January 13, 2024

Applications open for Datsuzoku’s

Datsuzoku is searching for a young choral musician to take part in our inaugural Intern Conductor Program.

Application Deadline: January 27th, 2024
Term: February 7th to May 4th, 2024
Compensation: $500
Location: Toronto, Ontario.
Rehearsals occur on Wednesday evenings at the Church of the Redeemer (Bloor and Avenue Rd.)

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 our 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.

Datsuzoku is MSC’s 90 voice young adult choir, which focuses on providing singers with a welcoming creative community where they can meet like-minded singers and sing amazing contemporary choral music.


About the Role:

The intern conductor for Datsuzoku would work closely with the Conductor and Assistant Conductor to assist with implementing and delivering the choral programme of vocal technique, performance skills and musicianship, including weekly rehearsals and leading sectionals. They will receive 10 minutes of podium time per rehearsal, and will receive conducting and rehearsal feedback from the artistic staff. The intern conductor will have the opportunity to conduct one choral piece at Datsuzoku’s final concert on May 4th, to be determined by the conductor. The intern conductor will receive rehearsal and concert footage of their conducting.

This role is geared towards undergraduate students who are considering pursuing conducting and are looking for an opportunity to advance their musical leadership skills.

The ideal candidate will possess these traits:

  • A passion for choral music and a strong desire to learn the skills necessary to be a choral conductor
  • Ability to work collaboratively and take direction
  • Have basic proficiency in piano
  • Have experience singing in choirs
  • Demonstrated interest in musical education and musical programming


How to Apply:

Applicants are asked to submit the following:

  1. A resume/CV and a short video introduction of who you are and why you are applying to admin@modernsoundcollective.ca.
  2. Contact information for two references who can speak to their musical skills and work ethic.


Selected candidates will be asked to participate in an interview (virtual or in-person) with the Search Committee.

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