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Searches for academic positions in Piano, Piano Pedagogy, and Collaborative Piano in 2016-17. This page is for jobs that begin in 2017.

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Schools with Accepted OffersEdit

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University: Name (Current Position [if applicable], DMA-GRANTING INSTITUTION, and year, if known)

Baylor University (Jani Parsons, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, DMA)

College of St. Scholastica: Nick Susi (UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, DMA)

Eastman School of Music (2 positions): Alexander Kobrin (Columbus State University and NYU Steinhradt); Alan Chow (Northwestern University, MM Julliard)

East Carolina University: Kwan Yi (Radford University, Peabody)

East Tennessee State University: Yi-Yang Chen (EASTMAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC, ABD)

Florida State University: Stijn De Cock (University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, DMA)

Greenville University: Grace Choi (EASTMAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC, 2017)

Linfield College: Johnandrew Slominsky (Eastman School of Music, EASTMAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC, DMA)

McNeese State University: Ulysses Loken (UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, DMA)

Oberlin Conservatory: Stanislav Ioudenitch (Park University)

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville: Angela JeongHyun Kim (Eastman School of Music, DMA)

Reinhardt University: Alex Wasserman (CLEVELAND INSTITUTE, DMA)

Texas Woman's University: Chris Madden (Baylor University, UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA, ABD)

University of Florida: Jasmin Arakawa (University of South Alabama, INDIANA UNIVERSITY)

University of Georgia: Liza Stepanova (U of Georgia, JUILLIARD); David Fung (YALE)

University of Missouri-Kansas City: Meg Gray (Lincoln University, UNIVERSITY  OF OKLAHOMA)

University of North Carolina School of the Arts: Dmitri Vorobiev (University of MICHIGAN, DMA)

University of Oklahoma: Igor Lipinski (University of Tennessee, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, DMA)

University of Saint Mary: Christina Liu (UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS, ABD)

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire: William Whipple (Fresno City College, UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)

Washington State University: Michael Seregow (University of Puget Sound, UNIVERSITY OF OREGON)

Western Michigan University: Yu-Lien The (MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY)

Jobs for 2017Edit

Alderson Broaddus University: Tenure-track Faculty Position in Music (Piano/Theory/Musicianship) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 31 October 2016) Position reposted August 7, 2017 for position beginning this fall.Edit

  • Alderson Broaddus University seeks applications for a nine month, tenure-track faculty position in Music: Piano/Music Theory/Aural skills.
  • Applicant will be expected to teach a variety of courses to students earning a bachelor’s degree for careers in Music Education. The primary instructional responsibilities of the successful candidate will be to teach applied piano lessons, piano classes, music theory sequence, and musicianship/aural skills sequence. The successful candidate will also demonstrate ability to accompany soloists and the University Chorale. Organ skills are desirable.
  • The job requirements of the position include advising music education majors, university committees as assigned, and may include other courses are per the needs of the School of Music and candidate qualification.
  • Rank and salary are commensurate with experience and educational qualifications.
  • Qualifications for position:
Possess a minimum of a master’s degree in music with emphasis in piano and music theory/aural skills; a doctorate is preferred
Demonstrate evidence of successful teaching (college level preferred, other levels considered),
Good communication skills
Ability to work collegially with other higher education faculty within the School of Music and across the institution.
  • Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae and reference list in one PDF packet to hr@ab.edu or mail your information to:
Alderson Broaddus University
Human Resources
101 College Hill Drive
Philippi, WV 26416

Alderson Broaddus University: Tenure-track Faculty in Music: Piano/Theory/Musicianship (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 07 August 2017)Edit

  • Location: Philippi, WV
  • Category: Faculty - Fine and Applied Arts - Music
  • Posted: 08/07/2017
  • Application Due: Open Until Filled
  • Type: Full Time
  • Alderson Broaddus University seeks applications for a nine-month, tenure-track faculty position in Music: Piano / Music Theory / Aural Skills. Applicant will be expected to teach a variety of courses to students earning a bachelor's degree in a program preparing graduates for careers in Music Education. The primary instructional responsibilities of the successful candidate will be to teach Applied Piano lessons, Piano Classes, Music Theory sequence, and Musicianship/Aural Skills sequence. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate ability to accompany soloists and the University Chorale. Organ skills are desirable. The job requirements of the position include advising music education majors, university committees as assigned and may include other courses as per the need of the School of Music and candidates qualifications.
  • Qualifications for position: Applicants for the position should possess a minimum of a master's degree in Music with emphasis in Piano and music theory/aural skills; a doctorate is preferred. The applicant should demonstrate evidence of successful teaching (preference at the college-level, other considered), should possess good communication skills, and demonstrate the ability to work collegially with other higher education faculty within the School of Music and across the institution.
  • Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and reference list in one pdf to:
Alderson Broaddus Unviersity
Human Resources
101 College Hill Drive
Philippi, WV 26416
hr@ab.edu

