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Artistic Director Position Available

The Delaware Choral Society (DCS) is accepting applications for the position of Artistic Director for the 2021-2022 season. In addition to conducting rehearsals and concerts for DCS, the Artistic Director will serve as coordinator/supervisor of programming which will also include the Delaware Youth Chorale (DYC). Candidate may oversee, with option to direct, a chamber ensemble with additional stipend.

    Qualifications desired, but not limited to, are:
  • experience in working with an adult, community-based, non-auditioned choir
  • experience in conducting an orchestra
  • familiarity in developing young people’s choral singing skills and repertoire
  • ability to work with the finance committee in developing a budget

The DCS is a non-profit 501(c)3, non-auditioned community choral ensemble with approximately 60-80 singers per semester, whose musical abilities range from beginner to professional.

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please send a letter of interest, resume and CD (if available) to the Delaware Choral Society, P. O. Box 336, Dover Delaware 19903 by August 31, 2021. For any questions and a complete list of responsibilities and expectations, please email Kay McFadden (jkmcfadd@verizon.net or Ann Baker Horsey (annmarieba7@gmail.com)

Please include a resume, two references, and a CD or audio file of a choral group the applicant has conducted.

Sherry Roscoe, Accompanist

After growing up in New Mexico, graduating from college in Iowa, and living in Cleveland, OH, Sherry has been calling Delaware home for the past 20 years. 

Sherry received Bachelor’s degrees in Music Education (K-12) and Music Therapy from Wartburg College in Waverly, IA. Upon graduation she began teaching elementary music, band and chorus in Caroline County, MD. She then began to work as a private contractor providing Music Therapy services to area schools, nursing homes, and agencies serving those with mental and physical challenges.  The development of Sherry’s home music studio began in 1995, and Sherry’s Piano Studio continues to thrive, providing piano lessons to students of all ages.

Currently serving as Music Director at Three Stones Church in Dover, Sherry has also served in several local churches as Director of Contemporary Music, Organist, Handbell Director, and Accompanist. She is employed frequently as an accompaniest  in the local area with individuals, groups, and schools.

Sherry is married to Jim Roscoe, and has three children; Bryan, Elyse and Chrystopher.

Heather Swartzentruber, Youth Director

Earning her B.A in Comprehensive Music Education with a concentration in voice, Heather L. Swartzentruber graduated Magna Cum Laude from Delaware State University.  

Ms. Swartzentruber is a seasoned elementary and middle school music educator at private school in Dover, Delaware. She teaches Preschool through 5th grade general music, the 5th grade beginning band program, as well as several 6th-8th grade very active bands and choruses. In addition to her teaching schedule, she facilitates the school’s drumline, marching band, Mass choir and the Crusader Choir, as well as prepares students for All-State auditions. Her passion for excellent music does not stop with her duties at school.

She is the Director of Music for a local church in Dover, Delaware. She is currently active in the Delaware Choral Society and the Kent Chamber Choir. While her students are an extension of her heart, she is blessed to be “Mom” of four. She currently resides in Dover, Delaware where she has a private studio.

Her professional memberships include: ACDA (American Choral Directors Association), NAfME (National Association of Music Educators), DMEA (Delaware Music Educators Association), and KCMEA (Kent County Music Educators Association).