The Spoleto Festival USA Chorus is a new professional choir that builds upon the Festival’s longstanding tradition of exceptional choral music. During the 2022 season, more than 50 vocal fellows
will perform major choral works
; serve as the choir for Spoleto’s mainstage operas
, with select singers covering both large and small roles
; and take part in special projects
, such as Music in Time concerts (contemporary chamber music). Vocal fellows should possess broad and versatile skillsets, reflecting the wide variety of repertoire they will perform during the season, including in the world premiere of Omar
, by Rhiannon Giddens
and Michael Abels
. Vocal fellows will work with world-renowned composers, directors, and conductors, including Spoleto Festival USA Director of Choral Activities Joe Miller.
Repertoire from recent seasons includes Eugene Onegin,
Lachenmann's Little Match Girl
, Vivaldi's Farnace, St. John Passion
, and Mozart's Mass in C Minor.
Recent conductors and directors include Evan Rogister, Phelim McDermott, Chen Shi-Zheng, and Lidiya Yankovskaya.
Auditioning applicants should prepare three contrasting pieces in at least two languages, one of which must be English. Sight reading may be asked in the audition.
Fellows will receive $600/week, dormitory housing, and a travel stipend. The residency period in Charleston will be approximately May 13 through June 12, 2022.
Applications must be submitted by 11:59pm ET on October 15, 2021.
Spoleto Festival USA is an equal opportunity employer and committed to diversity in hiring. Equity is central to our culture, mission, and who we are as an arts organization. Spoleto Festival USA does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership, parental status, military status, or any other non-merit factor.
Please direct questions to Edward Kass at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (408) 891-0524.