Artistic Director Search 2019

The Bellevue Chamber Chorus, a 30-voice SATB choral organization, is currently looking for a new Artistic Director to start Fall 2019. The application deadline is June 14, 2019. This is a part-time position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The deadline for application submissions has been extended to Friday, June 14th, to accommodate potential applicants for whom school year conflicts made early submission difficult.

The Bellevue Chamber Chorus performs a minimum of three major concerts each season, as well as various community/special events, encompassing a variety of choral literature from the classical standards and contemporary works to world music, Broadway hits and vocal jazz. The Chorus often joins other ensembles in performances of major choral/orchestral works and has commissioned and premiered many new works.  The Chorus also tours and records regularly. For more information see http://bellevuechamberchorus.org/about-us.

Job responsibilities:

  • Conduct rehearsals and concerts as per approved season schedule
  • Responsible for the artistic and outreach development of the chorus
  • Select guest artists, soloists, and instrumentalists
  • All auditions to include new members, soloists and small ensembles within the Chorus as needed
  • Assist with fund-raising projects
  • Support community activities
  • Attend meetings and work with the board of directors and programming committee to plan music for the season concerts; to schedule/plan additional events such as festivals, new commissions and recordings 
  • Assist in defining, supporting, and carrying out the chorus mission statement and strategic plan

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in music
  • Conducting experience
  • Experience working with a community-based adult choral organization
  • Knowledge of a broad range of repertoire
  • Evidence of innovative programming
  • Commitment to furthering the mission and goals of the choir
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Commitment to inclusion and diversity

Compensation:  Based on education and experience

To apply, please submit a cover letter including your artistic vision for an established chorus, resume, three references and three sample concert programs for an SATB chorus to admin@bellevuechamberchorus.org by June 14, 2019.