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Choral Director for amateur women's a cappella chorus - North Shore Harmonizers

This is a Permanent, Part-time position.

Category: Other
State/Province: Wilmette, IL
Position: Choral Director for amateur women's a cappella chorus
Deadline: April 1, 2022
Posted: January 31, 2022

Job Description / Duties

Our new Director will succeed Alice Lane, who has led the group for 31 years. Over those years the Harmonizers have advanced musically and maintained a cohesive identity—even through Covid. The group takes pride in both being a supportive community and in aspiring to new levels of musicianship.
Responsibilities include:
o Preparing and leading rehearsals, currently held weekly in the evening
o Reviewing and posting recordings on the website
o Preparing for the Show with additional rehearsals
o Leading Sing-outs, especially during the December holiday season
o Auditioning prospective members
o Leading occasional sectional rehearsals
o Attending Board and committee meetings and offering guidance as requested
o Helping with recruitment

Qualifications / Required Skills

The position of Director requires a solid foundation of music background, including choral experience; directing ability; and interpersonal skills to lead members with flexibility and enthusiasm. A certain level of computer/technical skills is also a necessity.

Additional Information

The new director will assume leadership of the chorus on or about November 1, 2022, and will be introduced at the Harmonizers’ 70th Anniversary Show on November 6, 2022.

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Salary: Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications and negotiated scope of work.

Contact Information

Application Procedure: Candidates should provide a letter and resume explaining their training, qualifications, and experience, with whatever materials may be relevant (such as videos), including references. Deadline for submission is April 1, 2022. Submit materials to:

Helen Gagel AND Terry Davis
847-275-0326 773-677-9169

Employer Profile

The North Shore Harmonizers is a women’s chorus of 30 women ranging in age from 26-81, some of whom are new members and some with decades in the chorus. The Harmonizers perform a variety of unaccompanied music grounded in barbershop style but broader in scope; it is non-competitive and eclectic. New members are auditioned for their ability to match pitches and hold their part against other harmony parts.

Members take responsibility for much of the Harmonizers’ work through its Board and several active committees: Show, Repertoire, Technology (website and videos) and Finance. Each section (Tenor, Lead, Baritone and Bass) has a leader who leads section practices, makes practice recordings for the website, and other tasks. The chorus performs in the community at Sing-outs and produces a major show about every 18 months. The show typically includes about 10-12 numbers of which several involve choreography.

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