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  • Sonja Wohlgemuth
    Hello fellow musicians and music lovers, Cantabile Children s Chorus, of Los Altos, has an immediate opening for a music instructor for our Preparatory and
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 12, 2003
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      Hello fellow musicians and music lovers,

      Cantabile Children's Chorus, of Los Altos, has an immediate opening for a
      music instructor for our Preparatory and Intermediate level classes. Please
      forward this information to any interested individuals. See announcement

      Sonja Wohlgemuth, Executive Director
      ***NEW ADDRESS***
      Baroque Choral Guild
      953 Industrial Ave, Suite 118
      Palo Alto, CA 94303
      650-424-1410 Phone
      650-424-1430 Fax
      sonja@..., www.bcg.org
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      Music Instructor Position Available
      Cantabile Children’s Chorus

      Position Music Instructor
      Reports To Artistic Director
      Status Part-time, one-year contract (potential for renewal)
      Hours Tuesdays 4:00-6:30pm, September through May with periodic evenings and
      Salary $5000-6000 annually
      Position Available Immediately, to be filled by September 2003
      Contact Sonja Wohlgemuth, 650-424-1410 or sonja@...

      Required qualifications:
      -BM or MM choral conducting and music education with emphasis on young
      singers or equivalent experience.
      -Significant conducting experience and knowledge of the young singing voice
      and appropriate repertoire.
      - Successful experience working with a professional children’s choir and
      commitment toward choral excellence.
      -Competence in and commitment to a variety of musical styles including
      classical, contemporary, and folk as well as theory techniques.
      -Strong organizational skills

      Duties include, but not limited to:
      -Rehearsing and conducting weekly rehearsals for Preparatory and
      Intermediate level choirs as well as 2 concert sets per season, 2 Saturday
      workshops, open house/auditions, year-end assessments and several outreach
      -Rehearsal management
      -Repertoire selection (with consult of AD)
      -Music library maintenance (for Preparatory and Intermediate choirs)
      -Work closely with Artistic Director and additional artistic staff
      (accompanists, guests artists, etc.)
      -Attendance at monthly staff meetings
      -Conduct periodic auditions and evaluations
      -Plan and organize Summer Music Day Camp (optional; additional compensation)

      Additional skills desired:
      -Kodaly training
      -Ability to promote public relations for Cantabile
      -Ability to foster choir exchanges
      -Continued professional development
      -Strong rehearsal and management skills
      -Positive contact and rapport with parents
      -Ability to work with volunteer staff

      About Cantabile Children’s Chorus:
      Cantabile Children's Chorus of the Peninsula and South Bay brings the joys
      of choral music performance and education to more than 120 dedicated singers
      ranging in age from 6 to 18. Cantabile offers 4 levels of instruction;
      Preparatory, Intermediate, Concert Choir and Chamber Ensemble.
      Founded by Artistic Director, Signe Boyer, in 1994, Cantabile is a member of
      the Foothills Alliance and the Baroque Choral Guild, which sponsors
      Cantabile as part of its mission to bring the finest in choral music to the
      San Francisco Bay area. Ms. Boyer has designed the Cantabile program with an
      emphasis on music theory, vocal training, combined choral and instrumental
      performance and a wide variety of traditional, modern and commissioned
      music. Cantabile enriches the musical lives of all its singers as it helps
      them prepare for advanced music performance and training.
      This summer Cantabile's Chamber Choir participated in its third European
      performance tour. In 2000, the Choir took part in the Tuscany International
      Children's Choir Festival in Florence and performed throughout England in
      the summer of 1998.
      In 2002-2003 Cantabile appeared with the Mission Chamber Orchestra and the
      San Jose Symphonic Choir in a premiere of Craig Bohmler's Sisters. Previous
      premieres have included Henry Mollicone's A Rat's Tale with El Camino Youth
      Symphony, Sondra Clark's Requiem for Lost Children with the San Jose
      Symphonic Choir, Missa Gaia by Libby Larsen, with Schola Cantorum; and Miss
      Rumphius, by Victoria Ebel-Sabo, with the Peninsula Women's Chorus.
      Other Cantabile performances include the Monteverdi Vespers and Bach's St.
      Matthew Passion with the Baroque Choral Guild; and Carl Orff's Carmina
      Burana and Alva Henderson's The Ancient Ones. Cantabile has also sung with
      the San Jose Symphony in their Christmas Celebration Concert, performed an
      adaptation of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta Pirates of Penzance, and
      performed for the San Jose Tech Museum's groundbreaking dinner at the
      Fairmont Hotel.
      In addition to presenting annual Winter and Spring concerts, the chorus
      regularly sings as part of the Stanford Hospital Bing Concert series and
      performs throughout the community.
      Cantabile also hosts a one-week Summer Music Day Camp for singers aged 6 to
      10, in August of each year.
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