Oakcrest School is growing. The following position is open for the 2021-22 school year.
Oakcrest School, an independent school guided by the teachings of the Catholic Church for girls in grades 6-12 in Vienna, VA, seeks a full-time Choral Music Teacher and Musical Director for shows. Responsibilities include:
Year-long sessions of Middle School Choral Music Classes
Upper School Concert Chorus
Act as musical director for shows in collaboration with the Theatre Director, and collaborate with the Visual and Performing Arts Department on an Evening of the Arts, and Department goals.
Prepare, direct and accompany Liturgical Choirs (middle and upper schools) for weekly Mass, special holy days, and other school-wide Masses.
Musical direction responsibilities include overseeing all musical aspects of the annual Middle School and Upper School shows including teaching the music/vocal coaching, accompanying rehearsals, preparing and directing the performance ensemble, and overseeing the sound technology, as well as working in conjunction with the Theatre Director and Production Team in selecting appropriate shows, conducting auditions, and supervising students during rehearsals and performances.
Enhance school celebrations with music (Awards Day, Junior Ring etc).
Bachelor's degree in Music Education (or related degree with teaching experience/training) with a
Choral conducting emphasis or experience conducting choral ensembles (Master’s preferred)
Minimum 3 years teaching experience and proficiency in choral methods
Experience directing musicals
Familiarity with sound technology
Ensemble travel experience abroad
Candidates who meet these criteria should send a cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, résumé and a list of at least three current references to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Choral Music Position” in the subject headline.
About Oakcrest School
Oakcrest School in partnership with parents challenges girls in grades 6-12 to develop their intellect, character, faith and leadership potential to succeed in college and throughout their lives.
Oakcrest, an independent school, educates the whole person. Guided by the teachings of the Catholic Church and the spirituality of Opus Dei, we weave together a rich liberal arts curriculum, character development, one-on-one advising and service to create a vibrant environment that graduates confident young women—young women who will make a difference in all they choose to do.
PORTRAIT OF AN OAKCREST GRADUATE
Oakcrest recognizes the vocation of women as trustees of humanity* and provides a culture of freedom and responsibility in which young women thrive. The joy that comes from knowing she is a child of God impels our graduate to positively impact family and society through:
An understanding of faith and a commitment to personal friendship with God
Academic excellence that drives her to pursue lifelong learning
The ability to recognize and articulate truth, and the courage to stand by it
Self-knowledge that informs her growth in virtue
A... love for beauty in the world, and a sense of responsibility to sustain and create it
Leadership and a spirit of collaboration that inspire her to serve
* Saint John Paul II, Apostolic Letter, On the Dignity and Vocation of Women, n. 30