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Choral Intensive BASS Section Leader

DESCRIPTION:
South Shore Children’s Chorus seeks an experienced Bass/Baritone vocalist and teacher to join the Choral Intensive 2021 Staff. The Summer Choral Intensive is a one-week music program located at Stonehill College in Easton, MA and is open to middle school and high school vocalists. For 2021, the program will be in-person with limited capacity. State and local guidelines will be observed with regard to masking and social distance. Social distance and masking will be observed in accordance with state and local guidelines; this policy may be revised as conditions change. Please see this video for information about our program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tj6GIV7fhSw&t=2s.

The Summer Choral Intensive is a program that focuses on themes of leadership, personal responsibility, and musical intelligence. Students will be encouraged to prepare for the week with learning tools and aid provided by SSCC Staff in order to perform high-level choral repertoire. Students will also have the opportunity to attend music theory class geared for their level of knowledge, hear from guest speakers such as local professors and professional musicians, and benefit from group sectionals with a professional section leader of their specific voice type. The week culminates in a final performance on Friday evening, July 16th, featuring choral works rehearsed during the program. (The final production for 2021 may be in-person or virtual, depending on updated guidelines.) Choral Intensive Section Leaders must be available for the entirety of the camp, Monday, July 12, 2021 – Friday, July 16, 2021, 8:15 am – 4:00pm daily, and available for the final performance in the evening of July 16.

Section Leaders will be required to:  
- Record Practice Tracks for students of all voice parts in Early June. Students will have these practice tracks and music for a month prior to the program in order to prepare  
-Be willing to be on an inclusive team. This program is non-auditioned, so singers in the sections are of varying levels.  
-Run Sectionals with their voice part (8th-12th graders). Teaching experience in this way is preferred.  
-Teach one section of Sight Singing (varying levels, different voice parts)  
-Have sufficient piano skills to play for their own sectional.  
-Teach voice class (technique) to their section. (Knowledge of vocal pedagogy/child vocal development preferred)
-Sing choral parts accurately in a group rehearsal or performance setting, leading the students.

For more information, please visit www.southshorechildrenschorus.org.

To apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and sample recording to Founding Artistic Director Kirsten Oberoi at oberoi@sscchorus.org.
Apply by 5/15/2021



QUALIFICATIONS:
-2-5 years professional choral singing experience
-2-5 years teaching experience (private or group, group preferred) (any age, middle/high school preferred)
-Basic piano skills preferred
-Sight Singing teaching skills preferred
-Reliable, responsible, and timely with good rehearsal management skills
-Positive, uplifting personality whose philosophies align with the SSCC Mission (see website for more detail)
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Good rapport with middle school and high school students
-Professional demeanor

Salary:
$775 stipend