Coro-Dante

41 Hampshire Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

Date Posted:
February 14, 2019

Region:
Eastern Massachusetts

Category:
Artistic/Programming

Type:
Seasonal

Music Director

Description:

Coro-Dante, the all-Italian language repertoire chorus of the Dante Alighieri Society in Cambridge, seeks a Music Director 


Responsibilities: 


• Promote and further Coro's mission: to celebrate and promote Italian culture through music 

• Prepare and conduct two concerts per year (one in December and one in May), as well as lead approximately 12 Monday-night rehearsals for each season 

• Achieve musical artistry through good working knowledge of vocal technique, music theory, harmonic balance, dynamics, rhythm and interpretation 

• Cultivate a welcoming and engaging rehearsal environment to attract and retain new members 

• Advocate for Coro's activities across networks and platforms on and offline

 • Help recruit and audition new members each season 

• Select appropriate music from the Italian-language repertoire or Coro's extensive music library to develop concert programs that are suitable to the group as well as the mission 

• Help design and prepare each concert program including, theme development, hiring of instrumentalists and vocal soloists and use of visual elements

 • Attend two executive committee meetings per year and collaborate with committee members during the year as needed


Qualifications:

• Music degree and/or previous choral conducting experience 

• Alignment with the mission and good knowledge of Italian choral repertoire

• Competence in instructing vocal technique and choral conducting 

• Ability to play voice parts when no accompanist at rehearsal (for learning purposes 

• Some knowledge of Italian helpful


An active presence in the Boston Italian-speaking musical, artistic, academic, and young professional communities for purposes of promoting Coro's activities, recruiting new members and fostering fruitful collaborations.


An enthusiastic and engaging personality, who is able to relate with people of all ages and musical backgrounds.

How To Apply:

Please submit your letter of interest and resume at coro.dante.director@gmail.com


We will consider qualified applications on a rolling basis, with the aim to fill the role by early April 2019.

Apply by:
April 02, 2019
Salary:
An appropriate stipend is negotiable.
About this Organization:
Coro-Dante is the chorus of the Dante Alighieri Society. It aims to promote Italian language and culture through singing Italian music–spanning from the 13th century to the present. The chorus is comprised of 50-60 singers SATB (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) and performs in a wide variety of musical styles and forms–from madrigals and folk to opera and art songs–but always in Italian.