Director of Orchestral Studies – Lawrence University Conservatory of Music Appleton, Wisconsin

Director of Orchestral Studies – Lawrence University Conservatory of Music
Appleton, Wisconsin


RESPONSIBILITIES: Conduct and administer all activities of the Lawrence Symphony Orchestra; classroom teaching in conducting, and the possibility of other teaching responsibilities including teaching in Lawrence’s flagship Freshman Studies program, depending upon candidate’s interests and qualifications. Additional responsibilities include all service related activities associated with a tenure-track position including student advising, admissions-related responsibilities, recruiting, developing relationships with music educators, and participating in committee assignments and other forms of institutional and community service.

QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated excellence in orchestral conducting and teaching.
Must be able to bring our students to the highest levels of artistic and musical mastery in a nurturing environment that embaces the notion of the undergraduate orchestra as classroom, laboratory, as well as first-class performance ensemble. A forward-thinking leader who can work with our students to tackle the question of redefining a 21st century symphony orchestra is highly desireable. Appropriate terminal degree or equivalent experience. A record of successful collegiate teaching experience preferred. Experience conduction opers preferred. Although this is a conservatory position, strong support of the ideals and goals of a broad liberal arts education is a must.

RANK AND SALARY: Tenure-track. Rank and salary dependent upon qualifications and experience.

APPLICATIONS: Should include cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, professional development goals, curriculum vitae (including representative list of conducted repertoire), video recordings (preferably of both rehearsal and performance), academic transcripts, a four year sample curriculum of repertoire , and contact information for three references. We would like all documents submitted digitally as either Word documents or PDF files, and all video submitted as links to external sites to Candidates may be asked to submit representative programs.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY: Lawrence is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and the viewpoints and approaches that a diverse community represents. We strongly encourage candidates who can contribute to diversity at Lawrence to apply. See…/About_Us.html for more information about Lawrence and its surrounding community. All candidates are encouraged to address in their letters of application the ways in which they could contribute to Lawrence’s institutional mission and commitment to diversity.

CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC: Serving approximately 350 music majors, the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music, founded in 1874, is a distinguished undergraduate program offering preparation for professional careers in music within the intellectual environment of a liberal arts college. The Conservatory has an enviable reputation for producing outstanding musician-scholars, and our robust double degree program attracts fine musicians who have strong interests in a multitude of academic areas. We are seeking applicants who will thrive in this stimulating musical and academic environment.

Consideration of candidates will begin November 5th, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

Interested applicants should apply online and submit all requested materials in digital form at

Questions should be addressed to:
Professor Stephen Sieck, Chair, Director of Orchestral Studies Search Committee

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Job Location
Appleton, Wisconsin, United States


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