Part Time Assistant Directors - Detroit Children's Choir

  • Wednesday, April 26, 2017 7:54 AM
    Message # 4780190
    Christy Seyler (Administrator)

    The Detroit Children’s Choir (DCC) is seeking additional qualified music educators to serve as part-time Assistant Directors for our In-School choir programs. 

    The In-School program serves as the foundation of the mission of our organization. The Detroit Children’s Choir goes inside different schools in order to prepare students for performances and teach them the fundamentals of music education. Excellence in healthy vocal technique, music literacy through a Kodály-inspired curriculum, and choral part-singing skills all provide the context for learning in these ensembles for the beginner choral student, Grades 3 - 8. 

    Assistant Directors are responsible for running the once-a-week in-school rehearsals. They serve as the leaders and/or assistants of an In-School Program and directs the weekly rehearsal for each school. All choir rehearsals are in preparation for the Annual Spring Concert featuring DCC's Mass Choir, annually held in late spring at Orchestra Hall in Downtown Detroit. Assistant Directors report directly to the Artistic Manager. 

    Mass rehearsals, professional development, and seasonal performances (as scheduled) are required attendance. Flexible scheduling, including Saturday programs, is available. 

    -Bachelor's degree
    – Required (Bachelor of Music and K-12 Teaching certification or Kodaly certification - Preferred)
    -Availability during the school day -Piano proficiency
    - Preferred -Children’s choral conducting experience
    -Successful experience with teaching in inner city/urban/Title 1 school environments
    -Caring, positive and consistent classroom management skills
    -Access to reliable transportation
    -Internet and word processing 

    All interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to the Artistic Manager, Eric Taylor, at

    Detroit Children’s Choir is a non-profit organization whose mission is to use the power of choral music education as a cultural platform to unite children of diverse backgrounds. We provide experiences through choral music education that will enrich the lives of Metro Detroit’s youth and communities, ultimately shaping confident, focused, and expressive leaders. For more information, you can also visit our website at

As innovative leaders in vocal music education, we provide experiences to inspire our diverse community.
Our vision is to reach the hearts of all people through song.

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