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Christ Church in New Brunswick is seeking a tenor section leader for our 25-voice, auditioned, semi-professional choir. We are located in downtown New Brunswick, NJ, just three blocks from the NJ Transit train station and also easily accessible from the NJ Turnpike, Route 1 and Route 18. We sing a wide variety of literature from the Renaissance to traditional Anglican repertoire, spirituals, jazz and more. Strong sight-reading, ensemble singing skills, and a willingness to lead a section of motivated, talented volunteer singers by example are required; ability to cantor chant a plus; ability to sing solo repertory in various styles also a plus.

We generally sing the first, third, fourth, and fifth Sundays of each month, plus the usual Holy Days and at occasional other special services. Sunday morning call is 9:30 AM; mass at 10:30 AM, usually ending at about 11:45 AM. Thursday evening rehearsals from 8 PM to 10 PM. Remuneration is $55 per call. For more information please contact John Sheridan, the Director of Music & Organist, at or at (201) 563-7489.
Posted 8/25/2014. Expires 11/25/2014.

Choral singers, ambitious singers, beginning singers, experienced singers---we all need a tune-up now and then. Phyllis Clark is now back teaching private lessons for singers who need help with basic vocal production, vocal stamina, independent part reading, technique brush-up (and YOU thought you were breathing!!!) and various other concerns to keep you striving for new heights in singing. I am teaching daytimes Monday 11-6, Wednesday 3-7, Thursday 11-2 in NYC at various locations. Evenings TBD. and in Saugerties NY on Saturday and Sunday ad hoc. $65 an hour/flexible. The first lesson is free. GIve more of your voice to your singing group and help the cosmos. E-mail or call 917-783-8436 for a free consult.
Posted 8/20/2014. Expires 11/20/2014.

We invite you to participate in the 33rd International Choral Festival of Preveza, Greece to be held in Preveza on 2 - 5 July 2015. Preveza opens its gates and invites choirs to its charming centre in the summer. We are inviting choirs from all over the world; your songs and performances will contribute to a truly festive atmosphere in Preveza. The International Choral Festival of Preveza counts 32 interesting and exciting years of high quality choral music, challenged by excellent choirs which are continuously raising its standards and a great variety of intercultural experiences with participants from all over the world.

The Festival includes numerous concerts given at idyllic locations of the area like the seaside fortress of Preveza and the historic Ancient Auditorium of Nicopolis "Odeon". The other part of the Festival is the prestigious competition for which through the years we have been honoured to have internationally been acclaimed experts of the field overseas.

For visiting choirs, Preveza provides an opportunity not only to perform; but also to experience some of the world’s best choral music, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the mingling, singing and fun, and explore the picturesque city of Preveza and its surrounds. The festival will be managed by the Choral Society "Armonia" of Preveza, under the patronage of the city of Preveza. Choirs are eligible to join the festival either as non-competitive choirs participating in all the performances of the festival, or as competitive choirs. For further information, please visit us at
Posted 8/15/2014. Expires 2/15/2015.

The Choral Union at Drew, a community "town and gown" ensemble in residence at Drew University performing primarily choral-orchestral masterworks, seeks an experienced choral accompanist beginning with the 2014-2015 season. The ensemble rehearses on Wednesday nights, 7:00-9:30 PM, in the Concert Hall at Drew University in Madison, NJ from September 3 through December 6, and resumes in 2015 from January 28 to April 18. Qualified candidates will have significant experience in accompanying choral rehearsals, will possess strong sight-reading skills and the ability to read open choral score, and will be knowledgeable and intuitive about supporting a choral rehearsal process from the keyboard. For more information, please contact Dr. Jason Bishop, Director of Choral & Vocal Studies at Drew University, at or 973-408-3791.
Posted 8/14/2014. Expires 10/14/2014.

St. John's Lutheran Church in Summit, NJ, an ELCA congregation with a rich liturgical music tradition, is seeking applicants for a soprano section leader to strengthen our 15-20-member skilled volunteer Adult Choir. Strong musicianship, sight-reading, and vocal technique skills are needed, as is a supportive spirit. The choir sings from September to early June, performing a variety of repertoire. Occasional solos and cantoring of the Kyrie and psalm are required.

Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 7:45 to 9:15 PM (sometimes longer); the choir sings for the 10:30 AM Sunday service with a 10:05 AM call. Stipend is $50 per rehearsal/service, with approximately 6 rehearsals/services per month. Holidays and special services (e.g., Christmas Eve, Maundy Thursday, Easter Vigil, etc.) are required. E-mail resume to to apply.
Posted 8/12/2014. Expires 10/12/2014.

