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Singers Services / opportunities

Music intern sought for St. Ignatius Loyola Children's Choir
The Children's Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola is seeking a music education student or new teacher to intern with our program for the 2019-2020 season. The Church is located on Park Avenue between 83rd and 84th Streets. There are three choirs in our children's choir program, and we are looking for an Intern who can help us during rehearsals for our two youngest choirs. These singers range in age from 6 through 11, and they rehearse on Wednesday afternoons (3:15-4:15 and 4:30-5:30). St. Ignatius has a formidable music program which includes 18 concerts our current season. The children perform on two of these with professional orchestra, as well as on Sundays once/month. The intern's commitment is on Wednesday afternoons from September through the beginning of June, as well as assistance at the Christmas concerts. Sunday attendance is not required of our interns.

Assistance is needed with attendance keeping, music distribution, music reading, music marking, bathroom breaks, and other artistic, housekeeping, and hands on tasks. Ability to accompany the choir is not a requirement, nor is being of the Catholic faith. If the student is able and willing, warming up the children and/or directing during rehearsal will be possible.

We pay a stipend of $1,800.00 to an undergraduate (vocal) music education major, and $2,300 for a graduate student. This is for the entire season. Please contact Maureen Haley at haleym@saintignatiusloyola.org. For info about the Church's music staff, visit www.stignatiusloyola.org/index.php/music/music_staff.
Posted 4/25/2019. Expires 6/25/2019.
Teaneck Community Chorus seeks piano accompanist
The Teaneck Community Chorus seeks a piano accompanist starting September 8, 2019. While classical or other training is presumed, a willingness to embrace other music genres (jazz, blues, pop, Broadway, Klezmer, world, etc.) is highly desirable. The chorus was founded in 1999 with the mission of celebrating diversity. See our website www.teaneckcommunitychorus.org for information on our history and past repertoire. This current season we celebrate our 20th Anniversary with our upcoming concert featuring choral compositions commissioned for the TCC. Rehearsals are on Sunday evenings from 7 to 9 PM at the Ethical Culture Society. 687 Larch Avenue, Teaneck, NJ. Major concerts are scheduled for January 26, 2020 and May 17, 2020 both at 3 PM. In addition, we typically we have six concerts or short public performances in the community with dates to be determined.

Please send resumes and inquiries to Steven Bell, Artistic Director, e-mail slbway@aol.com, cell 201-913-4898 and/or Wes Matsui, Chair of the Music Committee, e-mail wtmatsui@gmail.com, cell 201-289-2038.
Posted 4/15/2019. Expires 6/15/2019.
Connecticut Chamber Choir seeks artistic director
Connecticut Chamber Choir (CCC) actively seeks qualified applicants for the part-time position of Artistic Director for the highly-regarded Fairfield County ensemble, for rehearsals beginning Fall of 2019. CCC is an established 501(c)(3) non-profit performing arts organization. Resumés from experienced directors of proven success will be accepted through May 15, 2019. Electronic submission of materials is requested to info@ctchamberchoir.org. For further information, please submit questions to terwu1@gmail.com.

Now it its forty-first year, CCC is an auditioned ensemble of professional and dedicated avocational musicians from throughout the state of Connecticut and New York. CCC has established itself as one of the region’s premier vocal ensembles through performances of significant choral repertoire spanning the sixteenth through the twenty-first centuries. Under the Artistic Direction of Constance Chase since 2008, the ensemble has presented biannual performances including such major works with orchestra and chamber orchestra as J.S. Bach’s Magnificat, Haydn’s Paukenmesse and Lord Nelson Mass, Fauré and Duruflé Requiems, Bernstein’s MASS, Howells's An English Mass and programs of important chamber works dating from the Renaissance to active composers of today. Additionally of interest, in recent years CCC has collaborated with renowned period instrument ensemble The Sebastians in a program of early cantatas of J.S. Bach, presented the U.S. premiere of Donald Fraser’s acclaimed setting of Elgar’s Sea Pictures for chamber choir and string ensemble, made its NYC debut at St. Patrick’s Cathedral’s "A City Singing at Christmas" and also performed at the Choralfest USA festival held at New York’s Symphony Space. Other important collaborations include performances with the Greater Bridgeport Symphony under the direction of Eric Jacobsen. CCC has recently established a residency at First Church Congregational, Fairfield, to begin in the 2019-2020 season. Visit www.ctchamberchoir.org or www.facebook.com/ConnChamberChoir.
Posted 3/25/2019. Expires 5/15/2019.
Cathedral Choirs England residency in August
Join the Cathedral Choirs of the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine on a 10-day performance residency at two of England’s most renown cathedrals, St. Paul’s Cathedral-London and Canterbury Cathedral--Mother Church of the Anglican Communion! In addition to enjoying the privilege of singing a rich repertoire of music in these historic and captivating cathedrals, there will also be visits to Oxford, Dover Castle and time available to enjoy the many sights of London and Canterbury. Led by the cathedral choirmasters Kent Tritle, Bryan Zaros and cathedral organist Raymond Nagem, the tour promises to be an unforgettable experience!

