St. Maries Singers
Creative Conductor and Artistic Director
St. Maries Singers; a subset of St. Maries Choral Arts, Inc.
August 15, 2019 or until filled.
St. Maries Singers, a non-auditioned community choir in Southern Maryland, seeks a dynamic and creative Conductor and Artistic Director to continue the St. Maries Choral Arts tradition of providing creative musical entertainment in our tri-county communities (St. Mary’s, Calvert and St. Charles counties). St. Maries Singers was founded to augment St. Maries Musica so that choral pieces that require a larger group of singers could be performed. In 2015, an umbrella organization, St. Maries Choral Arts, was formed to include St. Maries Musica, St. Maries Minstrels, St. Maries Singers, St. Maries Children’s Chorus, and St. Maries Acappella. The important advantage of St. Maries Singers is that there is no audition required for singing with the group. It is the perfect place for singers to enjoy the advantages of choral singing without the demands of multiple performances during the season. There is a part-time paid accompanist.
This is a paid position, commensurate with experience. Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree in Music or Music Education. At least 1 year of experience in concert programming and choral conducting and a Master’s Degree and some experience working with adult choirs is preferred. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Lead all scheduled rehearsals as established by the Artistic Director and the Board of Directors.
Conduct all concerts scheduled and agreed upon by the Artistic Director and approved by the Board of Directors. At least one concert of each semester includes all groups of the St. Maries Choral Arts organization.
Maintain open communication with the membership, including rehearsal and performance notes and instructions.
Actively recruit singers for membership in the choir.
Maintain a roster of members with necessary contact information.
Select music to be performed.
Select all artistic personnel required for concert performances. This may include instrumentalists, accompanists and vocal soloists.
Collaborate with Director of Choral Activities and the St. Maries Choral Arts Artistic Directors in planning the SMCA joint concert for each semester.
Assist the Director of Choral Activities and the Board of Directors of SMCA with the on-going business of St. Maries Singers including budget development and program execution.
Serve as an ex officio member of the SMCA Board of Directors.
Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree in Music or Music Education. At least 1 year of experience in concert programming and choral conducting and a Master’s Degree and some experience working with adult choirs is preferred. If you would like more information or have any other questions, please feel free to send us a message: