Director of Orchestral Studies – Sam Houston State University Huntsville, Texas

Director of Orchestral Studies – Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, Texas

Requisition: 201400093F

Hiring Salary: Yearly-Faculty

Department: School of Music

General Requirements:

All School of Music faculty members are expected to maintain a record of performances, service, and creative productivity that indicates continuing growth of national and international visibility. The applicant must work collegially with others and be committed to undergraduate education. The successful candidate will be a highly enthusiastic teacher and recruiter who will continue to develop an outstanding orchestral and strings program. In addition to departmental needs, the candidate will serve as a liaison to the Huntsville Youth Orchestra.

Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:

Responsibilities: serve as the Director of Orchestral Studies; conduct the SHSU Symphony Orchestra, and String Chamber Orchestra; teach conducting at the undergraduate and graduate levels; teach other courses appropriate to the individual’s background/experience and School of Music needs; establish positive relationships with public school orchestra programs; and assist in recruiting string majors.

Other Specifications/Instructions for the Position:

Submit letter of application, curriculum vita, three current letters of recommendation, official university transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, list of at least 5 references, and up to three conducting video samples demonstrating both rehearsal and concert situations to Please upload the conducting samples to a video-sharing website and provide urls for live links (password protected if you so choose). Each sample should be uploaded separately and include an identification of rehearsal/performed repertoire as well as ensemble and your relation to it. Other supporting materials may be requested at a later date.


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