Cornish+ Choir Teaching Artist – Part time

The Cornish+ program is seeking a passionate and skilled Choir Instructor to work with our Cornish+ Choir Director to lead a diverse group of singers ranging in age from 6 to 70+. The Cornish+ Choir is a multigenerational choir with sectionals throughout the city that culminate with a final joint performance at the end of 10 weeks. Cornish+ Choir is open to people of all musical backgrounds, ranging from never sung before, to accomplished musicians. The repertoire is taught by ear, with the lyrics projected, no previous musical background is required to be part of the Cornish+ Choir. As the instructor, you will be responsible for learning the chosen repertoire, following along with a weekly lesson plan from the Director, and leading engaging rehearsals.

Cornish+ offers adults and self-directed teens (16+) the opportunity to experience Cornish College of the Arts’ professionally-run studios to learn new skills in art, design, film, music, theater, writing, interior architecture, and dance.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct regular choir rehearsals, including warm-up exercises, and ensemble singing sessions.
  • Provide constructive feedback to develop skills and confidence of the group.
  • Foster a supportive and inclusive atmosphere within the choir, encouraging collaboration, teamwork, and mutual respect among members.
  • Maintain regular communication with choir members and parents, regarding rehearsals, performances, and any relevant updates or announcements.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Music, Music Education, or related field (preferred).
  • Proficiency in piano and ability to sing along with the choir when needed (preferred).
  • Proven experience leading choirs or vocal ensembles, with the ability to manage a large group of all ages.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and skill levels.
  • Passion for community engagement and music education with a commitment to fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment for all choir members.
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines effectively.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to accommodate the needs and preferences of choir members and the broader community.

Job Type: Part-time schedule: hours ranging from 2:30pm to 5:30pm during the week
Compensation: $1050 to $3150, depending on the number of sectionals; calculated at $105 hr.

Application Procedures

Please submit the following items to our email,

1) Cover Letter or Letter of Interest

2) Resume or C.V.

3) Cornish Employment Application Form

Equal Opportunity Statement

Cornish commits to demonstrating respect for individual expression and integrity; to promoting the equality of opportunity and rights of all persons within the community and to actively encouraging and maintaining the representation and inclusion of diverse cultures and backgrounds within the student body, faculty, staff and curricula.

We believe that diversity refers to a number of human qualities and characteristics. National origin, race, gender, age, socioeconomic background, religion, sexual orientation and disabilities are characteristics that combine in unique ways, forming the multiple identities we all hold. Those diverse characteristics contribute positively to the environment of Cornish and to an education that accurately reflects and contributes to the complex interplay of art, culture and society.

We hold ourselves responsible to fulfill the mission of Cornish by preparing students “to contribute to society as artists, citizens, and innovators,” and believe that the mission is best served by actively cultivating a positive environment in which to explore and express the diverse perspectives of a pluralistic society.

Cornish College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer intent on enriching the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students. Our goal is to create an intercultural learning environment comprised of people with varied experiences and perspectives. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups for all open positions.

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