Artistic Director Lucine Amara announces open auditions on September 10 and 17 for male/female vocalists (professional, amateur, retired) to sing in the Verismo Opera Chorus. Male choristers, representing all vocal ranges and ages, are especially needed. Applicants should have a working ability to read music and experience singing. The audition consists of singing five note scales. During the audition process, each singer's range and vocal category will be determined by Chorus Director Waldman. Applicants do not need to bring a song or music to the audition. An application may be downloaded at To schedule a required appointment to audition for the chorus, call (201) 886-0561.

Choristers will perform in costume accompanied by an orchestra in the fully staged production La Bohème on October 19 and 26, 2014 at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, NJ, at 3:00 PM.

Applicants interested in learning more about Verismo Opera, the 2014-2015 season, and the Verismo Opera Chorus are invited to attend the organization's Open House on Saturday, September 6 at 1:00 PM at The Performing Arts School at Bergen Performing Arts Center, located at 1 Depot Square in Englewood
Posted 8/12/2014. Expires 9/18/2014.

The Harold Rosenbaum Choral Conducting Institute has announced its first Sunday Seminar in New York City of the 2014-15 season, to be presented on September 7, 2014, 2:00 to 5:00 PM at Nola Studios, 244 West 54th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue), 5th Floor, Studio 7.

Join Harold Rosenbaum and other choral conductors for problem solving sessions and in depth discussions of choral works and how to master the difficulties in them. The Seminar will also focus on individual conducting technique as it relates to all that which the group discusses. Attendees are welcome to come with questions about music they are or will be conducting. Additional seminars will be offered on October 5, November 2, and November 30, 2014.

Sunday Seminars are open to conductors of community, college, high school, church and youth choirs. Eight conductors maximum per session and auditors are welcome. The sessions are $50 each, auditors $30. For complete details, including workshop application form, visit (scroll down to Sunday Seminars). Registration must be completed no later than two days before each Seminar. For questions and more information, e-mail Harold Rosenbaum at
Posted 8/11/2014. Expires 11/30/2014.

St. Anslem's Church is one of the most iconic buildings in the entire country, located in the Bronx and about to go on the National Register of Landmark Buildings. It is undergoing a huge renovation under the direction of Rubin Cano, the top restoration artist in the world. The Church is trying to raise $4 million for the project and of course the Catholic Church in New York is working to help, but so far we have raised only $100,000. I've gotten the Church to agree to a benefit choral concert, so I am looking for singers who can do a concert at St. Anslem's on Saturday, September 27.

St. Anslem's has a VERY active church so I know we will sell out the hall, but first I need some singers. I think the easiest program to put together would be pieces from Messiah, and I have a conductor and pianist/organist for the concert. I just need the singers. Anyone interested can call me, Gail Tweedy, at 212-234-3325 or on my cel 347-749-2750 and my e-mail address is Singers will need to have their own scores, I may be able to borrow a few if needed.
Posted 8/8/2014. Expires 9/27/2014.

Music on the Hill (Connecticut) seeks professional or semi-professional singers to form a 16-voice chamber chorus. This ensemble performs works from all time periods, and combines a fresh artistic approach with an efficient but relaxed rehearsal process. The Chorus has two rehearsal-performance cycles per year, and singers are paid a stipend for each cycle (currently $425). This fall's program is "Music in Nature." Rehearsals: Tuesdays, September 9, 16, 23, 30; dress rehearsal Saturday, October 4. Performance: Sunday, October 5 at 3:00 PM in Westport, Connecticut.

Auditions will consist of vocalization, sight-reading and one prepared piece. Bring two copies of the sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. Applicants should be skilled in pitch, rhythm, sight-reading, blending, tone quality and musicality. Each singer should bring independent vocal strength, yet be able to listen effectively and blend with their section and the chorus. Auditions will be held Wednesday, August 27 and Tuesday, September 2. E-mail to schedule a time or phone (203) 536-2601. Location: Weston, CT. David H. Connell, D.M.A., and Ellen Dickinson, M.M., Artistic Directors.
Posted 8/8/2014. Expires 10/1/2014.

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine Choral Scholar Program is designed to provide professional level training and performance opportunities through a liturgical context for young and emerging professionals in New York City. Successful applicants will work weekly with Director of Music, Kent Tritle and his team of musicians. Scholars will also learn a wide range of repertoire spanning three centuries. Choral scholars participate in all aspects of the Cathedral Chorale. For a full description and audition requirements please e-mail Malcolm J. Merriweather, Audition: Tuesday, September 9 by appointment. Cathedral Choir Room, St. John the Divine, Amsterdam at West 112th Street.
Posted 8/5/2014. Expires 9/10/2014.

