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Music on the Hill seeks singers for October 1 concert

Music on the Hill is pleased to invite singers for the Festival Chorus premiere of "Threads of Light: A Tapestry of African-American Spirituals" by artistic director Ellen Dickinson. The piece is a setting of 40 spirituals in three parts: Hope, Journey, Glory. The performance will feature combined choirs, soloists, handbells, trumpet, and upright bass, with readings of poetry by African-American poets connecting the musical parts. Performance is at Norwalk Concert Hall on October 1 with artistic director Ellen Dickinson, conductor. Rehearsals Tuesdays starting August 30 from 7 to 9 PM at the WEPCO church complex in Wilton, 48 New Canaan Road. Advance registration required to ellen@musiconthehillct.org.

Music on the Hill is an independent non-profit organization offering music workshops, an August Summer Sings series, and concerts by four performing ensembles -- Summer Chorus, Festival Chorus, Chamber Chorus, and the Jubilate Ringers handbell choir -- all under the leadership of its artistic directors, David H. Connell (D.M.A.) and Ellen Dickinson (M.M.). Music on the Hill is dedicated to high-quality music education and performance for all ages and to enriching lives through music.
Posted 7/20/2016. Expires 9/6/2016.

Brookhaven Choral Festival seeks tenors and basses for 7/31 concert

Mary Cappasso of the Brookhaven Choral Festival is in need of strong tenors and basses for the chorus in their upcoming concert. The concert is the evening of 7/31 and the program consists of the Mozart Requiem, G&S excerpts and opera choruses. The venue is the Gateway Playhouse. If you know anyone who might have an interest, please put them in touch with Mary at mcappasso@yahoo.com.
Posted 7/15/2016. Expires 7/31/2016.

American Traditions Competiion seeks singers

The 24th annual American Traditions Competiion, held in historic Savannah, Georgia, will celebrate American vocal music. Within that one classification are infinite possibilities and we invite singers of all styles to participate. Nine songs are chosen by each contestant. Each song must represent a different genre. Those include Blues, Jazz, Opera, Art Song, Folk, Gospel, Country & Western, Spirituals, Scared Song, Musical Theater, Hollywood, Songs of Johnny Mercer, Cover Song and Rock/Pop 70s-00s. The competition takes place in February 2017.

All 28 contestants chosen will be awarded a cash prize. Prizes increase from $300 to $12,000 as a contestant progresses through rounds of the competition. Applicants must be at least 21 years old by February 20, 2017. To submit an application and to see the official rules, please visit americantraditionscompetition.com. Application deadline is October 20, 2016.
Posted 7/15/2016. Expires 10/20/2016.

Harold Rosenbaum 2017 choir tour to Vienna

It's never too early to start planning to join me on my 30th European choir tour! Sing Handel’s Messiah (parts 2 and 3) under the baton of the conductor of the Vienna Boy’s Choir in Haydn’s own church, St. Stephen’s in Vienna. Sing under my baton in another beautiful Vienna church. See cultural sites as well. Keep early July, 2017 (one year from now) open. Non-singers are welcome too. If you're interested, e-mail me at haroldrosenbaum@gmail.com and I'll send you information.
Posted 7/15/2016. Expires 9/15/2016.

Summer 2017 -- Jonathan Griffith Singers performance tour of Barcelona

I wish to invite all of you to join me in Barcelona, Spain, to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Jonathan Griffith Singers. Our first tour was in 1997 to the beautiful city of San Remo, Italy, with performances of Missa Gaia in Italy and France. For any of you who might remember that trip, we had an absolutely fabulous time, and thus began the Jonathan Griffith Singers tours, which has now taken us to Spain, France, Czech Republic, China, Argentina and Uruguay, Turkey and now back to Barcelona 20 years later.

We will perform the Verdi Requiem in the Palau de la Musica in Barcelona, Spain, with at least one additional performance in a venue and city nearby. We will travel from July 17-27, 2017. These dates coincide with the International Federation of Choral Music (IFCM) conference, which is held once every three years. The last time we performed in Barcelona, (2001), we performed the Verdi Requiem to two sold out performances, one in the Palau de la Musica and the other in the Theater de Fortuna, approximately one hour outside of Barcelona. We had over 110 singers and had to turn singers away due to limited capacity. I know this will be a memorable tour and strongly encourage you to sign up now. Because of the importance of this trip, it will be necessary to keep the chorus fully balanced, and therefore, sopranos and altos who are also able to bring a quality tenor or bass will be given priority. Therefore ladies, reach out now and get that man ready to sign up with you.

