Sydney-based chamber choir on the search for dynamic MD
The main duty of the Musical Director (MD) is to rehearse and develop the choir to present public concerts of a high artistic standard with the main concert program consisting of three major concert programs per year. The MD is also an active member of the Bel a cappella management committee. The choir and its committee support the MD, providing the necessary resources to develop the choir’s musical quality, repertoire and reputation.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
● Rehearsing and conducting the choir’s musical activities
● Selecting the repertoire for the choir’s musical activities
● Continuously developing the choir’s sound and musical standards
● Selecting accompanists, soloists, guest artists and other musicians
● Auditioning prospective new members
Applications close midnight AEDT DECEMBER 13, 2022
|For more information, see:||https://belacappella.org.au/work-with-bel|
|Rhythms of the Reef Chorus Inc. Bundaberg Qld. |
Seeking a Musical Director
Rhythms of the Reef, is seeking a Musical Director to lead our Chorus in 2023. Affectionately known as Rhythms, we are an incorporated, not-for-profit, community chorus of women, who ‘love to sing’, especially a cappella in part harmony. Our membership is open to women of all ages and levels of musical experience.
Established and performing for over 20 years, the chorus has a diverse repertoire to entertain any audience. We sing at community events, including Citizenship Ceremonies, for local community organisations, as well as Christmas functions. We perform for residents of Lifestyle Villages and Aged Care facilities. The Chorus has attended the Maryborough Eisteddfod and achieved first places across a variety of categories.
Applications are now open for our next enthusiastic, experienced or emerging leader, a person to encourage us to continually improve, help us provide excellent entertainment for audiences, and join us in experiencing the joy of singing at our best.
The successful candidate will be supported by a proactive Management Team and Music Leaders Team. The Chorus currently meets each Tuesday evening at The Waves Sports Complex, Thabeban St, Bundaberg.
To see ‘Rhythms in action’, access our Chorus Facebook site.
For enquiries, expressions of interest or to submit a resume’, please contact our Management Team via our email address
Choir Director, Anglican Church of Surfers ParadiseWe are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated Choir Director to provide musical guidance and direction to our choir which is to be established. The Choir Director's responsibilities include the creation of the choir team(s) and training of choir members, design and oversee music curriculum and instructional materials, establish and maintain positive relationships, and to nurture the Christian Spiritual growth of choir members.
The successful applicant will be creative, assertive, dependable and passionate in the role, a faithful Christian versed in Anglican tradition and methodology, a skilled musician able to read music well, possess good interpersonal and communication skills, work well with the Priest-in-Charge of the Parish, and possess the relevant Working With Children requirements.
The responsibilities in the role include:
LAUNCESTON MALE CHOIR
Position Vacant – Musical Director/Conductor
The Launceston Male Voice Choir, a community choir based at Launceston in Tasmania is looking to appoint a suitable Musical Director/Conductor to commence in 2023.
Established over 80 years ago, the choir has a membership of 20 singers that practice Tuesday afternoons at Glenara Lakes retirement village at Youngtown, from 2 to 3.45
The Choir has a varied repertoire of music from folk, musical theatre, contemporary, spirituals, jazz, country & western, and classics. A piano is accompaniment for practice, plus for concert performances access to modern audio equipment. Purchases are made of regular music which is held in an extensive library.
The choir holds 12 concerts for retirement villages and some 8 or 10 miscellaneous concerts or public functions throughout the year. For more detail information on the choir, visit the website https://launceston-choir.wixsite.com/male-choir
Musical Director/ Conductor
Our present MD is retiring at the end of 2022, thus creating a vacancy in the choir’s lead musical team. The successful applicant will possess suitable musical attributes, including:
For further information on the position please contact our President, Peter Hunt on 0419 337 763.
|For more information, see:||https://launceston-choir.wixsite.com/male-choir|
|Serenata Singers, a community SATB choir based at The Gap, Brisbane, is seeking to appoint a new Conductor to commence in 2023.|
About the Choir
Established over 50 years ago, the non-auditioned choir currently has a membership of 27 choristers and has maintained an active performance programme despite a fall in pre-Covid numbers. Rehearsals are held every Monday evening from 7 to 9pm in the auditorium of The Gap Uniting Church at 1050 Waterworks Road, The Gap.
