The Canadian Chamber Choir, with which I sometimes sing and on whose board of directors I served for a few years, is once again seeking applicants for its Conducting Fellow Program. If you’re a budding conductor, this would be invaluable…so read the press release below and consider applying!
For Immediate Release
CANADIAN CHAMBER CHOIR ANNOUNCES FELLOWSHIP FOR CONDUCTORS
“A national treasure” — Montreal Gazette
“Beyond brilliant . . . Don’t miss this choir” — Hamilton Spectator
The acclaimed national ensemble, the Canadian Chamber Choir, is excited to announce a unique opportunity for conductors: the CCC seeks applicants for its Conducting Fellow Program in conjunction with its October 2013 British Columbia tour. This is an outstanding opportunity for conductors to hone their skills, preparing and rehearsing challenging repertoire under the leadership of CCC Artistic Director Dr. Julia Davids and benefitting from immersion in a professional music-making environment.
Says Davids: “…aspiring and working conductors have the chance to experiment in communicating their own musical ideas to an established professional ensemble, with the added benefit of feedback from the singers themselves.”
The CCC functions to build community through choral singing. Singers come together at least twice a year, donating their time to perform and give workshops to develop young singers, conductors and composers. The group has garnered critical rave reviews and won fans with its “extraordinary refinements [of dynamic shading]”, “flawless intonation”, and “polished blend” (Montreal Gazette).
The application deadline is June 1st, 2013. The successful applicant will be notified by July 2nd, 2013. The Conducting Fellow is responsible for travel expenses getting to and from British Columbia as well as a tuition fee of $500. All other tour expenses (travel, room and board) will be assumed by the CCC. The dates for the tour are Oct. 13-20, 2013.
For more information about the fellowship and the CCC, please visit www.canadianchamberchoir.ca.
“My experience with the Canadian Chamber choir has taken my musical passion to a whole new level…That’s what the CCC and Dr. Davids are about: building up choral communities, giving composers a chance to hear their song, and inspiring, motivating and challenging emerging conductors like myself to recognize our full potential.” — Sonja van de Hoef, Canadian Chamber Choir Fellowship Recipient October 2006
Please send the following (either by email/mp3 or post) to the CCC Artistic Director:
Dr. Julia Davids, 5247 Cleveland Street, Skokie, IL, USA 60077 firstname.lastname@example.org
• letter detailing interest
• resumé or CV including 3 references
• list of repertoire conducted in rehearsal and performance
• one recording (DVD preferred) of an ensemble conducted by the applicant
• application processing fee of $25, payable to Canadian Chamber Choir