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The Yankee Male Chorus invites male choristers from New England, New York and New Jersey to sing with us in Southern Vermont August 7-10, 2013 in our 60th Concert Tour. We have one rehearsal on August 7 at 1 PM in Chester, VT of easy songs including: National Anthem, Battle Hymn, Brothers Sing On, God Bless the USA, The Lost Chord, Ride thw Chariot, September Song, Sound of Music, Stars of the Summer Night, Steal Away, Nothing Like a Dame, Without a Song. For more information or an application, e-mail Marty Edelman at email@example.com or call 212-249-3038. Concerts will be at churches in Chester, VT; Keene, NH; Westminster, VT; and Grafton, VT. Free to sing, and free to attend the concerts, although there is a free-will offering collected and for the church venues. Conductors will include conductors from several of the male glee clubs operating in New York State. The chorus is limited to 85 men on stage.
Posted 5/22/2013. Expires 8/7/2013.
A soprano and a bass/baritone are needed for the professional choir at Christ & St. Stephen's Episcopal Church on West 69th Street in Manhattan. Members of this professional octet are responsible for learning their parts in advance of the Sunday morning rehearsal. There is no midweek rehearsal. Repertoire consists of traditional music ranging from the 16th - 20th centuries. Excellence is expected at all times.
The successful candidate will have the following: solid vocal technique, excellent sight-reading ability, the ability to sing with straight-tone and blend, significant church choral experience, as well knowledge and experience of Plainsong and Anglican Chant.
The season begins in September and runs thru June. Quartet/Cantor work is available during the summer months. Pay is $105 per appearance, with higher fees for some special/additional services, concerts etc. The Sunday rehearsal begins at 9:15 sharp, with the service at 11 AM. Absences are arranged in consultation with and substitutes are chosen by the Organist & Choirmaster. Please submit expression of interest, with choral music resume, by e-mail to Nigel Potts at firstname.lastname@example.org only. No phone calls please. Auditions will start in July.
Posted 5/20/2013. Expires 8/20/2013.
The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's (Verismo Opera) Artistic Director Lucine Amara invites soloists in all voice categories to audition for roles and experienced stage managers to apply for the position in the professional opera company's 2013-2014 productions. New Jersey residents are encouraged to apply. Solo roles are available in the company's new productions of Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana, Giacomo Puccini's Suor Angelica, Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata and Puccini's La Bohème. Open auditions will be held on Monday, June 17 and Tuesday, June18 from 5 PM to 8 PM at the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) in the Cabaret Room located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey.
The double bill of Cavalleria Rusticana and Suor Angelica will be presented on Sunday, October 20, 2013. Verismo Opera will perform La Traviata on Sunday, April 6, 2014 and La Bohème on October 26, 2014. All of the productions will be presented at 3:00 PM at the bergenPAC. Verismo Opera will present these grand operas fully staged with a live orchestra and chorus. The selected vocalists will receive free coaching from professionals in the field, including Artistic Director Lucine Amara, General Manager/Stage Director Evelyn La Quaif, Maestro Anthony Morss and Chorus Director Mara Waldman. Professional photos and a DVD of the production will be available to use for future engagements and performances.
The application deadline to audition is June 15, 2013. New Jersey residents are encouraged to apply. An accompanist will be provided, although applicants may bring his/her own. There is no fee to audition. For an audition appointment, call 201-886-0561or send an e-mail to email@example.com. Applicants must submit a bio listing current or past performances and roles sung, a resume, photo and an audio file, preferably in an MP3 format or on a CD, by the application deadline to Verismo Opera Inc., PO Box 3024, Fort Lee, New Jersey 07024-9024 or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The nonprofit opera company is also recruiting for the paid position of stage manager for the fall production of Cavalleria Rusticana and Suor Angelica. Applicants must have a minimum of two years experience working as a stage manager in theater or opera productions. New Jersey residents are encouraged to apply. Resumes should be e-mailed to email@example.com or mailed to NJAVO, PO Box 3024, Fort Lee, NJ 07024-9024.
Posted 5/18/2013. Expires 6/18/2013.
Is anyone out there interested in getting together to sing Four Freshmen versions of close harmony and wonderful melodies? No limits on age or training but it'll help if you can read music and carry a tune. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted 5/13/2013. Expires 8/13/2013.
Calling all vocalists! Make Music New York is looking for 144 singers to join us for an epic performance of R. Murray Shafer's Credo on Friday, June 21.
This year, the iconic Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer turns 80, and the Americas Society is bringing him to New York for MMNY. We are planning a performance of his 48-minute choral work, Credo (1976), in which twelve SATB choirs -- a total of 144 singers -- sing from rowboats in the Central Park Lake, to the audience that will be both on water and on land. The performance will be conducted by George Steel. All voice parts welcome.
