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Seeking Music Director for Voices Lesbian Choral Ensemble

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  • Jessica Flintoft
    *Posting Date: Sunday, March 15, 2009. Deadline for applications: Friday April 17, 2009. Position will remain open until filled* Voices Lesbian Choral
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 30 11:42 AM
      *Posting Date: Sunday, March 15, 2009. Deadline for applications: Friday
      April 17, 2009. Position will remain open until filled*

      Voices Lesbian Choral Ensemble is seeking a skilled, energetic and inspiring
      Music Director with proven ability to provide musical leadership for a
      small, dynamic, a cappella group that operates by modified consensus. Voices
      LCE is an organization with a 20 year history and a strong commitment to
      musical excellence.

      *RESPONSIBILITIES*:

      - Provide musical direction and vocal coaching to the ensemble
      - Develop and conduct performances with input from assistant music
      director and ensemble members
      - Collaborate with assistant music director and ensemble members in
      selecting and developing repertoire
      - Prepare the majority of the original arrangements for the ensemble
      - Coordinate artistic and technical aspects of stage presentation
      - Conduct and be responsible for artistic administration of weekly
      rehearsals
      - Attend and participate in organizational meetings (annually, one or two
      board meetings, two half day business meetings, and member retreat).

      *QUALIFICATIONS*:

      - Exceptional musicianship and demonstrated past experience leading a
      performing vocal ensemble, preferably a cappella
      - Artistic vision that incorporates Voices values of diversity,
      anti-oppression and social justice
      - Passion for and experience with a cappella vocal music
      - Appreciation of and familiarity with diverse musical genres and vocal
      techniques
      - Ability to energize and inspire creativity and musical excellence
      - Excellent leadership, communication, and organizational skills
      - Commitment to foster a collaborative environment that utilizes a
      modified consensus model for decision making
      - Identification with and connection to lesbian communities**
      - Knowledge of lesbian and queer music and culture**

      *TIME COMMITMENT/COMPENSATION*: This is a part-time independent contractor
      position at a monthly salary of $500 for a time commitment of approximately
      30 hours per month. Please submit resume, cover letter, and audio or paper
      score sample of an original a cappella arrangement by email to
      voicesinfo@... or by mail to Voices Lesbian Choral Ensemble, P.O. Box
      22522, Oakland, California 94609. Please apply as soon as possible.
      Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

      *Voices LCE is an equal opportunity organization. Immigrants and women of
      color are encouraged to apply.*


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