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Connecticut Chamber Choir - Artistic Director

Connecticut Chamber Choir (CCC) actively seeks qualified applicants for the part-time position of Artistic Director for the highly-regarded Fairfield County ensemble, for rehearsals beginning Fall of 2019. CCC is an established 501(c)(3) non-profit performing arts organization.

Resumés from experienced directors of proven success will be accepted through MAY 15, 2019.

Electronic submission of materials is requested to:

For further information, please submit questions to:

Now it its forty-first year, CCC is an auditioned ensemble of professional and dedicated avocational musicians from throughout the state of Connecticut and  New York. CCC has established itself as one of the region’s premier vocal ensembles through performances of significant choral repertoire spanning the sixteenth through the twenty-first centuries. Under the Artistic Direction of Constance Chase since 2008, the ensemble has presented biannual performances including such major works with orchestra and chamber orchestra as J.S. Bach’s Magnificat, Haydn’s Paukenmesse and Lord Nelson Mass, Fauré and Duruflé Requiems, Bernstein’s MASS, Howells’ An English Mass, and programs of important chamber works dating from the Renaissance to active composers of today. Additionally of interest, in recent years CCC has collaborated with renowned period instrument ensemble The Sebastians in a program of early cantatas of J.S. Bach, presented the U.S. premiere of Donald Fraser’s acclaimed setting of Elgar’s Sea Pictures for chamber choir and string ensemble, made its NYC debut at St. Patrick’s Cathedral’s A City Singing at Christmas, and also performed at the Choralfest USA festival held at New York’s Symphony Space. Other important collaborations include performances with the Greater Bridgeport Symphony under the direction of Eric Jacobsen. CCC has recently established a residency at First Church Congregational, Fairfield, to begin in the 2019-2020 season.

Shoreline Chorale - Music Director


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We are searching for a choral director for our skilled 30-40 member community chorale, now in our 37th year. We seek a Musical Director with love of teaching people, enthusiasm, humor, broad knowledge of choral repertoire, and good organizational skills. We favor an eclectic, mixed music repertoire (early, classical, romantic, contemporary, sacred, secular, spirituals, etc.) as well as a mixture of level-of-difficulty from moderate to challenging, with emphasis on quality. In our concerts, we stress variety and enjoy collaborating with other groups and including instrumentals and/or other noted soloists.

A Masters Degree in Choral Directing is preferred. Knowledge of the local music community is a plus.

Our key criteria are:

- Teaching Skills

- Conducting Ability and Musicianship (Ear, Interpretation, Blending)

- Knowledge of Vocal Technique - prefer a performer

- Love of People, Leadership ability

- Good Organizational Habits and Rehearsal Planning

- Personality/Sense of Humor/Enthusiasm

- Broad Knowledge of a variety of styles of Choral Music

- Ability and willingness to work with the Music Committee for music planning, selection and rehearsal progress

Other criteria are:

- High Musical Standards and Expectations

- Contacts in the Local Music Community

- Works Well with Accompanist

- Keyboard Skills

- Past Experience as a conductor

- Educates regarding the music, provides historical context, how to perform the piece

- Priority of TSC Activities

Additional information:

- Music is selected jointly between Music Director and Music Committee; Director has final decision.

- Non-auditioned chorus; solos are performed by skilled members (auditioned and selected by director) or hired soloists.

- We have two seasons (Aug-Nov, Jan-Apr/May), each with 1-2 concerts. We do not perform a Christmas concert.

- Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings in Madison, Connecticut.

- Concerts are usually held in local church venues with organ and/or piano, and often with additional instrumentals.

- Remuneration is approximately $1800-2000 per season (fall season and winter/spring season); $3600-4000 annual.

- Accompanist is also employed for rehearsals and concerts.

This opportunity begins summer 2019 to plan the fall season, with first rehearsal in late August. We usually hold a social dinner function in September. The fall concert is usually planned for mid-November. We will begin interviewing candidates mid March and expect to make our decision in early May. For further information, see the Chorale website at

Send statement of interest and resume to

or mail to:

Director Search

The Shoreline Chorale

P.O. Box 57

Madison, CT 06443


Start Date: October 21, 2018 (Negotiable).


Instrument: Allen Digital Computer Organ with twin memories that provide a total of 56 separate registrations. More detailed information is available upon request. Sanctuary seats approximately 225.  Average weekly attendance: 150.

