Orchestra Conductor Minot State University

Job Location:
Minot, ND
Job Category:
June 12, 2015

Diversity Profile

Description: Responsibilities include conducting the Minot Symphony Orchestra, a 75 member university/community ensemble, and teaching other courses in related areas as determined by qualifications and institutional needs. Other duties include taking a lead role in music student recruitment efforts. The Orchestra Director is expected to maintain a high level of professional visibility and show leadership with public school music educators and regional orchestral activities.

Qualifications: Doctorate in Music preferred, ABD will be considered. Demonstrated success in conducting and maintaining a comprehensive orchestra program is required. The successful candidate will also show evidence of significant musical, administrative, interpersonal and communication skills, participate in faculty governance and collegial activities of the Division of Music and university, maintain a rigorous professional profile and a strong commitment to Music Education.

Starting Date: August 2015.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and education.
Procedure: Send application letter, curriculum vitae, a minimum of three letters of recommendation and unofficial transcripts.
Candidates are urged to include hyperlinks to audio-visual materials as part of the application document. CD/DVD’s may also be submitted.
Review of complete applications will begin immediately and will continue until filled.

Division of Music: The MSU Division of Music is first and foremost dedicated to the success of all its students, to engaged and life-long learning, to the advancement of knowledge, service and to the development of student character. The Division of Music is accredited by the National Association of School. With fifteen highly qualified music faculty members, it offers a comprehensive and personalized curriculum leading to a BA and BSE in music. The Division of Music serves as host for the Minot Symphony Orchestra, the Western Plains Opera, Dakota Chamber Music Institute and numerous regional educational and civic events.

Information on the Division of Music is available at http://www.minotstateu.edu/music.

This year marks the 90th season of the Minot Symphony Orchestra. It stands as a leading organization in the arts community across the Great Plains. With a five-concert season, the orchestra plays to a fully subscribed audience in MSU’s newly renovated Ann Nicole Nelson Hall. Concerts frequently feature regional and nationally acclaimed soloists. The MSO enjoys the musical expertise of eight music faculty, more than twenty area professional musicians and educators and a rich combination of MSU music students and community members. Additional information can be viewed at http://www.minotstateu.edu/symphony/

Minot State University is built upon a core commitment to students, learning, service, cooperation, and a respect for people and place. Our Vision is to become a premier public institution in the Great Plains. Candidates interested in helping us achieve this goal are encouraged to apply for this position or contact us for more information.
Minot State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and subscribes to the laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, or any other proscribed category. MSU supports ND veteran’s preference laws, though the laws do not apply to this position. Inquiries or complaints regarding equal employment educational opportunities or the affirmative action program should be directed to the Affirmative Action Office. A criminal history background check must be satisfied prior to employment.

Apply To: Dr. Kenneth Bowles, chair
Orchestra Conductor Search Committee
Minot State University Division of Music
500 University Avenue West
Minot, North Dakota 58707


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