Welcome and thank you for your interest in our search for an Artistic Director for the Detroit Concert Choir.

Application Deadline: April 10
The Detroit Concert Choir is seeking an exceptionally talented and dynamic Artistic Director to continue our 32-year legacy of promoting musical excellence with inspiring concert performances, education, and community engagement.
The Detroit Concert Choir presents a wide variety of vibrant and engaging concerts and has garnered awards and significant performance invitations around the world. The 70-voiced mixed ensemble presents diverse styles of choral music and performs a repertoire that includes contemporary art songs, sacred, folk and gospel, and great classical works for chorus and orchestra.
As a leading choral ensemble in the metro-Detroit area, we take pride in being an outstanding cultural organization that fosters a true sense of community both in collaboration with other organizations and among our membership.
Dedicated to promoting choral music of high artistic merit and cultural enrichment for our community, the Detroit Concert Choir provides artistic and performance opportunities for volunteer and professional musicians and educational opportunity for young people and adults.
 
If you are interested in the position, please send your cover letter and resume to:
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Below you will find links to the following items for prospective candidates:
 
 
 

Artistic Director Job Description

The artistic director maintains the organization’s artistic vision and establishes and leads inspiring concert
seasons, educational opportunities, and community engagement for its members and the community. The artistic
director reports to the board of directors and works in conjunction and consultation with the executive director to
achieve the goals of the organization.
 
Artistic Management
• Works with the executive director to plan the performance season, subject to approval by the board
• Selects and prepares music for performance by rehearsing and instructing the choir
• Sets the standards for singers’ participation and musical excellence with ability to attract and inspire skilled amateur and professional singers to achieve professional, polished performances at all times
• Helps foster a true sense of community within the organization and creates excitement and enthusiasm for the season
• Recruits and selects new singers for DCC through an audition process
• Supervises all artistic aspects of choral performances such as the choice of repertoire, selection of venues, and selection of soloists and ensembles
• Conducts rehearsals and concerts for the concert season, outreach concerts, and festivals
• Prepares and develops DCC for suitable performances in local, regional, national and international arenas
• Develops and carries out education initiatives for singers (vocal workshops, retreats, etc.)
• Supervises recording and video activities
 
Board Relations
• Presents monthly reports to the full board regarding the status of the artistic programs and projects
• Attends executive committee meetings to present the artistic product
• Participates in fundraising activities
 
Public Relations & Outreach
• Serves as official spokesperson for DCC and is present at DCC patron receptions and special events
• Collaborates in developing marketing campaigns and publicity for the chorus
• Participates in community activities that increase the name recognition of Detroit Concert Choir
• Participates in professional music organizations locally, nationally, and internationally
• Develops collaborative alliances within the Detroit music community
• In collaboration with executive Director identifies and engages accompanying ensembles for performances
 
Financial Management
• Develops annually a comprehensive artistic plan with the executive director to provide the basis for the annual budget
• Follows the approved budget for the programs
• Collaborates in the preparation of grant applications
 
Qualifications
• Master of Music degree, or the equivalent experience working with both amateur and professional singers in an adult chorus, as well as instrumental ensembles
• Has demonstrated professional knowledge of vocal technique and choral and orchestral repertoire including a cappella, major works, contemporary, folk and gospel, sacred, and international/world music
• Excellent communication and organizational skills
• Ability to work collaboratively with executive director, board, musicians, and staff

 

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