National Youth Choir of Canada 2022 Accompanist
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
Application Deadline: July 23, 2021
Contract: May 6-23, 2022 (inclusive) plus advance preparation and independent rehearsal
Remuneration: $2500 honorarium
Job Description and Requirements
Choral Canada is seeking a Collaborative Pianist/Piano Accompanist for the National Youth Choir of Canada (NYCC) 2022.
The National Youth Choir of Canada (NYCC) is Canada’s finest youth choir. It is a one-of-a-kind professional development opportunity for some of Canada’s best emerging choral singers. Truly national in scope, the prestigious choir is made up of singers between the ages of 19 and 26 who are auditioned from across the country every two years. Jean-Sébastien Vallée will conduct the 2022 NYCC.
The NYCC convenes in a different region every two years in association with PODIUM, Canada’s national biennial choral conference and festival. The NYCC 2022 rehearsal and training week will take place in Montréal, QC from May 6-13. The NYCC will then tour from Montréal to Toronto, with several stops along the way, culminating in a final weekend of performance and attendance at PODIUM 2022 in Toronto (May 19-23). It is required that the Accompanist be on-site and travel with the choir throughout the rehearsal week and tour.
The successful applicant will be an accomplished collaborative pianist with experience working with professional-level choirs. Applicants must reside within the tour region (either the greater Montreal area or southern Ontario).
How to Apply
Interested and qualified applicants should forward a letter of application, resume, and list of 3-5 references to Choral Canada, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, on or before July 23, 2021.
Choral Canada is the national voice of the Canadian choral community, representing and uniting a network of conductors, educators, accompanists, composers, students, administrators, choral industry leaders, and more than 42,000 member choral singers from coast to coast to coast. Choral Canada promotes, celebrates and advocates for Canadian choral music and musicians nationally and internationally. Choral Canada encourages excellence in the choral art through our programs, including the National Youth Choir of Canada (NYCC) the NYCC Conducting Apprenticeship, Podium (Canada’s national choral conference and festival), the National Competition for Choral Writing, the National Competition for Canadian Amateur Choirs, our Student Chapter, and our academic choral journal Anacrusis (published three times a year).
Choral Canada is committed to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility in all its work, and to being fair and equitable in practice. It strives to build diversity and inclusivity into its teams, committees, programs, and services, thereby fostering an organizational environment in which all people wishing to participate may flourish. We value new perspectives and original ideas and welcome involvement from the Indigenous, Black, racialized, LGBTQ2S*, persons with disability, refugee and newcomer communities. As a program of Choral Canada, the NYCC is equally committed to these principles.
Jean Sébastien Vallée, conductor
Canadian-American conductor Jean-Sébastien Vallée is an internationally recognized conductor, scholar, and pedagogue. Maestro Vallée is Artistic Director of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; Associate Professor of Music, Director of Choral Studies, and Coordinator of the Ensembles & Conducting Area at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University; and Director of the renowned choir of the church of St. Andrew & St. Paul in Montréal. Moreover, Jean-Sébastien will conclude his tenure as Music Director of the Ottawa Choral Society with the 2021-22 season. Prior to his return to Canada, Jean-Sébastien served as Director of Choral Studies at California State University, Los Angeles and was on the choral faculty of the University of Redlands. Visit the NYCC Artistic Team page for more details.
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