I am looking to purchase a Tempowatch built designed by Cecil Effinger.
I’m looking for an SSA & SATB choir to record a work entitled “The Joy of Simple Things” that will accompany publication. The recording will be used on the publishers website along with the score and the recording chorus and conductor will receive credit. The work is not too difficult and the lyric seems particularly relevant. If anyone is interested, please contact me and I will send a copy of the music for your review. Bob Cohen
We have a few openings coming up in our ChoralNet blogging schedule beginning in June! Have you considered writing for this site?
Basic guidelines for blogging on ChoralNet include the following:
- Posts should generally be original to ChoralNet, not re-posts of blogs published elsewhere.
- Posts should be choral or singing related.
- Posts should be of an educational nature, focusing on sharing a perspective, choral repertoire, or another area of choral interest.
- Posts should not be sales focused or self-promotional in nature. We do not offer sponsored posts.
- Priority is given to current ACDA members.
Though we are open to all blogs that fit the above guidelines, we are especially interested in new voices and perspectives, as well as popular areas of focus such as repertoire, choral education tips and experiences, and so on.
We will also consider podcasts. Though we may add a permanent feature in ChoralNet in a few months better designed for podcasts (the site is currently designed for the written word), for now podcasters must prepare a written summary of their audio/video program to be posted with a link to their podcast. Podcasts must follow the same guidelines (mentions of donations, or Patreon or similar sites not allowed in the text), though podcasts can be published elsewhere. See this podcast post for a good example.
We have opportunities for one-a-month blogging, or a one-time post. Are you interested? Please send along a potential post of approximately 750-1,000 words to . If you are interested in a monthly blog, please send one or two potential posts, as well as a summary of the focus or mission you would be interested in pursuing over time.
New Muses Project
Position: Musicology Internship
Dates: May 23-August 5
Location: New Haven, CT
Full-time, paid summer internship
About New Muses Project:
New Muses Project imagines a future where justice and curiosity lie at the heart of classical music scholarship, performance, and education. The old practice of genius-worship is outdated and discriminatory, and we must find new ways to foster passion.
We believe that open-mindedness, awareness of intersectionality, and desire for depth of understanding are keys to success. We encourage persistent and radical efforts to tip the balance in this white-cis-male dominated field. Our work is not done until our vision for the future of classical music is realized and our activism is no longer needed.
We have several projects in the works. Our flagship platform is the New Muses Project website, which offers curated performance and research suggestions based on the user’s interests. The user can input a composer they know, then we present to them a different composer to explore, someone perhaps outside the established canon but who still matches their needs. We are complementing this research work with high-quality recording and publication projects to dramatically increase the visibility and accessibility of these composers’ works.
The Musicology Intern will:
- Write short and engaging biographies on various composers assigned by the New Muses Project leaders. In addition, compile further information including a list of important works, recordings, and a list of further reading links including, but not limited to, peer-reviewed resources, interviews, composer websites, newspaper articles, IMSLP pages, and estate pages. This research will be presented on each composer’s profile in the New Muses Project website.
- Commit to the organization of the broader composer database, contributing additional composers as necessary and finding connections between composers as they relate in style, genre, and era.
- Attend meetings with the New Muses team to discuss research and writing progress, project goals, and morale. The musicology intern will likely present a certain amount of their research on assigned composers at each meeting.
- A demonstrated passion for advocacy and commitment to tackling social justice issues within Western classical music.
- Thorough understanding of Western classical music history.
- Excellent writing and critical thinking skills.
- Experience with in-depth historical research using both primary and secondary sources.
- Self-starter, goal oriented.
- Attention to detail.
- Ability to multitask and be flexible to meet adjusted goals and timelines.
- Basic understanding in multiple languages is helpful.
The New Muses musicology intern will receive a $4000 stipend.
The New Muses Project encourages applications by April 10, 2022. Candidates will be notified of their application status within a week, which may include an invitation to a Zoom interview. To apply, please send the following materials to , with your name and “Musicology Internship Application” in the subject line:
- Resume demonstrating writing and research experience, education (please list any music history and theory courses you have taken), and any other relevant positions.
- An example of academic and/or professional writing.
- In lieu of a cover letter, please write a 200-250 word biography for Fanny Hensel. Please include citations in Chicago style.
- Optional: you may include up to 2 references and their contact information.
New Muses Project especially encourages applications from BIPOC, women, trans and non-binary people, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, neurodivergent candidates, and those with disabilities.
The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC (GMCW) is seeking original music to be included as part of the PORTRAITS project to be premiered June 2024. PORTRAITS will represent the spectrum of sexual, gender, racial, ethnic, and cultural identities in a nine-movement oratorio. Each movement will feature one of the nine artworks from the PORTRAITS exhibit, brought to life aurally by the music, and visually through dance. The music and text of the piece will tell an aspect of the human experience, inspired by the artwork of the composer’s choosing from the PORTRAITS exhibit, with the lyrics supporting the original intent behind the artwork.
Pieces for consideration should be 3-6 minutes in length, scored for TTBB chorus, with optional vocal solo(s). The work may be a cappella or with piano accompaniment. Other instruments may be included as optional solo or chamber ensemble. Composers may submit works from their existing repertoire, or a sample or sketch of a proposed work to be developed should the composer be selected.
Compensation to the composer for each selected work is $2,500.
Submission deadline is November 1, 2022.