Credo is musically inspired by Thomas Tallis's motet Spem in alium, with a text from 16th century Italian astronomer Giordano Bruno describing the universe as he understood it at the time. You can download a recording at this link, and the score at this link. The individual parts are not especially difficult. The challenge will be in coordinating the twelve separate choirs and putting the whole thing together!
All voice parts are welcome to join us in this performance. Three mandatory rehearsals will take place the week before the performance, in Manhattan (location TBD.) George Steel will lead all rehearsals. Rehearsal and performance dates are as follows: Monday 6/17, 7-10 PM; Tuesday 6/18, 7-10 PM; Thursday 6/20, dress rehearsal - time TBD; Friday, 6/21 - PERFORMANCE. Call time 3:30 PM, boats boarding at 4 PM, concert from 5 PM - 5:45 PM, back on shore by 6:30 PM. All voice parts welcome! If you are interested, please e-mail email@example.com by May 15 with your name, phone number and voice part.
Posted 5/9/2013. Expires 6/1/2013.
Massachusetts ACDA 2013 Summer Conference, July 24-26. Be inspired by the beauty of the Pioneer Valley, the bucolic Hampshire College campus and the area's many ethnic restaurants--also headliners Dr. Joe Miller (Westminser Choir College) and Dalcroze eurythmics specialist Lisa Parker (Longy School of Music), and by the Boston-based professional Renaissance choir Blue Heron. Reading sessions and packets for Children & Youth, SATB (HS, College, Community) and Music in Worship. Interest sessions led by distinguished Massachusetts musicians, include Building a high school choral program from scratch, Teaching rhythmic literacy, Choral music in film, Fun & games to build morale in ensembles of all ages, Working with urban and economically disadvantaged youth, Provocative programming, Britten's music for children, Extended vocal techniques and Roomful of Teeth, Tips for working with strings, and Vocal health for choral teachers. Inexpensive campus housing, Free PDPs, and very affordable grad credit through UMass Amherst ($245 for 2 credits). "Early Bird" registration until June 1. Visit massacda.org/.
Posted 5/7/2013. Expires 7/20/2013.
Soprano and alto are needed to sing Francisco Guerrero's Missa Surge Propera for a Corpus Christi Mass in Bronx, NY on Sunday, June 2 at 11:30 AM. There will be a rehearsal on Saturday, June 1 at 7 PM. The fee is $125. Please contact Mr. Heitor Caballero, Music Director, at HeitorCaballero@optonline.net with a recording sample.
Posted 4/23/2013. Expires 6/2/2013.
Minor Things is a new co-ed a cappella group in the NYC area looking for some wonderful new voices! We're a collection of fun young professionals, and we're pumped to invite you to audition. We sing, we enjoy it, and we need some help from you to take things to the next level. All voice parts and vocal percussionists are welcome. Come and show us what you've got on Wednesday, April 24. Due to high demand for auditions we've added a second date, Wednesday, May 1. For more details about time/location/the-awesomeness-of-Minor-Things, shoot us an e-mail at MinorThingsNYC@gmail.com! We're also on FB! Check us out at www.facebook.com/MinorThingsNYC.
Posted 4/19/2013. Expires 7/12/2013.
Choral Chameleon is currently accepting applications for our THIRD Annual Summer Institute, June 3-11, 2013. The Institute is an eight-day intensive workshop in New York City, designed to immerse emerging composers and conductors of choral music in the intricacies of the choral idiom in a nurturing environment surrounded by respected professionals. It gives students an opportunity to explore and experiment with writing and conducting techniques in a "best-case scenario."
During the course of the institute, many new pieces of choral music are cultivated and ultimately publicly performed, with live recording of the concert. Standards of the choral repertoire serve as a springboard for young conductors to work on challenging matters of gesture, musicianship, and rehearsal technique. Generous lab and podium time is given to all participants to ensure maximum practical and hands-on experience. The Choral Chameleon Institute also places heavy emphasis on ear training and analysis as means of deep, joyful discovery and informed, innovative interpretation.
To find out more about the Institute and to apply, please visit us at www.choralchameleon.com/institute.html.
Posted 4/15/2013. Expires 6/3/2013.
The Western Wind offers "Big Apple off the Parkway!", a one-day workshop in ensemble singing on Saturday, June 1, 2013, 10 AM to 5:30 PM. The workshop will be held at Hitchcock Presbyterian Church, 6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale, New York. It's just off the Bronx River Parkway and easy to get to from NYC. Take Harlem Line Metro-North to Hartsdale. The station is across the street. Tuition: $95 (if enrolled by May 1; $105 after May 1). 25% discount for first time participants
Workshop veterans, bring a friend! Share the discount! Visit westernwind.org/bigapple.html to register online.
