Profession choirmaster / choirmistress
Choirmasters/choirmistresses manage various aspects of the vocal, and sometimes instrumental, performances of musical groups, such as choirs, ensembles, or glee clubs.
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- Artistic / Enterprising
- Musical genres
Different musical styles and genres such as blues, jazz, reggae, rock, or indie.
- Music literature
Literature about music theory, specific music styles, periods, composers or musicians, or specific pieces. This includes a variety of materials such as magazines, journals, books and academic literature.
- Musical theory
The body of interrelated concepts that constitutes the theoretical background of music.
- Collaborate with music librarians
Communicate and work together with music librarians to ensure permanent availability of scores.
- Select vocalists
Select vocalists and individual singers for solos.
- Supervise music groups
Direct music groups, individual musicians or complete orchestras at rehearsals and during live or studio performances, in order to improve the overall tonal and harmonic balance, dynamics, rhythm, and tempo.
- Supervise musicians
Guide musicians during rehearsals, live performances or studio recording sessions.
- Direct fundraising activities
Plan and direct fundraising, sponsoring and promotional activities.
- Work with soloists
Communicate with solo artists and concert masters to discuss and prepare for performances.
- Strive for excellence in musical performance
Continually commit to perfecting your instrumental or vocal performance.
- Work with composers
Communicate with composers to discuss various interpretations of their work.
- Position musicians
Position qualified musicians within musical groups, orchestras or ensembles, to obtain a correct balance among instrumental or vocal sections.
- Engage composers
Engage services of professional composers to write the score for a music piece.
- Select musical performers
Organise auditions and select performers for musical performances.
- Plan musical performances
Schedule rehearsals and music performances, arrange details such as locations, select accompanists and instrumentalists.
- Coordinate performance tours
Schedule planning for a series of event dates, plan timetables, organise venues, accommodations and transportation for longer tours.
- Develop musical ideas
Explore and develop musical concepts based on sources such as imagination or environmental sounds.
- Communicate performance aspects
Use body gestures to shape the music, communicating desired tempo, phrasing, tone, colour, pitch, volume, and other live performance aspects.
- Study musical scores
Study musical scores and develop various interpretations.
- Manage musical staff
Assign and manage staff tasks in areas such as scoring, arranging, copying music and vocal coaching.
- Conduct guest soloists
Guide guest solo musicians in addition to ensemble members.
- Read musical score
Read the musical score during rehearsal and live performance.