Orchestra Director – Kutztown University Kutztown, Pennsylvania

Orchestra Director – Kutztown University
Kutztown, Pennsylvania

The Department of Music at Kutztown University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position beginning Fall 2016 for an Orchestra Director. The department seeks candidates with proven success in student recruitment, experience teaching a stringed instrument – particularly violin and/or viola – and conducting, with other duties assigned according to departmental needs. Required: ABD in Music, Music Performance, or closely related field with awarding of doctorate within one year of hire; doctorate preferred.

Successful interview and demonstration of teaching, conducting, and playing ability will be required. The successful candidate will be required to effectively engage in Department of Music recruiting efforts and maintain a strong rapport with public school teachers throughout the state and region through on- and off-campus activities. Review of applications will begin Jan. 15, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please send a letter of application, current resume, a DVD or a link to video of conducting (both rehearsal and performance are required), all transcripts (official transcripts will be required if invited to interview), and three current letters of reference to:

Orchestra Search Committee, Department of Music, Kutztown University, 15200 Kutztown Road, Kutztown, PA 19530.

Electronic submissions may also be sent to music@kutztown.edu with “Orchestra Search – Applicant’s Last Name” in the subject line.

Upon notification, finalists will be required to allow reference calls to current and past employers.

Kutztown University is an AA/EOE member of the PA State System of Higher Education and actively solicits applications from women and minorities. All applicants for employment are subject to a criminal background check.

Kutztown University enrolls approximately 10,000 students in graduate and undergraduate programs. The University is located adjacent to the borough of Kutztown in a charming rural setting and is within 30 minutes driving time of the diverse metropolitan areas Allentown/Bethlehem and Reading, and within 60 minutes of the Philadelphia metropolitan area. The University is very interested in hiring employees who have had extensive experience with diverse populations.

Successful interview and demonstration of ability are requisite qualifications for all positions. Kutztown University is an AA/EOE/member of the PA State System of Higher Education and actively solicits applications from women and minority candidates.


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