Auditions  done at Montgomery High School. 
     
    Responsibilities:
    Auditions:  Work with conductors and Administrative Director (AD) in planning Audition dates throughout the year, accept online applications, schedule auditions, announce results to students and parents, forward Audition results to Administrative Director. Be present at the auditions.
    Recruitment: Develop relationships with public, private and parochial schools in the Central NJ and Bucks County areas, outreach to music schools, stores and private teachers and work with the Administrative Director to help with any outreach to the general public for recruitment purposes. Send postings to newspapers and websites to advertise audition dates. Post audition flyer/dates on GPYO Fan page. Look for new ideas and opportunities to recruit new students.
    Communication with Students and Parents: respond to parent/student inquiries regarding auditions, or specifics of our GPYO Choir program.
    Other staff: Be available for occasional meetings/ conference calls, communicate with administrative and artistic staff on regular basis regarding recruitment needs of the ensembles.
     
    Compensation: $2.500 per year.
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    After School Middle School Choir Clay Oglesbyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446442%am, %18 %b %2014 %02:%Jul:%th 2JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446442I just got hired at a middle school teaching general music/music appreciation/music class. In the county I'm in the only music options for middle schoolers during the school day are band and general music, any choirs have to be after school. Now, I'm fine with doing a choir after school, but should I put 6th-8th grade in a choir? Should I have three different ones? (One for each grade level). Or two, one for 6th and one for 7th and 8th? How long should I rehearse? And how many days? Thank you all so much in advance for your input! ]]>Part-Time Accompanist Luke Lustedhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446441%am, %18 %b %2014 %02:%Jul:%th 2JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446441 
                     FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 
    TUCSON, AZ 
    Immediate Supervisor: Director of Music
     
    ResponsibiResponsibilities:
    •    Play appropriate service music on the organ and/or piano for Sunday morning worship.
    •    Play appropriate service music on the organ and/or piano for specific additional services during the year (Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Christmas Eve) as well as large programs such as the Scholarship Singer Benefit Dinner.
    •    Submit music titles/composers to the Director of Music for inclusion in the Sunday Bulletin.
    •    Accompany the Chancel Choir and soloists in worship.
    •    Rehearse in with the Chancel Choir and soloists.
    •    Play for weddings and funerals (fee for service)
    •    Find capable substitute organist when the regular organist is on vacation.
     
    Qualifications:
    • Able to support the mission statement of the church; make new disciples of Jesus for the
          transformation of the world.
    • A Bachelors Degree in Music with a major in organ or piano, or equivalent experience.
    • A demonstrated ability to perform at a professional level on the organ and piano both as a soloist and accompanist as well as the ability to sight-read.
    • A proven repertoire of organ/piano compositions suitable for preludes, offertories and postludes at the church services and a working knowledge of hymn playing and accompanying congregational singing.
     
    Hours: Part-time position, 8-10 hours per week.
     
    Term: The contracted term would be from September 1st 2014 – August 31st 2015 with the possibility of renewal at the end of the term. This contract may be cancelled at any time at the discretion of the Director of Music and the Senior Pastor with a two week notice period given.
     
    Pay Scale: Commensurate with experience and education.
     
    Application Materials: All applicants must send the following materials to Luke Lusted, Director of Music, at llusted87@email.arizona.edu by August 10, 2014:
    • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
    • Two Letters of Recommendation
    • Letter of application with contact information
    • Previous musical positions held with salary history 
     
    Review of applications will begin August 11, 2014 and may continue until a successful candidate is determined.
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    A Meditation John Metzhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446436%am, %18 %b %2014 %00:%Jul:%th 0JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446436
    New Anthem or hymn in three verses for SATB/Piano text and music by John Metz, self-published MetzScores.com 
     
    A Meditation  Appropriate for Earth Day, Thanksgiving, or other occasion.
     
    Two verses.  Verse 1: This is a vast and frightful universe, erupting forces, distant galaxies, and marked by fiery gloves and ashen worlds with turbulent random bursts of energy.  Our earth is a plot of green and living turf, a place where cool and quiet breezes flow and our home is brown with muddy fields in spring with summer nights and fall’s bright morning frosts. 
    Verse 2: Our lives are hurried, fraught with daily care, with frenzy over wrought with pride and wear. More time! More time! Ambition rules the day when discordant voices call us to obey. But earth is a welcome shelter from the storms of cosmic fury, whirling all around. Let us calm our selves, suspend our eager thoughts, and thankful, find that inner peace is found.
     
    This score may be had for free.  Just let me know if you are programming it, and if you get a good audio or video, please share it with me.  Thanks
     
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    Charismagical John Metzhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446435%am, %18 %b %2014 %00:%Jul:%th 0JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446435
    New Anthem in three verses for SATB/Piano. Text and music by John Metz, self-published MetzScores.com.
     
    Charismagical  Alternates peppy unison sections with more broadly expressive SATB sections. The text affirms the joy of a congregation working and singing together. Could also be done as a response between choir and congregation.
     
    1st Verse: Unison -- What gets me out of bed, and into my little gas miser car in the morning, on a Sunday morning? What gets me in through the doors on a Sunday morning where does the joy come from on this special day?  SATB – Singing assembled, our voices expand, and all weave together in rhythm and sound.  Working with purpose our many hands join together ‘till freedom and justice abound.
     
    This score may be had for free.  Just let me know that you are performing it, and if you get a good recording or video, please share it with me.
     
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    gently used Wenger Travelmaster Acoustical Choir shells - band Shell Brian Nentruphttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446439%am, %18 %b %2014 %00:%Jul:%th 0JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446439I am selling a gently used set of Travelmaster Acoustics Choir Shells. The configuration is a 4-shell, plus 3- filler setup. It fills aproximately 4-standard sized choir risers..but you can easily move or change it for smaller configurations. It is in very good condition-- no cracks, major blemishes etc. It appears that it was never moved or traveled with. I am selling this setup for $4000.00 - I can ship, or you can pickup. Located just 20-minutes southeast of Indianapolis, Indiana. 

    **Please note: I still have a few other main shells, and fillers from another set I had a few years ago. If you are interested in those too- I could quote adding those into this setup. The only issue with the odd-lot that I am mentioning is that the color is off on those and may not match perfectly. Just mentioned if you email, and we can discuss the odd-pieces further. ]]>
    Part-Time Organist/Accompanist Mary Trigghttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446434%am, %18 %b %2014 %00:%Jul:%th 0JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446434
    Part-Time Organist/Accompanist, Abiding Presence, Ewing, NJ: Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, a mid-sized Lutheran (ELCA) congregation located in Ewing Township, NJ near The College of New Jersey, seeks a part-time organist starting on September 1, 2014 or candidate's earliest availability.
     
    Description:
    Candidate must have a strong Christian commitment, experience with liturgical worship, ability to play a range of musical styles on pipe organ and piano, and an openness to work cooperatively with a part-time Director of Music Ministries. The candidate will support congregational singing, accompany choirs and vocal and instrumental soloists, and prepare weekly preludes, postludes and occasional offertories.
     
    Duties include:
    Range of 10-13 hours per week. Two weekly traditional Sunday services (8:15 and 10:45 a.m.) during the academic year, summer schedule one service with music at 9:30 a.m.; adult choir rehearsal on Thursday evening during the academic year;  and possibility for occasional accompaniment for Saturday 5:30 p.m. service. There are also special services during Advent, Christmas and Lent. The organist will participate in worship planning meetings. The organist will have first refusal for funerals and weddings with additional compensation.
     
    Qualifications:
     An appropriate degree in music or equivalent experience; excellent sight reading ability; comfort with a range of styles, including traditional classical, gospel, jazz, classical contemporary, and world music; accompanying experience.
     
    Additional Information:
    The organ is a Custom built pipe organ, solid-state console, 14 ranks/2 manuals.
    The piano is a Steinway Boston 5 ft. grand piano (model GP 163).
    Salary is commensurate with experience.
     
    Please send a brief cover letter, resume, and a list of references to our church office addressed “Attention: Organist Search Committee” via mail (2220 Pennington Road, Ewing, NJ 08638) or email (aplcoffice@verizon.net). 
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    Auditions - Minnesota Center Chorale Jody Martinsonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446422%pm, %17 %b %2014 %20:%Jul:%th 20JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446422Auditions for Minnesota Center Chorale will be held on Monday, July 28 and Tuesday, July 29, from 4:30PM 
    to 7:00PM at the Church of the Holy Spirit in St. Cloud. Auditions will be 20 minute slots, and will include a 
    check of voice range and color, tonal memory, sight-reading and brief performance of an art song, aria or folk 
    song.
     
    Auditions can be arranged by calling (320) 257-0603 or by sending an email to: minnesotacenterchorale@gmail.com
    (If these audition dates do not work, alternate arrangements can be made.) 

    **RETURNING singers must meet with the director for a vocal evaluation. 
     
    Minnesota Center Chorale (MCC) is a regional community chorus which begins its 42nd season in the fall of 
    2014. MCC draws members throughout central Minnesota into this 80 member choir to perform a mixture of 
    classical and contemporary music, and frequently collaborates with other local fine arts organizations. 
    Minnesota Center Chorale is a member of United Arts of Central Minnesota. All the members are volunteers. 
    Rehearsals are held at the College of St. Benedict on Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00pm, September to May. 
    More information can be found at: www.minnesotacenterchorale.org
     
    OUR 2013-2014 SEASON “RED, WHITE & BLUEGRASS” WILL INCLUDE: 
    November 2 – “A Civil War Portrait” with Stephen Foster tunes and songs of the 
    Civil War era, featuring guest performers: Cristina Seaborn – fiddler, 
    and Paul Imholte – hammer dulcimer 
     
    December 13 – “White Christmas” Holiday Cabaret at St. John's University Great Hall with favorite holiday 
    carols, a choral masterwork, and a gourmet dinner in a festive holiday setting 
     
    April 26 – “The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass” - a collaboration with world 
    renowned bluegrass band Monroe Crossing. 
     
     
     
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    Unfamiliar curriculum Alan Larsonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446425%pm, %17 %b %2014 %21:%Jul:%th 21JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446425Help!

    Well I finally did it. I graduated with a music degree in choral education. After searching several months I finally got a job teaching at a jr high and high school. But I'm not just teaching choir, but band too, and orchestra... and percussion... and several guitar classes! I was 100% ready to start my choral program at a school but now I'm at a little bit of a loss how to even begin tackling five different classes. Yes, I took methods classes at the university, but one semester doesn't really prepare one for everything needed to teach a student in a schoolyear. Does anyone know where I can find some good classroom models and materials to at least get me on the right path? You would be a lifesaver!

    Thanks! ]]>
    Whitbourn's ANNELIES in Northampton, MA: July 22, 2014 catharine melhornhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446415%pm, %17 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446415Massachusetts ACDA and Smith College Music Department will co-sponsor a performance of British composer James Whitbourn's Annelies in Sweeney Hall, Smith College, on July 22, 8 pm.  This is a relatively new (2005/2009) 75-minute oratorio for chorus, solo soprano, and four instruments—piano, clarinet, violin, cello—with libretto by Melanie Challenger, on texts from the Diary of Anne Frank. A lecture regarding this work and other musical commemorations of the Holocaust by Northeastern University Prof. Joshua Jacobson, international authority on Jewish music, will precede the concert at 7 pm. 
     
    Annelies was performed several times in Boston this past season.  In fact two prestigious choral ensembles—Chorus pro Musica (March 1) and Coro Allegro (March 30)—both thought they were presenting the Boston premiere, only to learn that the New England Conservatory beat them to it in November 2013!  All three performances were well received, each audience being deeply moved. As part of their 2014 Summer Conference in Northampton (July 20-23), MassACDA has invited Chorus pro Musica and Coro Allegro to collaborate to bring the work to western Mass, each ensemble supplying an equal number of singers, and directors Jamie Kirsch and David Hodgkins splitting the conducting. Soprano Lynn Eustis (who sang the US premiere in April 2007) will be joined by Darryl Hollister (piano), Kristina Nilsson (volin), Aristides Rivas (cello), and Paul Won Jin Cho (clarinet).
     
    Annelies is an "accessible" work, the first authorized choral setting of the riveting, often profound words of young Annelies "Anne" Marie Frank, as she and her family hid in the back of an Amsterdam warehouse during the Holocaust. In Whitbourn's score, Anne's interior voice and longings resonate with echoes of the world outside-church bells and popular tunes from the radio mix with instrumental timbres and melodic contours drawn from Jewish traditions.
     
    If you haven't yet heard this work, either "live" or via the Grammy-nominated CD produced at Westminster Choir College, and if you live anywhere near Northampton, MA, don't miss this opportunity to experience this very beautiful new additional to the choral repertory.
     
    “A very respectful and affecting setting of words that will live forever."
     
    “A bleakly comforting, musically moving transcendence…a choral masterwork of our times.” (G.A. Edwards, Classical –Modern Review)
     
    Tickets available at the door, or online: www.annelies.eventbrite.com
    $25 general, $20 seniors, $15 students
     
     
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    DCINY seeks Program Developer - NYC Recruitment Iris Derkehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446410%pm, %17 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446410
    DCINY, a successful and busy NYC Classical Concert Production Company seeks a very special and experienced Recruitment/Development/Sales Candidate (classical music background and music degree required), living in the NYC metropolitan area or ready to relocate and excited to bring their enthusiasm and ideas to the DCINY Concert Series.  Must be self motivated, a self-starter, and able to multi-task, with a genuine passion for classical music.  Base salary + commissions + full benefits + Matching 401K + an office within walking distance of Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.  Send resume, 3 references and cover letter telling us why we should meet you to Jobs@DCINY.org. Please include examples of your successful recruiting, whether within your choir, school, or organization. No phone calls please. Here’s your opportunity to join a great team and work with talented conductors, composers, and artists from around the globe.

    Now in its seventh season and with a combined roster of concerts and recitals in major concert venues in New York and Los Angeles, DCINY is a creative producing entity with unmatched integrity that is a talent incubator, a star-maker, and a presenter of broadly accessible, world-class musical entertainment.  Distinguished Concerts International New York is driven by passion, innovative vision, a total belief in its artists, and unwavering commitment to bringing forth unforgettable performer and audience experiences.  
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    Tenor/High Baritone Section Leader - near Boston Rebecca Kenneallyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446409%pm, %17 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446409Tenor/High Baritone Section Leader Wanted: Endicott College, Beverly, MA (45 min. north of Boston). Endicott Singers, (40-voice SATB ensemble) seeks tenor/high baritone with good sight-reading skills and blending tone to assist with rehearsals and concerts in the 2014-2015 academic year. Monday evening rehearsals, 4-5 concerts/semester. Pay to be discussed. Best if you have your own car, but not essential. Please contact me if interested. Becca Kenneally rkenneal@endicott.edu (978) 232-2397 ]]>Director of Music/Choir Director Kristie Reedhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446406%pm, %17 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446406
    Santa Teresa Hills Presbyterian Church is seeking a Director of Music/Choir Director for Sunday worship, to begin in August or September, 2014.
     

    Experience Desired

     
    The preferred qualifications would be a Masters in Choral Conducting with several years experience conducting school, church, or community choruses.  Individuals possessing a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Music, who are pursuing a Master’s degree in Music, or who have conducting experience are encouraged to apply.
     

    Music Program Description

     
    Santa Teresa Hills Presbyterian Church follows the reformed Protestant tradition, and worships in a traditional format with some contemporary elements (blended service).  There is an established Choir of 20+ individuals, with 15-18 typically available every Sunday.  Most have many years of experience and read music.  The music style tends toward traditional anthems, though we regularly include contemporary or praise music (hymns or choral pieces) and actively seek out and perform from a broad genre including gospel, jazz, praise, Taize, African, Latin, plus older styles (baroque, madrigal, selections from the ‘great composers’).
     
    The Church’s interests and budget support regular purchase of new music.  The typical accompaniment is piano or organ, with occasional use of other instruments that are available from volunteers and sometimes paid professionals.
     
    The current Director has been a long time volunteer and member of the congregation, and would be available during the transition for as much time as is needed (and to cover vacation).

    Duties

     
    1. Works with the Pastor, the Worship and Music Ministry and the Accompanist to propose and plan music (anthems, introits, extroits, responses, solos) to be performed by the Choir during Sunday worship and other Special Services as needed.  Currently there is one worship service held Sunday at 10AM, following a traditional/blended format. Special services include Christmas Eve and Easter Holy Week.  In addition, the Director may propose and plan occasional Choir/Music concerts.
    2. Rehearses the Choir each week during Thursday night rehearsals (currently 7:30 – 9PM).  Schedule and conduct additional rehearsal time as needed for the Choir, soloists, and accompanist.
    3. Proposes purchase of new music.  Works with the Worship and Music Ministry Elder to develop annual budgets.
    4. During summer worship (no choir):  Duties may include scheduling and rehearsing special music (solos, small groups, instrumentalists), and helping prepare for the “open” hymn singing portion of the service.
    5. Oversees the children choir. 
     
     
    Remuneration
     
    1. On weeks when the Choir (or some soloist or ensemble that needs rehearsing) is singing: $200 per week.
    2. All other services:  $100 per week
    3. Special services: $50 per event
    4. Summer worship:  $100 per week.
    5. Vacation: One week for each quarter employed. Maximum of four weeks per year. Vacation needs to be requested at least two weeks in advance.
    6. There are no sick days or health benefits for this position.
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    South Metro Chorale fall 2014 auditions Kim Petersenhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446402%pm, %17 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446402Auditions for all vocal parts can be arranged by calling Artistic Director Russell Adrian at 316-217-5525 or emailing director@southmetrochorale.org.

    Our rehearsals are held on Tuesdays from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Hidden Oaks Middle School in Prior Lake. Our 2014-2015 season will include concerts December 12 and 14 titled "Fire and Ice" featuring Conrad Susa's "Christmas in the Southwest" and concerts May 15 and 17 featuring Faure's "Requiem." We will also have "Cabaret" concerts March 7 and 8 with opportunities for members to sing solo and small group numbers. ]]>
    Grammy-nominated African Children's Choir -now booking with YOUR Choir in Missouri and beyond Molly Kirk http://www.choralnet.org/view/446399%pm, %17 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446399Calling all choir directors in the state of Missouri (children's, community, professional, school, and more!)                         
     
    The Grammy-nominated AFRICANCHILDREN'SCHOIR is currently booking our North American tour for the 42 second choir from Africa to tour in the United States, and this coming February 2015, we will be touring all across Missouri. 
     
    The primary goal of the African Children’s Choir™ is to raise awareness of the need of destitute and orphaned children in Africa and to raise funds for continued development and support of the Choir’s relief and development programs. We are a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit working with education across 7 African countries. We do so through performances featuring youth from across Africa who perform well-known gospel songs as well as traditional African song and dance. They are extremely gifted singers and dancers.
     
     
    Partnering with local, high caliber choirs has been an incredible experience for us in the past, and we have no doubt this experience would prove the same. We even had the opportunity to collaborate with Gary Barlow and the Military Wives band under the direction of Gareth Malone to sing for the Queen of England in celebration of Uganda's 50th anniversary of independence.
    You can see the song, "Sing" that we performed here: Sing- with Gary Barlow
     
     
    The Choir coming to Missouri (and beginning their very first tour in America!) features 18 beautiful children from Uganda, ages 7-11 who are all very gifted singers and dancers.
     
    We are very interested in inviting your choirs to join us in 3 unique ways:
     
    1. Benefit concerts: We are currently booking for February, and would love to speak with you about opportunities to collaborate to invite the community to experience the power and beauty of music while supporting our programs in Africa. We also perform at local churches.
     
