In addition to conducting the two concerts mentioned above, the conductor will lead weekly rehearsals, usually September through May with a midwinter break. Working with the nine member board as an ex officio member, other duties include selecting music (within the mutually agreed upon budget) and supervising the auditions. A detailed list of duties will be provided once we receive a letter of interest.
Applicants must demonstrate experience directing/conducting choral music groups and have excellent interpersonal and leadership skills. The RCS is made up of singers of all ages.
Finalists will be asked to take part in an interview and a rehearsal in which conducting and the ability to coach singers can be demonstrated. For any questions or information about compensation, please call 540-412-6152. Information about the RCS is available online at www.rappahannock-choral-society.org.
Submit resumes, with references and a statement of interest, to Rappahannock Choral Society, Inc., PO Box 716, Locust Grove, VA 22508. Application deadline is July 31.
OUR ACCOMPANIST — MARILLA HAAS earned a BA in Music from Mary Washington College and a Masters in Music Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has served as pianist for the Fredericksburg Community Chorus, the Chamber Chorale of Fredericksburg, the MWC Opera Fest, rehearsal accompanist for the Voices of the Pops and is currently the organist at Spotswood Baptist Church. She has played string bass with the MWC Community Orchestra, the Rappahannock Pops Orchestra, the Fredericksburg Theatre Company, Spotswood Community Orchestra, and plays in the Spotswood Baptist Church orchestra. Marilla was the accompanist for The Spotsylvanians for five years before coming to the RCS. Her full-time job is Supervisor of the Real Estate Department in the Office of the Fredericksburg Commissioner of Revenue. She taught Classical Piano privately and at the University of Mary Washington. Her favorite pastime is spending time with her six grandchildren.