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Sine Nomine

Position:  Artistic Director

Location: Denver, CO 

Closing Date: June 4, 2021

Organization Website: Website

Type of Position:  1099 Contract

Salary and Benefits:

Extremely Part-Time

Description of Position Duties:

Sine Nomine is a contemporary chamber chorus in Denver, Colorado, entering its 15th year of singing together. Members of the GALA Association of Choruses, we focus on exploring and performing the works of living composers and writers.
Our beloved Artistic Director has enrolled in a doctorate program in another state, so after seven years we are wishing him the best of luck and seeking a successor.

Position Description: The Artistic Director develops and carries out artistic programming, collaborations, and concerts to enhance the organization’s mission of performing contemporary choral works in an inclusive and affirming community. The position is a 1099 contract role, working with chorus leadership. The goals for the role include collaborating with community and GALA partners, programming interesting and meaningful music with member input, fostering a positive atmosphere for rehearsal and camradery, preparing the chorus in rehearsal while improving vocal and choral technique, and conducting performances. The Artistic Director works with the Administrative Director, coordinates a music selection committee, partners with our rehearsal and performance space host, and supervises the accompanist and contract musicians.

Description of Position Qualifications:

Position Requirements: Sine Nomine seeks a combination of education and experience in choral conducting and vocal pedagogy, success directing and building a community chorus and singers of varied skill and experience, and an affinity for message-based programming and choral activity. Sine Nomine is explicity welcoming of diversity and inclusion in its community, leadership, programming, and mission.

Information Required to Apply:

Please consider the following position description, and indicate your interest in the role by sending a message and CV to
Selection Process and Timeline: Applications will be accepted through June 4, 2021. Virtual interviews will be conducted with select candidates by June 18, 2021. An in-person audition* will be conducted before July 4, 2021, and the chorus aims to select a new Artistic Director by July 9, 2021.
*The in-person chorus audition will be conducted with members of the chorus who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and will be accessible via web conference for other members to observe.
Chorus Season: Sine Nomine presents two concert cycles each year: A November concert, with rehearsals beginning in mid-August, and a spring concert, with rehearsals beginning in January. The chorus collaborates to perform with Colorado GALA Choruses, attends the quadrennial GALA Chorus Festival, and has premiered the works of living composers in Denver and at Carnegie Hall. The chorus was featured by Turtle Creek Chorale, traveling to Dallas to perform with them.

Submit Information To:

Peter Padilla, Administrative Director

Other Information:

Peter Padilla