The Bellingham Chamber Chorale is a 40+-member auditioned community-based chamber choir which presents baroque, classical and early romantic works, as well as modern repertoire and newly commissioned works. BCC has a 15-year history in the culture life of Whatcom and Skagit counties.
Successful applicants should demonstrate the following qualifications: master’s degree or doctorate in music, preferably in choral conducting; three years or more experience conducting college/university or community vocal ensembles; orchestral experience within choral-orchestral repertoire; evidence of excellent understanding of vocal technique and diction.
Primary responsibilities of the Artistic Director include:
Compensation and Benefits:
Compensation negotiable and commensurate with experience. This is a part time position.
Applications should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. The application must include:
Applications will be reviewed until January 19, 2018.
Questions? Call 206-238-3927 and leave a message.
December 2017 – Search committee/transition team is formed, develops position description recruitment materials, and outlines details of the search process. Advertise position.
January 2018 (1st half) – Applications due via e-mail by Jan 19th, 2018
January 2018 (2nd half) – Search committee meets to review resumes and asks qualified candidates to submit their credentials, a recording sample and a video of their work (if available). These candidates are provided with detailed background information on the chorus. Schedule interviews Jan 29-Feb 2nd. Select 3 to do rehearsal audition.
February 2018 (2nd half) – Rehearsal auditions Feb 12-16. Committee meets to decide after final rehearsal audition.
March 2018 -Make decision. Candidate accepts. Announcement of decision is announced according to a carefully timed communication plan so that key internal stakeholders are informed before announcement made in the media.
June to August 2018 – Plans for orienting new music director put in motion.