ChoralNet - Daily http://www.choralnet.org New postings in DailyTenor soloist/section leader needed Harold Daughertyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471694%pm, %02 %b %2015 %17:%Aug:%nd 17AugGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471694
La Cañada Congregational Church is seeking a tenor soloist/section leader. Responsibilities from September through June include singing at the 10 A.M. Sunday Service, rehearsals on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 P.M., singing one solo per month, and singing Christmas Eve and Maundy Thursday evenings. There are also  Christmas and Spring Concerts on Sunday afternoons at 4 P.M. Paid quartet members have the opportunity for summer pay during July and August by choosing Sundays to sing.  Strong sight reading skills and knowledge of sacred solo repertoire are required as well as a collaborative spirit. The choir consists of a paid quartet and volunteers, and it performs repertoire from the Baroque to contemporary stylistic periods.  Salary is $100 per week, plus concert pay.  Contact Dr. Harold Daugherty at DrHAD@aol.com or 818-848-8579 for an audition. The church is located at 1200 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011.
 
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Bass soloist/section leader needed Harold Daughertyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471693%pm, %02 %b %2015 %17:%Aug:%nd 17AugGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471693
La Cañada Congregational Church is seeking a bass soloist/section leader. Responsibilities from September through June include singing at the 10 A.M. Sunday Service, rehearsals on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 P.M., singing one solo per month, and singing Christmas Eve and Maundy Thursday evenings. There are also  Christmas and Spring Concerts on Sunday afternoons at 4 P.M. Paid quartet members have the opportunity for summer pay during July and August by choosing Sundays to sing.  Strong sight reading skills and knowledge of sacred solo repertoire are required as well as a collaborative spirit. The choir consists of a paid quartet and volunteers, and it performs repertoire from the Baroque to contemporary stylistic periods.  Salary is $100 per week, plus concert pay.  Contact Dr. Harold Daugherty at DrHAD@aol.com or 818-848-8579 for an audition. The church is located at 1200 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011.
 
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Accompanist Needed Beverly Youreehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471689%pm, %02 %b %2015 %16:%Aug:%nd 16AugGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471689

Women Singing OUT!, a Portsmouth, NH-based women's

choir, is seeking a replacement for their accompanist of 10

years. Rehearsals are Wednesday nights 7-9 at Christ Church

in Portsmouth. This is a paid position. Please send resumes

to pcocmaine@gmail.com

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Substitute Organist - Bucks County, PA - Oct. 11, Nov. 15 Patricia Guthhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471681%pm, %02 %b %2015 %16:%Aug:%nd 16AugGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471681Looking for a substitute organist for the above dates (can be two different people) for a traditional Lutheran service in Newtown, Bucks Co., PA.  Service begins at 8:15 am. Some sung liturgy, 3 hymns, quiet music during Communion, and directing and accompanying a well-trained 22-voice adult choir. $150 per appearance. 3-manual Rodgers organ and a lovely Walter grand piano are available. Would prefer an organist but a pianist will be considered. ]]>San Tan Chorale - Holiday Madrigal Betty Frablehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471665%am, %02 %b %2015 %11:%Aug:%nd 11AugGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471665
Volunteer 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 25, 2015 for our Holiday Madrigal featuring old world charm and traditional fare of food, instruments, and drama in addition to a complete choral component. If you’ve never performed in a madrigal--now is the time to join the merriment!
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Sing with Diablo Women's Chorale in San Francisco's East Bay Sarah Kollerhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471639%am, %02 %b %2015 %05:%Aug:%nd 5AugGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471639Has singing with a group been on your Grown-Up Christmas List? Want to try us out?

The Diablo Women’s Chorale is gearing up for its 2015 December Concert, “Christmas Swings”

You can Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas singing contemporary Christmas songs in various styles and enjoy being with other women in a cohesive, creative chorus. Join Director Steve Mullins every Monday night from 7 to 9 pm at Saint Matthew Lutheran Church, 399 Wiget Lane, Walnut Creek, California.

Guests are especially welcome at the open rehearsal with auditions on August 17th.  Let us know you’re coming by contacting President Lynne Chapman via email at lynnesings@comcast.net or call (925) 954-1305.

Diablo Women’s Chorale has been entertaining local audiences since 1942. It is a lively group of community singers.

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Summer Sings with Music on the Hill: Mozart Requiem Carol Bogardhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471658%am, %02 %b %2015 %09:%Aug:%nd 9AugGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471658Music on the Hill welcomes singers for choral classics on Tuesdays in August, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Wilton Presbyterian Church, located in the WEPCO church complex at 48 New Canaan Road (Rte. #106) in Wilton, CT.
 
Aug. 18: Mozart's Requiem with conductor David Recca;
Aug. 25: TBA with Music on the Hill artistic director David H. Connell (pictured)
 
No preparation; no performance.  Revisit a familiar favorite or try something new.  No charge, but donations welcome!  Scores will be available for use.
 
Direct questions to info@musiconthehillCT.org or (203) 526-3133.  Visit www.musiconthehillCT.org for more about Music on the Hill.

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Music on the Hill Summer Sings: Tuesdays in August Carol Bogardhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471656%am, %02 %b %2015 %09:%Aug:%nd 9AugGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471656Music on the Hill welcomes singers for choral classics on Tuesdays in August, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Wilton Presbyterian Church, located in the WEPCO church complex at 48 New Canaan Road (Rte. #106) in Wilton, CT.
 
Aug. 11: Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass with conductor Carolina Flores;
Aug. 18: Mozart's Requiem with conductor David Recca;
Aug. 25: TBA with Music on the Hill artistic director David H. Connell (pictured)
 
No preparation; no performance.  Revisit a familiar favorite or try something new.  No charge, but donations welcome!  Scores will be available for use.
 
Direct questions to info@musiconthehillCT.org or (203) 526-3133.  Visit www.musiconthehillCT.org for more about Music on the Hill.
 
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Summer Sings with Music on the Hill: Tuesdays in August Carol Bogardhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471654%am, %02 %b %2015 %09:%Aug:%nd 9AugGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471654Music on the Hill welcomes singers for choral classics on Tuesdays in August, from 7 to 9 p.m., at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, located in the WEPCO church complex at 48 New Canaan Road (Rte. #106) in Wilton, CT.
 
Aug. 4:  Gounod's St. Cecilia Mass with Music on the Hill artistic director Ellen Dickinson;
Aug. 11: Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass with conductor Carolina Flores;
Aug. 18: Mozart's Requiem with conductor David Recca;
Aug. 25: TBA with Music on the Hill artistic director David H. Connell.
 
No preparation; no performance.  Revisit a familiar favorite or try something new.  No charge, but donations welcome!  Scores will be available for use.
 
Direct questions to info@musiconthehillCT.org or (203) 529-3133.  Visit www.musiconthehillCT.org for more about Music on the Hill.
 
Photo:  Artistic Director David H. Connell will conduct Music on the Hill's August 25th Summer Sing.
 
 
 
 
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Honoring Jim Feiszli -Beyond ChoralNet Jack Senzighttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471645%am, %02 %b %2015 %08:%Aug:%nd 8AugGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471645
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Join the Celebration for Our Founder!
 
The Composers of Choral Music Community and Our Musical Life Inc. ask you to join us in honoring the founder of ChoralNet.  The Showcase Dare is fully underway, bringing ChoralNet users, composers, conductors and lyricists together in a project designed to honor Jim Feiszli. Be an active part of this! Join us in the Showcase Dare community and comment below with why you value ChoralNet.
 
We asked Dr. Feiszli to give us a short word or phrase that would be the spark for the creative process.  He gave us two, based on the poetry of Robert Frost: The Road Not Taken” and “Excellence” (derived from Choose Something Like A Star). Right now there are about 30 composers working to write the rough draft of works based on those sparks.  We need lyricists and conductors to add their voices to the process.
 
Last week I shared the first part of an interview with Dr. Feiszli about the early years of ChoralNet.  This week we will explore Jim’s professional life and contributions to the choral art beyond what he is known for here.  I have to say that I have come to admire this man more with every answer he has given.   It is inspiring reading. I hope every young choral director takes note and chooses a star-like professional goal as lofty as this man has. 
 
James Feiszli got his start as a public school music teacher.  He taught elementary through high school band, general music and choir.  Adding to his bachelor of Music Education from Mount Union College Feszli went on to get a Master of Music degree in Music History and Literature from University of Akron and a Doctor of Musical Arts from Arizona State University.  
 
In 1983 Feiszli began the career that has been the defining work of his life.   He took a position at SDSMT (South Dakota School of Mines and Technology) as a professor of music for non-music majors.   He is currently growing and developing that same position. 
 
 
Life and Profession Questions:
 
Q: In 2013 you won Professor of the Year for the state of South Dakota by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.  You have worked especially with non-music majors.   Why is that work so important to who you are?
 
A:
 
We have a nice little glee club here, but you’ll never do Bach cantatas or anything.”     
                                                                                  Dr. A. Charles Thielen, Dean of College Relations, SDSMT, 1983
 
That comment was made in my interview for a non-tenure track, term position at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. Why would I consider this job? 
The normal path for an academic musician is to teach music majors. While SDSMT attracted brilliant and hard-working students, it did  not offer a music degree. Music at SDSMT consisted of a rather amateurish-sounding glee club and an extracurricular jazz band.
 
Background. SDSMT graduates in 1983 were being sought after by major corporations, but most remained in middle management positions throughout their career. The more successful alumni were those that had incorporated artistic activities into their lives. Brain research was beginning to show why: Unique thought processes that are missing in the traditional engineering curriculum occur when an individual is engaged in music. Studies done in the past 40 years show that neural pathways between brain hemispheres are created and strengthened during music-making.  This encourages creativity, the process of viewing a problem from different perspectives.
 
Vision. If guided, quality music-making was made part of the educational process at SDSMT, could the institution graduate better scientists and engineers? I set about to create an environment wherein all students, regardless of previous background, had the opportunity to develop creativity through the experience of music. Today SDSMT has a music program integrated into the science and engineering curriculum with two purposes: 1) the development of holistic brain processes, and 2) the development of professional concepts in teaming/teamwork, continuous quality improvement, and process management. Alumni speak frequently of how everything they learned in music has benefitted their careers.
 
Growth. What began as one faculty member in a single room now encompasses three faculty members and a music building with performance hall, classrooms, teaching studios, and faculty offices. Enrollment  in music courses has grown from approximately 50 in 1983 to over 350 in 2013. Two extracurricular activities are now eight curricular music ensemble courses, applied music lessons, and lecture courses ranging from music theory to the history of rock and roll. Our ensembles perform at professional music conferences, garner awards in national and international competition, and appear at prestigious venues in the U.S. and abroad, drawing an estimated 10000+ listeners annually.
 
Impact. What numbers do not convey is the ripple effect that the music program has had on and beyond the campus. Music students carry their creativity into their chosen fields.  Last summer one of our student musicians worked in the NSF’s Research Engineering for Undergraduates program to recreate a specialized metal drum, called a Hang, using metallurgical engineering methods. Music alumni hold patents in a wide variety of areas. Many have founded their own companies. They are CEOs, consultants, philanthropists, and community leaders. What they do for a living, however, is far less important than who they are. While I cannot claim credit for everything my former students accomplish, I am proud to have had some role in shaping their lives.
  
My position at SDSMT uniquely placed me at the crossroads of technology and music. My early access to the Internet led to the founding of the first e-mail forum for choral music. ChoralNet became the Internet Center for Choral Music, supported by all major choral associations of the world. I used that platform to spread knowledge of SDSMT’s music curriculum.
Postscript. Thirty years’ perspective is a wonderful thing. I have not been deprived of great music because I did not teach music majors. Several years ago, when the Concert Choir performed Bach’s Cantata 61 Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (with orchestra), I made certain that Chuck Thielen was in the front row. We shared a laugh afterwards. I took the road less traveled by. And that has made all the difference.
 
Q: What is so special about you as a professor?
 
A: It’s not about me and it’s not really even that much about the music.  It’s about improving each and every student that walks in the door. At whatever level they come in, I hope to give them the opportunity and incentive to improve as people and musicians.
 
To help answer this question, here are some quotes about Dr. Feiszli from the Carnegie Award news release and others:
 
Judges wrote in awarding Feiszli the honor:
 
 “The panel was very impressed by Professor Feiszli’s work building a music program at a school of engineering and technology. At a place where he knew he would not be teaching music majors, he has developed a model music program. Even more important, however, is his work on understanding the connections between music learning and engineering/science learning. That he has been able to demonstrate the advantages of learning both disciplines simultaneously is at the heart of his success as a scholar/teacher,” 
 
In 1983 Feiszli accepted the daunting task of establishing a music program at a science and engineering university that doesn’t offer a music degree. He has established a permanent home for the music department (moving out of its long-term “temporary” home in the athletic building); has produced moving and well-attended community concerts; and has brought home many awards from national and international choral competitions. He was recognized for his achievements with the 2011 Presidential Award for Outstanding Professor. Feiszli wrote:
 
“I have always believed that my work was of significant value to the music discipline because I was influencing those who would be in a position to impact society outside the confines of the music world. My students become major players in the fabric of our society. It is of the utmost importance that they acquire and retain an appreciation for the importance of music. I am honored at the recognition the Carnegie Foundation has given to one who has followed ‘the road not taken.’ It is an acknowledgement that excellence in education is not simply a matter of narrow focus but also of the broader impact of one’s work.” 
 
The nomination and consideration process is intensive. CASE assembled two preliminary panels of judges to select finalists. The Carnegie Foundation then convened the third and final panel, which selected four national winners. CASE and Carnegie select state winners from top entries resulting from the judging process.
 
The university nominated Feiszli, and materials considered for the award included letters of support from campus colleagues, counterparts from professional organizations and affiliations, community leaders and students.
 
“For 30 years Dr. Feiszli has developed the habit of excellence in hundreds of engineers and scientists through music. He is relentlessly demanding and his students love him for it. At a school that doesn’t even have music majors, our student choirs inspire awe and attract capacity crowds because of Jim Feiszli. This honor is richly deserved and we are very fortunate that Dr. Feiszli chose the students at Mines for his life’s work,” said Mines President Heather Wilson, D.Phil.
 
Former student Jessica Hartman, now a Delta Airlines sourcing manager based in Atlanta, says Feiszli’s mentorship changed her life.
 
“As an undergraduate woman at an engineering school my focus should have been solely on chemistry, fluid dynamics, and heat transfer. … He challenged me to become not just a better vocalist but a better version of myself. The opportunities that set me up for success in the real world can be traced directly back to my time studying under Dr. Feiszli. How to persevere. How to communicate without words.”
 
Q: What other organizations have recognized the good that you have done for choral music?
 
A:
Presidential Award for Outstanding Professor. SDSM&T, 2011
ROPE Award (Recognizing Our Professors of Excellence). SDSM&T resident students, 2011
Meritorious Music Educator Award. SD Music Educators Association, 2010
Lifetime Achievement Award. SD American Choral Directors Association, 2010
Meritorious Music Educator Award. SD Music Educators Association, 2005
Rushmore Honors Award. Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce, 2003
Virginia Simpson Award. SDSM&T - for community achievement, 1996
Encore Award. SD American Choral Directors Association - outstanding achievement, 1993
Grand Teton Choral Festival, Jackson Hole, WY, 1987
First Place, College Division.  SDSM&T Master Chorale
 
 
Q: What three pieces of choral music are most dear to your heart and why?
 
A: ONLY THREE??
 
Heinrich Isaac: Sancti Spiritus, sequence for Pentecost, Choralis Constantinus, Book II – performed by my professional ensemble Dakota Voices at the Choralis Constantinus Quincentennial in 2008 with Markus Utz improvising the alternatim verses
 
William Dawson: Soon-Ah Will be Done – encore or finale of every single SDSMT alumni choir concert since inception
 
Anton Bruckner: Christus factus est – conducted by me at the 1975 national ACDA convention as an undergraduate student of Bruce Brown’s Mount Union College Master Chorale
 
Q: Tell us about one student you are very proud of.  Explain?
 
A: Simply cannot.  I am proud of 99.9% of them.  Cannot choose one. Have at least five CEO’s among former students. Have about 8-10 married alumni couples that met in my choirs. Have many former students that are still actively involved in music. But their accomplishments or activities don’t make me proud of them. It’s how they conduct themselves as human beings that makes me proud.
 
Q: Have you specialized in a particular time period in choral music?  Why did you choose that specialty?  What is it about that music that moves you? 
 
A: Early Renaissance. So much more interesting than late Renaissance. No one does it because there are few good editions of it and the voicing is largely STTB and most choirs these days seem to be SSSSAAATB.  Early baroque is likewise so much interesting than late Baroque. Give me Monteverdi anytime over Vivaldi.  Don’t find much interesting at all about Classic/Romantic except the aforementioned Bruckner. Love the Brahms Requiem but it’s about three movements too long.
 
Q: Are there any musicians in your family?  Did they participate in or shape your music making?
 
A: Long history of Feiszli (Feissli the Swiss spelling) musicians.  The first one in the U.S. (my great-great-great-grandfather) was a singing teacher.  Many have been professional or amateur musicians.  My father was headed to the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music on a full-ride scholarship as a double major (tuba/string bass) when he got drafted in 1942. Trained as a truck driver, he asked to sit in with the training base band and when they heard him, the commander pulled strings to get him re-assigned to the band.  Played through WWII! Was married and a father by the time he got out so worked for GM, repaired musical instruments on the side, and played in every big band, combo, concert band, and orchestra he could. My brother-in-law (doctorate in music, bassist, director of Parma Symphony) and I heard him playing, at the age of 86, as the sole tuba player in a Fourth of July concert. After two numbers, we looked at each other and said, “He’s REALLY good!” Of six kids, three of us got bachelors’ degrees in music.  Two of us got masters’.  All of us played in band and sing in church or community choirs.  Google “Feiszli” and you’ll see my links compete with my cousin Dan who is a professional bassist in Los Angeles and has a recording studio there.  You’ll also find his brother Matt, who is a professor at Brown University and great amateur guitarist.  Google “Feissli” and you’ll find a professional luthier.
 
The only way it shaped me was that I was the least talented of the bunch and so made up for I with hard work.  They’re all smarter and more talented than me.
 
 
 
ChoralBlog readers, join us for the final installment of our series about our founder next Sunday.  We’ll hear a little more about ChoralNet and also hear from others who have known and worked with the hero of this great story. 
 
Thanks to composer David Cope for use of his picture in our Showcase Dare graphic and Donovan Senzig for creating the graphic.
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Choral Composers who have been through HOBY Paul Geerhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471631%am, %02 %b %2015 %01:%Aug:%nd 1AugGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471631I am looking to dialogue with someone who is both a choral composer AND a Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership alum (HOBY)
 
The World Leadership Congress 50th Anniversary will be in 2018 and I am looking at commissioining a piece to commemorate the milestone.
 
Please contact me if you meet both of these criteria!
 
Keep being outstanding!
Paul
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Gloria Carl Ferrarahttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471629%am, %02 %b %2015 %01:%Aug:%nd 1AugGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471629I am seeking a very good, yet VERY accessable setting of Gloria. Vivaldi has been done already, and Rutter is too challenging (Because of the divisis).
This is for a community choir equivalent to a rather good High School group. I'm looking for a multi movement work but not too long (Rutter would have been perfect with its 3 movements.) Any suggestions?
 
Thanks 
Carl J Ferrara
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Accompanist for Keene Youth Chorus Esther Rhoadeshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471625%am, %02 %b %2015 %00:%Aug:%nd 0AugGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471625The Grand Monadnock Youth Choirs is currently seeking an accompanist for its newest ensemble, the Keene Youth Chorus, directed by Esther Rhoades. The Keene Youth Chorus is a choir comprised of appx. 30 singers in grades 2 through 5 inclusive, and meets weekly in Keene NH.
 
The choir will meet on Monday afternoons from 4pm - 5pm in Keene, NH following the public school closure schedule, and will have several performances throughout the seasons. We are seeking an individual who is both musically sensitive and strong role model for children, and who is invested in th musical growth of the signers.
 
Founded in 1997, the Grand Monadnock Youth Choirs, founded by Artistic Director, Maria Belva, is an established non-profit organization which seeks to:
- provide invaluable musical and performance training through teaching age-appropriate singing techniques, music literacy, and musicality
- encourage active listening
- nurture a lifelong exploration of artistic expression
- strengthen individual creativity, thoughtfulness, and cooperation
- foster the active participation of children as ambassadors in our community
 
Please email Esther Rhoades for more information at esther.rh.rhoades@gmail.com by August 14th.
 
 
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Sing Brahms' "Requiem" at Schola Cantorum's Summer Sings 8/17 with Guest Conductor Dr. Magen Solomon Diane Holcombhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471612%pm, %01 %b %2015 %21:%Aug:%st 21AugGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471612
In its final “Summer Sings” of the year, Schola Cantorum invites choral members to join in on Brahms’ Requiem, Monday, August 17 at 7:30 PM at the Los Altos United Methodist Church. Dr. Magen Solomon, Artistic Director of the San Francisco Choral Artists, and artistic director of the San Francisco Bach Choir, will conduct. Dr. Solomon won the Chorus America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming.
 
Admission price is $13 general; ages 25 and under free with valid student ID. Purchase tickets at the door, online at www.ScholaCantorum.org, or by phone: 650-254-1700.
 
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Alto Allstate Audition Suggestions Needed Marguerite Raymondhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471609%pm, %01 %b %2015 %20:%Aug:%st 20AugGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471609Among my choir, I have a 15 year old girl who is auditioning for allstate as an Alto II.  The group choir audition piece is in English (Shenandoah, arr. Erb- SSAATTBB); but I'm at a loss of what to have her sing for her solo piece.  The group piece doesn't go very low, so I would like her solo to demonstrate her range and capabilities.  She has a well-developed range, and is capable of great volume.  She would prefer it to be in English, but would be fine either way.  Does anyone have a suggestion of a stellar audition piece for an Alto II?  Thank you!  ]]>Borrow/rent/purchase "Psalm 100" by Daniel Barta Matt Andersonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471603%pm, %01 %b %2015 %19:%Aug:%st 19AugGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471603Item: Psalm 100
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Daniel Barta, SATB/pno
Starting: August 15
For: 4 months
Copies: 35
Willing to rent: Yes
 
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NCCO Portland Registration and Conducting Masterclass now open Mitos Andayahttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471595%pm, %01 %b %2015 %17:%Aug:%st 17AugGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471595
Dear Colleagues,
 
It is time to register for the 6th National Conference of the National Collegiate Choral Organization.  Our team of officers and colleagues have put together another invigorating, multifaceted conference, the details of which can be found at our website www.ncco-usa.org.  We hope you can join us and celebrate 10 years of our young organization!
 
Registration can be found at our website at www.ncco-usa.org.

To register, click on the “Register for Portland Conference” button, and follow the instructions.  If you need to renew, become an active member again if your membership has expired, or create an account, just click on the appropriate buttons and follow the instructions.  For assistance, send an email to Brian Gorelick, NCCO Secretary, at contact@ncco-usa.org.

We highly recommend booking your hotel accommodations as soon as possible.  At this moment, our NCCO room block at the Hilton Portland and Executive Tower is fully booked, thus surpassing our past numbers!
 
Additional courtesy blocks and promotions have now been arranged with the Paramount Hotel, Hotel Modera, the Portland Marriott City Center, and the University Place and Conference Center on the Portland State University campus, and booking information for these can be found at www.ncco-usa.org/conferences/.  A map of Downtown Portland Hotels is also available there for your convenience.

We would also like to announce openings for the Conducting Masterclass with Simon Carrington.  Masterclass participants will conduct works prepared by the Portland-based Chamber Choir, Choro in Schola, directed by Bruce Browne.  If you are a graduate student member, or you have graduate students who you would like apply, please see our homepage for application instructions and requirements.

It is not too late to purchase an ad in our program book.  Details can be found on our homepage.

Once again, our 6th biennial national conference offers a fantastic line-up of collegiate performers and programming, stimulating scholarship and dialogues, engaging sessions with inspiring leaders in our profession, and as always - excellent camaraderie - all in one of the most beautiful areas and hippest cities in the country. 
 
Please join us in Portland, the land of breweries and tax-free shopping, on November 12-14, 2015!
 
Cheers and all best wishes,

Mitos Andaya Hart, NCCO President
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A trove of spiritual arrangements by Michal Dawson Connor Michael Kaulkinhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471584%pm, %01 %b %2015 %15:%Aug:%st 15AugGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471584Composer Michal Dawson Connor has made available 15 of his choral arrangements of classic spirituals (and some solo voice arrangements) through Swirly Music.  Most are SATB a cappella, and some have parts for soprano and/or baritone solo.  There is a TTBB arrangement (with soprano solo) of "Mourning Dove" as well.
 
You can view the scores up close starting here: http://www.swirlymusic.org/composer/michal-connor/
 
Michael Kaulkin
Swirly Music
www.swirlymusic.org
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Carolyn Eynon Singers volunteer auditions carolyn Eynonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471558%am, %01 %b %2015 %06:%Aug:%st 6AugGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471558Interested singers who enjoy performing North American Choral compositions with 24 volunteer adults please contact 480-529-2630 by August 30. Auditions are Tues. Sept 8 at 5;30pm at North Scottsdale United Methodist Church on Scottsdale rd, south of Cactus rd. in the choir room.  Rehearsals are 6;45pm to 9;00pm every Tuesday night excluding a December break, and concluding May 15. All voice parts welcome. The Carolyn Eynon Singers is entering its 9th season and performs around Arizona for public and private concerts. visit; www.carolyneynonsingers.com ]]>Uplifting new SATB/piano piece -- ideal for high school Michael Kaulkinhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471538%pm, %31 %b %2015 %21:%Jul:%st 21JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471538Composer Bruce Lazarus has just made his brand new SATB/piano piece Our World available through Swirly Music. It is an uplifting, secular piece using the composer's own text about our planet's place in the universe. Its energy and relatively low difficulty level make this 3-minute piece something to consider for a high school or community group.
 
Hear the premiere performance by the Cantabile Chamber Chorale and follow the score up close:
 
http://www.swirlymusic.org/music/choral-music/bruce-lazarus-our-world-satb-piano/
 
Michael Kaulkin
Founder, Swirly Music
www.swirlymusic.org
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Accompanist needed for community chorus Cheryl Szofhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471547%pm, %31 %b %2015 %23:%Jul:%st 23JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471547
The Madison Chorale is seeking an interim piano accompanist for their 2015 -2016 season, with the potential to become a permanent position. Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings from 7p-8:30p from September through the spring concerts, with at least five performances (two in December, one in February, and two in April/May). Some additional time may be required Tuesday evenings before or after stated rehearsal time. A candidate must have advanced playing ability, ability to play choral parts as needed, conduct a sectional as needed, have strong sight reading skills, and possess the ability to closely follow the conductor’s direction.  The accompanist will receive a flat fee for each rehearsal and performance.  Successful candidates will be invited to audition with the musical director.
 
The Madison Chorale is an adult community chorus based in Oakland County, Michigan and is a 501 (c) 3 organization. 
 
Please submit your cover letter and resume via e-mail by August 21 to C. Szof at contact@madisonchorale.org
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The North Bay Singers Linda Manuilowhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471540%pm, %31 %b %2015 %22:%Jul:%st 22JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471540The North Bay Singers, a new choral ensemble, will hold simple auditions for admission and part placement on Sundays, August 9th, August 16th and August 23rd from 1:30 until 3:30 p.m. in the parish hall of St. John’s Episcopal Church, 5th and C Streets, in Petaluma, California.  No prepared piece is necessary for the audition.  For further information, please contact Linda Evans Manuilow at Lmanuilow1@gmail.com or 480.226.9157. ]]>EXALTABO TE, DOMINE - Palestrina Robert Durishttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471534%pm, %31 %b %2015 %20:%Jul:%st 20JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/47153411 great condition copies of Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina's "Exaltabo Te, Domine" edited by John Finley Williamson for five-part chorus of mixed voices  a cappella.  Published by G. Schirmer Inc., c. 1932.  I am asking .15 per copy or all for $1.50 + shipping USPS. ]]>Handel's Messiah Brendan Wallshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471531%pm, %31 %b %2015 %19:%Jul:%st 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471531Crofton Church and Community choirs combine to sing a major work together, this year, Handel's Messiah on the vigil of the First Sunday in Advent.  Rehearsals start Wednesday, August 26 at St Elizabeth Ann Seton.  ]]>Missouri Baptist University welcomes Mark Lawley as Director of Choral Activities Larry Smithhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471523%pm, %31 %b %2015 %18:%Jul:%st 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471523Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis is pleased to welcome Mr. Mark Lawley as our new Director of Choral Activities.
Mr. Lawley is known to choral directors far and wide as an excellent teacher and inspirational leader in our art.  He currently serves ACDA as President-Elect of SWACDA.  He is a Past-President of the Missouri Choral Directors Association and the 2011 recipient of MCDA's highest honor, the Luther T. Spayde Award.  Mr. Lawley brings experience and vision to MBU in St. Louis and we look forward to his leadership.  He will also be directing the Boys Choir of St. Louis, set to launch in September of this year.
Welcome to MBU and welcome to St. Louis, Mark Lawley.
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Elevator Sample Recordings Don Clearyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471505%pm, %31 %b %2015 %16:%Jul:%st 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471505I would like to know what publishers do to get that 'elevator music' sound that so many of the choir music sample recordings have, so that I can avoid it like the plague. Just saying. ]]>THE LOST CHORD - Arthur Sullivan(Brewer) Robert Durishttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471527%pm, %31 %b %2015 %18:%Jul:%st 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/47152730 great condition copies of Arthur Sullivan's "The Lost Chord" (adapted by John Hyatt Brewer) for chorus of mixed voices (piano or organ).  Published by G. Schirmer, Inc., c. 1926.  This song was published in 1877 at the bedside of his brother Fred during his last illness.  I am asking .20 per copy or all for $5.00 + shipping USPS. ]]>WE THANK THEE (S. A.) - Catherine Christie Robert Durishttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471526%pm, %31 %b %2015 %18:%Jul:%st 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/47152627 good condition copies of Catherine Christie's "We Thank Thee" (S. A.).  Published by the Raymond A Hoffman Company, c. 1946.  I am asking .10 per copy or all for $2.50 + shipping USPS. ]]>Part-time accompanist needed Rebecca Upshawhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471525%pm, %31 %b %2015 %18:%Jul:%st 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471525Part-time classroom accompanist needed for Putnam City High School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  Job would entail 3 days per week assisting in accompanying, playing parts, and leading sectionals as well as accompanying performances and contests.  Pay is $20/hour with a $15,000 cap.  Please submit resumes and inquiries to rupshaw@putnamcityschools.org. ]]>THE LORD'S SUPPER - Ada Billson Robert Durishttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471522%pm, %31 %b %2015 %18:%Jul:%st 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/47152231 great condition copies of Ada Billson's "The Lord's Supper", an anthem for mixed voices, accompanied.  It is an Lenten anthem.  Published by Hall & McCreary Company, c. 1944.  I am asking .10 per copy or all for $3.00 + shipping USPS. ]]>O MAGNUM MYSTERIUM - Tomas Luis de Victoria Robert Durishttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471521%pm, %31 %b %2015 %18:%Jul:%st 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/47152119 great condition copies of Tomas Luis de Victoria's "O Magnum Mysterium" (O Wondrous Nativity), edited by John Finley Williamson.  For four-part chorus of mixed voices a capella.  Published by G. Schirmer, Inc., c. 1932.  I am asking .15 per copy or all for $2.50 + shipping USPS. ]]>Tenor section leader wanted Mark Reynertsonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471509%pm, %31 %b %2015 %17:%Jul:%st 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471509A tenor section leader is needed for Grace Episcopal Church, in Hinsdale, IL, a western suburb of Chicago beginning this September, 2015.  We normally have 8 section leaders in a choir of about 24.  Our repertoire comes from the Anglican Cathedral Tradition, as well as the best in music from all periods.  We sing Anglican Chant every Sunday, often in alternation using a divided chancel.  Applicants should be good sight readers and good choral singers, and be able to provide vocal leadership for volunteer singers.  Reliability and punctuality are essential.  Rehearsals are Wednesday nights, 7:30 to 9:30 pm, and services are Sunday AM at 10:00, with an 8:45 am call.  Special services occur about 4 times per year in the form of Evensong and Lessons and Carols.  Remuneration is $50 per call, averaging $100 per week.   For information or to schedule an audition, please contact Mark Reynertson, Music Director, at mreynert@gracehinsdale.org, or call at 630.323.4900 ext 233. ]]>Gospel Choir Director needed Kevin Smithhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471507%pm, %31 %b %2015 %17:%Jul:%st 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471507
Gospel Choir Director needed
Eastern Nazarene College is seeking a Gospel Choir director for the coming academic year 2015-2016. While the ensemble has recently focused more on contemporary worship genres, we are seeking to return it to its cultural and historical heritage. The ideal candidate would be able to educate students in the cultural and historical context of African American gospel music as well as prepare them for quality performance. The group rehearses one evening each week for two hours. It has traditionally incorporated student instrumentalists as a “back-up band” as needed. It is also important that the candidate understand the dangers to vocal health inherit (but not necessary) to singing gospel music and possess the expertise to train student singers to overcome these obstacles. The ideal candidate would also have piano skills, enough to at least play for rehearsals.
 
The ENC Gospel Choir performs for on campus events, in local churches, and takes two small tours (Friday-Sunday) each year.
 
Compensation:  The Gospel Choir director will be contracted as an adjunct instructor and will be paid equivalent to a three credit course. There is an additional stipend for each tour and travel expenses are paid by the college.
 
Please email a resume or CV and brief statement of your faith journey to Dr. Kevin D. Smith, Music Department Chair (kevin.smith@enc.edu). You may also submit MP3 recordings or links to online samples of your work.
 
Position will begin September 1, 2015.
 
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TEN TRADITIONAL CAROLS Robert Durishttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471503%pm, %31 %b %2015 %15:%Jul:%st 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/4715038 mature but usable copies of The Ditson Collection of "Ten Traditional Carols for Christmas".  It contains 10 (plus an extra to make 11) Christmas carols.  Published by the Oliver Ditson Company, c. 1914.  The price on the cover is .10.  I am offering them for .05 per copy or all for .30 ]]>STANDARD CHRISTMAS CAROLS - Men's Voices Robert Durishttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471502%pm, %31 %b %2015 %14:%Jul:%st 14JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/47150211 good condition copies of "Standard Christmas Carols" men's voices.  It contains 15 Christmas songs.  Published by Lorenz Publishing Co., c. 1924.  The price on the cover is .15(wow, those were the days!).  I am asking .05 per copy for all for .50 + shipping USPS. ]]>Executive Director for Encore Creativity for Older Adults Jeanne Kellyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471500%pm, %31 %b %2015 %14:%Jul:%st 14JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471500
Encore Creativity for Older Adults invites applications for the position of Executive Director of Encore Creativity for Older Adults.
 
Encore is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and the nation’s largest and fastest growing choral program (Encore Chorale) for older adults aged 55+, with more than 800 singers this Fall in 17 chorales in the Baltimore/Washington DC area and a growing network of affiliated chorales nationally. Encore is dedicated to providing older adults with high caliber music education and performance opportunities under professional direction, regardless of vocal experience. The Executive Director will work in close collaboration with the organization’s founder, who will continue to serve as Artistic Director.
 
Position Description
The Executive Director of Encore Creativity for Older Adults (Encore) plans, organizes, leads, directs, coordinates, and controls Encore’s overall operations, adhering to the highest professional standards consistent with the objectives and policies established by the Encore’s Board of Directors (Board). The Executive Director collaborates with the Artistic Director to support and implement the philosophy and policy established by the Board and is accountable and reports to the Board President. As Chief Administrative Officer of Encore, the Executive Director has legal authority to carry out any and all directives of the Board and is responsible for organizing and coordinating office operations and procedures to ensure organizational effectiveness and efficiency.
 
Qualifications Required
Applicants should possess a minimum of a Master’s degree in business or performing arts management or equivalent work experience. A minimum of five years of experience as a business administrator is required. Business management of a non-profit arts organization is preferred, as is experience in fundraising.
 
Applicants must have demonstrated proven leadership, organizational, and administrative skills including leading and directing professionals working collaboratively with regard to budget planning and control, staff development, Board development, and public relations. The Executive Director must have the demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with other professionals to achieve organizational objectives. The Executive Director must maintain a highly professional reputation that will be an asset to Encore’s image.
 
The successful candidate will be expected to:
  • Develop and supervise the implementation of a fundraising program to meet annual targets, and serve as an Encore representative in a fundraising capacity. Develop and strengthen relationships with current and potential donors.
  • Research grant funding opportunities, work with Board development committee to select grants to pursue, develop compelling narrative text in preparing grant requests, and oversee full submission to include financial reporting.
  • Lead the Board in developing short- and long-range strategic plans that define and provide the direction Encore is taking to fulfill its mission.
  • Manage the overall budgetary and financial functions of the organization. Duties include overseeing the preparation of an annual operating budget subject to Board approval, tracking and controlling expenditures, and ensuring sources of revenue are sufficient to meet financial obligations.
  • Work closely with Encore’s Board President to ensure that Board policies and programs are established and implemented.
  • Collaborate with the Artistic Director in the area of Encore communications, serving in an outreach capacity as a key representative to the public and music community.
  • Work with the Artistic Director in the development of the annual choral program operations and special events. Serve as a representative of Encore at concerts and other artistic program events, as necessary.
  • Establish annual operating objectives that fulfill Encore’s mission and vision.
  • Oversee inter- and intra-organizational affairs (chorales and affiliates) to provide services in the best interest of the participants; provide leadership in the development of Encore’s chorales and those of its affiliates.
  • Direct the activities of staff and volunteers in administering the services and programs operated by Encore.
  • Oversee the direction, recruitment, employment, motivation, and development of qualified personnel to assume responsibility for Encore’s services. Terminate those who are not meeting performance standards. Assure strong, current personnel policies are in place, as well as compliance with those policies.
As Encore’s primary Executive and Administrative representative to the Board, the Executive Director will serve to inform and educate Board members about Encore’s vision, operations, and financial needs.
  • Provide leadership and support to the Board in development/fundraising activities.
  • Provide the Board with all pertinent information about the state of operations so that plans and policies can be implemented or modified as needed.
  • Attend all Board meetings, participate in the consideration of policy options with the Board, and serve as an ex-officio member on all teams.
  • Provide the Board President and Executive Committee the necessary support required to carry out the duties of their offices.
  • Prepare and consult with singers, staff, Board members, and members of the community as appropriate on meeting agenda preparation and other materials to be presented to the Board.
  • Provide support to the Nominating Committee in recruiting new Board members, and assist in interviewing prospective Board members and orienting new Board members.
  • Perform other duties as required and assigned by the Board.
 
Application Procedure
Applications should be sent electronically to: ed@encorecreativity.org, by close of business day August 30, 2015, with the words “ED Search” in the subject line.  Application materials must include a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Anticipated start date for this position is January 1, 2016.
  
