Section Leader Positions Available All Sections – Mater Dei, Harrisburg PA
  • Organization: Mater Dei Latin Mass Community
    Location: 110 State Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101
    Position Title: Section Leader (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass)
    Position Type: Employee/W-4
    Position Term: ‘21/’22 Choir Season, September 2021– mid-June 2022
    Reports To: Mater Dei Music Director

    Job Description
    The Section Leader supports the Mater Dei Music Director in achieving high quality choral
    sacred music by providing leadership and direction to their respective Section, and applying their
    vocal skills to the Gregorian Chant, Renaissance Polyphony, traditional hymnody, and classical
    repertoire sung in the Mater Dei Choir for the Traditional Latin Mass.
    ● Prepare all music for upcoming Sunday, and have respective part for all hymns and
    polyphony learned and prepared prior to rehearsals.
    ● Provide leadership and guidance to their respective section during rehearsals, including
    running sectionals when indicated by Director, assisting volunteer singers learn their
    parts and improve their overall singing ability.
    ● Occasionally prepare more challenging repertoire to be sung with a trio or quartet.
    ● Support Music Director in carrying out the future vision of the choral program at Mater
    ● Thursday evening rehearsals, 6:30pm-9:00pm.
    ● Sunday morning warmup and Mass (10am warmup, 11am Mass)
    ● Christmas Midnight Mass and warmup, (call time 10:30pm Christmas Eve)
    ● Christmas Day, 10am call.
    ● Holy Week
    o Holy Thursday 4/14/22, 6pm call
    o Good Friday 4/15/22, 1pm call
    o Easter Vigil Mass 4/16/22, 8pm call
    o Easter Sunday 4/17/22, 10am call
    ● Additional special liturgies as notified (average of one additional call per month)

    ● Previous choral singing experience and familiarity with Polyphony and Traditional
    ● Familiarity with Gregorian Chant a plus, but can be taught
    ● Ability to sing with accurate intonation and flexible tone (i.e. no or minimal vibrato)
    ● Sight-reading competency
    ● Ability to provide direction and leadership to 2-4 additional singers
    ● Passion for traditional sacred music and respect for the guidelines and music legislation
    of the Catholic Church
    ● Desire for ongoing growth and learning
    ● $50/call with an average of 2 calls per week (one rehearsal + one Mass)
    ● Position is classified as an employee.
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