Searching for Artistic Director (Virtual) for Tone Cluster – quite a queer choir
Job Title: Artistic Director (Virtual) Part-time contract position
Duration: One season (September 2020 to July 2021)
Work location: Virtually with the choir based in Ottawa, ON
Rehearsals: Monday evenings from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM (Eastern time)
Area of Selection: Open to applicants from across Canada; preference may be given to those within commuting distance to Ottawa
Remuneration: Commensurate with experience
Tone Cluster – quite a queer choir is an auditioned 35 voice choir for those of varied sexual orientation, gender identity, relationship orientation, and their friends. Sometimes cheerful, sometimes poignant, our varied repertoire, from madrigals to jazz to musical theatre and beyond reflects the joys and struggles faced by members of the LGBTQ+ community. Recent highlights include multi-movement choral pieces such as Quiet No More: A Choral Celebration of Stonewall, and Tyler’s Suite, dedicated to the memory of Tyler Clementi.
We are excited to make our virtual debut this 2020-2021 season and are looking for an Artistic Director who will help us reach new heights as we strive for excellence and celebrate diversity in music and in community.
The ideal candidate will be responsible for the artistic direction of the choir and shall develop, rehearse and conduct a program of rehearsals, learning activities and performances. It is envisaged that this will be done primarily in a virtual environment.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following key qualifications:
- post-secondary training in music with an emphasis in choral conducting;
- a minimum of 2 years of experience conducting a choir;
- some experience and/or a reasonable level of comfort with the use of technology to carry out the artistic activities of a choir;
- experience in designing, coordinating and directing choral programming;
- a commitment to embracing the mission of the choir.
Position description and complete statement of qualifications can be found at www.tonecluster.ca and on Facebook @ToneCluster.
Interested candidates should apply via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a cover letter and resume demonstrating how one meets the key and asset qualifications. Should candidates wish to provide audio or video demonstrations of their qualifications, we will also accept an MP4 file or online video link with their application.
Interviews will be conducted towards the end of August by video chat and a shortlist of candidates will be invited to lead a virtual rehearsal in the month of September.
Application deadline: Saturday August 15 at midnight.
Please direct inquiries about this position to email@example.com
Called to lead? If you have passion for music that’s spiritual, with talents for leading a choir & congregation of singers on piano & organ, come and play with us!
Trinity United Church, Ottawa is a compassionate, progressive and affirming community that nurtures and celebrates each other’s spiritual growth. We are rooted in our Christian tradition and open to the truths of other faiths.
Trinity is seeking a part-time Director of Music (12 hours per week) with a passion for music and a creative spirit. Trinity has a Kawai grand piano and a three manual Casavant pipe organ.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate skills and abilities in the following areas:
Collaboration as a team member of staff working for, and with, the church; open to innovation.
Strong musicality and technicality in playing the piano or pipe organ or both and accompanying other musicians.
Proven experience in directing a choir and making it the best it can possibly be; knowledge and experience of contemporary and traditional styles of secular and church music.
Making best use of the musical resources available to Trinity including the music library, piano and organ.
Organizational skills, leadership abilities and creative skills, including the ability to promote participation in music activities and events.
Familiarity with progressive United Church theology.
Remuneration will be based on experience and qualifications.
The successful candidate will be required to provide names of three contacts (phone number and email address) for current references.
If this is an opportunity that excites you, please apply with a resume and covering letter that describes how your experience relates to the qualifications we seek. Closing date for applications is March 15, 2020. Send to Music Search Committee, Trinity United Church, firstname.lastname@example.org. Start date is negotiable.
Full job description here: http://www.trinityunitedottawa.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/TrinityOttawa_DirectorofMusic_JobDescription-1.pdf
Just Voices choir is looking for a choir director for September 2020. Just Voices is a community-oriented activist choir in Ottawa whose members share a commitment to social and environmental justice. We are searching for a choir director to help us reach our goal of singing music that makes a difference and sounding good while we do it.
We invite you to look at the job description for more information. Our website can be found at http://www.justvoices.ca/
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/JustVoices/
Applications will be accepted until March 23, 2020.
Tamir is a proud and caring team of participants, families, volunteers and staff dedicated to promoting quality of life in a Jewish environment for persons with developmental disabilities through opportunities for personal growth and community involvement. Tamir is a non-profit transfer payment agency funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services.
People with developmental disabilities are often marginalized in society without opportunities to express their talents and passions in life and realize their full potential.
The Tamir Neshama (Soul) Choir offers an environment in which individuals with developmental disabilities can explore their love of music and performance. The role of the Choir Leader is to nurture their love of and joy in music, expand their knowledge and appreciation for it, and promote the transition of individuals from feelings of isolation and low self-esteem to enjoying a sense of belonging, purpose and accomplishment through the Neshama Choir experience. Raising of spirits and connection to community for the Neshama Choir participants, is the essence of the role of the Choir Leader.
The Choir has been entertaining audiences since 2002 in a variety of settings from churches and synagogues, to hospitals and special events in Ottawa such as World Religion Day, the Ottawa Tulip Festival and Holocaust Remembrance Day on Parliament Hill. The choir has also performed at special engagements in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Boca Raton, Florida. The Neshama Choir sings in a variety of languages, including Hebrew and Yiddish, and performs an eclectic mix of music from many genres.
The choir rehearses Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm – 8:00pm, from approximately September to June and performs at events across the city and elsewhere within the Jewish community and community at large.
Please contact Jodi Green, email@example.com with your questions and/or resume.
The West Ottawa Ladies Chorus is an auditioned community choir that was founded under the leadership of the present Director, with just 12 singers in 2012. Since then it has grown to a stable membership of around 40 singers, all of whom express the joy of music through their performances. The choir performs three of its own public concerts a year, two at Christmas and one in the Spring, but also performs as guests at other concerts and offers its music to retirement homes and community groups in the region.
The choir sings a wide variety of repertoire from classical choral music, to gospel, swing, sacred music and folk songs, all in three- and four-part harmony. It is known for its musical skills, sensitive interpretations and balanced sound. There is a family feeling within the choir that creates a positive atmosphere for both rehearsing and performing.
The job responsibilities will include conducting regular rehearsals, which at present occur twice a week on Sunday and Wednesday afternoons, repertoire selection, working with the accompanist and with the Choir executive, encouraging vocal skills, recruiting and auditioning new members, and generally encouraging excellence in vocal technique.
Skills: An in-depth knowledge of choral music in a variety of genres, strong leadership abilities, a demonstrated knowledge of vocal technique, ability to recruit and audition new members, able to coordinate with accompanist and executive, able to foster a positive atmosphere within the choir.
Honorarium is paid on an hourly basis per term. Interested persons should send their resume to WOLC.firstname.lastname@example.org