Choral Director - Orpheus Men's Choir

Concordia Choral Arts
Phoenixville, PA
Type of Position: 
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Concordia Choral Arts seeks a Choral Director for Orpheus Men’s Choir. This position is filled by appointment from the CCA Executive Committee for a period of time to be mutually agreeable. The Choral Director is overseen by the Artistic Director and the VP of Artistic Development.


Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Embracing and implementing both the mission statement and artistic vision of Concordia Choral Arts

  • Establishing consistently high standards of excellence and quality choral performances

  • Collaborating with the Ariana Choral Director to select a theme and complementary repertoire to be performed during the shared summer concert series

  • Developing the projected seasonal budget, including music, learning tracks, and musician fees

  • Identifying the choir’s developmental needs; collaborating with the Artistic Director on ways to raise standards and capabilities

  • Organizing and running auditions and rehearsals; arranging for a substitute for any dates of conflict at least two weeks in advance

  • Providing singers with weekly rehearsal notes

  • Arranging to work with accompanists and outside musicians as needed

  • Submitting concert program notes/translations three weeks prior to performances, as per the administrative calendar

  • Updating and maintaining email distribution lists as needed each season

  • Updating and maintaining membership calendar with concert and rehearsal dates (in collaboration with the Ariana Choral Director)

  • Overseeing and coordinating, in conjunction with the Ariana Choral Director, activities for the following roles:

    • Accompanist and section leaders

    • Attendance Manager, Concert Attire Coordinator, Librarian, Social Committee

  • Developing and maintaining positive rapport with singers, volunteers, colleagues, Board members, and contributing members

  • Participating in Artistic Development meetings and initiatives during the summer season


Rehearsal and Concert schedule Summer 2019:

6/2 Sunday Rehearsal 3-5pm

6/9 Sunday Rehearsal 3-5pm

6/16 Sunday Rehearsal 3-5pm

6/23 Sunday Rehearsal 3-5pm

6/30 Sunday Rehearsal 3-5pm

7/7 Sunday Rehearsal 3-5pm

7/10 Wednesday Rehearsal 7-9pm

7/14 Sunday Rehearsal 3-5pm

7/21 - Sunday Dress Rehearsal 3-6pm

7/24 - Wednesday Rehearsal 7-9:30pm

7/28 Sunday Concert - 3pm


Compensation and Benefits: 

Commensurate with experience, to be discussed at time of interview.

Application Procedure: 

Please submit resume/CV and cover letter no later than May 1st, 2019 to VP of Artistic Development, Terri Moss Witmyer: Auditions/interviews to be held in May.

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