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OPERA Iowa Music Director/Pianist & 2018 Summer Festival Season Apprentice Coach
SUBMITTED DATE: 12/16/2017

Des Moines Metro Opera, Inc., seeks a Music Director for its 2018 OPERA Iowa Educational Touring Troupe.  Dates of the engagement are from February 1 through April 30, 2018. Performances will include Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville” and Davies’ “Jack and the Beanstalk”. Both productions are sung in English.  Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to: musical preparation and piano accompaniment for all productions, and participation in educational workshops.  The ideal candidate will possess proven leadership abilities, the ability to make decisions under pressure, and demonstrate adaptability to scheduling changes, in addition to excellent coaching skills.  DMMO provides a fee ($500/week), travel stipend for travel to and from Indianola and housing and per diem while on the tour.

 

Ideally, the musician selected for the Music Director position, would return to DMMO during the summer season of 2018 as the Apprentice Musical Coach.  As a member of a talented staff of musical coaches and stage directors, the Apprentice Musical Coach contributes in the preparation of scene assignments within the Apprentice Artist Program for singers as well as assisting as a pianist for the mainstage rehearsals of the Summer Festival.  This position provides significant professional experience and learning opportunities for talented young musicians.

 

To apply, please send a resume with references and cover letter to: Sam Carroll, Artistic & Education Coordinator, Des Moines Metro Opera, scarroll@dmmo.org.  For more information call 515-961-6221.


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