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Seeking Music Director for Be More Chill

CATEGORY: Directorial

The JHU Barnstormers
Baltimore, MD


Alexandra Meng

Job Details


The Barnstormers at Johns Hopkins University are looking to hire a Music Director for their Spring 2024 production of BE MORE CHILL. The Music Director will be expected to work closely with student actors while teaching music and vocally preparing the cast for performances. We will perform in Arellano Theatre, a 115-seat space on the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus in Baltimore, MD.

There will be six performances over two consecutive weekends, April 12-14 and April 19-21, 2024. The salary for the Music Director is $1700 with up to a $500 stipend for travel expenses. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until January 1, 2024.

Additional Information:
- Music Director interviews will be conducted January 3-6, 2024 via Zoom; applicants must be available for 30 minutes on one of those days.
- We hope to hold auditions February 9-11, 2024 and begin rehearsals immediately afterwards.
- The job is located in Baltimore, MD. Housing is not included, but we can assist in finding affordable housing in the area for any out-of-towners.
- A typical rehearsal schedule will be six days a week: generally 3 hours every weeknight (starting between 6 and 7 pm) and a longer rehearsal (usually in the afternoon) on whichever day of the weekend has fewer student conflicts.
- Rehearsals will not take place during the university-wide Spring Break, from March 16 to 24, 2024.
- The Barnstormers is completely extracurricular, so every student involved works with us on top of their schoolwork.

Mission of the Barnstormers:

The Johns Hopkins University Barnstormers is an entirely student-run organization that has brought quality theatrical productions to campus and the greater Baltimore community for over one hundred years. At the heart of the group is its dedication to providing creative outlets and learning opportunities to student actors and designers, all of whom participate in theater in addition to other academic and professional pursuits. For one straight play and one musical each year, the Barnstormers hire a professional director to enhance this learning experience for the group’s members through collaboration and a sharing of expertise.

To submit an application, please email the following materials to [email protected].
- Resume
- Contact information (email and/or phone number) for two references who would be contacted following an interview
- Cover letter, which should address the following questions:
-- Why are you interested in directing this particular show?
-- What experience, if any, do you have with amateur (community, collegiate, etc.) theater?
-- What conflicts do you have from February 9 to April 21, 2024? (Examples include, but are not limited to, scheduled out-of-town days, dates for other productions you may be working on, daytime work schedules, other personal days, and religious obligations.)

Based on these materials, you may be offered an interview with our Executive Board.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact the producer, Alexandra Meng, at [email protected]. Thank you!


Feb 9, 2024 - Apr 21, 2024


$1,700.00 – $1,700.00 per gig



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