Artistic Director

Dubuque , Iowa, USA

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Posted date:

03 Oct 2017

Chorus/organization name:

Dubuque Chorale Inc

Application Deadline:

24 Nov 2017

The Artistic Director provides artistic vision of the chorale and is responsible for the selection of music accompanists, orchestral performers, and soloists for 4-6 concerts a year. He/She is responsible for selection and supervision of the  members and conduction of rehearsals once a week.  He/She  works with an associate director and a children's choir director.  He/She works with the Board of Directors and committees   in selection of venues, themes, marketing, fundraising, and public relations. The Board and committees are strong participants in the above administrative duties.

The Dubuque Chorale was established in 1971 and consists of about 85-100 members, a chamber choir of 24, and a children;s choir of 40 4-6 graders. It is a nonprofit organization relying on volunteers for administration. Concerts are in several venues in Dubuque. The main choir is not auditioned but the chamber choir(Cadenza) and children's choir are.  The web site dubuquechorale.org  contains extensive information. Check the "Now Hiring" link.

The position begins July 1 2018.

Compensation and Benefits:

Compensation is in the form of a stipend of $4000 to $6000 depending on experience.  No benefits besides great joy.

Application Procedure:

Please send cover letter and resume to searchcommittee@dubuquechorale.org by Nov 24 2017. Finalists will be asked to conduct some pieces at a rehearsal in Jan or Feb 2018 with an interview with the Board the same day. Selection will be done by March 1 and the announcement at the April 21 concert. The job starts July 1 2018.

Additional questions to  Mark Niemer, chair of search committee, markniemer@gmail,com  or Teresa Eckhart, president of the Board at president@dubuquechorale.org or 563-599-8241

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