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Employment Opportunity Choral Assistant

Deadline: June 15, 2019

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Vocal Alchemy is a community chorus in Edmonton, under the direction of Jordan Van Biert.

Numbering about 100 singers of a wide variety of levels of experience, the choir produces an ambitious three-concert season and regularly shares the stage with a top-notch instrumentalists and vocalists, including annual collaborations with Chronos Vocal Ensemble and professional orchestra. The mission of Vocal Alchemy is to foster an appreciation for the art of choral music both for those who partake in singing with the choir and those who attend concerts.

The choir rehearses on Tuesday nights, 7:00-9:30 PM at Unitarian Church of Edmonton: 10804 119 St. Rehearsals for the coming season begin in September.

Vocal Alchemy is seeking a Choral Assistant for the 2019-2020 season, to assume duties including singing with the choir, leading sectional rehearsals, taking full rehearsals on an occasional basis, general assistance in rehearsals/performances to the Artistic Director, and conducting in performance. We are seeking expressions of interest from qualified individuals, and will structure the position around the attributes of the ideal candidate. This is a 9-month contract position.

The ideal candidate will have

  • significant musical and choral experience

  • choral conducting training and experience

  • well-developed score reading ability

  • an ability/interest to work with singers of a variety of levels of experience

  • an engaging personality and an interest in teaching

  • an interest in contributing to the artistic endeavors of the choir

  • an interest in further developing their skills

A high level of vocal and/or keyboard skill will be an asset.

Depending on the other commitments of the ideal candidate, salary and workload may be negotiable. Expectations, conducting opportunities and compensation will be commensurate with skill and experience.

Interested parties are encouraged to send 100-200 words of introduction, a current CV and contact/availability information to VA Artistic Director Jordan Van Biert via vocalalchemy@gmail.com

Deadline: June 15, 2019
Candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted shortly thereafter.