    1. Join our choir at pre-booked events for the singing of the South African National Anthem, Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrica –and in so doing, inviting and exposing the greater community to both of our Choirs and the work being done across Africa.
     
    1. Cultural workshops with our Choir. Our children will not only perform during the workshops, but share more of their background, culture, and personal stories, as well as provide opportunities for students to learn a new song or drumming pattern. This is an excellent interactive opportunity for students, and many teachers have told me it is the best assembly they had at their school all year! 
    *Contact Molly.kirk@africanchildrenschoir.com for more info or call our offices at 877-532-8651
     
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    Alto, Tenor, and Bass vacancies Christopher Lynchhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446392%pm, %17 %b %2014 %14:%Jul:%th 14JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446392 
    St. Mark’s Cathedral (Episcopal) is seeking volunteers for weekly Choral Evensong. There are currently vacancies for volunteers in the alto, tenor, and bass sections. Singers will join the Adult Evensong Choir, an auditioned ensemble of staff singers and volunteers that supports the Boys & Girls Choir at St. Mark’s Cathedral.
     
    Responsibilities include a rehearsal at 4:00 p.m. on Sundays, followed by Choral Evensong at 5:15 p.m. There is no weekday rehearsal, and there are no conflicts with Sunday morning responsibilities at other churches. Auditions will be held on August 6, 7, and 8 by appointment at St. Mark’s Cathedral, 908 Rutherford Street, Shreveport, L.A. Additional audition dates can be scheduled if necessary. Please contact Christopher Lynch, Associate Organist & Choirmaster, to schedule an audition at (318) 226-4033 or Christopher@stmarkscathedral.net.
     
    For more information about the music program at St. Mark’s Cathedral, visit stmarkscathedral.net.
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    Alto, Tenor, and Bass staff singer positions Christopher Lynchhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446391%pm, %17 %b %2014 %14:%Jul:%th 14JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446391 
    St. Mark’s Cathedral (Episcopal) is seeking staff singers and volunteers for weekly Choral Evensong. There are currently vacancies for paid staff singers and volunteers in the alto, tenor, and bass sections. Singers will join the Adult Evensong Choir, an auditioned ensemble of staff singers and volunteers that supports the Boys & Girls Choir at St. Mark’s Cathedral.
     
    Responsibilities include a rehearsal at 4:00 p.m. on Sundays, followed by Choral Evensong at 5:15 p.m. There is no weekday rehearsal, and there are no conflicts with Sunday morning responsibilities at other churches. Auditions will be held on August 6, 7, and 8 by appointment at St. Mark’s Cathedral, 908 Rutherford Street, Shreveport, L.A. Additional audition dates can be scheduled if necessary. Please contact Christopher Lynch, Associate Organist & Choirmaster, to schedule an audition at (318) 226-4033 or Christopher@stmarkscathedral.net.
     
    For more information about the music program at St. Mark’s Cathedral, visit stmarkscathedral.net.
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    Coursera recommendation Jena Dickeyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446398%pm, %17 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446398I have just completed an extraordinary online course called "Fundamentals of Rehearsing Music Ensembles," taught by Dr. Evan Feldman of U. North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While I thought I would gain something from the course, I was overwhelmed with the scope of the videos. Dr. Feldman is a wind ensemble director, but his rehearsal techniques apply across the board to other ensembles, as well. Plus he brought in experts from the choral (Daniel Huff) and orchestral (Tonu Kalem) fields. If you have time to watch a few videos this summer and need some inspiration, I highly recommend this class. It's free! And it is permanently online now, available at any rate of speed that will work for you. Go to www.coursera.org and search for it. ]]>Processionals! Brandon Hollihanhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446383%pm, %17 %b %2014 %13:%Jul:%th 13JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446383High school teacher from Columbus, OH here.  I love doing a processional for my first concert in the fall and I'm trying to find a good one that's not Heleluyan, quite frankly I'm sick of that song.
     
    What are some of your favorite and/or most successful processional pieces?
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    Ave, Maris Stella Sergio Rodríguezhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446379%pm, %17 %b %2014 %13:%Jul:%th 13JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446379This is a work for mixed choir SATB div. without instruments composed by Sergio Rodríguez.Timing: 8,30 min. Text language: Latin. The work is published and available in www.54musics.com. You can find purchase options there. ]]>Marketing and Development Assistant Martha Platthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446375%pm, %17 %b %2014 %12:%Jul:%th 12JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446375

    Commonwealth Youthchoirs (CY), a highly successful organization that brings the joy of singing to over 500 young people, is seeking a .50 to .75 time professional to help administer the CY effort in Development, Marketing, and Media.  Ideally, this candidate will have excellent writing, editing and communication skills, web creation and social media skills, as well as graphic design skills. The organization is open to the possibility that a viable candidate does not have training, experience or skills sets in all three areas of Development, Marketing, and web-based Media, but is open to developing new skills sets.

    This 20 to 30-hour a week position will involve:

    Working with the CY Managing Director and CY Program Director on all Development efforts including grant writing and reporting, individual donor campaigns and corporate sponsorship campaigns, donor cultivation and stewardship, as well as working with the CY Development committee .

    Working with the CY Managing Director and CY Program Director on Marketing initiatives, including press releases, internal and external e-blasts, printed marketing pieces,  as well as working with the CY Marketing and Media committee.

    Working with the CY Managing Director and CY Program Director on updating and maintaining the organization’s websites, as well as the organization’s online and social media presence.

    At present the organization is seeking out someone who has training and is skilled/experienced in these areas but is looking for less than a full-time position. This position could evolve into full-time employment in the future. The position offers flexibility in work schedule at its office in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. Some work hours at home is also possible. Salary negotiable based on experience.

    Send resumes to Martha Platt, Program Director, at mplatt@cychoirs.org. Deadline August 1st.

     
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    Connecticut Yankee Chorale Conductor Opening Mary Rolfehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446374%pm, %17 %b %2014 %12:%Jul:%th 12JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446374
    Connecticut Yankee Chorale based in Torrington, CT is looking for a musical director for the coming fall and spring seasons. CYC was founded thirty years ago and is a non-auditioned chorus that meets weekly, currently on Tuesday evenings, in Torrington.  Two formal concerts are presented each year with  a wide variety of music. The chorus is comprised of singers who bring a wide variety of experience including music educators, members of other choirs and  those who love to sing and are joining a chorus for the very first time!
     
    Candidates information  will be reviewed by  board members and a personnel committee. We look forward to hearing from qualified candidates by August 1,2014.  Please remit correspondence to Mary Rolfe, 172 Wedgewood Dr., Torrington, CT 06790-3043.
     
    Mary Rolfe
    860-482-5743
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    Soprano I, section leader needed in Bryn Mawr Michael Dioriohttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446369%am, %17 %b %2014 %11:%Jul:%th 11JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446369Church of the Redeemer, an Epsicopal church in Bryn Mawr with traditional music program, is seeking to fill an opening for soprano I. Our music program consists of 5 choirs, 3 of which are youth. We have two adult choirs, with 10 contracted staff singers sing in each of them along with our volunteers. The Redeemer music program is regarded as the flagship music programs in the diocese. Our choirs perform and record with orchestra, leading soloists in the area and from the broader stage, and have opportunities to travel; having toured to Italy in 2001, as well as just returning from a 12-day tour in Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic last week.
     
    Our staff singers are invovled in both adult choirs, which means there is a total of 3 calls per week (during the regular season). During high feast days we can have as many as 6 calls per week. Our rehearsals are Wednesday evenings, from 7:39:00, and we have a 9AM and 11:15AM service on Sundays. Strong sight-reading skills are desired.  We are looking to fill the position by mid-August. Please contact Michael Diorio for an audition at mdiorio@theredeemer.org, or call 610.525.2486, x.22 
     
    View our website at www.TheRedeemer.org/music
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    Reaching for the Stars Mike O'Donoghuehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446365%am, %17 %b %2014 %03:%Jul:%th 3JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446365
    This July 20th will mark the 45th anniversary of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's landing on the moon.
     
    In honor of the occasion, and in recognition of the many men & women who gave their lives in the name of space exploration, please enjoy "Sequence: A Musical Journey Through Space." This wonderful film was produced by Leg Lamp Productions and features the choral music of the Burbank Chorale set to spectacular space footage from both US and Russian film sources. This film provides a brief overview of many aspects of space flight and the price that has been paid in the name of that achievement
     
    The film can be found at these sites:
     
     
     
    In addition, there a short 3 minute film featuring the 22 Russian and American men and women who gave their lives pointing the way to the stars. This film is called, "The 22".
     
    This film can be found at the following link:
     
     
    In addition, there a short 3 minute film featuring the 22 Russian and American men and women who gave their lives pointing the way to the stars. This film is called, "The 22"
     
    This film can be found at the following link:
     
     
     
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    Children's Choir Accompanist Colleen Reganhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446361%pm, %16 %b %2014 %23:%Jul:%th 23JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446361The Long Island Children's Choir is in search of a piano accompanist for its two preparatory choirs, Prelude and Cantate.  Rehearsals will be held on Tuesday evenings from either 6:00-7:00pm or 6:15-7:15pm, commencing in September. Accompanist will alternate weeks between the two groups and accompany both ensembles at performances. Total performances will be approximately 6-8 for the full season (September through May).

    Piano Performance degree preferred. Choral experience preferred, though not required. 

    Email a resume and letter of interest to Artistic Director, Colleen Regan, at cregan@lichildrenschoir.org. Resumes will be accepted until Monday, August 4th, 2014, at which point they will be reviewed and potential candidates contacted. 

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    PRIVATE VOICE TEACHER - Hastings High School, Houston, Texas Jenny Warkentinhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446359%pm, %16 %b %2014 %22:%Jul:%th 22JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446359The Hastings High School Choral Department (6A) is looking for an energetic professional voice teacher to assist with the promotion and growth of our on campus private lesson program. Applicants must have a very strong knowledge of vocal pedagogy, the solfege sight-singing method, the TMEA All-State audition process and the UIL Solo & Ensemble contest procedures. It is also necessary to have very strong communication and organization skills. We are looking for someone to be a positive motivator for our students and who is passionate about promoting musical excellence. Pay is $17.50 per half hour lesson.  Please contact Jenny Warkentin at jenny.warkentin@aliefisd.net.
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    Noel, Noel, Glad Tidings to Tell John Metzhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446356%pm, %16 %b %2014 %22:%Jul:%th 22JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446356SATB/Piano or Harp.  The original source of this Noel is Volume One of the Nouvelles Poésies published in Paris between
    1630 and 1737. The complete title page of this eight-volume series was Nouvelles Poésies Spirituelles et
    Morales sur les plus beaux Airs de la Musique Françoise et Italienne, avec use Basse continue. These
    volumes contained a variety of moral texts set to airs of the day, including music by Lully, Campra,
    Bacilly and François Couperin as well as various popular vaudeville tunes. Poetic settings of the Fables
    of La Fontaine made up the final section of each volume, and these settings formed the basis of my
    DMA Dissertation (The Juilliard School, 1980).
     
    Three verses of text by John Metz, especially suitable for a liberal Christian or non-sectarian view.
    Could appeal to church, high school, college, professional or community choirs.
     
    There is no charge for this score or parts.
     
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    Fables of La Fontaine John Metzhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446354%pm, %16 %b %2014 %22:%Jul:%th 22JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446354Three Fables based on popular tunes of the day found in a 17th Century French source.  (See The Fables of La Fontaine, Juilliard Performance Editions, John Metz, Pendragon Press 1986.)  New and catchy words by John Metz.  1. The Fable of the Ant and the Grasshopper  2. Fable of the Peacock and the Nightingale  3.  Fable of the Elephant, the Rat and the Cat.  Narrator required for Fable 3.  Limited use of French language, just enough to give the 'taste' and a little practice in another language for the kids.
     
    Performance by Voices on the Thames:
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    Saratoga Choral Festival July 27th Andrea Goodmanhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446352%pm, %16 %b %2014 %22:%Jul:%th 22JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446352
    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. The Saratoga Choral Festival  will perform in a concert at the Henning Rd. United Methodist Church in Saratoga Springs on Sunday, July 27th, at 3:00 p.m. This summer’s concert will feature the choral music of Aaron Copland to include the complete Old American Songs setting for chorus and orchestra and Leonard Bernstein with music from On the Town.
     
    The Boatmen’s DanceThe Dodger, and Simple Gifts are just a few of the Old American Songs, a set of ten songs transcribed by Irving Fine and loved by choral singers everywhere. They are rarely performed with the full orchestration traditionally used for the baritone solo version. Wonderful Town with music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by the famed duo Comden and Green will be a lot of fun and a new venture for the Festival singers- a move to Broadway!

                                                     

                                             

    The Saratoga Choral Festival began in the summer of 2001. Previous seasons have featured music ranging from Bach’s Magnificat (featuring members of the Philadelphia Orchestra), Gretchaninov’s Liturgia Domestica, a 2012 performance of the music of Karl Jenkins and our 2013 tribute to Dave Brubeck with the outstanding jazz pianist Eldar Jangirov. In August of 2004, the chorus performed with the Philadelphia orchestra in Mahler’s 3rd Symphony with the Harlem Boys Choir under the direction of Charles Dutoit at SPAC. Our performances are usually held at the SPA Little Theater located in the heart of SPA State Park, yet it is undergoing renovations this summer. The Festival joins the list of illustrious performances presented there during the summer such as Opera Saratoga and the Saratoga Chamber Music Festival.
     
    The Festival is under the artistic direction of Andrea Goodman, currently the Director of the Cantilena Chamber Choir and the Northern Berkshire Chorale in Western Massachusetts, and former director of Choruses at Skidmore College.
     
    More information at www.saratogachoralfest.org, satbchoir @yahoo.com. Our phone number is (518)-852-4851.

    All seats: $25, children free with one adult admission.
     
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    Associate Director of Traditional Worship Riikka Pietilainen-Caffreyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446347%pm, %16 %b %2014 %21:%Jul:%th 21JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446347
    Employment Opportunity as of July 16, 2014
     
    Associate Director of Traditional Worship
    Broomfield United Methodist Church is looking for an Associate Director of Traditional Worship. The associate director will collaborate with the Director of Worship and Arts and the ministry team to create meaningful worship experience and high quality worship music. Primary duties include directing the Chancel Choir, supervising all traditional worship and personnel, and directing instrumental ensembles.
     
    Start date: August 2014
     
    Job Description:
    • Plans and implements the traditional worship life of the congregation at the direction of the BUMC Director  of Worship and Arts and Senior Pastor
    • Supervising all music of Traditional service including sound and tech personnel, pianists and organists
    • Is responsible for coordinating the organization, direction, practices and performances of all the traditional musical groups of the congregation.  Responsible primarily for the Chancel Choir, and may include solos and ensembles and youth choirs, including arranging and composing music to accommodate wider variety of music ensembles.
    • Selects the music and directs the Chancel Choir anthem at traditional Sunday morning worship services, and provides special music for special worship services
    • Directs weekly choir rehearsals, worship services and additional special services and extra rehearsals as necessary
    • Communicating and incorporating Children’s Music Ministry in traditional worship services
    • Selects and orders music within the Worship and Arts Ministry budget
    • Recruitment and communication with new members interested in music ministries at BUMC
    • Provides repertoire information to the Communications Director for publication in the weekly bulletin
     
    Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and three references to mindy.davidson@broomfieldumc.org
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    Part-Time Staff Accompanist and Adjunct Instructor of Music, Chicago-Area Community College philip spencerhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446346%pm, %16 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446346A dynamic and growing two-year college music department in the greater Chicago area, a member of the National Association of Schools of Music, may have an upcoming opening for an experienced part-time
    Staff Accompanist and Adjunct Instructor of Music (following official position posting).  Masters degree in music required.  This individual would accompany the college's two choral ensembles as well as accompany students at recitals, juries, and auditions.  The adjunct teaching may include class piano and/or general music courses. Position would begin August 23, 2014.  Please send a letter of interest and resume to Philip Spencer, Professor of Music and Director of Choral and Vocal Music at pspencer@jjc.edu.
     
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    Seeking Bass/Baritone Choral Scholar Andrew Paul Fredelhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446345%pm, %16 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446345Gethsemane Episcopal Church has an opening for a Bass/Baritone choral scholar.
     
    Gethsemane is an historic church of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota, formed in 1856, and still worshiping in its 1883 church. Several decades of choral excellence have evolved to a more intimate (average 12-14 singers) choral ensemble, made up of highly-committed members of the congregation, some with extensive musical background, supporting a rich, traditionally liturgical, usually organ-accompanied service. Two years ago, under the direction of Music Director and organist Andrew Paul Fredel, Gethsemane initiated the Choral Scholars program, as both a way to reach out to developing singers interested in sharing their gifts in a faith community, but also as a way to strengthen the musical experience of the Gethsemane Choir. The congregation currently supports three choral scholar positions, a mezzo-soprano (held by Kristina Rodel), a tenor (held by Brandon Galbraith), and a newly-opened position most recently held by Eric J. Sorum.
     
    This position would begin at beginning of September 2014. Required attendance at weekly Sunday morning rehearsals (8:45-9:45am), two evening rehearsals per month (usually second or third, and last Wednesday of the month, 7:30-9:30pm), and singing at first, third, and fourth Sundays of the month for a 10am service. Scholars receive a "per call" stipend, paid at the end of the month. 
     
    An audition is required, in which extensive sight-reading, aural skills, and vocal flexibility will be evaluated. A range of repertoire is programmed, in addition to the demands of service music. Excellent sight-reading is paramount! One or two solos demonstrating musicality required.
     
    For further information, please contact Mr. Andrew Fredel, Director of Music, Gethsemane Episcopal Church; 905 Fourth Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404. Office number: 612.332.5407. E-mail inquires may be sent to: afredel@yahoo.com.
     
     
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    Church Accompanist/ Piano Player needed Jennifer Burgoshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446344%pm, %16 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446344Central Lutheran Church is seeking a piano player to accompany our worship service.
    Position available immedaiately
     
    We have a casual but traditional worship style. Accompanist plays prelude, hymns during worship, offertory, communion, and postlude. 
     
    Qualifications:
    • Demonstrated ability to lead congregation in music and singing
    • Must read music
    • Familiar with a variety of music styles and may be able to introduce a wider variety of musical styles to us.
    • An understanding of liturgical style of worship preferred but not mandatory. 
     
    Hours:  9am-11am Sunday mornings and 1 service Christmas Eve
    Pay: $55/ hour
     
    Please submit cover letter and resume to pastor.jenamos@yahoo.com
     
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    Paid Section Leaders/Soloist Positions - Hinsdale, IL Stephen C Edwardshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446333%pm, %16 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446333
    The Union Church of Hinsdale, U.C.C., Hinsdale, IL seeks experienced singers to fill section leader/soloists (soprano, tenor, alto, and bass) positions in the Chancel Choir.  Section leaders should be able to sing a wide variety of music styles, possess strong leadership and interpersonal skills, and must be excellent sight-readers.  Additionally, section leaders must be able to commit to Wednesday night rehearsals and weekly Sunday worship services from the end of August to the end of May, as well as Christmas Eve, Easter, and Holy Week Services.  Audition includes two contrasting solos of your choice, an audition excerpt, and sight-singing.
     
    The Union Church of Hinsdale, U.C.C.  is located 25 minutes west of downtown Chicago and is very easily accessible via the BNSF Metra.
     
