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Interested in Becoming a Conductor?

Friday, June 17, 2011



The mission of the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus is to provide choral music
education of the highest quality to young people who represent richly
diverse racial, economic, and cultural backgrounds. The program ignites a
love of singing and nurtures the full expression of each individual’s
potential for artistic and personal excellence through the collaborative
experience of choral music performance. Through the beauty of inspired and
joyful singing, Los Angeles Children’s Chorus brings the transformative
power of music to communities throughout Southern California, the nation and
the world.



Reports to: Artistic Director
Status: Part time (approximately 10 hours per week)
Start date: August 1, 2011

Conduct the Apprentice Choir of LACC ensuring each child’s development in
bel canto vocal technique for children, musicianship skills development
based on a Kodály methodology and choral artistry taught through repertoire
representing the full Western canon of music, world music, and contemporary
compositions for young voices.


* Conduct all rehearsals and performances of the LACC
Apprentice Choir

* Plan all rehearsals, community concerts, retreats, travels,
workshops, educational forums, and all educational enhancement offerings of
the Apprentice Choir

* Work with Artistic Planning Team to determine educational
goals, repertoire, and calendar of activities

* Assist with auditions

* Assist with strategic artistic planning

* Assist in LACC communications and support the life of LACC


* 3 years experience in conducting boys and girls ages 7-15

* Minimum Bachelor Degree in Music or Music Education

* Knowledge of bel canto technique for young voices

* Vocal model appropriate for young, treble singers

* Knowledge of Kodaly methodology and Curwen hand signs

* Ability to work well in a collegial musical/educational

* Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills

* Ability to meet deadlines, attention to detail and accuracy

* Flexible schedule

* Effective classroom management skills

* Self-motivated and self-starting

Applications may be submitted by mail, fax or email. Please write
“Apprentice Choir Conductor, Application-LACC” prominently on your faxed or
mailed submission, or in the subject line of your email. Please submit your
resumé and cover letter as a Microsoft Word (DOC) or Acrobat (PDF) document

Application deadline: Applications submitted by 5:00 pm PDT on Monday, June
20, 2011 will receive priority consideration. The position will remain open
until filled.

Please send resume with cover letter to:

Los Angeles Children’s Chorus

Attn: Deborah Berman and Anne Tomlinson

585 East Colorado Blvd.

Pasadena, CA 91101

Email: info@lachildrenschorus.org

An Equal Opportunity Employer: It is the policy of the Los Angeles
Children’s Chorus to provide all persons with equal employment opportunities
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability,
age, veteran or marital status or any other characteristic protected by
federal, state, or local law.

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