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We're hiring! Tucson Women's Chorus is seeking an Artistic Director


Tucson Women's Chorus is seeking an Artistic Director

Type: Independent Contractor

$7,000 - $8,000 annually

Application review begins April 8, 2024

 

Overview:


The Tucson Women’s Chorus is searching for an Artistic Director.  We are currently a multi-generational singing group of 40-45 women dedicated to celebrating all women's voices in a vibrant, reflective, and joyful singing community.  We welcome women of all backgrounds, including LGBTQ, diverse cultural identities, and any level of prior musical experience. We do not hold auditions, and we support singers who learn by ear and/or by reading music.   We take pride in the process of making music together and we embrace musical challenges. We sing for the joy of it, and to connect with each other, with our Tucson community, and with a wide world of human experience.


​Ours is a nonprofit organization, led by the Artistic Director in collaboration with the Board of Directors.  The Artistic Director makes decisions about music, inviting suggestions and possibly compositions from members.  

Outside of rehearsals, members host potlucks and small group practices, across sections as well as within them.  The Director is welcome to participate or not, but will  embody these principles of our community in her teaching and directing:


  • Everyone belongs

  • All voices are heard

  • Each singer is working to get better

  • We sing for joy and connection to each other and our community

  •  We love a challenge 

 

​Position Duties:


  • Promote a positive atmosphere of community within the organization.

  • Promote and model the mission of Tucson Women's Chorus

  • Work with us to develop collaborative relationships in our community that will cross social and cultural boundaries

  • Attend zoom Board meetings monthly and contribute monthly Music report

  • Design, coordinate, and direct TWC programming

  • Determine theme for each series at the beginning of the fiscal year and invite musical suggestions from singers. Director has final say over the program.

  • Select a program of songs for each series that promotes reflection on the theme, challenges us as singers, and may connect us with ourselves and community

  • Offer resources for members to explore th e historical/cultural context and meaning of songs as appropriate

  • Create or purchase digital rehearsal tracks for all parts and upload to Chorus Connection before first series rehearsal

  • Conduct rehearsals, teaching songs so that singers who do and do not read music may learn them

  • Send a brief weekly message to singers about how to prepare for the upcoming rehearsal

  • Design and conduct concert performances

  • Collaborate with the Board to organize a performance schedule including fall and spring series performances and smaller periodic outreach performances

  • Plan, manage, and conduct concert performances as scheduled, including hiring and supervision of budgeted supporting musicians, guest artists, ensembles, and soloists

 

Preferred Qualifications:


  • BA or advanced degree in Music with emphasis on choral conducting, or three to five years equivalent experience

  • Experience working with a community-based chorus with singers having a wide range of musical skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work comfortably with technology

  • Piano or keyboard skills

  • Available to rehearse Monday nights

  • Patience, joy, and a good sense of humor!

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To apply:


Send letter of interest and resume to admin@tucsonwomenschorus.org. If you have links to video or audio examples of your work, please send those also.

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