St Paul's in Englewood is seeking an tenor section leader for our semi-professional choir. We are located in Englewood, New Jersey, close to the George Washington Bridge. We sing a wide variety of literature from the Renaissance to traditional Anglican repertoire, spirituals, gospel and more. We sing three Sundays out of four during the academic year, plus the usual Holy Days and occasional Evensongs; we also have strong RSCM Chorister program. Sunday morning call is 9:30 AM; mass at 10:30 AM. Thursday evening rehearsals from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Remuneration is $55 per appearance. We are a liberal, multicultural, multiracial parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark. For more information and to arrange an audition, e-mail Mark Trautman, Director, at
Posted 8/4/2014. Expires 11/4/2014.

West End Collegiate Church, 245 West 77th Street (at West End Avenue), seeks a part-time (about three hours per week) children's music teacher/choir director to lead the singing of songs, teach anthems, and develop a handchime learning program during the Sunday School time (Sunday morning, 11 AM-12:15 PM), in consultation with the Director of Children and Youth Ministries and the Director of Music. Music will be taught with special emphasis on healthy singing techniques, understanding of texts, and developing the ability to read music. An additional component will be teaching the (likely older) children to play hand chimes. The expectation is that the children will work toward sharing their music in church, at times to be decided with the Director of Children and Youth Ministries and the Director of Music.

The candidate should have knowledge of age-appropriate vocal and hand chime music (and familiarity with/ willingness to learn playing techniques for hand chimes) for both Sunday School classes leading to performance in a church service, basic keyboard skills and classroom management skills that reflect the philosophy of our faith: inclusive love and patience and firm boundaries. Also: experience in early childhood music education, reasonable familiarity with the Bible and music of the Protestant church, a degree in Music, Music Education or Performance (Bachelor’s or Master’s) with strength in choral music and experience in teaching sacred or secular choral music to children and a willingness to work cooperatively with music and worship and administrative staff to implement vision for children's music projects.

The position pays $150 per week and includes preparation time, planning meetings and the execution of all aspects of the position. This position will be as contractor, and person will be provided 1099 at yearend. Send inquiries/resume by September 1, 2014 to Interviews will take place in August/early September.
Posted 7/31/2014. Expires 9/1/2014.

Help me build a People's Climate Chorus! I think it's important to communicate the human side of the existential threat of climate change--technical language about glaciers and polar bears is important but isn't enough to inspire mass action and political engagement to demand solutions appropriate to the monumental scale of the crisis. To that end, I collaborated with published Brooklyn poet Vanessa Gabb on a heartbreaking SATB choral piece imagining life in a world ravaged by global warming, where cities are underwater and "to be awake is to be at war."

In September, world leaders are coming to New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis. A wide coalition of environmental, social justice, and other groups are planning the largest climate march in history. I will be coordinating a performance the weekend of the march (9/19-21). I cannot overemphasize that this will be a BIG event with lots of media coverage and a huge and supportive audience. So I want to sign on as many singers as possible! Can you join the People's Climate Chorus? I anticipate holding two or so rehearsals, in addition to providing individual practice materials to help singers learn the parts on their own.

For more information including a preview of the piece, and to sign up, please check out
Posted 7/30/2014. Expires 9/21/2014.

The Manhattan Choral Ensemble announces a composition contest. Composers local to New York City (living within 50 miles) are invited to submit a short (2.5-3 minute) work for 4-part chorus based on a text in some way associated with, connected to, or appropriate to New York City (for example, a setting of text by a New York City poet/ writer -- anyone from Walt Whitman to Langston Hughes to Patti Smith). The work should be a new composition that has not yet been premiered. The work should be of a level of difficulty that it would require a maximum of three hours of rehearsal to prepare for performance. The general repertoire difficulty of the Manhattan Choral Ensemble can be ascertained through the concert listings on the group's website Note: It is the responsibility of the composer to secure permission to use any texts not in the public domain.

Three winners will be chosen by a committee including MCE Director Thomas Cunningham and Artistic Advisor George Andoniadis. Each winner will receive a $500 award and a performance by the Manhattan Choral Ensemble on February 28, 2015. Additionally, one work will be chosen through audience voting on the night of the performance. The composer of the chosen work will receive an additional $500. Submissions must be received by November 1, 2014. Electronic submissions are acceptable. There is no fee to apply. Submissions should be e-mailed to or (if not possible to send electronically) mailed to Manhattan Choral Ensemble, PO Box 3852, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163-3852.
Posted 7/30/2014. Expires 11/1/2014.

