Artistic Director

Detroit Women's Chorus
Detroit, MI
Type of Position: 
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

The Detroit Women’s Chorus seeks to provide an inclusive celebration of the power and beauty of voices through song: creating community and building unity throughout the Metro Detroit area. Our goal is to create a safe space for all self-identifying women to express themselves through the choral arts.


STATEMENT OF THE POSITION: The Artistic Director sets the artistic vision of the Detroit Women’s Chorus and serves as its conductor. They will be knowledgeable, personable, self-sufficient, and detail-oriented, and will work with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to organize logistics for rehearsals and concerts. They will be expected to have had a minimum of three years' experience in assisting or directing vocal ensembles. They must also have the ability to teach vocal technique to inexperienced singers using a diverse array of methods from sheet music to rote. Most importantly, the Artistic Director will support and embrace the goals and values of the Detroit Women’s Chorus.



  • Conduct weekly rehearsals, dress rehearsals, and performances

  • Plan the program for the season, including repertoire, venue selection, and the scheduling of rehearsals

  • Be the primary contact, alongside the Executive Director, with venues, site-contacts, and collaborators

  • Attend monthly Board meetings 

  • Represent the DWC in social/public settings, in the press, on social media, etc.

  • Approach music-making with positivity, patience, and inclusivity

Compensation and Benefits: 

Compensation will be commensurate with education, experience, and season length. Range: $8,000 - $12,000 annually. This is a contract position. Selected candidate will receive a 1099 for tax purposes.


Application Procedure: 

Please submit your resumé / curriculum vitae with cover letter by email to Alice Bell at [email protected]. Feel free to include links to a maximum of two conducting video clips if you have them, but it is not a requirement. The board will review submissions and arrange for interviews and auditions with the top three candidates in May/early June. 

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