Director

TACTUS INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR MUSIC DIRECTOR

Tactus is seeking a Music Director to lead the chorus at weekly rehearsals and three performance weekends per year. This is a part-time, year-round volunteer position. Some financial support may be available, depending on the qualifications of the candidate. The candidate must be available for evening rehearsals (currently on Thursdays) and one or two Saturday workshops in San Francisco or the East Bay for each concert cycle. The Music Director reports directly to the membership.

To apply, please submit a cover letter briefly describing your conducting experience and qualifications for the position, together with a conducting portfolio including curriculum vitae, links to any recordings / videos, PDFs of concert programs, and references. For further details, see the full announcement at https://tinyurl.com/tactusdirsearch18

Applications should be sent by email to tactussf@gmail.com with the subject line "Tactus Music Director Application" by Sunday, May 27, 11:59 PM

  • The founding director of Tactus (SF), Tanmoy Laskar is a professional astronomer and a semi-professional musician moonlighting as a bass-baritone in the San Francisco Bay Area. His musical experience includes the Trinity Singers of Cambridge University, The Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus, the Harvard Glee Club, the Choral Fellows of the Harvard University Choir, and the Lacuna Arts Ensemble. Tanmoy has been directing student and community chamber choirs for the past ten years and has previously founded two Renaissance chamber choirs in the Boston area (a group also called Tactus, and the Summer Seasonals). Several years of Summer Seasonals performances are available on YouTube, and the 2015 Summer Seasonals concert can be viewed in its entirety on-line.
  • Tanmoy is also an active composer, writing both instrumental music in the Classical style, and choral works, predominantly using Renaissance polyphony. His compositions have been premiered by leading choral ensembles including the Harvard University Chorus, the Choral Fellows of Harvard's Memorial Church, the Appleton Compline Choir, and Boston-based Convivium Musicum. A catalogue of his works is available here, and recordings are available on his SoundCloud.