Free music for mixed group. We have a dozen so unused SATB choral arrangements, most of them obtained from Hal Leonard or Alfred, which are yours for the taking. These are all tunes from the Great American Songbook, music by Johnny Mercer, including "Tangerine," "That Old Black Magic," "Come Rain or Come Shine," "Two of a Kind," "Skylark,"Satin Doll," "Dream," "Fools Rush In," and more. All we ask in return is that you name names. We are an all-male choral group, seeking additional male singers for our Winter Concert. If you'd like to have the music, and have some promising leads, please call 516-248-7549 or write
Posted 7/28/2014. Expires 10/28/2014.

Christ Church in New Brunswick is seeking an alto/mezzo-soprano section leader for our 25-voice, auditioned, semi-professional choir. We are located in downtown New Brunswick, NJ, just three blocks from the NJ Transit train station and also easily accessible from the NJ Turnpike, Route 1 and Route 18. We sing a wide variety of literature from the Renaissance to traditional Anglican repertoire, spirituals, jazz and more. Strong sight-reading, ensemble singing skills, and a willingness to lead a section of motivated, talented volunteer singers by example are required; ability to cantor chant a plus; ability to sing solo repertory in various styles also a plus. We generally sing the first, third, fourth, and fifth Sundays of each month, plus the usual Holy Days and at occasional other special services. Sunday morning call is 9:30 AM; mass at 10:30 AM, usually ending at about 11:45 AM. Thursday evening rehearsals from 8 PM to 10 PM. Remuneration is $55 per call. For more information please contact John Sheridan, the Director of Music & Organist, at or at (201) 563-7489.
Posted 7/21/2014. Expires 10/21/2014.

The NAS Choral Music Rental Library is pleased to announce its Summer 2014 catalog. The catalog lists almost 800 choral works by composer, voice parts, publisher, number of pages, a number of copies, plus rental fee per copy. Our rental fees are normally 20 percent of list price. If you can find a verifiable lower rental cost, we’ll match it! Music normally circulates for four months, with prorated extensions available. To peruse the complete catalog, go to and click on the button headed "ATTENTION CHOIRS." Orders can be taken on the web site via PayPal or by e-mailing sgillam316@) Happy browsing!
Posted 7/21/2014. Expires 10/21/2014.

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Ardsley, NY is looking for a true alto for a small choir in a very friendly Episcopal church. One rehearsal (8:45 AM Sunday) and one service (10:00 AM Sunday), plus additional services at Christmas and Holy Week/Easter. We seek someone who has strong sight reading skills, strong vocal skills and is responsible in learning parts and in attendance. Only true mezzos/altos, please. Compensation is $100/week which includes rehearsal and service. (Special services extra.) Contact Larry Wolf, Minister of Music, at or 914-450-8467.
Posted 7/15/2014. Expires 10/15/2014.

As part of their Faith and the Arts summer festival, the Presbyterian Church at Tenafly is organising a "Come and Sing" afternoon in their elegant Sanctuary at 55 Magnolia Avenue on Saturday, August 2. Singers from churches and choral societies are invited to rehearse Vivaldi's uplifting Gloria, with talented guest soloists, leading to a public performance at 5 PM the same day. Also on the program will be a chorus from Handel's Judas Maccabeus, music by Mozart for instrumental ensemble and soprano, French solo organ music, and Highland Cathedral for organ and bagpipes.

The festival chorus will be directed by Martin Ritchie, festival coordinator. Martin grew up singing in church choirs affiliated to the Royal School of Church Music and was Director of Music at churches in Edinburgh and Glasgow with a particular interest in choral music for children and adults. He was manager of the Scottish Ensemble string orchestra, Company Manager at Scottish Opera and Manager of the Theatre Royal Glasgow, before being selected for full-time training as a pastor. He's delighted to be working with the congregation at Tenafly this summer exploring the connections between faith and the arts.

1-4 PM: rehearse in the Sanctuary, Presbyterian Church at Tenafly, 55 Magnolia Avenue, Tenafly, NJ; 4 PM: refreshments and fellowship; 5-6.30 PM: performance in the Sanctuary. There is no charge to take part, music copies will be provided. Contributions from the audience will be invited towards the restoration of the Aeolian-Skinner organ in the Chapel. Concert attire: dark pants/skirts and white/pastel tops. Participants should register by contacting Martin at, 201-972-0209 or Karen Baron, Associate Minister of Music, at, 201-417-7397.
Posted 7/15/2014. Expires 10/15/2014.

Echo, New York City's freshest co-ed a cappella group, is looking to add a few passionate and talented music lovers to their mix. We are currently looking for ladies to join, either altos or sopranos. Come out and audition! Auditions will be held on Sunday, August 10, from 1 to 4 PM. Please e-mail for more details, and check us out on Facebook and YouTube! We'd love to see you!
Posted 7/14/2014. Expires 10/14/2014.