    To schedule an audition for this fantastic group, contact the Director of Music and Worship, Stephen C Edwards at sedwards@uchinsdale.org or call 630.323.4303 ex. 6659. 
     
    We also have openings in all voice parts for volunteer choir members.
    Please feel free to forward this notice to any singers you think might be a good fit for us!
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    Let's talk about Ireland - Eight part mixed chorus Fahad Siadathttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446335%pm, %16 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446335

    This piece contains a harmonic language that is both lyrical and overwhelming in its expansiveness. It moves like a glacial Irish jig, oceanic in how it envelopes the audience, while maintaining an internal rhythmic energy.

    Eight part mixed chorus

    Hear the music and buy the score by cliking on the picture:

    http://seeadot.com/shop/went-ireland/

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    Desperately Searching for Arch The Angel Children's Musical Jeanne Gosahttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446325%pm, %16 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446325Many years ago my childrem's choir at church presented a Musical by Word Music called Arch The Angel by Karen Dean.  Our kids loved it and so did our congregation.  Much of my past music and programs were stolen when our church was burgularized a few years ago.  I so want to use this Christmas musical again as it was such a hit with everyone.  I would need the music book and also any accompaniment cassette or CD that anyone might have.
     
    If anyone has this musical and would be willing to loan it to me or allow me to purchase it I would be so grateful!
     
    Please contact me at sheanne69@gmail.com
     
    So hoping someone has this amazing children's Christmas musical.
     
     
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    Soprano section leader/soloist Gareth Bondhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446322%pm, %16 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446322Wesley United Methodist Church located in the heart of Vienna, Virginia is looking for soprano section leader (soloist) with strong reading abilities. Lyric or heavy lyric preferred. Must be open to instruction and possess a team attitude and spirit.
    Sunday 9:30am rehearsal call and service a 11am. You will join a very talented choral ensemble of colleagues focused on bel canto technique singing a wide variety of music with energy and strength. September 2014 through June 2015.
    CV and audition required.
    Pay based on budget and professional level of singing.
    Come join this exciting opportunity!
    Contact: Gary Bond (703) 587-4141 gary@gb007.us 
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    Director of Music Terri Rogershttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446321%pm, %16 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446321
    Part time music position open at southside church with significant and varied music program.  5 years experience in either church music or teaching preferred.  Will adult direct choir, blended music service, and oversee other parts of music program.  Competitive compensation and great working conditions.  Please send resume’ to Southport Christian Church terri@southportchurch.org
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    YIP CHILDREN'S CHOIR PERFORMING IN RUSSIA Niels Gritsovhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446316%pm, %16 %b %2014 %13:%Jul:%th 13JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446316YIP Children's Choir from Hong Kong will perform in Moscow on July 29 at 16:00 in Balakirev Children's Art School and in St.Petersburg on July 31 at 19:00 in Pushkinsky Cultural Centre.
     
    The Choir has performed in numerous international music festivals and conferences to critical acclaim, and is proudly regarded as a cultural ambassador for Hong Kong.
    Based in Hong Kong as a nonprofit organization, the Choir was founded in 1983 by Dr. Yip Wai-hong, D.M.A., M.H., a highly revered expert in the field of children’s music education.  The Choir has over 800 members ages 5 to 17. Since 1984, the Choir has toured over hundred cities in over 45 countries in six continents including much of Europe, China, Southeast Asia, Australia, Africa, Russia, Nordic and Scandinavia, the Middle East and North, Central and South America. In its 30 years history, the Choir has made more than 30 audio and video recordings.
     
    On July 1, 1997, Yip’s Children’s Choir was the only children’s choir invited to perform at the hand-over ceremony of Hong Kong to China.  During the ceremony, a 300-member chorus performed Symphony 1997: Heaven, Earth, Mankind with world-renowned cellist Yo Yo Ma. 
     
    The concert programme will include classical and folk music, jazz evergreens, Broadway songs.
     
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    songs about birds for a unison children's choir Eileen Benedicthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446312%am, %16 %b %2014 %11:%Jul:%th 11JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446312I already have Britten's Cuckoo, and a number of pop choices,(Bye Bye Blackbird, Blackbird, Yellow Bird.) Thank you for your suggestions. ]]>Visa requirements for non-US participants in choir festival Darius Polikaitishttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446299%am, %16 %b %2014 %04:%Jul:%th 4JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446299Folks,
     
    Does anyone have had any experience inviting choirs from overseas to choral festivals in the US?
     
    In July 2015 we will hosting the North American Lithuanian Song Festival in Chicago, IL. We are expecting several choirs from Lithuania, as well as possibiy other European countries. Tourists from these countries do not require visas to enter the US. However, in this case, do the choir members need work visas, such as P-3 or other, to sing in the festival? I know that if these were professional performers, they would require a P-3 work visa (even if they were not being paid). However, these are amateur choirs, and I'm not certain of the requirements in this case. None of the choirs are being paid and they are each covering their own expenses. Conceptually, these choirs are same as the tens of choirs from the US and Canada that participate in this festival every 4 years (except that they are traveling from overseas).
     
    Thanks for any info you can share!
     
    Darius Polikaitis
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    Audition Announcement: Voce Chamber Singers Richard Giarussohttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446311%am, %16 %b %2014 %11:%Jul:%th 11JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446311

    Audition Announcement

    Voce Chamber Singers

    Audition Dates: Monday, July 21 and Monday, August 18

    Oakton, VA — The Voce Chamber Singers announce auditions for all voice parts for the 2014-15 season. Auditions will be held, by appointment only, on Monday, July 21 and Monday, August 18 at Oakton United Methodist Church, 2951 Chain Bridge Road, Oakton, VA.

    Hailed by The Washington Post as “Northern Virginia’s premier choral ensemble,” Voce is a group of highly skilled, volunteer singers dedicated to the study and performance of the greatest works from the chamber chorus repertoire. Throughout its 25-year history, Voce has gained national recognition for its commitment to commissioning new works by distinguished composers. In addition to the catalogue of works written for and first performed by the ensemble, Voce has also presented national and regional premieres of many contemporary choral works.

    The group begins the 2014-15 season under the leadership of its newly appointed artistic director, Dr. Richard Giarusso. Repertoire for the upcoming season includes works of Schütz, Brahms, Howells, and Donald McCullough.

    Auditions will consist of simple vocalises to evaluate range, a series of pitch memory exercises, and performance of a well-known American folk song (music to be provided).  For more information and to schedule a time for an audition, please contact Jane Waldrop at operations@voce.org or call Voce at (703) 277-7772 and leave a message.

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    Voices United Conference Summer Conference Emi Eitinghttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446310%am, %16 %b %2014 %11:%Jul:%th 11JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446310Registration is still open for the annual Voices United Conference held in at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia from August 7-9, 2014.
    The conference is jointly hosted by the Virginia, Maryland/DC, and Deleware chapters of ACDA. 
    For over 15 years the Voices United Conference has served the ACDA community with top notch headliners, interest and sessions, adult and childrens honor choir and an intimate networking environment. This year we welcome headliners Hilary Apfelstadt, Paul Caldwell, and Nick Page! 

    Access our full Conference Schedule-----> HERE  
    Peruse bios for our diverse panel of Presenters-------> HERE
     
    And then Register to attend by clicking------> HERE 

    We offer full and single day registration, so if your schedule doesn't allow you the full conference experience you can pick your day!
    For additional details, including what to expect, location, hotel information, and more please visit our website: 
     
    Please contact Emi Eiting, Virginia Membership Chair with questions at emi.eiting@gmail.com
     
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    Middle School Choral Director Position Travis Eriksonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446297%am, %16 %b %2014 %00:%Jul:%th 0JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446297Middle School Choral Director position available in DeKalb, IL.  Responsibilities include directing and teaching 6th, 7th, and 8th grade choirs at two middle schools in the DeKalb School District. Choral ensembles at the middle schools have regularly earned high marks at the state level, and are part of a district choir program that has earned national recognition on multiple occations over the last ten years.  Additional compensation available for after school co-curricular ensembles.  Seventy-six miles from Downtown Chicago, DeKalb is also home to the Northern Illinois University School of Music and offers many opportunities for musicians and graduate work.  
     
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    CHRISTMAS IN JULY CONTINUES ON GOING BEYOND WORDS Stanley Schmidthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446294%pm, %15 %b %2014 %23:%Jul:%th 23JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446294Going Beyond Words, one of the longest running Choral Radio programs in the United States continues the idea of Christmas In July with its annual excursion into new Christmas works.   Host Stan Schmidt will present portions of six new Christmas CD's that hold five world premiers as the celebration continues.  You will hear the Chor Bayerischen Rundfunks Chorus and Orchestra; The San Francisco Choral Artists; Cammotio from England; The National Lutheran Choir; The Kölner Akademie; The Swedish Radio Choir and The Batimore Arts Chorus & Orchestra.  ✽ = Priemere Recording
     
    What: Going Beyond Words.
    When: July 20, 2014 Sunday, at Noon Central Time. 
    Where: KVNO.ORG  (University of Nebraska in Omaha) Click on the Listen button in the upper left.
    KVNO.ORG is an independent station.  It is one the few 24 hour classical stations in the country.
     
    Here are the music titles, Artists, and CD's Used
     
    Machet die tore Weit Albert Becker 
    "Hark! The herald Angels Sing - Famous Christmas Carols"
    Chor Des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Florian Helgeth, Conductor
    BR KLASSIK BREMDIA 900507 (2013)
     
    O Magnum Mysterium William Ludke
    Ave Maria  R. Nathanial Dett
    Christmas Greeting (From: "Wonders of Christmas") Roger Nixon
    Sweet Was The Song Herbert Bielawa
    "So Gracious Is The Time - An American Christmas"
    San Francisco Choral Artists, Megen Solomon, Music Director
    SFCA 0595 (1999 & 2004)  PRIVATE LABEL
     
    The Advent Candle ✽ (2011) Bob Chilcott
    The Bethlehem Star ✽ (2013) Bob Chilcott
    The Shepherds Sing ✽ (2011) Bob Chilcott
    Song of the Crib (2012) ✽ Bob Chilcott
    "The Rose in The Middle of Winter - Carols by Bob Chilcott"
    Cammotio;  Matthew Berry, Conductor
    NAXOS RECORDS 8573159 (2013)
     
    What Sweeter Music Michael Fink
    The Virgin Mary Had A Baby Boy Arr. John Leavitt
    Lullay Valarie Showers Crecenz
    Wake, Awake Philipp Nicolai; Arranged by F. Melius Christiansen
    "Emmanuel"
    The National Lutheran Choir,  David Cherwien, Artistic
    NLC E-3509 (2013)
     
    Uns ist ein Kind geboren (For Us Is The Child Born) Johann Wilhelm Hertel
    (Final Chorus: Die Geburt Jesu Christi - The Birth of Jesus Christ)
    Kölner Akademie; Michael Alexander Willens, Conductor
    CPO RECORDINGS DEUTSCHLANDFUNK; CPO 777809 (2013)
     
    L'adieu des bergers; Il s'en va loin de la terre (The Shepherds Chorus)
    (From: "L'enfance du Christ")
    "L'enfance du Christ" Hector Berlioz
    Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Choir; Robin Ticciati, Conductor
    LINN RECORDS CKD 440 (2013) DISTRIBUTED BY NAXOS
     
    Christmas Memories ✽ Rosephanye Powell
    "Christmas At America's First Cathedral"
    Baltimore Arts Chorus & Orchestra"
    GOTHIC RECORDS G-49277 (2010)
     
    For images of the above CD's and more information please visit my Blog at:
    WWW.GOINGBEYONDWORDS.COM 
    Please send any comments to Stan@goingbeyondwords.com
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Rutter Gloria SATB Peter Padillahttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446292%pm, %15 %b %2014 %21:%Jul:%th 21JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446292Item: Choral Scores and Brass/Percussion/Organ
    Composer/Arranger/Edition: John Rutter/Oxford University Press
    Starting: August 20, 2014
    For: through November 23, 2014
    Copies: 22
    Willing to rent: Yes
     
    Sine Nomine is a community chorus in Denver, Colorado.  
     
    We will be performing the Rutter Gloria on November 22 & 23, 2014.  We would like to rent the organ/percussion parts and borrow/rent vocal scores for our 22-member chorus.
     
    Administrative Director, Peter Padilla, can be reached at peter@sinenominechorus.org.
     
    Thank you,
    Peter
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    Director of Music Ministry: Unitarian Universalist Church in Cherry Hill Barbara Barnett-Stewarthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446291%pm, %15 %b %2014 %21:%Jul:%th 21JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446291The Unitarian Universalist Church in Cherry Hill, NJ is a 350-member congregation located in the suburbs of Philadelphia.  We are seeking a part-time (20 hours per week) Director of Music Ministry to begin August/September 2014.  Salary range is between $24,000-$25,000 with benefits in accordance with fair compensation requirements. The application deadline is: Until Filled.
     
    Our ideal candidate will provide an inspiring, diverse, year-round music program.  He/She will work with ministry teams and lay leaders to plan the music for Sunday services and special programs, administer the music budget, and foster growth of the music ministry.  He/She will direct the existing adult vocal and handbell choirs, develop music opportunities for youth, and collaborate with the accompanist and other congregational and guest musicians. A detailed job description with qualifications is available below or as a PDF at https://www.dropbox.com/s/4n5t29fmrqoylhd/DMMJobDescription2014.pdf
     
    Candidates should have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Music, although a Master’s Degree is preferred.  Familiarity with Unitarian Universalism and the UU Musicians Network is also preferred.  Interested applicants should submit a cover letter (letter of interest), CV or resume, and references to Bob Stewart at UUCCHmusic@gmail.com
     
    Position: Director of Music Ministry
    Reports To: Senior Minister
    Directly Supervises: Accompanist
    Status: Part Time (20 Hours Per Week)
    FLSA: Exempt/Salaried
     
    Job Summary:
    The Director of Music Ministry provides an inspiring, imaginative, and enthusiastic year-round music program of professional quality that nourishes the hearts, expands the minds, and enriches the lives of the congregation.
     
    Job Responsibilities:
     
    Administration of the Music Program
    • Manage the Church's year-round music program and special services.
    • Select appropriate music for worship services and plan diverse and imaginative choral, vocal, and instrumental music appropriate to the season and sermon topic.
    • Advise and assist Minister and worship planners in the coordination of musical selections suitable for congregational singing.
    • Recruit and rehearse musicians and singers.
    • Cultivate musical talent within the congregation and the community.
    • Hire and supervise accompanist and other guest musicians.
    • Schedule all music-related practices with the Church office.
    Collaboration with Church Leaders
    • In partnership with the Committee on Music Ministry:
      • Plan programs and activities that will enrich congregational life;
      • Attend Committee meetings;
      • Submit budget and long-term instrument needs to the Committee;
      • Make regular reports of activities, expenditures, and inventories to the Committee;
      • Support the Committee's fundraising efforts.
    • Manage the music component of the Children's Worship service in coordination with the Director of Religious Education.
    • Help identify and cultivate new and existing lay music leadership.
    Administration of Program Funding
    • Manage the music program budget.
    • Update and maintain the music library and music instruments.
    Other Responsibilities
    • Pursue professional development opportunities as professional expense funding permits.
    • Collaborate with musicians in other UU churches and other denominations through involvement in various professional organizations, such as the UU Musicians Network, the American Choral Directors Association, etc.
    • Attend weekly staff meetings and follow up as discussed.
    • When mutually agreed, perform other music-related duties.
    Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's Degree in Music; Master's Degree preferred.
    • Experience and ability to conduct choral music.
    • Rehearsal-level piano proficiency.
    • Experience arranging music and directing choral groups.
    • Experience playing and conducting handbells.
    • Respect for Unitarian Universalist principles and philosophy.
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    ACDA-PA SUMMER CONFERENCE, August 4 and 5, 2014 Randy Yoderhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446289%pm, %15 %b %2014 %21:%Jul:%th 21JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446289
    IT"S NOT TOO LATE!!
    REGISTER NOW at http://www.acdapa.org/conferences/summer/
    • Relax and revive at beautiful Elizabethtown College!
    • Sing with legendary Eph Ely in the Directors/Collegiate Choir!
    • Learn from Westminster Choir College's Amanda Quist!
    • Renew friendships and recharge!
    • Discover new music for your choirs with the Musical Source!
    • Be inspired!

    Come and join us!!!

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    Need world music peices for a boy choir Nicholas Flotthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446285%pm, %15 %b %2014 %20:%Jul:%th 20JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446285I just recently found out I will be directing a brand new boy choir and our holiday concert theme is "Christmas Around the World." I'm not sure what type of voices I will have just yet. It is possible I may have 3 or 4 unchanged voices and ten or so changed tenor and bari/bass voices. I may also have just changed voices in the choir. I need repertoire for our theme to accomodate either scenario. Please Help!  ]]>New non-profit fundraising opportunity at Amazon Bruce Rockwellhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446282%pm, %15 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446282Amazon has a new fundraising opportunity called AmazonSmile. If a customer shops for their amazon items at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate .5% of the purchase to a charity of the customer's choosing. They get the same prices and mostly the same selection as at the normal Amazon site.
     
    Amazon says they have about a million charities already registered and ready to go, so they might have your choir or booster group already listed. If it isn't listed, as long as you have a 501(c)3 status you can register your organization for this program here: https://org.amazon.com/ref=smi_ge_raas_org_org
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    Seeking feedback on Sheet Music Plus and Digital Print Publishing Ryan Brownhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446275%pm, %15 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446275Hello ChoralNet community, 
     
    I am helping Sheet Music Plus build up their Digital Print Publishing program, a free service that allows users to upload and sell PDFs of their compositions and arrangements through the site. I know that choral conductors and composers are especially active on both Sheet Music Plus and Digital Print Publishing, so I would love your feedback on one or both of these things and to know more about what you're looking for in digital publishing.
     
    This short survey offers a 10% Sheet Music Plus discount to all who complete it before 8/1/14https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BFY95JL
     
    Thank you in advance for your participation!
     
    Ryan 
    Marketing Manager, Digital Print Publishing 
    Sheet Music Plus
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    Vox Femina Los Angeles Auditions for 2014-15 Season - 18 Years! Missy Nietohttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446279%pm, %15 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446279Vox Femina Los Angeles, the premiere women's choral ensemble in Los Angeles, is holding auditions for our 18th glorioius season!
    • Thursday, August 21 – 7pm-9:30pm
    • Tuesday, August 26 – 7pm-9:30pm
    • Wednesday, August 27 – 7pm-9:30pm
    Founded in 1997 by a group of vivacious women and headed by Dr. Iris Levine, Vox Femina Los Angeles (Vox) prides itself on performing quality choral music with a commitment to community, social equality and musical excellence. Vox is composed of women of different ages and different backgrounds, but the one thing we share is the love and passion for singing!

    New singers should have:
    • Some choral experience, whether from having sung in a church, school or community group.
    • The ability to sight-read music of some complexity.
    • The ability to learn text in other languages and memorize music for performances.
    What you'll need to bring:
    • Solo of your choosing - whatever lets you shine! Art song, russian folk tunes, musical theatre, a beautiful lullabye
    • Preparation for sight reading, vocal exercises, tonal memory, scales, etc to assess placement
    • Your 2014-15 calendar
    • Open mind and heart for a light conversation with our Audition Committee
    Rehearsals are Tuesday nights starting in September, and are held in the Koreatown area of Los Angeles. Concerts are three times a year - November, March and June - with the occassional optional outside gig to fulfill our mission statement:
                   
                   Vox Femina Los Angeles gives women voice through the performance of quality choral literature. Diverse in culture, age, race, belief and sexual identity, we are a chorus committed to commissioning new works and raising awareness about issues that affect us as a family of women. Through music, we aim to create a world that affirms the worth and dignity of every person.
     