Encore is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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GALLIA - Charles Gounod Robert Durishttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471499%pm, %31 %b %2015 %14:%Jul:%st 14JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/47149912 copies, good condition of Charles Gounod's "Gallia", a (lamentation) motet for solo soprano & mixed voices.  Published by G. Schirmer, Inc.  Price on cover says .50.  I am offering them for .25 per copy or all for $5.00 + shipping USPS. ]]>CAROLS ALIVE! Robert Durishttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471494%pm, %31 %b %2015 %13:%Jul:%st 13JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/4714947 excellent condition copies(appear not to have been used) of "CAROLS ALIVE!", fresh expressions for Christmas choir or vocal ensemble.  Arranged by Tom Fettke.  Songs include "Some Children See Him", "I Wonder As I Wander", "How Great Our Joy", "Beautiful Savior" among many others.  Published by Lillenas Publishing Co., c. 1979.  I am asking $1.00 per copy or all for $6.00 + shipping USPS. ]]>Openings Left for Harold Rosenbaum Choral Conducting Institute Workshop – August 10 to August 14 at University at Buffalo Jeffrey Jameshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471512%pm, %31 %b %2015 %17:%Jul:%st 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471512

Still a few openings left for the third 2015 Harold Rosenbaum Choral Conducting Institute Workshop, to be held from August 10 to August 14, and sponsored by the Music Department of the University at Buffalo in Buffalo, NY.

This five-day event is open to choral conductors from around the world who wish to enhance their careers, expand their contacts and have an intensive experience with 2014 Ditson Conductor’s Award winner Dr. Harold Rosenbaum, one of the world’s leading choral conductors.

The HRCCI includes rehearsal and performance conducting opportunities, one-on-one instruction and individual guidance.

Rosenbaum has conducted over 1,600 concerts during his 40+ year career. He has conducted and taught at the Juilliard School, Queens College and Adelphi University, and is currently Associate Professor and Director of Choirs at the University at Buffalo.

The Institute is limiting enrollment to 12 conductors so each participant will receive close attention and hands-on guidance. Each attendee will receive a private lesson, plus opportunities to rehearse the choir comprised of the participants and others, with constructive feedback by Rosenbaum.

For complete details, including workshop brochures and application forms, please visit http://www.haroldrosenbaum.com/institute.shtml. Questions can be directed to Jeffrey James Arts Consulting at jamesarts@att.net.

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The Singers for Goodness' Sake is seeking singers Larry Zafranhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471483%am, %31 %b %2015 %10:%Jul:%st 10JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471483
New choir seeking dedicated members with basic skills in music-reading and singing. We are a mixed-gender, not-for-profit, non-discriminatory, secular choir. Each performance season will revolve around a particular theme, but our overall repertoire will encompass a wide range of musical styles and time periods from the past to the present. Our performances will always be free of charge, with optional donations accepted. We rehearse on Tuesdays 7:30pm to 9:30pm at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Cary, NC. Please fill out our application on our website.
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Halleluhah arr. W. Mitchell Owens (CC Children's Choir, Composer in Residence) Shawn Lawtonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471477%am, %31 %b %2015 %02:%Jul:%st 2JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471477Does anyone know if this arrangement was ever published or where I could get my hands on the arrangement? 
 
Here is a video link to the piece: 
 
https://youtu.be/dC2m3zuBBo4
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Head MS Choir Director - Wilson & Young MS Aaron Hawleyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471478%am, %31 %b %2015 %02:%Jul:%st 2JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471478
Wilson & Young Middle School
Head Choir Director Position
 
Ector County Independent School District is announcing an opening for Head Choir Director of the newly restructured Wilson & Young Middle School in Odessa, TX.  Previously known as Hood JH, this school has a rich history of success in the fine arts.  The choir program has consistently received top ratings in both concert and sightreading at yearly contest.  This position has the support of a team of choir directors from the HS level.   
 
Salary – Competitive Starting Salary (based on years of experience), Head Director Stipend, $3000 Retention Bonus (paid in two installments), up to $2500 Attendance Bonus
 
Contact – Mark Lyon, Executive Director for Fine Arts
Address: 802 N Sam Houston, Odessa, TX  79761
Phone: 432-456-0000
Email: mark.lyon@ectorcountyisd.org
 
Interested applicants need to complete the online application at http://www.ectorcountyisd.org and email a resume to Mark Lyon (Fine Arts Director) and Aaron Hawley (HS Director).
 
Thank you for your interest.
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The Longfellow Chorus Revives Rice's Evangeline Charles Kaufmannhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471476%am, %31 %b %2015 %01:%Jul:%st 1JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471476The Longfellow Chorus will present a two-performance production of Edward E. Rice's 1875 burlesque, "Evangeline, or The Belle of Acadia," in John Ford Theatre, Portland, Maine, April 2 & 3, 2016. The production, in collaboration with Evangeline scholar Brian Valencia, will be the first in over a century. With Cree Carrico, soprano, as Evangeline; Kaitlyn Costello-Fain, mezzo-soprano, as Gabriel; Patrick Dailey, countertenor, as Catherine; Adam Cannedy, baritone, as Le Blanc; Victor Khodadad, tenor, as Captain Dietrich; and a list of talented supporting singing actors. This production is related to our March 21, 2015, "Music from 'The Gilded Age' – The Boston Theatre Orchestra Collection, 1867–1877" concert, during which Ms. Carrico and Ms. Costello-Fain sang the modern premier of George Wiegand's orchestral medley of Evangeline's popular hits, "Scenes from Rice's Evangeline (1877), along with songs, dances and novelties from Selwyn's and Globe Theatres in Boston, composed and orchestrated by Charles Koppitz (1830–1873). Charles Kaufmann, artistic director. ]]>Part-Time Accompanist Ruth Ballengerhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471472%pm, %30 %b %2015 %23:%Jul:%th 23JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471472
CONTRACT POSITION, $30/HOUR, APPROX. 6 HOURS/WEEK
SEPTEMBER through DECEMBER and FEBRUARY through MAY
 
Under supervision of Music Teacher, prepare and play accompaniments for two choral ensembles during class rehearsals and public performances; assist with sectionals.  Occasional performances at festivals.  Potential to play at school-wide liturgies.  Ramona has a rotating class schedule, which provides an opportunity for flexible scheduling.
 
 
DESCRIPTION
The accompanist position requires candidates to demonstrate expertise in musical performance of a wide range of musical styles, including pop, contemporary a cappella, classical and liturgical.  Accompanist will play piano in rehearsal and performance for musical groups and soloists; follow a conductor and/or soloist; play classical, semi-classical, and modern music; assist students with language preparation and interpretation; maintain cooperative working relationships; demonstrate sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse population; follow and give oral and written directions.  The successful candidate will demonstrate a high degree of professionalism in interactions with students and faculty.
 
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
 
Education
Bachelor’s degree in music and/or professional level ability to play the piano.
 
Experience
Mininum of two years experience giving public performances.  Specialized training accompanying choral groups, and vocal soloists preferred.  Knowledge of Catholic liturgy a plus.
 
 
SUBMIT RESUMES TO
rballenger@ramonaconvent.org
 
 
POSITION OPEN UNTIL FILLED
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Solos for the Church Year - High Voice Robert Durishttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471468%pm, %30 %b %2015 %22:%Jul:%th 22JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471468"Solos for the Church Year", a collection of sacred songs for high voice.  Excellent condition.  Edited and collected by Lloyd Pfautsch.  Published by the Lawson-Gould Music Publishers, Inc.  The back cover price says $12.95.  I am offering it for $10.00 + shipping USPS. ]]>52 Sacred Songs You Like To Sing Robert Durishttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471467%pm, %30 %b %2015 %22:%Jul:%th 22JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471467"52 Sacred Songs You Like To Sing".  Excellent condition.  Published by G. Schirmer, Inc.  Back cover sticker price says $14.95.  I am offering this for $12.00 + shipping USPS. ]]>THE CHURCH SOLOIST - Lloyd Pfautsch Robert Durishttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471466%pm, %30 %b %2015 %22:%Jul:%th 22JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471466 "Solos for THE CHURCH SOLOIST" edited and collected by Lloyd Pfautsch for HIGH voice.  Excellent condition. Features songs by 9 different composers.  Published by the Lawson-Gould Music Publishers, Inc.  Price on back cover reads $6.95.  I am offering this for $5.00 + shipping USPS. ]]>2015-16 Auditions: The Verdi Chorus, Santa Monica, Ca. Stephen Anastasiahttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471465%pm, %30 %b %2015 %22:%Jul:%th 22JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471465The Verdi Chorus (www.verdichorus.org), with artistic director Anne Marie Ketchum, will be auditioning singers for it's 2015-16 season. We are interested in all voice types. If you or someone you know is interested in auditioning, we are holding auditions on Saturday August 22nd at 11 AM at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica and welcome new voices in all sections. You may contact Thelma Sherman at 661-418-7882 or e-mail auditions@verdichorus.org to schedule your audition. Please visit our website for additional information. verdichorus.org.
 
The Verdi Chorus loves what we do each year ... learn, sing and perform operatic music in all of its beauty, passion and glory. Post-performance comments frequently heard in recent years include "the best ever ... how will you top this next time?" Come join our musical family. Our fall concerts will be held on November 21st and 22nd, 2015 Rehearsals are held from 6:45 PM to 10:PM on Monday evenings. 
 
Please feel free to forward this message to any friends you know who might want to join us. Looking forward to hearing back from you.
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Singing Men Vocal Workshop Thomas Berrymanhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471469%pm, %30 %b %2015 %23:%Jul:%th 23JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471469
SINGING MEN: VOCAL WORKSHOP WITH WILLIAM HITE
Sponsored by the Massachusetts ACDA and the Boston Saengerfest Men's Chorus
Saturday September 19 2015  9am-Noon
For further information/registration:  http://saengerfest.org/workshop/    or  http://massacda.org/
 
This morning workshop offers amateur male choral singers age 16 and older an opportunity to build specific vocal skills in a training session with an outstanding voice teacher/artist. The training is not style specific and would be useful for academic,community or church choristers. This September workshop will reinforce good vocal habits at the beginning of the choral singing season.

Workshop leader William Hite is Senior Lecturer in Voice and coordinator of the voice area at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.  His reputation as an engaging and expressive artist has led to appearances spanning three decades with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, Dresdner Philharmonie, American Symphony Orchestra, Washington Bach Consort, New York City Ballet, Mark Morris Dance Group, New York Collegium, National Arts Center Orchestra (Ottawa), Charlotte Symphony, Boston Baroque, Toronto Consort, Emmanuel Music, Tafelmusik and Philharmonia Baroque under the direction of Bernard Haitink, Seiji Ozawa, James Levine, Rafael Frübeck de Burgos, Nicholas McGegan, Christopher Hogwood, Jane Glover, Robert Spano, Grant Llewellyn, Leon Botstein, Craig Smith, John Harbison, Julian Wachner and Peter Schreier.

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Melodia Women's Choir of NYC seeks sopranos & altos Jennifer Clarkehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471463%pm, %30 %b %2015 %21:%Jul:%th 21JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471463Melodia Women's Choir, Cynthia Powell Artistic Director, is auditioning experienced sopranos and altos for our 2015-16 season. The season features concerts of Spanish music in the fall, and a new commissioned piece in the spring. Also featuring a new collaboration with a middle school girls' choir and a performance of Holst's The Planets with a local orchestra. Singers need experience and strong sight reading skills. Auditions are August & September. Contact: womenschoir@mindspring.com. This is a high level volunteer choir - a fun and friendly group.  ]]>Paraclete launches a new sheet music website choral and organ - LIVE now! Estelle Colehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471454%pm, %30 %b %2015 %20:%Jul:%th 20JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471454
We are delighted to announce Paraclete's new sheet music website - please visit us to browse, listen and shop!  

Any questions, send us an email to: musicinfo@paracletepress.com

 
SHOP NOW
 
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Seeking Orchestra Members Elizabeth Faulknerhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471450%pm, %30 %b %2015 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471450
Now calling all instrumentalists! The SymphoNYChorus is now auditioning new members to join us for the 2015/2016 season for all instruments
 
The SymphoNYChorus is a faith-based community of vocalists and instrumentalists committed to sharing the message of God's love with musical creativity, passion, and excellence. Our music spans across the genres - gospel, contemporary, classical, Broadway, spirituals and more! We put on two major productions a year - one at Christmas and a themed concert in the spring. Throughout the season we perform concerts from our regular repertoire in churches around the tri-state are with most performances being on the weekend. We also just finished recording a new album - due to be released this fall!  
 
We are led by our conductor and artistic director Henric Idestrom who came to New York after concluding an eight-year tenure as Chair of the Arts at Rocky Mountain College in Calgary, Canada. While at RMC he conducted numerous productions and produced six recordings, two of which won SHAI Gospel Music Awards in 2007. He was then honored in 2008 with the Gospel Music Association’s Covenant Award for Choir Album of the Year. Henric received his Masters in Conducting from Azusa Pacific University in California.
 
TSC rehearses on Monday evenings in Midtown Manhattan. We are a group of volunteers committed to excellence and seek singers and musicians of a high-caliber. We also expect a high-level of commitment to our weekly rehearsals and scheduled performances. If you are interested, please follow the link to our website (www.thesymphonychorus.squarespace.com) and fill out the audition contact form and we will be in touch with audition information shortly. We hope to hear from you soon! 
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Soprano Section Leader Needed - Church of the Epiphany (Episcopal) Larry Longhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471446%pm, %30 %b %2015 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471446SOPRANO SECTION LEADER NEEDED
 
Seeking first and foremost a sensitive choral singer with the ability to blend well and sing in a style appropriate to the selected music, including the ability to sing straight tone. The Epiphany Choir sings multiple varieties of chant, and anything from Renaissance to Bach to 21st century music, Gospel, and music from around world, in a variety of languages. Requires ability to lead and help volunteers with care, and strong sight-reading skills. Some solo possibilities. Normal compensation is $135 per week (approx. $35 per hour) for Thursday evening rehearsal and Sunday morning service. Some services at a higher pay level. Christmas Eve and Holy Week services are mandatory.
 
A service music listing for 2014-2015 is available for viewing at the parish website (www.epiphanynyc.org). Click on “Worship and Music”, then “Music Ministryy” to find the link.
 
The parish is located on the upper east side of Manhattan at the corner of East 74th Street and York Avenue.
 
Email me your resume (church experience, not opera please) and I will be in touch about scheduling an audition.
 
Larry J. Long • Organist & Choirmaster
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Bass section leader Karen P. Thomashttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471443%pm, %30 %b %2015 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471443BASS SECTION LEADER/VOCAL COACH POSITION
Seattle Pro Musica

The Bass Section Leader/Vocal Coach reports to the Artistic Director and is responsible for serving
as section leader of the bass section of Seattle Pro Musica. The Section Leader also provides vocal
coaching to members of the choir in group sessions. Weekend and evening hours required.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
 Provide supportive leadership of the bass section at scheduled rehearsals and performances
of Seattle Pro Musica. The choir rehearses regularly on Monday and Tuesday evenings from
September through mid-May, with additional rehearsals and dress rehearsals as needed.
The annual rehearsal and concert schedule is published in advance of the season.
 Lead sectional rehearsals, at the discretion of the artistic director.
 Lead sessions on vocal technique, at the discretion of the artistic director.
Qualifications:
 Excellent choral singing skills and experience.
 Ability to successfully teach vocal technique in a group setting.
 Ability to vary vocal timbre for choral singing.
 Ability to successfully lead sectional rehearsals.
 Excellent sight-reading skills.
 Working knowledge of standard languages and IPA.
 Ability to work with both amateur and professional musicians in a supportive environment.
 Team player.
Pay scale: $40 per call
Education:
Four-year college or university degree in music (vocal performance, choral conducting or music
education), or equivalent professional training and experience.
Start date – September 2015
Submit resume and letter electronically to:
Karen P. Thomas, Artistic Director & Conductor
Seattle Pro Musica
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Tenor Section Leader Wanted Samuel Backmanhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471442%pm, %30 %b %2015 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471442
Position:  Tenor section leader. 
 
About the Church and Choir:  The Church of the Good Shepherd is a thriving Roman Catholic parish with a superb parochial school and a strong tradition of liturgy and music.  The role of the choir in the parish’s liturgical worship is understood to be integral.  Henceforth, the choir has enjoyed many years of esteemed support from the pastor and congregation.  The repertoire of the choir is stylistically and geographically diverse, yet always appropriate to the liturgy.  The 2014-2015 choral season featured works by Vivaldi, Handel, Bach, Schütz, Elgar, Palestrina, Tye, Gibbons, Tallis, Allegri, Byrd, Purcell, Stanford, Mozart, Bruckner, Vaughan Williams, Fauré, Schubert, and several other composers.  The choir enhances congregational singing by means of choral descants, psalms, and propers. 
 
Desired Commitments:  The choir of the Church of the Good Shepherd sings at the 10:30 mass from the first weekend in October (10/4/15) until the feast of Corpus Christi (5/29/16).  Rehearsals occur on Thursday evenings in the choir loft from 7:00 to 9:00, beginning on September 24th.  Other commitments include Ash Wednesday and Holy Week, Easter, and Christmas liturgies.
 
Compensation:  $40/rehearsal; $50 Sunday mass; $75 Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Easter Sunday.
 
Requisite Skills: 
  • Strong musicianship and sight-reading.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and desire to foster community and fellowship within.
  • Accurate rendering of pitches, rhythms, and other musical parameters. 
  • Attention to minute details of diction, vowel production, and tuning.
  • Sensitivity and control of vibrato with respect to blend, tuning, and the musical era and style of a given composition.  (i.e. Renaissance polyphony)
  • Punctuality and dependability.
  • Ability to sing solo sections within the choral works.  (NB: There is also opportunity to sing solo oratorio repertoire in the liturgy [i.e. Handel’s Messiah, or a movement from a Bach passion] provided that they are fitting to the liturgy.  This is not a requirement of the section leader, just an opportunity.)
  • Familiarity with Anglican chant is an asset, but certainly NOT a requirement.
 
Auditions:
  • Please contact Sam Backman, organist and director of music, at sambackman@goodshepherdgv.org or call (763)-544-0416, ext. 853.
  • If available, please attach as brief CV or resumé detailing musical background and choral experience.
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RALPH CARMICHAEL - A Portrait Robert Durishttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471441%pm, %30 %b %2015 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471441Spiral bound book entitled "RALPH CARMICHAEL:  A Portrait":  his songs plus the stories behind them.  Published by Lexicon Music, Inc., c. 1977.  I am asking $1.00 + shipping USPS. ]]>Tenor staff singer position available Jeremy David Tarranthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471440%pm, %30 %b %2015 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471440
The Music Department of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul (Episcopal) is auditioning candidates for the position of Tenor Staff Singer. 
 
Known nationally for their musical excellence, the Cathedral Choirs sing for the choral service on Sunday mornings, choral evensong several times a year, and occasional concerts, as well as one domestic tour. 
 
Successful candidates for the position of staff singer:
 
      are good sight readers
 
      are able to provide vocal leadership
 
      have good intonation, tone, and diction
 
      are cooperative and willing to take direction
 
      are available, reliable, and punctual
 
      are outgoing, friendly, and have strong leadership skills
 
      are able to work with volunteer singers and foster community
 
Staff singers are paid “per call” at the rate of $55. Appointments are for one season and a staff singer may be re-appointed upon a new audition. There are regular opportunities for solo work, additional compensation and primary consideration for weddings and funerals. Religious affiliation is not required, although a sense of spiritual hospitality is expected.
 
Weekly rehearsals are on Thursday evenings from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.  The Sunday choral service is at 11:00 a.m. with a 10:00 a.m. rehearsal.  Choral evensong is generally on the second and fourth Sundays of each month at 4:00 p.m. with a 2:30 p.m. rehearsal. 
 
Located at 4800 Woodward Avenue, in the heart of Detroit’s mid-town cultural district, The Cathedral Church of St. Paul is the mother church of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan and has a long tradition of excellence in music and the arts.  The Cathedral is the home of the Cathedral Choir School of Metropolitan Detroit.   Please visit our website at www.detroitcathedral.org 
 
AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
 
1. One piece in any language (or solo section from a choral work. The piece need not be memorized, but extra copies for the accompanist should be provided.
 
2. Prepare and sing an assigned piece of choral music (copy available in advance)
 
3. Sight-sing a passage of choir music with accompaniment
 
4. Sight-sing a short melody unaccompanied.
 
5. Provide a resume of musical training
 
Interested persons are invited to contact Jeremy David Tarrant, Organist and Choirmaster:
 
Phone              313.550.9960
 
e-mail              jtarrant@detroitcathedral.org
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SHINE DOWN - SATB Robert Durishttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471439%pm, %30 %b %2015 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/47143926 good condition copies of "Shine Down" (recorded by Sandi Patti) SATB, arranged by Mark Brymer.  Price on cover is .95.  Current Hal Leonard price is $1.80.  I am offering them for .50 per copy or all for $12.00 + shipping USPS.  The copies are also 3-hole punched for choral binder use. ]]>THE HOLY CITY - A. R. Gaul Robert Durishttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471437%pm, %30 %b %2015 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/47143724 good condition copies  of A. R. Gaul's "The Holy City", an oratorio for full chorus of mixed voices, soprano, alto, tenor and bass soli with piano accompaniment.  Published by G. Schirmer, Inc. (Two copies published by the H. W. Gray Company, Inc.).  I am asking .50 per copy or all for $10.00 + shipping USPS. ]]>STABAT MATER - Pergolesi Robert Durishttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471436%pm, %30 %b %2015 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/47143623 good condition copies of Giovanni Battista Pergolesi's "Stabat Mater", a sacred cantata.  Transcribed and arranged by Wayne Howorth for soprano-contralto-tenor-and baritone soli with full chorus of mixed voices.  Latin and English test.  Published by Belwin Inc., c. 1949.  I am asking .75 per copy or all for $16.00 + shipping. ]]>42nd PSALM - Mendelssohn Robert Durishttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471435%pm, %30 %b %2015 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/47143514 worn & mature yet usable copies of Mendelssohn's "As The Hart Pants(The 42nd PSALM)" in vocal score with piano accompaniment.  Published by Novello and Company.  The price on the cover says "one shilling".  I had to look that up LOL!  I am offering them for .05 each or all for .50 plus shipping USPS. ]]>Song of Thanksgiving - J. H. Maunder Robert Durishttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471434%pm, %30 %b %2015 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/47143414 worn but usable copies of J. H. Mauder's "Song of Thanksgiving", a cantata for harvest and general festival use for soprano, tenor and bass(or contralto), soli and chorus, with hymns to be sung by the congregation.  Published by Novello and Company, c. 1905.  I am asking .25 per copy or all for $3.00 + shipping USPS. ]]>The Prodigal Son - Arthur S. Sullivan Robert Durishttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471432%pm, %30 %b %2015 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/47143229 good condition copies of Arthur S. Sullivan's "The Prodigal Son" an oratorio first performed at the Worcester Musical Festival in 1869.  Published by G. Schirmer.  I am asking .50 per copy or all for $13.00 + shipping. ]]>Early Irish Choral Music Michael McGlynnhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471428%pm, %30 %b %2015 %14:%Jul:%th 14JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471428Irish Music has long been associated with Traditional or Rock genres, most definitely not choral music. My own explorations of the music of my own country have yielded tantalising fragments of material, and I have had the honour of introducing much of it to new audiences through my compositional work with my ensemble Anúna. It has been a gratifying experience to see such hitherto unknown pieces as the 17th century "Jerusalem" and the 12th century "Christus Resurgens" enter into the standard choral vocabulary of choirs all over the world.
 
In my new fully-automated Sheet Music site at www.michaelmcglynn.com I've added a selection of these works - you can see videos and/or hear performances of these beautiful pieces HERE
To whet your appetite here is a fabulous performance given at this year's ACDA conference by the men of the University of Kentucky.
 
 
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Warm-ups for Choral Audition Ryan Pryslakhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471401%am, %30 %b %2015 %03:%Jul:%th 3JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471401Hello everyone,
I am going to be interviewing and auditioning for a Director of Music position at a church with a very solid music program and decent sized choir. The audition portion will consist of leading a short rehearsal with members of the choir. I would like to spend 5-7 minutes on warm-ups with the singers as I will not be familiar with any of their voices and I also would like to demonstrate my ability/techniques in getting my choir to vocalize.
 
I'd like to poll your collective minds and see what warm-ups would you possibly use in this situation? I do not know what they usually warm up with and how the previous director viewed this activity (I have been in/worked with church choirs where warm up consisted of singing through hymns for Sunday and not actively getting the voice into a good singing mode.) Any thoughts/ideas/suggestions would be appreciated!
 
Thanks!
 
Ryan Pryslak
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Gloria(from Messa di Gloria) - Puccini Robert Durishttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471425%pm, %30 %b %2015 %14:%Jul:%th 14JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/47142532 copies of excellent condition(look like they were never used) copies of Giacomo Puccini's "Gloria(from Messa di Gloria)" for four-part chorus of mixed voices.  Puccini composed this when he was a young lad of eighteen.  Edited by Donald Neuen.  Lawson-Gould Music Publishers, c. 1981.  Price on cover is $5.95.  They are currently being sold on Alfred for $6.99.  I am offering each for $4.00 or all for $120 + shipping USPS. ]]>Accompanist Search William Alfordhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471421%pm, %30 %b %2015 %13:%Jul:%th 13JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471421
ACCOMPANIST
The Hopewell Valley Youth Chorale seeks an experienced piano accompanist beginning September 2015.  Candidates for this position should possess excellent technique, sight-reading ability and interpretive skills at the keyboard as well as be a supportive and involved member of the artistic staff.  HVYC believes in a joyful music education experience for our choristers, therefore it is important for this candidate to enjoy working with young people and have a good sense of humor.  Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 – 8:45pm, September through June. Interested candidates should send resumes to Artistic Director, Michele Alford at HVYC@comcast.net.  For more information, call 609.651.5474.
The Hopewell Valley Youth Chorale promotes and celebrates the beauty of the choral art by nurturing a child’s natural enthusiasm for music-making. Working together in song, these young people are guided to set the highest standards for themselves, discover the benefit of artistic risk-taking, and experience the transformative power of sharing their artistry with and for others. HVYC is comprised of two choirs for boys and girls: the Preparatory Choir (grades 3-5) and the Concert Choir (grades 6-9).
 
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Harford Choral Society - Auditions Barbara Zeahttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471420%pm, %30 %b %2015 %12:%Jul:%th 12JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471420

Harford Choral Society has a been performing classical choral pieces for the Baltimore, Harford and Cecil County residents for over 60 years. The chorus performs a varied repertoire and continues to introduce new music in its performances. Concerts are twice a year, and are performed with professional soloists and instrumentalists.

HCS is a non-profit organization with an elected board of directors.

HCS is looking for SATB voices for the upcoming season. Auditions begin Tuesday, September 1 in the evening prior to normal Tuesday rehearsals. Singers should plan to sing a prepared piece and sight read from a choral selection. To schedule an audition, please email info@harfordchoralsociety.org.

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Harpsichord for sale Harold Daughertyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471413%am, %30 %b %2015 %11:%Jul:%th 11JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471413RICHARD KINGSTON (1987) single manual 17th century Flemish design.  Buff, 2x8’ handstops, GG/BB to d3, transposing. Full case decoration in Flemish manner with beautiful and unique hand painted soundboard in Unicorn theme and text on underside of lid. Includes solid oak trestle stand, canvas cover, tool kit, and adjustable professional stool. In private home in Burbank, California, original owner, excellent condition and rarely played. $7,500. Available for viewing and playing by appointment (818-848-8579) or drhad@aol.com. ]]>Violettes by Becky 3rd Annual Youth Songwriter and Composition Competition Becky Chaffeehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471424%pm, %30 %b %2015 %13:%Jul:%th 13JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471424We are on our 3rd awesome year. Submit on-line. Score and recording required (MP-3 or You Tube).
For ages 10 thru 18 (still in high school).
The competition has 2 separate divisions Songwriter and Composition, and each is divided into 2 age groups - 10 thru 13 and 14 thru 18.
Register first (now), then submit by Feb. 1, 2016.
 
For guidelines, registration and prizes, see www.ViolettesbyBecky.com.
 
PS - awesome prizes, and the number of entries is quite small. A benefit, even if you don't win is feedback from professionals and certificate.
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Bass Section Leader Position Nick Chalmershttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471400%am, %30 %b %2015 %02:%Jul:%th 2JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471400
Holy Family Church of St. Louis Park, MN seeks a Bass section leader. Responsibilities from September through June include rehearsals on Tuesday evenings, regular Sunday AM liturgies, concerts, and Feast Day services (e.g. Christmas Eve, Holy Week, etc.). Among the required skills are strong sight reading abilities and small ensemble experience, with a particular emphasis on Renaissance Polyphony and Gregorian Chant. Pay is $60 per appearance (i.e. rehearsal, service), with additional pay for holiday services. Contact Scott Turkington Director of Sacred Music at scott@hfcmn.org or for more information. 
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AMPlify Site Assistant Aisha Bowdenhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471393%pm, %29 %b %2015 %23:%Jul:%th 23JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471393THE ATLANTA MUSIC PROJECT ANNOUNCES OPENING FOR AMPlify SITE ASSISTANT

Part Time, Hourly position

Starting August 31, 2015

Statement of Job:

In alignment with the Atlanta Music Project’s (AMP) mission, the AMPlify Site Assistant will work collaboratively with the AMPlify Director and Teaching Artists through administrative and musical tasks during after-school hours, in alignment with AMP’s mission.

Responsibilities/Opportunities:

  • Understand and represent the AMP philosophies for uplifting youths, families and communities through the pursuit of musical excellence
  • Complete administrative tasks such as attendance, photocopies, class/rehearsal set up and take down, social media, preparing flyers/announcements, communication with parents/guardians
  • Perform stagehand duties at selected AMPlify concerts
  • Assist AMPlify Director and Teaching Artists as needed
  • Form effective work relationships with AMPlify Teaching Artists as needed
  • Occasionally teach and/or mentor AMPlify students
  • Attend peer exchange and professional development workshops
  • Execute additional administrative tasks as necessary

Ideal candidate will possess:

  • Passion for music as a vehicle for positive social change
  • Desire to work with disadvantaged, urban/rural communities
  • Ability to inspire, work with and mentor children and teens
  • Bachelor of Music; teaching certification a plus
  • Experience with choral ensembles
  • Excellent proficiency on Word, Excel, Power Point Basic proficiency with social media platforms
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and be comfortable working in a team
  • Ability to adapt, be flexible and have a sense of humor
  • Reliable phone and car

Notes:  Pay rate is $10/hour for 4-6 hours/week, minimum 12 weeks. Background check required. Candidate should have availability on weekdays during the afterschool hours. 

To Apply: Email resume to jobs@atlantamusicproject.org with subject “AMPlify Flagship Site Assistant” no later than Friday August 14, 2015. Interviews will be held on rolling basis. This position may be filled prior to the application deadline.

It is the policy of the Atlanta Music Project not to discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of age, color, sex, disability, national origin, race, religion, or veteran status.

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AMPlify Site Coordinator Aisha Bowdenhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471392%pm, %29 %b %2015 %23:%Jul:%th 23JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471392

THE ATLANTA MUSIC PROJECT ANNOUNCES OPENING FOR AMPlify SITE COORDINATOR

AMPlify Flagship Site

Part-Time, Salaried Position

Starting August 31, 2015

Statement of Job:

The AMPlify Flagship Site Coordinator will be responsible for managing daily operations for the Flagship Site of AMPlify, the choral program of the Atlanta Music Project. The position will require a unique combination of administrative, artistic and educational skills. The successful candidate will posses an unyielding commitment to inspiring social change through choral music. This position reports to the Director of AMPlify.

Responsibilities/Opportunities:

  • Understand and represent the AMP philosophies for uplifting youths, families and communities through the pursuit of musical excellence
  • Be a positive representative of the Atlanta Music Project in the community
  • Act as liaison between Director of AMPlify and student parents/families
  • Assist in the production of AMPlify student concerts, in collaboration with the Director of AMPlify, AMPlify Choral Teaching Artists and Operations Manager
  • Oversee instrument inventory, including repairs
  • Regularly meet and coordinate with the Director of AMPlify
  • Attend meetings with senior AMP staff as needed
  • Ensure smooth and timely transitions to, from and between AMPlify classes
  • Enforce the AMP Attendance Policy and track AMP students’ attendance
  • Attend peer exchange and professional development workshops
  • Execute additional administrative tasks as necessary

Ideal candidate will possess:

  • Bachelor of Music; teaching certification a plus
  • Two or more years experience working with students in school or after school setting
  • Experience with youth choral ensembles
  • Good command of Google Docs and Microsoft Word

In addition, the ideal candidate will possess:

  • Passion for music as a vehicle for positive social change
  • Good command of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to inspire, work with and mentor children and teens
  • Desire to work with disadvantaged, urban/rural communities
  • Excellent leadership ability, inter-personal skills and be comfortable working in a team
  • Ability to adapt, be flexible and have a sense of humor

Notes:  The AMPlify Site Coordinator is a part-time position from August 31, 2015 to July 31,2015. Salary is $20,000 with no benefits included. Successful candidate must be available as needed on evenings and weekends, generally 2pm-6pm each weekday. Must be able to lift ten pounds. Must have driver’s license and regular access to a car. Background check required.

To Apply: Email cover letter and resume to jobs@atlantamusicproject.org with subject “AMPlify Site Coordinator” no later than Friday August 14, 2015. interviews will be held on rolling basis. This position may be filled prior to the application deadline.

It is the policy of the Atlanta Music Project not to discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of age, color, sex, disability, national origin, race, religion, or veteran status.

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AMPlify Accompanist Aisha Bowdenhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471390%pm, %29 %b %2015 %23:%Jul:%th 23JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/4713903 positions available! 
 

Part-Time, Hourly Position

Starting August 31, 2015

Statement of Job:

In alignment with the Atlanta Music Project’s (AMP) mission, the AMPlify Choral Accompanist will accompany the AMPlify ensembles for rehearsals during after-school hours, and periodic public performances in alignment with AMP’s mission.

Responsibilities/Opportunities:

  • Understand and represent the AMP philosophies for uplifting youths, families and communities through the pursuit of musical excellence
  • Accompany at least four performances of AMPlify Choirs
  • Accompany at least two choral rehearsals a week

Ideal candidate will possess:

  • Passion for music as a vehicle for positive social change
  • Minimum of one year experience teaching/leading general music and/or choral ensembles, as an accompanist
  • Ability to inspire, work with and mentor youths ages 6 and up in a diverse environment
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Music (Piano Performance a plus) Ability to improvise, perform various genres
  • Advanced sight reading skills
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and be comfortable working in a team
  • Ability to adapt, be flexible and have a sense of humor

Notes:  Pay rate is $25/hour for accompanying 2 – 6 hours/week, minimum 20 weeks. Background check required.  Candidate should be available M-F during the after school hours. 

To Apply: Email resume to jobs@atlantamusicproject.org with subject “AMPlify Flagship Accompanist” no later than Friday August 14, 2015. Teaching auditions and interviews will be held on rolling basis. This position may be filled prior to the application deadline.

It is the policy of the Atlanta Music Project not to discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of age, color, sex, disability, national origin, race, religion, or veteran status.

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Choir Director Aisha Bowdenhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471389%pm, %29 %b %2015 %23:%Jul:%th 23JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471389

THE ATLANTA MUSIC PROJECT ANNOUNCES OPENING FOR AMPlify CHORAL TEACHING ARTIST 

Part-Time, Hourly Position

Starting August 31, 2015

Statement of Job:

The Choral Teaching Artist will lead rehearsals for the AMPlify Choir during after-school hours, in alignment with AMP’s mission.

Responsibilities/Opportunities:

  • Understand and represent the AMP philosophies for uplifting youths, families and communities through the pursuit of musical excellence
  • Introduce AMP students to basic musical skills, including but not limited to: singing, music notation, ear training 
  • Lead at least two choir rehearsals weekly during the after school hours
  • Lead at least four performances of designated AMPlify Choir demonstrating skills acquired
  • Work collaboratively with the AMPlify Director and other AMPlify Choral Teaching Artists in the selection of choral repertoire representing a wide variety of musical styles
  • Mentor AMP students
  • Coordinate and cooperate with AMP administrators in keeping track of AMP students’ attendance and progress
  • Form effective partnerships with fellow AMP teachers through planning and co-teaching
  • Aid in defining and assessing musical learning outcomes
  • Attend peer exchange and professional development workshops
  • Execute additional administrative tasks as necessary

Ideal candidate will possess:

  • Passion for music as a vehicle for positive social change
  • Desire to work with disadvantaged, urban/rural youth
  • Ability to inspire, work with and mentor youths ages 6 and up
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Music or relevant field
  • Experience teaching/leading general music and/or choral ensembles, Georgia (or other) PSC Certificate, Level P-12
  • Classroom experience, preferably elementary or middle school
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and be comfortable working in a team
  • Ability to adapt, be flexible and have a sense of humor
  • Desire to help AMP develop into a nationally-recognized music training program

Notes:  Pay rate is $45/hour for teaching 4-6 hours/week, minimum 26 weeks. Background check required. Candidate should have availability weekdays during the after school hours. 

To Apply: Email resume to jobs@atlantamusicproject.org with subject “AMPlify Flagship Concert Choir Teaching Artist” no later than Friday August 14, 2015. Teaching auditions and interviews will be held on rolling basis. This position may be filled prior to the application deadline.

It is the policy of the Atlanta Music Project not to discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of age, color, sex, disability, national origin, race, religion, or veteran status.

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Artistic Manager of AMPlify@IPA Aisha Bowdenhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471388%pm, %29 %b %2015 %23:%Jul:%th 23JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471388

Salaried, Part-Time

Starting August 31, 2015

Statement of Job:

The Artistic Manager of AMPlify@IPA will be responsible for managing and producing the final artistic and educational product of the AMPlify@Ivy Preparatory Academy site. The position will require a unique combination of skills, from educational and artistic to administrative and entrepreneurial. The successful candidate will posses an unyielding commitment to inspiring social change through choral music. This position reports to the Director of AMPlify.

General Responsibilities:

  • Understand and represent the AMP philosophies for uplifting youths, families and communities through the pursuit of musical excellence
  • Be a positive representative of the Atlanta Music Project in the community
  • Lead the production of AMPlify@IPA student concerts, in collaboration with the Director of AMPlify, AMPlify Choral Teaching Artists and Operations Manager
  • Regularly meet and coordinate with the Director of AMPlify

Teaching Responsibilities (50%):

  • Mentor and support AMPlify@IPA Teaching Artists
  • Ensure smooth and timely transitions to, from and between AMPlify classes
  • Act as substitute for AMPlify Choral Teaching Artists

Performance Responsibilities (30%):

  • Conduct AMPlify ensembles in concert occasionally
  • Choose and determine repertoire for AMPlify concerts, in collaboration with Director of AMPlify and AMPlify Choral Teaching Artists

Administrative Responsibilities (20%):

  • Coordinating the AMPlify class schedule with AMPlify Teaching Artists
  • Enforce the AMP Attendance Policy and track AMP students’ attendance
  • Act as the main liaison between AMP and AMPlify@IPA parents/families
  • Attend meetings with senior AMP staff as needed
  • Prepare and lead AMPlify parent meetings
  • Actively recruit new students
  • Act as the main liaison between AMP and the Ivy Preparatory Academy on-site staff
  • Attend peer exchange and professional development workshops
  • Execute additional administrative tasks as necessary

Minimum Requirements::

  • Bachelor of Music; teaching certification a plus
  • Exemplary group teaching ability for choir
  • Strong performing ability as a vocalist or pianist
  • Experience conducting youth choral ensembles
  • Good command of Google Docs and Microsoft Word

In addition, the ideal candidate will possess:

  • Passion for music as a vehicle for positive social change
  • Good command of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to inspire, work with and mentor children and teens
  • Desire to work with disadvantaged, urban/rural communities
  • Excellent leadership ability, inter-personal skills and be comfortable working in a team
  • Ability to adapt, be flexible and have a sense of humor

Notes:  The Artistic Manager of AMPlify@IPA is a part-time position with a start date of August 31, 2015. Salary is $25,000 with no benefits included. Successful candidate must be available as needed on evenings and weekends, generally 3pm-7pm each weekday. Must be able to lift ten pounds. Must have driver’s license and regular access to a car. Background check required.

