Job Posting: Associate Professor, Choral Studies, Elmer Iseler Chair in Conducting

(From the University of Toronto: For FULL POSTING, visit:
March 16, 2020, Open until filled
Associate Professor / Professor – Choral Studies – Elmer Iseler Chair in Conducting  1905335

The Faculty of Music, University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of choral studies and choral conducting. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor  with an anticipated start date of January 1, 2021. The start date is negotiable. The successful candidate will be eligible to hold the endowed Elmer Iseler Chair in Conducting.

A doctoral degree in music, or a university degree in music with extensive exceptional professional experience is required. Applicants must have extensive experience in choral studies and choral conducting with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and a superior professional conducting profile.

Excellence in creative professional activities and research is required, evidenced by a track record of performances for major venues, organizations, and festivals, collaborations with established artists and ensembles, public presence through broadcasts, recordings, and digital media platforms, recognition through critical reception, academic and professional publications, and arts grant support. The successful candidate will also have demonstrated commitment to choral education in a wide range of styles and repertoire and an excellent track record in conducting education as demonstrated by the teaching dossier including a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Duties will include some combination of conducting one or more of the university choral ensembles and overseeing all Faculty of Music choral activities; teaching undergraduate and graduate music courses in choral music and conducting, which includes individual conducting lessons; research supervision and mentoring of conducting students at the masters and doctoral levels; and leadership in community choral engagement and collaborations.

The Faculty of Music is a division of the University of Toronto, Canada’s largest university. Located in the heart of one of North America’s most diverse and culturally vibrant cities, the Faculty of Music plays a vital part in Toronto’s active musical life and offers degrees in composition, music education, music and health sciences, music technology and digital media, musicology/ethnomusicology/music theory, and performance, including jazz and opera. There are approximately 900 students, 570 undergraduate and 330 graduate students. The Choral Area currently includes four choirs involving approximately 200 music majors.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications must include a cover letter, a complete and current curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations), a statement outlining current and future research interests, and links to samples of your work including rehearsal and concert videos. All application materials must be submitted online.

Submission guidelines can be found at . We recommend combining attached documents into two or three files in PDF/MS Word format. Links to media files should be provided on a separate list. If you have any questions about this position please contact Prof. Don McLean at

Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference, printed on letterhead, signed, and sent directly to the search committee: Prof. Don McLean, Search Committee Chair and Dean, Faculty of Music, at by the closing date of March 16, 2020.

Review of applications will begin on March 16, 2020. Applicants should endeavor to have all materials, including reference letters, submitted by then; however applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

For more information about the Faculty of Music, please visit our home page at

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see .

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


(From Stagecoach Arts)


Stagecoach Theatre Arts, the world’s largest and most successful performing arts network of schools for children and teens is looking to hire a qualified voice instructor to join our team for SATURDAYS MORNINGS for the 2020 School Year (January-June).

The ideal applicants should have a strong training, teaching and performance background in Singing / Voice Instruction.

Applicants should also be passionate, positive, committed, creative, have good classroom control, and experience working with groups of children ages 6-16 yrs. A vulnerable sector police check will be required for all hired teachers.

The job would include preparing and teaching compelling, quality voice lessons for musical theatre classes and generating material for term performances and productions.

We provide an encouraging, fun and supportive working environment, with strong core values, opportunity to grow, exciting teaching workshops and a good hourly wage.

Teaching experience is required.

Please contact Kristi Wenaus, Principal for more information on our school.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $30.00 /hour

Podium 2020 Early Bird Registration December 1, 2019

Early Bird Rate (November 1 – December 1, 2019)
Delegate or Presenter
$471.40 ($410 + $40.90 QST + $20.50 GST)
Advance Rate (December 2, 2019 – February 1, 2020)
Delegate or Presenter
$534.63 ($465 + $46.38 QST + $23.25 GST)
Regular Rate (February 2 – May 15, 2020)
Delegate or Presenter ​
$586.37 ($510 + $50.87 QST + $25.50 GST)
Student Delegate or Presenter (November 1, 2019 – May 15, 2020)
$320.78 ($279 + $27.83 QST + $13.95 GST)
Retiree and Lifetime Member (November 1, 2019 – May 15, 2020)
$471.40 ($410 + $40.90 QST + $20.5 GST)
University Group registration per delegate (November 1, 2019 – May 15, 2020)
$304.68 ($265 + $26.43 QST + $13.25 GST)
($265/person, minimum 4 people or 3 people+1 professor)

Other Registration Rates
Participating Choir Group registration (per chorister) (November 1, 2019 – May 15, 2020)
$74.73 ($65 + 6.48 QST + 3.25 GST)
($65/chorister, for conference only – minimum 5 people participating at PODIUM)

Aeolians Singers are seeking a Choir Part-time Communications/Business Manager (Contract Position)

The Aeolian Singers is a community-based, auditioned women’s choir in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We are celebrating our 44th season with our mission to present high quality, interesting choral programs, partnering with other artists and arts organizations in the region.
We are seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic individual to serve as our communications/business manager who will report to the President of the choir executive and work very closely with the Artistic Director to help bring about the Choir’s vision. This is a permanent part-time contract with a three-month probationary period.
The major responsibilities of the role listed here Aeolians Business Manager Job Posting. For a full job description please contact the Choir President, Lara Dempster, at


Tenor Section Lead

St. Andrew’s United Church, corner of Coburg and Robie has an immediate opening for a tenor section lead. This will be a supplemental position between now and Christmas, with the opportunity to become permanent in January. The immediate need is for a strong reader and leader in the section for a performance of Randall Thompson’s Peaceable Kingdom on Sunday Nov 10.

