The Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania invites applicants for the position Artistic Director, the appointment to begin July 1, 2024.
- Conduct adult chorus of 40-50 voices in annual fall and spring concerts, selecting repertoire and venues in consultation with the Board of Directors. Weekly rehearsals are held in Avoca on Monday evenings, 6:30-9:00 pm. The chorus rehearsal schedule generally spans late August through mid-May.
- Select and prepare additional music as required for artistic collaborations in consultation with the Board of Directors and the partnering organization(s).
- Engage (annually) and oversee the work of professional section leaders and accompanist. Engage additional personnel as needed and approved by the Board of Directors.
- Assist the Board of Directors in planning and execution of promotional and financial projects.
- Serve as the public face and voice of the organization while providing artistic visioning for growth and new projects to the Board of Directors.
To be determined, based on qualifications and experience, paid quarterly.
Applicants should send a letter of interest, c.v., and contact information for three (3) professional references to:
Artistic Director Search
The Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania
PO Box 665
Scranton, PA 18501
Review of applications will begin by October 1, 2023. Additional support materials may be requested. The Society hopes to hold interviews in October 2023 and to invite two (2) finalists to plan, rehearse, and conduct short public concert programs during spring 2024, with appropriate financial compensation for that work.
The Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania represents the joining of four long traditions of community music-making. Prior to 1999, The Singers’ Guild of Scranton and the Wyoming Valley Oratorio Society each celebrated over 50 years of success, while the Wyoming Valley Children’s Chorus claimed another decade of work with younger voices. The 1999 merger of these three institutions into a single Choral Society now brings those services to the region in an efficient, cost-effective way. In 2001, the Society formally added the Hazleton Oratorio Society to this biography in recognition of the help and participation of its former members. Guided by a Board of Directors and a staff of music professionals, the Society provides training and performance opportunities to adults across the region while championing choral music as the ultimate social art form. The adult chorus regularly collaborates with the Northeast Pennsylvania Philharmonic Orchestra and frequently offers the regional premieres of important new choral works. The Choral Society is incorporated and recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization.