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Music Director, High Spirits Harmony - Adelaide

High Spirits Harmony is a multi-award winning Adelaide women's singing group. We are an auditioned group, with highly motivated and enthusiastic members.  

Formed in February 2014, the group sings in a cappella harmony, exploring a range of musical styles, with an emphasis on enjoying our music while aiming for excellence in performance.

We rehearse every Tuesday evening in the suburb of St Peters, and perform at private, corporate and community events.

Our inaugural Music Director will be leaving us in the second half of 2017, and we are seeking a dynamic new Music Director to lead High Spirits Harmony into the future, initially for a 12-month appointment.

We envisage the successful applicant to be a suitable cultural fit with our vision and values, and a strong musical leader with:

For more information about High Spirits Harmony, and a copy of the Job Description, please visit our website: www.highspiritsharmony.com.

For further details about the position, including remuneration, please contact Alice Norman, President on enquiries@highspiritsharmony.com or 0419 806 502.

Applicants are required to provide an application (max 2 pages) addressing the criteria and outlining their reasons for wanting to work with HSH. A resumè outlining relevant qualifications and experience should also be included, and contact details of two referees.

Email applications to Alice Norman at enquiries@highspiritsharmony.com by 30 April 2017.

 

 

Sydney Philharmonia Choirs - Assistant Chorus Master & Repetiteur

This vital position is focused on providing an exceptional opportunity for a talented musician and conductor to develop their skills in choral conducting, learn the choral repertoire from the inside out, work with world renowned conductors on the international stage and be part of developing the exceptional organisation that is Sydney Philharmonia Choirs.

Through regular repetiteur work with the choirs the Assistant Chorus Master will develop a deep knowledge of the rehearsal process and the requirements for the repertoire being rehearsed. This will enable the Assistant Chorus Master to support the Music Director by deputising at short notice and taking sectional rehearsals, as well as taking the lead Chorus Master role on some projects throughout the year.

We are seeking an exceptional repetiteur who wishes to develop their conducting skills and is passionate about singing, choirs and the choral repertoire.

Applications to be submitted by 5pm Friday 9th December.   For further details, including person specification and how to apply please visit http://www.sydneyphilharmonia.com.au/employment/

 

 

WANTED – Music Director/SeaSide Singers Community Choir

The community choir, the SeaSide Singers, based in the bay area of Port Stephens, is a forty member strong organisation that was first established in 2009 by Diana Souter. Diana has given notice that she will be retiring as from the 1st April in 2017 and as a result, the choir is looking for a new Music Director to take her place from that date.

The choir has a traditional choral repertoire of over 200 songs, including classical music, jazz pieces, musical comedy and some arrangements of popular music. We put on a themed Annual Concert every year in June or July, an annual Seniors’ Concert in Seniors’ Week and bi-annual Christmas Concerts, Choral Workshops and Choral Festivals. The choir leads the singing at the annual ANZAC Day ceremony in NelsonBay. We also respond to the community’s needs for entertainment at the many community festivals held in the Bay, so there is a constant demand on the choir throughout the year.

Our forty member group includes a strong male chorus of twelve men, so we are able to provide tenor and bass harmonies when the song requires it. We currently have a dozen altos and 16 sopranos.

The Music Director we are looking for, will have music qualifications and/or experience and conducting qualifications and/or experience. We are also looking for someone who can work flexibly in a team environment. Practices are held in the Community Centre every Tuesday night from 7.00pm to 9.00pm. The Music Director is supported by a music team made up of 3 section leaders –sopranos, altos and men, who lead a section practice for that part only, once a week. The position has traditionally been a voluntary one, but there is some room for us to negotiate a fee for the right person. Expressions of interest will be received up until 31st  December, 2016.

A job description is attached. 

Enquiries to the President, Jeanette Antrum OAM, on 49846483 or 0418266393, or email jaf.antrum@gmail.com

 

Choral Accompanist Wanted - Victoria Chorale 

The 70-95 dedicated singers of Victoria Chorale seek an experienced and reliable rehearsal accompanist for their 2017 season. The choir rehearses most Tuesday nights from 7.30 to 10 pm in Hawthorn plus extra rehearsals as required. The rate of pay is $130 per rehearsal. Auditions for the position will be held on Tuesday 8 and 15 November (other audition dates may be possible). An understanding of choral rehearsal techniques is essential.

Please ring Ken Anderson on 94822151 or email Victoria Chorale at victoriachorale@gmail.com for further information. 

