Part-time Community Choral Director

at Round Rock Community Choir in Austin Metro Area

Job Posting for: Round Rock Community Choir
Open Position: Round Rock Youth Choir Director

About the Choir
The Round Rock Youth Choir is a program that develops high levels of artistic and expressive singing in students ages 9-16. Under the umbrella of the Round Rock Community Choir, the Youth Choir provides an opportunity, outside the limits of a school structure, for musical expression and education in a joyful environment.

Young voices can be sophisticated, profoundly musical, and artistically excellent. As members of the Round Rock Youth Choir, students learn to sing quality music, listen attentively to each other, and further develop their solo abilities.

We believe music makes a difference in the lives of all people, but particularly in the lives of children and teens. In the RRYC, students are encouraged to explore and expand their love of music. They are introduced to a wide music repertoire that will serve them well for a lifetime. In this process, they learn their passion for singing is a gift to be cherished and nurtured.

Youth choir rehearsals are held each Monday from 5:45-6:45 p.m. Students participate in approximately three major concerts a year, in conjunction with the Round Rock Community Choir. Additional performances within the community (e.g. Round Rock Chalk Walk) or singing of the national anthem at local sporting events occur 2-3 times per year.

Position Objectives:
• To provide inspiring, positive musical leadership to the Round Rock Youth Choir.
• To create connections between all participants, adult and youth singers, parents, and the community – serving as a catalyst for growth, development, and enrichment.
• To support the overall efforts of the Round Rock Community Choir to create a welcoming environment that is safe and supportive, in which singers’ abilities are cultivated to their highest potential.

Time Commitment:
The Youth Director position will operate on a part-time basis over the school year, from mid-August to mid-May.
• Weekly commitment: 1-1.5 hours (1-hour rehearsal, 30 min. administrative tasks)
Rehearsals take place every Monday from 5:45 – 6:45 pm at First United Methodist Church in Round Rock.
• Quarterly meeting with Artistic Director and Choir President.
• All scheduled dress rehearsals, concerts, and performances in the community.

• Conduct weekly rehearsals of the Youth Choir every Monday during the school year
• Prepare and lead the Youth Choir as they participate in dress rehearsals and performances
• Model and support the appropriate vocal and behavior development of children and teens in the choral setting
• Teach singing, music reading, and performance techniques to singers; create a positive and satisfying learning experience
• Respond to inquiries from students and parents in a timely, professional, and gracious manner
• Communicate regularly with members of the Youth Choir, their parents, the Artistic Director, and the Choir President to ensure rehearsal and performance expectations are communicated and any problems are addressed in a timely fashion
• Coordinate parent volunteers to help with logistics as necessary
• Participate in program development for choir concerts

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Bachelor’s degree in music, music education, or performance
• 3 years+ experience directing and teaching a youth or children’s choir
• Demonstrated leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills
• Knowledge of vocal technique for young singers
• Technical skills to support electronic recording and distribution of voice parts for individual rehearsal purposes
• Keyboard skills equivalent to playing individual voice parts in rehearsal
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with young people and adults (parents and colleagues)
• Ability to manage Youth Choir program within budget parameters set by RRCC Board of Directors
• Willingness to receive feedback and engage in frequent dialogue with choir leadership

Timeline, Compensation, and Reporting Relationship
The position is on a part-time basis over ten months of the year, from August through May.
Compensation: The Youth Choir Director is paid $100 per rehearsal and $150 per performance.
The Youth Choir Director reports administratively to the RRCC Choir President and artistically to the RRCC Artistic Director.
Please send resume and (3) references to Marcie Peck, President, Round Rock Community Choir, Email: president@roundrockcommunitychoir.org

Position: Community Choral Director
Position Focus: Elementary / MS
TMEA Region:
Salary Range: USD 100 to 150 per Week
Contact Person: Marcie Peck
Street/Number: P.O. Box 1142
City: Round Rock
State: TX
Zip: 78680

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