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Singers Services / opportunities

Uncommon Chord seeks director
Uncommon Chord, a small mixed-voice jazz/pop ensemble of talented amateur singers, is seeking a director. We primarily perform standards from the Great American Songbook, with an emphasis on fresh arrangements (both accompanied and a cappella) in the style of contemporary vocal groups like New York Voices and The Real Group. We typically prepare two 60-minute sets a year (December and June), hosted in cabaret venues such as the Triad Theater, as well as occasional paid or pro bono gigs when they arise. We rehearse from 7:30 to 9:30 PM Tuesdays on the west side of Manhattan.

Candidate should:
  • Be a kind, capable and enthusiastic leader
  • Have a passion for jazz and the chops to match
  • Have extensive experience teaching vocal technique, style and blend to advanced adults
  • Have experience with the performance and staging practices of contemporary vocal ensembles
And ideally would:
  • Be comfortable rehearsing at the piano
  • Perform our accompanied numbers -- using keyboard alone at informal gigs, and anchoring a 2-3 piece rhythm section at our fully staged shows
  • Arrange charts for our singers’ unique voices
If interested, please send a brief statement describing your interest in the position and what you'd bring to Uncommon Chord, along with resume and compensation requirements to

Finalists will be invited to lead a 60-minute rehearsal this fall. The audition will include (1) rehearsing a song that UC knows well; and (2) teaching a new selection of your choice to UC. The latter can be an original arrangement, an adaptation or a published work that well illustrates your knowledge and taste -- either accompanied or a cappella.
Posted 10/1/2023. Expires 12/1/2023.
Cantori New York seeks administrative director
Award-winning choral ensemble Cantori New York seeks an administrative director to begin immediately. Location: remote, but candidates residing in greater New York City area strongly preferred. Compensation: $30-$40/hour. Part-time: guaranteed minimum 20 hours/month – up to 40 hours/month depending on candidate’s skills, experience and availability.

Under the direction of the Board of Directors of Cantori New York, the administrative director is responsible for overseeing the administration of the concert season. Cantori New York’s regular season runs from July 1 to June 30. The season includes three subscription concerts in NYC (two performances each); a holiday concert (two performances); additional performances such as an annual holiday tree-lighting event and other community appearances and collaborations; and special projects as decided upon by the Board. The administrative director is the principal contact to and takes direction from the artistic director and the Board president.

More details and application instructions are available at
Posted 9/19/2023. Expires 11/19/2023.
Manhattan Choral Ensemble Composer Competition
The Manhattan Choral Ensemble seeks submissions from composers living within 50 miles of New York City of a short (2.5-3 minutes) a cappella work for SATB chorus that evokes life in New York City. The work should be a new composition that has not yet been premiered. Works should require approximately three hours of rehearsal to prepare for performance, and should not contain individual solos. Click here for examples of the level of difficulty of previous compositions.

We welcome using texts written by living writers. It is the responsibility of the composer to secure permission to use any texts not in the public domain. Previous winners are ineligible. Only one submission per composer.

Three winners will be chosen by a committee comprising MCE Director Thomas Cunningham and Artistic Advisors George Andoniadis and Rich Campbell. Each winner will receive a $750 award and a performance by the Manhattan Choral Ensemble at its February 24, 2024 concert at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music. Prior to the performance, the composers will be asked to attend a rehearsal to discuss their piece with the choir. Additionally, one work will be voted on by the audience for an additional award on the night of the performance. The composer of the chosen work will receive an additional $750. Submissions must be received by December 15, 2023. 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 9/15/2023. Expires 12/15/2023.
Cantori New York Fall 2023 Score Competition
Enter the Cantori New York Fall 2023 Score Competition for a chance to have your work performed by our award-winning chorus. Submissions accepted through November 17, 2023. The prizes: First place: $4,000; second place: $2,000; third place: $1,000. Plus: a concert performance of the first prize winner, including a live recording. The work will be programmed no later than the 2025-26 season.

Winners will be joining the ranks of Cantori’s acclaimed collaborators. The diverse, international roster of composers whose music we've has premiered and/or commissioned includes Derrick Skye, recently featured at BBC Proms; Adolphus Hailstork, with whom we recently received the prestigious Dale Warland Commission Award; Thierry Escaich; Mohammed Fairouz; Alice Ping Yee Ho; Angélica Negrón; Dariusz Przybylski and hundreds more.

