Resident Conductor, Radcliffe Choral Society, Harvard University
Resident Conductor, Radcliffe Choral Society (RCS), the Harvard women’s choir
A post-graduate fellowship of the Harvard College Choral Program and Office for the Arts
The Resident Conductor will assist the Director of Choral Activities (the conductor of RCS) in leading rehearsals, concert planning, auditions, and artistic leadership of performance projects and tours as assigned. The Resident Conductor will coordinate artist residencies, outreach projects, provide production support for recording projects, and mentor student-led subset ensembles. In addition to artistic tasks, the conductor will offer significant administrative support for the Harvard Choral Program and work closely with the student leadership of RCS. Other roles include preparing performance materials (translations, notes, orchestral parts), reviewing recordings for admissions applications, and collaborating with the alumnae and the Radcliffe Choral Society Foundation as needed.
•Lead rehearsals, auditions, concerts, and tours as assigned by Director of Choral Activities;
•Work closely with student leadership in weekly meetings to facilitate organizational task management and project development and implementation;
•Assist in concert planning and repertoire selection;
•Coordinate and oversee outreach projects, festivals, and artist residencies;
•Coach and mentor student-led ensembles and work closely with student management;
•Provide administrative support, concert notes and translations, review applicant recordings, and meet with prospective students.
Basic Qualifications: MM in choral conducting
Additional Qualifications: Two years of professional experience preferred. Experience in managing administration for choral ensembles, including concert production, tour planning, and community partnerships and outreach. Skill in teaching foreign language diction for singers. Prociency in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Docs, and Social Media (including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram). Ability to work closely with the Director of Choral Activities, student leaders, alumni/ae, and professional colleagues associated with the Choral Program and the Office for the Arts on a team basis.
Half-time appointment for 1 year, beginning July 1, 2015, with possibility of renewal. Includes full university benefits, including health insurance and Tuition Assistance Program.