Director Search

March 1, 2019

Na Leo Lani announces opening for new Music Director.

Na Leo Lani Chorus was chartered in 1975 with Sweet Adelines International, giving women in Honolulu the opportunity to sing four-part barbershop acapella harmony. For forty-four years the chorus has taught the barbershop style of music in a warm and supportive community. Na Leo Lani performs several times a year in various venues. Currently, the chorus has approximately twenty-five members singing the traditional parts of tenor, lead, baritone, and bass. Na Leo Lani is a member in good standing with Region 12 of Sweet Adelines International

Our current Music Director will be leaving the island in the summer of 2019. We are seeking applicants interested in taking over the responsibilities of the position. Ideally, the candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Foundational music education
  • Knowledge of acapella barbershop singing
  • Some directing experience
  • Choral show production experience
  • Be a good team player and positive leader
  • Interested in community outreach and membership building

The Music Director is responsible for directing the chorus at rehearsals and performances. The Music Director works closely with the administrative and creative teams to select and perform a variety of songs in community settings. The Music Director will also prepare and direct the chorus for the regional contest on the mainland in May of 2020.

Interested parties are encouraged to visit a regular Na Leo Lani rehearsal on Tuesday evenings from 6pm to 9pm, generally held at the McKinley High School Choral Room, Honolulu.

Resumes and cover letters should be submitted to Dana Taylor, Board President, at or 1021 Hoa Street, Honolulu, HI 96825