Voices of California Director Search

Information About the Process


We are the Voices of California (aka “VoCal”) and this page is the place for you to learn more about our search for a new Musical Director and to apply should you be interested


Voices of California has existed since 2010 and is an a cappella male-only chorus performing songs that are primarily arranged in 4-part harmony in the barbershop style.  Based in the Sacramento area, the chorus has a regular schedule of shows we produce ourselves as well as being a paid participant in performances throughout the community.   We also compete regularly against other choruses to measure our progress and gain input into how we can improve.  We have earned the right to compete in the International Barbershop Chorus Championships five times, at locations throughout North America.


Our current director, Gabe Caretto has led the chorus since its inception but has plans to step down as our front-line director in July 2025 to pursue other life opportunities including some beyond Sacramento.   He has provided plenty of notice to chorus leadership such that we might identify, retain and gracefully transition the chorus he helped build on to its next leader.


The role is open to anyone who feels they can successfully lead the chorus towards the vision we have defined of our future.  The selected candidate will likely have formal training and/or experience in choral directing, in vocal training and exposure to the barbershop art form, but we are also open to candidates who may be strong in one or two of those areas but may be lacking in others. 


We will be accepting online applications for the role of Director according to the timeline listed below:

Start Date

End Date

Generate Awareness and Interest in Role

February 1

March 30

Accept applications online for the Role

April 1


Background checks, interviews and narrowing of list of all applicants to short list of final candidates

April 15

June 28

In person auditions, in front of full chorus

July 11

July 25

Final selection and notification

July 12

August 15


The application package for this role can be found below.  Please note that you can review all the elements of the application package before applying. 

1. Cover letter
2. Background and Vision for the Chorus
3. Job Description
4. Frequently Asked Questions
5. Online Application Form

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