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Singers Services / opportunities

Schola Sine Nomine seeks Project Music Director

Schola Sine Nomine is a group of 10-16 friends, all experienced choral singers and good readers, who come together twice per year to prepare and perform short programs at St. Mary Gate of Heaven Church in Ozone Park, Queens, and nearby venues. Our repertoire combines accompanied with unaccompanied music and includes renaissance motets, baroque and classical oratorio works, and twentieth century anthems. We seek a director to prepare and lead rehearsals, and to conduct two or three concerts for our program this fall, which will center around two Bach cantatas, to be performed with a few string players and continuo. Concerts are scheduled for 28/29 November 2015, with a possibility of an additional performance some time in December. Rehearsals will be from 7 to 9 PM on alternate Thursdays starting on August 27. If this experience proves satisfactory there could be further programs available on a similar basis.

We offer $40 per hour for both rehearsals and concerts; we do not reimburse preparation time or travel. Our leader should be reliable and affable, and have the experience, confidence and diligence to be able to draw out the full potential of the ensemble. We believe we offer an attractive proposition for someone looking to enhance their directing experience with a mature, responsive group in a relatively informal setting.

If you are interested in learning more about this position, please contact Graham Bobby at grahambobby@hotmail.com before August 1.
Posted 6/30/2015. Expires 8/1/2015.

Harold Rosenbaum Choral Conducting Institute Workshop -- July 20 to July 24 at Adelphi University

The second 2015 Harold Rosenbaum Choral Conducting Institute Workshop will be held from July 20 to July 24 at Adelphi University in Garden City, Long Island, NY. This five-day events 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 www.haroldrosenbaum.com/institute.shtml. Questions can be directed to Jeffrey James Arts Consulting at jamesarts@att.net.
Posted 6/27/2015. Expires 7/24/2015.

Savannah, GA church seeks professional and volunteer singers

The Choir of St. John's Church, Savannah, GA invites both professional/paid and volunteer singers for all voice parts. Please call the church to schedule an audition with Steven Branyon, Organist/Choirmaster, at (912) 232-1251.
Posted 6/16/2015. Expires 9/16/2015.

Summit, NJ church seeks soprano, tenor and bass section leaders

Calvary Episcopal Church, Summit, NJ seeks soprano, tenor and bass section leaders for its semi-professional adult choir of 30 members for the 2015-2016 season. The choir sings Sundays at 10:30 AM and rehearses Wednesday evening 7:30-9:30 PM. They also sing occasional concerts, Choral Evensong, and special feast days. Pay is $150/week (extra services are compensated proportionately). The ideal singer will have a positive attitude for working with volunteer singers, be a solid sight-reader, and have the ability to sing straight-tone as necessary. Please send an audio recording to Christopher Jennings, Organist & Choirmaster, at cjennings@calvarysummit.org to set up an audition.
Posted 6/6/2015. Expires 9/6/2015.

Sing with Music on the Hill this summer

Music on the Hill invites singers to join the 2015 Summer Chorus for music of J.S. Bach. Artistic Director Ellen Dickinson conducts. Rehearsals are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7-9 PM, beginning June 30 at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Wilton, 48 New Canaan Road. Performance, with chamber orchestra and soloists, on Thursday, July 30 at 8 PM. New singers welcome! $40 suggested minimum contribution. Advance registration required: ellen@musiconthehillCT.org or 203-529-3133.
Posted 5/31/2015. Expires 7/15/2015.

Soprano and tenor professionals needed at Christ & St. Stephen's

A soprano and a tenor are needed for the professional choir at Christ & St. Stephen's Episcopal Church on West 69th Street in Manhattan starting in September 2015. 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 and approval (substitutes are chosen) by the Organist & Choirmaster.

Please submit expression of interest, with a resume showing significant church choral experience, by e-mail to Nigel Potts at music@csschurch.org only. No phone calls and no emails to nigelpotts.com. Resumes will be reviewed early-mid July and a shortlist will be contacted shortly after for auditions in mid-late July.
Posted 5/28/2015. Expires 7/28/2015.

Verismo Opera's 27th Annual International Voice Competition

Artistic Director Lucine Amara invites vocalists of all ages worldwide to apply now to the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's 27th Annual International Vocal Competition. The early bird registration deadline is July 31, 2015. The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera (Verismo Opera) is the house opera company of the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) in Englewood, New Jersey. The nonprofit opera company is recognized for providing opportunities for artists to learn and perform in a professional environment with a live orchestra.

Preliminary auditions will take place at bergenPAC's Drapkin Cabaret & Lounge, located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey, from November 1-14, 2015. The application deadline is October 31, 2015. Final auditions will take place in early 2016. The early bird registration fee, $55, is in effect through July 31, 2015, changing to $75 on August 1, 2015. Payment may be made securely online at verismopera.org/donate-2/ located at the bottom of the page or by check made out and sent to Verismo Opera, P.O. Box 3024, Fort Lee, NJ 07024-9024.