We’re seeking original music for chorus (around 40 voices, SATB) and up to 5 instruments.
  • Duration: Between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Libretto: Any text (with permission!), author, theme or language,
  • Past performances: Cantori’s mission is to champion new music and revive neglected works that deserve the public’s attention. As such, we DO accept music with one or two prior performances in a nonprofessional setting (such as school, festival or workshop reading). However, works that have already been performed by a professional ensemble, released on a commercial recording, or performed more than twice in any setting are NOT eligible.
Apply at
Posted 9/14/2023. Expires 11/17/2023.
Christ Church (Rye) seeks bass section leader
We are looking for a bass or baritone with choral a cappella experience, excellent intonation, advanced sight-reading skills, proficiency in the pronunciation of common choral languages and a positive and kind attitude. Rehearsals take place on Wednesday evenings, 7-8:30 PM, at Christ's Church, 2 Rectory Street, Rye, NY from September to June. The Choir sings for the 10 AM Sunday services, as well as Episcopal holy days, and special events. Compensation: $160 Sunday service; $130 rehearsal; $200 Holy Days; travel stipends available.

To apply, please send your resume as well as any video or audio examples to our Music Director and Choirmaster, Dr. Evelyn DeGraf, at
Posted 9/13/2023. Expires 11/13/2023.
Summit, NJ church seeks alto section leader
Alto section leader position available immediately at St. John's Lutheran Church, Summit, NJ. Wednesday 7:30-9 rehearsal; Sunday 10-11:45 AM call. $70/call ($140/week) to sing with our adult choir of 25+ singers. Singers who can sing straight-tone and who are excellent sight-readers are preferred. For more info, send recordings to ASAP. Great community of talented, dedicated singers and a wonderful congregation! In addition to Sundays, singers are also expected to sing for various feast days as well as Fall/Spring Choral Vespers and Lessons & Carols.
Posted 9/12/2023. Expires 11/12/2023.
Schola Sine Nomine of Queens seeks music director
Schola Sine Nomine is a well-established, successful SATB choir of 15-20 friends with extensive choral experience. We rehearse and are performers in residence at St. Mary Gate of Heaven Church in Ozone Park, Queens, NYC. Saya Callner, our beloved music director since 2015, will shortly be moving to Germany with her family, creating an opening for a new Music Director to serve on a rolling annual basis from January 2024.

We typically rehearse on about three Saturday afternoons per month, supplemented by occasional Thursday evenings. Concerts are performed each November and May, and we are sometimes invited for additional performances at local events. Our repertoire is eclectic and broadly classical. We enjoy singing a cappella, especially early music, but also frequently perform works from the classical era with string accompaniment.

The choir values its friendly and informal environment while maintaining challenging standards. We rehearse without an accompanist, so some keyboard skills would be helpful. It would also to helpful to have a network of local instrumentalists, since we usually rely on our Music Director to recruit those when required.

Applicants should be ready to attend an interview and to lead part of a rehearsal during October or November, and to start as musical director from January 2024 if selected. The stipend offered is $60 per hour. A typical season includes 16-20 rehearsals, including two dress rehearsals. Preparation and travel are not generally reimbursed.

The choir can be heard performing at If you wish to apply, submit a short resumé, together with a statement of 100-150 words stating why you feel you are a good fit for this opportunity, to by September 30. We will be happy to answer questions via e-mail or by phone to Graham on 347-721-7452.
Posted 9/11/2023. Expires 11/11/2023.
Harold Rosenbaum's 2024 choral conducting workshops
Harold Rosenbaum established his Choral Conducting Institute in 2014 to provide choral conductors with positive and supportive feedback, a deeper understanding of their art and an opportunity to grow under the guidance of a world-renowned maestro.

The workshops are open to choral conductors of all ages, church musicians, music educators and musicians from around the world. Individuals who wish to expand their careers and professional networks will benefit from Dr. Rosenbaum's intensive experience. The course is limited to twelve active participants so that each may receive individual attention, constructive feedback, and the opportunity to conduct a choral work.

Workshops for 2024 are scheduled for January 8-12 at Queens College and August 12-16 at the home of the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.

