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YOUNG MEN'S CHORUS CONDUCTOR

Reports to: Artistic and Executive Director (AED)

Rate: Based upon qualifications/experience

Hours: Part-time, must accommodate auditions, Tuesdays, Thursday afternoon and/or Saturday morning rehearsals (5:30-8:30 p.m. or 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.), performances and meetings 

MISSION: The mission of the Jacksonville Children's Chorus is to provide a high-quality choral music education for children of diverse backgrounds, fostering teamwork, self-discipline, accomplishment and pride while filling an important cultural need in the community and sharing the beauty of the choral art form through artistically excellent performances.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The primary duties of the Conductor are to direct rehearsals, performances, and assist the AED in planning the concert season and auditioning. Other duties depending on the applicant's skills and qualifications may include rehearsing and coaching soloists, preparing smaller groups for run-out concerts, and education and outreach projects. 

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful applicant should possess a degree in music, and have a strong background in vocal music. Kodaly experience desirable. The applicant should also have knowledge of historical practices. Applicants should love working with young singers and be able to work collaboratively with artistic and administrative staff.

APPLICATION Please send a cover letter, resume, three references and recorded material on CD by regular mail to Darren Dailey, Artistic and Executive Director, Jacksonville Children's Chorus, 225 E Duval Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202.


CONDUCTOR

Reports to: Artistic and Executive Director (AED) 

Rate: Based upon qualifications/experience

Hours: Part-time, must accommodate auditions, Tuesdays, Thursday afternoon and/or Saturday morning rehearsals (5:30-8:30 p.m. or 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.), performances and meetings  

MISSION: The mission of the Jacksonville Children's Chorus is to provide a high-quality choral music education for children of diverse backgrounds, fostering teamwork, self-discipline, accomplishment and pride while filling an important cultural need in the community and sharing the beauty of the choral art form through artistically excellent performances.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The primary duties of the Conductor are to direct rehearsals, performances, and assist the AED in planning the concert season and auditioning. Other duties depending on the applicant's skills and qualifications may include rehearsing and coaching soloists, preparing smaller groups for run-out concerts, and education and outreach projects. 

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful applicant should possess a degree in music, and have a strong background in vocal music. Kodaly experience desirable. The applicant should also have knowledge of historical practices. Applicants should love working with young singers and be able to work collaboratively with artistic and administrative staff.

APPLICATION Please send a cover letter, resume, three references and recorded material on CD by regular mail to Darren Dailey, Artistic and Executive Director, Jacksonville Children's Chorus, 225 E Duval Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202.

 

“Through music and your leadership, these children learn to perform in different languages while experiencing the diversity of an array of world cultures. The understanding they gain will serve them well as they enter adulthood.”

R. Randall Onstead, former President/CEO of Winn-Dixie

“Being a part of the JCC has not only allowed Christian to experience the fun, excitement and pleasure of singing with friends, it has also helped him to develop a sense of confidence that comes from life skills of hard work and perseverance.”

Elaine Bourne, JCC Parent

“The JCC is more than just a chorus; it is truly a life-changing experience. The Chorus has opened me to new experiences, provided me with once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and helped me discover singing is not just one of my interests but rather a lifelong passion.”

Emma, 17, Touring and Concert Choirs

“The Chorus expands your musical horizons and helps you grow as a person. You are surrounded with other young people who have something in common…their love of music. I have learned that music does, indeed, bring people and cultures together. The music we sing brings people hope for a better future of understanding and cooperation.”

Jasmine, 16, Touring and Concert Choirs

“Music is such a valuable part of life. The way it enriches one’s life and encourages creativity, I do not believe anything else can do as much. We in Jacksonville are certainly blessed to have the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus.”

Scott C. Snyder, President, Compass Consulting Group