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Are you an experienced chorusmaster? Join the York Symphony Orchestra as a chorusmaster and bring the joy of music to the community today!
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Chorusmaster

Description: The Chorusmaster shall be responsible for preparing choral works to be performed with the York Symphony Orchestra and approved community engagement programs. All regular Chorus rehearsals are held, Monday evenings, running from 7:30—9:00PM & Chamber Choir rehearsals precede from 6:30—7:30PM. Concerts in the 2024/25 Season in October, November, March, and July. Position to begin at the candidate’s earliest convenience.

Reports To: YSO Executive Director and Music Director

Responsibilities
  • Conduct weekly preliminary chorus rehearsals.
  • Assist the YSO conductor at joint orchestral/choral rehearsals with matters such as diction and balance.
  • Recruit, audition, and select persons for membership in the chorus.
  • Program, rehearse, and conduct supplemental chorus only performances should any given season allow for such.
Requirements
  • Exceptional musicianship and conducting skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of choral literature, vocal pedagogy, Latin, Italian, German, and French.
  • A minimum of three years of educational, church, or professional conducting experience.
  • Strong interpersonal relations and communication skills as well as a strong record of being a team player.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
Compensation
  • Salary: $8,000 – $10,000 Annually commensurate with experience
Repertoire and Audition: By Invite ONLY on July 3, 2024
Apply
Please apply by using the form or email Jeff Phelps at jphelps@yorksymphony.org. No phone calls please.
  • Cover letter (include where you heard about the position)
  • Resume (include 3-4 references with email and phone numbers)
  • 2 Video Links showcasing your conducting rehearsal/concert style.

Deadline to apply: June 3, 2024 by 5 PM
Invited applicants notified by: June 7, 2024
Live audition held in York, PA: July 3, 2024 at 2-5 PM

The York Symphony Orchestra is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, nationality, age, disability, genetics, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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