 

Choir Accompanist Position: Excelsis

Excelsis was established in 2013 and is a community/church choir which sings a varied repertoire, regularly performing in both concert and church settings.  We are currently seeking a Principal Accompanist, who will share the role of accompanying the choir with our two Assistant Accompanists.  Rehearsals are held from 7.30pm-10.00pm on Thursday evenings in Mount Waverley, and the choir regularly sings for church services on Sunday mornings.  This is a paid position.

Working closely with the Musical Director, the successful applicant will accompany the choir in rehearsal and performance, and assist where possible with the choir's learning and development.  Previous experience in accompanying choirs will be highly regarded, and strong sight reading and ensemble skills are essential.  As Excelsis is a community choir, the successful applicant must be encouraging and supportive of all choristers.

For more information on Excelsis, and to see photos of our past concert events and tours, please consult our Facebook page by clicking here.  If you have any queries in relation to this position please do not hesitate to contact us at info@excelsis.org.au.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 31 October 2016, and should be sent to info@excelsis.org.au.

 

The Australian Children’s Choir - Choral Tutors

The Australian Children’s Choir is seeking energetic, passionate teachers/choral conductors for 2017.

Founded in 1976, The Australian Children’s Choir (The ACC) is one of the oldest mixed voice children’s choirs in Australia.

The ACC is based in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne and consists of up to 150 boys and girls aged 7-19 in four different training ensembles. The choir has developed a strong reputation for its refined performances, varied repertoire and the production of fine young musicians, many of whom have gone on to pursue successful musical careers.

Rehearsals are held in Mitcham on Saturday afternoons during term time with a number of annual performances, rehearsal camps and other events.

Two positions are currently available -

Intermediate Choir Tutor (on going)
Junior and Reserve Choirs Tutor/Training Choir Manager (replacement position for Terms 1 & 2)

The successful applicants will be responsible for the training, choral development and concert preparation of their choir. They will be experienced choral educators with an ability to foster a friendly and co-operative community and the ability to work collaboratively with others. The Training Choir Manager will also oversee training choir curriculum and repertoire; and liaise with training choir staff.

Shortlisted applicants will be required to conduct part of a rehearsal as well as attend an interview.
For a position description, please email Carolyn Clarkson, Choir Administrator admin@theacc.com.au
Applications need to address the selection criteria and contain contact details for two professional referees. 

Applications close Wednesday 9 November

The Australian Children’s Choir is committed to providing a Child Safe environment.

 

St John's Uniting Church - Wahroonga - Choir Director

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St. John’s Uniting Church is looking for a creative and energetic choir director to take over and grow the St John’s choir. The successful candidate will have a passion for four-voice Christian choral music and for the musical aspects of worship. Applications for either part-time or contract employment will be considered. The successful applicant must be willing to work within the ethos of the Uniting Church of Australia.

A detailed job description is available here: Choir Director job description

The choir director should anticipate attending Sunday morning services for all but six Sundays a year, plus Good Friday, Christmas day and the evening Christmas Carol service. Rehearsal times are additional. The current arrangement is that the choir rehearses before and after the service on Sunday morning and goes into recess for the month of January. This is open to negotiation with the St John’s UC Church Council.

This is a paid role. A salary will be negotiated to be paid in monthly instalments to a bank account of the successful candidate’s choice. In addition the current rate of the Superannuation Guarantee, currently set as 9.5% of salary, will be paid to the successful candidate’s preferred complying superannuation fund.

Applications: Applications should be emailed in the first instance to the chairman of the church council at chair@stjohnswahroonga.org, or posted to St John’s Uniting Church, 61 Coonanbarra Road, Wahroonga, NSW 2076.

 

Musical Director Wanted Canberra

Canberra Gay and Lesbian Qwire is seeking a new musical director when Leonard Weiss steps down in mid-2017. Qwire is looking for someone who can commit to a three year term including taking the choir to Munich in 2018 for the Various Voices Festival and hosting the Out Loud Festival in Canberra in 2019.  Expressions of interest are called for by November 25th 2016.  Further information, details of honorarium and a full position description is available from Anni Dugdale (secretary) <annid@iinet.net.au> or Anne-Maree Bortoli <annemaree.bortoli@gmail.com>.

Click on this link for the position description.

 

Woden Valley Youth Choir is seeking to employ a dynamic Artistic Director

We are looking for an energetic, passionate teacher/ choral conductor to oversee the training, concert preparation and choral development of singers aged from eight to nineteen in this community choir.

Woden Valley Youth Choir has been a valued part of the Canberra music scene for nearly 50 years. It has provided musicality, colour and high-energy performances for many local events, as well as for inter-State and overseas audiences.

