Visiting Director of Choral Activities
The Department of Music at the University of St. Thomas invites applications for a Visiting Director of Choral Activities. The anticipated position appointment is September 1, 2019 – May 31, 2020.
POSITION DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The successful candidate will be responsible for the artistic leadership and administration of all aspects of the University of St. Thomas choral program. Responsibilities will include conducting Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, and Festival Choir; and providing support and leadership for the directors of Liturgical Choir (and collaboration with Campus Ministry), Donne Unite, and Jazz Singers, as well as for the accompanists and student staff. Other teaching duties that fit the candidate’s talents and qualifications and the department’s needs will be assigned. In addition to Fall and Spring choral concerts, the Visiting Director of Choral Activities will work closely with the Artistic Director in preparing and executing the Christmas Concert. Active and sustained engagement in professional activities beyond St. Thomas is also expected, as is participation in appropriate faculty duties and committees. These duties include ensemble and scholarship auditions and vocal juries, as well as budget management, recruiting and other duties as assigned.
A doctorate in music is preferred, however candidates with a master’s degree in a related music field will be eligible to apply if the candidate exhibits extensive professional experience leading choral ensembles. The successful candidate will possess evidence of the highest levels of choral teaching, artistic excellence, robust rehearsal and conducting techniques, current knowledge of diverse choral repertoire and administrative skills
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