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Choir Conductor - HaZamir New Haven

HaZamir: The International Jewish Teen Choir is seeking a conductor/director for their chapter in New Haven, CT. HaZamir is a network of choral chapters across the United States and Israel and is a program of the Zamir Choral Foundation. The mission of HaZamir is to perform at the highest musical standard while building an inclusive and respectful peer community.

HaZamir is a highly structured program and is open to all musical Jewish teens in grades 9-12, provided they pass an audition demonstrating that they can match pitch and hold their part independently in a 4-part ensemble.

Individual chapters meet weekly to learn a common repertoire and then gather for regional, national and international events to polish and perform that repertoire. All chapters gather in the spring for the annual HaZamir Festival culminating in the Gala Concert and gala concert in a major venue in New York City.

HaZamir will provide all music and other materials, including educational material, along with support in the following areas:
• Administration
• Youth Development
• Music / conducting guidance and guidelines
• Rehearsal technique
• Educational materials and teaching tools

HaZamir conductors are responsible for preparing their local teens for the annual Festival and Gala Concert, where they will ultimately join hundreds of HaZamir singers from chapters across the U.S. and Israel to perform the shared repertoire by heart.

In order to accomplish this, HaZamir chapter conductors should be:

• Dynamic teachers and music educators who can inspire and motivate teens
• Familiar with choral music and choral skills
• Comfortable teaching a sophisticated 4 part choral arrangement
• Able to work as part of a team of international HaZamir conductors
• Familiar with Jewish culture, preferred

They should also possess:

• Excellent musicianship skills
• Choral conducting experience
• Good youth development skills
• Excellent communication and organizational skills

Conductor responsibilities include:
• Auditioning potential singers
• Conducting weekly 2-hour rehearsals for the 2021-2022 academic year
• Preparation of the prescribed repertoire
• Weekly communication with teens and parents
• Weekly communication with the HaZamir National Office
• Sharing educational notes (provided by HaZamir National Office) with singers
• Attendance at:
HaZamir Northeast Winter Retreat (January 16-17, 2022 Sunday/Monday)
HaZamir Festival & Gala Concert (March 24-27 with gala concert in Lincoln Center on March 27, 2022

Duration part-time
Ad Posted On 2021-08-16
Times this Ad has been viewed 292 times
Ad is posted for 60 days
Categories Other
Focus Other, Youth
Organization Name Zamir Choral Foundation
Job Location Rehearsal space in New Haven, location TBD
New Haven, Connecticut
United States
Application Instructions
Interested candidates should email the address below. No phone calls please.
[email protected]

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