Amsterdam Gay Men’s Chorus is looking for a:
CONDUCTOR/musical director (m/f/x)
Starting September for our new season 2019/2020 a.s.o.
We are a young and growing amateur chorus with around 60 members. Our repertoire is mostly pop, musical and evergreens. We strive to have two shows a season. One small show/fundraiser halfway season and a large show at the end of the season. During the year we also might have other performances and bookings. For the shows we work together with our AMSGMC dance group. Considering the growth and ambitions which we are experiencing, we are starting the recruitment process in the search for a new conductor. We are now preparing ourselves with an interim-conductor for our shows the 15th of Junethis year, to be held at Podium Mozaiek in Amsterdam.
What makes you the perfect conductor for us?
The conductor we need:
. is capable and has experience in orchestrating/conducting a large chorus (40+ members), preferably trained in this subject at a conservatory;
. has the ability to motivate, inspire and coach all members, regardless age or singing level;
. understands choir arrangements and is able to improve them for the chorus;
. has educational teaching skills, and experience in vocalization;
. likes to work together in a team, and to build a good relationship with the show director, pianist, choreographers, the board and artistic team to make a great show;
. understands LGBTQ+ culture and music, and has a very strong affinity with the mission and vision of the AMSGMC (see below);
. has a good understanding of the English language (both written and spoken);
. preferably has experience with making a show and staging for a chorus, and can play piano;
. has a good sense of humor.
The conductor is a member of the Artistic Team, and is partly responsible for the choice of repertoire suiting the identity of the AMSGMC. You are present on every Wednesday evening, for about 2,5 hours during the season and some Sunday afternoons (about six per season), to conduct our rehearsals. You are also willing and available to conduct the chorus outside of the set shows, e.g. during Amsterdam Pride week and for short performances during the season.
. competitive payment for rehearsals, meetings and performances;
. the freelance contract will be for a season (september/june), extended yearly;
. a fun, social and enthusiastic international group of gay men;
. working together in a nice team, with a professional board and pianist.
We look forward to your reaction with CV until April 26 next. You can send it to info@AMSGMC.nl.
For more information you can contact Jos Koster, telnr. 06 51540994 or Robin Meijer, telnr. 06 49931381, both members of the board of AMSGMC.
The Amsterdam Gay Men’s Chorus sprang to life in 2015, but the origin of the gay men’s chorus actually dates back to 1978.
The first gay men’s chorus was set up by Jon Reed Sims in the Castro district of San Francisco. Its mission? To create change through music. Because music heals, enlightens and fosters unity. That vision of a world inspired and united by the music still holds true today and the global gay men’s chorus collective now boasts over 250 choruses worldwide. As part of this loving family, AMSGMC’s mission is to perform for the acceptance of the gay community in all its diversity – a diversity that’s reflected in the many talented singers and dancers of our chorus. As to date we have about 50 singers and 12 dancers, with more than 15 different nationalities, and still growing. For more information, please visit amsgmc.nl.
Geïnteresseerd in deze vacature? Neem dan contact op met Robin Meijer via onderstaande contactgegevens:
Kijk voor meer informatie op de website amsgmc.nl