Colorado Nonprofit Association

Assistant Artistic Director for the Denver Women’s Chorus

Job Announcement: Assistant Artistic Director for the Denver Women’s Chorus

Job Title: Assistant Artistic Director, DWC / Take Note! Ensemble Director 

Reports to: Artistic Director, DWC 

Who We Are

The Denver Women’s Chorus (DWC) is a multigenerational treble chorus dedicated to musical excellence, building community, and advocating for social justice. DWC owes its existence to a group of brave lesbian singers who risked their livelihoods in 1984 to form a chorus that became both a safe place for its members and an outlet for musical expression. In the beginning, many singers did not allow their names to be printed in programs due to concerns they would face discrimination. Many feared for their jobs. Despite the obstacles they faced, they traveled to perform in New York and Washington D.C., joined in actions for social justice, and became the first treble chorus to perform at a Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses (GALA Choruses) festival. Today, the Denver Women’s Chorus is proud to be a trans- and nonbinary-inclusive chorus and is comprised of LGBTQAI+ singers and many dedicated allies. DWC embraces diversity, equity, and intersectional feminism. With over 170 united voices, DWC strives to promote social change through the music they create for each other and for their audiences throughout the greater Denver area. 

Take Note! is the select auditioned ensemble of the Denver Women’s Chorus. Take Note! specializes in a cappella music and is typically comprised of 12-16 treble voices. Their repertoire includes pop music, traditional choral works, and original a cappella arrangements. The ensemble provides vital outreach and community collaborations through their numerous performances per concert season. These dedicated singers lend their voices to partner with other nonprofit organizations and causes, build community relationships, and promote DWC performances. They can also be booked for private events. Formed in 1985, Take Note! has been performing for concert and community audiences for more than 30 years. 

DWC, along with its sibling chorus, the Denver Gay Men’s Chorus, is a member of the Rocky Mountain Arts Association (RMAA). 

Job Summary: 

The Assistant Artistic Director/Take Note! Director leads Take Note! and provides musical assistance to DWC when assigned by the DWC Artistic Director (AD).  

Estimated commitment 10 hrs per week.
 

Essential Functions: 

Preferred Qualifications: 

Questions? Contact clelynchapin@rmarts.org