Job Opportunities

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Part Time Music Director Cross of Christ Lutheran Church

Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Waterbury is looking for a part time music director. We are an energetic congregation of about 35 worshipers on an average Sunday.  Responsibilities include providing accompaniment for Sunday morning worship (9:30am) and special services throughout the Christian calendar (Christmas Eve, Holy Week, etc.) directing a small choir (3-6 individuals) and working with the pastor to select appropriate hymns/anthems. This position would be ideal for either a student or a teacher looking for a side gig to provide supplemental income. We have an organ, piano and keyboard available for your use during worship, and would welcome any other instrument you might play as well. Please contact Rev. Samantha Perret at 860-790-1108 or

Wallingford Chorus Is Seeking Musical Director for 2023-2024 Season

About Us:

The Wallingford Chorus is a 52-year-old, non-auditioned community chorus comprising adult members from Wallingford and surrounding towns who seek to have fun, improve the quality of their voices, learn musicality, and build friendships through the singing of choral music. We present two concerts a year, one in December and one in May, attracting an average audience of 250 people at each concert. Most recently, our concerts have featured popular and contemporary choral music.

About the Position:

We are seeking a Musical Director eager to work with us to improve and evolve our chorus.

The ideal candidate will not only lead productive rehearsals and teach us the best way to interpret the music, s/he will also be an active advocate for the chorus. S/he will work with the Chorus’s Board of Directors to build relationships within the community and expand our network with other performing groups, instrumentalists, and soloists. The musical director will be an integral part of our goal to improve our musicality, creatively collaborate with other local and professional singers and musicians, and to attract new chorus members and new audience members to musical performances in Wallingford.

This will be a 12-month contracted engagement, targeted to start on August 14, 2023. The August start date is intended to give the new director at least 3 weeks to prepare for the Winter 2023 semester, for which rehearsals are planned to begin on September 5, 2023. The contract will end at the closing of our Spring concert, tentatively scheduled for May 18, 2024.

At the end of the contracted period, upon mutual agreement by the musical director and the chorus, there will be the opportunity to renew the contract for the 2024-2025 concert season.

Primary Responsibilities of the Musical Director:

Programming Each Concert – Propose the theme, select the music, secure physical copies of the sheet music, identify what additional voices or instruments are needed, and submit a concert budget to the Board for approval.

Leading Rehearsals – The director’s attendance and focus at all rehearsals and the concert are critical to the success of our chorus. Rehearsals are held Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00 pm, usually at either Lyman Hall High School, 70 Pond Hill Road, Wallingford, CT, in the Band Room, or at the First Congregational Church of Wallingford, 23 S Main St., Wallingford, CT (or other venues as the need arises). The concerts are anticipated to be held at the First Congregational Church.

Teaching Music – Our members span the spectrum in terms of age, experience, and vocal ability. The ideal director will be able to gauge our singing skills, identify where our challenges lie, and apply a variety of teaching methods so that the music is learned by everyone. The director will teach us how to read, interpret, and sing the chosen music. It is expected that the director will assess our progress weekly and over the term and focus the rehearsals on improving our skills and sound.

Initiating and Maintaining Collaborative Partnerships – Collaborating with other musical groups is an interest of the Wallingford Chorus. The Musical Director will identify other performing groups in the area with whom a partnership might be mutually beneficial and will propose opportunities for collaboration to both the Wallingford Chorus Board of Directors and representatives from the other groups.

Direct Public Performances – The Musical Director will serve as the master of ceremonies for our regularly scheduled concerts. These duties include but are not limited to:

  • Working out the logistics of incorporating any other groups or musicians performing with us
  • Setting the procedures for how the chorus should enter and exit the performance space
  • Welcoming the audience
  • Introducing the songs and giving a little history or background about each piece

Job Requirements:

  • Familiarity with choral music and creating choral programs
  • Strong musical leadership ability
  • Experience rehearsing and directing choral music concerts, involving both singers and musicians
  • Experience with multigenerational, mixed-voice, community-based, non-auditioned choruses a plus
  • Flexibility and willingness to perform contemporary, traditional, sacred music, as well as other genres as appropriate
  • Willingness to work with the chorus leadership to choose a creative theme for each concert and to select music to effectively support that theme
  • Attendance at all scheduled Tuesday night rehearsals, the dress rehearsal on the Friday before each concert, and the concert itself
  • Serious enough mindset to focus on teaching the music in rehearsal, but with an infectious love of music and an ability to share the joy of making music with others

Optional Requirements:

Attendance and Participation at Meetings of the Chorus Board of Directors. Board meetings are held on the first Sunday of every month during the concert season at 2 pm at the Wallingford Parks and Recreation, 6 Fairfield Blvd, Wallingford, CT. The first required board meeting for the new musical director will be September 10, 2023.


