Associate Director, Preparatory Chorus (Part-Time)

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Associate Director, Preparatory Chorus (Part-Time)


The Associate Director, Preparatory Chorus, trains and conducts the Preparatory Chorus ensemble for Strathmore Children’s Chorus (SCC). Preparatory Chorus comprises about 50 choristers ages 7 to 10 (grades 2 to 5). Treble Chorus rehearses from after Labor Day through early June on Mondays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Limited changes to this schedule are possible with discussion among chosen director and Strathmore Hall and rental space availability. Performance dates and Tech rehearsals are mandatory. A collaborative pianist and parent volunteers are provided for rehearsals and performances.


  • 2023
    • Monday, June 12, 5:00 p.m. – TBD Auditions (AMP)
    • Tuesday, June 13, 5:00 p.m. – TBD Auditions (Music Center 402)
    • Monday, August 21, 5:00 p.m. – TBD Auditions (AMP)
    • Tuesday, August 22, 5:00 p.m. – TBD Auditions (Music Center 402)
    • Tuesday, November 21, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Tech
    • Wednesday, November 29, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tech (if needed)
    • Tuesday, December 12, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Tech
    • Thursday, December 14, Concert (5:30 p.m. call, 7:00 p.m. concert)
    • Monday, December 18, 5:00-8:00 p.m. Mid-Year Auditions (AMP)
    • Tuesday, December 19, 5:00-8:00 p.m. Mid-Year Auditions (AMP)
  • 2024
    • Saturday, April 27, All Day Maryland Young Voices Festival
    • Thursday, May 16, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Tech
    • Tuesday, May 28, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Tech
    • Friday, June 7, Concert (5:30 p.m. call, 7:00 p.m. concert)


These may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Collaborate under the Artistic Director and with artistic staff to plan two to three concerts annually, selecting repertoire for Preparatory Chorus to contribute to larger concert themes as applicable
  • Assist in teaching music literacy skills in the rehearsal context and as on-line asynchronous learning modules for Preparatory Chorus
  • Teach and conduct weekly 90-minute rehearsals
  • Supervise and conduct Preparatory Chorus, including hired instrumentalists as applicable for this ensemble, for two SCC-produced concerts annually at the Music Center at Strathmore
  • Assist SCC staff with supervision and logistics as needed for SCC-produced concerts
  • Complete written evaluations for choristers twice annually, deadline determined by Artistic Director with SCC staff
  • Prepare Preparatory Chorus for occasional special community events upon request, on mutually agreed to schedule determined at least eight weeks in advance
  • Work in collaboration with the Artistic Director to continue to grow the larger SCC and its offerings
  • Meet with Artistic Director and staff monthly during the season to consider policies, review procedures, coordinate concerts and various performances, and other work of the program
  • Communicate weekly with Artistic Director on rehearsals, concerts, and procedures
  • Correspond with parents as needed

This is a non-exempt, part-time, salaried position without benefits. The salary range is $6,500-$8,000.

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Job Category: -
Position Type: Part Time
Salary Range (annual): $5,000-$10,000
Experience: 5-10 Years
Education Level: Bachelor's Degree