Choral Arts Director

One Voice Chorus
Richmond, VA
Type of Position: 
Application Deadline: 
Friday, October 7, 2022

The Board of Directors of One Voice Chorus Richmond seeks the services of a choral arts director to lead the full Chorus and smaller Ensemble.  Services are part-time by contract.  Historically, the non-auditioned 125+ member Chorus has performed three community concerts a year with diverse repertoire in large venues.  The auditioned 25+ member Ensemble performs shorter concerts in smaller venues and at community events. Services are anticipated to begin in December 2022.          

One Voice Chorus ( is a non-profit, non-auditioned, intentionally integrated chorus bringing a musically diverse range of excellent choral performances to people in Richmond, VA and wherever there are those who need to hear our voice.  We are dedicated to the idea that uniting people of different backgrounds promotes not only kindness and respect, but an embrace of those differences. At One Voice Chorus, we value collaboration, hope, excellence, respect, and passion.



  • Master’s Degree in music and experience in choral conducting, or equivalent experience
  • Experience working with adult choruses in choral techniques, vocal production, musicianship, languages, and musical background/historical context
  • Broad knowledge of choral repertoire, including classical, spirituals, jazz, and pop
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to conduct productive and fun rehearsals
  • Commitment to the organization’s values, as well as principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Ability to work collaboratively with the Managing Director, accompanist, and the Board to ensure program excellence and impact
  • Flexibility is required to meet the requirements of the job, including evenings and weekends



  1. Planning concerts and musical selections for the full Chorus and Ensemble in coordination with the Board.
  2. Managing and conducting weekly rehearsals (currently Monday evenings, with occasional Friday evenings and Saturdays).
  3. Identifying performance opportunities for and preparing and conducting the Ensemble.
  4. Working with the Managing Director on chorus logistics and concert management, including timely provision of required materials for concert programs and promotional materials.
  5. Assisting with the recruitment and retention of chorus members, particularly singers of color.
  6. Building a positive singing environment and general experience for Chorus members.
  7. Attending Board meetings and other meetings as required.
Compensation and Benefits: 

Part-time contractor; fee dependent on qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure: 

Email the following to [email protected] by October 7:

  • Cover letter responding to this RFQ, describing your interest, key qualifications and examples of similar assignments.
  • Current resume/CV (PDF preferred).
  • 3 professional references, including contact information, at least one familiar with your choral conducting.
  • Samples of 2-3 past programs that exemplify your work.
  • Links to video(s) that demonstrate your conducting in rehearsal (preferred) or performance.

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