Concreamus is hiring an excellent choral conductor for next season.

Application Deadline: May 11th, 2024

Term: September 2024 to June 2025

Compensation: $2500

Location: Toronto, Ontario.

Rehearsals occur on Friday afternoons, 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Occasional extra rehearsals and up to 5 concerts per year.

About the Modern Sound Collective:

MSC is committed to fostering a nurturing community that inspires young artists through accessible opportunities for growth and collaboration, and to sharing their love of contemporary choral music through sincere and passionate performances. They have four choral programs focused on providing the next generation of choral singers, composers, and leaders with opportunities to advance their skills and grow their artistic network.

Concreamus is MSC’s 40 voice new music choir dedicated to innovation in the choral arts and the creation and performance of excellent new works by young composers. The group is made up of young singers, composers, and educators from around the GTA.  Concreamus, Latin for “we create together,” encourages a creative dialogue between composers and performers through which both groups can offer their insight and be inspired in new ways. It is committed to creating opportunities for new vocal music to be developed and presented, as well as exploring new sounds and vocal textures through improvisation and collaborative exploration.

To date, the choir has commissioned more than 15 new works and premiered over 40 choral works by young composers. Many of their premiere performances can be found on Spotify, Apple Music, and Youtube. Concreamus has collaborated with various musical organisations, including appearing in concert with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Exultate Chamber Singers, the Orpheus Choir of Toronto, the Amadeus choir of Greater Toronto, the University of Toronto MacMillan Singers, and at SING! Festival Toronto. This May, they have been invited to perform at PODIUM, Canada’s largest choral festival.

About the Role:

The assistant conductor of Concreamus will work closely with the conductor to assist with implementing and delivering the choral program, including programming music, rehearsing the choir, and conducting the choir in select pieces in performance. The approximate time commitment is about 4 hours per week, including rehearsal time, preparation time, and communications.

This role is geared towards advanced level conductors who have post-secondary training or some professional experience and are looking to continue developing their skills with a high level ensemble.

The ideal candidate will possess these traits:

How to Apply:

Applicants are asked to submit the following:

A resume/CV and a short video or written introduction of who you are and why you are applying to

Contact information for two references who can speak to their conducting abilities, musical skills, artistic vision, and work ethic.

Conducting footage from a rehearsal (up to 5 minutes) and performance (one choral piece, approximately 3-5 minutes). Footage can be up to 3 years old, and should ideally be with an SATB choir.

Selected candidates will be asked to participate in a virtual interview with the search committee.

The Search Committee will conduct reference checks for the final candidates before making an offer.