Emmanuel Music

15 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

Date Posted:
December 05, 2018

Eastern Massachusetts



The Bach Institute - Administrative Intern/Volunteer December 2018/January 2019

The Bach Institute is a collaboration of Emmanuel Music, Oberlin College and Winsor Music. It provides undergraduate and graduate students, and young professionals from all over the world with the opportunity to explore and perform Bach cantata arias. During January, students participate in the weekly cantatas at Emmanuel Church, study Bach cantata arias and perform them on outreach concerts in Boston and the surrounding area. The culmination of the Bach Institute is a public concert at Emmanuel Church.

The volunteer/intern supports the administrative and operations components of the program, which will include:
-Assisting the faculty with copying and other program needs
-Compiling information for the programs of the Institute:
-Communicating with participants for bio and contact information
-Producing program books for concerts, master class(es), and lecture-demonstrations
-Setting up the spaces and equipment where the activities of the Bach Institute will take place, both on site at Emmanuel Church and at outreach activities
-Assisting with lunch/supper/snack delivery, setup and clean up.

The volunteer/intern may attend/audit all program activities.
The volunteer/intern will keep a daily log of activities
Capable of working collaboratively with many people in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.
Facility with Microsoft applications; Google Docs
Attention to detail.
Knowledge of music vocabulary.
Valid driver's license and use of car for transport to outreach activities helpful (mileage to be reimbursed)
How To Apply:
Send letter of interest and current resume to
Apply by:
December 14, 2018
N/A - this position is unpaid.
About this Organization:
Emmanuel Music is a Boston-based music ensemble comprising a professional chamber orchestra and chorus. Emmanuel Music was founded in 1970 by founding Artistic Director Craig Smith to perform the complete cycle of Bach Cantatas at Emmanuel Church - a cycle which has since been completed several times. Ryan Turner was named Artistic Director in 2010. Emmanuel Music now gives over fifty performances each year including a vocal and instrumental chamber music series, large-scale performances of opera, symphonies, and oratorios, free Lindsey Chapel Series, informal musician-curated Late Night Series, collaborations and tours.

Emmanuel Music has premiered a number of contemporary compositions including works by composer John Harbison and has recorded six CDs for KOCH International, one CD on the Nonesuch label, and one CD on the Emmanuel Music and AVIE labels. Emmanuel Music sponsors educational and outreach activities as part of the Community Connections program.