The Akron Symphony Orchestra seeks a Chorus Directorto begin in the 2019-2020 season. The Akron Symphony Chorus, an all-volunteer 100-voice ensemble, has traditionally performed each year on two or more of the orchestra’s subscription concerts, the annual holiday pops concert, a stand-alone choral concert, and additional programs as scheduled. Repertoire includes a full range of symphonic choral works, as well as works suitable for pops concerts and chamber settings. The Chorus Director works closely with the Music Director in selecting programs and repertoire. S/he leads all artistic activities of the chorus, recruits and auditions prospective chorus members, and prepares the chorus for all performances. S/he reports to the Music Director and the Executive Director of the Akron Symphony Orchestra.
The Akron Symphony seeks an individual who demonstrates the highest artistic and professional standards in performance, and who is skilled in training, rehearsing, motivating, recruiting and retaining quality singers. The successful candidate will have experience preparing symphonic repertoire in a professional setting, and an understanding of the circumstances unique to working with a professional orchestra. S/he will be a key participant in the Akron Symphony’s long-range plan, and will be called upon to represent the organization at civic and social functions, as well as in community engagement programs.
Significant experience with symphonic choral repertoire required; familiarity with opera and musical theater preferred.
Compensation and benefits commensurate with experience. The Akron Symphony Orchestra is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Qualified candidates should submit a curriculum vitæ, three letters of reference, and links to videos of conducting samples (in performance or rehearsal) to Paul Jarrett, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. No paper applications will be accepted.