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Milton Academy is seeking a gospel choir director of music to work part-time starting in September 2022. The gospel choir will rehearse once per week on Monday evenings from 6 PM to 7:30 PM during the academic year. 

Responsibilities:

  • Instructing choir members to warm up before rehearsals and performances.
  • Deciding on appropriate musical pieces for the choir to perform based on the venue and occasion.
  • Scheduling choir rehearsals and ensuring that choir members attend rehearsals regularly.
  • Selecting individual choir members to perform solos.
  • Providing the necessary guidance and direction during choir rehearsals to assist choir members in achieving the correct tone, pitch, rhythm, tempo, and harmony.
  • Directing choir members during musical performances to ensure that the desired sound is achieved.
  • Prepare choir for approximately four performances during the academic year
  • Creating suitable choir formations for rehearsals and performances.
  • Collaborating with the gospel choir coordinator with written communication sent to the choir members.
  • Collaborating with gospel choir student leadership.
  • Communicating and collaborating with other members of the music department.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in music, music education, or related field is preferred.
  • Proven experience working as a Gospel choir director.
  • Sound musical knowledge. 
  • The ability to interpret various styles of music.
  • Composing and arranging experience is optional.
  • Strong leadership and listening skills.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • A passion for music.
  • Patient, creative, and assertive.

Milton Academy is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin or ancestry, age, veteran status, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice are fundamental elements of Milton’s mission. We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds.

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