Assistant Conductor

Vox Femina

Culver City, CA

DESCRIPTION

Position: Assistant Conductor

10 month Commitment

Reports to Artistic Director

Premier women’s chorus under the direction of Dr. Iris Levine seeks a dynamic musician for the position of Assistant Conductor Fellow (ACF). ACF will work closely with Dr. Levine (Founder & Artistic Director) on concert programming and performance preparation. ACF will be mentored by Dr. Levine and will participate as follows:

RESPONSIBILITIES

Artistic Responsibilities

•Provide input regarding programming and music selection for each concert

•Attend weekly chorus rehearsals, dress rehearsal, and performances

•Rehearse and conduct selections as assigned by Artistic Director (AD)

•Conduct sectionals when directed by the AD

•Conduct rehearsals in the absence of the AD

•Assist with auditions including solo auditions, as requested

•Conduct chorus in performances as requested; prepare and conduct at least one selection in a subscription concert

Must be a singing member in the ensemble

Administrative Responsibilities

•Assist the Artistic Director in coordinating production elements for each concert as requested.

Youth Engagement Program Responsibilities

•Assist the VOX Executive Director and Administrative Coordinator in organizing youth workshops.  Act as liaison between schools and participating VOX singers.

•Lead Choral Mentorship workshops at schools (approximately 2-3 hours at each of 6-8 schools)

Meet with Choral Scholars prior to each VOX rehearsal between the March and June concerts 

Honorarium

ACF will be offered a stipend of $4,000 over a 10-month period

HOW TO APPLY

Please send: cover letter, resumé with 3 references, letter of recommendation, and a link to view a conducting video (maximum 10 minutes in length) to: vfla@voxfemina.org. Applicant may choose to include rehearsal or performance video or combination of both.  

Important: VOX Femina Los Angeles is accepting applications through 8/18/17.  

VOX auditions begin 8/24/17, with rehearsals starting Tuesday, 9/5/17.  ACF must successfully pass the chorus audition.  Weekly rehearsals are at First Congregational Church, 540 S. Commonwealth Ave. Los Angeles, from 7:30—9:45p.m.

ABOUT VOX: 

VOX Femina is one of the nation's premier women's choruses, singing culturally-diverse repertoire from the Renaissance to contemporary. Performances and outreach fulfill its mission, which is to give women voice through the performance of quality choral literature. It is a chorus committed to raising awareness about issues that affect us as a family of women. Our vision: Through the power of music, VOX Femina seeks to create a world that affirms the worth and dignity of every person.

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