Vivace Youth Choirs: Preparatory Choir Director

Vivace Youth Chorus has an opening for a Preparatory Level Choir Teacher. Singers are 6 – 8 years old and are separated into two levels based on age and experience. The choir meets on Monday afternoons from 4 to 6 p.m. in two sessions.


 B.Music (Masters of Music preferred) in Music Education or Choral Conducting

 Extensive Kodaly/Orff training

 Experience working with young voices and familiarity with repertoire for this age.

 Good classroom management skills and organizational skills

 Ability to work well with a teaching staff, administrative team and families.

Responsibilities include:

 Weekly rehearsals on Monday afternoons, 4 to 6 p.m. in San Jose, Willow Glen area, and possible expansion choir in East San Jose on Tuesdays, 5 – 6 p.m.

 Selection and preparation of repertoire for concerts that reflects a range of styles from classical to folk, appropriate developmentally but also stimulating intellectually and artistically.

 Conduct the Prep Choir in two formal concerts per year.

 Conduct Prep Choir in community events such as library concerts, retirement homes (usually one outside performance per semester)

 Participate in Open House for the choir as well as annual community sing.

 Preparation of lyric sheets and practice recordings

 Regular communications with parents as the need arises.

 Regular Staff meetings

 Work with teaching staff and administrative team to present concerts and other events

Salary commensurate with education and experience. For more information please contact Peggy Spool, Director at