Scottish Opera invites applications for Chorus Master

Scottish Opera invites applications for Chorus Master, to succeed James Grossmith,
who, after eight successful years in which he has developed a freelance Chorus of the
highest international standards, is leaving to take the next step in his career with the Royal Swedish Opera.
The Chorus Master holds a key artistic and management role within Scottish Opera and
has responsibility to audition, engage and prepare singers for each Chorus, to contribute to the work of the Company and to help deliver our artistic vision.
Our ideal candidate will be a music graduate with experience in managing a professional
opera chorus and must have extensive knowledge of the operatic repertoire. Keyboard
skills to a professional repetiteur level and an understanding of voices are essential,
considerable experience of choral conducting and a working knowledge of languages,
especially Italian, French and German are required. The candidate should understand the
working practices of large theatres and it is essential that they are a proficient English speaker with good oral and written communication skills. Proven organisational and strong leadership skills are also necessary.
The position is based in Scottish Opera’s premises in central Glasgow, but we perform all around Scotland, so evening work and travel within Scotland will be required.
Applicants should apply in writing to HR Department, Scottish Opera, 39 Elmbank Crescent, Glasgow G2 4PT or email
A comprehensive CV should be submitted along with a covering letter to include details of relevant achievements.
For further information, including an informal but confidential discussion about this post, please contact Derek Clark, Head of Music, by telephone on +44 (0)141 248 4567.
The selection process will include interviews and trial conducting sessions commencing in Autumn 2014, with the intention that the post is filled by May 2015.
The closing date for applications is noon on Monday, 22 September 2014.
Scottish Opera strives to be an equal opportunities employer and is subsidised by
the Scottish Government. Registered Number SCO37531 Charity Number SCO19787
Chorus Master Permanent role – Salary: dependent on experience

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