Western Kentucky University: Orchestra Conductor/Director of Orchestral Activities

Assistant/Associate Professor

Company:Western Kentucky University

Location:Bowling Green, KY

Date Posted:October 20, 2014

Source:Western Kentucky University

Western Kentucky University
Department of Music

Tenure-Eligible Endowed Faculty Position: Assistant/Associate Professor

Orchestra Conductor/Director of Orchestral Activities

The Department of Music at Western Kentucky University (WKU) is seeking applicants for the

position of Orchestral Conductor/Director of Orchestral Activities. This is a full-time, tenure-
eligible, Assistant or Associate endowed professorship to begin August 15, 2015. Salary will be
commensurate with experience and qualifications.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The successful candidate will hold the Baker Professorship of Music,

one of three endowed professorships in Potter College of Arts and Letters, conduct the
Symphony at Western Kentucky University, coordinate all activities associated with teaching
and recruiting for the ensemble, and cultivate community support in collaboration with the
symphony board. The successful candidate will also maintain creative/scholarly and service
contributions appropriate to the assignment, to include interaction with school orchestra
directors, clinic work, festival adjudication, etc. Additional teaching responsibilities will be

determined by departmental needs and the candidate’s strengths.

These may include, but are not

limited to: Undergraduate instruction in techniques/methods and applied lessons; Graduate
instruction in conducting, music literature, and applied lessons.
QUALIFICATIONS:

Doctorate required, with a demonstrated high level of orchestral

conducting ability, successful teaching experience, strong interpersonal skills, organizational and
administrative skills, effective recruitment, and program development. Demonstrated skills in a
secondary teaching area are also required.

THE SYMPHONY AT WKU:

The Symphony at WKU was founded in 1908 and has

experienced a long and successful history as a cornerstone of the arts in the region. It is
comprised of undergraduate and graduate students and serves as a credited, major ensemble.
Integral to its success, The Symphony is supported by a community board who offers student
scholarships, fund-raising, and administrative support.

THE UNIVERSITY:

Western Kentucky University is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky,

approximately 110 miles south of Louisville and 65 miles north of Nashville, TN. Bowling
Green/Warren County has a population of over 100,000. WKU enrolls over 20,000 students
annually, and the Department of Music (a full member of the National Association of Schools of
Music), enrolls over 200 music majors. Undergraduate music degree offerings include the
Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Music (Performance and Education). WKU offers a Master
of Music Degree with four specializations in Music Education (Teacher/Leader), Conducting

-
 
:

The successful candidate will hold the Baker Professorship of Music,

one of three endowed professorships in Potter College of Arts and Letters, conduct the
Symphony at
 
Doctorate required, with a demonstrated high level of orchestral

conducting ability, successful teaching experience, strong interpersonal skills, organizational and
administrative skills, effective recruitment, and program development. Demonstrated skills in a
secondary teaching area are also required.

THE SYMPHONY AT WKU:

The Symphony at WKU was founded in 1908 and has

experienced a long and successful history as a cornerstone of the arts in the region. It is
comprised of undergraduate and graduate students and serves as a credited, major ensemble.
Integral to its success, The Symphony is supported by a community board who offers student
scholarships, fund-raising, and administrative support.
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