Allen Community College: Music Instructor, full-time (Deadline: 03 April 2017)Edit

  • ANNOUNCEMENT OF VACANCY
  • POSITION: MUSIC INSTRUCTOR, FULL-TIME
  • RESPONSIBILITIES: The Music Instructor will teach 15 credit hours of classes each semester. The teaching assignment will include Music Appreciation and Music Theory courses, as well as instrumental (Concert Band, Jazz/Pep Band) music performance courses and their activities. The Music Instructor works with the Theatre Instructor to produce a musical theatre production each academic year. The position is responsible for student recruitment and advising, academic program development and division participation, committee and task force service, and individual professional development.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in Music is required. Piano proficiency is required. Experience in teaching is preferred.
  • LOCATION: Iola Campus
  • STARTING DATE: August 9, 2017 (Classes begin August 21, 2017)
  • SALARY: $40,666-$53,177 based on education and experience. Excellent benefits package available.
  • APPLICATION: Submit letter of interest, resume, unofficial transcripts, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references. Review of applicants will begin April 3, 2017. Official transcripts are required at time of employment.
  • Applicants selected as candidates for interviews will be required to teach a 15 minute session in the academic discipline to members of the search committee, as well as demonstrate piano proficiency by playing a prepared piece.
  • APPLY TO:
Personnel Office
Allen Community College
1801 N. Cottonwood
Iola, KS 66749
(620) 365-5116 x299
stahl@allencc.edu
(620) 365-7406 Fax

Baylor University: Lecturer in Piano (Deadline: 20 October 2016) FILLEDEdit

  • Type: Non tenure track
  • Salary: Commensurate with experience
  • Employment Type: Full-time
  • Responsibilities: Teach class piano for music majors; teach applied lessons to secondary piano students; perform as soloist and collaborative artist for faculty recitals; participate in the musical and academic life of the School of Music; and perform other duties, as determined by departmental needs.
  • Qualifications: Doctorate preferred; master’s degree required; experience in studio and group teaching at the collegiate level; accomplished solo and collaborative performer.
  • Rank and salary: Appointment at Lecturer rank; full-time, continuing annual appointment based on merit; promotion to Senior Lecturer rank possible in six years; salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Application procedures: Review of applications will begin on October 20, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. Email a letter of application, curriculum vitae, complete transcripts of academic work, and three current letters of recommendation, but please do not send audio recordings or videos of teaching until requested. Application materials should be sent, via email, to: Terry_Hudson@baylor.edu.
  • To learn more about this position, you are invited to visit: http://www.baylor.edu/hr/facultypositions
  • Additional materials requested mid-November
  • Congratulations to Dr. Jani Parsons on her appointment! 

Berklee College of Music: Accompanist Coordinator, Voice Department (Deadline: 07 July 2017)Edit