The residency runs from Wednesday, August 14 to Saturday, August 24, 2019. Rehearsals at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine the week prior. For more information, please contact Cathedral Associate Choirmaster Bryan Zaros at bzaros@stjohndivine.org.
Posted 3/18/2019. Expires 7/18/2019.
Broadway Singing Workshop May 19 in Princeton Junction
Learn Broadway-style singing. Stibol Music is inspiring youths in the musical arts. Seeking talented singers for an intense two-hour Broadway Singing Workshop under the artistic direction of EllenRenee, our Broadway vocal professional. Participants come together developing the vocal skills and confidence necessary for stage through instruction culminating in a performance of Broadway tunes. The workshop will be held on May 19 from 2 to 4 PM at Stibol Music, 45 Everett Drive #110b, Princeton Junction, NJ. For more information, call 609-799-0900 or e-mail info@ellenreneeproductions.com.
Posted 3/18/2019. Expires 5/19/2019.
UN Symphony seeks singers for April project
UN Symphony Orchestra is looking for choral singers for a major new project.

El Cóndor Pasa -- Andean Hope is an original new musical written by the Peruvian composer Dante Váldez. It is based on the old indigenous story and the music is infused with the folklore of the Andes. The project involves UN Symphony Orchestra, augmented by several ethnic Andean instruments (zampoñas, quenas, charango, cajón), and will be produced in a semi-staged version. The 70-piece orchestra will be on stage, with the chorus behind it on the choral risers, with the soloists and dancers performing on the proscenium in full costume and under theatrical lighting.

The performances are scheduled for 24 and 25 April at the NYU Skirball auditorium. The project has been promoted in the programme for the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, which will take place during the same week, at the UN. We are expecting many high-level delegations of various indigenous communities from around the world to attend our performances.

Singers who would like to join this exciting and unique project are invited to visit our sign-up page and provide their information here: goo.gl/forms/W1vRMuJ5mw3pkEH82.
Posted 3/8/2019. Expires 4/25/2019.
Free introductory lesson in Alexander Technique
Contact Elizabeth Hurwitt at elizabeth@betteratbeing.com for a free introduction to this dynamic mind-body method. Alexander Technique can help you improve your vocal production and breathing, along with your postural support and ease of movement. Alexander Technique has been a favorite of vocal professionals and amateurs for over 150 years, providing singers and speakers with the freedom to communicate more freely and effectively. Elizabeth's teaching is certified by the American Society of Alexander Teachers (AmSAT). Start with a free introductory lesson. Thereafter, continued lessons are affordable and negotiable. For further information, visit www.betteratbeing.com.
Posted 2/26/2019. Expires 5/26/2019.
Ask the Choral Doctor
Dr. Harold Rosenbaum, conductor, editor, recording artist, composer, lecturer and professor, is pleased to offer a new service designed to assist choral conductors as they prepare music to conduct, and to assist composers as they prepare their scores for publication and/or performance. For details, visit haroldrosenbaum.com/ask-the-choral-doctor.shtml.
Posted 2/21/2019. Expires 6/21/2019.
Spruce up for spring with Tuxedo by Sarno
Spruce up for spring!

Here at Tuxedo by Sarno, we’ve been dressing the northeast for over 78 years, and want to help your group look their best for the upcoming spring concert season. We have full dress tails, tuxedos and wonderful suits, both new and pre-worn, starting at $100 coat and pants! We also have separates: pants, shirts and a rainbow of vests and ties, pre-worn and new. Make sure to take full advantage of our group discounts plus free shipping on orders of 20 or more! When you’re ready to order, or if you have any questions, e-mail customercare@sarnotux.com and put Spring Sale in the subject line.
Posted 2/20/2019. Expires 6/20/2019.
Choral coaching services with Bill Heigen
Award-winning composer Bill Heigen is now offering choral coaching services for singers and choirs in the tri-state area. Private voice lessons made to address all of your choral needs such as blending, tuning, vibrato control, ear training, repertoire, sight-singing. Please visit www.choralcoach.art and get to know his services.
Posted 2/4/2019. Expires 6/4/2019.
Gregorian chant and Renaissance polyphony intensive June 10-14
Through the Eastman School of Music, I, Michael Anderson, am offering a one-week intensive course this summer on singing Gregorian chant and Renaissance polyphony this summer in New York City. It is designed for talented singers with interest in early music looking to advance their own knowledge. College credit and teaching development hours can also be earned through the institute. The workshop takes place June 10-14 at the Church of Notre Dame near Columbia University. For details, visit summer.esm.rochester.edu/course/singing-gregorian-chant-and-renaissance-polyphony-new-york-city/.
Posted 1/15/2019. Expires 6/10/2019.
Berkshire Choral International 2019 season
Sing to the World with Berkshire Choral International!
  • Sonoma, CA, June 9-16
    Craig Hella Johnson: Considering Matthew Shepard
    Gary Thor Wedow, conductor
    Sonoma State University | Weill Hall
  • Boston, MA, June 23-30
    Felix Mendelssohn: Elijah
    Erin Freeman, conductor
    Tufts University, Medford | Boston Symphony Hall
  • Richmond, VA, July 7-14
    Morten Lauridsen: Lux Aeterna
    Benjamin Britten: Saint Nicolas
    Tom Hall, conductor
    University of Richmond | Carpenter Theater
  • Prague, Czech Republic, August 4-11
    Antonín Dvořák: Stabat Mater
    Heinz Ferlesch, conductor
    Hotel International | Žofín Palace
Now accepting applications for the 2019 season at www.berkshirechoral.org.
Posted 11/12/2018. Expires 5/12/2019.