I look forward to making beautiful music with you--and eating a few fabulous meals in Spain’s tapas cafes and drinking some fine Spanish Cava. For information and to register, visit www.dciny.org/about/staff/jonathan-griffith/jonathan-griffith-singers/barcelona-2017/.
Posted 7/15/2016. Expires 9/15/2016.

Choral scores available for free

The following list of choral scores will be given away by Broadway United Church of Christ on the Upper West Side on a first-come basis. Interested persons should phone the church administrator at 212-316-5700, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 10 AM and 2 PM to make arrangements to pick them up. These items will not be packaged, shipped or mailed.

15 Bach Cantata No. 135 Ach Herr, mich armen Sünder (Schirmer)
7 Bach St. Matthew Passion (Schirmer)
3 Bach Christmas Oratorio (Schirmer)
10 Bach Motet I Singet dem Herren (Peters)
13 Bach Motet III Jesu, meine Freude (Peters)
28 Bach Motet V Komm, Jesu, komm (Peters)
49 Bach Motet VI Lobet den Herren (Peters)
5 Bach Cantata No. 140 Wachet auf (Schirmer)
12 Bach Cantata No. 11 Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen (Breitkopf)
26 Bach Magnificat (various)
28 Barber Prayers of Kerkegaard (Schirmer)
18 Beethoven Missa Solemnis (Schirmer)
14 Brahms Requiem (Schirmer)
34 Brahms How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place (Schirmer)
9 Britten A Ceremony of Carols SSA (Boosey & Hawkes)
25 Britten Rejoice in the Lamb (Boosey & Hawkes)
13 Charpentier Song of the Birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Concordia)
5 Fauré Requiem (FitzSimons)
23 Gabrieli Jubilate Deo (Schirmer)
8 Handel Messiah (choruses) (Schirmer)
10 Handel Messiah (complete) (Schirmer)
20 Handel Sampson 22 Handel Coronation Anthem No. 4 (Schirmer)
22 Handel Utrecht Jubilate (Novello)
11 Haydn The Creation (Schirmer)
11 Michael Hennagin Three Emily Dickinson Songs SA (Walton)
29 Norman Luboff African Mass (Walton)
34 Mendelssohn Hymn of Praise (Schirmer)
24 Mozart Requiem (Peters)
25 Mozart Piccolomini Mass, K.258 (Schirmer)
16 Mozart Missa Brevis in F, K.192 (Schirmer)
17 Mozart Te Deum, K.141 (Walton)
7 Rossini Stabat Mater (Schirmer)
11 Rossini Messe Solennelle (Ricordi)
20 Saint-Saens Christmas Oratorio (Schirmer)
29 Schubert Mass in G (Schirmer)
37 Schütz Motet Lift Up Your Head (Peters)
10 Schütz St. Matthew Passion (Concordia)
7 Stainer Crucifixion (Schirmer)
21 Michael Tippett Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis (Schott)
19 Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem (Oxford)
11 Verdi Requiem (Schirmer)
25 Vivaldi Gloria (Walden)
20 Heinz Werner Zimmermann Herr, mache mich zum Werkzeug deines Friedens (Merseburger)

Posted 7/12/2016. Expires 9/12/2016.

Auditions for the New York Holiday Singers

New York Holiday Singers, Inc., the company behind the a cappella groups New York Holiday Choristers, Men Singing Carols and the new Winter Graces are seeking singers for the 2016 holiday season.

New York Holiday Choristers
Seeking men and women, SATB, needed for a wide variety of holiday music for public and private events. Music ranges from traditional to contemporary styles. 4-part harmony. Chorister events are filling up quickly for the 2016 season.

Men Singing Carols
Seeking tenor 1s, tenor 2s/baritones and true basses to sing fun new arrangements of holiday and popular tunes for private and public events. Mustaches and/or beards optional. 3-part harmony. Men's events are already very full for the 2016 season.

Winter Graces -- new group! Seeking sopranos, mezzo-sopranos and altos for new women's group for 2016. All new blues and folk arrangements of holiday and pop songs inspired by Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Adele, etc. 3-part harmony.

