Director of Orchestra Studies – University of Missouri, St. Louis St. Louis, Missouri

Qualifications -Required: Masters or Doctoral degree in music with an orchestra/conducting emphasis and successful K-12, collegiate, and/or professional orchestral conducting/teaching experience. Strength in musicology and string pedagogy is desirable.

Duties – Conduct and administer the University Orchestra. Coordinate the orchestra program. Actively recruit to the orchestra. Prepare orchestra concerts and facilitate other performance opportunities for the orchestra, including those on and off campus and at music conferences. Collaborate with other music faculty. Establish and maintain a respected and visible presence as a conductor at the local, state, and national level. Advise music majors. Teach in related areas subject to the candidate’s expertise and the needs of the Department of Music. Maintain an active service schedule.

Job Performance Measurement – Annual evaluation, third year promotion review

Appointment – As early as August 15, 2016; search will continue until position is filled.

Salary – Salary commensurate with rank and qualifications. Benefit package.

General – Established as a campus of the University of Missouri system in 1963, the University of Missouri-St. Louis has grown rapidly as the principal public research university in the St. Louis area with an enrollment of over 15,000 students. The Touhill Performing Arts Center provides students and faculty with an excellent performance venue and serves as a focal point for many professional performances that enrich both the campus and metropolitan communities. The Department of Music is part of the School of Fine and Performing Arts within the College of Arts and Sciences. It serves music education and performance majors in BA, BM, BME, and MME degree programs and is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

Application – Formal submission of application materials must be done via the University’s website: Click on the PROF, AST TEACH – Orchestra 20225 link, and follow the instructions provided. The job posting ID is 20225. You must submit a complete application to be considered an applicant for the position.

The application review process will begin July 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Applications must include a letter of application that specifically addresses position qualifications and duties and a current curriculum vitae. Supporting materials should include three letters of recommendation, and a comprehensive representation of education and professional work, and may be sent as CD, DVD or as web links. Candidates with significant experience in the field as an educator and performer, and who are able to demonstrate evidence of commitment to collaboration, diversity, and excellence in the arts, may be considered. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Missouri-St. Louis is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity. Three letters of recommendations should be addressed to:

Kurt Baldwin, Associate Professor of Cello
Director of Orchestra Studies Search Committee
UMSL Department of Music
One University Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63121

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