    Complete an audition form here, and the Audition Coordinator will get back to you at the beginning of August. 
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    Alto Section Leader Katherine Wolfhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446278%pm, %15 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446278

    St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Ardsley New York, is looking for a true ALTO for a small choir in very friendly Episcopal church.  One rehearsal (8:45 am Sunday) and one service (10:00 am Sunday), plus additional services at Christmas and Holy Week/Easter.  We seek someone who has strong sight reading skills, strong vocal skills and is responsible in learning parts and in attendance. Only true mezzos/altos, please.
    Compensation is $100/week which includes rehearsal and service. (Special services extra).

    Contact: Larry Wolf, Minister of Music, at larrywolf95@gmail.com or 914-450-8467.

     

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    Bass/Baritone Positions - Wilmington, Delaware David Christopherhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446271%pm, %15 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446271The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew (SsAM) has openings for two paid basses (or baritones) beginning in September 2014.  The ideal candidates will have a well trained voice and strong musicianship skills as well as a strong sense of the classical/Anglican choral tradition.
     
    SsAM is a vibrant and passionate faith community located in the heart of downtown Wilmington, Delaware with a rich and diverse music ministry that reflects the mission and vision of the parish as well as the dynamic personality of the congregation.  Although strongly rooted in the Anglican tradition, music at SsAM frequently includes Negro Spirituals, World Music, Chant, Gospel, Drumming and the full spectrum of classical music from Renaissance to Contemporary.
     
    A total of eight paid singers provide the professional core of the mixed adult choir which sings on Sundays for the 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist as well as for occasional services of Choral Evensong, concerts, and special feast days (Christmas, Ash Wednesday, Holy Week and Easter) throughout the academic year (September – June).  They also perform as a separate a separate chamber ensemble (The SsAM Choral Scholars), both in the context of liturgy as well as occasionally in concert.  There is a two hour Thursday evening rehearsal, pre-service rehearsals on Sundays and occasional extra rehearsals for special events.  Standard compensation is $50 per appearance.  A complete rehearsal schedule and music list is provided at the beginning of the season.
     
    Although this is an ensemble position, a variety of solo opportunities frequently arise, particularly for those gifted at interpreting Negro Spirituals or crossing over into the Jazz and Gospel repertoire.  Singers interested in developing their opportunities as a solo artist are encouraged to investigate the church's “Artist-In-Residence” program.
     
    Please visit the church’s website at www.ssam.org to learn more.
     
    To arrange an audition and to discuss the position further, please contact David Christopher, Director of Music at the church office 302-367-6550, or by e-mail at OrganImprov@aol.com.
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    Southwestern OK State University's Summer Chorus concert Daniel Farrishttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446281%pm, %15 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446281Southwestern OK State University's Summer Chorus concert
     
    On 15 July 2014 at 7 PM in the Fine Arts Lobby of Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Southwestern's Summer Chorus, under the direction of Daniel Farris, will feature music of Alberto Ginastera, Stephen Foster, John Ireland, Ira Gerschwin, Sven Lekberg and Leonard Bernstein.  Angela Farris plays piano on the concert.
     
    Program:
     
    ¡Arriero, canta! by Alberto Ginastera (1956), arr. by Daniel Farris
     
    The jolly tar and the milkmaid by Ira Gerschwin (1937)
     
    Softly along the road of evening by Sven Lekberg (1964)
     
    Aubade by John Ireland (1912)
     
    Two Stephen Foster duets
    1.  Wilt thou be gone, love? (1851)
    2.  Bring my brother back to me (1863)
     
    The best of both possible worlds from Candide by Leonard Bernstein (1956)
     
     
     
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    New Choralnet community about madrigal dinners Bruce Rockwellhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446263%pm, %15 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446263For those of you who are putting on madrigal dinners, or have an interest in medieval/renaissance repertoire, please join the new madrigal dinner community: http://www.choralnet.org/list/grouppost/446260 ]]>The Chamber Singers of New England - 2014-2015 Auditions T.J. Harperhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446267%pm, %15 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446267

    The Chamber Singers of New England

    Auditions for the 2014-2015 Concert Season

    CALL FOR AUDITIONS 

    THE CHAMBER SINGERS OF NEW ENGLAND 2014-2015 CONCERT SEASON

    Based in Providence, RI the Chamber Singers of New England specialize in performing A cappella choral music from the renaissance to the modern era. The ensemble is made up of professional level singers who volunteer their time to present the highest quality performances in beautiful, historic settings. The Chamber Singers of New England works to serve the community by offering outstanding live performances of the classical choral repertoire.

    Audition Requirements: One solo piece and Sight reading

    To sign up for an audition, please click here.

    Please contact Artistic Director, Dr. T. J. Harper with questions regarding CSNE or the 2014-2015 concert season. More information can be found on Facebook or at www.harpertj.com. Auditions take place in the Smith Center for the Arts at Providence College in Providence, RI.


    401.865.2209 office

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    Wolf River Singers Auditions Ben Legetthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446259%pm, %15 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446259The Wolf River Singers are now auditioning for the 2014-2015 season.  This auditioned, volunteer chamber chorus presents three concerts per year, concentrating on contemporary, a cappella literature.  Call Ben Legett, music director, for information or to schedule an audition.  901-754-1204 x330 ]]>Bass section leader Ben Legetthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446258%pm, %15 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446258Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Germantown, TN, is seeking a bass section leader for Thursday evening rehearsals and Sunday morning mass.  Position is for September through May, with Christmas Eve and Holy Week services.  Call Ben Legett, music director, for information or to schedule an audition.  901-754-1204 x330 ]]>Boulder Children's Chorale Artistic Director Elaine Schnabelhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446255%pm, %15 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446255The Boulder Chorale seeks qualified candidates for the position of Artistic Director of the Boulder Children's Chorale. The Director is responsible for the leadership and direction of the Children's Chorale, including programming, rehearsals and performances. The Director is responsible for all Children's Chorale artistic issues including those for the Bel Canto and the Preparatory choirs, and supervises all Children's Chorale choir directors and pianists. The Director works in partnership with Artistic Director of the Boulder Chorale and reports to the Board of Directors of the Boulder Chorale.
    Qualifications:
    Bachelor's degree in Choral Conducting or Music Education and/or significant experience in childhood music education.
    Passion for working with children and strong belief in and understanding of the benefits of performance-based music education.
    Strong knowledge of vocal production and choral technique.
    Ability to work in collaboration with ArtisticDirector and other music staff to develop the vision for the Children's Chorale, including repertoire, programming and season planning.
    Knowledge of choral techniques, vocal pedagogy and a broad range of choral repertoire for children's choir.
    Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work as a member of a team.
    Supervisory experience.
    Salary: $7000-8000 commensurate with education and experience
    Rehearsal: Thursday afternoons from 4:15-5:45pm, Atonement Lutheran Church in Boulder. An accompanist will be provided for rehearsals and concerts.
    Submit a resume and cover letter by August 1,. 2014 to:
    Boulder Chorale
    685 Inca Parkway
    Boulder Colorado 80303
    or electronically to:
    elaineschnabel90@gmail.com
    To view a complete position description,and for information about the Boulder Chorale ensembles, visit www.boulderchorale.org
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    Greater South Jersey Chorus Announces Auditions for 2014-2015 Season Randy Cornellhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446256%pm, %15 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446256The Greater South Jersey Chorus extends a warm welcome to singers who would like to audition to sing during our 2014-2015 season. This mixed community chorus of 90+ singers based in Cherry Hill, NJ has a venerable history of performing in the Camden, Burlington and Gloucester areas and beyond. This season, we welcome a new Artistic Director, Dr. Jason Bishop, and a new accompanist, Mr. Max Esmus. In addition, we commence a relationship with a new rehearsal venue, Grace Episcopal Church in Haddonfield, NJ.
     
    Our 2014 holiday concert, "Christmas Around the World", will feature that much-loved standard, the Christmas portion of Messiah by Georg Frideric Handel. This central work will be joined with holiday music from a variety of traditions, in arrangements both old and new. At the heart of Spring 2015's concert program, "The Anglo-American Tradition", will be the music of Benjamin Britten and Leonard Bernstein--including the latter's exciting Chichester Psalms.
     
    So please plan to join us! Auditions will be held on Monday, August 4 and Tuesday August 5 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. at Grace Episcopal Church. For audition information and to schedule an audition time, please telephone Rose Boland at (856)482-8282. For more information about the Greater South Jersey Chorus, visit our website: http://www.greatersjchorus.org.
     
    We look forward to seeing you!
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    Counterpoint (VT) presents "Heartstrings: Songs of Love Lost and Won" - July 18-22 Nathaniel Lewhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446253%pm, %15 %b %2014 %13:%Jul:%th 13JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446253Counterpoint, under the direction of Nathaniel G. Lew, presents a program of music for voices and strings exploring the pleasures and pains of love:
     
    • "O Mistress Mine" from Three Shakespeare Songs, by Vermont composer Erik Nielsen
    • Elegischer Gesang, by Ludwig van Beethoven
    • Les Chansons des Roses, by Morten Lauridsen
    • Five Hebrew Lovesongs, by Eric Whitacre
    • Crisantemi, by Giacomo Puccini
    • Liebeslieder Walzer, by Johannes Brahms
     
    Fri, July 18, 7:30 pm - St Thomas Episcopal Church, 9 W. Wheelock St, Hanover NH
    $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $5 for students and the financially challenged
    Tickets available at the door or at 802-540-1784
     
    Sat, July 19, 8:00 pm - Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 7320 Mountain Rd, Stowe VT
    All seats $20 in advance, $25 at the door
    Information at 802-760-4634 and sprucepeakarts.org
     
    Sun, July 20, 4:00 pm & 7:30 pm (two shows) - The Church on the Hill, Weston VT
    All seats $5
    Information at 802-824-3704 and sundaysonthehill.org
     
    Mon, July 21, 7:30 pm - The Grange, Church St, East Hardwick VT
    $18 for adults, $16 for seniors, $10 for students, free for those 18 and under
    Information at caspianmondaymusic.org
     
    Tue, July 22, 7:30 pm - The Episcopal Cathedral of St Paul, 2 Cherry St, Burlington. 
    $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $5 for students and the financially challenged. 
    Tickets available at the door or at 802-540-1784
     
    Counterpoint Vocal Ensemble, P.O. Box 481, Montpelier, Vermont 05601
    802-540-1784 - counterpointchorus.org
     
    The mission of Counterpoint, continuing the legacy of Robert De Cormier, is to perform choral chamber music and to engage with student musicians to enhance the cultural life of communities in Vermont and beyond.
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    The 8th Fukushima Vocal Ensemble Competition 2015 Kaori Hojohttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446248%am, %15 %b %2014 %07:%Jul:%th 7JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446248
    Do you know Fukushima is called the “Kingdom of Choirs” in Japan?
     
    Fukushima has a lot of music fans and award-winning choirs.
    And we have the Fukushima Vocal Ensemble Competition (FVEC), the biggest chorus competition for small vocal ensembles (2-16 singers) in Japan!
     
    Date : March 19-23, 2015
    Place: Fukushima City Music Hall, Fukushima, Japan
     
    OPEN TO ALL CHOIRS
    - Category Competition
      the number of singers: 2-16
      ages 6-12, 12-15, 15-18, and others
    - Grand Champion Competition (top 5 choirs in each category)
    - Friendship Concert
    - Welcome Party
    - Workshop
     
    APPLICATION DEADLINE: 31 October 2014
    - Money Prizes  JPY 500,000 (≒US$5,000) to the best choir
    - Accommodation  Max JPY21,000 (≒USD210) /person
    - Airfare  Max JPY500,000 (≒USD5,000) /person
     
    Dear folks who love music, please come and join us!
    There you can find genuine power of music and share a spirit of friendship of lifetime.
     
    For more details, please visit our website at
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    EXPERIENCED CHORAL DIRECTOR/ VOICE TEACHER Maureen Frommehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446246%am, %15 %b %2014 %02:%Jul:%th 2JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446246I am a voice teacher and choral director with MM in Vocal Performance from Manhattan School of Music, seeking voice students or choral directing position in the San Francisco area.  Member ACDA, with experience teaching voice for ages 13 and older and choirs from grades 3-high school.   Have taught in public and private schools, grades K-college, and directed church choirs.  Eager for some students in my new location. Also, consultant in music education. ]]>Two Middle School Vocal Music Positions Dwight Holmeshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446243%am, %15 %b %2014 %00:%Jul:%th 0JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446243 ]]>Director of Music David Woodworthhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446241%pm, %14 %b %2014 %23:%Jul:%th 23JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446241The West Avon Congregational Church seeks a Director of Music to serve in a part-time position requiring one weekday evening and one Sunday rehearsal and service per week, plus additional times as necessary, for ten months per year, September through June.  The Director of Music should have, at minimum, a Bachelor’s Degree preferably in Music. An advanced degree or certification in an appropriate area of music is desirable.  The Director of Music should have a broad familiarity with liturgical and contemporary music, demonstrated skill and experience in directing a choir, and instrumental ability sufficient for accompaniment for occasional children’s/young peoples’ programs and special events.  Salary is negotiable based upon experience. We are fortunate to have both an excellent organist and a Youth Choir Director, so we are looking for a Director of Music only.  Interested individuals may contact me or send a letter of application and resume to my attention as below. 
    David E. Woodworth
    6 Maplewood Rd.
    Farmington, CT 06032
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    Church Pianist urgently needed to begin in August Joshua Chandrahttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446236%pm, %14 %b %2014 %21:%Jul:%th 21JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446236PLEASE share the word with ANY pianist who you know who is remotely close by and just might be interested:
     
    Lord of Life Lutheran Church
    13600 Nason Street
    Moreno Valley, CA 92555
     
    Off-season commitment (summer): Sundays, 9:00-10:15 AM
    Seasonal commitment (Sept. to May): Sundays, 8:30-11:30 AM
     
    There are various additional Advent and Lent midweek services and other occasional commitments. Otherwise, your regular weekly commitment is only on Sundays, leaving your weeks free!
     
    Pay: TBD.
     
    Knowledge of the Lutheran liturgy is not necessary, though it would then be good to attend a service to observe how it proceeds.
     
    Please reach church office secretary Becci Van Hoosier at lolmv@verizon.net. Alternatively, you could reach me at (714) 900-2426 (please leave a VM or text if I can't answer).
     
    Thanks for reading, and please share the word!
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    choir score satb with piano or organ micheline comtehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446234%pm, %14 %b %2014 %20:%Jul:%th 20JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446234Item: adagio in G minor
    Composer/Arranger/Edition: albinoni, arr. john cameron
    Starting: in july 2014
    For: 1month or 1 year
    Copies: 1 copy
    Willing to rent: Yes
     
    looking for the score everywhere, could not find it.  Would like to see if our choir could add it to its repertoire.
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    CO-ED A CAPPELLA GROUP - FEMALE AUDITIONS Kyle Garciahttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446233%pm, %14 %b %2014 %20:%Jul:%th 20JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446233
    Echo, New York City's freshest co-ed a cappella group, is looking to add a few passionate and talented music lovers to their mix. We are currently looking for ladies to join, either altos or sopranos.
     
    Come out and audition! Auditions will be held on Sunday, August 10, from 1 to 4 pm. Please emailecho.acappella@gmail.com for more details, and check us out on Facebook and YouTube! We'd love to see you!  ]]>
    Music Director/organist or pianist (PT) - Arlington VA James Armstronghttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446232%pm, %14 %b %2014 %20:%Jul:%th 20JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446232Arlington Temple United Methodist Church seeks Music Director/organist or pianist.  Volunteer choir is small but dedicated, with paid soprano. Typical Sunday includes worship service at 10:30 AM and choir rehearsals before and after service.  Music is coordinated with pastor, usually by e-mail.  Participation in Christmas Eve and Easter services is expected.  Otherwise, absences/use of substitutes can be arranged.  Salary, $10,000-13,000, based on experience.
     
    Send letter and resume to James Armstrong at armstrong.james.alan@gmail.com or c/o Arlington Temple United Methodist Church, 1835 North Nash Street, Arlington, VA 22209-1519.
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    Core chant - Meredith Monk Roger Wesbyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446223%pm, %14 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446223Does anyone have the music to this? ("Core chant" from Mercy by Meredith Monk) Know if it's available? B & H do not list it. (By arrangement with M. Monk maybe?)
    Thanks!
    Roger Wesby
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    Susquehanna Chorale Scholarship Concert Pam Tricamohttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446230%pm, %14 %b %2014 %20:%Jul:%th 20JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446230

    The Susquehanna Youth, Young Women and Children’s Chorales will perform a wide variety of musical styles at the annual Scholarship Concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 19, at Camp Hill High School. The young musicians, who are chosen by audition, will perform as choirs, soloists, and small ensembles. 

     

    There is no admission fee, but a free-will offering will be taken. Donations from the concert will support the scholarship fund for our Educational Outreach Program.

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    San Diego Master Chorale | Auditions for 2014-15 Season John Russellhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446225%pm, %14 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446225
     
    San Diego's premiere chorus is looking to add experienced singers to our roster for our exciting season ahead! Highlights include Orff's "Carmina Burana" and Haydn's "Paukenmesse" with the San Diego Symphony, and much more!

    Auditions will be held on August 16th, 18th, and 19th, at First United Methodist Church in Mission Valley, 2111 Camino Del Rio S, San Diego, California 92108
     
    Please visit our website for additional details and instructions on how to request an audition: sdmasterchorale.org/auditions.htm
     
    auditions@sdmasterchorale.org | (858) 581-2203
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    Estampie Natalis Samuel Gordonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446218%pm, %14 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446218Item: Choral scores SATB
    Composer/Arranger/Edition: V. Nehlybel
    Starting: immediately
    For: until end of the year
    Copies: 50
    Willing to rent: No
     
    Will certainly pay shipping.  The scores are out of print according to my investigations.  Thanks
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    Paid Choral Scholars: seeking 1 soprano, 1-2 tenors, 2-3 basses Randall Swansonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446215%pm, %14 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446215The Cathedral of Saint Raymond Nonnatus in Joliet, Illinois seeks experienced singers to fill soprano, tenor, and bass positions in its resident professional Cathedral Schola.  Choral Scholars should have the training and ability to sing a wide range of choral repertoire with a warm vocal tone, and must have excellent sight-reading, musical, and interpersonal skills.  In addition, Choral Scholars must be able to commit to the Cathedral Schola's rigorous rehearsal and performance schedule. There are generally two choral calls per week, including a Thursday evening rehearsal and a Sunday morning rehearsal & liturgy, plus extra calls for large diocesan liturgical events throughout the choral season, which extends from mid-September through early-June.  The Cathedral Schola forms the core of the Cathedral Choir, and members serve as section leaders in the larger ensemble.  The Cathedral Schola also sings as a stand-alone ensemble on occasion, and repertoire spans the centuries from Medieval chant and Renaissance polyphony to the finest sacred choral music of our own time.
     
    A complete job description for Choral Scholars and the complete 2014–2015 choir schedule are available upon request.
     
    The Cathedral of Saint Raymond Nonnatus is located less than 45 minutes from downtown Chicago, and the stipend-per-call for Choral Scholars is highly competitive.  Additional stipended opportunities abound for Cathedral Schola members who wish to serve as cantors for Cathedral masses, weddings, and funerals.  To schedule an audition for the Cathedral Schola, please contact Cathedral Director of Music Dr. Randall Swanson at cathedralmusicjoliet@gmail.com or call 815.722.6653 x222.
     