Singers for all groups must be proficient sight-readers, excellent with blending and tight harmonies, willing to learn and memorize a large amount of new arrangements on their own, and willing to work during the holiday season at public and private events. Expect challenging and exciting musical arrangements for all voice parts!

Auditions will be held by appointment only in NYC on Saturday, August 6 from 11 AM to 5 PM. Callbacks will be held Sunday, August 7. To schedule an appointment, please send pix and resumes to info@newyorkholidaysingers.com. Please specify your voice part and which group interests you most. All rehearsals are unpaid. Professional pay for performances. For more information, please visit newyorkholidaysingers.com.
Posted 7/12/2016. Expires 8/7/2016.

Christ & St. Stephen's holds auditions for soprano, tenor, baritone and bass

Christ & St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church will be holding auditions for soprano, tenor, baritone and bass positions.

The organist and choirmaster is on lookout for choir members who above all will be able to blend in a chamber choir setting. The choir is an octet and performs music from the 16th Century to the 20th, so the ability to sing both straight tone and with vibrato would be ideal! Strong sight reading skills would be required, and preferably a bit of experience with the Anglican/Episcopal music tradition as well (although this isn't binding!). The choir season begins in September and runs through to the end of June. Quartet/Cantor work is available during the summer months. Pay is $110 per appearance, with higher fees for some special/additional services, concerts etc. The Sunday rehearsal begins at 9:15 sharp, with the service at 11AM. Absences are arranged in consultation and approval (substitutes are chosen) by the Organist & Choirmaster. Please submit expression of interest and a resume by e-mail to Parker Ramsay at music@csschurch.org. Résumés will be reviewed soon and interested parties will be contacted for an audition in due course.
Posted 7/6/2016. Expires 9/6/2016.

Cantori New York seeks General Manager

Cantori New York, an award-winning choral group dedicated to the performance of new and neglected choral music, is looking for an exceptional individual to fill the position of General Manager. This position is a wonderful opportunity to work with an amazing group of individuals, exciting repertoire and interesting musical collaborations. This is a rare opportunity to be a part of a rewarding experience, and obtain the job opportunity of a lifetime.

Under the Direction of the Board of Directors of Cantori New York, the General Manager is responsible for overseeing the administration of the concert season. The General Manager’s contract year is from July 1 to June 30. During this period there will be three subscription concerts, a holiday concert and other projects as decided upon from time to time by the Board. The General Manager is the principal contact to the Artistic Director and the President of the Board of Directors for administrative matters. The General Manager is a primary contact between Cantori New York and the individual members, and may recruit assistance from group members as needed.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. The General Manager is responsible for arranging and contracting rehearsal and performance space, the cost of which is subject to prior approval of the Board. The location is subject to approval of the Board and the Artistic Director. In addition to regular weekly rehearsals, there will be at least one dress rehearsal for each concert, and occasional full-day weekend retreats and other additional rehearsals.
  2. The GM is responsible for the following administrative tasks:
    • Updating/adhering to the administrative calendar of deadlines, events and activities, and ensuring their timely completion by responsible parties;
    • Maintaining and distributing CNY membership directory and its season schedule, and communicating last-minute changes;
    • Taking attendance at rehearsals and reporting excessive absences to AD and section leaders as needed - to make determinations regarding preparedness; making announcements at rehearsals regarding CNY as needed.
    • Collecting and distributing mail, handling routine correspondence and monitoring Cantori’s voice mail;
    • Assisting with recruitment of the new Cantori members, scheduling auditions;
    • Acting as venue liaison on the day of performance, overseeing lighting and equipment setup, and managing hired musicians;
    • Providing assistance with compilation and creation of the concert program and handling the printing and delivery to the performance venue.
    • At the direction of the Artistic Director and Board, contracting performers and recording engineer, mailing schedules and music and arranging for the rental and carting of instruments and equipment as needed;
  3. In addition to the above referenced tasks, the General Manager is also responsible for:
    • Conducting new member orientation and obtaining additional contact information;
    • In conjunction with Cantori New York Board liaison, recruiting and supervising music librarian for the concert year;
    • Acting as liaison with recording engineer for in-house concert recordings;
    • Assisting in the submission of grant applications as needed, by providing Cantori New York repertoire, membership and other information as needed;
    • Facilitating production of marketing materials such as season postcards and distribution of email announcements using artwork and materials provided by the Marketing Committee;
    • Performing other tasks which from time to time shall be determined by the President and Artistic Director.
  4. The General Manager will maintain archival files, including but not limited to: Incoming/outgoing correspondence; contract templates; publicity materials; grant-writing materials; contact/account information for music vendors; information costs of rehearsal spaces and venues; professional contact information; music inventory; concert programs and attendance.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • College education with specialized knowledge of choral/vocal/instrumental performance
  • Experience in management of a volunteer or professional performance group
  • Excellent communication, research, time management and record-keeping skills
  • Solid leadership skills and motivation
General Manager is expected to attend weekly and dress rehearsals, and three rehearsal retreats. The approximate time commitment for the General Manager’s administrative work is 20 hours per month. Compensation for the position of General Manager for the Season is $5,500, to be paid in equal monthly installments at the end of the month. The compensation will cover all services described above. General Manager may receive additional compensation for any significant additional services for projects that are not part of the regular Season and for which Cantori receives a performance fee.