Applicants must have relevant Performing Arts experience and/or education qualifications.  Essential are a passion for choral music, a love of teaching, a clear conducting technique, well developed communication and interpersonal skills, excellent presentation and a desire to help young singers improve their skills.  Our repertoire ranges from classical to popular with an emphasis on contemporary pieces commissioned by Australian composers.  Applicants must enjoy teaching a curriculum that includes choreography and ‘music theatre’.

The Artistic Director must be able to participate well in a team. Our professional standards of performance require the Artistic Director to lead a group of music staff who are energetic, spontaneous and flexible.   All rehearsals and performances are paid jobs.  The position will commence on January 1, 2017.

Attached is the Artistic Director Job Description, if you are interested please email a cover letter, three references and resume to wvyc.president@gmail.com  by Monday 31st October.  

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR – BRISBANE CITY SOUNDS CHORUS INC. (BCS)

BCS is an auditioned, all-women a cappella chorus based in Paddington. We mainly sing in the barbershop style, but our arrangements and repertoire are targeted towards entertainment. We perform regularly at local events and shows, and compete nationally approximately every 2 years.  We are a highly motivated, disciplined, unified group, and we have great fun together.

BCS is a not-for-profit organisation with a strong leadership team, established processes, and a professional outlook on all we do. We have grown from a small community choir in 2002 to a paid performing choir of 45 singers. For the past 5 years, we have been under the direction of Rose McGee, who is retiring in late 2016.

Applications are now open for our next experienced director. We are seeking someone with strong musical, auditory and singing skills, who can encourage us to continually improve, help us provide excellent entertainment for our audiences, and join us in experiencing the joy of singing at our best.  Our preference is for someone with previous experience in a cappella or barbershop conducting; however, we welcome all applicants to contact us to discuss the position.  First and foremost, we’re looking for an educator, motivator, and communicator.

In return, we offer remuneration by rehearsal payment, percentage of paid performances, and contributions to furthering your musical education.  Your professional development is good for us too.

For further details please contact Tania King (Team Coordinator) via phone: 0417197258 or email: tania.king@yahoo.com.au

View our website:  www.brisbanecitysounds.com.au

 

CHOIR DIRECTOR - Glen Iris

St. Oswald’s Anglican Church, Glen Iris

We are seeking an enthusiastic Choir Director to lead our church music and parish choir through regular services, festivals and other musical activities. St Oswald’s is an inclusive traditional Anglican Church where music is a very important element of our weekly Sung Eucharist worship.

The ideal candidate must be able to help in selecting service music, establish rapport with the existing fifteen strong, four part choir, conduct choir rehearsals, and attract younger membership from the local community.  The successful applicant is expected to commence duties in February, 2107.

The closing date for applications is 30 November 2016.

Expressions of interest to Rev Glenn Loughrey, Priest at St Oswald’s, 100 High Street, Glen Iris, 0418 911 714, or email vicar@stoswaldsgleniris.net.au

www.stoswaldsgleniris.net.au

 

Sutherland Shire Children's Choir - Accompanist wanted

The rehearsals are Wednesdays 4pm-8.15pm during school terms at Sutherland. (Allegro Choir 4pm-5pm, Training Choir 5.15pm-6.15pm, Performing Choir & Teen Voices 6.30pm-7.45pm and Teen Voices 7.45pm-8.15pm). The children are aged 6-15 yrs.
We need someone who is a great accompanist, has a good singing voice and loves working with kids.  The accompanist is needed to support the choir director in teaching the rehearsals. We are looking for a reliable person who would intend to work for the choir in the long term.

The pay is $162.50 per Wednesday 4pm-9.15pm which you would invoice via your ABN.  The successful applicant will be invited to attend one rehearsal evening as a paid trial.

Contact:  Natalie Woodcock 0415 796 095

 

Director of Music – St Pauls Anglican Church Canterbury

We are seeking an energetic Director of Music to lead our four part 25 strong choir. The ideal candidate must be able to connect with the youth in the choir and with support, cultivating young membership from the local community.

We are an inclusive traditional Anglican Parish where music is a critical element of our church worship.

We are welcoming applicants who are passionate about a diverse range of music. This role could be separate or in combination with a traditional organist role.

The position includes choir rehearsals, one Sunday Service, availability for weddings and funerals.

