Music Directors for TADA!'s Production Season


Music Directors for TADA!'s Production Season

CATEGORY: Directorial

TADA! Youth Theater
NEW YORK, NY 10001


Ashley Knowles

Job Details


Drama Desk Award-winning TADA! Youth Theater actively seeks Music/Vocal Directors for its production season. Founded in 1984, TADA! Youth Theater inspires young people from different backgrounds to be creative, learn, and think differently through high-quality musical theater productions, and educational programs. TADA!’s vision is that all young people grow up feeling successful, creative, confident, accepted, and accepting of themselves. Through the ability of people learning to express themselves well, we can break down barriers of racism and inequality and create positive, active citizens.

The Resident Youth Ensemble of TADA! (RYET), is a diverse, free, year-round pre-professional training and positive youth development program with youth ages 8-18 from all over New York City’s 5 boroughs and parts of New Jersey. Ensemble Members have a variety of experience and abilities. Applicants should have a passion for and love working with youth, have a lot of energy, and be a great communicator and collaborator with young performers and adults.

Responsibilities will include:

Conducting warm-ups 

Teaching young actors vocal scores and harmonies, many of which do not read music.

Accompanying rehearsals and transposing music to meet the performers' abilities when necessary 

Creatively driving the musical aspects of the show

Recruiting, scheduling, and rehearsing a band for performances

Playing piano and conducting for performances and/or special events 

Giving notes to young actors throughout rehearsals and the run of performances

Private vocal work/voice lessons

Compensation: These are part-time salaried positions, weekly salary of $500-$600, paid biweekly through payroll.

Commitment: Varies, Wednesdays-Sundays

Open RYET Auditions: October 15th, 16th, 21st, 22nd, November 5th, 6th, 7th

Winter Production

Rehearsals: December 3rd-February 5th (Holiday Break Dec 19th-Jan 5th)

Performances: February 5th-27th

Spring Production

Rehearsals: February 10th-March 25th

Performances: March 25th-April 9th

Summer Production

Rehearsals: May 21st-July 16th (Breaks May 22nd-May 31st, July 3rd-5th)

Performances: July 16th-30th

TADA! Youth Theater is committed to building and fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce that is representative of the youth in our Ensemble program. TADA! is continually working to become a more anti-racist organization. Priority will be given to candidates who are dedicated to anti-racism and share our mission and vision above. Candidates from underrepresented racial or ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ individuals are encouraged to apply. COVID-19 Vaccination required.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or veteran status.


Applicants should email their cover letter and resume with references to Ashley Knowles, Associate Director of Ensemble Program, for consideration,



October 11, 2021 - July 31, 2022





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