Chicago Master Singers (CMS) is seeking an inspirational, exacting, and highly-qualified Music Director to build on an outstanding 41-year performance history. The chorus will select guest conductors for its 2020-2021 season from among the top candidates for the position, with a view to hiring a permanent music director starting with the 2021-2022 season.
Chicago Master Singers is a highly-skilled volunteer chorus that works and performs to professional standards for the cultural enrichment of its members and the communities it serves. Its repertoire focuses on large-scale choral works from the standard literature, as well as lesser-known masterpieces and contemporary works by living composers, traditionally including an a cappella concert every other year. The ensemble consists of about 100 auditioned singers from throughout the Chicago area; for some, music is their vocation as professional singers, teachers and choir directors; and for others it is their avocation, a way to enrich their lives by coming together with others who love to sing and perform great works of music.
Celebrating its 41st season in 2019-2020, CMS presents six concerts each season (Fall, Christmas and Spring sequences), regularly performs at Divine Word Chapel at Techny Towers in Northbrook, IL, and frequently collaborates with professional soloists and orchestras, including the Ars Viva Orchestra. The chorus has earned critical acclaim and a reputation for excellence because of its dedication to the highest standards of musical performance and the detail-oriented, passionate, and inspired leadership of its music directors. CMS has released five CDs and has embarked upon European performance tours every two years as ambassadors of goodwill; its 14th tour will be to France and Switzerland in June 2020.
Salary is negotiable depending upon qualifications and experience.