Fellowships

Boston Children’s Chorus is excited to offer teaching fellowships for music educators. An ideal candidate is a pre-service or early career in-service music educator who is looking to expand their skills in teaching vocal/choral music for social justice. In rehearsals, BCC teaching fellows work with our training and intermediate choirs to teach musicianship skills, rehearse repertoire, and lead social learning activities. Outside of rehearsals, teaching fellows commit to meeting with conductors to reflect on and plan for rehearsals and performances. The BCC teaching fellowship is a guided self-directed learning experience for those who are passionate making our world a better place through social justice education and making music with children.

Is this program for me?

  • Do you love working with children?
  • Have you developed strong skills vocally, musically, and artistically?
  • Are you looking to strengthen your pedagogy?
  • Do you have a passion for social justice?

If you answered yes to these questions, then our teaching fellowship is indeed for you!

 

What's the time commitment?

  • The BCC teaching fellowship lasts for 1 year. Teaching fellows may apply for a second year of the program.
  • For BCC training choirs, teaching fellows should be available every week for rehearsals that last 1.5 hours, arriving half an hour early to set up the room and greet singers as they come into the room. The Dorchester Advanced Training choir meets for 1.75 hours.
  • Intermediate choirs meet 2 hours every week. The Central Intermediate Choir Advanced choir meets for 1.5 hours twice a week.
  • Be available once a week for a check-in with the conductor you work with.
  • Be available for 1.5-2 hours on Friday afternoons to meet with the teaching fellow cohort.

 

What do BCC Teaching Fellows do?

Outside of rehearsals

  • Meet with conductor and teaching fellow cohort to plan and reflect together.
  • Plan learning activities and rehearsal segments.
  • Document outstanding moments from rehearsal.

During rehearsals

  • Lead part of the rehearsal
    • Musicianship lessons
    • Rehearsing repertoire
    • Social activities
  • Assist with managing singer behavior and needs
    • Rehearsal breaks
    • Individualized attention
  • Complete administrative tasks
    • Take attendance
    • Take notes on rehearsal

At concerts

  • Be responsible for singers while they are waiting to go on stage
  • Conduct repertoire as invited
  • Play auxiliary instruments as skill and necessity allow

 

Applications are closed for the 2018-2019 season. Please check in April 2019 for availability.

 

BCC is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of color, LGBTQA+ candidates, and women candidates are very strongly encouraged to apply.