Music Director, Peoria Area Civic Chorale Youth Chorus
Beginning 2019-2020 Season [Fall-Spring]
ANNOUNCEMENT: The Peoria Area Civic Chorale Board of Directors and Search Committee welcomes
nominations and applications for the position of Peoria Area Civic Chorale Youth Chorus Music Director
available beginning in August for the 2019-2020 concert season. Qualifications: Minimum of a Bachelor’s
degree in Music Education, Music Performance, or equivalent experience required. Previous experience
teaching and directing a children’s vocal ensemble is highly desirable.
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS: Teaching, Conducting, Auditioning, Ensemble Promotion, Record Keeping, Event
management, Contracts and negotiation, Budgeting, Hiring, Leadership, Multitasking, Written and Verbal
ENSEMBLE DESCRIPTION: The Peoria Area Civic Chorale Youth Chorus exists to provide interested singers
with extraordinary choral music experiences via outstanding music education and excellence in
performance. Through a curriculum that uses high quality repertoire from a wide variety of music styles
this program strives to develop vocal and musicianship skills in the young singers who participate,
providing them with opportunities to not only experience the joys of singing but to lead them to be
expressive vocal artists. The PACCYC rehearses on Tuesdays from 4:30-6:00 at the First United Methodist
Church of Peoria on Perry & Main.
COMPENSATION: Compensation will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
TO APPLY: Applications must include a personal letter of interest from the candidate, short resume,
sample programs conducted by the candidate, and names and contact information for three professional
references. References must include one musician. PDF attachments preferred. Please do not submit
audio/video recordings or additional materials at this time. These materials will be requested from
selected candidates. Finalists will be selected for an interview during the week of August 12-16, 2019.
Please submit applications by July 31st, 2019. Please send materials electronically to
PACCYCCONDUCTORSEARCH@gmail.com. Requests for additional information or questions may be
directed to Dr. Joseph D. Henry, Artistic Director/Conductor of the Peoria Area Civic Chorale