To Apply: Email cover letter and resume to jobs@atlantamusicproject.org with subject “Artistic Manager of AMPlify@IPA” no later than Friday August 14, 2015. Teaching auditions and interviews will be held on rolling basis. This position may be filled prior to the application deadline.

It is the policy of the Atlanta Music Project not to discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of age, color, sex, disability, national origin, race, religion, or veteran status.

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Worthy is the Lamb - Don Wyrtzen Robert Durishttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471386%pm, %29 %b %2015 %23:%Jul:%th 23JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/47138623 copies good condition including one spiral edition of Don Wyrtzen's "Worthy Is The Lamb" with Phil and Lynne Brower.  Published by Singspiration Music, c. 1979.  I am asking .50 per copy or all for $10.00 + shipping USPS.   ]]>Dimensions in Music - arr. Don Wyrtzen Robert Durishttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471384%pm, %29 %b %2015 %23:%Jul:%th 23JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/47138424 great condition copies of Don Wyrtzen's arrangment "DIMENSIONS IN MUSIC", musical packages for Sunday evening, Christmas Joy(approx. 13 minutes) & Easter Praise(approx. 14 minutes).  Published by Singspiration Music, c. 1975.  I am asking $1.00 per copy or all for $20.00 + shipping USPS. ]]>The Holy Child - Horatio W. Parker Robert Durishttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471383%pm, %29 %b %2015 %23:%Jul:%th 23JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/47138326 stoic yet usable condition copies of Horatio W. Parker's "The Holy Child", a cantata for Christmas.  Text compiled from Scriptures and composed by Isabella Parker.  Published by G. Schirmer, c. 1893!!!  Back then the price was .60 each.  I am asking .25 per copy or all for $6.00 + shipping USPS. ]]>TWO HARVESTS - Ferriz Tozer Robert Durishttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471381%pm, %29 %b %2015 %23:%Jul:%th 23JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/47138126 stoic but still usable copies of Ferris Tozer's "Two Harvests", church cantata for harvest festival, rogation and general use.  Words written and selected by Rev. Samuel Barber.  Published by the Boston Music Company, c. 1910.  .15 per copy or all for $3.00 + shipping USPS. ]]>Select A CAPELLA CHORUSES ed. Noble Cain Robert Durishttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471380%pm, %29 %b %2015 %22:%Jul:%th 22JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/47138019 good condition copies of "Select A CAPELLA CHORUSES(Mixed Voices)", edited by Noble Cain.  Includes works of Cain, Palestrina, Brahms and Rossini among others.  Published by Hall & McCreary Company, c. 1934.  I am asking .25 per copy or all for $4.00 + shipping USPS. ]]>Chorus pro Musica Auditions (SATB) Jean Playerhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471374%pm, %29 %b %2015 %21:%Jul:%th 21JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471374

Chorus pro Musica is a volunteer, dues-paying SATB chorus of approximately 90 singers. Rehearsals are mostly on Monday evenings 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM, at Old  South Church, Copley Square in Boston, with occasional Tuesday rehearsal  (Monday holiday) and additional rehearsals during concert weeks. Our first rehearsal of the season is Monday, September 14.

The repertoire is choral music from the Renaissance to the present, with an emphasis on new and rarely performed choral music.

Auditions for the 2015-2016 season are by appointment. For information about the audition process and the 2015-2016 season, visit www.choruspromusica.org.

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Summer Sings with Chorus pro Musica Jean Playerhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471373%pm, %29 %b %2015 %21:%Jul:%th 21JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471373with Chorus pro Musica and Jamie Kirsch, Music Director
 
Experience the exhilaration of performing a choral masterpiece! Rehearsal followed by complete run-through with piano accompaniment. Scores and refreshments provided; wheelchair accessible. Admission $10; $8 for seniors over 65 and students with valid ID. Reservations are not required.
 
Monday nights in August, 7:30-10:00pm (Doors open at 7pm.)
August 10: Mozart, Requiem
August 17: Brahms, Requiem (in German)
 
Location: Old South Church, 645 Boylston Street, Boston, MA. (Copley Square)
For more information, visit www.choruspromusica.org.
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Chanukah Song (SATB & TTB) available free for performances Sandy Shermanhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471372%pm, %29 %b %2015 %21:%Jul:%th 21JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471372
"There's Something About Those Candles"  is a song that reflects on the universal meaning of Chanukah.  It is available free of charge for live SATB and TTB performances.
 To quote some of its lyrics:
 
"There’s something about those candles, the peace that they create
 The mystery and wonder about the number “eight”
 There’s something about those candles, how they defy the dark
 When each one is ignited, it lights a holy spark  
        Chanukah….Let its light make us aware
        Chanukah….There’s a world that needs repair
        Chanukah… Let each candle be a prayer   
        And glow with hope from long ago 
 There's something about those candles....."
 
For information, sheet music and recording(s), contact:   Sandy Sherman     inthepinkmusic@cox.net
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Need a fast secular piece for women's chorus? Try "Pine Needles" by Kevin Padworski Kurt Knechthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471368%pm, %29 %b %2015 %20:%Jul:%th 20JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471368Click the link to hear and see the score.
Pine Needles | Kevin Padworski | MusicSpoke
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Minister of Music Sara Lynn Bairdhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471365%pm, %29 %b %2015 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471365
Auburn First Baptist Church in Auburn, AL is seeking a full-time Associate Pastor for Music.  The church has an extensive music program with an esteemed tradition. The staff and congregation are welcoming and open to all.  Responsibilities include the music ministry of the church, while serving alongside the ministerial staff in congregational care and leadership.  Experience planning worship and directing choirs as well as a degree from an accredited institution are required, while a master or doctoral degree in music is preferred.  Auburn First Baptist is a moderate Baptist congregation that affirms the leadership of women in all areas of the church.  The church is located one block from Auburn University.  Resumes should be sent to musicsearchcomm@auburnfbc.org or to the Search Committee for the Associate Pastor for Music, Auburn First Baptist Church, 128 E. Glenn Avenue, Auburn, AL 36830. (www.auburnfbc.org)
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Open Auditions for the Vocal Arts Ensemble of Ann Arbor Karen TenBrinkhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471360%pm, %29 %b %2015 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471360For over two decades, the Vocal Arts Ensemble of Ann Arbor has maintained a tradition of professional excellence in the performance of fine choral music. Founded in 1992 as a small chamber group devoted to a cappella singing, the group has solidified its reputation as one of the premier chamber ensembles in the region, performing several concerts each season. VAE performs with a core group of 24 and presents a highly varied repertoire, from Josquin to Bolcom. Benjamin Cohen, noted conductor, composer and playwright, became music director in 2000.

VAE is a non-profit chamber ensemble run by an elected board of directors. The ensemble includes professional singers and instrumentalists, and enjoys a diverse membership drawn from the Ann Arbor area, with singers chosen on the basis of musicianship. VAE has been invited to perform throughout Michigan, collaborating with local artists and ensembles, and has been the featured choir with the Ann Arbor Symphony.

VAE's distinctive and versatile programming, collaborative spirit and thirst to commission and perform new works have helped this special chamber choir carve a unique niche in the southeast Michigan concert scene.

 

Auditions are held the last week of August and ongoing throughout the year. Singers should plan to sing a prepared piece and sight read from a choral selection.

Contact the director, Ben Cohen, to schedule your audition time:

bcohen@greenhillsschool.org or (734) 323-6659.


Visit our website for more information: vocalartsannarbor.org
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The SymphoNYChorus - New York City Elizabeth Faulknerhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471359%pm, %29 %b %2015 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471359Now calling all singers and instrumentalists! The SymphoNYChorus is now auditioning new members to join us for the 2015/2016 season for all voice types and instruments
 
The SymphoNYChorus is a faith-based community of vocalists and instrumentalists committed to sharing the message of God's love with musical creativity, passion, and excellence. Our music spans across the genres - gospel, contemporary, classical, Broadway, spirituals and more! We put on two major productions a year - one at Christmas and a themed concert in the spring. Throughout the season we perform concerts from our regular repertoire in churches around the tri-state are with most performances being on the weekend. We also just finished recording a new album - due to be released this fall!  
 
We are led by our conductor and artistic director Henric Idestrom who came to New York after concluding an eight-year tenure as Chair of the Arts at Rocky Mountain College in Calgary, Canada. While at RMC he conducted numerous productions and produced six recordings, two of which won SHAI Gospel Music Awards in 2007. He was then honored in 2008 with the Gospel Music Association’s Covenant Award for Choir Album of the Year. Henric received his Masters in Conducting from Azusa Pacific University in California.
 
TSC rehearses on Monday evenings in Midtown Manhattan. We are a group of volunteers committed to excellence and seek singers and musicians of a high-caliber. We also expect a high-level of commitment to our weekly rehearsals and scheduled performances. If you are interested, please follow the link to our website (www.thesymphonychorus.squarespace.com) and fill out the audition contact form and we will be in touch with audition information shortly. We hope to hear from you soon! 
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Pacific Edge Voices Auditions : August 10th! Lindy Miller-Castrohttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471354%pm, %29 %b %2015 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471354

 

Wanted! Musically Omnivorous Singers

interested in everything from Monteverdi to Meredith Monk

                    

Now is your chance to be part of the Bay Area’s uncommon chorus, the Grammy-nominated Pacific Edge Voices!

                    

WHO IS PacEdge? Just completing its 35th season, this 40-voice group (formerly known as Pacific Mozart Ensemble or PME) is best known for its wide-ranging artistic collaborations and ground-breaking commissions. Under the leadership of Music Director Lynne Morrow, Pacific Edge Voices performs throughout the Bay Area and often beyond. In 2005, PacEdge was nominated for a Grammy for its recording of Bernstein’s Mass, with Kent Nagano and the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester. Recent collaborators include Dave Brubeck, Bobby McFerrin, Meredith Monk, Sufjan Stevens, Sweet Honey in the Rock, and the Napa Valley Symphony. In 2013, PacEdge enjoyed a musical exchange in Havana, Cuba.

                    

Pacific Edge Voices performs 3 concert sets each year in the Bay Area (and sometimes beyond), including the group’s highly popular A Cappella Jazz & Pop concerts every June.

                    

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If you are an experienced singer, accomplished sight-reader, and interested in exploring a range of musical genres, then PacEdge is for you! Solo opportunities are auditioned from within the group, so both solo and choral singers are welcome. Current openings for sopranos and tenors, and select altos and bass/baritones.

                    

PacEdge rehearses Monday nights at the Crowden Music School, located at Rose and Sacramento Streets in Berkeley, near the North Berkeley BART station.

                    

Auditions will be held on August 10, or by appointment: 510.848.8022 or info@pacificedgevoices.org

                    

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A Cappella Christmas Cards Larry Nickelhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471348%pm, %29 %b %2015 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471348
Miles Ramsey and his family get together every Christmas to record a carol and then send out the mp3 to their friends. 
 
If you love the sounds of Alfred Burt and Gene Peurling, you'll love this set of 6 pieces. Medium difficulty.  Click here to listen while you peruse the scores.
  1. Away in a Manger  2) Deck the Halls  3) It Came Upon a Midnight Clear  4) O Little Town of Bethlehem 5) Silent Night  6) What Child is This?      The music is available as individual pieces or as the collection of six.

Dr. Larry Nickel

CYPRESS CHORAL MUSIC

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Is the use of Choir lofts in the back of the Church an outdated thing? Charles Crinohttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471344%pm, %29 %b %2015 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471344Should churches who use old barely functioning church organs and choirs all singing in a choir loft in the back of the church be considered an outdated mode of worship? Excuses range from we can't afford to fix the organ nor make choir accomodations in the front of the church. Is that a pre-vatican 2 set-up and needs to be upgraded? What are your feelings if you were interviewed to be Choir Director in such a church situation as this? What would you tell the Pastor? ]]>"Angels From the Realms of Glory" by Mack Wilberg Jeff Whitsetthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471346%pm, %29 %b %2015 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471346I'm looking for the music to "Angels From the Realms of Glory" as arranged by by Mack Wilberg.  All my search has produced are video clips and not the actual pruinted music.  In the videos it seems the text for "Angels From the Realms of Glory" is being sung to the tune of "Angels We Have Heard on High".  I've found the printed music for that arrangement by Wilberg (published by Hinshaw) but is it just as simnple as replacing the text of one with the other.  I just want to make sure I'm purchasing the right thing.  If anyoine has any insight into this topic please let me hear from you.  Thanks in advance.  Jeff
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The Seven Last Words of Christ - Th. Dubois Robert Durishttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471342%pm, %29 %b %2015 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/47134218 stoic but O.K. condition copies of Theodore Dubois "The Seven Last Words of Christ", a sacred cantata for soli, chorus.  Published by G. Schirmer, c. 1899.  I am asking .25 per copy or all for $4.00 + shipping USPS. ]]>The Triumph of David - Dudley Buck Robert Durishttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471340%pm, %29 %b %2015 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/47134027 stoic but good condition copies of Dudley Buck's "THe Triumph of David", a Cantata for solo voices and chorus.  Published by G. Schirmer, c. 1921.  I am asking .25 each or all for $6.00 + shipping USPS. ]]>Gloria - Vivaldi Robert Durishttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471339%pm, %29 %b %2015 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/47133912 great condition copies of Vivaldi's "Gloria", edited & translated by Clayton Westermann.  Kalmus Vocal Score published by Belwin Mills, c. 1967.  I am asking $2.00 per copy or all of them for $22.00 + shipping USPS. ]]>Bach: Lord My Soul Doth Thirst For Thee(Nach Dir, Herr) Robert Durishttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471338%pm, %29 %b %2015 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/47133825 copies, great condition of Bach's "Lord My Soul Doth Thirst For Thee(Nach Dir, Herr), Cantata No. 150.  Kalmus Vocal Score published by Belwin Mills.  I am asking $1.00 per copy or all of them for $22.00 + shipping USPS. ]]>The Childhood of Christ(Die Kindheit Jesu) J.C. Bach Robert Durishttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471333%pm, %29 %b %2015 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/47133326 copies in good condition of Johann Christoph Bach's "The Childhood of Christ (Die Kindheit Jesu)", a Cantata for Soloists and Mixed Chorus.  Fischer edition, c. 1949.  I am asking .75 per copy or all for $18.00 + cost of shipping USPS. ]]>The Coming of the King - Dudley Buck Robert Durishttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471328%pm, %29 %b %2015 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/47132822 copies(stoic looking but good condition) of Dudley Buck's "The Coming of the King" Cantata for Advent & Christmas-Tide.  G. Schirmer edition, c. 1895.  The price per copy was .75(wow, those were the days LOL!).  I am asking .25 per copy or all for $5.00 plus shipping USPS. ]]>Works to go with Rutter Requiem? David Hamiltonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471305%am, %29 %b %2015 %11:%Jul:%th 11JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471305The symphonic choir I sing with is considering the Rutter Requiem. We'd like to make it a "no interval" concert of about 65-70 minutes. We'd be using the chamber ensemble version of the accompaniment (organ plus about half a dozen instruments). Any thoughts for a couple of shortish works (around 10 minutes each) to go with this work. Ideally not a capella, but organ accompanied is fine. Or even small ensemble. We've thought maybe things like the Part "De profundis" or similar kinds of pieces.
Preference also for 'mainstream' works - i.e. not looking for composers to suggest their own works where the composer's name would not strike a note with audiences here.
 
David Hamilton
Auckland
NEW ZEALAND
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General auditions for choral singers (SATB) Sven Edward Olbashhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471295%am, %29 %b %2015 %03:%Jul:%th 3JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471295This year, I have an unusually large number of openings for paid singers and will be holding general auditions for regular singers and substitutes in all voice parts. In addition to annual auditions for 4 Choral Scholars positions at Star of the Sea Catholic Church, I will be adding 8 paid positions with Lacuna Arts in honor of the 10th anniversary season.
 
Auditions will be held on a space-available basis August 31–September 3 in San Francisco. To request an audition, please email me at sven.edward@gmail.com. Details below:
 
Choral Scholars, Star of the Sea Catholic Church
Level: Professional
Qualifications: Professional singers will generally have 1 or more degrees in music and earn a significant portion of their income through music-related activities
Repertoire: Gregorian chant and polyphonic Masses and motets by Isaac, Lassus, Palestrina, Monteverdi, Scarlatti, Rheinberger, Langlais, and Schoeder.
Special skills:
  • Ability to sing unaccompanied polyphonic music with as few as one voice per part
  • Excellent music literacy skills including G, F, and C clefs and transpositions
  • Familiarity with or willingness to learn modern quadratic chant notation ("square notes")
  • Knowledge of Roman Catholic liturgy in both the Ordinary and Extraordinary (Traditional Latin) Forms
Fee: $37.50/hr
Average hours per week: 6
Rehearsals: Thursday evenings September–June
Performances: Sundays and solemnities throughout the year
 
Extra Chorus, Lacuna Arts Chorale
Level: Semi-professional
Qualifications: Semi-professional singers may have—or be working toward—a degree in music and may frequently or occasionally be compensated for performing or for other music-related activities
Repertoire: Unaccompanied chamber music for 4–8 part chorus by Victoria, Poulenc, Rheinberger, Howells, Britten, and Finzi
Special skills:
  • Ability to sing in tune with straight tone or a healthy vibrato from piano to forte
  • Good music literacy skills including G and F clefs, tonic solfège (also called "moveable" do)
  • Supportive and encouraging of fellow singers (mostly amateur)
Compensation: $35/call
Average calls per week: 1–2
Rehearsals: Monday evenings, September–May
Performances: 2 performances each of 4 concert sets in October, December, March, and May
 
Jr. Choral Scholars, Star of the Sea Church
Level: Student
Qualifications: Must be a full-time high school or college student with an interest in pursuing advanced studies in vocal or instrumental music
  • Pleasant, healthy singing voice
  • Ability to match pitch and sing in tune
  • Basic music literacy skills including G clef (sopranos, altos, and tenors) or F clef (tenors and basses)
  • Ability to recognize, name, and sing intervals including major and minor 2nds, 3rds, 6th, and 7ths; and perfect 4ths and 5th.
Compensation: Grants awarded may include private singing lessons with Sven Edward Olbash or annual cash scholarships. Additional opportunities for paid singing work may be available from time to time to qualified singers.
Average calls per week: 1
Rehearsals: Thursdays, September–June
Performances: One Sunday per month and some holidays
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ALBION - Winners of the Buxton Fringe Festival Music Vocal 2015 Andrew Throssellhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471314%pm, %29 %b %2015 %12:%Jul:%th 12JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471314
Albion Wins

"The diction, intonation and ensemble is impeccable, and their dynamic range is magical - I have seldom heard quiet singing quite like it - barely audible but with an intensity of line and sound that is truly wonderful. They have the ability to work the acoustics of St John's like no other group I know, and their obvious enjoyment of everything they perform is palpable and mesmeric."

A very generous review of last Friday's ALBION AND ALES concert by the Buxton Festival Fringe team. Fifth one down - bit of scrolling needed. Oh, and we won the Fringe Award for Vocal Performance. Not a bad day's work!

Full Review

After a short informative introduction from the Musical Director, arranger and composer, who clearly appreciates his beer as much as his music, the 11 strong choral group began the concert with an arrangement of "Scarborough Fair", for solo baritone and choir with piano accompaniment, which was a pure delight, apart from the piano which sadly was a little too pronounced. To my shame I have never heard this group before, but I shall make sure I go again because they are very special.

The diction, intonation and ensemble is impeccable, and their dynamic range is magical - I have seldom heard quiet singing quite like it - barely audible but with an intensity of line and sound that is truly wonderful. They have the ability to work the acoustics of St John's like no other group I know, and their obvious enjoyment of everything they perform is palpable and mesmeric.

Frazer Wilson's arrangements are often out of this world, but yet the harmonies have a logic to them that I imagine makes them good to sing, though not always easy, and splendid to listen to. Frazer's ability to not use a perfect cadence at the end of a piece is often mystical and always just right, as is his easy light touch when talking to the audience.

We had a range of styles from 'in your face' "Oliver Cromwell", through "Vidi Aquam", Greensleeves, and an own composition "Invocation". This latter was amazing and again used the acoustics of the building to great effect. The Dives & Lazarus melody "I heard the voice" was a gem. The straight production (almost), of the Butterworth setting of Houseman's "Is my team ploughing?" made me realise more than normally what a very clever setting this is - poignant and evocative.

Placing the singers in different parts of the church, including the balcony, was truly inspired, and the mix of such accomplished singers sent shivers down my spine more than once - super! I'm sure Parry would not have recognized Frazer's harmonies for "Jerusalem" but he couldn't really object too much, after all it did give the melody new life and gave us a chance to realise what a really splendid tune it is.

I can't pick out any songs as being my favourites of the evening, because I adored them all, but the new life that was breathed into "Greensleeves", Crimond, and "Sally Gardens" made the whole performance even more memorable. They are back at Christmas - don't miss them.

Andrew Hodkinson

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Don't Wait to Make Art Julie Parsonshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/414312%am, %06 %b %2013 %05:%Apr:%th 5AprGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/414312When I attend a concert, I expect to hear music. And when I attend a concert at an ACDA conference, I expect to hear excellent music.
 
I did not expect Tim Lautzenheiser.
 
I did not expect to be accosted with positivity.  To be delighted to laughter and touched to tears.  To be vehemently affirmed in my career choice.  Affirmed by a perfect stranger during an "inspirational message" in the middle of a concert session.
 
I wish I had written down everything he said so I could show you exactly how his words touched me so. And, believe me, I will be purchasing the video from that concert session (I hope it will be available)...Rajaton, the Philippine Madrigal Singers, and Camerata Musica Limburg, plus this talk that I will be putting on repeat. I don't have it exactly right, and my paraphrase may be a little off, but here's the gist:
 
What you do matters.
 
So, be encouraged.
 
That might be simplifying, but there it is.  What you do matters.  So, be encouraged.  Not one of us lives a small life.  Each of us, each of us musicians influence others by our music, an outpouring of self.  It is an art that has no concreteness, it is momentary and fleeting, and sometimes we feel it might have been insignificant.
 
It is not.
 
Music impacted the life of these boys, surviving in one of Boston's toughest neighborhoods; their choir-mate was shot on his way to practice.  And countless students who have said to me, "If it hadn't been for choir, I would have [dropped out, done drugs, committed suicide, you name it]. Beyond these extraordinary stories are countless ordinary ones: a college student who enjoyed singing for a semester, or a group of engineers who formed a choir, or this business major who claims "Everything I Need to Know I Learned in Music Class."
 
UPDATE:
 
Since I began this post, Roger Ebert passed away.  His art has influenced my life for most of my life.  Particularly this essay.  (Get the tissues.)
 
What you do matters. So, be encouraged. Go. Make Art. Make it now. Don't wait.
 
(Image credit: ali edwards. Text: My life is this moment. Live fully. Be open.)
 
[Originally posted April 6, 2013]
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Sing Vierne's "Messe solennelle" for chorus and organ Sven Edward Olbashhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471293%am, %29 %b %2015 %02:%Jul:%th 2JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471293The monumental Solemn Mass by 19th century French composer Louis Vierne makes full use of the tonal resources of the Schoenstein organ at Star of the Sea church. Join members of our chant workshops for the culmination of our Summer Workshops in Sacred Music on Sunday, August 30 at the 11:00 Latin Mass. By audition only (at first rehearsal).
 
Vierne: Messe solennelle
Rehearsals Tue August 11, 18, 25, and Thu Aug 27
7–9 pm
Star of the Sea Church
4420 Geary (at 8th Ave), San Francisco
 
Free, $10 fee for music. Advance registration required at starparish.com/chantworkshop.
 
 
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Irish and Scottish music Clell E. Wrighthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471292%am, %29 %b %2015 %01:%Jul:%th 1JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471292My choir is touring through Ireland and Scotland next May and I am looking to program pieces both from native composers as well as arrangements of folk music.  Most importantly I am looking for contemporary compositions from Irish and Scottish composers. Any suggestions? ]]>Duch and Sri Lankan repertoire Laura Hawleyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471287%am, %29 %b %2015 %01:%Jul:%th 1JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471287Hello friends!  
 
I'm putting together a program of music that will reflect the various cultural backgrounds of my choir members. Looking for recommendations for Duch and Sri Lankan composers/pieces of music for an advanced women's choir. 
 
Thank you!
 
~laura
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EASTER CELEBRATION Ralph Carmichael Robert Durishttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471284%am, %29 %b %2015 %01:%Jul:%th 1JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/47128430 copies in great conditon of "Easter Celebration" featuring the music and arrangements of Ralph Carmichael.  It was published by Lexicon Music, Inc.  $1 each or all for $25 + cost of shipping USPS. ]]>"It Took a Miracle" Praise Musical Easter Robert Durishttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471283%am, %29 %b %2015 %00:%Jul:%th 0JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/47128324 copies of "It Took A Miracle" A Praise Musical Especially for Easter by John W. Peterson.  It was published by Singspiration Music.  One of the copies is spiral-bound for the accompanist. All are in very good condition. $1 each or all for $20 + shipping USPS. ]]>Joseph Haydn's Third Mass Robert Durishttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471282%am, %29 %b %2015 %00:%Jul:%th 0JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/47128233 copies of Third Mass (The Imperial of Lord Nelson). G. Schirmer edition.  Gently used, a few with binding, but overall good condition.  $3 a piece or all for $90 + shipping USPS.   ]]>Mozart MASS in C Major "Coronation Mass" Robert Durishttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471281%am, %29 %b %2015 %00:%Jul:%th 0JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/47128133 copies, gently used and in great condition of Mozart Mass in C Major (K. 317).Kalmus edition Choral Score.  $4 a piece or all for $125 + the cost of shipping USPS.  The original price marked on the back is $8.95.   ]]>Soprano and Tenor Section Leaders Needed Lee E. Hoffmanhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471279%am, %29 %b %2015 %00:%Jul:%th 0JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471279The Chancel Choir at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Sacramento seeks a soprano and tenor section leader. Responsibilities from September through June include rehearsals on Thursdays 7-9 pm, church services on Sundays 10:15 am-12:15 pm, plus additional rehearsals and festival services (e.g. Christmas Eve, Maundy Thursday, etc.). Among the required skills are strong sight reading, ability to lead sectional rehearsals, assistant with conducting, as well as a collaborative spirit. The choir consists of  volunteers, and it performs repertoire from all stylistic periods. Pay is $40 per appearance (i.e. rehearsal, service), typically $80/week; additional pay for additional rehearsals and services. Contact Ms. Lee Hoffman, Director of Choirs, at choir@westminsac.org or 916-622-5160 for more information. The church is located at 1300 N. Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. ]]>The Summer Seasonals present: Journeys and Transformations Tanmoy Laskarhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471268%pm, %28 %b %2015 %22:%Jul:%th 22JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471268The Summer Seasonals Present:
 
Journeys and Transformations
Motets of Guerrero, Palestrina, de Wert, Rore, and others.
 
Join us for our final concert of our fourth season, as we take you on a journey
through mountain roads by the soft light of the August moon to grassy shores
dotted with fiery aspens in bloom. Come with us on our adventures by sea
through calm and storm, past vociferous volcanoes and craggy castles,
and explore bustling spice-laden markets and freshly-bloomed gardens.
 
As our paths take us far abroad, join us in songs of deep longing and fond
remembrance for those we leave behind; until such time as we return once more,
for more adventures are yet in store!
 
Wednesday, August 26, 7.30 PM
Memorial Church, 1 Harvard Yard
Cambridge, MA - 02138, USA
 
Thomas Sheehan, Organ
Tanmoy Laskar, Director
 
Admission Free!
 
 
 
Palestrina / Surge amica mea
Guerrero / Trahe me post te
Anonymous / Ay luna que re luces
Rore / Descendi in hortum meum
Laskar / Glades of Grace
de Wert / Ascendente Jesu

Intermission

Rore / Quae est ista
Vasquez / De los alamos
Gibbons / Cries of London
Weelkes / Thule, the period of cosmography
Palestrina / Dilectus meus
Guerrero / Surge, propera amica mea
 
About the choir
The Summer Seasonals are a mixed-voice community chamber choir, based in Cambridge, Massachussetts.
Our mission: to build community through music, while striving for the highest degree of artistic excellence.
Now in our fourth season, we bring together experienced professionals and advanced amateurs from across
Boston and Cambridge in a musical meltic pot for three months. Our final concert is a culmination of a
summer of exchanging ideas and forging musical bonds. On August 26, we will take you on a magical
journey from the mountains to the seas, and from the corporal to the fanciful.
 
 
About the director
Tanmoy Laskar recently received his PhD in Astrophysics from Harvard University.
His musical experience includes the Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus and the Harvard
Glee Club, and most recently, as a chorister and Choral Fellow at Harvard's 
Memorial Church. Also a choral composer, Tanmoy and has been directing 
student and community chamber choirs for the past ten years.
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Too late to go to school for music? Crystal Chandlerhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471274%pm, %28 %b %2015 %23:%Jul:%th 23JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471274Hello everyone,
 
I have struggled for years with whether or not it would even be possible for me to go to school for music.
 
I am 28 years old.  Year after year, I get really depressed about never having gone to school to pursue music.  I go through all of the regrets (how much time has been wasted, how I could have been somehow trying to learn as much as possible outside of school, and that I SHOULD have been trying to get more involved in music by trying to start a new group or getting out there and trying to gig).  I know obviously my big issue here is fear of failure, as that would explain why - instead of trying to do what I can- I have ended up doing nothing.  And now I am left with nothing.  
 
I've tried pursuing other options, but I always feel a pull for music.  I sing with a chorus in my area, and I am so grateful to have that in my life.  I love singing, I love harmony. I knew I never wanted to be a principal singer in an opera, or a lead star in a band- I actually enjoy chorus roles and background singing. I always thought I'd love to go for music education, but then when I see or hear teachers I know talk about their jobs, they don't seem very happy, so then I'm not sure WHAT I should do.  I just know I love music, and I want to be involved in it as much as possible in my life, but most options usually require a degree.
 
My close friends and family always say "you can do anything you want, follow your dreams, it's never too late!"  But they are not always practical, because they love me haha
 
Being so much older, could I even get accepted? Would I be good enough? Would it even be possible to go now that I have insurance, car payments, so many other bills to pay that an 18 year old most likely wouldn't have to worry about?  And that's the other thing...Could I keep up with students so much younger than myself? Would I just be this isolated oddball? I didn't ever get to have private coaching or lessons and my family never got me involved in anything because they weren't involved with music or college whatsoever. I didn't go to a high school that put emphasis on the arts, let alone being consulted about going to college and so forth.  
 
I feel sad that I missed out on so many potentially wonderful and amazing learning opportunities, and the opportunity to just be a part of that  world.  I know I can never get those opportunities being the age I am now (college life, music summer camps that were for teenagers,etc), but I still want to be able to somehow have more music in my life.
 
I am just sincerely interested in getting others' advice.  Is it practical?  Should I just attempt more along the lines of having music in my own personal life (i.e. trying to afford personal lessons, forming a group to gig with, or finding an agent to maybe get some backup singing jobs?)
Are there certain people I should be reaching out to/ talking to?
 
A few years ago, I wrote to a professor at a university I really had wanted to go to, and I had expressed similar concerns such as age,etc (although now that I look back I'm like "you were only 25!")  I was disappointed when I got my reply and this professor had not only really not addressed any parts of my letter whatsoever, but they had recommended me read a book they'd written to help me.  I read it, and it had nothing even remotely to do with what I was struggling with, so I was left very disheartened and disappointed.  I tried to take that as a sign to move on, and I felt good about that for a while, but this surging wave of regret and sadness always comes back at some point every year.
 
Thank you for reading and for your thoughts.
 
It's a vicious cycle- I get so depressed that I think "I MUST try to do this, I WILL try to do this, I will put myself out there!"  But the fear is so strong that it prevents me from ever even really trying, so I do  nothing...and back to the beginning!
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Music Director Lynn Hadehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471260%pm, %28 %b %2015 %21:%Jul:%th 21JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471260
Position Title:  Organist/Choir Director (part-time) 
Position Description:  We seek a skilled musician who will provide instrumental leadership of liturgical music and hymnody at our weekly 10:00 am Sunday worship service and provide leadership to a small group of dedicated Adult Choir volunteers.   The music director will coordinate with the rector to plan liturgical music and hymnody that will enhance the worship experience of the congregants.  Organist preferred.
Our organ is a Rodgers organ, the Concord 755-800, built in October of 1990.  With two 61 note manual keyboards, a 32-pedal note illuminated AG) specification pedal clavier, MIDI capabilities, it is excellent condition.   The position is salaried at a range of 15,500 – 16,500, based on skill and experience and includes sick leave and four weeks of paid vacation annually.
A full resume and references should be sent to:
            The Rev. Lynn A. Hade, Rector
            Episcopal Church of the Advent
            12 Byberry Road
            Hatboro, PA  19040
 
Or to: rectoradvent4@gmail.com
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Triptych: A World Without End Andrea Macyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471249%pm, %28 %b %2015 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471249
Triptych: A World Without End
Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 2:00 PM
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
57th Street and Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019
Tickets $20-$100
 
Program:
TARIK O'REGAN Triptych
TARIK O'REGAN The Ecstasies Above
MOZART Missa Brevis in F Major, K.192
DANIEL ELDER World Without End (World Premiere)
 
Performers:
Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International
Robert Istad and Alicia W. Walker, Conductors
 
CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS: http://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2015/11/15/0200/PM/Distinguished-Concerts-Orchestra-and-Distinguished-Concerts-Singers-International/
Tickets Go On Sale Monday, August 17, 2015
Call CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800
Box Office 57th Street and Seventh Avenue
Visit CarnegieHall.org
 
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Instrumental parts for Methodist Hymnal Derek Bateshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471255%pm, %28 %b %2015 %21:%Jul:%th 21JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471255I am in need of the orchestral edition of the United Methodist Hymnal. I am pretty sure it comes in binders and is categorized by instrumental families, Strings, woodwinds, etc. I will gladly pay for shipping if you are located out of state. Please contact me at Batesda13@students.crown.edu. Thanks ]]>Pro Tenor for St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Ardsley, NY Katherine Wolfhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471250%pm, %28 %b %2015 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471250
St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Ardsley New York, is looking for a TENOR soloist and section leader 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.  Singing season is from September through mid-June.  We seek someone who has strong sight reading skills, strong vocal skills and is responsible in learning parts and in attendance.  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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Steel City Men's Chorale Auditions Richard Teasterhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471248%pm, %28 %b %2015 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471248The Steel City Men's Chorale is seeking new members for the upcoming 2015-2016 concert season. We are a men's choral ensemble with an eclectic, mainly a cappella repertoire. We rehearse on Monday evenings from 7:00-9:15 pm at First Trinity Lutheran Church on N. Neville Street in the Oakland area of Pittsburgh. Auditions consist of vocalizing, pitch matching, and sight-reading and generally last no more than 10 minutes. There are 4 concert events this season, one in October, one in December, one in March and one in June. Please checkout our website, www.steelcitymenschorale.org. You can email me there to set-up and audition time, or if you prefer to email me directly, you can reach me at richard.teaster@gmail.com. Rehearsals begin August 17th.
 
Thanks,
Richard Teaster, Music Director
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Staff Section Leader Andrew Halladayhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471246%pm, %28 %b %2015 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471246
Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Broomfield, Colorado is seeking staff section leaders for the adult choir, Soli Dei.
 
The main responsibility of the position is to provide singing leadership for the choir both in rehearsal and worship. Rehearsals are typically 7:00-8:30 p.m. Wednesday nights. The tentative season schedule can be found below.
 
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CoddbTGUiNo-8NsPI4Lz1H0ogWRc-6tKdONsPgWnMfk
 
Job Description:
http://cross-of-christ.org/music/staffsectionleaders/
 
If interested, please email Minister of Music, Andrew Halladay, describing briefly your background and training. Recordings are appreciated, as well, if available.
 
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Volunteer Auditions: The Cumberland Choral Society Judith Brownhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471244%pm, %28 %b %2015 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471244
The Cumberland Choral Society is excited to announce its 75th Anniversary Season:
Concerts in December will include the Vivaldi Gloria and Seasonal favorites including White Christmas and Do You Hear What I Hear.  We will have professional soloists and orchestra
Concerts in May 2016 will be Elijah by Mendelssohn with an expanded professional orchestra and soloists from Manhattan.
We are striving for 75 singers for our 75th year and announce auditions  in all voice parts Mondays, September 14 and 21 at 6:15 at First Presbyterian Church, Cumberland, Maryland.  An informal interview and voice placement/assessment by Artistic Director, Judith Brown, will be the main content of this short audition.  Please bring a favorite piece with you to sing.
For further questions, call 301-777-3700 x 104 or email brojuda49@verizon.net  or visit cumberlandchoralsociety.org or find us on Facebook. 
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Dormi, Dormi, O Bel Bambin New Recording Tom Councilhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471239%pm, %28 %b %2015 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471239
I'm pleased to present a new recording of my arrangement of a  trad. Italian Christmas song
by Matthew Curtis.  Arranged for SSA with percussion.
Published by Alliance Music
 
Tom Council
www.tomcouncil.com
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Bob Chilcott's Jazz Folk Songs for Choirs Glenn R. Gregghttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471241%pm, %28 %b %2015 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/47124130 plus copies available. Lightly used for a recent program. $5 per copy plus shipping.
Titles included:
A la claire fontaine
En la Macarenita
Hush, little baby
Sakura
Scarborough Fair
Tell my ma
House of the Rising Sun
Tuoll' on mun kultani
Waltzing Matilda
 
Glenn Gregg
Artistic Director
Kirkland Choral Society
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Director of Music and Worship Eileen Sharphttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471240%pm, %28 %b %2015 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471240
Olivet Christian Church, 1991 S. Olivet Road, Columbia, MO  65201, is accepting applications for the position of Director of Music and Worship.  This is a part-time position of approximately 25 hours per week.  Applicants should hold a bachelor’s degree in music and should have experience in choral directing and assisting with worship planning.  Applicants should possess the ability to work within a diverse congregation with a broad spectrum of musical preferences, training and skills.  Direction of music for both children and adults is required.  The deadline for a letter of application and a resume’ is September 1, 2015 and may be submitted by mail or by e-mail to olivet2@centurytel.net.
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Singing City Auditioning for 2015-16 Season! Lauren Andersonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471235%pm, %28 %b %2015 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471235
Join us!
Singing City Choir of Philadelphia, PA, is holding auditions for the 2015-16 season. Founded in 1948, Singing City is 90 voices under the direction of Jeffrey Brillhart. The choir performs 4 major concerts a year and also brings choral music to underserved people in the community–in care facilities, homeless shelters, and schools, among others.
 
Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings from 7:20 to 9:50 p.m. at Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia. 
 
When and Where
Auditions for all voice parts will be held on August 25 (5:30 - 8pm) and September 1 (5:30 - 8pm) at Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia (Friends Center).
 
Signing up for the audition
Visit the
audition page of our website and fill out the “Audition Request Form” or call Choir Administrator Ben Weissman, 267-519-5322, to make arrangements.
 
Audition Requirements
One solo work of your choice. The audition will also cover sight-reading, tonal memory, and vocal range exercises. An accompanist will be provided.
Please consider joining us if you:
    1.    Have prior choral experience (please describe to us)
    2.    Can sight-read music
    3.    Live within weekly traveling distance of Philadelphia (50 miles or less)
    4.    Are not seeking professional promotion
 
Our goal is:
    •    to provide enriching and enjoyable musical experiences for both our singer and our audiences through outstanding live performances, educational outreach programs, and collaborations with local artists.
    •    to uphold a commitment to musical excellence within a warm, welcoming community.
    •    to foster a vibrant and diverse choral community, educate our singers and audiences, and extend our reach to youth.

