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[CLOSED] Handel Choir seeks Artistic Director and Conductor

[Handel Choir is no longer accepting applications for this position]

Handel Choir of Baltimore is a highly respected 40+-member auditioned community-based oratorio ensemble which presents baroque, classical and early romantic works with period instrument orchestras, as well as modern repertoire and newly commissioned works. Handel Choir has an 82-year history in the Baltimore cultural landscape.

Successful applicants should demonstrate the following qualifications: master's degree or doctorate in music, preferably in choral conducting; three years or more experience conducting college/university or community vocal ensembles; extensive orchestral experience within major choral-orchestral repertoire; evidence of excellent understanding of vocal technique and diction.

Primary responsibilities of the Artistic Director and Conductor include:

• Providing overall artistic leadership for Handel Choir
• Overseeing all artistic aspects including choice of repertoire
• Preparing for and conducting rehearsals and concerts; coaches guest artists and soloists
• Auditioning and selecting new chorus members and re-auditioning current members
• Auditioning, selecting and contracting artistic personnel including orchestra contractor, guest vocal soloists and quartet of professional choristers

• Serving as the primary artistic spokesperson for the organization, representing Handel Choir in media appearances, and participating in community activities that further the positive reputation of the organization

• Working collaboratively with the Managing Director
• Working collaboratively with the Board of Trustees to support organizational activities including, but not limited to, collaboration with the Board artistic committee and on selected Board initiatives.

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Compensation is negotiable and commensurate with experience. This is a part-time position.

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Employer Name:
Handel Choir of Baltimore
Job Title:
Artistic Director and Conductor
Employer Contact Information:
[email protected]
Job Submission Requirements:
Applications should be submitted to [email protected] The application must include: (1) Letter of application; (2) Curriculum vitae; (3) Names of three references (with full title, email and phone number); (4) List of repertoire conducted in the last three years (Do not send programs, DVDs or recordings at this time). Applications will be reviewed beginning November 15 until December 15, 2017.

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