Opera Chorus Master

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera

To connect the community through great live music.

Salt Lake City, UT

Work Location: In-office


Website Utah Symphony | Utah Opera

To connect the community through great live music.

The Opera Chorus Master is a crucial leader on our team and will use their energy, knowledge, and expertise to select, develop, and assist the Utah Opera Chorus. Under the supervision of the Opera Artistic Director and with regular collaboration alongside the Principal Coach/Accompanist, Opera Company Manager, and Production Coordinator, this consummate professional will demonstrate a deep knowledge of all aspects of the Opera Chorus’s role in every USUO production. Through their mastery of music, this individual will be responsible for managing the chorus to success in each step of the production process. As a collaborator, we desire an individual who seamlessly transitions from the needs of the artists to the administrative functions of the department and greater USUO staff. The Chorus Master will be as comfortable with backstage processes as they are with leading from the front.


Actively recruit the highest quality talent possible for Utah Opera Chorus.
Prepare Utah Opera Chorus for all Company needs.
Assist guest conductors for all Company needs including backstage conducting as necessary.
Cover conductor for all main stage productions.
Liaison with Utah Symphony Library.
Participate in casting and repertoire planning.
Assist Artistic Director in any administrative duties as necessary.
Communicate regularly with Company Manager, Technical Director, and Costume Director for all musical needs.
Participate in coaching and development of Resident Artists as necessary.
Other duties as assigned.


Strong musical (specifically operatic) knowledge.
Choral and symphonic conducting skills and experience required.
Language skills in Italian, French, German required.
Strong keyboard skills preferred.


Bachelor’s degree in music, opera, or a related field.
Master’s degree in Music/Opera preferred.
Experience in an organizational role at a performing arts organization preferred.
Knowledge of symphony and opera repertoire preferred.
Previous professional opera company experience preferred.


Prolonged periods of remaining stationary and working on a computer.


Beginning at $40,000-$45,000

Please apply online. Application materials should include a cover letter, résumé, and references.

To apply for this job please visit usuo.org.