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Brian Bartoldus Interim Artistic Director and Conductor, 2017-2018 concert season

Thomas Hetrick Associate Conductor and Accompanist

Administrative Staff

Board of Trustees



Job Opportunities


August 2017: Handel Choir of Baltimore is conducting a search for a permanent Artistic Director and Conductor. The successful candidate will take on artistic leadership of the ensemble beginning with preparations for the 2018-2019 artistic season.

Handel Choir of Baltimore is a highly respected 40+-member auditioned community-based oratorio ensemble which presents baroque, classical and early romantic works with period instrument orchestras, as well as modern repertoire and newly commissioned works. Handel Choir has an 82-year history in the Baltimore cultural landscape.

Successful applicants should demonstrate the following qualifications: master's degree or doctorate in music, preferably in choral conducting; three years or more experience conducting college/university or community vocal ensembles; extensive orchestral experience within major choral-orchestral repertoire; evidence of excellent understanding of vocal technique and diction.

Primary responsibilities of the Artistic Director and Conductor include:

• Providing overall artistic leadership for Handel Choir
• Overseeing all artistic aspects including choice of repertoire
• Preparing for and conducting rehearsals and concerts; coaches guest artists and soloists
• Auditioning and selecting new chorus members and re-auditioning current members
• Auditioning, selecting and contracting artistic personnel including orchestra contractor, guest vocal soloists and quartet of professional choristers
• Serving as the primary artistic spokesperson for the organization, representing Handel Choir in media appearances, and participating in community activities
that further the positive reputation of the organization
• Working collaboratively with the Managing Director
• Working collaboratively with the Board of Trustees to support organizational activities including, but not limited to, collaboration with the Board artistic committee and on selected Board initiatives.

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Compensation is negotiable and commensurate with experience. This is a part-time position.

Applications should be submitted to . The application must include:

• Letter of application
• Curriculum vitae
• Names of three references (with full title, email and phone number)
• List of repertoire conducted in the last three years (Do not send programs, DVDs or recordings at this time).

Applications will be reviewed beginning November 15 until December 15, 2017.

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SUSTAINING SUPPORT for Handel Choir's 2017-2018 subscription concert series is provided by Preston and Nancy Athey.GuideStar logo

Handel Choir's 2017-2018 season is SUPPORTED by the Maryland State Arts Council, William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund, creator of the Baker Artist Awards, and by the Citizens of Baltimore County, the City of Baltimore and Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, and the Venable Foundation.

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Handel Choir of Baltimore is a MEMBER of Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, Maryland Citizens for the Arts, and Maryland Nonprofits.

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