Music Director - Beacon Academy

Submitted by ehilger on Thu, 10/25/2018 - 10:56am

Beacon Academy, a Montessori High School, seeks to hire a dynamic teaching artist to music direct our first musical, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown. This after-school position comes with a competitive stipend and requires a background check.  Rehearsals begin in November 2018 and performances take place in March 2019.  The candidate for this position will be expected to maintain a rehearsal environment favorable to academic, artistic, and personal growth and to establish effective rapport with students while maintaining proper classroom management. They will work within a team setting of shared ideas and constructive feedback in a collaborative manner.  

Duties

    • Plan and execute all music rehearsals (which will take place in tandem with acting/dance rehearsals on the timeline listed below);

    • Teach student-performers the skills and content needed for them to succeed in their performance of the musical;

    • Be present at all tech rehearsals and performances;

    • Accompany students on the piano/keyboard during rehearsals, and possibly during performances;

    • Transpose music to fit students’ vocal ranges, as needed;

    • Meet with the director and the rest of the team as needed to ensure a successful production;

    • Create a rehearsal environment that actively engages students and is developmentally appropriate

      for the age, maturity, and interests of the students;

    • Establish and maintain standards of student behavior;

    • Know emergency plans and evacuation routes for the classrooms assigned;

    • Know and follow school procedures and regulations;

    • Perform other related duties as needed. 

 

Production Dates

  • Auditions: November 14 & 15, 3:30-5:30pm

  • Rehearsals: Monday-Thursday, 3:30-5:30pm (November 27-December 13 & January 7-March 1)

  • Tech: March 2-6, 2019

  • Performances: March 7-8, 2019 at the Puth Family Theatre, 1702 Sherman in Evanston

Requirements
Skills & Qualifications: 

Preferred Qualifications

  • A degree in music, music theatre, theatre, theatre education, a related field, or equivalent professional experience

  • Previous experience music directing in educational and/or professional settings

  • Strong piano accompaniment skills

  • Excellent communication skills, collaborative spirit, attention to detail, ability to multi-task, and interest in working with high school students

To Apply: 

Interested candidates should submit cover letter and resume to Georgette Kelly, Theatre Teacher:  gkelly@beaconacademychicago.org

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Georgette Kelly, Theatre Teacher
Organization: 
Music Director - Beacon Academy | Chicago Artists Resource

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