NYCHORAL Launches Its Executive Director Search

The New York Choral Society seeks an Executive Director to work in partnership with the Music Director to advance the mission of The New York Choral Society in the areas of fundraising, financial management, operations, governance, concert production and events, marketing and public relations, and community engagement.

The New York Choral Society (NYCHORAL) has been hailed as “one of the mainstays of the city’s music scene, known for its adventuresome repertoire.” Founded in 1959, The New York Choral Society is widely known for the outstanding artistic quality of its performances of live choral music. Its expansive range of performances includes eleven world premieres and commissions of new works by Paul Alan Levi, Morton Gould, Stephen Paulus, and Robert De Cormier. NYCHORAL is committed to presenting new works by contemporary composers that have included Jennifer Higdon, James MacMillan, Frank Ticheli, and Adolphus Hailstork.

Choral music is essential, innovative, and inclusive. The New York Choral Society is committed to sharing the essential joy and power of live choral music. Its performances celebrate the unique beauty of choral music through wide-ranging repertory, innovative collaborations, and exceptional artistry. NYCHORAL’s mission is guided by its commitment to present a diverse repertoire, including well-known choral works, great compositions that are rarely heard in concert halls, and newer, culturally significant works in New York. The work of NYCHORAL is guided by a commitment to excellence, collaboration, diversity, innovation, inclusion, relevance, and community.

Collaboration and the love of choral music are at the heart of NYCHORAL’s commitment to the community, particularly middle and high school students, seniors, and those who may have limited access to performances of live choral music. NYCHORAL continues to adapt new ways of serving the community with a commitment to support meaningful collaborations and enduring partnerships. The New York Choral Society’s Community Engagement Program activities include workshops co-created with music education partners and the Music Director, Associate Conductor, guest vocalists and musicians, and guest conductors.

“As our Executive Director, you will experience amazing music through our productions and be an integral part of significantly growing an organization and making an impact on the New York City cultural scene for years to come. On your first day, you will be warmly welcomed by over 180 dedicated and talented singers who care deeply about this organization. You will be partnering with a Music Director of the highest caliber who has the incredible ability to seamlessly traverse the choral and orchestral worlds. You will also be supported by a Board of Trustees who sincerely love the work we do, and enjoy working with our staff. We are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to meet you and talk more about our aspirations.” — Gary Pai, Chair, Board of Trustees

The New York Choral Society has partnered with Aspen Leadership Group in the search for an Executive Director. You may view the position prospectus or submit an application via this link: