The Arizona Masterworks Chorale is seeking paid section leaders for the 2022-2023 season. For more information or to apply, please use the Contact Us form on this website.
Purpose of the Position:
Provide musical leadership by encouraging a sense of community, congeniality, and professionalism within the Arizona Masterworks Chorale (AMC) musical family.
Enable the Chorale to sing a more challenging repertoire.
Assist the Music Director in improving the musical skills and overall confidence of the volunteer Choristers.
Duties and Responsibilities
Prepare and perform all AMC Chamber Choir (small group) and full Chorale repertoire, and solos as requested by the music director.
Provide musical leadership and training for your Chorale section, giving volunteer Choristers a strong sense of musical security, and general group leadership by setting the example for professional preparation, behavior, deportment, attendance, and punctuality.
Advise individual Choristers on technique and interpretation as needed; organize and lead sectional rehearsals within scheduled Chorale rehearsals.
Advise the Music Director about the status and needs of the section, and opportunities to enhance the musical experience of the Chorale and audience.
Attend all scheduled Chorale rehearsals and performances during the season, giving priority to Chorale activities over other engagements.
Qualifications and Skills
Excellent musicianship: superior music reader and ensemble singer with good pitch sense and vocal flexibility in a variety of styles (piano skills not required but useful).
A good understanding of vocal technique and healthy singing fundamentals.
A strong sense of musical leadership and responsibility to volunteer Choristers.
Good interpersonal and communication skills, able to sensitively give feedback and correction to the members of your section.
General and Compensation
Section Leaders are independent contractors engaged by contractual agreement with The Arizona Masterworks Chorale, Inc., and reporting to the Music Director.
The engagement is for the 2022-2023 season, September 2022 to May 2023, with three productions of at least two performances each; approximately 22 regular weekly musical ensemble rehearsals; and possible additional special events.
Compensation is $35/hour for rehearsals and performances. As members of the Chamber Choir, Section Leaders may spend more time in ensemble rehearsal than some volunteer Choristers.