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THE LYNNE SINGERS is currently seeking a new music director. This is a great position for someone who embraces a fun and creative atmosphere, enjoys working with amateur musicians, and wants to hold a leadership role in the arts. The Lynne Singers is a non-auditioned chorus that has been entertaining audiences in Edmonton for over 40 years. Dedication, education and fun are the touchstones of our organization. Lynne Frances, our retiring music director and pianist, had an inclusive educational philosophy about singing which can be found at https://www.lynnesingers.ca/lynnes-message/
Duties and Responsibilities: Plan Performance Schedule
Coordinate and schedule all performances for The Lynne Singers choruses (men’s chorus, women’s chorus and mixed chorus) and ensembles
Develop calendar and coordinate with the appropriate contacts to plan and schedule performances
Audition and book musicians who will accompany the chorus in performances
Select music that will be a good fit for the musicians and offer a challenge, as well as appeal to the audience
Examine musical scores to develop an understanding of the piece before presenting it to group members
Work to fully utilize the talents and skills of all members of the group to best display their abilities
Rehearse and Train
Plan all rehearsals and develop rehearsal calendar
Work with the chorus(es) to improve skills and prepare for performances
Choose soloists for special events and coordinate rehearsals so soloists and groups can adequately prepare for concerts
Music director will provide a variety of methods for learning individual parts
Conduct all performances and be the public face of The Lynne Singers
Qualifications and Experience Required
We are looking for someone who is well organized and can provide strong leadership
The successful candidate should be creative, tenacious and dependable
Excellent interpersonal skills and comfort in front of a crowd
Several years of conducting experience
Experience programming and hosting music programs
Announcing experience, with clear annunciation
In-depth knowledge of music
Ability to use computers
Ability to effectively recruit, train and lead choir members and instrumentalists
Bachelor’s degree in a field related to music
Creative thinking to bring out the full potential of a piece and the performers
Familiarity with musical instrument digital interfaces and editing software
Please submit a cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline: September 30, 2020. Anticipated start date is Fall 2021 (or as per government health directives).
The Lynne Singers choruses and ensembles have been entertaining audiences in Edmonton and surrounding communities for over 40 years. Further information can be found at https://www.lynnesingers.ca
Youth Singers of Calgary — Program Coordinator / Teacher
Youth Singers of Calgary is currently looking for a Musical Instructor to support their Kids & Music Division providing music education to children in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 2 who has proven choral directing experience, preschool teaching experience, as well as the ability to teach online if required.
Some of the main duties will be teaching to four different age groups in disciplines such as unison and two-part singing, as well as age-appropriate repertoire, skills and concepts, reading a musical score, and building of musical and choreography skills that will enable students to continue upward to the next choir level in the organization. The candidate should have a beautiful singing voice, coloratura soprano preferred. In addition, the candidate will perform administrative duties such as scheduling of classes with other music teachers and assisting the organization with administrative data entry; during the summer, they will assist with the yearly start-up, including music ordering, collating, and distribution.
This is a full-time permanent position with at least 30 – 40 hours per week with an hourly rate of $20 - $25 p/h depending on experience. Candidates must have a diploma or college certificate from a music program or high school with a minimum of at least two to three years industry related experience and have the ability to play either the piano or guitar to accompany students to be considered for the position.
Please submit your resumé, cover letter and any visual singing links to: email@example.com
Youth Singers of Calgary, located at 1371 Hastings Crescent SE in Calgary, is a performing arts organization offering choral music, dance and theatre arts education to over 500 singers aged 3.5 to adult. Further information can be found at www.youthsingers.org