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Sing along with New York Sings Along on April 16
Peace of Heart Choir is organizing New York Sings Along (see www.facebook.com/NewYorkSingsAlong/?view_public_for=109232574071493) -- an event designed to create a city-wide sing-along which will hopefully bring hundreds of New Yorkers to their windows, terraces and more to sing “New York, New York” after the clapping and cheering of “Clap Because We Care” on Thursday, April 16, 2020. We’ll be coordinated with a Facebook Live feed from our New York Sings Along Facebook page at www.facebook.com/NewYorkSingsAlong/?view_public_for=109232574071493. All you need to do is open a window and head to the Facebook page, And be prepared to clap, cheer, then sing.

On Thursday, April 16 at 6:45 PM (Eastern), before the Clap begins, we’ll launch a Facebook Live feed from the New York Sings Along page. We’ll use the feed to synchronize participation in the sing-along at the end of the cheer. The feed will feature a video recording of “New York, New York” with lyrics, similar to a karaoke track (but with Sinatra’s voice also).

At Peace of Heart Choir, we believe in the healing power of music. We perform for free dozens of times each year in the city's hospitals, nursing homes, shelters, and more. We’re hoping that singers from all across the city will join us for this new project. Just sing along out your open window when the track prompts you. Or sing from your, terrace, balcony, front yard or just in your living room. But do sing! If you'd like join us, please sign up for this event, and Follow our New York Sings Along page on Facebook at the link above -- and please share with your members, friends, and family. For more information on the event and Peace of Heart Choir, please go to our website at www.peaceofheartchoir.org/ or contact us by e-mail at peaceofheartchoir@gmail.com. We hope you and your members can join us on New York Sings Along on Thursday, April 16, at 6:45 for the live stream.
Posted 4/8/2020. Expires 4/16/2020.
Harold Rosenbaum offers free online conducting lessons
Good day fellow musicians. These are very difficult times for all of us. I will do my part to try to stay safe and to keep others safe by staying home much more than usual, although I show no symptoms of illness. I suspect you will be doing the same if you can.

In light of that, I was thinking about how I could be useful and helpful to others who might be in a similar situation, who might be anxious as I am about the immediate future, and who might appreciate being stimulated and active in creative and new ways.

Thus I would like to offer free 20-minute conducting lessons and/or discussions of choral scores you might have questions about, whether you are a budding conductor, an active conductor, a composer, an organist, a music education student, or a singer. Simply e-mail me at haroldrosenbaum@gmail.com, describing your needs and goals of the lesson and we will go from there. Please state whether you can do Skype, Google Hangouts or FB Messenger.

Let's take this opportunity to think and plan ahead, with hope and joy in our hearts, realizing that as we lift the spirits of our students, choir members, parishers and audiences, we transport and inspire them as well. I look forward to hearing from you.
Posted 3/20/2020. Expires 5/20/2020.
Harmonium Choral Society seeks Executive Director
Harmonium Choral Society is one of New Jersey's leading choral arts organizations. Founded in 1979, the 100-member chorus and its select 20-voice Chamber Singers are made up of committed volunteers, including many music educators, from northern New Jersey and surrounding areas. Membership is by audition.

The Executive Director has responsibility for the overall leadership, planning and management of business operations of Harmonium. The Executive Director develops and implements the strategic plan and program activities (including financial management, human resources, fundraising, program development, marketing and communication) in support of the Chorus’s mission, artistic vision and educational goals. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and partners with the Artistic Director to set and maintain a collaborative leadership model that strengthens the organization by creating a positive relationship between the artistic and administrative sides of the Chorus. The job of Executive Director is a combination on-site and remote thirty hours (30) per week position with some evening and weekend work required. Some travel is possible.

For complete details and to apply, visit www.harmonium.org/careers.
Posted 3/9/2020. Expires 5/9/2020.
Free introductory lesson in Alexander Technique
Contact Elizabeth Hurwitt 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. For further information, call (646) 981-9330 or visit betterATbeing.com.
Posted 2/28/2020. Expires 5/28/2020.
GMChorale (Middletown, CT) seeks General Manager
The General Manager and Deputy to the Executive/Artistic Director (E/AD) supports the GMChorale’s artistic mission and vision by developing and implementing effective strategies to achieve the organization’s goals and objectives, as an Independent Contractor. He/she works in partnership with the E/AD who reports to the board of directors and is responsible for the direction and management of all aspects of the administration of the chorus. Visit gmchorale.org/work-with-us/ to see the full job posting and learn how to apply. Job open until filled.
Posted 2/18/2020. Expires 4/18/2020.
CUNY Virtual Choir Project
2020 digital togetherness via online choir: diversity, inclusion, acceptance and belonging. Come join us now.