Through Performance, Arts Education, and Fellowship, Singing City strives to be an artistic, social and spiritual force, bringing people together through choral music.

Learn more about us: www.singingcity.org
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San Gabriel Valley Choral Company Auditioning for New Members
TUESDAYS: 8/25, 9/1, and 9/8  between 6:30 – 9pm @ St. Luke's Episcopal Church Monrovia 
 
Please email znrobles@gmail.com to schedule an audition. Singers must sing a 2-3 minute a cappella solo and be prepared for a brief (and friendly) musicianship assessment. Auditions last for about 10 minutes and will be held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (122 S. California Ave., Monrovia 91016). All singers who audition are considered for solo and small ensemble opportunities, as well.
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The Masterwork Chorus Fall, 2015 Auditions Elaine Fiorinohttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471230%pm, %28 %b %2015 %14:%Jul:%th 14JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471230
The Masterwork Chorus holds fall 2015 auditions on Wednesday evenings, September 16th and 23rd, at the Chatham United Methodist Church, 460 Main Street, Chatham, NJ.  Auditions can be scheduled by contacting Membership Chair, Don MacGowan, at 973-479-4020 or at membership@masterwork.org.   
 
Singers are expected to sing on pitch, demonstrate accurate rhythm, and exhibit good sight-singing ability.  Accordingly, those auditioning will be asked to vocalize, carry out pitch- and rhythm-matching exercises, sight read in a four-part piece and, optionally, sing a prepared selection.  Previous choral experience is highly desirable.
 
Rehearsals occur at the church on Wednesdays from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm.   Prospective singers are encouraged to attend on September 9th to acquaint themselves with Masterwork’s singers and style.

The 2015-2016 season promises to be an exciting one as Masterwork celebrates its 60th anniversary, and welcomes new music director, Chris Shepard.  The chorus performs Handel’s Messiah, at Carnegie Hall on December 23rd and on December 19th at Ridge PAC in Basking Ridge, NJ. Spring 2016 performances include “Forest and Vale” on February 20th at Calvary Episcopal Church in Summit, NJ and Haydn’s Creation on May 21st at the Dorothy Young Center at Drew University in Madison, NJ.  Visit www.masterwork.org for more information.
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2-part Christmas Song for Children and Adults Glyn Lehmannhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471228%pm, %28 %b %2015 %14:%Jul:%th 14JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471228Greetings to all,
Here's a new Christmas song available to download from my SongLibrary website. It's called Every Voice That Sings.
With a message of 'Peace on Earth' it features a simple 2-part canon (echo) and voices imitating the joyful sound of bells ringing.
The download features a demonstration recording, an orchestrated backing track, a piano/vocal score and more.
 
It's suitable for any combination of voices from children to adults. You'll find it here.
 
Best wishes
Glyn Lehmann
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Conductors Help Composers Help Conductors Jack Senzighttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471207%am, %28 %b %2015 %05:%Jul:%th 5JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471207For those that hang out in the forums but don't read the front page,  the composer's community here on ChoralNet is having a festival of sorts to honor Jim Feiszli the creator of ChoralNet.  We need conductors to participate as judges and guides.  Composers have 9 days to write a rough draft of a new work, we need you to share what you think about the works and if you find something you like, help bring it to fruition.  There are about 30 composers planning to give this a try.   30 conductors would really help this take off.  
 
Here's a link to the main article about this: http://choralnet.org/view/470598  Join the Showcase Dare August 2015 community and tell us about you and your choirs in the forum there http://choralnet.org/list/grouppost/469189
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Ready Made Materials? Jane Engelmannhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471201%am, %28 %b %2015 %03:%Jul:%th 3JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471201Hi , 
I am a choral director for an adult amateur choir. I spend hours arranging and recording separate parts but wondered if there's a resource that has done that already?  I'm hoping to do braodway theme next term and have been searching fruitlessly on the web to find songs already arranged (simply) with separately recorded parts 
Any advice gratefully recieved. 
Thank you
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Associate Conductor (Level I), Star Valley Children's Choir Derek Tamhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471202%am, %28 %b %2015 %03:%Jul:%th 3JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471202
Star Valley Children’s Choir (SVCC), a non-profit choral organization in the San Francisco Bay Area serving over 80 children, is looking for a dynamic conductor to serve in the part-time position of conductor of the beginner-level (Level I) choirs. Essential duties include direction of beginner-level choirs at SVCC’s two locations, as well as participation in concert performances.
 
Essential job duties:
  • Conduct the Level I choirs at the Millbrae and San Jose locations, which consist of children aged 5-8. Lead the choir in weekly rehearsal and conduct in performances. Encourage choristers to achieve musicianship and musical literacy goals as outlined in the choir curriculum. Conduct evaluations twice annually to recommend choristers for promotion.
  • Other duties as needed.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s in Music Education or Choral Conducting required.
  • Basic piano skills required.
  • One year’s experience of teaching in a school or community preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with other staff members, parents, and the public.
  • Basic skills in Microsoft Office and social media.
  • Commitment to choral education and expanding a growing organization.
To apply: 
  • Electronically submit a letter of interest and a resume or CV with two references to Artistic Director, Derek Tam, at derek.saiho.tam@gmail.com. Video clips are welcome, but not required. Subsequent steps in the process include an in-person interview and a potential on-site audition.
This is a part-time position (5 hours on average per week) with no benefits. The associate conductor reports to the Artistic Director of Star Valley Children’s Choir. Most work will occur on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning; however, there are occasional mandatory events (concerts, retreats, etc.) that require additional hours. Salary is commensurate with experience.
 
For more information about Star Valley Children’s Choir, visit www.starvalleycc.org.
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Seattle Bach Choir Auditions Nan Beth Waltonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471197%am, %28 %b %2015 %02:%Jul:%th 2JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471197
The Seattle Bach Choir is excited to announce auditions in all voice parts on Monday, August 24 from 5-9 PM. We are looking for singers who are interested in learning at a high artistic and vocal level, and who especially enjoy choral music from 1550-1950.
 
Our 2015-2016 season includes: music by Gabrieli and Schütz for choir and brass; Monteverdi, Telemann, and Mozart, with a performance of Singet Dem Herrn by Bach; and music in celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death
 
The audition appointment includes a solo selection of your choice (pianist provided), exercises to gauge your range, ear, and sight-reading abilities, and an informal interview with Artistic Director Dr. Anne Lyman.
 
The Seattle Bach Choir rehearses Tuesday evening's in Seattle's Maple Leaf District at St Catherine of Siena, 815 NE 85th Street, Seattle.
 
Please go to our website at www.seattlebachchoir.org for more information and to schedule an audition.
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Paid section leaders (SATB) Jubilee New York Bill Heigenhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471196%am, %28 %b %2015 %02:%Jul:%th 2JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471196

Jubilee New York, a leading concert producer in New York City, is seeking four professional singers to serve as section leaders for The Jubilee Chorus. We are looking for one soprano, one alto, one tenor, and one bass/baritone. 
Jubilee New York provides opportunities for singers and instrumentalists from around the globe to perform in our concert series. The Jubilee Chorus is a volunteer choir that proclaims a message of hope, healing, and spiritual freedom through music.
Candidates for the position must be active vocal artists. Some requirements include:

- Exceptional sight-singing and quick learning skills
- Strong vocal technique is required
- Ability to sing straight tone
- Ability to be independent on own voice part and be comfortable demonstrating preparedness by singing in a quartet
- Ability to blend volume, tone, and vowels is required- Preparing music outside of rehearsals is expected
- Must be able to lead and teach others.

The choir rehearses from September to June on Tuesday evenings from 7 pm to 9 pm in Manhattan. There are six concerts programmed along the season mostly on Saturdays morning/afternoon. Attendance to all rehearsals and concerts is mandatory.

Compensation: $30.00 per rehearsal - $50.00 per concert

If you are an interested candidate, please send an email with your resume, headshot and a link to any media (video, mp3, etc) you might have that shows your vocal skills to "nyc.jubileechorus@gmail.com". 
Auditions will be held on the second or third week of August 2015.
Jubilee New York Website: http://www.jubileenyc.org/

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Craig Jessop to conduct the National Memorial Day Choral Festival at the Kennedy Center, May 29, 2016 Bill Bergemanhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471193%pm, %27 %b %2015 %23:%Jul:%th 23JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471193
 
Choirs are now being accepted to the 2016 National Memorial Day Choral Festival, taking place May 27-30, 2016 in Washington, D.C. The event culminates in two outstanding performances – the first, on Sunday, May 29, is a matinee concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; and, the second, as part of the Opening Ceremonies for the National Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30.
 
Dr. Craig Jessop will return for his sixth year as Artistic Director and Conductor.

Conceived in 2008 as a joint venture by the American Veterans Center and Music Celebrations International to attract greater attention to the true meaning of the Memorial Day holiday, Washington, D.C.'s annual Memorial Day Choral Festival honors those veterans past and present who have sacrificed so much for the liberties we currently enjoy in our country - as well as around the world.

For more information, please visit the Memorial Day Festival website: www.memorialdaychoralfestival.org
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Director of Music Ministry Lisa Cookhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471192%pm, %27 %b %2015 %23:%Jul:%th 23JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471192
Covina United Methodist Church announces a job opening for a Director of Music Ministry. While membership in the United Methodist Church is not a requirement, sympathy for the mission of the denomination (“Making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world”) is necessary.
 
The congregation of 300, has a solid worship base grounded in traditional mainline Protestant practices. This service provides deep connections to those raised in and familiar with mainline worship. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to strengthen the existing worship experience.
 
10 hours per week:
The Director will invest an average of 10 hours per week coordinating a traditional worship experience by directing a volunteer adult choir (selecting music, weekly rehearsing, and conducting on Sunday morning), coordinating service music and responses with the organist and pastor.
 
The volunteer adult choir will sing weekly in addition to three other occasions.  (including Christmas eve and a late spring or early summer concert). The choir shifts to a summer schedule in July (Sunday rehearsal only) and takes August off.
 
The Director will supervise music staff including volunteer and paid worship musicians.
 
Submit Resume and references to staffing@covinaumc.org
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Personal Assistant to the President Sara Casarhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471184%pm, %27 %b %2015 %20:%Jul:%th 20JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471184
Leading concert touring company seeks motivated, organized, quick-learner to assist the President.  Help keep President organized and productive in the business of arranging worldwide concert tours for orchestras & choirs.  Includes business and personal tasks.  Knowledge of travel, group tours, music & languages preferred.  Personal tasks include overseeing the schedule for two boys (ages 12 and 17) including but not limited to music classes, language classes, homework completion and sports activities.  Part-time in our Alexandria, VA office and part-time outside of the office facilitating the boys schedule and at the President’s home.  Must have own transportation.  College degree required.  Please email cover letter and resume to Sara Casar, Business Manager, at Sara@ClassicalMovements.com.  Please include salary requirement, travel experience, music background, and language proficiency.  No calls please.  Benefits include paid vacation, sick leave, medical, and 401(k) plan with company match.
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Marketing and Public Relations Manager Sara Casarhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471183%pm, %27 %b %2015 %20:%Jul:%th 20JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471183
Leading worldwide concert touring company seeks experienced Marketing and Public Relations Manager.   This position is responsible for the coordination of all marketing, advertising, public relations, and development operations, as well as other special projects.  Responsibilities include coordinating and managing all press relations; reserving, designing, and managing advertisements and their respective deadlines; creating content and designing bi-weekly marketing emails; creating social media content with Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, and maintaining an overall positive image of Classical Movements and its clients.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office (including Excel, Word, Publisher and PowerPoint), knowledge in Adobe Photoshop, knowledge in PatronMail (or similar email marketing program), proficiency in social media outreach (Twitter and Facebook) preferred.  College degree required.  Required to work in our Alexandria, VA office.  Please email cover letter and resume to Sara Casar, Business Manager, at Sara@ClassicalMovements.com.  Please include salary requirements, relevant experience, and classical music background.  No calls please.  Benefits include paid vacation, sick leave, medical, and 401(k) plan with company match.
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Tour Manager/Operations Manager Sara Casarhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471182%pm, %27 %b %2015 %20:%Jul:%th 20JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471182
Leading worldwide concert touring company seeks experienced Tour Manager/Operations Manager.   Responsible for the planning, implementation and management of international and domestic concert tours for orchestras, concert bands, and choirs.   Knowledge and contacts with international and domestic concert presenters and venues, knowledge of choral and orchestral classical music, experience with arranging or participating in group concert tours, and knowledge of foreign languages specifically German or Spanish preferred.  College degree required.  Travel may be required.  Required to work in our Alexandria, VA office.  Please email cover letter and resume to Sara Casar, Business Manager, at Sara@ClassicalMovements.com.  Please include salary requirements, relevant experience, travel experience, classical music background, and language proficiency.  No calls please.  Benefits include paid vacation, sick leave, medical, and 401(k) plan with company match.
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Silent Night: The Birth of a Carol Ned Wetheraldhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471180%pm, %27 %b %2015 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471180Item: Silent Night: The Birth of a Carol
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Hal Hopson
Starting: September 15, 2015
For: January 1, 2016
Copies: 20-30
Willing to rent: No
 
Will pay shipping both ways.
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Tenor section leader in San Francisco Matthew Walshhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471179%pm, %27 %b %2015 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471179The St. Monica Choir, an accomplished liturgical chamber choir in San Francisco, is auditioning tenor section leaders. The successful candidate will be a singer with excellent choral chops, good reading skills and the ability to work well in an intimate choral setting. St. Monica Church is a beautiful, unknown gem of a church in the Richmond District of SF. We have a distintive schedule wherein we sing on every other Sunday, so St. Monica singers have some weekends off! The liturgy is hospitable and supportive of fine choral music and there is a generous acoustic. Our repertoire ranges from Gregorian Chant to newly composed works, and includes a generous amount of Renaissance Polyphony.  Auditions are ongoing and will continue until the position is filled.
 
To set up an audition contact Music Director Matthew Walsh at monicamusic@sbcglobal.net or by phone at 510-292-9782
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Full-time Director of Liturgy and Music Nicholas Posshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471178%pm, %27 %b %2015 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471178
Our 660 family parish northwest of Milwaukee seeks a full time Director of Liturgy and Music to continue a strong liturgical and musical tradition. Position requires bachelor's degree in music (masters preferred), strong keyboard (piano and organ), vocal and directing skills, liturgical training, and ability to collaborate with staff and parishioners. Starting Sept. 1st. Salary and benefits based on degree and experience.
 
Send resume to: searchcommittee@blteresaparish.org
Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish 
PO Box 68
North Lake, WI 53064
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Youth Music Director, Northminster Presbyterian Church Christopher Owenhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471170%pm, %27 %b %2015 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471170
Position: Youth Music Director (YMD)
Part Time estimated 6-10 hours a week during the program year from August 15 through June 15.
 
Responsibilities:
 
  • Foster the spiritual development of our youth through music; understand that music is a key component of the Christian education of our youth.
 
  • Plan, Recruit, Rehearse, and Lead youth in the following ensembles:
  • Youth Bells, Grades 6-12
  • Sunday School Choir, Grades 1-5
  • Cherub Choir, Ages 3-5
 
  • Work closely with the Christian Education Committee and Director of Music to select music for the youth music program and planning youth music participation in worship.  

 
Schedule and Expectations:
 
  • Approx. Sunday Schedule
    • 9:00 - 9:30 am, Youth Bells
    • 9:50 - 10:10 am, Sunday School Choir
    • 10:25 - 10:40 am, Cherub Choir
    • Other times as necessary when youth participate in worship

 
  • Participation in Worship Expectations
    • Youth Bells, 6-8 times per program year
    • Sunday School Choir, 8-10 times per program year
    • Cherub Choir, 2-4 times per program year
    • Christmas Eve Family Service
    • Additional times as requested by the Director of Music and/or Pastor/Head of Staff.  

 
  • Meeting Expectations
    • Monthly check in with Director of Music
    • Christian Education Committee as requested
    • Worship & Music Education Committee as requested

 
Desirable Skills:
  • Piano Fluency
  • Excellent communication skills with children and adults
  • Excitement for working with youth

 
Salary: $7500.00 Annual paid only during the months of the program year.

 
Relationships: Accountable to the Director of Music and Pastor/Head of Staff
 
 
Applying Process and Timeline:
 
Electronic application packets are preferred but not necessary.
  • Resume listing musical training, youth music directing experience, and contact information
  • After initial review, individuals will be contacted to for an in person interview
  • Preference will be given to applications that are received by August 1st, 2015 but will continue to accept and review applications after that time
  • Position begins Mid/Late-August
  • Send questions or application packets to Northminster Presbyterian Church Music Director, Dr. Christopher Owen
 
Email: cowen@northminpres.org
          
                   Snail Mail:
                   Dr. Christopher Owen
                   Youth Music Director Search
                   Northminster Presbyterian Church
                   2515 Central Park Avenue
                   Evanston, Ilinois 60201
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Volunteer Auditions - St. Louis Women's HOPE Chorale Leanne Latudahttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471169%pm, %27 %b %2015 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471169St. Louis Women's HOPE Chorale is holding auditions for Volunteer positions for our upcoming 21st Season.
Auditions will be held:
Wednesday, August 12, 6:30-9:30 pm, at Maryville University in Auditorium Room 1420
Audition requirements:
1 a cappella solo (does not need to be memorized)
 
Chorale rehearses every Sunday evening, 6-8:30 pm, at Maryville University, August 23, 2015 - May 8, 2016
We welcome all ability and experience levels and encourage you to audition!
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Email artisticdirector@stlwomenshopechorale.org to schedule your audition
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Paid Section Leaders - St. Louis Women's HOPE Chorale Leanne Latudahttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471168%pm, %27 %b %2015 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471168St. Louis Women's HOPE Chorale is holding auditions to fill 4 paid section leader positions (S1, S2, A1, A2) in the form of Young Artist Awards. A Young Artist must be:
- 35 or younger
- have or be pursuing a degree in music
- capable of performing solos
Auditions will be held Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 6:30 - 9:30 pm at Maryville University in Auditorium Room 1420.
Audition requirements:
Two solos from memory in contrasting styles (1 in a foreign language, 1 in English)
 
Chorale rehearses Sunday evenings, 6-8:30 pm, August 23 - May 8.
Email artisticdirector@stlwomenshopechorale.org to schedule your audition
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Seeking Heinz Werner Zimmermann: Vespers (in English) Thomas Berrymanhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471164%pm, %27 %b %2015 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471164Item: Vespers: a choral service in five parts
Composer/Arranger/Edition: HW Zimmermann
Starting: August 1
For: September 1
Copies: One Perusal Copy, potentially 20 copies
Willing to rent: No
 
This edition, in English, was published in 1975 by Agape and is permanently out of print.  I would like to peruse a score for possible use at an evening prayer in November and would seek permission to make copies if appropriate for our use and sufficient copies cannot be borrowed.  Happy to reimburse costs for scanning or shipping.
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Choral Scholar vacancies - Calvary Episcopal Church, Louisville, KY Eugene Laveryhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471161%pm, %27 %b %2015 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471161
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 (6:30-8:30 pm) 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 is $50.00 per call.
 
Expectations of Calvary Section Leaders:
 
  • Leadership skills with pastoral sensitivity.
  • Attendance at all scheduled rehearsals and performances.  For any unavoidable absences during the academic year, the Section Leader will be asked to work with the Director of Music to find a competent substitute, if needed.
  • Punctuality is mandatory, and section leaders are expected to arrive ten minutes before the scheduled start of each appearance.
  • Exceptional sight-singing and quick learning skills.
  • Strong vocal technique and musical expression.
  • Exceptional intonation.
  • Ability to blend vowels and color.
  • Ability to sing in English and Latin, as well as other languages, as necessary.
  • Knowledge of IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) is desirable.
  • Ability to interpret various stylistic and historical performance practices.
  • Independence of voice-part.
  • To prepare music in advance of all rehearsals.
  • To assist in the vocal training of the choir (primarily by example).
  • To serve as soloist and/or cantor as mutually agreed with the Director of Music.
  • To maintain professional competence through regular practice, study, and performance.
 
 
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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Song of Atlanta Show Chorus Guest Night Faith Millerhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471163%pm, %27 %b %2015 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471163
What’s even more fun than listening to barbershop? Singing it, of course! Step out of the audience and onto the risers when you join the Song of Atlanta Show Chorus for a night of fun, friendship, and song at Guest Night on August 18th. There’s never been a better time to become a member, so be sure to visit and find out if you qualify for our brand new scholarship opportunities! No matter your musical training or vocal range, if you’re an adult female singer age 14 and up, our music team will help place you in the perfect spot. Don’t miss it! Go to www.songofatlanta.com to find our more.
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True Concord Voices & Orchestra Andrea Macyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471158%pm, %27 %b %2015 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471158
A COMMEMORATIVE CONCERT FOR THE 14TH ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11
Friday, September 11, 2015 at 7:00 pm
Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center
1941 Broadway at 65th Street
New York, NY 10023
Tickets $20-$100
 
CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS: http://www.lincolncenter.org/show/true-concord-voices-orchestra-1
 
Featuring Mozart’s Requiem and the New York premiere of Stephen Paulus’ Prayers and Remembrances, originally commissioned for the 10th anniversary of 9/11
True Concord Voices & Orchestra™ draws upon the first rank of professional choral and instrumental musicians from around the United States in service of its artistic mission: to enrich lives through the transformational power of classical music. True Concord seeks to bring together hearts from Tucson with those from New York and around the world through the power of music by two towering and beloved composers.
 
Student and Senior Discounts Available With ID
Tickets from $20
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Auditions for The Bel Canto Children's Chorus! PA Joy Hirokawahttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471141%pm, %27 %b %2015 %13:%Jul:%th 13JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471141The Bel Canto Children's Chorus announces auditions for singers entering grades 2 - 12 on Thursday, July 30 in Red Hill and Wednesday, August 5 in Allentown. Visit our website to schedule an audition:
 
http://www.belcantochildren.com
 
Exciting opportunities in the 2015 - 2016 season include performances with the Allentown Symphony, the Allentown Band in Carnegie Hall, the Bach Choir of Bethlehem, and  special performances of Linda Tutas Haugen's Anne Frank: A Living Voice
 
Come sing with us!
 
 
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Join the Schiller Institute Chorus, NYC Michelle Fuchshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471146%pm, %27 %b %2015 %14:%Jul:%th 14JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471146At the beginning of this year, the Schiller Institute launched a New York City Community Chorus to restore harmony to the city in the wake of the Eric Garner grand jury ruling, and the lawless murder of two police officer, a short time later. Violence, including war, is not an acceptable means for human beings to settle disputes. In the age of thermonuclear weapons, war risks annihilation of our species, which is an unacceptable risk. Schiller Institute founder Helga Zepp-LaRouche has organized a series of international conferences dedicated to creating a "new paradigm" worthy of mankind, and this chorus is part of that effort.
 
We practice every Thursday at 6:30pm at Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church in Manhattan. The chorus is open to all, regardless of experience and proficiency.
 
Currently we are focused on Bach's motet Jesu Meine Freude, but also work on Mozart, Beethoven, Handel, American Patriotic Songs and African American Spirituals. 
 
All rehearsals and concerts are done at the Verdi scientific tuning of A=432 Hz.
 
Please contact Margaret at 646-509-5451, or email margbg@hotmail.com
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Albany area music teacher? erin smithhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471117%am, %27 %b %2015 %01:%Jul:%th 1JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471117

Dear Albany area music teacher,

I'm interested in potentially bringing a large scale children's choir opportunity to the Capital district. Please message me if you don't mind my picking your brain about this possibility! I really appreciate it!

Thank you!

Erin

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MEZZO Soloist - Elijah May 2016 Judith Brownhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471138%pm, %27 %b %2015 %12:%Jul:%th 12JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471138The Cumberland Choral Society in Cumberland, Maryland, (equidistant, about 2 hours, from Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Washington)  is looking for a mezzo-soprano soloist for its Spring concerts 2016.  We are performing an abridged version of Elijah May 20 and 22 with professional soloists, orchestra and 70 voices.  For details, contact Judith Brown, Artistic Director, at 301-777-3700, ext. 104 or e-mail brojuda49@verizon.net, see our website or find us on Facebook. ]]>Paid Chancel Choir Choristers Guillermo Munozhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471128%am, %27 %b %2015 %03:%Jul:%th 3JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471128
Winnetka Congregational Church (Winnetka, IL) seeks paid choristers (soprano, tenor and bass) for its Chancel Choir to begin this Fall 2015 (September - June). The chancel choir sings for the 10:00 a.m. Sunday services.

Rehearsals are held Thursday evenings from 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. and on Sundays prior to worship at 9:00 a.m.

Requirements for the position include: the ability to engage and encourage volunteer musicians, strong sight-reading skills, and the ability to sing in a variety of musical styles. Must be available for Christmas Eve and Holy Week services.
 
The position pays a stipend per call with an average of eight calls per month.

Those interested should submit a resume, references, and a recording (link to YouTube or as attachment) to Dr. Robert Harris, Director of Music/Choirmaster <robahar@comcast.net>
 
Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.
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Bass or baritone positions in St. Louis Philip Barneshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471126%am, %27 %b %2015 %03:%Jul:%th 3JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471126Singers who would like to perform with the Saint Louis Chamber Chorus in its celebratory 60th annual season, are invited to try out for the choir Tuesday, August 18. Some evening appts. are still available. This year's program includes many choral classics, and features Tallis's 40-part motet, Spem in Alium. More information is available from the website, and by calling (636) 458-4343. Inquiries about other evening auditions are also welcome.
Two full time positions remain open, together with several places on the alternate (sub) roster. All SLCC members receive an honorarium per program, together with other forms of remuneration.
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WomenSing auditions Barbara Beckhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471125%am, %27 %b %2015 %03:%Jul:%th 3JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471125Celebrating its 50th anniversary season "Giving Voice to Women" in 2015-16, WomenSing invites experienced singers to audition.  Voted Diablo Magazine's 2015 Best of the East Bay music ensemble, and winner of the Contra Costa County Arts Commission Award for Artistic Achievement, WomenSing will perform Britten's masterpiece A Ceremony of Carols in December, and will be participating in the Alta Pusteria International Choral Festival in Northern Italy in the summer of 2016.  WomenSing is holding auditions on August 20 and September 3, 2015, and by appointment.  All voice parts are welcome.  Scholarships are available for qualified singers.  ]]>New York Chamber Choirs Alistair Hamiltonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471116%am, %27 %b %2015 %01:%Jul:%th 1JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471116New York Chamber Choirs is a unique non-profit organization in New York City. Our mission is to celebrate the performance, education and outreach of this art form through innovative concerts and events for adults and young people. 
 
We have an adult chamber choir (20 semi-professional voices) alongside a youth chamber choir (24 voices aged 14-20) from all types of schools in the city. Our ensembles receive music education, choral training and individual voice lessons at no cost. During our last season, we had exclusive concerts and education events with Ola Gjeilo and Paul Mealor (from the UK).
 
We are recruiting new members for the upcoming season and ask that you visit our website to learn more about NYCC, watch our videos and sign up to audition. We rehearse on Tuesday nights (adults from 6:45 - 9:15pm) on the Upper West Side. This season, our first major performance will be of the Durufle Requiem.
 
Alistair Hamilton
Founder & Artistic Director
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Part-Time Director of Music Ministry Donna Scanlanhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471102%pm, %26 %b %2015 %21:%Jul:%th 21JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471102

Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Northwest Arkansas is a dynamic congregation alive with the Holy Spirit and is seeking a Director of Music to contribute to the congregation's spiritual development by providing a meaningful worship experience through the use of high quality and diverse music styles. The Director of Music Ministry needs an appreciation for and experience in a variety of musical styles to help plan, develop, and carry out traditional, blended, and contemporary worship experience formats.

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Under the supervision of the Pastor, the director will consult and work collaboratively with the Pastor, the Worship & Music Committee, other church staff, and volunteers in creating a comprehensive music program that complements, supports, and enhances the mission of the church.
• Provides musical accompaniment on piano/keyboard at Sunday worship services and other major celebrations and/or finds a suitable replacement.
• Participates in the creative worship planning, hymn selection, and special music selections for Sunday worship services (traditional, blended, and contemporary) with the Pastor and/or other designated personnel including special worship services for Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, mid-week Advent and Lenten services, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Thanksgiving, and other celebration services.
• Schedules and directs all vocal and instrumental groups in rehearsals needed to adequately prepare for regular participation in Sunday worship services during the months of September - May.
• Directs, rehearses with, and accompanies vocalists and instrumentalists providing special music for services as needed.
• Arranges for and schedules appropriate special music for worship services during the months of June, July, and August.

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:
• Must be a practicing Christian who will support the vision, mission, and values of Emmanuel Lutheran Church and has an appreciation for and some understanding of Lutheran liturgy, theology and traditions.
• Minimum of Bachelor's degree in music preferred.
• Experience participating in a liturgical church worship service environment.
• Knowledge and experience in use of traditional, blended, and contemporary liturgical worship formats.
• Demonstrated skill and proficiency in playing a digital piano/keyboard and working knowledge of other instruments.
• Demonstrated skill and proficiency in sight-reading, playing, and directing four-part music.
• Appreciation and competency of diverse musical styles and liturgical formats.
• Demonstrated skill and competency in directing choral and instrumental groups of various sizes and abilities.
• Excellent organizational and effective interpersonal communication skills
• Flexible and open schedule with the ability to think creatively and complete tasks/projects independently and collaboratively with a team.
• Ability to motivate, encourage, and develop volunteer musicians of varying skill levels.

For full job description go to: http://www.elcnwa.org and click on "Staff Opening"

HOW TO APPLY:
We encourage all applicants to submit their resume by email to elcoffice@elcnwa.org with the subject line titled "Music Director Search"

Alternatively, you may mail your resume to:
Emmanuel Lutheran Church
Music Director Search
2901 East Zion Road, Suite 17
Fayetteville, AR 72703

Cover letter and resume must be received by September 15, 2015

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Part-Time Music Director Tammy Kotarahttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471099%pm, %26 %b %2015 %20:%Jul:%th 20JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471099

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The Children’s Chorus of Collin County is accepting applications 

for the position of Conductor for the Prelude Chorus. 

 

The Children’s Chorus of Collin County is an auditioned, tuition-based organization, comprised of 3 Choruses.   The Chorus will celebrate its 10th Season this year, which will culminate in a Summer Tour to Canterbury Cathedral and London.  The Chorus has performed twice at New York’s Carnegie Hall.  Through local, state, and national performances, the Chorus has established itself as a premier Children’s and Youth Chorus. 

 

The Prelude Chorus is comprised of children Grades 3-5, and rehearses in Plano, TX on Monday evenings, September – May, from 6:30pm – 7:30pm.   Membership averages between 30-40 singers. 

 

This Chorus performs on the December concert at Custer Road United Methodist Church, the May concert at thEisemann Center in Richardson, and up to two additional performances each semester.  

 

Requirements 

  • Experience in choral conducting 

  • Knowledge of children’s vocal development  

  • Commitment to the vocal philosophy and approach that is held by organization 

  • Ability to lead efficient weekly rehearsals, retreats, and other rehearsals as scheduled 

  • Love and respect for children, and a desire to inspire and motivate  

  • Artistic excellence in every Chorus rehearsal, performance and event 

 

Compensation: 

This is a contract position at $50 an hour, plus $25 for weekly prep time   

A pianist is provided. 

 

Application Process: 

Please send a letter or email that includes your interest and qualifications for this position, along with your resume to: 

Janie Oliver, Artistic Director 

P.O. Box 25132 

Plano, Texas 75024 

 

Applicants will be contacted for a personal interview.  Finalists will be observed in a choral setting with children.   

 

For more information on the Children’s Chorus of Collin County, 

please visit our website www.childrenschorusofcollincounty.org 

 

 

July, 2015

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contact information for composer Amy F. Bernon? Cynthia Frankhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471095%pm, %26 %b %2015 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471095I haven't been able to find contact information for composer Amy F. Bernon. She doesn't seem to have a website or blog. Anyone know how to contact her?
Many thanks,
Cynthia Frank
Mendocino Women's Choir
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Sacred works for choir and orchestra Heather Seatonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471087%pm, %26 %b %2015 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471087Hello.
 
I am looking for a choir and orchestra to premier two sacred pieces I am currently orchestrating. They are not of the length you seek but they may interest to you if your duration requirements ever changed.
 
I am working on an oratorio, using only text from the book of Proverbs, which will be at least a half an hour long, when done. It is for 4 soloists, choir, and chamber ensemble/orchestra.  I'm flexible on the orchestration and would write it to fit your needs and budget. I'm looking for some financial support so that I can orchestrate this piece. I would love the chance to speak to you about it and will include my number below. I'd be happy to send you sections from it if you are interested.
 
Before I die, one of my main goals as a composer, it to finish orchestrating a mass for choir and orchestra. This  work has been performed with just piano or organ accompaniment, in sections, over the past decade- but never all as one mass and never with orchestra. I am currently orchestrating the Credo and could send you what I have so far, to see if my orchestration and compositional style appealed to you.
 
The Credo, particulaly, is also designed to stand alone and is for solo soprano and orchestra; if you ever needed a piece of about 6 or 7 minutes to complement your other long works.
 
My philosophy and writing style features lyrical polyphony; I believe that every line, instrumental or sung, should be as beautiful, clear, and flowing as possible, and that it should be beautiful to experience, play, and hear. I treat my inner voices with the same amount of care as the featured melodies. 
 
With this particular mass I've mentioned, I focused on a character of purity and innocence so the overall feel/style is sweet and cantabile. Each section was written in response, or dedication, to specific people- so there is a special  tenderness there. I think people will enjoy this accessible setting.
 
Please let me know if it woudl be ok to send you examples of these two works. Perhaps we could co-apply for a grant to support the funding of this collaboration. I hope very much that the material and the option for premiering it might bring joy to you and the musicians.
 
It would make me really happy to serve you. I love wiriting for a specific instrumentation and woul dlove to write these for you. I wish you good luck in all that you do and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for putting together sacred choral and orchestral works; they are a true blessing and gem that should be shared! As a composer of such music, it give me so much hope and happiness to know that such music is still be programmed. I pray that your worshp, or performance experiences, in this genre are very well attended and that they have a profound impact on others. may you be able to carry on your work with great success fo rmany years to come!
 
Sincerely.
 
Heather Seaton,
Sacre Music Composer
(703) 436-1036 
 
Thank you for reading this.
 
 
 
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Music Ed vs. Choral Conducting MM Samantha O'Brien http://www.choralnet.org/view/471085%pm, %26 %b %2015 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471085Hi, I am a 21-year-old-soon-to-be graduate with a BME! I have been studying classical voice for 4 years but also have experience playing flute in band for 10 years. My goals are teaching at the secondary level (choir or band with a preference for choir), and eventually at the collegiate level. Or perhaps working in arts administration or advocacy i.e. at a performing arts center. I'm currently working as a receptionist in a music store, teaching private voice lessons there, and singing in church choirs in addition to finishing coursework.

After graduation, I'm debating A. applying for jobs and trying to gain more experience OR B. going straight to graduate school. For option A, I am open to just about anything EXCEPT an elementary music job, which is what seems to be the most available for new graduates. If I choose option B, two main questions emerge.. 1. What will I study? The main debate is between a MM in Music Ed., perhaps with a focus in conducting, MM in Choral Conducting, or perhaps something like Arts Administration (I have experience and interest in Music Business). 2. WHERE? I'm originally from Virginia and like that area.. I've never been to the Midwest or Pacific Coast so I'm interested but slightly tentative. I am in a relationship with someone who is likely to be going to graduate school in Florida for the next two years, so ideally I would like to remain in or near Florida. However, I do not want to limit myself and am open to all opinions/advice. I think it's most important to me to work with someone who is knowlegeable in the field of choral music but is also progressive and aware of how the field of music is changing. Someone who ideally appreciates my band experience as well. Also **VERY** important -- I need all of the costs to be covered. Ideally via an assistantship that involves teaching/conducting or helping with officework/music admissions... I have training/experience in all of those things. Thanks in advance!!! ]]>
Organist/ Accompanist Joan Zislerhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471083%pm, %26 %b %2015 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471083
 
 
St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Centennial, CO is seeking an organist/accompanist to continue in an established, thriving and high quality music program.  This is a part-time/non-exempt position (10 hours per week).
 
Our congregation’s mission is guided by a Purpose Statement: St. Timothy’s embraces all people with the love of Jesus through joyful worship rooted in tradition, ministries for all generations and reaching out to those in need.
 
The chosen candidate will be responsible for providing organ and piano music at Sunday and Festival services, as well as accompanying the adult volunteer choir.
 
St. Timothy’s sanctuary is known in the Denver South Metro area for its magnificent custom installation three manual Allen Digital Computer organ having an AGO pedal board.  It is also home to a lovely Weinbach grand piano.  Musicologists praise the acoustical quality of the sanctuary.  Area musicians look forward to performing in our church. 
 
Essential Responsibilities:
  • Provide organ and piano music for the Sunday morning weekly worship services. (7:45 and 10:00 a.m.). 
  • Accompany the choir at the 10:00 a.m. service (September-May)
  • Accompany the choir at rehearsal two hours a week (Thursday evening September-May).
  • Work with the choir to support congregational singing, lead the psalm, offer anthems and provide special music as needed within the liturgy.
  • Support Festival and special services throughout the year.
  • Coordinate and accompany volunteers for summer music anthems.
  • Make arrangements for piano and organ service or repair in coordination with the Music Director.. 
 
Additional Responsibilities:
  • Provide music for weddings and funerals (Additional remuneration given).
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
 
Required Qualifications/Knowledge/Skills/Education:
  • Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Arts degree in Music or equivalent.
  • Proficient skills on the piano and organ.
  • Must possess a spirit of collaboration, flexibility, the ability to work with all ages and music abilities, and possesses an understanding of and commitment to music as an element of liturgical worship.
  • Working knowledge and experience with Liturgical music.
  • Willingness to work collaboratively as part of a staff team which is committed to mutual consideration and support.   You must be able to communicate directly with the team members, to facilitate constructive conversation with congregation members, and to hold confidences when appropriate.
 
Preferred Qualifications/Knowledge/Skills/Education:
  • Understanding and respect for the traditions of the Episcopal Church.
 
To Apply:  Qualified candidates should email their resume and cover letter to music@sttims.net with “Organist/Accompanist” in the subject line.  No telephone inquiries please.  Employment is contingent upon background check results.  St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church is an equal opportunity employer.
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Cypress Choral Music - new titles hot off the press Larry Nickelhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471086%pm, %26 %b %2015 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471086Greetings, choral comrades,
 
You can view the complete scores as you listen to quality recordings.  Please click here for our list of new publications.
 
Feel free to write me if you have any questions.  larrynickel@mac.com
 
with gratitude,
 
Dr. Larry Nickel  - editor
Cypress Choral Music
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Part-Time Music Director Joseph Younghttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471076%pm, %26 %b %2015 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471076
Job Title:  Music Director
FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt
 
First Parish in Cohasset is looking to hire a part-time music director starting late August 2015.  Salary for the music director starts at $14,000 up to  $17,500 for 15 hours a week/42 weeks a year.
 
Please send resume and cover letter to admin@firstparishcohasset.org.
 
Job Summary:  The Music Director will bring vision to the music ministries of First Parish, developing a culture of musical discovery, engagement, and excellence for all generations.
 
