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    VOLUNTEER MUSIC DIRECTOR Position Description Position Title Urban Harmony Movement Music Director Supervisor Susie Martin, UHM Program Director Worksite
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 3, 1999
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      VOLUNTEER MUSIC DIRECTOR
      Position Description

      Position Title Urban Harmony Movement Music Director
      Supervisor Susie Martin, UHM Program Director
      Worksite Bay Area Community Centers

      Importance of job to the organization/clients:

      The Urban Harmony Movement is the community a cappella program
      developed by the Contemporary A cappella Society. Our mission is to
      spread harmony through harmony by building a supportive community
      through a cappella singing. Central to creating these socially
      empowering a cappella groups (both teen and adult) is finding good
      music directors to lead them. An effective music director will create
      an enjoyable and rewarding singing experience for the singers involved
      and allow the group to spread its harmony community-wide through
      performance and membership.

      Time Frame
      Length of commitment 1 year at least
      Estimated Total Hours 3-4 hrs/week (2 hrs rehearsal, 1-2 hrs prep/office)
      Scheduling Rehearsal on weekday evening or weekend day/eve

      Major Responsibilities
      1. direct acappella chorus, lead rehearsals, teach parts
      2. manage repertoire and prepare for rehearsals
      3. keep records of group members, administer periodic evaluations
      4. recruit a Business/Publicity Manager from the group
      5. collaborate with group's Business/Publicity manager to recruit
      new members, set up performances and give concerts
      6. cooperate with UHM administration guidelines and work with UHM
      Program Director to improve program

      Qualifications Needed
      1. experience with and knowledge of contemporary a cappella
      2. ability to play vocal parts and warmup exercizes using piano
      3. enthusiastic, positive and patient attitude
      4. ability to work well with singers of varying ability and experience
      5. basic knowledge of good vocal technique and choral direction
      6. ability to create contemporary a cappella arrangements (not required)

      Training/Preparation
      There will be a training session given to supplement music directors'
      knowledge and orient them to UHM guidelines. Other special workshops to
      be determined will be available on an occasional basis.

      Benefits to Volunteer
      Involvement in positive social change through music. Free training and
      workshops in the area of contemporary acappella. Discount or free
      tickets to acappella events.

      Staff Contact: Susie Martin, UHM Program Director
      Phone: (415) 563-5224
      Email: uhm@...

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