The Berkeley Community Chorus & Orchestra will hold auditions for the position of Assistant Conductor for the 2017–18 season. Applicants will be selected for a live audition through an initial résumé round. Up to six individuals will be selected to participate in the live audition. All applicants will be notified of their application status no later than Friday, March 31, 2017, earlier if possible. The live audition will take place on Monday, May 1, 2017, in Berkeley, starting at 7:00 pm. If selected to participate in the live audition, applicants must be present in order to be considered for the position. Please review the job description for additional information.
APPLICATION PROCESS: To apply, submit a résumé, cover letter, and two letters of recommendation by Friday, March 17, 2017. Materials submitted after that date will not be considered. Only online materials will be accepted; please do not send physical materials. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Send all materials to: email@example.com. There is no application fee.
LIVE AUDITION INFORMATION: The audition will consist of an interview and a 20-minute rehearsal of Dvořák’s Stabat Mater. All applicants will be asked to conduct the third movement and an additional excerpt of their choosing. The chorus will sing in Czech Latin. For the audition, applicants will conduct the full 230+ member chorus accompanied by a pianist. There will not be vocal soloists present. Please note that part of the rehearsal will include a very brief Q&A with the chorus.
ABOUT BCCO: BCCO’s mission is to make the joy of choral music available to everyone. As a no-audition chorus of 230+ singers that performs with professional soloists and orchestra, BCCO inspires singers at all levels of ability to sing choral masterworks. By presenting free concerts and encouraging emerging composers, BCCO enriches the cultural life of its community. BCCO performs two major concert sets a year (three performances each), holds annual retreats and all-day workshops with guest clinicians, offers multiple sectionals a year, commissions new works, collaborates with many Bay Area and Northern California arts organizations, and embarks on international tours every few years. Recent repertoire includes: Britten’s War Requiem (named San Francisco Classical Voice’s best choral performance of 2016), Cherubini’s Requiem, Bach’s St. John Passion, and Mendelssohn’s Elijah.