Assistant Conductor

Job
Posted 1 month ago
Application Deadline: May 15, 2019

With over 160 singers, MFC is the largest and most spirited community choir in our city. We first came together in 1984 to celebrate Mississauga’s 10th anniversary, and we stayed together to celebrate the joy of singing in a choral community like no other. Our spirited singing springs from our no-audition policy. Everyone who loves to sing is welcome to join us, and audiences hear the joy in every song.

Under the leadership of David Ambrose, MFC performs many concerts, raises money for local charities, records professional CDs, holds an annual choral writing competition and tours the world.

Our organization includes 3 choirs – MFC, Mississauga Festival Chamber Choir (an auditioned choir of approximately 25 singers), Resonance (for youth and young adults 15-28) as well as Raising Voices, an outreach singing program for people living with Alzheimer’s. MFC is also sponsoring Choral Mosaic 2020, a three-day massed choir festival in June 2020. The Assistant Conductor position works specifically with MFC and MFCC.

Our Mission
Mississauga Festival Choir is a community choir organization that enriches lives through music by way of performance, education and outreach – while valuing excellence in choral music performance, education, spirit: celebration, joy and pleasure, and community engagement.

Job Responsibilities include: regular conducting at rehearsals, repertoire selection, leading sectionals, and leading rehearsals when the artistic director is absent. Other duties as assigned/discussed.

Skills: Experience working with community choir, broad knowledge of choral repertoire, strong leadership style, ability to work collaboratively and/or under direction.

Honorarium is a monthly fee for 10 months per year, with the possibility of a year-round contract.

Please send a resume to info@mfchoir.com by May 15th. If you have links to past conducting performances, please include those in your email. Those selected for interview/audition will be contacted by email.

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