The salary range for this 12-month contracted engagement is $4700-$5100 commensurate with experience. 

To Apply:

Send an email noting your interest with your resume to If possible, please include a video sample of you leading a choral group as an attachment or a link. Deadline for applications is July 7, 2023. Interviews will be held in late July or early August 2023. Successful applicants will be required to lead a trial rehearsal with the chorus before a final decision is made. We anticipate making an offer of employment in mid-August 2023.

Open Position for Wind Coach at Greater Connecticut Youth Orchestras (July 2023)

Position: Wind CoachGreater Connecticut Youth OrchestrasPart-time Salary (9 months)

Greater Connecticut Youth Orchestras is located in Fairfield, CT. Rehearsals are most Saturday mornings during the school year. See rehearsal CALENDAR. At least 3 concerts per year are performed in November, early March, and May. Read our Mission, DEI Statement, and more about GCTYO here: and view us on Facebook and Instagram.

 Coaches work closely with the Music Director and Conductors of the orchestras to support students both musically and technically during each of our three concert cycles. The Wind Coach will lead sectionals for woodwind and brass students in Virtuosi and Philharmonic Orchestras, two of GCTYO’s three full orchestras.

Qualified individuals from backgrounds traditionally under-represented in classical music are strongly encouraged to apply.


  • Coach weekly Saturday morning sectional rehearsals from September through mid-May (9:30-11:45 AM)
  • 2 hours of intensive woodwind and brass instruction on primarily classical-style music for intermediate-level middle and high school students
  • Attend, assist, and perform with the kids as needed at 3 concerts per year
  • Communicate with conductors and Music Director and establish effective rehearsal plans
  • Attend 3-4 staff meetings and 6-8 professional development workshops in the early afternoons after rehearsals. Workshops are part of an ongoing DEIB project to improve the GCTYO experience for all students. Teaching Artists are paid additional stipends for DEI work.
  • Communicate with Executive Director


  • Bachelor’s degree in Music or Music Education is required
  • Ability to establish the highest standards of music performance, while being supportive, understanding, and approachable
  • Demonstrated appreciation for and understanding of the needs of intermediate-level brass and woodwind musicians in both middle school and high school
  • Demonstrated appreciation for and understanding of the needs of high-performing students
  • Demonstrated success in teaching wind techniques and methods

Additional Opportunities:

  • Give one-on-one lessons to students as needed
  • Participate in GCTYO’s ongoing work on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging

Hiring Process:

Please send the below materials no later than July 27, 2023. Applications will be reviewed as they come in.

Send to: Music Director Chris Hisey (he/him)

  • Cover letter addressing interest, experience with, and desire to work with youth orchestras
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A minimum of three professional references with contact information

WESTOVER SCHOOL Job Title: Handbell Ensemble Instructor

Department: Performing Arts

Reports to: Director of Music

Type: Part-time Faculty

Salary Range: $10,000-$12,000 Annually

School Information: 

Westover School of Middlebury, CT is a gender inclusive girls boarding and day school, grades 9-12, where smart, motivated students become confident, connected adults. We are committed to providing a college preparatory education in a small community atmosphere that emphasizes student-adult interaction. Westover, through programming and faculty/staff, endeavors to develop in each student the confidence and strength to shape their own life.

Job Description: 

Westover School has a long and distinguished history of music-making, and music is a foundational element of each of our major traditions. Our music program consists of choirs, handbells, string ensemble, and private lessons. Westover is seeking a part-time instructor for our beginning and advanced handbell ensembles for the 2023-2024 school year. The Handbell Ensemble Instructor will work with the Director of Music to provide one to two pieces per ensemble, for four concerts annually. Rehearsals follow the schedule itemized below, beginning Monday, September 4, 2023, and ending Friday, May 31, 2024.

Application Notes: 

Please visit our website for more information and to apply:

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