Opportunity for Artistic Director of Chime Choir, Melbourne
The Chime Choir, a leading Melbourne-based community choir is seeking an Artistic Director to lead the choir’s continuing artistic development and inclusive community participation from the start of 2020. Chime, an auditioned, 50 voice SATB choir founded in 1984, performs accompanied and a cappella repertoire spanning a wide range of genres. This is one of the hallmarks of the Chime ensemble, performing classical choral standards, to contemporary works. Recent performances include works by Ola Gjeilo, Morten Lauridsen, Frank Ticheli and Australian composers such as Daniel Brinsmead, Mark Puddy and Kate Saddler.
After an outstanding 10 year association with Chime, Marten Visser our current Director is stepping aside at the end of 2019, providing this exciting opportunity for a new Artistic Director to continue the expansion of the choir’s capability and exploration of new musical directions.
Chime has a proud history of choral performance with an annual program of four major concerts, some small-group commercial engagements and occasional tours, both national and overseas. This September, Chime will perform at the Desert Song Festival in Alice Springs, while in 2018 we travelled to New York to join a world choir performance at Carnegie Hall. Expanded details of the choir’s history and operation can be found via our website, www.chime.org.au.
The choir rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 7:30pm in Wantirna, and our calendar is generally aligned with Victorian public school terms.
We are seeking an Artistic Director who has:
- a passion for music and ongoing learning
- graduate degree in Music with additional completion of choral conducting professional development
- several years professional experience in regular choral conducting and rehearsing a choir for performance
- artistic vision and a desire to artistically invest in the group, with a long-term commitment to developing the choir and strengthening its community.
- ability to work in a collaborative team environment, flexibly working with a diverse group of volunteers to deliver an annual program
- command of a variety of vocal styles and musical genres
The Position Description and Selection Criteria for this role can be downloaded from www.chime.org.au/opportunities.
To apply, please submit by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- a cover letter addressing your match to the requirements of the role and selection criteria
- CV outlining your qualifications and experience as a choral conductor
- Example concert programs you have conducted, demonstrating a breadth of choral styles.
Applications close Friday 27th September 2019.
Applicants who are shortlisted for the position will be interviewed during October and may be invited to conduct a segment of the choir’s regular rehearsal on Tuesday, 12th November. The appointment to this position will be subject to a 6 month probation period.
For further information, contact the Chime President, Kevin Barrell on 0448 445 657 or via email at email@example.com
City of Glen Eira City Choir is seeking a Conductor
The Glen Eira City Choir is a SATB community choir of approximately 70 choristers who enjoy singing a diverse repertoire of music. Three public performances are presented each year. The choir was established in 1946 and since 2001 has been under the guidance and direction of the highly acclaimed Jane Elton Brown, OAM. Jane has indicated her wish to retire as regular conductor at the end of 2019. We are seeking a new conductor commencing February 2020.
The choir rehearses on Monday nights at the Indonesian Uniting Church Hall, 158 Balaclava Road, Caulfield from 7:45pm – 10pm.
We seek a choral conductor who:
a) has experience in directing choirs (including community choirs),
b) has experience conducting works from the classical choral repertoire and lighter popular music,
c) will maintain the choral standards of the choir,
d) will be committed to enhancing the choir’s position in the community.
Applicants should provide the following information:
- a CV outlining your experience of conducting choirs,
- your qualifications (qualifications in music are desirable),
- a sample of concert programs from 2-3 previous performances where you conducted the choir,
- if possible, a DVD, CD, or YouTube of one performance,
- the names and contact details of three referees associated with your choral experience.
Applications close: Monday September 30th, 2019.
Applicants who are short-listed for the position will be interviewed in October and will be invited to conduct a segment of the choir’s rehearsal on Monday November 4th 2019. At the rehearsal the applicant will be required to 1) conduct warm-up exercises, 2) rehearse a music work already known to the choir, 3) teach the choir a new music work chosen by the applicant.
Further information can be obtained from:
The Concert Manager: Denise Grocke: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 0402579819, Web: http://gleneiracitychoir.org.au/
City of Boroondara is seeking a Conductor for singing group
Sing Australia Hawthorn is a 20 year old community singing group seeking a Conductor. We are one group within Sing Australia which has groups in every state of Australia. You can check out our website. We sing music from our own published and copyrighted song books.
