SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY (SDSU), CALIFORNIA Position: Resident Conductor of Orchestral Studies.

Position:  Resident Conductor of Orchestral Studies.  Full-time, three-year appointment will begin in the fall semester, 2013, pending funding approval.  Responsibilities:  The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and administration of all aspects of the SDSU orchestral program.  Teaching responsibilities will include conducting the Symphony Orchestra, Opera Orchestra, undergraduate and graduate instrumental conducting, orchestral literature and other teaching duties that match the candidate’s qualifications, background, and program needs.  The Resident Director of Orchestral Studies  will have the skills to recruit outstanding students to the music program and to provide leadership in creating strong relationships with public school, community college, university, and orchestral professionals throughout the State of California and the greater region.  The Resident Director of Orchestral Studies will maintain effective, collaborative relationships with colleagues across the School of Music and Dance faculty and in the community.  Qualifications:  Master of Music minimum. The successful candidate will possess outstanding artistic abilities, exemplary conducting skills, and an active interest in teaching within a university setting.  Comprehensive and current knowledge of diverse orchestral repertoire, effective rehearsal techniques, strong pedagogical abilities and solid administrative skills required.   A record of successful program building, outstanding skills in recruiting and retaining undergraduate and graduate students, experience working with public school music programs, demonstrated abilities as an adjudicator and/or clinician are preferred.  We seek a conducting colleague who will share and enhance our vision of a collaborative artistic environment that provides students a strong basis upon which to build their professional careers.  Rank/Salary:  Appointment will be at the rank of lecturer with salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Begin:  Fall semester, 2013.  Deadline:  Review is in progress and will continue until the position is filled;  apply ASAP.  Submit:  Cover letter; curriculum vita;  reference list of five individuals  familiar with the candidate’s current skills;  three current letters of reference, preferably no older than six months.  A hard copy of each letter is required.  A conducting video containing 20-30 minutes of material demonstrating the candidate’s rehearsal techniques, and a performance.  Majority of footage should have the conductor facing the camera.  Acceptable formats include DVD or private YouTube account with the username and password provided.  A table of contents should be provided in either format.  Candidates may also submit up to two additional digital recordings of unedited, non-commercial, live performances demonstrating their conducting skills and musicianship.  DVD/CD should list track numbers and selection titled on the case.  Sample programs.   Prior to appointment, the successful candidate will be required to provide official transcripts for the highest degree earned.  NOTE:  For materials to be returned, the applicant must provide a stamped, self-addressed envelope.  Send to:  Director of Orchestral Studies Search Committee (attn:  Donna Conaty), School of Music and Dance, San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182-7902.  Inquiries may be sent to Ms Conaty by e-mail:  <>.  For additional information about SDSU, visit the web-site:  (  For additional information about the School of Music and Dance, visit the web-site:  (  SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

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