July 21, 2010


The Music Department at Washington University in St. Louis seeks a dynamic individual to direct the choral program and foster vocal activities on campus. A normal semester's work load would encompass administrative duties, directing two choruses, and two additional duties, such as: studio teaching, classroom instruction (e.g., choral conducting, vocal literature), conducting opera scenes, interacting with student-run a cappella groups, or collaborating with the Performing Arts Department (e.g., musical theater).

Qualifications: Teaching experience and performance profile required, administrative experience desirable. Doctorate preferred, but equivalent career experience considered.

Rank: Non-tenure-track; initial term of appointment up to 3 years, renewable

Application: Candidate should include a cover letter, CV, and a brief statement of 2-3 pages outlining 1) what s/he perceives as appropriate vocal ensembles and performance opportunities for a Department of Music within a liberal arts environment; and 2) what particular teaching and performance responsibilities s/he would be prepared to assume in addition to directing the choral program. Application should include the names and addresses of 3 individuals who have agreed to serve as references, whom we might contact directly. Consideration of applications will begin 1 September and continue until position is filled. Send to:

Professor Dolores Pesce
Chair, Search Committee
Music Department
Washington University
Campus Box 1032
One Brookings Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63130

The Washington University Music Department is encompassed within the School of Arts and Sciences. The Department offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music programs and the following graduate degrees: Master of Music in Voice and Keyboard; Master of Arts in Composition, Musicology, and Theory; and Ph.D. in Musicology and in Theory. In addition to the music major, the Department also confers minors in music and provides lesson and performance opportunities for some 500 students per semester. Our applied music teaching staff includes members of the local jazz community and of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. Our student body consists of highly motivated, academically-oriented young men and women who pursue music primarily as a means of personal enrichment and less commonly as a professional goal.

We especially encourage applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups. Washington University in St. Louis is an equal opportunity employer. Employment eligibility verification required upon hire.

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