Dolce Canto, an auditioned, mixed choir in Missoula, Montana, performing largely a cappella music from a wide range of genres, is seeking an experienced professional to contract as a part-time Artistic Director to begin in preparation for the Spring 2023 concert, preferably by December 1, 2022. The successful candidate will have a comprehensive background in choral conducting, repertoire, genres, and performance practices.
Dolce Canto performs a minimum of two concerts per season, with additional performance opportunities considered with agreement between the Artistic Director, Board of Directors, and choir members. A flexible rehearsal schedule is possible dependent on the availability and approval of choir members.
Nestled in the heart of the northern Rockies in west-central Montana, Missoula (population ~ 70,000) is home to the University of Montana and serves as a regional medical hub. Destination Missoula describes Missoula as a “...place where solitude, wilderness and adventure are only minutes from gourmet restaurants, funky local shops and a killer music scene. It’s a place surrounded by mountains where trails start at your front door. This place is Missoula, Montana and it has the unparalleled natural beauty and cultural vibrancy to make your experience unforgettable.”
Salary will be negotiated for contracted services per fiscal year dependent on the number of concerts, rehearsal hours, and candidate’s qualifications and experience.
For a complete job description and to apply, please visit the Dolce Canto website at www.dolcecanto.org. Application review begins August 15, 2022. Preference will be given to materials received by this date. A complete application includes:
- A link to a video (5-minute maximum) introducing yourself and stating why you would like to be Dolce Canto’s Artistic Director
- Upload of a single document in DOC, DOCX, or PDF format that contains a cover letter, resume, and three references with complete contact information.
Questions regarding the position may be addressed to Beth Mast, Search Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.