Careers at First Church



Bass Choral Scholar Opening

Position available for 2023-24 church year

The First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee is currently accepting applications for a Bass Choral Scholar position in our church. This paid internship commences on Thursday, August 24th and is designed to provide collegiate Music students the opportunity to gain performance experience in a liberal religious setting.

Choral Scholars sing with the First Unitarian Chancel Choir for rehearsals on Thursdays from 7:15 to 9:00 p.m. and for Sunday services when the choir is scheduled, typically about once a month between September and early June, plus one service on Christmas Eve. Sunday duties include warm-up/rehearsal at 8:15 a.m. and two church services at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Rehearsals start mid-August and end at the beginning of June. There may also be opportunities for Scholars to perform solos or in small groups for additional pay.

Choral Scholars are compensated $30 for each Thursday rehearsal and each Sunday service. We have an opening for a Bass choral scholar for the 2023-24 church year.

A Unitarian Universalist congregation, the First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee affirms Music as a vitally important spiritual resource. Just as we can learn from Jesus, Buddha, and Mohammed, so too can we learn from J.S. Bach, John Coltrane, and Joan Baez. Indeed, our Sunday services are filled with music as varied as the beliefs of our congregation.

To be considered for an audition, please submit your resume to our Choral Director, Tristan Strelitzer, at Select candidates will be contacted to schedule an audition, which will consist of the following:

  • Two contrasting vocal solos of your choice, no more than 2 min. each. (Accompanist will be provided)
  • Sight-singing choral harmony
  • Short interview

The First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee is committed to building a community that is culturally diverse and encourages applications from people of all genders, sexualities, ages, races, ethnicities, histories, and bodies. If you have questions about the position, please contact Tristan Strelitzer by e-mail or at 262-442-3508.