CUNY is located in one of the sought after metropolitan destinations for being a melting pot of various cultures and race, origins and backgrounds, economic and social well-being—all living together and share their existence. Choral singing is one communal activity that brings peoples together, physically, from learning various genres of music from all over the world, performing these works, and ultimately, to sharing the beauty and essence of the music.

The CUNY Virtual Choir Project will extend this experience to include groups beyond the physical boundaries of a rehearsal space, bringing diverse voices from different campuses into a mix. While traditional choral singing in the same physical space is great, the logistics of combining choirs from more than two campuses become overwhelming.

Come join us now, and be part of this first ever cyber CUNY musical collaboration! The two songs featured in this project are Together Now (by Angus and Dietz) and We Are Everywhere (by Olgun and Douglas). These songs are fun, catchy and easy to sing along, with strong lyrics celebrating the college’s mission of diversity, inclusion, acceptance and belonging.

Public access submission is available, from February 4 through March 31, 2020. Each of the submitted videos will be synchronized and combined into one single performance to create the Virtual Choir, that will be played and live-streamed during the choral concert "Under One Sky" on May 5, 2020 (7:30 PM in Theater II) in BMCC Chambers Street campus. For more information, visit virtualchoir.bmcc.cuny.edu/.
Posted 2/13/2020. Expires 4/13/2020.
12th World Symposium on Choral Music in Auckland 11-18 July 2020
Twenty-four of the world’s best choirs, over 40 distinguished speakers on choral music and thousands of delegates will descend on Auckland, New Zealand 11-18 July 2020 for the 12th World Symposium on Choral Music (WSCM2020).

One of the most anticipated events on the international choral calendar, the World Symposium on Choral Music is a major international arts festival which also serves as a global choral congress – a triennial opportunity for a significant proportion of the world’s choral music leaders and practitioners to meet, share ideas and be revitalised.

The WSCM programme offers a range of talks, masterclasses, workshops, demonstrations and performances for both choral music industry delegates and the wider public. Delegates usually include choristers, conductors, composers, music industry academics, singers, teachers and enthusiasts from all over the planet. The theme of New Zealand’s Symposium is "People and The Land \ He Tangata, He Whenua" – the connection and tensions between people and land, between urban life and the natural world.

We are delighted to announce that British ensemble VOCES8 will join the programme with two headline performances. WSCM2020 will be the ensemble’s Auckland debut.

This has inspired many of the presentations, which include such topics as indigenous music and "ownership," diversity and social empowerment, respectful collaboration with indigenous artists, singing as a haven for migrants and refugees, choral singing in prisons, welcoming transgender and non-binary singers, alongside cornerstone subjects such as conducting and vocal technique, articulation, rhythm, intonation, genre exploration, repertoire, movement and programming.

An international Artistic Committee reviewed the unprecedented number of 360 choir and presenter applications from more than 50 countries around the world to produce the final line-up of choirs and presenters for WSCM2020. The 12th World Symposium on Choral Music is supported by New Zealand Major Events and Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED), and hosted by the NZ Choral Federation in tandem with the International Federation for Choral Music.

Sitting alongside the Symposium is the Surround Sounds programme, in which 20 more top international and NZ choirs will perform for delegates and the public. Performance venues for both festivals include the Auckland Town Hall, the Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre and the rest of the Aotea Centre, St Matthew-in-the-City and St Patrick’s and Holy Trinity Cathedrals. Public concert tickets will be on sale from early 2020.

Attending choirs range from widely regarded ensembles such as NOTUS and Portland State Chamber Choir from the USA and Mexico’s Voz En Punto, to young performers such as the National Youth Choir of Great Britain, Canada’s Hamilton Children’s Choir, Shenzhen Lily Choir from China, Australia’s Gondwana, the Cantabile Youth Singers of Silicon Valley and the New Zealand Youth Choir, national indigenous choirs including Nairobi Chamber Chorus, and all-female ensembles such as Slovenia’s vocal theatre Carmina Slovenica, Canada’s Xara Choral Theatre and Ewha Chamber Choir from Korea.

Registrations for the Symposium are now open with hundreds of delegates from over 40 countries having already signed up ahead of the recent Earlybird deadline. Thousands of delegates attended the 11th World Symposium in Barcelona (2017) and the New Zealand event team is looking to have the same level of success. The next Advance Ticket deadline is 31 December 2019. Registrations are available online at wscm2020.com.
Posted 12/24/2019. Expires 4/30/2020.