 
Essential Functions:
  • Coordinate music selections with the minister and the worship committee to support and enhance worship themes to encourage the experience of reverence.
  • Develop and integrate the musical talents of members into the worship service.
  • Work with volunteers and staff to plan and present music for alternative or lay-led services.
  • Direct and develop the Adult Choir, including attendance at one weekly evening rehearsal and Sunday morning rehearsals and Sunday services and special services (such as Christmas Eve Candlelight Service.)
  • Direct and develop the Youth Choir, including attendance at one weekly afternoon rehearsal and periodic performances in worship services.
  • Direct and develop the Bell Choir, including attendance at rehearsals as needed, and periodic performances in worship services.
  • Recruit and train members to join all ensembles.
  • Staff and support the music committee in the planning and coordinating of musical events.
  • Plan 2 concerts total (at least one in the fall, and one in the spring for the community tapping a diversity of musicians, ensuring that at least one is a family-oriented concert.
  • Facilitate in conversation with the music committee and interested members the development of a vision for the ministry of the music program, how it fits into the mission of the church and guides programming.
  • Coordinate with the minister and the DRE to program appropriate and relevant music during intergenerational worship.
  • Develop and Coordinate with the Director of Religious education opportunities for music in youth programming.
  • Be responsible for fiscally administering the music program and related professional expense budgets for First Parish. Create annual budget request in conjunction with the minister. All budgeted expenditures submitted in writing with original receipts will be reimbursed promptly.
  • Supervise organist and ensure scheduling coverage on days off.
  • Take responsibility for and oversee the procurement and care of musical instruments.
  • Maintain and expand the music library.
 
Other Responsibilities
 
  • Attend UUA trainings and network as schedule allows with UU musical colleagues of neighboring congregations.
  • Participate in Worship Committee once every other month and staff meeting once a month.
 
Minimum Qualifications
 
  • Masters Degree in Music preferred, and three years of ensemble leadership.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in working in small groups and experience engaging and teaching people of all ages in the experience of music.
 
Core Competencies
 
  • Mission Ownership: Demonstrates understanding and full support of the mission, vision, values and beliefs of First Parish.  Can teach those values to others.  Leads staff and ensembles to identify unique missions and vision in line with and supportive of FP mission and goals.
  • Interpersonal Skills:  Establishes good working relationships with all others who are relevant to the completion of work; works well with people at all levels of the congregation; builds appropriate rapport; considers the impact of his/her actions on others; uses diplomacy and tact; is approachable; avoids communication triangles.
  • Delegation:  Clearly and comfortably delegates both routine and important tasks and decisions; appropriately shares authority and responsibility; creates accountability; sets clear objectives and measures, monitors process, progress and results; builds feedback loops into the work; trusts people to perform their work.
  • Leadership Development:  Encourages others to discover and engage their gifts and skills in service of the larger community; calls out the best in others; supports others in the development of their skills and abilities.
  • Team Orientation:  Demonstrates interest, skill and success in team environments; promotes group goals ahead of personal agenda; steps up to offer self as a resource to other members of the team, understands and supports the importance of teamwork; shares credit for success with others, takes responsibility for his or her part in team failures.
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mentoring opportunities in high school choirs Bruce Rockwellhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471061%am, %26 %b %2015 %05:%Jul:%th 5JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471061One challenge I continue to face, which I'm sure is common to many high school choir programs, is that the incoming freshmen are mostly all in the training choir, and don't come into daily contact with the leaders of the program, who tend to be juniors and seniors. So it's hard to set up mentoring opportunities where the committed attitude and positive work ethic of the older students who have been with me a while can "rub off" on the younger students. I have many great students who consistently lead by example, and their impact - in terms of their influence on the group culture - tends to be exclusive to the to choirs that they are in.
 
I'm looking for ideas on how to create opportunities for younger students to benefit from mentors in the older grades, when they don't sing together on a daily basis.
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Music Director - part time Little Traverse Youth Choir (Michigan) Jack Kukukhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471063%am, %26 %b %2015 %08:%Jul:%th 8JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471063
Music Director, Little Travese Youth Choir
Location: Petoskey Michigan, USA
Web page: www.littletraverseyouthchoir.org
 
The Little Traverse Youth Choir (LTYC) is seeking a new Music Director to provide leadership of this growing youth choir.  We are seeking a part time director who will be an energetic, creative force able to provide leadership for its two choirs. The Treble Choir is for singers 8- 13 years or age and the Touring Choir is for singers 13-19 years of ageThis position follows the typical school year calendar, September through early June.  There is a potential for a summer program as well.  The ideal candidate would direct both choirs, however this is not a requirement.
 
During the 2014-2015 season, the choir sang for the Women of Grace Annual Meeting, presented its annual Winter and Spring Concerts and was honored to be invited to sing on the program prior to the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra and Chorus at their December Messiah concert in Dec. 2014.  The Choir also performed with the Northern Michigan Chorale and appeared in the Civic Theatre production of ”Annie.” As a special treat for the choir members and the audience, the choir was invited by Broadway and film star Franc D’Ambrosio to sing “Bring Him Home” from the musical ‘Les Miserables’ with him on stage at his highly successful public performance at the Harbor Springs Performing Arts Center.  They ended the season in June with a five-day Cultural Exchange Program with the Vietnam National Music Academy Sol Art Choir and Dancers from Hanoi.  During the exchange the two groups presented concerts in Harbor Springs and at the Fort on Mackinac Island.  They also opened the summer concert season for the Music in Mackinaw series and concluded the exchange with a concert at the Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey, Michigan.
 
Duties include, but are not limited to the following:  In cooperation with the Board of directors the Director:
  • develops a vision two performances seasons Sept. – Dec. and January – late May.  The fall season focuses on Holiday Music and the spring season repertoire consists of music from the folk, Broadway, movies, classical, and pop repertoires.
  • create rehearsal schedule and direct weekly rehearsals.
  • determines performance repertoire which best suits the needs of LTYC’s mission, budgetary scope, singer ability, booking parameters, and audience engagement.
  • determines appropriate performance schedule for the LTYC taking into account number of performances per season, type of audience, visibility for LTYC, performance fees, etc.
  • develops artistic vision for each performance season, including, but not limited to costuming, guest artists, scenery, lighting, sound, video/slide background, etc.
  • determines sound equipment and other requirements for each performance in conjunction with appropriate board members.
  • conducts seasonal audition process during open enrollment in early September and January.
  • develops rehearsal track recordings as necessary and maintains a well-established music library in cooperation with a board volunteer.
  • assists in the development of current and long-term organizational goals and objectives, as well as policies and procedures for LTYC operations.
  • attends Board of Directors meeting and Advisory Council meetings as scheduled.
  • assists in LTYC fundraising efforts as planned by the Board of Directors.
  • actively plans for, recruits for, and formulates the ensemble(s).
  • communicates as necessary with the families by means of email, phone, and direct contact.
  • demonstrates an ongoing commitment to development as a director.
Successful candidates will demonstrate the following:
  • Strong training in choral performance and conducting.  Excellent keyboard skills are a plus.
  • Experience working with an adult volunteer artistic organization would be preferable but not required.
  • Willingness to actively recruit new members for both choir levels is a requirement.
  • Experience working in a similar environment preferred.
  • A genuine passion for working with children in the choral setting
This position is compensated on a per service basis and is commensurate with experience.  Please send a
  • Cover letter describing experience
  • Resume (or CV)
  • Contact information for 3 references;
To Voices Without Borders, Choir Director Search Committee
       choralfest1@gmail.com   
    or by post to 507 Alcan Drive, Petoskey, MI 49770
    480 236 2196 (EST)
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Honoring Jim Feiszli -ChoralNet, the Early Years Jack Senzighttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471001%pm, %24 %b %2015 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471001 
 
 
Join the Celebration for Our Founder!
 
ChoralNet users, grab your tablet, laptop or phone and head for a shady spot.  There is a story that needs telling.  A hero gave us 20 years of his life so that we could find help when we need it, repertoire that matters and a place to feel part of a community.   Dr. James D. Feiszli is the hero of our tale. 
 
Before writing this article I didn’t really know Dr. Feiszli.  I have never met him outside of ChoralNet. What I did know was that he was caring and altruistic and he created and directed ChoralNet for many years.  What I learned and I hope you will get out of his story is a sense of kinship.  As choral directors we all share of ourselves, spending more time at work than with out families, involving ourselves in the lives of our singers, fundraising, and hours upon hours of preparation.   Does it matter?  Does any of it really matter?  Of course it does and Jim is a man we can empathize with and look up to. He did not take the easy path and it has made all the difference!
 
This article is part of a short series to honor our founder.  The Composers of Choral Music Community and Our Musical Life Inc. are hosting a celebration of thanks called the Showcase Dare.   Composers, conductors and lyricists are invited to participate and encouraged to show their appreciation for the man that gave us this valuable resource.  Comment below with what ChoralNet means to you and participate in the Showcase Dare.  More info is available on last Sunday's ChoralBlog or come the Showcase Dare August 2015 community: http://www.choralnet.org/list/page/469189
 
Do you remember the world before the Internet, no email, no Google, no online reference materials?  It was a time when your social network was made up of your family, co-workers and people you actually had lunch with.  That’s the world from which our tale begins.  It is not a short story.  I wanted to bring light to a subject only a few know anything about.  We will start this week with the early days of ChoralNet.  I interviewed Dr. Feiszli for this blog series.   We’ll let him tell the story.
 
Q: What was your original purpose in creating Choralist, the precursor to ChoralNet?
 
A: When I came to SDSM&T in 1983, I was one of two collegiate choral conductors in the state with a doctorate and the only music faculty at this science and engineering institution.  Coming from the ivory-tower stratosphere of Arizona State University, a very large music school with plenty of colleagues, I was suddenly isolated from professional collaboration at a scholarly research level.
 
At ASU, I was in charge of computer applications for the School of Music at a time when very few understood or wanted to understand the potential for data storage and retrieval and communication.  At SDSM&T, everyone (well, maybe not the Liberal Arts types so much!) knew that personal computing was about to change the universe of computing which, heretofore, had been reserved to mainframes and computer technicians. I got my hands on the first PCs made available to faculty at this technological school and began to use it for developing a database for my choral reference library and school inventory.
 
SDSM&T, being a research institution with strong connections to government funding, was among the first universities with access to the ARPANET – forerunner to the Internet.  By 1987, I was able to end my exile in isolation by being able to access the libraries of other research institutions connected to the Internet; e.g. Stanford, Harvard, ASU, UC-Boulder, etc.  Yay!
 
Today it seems inconceivable, but at that time only those who had connections to either research institutes or government branches such as the Library of Congress had access to the Internet and its new form of communication – electronic mail. I quickly re-connected with my research advisor, Dr. Robert D. Reynolds, who had always been one of those who appreciated new technologies – although I have to admit, when I was the first music doctoral candidate in the history of ASU to use a word processor for my dissertation, he was dismayed at how quickly I returned corrected drafts! A good friend, he introduced me via e-mail to others who dealt with musicology and choral music and whose universities were also connected to the Internet (a fairly small crowd).
 
By about 1992, Walter Collins at the University of Colorado and I had become email acquaintances.  Walter, a former national president of ACDA and former president of IFCM, was retired from UC, but still very active in the choral world with many colleagues and former student now in positions of importance across the world.  His successor at UC-Boulder, Lynn Whitten was at that time the national president-elect of ACDA.  We discussed how interesting it would be to find a way to use this technology to develop better communications in the choral world.  Rob Reynolds, by this time had already instigated an e-mail discussion/communication forum (AMSlist) for the American Musicological Society, of which Water and I were both members. Rob introduced us to another technology wizard, composer Mark Gresham of Atlanta, who as a non-academic had discovered how to access the Internet and proved invaluable in these discussions.
 
Q: Who were the collaborators?
 
A: The real “Gang of Four” were Walter, Rob. Mark, and me
 
But there was a catalyst that moved this from a discussion into reality. I had never stopped developing my own choral music library, which now exceeded 5500 items each with about 30 key fields. I called it CHOREF (note the name?). Jean Sturm, a brilliant French research chemist and amateur choral director – whose professional chemistry efforts, BTW, helped kick off the human genome database, had developed database software for his chemistry research. It wasn’t long before he adapted it for use for his personal choral reference library, which he labeled MUSICA, and began to develop it into a powerful choral music database.
 
I was an IFCM member and noticed a small notice in the spring issue of the International Choral Bulletin that announced a workshop in Namur, Belgium (home to IFCM headquarters) in July of 1991. It asked that those interested in collaborating on a global choral music database to come to Namur and work together for a week. I decided to go, taking along my tables of data on about ten 3.5” diskettes.
 
That week was truly epic. The list of people who worked together in Namur became powerful figures in the choral world in years to come.  Jean-Claude Wilkens was the young executive director of the IFCM.  Dolf Rabus of the Marktoberdorf Festivals was there.  Jean Sturm brought his MUSICA database –numbering at the time about 15,000 items. It was clear that his software and software development expertise had the capability to handle a massive project. As Yugoslavia disintegrated, a young Slovenian woman dodged the bullets flying to make the trip. That young woman, Karmina Šilec, of Carmina Slovenica fame. A young Filipino conductor was there, Jonathan Velasco, now of the University of the Philippines and a choral force all across the Pacific Rim. A German conductor was there, Manfred Bender, who now heads the Deutsches Centrum für Chormusik.
 
Several key decisions were made during that week: 1) MUSICA had very few pieces by U.S./Canadian publishers. I decided to upload my entire database into MUSICA increasing its holdings by about 25%.  2) IFCM asked me to be an advisor to the MUSICA project, 3) while the Internet was at that point very much a U.S. phenomenon, we all became determined to use this technology to stay in contact quickly and easily after that week ended.
 
I came home and told Walter (an IFCM founder as ACDA president and later an IFCM president) about the week. After spending 1992 in further communication and discussion, Walter convinced Lynn Whitten whom, as incoming ACDA president was the host of the 1993 national ACDA convention, to schedule and announce a meeting at that convention of “those interested in developing an e-mail communications list for choral music.”  About twenty-five persons, including Collins, Feiszli, Gresham, and Whitten, attended that meeting. All in attendance expressed a strong desire for some form of Internet-based communication network. Shortly thereafter, Walter and I, using the University of Colorado list processor capabilities, began ACDAlist, the first e-mail list dedicated to choral music with Feiszli as the list owner/manager.
 
Q:  For our users that were born after Web 2.0, what was the Internet like back then?
 
A: At that time, the Internet was largely accessed through research universities and widespread public access was non-existent. ACDAlist grew steadily. Offered as a free distribution list for electronic mail, the list had neither subscription costs for subscribers nor was it subsidized by any entity other than the University of Colorado.
 
Q: How busy were you when you decided to add this project to your plate?  What else were you doing professionally? As a volunteer?
 
A: I was incredibly busy. SDSM&T had no music program when I arrived. I had convinced the university that the emerging brain research indicated that active involvement in music resulted in better thinking. Starting with my arrival at Mines in 1983, I built the music program from the ground up, securing resources, equipment, and scholarships. I took a glee club called the “Singing Engineers” and built it into an award-winning university choir whose performance records are as impressive as those of choirs from universities with accredited music programs. I successfully advocated for academic credit for ensemble music and increased music opportunities by adding new course offerings in applied music and lecture courses. By 1993, there were two fulltime music faculty with three choral ensembles and three instrumental ensembles. (Today there are eight faculty/staff persons, seven instrumental ensembles and three vocal ensembles AND a dedicated facility. When I arrived we had one room, a piano, some music stands, and a handful of instruments. You can check out the program at http://www.facebook.com/SDSMTMusicCenter and http://www.sdsmt.edu/music )
 
In addition, I was elected president-elect of SD-ACDA in 1987, consequently serving two terms as president, making that an eight-year commitment.  And I took on my Episcopal church choir in 1984 and built that program into a fairly strong 40-voice chancel choir (performing great literature) and an elite 10-voice chapel choir that performed traditional Anglican music such as Byrd, Tallis, Howells, etc.
 
Q: What was ACDA’s role in helping with Choralist or ChoralNet in those early days?
 
A: Well, that is a difficult and perhaps politically dangerous minefield of a question.
 
In September of 1993, I was granted a sabbatical from SDSM&T and went to England to study Gregorian chant with Dr. Mary Berry and her Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge. I approached David Topping, who had been in San Antonio at the ACDA convention meeting and who was one of the original subscribers to the list, to ask him if he would be willing to manage Choralist while I was out of the country. David agreed and thus began a long and fruitful connection with ChoralNet, because when I returned in October I asked him to continue assisting me as co-manager.
 
Now, one must understand the nature of all professional (and volunteer) organizations.  The hired staff, from executive directors to secretaries usually wield more power than the elected officers because the former remain in place while latter rotate in and out. In the case of professional organizations, some people run for office to create a credential as well as to serve the organization. It advances their career. The fulltime staff often develop a guardianship mentality for the organization that goes beyond service to the elected leadership. In the case of Gene Brooks, ACDA’s executive director, he had singlehandedly built ACDA from a small, run-out-of-a-closet kind of operation into a powerful and respected national organization. He had secured funding and support to build a national headquarters and created the juggernaut of conferences that we have today. Gene’s opinions matter greatly in the professional choral world. The elected leadership had to listen and, usually, agree with his decisions because of that that he had done so much for the organization and was doing a great job running it.
 
By that point (fall of 1993), there were about 100 subscribers to ACDAlist. Gene Brooks was notoriously skeptical of all things computer, refusing to even turn one on. Well, some enthusiastic person, I do not recall who (wasn’t me), got a notice posted in the Choral Journal about ACDAlist and urging everyone with email access to join. Now, naïve me, I had assumed all along that this list was officially OK with Gene and the elected Board.  Lo and behold, when I got back from sabbatical in October there was fax in my mailbox (remember faxes?) from the national ACDA president, dated two months earlier, in essence asking, “who the hell are you and who said you could use the term ACDAlist?” Now, mind you, I had just come off eight years of ACDA leadership service and had declined to run for division president because of ACDAlist. And Lynn Whitten was the current national President-Elect!
 
So, I copied the fax into an email and submitted to the subscribers of ACDAlist asking what they thought we should do – kill the list? (Lynn and Walter were both subscribers). Shit-storm.  First of all, the sender of the fax was angry because he thought I’d been ignoring him, and then he was furious that I would publicize this fax.  Some subscribers expressed dismay that the list wasn’t “official” and quit. I, of course, thought it had all been cleared up there somewhere. But the majority of the list subscribers (99% ACDA members, BTW), said, “No matter what, do not kill the list. Change the name if necessary.” So we changed the name to Choralist. Lynn Whitten meanwhile vowed to bring the effort up to the national Board for official sanction. But the damage had been done. The rest of the officers declined to sanction the list and we continued to operate with no official standing.
 
It was during that fall that widespread and public access to the Internet began to become more available. More and more universities became connected and commercial entities such as Compuserve and AT&T began offering e-mail services to the general public.  Consequently, subscribership on Choralist soared. By the end of 1993, the list had nearly 200 subscribers, with more subscribing daily.
 
Q: What changed that led Choralist to become ChoralNet?
 
A: As Choralist grew, other services were added. The Choralist Resource Site (CRS) was created late in 1993 using SDSM&T computer services.  The CRS provided an online file cabinet (early cloud!) for users of Choralist, with archives of past list messages, compilations of information derived from list discussions, and other information helpful to choral musicians who had access to the Internet.  I formed a Choralist Advisory Group (CAG) in early 1994.  This CAG was comprised of persons in the choral field from across the globe who used and had interest in developing the use of online computing for the benefit of choral music.  Members of every part of the choral world were part of the CAG from the beginning to provide feedback on the growth and interest in Choralist.  Another list - CAGlist – was created using SDSM&T list servers to facilitate their communications.
 
From the fall of 1994 to the summer of 1995, Choralist experienced incredible growth and many of the problems that were appearing with e-mail lists of all types across the Internet.  Because of the difficulties inherent in the early days of electronic mail communication – no vocal inflection, no body language, no face to connect to words – these early users of lists tended to understand and react to e-mail differently than they would to normal face-to-face or even telephone conversation.  “Flame wars” begin when parties insist on redressing perceived grievances in a public forum.  Serious users of the lists became disgusted and left.  Attempts to mediate or mitigate were perceived as censorship.  List traffic began to degenerate as serious users left and casual or uninformed users dominated the e-mail messages.  By the summer of 1995, Choralist had close to 2000 subscribers – a very large list for any kind of focused use.  We found it difficult to maintain any type of medium that would satisfy even a majority of subscribers. Looking back now in this age of texting (and auto-correct!) this all seems so ridiculous, but it was a huge problem.
 
To top it all off, in 1995 we all became aware of a new aspect of the Internet – the use of actual graphics and the beginning of what would become the Worldwide Web. Again, it seems improbable now, but in those early days not everyone had access to the computing power or Internet transmission to allow access to the web.  So we had to tread a fine line between those two very different types of users.
 
So in November 1995, after much debate among the CAG, Choralist was transformed into ChoralNet, which included Choralist, the CRS, CAGlist, and CHOREF (by then an on-line choral music database because Jean Sturm had steadfastly refused to place MUSICA online – another story!). Choralist’s purpose and operation was modified so that it could become the one common bulletin board for the online choral world. It became a moderated list – meaning that all messages sent to Choralist went first to a moderator, who would then approve or disapprove its posting to the list.  Two new e-mail lists were begun to provide forums for the two basic groups of online choral musicians who had been using Choralist: ChoralAcademe – designed for choral music researchers and professionals, and ChoralTalk –a forum for more informal and extended discussion of choral music topics on a more general plane.  ChoralTalk was also linked via an electronic gateway at Loma Linda University in California to rec.music.makers.choral - a Usenet newsgroup. Finally, as the capstone to this new enterprise, the ChoralNet Web Site (CWS) was created, running on SDSM&T webservers.  At this juncture, Feiszli retained list management of ChoralAcademe and CAGlist and created and maintained the CWS, CRS, and CHOREF, while Topping moderated and managed Choralist and ChoralTalk.
 
In early 1996 IFCM, having decided to expand their presence on the Internet, approached me about a merger of efforts.  I traveled to Namur to meet with Jean-Claude Wilkens, Claude Tagger (president), and others of the IFCM management.  After returning to the U.S. and consultations with Topping and the CAG, it was decided that ChoralNet would be designated an official project of the IFCM. Finally! Some official professional recognition! ChoralNet became the website for IFCM and Feiszli their webmaster.  As more and more webpages became required for the operation of ChoralNet, David Topping became more involved in those aspects of the ChoralNet operation as well, eventually taking over more of Feiszli’s work so that he could focus on political and managerial aspects of ChoralNet.
 
1997 and 1998 were tumultuous years for ChoralNet as Topping and Feiszli began to see their work become ever more central to the global online choral community but also realizing that they could not continue to operate alone as they had been doing. Finally, in early 1997, ACDA came to see that this Internet thing was not going to go away. We were approached and asked to develop and host the official ACDA website. ACDA would establish funding for a ChoralNet Manager, which David Topping filled.  ChoralNet also worked with Chorus America and the European Federation of Young Choirs to develop other services, among them the web message boards EuroChoralTalk - modeled after the original ChoralTalk, and Foro de Musica Coral Latinoamericana - a Spanish-language forum for the Latin American choral community.
 
ChoralNet lost two of its most important champions during these years. Walter Collins was stricken by a brain aneurysm in May 1997 and passed away during emergency surgery.  Then, early the next year Claude Tagger, President of IFCM, passed away of similar causes.
 
In November 1998, John Vucurevich, a businessman from Rapid City, South Dakota, issued a $5000.00 challenge grant to ChoralNet to provide an impetus for further development of ChoralNet operations.  The first result of this grant was a fund drive which netted ChoralNet another $7000.00 from ChoralNet users. By July 1999, ChoralNet had filed and received approval as a non-profit corporation in the state of South Dakota and set up its own dedicated web server.  The ChoralNet Board of Directors held their first meeting in August, extending over a period of ten days and held completely online, during which they
  • ratified a constitution and bylaws
  • approved an organizational structure
  • elected officers
  • assigned members to specific tasks
The ChoralNet corporate structure provided for four sub-committees to operate and oversee ChoralNet operations, each headed by a Vice-President.  The Vice-Presidents as well as a Treasurer, Secretary, and President were elected by the Board.  Those eight persons formed an Executive Committee to which the Manager is also an ex-officio member.  This change, from an operation which was largely the province of two people, to a jointly-owned consortium of many people began to lay the groundwork to ensure the viability of ChoralNet for the future.
ChoralNet filed for and received non-profit, tax-exempt status as a 501(c)3 corporation from the U.S. government in 2000.  In early 2001, Chorus America became the third major association to join the ChoralNet consortium and discussion was underway with Europa Cantat by summer of that same year.  The needs of such a consortium created an ever-larger and complicated technical demand on the ChoralNet webserver causing ChoralNet to upgrade to more expensive options.  The association partners responded by paying $2000.00 each towards the server costs.
 
That first ChoralNet Board of Directors was comprised some pretty good folks.
 
Dr. Michael Anderson, University of Chicago at Illinois
Carl Ashley, Minister of Music, Westside Baptist Church, Boynton Beach, FL
Brent E. Boyko, Telecommunications Dept., Loma Linda University Medical Center
Sylvia Bresson, SUISA, Copyright Society for Music, Rohr, Switzerland
Ian Bullen, Small World International Distribution, Vancouver British Columbia, Canada
Dr. Kerry P. Burtis , Crescenta Valley High School, La Crescenta, CA
David Otis Castonguay, Radford University, Radford, Virginia
Kendall G. Clark, Southern Methodist University, Dallas TX
Dr. Timothy G. Cooper, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, Canada
Julio Dominquez, Camerata ad Libitum Chamber Choir, Ponteareas, Spain
John Drotleff, Hiram College, Hiram, Ohio
Dr. R. Paul Drummond, Central Methodist College, Fayette, MO
Monika Fahrnberger, Wien, Austria
Dr. James D. Feiszli, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD
Matthew P. Fritz, University of Missouri at Kansas City
Dr. Charles L. Fuller, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, AR
Mark Gresham, Lux Nova Press, Atlanta, Georgia 30307
Carol Hague, Vankleek Hill, Ontario, Canada
Monica J. Hubbard, Altadena, CA
Erik Reid Jones, Washington, DC
Dr. James Kempster, Pacific Union College, Angwin, CA
Gene N. Lebrun, Lynn, Jackson, Schultz, and Lebrun, Rapid City, SD (attorney)
Tom Merrill, Summit Country Day School, Cincinnati, OH
Dr. Tony A. Mowrer, Rochester College, Rochester Hills, MI
William "Nick" Nicholson, SARLYN Publications, Sudbury, MA
Alan Prater, Mills, Timmons, & Flowers, Shreveport, LA
Dr. Robert D. Reynolds, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Dr. Patricia Romza, St. Michael's College, Colchester, VT
Thomas D Rossin, EXULTATE, Eagan, MN
Tadej Sadar, Slovenian National Catholic Radio, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Dr. Michael Shasberger, Augustana Lutheran Church, Denver, CO
Allen Simon, Palo Alto, CA
Haven L. Stuck, Lynn, Jackson, Schultz, and Lebrun, Rapid City, SD
David B. Topping, Tempe, AZ
Ronald R. Weiler II, Detroit Country Day School, Beverly Hills, MI
Jerry Westerman, Petoskey Middle & High School, Petoskey, MI
Dr. Lynn Whitten, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Terra Widdifield, Gateway Music Festivals & Tours, Inc., Monticello, MN
 
This large Board of Directors, all volunteers, was designed to be a working Board with each member assigned to fulfill specific tasks.  Such a structure caused problems when real world obligations interfered with ChoralNet work.  ACDA, which had made an initial commitment of two years for the Manager funding, was still funding the Manager position – a situation which made David Topping ACDA’s employee, rather than ChoralNet’s.  He served as ACDA’s webmaster in addition to his ChoralNet duties.  The addition of Chorus America to the consortium created additional work for the Manager and for Allen Simon, ChoralNet’s Vice-President for Website Management.  Although by this time, most or all of the list moderation was being done by members of the List and Forum Management committee, it was becoming impossible for ChoralNet to attempt to provide a unified portal for the choral world and simultaneously provide services to the associations at the same time.
 
Finally, at the 2002 World Choral Symposium in Minneapolis, we held a general assembly and worked out a better organizational management plan, cutting the Board down to seven members with each supporting entity having a board seat and officers elected from those seven members.  In addition to the supporting professional organization partners we began to solicit website advertising and commercial partners, thereby putting the organization on a more established path.
 
 
Q: Once ChoralNet was well established, how many hours a week did you spend there?  What was your official role?
 
A: For the majority of these years I spent 20 hours a week on ChoralNet business.  I was the registered agent for the organization and had to submit papers to the state and the IRS every year.  Did the trademark registrations, ran the meetings, oversaw everyone else, maintained the administrative website, etc.  I was the elected president for all but two years when I was the secretary instead, allowing Michael Shasberger (the ACDA representative) to be president just to ease our always-prickly connection with Lawton.  I was the official IFCM representative through most of these years and an advisor to IFCM, Europa Cantat, and MUSICA.
 
Q: What did you miss out on because you were helping us?
 
A: Advancing myself professionally, I guess.  One might say that I garnered quite the reputation for ChoralNet but, unfortunately, no one seemed to think of me as choral conductor, especially as I teach at an institution where there is no music major. I’m actually pretty good. Took my choirs to international competition in Ireland in 2006 and brought back three first-place trophies. But I wasn’t spending time doing self-promotion. I also had little time to spend with my original research as a wannabe musicologist.
 
 
 
ChoralBlog readers, I hope you have gotten something out of this early history of ChoralNet.   Jim’s altruistic endeavors have benefitted us all.  Come back next week for the next part of the story!
 
Thanks to composer David Cope for use of his picture in our Showcase Dare graphic.
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Elementary Choir/Pentecost Sunday - Music Suggestions Alan Davis http://www.choralnet.org/view/471055%pm, %25 %b %2015 %23:%Jul:%th 23JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471055Hello Fellow Choral People, 

I am in need of suggestions of pieces for an elementary children's choir for Pentecost Sunday (this upcoming 2016). 
All suggestions are much appreciated. 


Thank you, 
Alan Davis
atdchoral.com
 
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To complete a concert featuring Dan Forrest's Requiem Carlos Gómez-Orellanahttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471045%pm, %25 %b %2015 %20:%Jul:%th 20JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471045Good evening to all, 
 
I'm planning on doing a concert with Dan Forrest's Requiem for the Living, which lasts only 40 minutes. 
What piece(s) would you recommend to complete 60 - 70 minutes of music ? 
They can be Dan Forrest's too but also from other authors, without need to change the orchestration. 
 
Thank you very much in advance for your kind replys, 
Carlos
 
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music about conscience Lindsey Staufferhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471043%pm, %25 %b %2015 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471043I'm looking for music about conscience (standing for what we believe, staying true to conviction, etc). This is a themed event with several choirs performing, so SATB music for a small high school choir, middle school choir, and 2-part treble choir would be helpful. Thanks! ]]>Alto Position Open in Professional Octet Kyler Brownhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471051%pm, %25 %b %2015 %21:%Jul:%th 21JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471051Church of St. Jean Baptiste, 184 E. 76 St. (between Lex. & Third Avenues), New York, NY 10021.  Opening for Alto or Counter tenor in highly professional octet.  Singer must have excellent sight-reading skills and the ability to sing in an informed period style, i.e., appropriate for music ranging from chant (straight-tone) through contemporary music.  Rehearsals on Sunday 9:30-11 am followed by Mass at 11 (till approximately 12:15 PM), $125; cantor possibilities at five weekend Masses ($100-$125 per service); soloist for weddings and funerals, $125 and up; soloist and/or ensemble singer for three concerts annually (scale).  Send résumé to Kyler Brown, Music Director at: KylerBrown@mac.com ]]>Tenor Soloist in December (2 Concerts) Brian Baconhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471049%pm, %25 %b %2015 %20:%Jul:%th 20JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471049
Seeking a tenor soloist for two separate concerts. The work is Camille Saint-Saens' "Christmas Oratorio". Two concert locations: Fairfield Glade, Tennessee (Required Rehearsal/December 17 and Concert/December 18) and Flowery Branch, Georgia (Required Rehearsal/December 19 and Concert/December 20). Solo work in Movements 2, 4, 7 and 9.
 
Please email resume, headshot, examples and stipend requirement to bjbaconjr@gmail.com. Will consider a separate soloist for each location or one for both. 
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Bass/Baritone Soloist in December (2 Concerts) Brian Baconhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471048%pm, %25 %b %2015 %20:%Jul:%th 20JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471048Seeking a bass/baritone solosist for two separate concerts. The work is Camille Saint-Saens' "Christmas Oratorio". Two concert locations: Fairfield Glade, Tennessee (Required Rehearsal/December 17 and Concert/December 18) and Flowery Branch, Georgia (Required Rehearsal/December 19 and Concert/December 20). Solo work in Movements 2, 5, 7, 8 and 9.
 
Please email resume, headshot, examples and stipend requirement to bjbaconjr@gmail.com. Will consider a separate soloist for each location or one for both. 
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NEEDED: Orchestration for Twelve Days After Christmas Steve Mullinshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471047%pm, %25 %b %2015 %20:%Jul:%th 20JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471047Item: Orchestration for Twelve Days After Christmas
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Silver
Starting: for Christmas
For: One week
Copies: One
Willing to rent: Yes
 
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Free choral music Lauren Segershttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471041%pm, %25 %b %2015 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471041

We're cleaning out our library at Palma Ceia UMC in Tampa, FL, and would love to find these pieces a new home. Pick 'em up at the church or pay shipping. Please call Lauren at 813-695-8006 if you're interested in any of these pieces.

Title Composer/Arranger Publisher Year Voices Season # copies

Joy, The Gift of God Wyrtzen Lillenas 1992 SATB, narrator Christmas cantata 23

Psalm of Joy (Moravian) Peter/Gombosi Boosey and Hawkes 1975 SSAB/SATB 23

The Redemption Gounod/Cain Harold Flammer 1960 SAB/SATB Easter cantata 23

Songs for Men Christiansen and Wycisk Augsburg 1948 TTBB 17

Joyfully We Worship (responses) Hopson Harold Flammer 1978 SATB 30

Joyfully We Worship II (responses) Hopson Harold Flammer 1981 SATB 33

Mass in C No. 5 Mozart Kalmus SATB 28

Modern Quartets for Men Price Rodeheaver Co. 1938 men's voices 3

Night of Miracles Peterson John W Peterson 1958 SATB Christmas cantata 37

The Seven Last Words of Christ Dubois/Baker Schirmer SATB 15

The Seven Last Words of Christ Dubois/Douty Presser SATB 30

Dubois' Seven Last Words of Christ Dasher Harold Flammer 1964 SATB 20

Prince of Peace Young Harold Flammer 1968 SATB Christmas cantata 38

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Vox Femina LA - Auditions for 19th Season! Missy Nietohttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471039%pm, %25 %b %2015 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471039Vox Femina Los Angeles will be having auditions for our 19th season - for all parts SSAA - in August of 2015. As the premiere women's group in LA, Vox works hard to be of professional level in performance, while maintaining an community and family choral experience. Times and dates are as follows: 
 
  • Tuesday, August 25 – 7:00-9:30 PM
  • Thursday, August 27 – 7:00-9:30 PM
  • Tuesday, September 1 – 7:00-9:30 PM

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.
  • The desire to perform a wide range of music.

You'll be asked to prepare a 2-3 minute a capella piece that lets you shine (anything from musical theatre, folk tunes to classical arias and art songs). You'll go through some exercizes with the Artistic Director, and you'll have a 15 minute conversation with board members and current singers.

Click here to complete your audition form and our Audition Coordinator will be in touch ASAP. We begin scheduling in the beginning of August.

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2nd Andrea O. Veneracion International Choral Festival Manila 2015--WINNERS Mary Louise Alcantarahttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471037%pm, %25 %b %2015 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471037Congratulations to the Winners of the Andrea O. Veneracion International Choral Festival​ Manila 2015!
 
FOLKSONG CATEGORY
1st - University of the Visayas Chorale (Philippines)
2nd - Koro Ilustrado (Philippines)
3rd - The Archipelago Singers (Indonesia)
 
VOCAL ENSEMBLE CATEGORY
1st - DBTI Boscorale (Philippines)
2nd - University of Baguio Voices Chorale (Philippines)
3rd - Philippine Vocal Ensemble (Philippines)
 
CHAMBER CHOIR CATEGORY
1st - The Archipelago Singers (Indonesia)
2nd - University of Visayas Chorale (Philippines)
3rd - University of the Philippines Los Baños Choral Ensemble (Philippines)
 
The jury is composed of top choral conductors from five continents: Brady Allred, Janis Liepins, Silvana Vallesi, Andre Van der Merwe, and Mark Carpio.
 
Hosted by the Cultural Center of the Philippines​ and the Philippine Madrigal Singers, the festival and competition gathered choral groups from Indonesia, Italy, Latvia, and the Philippines. 
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Zion Lutheran, Houston seeks paid Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass section leaders Matthew Lydickhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471019%am, %25 %b %2015 %03:%Jul:%th 3JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471019HOUSTON, TX
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Zion Lutheran Church, an open and affirming congregation of the ELCA, seeks staff singers to supplement the volunteer choir. Soprano, alto, tenor, bass positions open. Wednesday evening rehearsals; weekly Sunday worship at 11:00 a.m. Pay rate at $30 per call, or negotiable with experience. First rehearsal: Wednesday the 30th of September, 2015.
 
For information or to schedule an audition, contact music intern Matthew Lydick at (832) 851-6456.
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The Ray Bardsley Carol Competition Prize 2015 tom arundelhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471027%pm, %25 %b %2015 %13:%Jul:%th 13JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471027Dorking Choral Society is pleased to announce its inaugural composition competition, the Ray Bardsley Carol Competion Prize 2015. Open to composers of all ages and nationalities, and adjudicated by  Master of the Queen's Music, Judith Weir, and Director of the BBC Symphony Chorus, Stephen Jackson, composers are invited to submit a short seasonal work suitable for an amateur choral society, either a capella or with piano accompaniment. For further details, please see http://www.dorkingchoralsociety.org.uk for a pdf giving full details and terms of entry. ]]>Completion of Tempus per Annum, a cycle of 70 motets for the Church's year Robert Hugillhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471021%am, %25 %b %2015 %07:%Jul:%th 7JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471021After 10 years, 70 motets and over 45 hours of music, I am pleased to announce the completion of Tempus per Annum, my cycle of motets for the Church's year. Setting the Latin Introits for Sundays and major Feasts of the Church’s year, the cycle covers the whole religious year from Advent and Christmas, through Lent and Passiontide, to Ascension, Pentecost and the 33 Sundays of Ordinary Time.
 
The motets are intended to be of practical use being of a suitable length for liturgical use and with the majority being written for 4 part choir. A number have already been performed and recorded and to encourage performance, particularly in a liturgical context, all 70 motets are available for free download from the CPDL website ( http://www.cpdl.org/wiki/index.php/Robert_Hugill).
 
You can hear the four Advent motets, recorded by Paul Brough and the eight:fifteen vocal ensemble, on SoundCloud:
https://soundcloud.com/roberthugill/sets/tempus-per-annum-advent-motets
 
The motets are intended to be of practical use - the majority are written for four part choir, the later motets in the cycle in five or six parts, with the final two, Dignus et Agnus and Gaudeamus omnes, forming a rousing conclusion each in eight parts. Motets from the cycle have been performed both in concert and liturgically by choirs including the Choir of All Saints Church, Margaret Street, the Choir of St John’s Church, Fulham, London Concord Singers, Chapelle du Roi, the Amaryllis Consort, the eight:fifteen vocal ensemble, and Harmonia Sacra. The Advent Motets have been recorded by the eight:fifteen vocal ensemble and Paul Brough on the Divine Art label, whilst Harmonia Sacra and Peter Leech will be recording one of these later this year.
 
