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Applied Voice Teacher - Brooklyn Youth Chorus

This is a Permanent, Part-time position.

Category: Other
State/Province (or you can select Remote): Brooklyn, NY
Position: Applied Voice Teacher
Deadline: December 30, 2022
Posted: November 15, 2022

Job Description / Duties

Brooklyn Youth Chorus (BYC) is seeking a part-time Voice Teacher to join its faculty. BYC serves young singers ages 5-18 at varying levels of experience and vocal development. The position entails teaching private weekly voice lessons ranging from 30 to 60 minutes. Lessons take place weekday afternoons, after school, and on Saturdays and will take place in person at BYC headquarters. The majority of lessons are in person, but virtual lessons may be offered based on student demand. Voice faculty typically serve as a resource for BYC ensemble conductors and opportunities to provide small group instruction to ensemble singers may arise. Number of weekly work hours is flexible and depends on student demand and teacher availability.

This position reports directly to the School Administrator and will run from January 2023 to May/June 2023 with the possibility to be renewed after June 2023 for future seasons.

Qualifications / Required Skills

-Demonstrated expertise in applied voice science and vocal health including: parameters of registration, vowel resonance, and breath management, with an emphasis on head register development for treble singers as well as voice change navigation.
-Well versed in vocal pedagogy for classical technique and comfortable teaching CCM styles.
-Willingness to learn and align with Founder and Artistic Director, Dianne Berkun Menaker’s trademarked Cross-Choral Training pedagogy, with the intent to provide a unified approach to vocal teaching at Brooklyn Youth Chorus across private lessons and choral rehearsals.
-Belief in the mission and core values of Brooklyn Youth Chorus
-Experience working with young people from diverse backgrounds
-Full COVID-19 vaccination

Additional Information

Brooklyn Youth Chorus is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in all areas including artistic and education programs and recruitment of choristers, volunteers, staff, and its Board of Trustees.

We stand for absolute respect for each individual; an appreciation and understanding of the broad spectrum of all our differences be they cultural, racial, religious, socio-economic, or based on sexual identity, gender, physical or intellectual ability; and the ability to experience bonds of friendship through the joy of music. We celebrate open-mindedness and critical thinking, and seek to create opportunities for students to explore and embrace these important values together. We recognize that a diverse community is an asset that must be continually cared for, preserved, and enhanced, with constant attention, for the benefit of all its members.

Salary: Hourly rate begins at $64/hr

Contact Information

Please send a resume, cover letter, and at least two professional references to Resumes without cover letters will not be considered. Qualified candidates will be invited to teach a demo lesson. No calls, please. EOE.

Employer Profile

Brooklyn Youth Chorus is an award-winning city-wide music education and vocal performance program for children ages 5-18 of all levels of experience. As a collective of young singers and vocal ensembles, Brooklyn Youth Chorus is reimagining choral music performance through artistic innovation, collaboration, and an incredibly versatile range and repertoire. The Chorus’s multi-level training program draws students from across NYC’s five boroughs and combines intensive voice training and musicianship study with exceptional performance experiences. Children of diverse backgrounds come to the Chorus to share their love singing, make new friends, and achieve and surpass their musical goals. Brooklyn Youth Chorus believes every voice matters and is committed to building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive community based on respect for each individual and an appreciation of our differences. To ensure access to all students, regardless of background or financial circumstances, the Chorus provides broad financial support for both chorus and elective music program tuition. Founded in 1992 by Artistic Director Dianne Berkun Menaker, Brooklyn Youth Chorus has served over 10,000 students over its thirty-year history with hundreds enrolling each year in its core after-school and public school outreach programs. Classes take place in Brooklyn in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Heights, and Bedford-Stuyvesant.