Part-Time Elementary Music Specialist
About iSing Girlchoir of Silicon Valley
iSing, founded in 2013 by Jennah Delp Somers and Shane Troll, is an international award winning arts organization of 300 singers based in Palo Alto committed to the music education of girls in grades 1–12. We believe that singing teaches young people to strive for excellence, to work collaboratively with others, and to become passionate members of their communities. iSing is "just for girls" because we want to encourage girls to develop their potential as leaders, creators, and performers through music. iSing’s three choirs for elementary school-aged children—Minis, Melodics, and Harmonics—use Orff and Kodaly methodology to build skills and teach basic vocal technique.
iSing is seeking a part-time teacher to work with our elementary school aged choirs, preparing them for concerts and/or recitals at the end of each semester. The teacher will participate in repertoire and curriculum planning with the artistic team, mentored by Shane Troll, an expert in the field of music education for young singers. The position will begin in August 2018. Compensation commensurate with experience.
Master of Music, Bachelor of Music considered (music education emphasis preferred)
Experience teaching and/or conducting elementary level students
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with students and parents
Strong sense of rhythm, ability to work primarily with solfege
Ability to work as part of a team
Competence with all styles of music
Desire to work with elementary school-aged singers
Piano and/or guitar proficiency preferred
Knowledge and experience with Orff and Kodaly methods
Application should include:
A few paragraphs discussing your personal music education philosophy (optional)
Recordings of you singing, conducting, playing piano (optional)
A letter of professional reference including contact information (optional)
Interested candidates should submit all materials to firstname.lastname@example.org.