The Cultural Center of the Philippines is inviting choral groups from all over the world to compete in the Andrea O. Veneracion International Choral Festival in Manila July 22-25, 2015. The categories are chamber choir, vocal ensemble and folk song. For more information, visit
Posted 6/29/2014. Expires 10/29/2014.

Trained singer looking for an ensemble? Try Schola Cantorum on Hudson, Deborah Simpkin King, Founder and Artistic Director. Solo technique honored and supported. See what our singers say. All soloists drawn from within membership. Check out the Schola Sings Solo cast for unique stages performance opportunities. Early decision for this group is anticipated for 8/7. Want more info? Check out SCH's audition page.
Posted 6/24/2014. Expires 9/3/2014.

The Down Town Glee Club is searching for a new artistic director, whose primary duty will be to rehearse 10 to 15 male singers each Tuesday beginning on September 2, and conduct the Winter concert at Saint Peter's Church (East 54th Street and Lexington Avenue.) on Thursday, December 18 at 7:30 PM. Rehearsals will take place in lower Manhattan between 6:30 PM and 8:30 PM. Technical rehearsal on Wednesday, December 17 at 6:30 PM. Program will include music from the Great American Songbook and some of more recent vintage. Auditions now underway on Tuesdays, after 6:30 PM. Please contact Eric Spector to schedule an audition at An ability to accompany yourself for the first several weeks is a major plus. Come on down and discover why we're approaching our ninetieth anniversary!
Posted 6/12/2014. Expires 9/12/2014.

The Masterwork Chorus, Inc. is now accepting applications for the position of Music Director with an expected start date of September 2015.

Masterwork Chorus is an auditioned volunteer chorus of approximately 100 voices, and is dedicated to enriching and supporting the cultural life of the community through high-quality choral performances. Founded in 1955, the chorus has a rich history of performing not only the masterworks, but also a diverse range of choral literature spanning a variety of musical periods and styles, including seldom-performed, lesser-known choral works. The chorus is also known for its annual performances of Handel's Messiah in northern New Jersey and Carnegie Hall.

For a full description of the position's requirements and duties and the application process, please visit Masterwork's website at and click on the Music Director Search button.
Posted 6/2/2014. Expires 9/2/2014.

Tthe Patchogue Medford Public Library (Patchogue, Long Island) is starting a collection of recordings of Long Island musicians, groups, etc. The library can be contacted at 631-654-4700 for details.
Posted 5/30/2014. Expires 8/30/2014.

Meeting Music offers many choir festivals and competitions throughout Europe. Here are a few of the upcoming events. For further details, visit

  • 2nd Per Musicam Ad Astra, International Copernicus Choir Festival and Competition, 10-14 September 2014--Toruń (Poland)
  • 1st Beira Interior - International Choir Festival and Competition, 8-12 October 2014--Fundão (Portugal)
  • 13. "Venezia in Musica" International Choir Festival & Competition, April 29 - May 3, 2015--Caorle--Venice, Italy
  • World Choir Celebration--hundreds of singers from all over the world performing together Orff's Carmina Burana in the most famous Concert Hall of Budapest. May 23-25, 2015--Budapest, Hungary
  • 6. Musica Sacra a Roma International Choir Festival & Competition, July 1-5, 2015--Rome, Italy
  • 12. In Canto sul Garda International Choir Competition, October 10-14, 2015--Riva del Garda, Italy
  • 14th Concorso Corale Internazionale, around Easter time, 2016--Riva del Garda (Italy)
  • 14. "Venezia in Musica" International Choir Festival & Competition, around May 1, 2016--Caorle--Venice, Italy
  • 7. Musica Sacra a Roma International Choir Festival & Competition, beginning of July, 2016--Rome, Italy

Posted 5/15/2014. Expires 11/15/2014.

My name is Liz and I'm producing a broadcast for that'll be airing on Black Friday. We are working with Joel Hodgson, creator and star of "Mystery Science Theater 3000", and he wants to find a group to perform the Patrick Swayze Christmas song: Please let me know if your group members would be interested in being a part of this. This piece would be pre-recorded in the next two weeks, and then broadcast during our live stream. We are looking at November 23 or November 24 for the shoot date. It'll also be put up on Reddit's Youtube channel afterwards. We would be more than happy to give banner ads on the website promoting any shows you have coming up. This video will also be urging viewers to donate to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. We can also donate to a charity of your choice as well. Contact Liz at
Posted 11/14/2013. Expires 11/24/2014.