Friday, 02 December 2016 21:06

Artistic Director, Children’s Chorus of San Antonio

Additional Info

  • Opportunity Title: Artistic Director, Children’s Chorus of San Antonio
  • Organization-Sponsor: Children’s Chorus of San Antonio
  • Deadline: Until Filled
  • Location (if applicable): San Antonio, TX
  • Description of Opportunity:

    Children’s Chorus of San Antonio (CCSA) is dedicated to enriching and expanding the experiences of young people through choral singing and musical performance. A community-based organization founded in 1983, CCSA provides the highest quality choral music education and performance opportunities for San Antonio’s children and youth who have the desire to sing. CCSA is committed to artistic excellence, social inclusion, and individual responsibility by empowering young singers to embrace and explore a broader, more positive view of self and the world. CCSA currently serves more than 450 dedicated young musicians, representing more than 50 zip codes in the metropolitan San Antonio area.

     

    The Artistic Director (AD) will have the exciting prospect of leading CCSA to artistic excellence, dramatically increasing enrollment from all areas of the city, and coaching and mentoring youth in the joys of music. This role presents an opportunity for a dynamic and creative individual to build upon the vibrant heritage of CCSA and its trajectory of expansion and recognition. Collaborating with schools, school districts, parents, community organizations, and other stakeholders, the AD will sustain and expand CCSA’s enrollment and provide the opportunity for every child in San Antonio to participate in the art of music making. Leading a staff of 12 to 15 directors, conductors, accompanists, and instructors, the AD will continue to raise the bar of artistic excellence at CCSA. The AD will collaborate with the Executive Director (ED), board of directors, and other community partners to enhance the CCSA’s visibility and to strengthen its reputation locally, regionally, and nationally. Working closely with the ED, the AD will also oversee planning and budgeting of activities.

     

    A bachelor’s degree in music, or a related discipline, and an advanced degree or doctor of musical arts degree from an accredited institution are required. Candidates must have a minimum of five years of related experience in the performing arts. Candidates should be exceptional conductors and vocal pedagogues. A working knowledge of languages, with an emphasis on Spanish, is strongly preferred.

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