Organist Duties: Must be available to play liturgical services on Sundays at 8:30 & 11:00 am, Midweek Advent at 7:00 pm and Lenten Services at 12:00 noon & 7:00 pm, and other special services such as Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Ascension Day. The Organist may, but is not obligated to, play at other special services such as weddings and funerals. (Compensation for funerals and for weddings - negotiable) will be paid separate from regular pay, and directly by those who request services. The Pastor will plan the worship services (hymns & liturgy) using Lutheran Service Book and the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (LCMS) three-year lectionary; and the organist will be responsible for planning appropriate pre-service, offertory, and post-service music, based on the appropriate season and theme of the day. No choral music or midweek rehearsals are required (This is taken care of by our current Music Director). The organist may be asked to accompany an occasional soloist. Training is available for organists who are unfamiliar with Lutheran liturgies and hymnody.

Supervision: Organist will report to and be supervised by the Pastor. Compensation: $ 100.00 per service. (Reviewed annually).  No benefits.  Paid monthly.

Vacation: There is no specific time or certain weeks set aside or accrued for vacation.  If a Sunday is requested off a replacement organist will be available to cover. Time off may not be taken during Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Holy Week, and Easter. The organist must notify the Pastor at least 30 days before taking vacation.

If interested, please contact Pastor Paul Scheyder by leaving a message at 860-501-8021 or by calling the church office at 860-739-6849.  If convenient the following email may also be used:

Westbrook Middle/Elementary Choral Teacher

Westbrook Public Schools seeks an exceptional music teacher who is committed to the middle school level and philosophy.  We aim to recruit an educator who works to sustain an incredibly positive, strong, energetic presence in the lives of our students and has a track record of students meeting high expectations in terms of participation and engagement in classes.

The candidate should have/hold:
1.  Appropriate Connecticut certification
2.  Extensive experience with vocal music and leading a middle school chorus
3.  Experience at the middle school level (3 or more years preferred).
4.  Demonstrated knowledge of and effective experience with the use of technology in
     educational settings and the implementation of blended learning techniques.
5.  Demonstrated knowledge of and effective experience with standards-based curriculum/
     lesson design, instructional strategies and assessment techniques.
6.  A passion for learning, self-development and demonstrated ability to acquire and use
     knowledge and skills from ongoing professional growth activities, coursework, training, and
     other experiences.
7.  Demonstrated ability to work productively as a member of a team to advance school and
     district goals and positively enhance school climate.
8.  Demonstrate expertise in vocal pedagogy specific to the middle school level/changing voice
     and be familiar with developmentally appropriate techniques and repertoire

Responsibilities Include:
1.  Teach, supervise, and coordinate choral classes and lessons in both middle and
     elementary grade levels.
2.  Provide students with basic vocal instruction appropriate for grade levels.
3.  Foster a safe learning environment where students are encouraged to perform and create
4.  Follow and implement music curriculum for multiple grade levels.   
5.  Plan, rehearse, and direct musical experiences for the school and community with
     approximately three to six evening performances per school year.  
6.  Submit budget for middle school music program and order and maintain all supplies and
     materials for the program.  
7.  Build relationships with the community and outside organizations to promote the music
Terms of Employment: Salary and benefits in accordance with the Agreement between the Westbrook Board of Education and the Westbrook Education Association.
All applicants must complete an electronic application via Applitrack: Please be sure to attach a detailed cover letter along with a resume, transcripts, copy of your current Connecticut State Certification and three letters of recommendation. Paper and emailed applications and documents will not be accepted.
The Westbrook Board of Education and Public School District is committed to a policy of equal opportunity/affirmative action for all qualified persons.  The Westbrook Board of Education does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability (including, but not limited to intellectual disability, past or present history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability), genetic information or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal nondiscrimination laws. The Connecticut State Department of Education does not unlawfully discriminate in employment and licensing against qualified persons with a prior criminal conviction.
Application deadline:  Open until filled.

Instructor/Director - Sacred Heart University

Women’s Acappella Choir and Concert Choir, (2)Independent Contractor Positions.

The Choral Program at Sacred Heart University seeks a Director for its Acappella Women’s Choir (12 - 16 members) and its newly formed Women's Concert Choir (80 - 100 members). This position begins Fall Semester 2018 and is renewable. Applicants must have a Master's degree in music and significant experience leading choirs in a variety of music.

DUTIES: Direct and promote performances. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in music (A concentration in Music Education or Vocal Performance preferred, but not required). At least three years experience directing at a high school or collegiate choral program. Keyboard skills preferable (Accompanist will be present at rehearsals). Ability and willingness to recruit students to the choir and promote the group.

SALARY: Competitive: commensurate with qualifications and experience.