If you would like to apply for this position, please forward a resume and cover letter to Cantori New York, PO Box 1376, New York, NY 10185; info@cantorinewyork.com.
Posted 7/6/2016. Expires 8/31/2016.

Ensemble Companio seeks Artistic Director

Ensemble Companio, an award-winning chamber choir based in the northeast United States, seeks a new Artistic Director for its 2017-2018 season and beyond.

Ensemble Companio is a unique, high-caliber chamber choir that strives to build bridges between people through authentic, inspiring performances of the finest choral music. Ensemble Companio comprises singers from all walks of life -- social workers, teachers, lawyers, designers, stay-at-home parents, graduate students, engineers, and more –united by a love of singing and a belief in the transformative and restorative power of quality choral music performed beautifully. Because of how deeply the group immerses itself in the repertoire it sings, and because of how tight-knit this makes the group, making music in Ensemble Companio is richly rewarding.

Singers hail mainly from the Washington DC-Boston corridor, and convene from September through May -- approximately one weekend per month -- for rehearsals and concerts in various locations throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Ensemble Companio presents consistently polished, memorized and engaging performances; on the strength of a recording of its inaugural performance in 2012, the choir won the 2012 American Prize in Choral Performance (Community Division). Ensemble Companio performed at the 2013 ACDA-PA conference and has hosted such luminaries as Alice Parker, Jameson Marvin and Matthew Oltman as clinicians. Ensemble Companio performs in a variety of formats and venues -- including full-length, formal performances in churches and concert halls and shorter, informal community outreach concerts at senior living centers and elsewhere.

Ensemble Companio’s ideal Artistic Director candidate will hold a M.M. in choral conducting or have equivalent experience, though candidates with a bachelor’s degree in music and formidable choral conducting ability and experience conducting adult community choirs will also be considered. The ideal candidate will also possess a desire to employ choral music and choral singing to open doors of communication between singers and listeners, broad knowledge of the a cappella choral repertoire, skill with music notation software, and a deep love of choral music.

Responsibilities of the Artistic Director include:

  • Selecting and preparing high-quality repertoire and creating practice files for singers
  • Maintaining a standard of musical excellence
  • Leading rehearsals and conducting performances in concert and in the community
  • Serving as steward and champion of Ensemble Companio’s culture
  • Fostering collaborations with other choral directors and composers for workshops and commissions
  • Engaging with audiences and patrons at concerts, receptions and special events
  • Auditioning and recruiting singers
  • Participating in conference calls, planning meetings and organizational communication with Ensemble Companio’s Board of Directors
The successful candidate will receive a modest compensation package commensurate with experience. To obtain the 2016-17 season schedule, receive answers to questions about Ensemble Companio and the position, and to apply, please e-mail the Artistic Director Search Committee at ADSearch@ensemblecompanio.org. Applicants should attach a .pdf of a CV or resume, provide a link to a conducting reel, and include a cover letter stating why the unique structure and mission of Ensemble Companio appeal to them and why they would be an excellent fit. Please visit www.ensemblecompanio.org for more information. Application materials must be received no later than August 25, 2016 for consideration.

Founded in 2011, Ensemble Companio is a not-for-profit corporation organized under the Pennsylvania Business Corporation Law of 1988, and is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Ensemble Companio values diversity and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply. Ensemble Companio’s mission is to build bridges between people through authentic, inspiring performances of the finest choral music.
Posted 7/1/2016. Expires 8/26/2016.

