Anticipated Choral Director/Music Faculty

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A 36-week teaching faculty position reporting to the Dean of Faculty and the Director of the Arts.

The successful candidate should have a record of experience conducting secondary school level choral groups; have experience and interest conducting classical repertoire as well as music of the world; be versed in teaching a range of academic classes that will include Music Fundamentals and possibly a Music History course or two; have a vision for the overall vocal program at Choate and be willing to support it; possibly serve as music director and/or vocal coach for the annual musical; be an inclusive educator, academic leader and contribute positively to a collaborative and collegial work environment.

  1. To fulfill these responsibilities the Choral Director/Music Faculty will:
  • Direct the Choral and Vocal Program, which includes conducting the Festival and Chamber Choruses, selecting the repertoire, preparing for and leading rehearsals, working with the music lesson vocal faculty to create a strong and cohesive program and serving as faculty adviser and coach to five student a cappella groups.
  • When needed, work with the Director of Arts to hire qualified professionals to provide instruction in voice, piano and organ as a part of Choate’s Music Lesson Program.
  • Communicate clearly and collaboratively with voice, piano and organ colleagues and the Music Lesson program coordinator.
  • Work with music colleagues to enhance the curriculum with additional workshop and master classes for student musicians.
  • Teaches Music History courses and/or courses in Music Fundamentals or other music electives.
  • Work with advanced students in Directed Study and Capstone contexts.
  • Mentor individual voice and piano students in the Arts Concentration program.
  • Coordinate with the Admissions Office and Director of the Arts to recruit and yield talented students in the arts.
  • Work with the Arts Office to monitor the regular maintenance, tuning, and repair of three pipe organs, two harpsichords, thirty+ pianos.
  • Collaboratively organize individual student and faculty recitals to be given each term as well as the major ensemble programs that take place each term.
  • Work with the head of the Arts Department to develop curriculum and programs.
  • Serve as school organist, or hire a qualified organist, to provide music in the Chapel for school reflections programs, Alumni weekend, Matriculation, Baccalaureate, the Festival of Lessons and Carols, Parents weekends and Commencement.
  • Coordinate the ringing of the Chapel bells at several school events.

2. The Choral Director/Music Faculty takes on other duties as assigned by the Dean of Faculty and the Director of the Arts.                

Location: Wallingford, CT
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