    We also have openings in all voice parts for exceptional volunteers.
    Please feel free to forward this notice to any singers you think might be a good fit for us!
     
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    Concerts in Ireland Samuel Gordonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446202%pm, %14 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446202Does anyone have some good concert contacts in Dublin, Ireland for summer travel?  We plan to go in July of 2015.  We already have travel arrangements.  This is a professional choir that will be traveling and I would like to work directly with a concert sponsor -  church concerts - and need names of organists, clergy, music directors who might respond to an email.  Thanks for any suggestions! ]]>Choral Section Leader: Soprano, Alto, Tenor & Bass Robert Casonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446207%pm, %14 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446207
    St. Theresa Roman Catholic Parish, Phoenix, is seeking Section Leaders for the parish choir, which performs during the 11:00 a.m. Mass every week. These positions are available immediately.
     
    Essential Job Functions: Lead the appropriate sections of the choir; assist volunteer choir members in the learning process; promote confidence among the section and the entire choir as a whole; attendance at a weekly rehearsal, every Wednesday at 6:00 p.m., is required; attendance at the warm-up rehearsal starting at 10:30 a.m. is required in order to prepare for the 11:00 a.m. liturgy; there are special liturgies throughout the year, in addition to Sunday Masses, which are required, including an Advent program, Christmas Eve Mass at 10:00 p.m. and all of Holy Week and Easter Sunday; other services may arise, with the realization that they may be subject to your availability; compensation is provided by the service performed, namely, rehearsals and Masses. A diocesan training for employees is also required.
     
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: Formal training in music, ability to sight-read and navigate the musical language; experience in choral singing and fundamentals of ensemble work (as opposed to solo singing); preparedness and organization is necessary; respect for the nature of singing within the atmosphere of a setting sacred to its assembly.
     
    For further information and to apply, please contact:
    Robert G. Carson
    Director of liturgy and Music Ministry
    rcarson@sttheresaphx.org
    Phone: 267.634.9271
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    Choir Camp for Grades 2-12 - Bangor, Maine Robert Ludwighttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446206%pm, %14 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446206
    The 34th annual Choir School Camp of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Bangor will be held July 28-August 1 for Grades 2-12. The week includes sports and activities, fun, Broadway, handbells, music literacy work, worship and singing in historic St. John’s Church. Music staff includes St. John's Choirmasters Robert and Nancy Ludwig and James Paton. Adults of the St. John's Choir will join the campers for the closing service, featuring music by Stanford, Mozart, Haydn, Hogan, and the world premiere of a setting of Phos hilaron by James Ludwig. For more information see www.stjohnsbangor.org/music or email choirmaster@stjohnsbangor.org or call the church office at 207-947-0156. Scholarships are available. 
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    Songs about travel Leigh Andersonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446198%pm, %14 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446198I'm considering having a themed Fall concert this year at my high school, revolving around travel. I have three choirs, a beginning mixed (with lots of girls, few boys), an intermediate auditioned women's group, and an advanced mixed group with fairly high skill level overall. I know of some great options but I would love some suggestions of any kind! ]]>Wenger FLEX TechBridge and Accessories Tom Hammetthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446197%pm, %14 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446197Like new Wenger Flex TechBridge with top shelf.
     
    This is a four-foot TechBridge.  VERY sturdily constructed!  I understand it weighs over 40 pounds, and it is made of cast iron and sturdy steel. 
     
    Adjustable height.  Wheels on one end make movement very easy. 
     
    Top shelf measures 18 X 24 inches and is suitable for computer or whatever you need to set there.
     
    I listed this before, but the unanswered questions were:
     
    1. What is the price
     
    2.  How much is the shipping.
     
    Let's start the price at $100.  I think this rig is around $300 as is new.  Shipping?  I finally am getting it boxed and will stop by UPS on the way home to get an estimate.  I'll pick a zip code about 500 miles away to get a round number.  Shipping will vary depending on distance.  It will require 3 boxes to properly pack due to odd sizes of the components.  
     
    I'm retired now and simply do not need this unit at my church.  I assembled it when new, but never used it.
     
    Questions are welcome, as are offers.
    Wenger Flex TechBridge and Accessory
    Thanks for looking.  I should have shipping charges later today.
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    New Release for SATB by J.D. Frizzell from Colla Voce Music Chris Matthewshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446195%pm, %14 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446195
    Click the cover image to view the score in its entirety.
     
    While the part writing in this new release by J.D. Frizzell is accessible to high school choirs, the scope of the text, by e. e. cummings, makes the work suitable for university and professional choirs as well. The brief aleatoric section in the middle of the composition serves well to introduce choirs and directors to modern compositional techniques without overwhelming them. Be sure to check out the score in its entirety at www.collavoce.com, as well as Frizzell's other arrangements and original works.
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    MA in solo-voice ensemble singing YORK UK Robert Hollingworthhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446191%pm, %14 %b %2014 %13:%Jul:%th 13JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446191This performance-assessed MA course for solo-voice ensembles was initially set up by John Potter (Hilliard Ensemble), stopped for a while and has now been restarted by me, Robert Hollingworth (director of I Fagiolini www.ifagiolini.com).  Our first year is coming to an end and we have a group ready to start in October 2014 but which is lacking a bass.  All information here https://www.york.ac.uk/music/postgraduate/programmes/ma-taught/solo-voice-ensemble/
     
    NB - there is a likely bursary of 20% off the fees for this year only.

    York is a Roman, Viking and medieval town with a huge amount of choral music going on in it and TWO annual early music festivals.  If the course sounds interesting, please be in touch for this year or another.  Also, please do share that we need a 'bass' for THIS October.
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    "New Voices" - The Princeton Singers in Concert July 22 Noel Wernerhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446190%pm, %14 %b %2014 %13:%Jul:%th 13JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446190The Princeton Singers under the direction of Steven Sametz will present a concert works by Monteverdi, Sametz, and Verdelot, as well as four exciting new premiers from this year's ACDA Composer's Forum.  The concert is July 22 at 8:00 PM at The Princeton Meadow Church and Event Center, 545 Meadow Road, Princeton, NJ, and tickets can be purchased at the door for $20.00. This is part of the NJACDA Summer Conference, where The Princeton Singers will be in residence.  Walk-in registrations for the conference are welcome on Tuesday and Wednesdayl.  The Tuesday evening concert is open to the general public - come hear a world-class choir on the cutting edge of new voices in the choral arts! ]]>Job Opening--J.W. Pepper Church Music Editor Linda Schmidthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446186%pm, %14 %b %2014 %12:%Jul:%th 12JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446186

    J.W. Pepper, the world's largest sheet music retailer, is seeking a full time specialist in the church music market to work in our corporate headquarters in Exton, PA.  Candidates will need to demonstrate their ability to analyze music and build promotions to serve the diverse needs of music ministry directors across all denominations.  The ability to identify trends in church music, understanding of the print music industry and experience leading a church choir are required.  Please send inquiries and resumes to Linda Schmidt, VP Choral Product Sales.  lschmidt@jwpepper.com

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    San Francisco Bay Area singers: Sing in Carnegie Hall with Ragnar Bohlin Annette Bistruphttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446180%am, %14 %b %2014 %04:%Jul:%th 4JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446180Join SF to Carnegie — a project under the direction of Ragnar Bohlin, Chorus Director of the San Francisco Symphony.
     
    Maestro Bohlin is pleased to invite Bay Area singers to apply to perform Mozart’s Great Mass in c-minor at Carnegie Hall on Sunday, May 3, 2015.
     
    SF to Carnegie offers a unique opportunity for singers from the many and diverse choruses of the San Francisco Bay Area to experience:
     
         One performance on stage at Carnegie Hall, under the direction of Ragnar Bohlin, accompanied by a professional orchestra and professional soloists.
     
         Three rehearsals with Maestro Bohlin in New York on the following dates:
     
              Friday, May 1, 2015
              Saturday, May 2, 2015
              Sunday, May 3, 2015
     
         Three rehearsals in San Francisco with Maestro Bohlin during the spring of 2015, on the following dates:
     
             Saturday, February 21, 2015
             Saturday, April 18, 2015
             Sunday, April 19, 2015
     
     
    In addition to his tenure as Chorus Director of the San Francisco Symphony, Maestro Bohlin teaches at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and recently founded Cappella SF, a professional chamber choir based in San Francisco.  Maestro Bohlin regularly conducts choirs and orchestras in the US and internationally and is an active and award-winning recording artist.
     
    The SF to Carnegie project is undertaken in collaboration with MidAmerica Productions which is responsible for all rehearsal and concert logistics in New York. MidAmerica offers complete artistic development and administration of the performance including venue, soloists and orchestra engagement/management; publicity and ticket sales; all rehearsal logistics and on-site support during the performance residency.
     
    For more information go to www.sftocarnegie.org
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    Correction: Hildegard of Bingen and the Elements Lindsey Warrenhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446171%am, %14 %b %2014 %01:%Jul:%th 1JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446171 
    THE EMAIL ADDRESS TO REGISTER WAS INCORRECT IN THE LAST POSTING
    SEE NEW EMAIL BELOW
     
    Hildegard of Bingen and the Elements: Circle of Healing
    Led by Deadra Ashton, MDiv and Lindsey Warren, MM
     
     
    July 26th, 11 to 3
    Seven Stars Center (www.vtisa.org), Rt. 14 Sharon, VT
    Tuition: $60; Space is limited
    Registration: Hildegardworkshop@gmail.com
     
    Everyday pressures and the need to rush from one activity to another can take a toll on our spirits.  Inspired by the chants, writing and art of Hildegard of Bingen and others, we’ll slow down and spend time engaging with the four elements in restorative practices of contemplation of Viriditas, chant, gardening, essential oils, gemstones and more.  We’ll go home with some practical tools to create an environment for our own spiritual well being.

     
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    Call for Singers - Taylor Festival Choir - Charleston, SC William Bennetthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446173%am, %14 %b %2014 %02:%Jul:%th 2JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446173Auditions for the Nationally recognized Taylor Festival Choir will be held:
     
    Friday, August 8, 5-10pm at the College of Charleston
    Saturday, August 9, 11am-7pm, at the College of Charleston. 
     
    Auditions may be completed in person, or via skype or facetime.  Singers with conflicts that prohibit them from participating in the auditions may schedule a different time upon request. 
     
    We will choose a 20-28 voice roster for each concert over the season. We will be offering contracts, both via email and snail mail, in late August.
     
    Only those that audition will be considered for concert rosters. 
     
    TFC Audition Process:
     
    1.      A complete song or aria. Anything will do. Accompanied or unaccompanied. Whatever you believe shows you in your best light. You may sing in person, or record something previously (those out of town may prefer this to singing via Skype). Live auditions will have an accompanist provided. NOTE: Those of you that have sung solo movements with the TFC or other professional ensembles within the last two years may count that as your aria/song…so long as it was recorded and either we have it or it can be made available. 
     
    2.     You will be asked to vocalize
     
    3.     You will be asked to sight-sing a short excerpt.
     
    Please contact William Bennett to arrange an audition time. His email addresses are:
     
     
    For more information about the Taylor Festival Choir please visit  www.taylormusicgroup.net
     
    Here is our '14 -'15 proposed season:
     
    Oct. 5, 2014 concert – Octoberfest:works by Schutz, Bach (Singet dem Herrn), Brahms (Liebeslieder) and other German composers. 
     
    December 20-21, 2014 – Celtic Christmas, with 1914 Armistice Tribute
     
    April 19, 2015 - All–Baltic Concert - Paert, Tormis (Curse Upon Iron), Esenvalds, etc
     
    May 30 – June 10 or 11, 2015 – Piccolo Spoleto and recording season
     
    If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask! 
     
    William Bennett
    Assistant Director and Choir Manager 
    Taylor Festival Choir, Charleston, SC
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    Tenor and Bass Section Leader positions available Joy Meadehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446170%am, %14 %b %2014 %01:%Jul:%th 1JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446170
    TENOR and BASS section leader positions available – starting August 2014
     
     
    Eastminster Presbyterian Church
    5801 Hugh Howell Road     Stone Mountain, GA     30087
    Andrew Meade, Director of Music   -    eastminstermusic@gmail.com
     
    RESPONSIBILITIES:
    Provide musical leadership to the EPC Chancel Choir during the two semesters of its singing season.
                    Semester 1:  August - December              Semester 2:  January - May         40-42 weeks/year
     
    Attend all scheduled rehearsals, Sunday worship services, and additional seasonal services as requested by the director of music.  Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 7:30 – 9:00.  Sunday morning worship begins at 11:00 with a 10:30 call for the choir.  Additional services may include, but are not limited to: Advent Lessons and Carols, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, concerts.
     
    Serve as soloist or in a small ensemble as requested by the director of music.
     
    Be a model of professionalism, punctuality, and musical excellence to the other choir members.
     
    Build positive relationships with other choir members and work to develop their musical skills.
     
    If an absence is required, communicate with the director of music well in advance and work to find a substitute.
     
     
    REQUIREMENTS:
    Excellent vocal technique: 
    Consistent and relaxed tone, good range, degree in vocal performance desired.
     
    Excellent musicianship:
    Sight-reading, intonation, ensemble sense, stylistic awareness, familiarity with IPA
     
     
    REWARDS:
    Being part of a community of wonderful people who love to sing
    Opportunity to develop as a musician
    Summer break
    $75 weekly compensation (one rehearsal and one service = $37.50 per call)
     
     
    APPLICATION and AUDITION:
    Submit resume via email to the director of music at the email address above.  Audio samples may also be submitted but are not required.  An in-person interview will involve:
     
    - A conversation with the director of music
    - Singing, unaccompanied, a 2-3 minute excerpt of your choice that demonstrates your vocal ability. 
       This could be from choral or solo repertoire, and English, Latin, German or Italian is acceptable.
    - Sight-singing and aural skills evaluation
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    HIldegard of Bingen and the Elements: Circle of Healing Lindsey Warrenhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446169%am, %14 %b %2014 %01:%Jul:%th 1JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446169Led by Deadra Ashton, MDiv and Lindsey Warren, MM
     
    July 26th, 11 to 3
    Seven Stars Center (www.vtisa.org), Rt. 14 Sharon, VT
    Tuition: $60; Space is limited
    Registration: Hildgardworkshop@gmail.com
     
    Everyday pressures and the need to rush from one activity to another can take a toll on our spirits.  Inspired by the chants, writing and art of Hildegard of Bingen and others, we’ll slow down and spend time engaging with the four elements in restorative practices of contemplation of Viriditas, chant, gardening, essential oils, gemstones and more.  We’ll go home with some practical tools to create an environment for our own spiritual well being. ]]>
    When Mozart met Moses Hogan Lindsey Warrenhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446168%am, %14 %b %2014 %01:%Jul:%th 1JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446168The Strafford Summer Chorus and Vt Baroque Collective, directed by Lindsey Warren, present "When Mozart met Moses Hogan"
    Sunday August 10th, 4pm
    United Church of Strafford, VT
    Admission by free will donation.
    Join us for a lively afternoon of Mozart's Missa Brevis in D major and several spirituals by Moses Hogan.
    More information:  vermontvocalwork@gmail.com ]]>
    SAT Suggestions for similar texts John Gannhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446160%pm, %13 %b %2014 %20:%Jul:%th 20JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446160Does anyone have any suggestions  for settings of texts that have similar  mood/emotional expressions or that are reflective iin feelings? I'm thinking about texts like "Sure on this Shining Night?"
    Thank you,
     
    John
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    Interview questions for potential conductors? Sheila Hooverhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446157%pm, %13 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446157Our community chorus is in the midst of a director search. We are preparing for interviews now and I would appreciate advice on questions that you have found particularly helpful in the screening/hiring process. Many thanks in advance!
     
    Sheila Hoover
    President, Santiam Hearts to Arts
    Member, Santiam Canyon Community Chorus
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    PYC Seeks Junior Choir Director Eileen Finleyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446159%pm, %13 %b %2014 %20:%Jul:%th 20JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446159
    The Pennsylvania Youth Chorale is a children’s choir of distinction built on a solid music education program focused on musicianship training, theory, vocal development, and excellent performance opportunities.  The PYC has been serving children in suburban Philadelphia for 36 years and is currently seeking a part time director for the Junior Choir level (boys and girls, ages 7 - 9).  Rehearsals are one day a week after school for 1 and 1/4 hours.  The Junior Choir performs age appropriate unison and/or 2-part music in a wide variety of styles on 4-5 shared programs per year with the Senior Choir.
    Job Description
    Title: Artistic Director for the Junior Choir of Pennsylvania Youth Chorale
    Responsibilities:
    1. Select music for Winter and Spring concerts
    2. Select music from choir library or purchase using the budget provided for each  season.
    3. Coordinate with accompanist, staff, and parent volunteers on all necessary matters.
    4. Conduct weekly and special rehearsals and provide choral instruction to ensure high quality performances.
    5. Schedule and hold one to one theory sessions with choir members throughout the season.
    6. Provide part recordings to aid singers with independent practice.
    7. Meet with Artistic Director throughout season to provide feedback and discuss program planning and artistic direction of organization.
    8. Conduct junior choir in concerts (minimum 4 per year).
    9. Schedule and hold auditions in the spring and winter.  Coordinate these auditions with the Artistic Director and manager.
    10.Communicate with parents weekly by email about upcoming events, rehearsal happenings, etc.
     
    Terms
    Part time position; salary $2,000 per annum paid in 2 installments.
    Begin Sept. 2014
    The PYC has a strong support team so this position can involve as much or as little “non-directorial” work as desired.
    The JC director is responsible to the Artistic Director and the PYC Board of Directors.

    Seeking
    1. Minimum of a Bachelors degree in music education preferably with a strong background in Kodaly methodology.
    2. Elementary teaching experience.
    3. Character traits:  reliability, punctuality and organization
    4. Enthusiastic personality that relates well with and enjoys working with young children.
    5. Knowledge of children’s unison and SA repertoire, keyboard skills, and membership in ACDA are all pluses.
     
    Contact
    Learn more about the PYC at www.pennsylvaniayouthchorale.com
    Email the director, Eileen Finley, to apply for the position at evfsing@comcast.net or contact through the website.
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    Companion piece Wallace Hinsonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446158%pm, %13 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446158Dear colleagues,
     
    I am looking for a piece to pair with Whitacre's Seal Lullaby for a performance this fall.  I would appreciate any ideas.
     
    Thanks. W. Hinson
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    ALBION - Sheffield Choral Celebration - if you missed it Andrew Throssellhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446144%am, %13 %b %2014 %09:%Jul:%th 9JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446144OK shame on you but if you missed the recording of the Sheffield Choral Celebration you acn try our Soundcloud page:
     
    ENJOY!
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    Bottom heavy mixed choir Lance Harrishttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446153%pm, %13 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446153High school group.
    4-5 girls, not too strong.
    10-12 guys, lots of talent.
    Weak composition and arrangement skills for me.
     
    I was thinking about quickly arranging songs into STTB (or STBB if you wish) by transposing the alto line down into the T2/Baritone part.  
     
