Auditions for Alto/Mezzo and Bass Section Leaders.
This section leader position is an independent contractor position, without benefits. Positions are available as of September 1.
The church has established traditional church music program. The choir is composed of around 35 singers, including four paid section leaders (SATB). The choir sings high quality literature ranging from Gregorian chant and polyphony through 21st century repertoire. Section leaders are expected to work well with volunteers, be able to lead sectionals, and have evenness of tone, excellent intonation and ability to sing straight tone when needed. Although most literature is available ahead of time, strong sight-reading skills are a must.
Section leaders are required to sing for the following:
Rehearsals: Wednesday evenings, 7.30pm - 9.30pm (September through Corpus Christi).
Sunday duties: 10.30am High Mass with 10:00am rehearsal.
Extra services: Thanksgiving Service (Tuesday before Thanksgiving), Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Confirmation Mass,
Tenebrae Service (Wednesday of Holy Week), Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil, Easter Sunday, and Pentecost Vespers.
In addition, the quartet sings for 3-4 Tridentine Masses during the year (Sundays at 2:30pm with a rehearsal at 1:00pm).
Other opportunities for additional income: cantoring for funerals, weddings, and other weekend or special masses.
Compensation per call (some services pay more).
Required education: BM (Vocal Performance preferable).
Preferable: MM in Vocal Performance or choral conducting.
Please email your resume and a brief cover letter.
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