For full details, visit
Posted 9/8/2023. Expires 3/8/2024.
NYSTA holds masterclass on October 29
New York Singing Teachers Association will hold the first event of its 2023-24 season on Sunday, October 29, 2023, 3:30-5:30 PM (EDT): Masterclass and Discussion with Stephanie Lexis of the Broadway Positivity Project. It's a masterclass focusing on acting and mindset exercises for those who struggle to anchor themselves in roles they have been excluded from playing due to discrimination and antiquated standards of beauty in theater. Admission is free. The event will be held at the National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Avenue (at 29th Street), 7th floor.
Posted 8/31/2023. Expires 10/29/2023.
Harold Rosenbaum choir tour to Costa Rica in July 2024
In July 2024, I am leading another choir tour to Costa Rica, a country which provides a fresh new experience for many first timers. The new registration date for the tour is Friday, September 29!

Costa Rica is a beautiful country cited for being a model on environmental sustainability in a very diverse terrain with mountains, sea coasts, rain forests, cloud forests having vegetation, birds and wild life of great beauty. The tour will provide an opportunity to meet very friendly people within a lively culture with great food and relaxation opportunities in fine hotels which provide excellent value for the cost. As many of you know, I have led 29 choir tours to Europe, one to Canada, and one to Costa Rica over the last 30+ years. I have chosen a company, Fourwinds Tours, which my high school choral teacher/daughter has used many times for her trips. She HIGHLY recommended them.

I hope you will visit the Costa Rica page on my personal website for more details of the trip, including the itinerary, costs, inclusions, exclusions and detailed descriptions of the places we will visit and stay in.

Prior to the trip, we'll have three rehearsals. I will scan and send you the music in advance so that you can print it out and study it. We will do many types and styles of music. We were advised to do very uplifting music that appeals to the masses. And speaking of masses, even the local priests say that secular music is fine if we perform in their churches! There is no audition process. My choirs give joy whether they are amateur or professional ones! Non-singers are welcome too!

If you have any questions at all, feel free to e-mail me at If you cannot make up your mind by the first deposit deadline, that is OK. You can always sign up later. But we need to get enough people by the first deadline to make sure that airline reservations are made, and to insure that the trip is going forward. And the more people signing up, the lower the cost per person. So please sign up!
Posted 8/30/2023. Expires 10/30/2023.
Kingsborough Musical Society Chorus seeks accompanist
The Kingsborough Musical Society Chorus is seeking an accompanist for the Fall of 2023. Potential for permanent position for two seasons per year: Fall (December Holiday Concert) and Spring (2024 May/June Spring Concert). Compensation: $75.00 per rehearsal service; $100.00 per rehearsal service with sectionals; $125.00 per rehearsal when choral director is absent; $400.00 for concert.

Expectations: Play accompaniment of musical selections; play separate vocal parts when needed; performance pianist for concert.

Repertoire: classical arrangements; Broadway show medleys; folk, Gospel and spiritual songs; classic and contemporary pop.

The rehearsal and concert venue is the King’s Chapel Church, 2702 Quentin Road, (corner East 27th Street), Brooklyn, NY 11229. Rehearsals are Thursday evenings 7:15 PM - 9:30 PM, with some Tuesday rehearsals. The first rehearsal is Thursday, September 7. The Holiday Concert is Sunday, December 10 at 4:00 PM, with a Saturday afternoon dress rehearsal the day before the concert. All auditions and interviews are at the King’s Chapel Church which is accessible by public transportation or car. Please e-mail resume to Robert Mineo at
Posted 8/24/2023. Expires 10/24/2023.
East Rockaway church seeks pianist
Bethany Congregational Church of East Rockaway, NY, a UCC member, is seeking a pianist to provide music for our Sunday morning church service, other services as needed (Holy Week…), and direct our small but enthusiastic choir. The position pays a stipend of $220 per service. For more information or to submit a resume, please e-mail us at with the subject line "music."
Posted 8/23/2023. Expires 10/23/2023.
Rent space at OPERA America's National Opera Center
Are you seeking rehearsal space in NYC? The National Opera Center offers flexible, acoustically-excellent spaces for choruses, ensembles, teaching studios and individuals for performances, rehearsals, auditions and more. Learn more at
Posted 5/15/2023. Expires 11/15/2023.