Director of Orchestral Activities – University of Rochester

The Department of Music in the School of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering at the University of Rochester invites applications for the full-time, non-tenure-track position of Director of Orchestral Activities with an initial three-year appointment (renewable) beginning 1 July 2017.  The Director will conduct the University of Rochester Symphony Orchestra, currently a 120-person ensemble of students and members of the University community, as well as the University of Rochester Chamber Orchestra, a 45-member all-student ensemble.  The position will include classroom instruction as well, based on the interests and qualifications of the Director.  Secondary areas of expertise might include (but are not limited to) composition, film and media, chamber music, theory, and music history/appreciation.  Advanced degree required; significant conducting experience in both professional and educational settings highly desirable.  Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Applicants should initially submit a C.V., a cover letter, and a list of repertoire conducted in performance, and arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be uploaded.  The portal for application is  No videos or recordings at this time.  Review of applications will begin 15 November 2016 and continue until position is filled.


The Department of Music offers the B.A. in Music and serves the broader River Campus community as well.  Each semester approximately 600 musicians participate in 16 departmental performing groups, and some 550 students enroll in academic music courses.  The Department works closely with the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester, where College students may take both tuition-free private lessons and advanced music classes.  For more information about our department, please see:


The University of Rochester, an Equal Opportunity Employer, has a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education.


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