Opening: New Jersey Youth Chorus, Primo Coro Director
Reports to: Artistic Director
Start Date: July 1, 2016 (If possible, the Director would hold auditions for potential choristers during one day in May, and one day in June.
The New Jersey Youth Chorus, founded in 1992, is an auditioned choral program for choristers in grades 3 - 12. The heart of its mission is to provide exceptional choral music education and performance experiences, fostering expression, artistry and growth.
The Primo Coro ensemble is for girls and boys in grades 4 - 5. Rehearsals are held on Mondays from 4:30 - 6:00 PM in Chatham, NJ.
Responsibilities and Duties:
In concert with the Artistic Director, develop an annual program for Primo Coro in accordance with the organization’s mission, vision and approved operating budget. This includes:
❖ Working on the curriculum goals
❖ Selecting appropriate, quality repertoire, representing various styles and genres
❖ Conducting all rehearsals and performances of Primo Coro. Performances include two annual concerts, and approximately 2 - 4 additional events
❖ Seeking performance opportunities
❖ Planning any workshops or in-house retreats, including recommendation of clinicians
❖ Possibly leading the ensemble in Summer Session (late August) OR in-house Retreat weekend (September)
❖ Conduct periodic events, such as ‘Bring a Friend Day,’ or “Kids for Kids” concerts
In addition, the Primo Coro Director:
❖ Prepares weekly Memos for the choristers and parents (updates, practice-at-home, etc.)
❖ Auditions prospective choristers in May/June
❖ Provides input on marketing materials or press releases, as necessary
❖ Communicates in a timely manner with the Artistic Director and Choir Administrator, as appropriate, regarding needs and expectations of the choir
❖ Exhibits role model behavior commensurate with NJYC’s mission to inspire its members to achieve artistic excellence and develop their potential. This includes:
● Creating high standards
● Inspiring and motivating choristers
● Encouraging excellence in musicianship and vocal development.
❖ Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education
❖ Teaching experience preferred
❖ Knowledge of vocal technique and literature appropriate for young singers
❖ Knowledge of Kodaly methodology and Takadimi rhythm syllables a plus
❖ Excellent classroom management
❖ Ability to communicate effectively with artistic staff, office staff and parents
Please submit resume to: [email protected]