Excellent remuneration based on per call attendance. Contact Kevin Parks, Minister of Music at or 902-221-1597

Digby Choral Federation Seeks Choral Conductor

Digby Choral Federation
Expression of Interest

The Digby Choral Federation is searching for and experienced choral conductor to lead the annual
High Cs in Digby Choral musical weekend, May 15 th to 17th, 2020.

The annual choral festival weekend is hosted by The Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa and the historic cathedral style stone church located in the scenic ocean side village of St Bernard Nova Scotia.

The annual weekend draws approximately 125 to 1 community choral singers. The singers are usually from various choirs and a range of background experiences and SATB voices.

The culminating event of the weekend is a massed choir performance with two guest choirs resulting in a beautiful weekend performance of various genres and styles of music.

Expressions of interest as guest conductor can be sent to the Digby High Cs committee names below, by November 30, 2019.

Conductors are strongly encouraged to invite their own accompanist and choose music that would be accessible to a range of talents and voices that would lend to a concert of variety and interest to singers and audience. Please include your musical CV or usual choral conductor bio. If you are featured on a website, please include a link to the site. Please view or find us on Facebook at
High Cs in Digby – by the Digby Choral Federation

For more information along with fees and accommodations and weekend schedule please inquire with committee coordinator and chair persons below Monica Treleaven, overall coordinator

Sing Summer: Gophers, Chaperones and Counsellors Roles Available

The Nova Scotia Choral Federation is gearing up for their Sing Summer Camps and still seeking candidates for the following positions:

  • Youth Choir Camp Chaperones
  • Junior Choir Camp Counsellors
  • Gophers (age 15 and up) for JCC/YCC/ACC

Working at camp is a great opportunity to connect with the choral community and build your resume!

Junior Choir Camp and Youth Choir Camp run concurrently from August 11th-17th and Adult Choir Camp runs the following week from August 19th-24th.

If you are interested in any of these positions, please contact the Program Coordinator, Ryan Henwood, at

CMWC Halifax seeks Musical Director

The Canadian Military Wives Choirs (CMWC) is a three-part women’s choir and
all members are closely associated with the military, either by marriage or by
occupation. We come together weekly to sing, make new friends, and have fun.
No musical experience is necessary. The choirs are all about support — both
vocal and personal.

The CMWC Halifax is looking for an experienced keyboard musician and vocal
conductor to fill the role of our Musical Director, including choir leadership,
keyboard accompaniment, and creating practice tracks. The Musical Director will
work closely with the President and the executive members of the choir.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Organize regular rehearsals (Monday evenings) for members to improve
performance skills, and establish repertoire for use in upcoming events.
• Conduct the choir when we perform, possibly monthly depending on demand.
The season runs from beginning of September to end of June. March break and
holidays are observed from practice and most events.
• Foster an atmosphere of productive yet relaxed, cheerful learning and creativity,
sensitive to the needs of each individual while being supportive to the military
• Provide additional pre-event rehearsal when required.
• Regular use of email, Facebook and Dropbox is required for communication of
choir business. 
• Ability to be dedicated to a regular practice schedule and periodic event
• Weekend and evening availability are essential.
Required Qualifications:
• Experienced keyboard musician (organ and/or piano) preferably with music or
similar training.
• Familiarity with SOCAN licenses, copyright and performance law, Dropbox and
recording rehearsal tracks.

We thank all candidates for their interest in this position; however, only those
selected for an interview will be contacted. Both male and female applicants will
be considered. If you have a passion for directing musical talent in our military
community and possess the qualifications listed above, please forward your
resume, along with salary expectations to .

Alto Section Lead for September

St. Andrew’s United Church Choir is seeking an Alto Section lead for September 2019. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings 7-9pm, and on Sunday morning 9:45 am, followed by Sunday worship at 10:30am. Special services include Christmas Eve, 7pm and 10pm, Good Friday 10:30am. Occasional concerts and special events.

St. Andrew’s United is located at the intersection of Coburg and Robie Streets in Halifax. We are a progressive, experimental, innovative congregation with an eclectic music program. The choir gives leadership to community singing weekly, and regularly offers special music to augment worship. The diverse repertoire spans the gamut of traditional high church choral standards to singing back up on jazz and popular arrangements with a house band and vocalists. The music is challenging, well prepared and delivered with excellence. But first and foremost St. Andrew’s choir is a caring, supportive, inclusive community where we enjoy the process of music making, and that is welcoming of everyone of all ages, regardless of gender, racial identity, spiritual/faith location or sexual orientation. The section lead is expected to model proper vocal technique, to come to rehearsal with parts prepared, to support other members of the section in learning and executing their part. Occasional solo or ensemble work may be requested. Remuneration is $35/call, based upon actual attendance. Contact Kevin Parks, Minister of Music, or FB/Twitter @joyfulnoisehfx by June 7 to arrange an audition