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Teaching Artist

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Teaching Artist





Pacific Chorale Academy Teaching Artist: Beginning Vocal/Choral Music

Position Summary:

Based on the principals of Venezuela’s El Sistema, Pacific Chorale Academy provides access to exceptional choral music education in order to promote youth development. By engaging, encouraging and connecting students, teachers and parents, Pacific Chorale and the Newport-Mesa Unified School District empowers the community to value education, embrace shared responsibility and advocate for the success of each participating child.

PC Academy serves 1st through 6th grade students at three school sites. Each participant will have a musical experience focused on cultivating a caring, cooperative and fun community. Musical curriculum will include basic musicianship concepts, rhythmic skills and large/small choral ensemble work. Character building is an integral part of the teaching and learning process. Students come from Pomona, Rea and Mariners elementary schools, and join this program voluntarily.

The Teaching Artist leads a two-person teaching team at each site, and acts as the main link between sites. This teaching team will ensure the highest quality beginning choral experience for students, select repertoire and teaching materials, and support each child holistically. The team will support the program’s El Sistema-inspired philosophy and assist in facilitating community and family involvement.


8-10 hours per week during after school hours (approx. 1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.), Monday through Thursday, September through May in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa, CA

Complete job description and qualifications available at


Please send resume to Molly Buzick Pontin at Include details of your experience teaching voice to children in a group setting and specifics on El Sistema related training and/or background. Selected candidates will be asked to give a teaching demonstration and submit other pedagogical materials.



Start Date:

September 2018


$50-60 per hour, depending on qualifications