The varied choir repertoire is selected from music theatre, contemporary, folk, jazz, spirituals, classics, and country and western music. The choir is well-resourced with an excellent music library and regular new music purchases, a comprehensive collection of online practice tracks as well as a modern keyboard, amplifiers and microphone for performances.
Mid-week and weekend performances are generally held bi-monthly at retirement villages and other venues. The annual highlight is a fund-raising Gala Concert held in conjunction with the Ashgrove/The Gap Lions Club.
Further information about the choir is available on the Serenata Singers website at www.serenatasingers.org.au.
About the Position
The current configuration of our lead music team is a Conductor, a Deputy Conductor and an Accompanist. This vacancy has occurred due to the pending retirement of our Conductor at the end of 2022.
The successful candidate will possess suitable musical leadership attributes, including:
Potential candidates are most welcome to sit in on choir rehearsals.
If you are interested in this position or would like further information, please contact our President, John McCollow at email@example.com or on 0431 941 541.
|For more information, see:||www.serenatasingers.org.au|
|Monash Chorale Inc. is seeking a Musical Director to lead our choir. The position would suit a music graduate wishing to gain experience or an experienced person looking to support community culture. The choir was formed in 1995 and is supported by an active committee. It is a not-for profit and non-auditioned choir of mostly mature aged singers based in the south eastern suburbs of Melbourne.|
The choir is an SATB choir and the repertoire is varied, comprised of classical and sacred music, plus musicals, pop music and folk. Traditionally, the choir has performed three major concerts a year. Works that the choir has performed to date can be found on our website. Currently there are approx. 50 members and there is a regular accompanist.
The principal responsibilities of the Musical Director are to:
We rehearse on Tuesday evenings at 7:30pm in Glen Waverley.
The position is from January 2023 but with earlier involvement in the development of the 2023 plan.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
See website at https://www.monashchorale.org.au/
Expressions of interest should be forwarded in writing by 31st August 2022 to email@example.com
|For more information, see:||www.monashchorale.org.au/|
The Australian Girls Choir is looking for enthusiastic and motivated casual singing teachers and trainees to join our team!
We are look for teachers with well-developed communication and interpersonal skills that have a passion for the performing arts and an interest and love of engaging children.
Why Australian Girls Choir (AGC)?
We’re an innovative, collaborative and dynamic workplace, where a shared interest for the performing arts brings together many people from a variety of backgrounds with unique skills. Facilitating individual growth with ongoing training and development, we know that people (you!) are important drivers of our success. So, we strive to connect, inspire and support every staff member, which is why we have many long-standing employees of more than 10 years.
We have a number of opportunities available within our team for individuals with varying levels of experience in performing arts and teaching, including singing teachers or those individuals with a music education background, trainee singing teachers with no experience required and venue managers who ideally have experience in customer service and an avid interest in the performing arts.
Successful teaching applicants will have:
· A passion for girls’ education and champion the value of Performing Arts participation
· Experience or interest in music, performing arts and education
· Commitment to teaching weekly classes during school terms as well as occasional weekend work for events
· Experience teaching groups of children between the ages of 5 and 11 (desired)
· A qualification in music and/or teaching or working towards a qualification in either field (desired)
· Experience with the Kodaly method of teaching (desired)
· A valid Working with Children’s Check and preferably, a driver’s licence
As classes are extra-curricular most of our casual staff members study or hold full-time positions outside the AGC. Many of our tutors find that working with the AGC provides them with an opportunity to collaborate with a dynamic team of teaching professionals; complements their performance practice and contributes to their sense of personal achievement.
If you have a passion for teaching and the performing arts, and can’t wait to bring your enthusiasm, energy and flair to our team, send your cover letter and resume addressed to our HR Administrator Jacinta Simpson, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Blackbutt Singers Inc is seeking a new Music and Artistic Director as their present director, Judy Lawrence, wishes to retire after ten years in this volunteer position.|
In December 2021, Blackbutt Singers celebrated their 30th Anniversary. Its members include both female and male singers from Blackbutt, Benarkin, Mt Binga, Cooroy, Yarraman, Nanango, Coolabunia, and Kingaroy, Queensland.
Our members meet weekly at the Yarraman Hall to enjoy rehearsing together and preparing for performances. Over the years, the musical group has actively sung at Community Events, Charity Events, Nursing Homes, Concerts, QLD ANCA Big Sings, Combined Regional Concerts, Community Services, and at Regional, State, & National Choral Festivals.