Share the joy of ensemble singing! Western Wind workshops are uniquely interactive, intense musical experiences. Each participant joins a small ensemble that is guided by a member of The Western Wind. Participants sing an intriguing selection of music that might include Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Early American, 19th and 20th century part-songs, rounds, hymns and folk-songs, jazz, pop, improvisations and more! In master-class sessions, The Western Wind addresses each singer’s individual development, fostering growth in skill and accomplishment. Because the ensembles are formed based on musical skills, the workshop is open to singers at all levels -- professionals and amateurs, soloists and ensemble performers, conductors and music teachers.
Posted 4/15/2013. Expires 6/2/2013.
Light Opera of New Jersey (LONJ), formerly Ridge Light Opera of NJ (RLO), announces auditions to be held: Tuesday, May 21 in New York City (midtown) starting at 3 PM; Thursday, May 23 in Basking Ridge, NJ starting at7 PM; Saturday, May 25 in Basking Ridge, NJ starting at 10 AM. An additional audition for the role of Amahl will be held in New Jersey in early June (date TBD).
The upcoming season will include Orpheus in the Underworld by Jacques Offenbach, performed in an English translation by Robert Derwae on September 21, 22, 26, 27 and twice on September 28; Amahl and the Night Visitors by Gian Carlo Menotti, twice on December 13 and twice on December 14; The Magic Flute by W. A. Mozart, performed in English in conjunction with the Central Jersey Symphony Orchestra (CJSO) on March 2, 2014 and March 9, 2014. These shows will all be performed in Northern New Jersey locations. LONJ seeks emerging artists or established artists for paid leading roles. Smaller roles and ensemble positions are voluntary. All parts are open.
Auditions are by appointment only. To be considered for an audition time, please submit your resume and photo by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please no calls. An audition fee of $15 to cover accompanist costs is payable upon arrival. Fee is waived for current company members and those auditioning for ensemble only.
Posted 4/10/2013. Expires 5/31/2013.
The Mel-O-Chords of the Montclair Operetta Club is seeking an experienced choral conductor/director for our non-profit, SATB chorus. Our repertoire includes musical theatre, American standards and contemporary compositions. Rehearsals are Monday nights in Montclair. Concerts and performances are throughout the year. The applicant needs to be proficient in piano. Love of musical theater a plus. If interested in an interview and audition, please contact Crista Murphy at 973-943-6610 or email@example.com. For more information about the Mel-O-Chords, please visit www.melochords.org.
Posted 4/6/2013. Expires 7/6/2013.
Austin band is seeking a part-time female vocalist for gigs across Texas. Prefer 3 years vocal experience. Please contact us through our website at thegrooves.net/austin-bands.html for an audition.
Posted 4/2/2013. Expires 7/2/2013.
There is an immediate need for a tenor in a Catholic parish choir in Montclair, NJ. Church of the Immaculate Conception boasts amazing acoustics for choral singers. The parish Chancel Choir sings a wide variety of music and is preparing for a tour of Ireland this summer. Rehearsals are Thursday evenings at 7:30 and they sing for an 11:00 AM Mass on Sunday mornings. The need would be from April 11 to May 19, with possible renewal this Fall. Stipend negotiable. Please contact Preston Dibble, Director of Music, for more information: 973-744-5650, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.icmusicministry.org.
Posted 3/27/2013. Expires 5/27/2013.
Enrollment is now open for The Western Wind Workshops in Ensemble Singing at Smith College. Session I: June 21-23; June 24-29, 2013. Session II: August 2-4; August 5-10, 2013. Enroll online now at www.westernwind.org/smith.html. Take advantage of the early enrollment discount!
Posted 3/14/2013. Expires 6/14/2013.
BLACKOUT, a New York City-based, co-ed, contemporary a cappella group, is looking for one male member to add to the team! We currently consist of five men and five women, and our musical focus is on contemporary pop. We are looking for a male of any vocal range who is willing to dedicate time and energy into the group. We rehearse for at least 2.5 hours a week (generally on Sundays from 6:30 to 9 PM, but that is flexible) and dedicate additional hours outside of rehearsal to record and perform. If you'd like to audition, please send a video of yourself singing a verse and a chorus of your favorite song to email@example.com by April 1. (You can can send Dropbox files if the file is too large.) Choose a song that shows off your range, tone and musicality. Additionally we ask that you provide us with a history of your musical background (i.e. voice lessons, choir, collegiate a cappella, etc.). Also, show us some of your unique personality and give us a glimpse of what might be the next BLACKOUT member! For more info about BLACKOUT visit our website at www.blackout-nyc.com, and e-mail any questions/concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted 3/11/2013. Expires 6/11/2013.
