Part Time - Artistic Director, Novi Choralaires Community Choir

  • Wednesday, September 05, 2018 8:37 AM
    Message # 6654452
    Christy Seyler (Administrator)

    Do you love to create music programs with a variety of music genres and broad audience appeal? Do you enjoy directing? Do you feel great job satisfaction from sharing your musical talents and helping singers develop their skills?  Would you enjoy working with adults who have built an inclusive community based on a shared love of singing? If yes, then the Novi Choralaires want to meet you.

    The Novi Choralaires have been entertaining audiences for more than 40 years. We typically have 38-45 singers each season. We are multi-generational, with members in their twenties to octogenarians.  We put the “community” into Community Choir. In addition to our three ticketed concerts we also perform 5-6 free events for the community each year. We have an extremely talented accompanist and an extensive music library.  The choir is self-funded through dues and donations, and we operate under the oversight of the City of Novi. See more about us at or on Facebook at

    Job Description

    The Director is the creative leader for the choir.  He/She develops the theme and selects the music for two concert seasons each year (Season 1 – Labor Day to mid-December. Season 2 January – Mother’s Day). The Director leads weekly rehearsal on Tuesday evenings. He/She educates and develops the skills of members through vocal drills, different music styles, and solo/ensemble opportunities. The Director works with the Choir Board on event planning, budgeting, communications, and improvement for the organization. He/She will engage additional musicians as needed for concerts, as well as work with City employees (e.g. sound technicians) to ensure quality concert performance.

    Salary will be commensurate with experience, subject to budget limitations and approval by the City of Novi.


    Ideal candidates would have the following:

    • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Music

    • Minimum of three years of directing experience, additional experience preferred

    • Ability to play the piano is a plus

    • Infectious enthusiasm for music

    Interested candidates should forward a resume to Jane Bodine President, Novi Choralaires at by September 18, 2018.

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MSVMA encourages each member to work with their school administration to ensure a positive and inclusive learning environment, allowing flexibility for all students when placing singers in voice part/gender specific ensembles for which they identify and demonstrate the necessary vocal range, offering varied options for concert attire, and increasing awareness of all aspects of the changing voice.  Our vision is to reach the hearts of all people through song.

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