Full-time Senior Artist in Residence–Orchestral Conducting University of Washington in Washington

Full-time Senior Artist in Residence–Orchestral Conducting
University of Washington in Washington

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted October 29, 2014
Type Non tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time
Description:  The School of Music at the University of Washington announces a full-time Orchestral Conducting position as Senior Artist in Residence on a five-year contract to begin in September 2015. This would be a multi-year, full-time, and 9-month service period appointment.  The School of Music is seeking to appoint a conductor with an active career and demonstrated success conducting in both professional and higher education settings.  Applicants must have experience teaching in a graduate program in orchestral conducting and have a significant knowledge of the orchestral canon as well as contemporary genres.

Responsibilities:  Direct the UW Symphony Orchestra; supervise the Campus Philharmonia and the UW Modern Music Ensemble; teach students orchestral conducting; work closely with the Music Director of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra who currently holds the position as Chair of Orchestral Conducting. UW Faculty will be expected to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching and independent research.

Qualifications:  Doctoral degree or equivalent preferred (or foreign equivalent); A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent is required in Music or the equivalent professional and academic experience; experience as Music Director of a university symphony orchestra; demonstrated experience and commitment to developing close partnerships between university level conducting and orchestral programs and a nationally prominent professional orchestra; experience supervising graduate orchestral conducting students.

Materials: Applications should include  (1) a letter describing the applicant’s experience, interests and suitability for the position,  (2) a curriculum vitae, and  (3) three letters of reference (sent directly to the Search Committee Chair by the writers). Materials should be submitted via e-mail to:  Richard Karpen, Chair, Conductor Search Committee, at somcond@uw.edu. Priority will be given to applications received before December 1, 2014. Short-listed candidates may be asked for supplementary materials at a later date.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.


Box 353450   University of Washington School of Music   Seattle, WA 98195-3450

206.543.1201   fax 206.616.6879   http://www.music.washington.edu 

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