Director of Orchestras – University of Central Florida Orlando, Florida

Director of Orchestras – University of Central Florida
Orlando, Florida

Position #36560. Assistant Professor (tenure-earning track), nine month position. SALARY: Commensurate with training and experience. Direct the university orchestras, teach string music education courses and other courses according to the ability of the applicant and needs of the department. Ongoing research and university service is an expectation of all tenured and tenure-earning faculty. Collaboration with faculty, staff, and students in both Music and Theater Departments and student recruitment is expected. For more information about the Department of Music, please visit our website at For more information about UCF, please visit the website at

Minimum Qualifications: Evidence of superb musicianship including a quality and significance of professional activity that demonstrates a clear capacity for academic advancement commensurate with a tenure-earning position; an earned master’s degree in music from an accredited institution; at least five years of professional experience in orchestra directing and string music education; and the ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, university administration, and the community. Preferences: An earned doctoral degree in music from an accredited institution; significant successful experience in orchestra directing/string music education at the college level; strong leadership and administrative skills; evidence of successful recruitment of students and the ability to work well with public school music educators; and experience working with diverse orchestral genres including opera and musical theatre.

Start Date: August 2015

Application deadline: Until filled

The university requires that all candidates apply online In addition to the online application, candidates should also include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three current professional references. NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit documents at a later date. In addition to the online application materials, submit representative digital audio recording of recent performances as well as a digital video recording of the applicant conducting an orchestra performance and rehearsal. Submit digital media to:

Dr. Johnny L. Pherigo, Chair, Director of Orchestras Search, University of Central Florida, Department of Music, 4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, Florida 32816-1354.

Review of applications will begin February 6, 2015. Please direct any questions about the search to Dr. Johnny L. Pherigo, Chair, Director of Orchestras Search, UCF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.


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