Blackbutt Singers Inc. is a not-for-profit incorporated association, and we are a member of the Australian National Choral Association (ANCA).
Contact: Judy Lawrence 07 4170 0880 or 0409 901 992
P O Box 244, Blackbutt QLD 4314
Email Address: email@example.com
|Macquarie Singers Inc. (MUS) is seeking a dynamic and talented, experienced and accomplished Principal Conductor following our current Principal Conductor, Dr Sarah Penicka-Smith’s decision to step down at the end of 2022, having filled the position since 2013. |
The ideal candidate will possess the ability to teach music to a non-auditioned SATB choir, conduct the choir in diverse repertoire, show prior experience in producing performances of a high standard and the ability to work and communicate with a committee. The candidate will also be able to demonstrate a long-term vision for the choir, leadership skills and a strong commitment to working with a community choir. Macquarie Singers' Principal Conductor is paid per call for rehearsals, concerts and workshops at a very reasonable rate under contract.
ABOUT MACQUARIE SINGERS
Macquarie Singers, affectionately known as MUS, is an incorporated community choir with registered charity status. We are one of Sydney’s longest continuing choirs, established in 1967 for the staff of Macquarie University in the year it first opened to students.
We perform a diverse repertoire, currently with a strong classical focus. Our membership is open to adults of all ages, cultural backgrounds and levels of experience with music. Weekly rehearsals are held on Monday nights in North Ryde, on Wallumedegal land. Members of our choir come predominantly from Sydney’s North Shore, Willoughby, Ryde, Hornsby and Parramatta areas but many are willing to travel from even further away.
The choir performs two major concerts per year with instrumental ensemble accompaniment as well as singing at smaller community events for residents of Macquarie Hospital and aged care facilities. We also hold free public singing workshops and a yearly Christmas carol event at the North Ryde RSL Club.
Principal Conductor Core Competencies
• an ability to engage with and elicit the best efforts of choristers from a wide range of experience and skills to reach their best performance level
• the skills to develop programs that are suitable for performance by an amateur community choir and which will interest our audience
• an awareness of current guest soloists and instrumentalists and ability to obtain their services
• a commitment to encouraging community engagement, cultural diversity and inclusion and the growth and sustainability of our community choir
• the ability to liaise with a committee on planning and delivering concert performances and singing workshops
The interview process will take place in August 2022 with members of the Macquarie Singers Committee, followed by an audition at one of our rehearsals in early September.
Please email your resume, references and cover letter to Janet Stacey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All applications must be received by 8:00pm, Friday 12 August 2022.
ANY APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THIS DATE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
Macquarie Singers: https://www.mus.org.au/
|For more information, see:||https://www.mus.org.au/|
The Jubilate Singers are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic choral conductor to lead our choir. We are a mixed voice choir based in Dulwich Hill, singing a range of music, particularly focused on sacred choral.
The successful applicant will lead weekly choir rehearsals and plan an artistic program of performances and repertoire, supported by our committee.
This is a paid position, with a commitment of weekly rehearsals on Monday nights during the NSW school term. The appointment will commence on 18 July 2022.
To apply, see the position description and email your CV to email@example.com. Applications close COB 17 June 2022.
|Noosa Chorale is now calling for Expressions of Interest for the position of Music Director to take over the role from the beginning of 2023.|
The Chorale is well recognised and supported in Noosa and the surrounding regions. It performs a variety of music in three concert series throughout the year including classical works from the choral repertoire.
Please contact Fran Wilson, President of Noosa Chorale for further information about the position.
More details: www.noosachorale.org.au/music-director.html
|Following the successful completion of Stages One and Two of this project, Denmark Baroque Inc. is inviting applications from locally resident, suitably qualified and experienced INDIVIDUALS or TEAMS to act as:|
For the early stages of the:
FAIRY QUEEN PROJECT: Stage Three
This is a fixed term contract with staged payments for work completed. Tasks may include:
Project plan development
Risk management plan development
Project scoping and costing
Human and material resources development
Identifying and applying for funding
Liaising with partners, stakeholders and potential employees.
CONTRACT DATES: 11th April, 2022 – 24th June, 2022
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0429479564.
