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Seeking Male Sopranos for project at MoMA - National Chorale

This is a Temporary, Part-time position.

Category: Other
State/Province: New York, NY
Position: Seeking Male Sopranos for project at MoMA
Deadline: June 29, 2019
Posted: May 26, 2019

Job Description / Duties


Auditions on Friday June 7, Saturday June 8, and Monday June 10, 2019. Additional auditions may be scheduled for late June, or by appointment.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York and National Chorale are seeking boy sopranos (unchanged male voices) to perform at MoMA, in the exhibition of a major live performance work by internationally recognized artists. MoMA will open its expanded campus on October 21, 2019, with a reimagined presentation of modern and contemporary art, and will include this performance as part of the museum’s exciting reopening program. 

The work will be presented at MoMA and consists of a sculptural environment, activated by live performance. Boy sopranos will sing a duet composed of atonal music and move around the space while singing. 

Friday June 7, Saturday June 8, and Monday June 10 in midtown Manhattan. 

Interested performers should prepare the following:
1. A section of the vocal duet to be performed at MoMA. The score will be provided in advance of the auditions. (Please see Application Instructions below.) 
2. A piece of music of the performer’s choice. An accompanist will be provided.  
3. Performers will also be expected to demonstrate proficiency in pitch matching. 

Rehearsals will take place at a studio in midtown Manhattan in July and August. Dress rehearsals will take place at MoMA in mid-September. 

The exhibition will be on view from October 21, 2019 to Spring 2020. Performers will be contracted on a rotating schedule throughout the exhibition

Please note:
This is a paid position; performers will be compensated for both rehearsals and performances. National Chorale is registered with the New York State Department of Labor to employ child performers. Parents/guardians of hired performers will be required to provide additional documents and waivers, in order to satisfy compliancy. All rehearsals and performances will be chaperoned by National Chorale staff.

Application Instructions / Public Contact Information

In order to schedule an audition and receive preparatory materials in advance, interested performers should contact

Qualifications / Required Skills

Solo or ensemble singing experience, or aspiring young voices with the ability to learn the selection under the guidance of a professional musician.

Salary: paid rehearsals and performances

Employer Profile

Founded in 1967, the National Chorale is the only professional choral company in the United States to have established & maintained an annual subscription season in the major New York City concert halls – 51 seasons in David Geffen Hall, with additional concerts at Carnegie Hall. It presents a broad repertory of choral-orchestral works; seldom-performed works from many stylistic periods; opera-in-concert; American music theatre; and contemporary works, including commissions by the Chorale for its Lincoln Center Season. In addition to its David Geffen Hall series, the Chorale has toured nationally; presented 19 summer seasons of New York Festival of American Music Theater concerts in Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park; concert tours of New York State & New York City; vocal-instrumental chamber music series & Concerts for Young People. The National Chorale is a leader in the development of choral singing in the New York City area. The New York Times calls