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:
Our mission is to provide affordable arts-related programming to residents of the North End/Waterfront and the surrounding neighborhoods. By encouraging participation in the arts, we hope to strengthen relationships within the community. We offer music and art instruction for toddlers to adults, in a wide range of offerings from drama to yoga to saxophone, voice and percussion and more.