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heyenne Capital Chorale is seeking a highly-motivated, self-directed, well-organized individual to serve as its Choral Director, beginning August 29, 2017. The Chorale will accept expressions of interest with resumes through August 1, 2017.

Mission Statement

Cheyenne Capital Chorale is a community choral group that provides opportunities for singers of all skill levels to perform and enjoy choral music of all types, and gives Cheyenne audiences the chance to enjoy live choral music.
The Chorale consists of approximately 40-60 singers. In addition to the main non-auditioned group, the Chorale has a select, auditioned group of approximately 16 singers, called Cheyenne Capital Singers, as well as a select women’s quartet called the Capital Ambassadors.
The Cheyenne Capital Chorale performs three to four concerts each season, which typically feature local instrumentalists, musicians, and soloists from the Cheyenne community. We also reach out to high school choirs, college students, and other regional musicians.
In addition to our main concerts, the Singers and Ambassadors have performed at a variety of ceremonies, galas, senior facilities, private parties, and other local events.

Selection Process

Cheyenne Capital Chorale will use the 2017-2018 season to audition and review candidates.
Each candidate selected will be asked to rehearse the Chorale for approximately eight weeks
and then conduct one of the Chorale’s four scheduled concerts:

October 13, 2017,
December 17, 2017,
March 11, 2018,
May 4, 2018.

If more than four candidates are selected by the Board, candidates will be asked to share the conducting duties for a concert.
Candidate selection for each concert will be made at random, although the Board will
accommodate any candidate whose schedule would prevent him or her from conducting at a
particular concert.
Musical selections for each concert will be made primarily by the Cheyenne Capital Chorale Board. Each candidate will also be asked to choose up to three selections of their own, in addition those chosen by the Board.

Interviews with selected candidates will be conducted following the close of the application period and again, as needed, during the concert season. The Board will then select the new director with input from Capital Chorale members.

Responsibilities of the Choral Director

The primary function of the Chorale director is to organize and direct the rehearsals of the Cheyenne Capital Chorale, Singers, and Ambassadors. Rehearsals for the three groups in total are currently scheduled on Tuesday nights, from approximately 5:15 until 9.

In addition to the Tuesday night rehearsals, an additional Saturday rehearsal is generally scheduled within a week or two of the concert. Dress rehearsals are usually scheduled the day before the concert. Additional rehearsals, if needed, shall be determined by the Chorale director, with input from the Board.

The Chorale director shall select the music to be performed by the Chorale, Singers, and
Ambassadors. The director is guided in music selections by the Board and by the theme, if any, of the concert season. Music selection is expected to be decided well in advance of the beginning of rehearsals for each concert so that the music may be pulled by the Chorale director and the librarian from various available libraries, or ordered as needed.

The choral director is expected to provide the music to the accompanist and any other
instrumentalists sufficiently in advance of the rehearsals and concerts. If additional
instrumentalists are used for a concert, the director shall arrange for additional rehearsals for the instrumentalists.

The choral director will be responsible for the choir's appearance, sound, and delivery, and shall perform the duties of the position in a cordial and cooperative manner with the Board and the
choirs.

In addition to the above, other expected duties include:

? Choosing the order of the music for the concert
? Supplying all relevant details for programs and advertising
? Warming up the Chorale in a healthy way
? Providing musical education to the choir
? Helping the wandering voices in the Chorale to the best extent possible
? Voicing the choir
? Auditioning and choosing soloists
? Preparing the soloists for concerts
? Preparing instrumentalists for the concerts
? Directing the Chorale, Singers and Ambassadors at community events

Other non-musical responsibilities include:

? Attending all Board meetings as a non-voting Board member, to facilitate planning
? Informing the librarian about music choices well in advance of rehearsals
? Submitting timely invoices to the Treasurer as needed
? Helping the Board prepare long-term plans for the Chorale
? Networking with area musicians
? Developing program notes
? Acting as the spokesperson for the Chorale in television, radio, and other media
? Making recommendations to the Board about paid performers
? Helping to develop paid contracts at the proper fee level
? Being the primary person to choose venues with Board input
? Continuing personal music education
? Working jointly with President and the Board to make decisions
? Helping the Board with grant applications
? Alerting the Board to possible workshops and organizing our annual workshop

Terms of Employment

Expectations

The position of choral director is year-round, with primary responsibilities beginning at the end of

August when rehearsals begin, and until May. Summer responsibilities may include rehearsing

the Singers and/or Ambassadors for events that may come up during the summer. In addition,

the choral director is expected to organize music selections for the coming year.

The choral director is expected to attend all rehearsals and conduct all concerts. If required,

substitute directors may be utilized for rehearsals or performances on a case-by-case basis.

Finding substitutes will be the responsibility of the choral director, with input and advice from the Board.

Remuneration

Remuneration will be discussed at during Board interviews and will be commensurate with
experience and qualifications.

Qualifications

Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in choral education and a minimum of five years directing community choirs, or the equivalent in training and experience. Candidates should be well-organized and able to execute rehearsals in an efficient manner. Candidates should have an extensive knowledge of vocal and choral technique.

While the director is not the primary accompanist of the choir, a working proficiency at the keyboard is necessary. Preference will also be given to candidates with orchestral directing experience. An accompanist will be provided for rehearsals and performances.

Candidates should possess strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills. Candidates should also have experience planning and producing concerts, and managing multiple musical ensembles.

The Board is seeking a highly-motivated, self-directed, well-organized individual. The ideal candidate will be a gifted and accomplished musician and choral conductor, possessing exemplary artistic ideals, high personal and ethical standards, and excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.

The ideal candidate should also have a knowledge of music and musical styles that is both deep and broad. The successful candidate should have good sense of humor, as well as a sense of professionalism, optimism, and high energy. He or she will have a reputation for fostering a sense of community within a community music program.

Selection Process


Please provide a cover letter of up to two pages and a professional resume. The cover letter should summarize your education and experience and outline your specific interest in the position. Please include the names of three professional references. References will not be contacted without the candidate’s prior knowledge and approval.

The position will remain open until August 1, after which the Board will begin to issue invitations for candidate interviews by early August. The Board may reopen the application process at any time.

Electronic applications are preferred (.doc or .pdf format) and should be sent via email to:

CheyenneCapitalChorale@gmail.com.

Written applications should be sent to Kacee Fecht, President, 7610 Cattlemens Drive,

Cheyenne, WY, 82009.


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