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Artistic Director--Reveille Men's Chorus

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Reveille Men's Chorus | Tucson, AZ
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Reveille Men's Chorus


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This is a PT, Independent Contractor position. Compensation is negotiable within a defined range as set by the Board of Directors. No benefits are included.

The Board of Directors has embarked on a mission to identify and hire a new Artistic Director for the chorus. Below are the details. We look forward to reviewing all the wonderful submissions for this adventure.


Job Location: Tucson, AZ, USA

Closing Date: 03/01/20

Type of Position: Part-Time (⅓-½ time)

Anticipated Start Date: July 1st. 2020.

Salary and Benefits: This is a PT, Independent Contractor position. Compensation is negotiable within a defined range as set by the Board of Directors. No benefits are included.

Description of Position Duties:

Reveille Men’s Chorus is seeking an Artistic Director to work with one of Southern Arizona’s GALA Choruses. Duties include:

Mission Commitment:

  • Promote the Chorus' Mission of “Changing Lives Through Music”

Production Design and Implementation (50%)

  • Provide vision and artistic leadership for each concert season for Reveille Men’s Chorus, including developing themes for a winter holiday concert and a spring concert, integrating outreach ensembles, soloists, ensembles, guest artists, musicians, and speakers as is appropriate to the theme.
  • Design each concert performance, making musical selections, auditioning and coaching any solo or ensemble performances, and overseeing any non-musical thematic and technical elements (scripted scenes, personal testimonies, visual elements, sets design, blocking, costuming, etc.), all with an eye towards furthering the mission of the organization.
  • Organize a rehearsal schedule at the beginning of each concert year based on the above concerts; the schedule also traditionally includes a fall Chorus retreat for each group
  • Develop musical sets for outreach performances that utilize both chorus and small group ensembles as appropriate. Contact and supervise technicians and musicians for each concert project.
  • Collaborate with the directors of Reverb (Reveille’s small community engagement ensemble) and THEM Youth Ensemble to ensure artistic quality and alignment with mission-related goals Lead weekly rehearsals and conduct the chorus for all performances.

Organizational Work and Leadership (35%)

  • Work with the Chorus, the Board of Directors, and volunteers to promote a positive atmosphere of community within the organization and in the communities touched by the chorus
  • Meet deadlines laid out by the Board for show concept and music licensing procurement to ensure successful marketing and legal compliance
  • Serve as staff contact to the board in investigating and pursuing venue contracts, technical needs, and staging details
  • Write narrative as needed for concert projects, work with development staff to position grant focus and prepare grant budgets
  • Supervise the Accompanist
  • Recruit, identify, coach, and supervise the activities of Chorus section leaders, Assistant Director, and any other music-related staff or volunteers
  • Communicate regularly with section leaders regarding vocal issues, repertoire to cover in upcoming sectionals, and other musical needs
  • Attend and participate in all Board meetings and retreats, and provide a monthly report to the Board
  • Provide input to the Finance Committee to develop annual budgets
  • Work with Chorus Council on issues related to membership and performances, as needed

Community Involvement (15%)

  • Network with other arts organizations, music directors and community groups to increase the visibility of the Chorus and to encourage collaboration
  • Manage planning, schedule, communication, host contacts and programming for Chorus outreach events
  • Represent the chorus in professional organizations as deemed appropriate by the Board
  • Maintain professional development and current musical trends.
  • Attend concerts of other choral groups and musical events in the community




Description of Position Qualifications:

Required qualifications

  • BA or Advanced Degree in Music with an emphasis in choral conducting or equivalent conducting experience
  • Broad knowledge of music, including traditional and vernacular styles, in-depth knowledge of musical theater, classical and modern vocal genres including queer music
  • Knowledge of vocal training and technique, including the full breadth of vocal range, and ability to instruct and coach all voice types, including voices in transition.
  • Experience and understanding of the LGBTQ community, including gender and trans competency Interest in and commitment to the mission of the Chorus
  • Basic piano skills and foundation in music theory
  • Understanding of music licensing, publishing and copyright

Preferred qualifications

  • The dynamic and positive personality, energy, sense of humor and musicianship essential for leading a 3-hour weekly rehearsal, developing themed performances
  • Basic choreography skills
  • Experience with community board of directors and volunteers
  • Experience conducting or working with a community-based chorus and with singers of various musical skills, experiences, and learning styles, including singers without music literacy or formal training Information


Required to Apply:

Submit the following Application materials:

  • Cover Letter with salary requirements ·
  • Resume / Curriculum Vitae ·
  • List of works that have been conducted in performance over the past 12 months and that are under preparation ·
  • List of at least three references (2 professional, 1 community) that includes email addresses and phone numbers of people

At a future stage of the process, we will also request additional information from applicants, including: 

  • A DVD or link to a video that includes the applicant conducting a 10 - 15 minute segment of a recent rehearsal and a 10 - 15 minute segment of a recent performance with a choral ensemble
  • Show concepts and some suggested pieces for the concert


Review of Applications will begin on March 1, 2020.




Other Information:

Reveille Men’s Chorus is an auditioned, 70+ member TTBB community chorus and has been singing continually for 25 years. We are a member of the Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses (GALA), with members spanning a diversity of sexualities, genders, ethnicities, races, and ages. Our repertoire ranges from classical choral to jazz, Broadway and pop. We seek a dynamic, talented community builder who takes musicianship and fun equally seriously to encourage our growth and lead us to new heights. We rehearse Monday nights for 3 hours each rehearsal and have 2 concerts with several outreaches per season. The job is part-time, projected at 16-20 hours a week, including rehearsal time, concert research, production design, score and rehearsal preparation, supervision of small ensembles, and various community functions 12 months a year. Total time commitment is expected to be approximately ⅓ to ½ FTE.


Reveille Men’s Chorus PBS segment; https://youtu.be/tesPNiNoKrg

Reveille member intro; https://youtu.be/yoL5-rRWaOE

Tucson, AZ; https://youtu.be/op_MNBU7eBs and https://youtu.be/MS5_f0-8w5Q

The Board of Directors has embarked on a mission to identify and hire a new Artistic Director for the chorus. Below are the details. We look forward to reviewing all the wonderful submissions for this adventure.


Job Location: Tucson, AZ, USA…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Part Time Schedule
  • Contract
  • 4-Year Degree Required

How to Apply

Please submit all materials through our website: https://reveillemenschorus.org/AD-Search-2020

Please submit all materials through our website: https://reveillemenschorus.org/AD-Search-2020

Location

Tucson, AZ

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