Deadline for applications: 4th April, 2022
|The Sunshine Coast Choral Society invites 'Expressions of Interest' for a Conductor of our Choir in 2023. |
After 14 successful years our much esteemed and talented Conductor, Adrian King, will unfortunately be retiring at the end of 2022.
Our works consist mainly of Oratorios but also include more popular works on occasion.
Our rehearsal time is on Wednesday evenings at 7pm at Lakeshore Church of Christ, Buderim.
Our Society can be viewed on line at www.suncoastchoral.org.au or on our Facebook page.
For further information, please contact our President, Andrew Burns at email@example.com or 0427 768 067
|The Brunswick Women’s Choir is seeking applications to take up the part-time position of Deputy Director. The Deputy Director will work closely with the Choir’s Director, and under her leadership, to sustain and develop the Choir’s training, performances and repertoire.|
Eligible candidates must have the following characteristics:
For a position description and to submit an expression of interest, please email Lizzy at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Applications close Friday 15 April 2022.
|Brisbane City Sounds (BCS) is an auditioned, all-women a cappella competing chorus based in Paddington, Brisbane. We mainly sing in the barbershop style and have a large and varied repertoire. We love entertaining and we perform regularly at local events and shows. We are a highly motivated, disciplined and unified group of women of all ages, and we have great fun together. We compete nationally approximately every 2 years.|
BCS is a non-for-profit organisation with a strong leadership team and established processes and the chorus performs to a high standard of professionalism. We have grown from a small community chorus in 2002 to a paid performing chorus of 35 singers.
Applications are now open for our next energetic experienced director. We are seeking someone with strong musical, auditory and singing skills, who can encourage us to continually improve, help us provide excellent entertainment for audiences, and join us in experiencing the joy of singing at our best. Our preference is for someone with previous barbershop experience in a cappella directing; however, we welcome all applicants to contact us to discuss the position. Importantly, we are looking for strong teaching skills and the ability to motivate volunteer performers while maintaining the culture of fun that currently exists. In return, we offer a monthly stipend, a percentage of the net profits from paid performances, and the opportunity to further your musical education.
For further details, please contact Sheryl de Bruyn via phone on 0498 004 415 or email email@example.com.
|The Woodville Concert Choir is looking for a new MUSIC DIRECTOR.|
The Choir was formed in 1981, and has just celebrated its 40th anniversary.It is an adult choir, with ladies and men singing 4 part harmony.The repertoire is varied and includes soul, sacred, musicals, jazz and pop music.When possible, The Choir performs two major concerts in a year and at other venues such as Retirement Villages and Aged Care Homes, ANZAC services, Carol services and more.The Choir has an excellent piano accompanist, and rehearsals are currently held on Tuesday afternoons between 1 and 3 pm at Croydon Park Uniting Church, 310 Torrens Road Croydon Park. (the time could be negotiable)
This role is a paid position, remuneration can be negotiated.
For more information, contact the Secretary on 0456 179 918 or firstname.lastname@example.org
|After5 is a non-auditioned, mixed SATB, community vocal ensemble in Toowoomba, Qld.|
After5 is looking for a piano accompanist to start around April 2022 . . . . subject to Qld Govt. restrictions easing by then. This role might suit a younger person who is aiming to progress to a Conductor/Director role over time.
After5 has been singing for 15+ plus years. We support local community/charity events on the Darling Downs and usually have two “ticketed” concerts per year. Our genre is mostly popular and light classical with themed programs focussing on time eras and/or musical types. In recent years we have also had combined concerts with other, local groups - during “COVID times” with a local handbell choir.
Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings, 7:30 til 9:30 pm. Being a small, community choir we are able to offer a small honorarium.
For further details pls contact Alan via email@example.com
|Vocally Wild Choir, based in the City of Bayside, is looking for a piano accompanist. Our previous accompanist has just retired (age 82). |
We are a mixed SATB, 90+ membership community choir of varying musical experience. We rehearse each Tuesday evening, 7.30 to 9.30 p.m. during school term times. (Extra rehearsals are sometimes needed prior to performances.) Our first rehearsal for 2022 will be on Tuesday, 1st February, 2022 at the Beaumaris Community Centre, Reserve Road, Beaumaris.
Payment is $80 per hour.
If you are interested, please contact our Musical Director - Bill Miles – via email firstname.lastname@example.org