We are pleased to announce our new Apprentice Conductor Program. The program is designed to provide young choral conductors at the high school or undergraduate level with the opportunity to conduct a high-level, amateur, adult chamber choir in rehearsal and performance.
APPRENTICE CONDUCTOR PROGRAM
One conductor will be selected following an application process. The selection committee is composed of four members from within the choir who are also established conductors in the community. The conductor will spend an eight-week rehearsal period with the choir, participating in weekly rehearsals and receiving feedback from the artistic director and choir members. They will have the opportunity to conduct at least one piece during the upcoming performance. At the completion of the rehearsal period, the conductor will have compiled both rehearsal and performance video footage and will receive a $500 honorarium for future studies.
Where words fail,
– HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN
The conductor must:
Be currently enrolled in a high school or undergraduate program
Have a basic understanding of conducting gestures, score study, and rehearsal strategies
Be able to attend all relevant rehearsals and performances, virtual or live.
Conductors who are currently full-time members of the choir are not eligible.
The conductor must submit:
A one-page letter outlining their interest in this program, future musical goals, and how this program aligns with those goals.
A resume that includes information related to musical training, vocal/choral experience, and conducting experience.
Contact information for two references.
A short 2–5 minute video that shows the conductor leading a choir in rehearsal or performance. Please provide a link to the video. Do not submit the video as a file attachment.
Application deadline: TBA
All application materials must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.