Chorus Angelicus- Angels in Training Director
ANGELS IN TRAINING DIRECTOR
Exciting job for part-time conductor for Torrington-based children’s choir with a 31-year history. The Angels in Training Director (Director) prepares for and conducts the Angels in Training and Advanced Angels in Training Choirs (ages approximately 5 to 10) in bi-weekly rehearsals and 5-6 yearly performances. Both choirs create the Angels in Training Program, which is the youngest collective ensemble in the Chorus Angelicus organization. The Director collaborates with the Artistic Director and other staff to meet the artistic goals, objectives, and long-range plans of Chorus Angelicus.
The Director must offer an engaging, friendly and nurturing atmosphere for young musicians to find their singing voice while enjoying inspiring group camaraderie. Our choirs value authentic and joyful creative expression while learning to work together for high musical achievement. The Director implements an education plan designed to launch the young singers’ musical skills and knowledge. These are the youngest singers of Chorus Angelicus (usually kindergarten and elementary school age) and they need to be taught vocal technique from the onset, so a strong pedagogical approach is essential.
●Genuine enjoyment and love of children;
●Experienced choral conductor with a music Bachelor’s Degree or higher;
●Experience in working with children of multiple ages, especially kindergarten and elementary school-age, 5 to 10 yrs. old;
●Preferred minimum of 5–6 years’ experience in choral conducting/music education;
●Recruits and auditions singers from the Northwest Connecticut area with the Artistic Director
●Historical knowledge of children’s choral repertoire;
●Favorable connections to local schools and community;
●Energetic and engaging personality, with eagerness to grow/develop the choir program;
●Some level of proficiency in piano/keyboard skills preferred;
●Strong organizational, problem solving, and positive communication skills;
●Conducts rehearsals and performances (or works with staff to find a replacement if unable to attend);
●Collaborates to design yearly events and to develop and implement education programs for its singers;
●Seeks and solidifies beneficial opportunities to perform beyond its usual engagements;
●Develops and maintains strong collegial relationships with the Chorus Angelicus staff;
●Represents Chorus Angelicus at community events;
●Attends rehearsals Mondays & Thursdays 5:00–6:30 PM;
●Conducts in concerts & the choir’s scheduled events.
Salary determined upon education and experience;
Opportunities for growth are available in this part-time position.
INTERESTED APPLICANTS: Please submit
1) cover letter (i.e., a letter of intent explaining why you consider you are both eligible and ideal for the position),
2) resume/CV, and
3) at least two links to video samples of your choral directing, via email to:
Gabriel Löfvall, Search Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Position to be filled as soon as the qualified candidate and positive match is found.
(Note: Finalists selected after interviews will be asked to submit a sample mock concert program for a young children’s choir comprising unison/2-part/partner song repertoire. If you would like to do this right away, please include a small description of what moved you to choose those pieces.)