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  • Music Director Candidate Search

    Posted: 01/01/2020

    Our director, Dan Roihl, will be stepping down from the music leadership of the chorus at the end of this spring session. With the birth of his daughter, his new family priorities are leading him new directions, and while the reasons are joyous, we at GSCS are saddened to say good-bye. What that means is there will be an immediate need for a NEW MUSIC DIRECTOR to begin as of July 1, 2020.

    Who are you? You’ll be a director looking for a community chorus whose mission is to include singers of all levels of ability who love singing, is ready and willing to take on pretty much any type of music with zeal and, yet, still maintain the focus on making performances meaningful and professional. Music genres performed have encompassed Masterworks, folk, contemporary, gospel, spirituals, jazzy, original compositions and Broadway, sometimes all in the same concert, so you’ll be an adventurous musician. General expectations include, but are not limited to; selecting the repertoire, preparing the music for singers and accompanist, running rehearsals, auditioning for chamber, ensembles or soloists as needed, working with choral board to promote and grow the chorus, participate as able in PR events, and representing GSCS. Selection process will include a Q&A interview and an actual directing audition, both sections to have specific dates to be set once application period has completed. Please send a letter of interest, your resume and salary expectations to SearchCommittee@gschoralsociety.org by March 1, 2020. Q&A interviews are expected begin no later than 3/15.

    Granite State Choral Society is a 45-year young non-auditioned chorus based in Rochester, NH that performs 2 formal concert series a year and various community-based collaborations either as a full chorus or with the chamber ensemble. Our mission is to provide musical experiences for all ages that are educational, satisfying and community building. Two of our more important annual events, aside from singing, are our annual Craft Fair and Choral Singers Workshop, both focused on engaging the community first as well as fundraising. Visit www.gschoralsociety.org or our Facebook page for more information