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Director of Choral Music, Royal St. George's College, Toronto, ON

06 June 2024 11:32 AM | Anonymous

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Director of Choral Music

The Director of Choral Music is responsible for providing vision and leadership of the choral music program at Royal St. George’s College. This role requires a deep understanding of music, teaching, and leadership skills to sustain a vibrant and successful choral music program. The Director of Choral Music plays a vital role in nurturing and sustaining the longstanding tradition of choral music at the College while showcasing the talents of choir members and contributing to the cultural and artistic enrichment of the broader school community.

Job Summary: Reporting directly to the Headmaster, the Director of Choral Music is responsible for planning, organizing, and leading choral music programs across the school. This includes training and leading choristers, selecting and arranging music, conducting rehearsals and performances, and providing musical education and guidance to our community. The Director also manages administrative tasks related to the choral program, such as budgeting and scheduling.

The Director of Choral Music teaches high school credit courses for students in grades 9 to 12 and acts as Choirmaster to the College Choir which includes students from grades 5 to 12 and interested faculty and staff members. This is a full-time permanent position commencing at the start of the 2024/25 school year.

Key Responsibilities:

●      Plan, deliver, assess and report on credit courses for                        students enrolled in AMV10, AMV20, AMV3M and AMV4M

●      Choose appropriate choral music pieces that align with the            skill level, repertoire and performance objectives.

●      Lead choir rehearsals, conduct performances and ensure a             high standard of musical performance from the choir.

●      Conduct and lead the College’s Annual Service of Nine                    Lessons and Carols.

●      Develop a cohesive artistic vision for the choral program,                 incorporating themes or concepts as needed.

●      Collaborate with accompanists, instrumentalists, and other             artists as required.

●      Provide vocal training and music theory instruction to choir            members, helping them improve their skills.

●      Foster a deep appreciation for music and the choral arts                  among choir participants.

●      Maintain an inclusive and welcoming environment for all                  interested individuals.

●      Manage the choral music program's budget.

●      Schedule rehearsals, performances, and other events,                      coordinating with other stakeholders.

●      Collaborate with members of the Arts department to                         integrate choral music within the other domains of the Arts.

●      Collaborate with community organizations, schools, and                   other entities to promote the choral program and increase  its visibility.

●      Continuously assess and evaluate the choir's performance and progress, implementing improvements as needed.


●      Bachelor's or Master's degree in Music, Choral Conducting,            or a related field.

●      Extensive experience in choral music and conducting.

●      Relevant teaching experience and qualifications a strong                preference.

●      Proficiency playing the organ a strong asset.

●      Strong knowledge of music theory, vocal techniques, and                choral repertoire.

●      Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

●      Leadership ability and organizational skills.

●      Experience working with diverse groups of students and                  promoting inclusivity.

●      Dedication to fostering a love for music and the arts.

Located in the Annex neighbourhood in downtown Toronto, Royal St. George's College is an urban day school for boys grades 3 through 12 that combines academic excellence with a stimulating and supportive learning environment. RSGC offers a challenging program of academics, athletics, the arts, outdoor education, community outreach and co-curricular activities. We provide faculty and staff with a supportive and dynamic work environment and a comprehensive and competitive compensation package.

We encourage applications from all qualified individuals. In addition to outlining your skills and qualifications, we invite you to include supplementary information that tells us more about you: life experiences, affiliations, committee involvement, volunteering, passions etc.

If you’ve read this far and can recognize yourself in this opportunity and want to learn more about it, please reach out.

We welcome you to indicate your interest in being a candidate for this position by emailing a cover letter, resume and additional information to the attention of Stephen Beatty, Headmaster at indicating Director of Choral Music in the subject line by June 10, 2024.

Should you be contacted regarding any opportunity at the College and require accommodation, please let us know.

Eligibility to work in Canada and clearance of a Criminal and Vulnerable Sector Background check are required.


The Royal Canadian College of Organists

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The Royal Canadian College of Organists

20 St Joseph St

Toronto, ON M4Y 1J9

Téléphone : 416.929.6400
Courriel : info[

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