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Assistant Conductor Fellowship
VOX Femina Los Angeles

Culver City, CA

Position: Assistant Conductor

10 month commitment

Reports to Artistic Director

Premier women’s chorus under the direction of Dr. Iris Levine seeks a dynamic musician for the position of Assistant Conductor Fellow (ACF). ACF will work closely with Dr. Levine (Founder & Artistic Director) on concert programming and performance preparation. ACF will be mentored by Dr. Levine and will participate as follows:

Artistic Responsibilities

 

  • Provide input regarding programming and music selection for each concert
  • Attend weekly chorus rehearsals, dress rehearsal, and performances
  • Rehearse and conduct selections as assigned by Artistic Director (AD)
  • Conduct sectionals when directed by the AD
  • Conduct rehearsals in the absence of the AD
  • Assist with auditions including solo auditions, as requested
  • Conduct chorus in performances as requested; prepare and conduct at least one selection in a subscription concert

 

Must be a singing member in the ensemble 

Administrative Responsibilities

 

  • Assist the Artistic Director in coordinating production elements for each concert as requested. 
  • Youth Engagement Program Responsibilities
  • Assist the VOX Executive Director and Administrative Coordinator in organizing youth workshops.  Act as liaison between schools and participating VOX singers.
  • Lead Choral Mentorship workshops at schools (approximately 2-3 hours at each of 6-8 schools)
  • Meet with Choral Scholars prior to each VOX rehearsal between the March and June concerts 

 

Honorarium

ACF will be offered a stipend of $4,000 over a 10-month period 

How to Apply

Please send: cover letter, resumé with 3 references, letter of recommendation, and a link to view a conducting video (maximum 10 minutes in length) to: vfla@voxfemina.org. Applicant may choose to include rehearsal or performance video or combination of both.  

Important: VOX Femina Los Angeles is accepting applications through 8/18/17.  

VOX auditions begin 8/24/17, with rehearsals starting Tuesday, 9/5/17.  ACF must successfully pass the chorus audition.  Weekly rehearsals are at First Congregational Church, 540 S. Commonwealth Ave. Los Angeles, from 7:30—9:45p.m.

ABOUT VOX: 

VOX Femina is one of the nation's premier women's choruses, singing culturally-diverse repertoire from the Renaissance to contemporary. Performances and outreach fulfill its mission, which is to give women voice through the performance of quality choral literature. It is a chorus committed to raising awareness about issues that affect us as a family of women. Our vision: Through the power of music, VOX Femina seeks to create a world that affirms the worth and dignity of every person. 



Contact:VOX Femina Los Angeles
Email:vfla@voxfemina.org
Phone:
Addressee:
Address: 3341 Caroline Ave
Website: www.voxfemina.org

Deadline: 08-18-2017


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