This is a paid position with rehearsal on Tuesdays 7.30-9.30 pm
Occasionally our Conductor is required for gigs outside rehearsal times
We have a membership of around 90 S, A, T and Basses with 40-50 singers each week.
While we already have a strong repertoire we like to learn and improve our vocal technique.
Please contact: Sally Trumble, Leader, Sing Australia Hawthorn on Ph: 0417 014 433
In Good Company is seeking a Musical Director
Exciting opportunity for a music director with strong vision and performance experience to lead established choir In Good Company into the next stage of its development.
In Good Company is an Adelaide community choir which recently celebrated nine years of wonderful music under the direction of Angela Sharp. At the end of 2019 Angela will be stepping aside and we are seeking a new musical director.
In Good Company is a 40 voice non-auditioned mixed gender SATB a cappella choir which achieves a high standard of performance by providing a fun, inclusive environment for all singers, regardless of musical experience. The repertoire leans towards popular songs with a good dose of folk, ethnic and gospel pieces too.
The choir has a focus on performance with at least one major concert a year. In 2018, we added a Fringe concert. Over the years, we have also participated in a number of regional folk festivals and community singing events. Being together and singing together is "serious fun" and our name reflects the camaraderie of the choir.
The choir currently rehearses during school terms on Monday evenings, 7:00-9:00pm, at the Irish Club, Carrington Street. Evening rehearsals are important for those who have day jobs. Venue, term arrangements and the actual weekday for rehearsals may be reconsidered. A voluntary committee ensures that management decisions and actions are taken, in consultation with the Musical Director.
We are looking for a Musical Director with the following attributes:
Strong vision and leadership
An infectious passion for music and teaching by both rote and charts
Ability to plan and deliver fun and engaging weekly rehearsals;
A graduate degree in music and ability to arrange some music for the choir
A long term commitment to developing the choir;
Several years experience as a community choir leader and vocal coaching experience
Experience to design and deliver an annual plan for the choir
The new Musical Director will start in 2020, with a handover by Angela in October to November 2019. Time commitment of approximately one day per week including rehearsal time is expected. Remuneration is based on average hours worked and is competitive with similar roles.
We would love to hear from you with a cover letter outlining your skills, experience and interest in working with our choir as well as your CV.
Please send your application by 11 August 2019 to email@example.com
For more information call Julie on 0418 844 788
West Gippsland Chorale is seeking a Musical Director
An exciting opportunity to work with one of Gippsland’s finest choirs:
The West Gippsland Chorale, an auditioned community choir based in Warragul, is seeking a Musical Director.
The right candidate will have the skills to consistently challenge the chorale to explore new and interesting music, and have high expectations and musical expertise thus ensuring high quality performances by the chorale. Qualifications in music or music education are preferred, but not required.
This part time – ongoing position begins in August 2019. Rehearsals are currently weekly on a Monday night between 7.20pm and 9.30pm at Wesley of Warragul in Smith Street, Warragul. The chorale employs an accompanist for rehearsals and its present membership is 45 members.
Founded in 1985, the West Gippsland Chorale consists of some of the district’s most talented singers, and has established a strong reputation within Gippsland’s choral community for their exciting and diverse performances. Its wide repertoire includes classical choral music of all periods (sacred and secular), madrigals, folk songs from a range of cultures, contemporary compositions (including by Australian composers), and jazz and pop standards. It includes both larger works and programs of short pieces. There are usually three concerts each year: Autumn, Spring, and Christmas, with two performances of each program over one weekend.
Applications need to include a cover letter, C.V., references, and at least one sample of a concert program. Remuneration will be discussed on application and the position is subject to a probationary period. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed and participate in an audition.
More information about the choir, including a list of programs from their past concerts and their comprehensive music library is available on their website: www.westgippslandchorale.org.au
If you wish to apply, view the position description, or have any questions about this unique opportunity, please contact the Secretary, Kay Stephenson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close Friday 26th July 2019