All applicants are required to send a resume, bio, a MP3 file or a CD containing at least three arias, an 8 x 10 black and white photo, and the application fee. Applicants will be notified if they are accepted into the competition. An application may be downloaded at verismopera.org/causes/competitions-2/. A professional accompanist will be provided to all participants at the preliminary and final auditions. This year, a free master class will be offered to applicants accepted to sing in the preliminary auditions in the vocal competition. Finalists will receive feedback; extensive free coaching on language, style and presentation; and be given the opportunity to perform in Verismo Opera's fully staged upcoming productions. Winners will receive cash awards totaling $3,500 ($2,000 first prize, $1,000 second prize and $500 third prize). For further information or to schedule an audition appointment, contact info@verismopera.org or call (201) 886-0561.
Posted 5/21/2015. Expires 10/31/2015.

Music director sought for Rising Voices Chorus

Music director needed for Rising Voices Chorus, an artistic expression for cancer patients and survivors. The group's history: We started in January of 2014, inspired by a group in Ireland called "Something to Sing About" (www.stsa.ie). The objectives have been to create an opportunity for singers of all abilities to join together, singing upbeat and soulful songs. The time spent together is a time away from the usual cares of the day. The main goal is not a far-off performance, but to enjoy the present harmonies together (although the singers have recently chosen to sing for some cancer patients this spring). The group has been meeting during the academic year, September to June, on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. (This schedule could be adjusted.) For more information, please contact popkink@mskcc.org or call 646-888-0800.
Posted 5/12/2015. Expires 8/12/2015.

Manager sought for New Amsterdam Singers

New Amsterdam Singers, an Upper West Side-based NYC amateur chorus, seeks a part-time Manager experienced with performing arts or other non-profit organizations. The 70-voice non-profit chorus (which includes a 24-voice chamber chorus) is governed by a Board of Directors and led by Music Director and Founder Clara Longstreth. The chorus performs three concert programs each year. The Manager reports to the Board and, as appropriate, to the Music Director, and is responsible for all aspects of running the chorus, including concert management and operations, publicity and bookkeeping. The Manager is also expected to guide and support the marketing and development activities of the chorus, including managing and maintaining all its databases. Interested candidates can find the full position description and application procedures at www.nasingers.org/mgrjob. More information about the New Amsterdam Singers can be found on our web site: www.nasingers.org.
Posted 5/11/2015. Expires 8/11/2015.

Harold Rosenbaum Choral Conducting Institute Workshop July 27-29

The third 2015 Harold Rosenbaum Choral Conducting Institute Workshop will be held from July 27 to July 29 at Brooklyn College, 2900 Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. This three-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 for each workshop 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 www.haroldrosenbaum.com/institute.shtml. Questions can be directed to Jeffrey James Arts Consulting at jamesarts@att.net.
Posted 5/8/2015. Expires 7/27/2015.

Solstice Singers seek bass, tenor and alto

The Solstice Singers, a small Manhattan group led by William Lyon Lee, are looking for new singers, especially bass, tenor and alto. We are now singing "Songs from the Americas" (Brazil, Mexico and the USA). If you're interested, e-mail williamly1@juno.com.
Posted 5/3/2015. Expires 7/3/2015.

Elissa Weiss offers new Everybody Can Sing workshops

On Wednesday, May 13, my next Everybody Can Sing ® workshop begins. My workshop is for adults who think they can't sing, who are afraid to sing, or who want to sing again. The students I teach -- lawyers, social workers, architects, psychotherapists, computer programmers, secretaries, nurses, librarians and playwrights -- have learned to sing, alone or in groups.

Everybody Can Sing ® beginners singing workshop: 6 Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30 PM -- May 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10, 17. Price: $195. 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue

For students who have taken the workshop or its equivalent, I am offering a follow-up class, Everybody Can Sing ® Part 2: 4 Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30 PM -- July 8, 15, 22, 29. Price: $130. 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue

To register for these classes, visit www.92y.org/Class/Everybody-Can-Sing-2.aspx.

Private singing lessons are also available. For more information about me and my work, look at my web site, www.everybodycansing.com.
Posted 4/23/2015. Expires 7/8/2015.

CONCORA Summer Festival July 19-25 in Berlin, CT

CONCORA is thrilled to announce our Summer Festival 2015, which will bring renowned choral conductor Joseph D’Eugenio to the Summer Festival podium for the first time. His program is constructed of four sets of pieces. Highlights include Morten Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna in five movements, A Red, Red Rose by James Mulholland, and Come, Let Us Sound with Melody by Connecticut composer Peter Niedmann.

