Assistant Director, Peabody Children's Chorus

Requisition #: A-144353-45

Status: Part Time

Type: Faculty

School: Peabody Institute

Department/Program: The Peabody Preparatory

Location City: Columbia and Towson

Location State: MD

Location Zip Code: 21202

Closing Date: Open until filled

General Description

The Peabody Children's Chorus is seeking applications for a part-time Assistant Director for the 2024-25 season.

Since its establishment in 1990, the Chorus has grown from 30 to over 350 singers in 11 rehearsing ensembles and 3 preparatory classes.

As well as touring in Italy, France, Germany, Austria, England, Scotland, and Hawaii, the Chorus has performed with many local ensembles including the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Choral Arts Society, and Peabody Symphony Orchestra.

The Peabody Children's Chorus values the highest artistic standards in all dimensions of our program, including choice of repertoire, tone of concerts, sound of ensembles, musicology, and performance practice; we believe in a philosophy of education that fosters self-growth and discipline through the pursuit of excellence, beauty, and concrete musical skills.

We are searching for a teacher who will nurture each chorister's potential for artistic and personal excellence, and who will foster a love of music through skill-based learning.

Artistic & Teaching Responsibilities

7.5 hours per week:

  • Monday & Thursday 4:45-7:15 pm (Columbia)
  • Tuesday 4:45-7:15 pm (Towson)

Under the leadership of and in collaboration with the Director, the Assistant Director: 

  •  co-teaches Training Choir (ages 6-10) and Choristers (ages 10-12)
  • helps to plan, implement, and evaluate the artistic year and educational program
  • assists with recruitment, evaluations, and auditions for new and continuing students
  • attends weekly planning meetings

About the Peabody Preparatory:


Established in 1898, the Peabody Preparatory boasts a rich history of nurturing musical talent. With approximately 2,500 students passing through its doors every week, the school is Maryland's premier community school for music and dance.


The Peabody Preparatory welcomes students of all ages and levels of ability, fostering a supportive and inclusive environment where everyone can discover and develop their musical potential. Offerings range from early childhood classes that spark a lifelong love of music and dance, to programs designed for adults and professional dancers and musicians seeking to hone their skills.


Located in downtown Baltimore and sharing space with the renowned Peabody Conservatory, the Preparatory also extends its reach through four satellite campuses in the communities of Towson, Annapolis, Frederick, and Howard County, MD.


Education requirements  

Bachelor's degree in music from an accredited institution  

Specific Qualifications  

  • minimum of three years' experience teaching and/or conducting; piano proficiency is desirable
  • experience teaching elementary and/or middle-school age singers
  • knowledge of vocal pedagogy, including moveable-do solfège; an understanding of the young voice, age 6-12 
  • strong communication and organizational skills

Application Instructions

Please submit:


1.    cover letter

2.    résumé

3.    a video recording (link to YouTube) including footage (not more than 10 minutes) of

¦      choral warm-ups or conducting, or

¦      general music teaching (includes singing)

4.    sample programs, highlights from repertoire (if available)

5.    2-3 professional references


* This can be filmed with or without students (e.g. warm-up imaginary student; conduct a recording).

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