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Cantabile Youth Singers is currently hiring a full-time Associate Conductor, Musicianship Curriculum and Outreach Director. Please see below for more details and find a full description of the position HERE.

Associate Conductor, Musicianship Curriculum and Outreach Director


Full-time, exempt, Reporting to Artistic Director. Position open Aug. 2022. Monthly medical stipend provided


Cantabile seeks an exciting musician, experienced conductor, and enthusiastic music educator passionate about working with young voices on a very high level of music-making



  • Direct two to three choral ensembles each season. Design teaching curriculum and repertoire for each choir assigned

  • Plan and conduct rehearsals that include vocal technique, sight-reading with moveable do, theory, performance practice, stage presence, and repertoire (collaborative pianist provided)

  • Conduct end-of-year evaluations and seasonal auditions

  • Communicate Cantabile philosophy and community spirit clearly and effectively to singers and families, instill high level of commitment to the program

  • Assist Artistic Director in collaborations with other arts organizations


Contact Hours – 2 Mon; 2.5 Weds; 1.5 Thurs.



  • Update and implement delivery of Cantabile’s graduated musicianship-training curriculum for the students of Allegro, Intermezzo and Avanti choirs.

  • Continue to research and update Cantabile’s system of online practice

  • Teach weekly musicianship classes for Intermezzo and Avanti students

  • Supervise musicianship curriculum delivery for Allegro choir  



  • Organize, publicize and lead aspects of the annual Festival for Young Voices prior to the event (September through March).

  • Liaise with guest conductors/clinicians/artists-in-residence prior to the Festival; invite and inform local school choruses and/or community youth.

  • Conduct at and lead the Festival (March)

  • Manage regular outreach and marketing activities to the community

  • Work with Artistic Directors and Staff to create/update outreach and marketing materials

  • Organize and execute regular school visits



  • Serve as assistant conductor on Cantabile annual domestic and international tours 


Strong candidates will possess the following preferred qualifications: 

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in music education, choral conducting, or music performance, or the equivalent

  • Strong knowledge of vocal production and choral technique

  • Exemplary musicianship and teaching skills

  • Kodály and Orff training with successful teaching application

  • Minimum of three years of experience teaching choral music to children

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 

  • Attention to detail and follow-through skills

  • Ability to work with others in a collegial and collaborative way

  • Passion for supporting young singers in the choral arts 


To apply: Please send a cover letter, a résumé, three references, a short rehearsal and performance video link, and a recent concert program to Artistic Director, Elena Sharkova, Cantabile Youth Singers is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation.

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