    Any thoughts?  Will this present any difficulties which I don't foresee?
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    Choral Singers Wanted for Exciting New Chorus (Greenwich CT0 Pamela Kuhn http://www.choralnet.org/view/446142%am, %13 %b %2014 %03:%Jul:%th 3JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446142
                                                                                 THE MASTERSINGERS
                                                                       WHERE SINGING IS OUR PASSION
    Join our NEW chorus that is making a dramatic statement in the musical world. Fulfill your own passion and take the challenge! 
    THE MASTERSINGERS is the new chorus that has been launched by Music Director, Pamela Kuhn in Greenwich, CT.  Dedicated singers from the Tri State area of New York, Connecticut and New Jersey are invited to join.  The chorus promises to retain the highest level of music preparation with energized rehearsals and skilled performances.
    Known for her extraordinary programming prowess, Pamela Kuhn will combine repertoire including classical masterpieces, jazz, world music, gospel and contemporary composer showcases.  The Mastersingers is establishing a new level of connection between singers, the audience and the community with thematic and theatrical performance art.
    Miss Kuhn brings a profound positive energy to rehearsals and performances while lending her vast vocal knowledge to all members.  Comprehensive vocal training will be integrated into all rehearsals.
    Join the NEW chorus that is making a dramatic statement in the musical world.  Fulfill your own passion and take the challenge!

    THE DETAILS
    Interested singers: PLEASE sign up on the website (www.mastersingerschorus.com)
    Please telephone 203-661-6431 for a voice placement audition (Sight singing skills are appreciated but not necessary)
    All rehearsals and performances are held from 7:15-9:30 pm  every Wednesday evening:
    Diaond Hill United Methodist Church
    521 E. Putnam, Cos Cob, CT  06807
    The first rehearsal of the 2014 Fall Semester is September 3, 2014.
    Dues are $150 per semester which includes all rehearsals and music. Payment can be made by check or credit card. Music will be provided. 
    The program for the Fall Semester will include:
        J.S. Bach                                         Cantata No. 4
                                                                                                  "Christ Lag In Todesbanden”
                                          Johannes Brahms                              “ Liebeslied"
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    Taos Community Chorus Seeks Guest Conductors Elizabeth Calverthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446139%pm, %12 %b %2014 %20:%Jul:%th 20JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446139
    TCC Request For Proposals
    6/01/2014
    The Taos Community Chorus-bringing people together through choral music.
     
    The Taos Community Chorus invites you to submit proposals for conducting the Fall 2014, Messiah Sing-Along and/or Spring 2015 Concerts.  Proposals must be received by the Board of Directors and must include a letter of intent, resume and references.  In your letter please provide us with a summary of why you are interested in conducting the Taos Community Chorus, what kind of repertoire you would like to present for the Fall 2014 and/or the Spring 2015 concerts, as well as acquainting us with your personal philosophy for choral conducting.  Proposals may be for all three concerts or any combination.  Please indicate if you are willing to do portions of the season or all three concerts.
     
    In recent seasons the Taos Community Chorus has presented four performances over  the first two weekends of  December (6th, 7th, 13th & 14th for 2014 at 3pm) and in early May, ranging from one to two hours in length.   The concerts presented in early December provide the community with a choral kick-off to the Holiday Season, which has become an important part of the identity of the Chorus.  The music for the early December concerts need not be strictly religious or secular in nature, but we encourage proposals to represent some relationship to cultural traditions practiced during this time of year.  About half of the music in our library is Christmas music.  The Chorus enjoys singing a variety of genres and composers, but would also like the opportunity to perform a major work during either the fall or the spring.  The concerts presented in early May often include a performance on Mother’s Day, but the intent of the early May dates reflects a practical need to precede graduation ceremonies and other end of the school year activities.  The fall and spring concerts must use a variety of performance spaces in the surrounding area as these venues compliment the desire to serve outlying communities and give the choir exposure to performing in different acoustical spaces.  An electronic piano with amplifier is required for several of our regular venues, which do not have pianos. 
     
    Due to popular demand the Chorus has resurrected the tradition of presenting a community Messiah Sing-Along in late December.  Preparation for this includes rehearsing soloists and rehearsal of instrumentalists.  In 2013 we presented Messiah Sing-Along at First Presbyterian Church of Taos, but due to excellent attendance hope to be able to book St. James Episcopal Church for Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 3pm.
     
    Section leaders volunteer their services for each program.  We currently have a collaborative pianist, Claire Detels, who has experience working with the chorus. Additional instrumental accompaniment and soloists are generally hired from within the surrounding community by the conductor.  When required, vocal soloists are drafted or auditioned from within the chorus or hired from the surrounding community.  We very much enjoyed having a small ensemble perform in our Spring 2014 program and would like to continue the practice of adding variety to the program with smaller groups of singers.  Conductors may be allocated some discretionary funds to enhance the program.  We strongly encourage equitability and transparency in an effort to avoid conflicts of interest with the dispensation of discretionary funds. 
     
     
    Please note the following proposed schedule for the 2014-2015 Season:
                Monday, September 15, 2014 Rehearsals for fall program begin (1st Pres)
     
    Saturday, December 6th & 13th & Sunday, December 7th & 14th Holiday/Seasonal Concert (Arroyo Seco, First Presbyterian, St. Francis de Asis or Our Lady, St. James)
    Sunday, December 21, 2014 Messiah Sing-Along (St. James)
     
    Monday, February 9, 2015 Rehearsals for spring program begin
    Saturday, May 2nd & 9th & Sunday, May 3rd & 10thd Spring Concert (Dixon, First Pres, Angel Fire or St. Francis, St. James)
    Personal Qualifications: Superior musicianship, Skill in group management, Decisive and expressive baton technique, Specialized skill on one instrument or voice, Superior diplomacy.  Commitment to learning, playing and teaching music, Well-organized.  
    Knowledge and Skills Required: Performance, Conducting and voice pedagogy, Sight-reading and open score reading, Understanding of qualities and limitations of instruments and voices, History of music, Knowledge of languages. 
    Recommended Pre-College Training: Completion of high school, Ability to read music, Foreign language study, Some performance skill on one instrument or voice, Experience in performing groups.  
    Minimum College Training Required: College degree in music not always required but equivalent training is necessary, Choral and instrumental techniques helpful.    
     
    Chorus Goals to Support:
    “Getting to know you” exercises incorporated into the first few rehearsals.
    Support of “community building” time each rehearsal in the form of tea break, announcements or music history presentations.
    Time spent on basic music education during rehearsals within the context of learning the music chosen for the program.
    Continued recruitment of youth and under-represented populations to sing in the chorus.
     
    Email Proposals to: taoschorus@gmail.com   
     
    Proposals may be mailed to:
    Taos Community Chorus
    P.O. Box 2422
    Taos, NM 87571
     
    Proposals may be hand delivered to the following Board Members:
     
    Elizabeth Calvert, President (her workplace is – Taos Academy Charter School 110 Paseo del Canon West 575-751-3109)
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    What's on Great Sacred Music, Sunday, July 13, 2014 Robert Kennedyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446131%pm, %12 %b %2014 %14:%Jul:%th 14JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446131
    In case you cannot hear the show live, the playlist is on Spotify for you to enjoy: GSM - July 13, 2014
    Don't forget that we have more choral and organ music programmed on Sunday
    evenings beginning at 10 p.m. eastern.
     
    Rob
    Rob Kennedy
    Great Sacred Music
    The Classical Station
    http://theclassicalstation.org
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    08:02:00
    Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck: Psalm 130, "Out of the deep"
    Cappella Amsterdam
     
    Anton Bruckner: Christus factus est
    Vienna Boys' Choir; Chorus Viennensis, Peter Marschik
     
    Sweelinck (1562-1621) was organist of the Oude Kerk, Amsterdam for most of his
    life. Bruckner (1824-1896) wrote forty motets including three settings of Christus
    Factus Est, the gradual for Palm Sunday.
     
    08:14:16
    Franz Biebl: Ave Maria
    Chanticleer
     
    Francis Jackson: Remember for good, O Father
    Choir of York Minster, Philip Moore
    John Scott Whitely, organ
     
    Marcel Dupre: Toccata on "Placare Christe servulis"
    John Scott, organ
    Mander organ at St. Paul's Cathedral, London
     
    Franz Biebl (1906-2001) wrote his Ave Maria for double male chorus, specifically
    for a firemen's choir. Francis Jackson (1917-) was Organist of York Minster from
    1946-1982. He succeeded his teacher, Sir Edward Bairstow, in the position. John
    Scott has been the Organist and Choirmaster of St. Thomas Church, New York City
    since he left St. Paul's Cathedral in 2004.
     
    08:33:54
    Jean Mouton: Factum est silentium
    Brabant Ensemble, Stephen Rice
     
    Felix Mendelssohn: Psalm 98, "Singet dem Herrn", Op. 91
    Chamber Choir of Europe; Wurttemberg Philharmonic, Nicol Matt
     
    Jean Mouton (1459-1522) was a French renaissance composer of whose output over
    15 masses and 100 motets survive. Mendelssohn is known more as a composer of
    instrumental music as well as some large-scale oratorios. But he wrote a substantial number
    of smaller choral works most of which are heard infrequently.
     
    08:48:20
    John Rutter: Veni Sancte Spiritus
    Cambridge Singers; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, John Rutter
     
    Rutter's setting of the Whitsuntide hymn "Come, Holy Ghost" shows another side to this gifted
    composer's writing style. For a rather thorough review of this work see
     
    08:57:15
    J.S. Bach: Cantata 177, "Ich ruf zu dire, Herr Jesu Christ"
    Holland Boys' Choir; Netherlands Bach Collegium, Pieter Jan Leusink
    Ruth Holton, soprano; Sytse Buwalde, alto;
    Marcel Beekman, tenor; Bas Ramselaar, bass
     
    This cantata was written for the Fourth Sunday after Trinity and first performed on
    July 6, 1732. The opening movement sounds simple enough. It begins with a short sinfonia.
    That is followed by a masterpiece of writing so typical of the middle-aged Bach. The chorale
    tune sung by sopranos with oboes in unison is adorned with a finely-wrought counterpoint.
    The movement concludes as it began with the sinfonia.
     
    09:23:59
    Hector Berlioz
    Requiem (Grand Messe des morts), Op. 5
    Montreal Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Charles Dutoit
    John Mark Ainsley, tenor
     
    Everything about Berlioz' Grand Messe des Morts is grand. The orchestration is grandly scored
    with four off-stage brass choirs, sixteen tympani, twenty woodwinds, four hundred singers and over
    one hundred strings including sixteen double-basses. Berlioz thought very highly of his masterpiece
    even going so far as to say that if his works were destroyed he would ask that the Requiem survive.
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    Bass section leader - Christ Church Cathedral, Hartford, CT Joshua Slaterhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446128%pm, %12 %b %2014 %12:%Jul:%th 12JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446128Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Hartford, CT, seeks a

    regular bass or bass-baritone section leader.  Wednesday rehearsal, Sunday

    service; average $65/call; high-quality Anglican church music. Strong

    sight-reading and rhythm desired.

    Contact Email: joshua.slater@cccathedral.org

     

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    Westminster Choir College "Summer Re-Charge" for Children's & Youth Choir Directors Tom Sheltonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446125%am, %12 %b %2014 %06:%Jul:%th 6JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446125Westminster Choir College
    Sacred Music Department
    "Summer Re-Charge"
    for Children's & Youth Choir Directors
     
    Thursday, August 7 - Friday, August 8, 2014
    9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
     
    Clinicians:
     
    James Jordan
    Helen Kemp
    Sue Ellen Page
    Steve Pilkington
    Kathleen Ebling Shaw
    Tom Shelton
    Martin Tel
     
    Sessions include:
     
    Orff for the Church Musician
    Working with the Changing Voice in the Choral Setting
    Handbells for Children and Youth
    "Framing Liturgy" in Worship
    Creative Practices for Including Children and Youth in Worship
    Ideas for Introducing New Music to Young Singers
    Music Reading Sessions
    A Special Q&A Session with Helen Kemp
     
    Registration Fee:  $200.00
     
    For more information, contact Kevin Radtke, Sacred Music Coordinator
    sacredmusic@rider.edu
    609-921-7100  X8277
     
     
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    Online MMEd program or Campus MM Conducting program? Rhonda Bauerhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446101%pm, %11 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446101I am currently looking for a school to complete my Masters in Music.  I am working and have a family and so am considering an online program in Music Ed.  I have also been considering a University in-person program in Choral Conducting or Music Ed.  Anyone have any comments or reccommendations?  Would one make me more hireable? or admit-able to a PhD Program in the future?  
     
    Thanks for your input.
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    Administrative Assistant with Seattle Pro Musica Emma Ashbrookhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446100%pm, %11 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446100The Administrative Assistant reports to the Managing Director and is responsible for providing administrative support for Seattle Pro Musica’s office, fundraising, marketing and concert needs.
     

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities

    •Assist Managing Director and Artistic/Executive Director with tasks as assigned. 

    •Provide administrative support for ticket sales, merchandise sales and box office.

    •Provide administrative support for the annual fundraising auction/gala, including data entry, management of auction inventory and database, and on-site support.

    •Provide administrative support for development and fundraising activities, including data entry, management of donor database, and annual appeals.

    •Maintain the music library collection and database, including circulation of music to choir members.

    •In conjunction with the Managing Director, plan and execute front-of-house and box office operations for all concerts. As required, serve as House Manager during performances.

    •In conjunction with the Managing Director, maintain information systems, database, member rosters, donor information, mailing distribution list, and email distribution lists.

    •Assist in recruitment and management of volunteers for concert production, auction and office projects.

    •Complete general office maintenance and management duties as assigned.
     

    Qualifications

    The successful candidate will share a passion for and commitment to the mission and artistic vision of Seattle Pro Musica. The candidate will possess strong customer service and organizational skills with demonstrated proficiency in MS Office applications. Experience with database entry is a plus. Applicant must possess energy, enthusiasm and initiative; must be detail-oriented and capable of managing multiple tasks on a daily basis. Candidate must be experienced in working in support of and as part of a high-energy team in a deadline-driven environment. The ability to follow established, detailed procedures is necessary. Strong written and verbal communication skills are highly desirable. Customer service, events management, and administrative experience preferred.  
     

    Compensation and Benefits

    Anticipated start date of August 18. Approximately 32 hrs/wk, and occasionally 40+ hrs/wk in support of performances and events. Hourly position; no benefits. Specific hours are variable, dependent upon program schedule, with some evening and weekend hours required.


    Application Procedure

    Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to Katie Skovholt, Managing Director, at katie@seattlepromusica.org. 

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    AUDITIONS FOR VOCAL ENSEMBLE Tiffany Warrenhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446099%pm, %11 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446099 Paid.

    Auditions held Saturday August 23rd (1 pm).

    We are looking to add voices for all parts.
    *Good sight readers
    *Nice timbre
    *Soloists
    *Reliable
    *Must have vocal training and experience
    *In or near the South Bay Beach Cities (Manhattan Beach)

    Serious inquiries only.
    Please visit our web site and complete the form and for more details.
    We will be in touch.

    You may email: theseraphimsings(a)gmail.com, for any questions.

    Thank you and we look forward to hearing you.

    Tiffany Warren
    Seraphim Director

    ]]>Cantor/choral scholar needed - Denver area Laura Gilletthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446091%pm, %11 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446091Cantor and choral scholar positions available for Saturday evening and Sunday morning Masses.

    Mass times and particular singing dates are negotiable, but determined by choral and cantor needs.
    All voice types may apply. Traditional hymnody and choral polyphony employed along with chant.
    Ability to read chant notation will be a plus.
     
    Contact:
    Dr. Laura Gillett
    Director of Music
    Guardian Angels Catholic Church
    Mead, Colorado
    (303) 684-9214
     
    Email responses preferred.
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    Interim Choir Associate Deanna Witkowskihttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446090%pm, %11 %b %2014 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446090Park Avenue Christian Church (Disciples of Christ/United Church of Christ) in New York City seeks an Interim Choir Associate beginning in September 2014 to help us continue to celebrate “the divinity of difference.” The Interim Choir Associate will be a person of faith called to nurture PACC’s two choirs comprised of volunteer and professional musicians under the supervision of the Interim Minister of Music.
     
    Music plays a vital role in our congregation's worship life, helping us to offer heartfelt praise and prayer through hymns, responses, Psalm singing, choral music, instrumental music and more. Our music ministry embraces not only the great classics of the Western music tradition, but also gospel, jazz, world music, and contemporary classical expressions. We welcome the gifts of children, students, volunteers and professional musicians and trust that our work together will glorify God, build a community of respect and love, and help each of us to realize our greatest potential.
     
    The Interim Choir Associate will, in consultation with the Interim Minister of Music, lead rehearsals for PACC’s Sanctuary Choir and Gospel Choir. The Sanctuary Choir, currently comprised of four professional singers and additional volunteers from the congregation, sings in Sunday morning worship twice a month and rehearses bimonthly on Tuesday evenings. The Gospel Choir is comprised of volunteers and three paid section leaders, and rehearses weekly on Thursday evenings. The Gospel Choir also sings in Sunday worship once per month.
     
    The Interim Choir Associate will also assist with song leading on the three to four Sundays per month when she/he is conducting one of the two choirs. The Associate will have one Sunday off per month, and the full schedule of rehearsals and services for the 2014-15 year will be provided by August 31, 2014. Salary range for the position will be between $20,000-$24,000.
     
    A minimum of two years’ experience in directing volunteer and professional choral ensembles is preferred, as is a degree in music or music education. Proficient keyboard skills (i.e., ability to lead rehearsals from the piano in instances when the Interim Minister of Music is absent) is also required. As the position involves ministry within a diverse and progressive community of faith, we highly value strong interpersonal skills, ability to engage with adults and children from varied racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, and a poised, professional attitude in all circumstances.
     
    Additional professional and personal qualities desired include:
      
    • Biblical literacy and knowledge of liturgical worship.
    • Experience and skills as a song leader and/or worship leader.
    • A joyful and authentic faith commitment that expresses itself in his/her music.
    • Proficiency with music notation software.
    • Openness to constructive critique and feedback.
    • Flexibility and a willingness to try new approaches.
     
    More information about PACC’s music program is available at the church’s website,
     
    To apply, submit a letter of intent, a CV/resumé, list of three references, and any applicable recordings or video excerpts of performances showcasing conducting and/or singing skills. All materials and inquiries can be sent electronically to Deanna Witkowski, Interim Minister of Music, atdwitkowski@parkavenuechristian.com by August 10.
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    The Choral Pickup (Professional Choir Debut) July 2014 Sarah Davishttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446096%pm, %11 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446096

     

    1.  We wanted to develop a professional choir that also functioned as an outreach for young singers.

     

    2.  We wanted to develop a series of concerts that would benefit a secondary philanthropic cause.

     

    3.  Our desire was for the series of concerts to be free and open to all.

     

    We are one away from achieving these goals and launching our first series of concerts in the Pacific Northwest.  This twenty-two voice ensemble, lead by Dr. Nathan Frank, includes eight talented young singers from the Puget Sound area and fourteen professional singers from around the United States and Canada.  Through our fund raising efforts, our goal to offer these concerts free of admission has been reached.  Those who wish to make an offering to aid the 93 percent of the Burkina Faso's population who lack access to clean water and sanitation, will be given that opportunity during the concert.

