Young Women’s Choral Projects of San Francisco (YWCP) is seeking a choral music educator for its new, beginning training ensemble, Prelude Chorus, starting in September 2014.
Through a Kodály-based music literacy program, young women in Prelude Chorus (grades 2-7) will receive vocal and musical training, including ear training, sight-reading, vocal technique, and choral performance skills. Prelude Chorus will be the beginning of a young woman’s choral music education in YWCP. A young singer will be auditioned, but needs no prior music training to join Prelude Chorus. In this ensemble, choristers will learn repertoire in foreign languages, in unison and two-parts. Prelude Chorus will meet twice weekly for an hour and a half, and will perform 2-4 public performances a season.
Young Women’s Choral Projects of San Francisco (YWCP) began in 2012 with an advanced, young women’s chorus conducted by Dr. Susan McMane. In 2013, YWCP added Allegro Chorus as its first training choir. As Allegro Chorus has progressed to an intermediate level, we are now pleased to add this beginning level of entry for our program. Dr. McMane would like to meet with interested choral music educators who possess a positive attitude and enthusiasm for teaching, to envision how Prelude Chorus will enhance YWCP’s offerings.
• Love of children and the ability to nurture the love of singing in each child• Bachelor of Music (required) MM (preferred)• Two or more years successful experience teaching with emphasis on young singers• Kodály certification, and experience teaching music theory in aural, visual and written forms• Excellent vocal technique and vocal pedagogy suited to young voices• Strong leadership ability• Commitment to excellence in choral artistry• Competent rehearsal management and organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines• Excellent interpersonal skills desired to work with staff, volunteers, parents and choristers• Ability to help with promotion, recruitment and auditions for YWCP• Availability to conduct rehearsals on Wednesday and Sunday afternoons from 4-5:30pm, arriving 30 minutes before and staying 15 minutes after every rehearsal period for supervision, vocal and theory assistance• Job includes selecting repertoire, creating lesson plans, conducting rehearsals, teaching music theory, grading theory assignments, distributing and collecting sheet music, maintaining accurate attendance records, writing up evaluations, and contacting parents about chorister’s progress and absences if needed. Occasional meetings with other faculty are expected• Evaluations of choristers will take place twice each year, in January and June• Salary: $10,000 -11,000 (commensurate with experience) for the academic year of September 2014 – May 2015, which includes 3 concerts and auditions in January and May/June. Additional concerts will be paid at the rate of $180/concert. This is a part-time employee position, and YWCP will handle appropriate payroll
Interested parties should send a resume and cover letter to
The mission of the Young Women’s Choral Projects of San Francisco is to transform the lives of young women through exceptional artistry in choral performance and bring the expressive power of their music to the community, the nation, and the world.
Through the Young Women's Choral Projects of San Francisco, participants of richly diverse socio-ethnic backgrounds find their voices as singers, artist and women in a nurturing environment that empowers them to artistic and personal excellence. The collaborative experience of high-quality music education and choral performance foster the development of each individual young woman and teach her important life skills.
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