North End Music and Performing Arts Center

PO Box 130255
Boston, MA 02113
www.nempacboston.org
info@nempacboston.org

Date Posted:
September 23, 2019

Region:
Eastern Massachusetts

Category:
Education/Instruction

Type:
Part-Time

Youth Choir Director

Description:

Lead NEMPAC youth choir performance as the opening of our annual Handel's Messiah Concert. The program will be presented at The Great Hall, Faneuil Hall, with our partner the Boston Landmarks Orchestra and is free to attend. Choir director will prepare three selections that the chorus will perform. Two selections will be accompanied by piano or acapella and conducted by Youth Choir Director, and one selection will be accompanied by Boston Landmarks Orchestra and conducted by Chris Wilkins. All repertoire will be selected by Youth Choir Director and piece with the orchestra will be presented to Mr. Wilkins for final approval. Pieces shall be assigned and agreed upon no later than October 25th. The choir will also perform at the North End Library Holiday Party on December 4th.


Singers welcome to participate are between the ages of 8 and 15. Students participating should not miss more than two rehearsals, otherwise, participation will be jeopardized.


Rehearsals meet once per week for one hour on Thursday evenings from 4:30 to 5:30 PM on:

Oct 10 (orientation/fun/pizza)

Oct 17

Oct 24

Nov 7

Nov 14

Nov 21

Sat. Dec 4th (11:30-12:30)

Dec 5

Dress Rehearsal: Tues. Dec 10th (6:30-8:30 p.m)

Performance: Wed. Dec 11th (5:30-8:30 p.m)


Responsibilities:

  • Lead all rehearsals and manage all communication with families/students.

  • Prepare three selections for the chorus to perform for the Messiah Concert and the North End Library Holiday Party.

  • Be in contact with Production Manager (tba) on all production schedules, calls, and important information.

  • Be in contact with Front of House Manager (Sarah Vandewalle) for coordination of reserved parent seating areas in hall (if decided upon).

  • Be in contact with the North End Library for coordination of the Holiday Party event.

  • Hire and coordinate all scheduling and production details with an accompanist for performance. The accompanist should be available for 2 rehearsals, dress, and performance at a stipend of $300.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Music, Music Education or relevant required. Masters preferred.

  • Experience teaching music, conducting or directing youth choirs.

  • Passion and interest in music education.

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

  • Positive and collaborative attitude

How To Apply:
Email a cover letter and resume to Allie Meek-Carufel, Educational Programs Director, at ameek@nempacboston.org
Apply by:
September 24, 2019
Salary:
$800 Stipend
About this Organization:

Diversity Statement: Included in our organizational values is diversity. NEMPAC believes we are all musicians and performers. We are committed to diversity and inclusion. We aspire to build a diverse staff team and community. We embrace people of all backgrounds and invite them to join us.

About the North End Music & Performing Arts Center:

North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) is a 501(c)(3) community music school and performing arts center empowering artists of all ages and abilities. In 2001, five North End mothers created NEMPAC to meet a community need for children’s instrument lessons. In the years to follow, NEMPAC outgrew its humble headquarters—the homes of the nonprofit organization’s female founders—and expanded to a flagship location at the Prado’s Paul Revere Mall, steps away from Hanover Street.

Today, NEMPAC’s community music school serves over 1,400 students per week through private and group music instruction, on-site arts programming at area schools, as well as in-house education classes. NEMPAC credits the rigor and quality of its educational programming to the distinguished team of 30-plus faculty members who mentor and teach the next generation of artists.

NEMPAC’s performing arts center attracts regional, national, as well as international solo acts and professional music groups to stages in the greater-Boston area. The 2019-2020 performance season features approximately 100 artists trained across a diverse array of genres. From jazz to opera, NEMPAC’s professional performances cater to all musical tastes and acquaint 5,000-plus audience members per year to the transformative quality of the arts.