     

    July 16 ~ Tacoma, WA (Christ Episcopal Church 8pm)

    July 19 ~ Seattle, WA (PhinneyRidge Lutheran 8pm)

    July 20 ~ Bellevue, WA (Newport Presbyterian 3pm)

     

      

    See the Water Themed Program Below

     

    Ave Maris Stella -  Otto Olsson (1897-1964)

    Psalm 42 - Andrew Bleckner (b.1876)

    Requiem - arr. by Craig Hella-Johnson (b.1962)

     

    Totus Tuus -  Henryk Gorecki(1933-2010)

    O Salutaris Hostia - Eriks Esenvalds (b.1977)

     

    Preguntale a ese mar -  Innocente Carreno (b.1919)

    Noche de Lluvia -  arr. by Sid Robinovitch (b. 1942)

     

    Serenade to Music - R. Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

    Svend Ronning Violin Soloist  

      

    Fern Hill - John Corigliano (b.1938)

    Sarah Davis, Soloist

     

    I wanna be ready -  arr by James Miller

    At the River - Aaron Copland (1900-1990)

    Wade in the Water - Moses Hogan (1957-2003)

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    Tribute to Guy B. Webb Maureen Faganhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446095%pm, %11 %b %2014 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446095
    Concept Tours wishes to pay tribute to Dr. Guy B. Webb on his retirement after 54 years teaching and conducting in Florida, New Mexico, New York and for the past 34 years at Missouri State.   His artistry has been admired in the cultural capitals of Europe.  He recently led a tour to Scotland & England ending at St. Paul’s in London (photo below).  A companion tour of 40 members accompanied them.   One third were from Cortland State NY who Dr. Webb conducted 4 decades ago, a testament to the lingering power of music. See the photos on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/conceptours.
    MSU Concert Chorale at St. Paul's
     
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    A Conference to feed body and soul: MassACDA 2014 Summer Conference at Smith College, Northampton, MA: July 20-23 catharine melhornhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446085%pm, %11 %b %2014 %14:%Jul:%th 14JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446085Independent dining in cosmopolitan Northampton and access to Smith College’s state-of-the-art exercise facilities and pool.  Also to one of the great undergraduate music libraries where you can browse for scores and recordings, headliner clinicians Dr. Betsy Cook Weber (Houston) and Dr. Mary Goetze (Indiana), guest presenter Jim Papoulis & African instrumentalists, private Conductors Face2Face sessions with Drs. Anne Howard Jones, Wayne Abercrombie, Bill Cutter, KC Conlan and others, interest sessions on topics such as Vocal Health for Choral Teachers, Unique Rounds for Warm-ups and Performance, Feldenkrais method for Conductors and Singers, Shape Note Singing, Super Repertoire for the All-Volunteer Church Choir. Featuring a collaborative performance of James Whitbourn’s Annelies by Boston’s Chorus pro Musica & Coro Allegro. And three packets of recommended repertoire—more than 60 pieces of music! Affordable grad credit and free PDPs through UMassAmherst. Comfortable campus housing still available. Not too late to register, but time is running out: www.massacda.org. ]]>New Release for SA by James Adler from Colla Voce Music Chris Matthewshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446082%pm, %11 %b %2014 %13:%Jul:%th 13JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446082
    Click the cover image to view and listen to the score in its entirety.
     
    "Monday's Child" by James Adler is a is a sweetly subdued setting of a 19th century English rhyme. Pulled from the larger work "What Shall I Sing?", this title offers part writing that will be accessible to a wide variety of treble choirs; the well-crafted piano accompaniment adds the perfect atmosphere to make this title a winner with choirs and audiences alike. 
     
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    45 Gently-used choir robes Isaac Pettyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/445831%pm, %07 %b %2014 %21:%Jul:%th 21JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/445831Faith Community Church of the Nazarene in Ashland City, TN is selling 45 green choir robes with stoles.  These robes are of high quality and look practically new.  They are machine washable. Sizes vary from small to XL. Stoles have a solid white underside.  
    We are looking to sell the entire lot for $1250 plus shipping.  Items are sold as is where is. 
    Please contact Pastor Isaac at (270) 634-0596 or isaacpetty@msn.com for more information.  
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    "This Magic Christmas Night" from Raycreations Music John Rayhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446071%am, %11 %b %2014 %04:%Jul:%th 4JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446071A brand new SATB Christmas composition, LEVEL 3, for high school or community chorus, 
    THIS MAGIC CHRISTMAS NIGHT is available for preview and purchase at:
     
     
    Thank you for your support,
    Raycreations Music
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    Auditions for 2014-2015 Season Diana Saezhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446070%am, %11 %b %2014 %03:%Jul:%th 3JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446070
    CANTIGAS, the only choir in the Washington DC area dedicated to the performance of choral music from Latin America, Spain and the Caribbean, is holding auditions for its 2014-2015 concert season.
     
    Cantigas is looking for singers who love choral music and are committed to musical excellence.
     
    Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 7:30pm to 10:00pm in Bethesda, MD., September through early June.  Extra rehearsals are scheduled as needed.  Dress rehearsals may be scheduled for evenings other than Wednesday, but always with advance notice.
     
    The 2014-2015 repertoire includes music from all styles and periods, and will highlight music from the Spanish Renaissance, Latin American Baroque, Tangos, Zarzuelas and Boleros, and choral music from the African diaspora.
     
    Auditions are by appointment only. To register visit: http://cantigas.org/auditions or call 301-230-1361.
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    Melbourne International Singers Festival 2015 Caroline Knaggshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446066%am, %11 %b %2014 %00:%Jul:%th 0JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446066
    School of Hard Knocks presents
    Melbourne International Singers Festival
    5 - 8 June 2015
     
    Now in its sixth year, Australia’s most exciting Singers Festival, for all school and community choirs and individual singers, is proud to present one of the World’s most loved composer,
    arranger and jazz singers from the USA, the legendary Kirby Shaw
     
    With nearly 3000 choral compositions/arrangements in print, Kirby’s music has been performed around the world and has sold over 20 million copies.
     
    With special guest ‘Choir in residence’ the multi-award winning – The Australian Voices & Gordon Hamilton
     
    Work with some of the World’s finest conductors, composers & arrangers, and perform in the most beautiful venues in Australia.
     
    Register your interest now singersfestival@hotmail.com
    In support of the School of Hard Knocks
     
    “An unforgettable experience, not just a Festival”
    Dr Jonathon Welch AM
    Artistic Director
    Melbourne International Singers Festival
    School of Hard Knocks
     
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    Mozambique Choir Videos now being posted! Stephen Biggerhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446065%am, %11 %b %2014 %00:%Jul:%th 0JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446065Video premier! Brand new videos of the Manda Wilderness Choir Festival in Mozambique are now posted! 
     
    In the summer of 2013 I had the honor of being a choral adjudicator for the 2013 Manda Wilderness Choir Festival in Mozambique Africa. We took audio and video equipment over to donate, record the festival, and to provide the winning choir with videos of several songs. While we were there, we recorded two songs in order to prepare the choir and to train a media team to record more songs in the months after we left. The videos that are posted are original compositions by the Choirmaster, Jaime Chimpanga. More videos will be posted over the next few weeks, including the entire choir festival event. Please check the following website for more exciting news! http://www.stephenbigger.com
     
    Hope you enjoy!
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    Seattle Pro Musica Auditions for the 2014-15 Season! Emma Ashbrookhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446064%am, %11 %b %2014 %00:%Jul:%th 0JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446064Seattle Pro Musica will hold open auditions for experienced choral singers in all voice parts in August, 2014.  Please join us!

    This season will be filled with lots of exciting performance opportunities! In addition to our full choir, we have three established small ensembles - Vox, our mixed chamber ensemble; Chroma, our small women's ensemble; and Orpheon, our small men's ensemble. This year, in December, we will bring a Gallic flair to the holidays with Noël: French Christmas; in March, we will celebrate International Women’s Day with Caritas: Sacred Music by Women. In May we will close our season with Prism: Pärt & MacMillan to celebrate Arvo Pärt's 80th birthday with a concert of his mystical, minimal music paired with pieces by Scotsman James MacMillan.

    We will also present numerous education and outreach performances, incluing New Sounds NW, a series of touring performances showcasing the choral music of contemporary composers, generously funded by the NEA. In December we will continue our annual tradition with the education-focused Christmas with Seattle Pro Musica Family Holiday Concert. More information about all of these is available on our website

    Our auditions will take place on Monday, August 18th; Tuesday, August 19th; and Monday, August 25th. We’ll have appointments available from approximately 6:00 to approximately 9:30 each evening. Auditions will take place at Epiphany Parish in Madrona.  To schedule an audition, please email us at auditions@seattlepromusica.org.

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    Seattle Pro Musica Announces 2014-15 Season Emma Ashbrookhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446062%pm, %10 %b %2014 %23:%Jul:%th 23JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446062
    Seattle Pro Musica invites you to experience the sublime beauty of the human voice in expressions of joy, pathos and inspiration. Enjoy the excitement of Seattle Pro Musica’s new season!
     
    Noël: French Christmas
    Seattle Pro Musica brings a Gallic flair to the holidays with Christmas motets by 20th-century French masters Francis Poulenc and Pierre Villette. Our program also showcases medieval and Renaissance Christmas music from France along with traditional French carols. Our December concerts often sell out in advance and elicit glowing reviews: "Seattle Pro Musica's annual Christmas concert is a gourmet event for music lovers." (Philippa Kiraly, The SunBreak)
     
    Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 7:30 pm
    First Baptist Church
    1111 Harvard Ave, Seattle
     
    Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 3:00 pm & 7:30 pm
    Chapel at Bastyr University
    14500 Juanita Drive NE, Kenmore
     
    Caritas: Sacred Music by Women
    Seattle Pro Musica celebrates International Women's Day with a tribute to great female composers across the centuries. St. Hildegard of Bingen's 12th-century chants are juxtaposed with today's most exciting new composers from North America, Korea and Eastern Europe. SPM's performance shines a special spotlight on composers of the Pacific Northwest, including Melinda Bargreen - capped off by the regional premiere of Karen P. Thomas' Caritas abundant.
     
     
    Prism: Pärt & MacMillan
    We celebrate Arvo Pärt's 80th birthday with a concert of his mystical, minimal music paired with pieces by Scotsman James MacMillan, whose hauntingly beautiful works have been described as "both timeless and contemporary." The striking yet spare sounds of other contemporary composers, including a world premiere by John Muehleisen, rounds out a wonderful program.
     
    Friday, May 8, 2015 at 8:00 pm
    Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    St. James Cathedral, 9th & Marion, Seattle
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    Tenor Section Leader vacancy - Calvary Episcopal Church, Louisville, KY Eugene Laveryhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446068%am, %11 %b %2014 %01:%Jul:%th 1JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446068
    The Calvary Episcopal Church Parish Choir is a mixed adult ensemble which sings on Sundays for the 11:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist and monthly 5:00 p.m. Choral Evensongs during the academic year (September – June).  There are additional services and concerts at Christmas, Holy Week and Easter, and other times as announced.  There is a two hour Wednesday evening rehearsal and pre-service rehearsals on Sundays.  Occasional extra rehearsals may be called; a full schedule is provided at the beginning of the academic year.
     
    Section Leaders will provide the professional core of the Calvary Parish Choir and will also occasionally function alone as the Calvary Choral Scholars.  Section Leaders are expected to provide a model of musical and professional excellence in the choral arts and dedicated ministry to the parish community.  Remuneration will be set at $50.00 per call.
     
    To arrange an audition and to discuss the position further, please contact Eugene Lavery, Organist & Director of Music by phone: 502.587.6011 ext.17 or by email: eugene.lavery@calvaryepiscopal.org. 
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    Auditions for Professional-level Vocal Chamber Ensemble Jeffery Thyerhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446067%am, %11 %b %2014 %00:%Jul:%th 0JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446067Zelo is a professional-level vocal chamber ensemble in residence at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. Consisting of professional singers and music faculty, alongside some of Drew's most advanced student vocalists, Zelo convenes two-three times per year to tackle some of the most challenging works in the choral repertoire. Its inaugural performance in January 2014 featured a rigorous program that included Samuel Barber's Reincarnations, Arvo Pärt's Magnificat, and works by Britten, Debussy, Josquin, Górecki, Haydn, and others. Zelo will reconvene in September for its next program, with repertoire to be announced. The ensemble is under the direction of Jason Bishop, Drew University's Director of Choral & Vocal Studies, and Artistic Director of The Greater South Jersey Chorus.

    We invite interested singers of all voice parts to schedule an audition for the September season. Singers will be expected to demonstrate sight-reading ability, vocal agility, and flexible, compatible vocal tone suitable for a chamber ensemble experience. Appointments will be available on July 28, 29, or 31; contact Jeffery Thyer to schedule at jefferythyer@gmail.com. Audition appointments on other dates can be made available on a case-by-case basis; new members will be added to the roster through the end of July. All singers must be able to commit to all rehearsal and performance dates in September as follows:

    Friday, September 19: 7:00-9:00p.m. rehearsal
    Saturday, September 20: 10:30a.m.-5:30p.m. rehearsal 
    Sunday, September 21: 2:00-5:00p.m. rehearsal
    Friday, September 26: 7:00-9:00p.m. dress rehearsal
    Saturday, September 27: evening concert, time TBA 
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    Bass, Choral Scholar Paid Matthew Sprinklehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446061%pm, %10 %b %2014 %23:%Jul:%th 23JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446061The Ss. Peter and Paul Choir has one bass position open for the 2014-2015 season. There are a total of 12 Choral Scholar positions in the choir. While we only have positions open for bass, tenor, and soprano, we are interested in hearing auditions for all sections. Choral Scholars must possess excellent sight reading skills and be able to commit to the choir's demanding schedule. A complete job description for Choral Scholars is available upon request. Please feel free to pass this note along to any singers you think might be a good fit for us! We also have openings for exceptional volunteers.
    The Ss. Peter and Paul Choir is composed of approximately 40 professional and volunteer singers from throughout the Metropolitan Chicago area and beyond. The Choir provides music for the 9:30 a.m. Solemn Mass each Sunday and major Feast Days and Solemnities from September through June. The Choir also maintains a rigorous schedule of pontifical celebrations, recordings, and concerts.
    While twentieth century choral music forms the core of its repertoire, the Choir has received accolades for its performances of romantic and renaissance polyphony, as well. The choir’s repertoire of Byrd, Palestrina, and Tallis is balanced by music of Herbert Howells, Maurice Duruflé, Leo Nestor, and Morten Lauridsen. The Choir tours internationally every two to three years, and has a tour to Paris, Lourdes and Barcelona planned for 2016. Additionally the choir records a professional recording every season and is in the process of completing two recordings from their 2014 Concert Tour to Rome, where they sang the Vigil Mass for the Canonization of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II, as well as a concert performance with the National Italian Television Orchestra in honor of the Canonization of the Popes.
    The members of the Choral Scholars are the professional core of the Choir and specialize in the interpretation of Gregorian Chant, a cappella music from the renaissance,  and more intricate choral music by modern day composers such as Leo Nestor, Eric Whitacre, Morten Lauridsen and Rene Clausen. The Choral Scholars also maintain a rigorous schedule of liturgical performances for weddings and various other liturgical services.
    Auditions for the Ss. Peter and Paul Choral Scholars are held by appointment with the Director of Sacred Music. For further information, please call Lindsey Dondanville in the Office of sacred Music at 630.718.2206.
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    Treble Choir Christmas and Holiday Music Sale- 50% Off! Gary Guthhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446060%pm, %10 %b %2014 %22:%Jul:%th 22JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446060
    Title Composer Publisher QTY List Price Total 50% off
    A Candle For Peace Brownsey/Lantz Alfred 38 $1.40 $53.20 $26.60
    A Child is Born Nick Page   40 $1.50 $60.00 $30.00
    An English Carol Medley Gilpin Shawnee Press, Inc 19 $1.60 $30.40 $15.20
    Angel Gabriel John Raymond Howell Boosey & Hawks 27 $1.10 $29.70 $14.85
    As Long As There's Christmas Portman/Black/McHuff Hal Leonard Corp. 23 $1.40 $32.20 $16.10
    Bashana Haba'Ah Manor/Hirsch Hal Leonard Corp. 31 $1.50 $46.50 $23.25
    Bring a Little Jingle Sally Albrecht Alfred 30 $1.40 $42.00 $21.00
    Candle In Your Heart Jerry Estes Alfred 27 $1.40 $37.80 $18.90
    Carol Of The Bells Wilhousky/Leontovich Carl Fischer 43 $1.50 $64.50 $32.25
    Chestnuts roasting on an open fire Torme/Wells Hal Leonard Corp. 31 $1.50 $46.50 $23.25
    Christmas Dance of the Shepherds Zoltan Kodaly American Music Dist Corp 49 $1.00 $49.00 $24.50
    Christmas Fanfare Jay Althouse Alfred 36 $1.30 $46.80 $23.40
    Christmas Lites David J. Elliott Boosey & Hawks 45 $1.75 $78.75 $39.38
    Christmas Lullaby Calypso Donnelly/Strid Alfred 39 $1.65 $64.35 $32.18
    Christmas Time is Here Mendelson/Guaraldi/Chinn Warner Bros 38 $1.50 $57.00 $28.50
    Dormi, Dormi Mary Goetze Boosey & Hawks 43 $0.65 $27.95 $13.98
    English Song of Joy Liebergen Brilee Music, Inc 40 $1.60 $64.00 $32.00
    Fa, La, la, La, La J. Paul Williams Fred Bock Music Co 37 $1.25 $46.25 $23.13
    For Unto Us A Child Is Born GF Handel Integra Music Group 24 $1.00 $24.00 $12.00
    Fum, Fum, Fum Herrington/Glick Hal Leonard Corp. 38 $1.60 $60.80 $30.40
    Glad Tidings of Joy Mark Hayes Alfred 39 $1.75 $68.25 $34.13
    Gloria Deo! Sally Albrecht Alfred 26 $1.40 $36.40 $18.20
    God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen Keith Christopher Hal Leonard Corp. 18 $1.25 $22.50 $11.25
    Good Night Doreen Rao Boosey & Hawks 47 $1.30 $61.10 $30.55
    Haida Gerber/Leck Colla Voce Music, Inc 41 $1.30 $53.30 $26.65
    Hanukkah Lights Lauren Bernofsky Hal Leonard Corp. 19 $1.60 $30.40 $15.20
    Hanukkah Nagilah Linda Spevacek Heritage Choral Series 23 $1.50 $34.50 $17.25
    Hanukkah Shalom Ruth Elaine Schram Heritage Choral Series 35 $1.60 $56.00 $28.00
    Happy Chanuka! Donnelly/Strid Hal Leonard Corp. 43 $1.40 $60.20 $30.10
    Happy Holiday/White Christmas Irving Berlin Hal Leonard Corp. 24 $1.40 $33.60 $16.80
    He Is Born Betty Bertaux Boosey & Hawks 24 $1.30 $31.20 $15.60
    Here In My House Aline Shader Theodore Presser Company 37 $1.15 $42.55 $21.28
    Heri Za Krismas Jay Althouse Alfred 35 $1.65 $57.75 $28.88
    Hodie/Kyrie Busch/Schram Brilee Music, Inc 37 $1.25 $46.25 $23.13
    Holidays! David R. Alplund Warner Bros 6 $1.30 $7.80 $3.90
    Holly & The Ivy Knowles   40 $0.95 $38.00 $19.00
    How Many Nights? Linda Swears Shawnee Press, Inc 30 $1.40 $42.00 $21.00
    In This House Tonight Jacobson/Emerson Hal Leonard Corp. 19 $1.60 $30.40 $15.20
    It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas Wilson/Emerson Hal Leonard Corp. 42 $1.50 $63.00 $31.50
    Its' The Holiday Season Jill Gallina Shawnee Press, Inc 19 $1.75 $33.25 $16.63
    It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year Pola/Wyle/Althouse Warner Bros 37 $1.40 $51.80 $25.90
    Jamaican Noel Linda Spevacek Heritage Choral Series 24 $1.40 $33.60 $16.80
    Jazzy Saint Nick Russell Robinson Alfred 19 $1.65 $31.35 $15.68
    La Loo, La Low Sandra Howard Brilee Music, Inc 46 $1.50 $69.00 $34.50
    Let It Snow Chan/Styne/Scram Warner Bros 6 $1.40 $8.40 $4.20
    Light A Cancle Keen/Althouse Alfred 32 $1.30 $41.60 $20.80
    Nino Querido Dave & Jean Perry Brilee Music, Inc 25 $1.40 $35.00 $17.50
    Now & Forever Christmas Carl Strommen Belwin Music Co 37 $1.40 $51.80 $25.90
    O Come, O Come Immanuel Sleeth/Marshall Chorister's Guild 17 $1.10 $18.70 $9.35
    Over The River/We'll Dress The House Greg Gilpin Shawnee Press, Inc 42 $1.50 $63.00 $31.50
    Petit Enfant Shaw/Thompsen Santa Barbara Music Pub 31 $1.40 $43.40 $21.70
    Ring Out, Wild Bells Linda Spevacek Heritage Choral Series 39 $1.50 $58.50 $29.25
    Riu, Riu, Chiu Linda Spevacek Heritage Choral Series 38 $1.60 $60.80 $30.40
    Rocking Song Dave & Jean Perry Chorister's Guild 5 $1.20 $6.00 $3.00
    Sheep May Safely Graze JS Bach/Altman Hal Leonard Corp. 61 $1.25 $76.25 $38.13
    Silent Night-2pt Pentz   43 $1.50 $64.50 $32.25
    Silent Night-3pt Catherine Bennett Hal Leonard Corp. 47 $1.25 $58.75 $29.38
    Silver Bells Livingston/Evans Hal Leonard Corp. 37 $1.50 $55.50 $27.75
    Sing Choirs of Heaven James Helme Sutcliffe Boosey & Hawks 19 $1.00 $19.00 $9.50
    Sing Hey Linda Spevacek Heritage Choral Series 36 $1.40 $50.40 $25.20
    Sleep My Baby Alec Rowley Boosey & Hawks 34 $1.00 $34.00 $17.00
    Sleigh Ride Parish/Anderson/Funk Warner Bros 38 $1.50 $57.00 $28.50
    Somewhere In My Memory Bricusse/Williams/McPhette Warner Bros 37 $1.40 $51.80 $25.90
    Terly Terlow Doreen Rao Boosey & Hawks 44 $1.20 $52.80 $26.40
    The Friendly Beasts Betty Fidler Fred Bock Music Co 17 $1.00 $17.00 $8.50
    This Christmastide Donald Fraser Hinshaw Music, Inc 44 $1.50 $66.00 $33.00
    Three Jazz Carols Donald Moore Alfred 34 $1.65 $56.10 $28.05
    Toyland MacDonough/Herbert/Poor Warner Bros 24 $1.25 $30.00 $15.00
    Troika Ride Jerry Depuit Shawnee Press, Inc 39 $1.40 $54.60 $27.30
    We Need A Little Christmas Herman/Mac Huff Hal Leonard Corp. 31 $1.50 $46.50 $23.25
    White Christmas Berlin/Mac Huff Hal Leonard Corp. 31 $1.40 $43.40 $21.70
    White Christmas Berlin/Brymer Hal Leonard Corp. 20 $1.70 $34.00 $17.00
    Winter Wonderland Smith/Bernard/Beck Alfred 19 $1.75 $33.25 $16.63
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    Choral Scholar (section leader) Auditions Arreon Harleyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446059%pm, %10 %b %2014 %22:%Jul:%th 22JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446059

