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Voices of MetroWest

PO BOX 497

Natick, MA 01760

www.voicesofmetrowest.com

voicesofmetrowest@gmail.com

Voices of MetroWest seeks an energetic conductor to lead a mostly a cappella, non-audition choir in weekly rehearsals, occasional supplemental / Saturday rehearsals, a few community performances (e.g. Christmas Caroling at the Common in Framingham, Natick Summer Market), and assist with two formal show weekends annually. The conductor will work directly with the Music Director who is based out-of-state. Music selection may be collaborative, but Music Director will have final decisions. The Conductor will teach weekly while collaborating with the Music Director, and assisting in any performance or musical needs.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Elevating a performance from the page to the stage
Working closely with the Music Director to maintain season schedule and end-of-season performance for two concerts annually and additional community performances as the opportunities arise.
Preparing for and teaching weekly rehearsals on Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:45 p.m. to ensure preparation for end-of-season shows.
Preparing for and teaching supplemental / Saturday rehearsals TBD each season, never more than two per season and four hours in any given week.
Preparing forand directing community performances (TBD in advance of each season).
Effectively communicate constructive criticism and areas for improvement at rehearsals
Using the theories of vocal training, vocal performance, general music theory, to explain complicated rhythms, harmonies, perfect and relative pitch.
Distinguishing the talents and gifts for singing, playing and conveying the music with inspiration and craft
Upholding the Voices organization and family of community and learning
Memorizing and referencing all context and source materials with ease
Equipping the performers with the motivation necessary to discover and deliver
Attendance at and preparation for quarterly meetings with Board of Directors
Other work as needed based on discussion and agreement
Able and willing to record rehearsals and upload them to a specified location
Meeting with potential sound technicians and band members (depending on the concert theme) and coordinating rehearsals with them
Pull us out of our comfort zone
Elevating the show to the stage by including entrances, exits, movement and choreography
At least weekly communication to members regarding rehearsal, and performance details and other important information
Encourage volunteers and assist with maintenance, coordination, collection, organizing, archiving, and dissemination of music and listening tracks (most of this will be done by Music Director and volunteers)

Qualifications

Minimum of three (3) years working in music, preferably with focus in contemporary/popular music or musical theater.
Qualified candidates will have a strong teaching and performance background. Choral conducting experience is required.
Strong interpersonal skills, humor, integrity, maturity, and good judgment.
Ability to think strategically.
Strong problem-solving and organizational skills.
Strong accompaniment skills, piano or guitar preferred.
This is a part-time position requiring an average of 8-10 hours per week.


Please send resume, cover letter, names of three references and phone numbers to

Jackie Pierciey, President, at voicesjobs@gmail.com

Voices of MetroWest is an equal opportunity employer. Interviews will include a short conducting session with our singers and will be scheduled when we have a diverse pool of candidates.

Apply by: June 24, 2017

Salary: Salary commensurate with industry standard.

Voices of MetroWest is a community choir
dedicated to singing together for the joy and sheer passion of making music,
having fun, and sharing that gift with the wider world. A non-audition, adult
group, we invite any and all who love to sing to be a part of the Voices family.
Our repertoire and membership is eclectic and diverse. Some of us have only
sung along to the radio before Voices, while others have deep musical theatre
roots. We perform music mostly a cappella with our own theatrical flair, and
have done nearly everything from Broadway to gospel to Motown to folk.
Rehearsals are weekly, late August through June, with concerts in the late fall
and early spring, and with other occasional community performances.

• Location: Boston

• Post ID: 39457833 boston
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