The Master Singers of Virginia Youth Choral Program seeks a dynamic individual for a unique role: to spearhead and develop MSVA’s youth choir program. This is a part-time conductor post (rehearsals once per week), and a position that will kick-start our youth ensemble(s).
Essential duties of the role include leading all rehearsals of the youth choral ensemble(s), as well as conducting in concert performances in collaboration with an accompanist/associate director. In addition, the director will work closely with the Master Singers of Virginia’s artistic director (Dr. Erik Reid Jones) to conceive and plan cohesive concert sets.
Enable youth participants to grow in musicianship and love of choral music/singing.
Actively and passionately recruit new youth and build the ensemble(s).
Develop and implement the educational vision and short/long-range musical plans for our youth program.
Anticipated rehearsal schedule will follow the typical school year calendar- September through early June.
Create rehearsal schedule and work closely with Associate Director to run weekly rehearsals.
Track ensemble(s) progress regarding rehearsals, performances, and educational development.
Build effective teaching relationships with ensemble singers.
Lead ensemble(s) through performances; specific schedule TBD.
Communicate with singers and their families by means of email, phone, and direct contact.
Work in tandem with MSVA organization staff and volunteers.
Lead recruitment efforts.
The Director will serve as a non-voting member of the MSVA Board of Directors to represent the interests of the youth ensemble(s).
Demonstrate an ongoing commitment to development as a conductor and director.
Bachelor’s Degree in Music or related degree.
Substantial experience working with youth of varied ages and backgrounds.
Strong vocal and conducting technique.
Genuine passion for working with children in the choral setting.
Working knowledge of the human voice- particularly developing youth voices.
Proficient keyboard skills.
$5,000-$7,000 per year dependent upon experience and qualifications.
To apply, submit application to MSVASearch@gmail.com. Include:
Cover letter describing relevant experience and skills as outlined above.
Resume or CV
Contact information for 3 references
Video clips are welcome, but not required. Subsequent steps in the process include an in-person interview(s), an on-site audition process, and a background check.
Application Deadline: June 1, 2017
Job Type: Part-time; Contractor Job Location: Central Loudoun County/Ashburn, VA