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Mormon Tabernacle Choir looking for guest conductor

Mormon Tabernacle Choir looking for guest conductor
Posted at 10:17 PM, May 20, 2012
and last updated 2012-05-21 00:17:46-04

SALT LAKE CITY - The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is giving one lucky person the opportunity to become a guest conductor and they're turning to Facebook and YouTube to help them find someone.

The guest conductor of the world-famous 360-person choir doesn't have to be a professional, but someone with creativity.

"We're looking for all comers who want to conduct. They don't have to be professional conductors at all. We're just looking for creativity," said Mike Jensen, Director of Communications for Deseret Book.

Participants need provide a 60-second clip of them conducting Ode to Joy, then uploading it to YouTube. Those videos will the go up for voting on the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's Facebook page and the top 10 entries will be presented to the choir for selection.

"We will take those top ten and the choir will be presented them, and the choir will select the lucky winner," said Jensen.

Applicants must be at least 21 years old and US residents. Applications must be submitted by May 25. The winner will be chosen in June and brought to Salt Lake City to conduct a choir rehearsal.

For more information, visit the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's page on www.facebook.com.