Cantate Barcelona is a widely renowned international gathering where choral groups exhibit, year after year, their musical experience, observe the style of others and make new friends. This year's festival, the 10th, takes place from October 18 to 21, 2013. The absolutely wonderful location of the Festival, right in the City of Barcelona, or on the spectacular Costa Brava, are only part of the attractions of this Festival. Cantate Barcelona is open to any choir wishing to take part in and enjoy a non-competitive Festival offering the chance to mix with choirs from different countries and make new friends. For more information about the Festival "Cantate Barcelona 2013", please e-mail email@example.com or visit www.musiccontact.net.
Posted 3/11/2013. Expires 7/11/2013.
Coloratura mezzo-soprano with 3+ years experience singing professionally for various churches. Has experience singing soprano and alto, and is happy to do either depending on your needs. Lives in Manhattan and owns a car if tristate travel is necessary. More information and/or resume upon request; contact Emily Baden at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted 3/10/2013. Expires 6/10/2013.
Long-fascinated semi-adherent of the Big Apple Chorus (strictly barbershop) would like to see a small group exercising their vocal chords on a semi-regular basis, in my West 57th Street apartment or elsewhere, and maybe one day performing for friends or fellow tenants, etc. Decent pitch, a reasonably pleasant voice and a good memory for melody are all you need to have a lot of fun. No age limit! Contact Richard Lukin at 212-245-6878 or email@example.com.
Posted 3/5/2013. Expires 6/5/2013.
For sale: harpsichord, Neupert Slibermann spinet (1959). Keyboard compass: C-f3 (4 1/2 octaves); divided lute; walnut case, good condition; brass jacks in excellent condition; steel strings; speaks nicely. Asking $2,999. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or phone (973) 697-9172.
Posted 3/4/2013. Expires 6/4/2013.
A cappella vocal quartet in Bergen County needs a soprano. We are an alto, tenor and bass-- all experienced choral singers who reside in Bergen County, NJ. You are a good sight reader with a blending soprano voice up to at least high A. Must be confident "one-on-a-part"-- and live preferably in Bergen County. What does "good sight reader" mean? You need not have perfect pitch or have mastered solfeggio-- but after two or three run throughs of a piece, you know generally where your errors were and have corrected them. We sing a cappella four-part vocal works (SATB) from the Renaissance through 21st century, mostly English, Latin, French, Spanish, German, Italian. We contribute music from our own libraries (gathered after years of singing) . No formal conductor. We meet in one of our Bergen County, NJ homes on a rotating basis on Tuesday nights, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM-- but not every Tuesday, mostly for our own enjoyment; performances optional. If you fit the bill, contact Mitchell Shapiro (tenor, formerly with Schola Cantorum on Hudson) at
Posted 3/3/2013. Expires 6/3/2013.
Interested in a new NYC co-ed a cappella group? Hey all! If you're like me, you are in awe of the amazing talent in the area's a capella scene, but auditions are often times few and far between. I'm gauging interest in starting a new post-collegiate co-ed group that will sing contemporary tunes including pop, rock, country and R&B.
As of right now, I'm looking for a core group of motivated individuals ready to build a group who love having a good time while rocking out to some awesome beats. All voice parts are encouraged to reach out (including vocal percussion). If you have had experience as a Music Director or Assistant Music Director in a previous group that would be a huge plus.
The core group will likely consist of six to seven individuals with a goal of expanding to a full size of 12-16 total members with rehearsals once a week (time and location TBD). If interested, please e-mail and let me know a little about yourself. Please include your previous musical experience and what you're looking to get out of an a cappella group. E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted 2/28/2013. Expires 5/28/2013.
Sing and perform in Umbria, Italy, this summer with Joseph Flummerfelt, Musical America 2004 Conductor of the Year and Chorusmaster of The New York Philharmonic, in an extraordinary vocal chamber ensemble of 35 passionate choral enthusiasts, both experienced amateurs and outstanding vocal and choral professionals, as a participant of Umbrian Serenades: Choral & Cultural Tastings in the Green Heart of Italy. Program dates: July 25-August 6, 2013. Visit and perform in the charming hilltop towns of Spoleto, Assisi, Montefalco, Trevi, Lake Trasimeno, Marmore Falls, Umbria, Italy. Contact Paulo Faustini at email@example.com or (267) 259-0575. For more details and application procedure, visit www.umbrianserenades.com.
Posted 2/20/2013. Expires 6/20/2013.
DCINY offers "The Complete Conductor: Orchestral Conducting for the Choral Director," a workshop to be held May 23-27, 2013 in New York City. Faculty includes Michael Adelson, Jonathan Griffith and Jorge Avila. For full details and application, please contact Jeffery R. Thyer, Associate Director of Program Development, at Jeffery@DCINY.org or visit www.dciny.org/education/mentoring-program.html
Posted 1/21/2013. Expires 5/27/2013.