Suzhou University of Science and Technology, Academy of Music Choral conductor

Suzhou University of Science and Technology, Academy of Music
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Suzhou University of Science and Technology, Academy of Music (SUSTAM), founded in 1989, is one of
the leading music institutions in Jiangsu Province, China. Now under the inspiring leadership of Dean
Christopher Chen, the Academy has begun to distinguish itself at the forefront of music education in
China. This year, the Academy’s College Choir won the coveted Gold Medal of National “Golden Bell
Award” Competition of China for the first time in the history of Jiangsu, immediately placing the
institution on a par with some of the most famous Chinese conservatories. Suzhou, 20 minutes by bullet
train from Shanghai, is an ancient city of 2,500 years’ history, treasured for its exquisite life style and
cultural legacy. The Academy presents an ideal intellectual and musical environment with huge
potential for achievement in China’s burgeoning arts arena. For more information on the city, visit this
video link:
Tenure-track artist/faculty member in Choir conductor (one vacancy),Responsibility will include: To
teach relevant choral course at the college undergraduate and graduate levels; To conduct and
administer academy choir ensembles; To supervise domestic and international choral programme; To
develop imaginative and current courses related to your specialty; To serve the department in faculty
meetings, juries, auditions and so on; Additional teaching responsibility may be assigned based on
candidate’s strengths and department needs.
The successful candidate need has significant experience conducting choirs at the college level and
strong knowledge of choral repertoire. Master degree in relevant area is needed, PhD is preferred.
Experience to win the international choir competition is preferred.
Start Date: August 2015
Application Deadline: 27th February 2015
Application Procedures:
Send the hard copy of following material to Prof. Christopher Chen, Academy of Music, Suzhou
University of Science and Technology,1 Kerui Road Gaoxin Area, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China, Post
Code 215009
A letter of application; Curriculum Vitae; recent (within the last 24 months), unedited video recordings,
of minimum 20-30 minutes duration; three letters of recommendation and contact information of
references; official transcripts of university work sent directly to SUSTAM; non-criminal record
(background check)/police clearance; Other supporting material.
Please also send the package tracking number by email to:
Note: We will inform you if you have successfully submitted all material. Once you have been selected as
candidate, you will then be invited to Suzhou for a campus visit, audition and interview.

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