The Seaway Chorale and Orchestra (SCO), of Trenton, Mi is seeking a new Music Director for the 2014-15 concert season. This is a part time position, requiring a music degree, a strong vocal background, and skills in conducting both choral and instrumental groups.

The Seaway Chorale and Orchestra (SCO), of Trenton, Mi is seeking a new Music Director for the 2014-15 concert season. This is a part time position, requiring a music degree, a strong vocal background, and skills in conducting both choral and instrumental groups. 

GENERAL DUTIES

The Music Director of the Seaway Chorale & Orchestra (SCO) is expected to conduct the Seaway Chorale & Orchestra in rehearsals and regular performances. He/she will report to the SCO Board of Governors and attend its regular meetings.

SPECIFIC DUTIES The Music Director shall:

1. Select, with the help of the Board of Governors Audition Committee, all potential new singers into the Chorale.

2. Conduct regular weekly rehearsals of the Chorale during the concert season, between September and December and January and May.

3. Work with the Board of Governor’s to select orchestra members and rehearse with the Seaway Orchestra at least 2 times prior to regular concerts.

4. Rehearse with the Seaway Chorale and auxiliary personnel every night during the weeks of the December and May performances, unless scheduled differently by the Board.

5. Conduct 4 regular performances of the SCO groups annually, 2 in December and 2 in May.

6. Rehearse and/or conduct other performances of the Chorale, as mutually agreed upon with the Board of Governors.

7. Select and rehearse soloists and members of small sub-groups of the Chorale, with selection based upon

an audition process or other method approved by the Board of Governors.

8. Attend all regular meetings of the Board of Governors.

9. Establish annual personal goals that relate to improving operation of the organization.

10.Work with the Board of Governors in establishing short and long-range goals for SCO.

11.Be willing to represent the SCO on special occasions when asked to do so by the Board of Governors.

12. Work with the Music Selection Committee to determine music pieces for each future concert, and gain approval of the Board of Governors. 

13. Work with the SCO President and the Board to solve problems.

14. Work with all SCO committees when it is appropriate to do so.

15. Perform other relevant duties as assigned by the SCO President.

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