Adult Choir Ringer/Section Leader

General Music

Positions
4
Close Date
15 Feb 2019

Summary of Position

Una Voce is Community Music Center of Boston’s non-auditioned adult community choir, comprised of singers from all walks of life – from novices to avid singers. Our ranks represent the diversity of Boston and range in age from the young to the very young at heart. We all share a common love for singing music. Our repertoire is as diverse as our membership – from Bach to Beatles, from Mozart to Duke Ellington, and so much more! Our rehearsals are structured similarly to a group voice lesson and foster friendship, vocal exploration and unity through musical fellowship. We are committed to presenting high-quality concerts of choral music which will enrich, entertain, and educate the residents of Boston. By partnering with community and arts organizations as well as outreach venues, Una Voce seeks to expand its reach and share the beautiful art form that is choral music with Boston’s community.

The primary responsibility of a Ringer is to serve as a professional singer-leader at our weekly rehearsals, held Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00PM, at Community Music Center of Boston in the South End, Boston, MA. Those interested in Section Leader positions may also be asked to lead sectionals and take rehearsal notes to be communicated to members.

In addition to the weekly rehearsals, Ringers/Section Leaders are expected to participate in all Una Voce concerts and events, unless otherwise agreed upon with the director at the time of hiring. This would include our main self-produced concerts and any pre-concert appearances at assisted living facilities that we often schedule (generally without dress rehearsals).

While this is a volunteer position, a perk of the job is access to our professional practice rooms for up to two (2) hours a day, Monday-Friday, during regular business hours. Special times and arrangements can be discussed with the director.

Status: Part-Time Volunteer

Reports to: Una Voce Director

Start Date: January 2019

Schedule: Tuesdays 6:30-8:00PM, concerts and events as agreed upon

Works Closely With: Una Voce Director, Voice Division Chair


Specific Responsibilities

  • Attend a weekly rehearsal, Tuesdays 6:30-8:00PM

  • Make suggestions/corrections to other amateur choir members

  • Occasional sectionals for note and rhythm learning and shaping within the rehearsal time

  • Act as soloist as needed during rehearsals as needed

  • Help the director with preparation of part recordings for the singers as requested

  • Be welcoming of new members and serve as a general ambassador within the choir

Essential Qualifications

  • Choral experience as a singer in any voice type is strongly encouraged

  • Availability to attend a minimum of 3 out of 4 rehearsals per month

  • Musicianship skills (reading music, sight reading, general theory knowledge)

  • Ability to provide musical leadership in an adult group setting

  • Must be fun, energetic, engaging, positive, personable and comfortable leading groups of people

To Apply:

Interested candidates should upload a resume to: https://cmcb.mytribehr.com/careers/view/74

and submit a pre-screen recording of well-known artist (any style) to sigel@cmcb.org

(Attn: Hannah Sigel, Una Voce, Director)

Please no walk­-ins or phone calls.             

ABOUT COMMUNITY MUSIC CENTER OF BOSTON:

Founded in 1910, Community Music Center of Boston (www.cmcb.org) is an accredited non ­profit music school in Boston's South End. Our mission to transform lives throughout Greater Boston, by providing equitable access to excellent music education and powerful arts experiences. The Music Center serves more than 5,000 students each week, on­site at our South End facility in the Boston Center for the Arts and in more than 40 outreach locations, including public schools, community/senior centers, and medical facilities. We are the largest external provider of arts education in the Boston Public Schools. Core Music Center programs include individual and group instruction in more than 25 instruments; outreach instruction in Boston Public Schools; an Intensive StudyProject providing private instruction, theory and performances to prepare students for college ­level study; early childhood programs; and music therapy for individuals with a wide range of physical, cognitive, emotional and/or social life needs.

 

Community Music Center of Boston is an Equal Opportunity Employer.