Assistant Conductor Amor Artis – New York, NY Part-time, Temporary
Amor Artis – New York, NY
|Assistant Conductor Amor Artis
(New York NY)
ABOUT AMOR ARTIS:
The Amor Artis Chorus has 40 singers, most of whom are amateurs, but all of whom have a strong music background. There is one professional singer in each section. Rehearsals are fast-paced, intense, and run like a fully professional group. Performance standards are exceptionally high. The chorus performs four concerts per year, and also sings polyphony at a liturgy on the third Sunday of every month at the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in Soho, as well as on special religious feast days. Repertoire for the liturgies centers on the Renaissance masters. Composers being performed in the 2013-2014 concert season are: Bach, Barber, Bernstein, Haydn, Ives, Mendelssohn, Palestrina, Vaughan-Williams, Webern, and a newly commissioned work. In addition, the chorus will be continuing its recording sessions for a CD release of the Complete Bach Motets on its own recording label, Amor Artis Edition.
The Amor Artis Chamber Orchestra is a fully professional ensemble, comprising some of New York City’s finest modern instrument players, and performs with the chorus in many of its concerts.
The job of Assistant Conductor of Amor Artis is an educational position, offering firsthand experience working closely with the Music Director and with the professional singers in the organization. This is a great opportunity for someone seriously committed to pursuing a career in choral conducting, or someone who wants to better understand the choral field to strengthen his or her work as an orchestral conductor. Music Director Stephen Somary will offer private training in both choral and orchestral conducting to the selected candidate. He or she will be given at least one live conducting opportunity during the season and, if desired, will be given private sessions in the art of accompanying a chorus on the piano.
FOR MORE INFORMATION on the organization, please visit http://www.AmorArtis.
com. REQUIREMENTS: The candidate must: Have a strong educational background in conducting Have a sincere interest in, and love of, choral music Be between the ages of 20 and 29 Be willing to work collaboratively with all members of the organization Be willing to include Amor Artis among his/her priorities for the season Be able and willing to sing in the chorus Be eager to learn Chorus piano accompanist skills are a plus, but not necessary
Cover all repertoire for the season
Be available for all rehearsals
Be an artistic support for the Music Director
Work with administrative staff, as necessary, on matters pertaining to the chorus, orchestra, performances, and recordings
Mark orchestra and choral parts, as necessary, as instructed by the Music Director
Have at least one live conducting opportunity
Work as recording supervisor for recording sessions
An honorarium of $150 per month
This is a part-time, one-season position (September 2013 through June 2014). An extension of one further season is possible if both parties agree.
Please email the below items with the subject “Assistant Conductor Application” to: firstname.lastname@example.org
– Detailed letter of intent, including a description of why the candidate believes he or she is qualified for this position.
– Video showing candidate’s work as a conductor with a chorus and/or orchestra. Rehearsal footage is preferred, but performance footage is also acceptable. This video may either be accessible on YouTube or similar, or be a downloadable video attached to the application email, or be sent to our mailing address below.
– Minimum of two, and maximum of four, letters of recommendation from professionals in the field of music familiar with the candidate’s musical and conducting capabilities. Please note: these letters must either
We will only accept emailed applications. No application materials will be accepted via regular mail other than videos and letters of recommendation. We regret that we are unable to return application materials.
Candidates we wish to interview will be contacted by email by August 5.
Necessary questions regarding the application process may be emailed to the same address, and directed to Anne Barthel, Managing Director.
Mailing address for letters of recommendation and videos only:
Amor Artis, Inc.