From the top of Mount St. Alban, St. Albans School and National Cathedral School look up to the Washington National Cathedral and out to the United States Capitol. St. Albans School was established in 1909 and National Cathedral School in 1900. Our mission is to prepare students in grades 4 through 12 to develop and use their spiritual, intellectual, artistic, and physical gifts not for themselves alone, but in service of the greater community. As Episcopal schools, we welcome and embrace students of all faiths and backgrounds to this caring community that learns, prays, plays, sings, and eats together. We are committed to a diversity among students, faculty, and staff that shapes and enriches our shared experiences.
As part of the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation, St. Albans, National Cathedral School, Beauvoir, and Washington National Cathedral benefit from strong ties and collaboration. Through the strong coordinate program between St. Albans School and National Cathedral School, students have the opportunity to participate in a number of co-educational opportunities, including theater productions and classes, which are fully coordinate for students at both schools.
St. Albans School and the National Cathedral School of Washington, DC, are seeking a jointly-appointed Director of Upper School Choral Music beginning in Fall 2024. In directing the schools’ co-educational choral groups, duties include:
working closely with Chair of Music Department
collaborating closely with the associate upper school choral director
collaborating with other divisional choral directors and with accompanists
conducting and overseeing the Upper School Chorale and the Upper School Madrigal Singers
serving as spokesperson for the upper school choral program
attending upper school meetings at both schools
with other divisional choral directors, organizing, and arranging concerts for the Upper School choral program, including, among others, the Fall and Spring Concerts, the Festival of Lessons and Carols at the National Cathedral, the Mid-Atlantic Episcopal Schools Association Evensong, and the Independent Schools Choral Festival
serving as the musical director for the Upper School musical
organizing, arranging, and accompanying the Upper School Chorale and Orchestra trip
serving as accompanist as needed
playing the organ and/or piano for chapels at both schools
Minimum Experience: Minimum of 3 years of choral coaching/teaching required; Preference will be given to candidates who also have previous supervisory experience within a school.
Located in Washington D.C., St. Albans School is a private, all boys day and boarding school. For more than a century, St. Albans has offered a distinctive educational experience for young men in grades 4 through 12. While our students reach exceptional academic goals and exhibit first-rate athletic and artistic achievements, as an Episcopal school we place equal emphasis upon moral and spiritual education.