Director of Orchestral Activities – Boston University Boston, Massachusetts


Position Opening: Associate Professor, Music: College of Fine Arts School of Music; Director of Orchestral Activities at Boston University

Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Music seeks an astute and forward-thinking musical leader with a proven national and international record of achievement as an orchestral conductor and teacher of orchestral conductors. The successful candidate will bring an experienced understanding of and commitment to the role of highly trained classical musicians in the 21st century, and foster depth of pedagogy with awareness of the shifting landscape of classical music. Terminal degree or demonstrated professional equivalent required; previous teaching at the college level required. This is a non-tenure track position.

The successful candidate will conduct the School of Music symphony orchestra and provide oversight for the chamber orchestra in performances both on and off campus; supervise professional graduate degree programs in orchestral conducting; teach, mentor and advise graduate conducting majors; provide artistic and administrative leadership for the orchestral program; select repertoire serving the pedagogical and professional needs of both conductors and instrumentalists; collaborate on performance projects with choral and opera programs; develop curriculum as the profession demands; recruit for conducting and applied instrumental programs; serve on the faculty of a comprehensive school of music at a major research institution; and maintain and continue to develop a national and international reputation as an orchestral conductor and pedagogue. The successful candidate will show evidence of significant artistic, administrative, interpersonal and communication skills.

Anticipated date of appointment: July 1, 2017

Qualified applicants should submit:

Cover letter of application
Curriculum vitae
List of at least three references who may be contacted
Three letters of recommendation sent directly from recommenders not listed as references.
Selected candidates will be asked to provide video recordings of their work in both performance and rehearsal.

Complete applications must be received no later than November 1, 2016. All materials should be sent via email to Robert Flynn, Administrative Coordinator, at

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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