Position: Assistant Conductor
Reports To: Artistic Director
Status: Part Time (10-month cumulative contract subject to annual renewal)
Compensation: Commensurate with experience (per call rate)
Goal Effective Date: March 1, 2019
When you join the Choral Arts Initiative family as an Assistant Conductor, you will have a direct impact on the artistic vision of the organization. You will have a passion for new music and be open to new and diverse ways to express music with the human voice. You will work in collaboration with the Artistic Director. You will learn and be curious. You will be a part of an artistic team that views excellence as a daily practice, not a destination or achievement.
Detailed Position Summary:
Choral Arts Initiative seeks a highly skilled and passionate musician to serve as its Assistant Conductor. Working and learning in partnership with the Artistic Director, the Assistant Conductor will have a dedicated interest in contemporary choral music, demonstrate superb perception of pitch and intonation, possess proficient conducting technique, and demonstrate effective rehearsal preparation skills. The Assistant Conductor must be available and musically prepared to lead all or a portion of rehearsals, performances, and other outreach performances with little to no advance notice. The Assistant Conductor will also engage in artistic planning and programming discussions, and be actively involved in the artistic operations of the organization. The Artistic Director must be able to work effectively with advanced musicians, and will also be available to serve as an ambassador for the Artistic Director and the organization in all performances, events, and guest interactions.
Provide Artistic Support for the Artistic Director:
Conducting Choral Arts Initiative Performances:
Application & Audition Process:
Choral Arts Initiative is committed to cultivating a vibrant and diverse community. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.
To be considered, the following materials must be received no later than Monday, January 14, 2019 by 5:00 p.m. PST.
Application Link: https://www.choralartsinitiative.org/jobs
Selected candidates will be invited to an interview with the Artistic Director, one staff member, and at least one member from the Board of Directors.
Finalist will be invited to participate in a conducting audition with Choral Arts Initiative at a date to be determined in late January or early February, 2019.
All finalists are subject to a background check prior to final offer of engagement.
About Choral Arts Initiative
Mission: Inspired by the call to champion new music, Choral Arts Initiative works in partnership with composers and the community to illuminate emerging choral music, and to inspire musical creativity.
Vision: Our vision is to be a world-class destination for new choral music for composers, singers, and audience.
Widely recognized as a champion of new choral music, Choral Arts Initiative has been praised as “gracefully lyrical” (Voice of OC), hailed as one of Orange County’s “Best Choirs” (CBS News, Los Angeles), and received the American Prize in Choral Performance, and the ASCAP/Chorus America Award for Adventurous Programming. Choral Arts Initiative’s recent album, “How to Go On: The Choral Works of Dale Trumbore” ranked #6 on the Billboard Charts (Traditional Classical Albums) and was the #4 Best Seller on iTunes Classical Charts. Their passion for new music has led to the commission of eighteen compositions and the premiere of over sixty choral works.