Johns Hopkins University: Peabody Institute Artistic Director of Ensembles

Located in the heart of Baltimore’s Mount Vernon Cultural District, the Peabody Institute was founded in 1857 as America’s first academy of music. Today, through its degree-granting Conservatory and its community-based Preparatory music and dance school, Peabody trains musicians and dancers of every age and at every level. Each year Peabody stages more than 850 major public concerts and performances. Peabody is one of the nine divisions that comprise the Johns Hopkins University.

The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University seeks applicants for the Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Director of Ensemble Activities beginning Fall 2017. The Director of Orchestral Activities will assume the role of Artistic Director of the Conservatory’s new and dynamic flexible ensemble model which articulates with a re-imaged academic curriculum for all Peabody students; designed to develop 21st century leaders in the arts, these curricula are based in excellence, interdisciplinary experiences, innovation and community connectivity.



The Conservatory seeks someone who will be dedicated to and passionate about the pedagogical aspects of conducting student orchestras, and will prepare and conduct both large ensemble and chamber ensemble concerts, oversee the preparation of ensembles for guest conductors, oversee Conductor’s Orchestra, assist with the graduate conducting courses, work closely and collegially with conservatory faculty and staff who support the ensembles to perform administrative tasks such as yearly auditions, seating, and the management of sectionals, and maintain a professional profile as a conductor at the national and international levels.

Nominations and letters of application, accompanied by a resume and three letters of recommendation, through the Interfolio website at   A review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016.

Johns Hopkins University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Consistent with the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant.

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