The GRAMMY® Award-winning Phoenix Chorale is seeking a dynamic, consummately skilled, and inspirational conductor to serve as the Chorale’s next Artistic Director.
This individual will exhibit exemplary musical, conducting, and artistic skills, demonstrate an innate ability to nurture and lead the Chorale’s singers, and offer a charismatic personality and energetic attitude for engaging in meaningful ways with the Chorale’s local and national audience. The selected Artistic Director will join the Chorale’s leadership team to implement the organization’s future vision to serve its audience through the art and passion of music.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate creativity in programming, future planning, and the ability to implement the Chorale’s vision to be the preeminent model for American choral music by redefining standards of excellence, and to fulfill its mission of enriching life through excellence and distinction in choral artistry. In addition, our next leader will be evaluated on his/her ability to excel at engagement with the Chorale’s stakeholders (patrons, donors, and institutional funders) and his/her ability to lead onstage and off.
Knowledge, experience, and affinity for a broad range of repertoire, but with special understanding and/or connections with emerging composers
Experience in collaborative programming with other groups and organizations
Experience programming and conducting at least one professional recording
5+ years conducting experience with at least 3 to 5 years with professional level choirs preferred
Master's degree or commensurate experience
A cappella and orchestral conducting experience
Participation in annual fundraising
Community outreach/engagement planning
Extensive experience planning concert programs and seasons at least two years in advance
POSITION OPPORTUNITY (cont.)
Artistic Director, Phoenix Chorale
This search process will include an extended private process of applicant evaluation, followed by the selection of semifinalists for further evaluation during the 2017/18 Season, after which a select group of finalist candidates will be contracted to prepare and lead a full weekend of concerts of the Chorale during the 2018/19 Season.
Compensation package commensurate with experience; the position of Artistic Director is considered part-time. A resident Artistic Director is preferred; regular outside engagements are expected as part of the norm for this position, but must be balanced against and not interfere with the Chorale’s ongoing growth and requirements. An annual allowance for ongoing professional development will be negotiated with the chosen candidate.
Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter describing interest and qualifications, a resume outlining education, conducting experience, and vocal training, and two or three audio recordings including a live concert recording, a professional recording or equivalent. Electronic applications are preferred. All applications will be treated as confidential.
Please send materials to:
Phoenix Chorale Search Committee
100 W. Roosevelt St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Applications will be accepted through November 1, 2017.
Nominations of qualified candidates are welcome.
The Phoenix Chorale is an equal opportunity employer.