Monmouth Civic Chorus seeks rehearsal accompanist

Monmouth Civic Chorus is seeking a rehearsal accompanist to begin September 2016. MCC is an award-winning auditioned volunteer ensemble of 100 singers dedicated to artistic excellence. Weekly rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 10:00 at the Red Bank Charter School in Red Bank, New Jersey. Our regular season runs from September through June. For further information about us, visit monmouthcivicchorus.org.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent sight-reading skills
  • Ability to perform open-staff choral parts
  • Ability to accompany a varied choral repertoire
  • Prior experience accompanying choral ensembles preferred
  • Ability to accompany on organ a plus
For additional information or to send a resume, please contact Janet Breslin, MCC Music Chairperson, at music@monmouthcivicchorus.org. Links to media representative of performance experience may be included (YouTube, recordings, etc.).
Posted 6/29/2016. Expires 8/29/2016.

Vocal Soulstice a cappella seeks new talent

New York City-based a cappella group Vocal Soulstice is looking for a few more soulful singers to join our musical family. We are particularly interested in altos, tenors, basses, vocal percussionists and someone to take on the Musical Director role. Please fill out this form goo.gl/forms/GsGNxyJpdEq9icH03 to let us know of your interest in auditioning. Contact us at vocalsoulsticenyc@gmail.com with any questions or visit www.facebook.com/vocalsoulstice.
Posted 6/27/2016. Expires 8/27/2016.

Join the public domain and make your debut at Lincoln Center

In the spirit of the Mostly Mozart Festival’s conception, the world premiere of the public domain by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lang will be a performance that not only welcomes the public as a free and open event, but will also be performed by the public. A piece inspired by the theme of the collective knowledge shared amongst us all, the composition will be performed on Saturday, August 13, by 1,000 volunteer vocalists from throughout New York City, conducted by Simon Halsey, Choral Director of the London Symphony Orchestra. Make your Lincoln Center debut by lending your voice to this unique event.

You must enjoy singing! You don’t need any special training. You don’t have to be able to read music. You don’t need any performance experience. You do need enthusiasm, a desire to be part of a big communal event, and the willingness to make time this summer to rehearse. For more information and to register, visit mostlymozart.org/thepublicdomain/.
Posted 6/27/2016. Expires 7/27/2016.

Sing Mozart's Requiem with Music on the Hill in July

Singers are invited to rehearse and perform the Mozart Requiem this July with the Music on the Hill Summer Chorus led by Artistic Director Ellen Dickinson. Register by July 5! Participants -- music professionals and skilled amateurs -- include members of church and community choirs, high school singers, and those looking for a choral home. Rehearsals are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7 to 9 PM, starting July 5 at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Wilton, CT, 48 New Canaan Road (Route #106). Concert: Thursday, July 28, at 8 PM, also at St. Matthew's.

Registration required to ellen@musiconthehillCT.org. $40 minimum contribution suggested. Questions? E-mail info@musiconthehillCT.org or phone (203) 529-3133.
Posted 6/24/2016. Expires 7/28/2016.

Ars Musica seeks Managing Director

The Ars Musica Chorale seeks a part-time Managing Director to lead our established and distinguished NJ-based non-profit choral organization. Working closely with Music Director Dusty Francis, the Board of Directors and an engaged team of volunteers, the Managing Director will manage all administrative, fundraising, and marketing needs for the organization. Responsibilities include:

  • Fundraising and Development: Create and implement all fundraising appeals; research and prepare grant applications; maintain contact with and solicit contributions from new and current sources.
  • Marketing: Plan and implement the marketing strategy for the concert season (brochures and postcards, e-blasts, radio, social media, press releases etc.); investigate new avenues of marketing and audience development.
  • Concert Production: Serve as the primary contact to venues; coordinate rehearsal times and spaces; liaise with musicians and contractors; and oversee the preparation and production of copy for programs.
  • Ticketing: Oversee ticketing process with the volunteer box office team; coordinate the sale of tickets both within and outside the chorus; track all sales and income for each performance and event .
  • General Administration: Maintain database; advise the board and attend all board meetings; answer general inquiries and correspondence; attend selected rehearsals and chorale-sponsored events.
  • Encore Young Artist Program: Serve as primary liaison between Young Artists and the Music Director and Board of Directors; coordinate annual auditions in New York and New Jersey.
  • New Jersey State Children’s Chorus: Coordinate with the Chorus Manager of the NJSCC, an initiative of the Ars Musica Chorale, on all activities of mutual interest and concern.
The ideal candidate is self-motivated, innovative, and positive; has the ability to multi-task and work well under pressure; can work effectively both independently and with other staff, Board members, and chorus volunteers; and is able to anticipate potential setbacks and to develop appropriate and creative solutions to issues that may arise. The ability to positively motivate staff, Board, and volunteers and to build consensus among stakeholders and constituents is a must.