    Hi there, singing friends!

    The Cathedral Choir School of Delaware is looking for Choral Scholars (paid section leaders) for the 2014-2015 choir season. We are looking for one soprano, one alto and one tenor.

    Singing for this Choir is such a great experience as our mission is to give students in the greater Wilmington area a unique after-school program that combines professional choral training, piano and voice lessons, leadership development, academic tutoring, and one-on-one mentoring. Cathedral Choir School students sing as members of the Cathedral Choir where they perform alongside a semi-professional group of adult singers.

    Learn more about how you can make a difference in the community, touch the lives of children in the area and sing FABULOUS repertoire. Below is a more information about auditions and the Choir School program.

    Here is a recording of the Choir School:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbIuqGT9BjM

    I hope to be hearing from you!
    Arreon

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    Position Title: Choral Scholar (paid section leader)
     
    About the Organization: The Cathedral Choir School of Delaware is a unique after-school program that combines professional choral training, piano and voice lessons, leadership development, academic tutoring, and one-on-one mentoring. Cathedral Choir School students sing as members of the Cathedral Choir where they perform alongside a professional and semi-professional group of adult singers.
     
    What We Are Looking For: The Cathedral Choir School is searching for and auditioning soprano, alto and tenor voice parts for the 2014-2015 choir season.  It is strongly suggested the sopranos audition as both sopranos and altos as women’s position are quite competitive. Choral Scholars rehearse with the Choir on Wednesday evenings in Wilmington, DE from 6:30-8:30.  The Choir sings nearly weekly on Sunday mornings, with occasional performances on other days presented on schedule.
     
    Essential Skills:
    • Strong leadership skills
    • The ability and desire to support and foster a warm sense of community within the choir
    • Strong sight-singing and musicianship
    • A relaxed and healthy vocal production
    • Ability and willingness to sing as a soloist AND choir member (an even choral tone is desired)
    • The ability to match vowels and pitch
    • Awareness of vibrato as suggested by musical eras and composer styles
    • Familiarity with Anglican Chant (preferred, but certainly NOT required)
     
    Audition Dates and Times:
    Auditions will be held on Friday, July 25th from 4:00 pm-8:00pm and Saturday, July 26th from 12:00 (noon)-4:00 pm. Auditions should only take 15-20 minutes.  If these dates or times do not work, another time can be scheduled.
     
    The Audition Process:
    • Candidates will submit a resume outlining choral/vocal experience during audition
    • Candidates will prepare an anthem
    • Candidates will be vocalized to explore range
    • Candidates will sight-sing a short excerpt
    • Candidates may sing an excerpt of an aria or art song a cappella (optional)
     
    How to Schedule an Audition:
    Please contact Arreon Harley, Director of Music and Operation, to schedule an audition. You may email him (aharley@ccsde.org) or call him at (302) 543-8657 ext. 1.

     

     

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    Beneath these Alien Stars from THE SETTLING YEARS by Libby Larsen Stanley M. Hoffmanhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446057%pm, %10 %b %2014 %20:%Jul:%th 20JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446057ECS Publishing is proud to announce that, in addition to the SATB version of Libby Larsen’s classic "Beneath these Alien Stars" from The Settling Years,
    (full choral score=Catalog No. 4286, excerpt=Catalog No. 7640) composed to a text by pioneer poet Vesta Pierce Crawford,this movement is now also available in the composer’s arrangement for SSAA chorus and piano (Catalog No. 8149). This arrangement was commissioned and premiered by the Denver Women’s Chorus.
     
    Cheers,
     
    Stanley M. Hoffman, Ph.D.
    Chief Editor
    ECS PUBLISHING CORPORATION
    615 Concord Street, Framingham, MA 01702
    ph 508-620-7400
    e-mail: smhoffman(a)ecspub.com 
     
    ECS PUBLISHING SALES PRODUCTS AVAILABLE ONLY FROM
    Canticle Distributing, 1727 Larkin Williams Road Fenton, MO 63026-2024 
    ph 800-647-2117 (USA only)     
    ph. 636-305-0100 (outside USA and inside metro St. Louis)
    fax  636-305-0121
    e-mail: morningstar(a)morningstarmusic.com 
     
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    RECONCILIATION by Stephen Chatman Stanley M. Hoffmanhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446054%pm, %10 %b %2014 %20:%Jul:%th 20JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446054
    ECS Publishing is proud to announce that, in addition to the original TTBB score (Catalog No. 7.0403) and part (Catalog No. 7.0464) for the TTBB version of RECONCILIATION by Stephen Chatman, the composer just created a new SATB version with B-flat trumpet instead of Flugelhorn (due to range). The score (Catalog No. 7.0637) and part (Catalog No. 7.0638) for that version are available for sale. Both versions would be great choices for commemorations of wars and memorial services for soldiers killed in action.
     
    Stanley M. Hoffman, Ph.D.
    Chief Editor
    ECS PUBLISHING CORPORATION
    615 Concord Street, Framingham, MA 01702
    ph 508-620-7400
    e-mail: smhoffman(a)ecspub.com 
     
    ECS PUBLISHING SALES PRODUCTS AVAILABLE ONLY FROM
    Canticle Distributing, 1727 Larkin Williams Road Fenton, MO 63026-2024 
    ph 800-647-2117 (USA only)     
    ph. 636-305-0100 (outside USA and inside metro St. Louis)
    fax  636-305-0121
    e-mail: morningstar(a)morningstarmusic.com 
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    High School Choral Director Dan Ryanhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446055%pm, %10 %b %2014 %20:%Jul:%th 20JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446055North Iredell High School is seeking candidates to fill the position of choir director.  North Iredell High School is home to over 1100 students in North Carolina and has an active arts program.  The school hosts five choirs, with around one hundred participating students.  In addition to normal teaching duties, job position entails the following:
     
    - Preparing and rehearsing repertoire for five choirs (Madrigals, Intermediate Women's, Mixed Chorus, Beginners Women's Ensemble, Concert Choir)
    - Music Director for Musical (in school class team taught with theatre program, past musicals Jekyl and Hyde, Children of Eden, Fiddler on the Roof)
    - Performing 4 school concerts a year in addition to competitions and festivals. 
    - Prepping and chaperoning students for four honor choir auditions and events.
    - Rehearsing and directing vocal and instrumental music for the school musical.
    - Advise student run acapella group
     
    Qualifications:
    - Bachelor of Arts/Music
    - Have or are eligible for a North Carolina teaching certificate
    - Strong organazation and communication skills
    - Ability to collaborate and be a team player
    - Passion and artistic vision
    - Strong personal musicianship skills in singing 
    - Arranging/composing experience
    - Piano ability for rehearsal (preferred)
    - Ability to work with Finale (preferred)
    - Kodaly training (preferred)
     
    Resume and Cover Letter can be emailed and copied to tevans@iss.k12.nc.us, matthew_dowell@iss.k12.nc.us an ian_sullivan@iss.k12.nc.us
     
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    Soprano Section Leader Geoff Duffyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446049%pm, %10 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446049Winnetka Presbyterian Church is looking for a soprano section leader. Our rehearsals are on Thursdays from 7:30-9:30 and we sing at the 9:45 am service on Sunday morning (with a warm-up/rehearsal at 8:45 am). In addition to the regular Sundays, the choir also sings a Christmas concert (Dec 14), Christmas Eve, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday. 

    When everyone is here, there are 25 people in the choir...a mix, but mostly middle aged to older. There is a wide range of ability, but almost everyone reads music. Basically, it is your typical volunteer church choir. The role of our paid section leaders is really just to keep the section together as a strong voice within it. We do a very eclectic mix of music (not a lot of classical at all).

    The stipend is $50 per call...so $100 per week.

    The position would officially begin the Thursday after Labor Day (Sept 4), with the option of coming to sing with our "summer choir" on the Sundays of August.

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    Church Choir needs accompaniment by handbells alone Karen Hindenlanghttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446053%pm, %10 %b %2014 %20:%Jul:%th 20JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446053I am looking for adult sacred choral music (SATB or 2-pt mixed or SAB or ATB) accompanied only by handbells, not keyboard or other instruments.  Any suggestions?
     
    Many thanks!
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    Building support or a community outreach program Randy Cornellhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446041%pm, %10 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446041Our large community chorus is based in the affluent suburbs of a major city. A few years ago, we began collaborating with a consortium of small parochial middle schools in an under-served and economically-stressed area to help them develop their choral programs. Members of our chorus participate in the students' once-weekly joint chorus rehearsals, and join them twice a year for a Saturday workshop. We sing for the kids pieces that we are working on, and they sing their pieces for us. Kids and adults advise each other, work togther in sectionals, share a lunch, and perform for the kids' parents when they come to pick up their children. In May, the students participate in a diocese-wide arts event, and members of our chorus perform with them.
     
    These are less-advantaged, mostly minority students whose schools struggle to give them a rich musical experience. Their teachers do a great job; but we think we help the kids by validating their efforts, providing them with an audience of interested adults (who aren't their parents!), and modeling the value of life-long singing. Over the years, we have watched kids stay with choral music and mature as singers and people. Yet, we have some concerns about the program, and we would love to have some advice from the ChoralNet community:
     
    1. Our collaboration has not gained enough traction among our chorus members, from whom we get only about 10-15% participation--and the same people all the time. The reasons for this are probably many (the social/cultural gulf; concerns about safety in the neighborhood; conflicts with work schedules and weekend plans). How can we energize our singers so that we get more folks at the shared rehearsals, and a greater range of participants?
    2. We would like to take the step of bringing the partnership kids out of their community so that they can observe us sing in our "natural habitat" and participate with us. Any advice about how best to design these sorts of experiences?
    3. Our board has charged us to come up with a plan for evaluating the program. This is for the purpose of assessing its viability, determining its strengths, and possibly applying those lessons in relationships with additional schools.
     
    If you have experience with comparable programs, we would love to hear your wise counsel.
     
    Thank you,
    Randy Cornell
     
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    Tenor section leader/soloist Gareth Bondhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446046%pm, %10 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446046Wesley United Methodist Church located in the heart of Vienna, Virginia is looking for tenor section leader (soloist) with strong reading abilities. Must be open to instruction and possess a team attitude and spirit. Sunday 9:30am rehearsal call and service at 11am. You will join a very talented choral ensemble of colleagues focused on bel canto technique singing a wide variety of music with energy and strength. September 2014 through June 2015.
    CV and audition required.
    Pay based on budget and professional level of singing.
    Come join this exciting opportunity!
    Contact: Gary Bond (703) 587-4141 gary@gb007.us
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    Spread Joy with the Peace of Heart Choir Deb Reinerhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446044%pm, %10 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446044
    Love to sing? Come join us. The Peace of Heart Choir, directed by Robert René Galván, is a non-profit volunteer singing collective that promotes healing,
    diversity, community bonding, and mutual understanding through music. We rehearse on Thursday nights in midtown Manhattan, and we perform over 20 free concerts each year in hospitals, nursing homes, shelters and other similar venues throughout New York City. You can learn more about us at www.peaceofheartchoir.org.
     
    Auditions for our Fall 2014 season will be July 24, from 7-9 PM, and July 26 & August 9, 2-6 PM. To schedule your audition, please contact us at 347-829-7642 or peaceofheartchoir@gmail.com.
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    Music Director/Accompanist Erin Greenfieldhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446043%pm, %10 %b %2014 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446043Christ Presbyterian Church
    Martinsville, NJ

    Position: Music Director/Accompanist, beginning August 2014
     
    Hours: average of 5 hours a week 
     
    Salary: $8,000 annually, plus paid vacation.

    Duties include: 
    -Accompanying on piano for weekly service (10 am Sundays), as well as special services during Holy Week, Christmas Eve, and Silent Night.
    -Directing small womens choir, selecting challenging and appropriate anthems throughout the year. Rehearsals are Sunday mornings, or can be called at director's discretion.
    -Collaborating with the pastor on music selection
    -Providing an inclusive musical worship that appeals to a small yet enthusiastic, spiritual congregation
    -Planning Taize services throughout the year
    -Opportunities for extra musical programs 
     
    Christ Presbyterian Church is a spiritual incubator, caring for members as we listen for the voice of the Spirit calling us to service. We affirm that as a spiritual community we seek growth, not perfection, and welcome all in love. Resumes and inquiries can be sent to the current music director at erin.rebecca.greenfield@gmail.com
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    The Crossing--Gavin Bryars World Premiere--Month of Moderns III Steven Gearharthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446047%pm, %10 %b %2014 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446047Month of Moderns III
    with PRISM Saxophone Quartet
    The Crossing
    Donald Nally, conductor
     
    Gavin Bryars world premiere: "The Fifth Century"
    Stratis Minakakis: "Monteverdi Responsories" (2008)
    Tõnu Kõrvits: "Hymns from the Western Coast" (2009)

    Saturday, July 12, 2014 @ 7pm
    The Icebox at Crane Arts
    1400 North American Street 
    Philadelphia, PA

    We’ve waited a long time and with much anticipation for this meeting of minds – our internationally-recognized friends at PRISM Quartet will join us in a work created for this collaboration by one of the world’s most familiar composing names, Gavin Bryars. Known for evocative texts in sparse, pensive settings, Bryars' music has been described as “both uplifting and emotionally draining in equal measure.” (The Guardian). Rounding out the program are two contrasting works: the exuberant "Hymns of the Western Coast" (2009) of Estonian Tõnu Kõrvits, and the fascinatingly beautiful micro-tonal fantasia on Monteverdi motets by Greek composer Stratis Minakakis, "Monteverdi Responsories" (2008).

    This concert made possible by a generous grant from the Knight Foundation, promoting quality journalism, advancing media innovation, engaging communities and fostering the arts for over 50 years.
     
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    Sacred Reading Sessions - Music in the Mountains Krista Montgomeryhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446038%pm, %10 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446038
    Music in the Mountains
     
    Date: Augus 5-7, 2014
    Location: East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, PA
    Clinicians: Joseph Martin, David Lantz III, Heather Sorenson, Tony DeRosa, Patti Drennan, Don Besig & Nancy Price
    Guests Artists: Liberty Voices and The Humdingers Barbershop Quartet from Disney's EPCOT
    Presented by: Shawnee Press and Pine Lake Music
     
    Spiritual Renewal Through the Power of Music
    • Gather with other music directors in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of PA
    • Explore the latest choral, keyboard/vocal, and worship resources from Shawnee Press
    • Attend special interest workshops
    • Enjoy two evening concerts: "Music, Memories and More," celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Shawnee Press; and "An Evening with Liberty Voices and The Humdingers Barbershop Quartet" with Tony DeRosa and Joseph Martin
    For more information, full schedule and to register, visit http://www.musicmountains.com/site/conference/custom.asp?recid=49
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    Mendelssohn's "Elijah" July 31 at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church Carol Bogardhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446035%pm, %10 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446035The Music on the Hill Summer Chorus will perform Mendelssohn's dramatic oratorio, Elijah, with baritone Michael Costantino and Artistic Director Ellen Dickinson, Conductor. The concert will feature a two-piano orchestration by Artistic Director David H. Connell played on Steinway grands, with thanks to Steinway Piano Gallery of Westport.
     
    The concert takes place on Thursday, July 31, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 36 New Canaan Road in Wilton, CT.  Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at the door or reserved in advance at tickets@musiconthehillct.org. 
     
    This is the 12th year of the Summer Chorus, whicih draws singers from across the region to rehearse and perform a major choral-orchestral work in July. Recent works have included Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass, Dvorak's Te Deum, and Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem. 
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    Looking for lively/upbeat Marian setting for auditioned community women's choir Jeanette MacCallumhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/446037%pm, %10 %b %2014 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/446037My community women's choir is presenting a program of works based upon Marian texts.  To balance out the program, I would welcome suggestions of pieces that are livelier and joyous from any style period.  I would consider a cappella works, or works accompanied by organ or piano.  Thanks in advance for your ideas!
     
    Jeanette MacCallum
    Vox Grata Women's Choir, Nashville, TN
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