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 joyfulnoise@eastlink.ca 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 https://www.highcs.org 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 monica@treleaven.com

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 programs@nscf.ca.

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  canadianmwc.halifax@gmail.com .

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, joyfulnoise@eastlink.ca or FB/Twitter @joyfulnoisehfx by June 7 to arrange an audition

Employment Opportunity – NSCF Programs and Services Assistant




Summer Employment Opportunity
NSCF Programs and Services Assistant
Student Summer Skill Incentive Program

Application Closing Date April 15, 2019
Start Date May 6, 2019 End Date August 9, 2019
14 Weeks | Fulltime – 35 Hours per Week | Monday – Friday | Minimum Wage

Under the direction of the Executive Director and Program Coordinator the Programs and Services Assistant is responsible for administrative tasks associated with the federation’s summer programs and preparation for fall programming.  S/he would assist in program management, presentation and promotion, registration and payment tracking, creation and distribution of information packages, data management, promotion and evaluation of programs. Services will include work in our library processing returns and preparing music for summer programs.

The candidates must have good computer skills, keyboarding skills, and an understanding of social media.  Good written and oral skills are important and a knowledge of music would be helpful. Candidate must be returning enrolled in post-secondary education in Fall 2019.

Please send cover letter, resume and references to tim@nscf.ca



Call For Sing Summer Staff 2019

Junior Choir Camp and Youth Choir Camp (August 11th to 17th)
Adult Choir Camp (August 19th to 24th)

*UPDATED* April 12, 2019 – Now seeking ACC Section Leads!

The Nova Scotia Choral Federation is preparing for Sing Summer 2019 and is looking for individuals to fill the following positions:

Artistic Staff

  • Adult Choir Camp – Soprano Section Leader
  • Adult Choir Camp Alto Section Leader
  • Adult Choir Camp – Tenor Section Leader
  • Adult Choir Camp – Bass Section Leader
  • Youth Choir Camp Collaborative Pianist
  • Youth Choir Camp Soprano Section Leader
  • Youth Choir Camp Alto Section Leader
  • Youth Choir Camp Tenor Section Leader
  • Youth Choir Camp Bass Section Leader
  • Yoga/ Dance Instructor

Camp Staff

Youth Choir Camp Director
Junior Choir Camp Director
Youth Choir Camp Chaperones
Junior Choir Camp Counsellors
Head Gopher
Gophers (age 15 and up)

Artistic Staff Applicants and Camp Director Applicants: Please apply with a resume containing emphasis on musical experience, teaching experience, and performance experience. Please submit a cover letter along with your resume indicating for which position(s) you are applying.

Please submit all documents as a PDF to programs@nscf.ca

Other Camp Staff Applicants: Please fill out the following google form in its entirety.



NSCF Employment Opportunity – Program Coordinator

Employment Opportunity
Program Coordinator

Now Accepting Applications: Deadline November 5, 2018

Permanent Part time Position Please submit resume and references to tim@nscf.ca For more information call 902-423-4688
Start Date: November, 2018

Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Program Coordinator will be responsible for administrative tasks required for the smooth operation of the Federation’s programs.  The Federation currently present two weekend programs for children and youth, 3 weeklong summer choir camps, an auditioned provincial youth choir, and other projects.  S/he will assist with the program management, presentation and promotion, including tracking registrations; receipting and database maintenance; updating, creation, and distribution of information packages for program participants and program staff, as well as  promotion and evaluation of programs.

• This is a salaried position hired by and responsible to the Executive Director.  It is expected that the Program Coordinator is capable of working with minimal supervision.
• This is a permanent part-time position which requires 14-21 hours per week.  The selected candidate will set regular office hours in consultation with the Executive Director.  It is preferred that the selected candidate be present in the office at least two days per week.
• The position will include sick leave and vacation time commensurate with the Personnel Policies of the Nova Scotia Choral Federation.


Sing Summer Programs – Junior, Youth, Adult and Conducting Choir Camps
Bursary Programs
Nova Scotia Youth choir
Children’s Chorus of Nova Scotia
National Youth Choir
Other Programs and Workshops as developed/required
• Create, maintain, and implement a critical path for all office work associated with NSCF the programs
• Assist the Executive Director in the development of program budgets and work within those budgets
• Seek external funding for programs through grant, donations, and advertising
• Provide required documentation for program expenses and revenue
• Create and implement, in cooperation with the Executive Director, a promotional plan
• Create, in cooperation with the Executive Director, all promotional materials
• Create and maintain database for registration
• Create and/or adapt program information packages
• Create and maintain a database for program staff
• Solicit and contract all program staff in compliance with hiring policy
• Act as artistic liaison with guest clinicians
• Develop and implement staff training procedures
• Ensure the smooth running of programs
• Oversee program evaluation and development in conjunction with program committees
• Coordinate administrative follow-up including thank you letters and archival work
• Assist with music acquisitions for all programs
• Assist to catalogue new music
• Order and/or borrow music for programs within specified budgets
• Prepare music packages for programs – numbered and assigned
• Keep records of music on loan for programs
• Record music returned
• Invoice for lost music
• Assist, in consultation with the Executive Director, with administrative work for other programs


Other Programs and Services
Duties set out are representative of the principle responsibilities of the position and are not to be construed as all-inclusive.

• Receive telephone calls courteously and transfer and/or deal with them as required
• Deal with visitors/customers in a courteous, efficient manner

Library General Operations
• Responsible to assist with smooth operation of the music library
• Asist with/prepare music loans for customers
• Mail out phone orders from out-of-town members
• Maintain and update library database


Minimum Education Requirements
• University undergraduate degree with music, marketing, public administration and/or library training, or equivalent experience
• Experience in education and/or event and programs presentation and development, or equivalent experience

Special Knowledge and Skills Required
• Ability to read music is an asset.  An appreciation of choral music, a willingness to learn and understand technical and practical choral terminology is essential.
• Good writing and communications skills are required.  Ability to work with and develop volunteers is essential.
• Knowledge and experience with computers is required.  A working knowledge of Microsoft Office including database, spreadsheet, word processing, Google apps and scheduling and email software is recommended.  Must be comfortable with web based social media and have a willingness to adapt to that changing environment. A working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite is an asset.


We are in search of an individual to lead our musicianship classes at Youth Choir Camp.

This includes leading two 45 minute sessions daily Monday to Friday excluding Wednesday (1 class on Wed.) during the week, in which groups of singers will be lead through musical skill development.
The instructor will plan three 45 minute lecture sessions, which will be presented a total of 3 times each, that will focus on but are not limited to the following topics:

Ear Training
Sight reading
Music History
Vocal improvisation
Audition preparation
Jazz Techniques
or other special topics

Applicants should have experience in leading large group instruction and have musical training relating to voice, theory, conducting, choral pedagogy or instruction.

Remuneration includes room and board if applicable and a payable fee.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a resume to Kaitlin at programs@nscf.ns.ca

Application session closes July 4th, 2018