FW: Music instructor needed with Cantabile Children's Chorus
- 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
Baroque Choral Guild
953 Industrial Ave, Suite 118
Palo Alto, CA 94303
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Music Instructor Position Available
Cantabile Childrens 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@...
-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 childrens 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
-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:
-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 Childrens 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
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.