Qualified applicants will have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree. 3-5 years in a leadership role in arts or nonprofit management is required. Preference will be given to candidates with a proven track record in fundraising; experience with marketing strategies and press relations; and strong budgeting and financial management experience. Knowledge of and passion for choral music is desired. Competency and comfort with all standard computer applications is mandatory, and a tech savvy candidate with experience with website management and social media is preferred. Ease of transportation to Bergen County, NJ is essential.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume as well as marketing or fundraising writing samples to president@arsmusica.org. No phone calls, please.
Posted 6/24/2016. Expires 8/24/2016.

New group Voices in Flow seeks true basses

Auditioning true bass singers (comfortable sustaining a low C) for NYC’s newest a cappella ensemble, Voices in Flow (VIF). VIF is a newly developing vocal ensemble exploring the intersection of music performance and mindfulness.

We feature vocal improvisation and an eclectic repertoire of music from around the world, including originals. We plan to stage live performances, record produced albums and lead musical workshops. In all these projects, our focus will be on the joy of making music together as an experience of connecting with the senses, connecting with each other and engaging in the present moment.

To arrange for an audition time, please e-mail voicesinflow@gmail.com with your headshot, resumé and any media files or links that showcase your singing.

Some criteria that will make you a good fit with VIF:

  • You are passionate about creating music and sharing that experience with others.
  • You are an exceptional soloist and capable of blending seamlessly with an ensemble.
  • You have experience with vocal improvisation, or are open to learning.
  • You appreciate a wide range of musical genres and can contribute your own unique style to our repertoire.
  • You aspire to a high standard of musicality and professionalism and would like to take an active role in building a first-class ensemble.
  • You can commit to VIF for 7 hours a week, which will include two weekly rehearsals, learning your parts on your own, and fulfilling an organizational leadership role.
  • You currently have or would be open to trying a regular meditation practice.
Looking forward to meeting and singing with you!
Posted 6/21/2016. Expires 8/21/2016.

Polyhymnia offers workshop on Eton Choirbook September 16-17

In our first ever choral workshop, Polyhymnia will join forces with international guest artist and early music and choral specialist JanJoost van Elburg to offer a weekend workshop focusing on the magnificent music of the Eton Choirbook. The Eton Choirbook is a rare survivor of the Reformation and stands as a singularly important source of sacred music composed at the turn of the 16th century and represents the contributions of 24 composers, some of whom appear nowhere else. Miraculously, 64 of the original 93 works survive.

Although musicologically important, the most significant quality is the sheer beauty of the music. Although ancient, the music is composed with elements also found in contemporary music: complex rhythms, intentional dissonance and tonal expressiveness, making it an appealing choral experience not only for early music aficionados but choral music lovers of all styles.The workshop will provide a unique opportunity to gather New York’s choral community together, crossing the usual stylistic lines to explore and discover this masterpiece of unforgettable and exquisite music.

The workshop, to be held on September 16 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM and September 17 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, is open to all choral singers who can read music. Tuition is $45; students/seniors $25; discounts available to ensembles. For more information, visit polyhymnia-nyc.org/eton_choirbook_workshop.html.
Posted 6/21/2016. Expires 9/17/2016.

Music on fhe Sound seeks publicist

Daniel Ragone, artistic director of Music on the Sound, and its presenter, First Presbyterian Church of Port Jefferson, are seeking a person to fill the role of publicist for the music series. The position, which would be volunteer, would entail making the series more widely known through outreach involving social and printed media etc. There are 3 concerts annually. Anyone possessing the time, talent and interest, please contact Daniel Ragone at PJVoce@aol.com.
Posted 6/18/2016. Expires 8/18/2016.

