JOB OPENING– ASSOCIATE CONDUCTORS, ORLANDO SINGS SYMPHONIC CHORUS
Orlando SINGS SymphonIC Chorus Associate Conductor POOL
Orlando Sings, established in 2021, seeks a pool of Associate Conductors to help continue development of the new Orlando Sings Symphonic Chorus. We are looking for energetic conductors with high integrity, engaging podium leadership, the capacity to learn quickly, and high intrinsic motivation. For the 2022-2023 season, each Associate Conductor selected will lead a segment of at least one performance. These positions are project-based, part-time independent contractor positions in Orlando, Florida. The first project will begin September 2022.
In the great tradition of American symphonic choirs, the Orlando Sings Symphonic Chorus specializes in the performance of large-scale choral works. We sing music inspired by the many cultures of our community, classical masterpieces, and thought-provoking works (and world premieres) by the most brilliant composers of today. Comprised of community members (volunteer + professional core) from diverse backgrounds and professions, this dynamic group of dedicated singers performs in collaboration with chamber or symphony orchestras several times each concert season. Click here for information about our upcoming season.
Associate Conductors of the Orlando Sings Symphonic Chorus provide musical and organizational leadership and conduct in at least one concert this season. Working closely with the principal conductor, associate conductors are involved in artistic visioning and rehearsal planning during the rehearsal cycle leading up to the performance(s) in which they are conducting. In addition, he or she coordinates with section leaders, interns, and volunteer board members.
A public-facing member of the artistic staff, associate conductors helps to attract, inspire, and retain high caliber chorus members; helps expand audience and philanthropic support; assists with mid-season auditions; may participate in media appearances and interviews; enhances the stature and reputation of the Orlando Sings Symphonic Chorus; and instills the Orlando Sings values in all the work they do for the organization.
Associate Conductors should have experience conducting professional orchestral instrumentalists and hold an extensive knowledge of choral literature and performance practice. They should be equally comfortable with works of the historical cannon, cutting edge new works (including incorporation of multimedia), and music representative of the diversity of our community.
Time commitment during the rehearsal cycle leading to a conducted performance includes weekly rehearsals on Tuesday evenings, independent rehearsal planning time, concerts, and additional rehearsals (e.g. dress rehearsals) as scheduled depending on concert schedule. Weekly hours may vary based on the performance schedule (typically 5 hours per week, more around concert times); weekend and evening work is required. Associate Conductors report to the Artistic and Executive Director.
Advanced degree or equivalent experience in Music and/or Conducting is required.
This is a 1099 position with a fee range dependent on the size of each project.
The ideal candidate is:
- Mission driven
- Open minded
- Responsive to feedback
- Receptive to new ideas
- Emotionally intelligent
- A skilled conductor
- Effective rehearsal technician
- A strong and inspiring leader from the podium
- Sensitive to issues of ADEI
- Entrepreneurial (interested in the process of building a new choir)
Applications and expressions of interest from any and all qualified candidates are enthusiastically welcome. As an equal opportunity employer, Orlando Sings actively seeks to attract a diverse pool of candidates.
Please submit a cover letter describing interest and qualifications, a resume, and contact information for at least three professional references. Please do not include any additional materials at this time. Only applications submitted via email in Pages, PDF, or Word will be accepted.
All applications will be treated as strictly confidential.
The search will begin immediately and remain open until a conductor has been selected for each available project. To ensure consideration for the upcoming season, please email materials by 9:00 am August 29, 2022, using the subject format below, to:
Subject: Last name, First name, Assoc. Conductor, Date of application (mm/dd/yy)
Orlando Sings is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, citizenship, disability status, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, or veteran status.
The Orlando Sings mission is to elevate the choral art form and enrich the cultural fabric of Florida through extraordinary shared experiences for audiences and singers.
Orlando Sings seeks to create lively gathering spaces for people seeking a dynamic music community. We cultivate cultural exchange and believe that engaging in music can change people’s lives for the better.
Led by Artistic and Executive Director Dr. Andrew Minear, Orlando Sings presents a full season of professional concerts for year-round and seasonal residents, as well as students, tourists, and international visitors. We perform music inspired by the many cultures of our community, classical masterpieces, and thought-provoking works by the most brilliant composers of today. We collaborate with composers, artists, orchestras, and other arts organizations. We perform with national and international artists as well as established and rising talent from the state of Florida.
The Orlando Sings community is welcoming, engaging, and inspiring. We serve, support, and create special opportunities for:
- choral singing enthusiasts
- professional vocalists, instrumentalists, composers, and other artists
- patrons of the arts
- immigrants and refugees
- the next generation of performers and creatives
Artistry • Innovation • Professionalism
Celebration • Collaboration • Joy
Community • Education • Inclusion
Commitment to Access, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
At Orlando Sings, everybody is welcome. Together we strive to create spaces where everyone can be fully themselves and to build an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diverse voices and life experiences of our community.
Every Orlando Sings concert season includes works by composers from historically excluded groups in choral music, including women and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color).
Orlando Sings welcomes everyone regardless of age, citizenship, disability status, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status.
Orlando Sings, Inc. is a federally recognized 501c3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization. As such, donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.