Music Director

Tactus (San Francisco) is a chamber chorus dedicated to bringing Renaissance polyphony to audiences in the San Francisco Bay Area and to online audiences everywhere. We aim to bring together musicians of diverse identities, ages, and experience to create a musical melting pot of energy and ideas, and to forge musical and personal relationships that will last a lifetime.

Tactus SF is seeking a Music Director to lead the chorus at weekly rehearsals and three performance weekends per year (performing each time both in SF and in the East Bay), including a summer set. Tactus SF also performs in The Fringe during the biennial Berkeley Early Music Festival. Experience in Medieval/Renaissance vocal music preferred.

Rehearsal schedule: Weekly rehearsals and one six-hour weekend rehearsal ("retreat") in San Francisco or the East Bay per concert cycle (approximately 35-40 rehearsals per year).
Rehearsal Location: St Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 3281 - 16th Street, San Francisco on Thursday evenings, 6:45 pm - 9:15 pm. One week per month, instead of a Thursday evening rehearsal, the choir rehearses on a Saturday afternoon, 1-4 pm in the East Bay (Oakland); exact scheduling can be worked out.


  • Plan concert programs and repertoire
  • Select repertoire and identify or prepare editions
  • Lead rehearsals and performances
  • Audition potential new members
  • Identify and engage other musicians (including instrumentalists), as needed
  • Assist with preparation of grant applications, publicity, and fundraising as needed
  • Assess the choir’s achievement of musical goals and provide guidance for improvement/correction where needed, while maintaining a friendly, cooperative, and supportive atmosphere

Stipend: Starting at $8,000/year (or higher, based on experience)

How to Apply:

To apply, please submit by email to [email protected] (with subject: Tactus Music Director Application): (i) a cover letter briefly describing your conducting experience and qualifications for the position, and (ii) a conducting portfolio, including:

Curriculum vitae

Links to any recordings / videos

A sample program for a Tactus SF performance



317 Surrey St,
San Francisco, CA 94131
United States

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