UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST UMA) Position: Orchestra Director

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST UMA)
Position:  Orchestra Director.  Tenure-track.  Responsibilities:  Conduct the University orchestra.  Coordinate, recruit for and sustain a strong orchestral program.  Teach instrumental conducting at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Conduct opera workshop performances. Additional teaching responsibilities depend on the candidate’s areas of expertise and department needs.  Participate in collaborative oversight/administration of the conducting degree programs, mentor and supervise teaching assistants in conducting.  Assist in coordinating instrumental recruitment activities with the applied faculty and the other large ensemble conductors.  Additional activities may include guest conducting, offering workshops, adjudicating, and participating in music education activities.  Maintain regional and national visibility as an ensemble conductor as part of professional development.  Advise undergraduate and graduate students, serve on committees and perform other university and professional service, as appropriate.  Qualifications:  Master’s degree in the field of music required.  Doctorate or equivalent professional experience preferred.  Proven success as an orchestra director at the university and/or professional levels.  Demonstrated potential for excellence as an educator.  Demonstrated musical and organizational skills appropriate to organize, recruit and conduct the University Orchestra.   Rank:  Assistant Professor.  Salary:  Commensurate with Assistant Professor rank.  Begin: Sept. 1, 2013.  Deadline:  Review of applications begins Oct. 15, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled.  Submit:  A cover letter, curriculum vitae, three current letters of recommendation with reference contact information, and a DVD that demonstrates both a live performance and a rehearsal.  Additional supporting materials may be requested from finalists. Application materials will not be returned.  Send to:  Chair, Orchestra Conductor Search Committee, Department of Music and Dance, Fine Arts Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-9330.  UMA is a member of the Five College Consortium along with Amherst, Hampshire, Smith, and Mount Holyoke Colleges and is also a member of the Academic Career Network, a resource for dual career couples.  UMA is an AA/EOEmployer; applications from women and members of minority groups are encouraged.  The department is committed to developing a more diverse faculty, student body, and curriculum.

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