Suzhou University of Science and Technology, Academy of Music: choir conductor

Suzhou University of Science and Technology,

Academy of Music 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 and is seeking to recruit distinguished musicians to join its faculty. This year, the Academy’s College Choir won the coveted Gold Medal of National “Golden Bell Award” of Competition 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.

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Job announcement for 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.

Qualifications: 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.

Work Place: Suzhou, China Work language: English and Chinese bilingual candidate are preferred, but being bilingual is not necessary.

Salary: Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with qualification and experience.

Application Procedures: First, please prepare the following materials: ·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 ·supporting material Secondly, please send a hard copy of above 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 Last, please send the tracking number of the package by email to Start Date: August 2015 Application Deadline: until filled 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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