The Festival will be held from July 19-25 in the beautiful, air-conditioned, centrally-located Bethany Covenant Church in Berlin, Connecticut. Singers are invited to apply to participate in the festival, a special musical opportunity that allows all to embrace the choral art in intense rehearsal, study, and performance, all laced with laughter, camaraderie, sociability and good food.

Experienced choral singers are invited to apply. You can download an application here, send an e-mail inquiry to claird@concora.org or contact us at 860-293-0567 to receive application information for CONCORA's Summer Festival 2015. The application form contains detailed information about Festival logistics, music, social events, and more.

Special scholarship opportunities are offered to qualified high school and college-aged singers. You must complete the Festival application form and a Scholarship application form. In addition, we require an essay explaining your interest in CONCORA’s Summer Festival, and a letter of recommendation from your choir director, music teacher, or other musician who is familiar with your vocal abilities. Download the forms or contact the office at 860-293-0567.
Posted 4/21/2015. Expires 7/19/2015.

Sarteano Chamber Choral Conducting Workshop in Tuscany

The Sarteano Chamber Choral Conducting Workshop is expanding. Due to the many conducting applicants each year that we are not able to accommodate with only one session, Simon Carrington, Bronislawa Falinska and Brian O'Connell are delighted to offer two sessions for this, our 12th summer in Sarteano (Tuscany). The first session (July 19-26) will be entirely devoted to sacred music. This session will culminate in a performance in Chiesa di San Francesco, a longstanding wish of Simon's that the final concert be held in one of Sarteano's beautiful churches. The second session (July 29-August 5) will consist of mixed repertoire, and will conclude with a final concert in Sarteano's architectural jewel, Il Teatro Comunale degli Arrischianti. Please visit our website at www.sarteanochoralworkshop.com/english/testimonials.html and read testimonials from our past participants, if you would like to learn more about joining us for this uniquely collaborative workshop experience.

Both sessions offer our participants the same time frames for conducting and singing, and in the Musica Sacra session, Bronislawa will offer plainchant singing, in an authentic setting. We are now accepting applications for both summer sessions! This exhilarating and collaborative workshop has been designed for choral conductors and music educators who are interested in rehearsing and performing chamber choral music. Come join conductors from all over the world and leave inspired and refreshed. Also, we heartily welcome qualified singers who are interested in attending the workshop in a non-conducting capacity; that love to sing in a chamber group environment and/or are specifically looking to learn rehearsal and conducting techniques.

There are three possible tiers of participation: Full Conductor, Conducting Auditor and Singer. Up to two graduate credits are available through The Boston Conservatory.

  • Full Conductors -- Daily podium time to conduct your assigned piece in Simon Carrington's daily 4.5 hour Master Class.
  • Conducting Auditors -- You will have a private filmed lesson with Simon and rehearse/conduct in the morning session. Over the course of the week, two Conducting Auditors are chosen to conduct a piece in the final concert from the morning repertoire.
EVERYONE sings -- the master class uses the entire workshop ensemble as its laboratory, so everyone receives the benefits of each day's master class with Simon. Each day, the afternoon session will consist of Master Classes with Simon. This year we are again delighted to offer a Q&A/Dialogue session with Simon. The first part of the morning session consists of group Vocal Pedagogy with Bronislawa Falinska (utilizing the Rohmert Method of Functional Voicetraining) where you will explore new and unique ways to create personal and ensemble sound. I look forward to working with you on developing a vital chamber choir, emphasizing effective rehearsal strategy and interpersonal ensemble cohesiveness, in the second part of our morning session.

Come celebrate the 11th consecutive year of Simon, Broni and I working together in Sarteano, and enjoy the opportunity to work within a collegial mix of international particpants. For a detailed description of the workshop, testimonials from our alumni, and an online application form, please visit our website:at www.sarteanochoralworkshop.com or contact: Gail Leicher +1 781-652-0158.
Posted 1/2/2015. Expires 7/2/2015.

Cantus seeks tenors, baritones and basses for 2015-16 season

Cantus, the nation's only full-time, artist-led vocal ensemble, seeks materials from tenors, baritones and basses for the '15/'16 season. Renewable, salaried positions with benefits package (medical/dental/disability/403b match). Internationally-touring ensemble based in arts-rich Twin Cities. 70+ concerts and 30+ outreach activities each season. Rep spans all periods and genres. Represented by Alliance Artist Management, with numerous recordings. Postmark deadline: January 2, 2015. Auditions: February 20, 2015. Contact audition@cantussings.org for more info. To apply, go to cantussings.org/audition.
Posted 10/9/2014. Expires 12/1/2015.