Expressions of interest to the Parish Priest,
Rev Susanne Chambers, Parish Office 03 9830 0729
or email vicar@stpaulscanterbury.org.au

 

Musical Director - Yallourn Madrigal Singers

The Yallourn Madrigal Singers are seeking a person interested in the position of Musical Director. We are an SATB choir of some 25 singers, based in Traralgon, Victoria. We have been in existence for 60 years, and our repertoire extends across several genres, including Madrigals, early choral works, both sacred and secular, right up to modern compositions.
Visit us at yallournmadrigals.org
Contact Ian Moore on immoore@bigpond.net.au

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR - WOLLONGONG HARMONY CHORUS, NSW

Wollongong is a University town in the heart of the picturesque Illawarra region of the south coast of NSW, just 80km down the road from Sydney. The region has a robust commercial, manufacturing and tertiary economy, but is also home to many who commute to Sydney for work, while choosing to enjoy the lifestyle that this coastal community has to offer.

Wollongong was chosen to host this year’s Sweet Adelines Region 34 Convention, and is home to the award winning Wollongong Harmony Chorus.

After 10 years at the helm of Wollongong Harmony Chorus, Director Jan McCarthy is now handing on the baton, and we have begun the search for the person who will take us to the next level. Jan’s legacy is a mid-sized chorus of well-educated and technically aware a cappella harmony singers, committed to advancing together, to delighting our audiences at every outing, and to competing with success. Credits so far include everything from 5 th to 2 nd place at Regional Competition, as well as wins at Eisteddfod and local choir competitions.

Applications are now open for the position of Musical Director of Wollongong Harmony Chorus, to commence in February 2017.

We envisage the successful applicant will be a strong musical leader with:

For more information, email terrikp@gmail.com, or visit www.wollongongharmony.org.au

 

New Musical Director - Geelong Welsh Ladies Choir

The Geelong Welsh Ladies Choir has been under the musical directorship of Jeanette John since its inception in 1998.  After 18 years, Jeanette has made the big decision to step back from this position and the choir is now searching for its new musical leader.

The choir currently has 26 members and spans a wide age group and a diversity of musical and ethnic backgrounds, all with a desire to carry on the Welsh heritage through song.  The choir sings a wide variety of styles including classical, spiritual, traditional and show tunes, performing songs in Welsh and other languages and has completed tours of Wales and New Zealand.

Rehearsals take place on Wednesday nights in Highton, with various performances planned throughout the year.

If you are interested in leading this dynamic group of ladies into its next exciting chapter of development, or have any further questions, please contact Choir President, Libby Rouse via email er_2012@optusnet.com.au or by mobile (0403 199 524).

Further information about the choir can be found on the website www.geelongwelshlc.com.au.

 

CHOIR DIRECTOR

Expression of Interest

An exciting opportunity is available for a highly dedicated Choir Director to enhance Australian Catholic University’s (ACU) musical tradition. One position is currently available on the Brisbane Campus.

The Choir Director will facilitate high quality and professional choral performances at significant ACU events, and will be responsible for both the conducting and administration of the campus choir. The choir director will conduct the choir; select and source repertoire in consultation with other choral directors and institutional stakeholders; audition and select choristers; plan and schedule rehearsals and performances, and contribute to local, national and international choral activities.

The successful Choir Director will demonstrate musical competence at an advanced level, particularly in the field of choral conducting and performance, and have strong leadership abilities. Experience in managing choirs in an educational setting and familiarity with Catholic liturgical traditions would be an advantage.

Please send a brief 2 page overview of your experience and expertise with your CV to Mary Roche, Associate Director, Student Programs at Mary.Roche@acu.edu.au

For further information please contact Mary Roche, Associate Director, Student Programs on (02) 94659154 or Mary.Roche@acu.edu.au.

Please note that this is a contractor arrangement and all interested candidates will be required to produce their ABN.

Expressions of interest close: 3rd June, 2016

  

Auditions are now open for a new choir - NSW

Seeking voices in all parts. (SATB)
Competent singers with good reading skills required.
Rehearsals will happen on Monday evenings. The rehearsal venue is to be advised. (with 20km of the CBD)
Repertoire will predominantly include popular music and jazz. Some challenging arrangements.
(The Real Group, The Idea of North, Take 6, Kings Singers etc)

Contact Gary Smith
Mobile: 0414 869 352
Email: gary@acappellacentral.com.au

 

Accompanist wanted - Gallery Singers, Bribie Island (Queensland)

Due to the retirement of our Muscial Director Lynette Fry due to health issues, we are seeking an accompanist on a voluntary basis to assist us.  We rehearse every Thursday at Foley St Hall, Bongaree from 1 to 3 pm and also perform at Retirement Villages primarily on the Island during the year.  If you can assist us, please contact June Willoughby on 0407 733 259.

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