Artistic Director

Sage Singers
Location: 
Denver, CO, USA
Type of Position: 
Artistic
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Responsibilities: 

1. Promote the mission of the Chorus 

▪ Work with the Chorus, the Board, and volunteers to promote a positive atmosphere of community within the organization. 

▪ Network with other arts organizations, music directors, and community groups to increase the visibility of the Chorus and to encourage collaboration. 

2. Design, coordinate, and direct Chorus programming 

▪ Organize an annual performance schedule. Engagements could include concerts, tours, or other performances as appropriate. 

▪ Organize a rehearsal schedule at the beginning of each concert season. 

▪ Design each concert performance, including theme development and integration of guest artists, ensembles, soloists, and visual elements. 

▪ Identify and hire workshop presenters for vocal clinics and other workshops, if such events are scheduled for the Chorus. 

▪ Work with General Manager to contract with technicians and musicians for each concert project. 

▪ Serve as staff contact to Production Team, ensuring that technical needs, venue contracts, blocking, costuming, and staging details run smoothly. 

▪ Audition, select, and coach soloists and small group ensembles.

3. Manage administrative and artistic detail for outreach projects 

▪ Manage communication, logistics, and planning details for community performances or other events. 

▪ With the Board, manage planning, communication, and programming for concerts or other presentations.

4. Provide supervision for music-related staff and volunteers 

▪ Supervise the Accompanist. 

▪ Identify, coach, and supervise the activities of Chorus section leaders, Assistant Director, and Assistant Accompanist. 

▪ Communicate regularly with section leaders regarding vocal issues, repertoire to cover in upcoming sectionals, and other musical needs. 

5. Facilitate the work of the Music Team 

▪ Identify concert themes and collaborations that support the mission of the Chorus. Research appropriate music for the upcoming season. 

▪ Ensure that current season music is selected and purchased, with the input of Music Team members. 

▪ Have music and rehearsal tracks available by start of each new season.

▪ Secure new arrangements and performance rights where appropriate.

6. Development and Finances 

▪ Write narrative as needed for concert projects, work with Board and Music Team to identify focus, prepare project budgets. 

▪ Prepare annual budget in collaboration with the Board Treasurer.

7. Communicate regularly with the Board and other Chorus leadership

▪ Attend Board meetings and provide a monthly report to the Board.

8. Participate in professional development, for example: 

▪ Participate in professional organizations: GALA Choruses, American Choral  Directors Association, Chorus America, etc. 

▪ Maintain and update professional competence by attending workshops,  classes, and conferences. 

▪ Review new choral works and recordings; read professional journals.

▪ Attend concerts of other choral organizations.

 

Required Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

 

▪ BA or Advanced Degree in Music with an emphasis in choral conducting or equivalent conducting experience (minimum 2 years).

 

▪ Experience conducting or working with a community-based chorus and with singers of various musical skills and experience. 

 

▪ Interest in and commitment to embracing the mission of the Chorus. 

 

▪ Ability to offer strong leadership skills as well as to balance work within a team setting.

▪ Flexibility in working with a diverse group of volunteers and personalities.

▪ Strong communication skills, both written and verbal. 

▪ An ability to work within electronic media: word processing, e-mail, and internet.

▪ Comfort with, and understanding of, the LGBTQ+ community. 

▪ Experience with elder voices is a plus. 

 

Compensation and Benefits: 

$12,000 annually

Application Procedure: 

Please send a cover letter and resume to: Sagesearchcommittee@gmail.com

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