Mooredale Concerts is auditioning for a host/music persona for its 2015-2017 Music & Truffles Series – Classical Music for Family Enjoyment.
We are seeking an individual who is funny, charming, and curious, enjoys children (ages 5-11), classical music, and teaching young minds. Candidates should be comfortable with Improv and children’s theatre. Knowledge of classical music is an asset.
Auditions to be held on Wednesday April 1st at Mooredale House, 146 Crescent Road, Toronto ON M4W 1V2 starting at 10:00am and must be booked in advance. We will book by one hour timeslot and confirm via email. Short-listed candidates must pass a national security screening check. All comers are welcome. No agents please.
Music & Truffles is a series of 5 concerts over the course of a performance season. The 2015-16 season dates are Nov 1, Dec 13, Jan 17, Mar 13, Apr 17 with show times from 1:15-2:15pm, concerts held at Walter Hall, UofT, approx audience size 350 (children ages 5-11, their parents, grandparents, relatives). The mandate of Music & Truffles is to stimulate a love of classical music through live performance/interactive appreciation. We are revamping the series and want to add a host to the show. The host will be a musical character/persona in modest costume – to be determined.
The host will interact with professional musicians (local, national, international) on stage. While the musicians and their music are the main focus of the hour (minimum ½ the show in performance), the host will lead in setting the tone for the event and reinforcing major themes and learning. The host will be provided with an outline of the season’s music repertoire and key teaching/audience outreach objectives in advance. They will be coached by our artistic direction team until they are comfortable with the role’s requirements. There will be minimal rehearsal, either beforehand or on stage, so the successful candidate must prepare themselves in advance, and be able to let the show flow with a natural rhythm. The host may also be involved in non-stage work narrating podcasts and other access materials for our website/social medias feeds.
Send headshot/resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for submissions is midnight March 27, 2015.
4-5 minute monologue suited to an audience of 5-11 year olds
Applicants may be asked to do some improv
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