A number of the motets are available in versions for ATBaB, and the Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent and Easter motets are available in English versions which I am happy to send people, just contact me on hugill@hugill.demon.co.uk
 
Robert Hugill
London
hugill@hugill.demon.co.uk
 
 
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Schola Cantorum Invites Choral Members to Fourth Summer Sings: Works by Mozart and Brahms Diane Holcombhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471015%pm, %24 %b %2015 %21:%Jul:%th 21JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471015
Schola Cantorum invites choral members to its fourth in a series of six “Summer Sings” on Monday, August 3 at 7:30 PM. Dr. Stephen Sano conducts Mozart’s Requiem, “one of the most recognized, beloved and known pieces in all of choral repertoire,” and two pieces by Brahms: Schicksalslied and Nänie.
 
Dr. Sano is professor and chair of the Department of Music and Choral Studies at Stanford University, and director of the Stanford Chamber Chorale and Symphonic Chorus.
 
“Summer Sings” will be held at the Los Altos United Methodist Church on Monday nights through August 17, under the baton of various prominent Bay Area conductors. Admission price is $13 general; ages 25 and under free with valid student ID. Tickets may be purchased at the door, online at www.ScholaCantorum.org, or by phone: 650-254-1700.
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Advertising New Works? Braeden Ayreshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471014%pm, %24 %b %2015 %20:%Jul:%th 20JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471014Hello All, 
 
My name is Braeden Ayres, and I'm a conductor and composer. I'm currently pursuing my Master's Degree in choral conducting at the University of Northern Colorado, and recently had one of my pieces selected as part of the Florida ACDA Men's Honor Choir program. 
 
My question is this: it seems, at the moment, the only way I can get my music out there (I'm self-published for the time being) is to make connections with people I know. This is all well, and I don't mind it, but I'm wondering if there are other ways I could promote myself. I recently launched my official website, and I've recieved modest traffic there, but what else can I do? 
 
I don't want to be famous, but I do think my work is strong enough to be programmed by groups of all kinds. How can I better advertise myself? 

Thanks much, 
Braeden Ayres
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Children's Choir Director (Part time) - First Presbyterian Church, Oklahoma City Warren Puffer Joneshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471017%pm, %24 %b %2015 %21:%Jul:%th 21JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471017First Presbyterian Church of Oklahoma City seeks a part time director for its Treble Choir (grades 3-5). For more information, see the job posting at www.fpcokc.org/music--arts ]]>Arrangement/Transposition Services Braeden Ayreshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471012%pm, %24 %b %2015 %20:%Jul:%th 20JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471012Transposition/Arrangement Services 
  • Like a song, but not the key? 
  • Need additional/fewer harmonies?
  • Overall re-voicing of any piece (e.g., SATB to TTBB)?
  • Want to perform a pop song with your choir, but can't find an arrangement!
I am also available for commissions! 
  • School songs
  • Favorite text/poems
  • Will work with any voicing/instrumentation/style
  • Will work closely to compose a song that accentuates your choir's skills
For more information, please visit my official website, or email me!
braeden.ayres@gmail.com
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AUDITIONS: Sangre de Cristo Chorale, Santa Fe NM Andrea Poolehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471010%pm, %24 %b %2015 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471010

Join the Sangre de Cristo Chorale and Director Andrew Schmidt for the 2015-2016 season! New singers are invited to audition between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on Monday, August 24, 2015, at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Santa Fe. Please bring a short piece, preferably classical, and expect to do some sight singing and brief vocalizations. Tenors especially are welcome!

Expectations of singers include a commitment to attend all rehearsals for the semester, some choral experience, sight-reading ability, and some foreign language skills.

Celebrating our 38th season, this committed group of 40 volunteer singers delight in building community through song and sharing the responsibility of maintaining the chorale through tasks big and small as well as yearly dues.

To schedule an audition, please contact Chorale Manager Andrea Poole at alpoole@cybermesa.com. Please indicate your voice part, years of choral experience, and whether or not you read music.

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Part-Time Director of Music Donna Scanlanhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/471009%pm, %24 %b %2015 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/471009
Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Northwest Arkansas is a dynamic congregation alive with the Holy Spirit and is seeking a Director of Music to contribute to the congregation's spiritual development by providing a meaningful worship experience through the use of high quality and diverse music styles. The Director of Music Ministry needs an appreciation for and experience in a variety of musical styles to help plan, develop, and carry out traditional, blended, and contemporary worship experience formats.

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Under the supervision of the Pastor, the director will consult and work collaboratively with the Pastor, the Worship & Music Committee, other church staff, and volunteers in creating a comprehensive music program that complements, supports, and enhances the mission of the church.
• Provides musical accompaniment on piano/keyboard at Sunday worship services and other major celebrations and/or finds a suitable replacement.
• Participates in the creative worship planning, hymn selection, and special music selections for Sunday worship services (traditional, blended, and contemporary) with the Pastor and/or other designated personnel including special worship services for Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, mid-week Advent and Lenten services, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Thanksgiving, and other celebration services.
• Schedules and directs all vocal and instrumental groups in rehearsals needed to adequately prepare for regular participation in Sunday worship services during the months of September - May.
• Directs, rehearses with, and accompanies vocalists and instrumentalists providing special music for services as needed.
• Arranges for and schedules appropriate special music for worship services during the months of June, July, and August.

SKILLS 7 QUALIFICATIONS:
• Must be a practicing Christian who will support the vision, mission, and values of Emmanuel Lutheran Church and has an appreciation for and some understanding of Lutheran liturgy, theology and traditions.
• Minimum of Bachelor's degree in music preferred.
• Experience participating in a liturgical church worship service environment.
• Knowledge and experience in use of traditional, blended, and contemporary liturgical worship formats.
• Demonstrated skill and proficiency in playing a digital piano/keyboard and working knowledge of other instruments.
• Demonstrated skill and proficiency in sight-reading, playing, and directing four-part music.
• Appreciation and competency of diverse musical styles and liturgical formats.
• Demonstrated skill and competency in directing choral and instrumental groups of various sizes and abilities.
• Excellent organizational and effective interpersonal communication skills
• Flexible and open schedule with the ability to think creatively and complete tasks/projects independently and collaboratively with a team.
• Ability to motivate, encourage, and develop volunteer musicians of varying skill levels.

For full job description go to: http://www.elcnwa.org and click on "Staff Opening"

HOW TO APPLY:
We encourage all applicants to submit their resume by email to elcoffice@elcnwa.org with the subject line titled "Music Director Search"

Alternatively, you may mail your resume to:
Emmanuel Lutheran Church
Music Director Search
2901 East Zion Road, Suite 17
Fayetteville, AR 72703

Cover letter and resume must be received by August 15, 2015
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Choral Folio Cabinets Mathew Coronadohttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470998%pm, %24 %b %2015 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470998Hello All,
 
I'm a first year middle school choral director. The school year is almost here, and I'm elated to start!
 
I'm getting used to my room, and the only thing I can't get over is that there isn't a music folio cabinet. As I want each student to have their own music without the chaos of each student mobbing a single crate, I see this as a necessity. My school district has an amazing program where each music teacher gets additional funding few years, and I received about $1,000 for this year. 
 
My question is, does anyone have a recommendation for a quality folio cabinet around $1,000? I'll have 3 choirs with about 120 students in total. While each student doesn't need their own slot, that would be ideal. My vision is for each student to have their own music folder and a separate theory folder. 
 
Thanks for your help!
Mathew Coronado
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Church Accompanist Ann Terranovahttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470995%pm, %24 %b %2015 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470995Calvary Baptist Church of Newark, Delaware is seeking a part-time accompanist to support our worship services, adult choir, and other special church services.  The Church Accompanist cooperates with all staff and musicians of the congregation so that the music ministry is enhanced within the life of the church.  The Accompanist is under the direct supervision of the Music Director and in the absence of the Director; accountable to the Senior Pastor.  
 
Qualifications:
Bachelor of Music degree, professional Accompanist or advanced student skill level.  Experience and demonstrated proficiency in keyboard performance with both organ and piano required.
Ability to sight read hymns and anthems for accompaniment. Skill on additional instruments a plus. Familiarity with traditional Christian worship services. 
 
If interested, please email a resume to Ann Terranova at annterra430@aol.com.  Please include contact information and the best time to be reached for a phone interview.
 
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Employment Opportunity: Organist needed Pamela Goodyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470986%pm, %24 %b %2015 %14:%Jul:%th 14JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470986Christ Episcopal Church is seeking an organist beginning September 3.  Thursday rehearsals, Sunday morning service: pre/postlude, service music, choir anthem(s) and hymns.  Extra holidays such as Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, Easter, Christmas Eve.  Weddings/funerals.  Organ: Aeolian-Skinner pipe/digital Rodgers combination options.  4-Manuals, 130 Stops, 161 Total Ranks, 51 Pipe Ranks/3,021 Pipes, 5 Polyphonic Percussions.  Specifics and pay scale upon request.  Please send resume to: Pamela Goody, Music Director.   ]]>Paid Music Intern position Guillermo Munozhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470987%pm, %24 %b %2015 %14:%Jul:%th 14JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470987
Winnetka Congregational Church (Winnetka, IL) seeks a part-time Music Intern to begin in the Fall of 2015 (September through June)
 
The WCC music program includes a Chancel Choir, two children’s choirs, a bell choir, and a contemporary adult singing ensemble (WCC Singers).
 
Duties for the position include:
  • Serve as assistant to each ensemble in the music program.
  • Lead occasional rehearsals/services of the Chancel Choir in the absence of Director of Music.
  • Sing in Chancel Choir and WCC Singers. Participate with Bell Choir as needed.
  • Manage the choral library.
  • Perform clerical tasks.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Position requirements:
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in music (preferred)
  • Possess basic skills in conducting and rehearsal technique. Must have good sight-singing skills as well as keyboard facility.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Must be available for Christmas Eve and Holy Week services.
  • Prior choral ensemble experience is preferred, but not required.
The position averages about 8-10 hours per week and pays a monthly stipend to be determined based on the skills and experience of the successful candidate.
 
Those interested should submit a letter of interest, resume and references to Dr. Robert Harris, Director of Music/Choirmaster <robahar@comcast.net>
 
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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Choral Workshop 27.09.-02.10.2016 in Cracow (Poland) Gregor Laskowskihttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470974%am, %24 %b %2015 %09:%Jul:%th 9JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470974
International Oratorio Choir

Choral Workshop 27 September - 2 October 2016 in Cracow (Poland)
 
Szymanowski & Brahms
 
Who is the International Oratorio Choir?
The International Oratorio Choir (artistic director Peter Laskowski) is a project choir, with which you may again perform the oratorios you know in an international lineup.
 
Who can take part in the project?
-groups of at least 10 persons

What are the terms and conditions for singers?
-own choral scores (published by Universal Edition) of "Stabat Mater" (K. Szymanowski)
-own choral scores (published by Carus) of "Schicksalslied" - Song of Destiny (J. Brahms)
-some rough knowledge of the piece (e.g. having worked through it yourself or indeed having performed it on a previous occasion)
-commitment to attend all the rehearsals throughout the project phase
 
Which pieces will be worked on together?
"Stabat Mater" by Karol Szymanowski is one of the most famous and at the same time one of the most personal works of the composer.The first sketches were made in the spring of 1925. Everything here is characterised by a fascinating simplicity. The melodies basically consist of small and large seconds and thirds; most of the movements possess a slow tempo.  A unique piece de resistance of oratorio literature, which could only emerge in a Slavic country.
The “Schicksalslied” (Song of Destiny) by Johannes Brahms is – together with “A German Requiem” among the best choral works of this composer.In 1868, while Brahms was visiting friends in Wilhelmshaven, he was given the poem “Hyperion’s Song of Destiny” written by Friedrich Hölderlin. Brahms was so deeply affected by the words that he began to compose his Song of Destiny for Choir and Orchestra the very same day.
 
Where will the rehearsals be held?
In Cracow the International Oratorio Choir will be using the rehearsal rooms.
The former capital of Poland is one of Europe’s last undiscovered destinations by mass tourism. Here the Holy Father Pope John Paul II served as a Bishop for more than twelve years. Centre of the old town is Rynek (main market place), one of Europe’s most beautiful and largest market places. This market place is divided by huge cloth halls as well as the gothic St. Mary’s Basilica. At the south edge of the old town rises the Wawelburg with the famous King’s castle. In 2000, Krakow was the European Capital of Culture.
 
Where and when the concert will take place?
The concert will be held in Cracow (Poland) on 1st October 2016.
 
https://www.choral-workshops.com/choral-workshop-szymanowski-brahms-cracow/
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Need help identifying a song! Del Revshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470973%am, %24 %b %2015 %07:%Jul:%th 7JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470973Hi!

Yes I'm new and I apologise if I've posted this in the incorrect area.

This has had me stumped for a while but there's this song that used to be sung back when I was in middle school!

Basically I forgot the name of the song, a huge majority of the tune, and the words.

Now I know this isn't really helpful but here's a few things that might help:
- It was not in English. I am almost certain none of it was English. I remember when we were learning the song there were "words" but not English ones.
- It was sung when I was younger than 12. So I assume the difficulty level wasn't too difficult.
- Song was sung by a group of about 20 (possibly more). I'm unsure if there were different sections singing different notes.
- I have a feeling it *might* be popular.
- To a lesser extent, I believe it *might* be celtic/folk origin. But that's a huge might because I don't come from a music background and I could be completely wrong.
- I'd say the song was quite peaceful, some high notes.
- I believe a piano could be involved, as our music teacher used to play that with us. Although to memory the vocals were the main headline.
- This is probably the biggest clue. Once again, I'm not sure if this forum allows me to post links and I apologise if it's against the rules but here it is:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbnP3CAqlkc&feature=youtu.be
Sung by me, horrendously I might add. Apologies if you were disgusted. I never had much of a voice. But yeah, that was ONE PART of the song that I can remember. I know it doesn't go for too long and the poor vocals doesn't help, but it's the only part I remember. The words that were used from back then to learn this part were: "Ahh Ahh Ahh Ahh airment..." I'm not certain if that is correct but I forgot anything after that.
- I know that audio link I provided only goes for 17 seconds, but once again, to memory the song wasn't too long. Maybe 5 minutes.

That's the best information I can provide. If someone needs me to try sing that one part again I can try.

Massive thank you to all :)

P.S. Apologies if it turns out to be a "piece" not a "song". Although I'm pretty sure our choir sung it. ]]>
Auditions for Long Beach Camerata Singers Kevin Longhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470969%am, %24 %b %2015 %02:%Jul:%th 2JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470969

Artistic Director, Robert Istad, and the Long Beach Camerata Singers are seeking singers for all voice parts to join us for our 2015-2016 season. We have a limited number of staff and volunteer positions available, so book your audition today! Prospective singers should prepare an art song and expect to participate in a sight-reading exercise. To schedule an audition, please sign up online and schedule at time or call 562-373-5654, and you will be contacted directly by the administration to confirm the details of your appointment.

The 80-voice Long Beach Camerata Singers is dedicated to excellence in choral music. Under the baton of 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 2015-2016 Concert Season includes: Beethoven’s “Choral Fantasy” with a newly commissioned work by Jenni Brandon, our annual holiday treat Handel’s “Messiah,” an eclectic mix of younger Bach pieces with other great composers that influenced him, and another year of Broadway/ Pop-Opera favorites! As the new artistic partner to the Long Beach Symphony, we will also be joining them for a special collaboration in the fall.

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Music Director, Community Show Choir Belinda Rossiterhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470968%am, %24 %b %2015 %02:%Jul:%th 2JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470968
Houston’s longest running Community Show Choir is looking for a new Music Director to continue its long tradition of providing creative musical entertainment to the metro Houston area. Houston Choral Showcase (HCS), a non-profit [501(c)(3)] organization, has been in existence since 1932 and boasts a wide variety of musical talent providing entertainment and community service in various venues throughout the area. The Music Director of 30 years is retiring from her position in June 2016 and HCS seeks an energetic, creative force to lead this vibrant organization.
 
Duties include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Develops and communicates programmatic vision for each performance season, two seasons per year. The Fall performance season focuses on Holiday Music. Spring season repertoire consists of music pertaining to a selected theme such as Broadway, Movies, American Pop, Decades of Song, etc.
  • Determines performance repertoire which best suits the needs of HCS’s organizational mission, budgetary scope, singer ability, booking parameters, and audience engagement.
  • In collaboration with the Board of Directors, determines appropriate performance schedule for HCS taking into account number of performances per season, type of audience, visibility for HCS, performance fees, etc.
  • Develops artistic vision for each performance season, including, but not limited to costuming, guest artists, scenery, lighting, sound, video/slide background, etc.
  • Determines sound equipment requirements for each performance in conjunction with the Audio Technician.
  • Identifies selections that require staging and use of choreography. Must be familiar with show choir terminology for choreography in addition to being able to teach/perform with the group.
  • Conducts seasonal audition process during open enrollment in January and August.
  • Manages weekly Monday evening full chorus and small ensemble rehearsals, in addition to extra sectional and choreography rehearsals as needed.
  • Develops external resources for singers, including rehearsal track recordings, listening tracks, and print and digital music distribution. Maintains archives of these resources through established Library Committee.
  • Assists in the development of current and long-term organizational goals and objectives, as well as policies and procedures for HCS artistic operations.
  • Attends monthly Board of Directors meeting and Advisory Council meetings as indicated.
 
Successful candidates will demonstrate the following:
  • Strong training in choral performance and a high level of keyboard skills.
  • An undergraduate music degree is required, and the attainment of an advanced degree is preferred.
  • The Music Director must possess the above skills, knowledge and qualities with at least five years’ experience successfully leading a choral ensemble.
  • A minimum level of Show Choir experience is mandatory.
  • Experience working with an adult volunteer artistic organization would be preferable but not required.
Compensation is commensurate with experience. Please send an updated resume, including digital performance examples, to the following:
 
Houston Choral Showcase Music Director Search Committee
PO Box 980543, Houston TX 77098-0543
directorsearch@houstonchoralshowcase.org
(713) 822-2274
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Adjunct Voice and Choir Accompanist Timothy Powellhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470965%am, %24 %b %2015 %00:%Jul:%th 0JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470965

The Music Department at Martin Methodist College seeks applications for a part-time instructor of voice and choral accompanist to begin in the Fall of 2015. The primary responsibilities include: accompanying both choral ensembles in weekly rehearsals, end of semester performances, and a limited number of Sunday morning choir performances; leading sectionals as needed; teaching voice lessons to a small studio of undergraduate voice students; supporting the department’s recruiting and retention efforts; and collaborating with the Director of Choral Activities in or to execute the vision for the program and department. Additional duties will be negotiated to fulfill needs within the department and may include assisting with the college’s musical production in the fall.

Minimal Qualifications for this position include: a graduate degree in music; evidence of successful teaching experience with voice students in the pre-college and/or college settings; ability to read open score; and experience teaching vocal repertoire in the English, Italian, German and French languages. Preference will be given to applicants with Master’s degree in Vocal Performance with experience teaching voice and accompanying at the college and/or high school levels. Candidates with experience in organ or conducting are encouraged to apply.

Founded in 1870, Martin Methodist College is a four-year liberal arts college with an enrollment approaching 1200 students. On an historic campus located in Pulaski, Tenn., in the beautiful hills of southern Middle Tennessee, the college is convenient to both Nashville (70 miles to the north) and Huntsville, AL (40 miles to the south). An All-Steinway Institution, the college has a developing music program with the potential for curricular flexibility and growth.

Please send a letter of interest, current CV, academic transcripts, and contact information for 3 references (email and phone) to Dr. Melissa Martiros, Program Coordinator of Music, at mmartiros@martinmethodist.edu. Salary for this position is $20,000 and contingent upon the final candidates’ background and experience. Review of applicants will begin on August 10th, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

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Paid Section leaders: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass Charles Grovehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470961%pm, %23 %b %2015 %21:%Jul:%rd 21JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470961

Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, has openings beginning September 2015 for soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass section leaders.  Ideal candidates will have trained voices, strong musicianship skills, and prior knowledge of or interest in learning about the Anglican choral tradition.  Regular calls are Sunday mornings at 8:45 am for 10:00 am mass.  Compensation is $75 per call.  Please email Charles@wmchapel.org for an audition.

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Church Music Conference, Massanetta Springs, VA, Jul 26-31, 2015 James Greenhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470962%pm, %23 %b %2015 %21:%Jul:%rd 21JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470962It isn't too late to do a late registration at a gem of a Church Music Conference, held at Massanetta Springs Conference Center, in the Shenandoah Valley on the outskirts of Harrisonburg, Va.
"This is Our Story" as a theme title introduces the week of July 26-31, 2015.  See the link for details.
http://www.massanettasprings.org/conferences/church-music-conference/
This Conference includes choral work led by Dr Eric Nelson this year. 
Bell tracks are led by Larry and Deb Henning.  Lots of other opportunities. 
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Village Harmony Teen World Music Ensemble to perform in Indianapolis! Meagan Johnsonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470956%pm, %23 %b %2015 %19:%Jul:%rd 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470956
Village Harmony, the acclaimed Vermont-based teen world music singing ensemble, will be performing in Indianapolis on Monday, July 27th as part of an 11-day concert tour of the Midwest.
The concert, which has a suggested donation of $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors, will take place at First Mennonite Church, 4601 Knollton Rd., at 7:30pm. For more information, call (217) 419-6914 or email indyworldmusic@gmail.com.
The ad-hoc ensemble consists of 21 brilliant teenaged singers ages 12-18 from around the Midwest and New England who put together their concert program during an intensive week of rehearsal in southwest Michigan earlier this month. Their program highlights the distinctive sounds of world music traditions ranging from American shape-note and Appalachian songs to music from Corsica, Sardinia and Caucasus Georgia, South African dance-songs and Renaissance music from Italy and France.

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Collaborative Musician Needed - Milwaukee Children's Choir Marco Melendezhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470953%pm, %23 %b %2015 %19:%Jul:%rd 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470953STAFF COLLABORATIVE MUSICIAN NEEDED

Milwaukee Children's Choir seeks an experienced collaborative pianist and/or organist to join our staff for the 2015-2016 season!  We seek a qualified candidate who is comfortable and capable of leading sectional rehearsals as well as accompanying several of our Choirs.  We also seek an individual with a great sense of humor who will be able to joyfully engage in the education of our wonderful choristers.  Rehearsals take place from approximately 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings throughout the school year.  This position is part-time and does not offer benefits.  For more information and/or to apply, please send your resume/CV and three (3) referrences to Artistic Director, Marco Antonio Melendez, at mmelendez@milwaukeechildrenschoir.org.  For more information, please call 414-882-7686.

MILWAUKEE CHILDREN'S CHOIR

Founded in 1994, the Milwaukee Children's Choir (MCC) is a non-profit professional children's choral organization that is comprised of over 250, K-12, students from throughout the Greater Milwaukee area.  Our mission is to provide children, ages 4-18, with exceptional choral music education and performance experiences that foster creativity, personal expression, and social growth.

Position Description:
  • Prepare music and rehearse weekly with assigned choir.
  • Accompany all rehearsals, performances, tours, retreats, recordings, etc.
  • Rehearse and perform with MCC ensembles and/or soloists as needed.
  • Assist directors as needed, including working with sections, soloists, and instrumentalists.
  • Report to respective choir directors, MCC Artistic Director (artistic matters) and MCC Executive Director (administrative matters).
  • Participate in special events whenever possible.
  • Maintain professional conduct at all times.
Job Qualifications:
  • BM or advanced degree in music
  • Organ playing abilities preferred
  • MUST possess exceptional keyboard and sight reading skills
  • Must possess the ability to work effectively with students, parents, colleagues, and the general public
Part-time position; No benefits
Wages are based on the 2015-2016 Milwaukee Children's Choir Accompanist Salary Guide
 
Milwaukee Children’s Choir is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, including marital status, race/ethnicity, color, age, sexual orientation, national origin, creed, religion, ancestry, veteran status or disability.
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Director of Music - St. James UMC Joshua Michaelhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470951%pm, %23 %b %2015 %17:%Jul:%rd 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470951Seeking applicants for part-time Director of Music for Saint James United Methodist Church in Marriottsville, MD. Average attendance is 65 people.  Music degree and experience in church music required (extensive experience may substitute for degree). One service at 9:30am September-May. Two services, 8:45am & 9:30am, June-August. Personally direct adult choir and oversee/coordinate other aspects of music program.  Approximately 7 hours/week.  Please send resume and cover letter to Josh Michael at 410-294-8581 or joshua.l.michael@gmail.com. ]]>Full Time Choral Arts Teacher, grades 5-12 David Toppinghttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470947%pm, %23 %b %2015 %17:%Jul:%rd 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470947Full-time position at Arizona School for the Arts, a public charter school serving over 800 students in grades 5-12. Class load will include 2 periods of work with 5th & 6th graders and 2 periods of mixed beginning/intermediate level choirs (middle and high school students), depending on student need and school assignments. The choral department consists of 5 teaching artists. The start date is 8/5/2015.
 
Full info, including how to apply is at the web link. If you have other questions, contact Laura Apperson, Arts Director, at: apperson@goasa.org
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Artistic Personnel & Production Manager Lesley Leightonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470946%pm, %23 %b %2015 %17:%Jul:%rd 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470946
 
 
Job Title: Artistic Personnel and Production Manager
Institution: Los Robles Master Chorale
Status: part time, 15-20 hours per week
Reports to: Artistic Director | Executive Director
Oversees: volunteer and paid administrative staff
 
The Artistic Personnel and Production Manager is responsible for the healthy and efficient management of the choir, including the logistical operations as well as long term planning. Tasks required of the Artistic Personnel and Production Manager cover various departments within the organization.
 
Summary of responsibilities
 
Operations
  • Implement logistical organization of weekly rehearsals; secure venue, set up equipment, call choir to attention to begin rehearsal, make any necessary announcements, clean and lock venue upon departure
  • Serve as main point of contact for all personnel
  • Secure rehearsal and performance venues
  • Create and maintain annual season schedule
  • Oversee music library, music assignment and assembly, score procurement, and volunteer librarians
  • Hire additional personnel and instrumentalists with approval of Artistic Director, and issue timely contracts annually with board approval
  • Plan and implement tours with Artistic Director, as the opportunities arise
  • Plan and implement annual auditions for newly engaged singers as well as current member annual and bi-annual auditions
  • Manage all aspects of concert production, including volunteer staff in front and back of the house
  • Maintain choral personnel database, voice part assignments, roster, and standing charts
  • Invoice choir member annual dues
 
Marketing
  • Oversee the volunteer marketing staff, content creation, and timely publicity releases for concerts, advertisements, and announcements
  • Oversee the volunteer publications team to produce concert fliers, programs and website content
  • Work with the board to create a strategic approach for annual PR and Marketing effort to increase community awareness and concert attendance
  • Oversee content on social media outlets
  • Oversee volunteer staff to design, print and sell concert tickets
  • Responsible for collection, and record-keeping of ticket money, and deposit of money in bank account
  • Oversee and assist volunteer staff and Artistic Director publishing monthly newsletter
 
Development and Board Interaction
  • Aid in the creation of solicitation mailings and execute mailing to the community in partnership with a board member; and assist with patron/donor emails
  • In coordination with board member volunteers, aid in the production of special events and fundraising efforts
  • Issue acknowledgement letters to donors; manage fulfillment of special fundraising perks awarded to donors of differing levels
  • Maintain patron database
  • Attend board meetings as invited, not regularly
 
Administrative and Human Resources
  • Oversee the purchase of office supplies
  • Collect and maintain W9 and other tax documents for vendors and guests
  • Conduct annual review of job descriptions for volunteer staff
 
Successful candidates will have a minimum BA in arts management, or business degree; three years of arts management experience or stage management experience. Candidates without degrees will be considered if they possess the appropriate experience.
 
Successful candidates will be well-organized and able to multi-task in his/her home or virtual office, and occasionally at our physical office in Simi Valley.
 
Successful candidates will understand how to manage artistic personalities and be able to interface easily with the artistic director, guest artists, choral singers, patrons, donors and board members.
 
Successful candidates will be able to represent the organization well in the community, and perform well with grace under pressure.
 
Successful candidates will be social media and computer savvy, and google-doc friendly.  Knowledge of WordPress is a plus.
 
Renumeration
This is a part-time monthly salaried position.  Salary is commensurate with experience.
 
Application Procedure
Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume, along with a contact list of three references to: singwithlrmc@gmail.com.
 
Application Deadline:  Friday, August 14, 2015
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Auditions for Schola Cantorum on Hudson Darlene Wyzgahttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470944%pm, %23 %b %2015 %16:%Jul:%rd 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470944

Schola Cantorum on Hudson is a pro bono choral ensemble with focus on newer a cappella music performing in NYC and Montclair, NJ. We are looking for recent music grads, emerging professionals and experienced pros who are in search of a challenging and rewarding ensemble group. The music we perform calls for accurate reading as well as solo vocal production along with a thorough understanding of the art of ensemble singing. All solos are selected from within the group.

Minimal time is spent learning music, therefore the expectation is that this work is done individually. Positions are available on an annual basis. Auditions are arranged by appointment after a brief phone interview.

If accepted into the ensemble you are expected to make weekly rehearsals, all dress rehearsals and performances.

Rehearsals are on Monday evenings and occasional Saturdays.

More info can be found at www.ScholaOnHudson.org

 


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Tenor and Bass choral scholars wanted Jay Lindsayhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470939%pm, %23 %b %2015 %15:%Jul:%rd 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470939
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Wallingford, CT is currently seeking Tenor and Bass choral scholars to join our adult choir. The choir sings from September to June, and breaks for the summer. Responsibilities will include attending weekly rehearsals on Thursday from 7 – 9 pm and Sunday morning worship which starts at 9:30 am. Compensation is $25 per appearance, more for Holy Days.  The position is open to any high school or college age student. Opportunities for solos throughout the season will be available. This is an excellent opportunity for student singers to gain professional singing experience.
For more information and to schedule an audition please contact Jay Lindsay, Director of Music at musicdirector@stpaulswallingford.org. For more information about St. Paul’s please visit http://www.stpaulswallingford.org.
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Verdi Requiem Amy Sieglerhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470937%pm, %23 %b %2015 %15:%Jul:%rd 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470937
Join the National Chorale and the National Chorale orchestra at Lincoln Center on Friday evening 5/6/16, 8 pm for Giuseppe Verdi's Requiem! The drama of opera and the thrill of wonderful symphonic writing combined wioth stellar, virtuosic solo moments.  Also on the program, a performance by the Chorale's Education Partner, the Professional Performing Arts High School. 
Tickets from $36, subscription and group discounts available. www.nationalchorale.org   212-333-5333
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48th Annual Handel's Messiah Sing-In Amy Sieglerhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470936%pm, %23 %b %2015 %15:%Jul:%rd 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470936Sing in the audience-chorus of almost 3,000 voices under the batons of 17 eminent conductors with 4 professional soloists and a virtuoso organist!
Join the National Chorale for the 48th annual Handel's Messiah Sing-In on Wednesday, Decembert 9, 2015 at Lincoln Center. It's an evening you will never forget!
Subscription and group discounts available www.nationalchorale.org  212-333-5333
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Carmina Burana, Carl Orff Amy Sieglerhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470935%pm, %23 %b %2015 %15:%Jul:%rd 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470935Join the National Chorale and the National Chorale orchestra at Lincoln Center on Friday evening 11/20/15, 8 pm  for Carl Orff's exciting Carmina Burana! Sexy, passionate and unforgettable - the most popular choral work of our time. Also on the program, New Works for a New Age by various composers and a performance by the Chorale's Education Partner, the Professional Performing Arts High School.
Tickets from $36, subscription and group discounts available. www.nationalchorale.org   212-333-5333
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Bel Canto Singers of Daytona Open Auditions David Redmanhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470929%pm, %23 %b %2015 %13:%Jul:%rd 13JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470929Bel Canto Singers of Daytona announces open auditions for new and returning members.  All voice parts are welcome to audition.
 
Auditions will be held August 17 and 18, 2015, 7:00 pm at Westminster by the Sea Presbyterian Church, 3221 S. Peninsula Dr., Daytona Beach Shores, FL, 32118.
Please visit us at http://belcantodaytona.org/ for audition information.
 
Bel Canto Singers of Daytona is an auditioned, select, SATB chorus of approximately 45 voices.  The 2015-2016 concert season will feature five concerts to be presented throughout the Volusia County, Florida area.
Bel Canto Singers of Daytona welcomes members ranging from talented high school vocalists to seasoned professionals.
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Paid Singers: Philadelphia area Michael Smithhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470928%pm, %23 %b %2015 %13:%Jul:%rd 13JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470928

The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Rosemont (Bryn Mawr) has openings for alto and bass section leaders for the 2015-16 season. The church is Anglo-Catholic, and the music is very traditional- renaissance polyphony, chant, and music from the Anglican tradition is given prominence. Excellent sight-reading skills and the ability to control vibrato are absolute requirements. The pay rate is $65 per call. The church is easily accessible by two different SEPTA lines. For an audition, please contact the choirmaster, Michael Smith, at mws.organist@gmail.com or at 203-645-9227.

 

 
 
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New ensemble forming - KC JUBILEE SINGERS John Leavitthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470925%pm, %23 %b %2015 %13:%Jul:%rd 13JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470925Auditions are being held in August 2015 for the new KC JUBILEE SINGERS!  Under the direction of conductor/composer, Dr. John Leavitt, the KC Jubilee Singers are accepting auditions for excellent singers in all voice categories.  Come be a part of a new exciting organization.  Plans are being made for a Fall Concert in October and a Christmas Concert in December.  Auditions will be held, by appointment only, from 6:00 to 9:30 PM on August 13, 20, 24 at Atonement Lutheran Church in Overland Park, KS which will also be the home for the ensemble.  For more information and to schedule an audition, please go to http://johnleavittmusic.com and click on JUBILEE SINGERS. ]]>Employment: Organist needed Pamela Goodyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470917%am, %23 %b %2015 %09:%Jul:%rd 9JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470917Christ Episcopal Church is seeking an organist beginning September 3.  Thursday rehearsals, Sunday morning service: pre/postlude, service music, choir anthem(s) and hymns.  Extra holidays such as Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, Easter, Christmas Eve.  Weddings/funerals.  Organ: Aeolian-Skinner pipe/digital Rodgers combination options.  4-Manuals, 130 Stops, 161 Total Ranks, 51 Pipe Ranks/3,021 Pipes, 5 Polyphonic Percussions.  Please send resume. ]]>Simple unison, canon, or two-part Spanish-language songs? Crystal Hallhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470932%pm, %23 %b %2015 %14:%Jul:%rd 14JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470932Hi all, 
I have a unique opportunity, and I'm looking for some repertoire assistance. I will be leading an online choir for about 15 girls (ages 12-19) in a group home in Guatemala.  Eventually we'll sing some songs in English, but for starters, I'm looking for some simple rounds or songs in Spanish (and eventually some two-part songs).  These girls don't have any formal music training, but they love to sing, and they love American music (Taylor Swift and One Direction being among their favorites!).  I'm guessing we'll need SA voicing, but I won't be sure until I sing with them for the first time.  I'd also really like to start with some great canons (or even partner songs).
 
Bonus would be songs with themes of empowerment or uplift, as these girls are doing a great deal to overcome some very tough circumstances.  (Songs on this theme in English would be welcome as well.)
 

Thank you!
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advice for new middle school program Michelle Hendersonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470926%pm, %23 %b %2015 %13:%Jul:%rd 13JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470926The high school where I currently teach (private 9-12) is in the process of adding a K-8 program.  I have committed to teaching middle school beginning the fall of 2017.  My administrator has asked what my "ideal" middle school program would look like.  This would include course offerings, curriculum, facilities, etc.  I would really appreciate suggestions from those who teach (or have taught) middle school since it's been quite a while since I have.  Thanks so much!   Michelle Henderson ]]>Alto section leader - position opening Juan Mesahttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470910%am, %23 %b %2015 %01:%Jul:%rd 1JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470910St. Mary's Church in Holliston, MA is looking to hire an Alto Section Leader for a weekly rehearsal and one Sunday Service, starting in September 2015. Rehearsals take place on Thursday 7:00-9:00pm, and the Sunday service is at 11:30 am (call at 10:45am)  The chosen candidate will join a team of 4 section leaders, who sing in a choir made up of accomplished volunteers. Excellent sight-reading skills are a must. Repertoire includes a variety of styles and genres, but is strongly focused on the traditional sacred music, including Gregorian Chant and 16th century polyphony. An ability to commit for at least one year is essential for consideration as a permanent candidate.  Pay per call is $60 ($30 per hour) with additional cantoring opportunities for weekly masses, weddings and funerals, which are compensated separately. If interested, please contact Juan A. Mesa, Director of Music, at mesaja (at) gmail.com ]]>Alto Section Leader - Clearwater, Florida Beth Kendallhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470908%pm, %22 %b %2015 %23:%Jul:%nd 23JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470908
The Episcopal Church of the Ascension is seeking a choral section leader to support the alto section of our volunteer choir.  Applicants should be able to sight read, have a pleasant voice, and enjoy singing a range of repertoire, from renaissance polyphony to contemporary compositions.  The chosen candidate will be expected to attend a weekly rehearsal, and Sunday morning Services, along with any additional special Services throughout the year.  Knowledge of liturgical churches is helpful, but not necessary.  Pay will be discussed at interview
 
Please send a cover letter and resume to bethk@churchofascension.org to demonstrate your interest.  We hope to hear from you soon.
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Soprano Section Leader - Clearwater, Florida Beth Kendallhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470907%pm, %22 %b %2015 %23:%Jul:%nd 23JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470907The Episcopal Church of the Ascension is seeking a choral section leader to support the soprano section of our volunteer choir.  Applicants should be able to sight read, have a pleasant voice, and enjoy singing a range of repertoire, from renaissance polyphony to contemporary compositions.  The chosen candidate will be expected to attend a weekly rehearsal, and Sunday morning Services, along with any additional special Services throughout the year.  Knowledge of liturgical churches is helpful, but not necessary.  Pay will be discussed at interview
 
Please send a cover letter and resume to bethk@churchofascension.org to demonstrate your interest.  We hope to hear from you soon.
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Tenor / Bass section leaders needed (Freehold, NJ) Mark Hyczkohttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470905%pm, %22 %b %2015 %22:%Jul:%nd 22JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470905Professional Tenor and Bass Section leaders needed (Freehold, NJ)
St. Peter’s Church (Episcopal)
33 Throckmorton Street
Freehold, NJ 07728
Choir meets from Sunday after Labor Day until Father’s Day
Section leader requirements:
1 - Rehearsal every Thursday evening 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2 - Sunday service at 10:00 AM with rehearsal at 9:00 AM. 
3 - Additional service calls on Christmas Eve at 10:00 PM, Ash Wednesday at 7:30 PM, Maundy Thursday at 7:30 PM, Good Friday at noon, Easter Vigil at 7:30 PM and usual Easter Sunday service. No Christmas Day services required.
Pay is $55 per appearance.
St. Peter’s is a small historic Episcopal parish located in Freehold, NJ. The vested choir sings the full range of music from, but not limited to, the Anglican tradition. More information on our church and music program can be found at stpetersfreehold.org.
Please send resumes to organist/choir director Mark Hyczko at music@stpetersfreehold.org
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Tenor and Bass section leaders needed Deborah Holden-Hollowayhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470902%pm, %22 %b %2015 %21:%Jul:%nd 21JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470902
West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood, NJ seeks tenor and bass section leaders for its large adult choir. From September through June, the choir sings Sundays at 10:00am (warmup at 9:15) and rehearses Thursday evenings from 8:00-10:15pm. They also sing Christmas Eve (evening) Good Friday (evening) as well as an Oratorio presentation (with orchestra) each year. The choir is dedicated to singing serious music, and repertoire runs the gamut from Renaissance through Classical, including as well as ethnic music. The Choir does two day-long retreats (one in September, one in January) to kick off the season. The ideal singer will be part of a quartet, with opportunities for solo work, and have a positive attitude for working with volunteer singers, be a strong sight-reader, keen sense of pitch and have pleasing vocal quality. Please send letter of inquiry, resume and repertoire list, as well as an audio recording to Deborah Holden-Holloway, Minister of Music, at dholden-holloway@westside.org to set up an audition and interview. Audition includes two prepared solos from the classical sacred repertoire, and sight reading.
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Bucks County Choral Society Auditions Rachel Sandershttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470901%pm, %22 %b %2015 %21:%Jul:%nd 21JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470901
The Bucks County Choral Society announces auditions for experienced choral singers between August 25th and September 9th. BCCS is a select community choir composed of 100+ auditioned singers conducted by Artistic Director Thomas Lloyd.
 
