Artistic Director Wanted!

Artistic Director Wanted - The Elizabethan Syngers


The Elizabethan Syngers seek a permanent Artistic Director to start Spring 2019.


The Elizabethan Syngers is a semi-professional, non-profit a capella choral group that was established in 1971 and is comprised of approximately 35 adult male and female auditioned singers (SSATB). The group performs secular and religious music of the 16th and 17th centuries in period costume with theatrics in various performances including the Minnesota Renaissance Festival.  Members also participate in a holiday season (featuring Renaissance and traditional holiday repertoire) and in various off-season community appearances.  Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings and run from mid-May through mid-August with a short break and resume in October through the first few weeks in December.  Salary is commensurate with experience and skills.


Responsibilities include planning and leading rehearsals, auditioning new members, working with the group’s committees to plan the seasons, and creating a repertoire memorization schedule.


The Elizabethan Syngers is a volunteer non-profit 501(c)(3) board run performing group, and its director must strike a successful balance between providing a fun rehearsal/performance environment and pushing the group to excel.


The ideal candidate:

  • has a Bachelor’s degree in Music and or Music Theater, and choral conducting and or music theater directing experience;

  • has the ability to prepare the group to perform a theatrical a capella music production without a conductor;

  • has theatrical experience, on-stage and/or directing;

  • is a team builder who understands and successfully manages small and large group dynamics;

  • can convey musical ideas clearly and is familiar with trends and best practices in the areas of musical and theatrical preparation and performance;

  • is organized and communicates well both within and outside the organization;

  • is able to delegate tasks and work with committees.


Please send a letter of interest, resume, and professional references to the e-mail address below no later than December 17, 2018.  Finalists will be allotted rehearsal time with the group in December or January on selected pieces.

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The Elizabethan Syngers
Carla Hennes
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Monday, December 17
Posted November 16