Chorus Director Wanted
Would you like to be a part of rebuilding an award-winning chorus in Southern Oregon? As with many other choruses during this pandemic, our membership has decreased, but our love of singing and our enthusiasm has not. We are a small Sweet Adelines chorus that loves to entertain in the community throughout the year and we look forward to performing in our annual regional competition each spring. Does this sound like the chorus you want to direct? Then consider coming to Medford in the beautiful Rogue Valley, gateway to Crater Lake. Outdoor recreation abounds with boating, river rafting, fishing, hunting, skiing and hiking galore! The valley has many superb wineries and breweries to quench your thirst and wonderful dining experiences everywhere. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is world renowned and there are many other smaller community theaters that offer excellent performances all year. Summer music abounds with the Britt Music & Arts Festival in nearby Jacksonville. For many more activities and attractions from Ashland to Grants Pass check out https://www.travelmedford.org/.
Southern Oregon Sound Chorus chartered 24 years ago in 1997 as Valley View Chapter and was renamed Southern Oregon Sound in 2001. In 2012, combined with Northern Gateway Chorus, we won first place in Sweet Adelines Region 12 competition and went to Honolulu, Hawaii for the Harmony Classic competition in 2013. Martha Segura has been our beloved director for 14 years and has recently decided to resign.
Southern Oregon Sound is looking for a skilled director who is willing to take a fun and hard-working women’s Barbershop chorus to the next level and help us recruit new members.
Your experience must include:
·Front line chorus director experience
·Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork in a chorus environment
Preferred skills/experience include:
·A comprehensive understanding of the Barbershop art form
·Genuinely approachable with excellent communication skills
·Familiarity with barbershop organizations such as Sweet Adelines International and Barbershop Harmony Society
·Experience directing choruses in a competition environment
You must be vaccinated against COVID to direct our chorus. If you are interested, please send an email to: DSC@southernoregonsoundchorus.com. This is a confidential email address set up for our Director Search Committee who will respond to you promptly, send you an application, and answer any questions you may have.
Director Search Committee
Southern Oregon Sound Chorus