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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org