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Artistic Director Audition Information
Bells of the Rockies is currently seeking an Artistic Director for the 2018-2019 season. 
Bells of the Rockies is an auditioned community handbell choir comprised of handbell ringers from the Northern Colorado area. We were founded in 1996, and we have 501(c)(3) not-for-profit status. We are governed by a Board of Directors, we have written rules of procedures and an audition process. 

Our mission is dedicated to musical excellence and service to the community through artistic handbell performance and educational outreach. We ring on borrowed 5 octaves of Schulmerich handbells and we own 5 octaves of Malmark chimes. 

We average 4-6 performances per year. Our performance year goes from June through May,. We currently have weekly rehearsals on Tuesday nights from 7-9 pm at Faith United Church of Christ in Windsor, Colorado. Rehearsals typically start in mid August and end in May. 

Artistic Director Job Description:  
   1. The Artistic Director is responsible for the musical themes and 
       choices for the choir. 
    2. The Artistic Director shall choose the music for each season 
       before the season starts and is responsible for assigning parts 
       before the piece is passed out. After the music is chosen the 
       Artistic Director will ask the librarian to place music in the 
    3. The Artistic Director will lead weekly rehearsals, setting the 
        tone for rehearsals to include: professional behavior, staying 
        on task, assuring on-time beginnings and endings of rehearsals.
    4. The Artistic Director shall manage rehearsals to ensure that 
        all pieces in the season’s repertoire are seen frequently enough 
        to ensure a high performance level.
    5. For ringer auditions, the Artistic Director shall prepare the 
        audition piece and shall mail packets to those ringers who 
        have submitted audition forms at least two weeks prior to the 
        audition date. The Artistic Director will also take part in the 
        ringer audition process.
    6. The Artistic Director shall be a voting member of the Board of 
        Directors, and the Personnel Committee, and is responsible for 
        carrying out all responsibilities relative to this position.
    7. The Artistic Director reports to the Board of Directors.
Applicants for Bells of the Rockies Artistic Director should print and complete the form (docx) above. Fill out the form and scan to submit electronically along with your resume (PDF files preferred).  Please click this link to submit via email to our search committee:      
Questions: Kathryn Rudd - 970-225-2377;
The Artistic Director receives an honorarium per season. This will 
be negotiated as part of a one-year, renewable contract. It is encouraged 
that the Director provide constructive feedback to encourage and 
inspire ringers and the entire ensemble to perform at its highest potential.