Highlights of the upcoming 2015-2016 season include:
  • Music from around the World - Four Continents, One Mass
  • 38th Annual Festival of Christmas Music: An American Christmas
  • Edward Elgar's The Apostles (Philadelphia regional premiere)
  • A Celebration of American Musical Theater
For more complete program information go to www.buckschoral.org
 
To arrange an audition, please contact us by visiting the auditions page of our website: http://www.buckschoral.org/the-choir/audition-for-the-choir/
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AUDITION for Greater South Jersey Chorus Margaret Van Meterhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470898%pm, %22 %b %2015 %20:%Jul:%nd 20JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470898
Greater South Jersey Chorus invites singers to audition on August 22 and 23, for the 2015-16 season which begins September 14.  Rehearsals take place every Monday from 7:30-10PM at Grace Church in Haddonfield, NJ, located next to the PATCO train station or minutes by car from the Ben Franklin Bridge.  
 
Led by Artistic Director, D. Jason Bishop, GSJC is an 80-voice, mixed choir that performs diverse repertoire including both masterworks with orchestra and shorter pieces.  Please visit our website at greatersouthjerseychorus.org for more information, FAQ's, and the audition registration form.  You may also email auditions@greatersouthjerseychorus.org if you have questions.  We look forward to hearing from you!
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Bay Psalm Book Kayla Werlinhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470895%pm, %22 %b %2015 %19:%Jul:%nd 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470895Dear colleagues,
 
Does anyone have resources for good scores and/or performances of excerpts of the Bay Psalm Book? We've been asked to sing at the kick-off of the 300th anniversary celebration of a church here in New England, and I'd like to include something that might have been sung there at the time. I've found a good facsimile online, but I'd love to get recommendations from your experience. Thank you.
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Tenor Staff Singer Daniel Hahnhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470893%pm, %22 %b %2015 %18:%Jul:%nd 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470893St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, Suwanee, GA, an Anglo-Catholic parish located in the northeast suburbs of Atlanta (between Cumming and Buford) seeks a tenor staff singer. Applicants must have strong sight-reading skills, be able to sing straight-tone, be comfortable singing with incense, and be able to work well with a volunteer choir. The choir sings music drawn from the Anglican tradition, and its repertoire includes Gregorian chant, Renaissance polyphony, and choral Mass settings. Compensation is $50 per call, normally two calls per week. Rehearsals are on Thursdays from 7:00 to 8:45 pm. The Sunday morning commitment includes rehearsal at 10:10 am and one Mass at 11:15 am. The choir also sings for All Souls’, Ash Wednesday, Christmas Eve, Holy Week, and other occasional services. For more information or to schedule an audition, please contact Daniel Hahn, Director of Music and Liturgy, at daniel@saintcolumba.net. ]]>Choral Director Chris Nordwallhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470889%pm, %22 %b %2015 %17:%Jul:%nd 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470889First United Methodist Church - Vancouver, WA
Seeking choir director 
 
The Choir Director is responsible for providing leadership in the area of choral music for our traditional service.  He/she is to use this position to develop an adult choir that is able to praise and glorify God through music and to open hearts to feel the presence of the Holy Spirit.  The main focus of his/her attention is the second service but will look for opportunities to collaborate with the first service music director to collaborate and enhance musical opportunities throughout the church.
 
Recruiting Requirements:
Preference will be given to those persons who have a:
  • Masters Degree in Music
  • Minimum of five years experience in choral conducting of sacred music
  • A working knowledge of sacred music and how/when to use it to enhance the worship experience
  • Knowledge and openness to a variety of musical styles
     
Compensation and benefits:
  • Position pays $10,000-12,000 for the period of September 1 to June 15.  The pay is spread over a twelve-month period.
  • Director will receive three Sundays off with pay.
  • There are no health benefits associated with this job.
Please send resume to cjnordwall@gmail.com
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ON STAGE with Interkultur in Prague, Czech Republic Luke Turrinthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470859%am, %22 %b %2015 %08:%Jul:%nd 8JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470859
 
No competitions but a buzz of choral activities: Make Prague your stage during your choir tour with INTERKULTUR! The schedule will include touristic activities (sight-seeing), short concerts in touristic places, a workshop with a local choir and a joint concert of all the participants. More information at http://onstage.interkultur.com/
 
Contact:
INTERKULTUR
Ruhberg 1
35463 Fernwald/ Germany
Tel:  +49 (0)6404 69749-25
Fax: +49 (0)6404 69749-29
www.interkultur.com
mail@interkultur.com
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ON STAGE with Interkultur in Paris, France Luke Turrinthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470857%am, %22 %b %2015 %08:%Jul:%nd 8JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470857
 
No competitions but a buzz of choral activities: Make Paris your stage during your choir tour with INTERKULTUR! The schedule will include touristic activities (sight-seeing), short concerts in touristic places, a workshop with a local choir and a joint concert of all the participants. More information at http://onstage.interkultur.com/
 
Contact:
INTERKULTUR
Ruhberg 1
35463 Fernwald/ Germany
Tel:  +49 (0)6404 69749-25
Fax: +49 (0)6404 69749-29
www.interkultur.com
mail@interkultur.com
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ON STAGE with Interkultur in Lisbon, Portugal Luke Turrinthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470855%am, %22 %b %2015 %08:%Jul:%nd 8JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470855
No competitions but a buzz of choral activities: Make Lisbon your stage during your choir tour with INTERKULTUR! The schedule will include touristic activities (sight-seeing), short concerts in touristic places, a workshop with a local choir and a joint concert of all the participants. More information at http://onstage.interkultur.com/
 
Contact:
INTERKULTUR
Ruhberg 1
35463 Fernwald/ Germany
Tel:  +49 (0)6404 69749-25
Fax: +49 (0)6404 69749-29
www.interkultur.com
mail@interkultur.com
 
 
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ON STAGE with Interkultur in Brussels, Belgium Luke Turrinthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470854%am, %22 %b %2015 %08:%Jul:%nd 8JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470854
 
No competitions but a buzz of choral activities: Make Brussels your stage during your choir tour with INTERKULTUR! The schedule will include touristic activities (sight-seeing), short concerts in touristic places, a workshop with a local choir and a joint concert of all the participants. More information at http://onstage.interkultur.com/
 
Contact:
INTERKULTUR
Ruhberg 1
35463 Fernwald/ Germany
Tel:  +49 (0)6404 69749-25
Fax: +49 (0)6404 69749-29
www.interkultur.com
mail@interkultur.com
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ON STAGE with Interkultur in Barcelona, Spain Luke Turrinthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470852%am, %22 %b %2015 %08:%Jul:%nd 8JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470852
 
No competitions but a buzz of choral activities: Make Barcelona your stage during your choir tour with INTERKULTUR! The schedule will include touristic activities (sight-seeing), short concerts in touristic places, a workshop with a local choir and a joint concert of all the participants. More information at http://onstage.interkultur.com/
 
Contact:
INTERKULTUR
Ruhberg 1
35463 Fernwald/ Germany
Tel:  +49 (0)6404 69749-25
Fax: +49 (0)6404 69749-29
www.interkultur.com
mail@interkultur.com
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ON STAGE with Interkultur in Florence, Italy Luke Turrinthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470850%am, %22 %b %2015 %08:%Jul:%nd 8JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470850
 
No competitions but a buzz of choral activities: Make Florence your stage during your choir tour with INTERKULTUR! The schedule will include touristic activities (sight-seeing), short concerts in touristic places, a workshop with a local choir and a joint concert of all the participants. More information at http://onstage.interkultur.com/
 
Contact:
INTERKULTUR
Ruhberg 1
35463 Fernwald/ Germany
Tel:  +49 (0)6404 69749-25
Fax: +49 (0)6404 69749-29
www.interkultur.com
mail@interkultur.com
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ON STAGE with Interkultur in Stockholm, Sweden Luke Turrinthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470848%am, %22 %b %2015 %08:%Jul:%nd 8JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470848
 
No competitions but a buzz of choral activities: Make Stockholm your stage during your choir tour with INTERKULTUR! The schedule will include touristic activities (sight-seeing), short concerts in touristic places, a workshop with a local choir and a joint concert of all the participants. More information at http://onstage.interkultur.com/
 
Contact:
INTERKULTUR
Ruhberg 1
35463 Fernwald/ Germany
Tel:  +49 (0)6404 69749-25
Fax: +49 (0)6404 69749-29
www.interkultur.com
mail@interkultur.com
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ON STAGE with Interkultur in Bilbao, Spain Luke Turrinthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470846%am, %22 %b %2015 %08:%Jul:%nd 8JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470846
 
No competitions but a buzz of choral activities: Make Bilbao your stage during your choir tour with INTERKULTUR! The schedule will include touristic activities (sight-seeing), short concerts in touristic places, a workshop with a local choir and a joint concert of all the participants. More information at http://onstage.interkultur.com/
 
Contact:
INTERKULTUR
Ruhberg 1
35463 Fernwald/ Germany
Tel:  +49 (0)6404 69749-25
Fax: +49 (0)6404 69749-29
www.interkultur.com
mail@interkultur.com
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ON STAGE with Interkultur in Verona, Italy Luke Turrinthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470844%am, %22 %b %2015 %08:%Jul:%nd 8JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470844
 
No competitions but a buzz of choral activities: Make Verona your stage during your choir tour with INTERKULTUR! The schedule will include touristic activities (sight-seeing), short concerts in touristic places, a workshop with a local choir and a joint concert of all the participants. More information at http://onstage.interkultur.com/
 
Contact:
INTERKULTUR
Ruhberg 1
35463 Fernwald/ Germany
Tel:  +49 (0)6404 69749-25
Fax: +49 (0)6404 69749-29
www.interkultur.com
mail@interkultur.com
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ON STAGE with Interkultur in Nice, France Luke Turrinthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470842%am, %22 %b %2015 %08:%Jul:%nd 8JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470842
 
No competitions but a buzz of choral activities: Make Nice your stage during your choir tour with INTERKULTUR! The schedule will include touristic activities (sight-seeing), short concerts in touristic places, a workshop with a local choir and a joint concert of all the participants. More information at http://onstage.interkultur.com/
 
Contact:
INTERKULTUR
Ruhberg 1
35463 Fernwald/ Germany
Tel:  +49 (0)6404 69749-25
Fax: +49 (0)6404 69749-29
www.interkultur.com
mail@interkultur.com
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Paid Choral Scholars - alto, tenor and bass Thomas Clark-Joneshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470879%pm, %22 %b %2015 %16:%Jul:%nd 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470879Westminster Presbyterian Church, Peoria, Illinois is seeking section leaders for Alto, Tenor and Baritone sections of a choir dedicated to serious choral music.  One rehearsal weekly on Thursday evening: 7:30 to 9:15 p.m. and call on Sunday at 9:20 for a 10:00 a.m. service.  We sing a wide range of choral literature but always seek the finest in the choral art.  Please contact Thomas Clark-Jones at 717.503.8929 or e-mail to tclarkjones1227@gmail.com.  Pay is competetive for the area.  ]]>GMChorale to Audition New Singers Marcia Blivenhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470877%pm, %22 %b %2015 %16:%Jul:%nd 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470877
GMChorale (Greater Middletown Chorale; www.gmchorale.org) is inviting experienced singers to audition with Artistic Director, Joseph D'Eugenio, for their next concert season. Following the recent record-breaking attendance at their performances of Messiah and Mozart’s Requiem in collaboration with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra at the MHS Performing Arts Center, Director D’Eugenio, who has also been selected as Guest Conductor for CONCORA’s Summer Festival 2015 in July, will continue to focus on great choral masterworks, accompanied by the NHSO.
 
Plans for the next season’s programs are being finalized, with Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem and Cantique de Jean Racine scheduled for November 2015, and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass scheduled for Spring 2016.
 
In September, GMChorale will be moving to a new, more centralized rehearsal space at Bethany Lutheran Church, 50 Court St. in Cromwell, right off I-91 and Rt. 9, which will be more accessible to singers in the Hartford, New Haven and Shoreline areas. The first rehearsal for the upcoming season will be held on Tuesday, September 8, from 7-9:30 pm.
 
Auditions for interested, experienced choral singers will be held on Tuesday, August 18; Wednesday, August 26; and Wednesday, September 1, 2015. All auditions will be held at First Congregational Church in Cheshire in the afternoon/evening. To schedule an audition, please call Margie Livengood at (860) 633-6198 or email her at margielivengood@aol.com.
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Question for NY, NH, Ri, and MA Music Teachers erin smithhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470881%pm, %22 %b %2015 %16:%Jul:%nd 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470881Help! Calling music teachers in:

Albany, NY 
Manchester, NH
Providence, RI
Worcester, MA

I have some questions about potentially bringing a large scale children's choir opportunity to those areas. If you are a music teacher or know a music teacher in those areas, please message me, if you don't mind my picking your brain! I really appreciate it!

Thank you!
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5th Vietnam Int. Choir Competition - Hội An 2017, Vietnam Luke Turrinthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470861%am, %22 %b %2015 %08:%Jul:%nd 8JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470861


Hội An is one of the most beautiful and charming destinations you can visit in Asia. In 1999, the old town was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO as a well-preserved example of a Southeast Asian trading port of the 15th to the 19th centuries, with buildings that display a unique blend of local and foreign influences.

In cooperation with the Vietnamese Central Government, the Provincial Government of Quang Nam and the City Government of Hội An, choirs from around the globe will again have the chance to discover the beauty of the country, combined with an international choral event. Come and be part of it!

 
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Miami Voice 2017 Luke Turrinthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470863%am, %22 %b %2015 %08:%Jul:%nd 8JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470863

 

For this program INTERKULTUR has partnered with the award-winning Miami Children's Chorus that has provided children with high quality singing instruction since 1965. Under Music Director Timothy A. Sharp, MCC offers the children the opportunity to study and perform standard and experimental forms of choral music. Conductors and singers have the possibility to attend workshops with Morten Lauridsen, Timothy A. Sharp, Cristian Grases and other choral experts and to assimilate the beauty of Florida’s coast.

One of the venues will be the MANUEL ARTIME THEATRE, where the competitions of MIAMI VOICE will be held. It is a multi-purpose theatre owned by the city of Miami. The former Baptist church was transformed by the city into a modern theatre with a large stage. Its shows compromise local ballet performances, the Miami Lyric Opera and Latin Stars such as Maria Creuza, the Brazilian Bossa Nova diva, and the Miami International Jazz Festival.

INTERKULTUR and Miami Children's Chorus are looking forward to celebrating together with you this international festival of choral music in sunny Florida!

 
Contact:
INTERKULTUR
Ruhberg 1
35463 Fernwald/ Germany
Tel:  +49 (0)6404 69749-25
Fax: +49 (0)6404 69749-29
www.interkultur.com
mail@interkultur.com
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ACDA-PA SUMMER conference Aug 3-4, 2015 Matthew Fritzhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470867%pm, %22 %b %2015 %12:%Jul:%nd 12JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470867
 
Hey, PA! Summer Conference is right around the corner. Are you registered? http://www.acdapa.org/conferences/Summer2015/
 
Dr. Paul Head will be there to inspire us. Reading sessions for all ages and groups will be held to help us finalize repertoire for the year. A picnic for sustenance and conversation will be set. And two days of hanging out with colleagues passionate about choral music are on the docket! 
 
And if if you aren't coming, send me an email and let me know what you need to make Summer Conference worth your time and hard-earned cash: fritzm@etown.edu
 
Hope to see you there!
 
-Matt
 
___________________________
Matthew P. Fritz, DMA
President, ACDA-PA
Associate Professor of Music
Elizabethtown College
www.acdapa.org
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Brazilian choir looking for exchange - Summer 2016 Adolpho Keplerhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470836%am, %22 %b %2015 %05:%Jul:%nd 5JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470836
Bonjour! Hello everyone! I live in Québec City and I'm organizing the concerts for my friends from Brazil. I'll paste below a message from Federal University of Ceara Choir (or...UFC Choir). If you're interested in doing this exchange, let me know! :D
" My name is Erwin Schrader. I am a professor and Choir director of the Federal University of Ceará Choir (UFC Choir) in Fortaleza, Ceará in the Northeast of Brazil.  Our choir has existed since 1959 and, since Brazilian music is rich and full of rhythms and beats, our entire music repertoire consists of pieces composed by Brazilian composers.
 
After touring in many cities in Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Austria and Australia, we’re planning on going to Canada next summer and Toronto would be our first stop. For that occasion we’ve been preparing a special concert (popular music) and asacred program to be sung during Mass. We’re planning to stay in Toronto for 4 days (from june 17th to 22th june) and Ottawa from june 22th to june 25th.
 
We are looking for a local group to share the scene with us and / or host us for the time we’ll be staying there. Since we plan on visiting different parts of Toronto and Ottawa, we’d be out during most of the day. Actually, we just need a place to sleep and a place to sing. The UFC Choir is autonomous in relation to the airplane tickets between Brazil and Canada as well as in relation to our transportation within your wonderful country. In exchange We would like to offer to you and to your choir a possibility of come  visit us in Brazil, where we’d be glad to host and organize a concert to your choir as well. Moreover, if you wish to charge tickets for our concert we suggest you keep ticket sales profits.
 
Finally, If you are interested in this cultural and musical exchange, we would be happy to explain in more detail everything that we are planning for this concert and this trip.
 
In case you need extra information, please let me know and I will be gladly provide you with it or you can contact Adolpho Kepler (a friend who lives in Québec City). As he is organizing our concerts in Quebec, He can give you more details about our choir.
 
Thank you for your attention and we look forward to hearing from you soon.
Best regards,
 
Prof. PhD. Erwin Schrader

P.S. : Below you can see some videos of our old shows. You can see our home page in English version (www.coral.ufc.br)
Vem morena : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78jNOZdfWHQ
 
Estrada de Canindé :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkbZA7x1CHk "
 
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Want to Perform Chant? No problem. philip copelandhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/290389%pm, %22 %b %2011 %17:%Jul:%nd 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/290389Does performing chant intimidate you?
 
We all learned about how to "read" chant notation in Music History class but few of us can pick up a Liber Usualis and perform chant with any confidence.
 
I found these videos yesterday - and I think they help us get over our inhibitions to performing this mostly-untapped repertory.  Here is a link to 256 chant videos - a fantastic resource.  A commenter on the YouTube site summed it up like this:

This is precisely the tool a new student of Gregorian chant requires: basic repertoire . . . clear vocals synchronized with uncluttered notation. I can't thank you enough for the time and expertise you've put into these tutorials. May God multiply your efforts!

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Ars Musica looking for singers in all sections (NJ) Marjorie Wintershttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470828%am, %22 %b %2015 %01:%Jul:%nd 1JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470828Ars Musica welcomes auditions from experienced choral singers in all sections for our exciting 50th Anniversary Season!  Ars Musica is recognized as one of the most accomplished choruses in the area and continues to offer singers the opportunity to perform a wide variety of great music. Experienced choral singers interested in auditioning for the 2015–2016 season may write to info@arsmusica.org or call (551) 226-9305 to schedule an audition.
 
All prospective members will audition with Music Director Dusty Francis. Singers are invited but not required to perform a solo of their choice. Mr. Francis will lead all singers through a series of simple vocalises to determine vocal range and quality as well as a brief sight-singing exercise. The audition will take no more than fifteen minutes, and all singers will be notified of the audition outcome within one week.
 
Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings September through June at the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, Riidgewood NJ.  The choir produces 4-6 concerts each season. 
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Summer Sing: Haydn's Creation Marjorie Wintershttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470827%am, %22 %b %2015 %01:%Jul:%nd 1JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470827
Join Members of Ars Musica to sing through Haydn's Creation conducted by Music Director, Dusty Francis, and featuring soloists and accompanist.  Scores will be provided.  Listeners welcome.  7:30 pm at the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, Ridgewood NJ, 07450.  Suggested donation: $10.00. 
Visit http://www.arsmusica.org/summer-sings/, email info@arsmusica.org, or call 551-226-9305 for more information.  
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Summer Sing: Verdi's Requiem Marjorie Wintershttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470826%am, %22 %b %2015 %01:%Jul:%nd 1JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470826Join Members of Ars Musica to sing through Verdi's Requiem conducted by Music Director, Dusty Francis, and featuring soloists and accompanist.  Scores will be provided.  Listeners welcome.  7:30 pm at the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, Ridgewood NJ, 07450.  Suggested donation: $10.00. 
Visit http://www.arsmusica.org/summer-sings/, email info@arsmusica.org, or call 551-226-9305 for more information.  
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Lithuanian Sacred Music with Instruments for Special Mass James Pavlockhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470817%pm, %21 %b %2015 %21:%Jul:%st 21JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470817Hello, I am a organist helping out a local Lithuanian church with a good 20 person SATB choir.  They're having a special mass in September celebrated by the Bishop from Lithuania.  The priest wants a program of all Lithuanian music. The choir has a Lith mass that they do, but I'm looking for additional "special" music for a prelude, opening hymn, offertory, communion and closing hymn that would be suitable for a special, festive occasion and, above all, have instrumentation to accompany.  We have flute, oboe, trumpet, trombone, timpani (possibly) and organ.
 
We are only two months out, and I was just charged with trying to organist this with the choir director.  I'm looking for something that is not too hard, but which will make an impact particularly at the beginning (opening hymn or festive prelude) and a joyous closing.
 
I saw a post on here listing good Lithuanian sacred music, but the comments did not include whehter there was instrumentation.
 
If I can get some good recommendations, then I need to figure out how to get scores with full instrumentation.   Time is of the essence.
 
Can anyone help?
 
Thanks.
Jim Pavlock
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Choral Sheet Music Collection Taylor Fordhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470820%pm, %21 %b %2015 %22:%Jul:%st 22JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470820I have a collection of various pieces of choral sheet music both popular and classical. I am selling this music at half the list price or less for each piece. This is a good way for school music directors and church choir directors to obtain sample copies and increase your music library while spending within your reduced annual budget. If you would like to see my Excel spreadsheet with the full details of each piece of music, send me your email address and I will email the list to you. ]]>Director of Development Bruce W. Beckerhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470813%pm, %21 %b %2015 %18:%Jul:%st 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470813
American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota (ACDA-MN)
and its
F. Melius Christiansen Endowment Fund
 
NOTICE OF PART-TIME POSITION POSTING
 
Director of Development
Posted:  July 15, 2015
 
JOB OVERVIEW:
The American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, and its F. Melius Christiansen Endowment Fund is seeking a motivated and dynamic individual to fill a part-time position (approximately 10 hours/week) as Director of Development.  This individual will produce a revenue stream through donations from corporations, foundations and individuals to support the mission and goals of the organization.  Oversight is provided by the F. Melius Christiansen Endowment Fund Committee and the board of directors of ACDA of Minnesota.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Create and implement a plan to solicit funds from corporate, foundation and individual donors to expand the F. Melius Christiansen Endowment Fund.
Identify funding sources such as grants, in-kind donations, charitable events and marketing opportunities that may be used to advance the development of the organization.
Work effectively with the F. Melius Christiansen Endowment Fund  Committee, ACDA of Minnesota’s executive director, and the board of directors of ACDA of Minnesota.
Create, edit and proof-read the F. Melius Christiansen Endowment Fund Annual Report.
Complete required local, state and federal applications pertinent to the position.
Attend meetings, conferences and events as requested/required.
 
REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree (minimum) BA/BS
Passion for and knowledge of Minnesota’s choral community
Relevant experience with a non-profit 501 (c)(3) arts organization preferred
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Well organized and self motivated with keen attention to detail
Computer proficiency and knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Power Points, etc., or equivalent software applications)
Flexible hours including evenings and weekends
Car for work purposes
 
COMPENSATION RATE:
Annual compensation at $10,800
 
APPLICATION MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
Letter of application
Career resume
Three professional references with contact information
 
SEND OR SCAN TO:  Bruce W. Becker, Executive Director • ACDA of Minnesota • 12027 Gantry Lane • Apple Valley MN • 55124
                                         execdirector@acda-mn.org
 
REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS BEGINS ON AUGUST 15, 2015
FOR MORE DETAILS PHONE:  952.270.7489
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Pasadena Master Chorale Seeks Singers in All Voice Parts Jeffrey Bernsteinhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470812%pm, %21 %b %2015 %18:%Jul:%st 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470812Founded in 2009 the Pasadena Master Chorale is an auditioned volunteer chorus of 65 singers dedicated to excellent music-making and to fostering community through choral singing.
 
2015-16 SEASON
HIGH | LOW music for men's and women's voices (Sept. 26-27)
CHRISTMAS GIFTS a musical retelling of O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi" (Dec. 12)
BEETHOVEN 9 the fifth annual New Year's Daiku Concert (Jan. 10)
DESTINATION: EARTH Copland "In The Beginning" and Esmail "Earth Speaks" (composed for PMC) (Mar. 12-13)
BACH: ST. JOHN PASSION (June 12)
LISTENING TO THE FUTURE music composed by area high school students (June 25)
 
READ A RECENT REVIEW, and come sing with us! 
 
 
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Part time Social Media and Website manager needed carolyn Eynonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470810%pm, %21 %b %2015 %17:%Jul:%st 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470810Carolyn Eynon Singers (CESINGERS) located in Scottsdale AZ is looking to hire a part time social media assistant towork with the Board of Directors. Our website needs work and updating and our facebook and constant contact are important to our recruitment and audience development' . Hours tbd.
Starting Sept 1, 2015. contact Carolyn at carolyndirector@gmail.com
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ON STAGE with Interkultur in Prague, Czech Republic Luke Turrinthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470774%am, %21 %b %2015 %10:%Jul:%st 10JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470774
 
No competitions but a buzz of choral activities: Make Prague your stage during your choir tour with INTERKULTUR! The schedule will include touristic activities (sight-seeing), short concerts in touristic places, a workshop with a local choir and a joint concert of all the participants. More information at http://onstage.interkultur.com/
 
Contact:
INTERKULTUR
Ruhberg 1
35463 Fernwald/ Germany
Tel:  +49 (0)6404 69749-25
Fax: +49 (0)6404 69749-29
www.interkultur.com
mail@interkultur.com
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ON STAGE with Interkultur in Paris, France Luke Turrinthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470772%am, %21 %b %2015 %10:%Jul:%st 10JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470772
 
No competitions but a buzz of choral activities: Make Paris your stage during your choir tour with INTERKULTUR! The schedule will include touristic activities (sight-seeing), short concerts in touristic places, a workshop with a local choir and a joint concert of all the participants. More information at http://onstage.interkultur.com/
 
Contact:
INTERKULTUR
Ruhberg 1
35463 Fernwald/ Germany
Tel:  +49 (0)6404 69749-25
Fax: +49 (0)6404 69749-29
www.interkultur.com
mail@interkultur.com
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ON STAGE with Interkultur in Lisbon, Portugal Luke Turrinthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470770%am, %21 %b %2015 %10:%Jul:%st 10JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470770
No competitions but a buzz of choral activities: Make Lisbon your stage during your choir tour with INTERKULTUR! The schedule will include touristic activities (sight-seeing), short concerts in touristic places, a workshop with a local choir and a joint concert of all the participants. More information at http://onstage.interkultur.com/
 
Contact:
INTERKULTUR
Ruhberg 1
35463 Fernwald/ Germany
Tel:  +49 (0)6404 69749-25
Fax: +49 (0)6404 69749-29
www.interkultur.com
mail@interkultur.com
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ON STAGE with Interkultur in Brussels, Belgium Luke Turrinthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470769%am, %21 %b %2015 %10:%Jul:%st 10JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470769
 
No competitions but a buzz of choral activities: Make Brussels your stage during your choir tour with INTERKULTUR! The schedule will include touristic activities (sight-seeing), short concerts in touristic places, a workshop with a local choir and a joint concert of all the participants. More information at http://onstage.interkultur.com/
 
Contact:
INTERKULTUR
Ruhberg 1
35463 Fernwald/ Germany
Tel:  +49 (0)6404 69749-25
Fax: +49 (0)6404 69749-29
www.interkultur.com
mail@interkultur.com
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ON STAGE with Interkultur in Madrid, Spain Luke Turrinthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470767%am, %21 %b %2015 %10:%Jul:%st 10JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470767
 
No competitions but a buzz of choral activities: Make Madrid your stage during your choir tour with INTERKULTUR! The schedule will include touristic activities (sight-seeing), short concerts in touristic places, a workshop with a local choir and a joint concert of all the participants. More information at http://onstage.interkultur.com/
 
Contact:
INTERKULTUR
Ruhberg 1
35463 Fernwald/ Germany
Tel:  +49 (0)6404 69749-25
Fax: +49 (0)6404 69749-29
www.interkultur.com
mail@interkultur.com
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ON STAGE with Interkultur in Barcelona, Spain Luke Turrinthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470765%am, %21 %b %2015 %10:%Jul:%st 10JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470765
 
No competitions but a buzz of choral activities: Make Barcelona your stage during your choir tour with INTERKULTUR! The schedule will include touristic activities (sight-seeing), short concerts in touristic places, a workshop with a local choir and a joint concert of all the participants. More information at http://onstage.interkultur.com/
 
Contact:
INTERKULTUR
Ruhberg 1
35463 Fernwald/ Germany
Tel:  +49 (0)6404 69749-25
Fax: +49 (0)6404 69749-29
www.interkultur.com
mail@interkultur.com
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ON STAGE with Interkultur in Florence, Italy Luke Turrinthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470763%am, %21 %b %2015 %10:%Jul:%st 10JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470763
 
No competitions but a buzz of choral activities: Make Florence your stage during your choir tour with INTERKULTUR! The schedule will include touristic activities (sight-seeing), short concerts in touristic places, a workshop with a local choir and a joint concert of all the participants. More information at http://onstage.interkultur.com/
 
Contact:
INTERKULTUR
Ruhberg 1
35463 Fernwald/ Germany
Tel:  +49 (0)6404 69749-25
Fax: +49 (0)6404 69749-29
www.interkultur.com
mail@interkultur.com
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ON STAGE with Interkultur in Stockholm, Sweden Luke Turrinthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470761%am, %21 %b %2015 %10:%Jul:%st 10JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470761
 
No competitions but a buzz of choral activities: Make Stockholm your stage during your choir tour with INTERKULTUR! The schedule will include touristic activities (sight-seeing), short concerts in touristic places, a workshop with a local choir and a joint concert of all the participants. More information at http://onstage.interkultur.com/
 
Contact:
INTERKULTUR
Ruhberg 1
35463 Fernwald/ Germany
Tel:  +49 (0)6404 69749-25
Fax: +49 (0)6404 69749-29
www.interkultur.com
mail@interkultur.com
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ON STAGE with Interkultur in Antalya, Turkey Luke Turrinthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470758%am, %21 %b %2015 %09:%Jul:%st 9JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470758


No competitions but a buzz of choral activities: Make Antalya your stage during your choir tour with INTERKULTUR! The schedule will include touristic activities (sight-seeing), short concerts in touristic places, a workshop with a local choir and a joint concert of all the participants. More information at http://onstage.interkultur.com/
 
Contact:
INTERKULTUR
Ruhberg 1
35463 Fernwald/ Germany
Tel:  +49 (0)6404 69749-25
Fax: +49 (0)6404 69749-29
www.interkultur.com
mail@interkultur.com
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ON STAGE with Interkultur in Bilbao, Spain Luke Turrinthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470756%am, %21 %b %2015 %09:%Jul:%st 9JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470756
 
No competitions but a buzz of choral activities: Make Bilbao your stage during your choir tour with INTERKULTUR! The schedule will include touristic activities (sight-seeing), short concerts in touristic places, a workshop with a local choir and a joint concert of all the participants. More information at http://onstage.interkultur.com/
 
Contact:
INTERKULTUR
Ruhberg 1
35463 Fernwald/ Germany
Tel:  +49 (0)6404 69749-25
Fax: +49 (0)6404 69749-29
www.interkultur.com
mail@interkultur.com
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ON STAGE with Interkultur in Verona, Italy Luke Turrinthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470754%am, %21 %b %2015 %09:%Jul:%st 9JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470754
 
No competitions but a buzz of choral activities: Make Verona your stage during your choir tour with INTERKULTUR! The schedule will include touristic activities (sight-seeing), short concerts in touristic places, a workshop with a local choir and a joint concert of all the participants. More information at http://onstage.interkultur.com/
 
Contact:
INTERKULTUR
Ruhberg 1
35463 Fernwald/ Germany
Tel:  +49 (0)6404 69749-25
Fax: +49 (0)6404 69749-29
www.interkultur.com
mail@interkultur.com
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ON STAGE with Interkultur in Nice, France Luke Turrinthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470752%am, %21 %b %2015 %09:%Jul:%st 9JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470752
 
No competitions but a buzz of choral activities: Make Nice your stage during your choir tour with INTERKULTUR! The schedule will include touristic activities (sight-seeing), short concerts in touristic places, a workshop with a local choir and a joint concert of all the participants. More information at http://onstage.interkultur.com/
 
Contact:
INTERKULTUR
Ruhberg 1
35463 Fernwald/ Germany
Tel:  +49 (0)6404 69749-25
Fax: +49 (0)6404 69749-29
www.interkultur.com
mail@interkultur.com
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O Magnum Mysterium - Joseph Gregorio Kurt Knechthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470786%pm, %21 %b %2015 %15:%Jul:%st 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470786Stunningly beautiful setting of O Magnum Mysterium by Joseph Gregorio with a fantastic fugue on the word Alleluia. Hear, see, and buy the score on MusicSpoke. http://bit.ly/1QEDOrW
 
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Using Blackboard Ernest Williamshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470790%pm, %21 %b %2015 %15:%Jul:%st 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470790My school is moving toward the use of Blackboard in the classroom this upcoming school year (2015-16).  What are some of the things (ideas) you have been successful with when incorporating this method in the music classroom.  All replies are welcomed.
 
Sincerely,
Ernest
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Need to borrow/rent 21 Guns sheet music and or back track Andrew Benhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470750%am, %21 %b %2015 %04:%Jul:%st 4JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470750Item: 21 guns sheet music and or back track
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Green Day Broadway American idiot
Starting: October
For: 3 months
Copies: As many as possible
Willing to rent: No
 
We are wanting to borrow/rent 21 guns by green day on
Broadway. We are looking for the sheet music and the back track. If you have either or both please respond. Thank you! 
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Some ideas for "Back to School" Dale Duncanhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470747%am, %21 %b %2015 %02:%Jul:%st 2JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470747A blog post with ideas that will help you with Back to School!  "Puppies and Middle School Children".  What I've learned about classroom management from training my new puppy this summer!
http://inthemiddlewithmrd1.blogspot.com/2015/07/puppies-and-middle-school-childrensome.html
 
Enjoy!
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Schola Cantorum Gathers Choral Members to Sing Verdi's Requiem at Summer Sings Diane Holcombhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470744%am, %21 %b %2015 %01:%Jul:%st 1JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470744Schola Cantorum presents its third in a series of six “Summer Sings” on Monday, July 27 at 7:30 PM for choral members and former choral members throughout the Bay Area. Bryan Baker, Artistic Director and Conductor of Masterworks Chorale, will conduct the Verdi Requiem
 
“Verdi took a sacred piece and infused it with all of the drama and sacred intensity you get in opera. The sound is huge, with thundering climaxes, and wonderfully rewarding choral parts mixed throughout.” 
 
Baker is also director of music at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley; founder and director of the chamber choir Serenade; and assistant conductor of the San Francisco Choral Society.
 
“Summer Sings” will be held at the Los Altos United Methodist Church on Monday nights through August 17, under the baton of various prominent Bay Area conductors. Admission price is $13 general; ages 25 and under free with valid student ID. As a special savings, Schola offers a Sings FLEX pass: six tickets for $66, to be used as one ticket to attend all six concerts, or to be shared with friends over one or more concerts. Tickets may be purchased at the door, online at www.ScholaCantorum.org, or by phone: 650-254-1700.
 
 
 
 
 
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Schola Cantorum Holds Auditions for New Choral Members Diane Holcombhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470742%am, %21 %b %2015 %00:%Jul:%st 0JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470742Are you looking for an outlet for your singing and want to sing with the best? Then look no further than Bay Area choral group Schola Cantorum. Founded in 1964, the 90-voice choir offers a high level of artistry and musicianship. Gregory Wait, Music Director, will be holding auditions for new chorus members on Thursday, July 30, 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm, and Thursday, August 13, 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm, at the Braun Music Center on the Stanford University campus. For additional information and to download an audition brochure, visit www.ScholaCantorum.org. ]]>Audition for The Choral Union at Drew University Jason Bishophttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470741%am, %21 %b %2015 %00:%Jul:%st 0JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470741The Choral Union at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey invites community singers to audition for membership August 14-16 & August 24-30, 2015. The Choral Union is Drew's community chorus, open to students, faculty, staff, and residents of the surrounding area who love to sing. With an average of 80 members, the ensemble focuses primarily on choral masterworks, with performances of Benjamin Britten's Saint Nicolas and Francis Poulenc's Gloria scheduled for the 2015-2016 season. 
 
Click here to schedule an audition for August 14-16.
Click here to schedule an audition for August 24-30.
 
For more information including audition and membership requirements, visit our website at drew.edu/ChoralUnion, or e-mail choirs@drew.edu.
 
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Soprano/Tenor section leader for Gospel Choir - Park Avenue Christian Church in Manhattan- Paul Vasilehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470733%pm, %20 %b %2015 %21:%Jul:%th 21JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470733

Gospel Choir Section Leader JOB DESCRIPTION 

 

Employment Available: 1 Soprano and 1 Tenor Gospel Choir Section Leader: 

Park Avenue Christian Church in New York City, is seeking Gospel Choir section leaders for worship services. 

 

Music plays a vital role in the worship life of Park Avenue Christian Church, helping us offer heartfelt praise and prayer through hymns, responses, Psalm singing, choral music, instrumental music and more. We are committed to musical diversity and excellence, and welcome the gifts of volunteers and professional musicians from our congregation and community.

 

As the position involves ministry within a diverse and progressive community of faith, we highly value strong inter-personal skills, the ability to engage with adults and children from varied racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, and a poised, professional attitude in all circumstances. 

 

Qualifications:

 

- Excellent singing skill in Gospel style both as a soloist and a choir member.

- Be able to sing and improvise in Gospel Style.

- Strong inter-personal and leadership skills.

- Previous experience as a church musician preferred.

- Ability to work with volunteer singers with different musical background. 

 

Other desirable skills and qualities include:

- Music reading skill is a plus.

- Openness to constructive critique and feedback.

 

Responsibilities: 

 

- Assist the choirs, especially Gospel Choir in helping to build high quality of singing and teach gospel style singing to both choir members in friendly and respectful manner.

- Provide music in a professional manner for Sunday morning worship service and other special and seasonal services throughout the year.

- Sing with Sanctuary Choir, Gospel Choir, soloists and other guest musicians at services and rehearsals. 

- Help to lead the congregation in worship through creative and inspiring singing. 

- Regularly sing with the Sanctuary Choir in classical style.

- Arrange for qualified substitute when needed.

 

 

Salary is $135 per Sunday with additional funds for extra calls.

 

 

Service and Rehearsal schedule of fall 2015: 

9AM Sunday morning rehearsal.

11AM service. (ends approximately around 12:30PM) 

 

There will be occasional Sunday afternoon rehearsal prior to concerts. (1~3PM) 

 

To apply for this position, send a letter of interest, current resume and video or audio recording to the address listed below: 

 

scallner@parkavenuechristian.com

 

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Church Pianist/Organist Paul Vasilehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470730%pm, %20 %b %2015 %21:%Jul:%th 21JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470730

PIANIST/ORGANIST JOB DESCRIPTION 

 

Employment Available: Pianist/Organist 

Park Avenue Christian Church in New York City, is seeking a Pianist/Organist for its worship services to play a variety of musical styles - mainly classical and gospel - on piano and organ. 

 

Music plays a vital role in the worship life of Park Avenue Christian Church, helping us offer heartfelt praise and prayer through hymns, responses, Psalm singing, choral music, instrumental music and more. We are committed to musical diversity and excellence, and welcome the gifts of volunteers and professional musicians from our congregation and community.

 

Ours is a position that incorporates several unique skills. The Pianist/Organist will be a strong accompanist and collaborative musician able to lead congregational hymnody, service music and accompany our Sanctuary and Gospel choirs with equal skill. Our worship service draws on music from many musical traditions, thus the candidate should be able to move easily between varied styles and should have improvisation skills on both piano and organ. 

 

As the position involves ministry within a diverse and progressive community of faith, we highly value strong inter-personal skills, the ability to engage with adults and children from varied racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, and a poised, professional attitude in all circumstances. 

 

Qualifications: 

 

- Excellent skills as a pianist; collaborative experience with choirs and/or solo singers.

- Excellent skills as an organist; experience playing hymns and service music.

- Ability to accompany Gospel music; chord reading ability and experience with gospel choirs is highly desirable.

- Excellent sight-reading skills. 

- Strong inter-personal skills.

- Previous experience as a church musician preferred. 

 

Other desirable skills and qualities include:

- Openness to constructive critique and feedback.

 

Responsibilities: 

- Provide piano and organ music for Sunday morning worship service and other special and seasonal services throughout the year.

- Accompany and rehearse with Sanctuary Choir, Gospel Choir, soloists and other guest musicians at services and rehearsals. 

- Encourage the congregation to sing and worship through creative inspiring hymn accompaniments.

- Arrange for qualified substitute pianist/organist when absent.

- Direct choirs in absence of the Minister of Music Ministry.

Assist the Minister of Music Ministry with modest administrative work, specifically preparation of musical materials for Sunday morning services. 

 

Salary is currently $200 per Sunday with additional funds for extra calls.

 

 

Service and Rehearsal schedule of fall 2015: 

9AM Sunday morning rehearsal 

11AM service. (ends approximately 12:30PM) 

There will be occasional Sunday afternoon rehearsals prior to concerts. (1~3PM) 

There will be occasional Saturday rehearsals prior to concerts. (10AM~2PM) 

 

To apply for this position, please send a letter of interest, current resume and video or audio recording of your piano and/or organ playing to the address listed below: 

 

scallner@parkavenuechristian.com

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Ariel Ramirez choral music - Misa Criolla Michael Dennishttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470727%pm, %20 %b %2015 %20:%Jul:%th 20JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470727Item: Misa Criolla SATB - Ariel Ramirez
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Ramirez. Alfred Publishing
Starting: ASAP
For: Sept 2015 - January 2016
Copies: 80
Willing to rent: No
 
Looking for copies of this beautiful work for my ensemble...borrow and cover expenses preferrerd. Thank you!
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Staff Accompanist Lesley Leightonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470719%pm, %20 %b %2015 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470719
Chorus/organization name:

Los Robles Master Chorale

Application Deadline:

14 Aug 2015

Job Title: Staff Accompanist
General Job Description: provides piano accompaniment for weekly three-hour choral rehearsals, performances where needed and auditions as scheduled.
Knowledge, skills and ability required:
 
●      Advanced playing ability
●      Advanced rehearsal preparation on voice parts a must
●      Strong sight reading
●      Ability to transpose
●      Ability to read 8-part open score
●      Ability to follow a conductor
 
Education and Experience:
●      Minimum of BM in piano performance or KCA; KCA preferred, MM preferred
●      Minimum of four years experience accompanying choruses
 
Successful candidates will demonstrate an ability to play reliably with precision in any rehearsal, performance and/or audition circumstance; will take conductor’s tempo and direction; will prepare vocal parts, some open score, before rehearsal.
Los Robles Master Chorale is a 501(c) 3 institution operating in Ventura County, CA. 
http://losroblesmasterchorale.org

Compensation and Benefits:

Hourly fee for rehearsals and auditions, and flat fee for performances will be commensurate with ability (based on live audition with chorus) and experience.  This is a part time position, three hours a week plus the time you require to be prepared for rehearsals; four-five performances per season; auditions once a year, plus the occasional added gig/rehearsal/audition.

Application Procedure:

Audition and Submitting Materials
Please submit your resume and cover letter via email to SingWithLRMC@Gmail.com no later than August 14, 2015. Please provide a link to an online recording of you accompanying a chorus in performance, including the date, year, piece, chorus and conductor.
Successful candidates will be invited to accompany the ensemble on ONE of the following dates assigned, as part of a live rehearsal audition (repertoire will be provided): 
●      September 8, 7:30p-10:30pm
●      September 15, 7:30p-10:30pm
●      September 27, 1p-4pm
●      September 29, 7:30p-10:30pm

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SATB Renaissance festival concert opener Bruce Rockwellhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470716%pm, %20 %b %2015 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470716I'm looking for a perfect SATB a cappella concert opener, Latin or English, easy to medium, from the Renaissance (or perhaps early Baroque, written in a Renaissance style). Very singable and highly enjoyable for beginning singers and more advanced choirs alike. Last year we did Pitoni's Cantate Domino, which fit the bill perfectly. What else can you suggest along these same lines? ]]>Encore Women's Ensemble is looking for singers! Sherri McCormickhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470714%pm, %20 %b %2015 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470714
The Encore Women's Vocal Ensemble will hold auditions on July 21st and Aug 4th at 6pm at the Tualatin United Methodist Church, for Altos and Sopranos. We are a diverse group of women who love to sing! Our repertoire varies each season with a theme of music, ranging from compositions by Ysaye Barnwell to John Rutter, to name a few. The Ensemble holds Fall and Spring season rehearsals each Tuesday in Tigard, OR, ending with a formal concert and performances at several local retirement centers. For more information and to schedule an audition, please call our Music Director, Melinda Beyers at 503-381-9827 or email her at: melindabeyers@comcast.net. ]]>
Sing with Quintessence: Choral Artists of the Southwest (Albuquerque) Denise Crousehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470710%pm, %20 %b %2015 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470710

Do you want to sing with Quintessence?

Artistic director Matthew Greer will be hearing auditions for all voice parts
(tenors and basses are encouraged)
to join the ensemble for the upcoming season.  

Auditions

Wednesday, July 29, 5 - 7 pm
Friday, July 31, 5 - 7 pm
Saturday, August 1, 9 am - noon

Singers must be able to sight-read and to learn challenging music on their own.  
To schedule an audition, please email info@quintessence-abq.com. 
Please put “Q Audition” in the subject line.

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Concord Chamber Singers, Lehigh Valley, PA Jennifer Kellyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470709%pm, %20 %b %2015 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470709
Concord Chamber Singers of the Lehigh Valley, PA invites experienced choral singers to audition for our upcoming 2015-2016 season. Conducted by Dr. Jennifer Kelly, CCS is a 36-voice chamber chorus with high musical standards and friendly, supportive members who sing a diverse repertoire of both classic and contemporary works. CCS encourages flexible singing to successfully and accurately perform varied composers, genres and styles.
 
Recent seasons have included (among other concerts): annual sold-out Yuletide Feasts of varying themes at the Northampton Country Club; concert celebrating the work of siblings Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn; collaboration with Lafayette College to premiere a new major work by Gabriela Lena Frank with Grammy-award winning artists; Americana concert featuring Carol Barnett’s The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass; and collaboration with Allentown Symphony for Video Games Live!.
 
Our upcoming 49th season includes:
  • Yuletide Feast – this year’s dinner and entertainment theme: A European Christmas.
  • We welcome spring with a concert featuring John Rutter’s Magnificat.
  • Just Desserts: A Cabaret Fundraiser
To learn more about CCS, please visit http://www.ccsingers.org
To schedule an audition please call our Box Office: 484-707-5078.
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BeckRidge Productions seeks Youth Choir Director Michael Grosshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470700%pm, %20 %b %2015 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470700
BeckRidge Youth Choir - BeckRidge Productions , Canton, MI, a premier Michigan-based adult community choral organization that has been in existence for over 40 years, is seeking an experienced choral director to lead its youth choir.
Qualifications:
  • Degree in music or equivalent knowledge/experience
  • Significant experience working with young singers
  • Broad knowledge of choral repertoire for the young singer
  • Positive contact and rapport with parents
  • Excellent teaching, verbal and written communication skills
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with the Artistic Director and Board of Directors
  • Be flexible, open to opinions, and share vision with Artistic Director with regard to the organization's
  • continued development and creative path
  • Be open to performing combined numbers with the adult choir during all major concerts
  • Keyboard skills a plus but not required
Responsibilities:
  • Prepare and direct the choir in performance which include a TWO performance concert in December, a youth choir concert in spring and additional performances as applicable
  • Conduct rehearsals; prepare the choir for all performances
  • Select appropriate music based on the theme of the concert agreed upon by the Artistic Director
  • Take an active role in recruitment of new members and audience development
Compensation:
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
 
Application Procedure:
Please submit a cover letter, resume, 3 professional references and a video of conducting if available (link to YouTube or other online access is acceptable) to be received no later than August 20, 2015 to:
 
Email: perform@beckridge.org  -(email is preferable to US Mail due to time factor)
 
US Mail: BeckRidge Productions
             C/O Youth Director Search
             40525 Koppernick Road
             Canton, MI 48187
The BeckRidge Youth Choir  was established in 2013 as an extension of the BeckRidge Chorale, is a choir for children in grades 2 through 5. The Youth Choir was created to give children the opportunity to learn and perform music, ranging from light classic works to Broadway show tunes and to perform with the adult choir. The choir meets once a week on Wednesday or Thursday evenings for rehearsals at the BeckRidge Productions Rehearsal and Performance Studio.
 
Submit questions to the above email address. BeckRidge Chorale – BeckRidge Productions is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnic background, sex, disability or sexual orientation. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Finalists for the position will undergo a thorough background check. ]]>
Director of Music Ministries - First Presbyterian Church - South Lyon, MI Mike Horlockerhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470698%pm, %20 %b %2015 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470698
JOB DESCRIPTION
Director of Music
 
Accountable to:         Session through the Personnel Task Force
                                    Supervision by the Pastor/Head of Staff
 
Hours per Week:       Fifteen (15) hours per week yearly average under salary
                                    3 Sundays vacation
 
Overall Function:      Develop a meaningful musical program to enhance the spiritual substance and atmosphere of all worship services.
 
Responsibilities:
  1. Direct and rehearse the Chancel and Bell Choirs. (Normally, choirs do not perform between mid-June and Labor Day.)
  2. Responsible for providing and playing music for every Sunday worship service, special worship services, and special choir performances (Cantatas, Musicals, Tenebrae Service, etc.). Sunday music includes but is not limited to Prelude, Introit, Anthem, Offertory, Prayers of the People, Benediction, and Postlude.
  3. Responsible for providing and playing music at our monthly AfterDark (contemporary, candlelight) service on the third Wednesday evening of the month.
  4. Approve all special music (accompany if necessary).
  5. Overall responsibility for children’s music programs.
  6. Order, maintain, and organize all music as necessary.
  7. Participate, as required, in community ecumenical services.
  8. Attend weekly staff meetings.
  9. Be responsible for maintenance of all musical instruments.
  10. Be responsible for the care and maintenance of the sound system and all microphones, music stands, monitors, and any other accessory equipment.
  11. Attend monthly Worship & Music Committee meetings.
  12. Provide and play appropriate music for weddings, funerals, and similar types of special services, as required. Funerals are considered a part of the responsibilities of this job.
  13. Schedule substitute as needed.
  14. All vacations should be scheduled between mid-June and Labor Day, unless approved by Pastor/Head of Staff.
 
Resumes should be sent via email to: office@fpcsouthlyon.org, or mailed to: First Presbyterian Church of South Lyon, 205 E. Lake St., South Lyon, MI, 48178.
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Civil Wars arrangements for Changing voices Jason Colehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470708%pm, %20 %b %2015 %17:%Jul:%th 17JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470708Here are some great Civil War Song arrangements that are suitable for adolescent male voices:
 
"The Battle Cry of Freedom" TB       http://www.jwpepper.com/The-Battle-Cry-of-Freedom/10366106.item#.Va0pCHhU24I
 
"The Bonnie Blue Flag" TB              http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/the-bonnie-blue-flag-digital-sheet-music/20075670
 
"Tramp! Tramp! Tramp!" TTB         http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/tramp-tramp-tramp-digital-sheet-music/20076262
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COMPLINE Concert: Repertoire Ideas Ryan Strandhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470693%pm, %20 %b %2015 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470693Calling all friends, singers, composers, conductors in the choralnet world, your suggestions and ideas would be greatly appreciated!
  • Compline (/ˈkɒmplɪn/ KOM-plin; also Complin, Night Prayer, Prayers at the End of the Day) is the final church service (or office) of the day in the Christian tradition of canonical hours.
Constellation Men's Ensemble is looking to put together a program for a concert based on the idea of evening prayer, meditation, and the end of another day. We do not require that suggestions be Christian, let alone strictly religious in nature, though of course plainchant is desired for transitions. However, the spiritual aspect of twilight and the slow decrescendo of each evening are key to achieving the correct experience.
 
Please share any and all ideas. Composers, please include links to websites and/or audio if you have them. I'll contact you individually if we're interested in pursuing more.
 
Many thanks on this fine monday!
 
Cheers,
 
Ryan
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Artistic Director, Seattle Men's Chorus/Seattle Women's Chorus Steven Smithhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470689%pm, %20 %b %2015 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470689
Position Description:
The Artistic Director (AD) is responsible for setting and achieving the artistic vision of Flying House Productions in support of the Board approved organizational vision, mission, and strategic plan.  The AD is accountable for all musical and artistic decisions, and, in conjunction with the Executive Director and Associate Artistic Director, conceptualizes, schedules, and produces the concert season for FHP’s two core ensembles, Seattle Women’s Chorus and Seattle Men’s Chorus, as well as all small ensembles performing under the FHP brand. It is anticipated that the AD will serve as principal conductor of at least one core ensemble and may share conducting responsibilities of other ensembles.
 
Qualifications and Attributes:
Minimum of a Masters Degree in Music/Choral Conducting preferred. A combination of education and relevant professional experience may be considered in lieu of educational requirements.
 
The successful Artistic Director (AD) will have a broad knowledge of choral music repertoire and techniques and extensive experience conducting large choral forces. The candidate will have both passion for and expertise with a wide variety of classical, contemporary, and popular musical genres and performance styles. Experience with theater-style production values strongly encouraged. The candidate should have a demonstrated track record of effectively teaching and motivating volunteer singers. Experience conducting both men and women is desirable. The AD will work efficiently and collaboratively with the Board and staff. The ability to engage and inspire members, audiences, and donors on and off the stage is essential as is comfort and confidence representing an LGBT-identified organization.
 
Reporting Structure:
The AD is supervised by the President of the Board of Directors in consultation with the Executive Committee. The AD is appointed by and reports to the Board of Directors and works in close partnership with the Executive Director. The AD is responsible for keeping the Board informed of relevant information regarding the artistic operations and health of the organization. The AD supervises and evaluates artistic and production staff per organizational staffing chart.
 
This is a full time exempt position and should be the incumbent’s primary professional commitment. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. The position includes the organization’s current suite of benefits including health, dental, vision, vacation, etc.
 
 
Artistic Leadership
  • Develop annual programming and multi-year artistic vision in line with organizational strategic goals and Board approved budgets
  • Ensure artistic excellence in every FHP performance and event
  • Serve as principal conductor of core ensemble(s) for all subscription concerts, outreach performances, and special appearances
  • Determine themes, choose repertoire and, in conjunction with ED, appropriate venues for FHP mainstage concerts
  • Exhibit expertise in SSAA and TTBB repertoire in addition to SATB repertoire; develop professional connections to assure access to the highest quality commissions and arrangements
  • Audition prospective singers; make vocal placements for choruses; reevaluate continuing singers as appropriate; conduct solo auditions for concert repertoire
  • Lead efficient weekly rehearsals, retreats, and other rehearsals as scheduled
  • In collaboration with Board and Staff leadership, develop strategies and policies for recordings and digital media; oversee production and editing of artistic materials and projects
  • With senior leadership, envision innovative strategies and programs to make FHP an essential voice in the local community and in the evolving role of the LGBT choral movement
  • May delegate tasks as appropriate
 
Artistic Administration
  • In conjunction with Executive Director and Finance Committee, develop and adhere to annual artistic budget
  • Hire, supervise and evaluate artistic staff including Associate Artistic Director, accompanists, staff conductor(s), and relevant concert production staff as defined by organizational staffing chart
  • Supervise timely and efficient ordering of music and ensure timely production of study CDs and rehearsal materials as necessary
  • Secure all necessary arrangement rights and music licensing for public performance and recordings, with assistance of staff
  • Coordinate and nurture section leaders, librarians, and relevant artistic volunteers
  • Select and hire contracted soloists, guest artists, and instrumentalists; oversee negotiated contracts in conjunction with ED and relevant staff
  • Provide program notes and materials for publication as requested
  • Support Marketing and Development efforts with information and insight as needed
  • Attend meetings of the Board of Directors and serve as ex-officio member of the Board
  • Attend meetings of key committees as appropriate
 
Public Leadership
  • In collaboration with Executive Director, serve as a principal spokesperson for the organization
  • Actively participate in donor and constituent cultivation efforts as requested by staff; attend all major fundraising functions
  • Support and nurture membership projects and events
  • Be a visible and active participant in the Seattle artistic and social justice communities
  • Participate in and, as appropriate, cultivate leadership roles in regional and national associations such as Chorus America, GALA Choruses, and ACDA
  • Cultivate strategic local and national collaborations with other artistic and community organizations, in conjunction with Executive Director
 
To Apply:
Interested candidates should submit their cover letters and resumes via email to resumes@flyinghouse.org by midnight September 13, 2015. The cover letter should include a detailed description of your vision for LGBT-identified choruses. Candidates of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Qualified candidates will be notified of their selection to a further round of the interview process on or around October 1, 2015. Anticipated start date for the position will be summer, 2016. Flying House Productions, the parent organization of Seattle Women’s Chorus and Seattle Men’s Chorus, is a Washington state nonprofit corporation qualified under Section 501(c)(3). Principals only please, no phone calls or recruiters. Flying House Productions is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Flying House Productions does not discriminate against individuals in hiring, employment or promotion on the basis of race, religion, color, sex/gender, gender identity and gender expression, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, citizenship, handicap or disability, veteran or military status, political belief, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Section Leaders - Chicago Marek Rachelskihttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470688%pm, %20 %b %2015 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470688
Section Leader
 
RC Church in NILES IL (near north suburban CHICAGO) is holding auditions for soprano, alto, tenor, and bass positions for its adult choir.
 
Repertoire is selected from chant, polyphony, classical, romantic and contemporary classical.

The choral season runs September 10, 2015 through May 29, 2016 (Corpus Christi Sunday). Thursday evening rehearsals 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Sunday morning rehearsal 10:00 a.m. for the 10:45 a.m. mass.
 
Additional rehearsals scheduled occasionally throughout the year.
Christmas Eve Midnight Mass/Christmas Morning and Holy Week/Easter are required with no substitution.
 
Additional opportunities exist: cantoring additional services, weddings, funerals; within the concert series, and oratorios performed by community chorus.
 
Requirements
  • Clear, lyric voice
  • Excellent sight-reading skills and intonation
  • Significant training and experience as both soloist and ensemble singer in classical music
  • Ability and willingness to blend with a small amateur choir
  • Reliability
  • Appreciation for music in church
 
The church is located in Niles, IL, just North of Chicago and is easily reached by auto or bus. To schedule an audition contact the Director of Music newmru@hotmail.com or (702) 806-8421
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The Cambridge Chamber Singers 16th Annual International Composition Competition JON CORELIShttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470682%pm, %20 %b %2015 %14:%Jul:%th 14JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470682
For anyone who may be interested, I'm posting this call for choral scores I came across.
 
I have no connection with this call and don't have any more information about it than is below.
 
If this isn't the right forum to post such a thing in, please let me know.
 
Jon Corelis
 
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The Cambridge Chamber Singers 16th Annual International Composition Competition

16th Annual International Composition Competition
Composition Competition

The Cambridge Chamber Singers announces its 16th ANNUAL CHORAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION. We are accepting entries through October 1, 2015, to be performed in June, 2016.

Deadline: E-mailed or dropboxed by October 1, 2015.
Prize: $700 and two performances;

There is no entry fee.
Submission criteria:

Original composition for a cappella, 4-6 part mixed choir, occasional divisi is acceptable;
Three to six minutes long;
Not previously performed in Massachusetts;
Anonymous submission:
Remove all names and identifying marks;
Provide a document, pdf or Word, containing your name, address, email and phone number;
Submit a legible score. In addition, recordings or synthesized versions are encouraged but are not required.
A maximum of two different scores may be submitted by each composer.
If the text is not public domain, include written permission to use it.
You must submit electronically, to the e-mail below, with a pdf attachment. Sibelius, Finale and other formats will not be accepted. Attachments larger than 5MB are blocked, so use a dropbox, such as SendStuffNow, for larger audio files.
The winning composition is to be performed in June of 2016 at the Cambridge Chamber Singers concerts in the Boston area. CCS encourages the composer’s attendance.

The Cambridge Chamber Singers reserves the right to not award a prize.

The winning composer must provide a final performance score by January 10, 2016. CCS will make 40 copies for the chorus.

There are no restrictions according to age or residency. The text may be in any language. A composer may submit no more than two pieces.

Send all electronic submissions to competition@cambridgemadrigals.org.

Send all paper submissions to:
Cambridge Chamber Singers, Inc.
P.O. Box 600527
Newtonville, MA 02460

No materials will be returned.

For further information, email competition@cambridgemadrigals.org or call Martha Holmes at 617-965-7573.

Past winners:

2012 Nick Omiccioli, Kansas City, MO - A Song of Joys
2011 Gregory Zavracky, Jamaica Plain, MA - Sighs are my Food
2010 Giselle Wyers, Lake Forest Park, WA- Love and Wine (commission)
2009 Elizabeth Kennedy Bayer, Phoenix, AZ - One Day When It's Winter
2008 Stephen Feigenbaum, New Haven, CT - Clair de lune
2007 Joshua Shank, Austin, TX - A Grass-Green Pillow
2006 Abbie Betinis, Saint Paul, MN - Carmina Mei Cordis (Songs of my heart)
2005 David Schneider, Bloomington, IN, USA - O Colonia
2004 Sydney Guillaume, Miami, FL, USA - Kalinda
2003 Paul Carey, Oak Park, IL, USA - Esta Tarde
2002 Giselle Wyers, Boise, ID, USA - Ave Maria
2001 Ulrike Emanuelsson, Lund, Sweden - Rosten ur morkret sjunger
2000 Julian Wachner, Boston, MA, USA - there is a moon sole
1999 Jason Bahr, Urbana, IL, USA - Psaume 1
1998 Forrest Pierce, Urbana, IL, USA - Song of Songs
1997 Tsippi Fleischer, Tel Aviv, Israel - No Hand has Touched You

Deadline: 1 Oct 2015
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Hymn tunes with folk song origins, esp Vaughan Williams Rachel Smithhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470672%am, %20 %b %2015 %07:%Jul:%th 7JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470672Hello,
 
I am trying to find a hymn equivalent for use at a secular wedding, and a friend mentioned that several church hymn tunes originated as folk songs. I am therefore trying to source these as we need a well-known tune but without any religious content. My best lead so far is the tune Slane, used for 'Lord of all hopefulness'. The tune was originally an Irish folk melody called 'With my love on the road', but I can't find the original lyrics anywhere. Apparently Vaughan Williams did the same with other folk tunes (O little town of Bethlehem is one, but I don't want a Christmas tune at our wedding!). Can anyone think of any other examples, by RVW or anyone else? The tune needs to be well-known by people based loosely in the Anglican tradition, with the original text being non-religious, and we don't want any pop songs! If anyone knows the original text for 'With my love on the road', that would be particularly helpful.  Thanks in advance for your help.
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Hee-oo-hm-ha by Toby Twinning - See-A-Dot Music Publishing Fahad Siadathttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470669%am, %20 %b %2015 %01:%Jul:%th 1JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470669Composer Toby Twining Music is a maverick of vocal music, and few pieces exemplify his unique style like Hee-oo-hm-ha. The yodeling countertenor solo and rhythmic choral accompaniment make for a totally unexpected kind of work. Great for advanced college groups or professional ensembles.
 
 
http://seeadot.com/shop/hee-oo-hm-ha/
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Keyboard transcription - Bach Magnificat? Stan McDanielhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470666%am, %20 %b %2015 %00:%Jul:%th 0JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470666The Northwest Sacred Music Chorale will be performing Bach's Magnificat in D in December.  I had considered doing a piano & organ transcription of the orchestration, but I wondered what others have done.  Has someone out there already done a keyboard only, piano & organ, or other reduced orchestrration that was effective?  If you have done the work with a small ensemble and thought it worked well, what was the breakdown of instruments?  We have a large, skilled group of singers that will benefit greatly from learning and performing the Magnificat, but need to economize in terms of instrumentation... ]]>Soprano section leader/soloist Gareth Bondhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470662%pm, %19 %b %2015 %22:%Jul:%th 22JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470662Wesley United Methodist Church located in the heart of Vienna, Virginia is looking for a lyric soprano section leader (soloist) with strong reading abilities and dedication to practice. Must be open to instruction and possess a team attitude and spirit. Sunday 9:30am rehearsal call and service at 11am. You will join an extremely talented choral ensemble of colleagues focused on bel canto technique singing a wide variety of music with great care, energy and strength. September 2015 through June 2016.
CV and audition required. Mp3 a bonus.
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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What's on Great Sacred Music, Sunday, July 19, 2015 Robert Kennedyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470654%pm, %19 %b %2015 %19:%Jul:%th 19JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470654
In case you cannot hear the show live, the playlist is on Spotify for you to enjoy: GSM - July 19, 2015
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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08:01:24
George Frideric Handel: I know that my Redeemer liveth ~ Messiah
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti
Kiri te Kanawa, soprano
 
08:09:11
John Rutter: Winchester Te Deum
Cambridge Singers; brass and percussion of the
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, John Rutter
 
08:21:30
Sir Charles Villiers Stanford: Ye Holy Angels Bright, Op. 135 No. 1
Worcester Cathedral Choir, Donald Hunt
 
08:33:36
Gregorio Allegri: Miserere mei, Deus
Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury
Sebastian Johns, treble I; Jon Wimpeney, treble II;
Edmund Rex, countertenor; Simon Chambers, bass
 
08:49:14
Anton Bruckner: Psalm 112
Corydon Singers; English Chamber Orchestra, Matthew Best
 
09:01:09
J.S. Bach: Cantata 186, "Argre dich, o Seele, nicht"
Holland Boys' Choir; Netherlands Bach Collegium, Pieter Jan Leusink
Ruth Holton, soprano; Sytse Buwalde, alto; 
Knut Schoch, tenor; Bas Ramselaar, bass
 
09:33:37
Antonio Vivaldi: Stabat Mater, RV 621
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Jeanne Lamon
Marie-Nicole Lemieux, contralto
 
09:55:29
Henri Mulet: Carillon-sortie
John Balka, organ
Ruffatti organ in St. Mary's Cathedral, San Francisco
 
10:01:56
W.A. Mozart: Missa brevis in G, K. 140
Leipzig Radio Chorus and Symphony Orchestra, Herbert Kegel
Helen Donath, soprano; Annette Markert, contralto;
Uwe Heilmann, tenor; Andreas Schmidt, bass
 
10:21:57
Herbert Howells: Requiem
Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys, John Scott
 
10:42:16
Josef Haydn: Missa Brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo
Leipzig Radio Chorus; Dresden State Orchestra
Sir Neville Marriner
Barbara Hendricks, soprano; Ann Murray, mezzo-soprano;
Hans Peter Blochwitz, tenor; Matthias Holle, bass;
Hansjurgen Scholze, organ
 
11:01:44
Franz Schubert: Mass No. 2 in G, D. 167
Chorus Viennensis, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Vienna Boys' Choir, Bruno Weil 
 
11:23:41
Maurice Durufle: Mass, Op. 11 "Cum Jubilo"
Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge, Christopher Robinson
 
11:43:38
Max Reger: Fantasia, Op. 40, No. 1 "Wie schon leucht' uns der Morganstern"
Barry Turley, organ
Fisk organ, Opus 44, King's Chapel, Boston
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Commonwealth Chorale: Auditions for Volunteers Rosalind Walterhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470649%pm, %19 %b %2015 %18:%Jul:%th 18JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470649
Commonwealth Chorale (formerly Newton Choral Society) is an 85-person, member-run volunteer chorus under the direction of David Carrier. Auditions for experienced choral singers in all voice parts will be held by appointment on Tuesday evening, September 8, 2015. For more information please visit www.newtonchoral.org; to request an audition go to the “Sing with Us” section on the website, call 617-364-3697 or email roz415@rcn.com. We look for new members with voices that blend, good vocal technique, musicianship (including sight-reading ability), and devotion to the art of ensemble singing. Audition requests must be received by September 1, 2015.  The 2015-16 season features works by Handel, Cooman and St. Clair.  Join us for a wonderful season!
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High-Low Two Part Music Needed Can anyone Todd Overbeekhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470644%pm, %19 %b %2015 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470644I am new to this forum, so please forgive me if this topic has been addressed before. The small church choir I direct has shrunk by attrition, and I find myself looking for two-part arrangements. Because of voice limitations, I need arrangements with a low part that can be sung by my altos and bass (yes, that's singular), and a high part that can be sung by my tenors and sopranos. I find plenty of nice arrangements for SB, but they're frequently too rangy for my low singers. Our members are all 55+, and the group has been singing SATB at about a grade two level. It's strictly a numbers issue (our full choir is now 10 members). We have a fine accompanist. Any suggestions for sacred anthems? A Christmas cantata? Thanks for your help. ]]>My Soul Doth Magnify the Lord-Wayland Rogers Wayland Rogershttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470645%pm, %19 %b %2015 %15:%Jul:%th 15JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470645My Soul Doth Magnify the Lord for treble choir and organ is now available from Phillip Brunelle's Cathedral Series at Boosey and Hawkes. It includes the benediction, Lord, Now Lettest Thou Thy Servant. ]]>Problem about piece for my chamber choir to learn david hanhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470637%am, %19 %b %2015 %09:%Jul:%th 9JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470637Hello everybody.
Hi all!  I am looking for a piece for my chamber choir to learn.  They loved being a part of the larger choir that performed some selections from "Judas Maccabeus" earlier in the year and want to perform one on their own.  The voicing of the choir is SATB - 11 total students, 2 basses, 2 tenors, 3 altos and 4 sopranos.  Any pieces that you could suggest would be greatly appreciated. The pieces  do not necessarily need to be composed by Handel.
Thank you so very much and Happy March!!  I certainly hope spring is coming.  :-)
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Information about Perpetuum david hanhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470636%am, %19 %b %2015 %09:%Jul:%th 9JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470636Hello everybody.
Where can I find an arrangement of Perpetuum Jazzile's version of "Africa" (originally by Toto)?
Does one exist?
 
I've seen the Emerson and the Lawson arrangements, but neither is the same as the arrangement above. Didn't see anything on their website either. 
 
Thanks! 
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Showcase Dare - Find Your Creative Spark! Jack Senzighttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470598%am, %18 %b %2015 %05:%Jul:%th 5JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470598

Join the Celebration for Our Founder!

 
Dr. James D. Feiszli was central to ChoralNet’s creation, development, and management from conception in 1993 until his departure in 2012.  We invite the entire ChoralNet community to become involved in a special project to honor the man most responsible for this valuable resource.  Over the next several weeks we’ll share with you the story of this incredible individual. 
 

Showcase Dare

From August 1-9, 2015, the Composers of Choral Music Community and Our Musical Life Inc. will be holding the “Showcase Dare.”  This is not an officially sanctioned ACDA event.  This is about composition, but intimately involves conductors and lyricists, as well.  This free event is all about working together to ignite the creative process.
 
Conductors are needed during and after the event to dialogue with composers.  They can help composers tailor the new works for the conductors’ performing ensembles.  
 
Composers will be given a “spark”, a few thought provoking words, to get the creative process going.  We have asked Dr. Feiszli to christen the launch of this event by choosing what that spark will be.  Composers will have 9 days in which to find or create a text, begin composing a new piece of music, and submit a first draft.
 
Lyricists, poets, and writers are needed to suggest texts they have written that reflect the spark Dr. Feiszli provided, or create new ones for this special project.
 
It is my hope that the composers and lyricists who do the writing, and the conductors who guide them to completion, will dedicate the creation and/or performances of these works to Dr. James D. Feiszli in honor of what he has given to us. 
 

Showcase Dare August 2015 Community

It was Dr. Feiszli’s idea to create Communities on ChoralNet.  This special event will be held in a ChoralNet Community called “Showcase Dare August 2015” found here:  http://www.choralnet.org/list/page/469189 .  Please have a look, click through the pages, and if you are willing to help, click on the “Join this community” button in the upper right part of your screen above the blue line.  You must be logged in to ChoralNet to join the community.  Community members will be able to dialogue with the participating composers in the forum http://www.choralnet.org/list/grouppost/469189 and on the composers’ individual contest pages found by clicking on the “Pages” button http://www.choralnet.org/list/page/469189 and then on the “Contestant Pages.”  
 

Conductors’ Questions:

How Can I Help?

Offer to vote on the first drafts that composers produce during the contest week.  If you wish to be more involved right away, pledge to perform a work that both reflects the spark and meets your own criteria.  Post a message in the Showcase Dare Community forum or on a specific composer’s page detailing what you need for voicing, accompaniment, and level of ability.  Stay in dialogue with composers during the Showcase Dare and afterwards to help them shape their works to meet your needs.
 

Composers’ Questions:

How Do I Sign Up?
 
What Might I Win? 
There is no physical award.  The principal reward is that you will have a first draft of a work you may be able to tailor to a specific choir and get performed.  ChoralNet users will decide by popular vote who wins (see Voting below).  We encourage you to include a note in your ChoralNet Profile that shows, for example, “Winner of the Gold Award for Text Setting in the August 2015 Showcase Dare.”  If you upload the pieces to the Composition Showcase on ChoralNet (free), these awards can also be listed there. 
 
How Do I Win?
Conductors, composers, participants, and a panel of judges will vote on your piece in the following categories:
  • Spark: Evident in concept or work
  • Performability: Viral Quality/Overall Likability/ Uniqueness
  • Elemental Mechanics: Harmonic, Rhythmic, Form, Dynamics, Counterpoint, etc.
  • Text Setting: Prosody, Word Painting, Choice of Text
  • Singability: Voice Leading, Range, Tessitura
 
You really win when conductors see your work and talk to you about what they would need to perform it. 
 

Lyricists’ Questions:

How Can I Help?
Post your poetry, prose, or other texts that reflect the spark in the Showcase Dare August 2015 community forum http://choralnet.org/list/grouppost/469189 and/or on an individual composer’s contestant page as quickly as possible starting August 1.  Post only works you own the copyright for, or which are in the public domain.  You may post links to other people’s works that support the spark.
 
Do I Win a Prize?
Again, there is no physical or monetary prize.  If a composer’s piece is voted the winner, then you share in that win.
 
Voting
The voting will be held from August 10-23, after the first-draft completion deadline.  The pieces with the three highest average scores in a specific category (see below) will win Gold, Silver, and Bronze in that category.  The three pieces which obtain an average score of 4 or more in "Spark" and also receive the highest overall average scores will be named the Overall Winners of Gold, Silver, or Bronze. 
 
To view all of the rules, terms, and conditions, visit the Showcase Dare August 2015 Community and read through the pages, forum, and blog:  http://choralnet.org/list/page/469189 .   
 
What About Copyright? 
You own what you create.  Composers should choose texts they have permission to use or that are in the public domain.  Lyricists and composers should negotiate terms of use for their work.  Lyricists can offer their work for free, but many composer-lyricist arrangements include profit sharing agreements.  You grant us (ChoralNet) a non-exclusive right to display your work as part of the competition, use it for promoting future events, and allow it to remain in the Community as a record of the event.  If you do not want your work used in future promotions or need to take it down later for publishing reasons, please let Jack Senzig know.
 
Conclusion
Please help us to honor the work of Jim Feiszli by coming together to share our knowledge and expertise while creating something new and exciting!
 
You can reply below with questions, praises for Jim, and stories of what ChoralNet has meant to you, or join the Showcase Dare August 2015 community and comment in the forum.
 
The idea for this event is borrowed from the video game developer event called the Ludum Dare http://ludumdare.com/compo/about-ludum-dare/ .  The Ludum Dare has been the spark for the creation of many excellent products. We would like to do the same for choral music.  We are not affiliated in anyway with the Ludum Dare Community and this is not an ACDA event.   
 
Thanks to composer David Cope for use of his picture in our Showcase Dare graphic.
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Lutheran Youth Choir International Presents 2015 Festival of American Vocal Music in Germany July 26 to August 4 philip spencerhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/470632%pm, %18 %b %2015 %21:%Jul:%th 21JulGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/470632The Lutheran Youth Choir International, an ecumenical summer choral ensemble for all high-school age youth founded in 2005, will hold its upcoming third biennial Festival of American Vocal Music in Germany from July 26 to August 4.  Located at Mansfeld Castle, a restored 14th-century castle built on a bluff overlooking Mansfeld, the boyhood town of Martin Luther, the festival will bring 30 American and German youth and adults together to rehearse and perform American sacred choral music.  Specifically, the Lutheran Youth Choir will present an original Service of Evening Prayer for Peace composed by its Founding Conductor and the Festival Artistic Director, Philip Spencer, containing quotations about peace by numerous world leaders and authors, past and present, woven together with the traditional liturgical texts.  To this, the choir will add seven choral anthems by such American composers as Craig Hella Johnson, Andre Thomas, Mark Hayes, and Carl Schalk.The winning entry of the choir's 2013-2014 International Choral Composition Contest, "Grace and Providence" by Joshua Hummel, will also be performed.  During the festival, the choir will perform six times: at churches in Berlin and Mansfeld; at the Augustinian Cloister in Erfurt; and at the Musikschule of Brandis.  The youth and adults will also tour historic sites related to the lives of Bach and Luther. Looking ahead, the Lutheran Youth Choir International is exploring a tour to Puerto Rico and Cuba in Summer 2016. More information will be available soon on the choir's webpage, www.lutheranyouthchoir.org.  ]]>