Pro bass/baritone for St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Ardsley, NY

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Ardsley, NY is looking for a bass/baritone for a small choir in a very friendly Episcopal church, starting in September 2016. One rehearsal and service at 8:45 and 10:00 AM, respectively, on Sunday, plus additional services at Christmas and Holy Week/Easter. We seek someone who has strong sight reading and vocal skills and is responsible in learning parts and attendance. Ardsley is 20 miles from Manhattan, an easy drive or trip on Metro-North. 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.
Posted 6/6/2016. Expires 8/6/2016.

Trevor Day School seeks middle school choral music teacher

Trevor Day School seeks a middle school choral music teacher for 2016-2017. This is a 0.8 FTE (full time equivalency) position.

Candidates should be accomplished choral musicians and have comprehensive knowledge of the choral repertoire; have successful experience with and enjoy teaching adolescents; have strong knowledge of healthy vocal technique and the ability to teach changing voices in both individual and group settings, creating choirs that sing well; and have successful experience teaching sight-singing and ensemble musicianship. The successful candidate will be a teacher who inspires a love of choral singing and develops confident, proficient, literate singers.

Although the position’s primary responsibilities will be to lead choirs in grades 6-8 and to serve as vocal director for the Middle School musical, the ideal candidate will be a partner with the high school choral teacher in developing a cohesive choral curriculum in grades 6-12. Depending on the candidate’s background and interest, there may also be opportunity for involvement with the high school choral program. The position also includes serving as a Middle School advisor.

Particularly welcome, but not required, would be an accomplished collaborative pianist in a wide variety of styles and genres, with aptitude and interest in serving as principal accompanist for large ensemble rehearsals, concerts, musical theater productions and major school events. The successful candidate will be a team player and will have a sense of humor and a desire to be involved in the life of the school community.

Trevor Day School is committed to maintaining an atmosphere of collaborative learning, to building a diverse community based on mutual respect, and to fostering the integration of technology into our learning processes. To apply, please e-mail a cover letter and résumé to John Liepold, Chair, Music Department, Trevor Day School, jliepold@trevor.org. For further information about the school, please visit the Trevor website: www.trevor.org.
Posted 5/27/2016. Expires 7/27/2016.

Seeking folks to produce The Turtles Mass

Seek conductor/arranger and choral organization to produce The Turtles Mass, a musical enlightenment with songs, choruses and words by Peter Agnos. This work has assists from Gabrielli, Mother Goose, Bach, Shakespeare, Beethoven, Issa, Leviticus, The Koran, James Joyce, Ledbelly and others. This theatrical hour-long choral work is in three acts. Musical settings range from folk songs to dialogues to Bach chorales. The Turtles Mass should appeal to music lovers and seekers of all ages.

We offer $50 to the first four conductor/arrangers who simply read and comment on the libretto. In your response, please say what works you have arranged or conducted We will send you the 24-page libretto of The Turtles Mass. Contact Cy Adler at adlercy@gmail.com.
Posted 5/25/2016. Expires 7/25/2016.

Lance Hayward Singers seeks new members

The Lance Hayward Singers, a 16-person, high-level group enjoying more than 25 seasons so far, is seeking several new members. We look for singers with a good feeling for jazz, a joy in singing, a good team attitude and a commitment to rehearse once/week for two concerts per year. Previous vocal group singing is important. We are holding auditions for several new members: all voice parts are welcome to audition. We sing original arrangements of jazz, standards, spirituals, and a bit of Broadway. Some amount of reading skill is a plus. We sing some a cappella material, although mostly we are accompanied by a rhythm section. We rehearse once/week, alternating Sunday afternoons, 4:00 to 6:00 PM, with Monday evenings, 6:30 to 8:00 PM. Rehearsals as well as auditions are on the Upper West Side, NYC. For more information, or to schedule an audition, call 212-255-0553 or e-mail Marx_Claudia@icloud.com.
Posted 5/23/2016. Expires 7/23/2016.

Community chorus seeks music director

NYC metro area community chorus that sings theater music and popular jazz from the twentieth century seeks a music director beginning Fall 2016.

The director should be an excellent pianist and sight reader, familiar with the repertoire, have choral conducting experience and (ideally) vocal coaching experience. Responsibilities include selecting the songs and conducting auditions for each semester, leading weekly two-hour rehearsals (at a time to be determined based partly on your availability), locating and engaging an accompanist and any necessary instrumentalists for each concert, and conducting semi-annual concerts. For further information and to apply, kindly e-mail nymarlin@aol.com.
Posted 4/20/2016. Expires 7/20/2016.