UNIVERSITY: Sacred Heart University is a private institution that was founded in 1963. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,428, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 300 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Sacred Heart University's ranking in the 2018 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities North, 41.
Distinguished by the personal attention it provides its students, Sacred Heart University (SHU) is recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, award-winning advisement program, cutting-edge technology, championship Division I athletic teams, and nationally-recognized community service programs. Situated in Fairfield, Connecticut, the main campus is ideally located one hour north of New York City and 2.5 hours south of Boston.

APPLICATION: Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and links to video recordings of the applicant leading choral performances in three different musical styles. In the cover letter or vitae, list the names, titles, and contact information for three professional references. 

Deadline for Applications is June 1, 2018
Applications should be emailed to:
Email subject should read: Choral Director Position at SHU
Attn: Tom Cuffari,
Assistant Director of the Choral Program Sacred Heart University
5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield, CT 06825

Part-time Director of Children’s Music and Drama

The Congregational Church of New Canaan, Connecticut is seeking a creative, motivated and energetic individual to serve as the part-time Director of Children’s Music and Drama for children from preschool through middle school.  This position is available beginning in September for the 2018-2019 program year and responsibilities include: two weekday afternoon choir rehearsals; providing music and/or drama for Sundayservices; once monthly children’s chapel service; working with the Church School classes and preschool group each Sunday morning; and the scheduling, rehearsing and production of special children’s services and programs. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact: Kelly Morrissey at or Jody Blaine Davis at 

Executive Director - Fairfield County Children's Chorus

Job Description:

The Fairfield County Children’s Choir (FCCC) is seeking an exceptional Executive Director with strong management and leadership skills. The FCCC is a community-based choral program made up of over three hundred children in grades four through twelve from communities in Connecticut's Fairfield County and beyond. The FCCC was founded in 1995 to provide instruction in vocal technique, choral technique, music literacy and the appreciation of music through the practice and performance of great choral repertoire.

Basic Function

The Executive Director (ED) is the administrative leader of the FCCC, providing leadership, vision and management of the organization’s business operations in support of the artistic and educational mission. The ED is responsible for the administration, development and marketing of the choir. The ED reports to the Board of Directors and the Music Director.

Job Description

This is a part-time position (25 hours weekly, for 50 weeks annually). Due to the nature of the job, some weeks will require fewer than 25 hours; others will require more. The Executive Director will attend all major concert events. A complete job description is available upon request. 

Salary: $35,000 - $40,000; commensurate with experience. 

Representative Duties


- Develop and present the annual budget. 

- Organize and direct the day-to-day activities of the business staff.

- Maintain records.

- Assure timely and accurate implementation of Board directives, coordinating activities with other staff.

- Oversee production of newsletter for donors and subscribers. 

- Oversee production of season concert book.

- Oversee production of three major concert program inserts.

- Build and oversee management of the master database.


- Plan, coordinate and implement development efforts.

- Develop and implement a comprehensive program to identify funding sources.

- Maintain contact with donors; solicit and maintain season sponsors. 

- Increase percentage of donations vs. tuition-based income.


- Plan, organize and implement an overall marketing program.

- Research, analyze, and prepare information on a variety of topics for dissemination to the public.

Board support                        

- Conduct a comprehensive program to ensure proper Board functions, relations, communications and encouragement.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Board functions, governance and policy development

                         Chorus organization, operations, policies, and objectives

Ability to:        Communicate through outstanding verbal and writing skills

                        Plan, coordinate and implement overall development efforts of an arts organization

                        Plan, organize and implement an overall marketing program

                        Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others

                        Maintain the ethics of the profession

Qualifications: Education and Experience

Any combination equivalent to bachelor’s degree in arts administration, public relations, marketing or a related field and fundraising experience for an arts organization, preferably in choral music.

The Process and Deadline

Please submit a cover letter with resume to Marina Philips, President of the Board of Directors, at Application deadline: October 1, 2017. Starting date: January 1, 2018.

Shoreline Chorale - Music Director

We are searching for a choral director for our skilled 30-40 member community chorale, now in our 35th year.  We seek a Musical Director with love of teaching people, enthusiasm, humor, broad knowledge of choral repertoire, and good organizational skills.  We favor an eclectic, mixed music repertoire (early, classical, romantic, contemporary, sacred, secular, spirituals, etc.) as well as a mixture of level-of-difficulty from moderate to challenging, with emphasis on quality.   In our concerts, we stress variety and enjoy collaborating with other groups and including instrumentals and/or other noted soloists.  A Masters Degree in Choral Directing is preferred.  Knowledge of the local music community is a plus. Click here for more info/to apply.

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