Assistant Conductor – Amor Artis Chamber Choir and Orchestra Amor Artis – New York, NY Part-time, Temporary ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR OF AMOR ARTIS
Assistant Conductor – Amor Artis Chamber Choir and Orchestra
Amor Artis – New York, NY
ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR OF AMOR ARTIS
Amor Artis, a superlative chorus and chamber orchestra, is looking for a talented person to fill the part-time position of Assistant Conductor for the 2015–2016 season. The ideal candidate has a strong educational background in choral and/or orchestral conducting, and either is currently studying one or both of those fields or has recently completed his or her studies. The primary focus of this position will be choral music.
About Amor Artis:
The Amor Artis Chorus has 40 singers, most of whom are amateurs, but all of whom have a strong music background. Rehearsals are fast-paced, intense, and run like a fully professional group. Performance standards are exceptionally high. The chorus performs three or four concerts per year. Repertoire draws from the Renaissance and Baroque as well as music from the last century. The 2015–2016 season will feature music by Bach, Heinrich Biber, Georg Muffat, Maurice Duruflé, Duarte Lobo, and others.
Rehearsals for the chorus are held almost every Thursday evening between September and May, with a Saturday morning rehearsal at some point prior to most concerts. Most rehearsals are held on the Upper West Side.
The Amor Artis Orchestra is a fully professional ensemble, comprising some of New York City’s finest baroque and 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 Artistic 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. Artistic Director Ryan Brandau will offer private training in both choral and orchestral conducting to the selected candidate in the form of conducting lessons. Instruction will include work on gesture, score study, rehearsal technique, and musicianship. 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.
The candidate must:
Have a strong educational background in conducting
Have a sincere interest in, and love of, choral music
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 Artistic Director in rehearsals and dress rehearsals
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 Artistic Director
Have at least one live conducting opportunity
An honorarium of $150 per month
This is a part-time, one-season position (September 2015 through June 2016). An extension of one further season is possible if both parties agree.
July 31, 2015
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.
– Short 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.
– Two 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 a) be emailed to us directly from their authors, or
b) be sent by regular mail to our mailing address below, as long as they are signed by the author.
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 10.
Necessary questions regarding the application process may be emailed to the same address, and directed to Anne Barthel, Administrator.
No solicitations or phone calls about this position, please.
Mailing address for letters of recommendation and videos only:
Amor Artis, Inc. Attn: Assistant Conductor Application PO Box 97 New York, NY 10024
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