  • Tracking Code: 1177-215
  • Job Description: Berklee College of Music invites applications for the full-time staff position of Accompanist Coordinator in the Voice Department. Reporting to the Assistant Chair, the Accompanist Coordinator will undertake a variety of administrative and program management tasks. They will help to plan, audition, schedule, budget, train and manage an employee program of 70+ student work study accompanists, and 5-7 staff accompanists across the following core instrument groups: piano, guitar, bass, and drums (and other instruments, as needed). The ideal candidate will be an excellent musician with a successful track record of project management. They will have extensive knowledge of contemporary music genres and sub-genres across a wealth of styles, and possess a working knowledge of musical theatre and classical vocal repertoire. They will be organized, detail-oriented, and possess exceptional interpersonal skills and professionalism as a collegial team member, with the ability to influence and build working relationships with a diverse group of constituents. They will be a confident communicator and presenter, with polished written and effective oral communications skills.
  • This is a twelve-month, full-time, position with initial appointment to begin September 5, 2017. Compensation is commensurate with professional experience, competencies, and qualifications.
  • ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Manage 80+ part-time student and staff accompanists. Audition, hire, and train new student and staff accompanists. Maintain the Accompanist Program database, and schedule accompanists for Voice Department courses, Summer Programs, and special events. Manage Accompanist Program budget, including the coordination of timesheets. Consult with Human Resources on best practice, and the Office of Student Employment to ensure compliance with specific rules and limits of F-1 student employment on campus. Observe and evaluate accompanists' performance, with a focus on continual improvement to enhance the classroom learning experience. Contribute to policy development and review of the Accompanist Program Handbooks. Additional duties as assigned by the Department Chair(s)
  • Required Skills: Excellent musician. Extensive knowledge of a wide variety of contemporary musical styles required, with additional familiarity of musical theater and classical vocal repertoire preferred. Effective communicator, written and oral, with the ability to interpret and translate policy and procedural information to a diverse group of constituents. Strong interpersonal skills including tact, diplomacy, and adaptability to work effectively with senior administration, faculty, staff, and students. Exceptional time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and handle competing demands. Model ethical and professional behavior, including confidentiality of information. Must demonstrate a commitment to the diversity of a multicultural population, and excel within a team-based environment. Ability to operate live sound, microphones, and PA systems preferred
  • Required Experience: A minimum of 2 years office and project management experience preferred. Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (particularly Word and Excel) and Google Drive. Familiarity of FileMaker Pro database software, a plus. Experience with social media marketing and web content management, a plus. Bachelors degree is required, with a major in music or music business (or equivalent professional experience) preferred.
  • Applicants who are both interested and qualified should submit the following materials:
  • Electronic applications only. Please submit the following materials in PDF or Word format address your materials to: Attn: Maureen McMullan, Assistant Chair, Voice Department, Berklee College of Music.
Cover letter (2-page max)
Current resume or curriculum vitae
Letters of recommendation from at least two (2) references
  • All applications and supporting materials must be received by July 7, 2017. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The position will remain open for applications until filled.

Berklee College of Music: Chair of Piano Department (Deadline: Open until filled) SEARCH CANCELEDEdit

  • Tracking Code: 988-215
  • Job Description: Berklee College of Music invites nominations and applications for the position of Piano Department Chair. Located in Boston, Massachusetts, Berklee is the world's largest independent music college and the premier institution for the study of contemporary music. The Berklee community consists of 4,500 talented and diverse students, 630 internationally respected faculty, over 500 dedicated staff, and an extended family of alumni, whose numerous Grammy awards testify to their contributions to the music of our time.
  • The Piano Department includes 50 faculty providing private lessons, lab instruction and basic keyboard classes to over 1,000 Berklee students. Departmental curriculum for piano and performance supports developing good technique and an awareness of performance health. Also included is intensive training in reading and interpreting music from both a traditionally notated score and a chord-symbol notated lead sheet. Special focus is placed upon stylistic interpretation, improvisational skills, and overall performance skills as applied to contemporary musical styles. An ideal candidate is well versed in both the classical and jazz tradition.
  • The candidate should be an excellent pianist, experienced educator and effective administrator with a background of successful employment in a collegiate setting. Thorough understanding of all contemporary musical styles and national recognition as a musician are essential. A Master’s degree or equivalent professional experience is required.
  • Responsibilities : Work with the Assistant Chair to manage the following responsibilities
faculty supervision, evaluation, and development
faculty scheduling and advising
student advising
supervision of the administrative assistant and coordination of his/her duties
management of department budget and facilities
management of department concerts and clinics
supervision of the department’s musical and educational direction, including development and implementation of department goals and objectives, curriculum management and development, and technology support
  • Electronic applications only. Please submit the following materials through this website, http://berkleegigs.silkroad.com, in Word or PDF format. Address your materials to: Piano Chair Search Committee, ATTN: Matt Marvuglio, Dean, Performance Division, Berklee College of Music.
A letter of application
A current resume or CV
Letters of recommendation from at least two (2) references
Links to websites or online resources with representative samples of your performances
  • This is a twelve-month position with a renewable contract. The start date for the position is September 1, 2017, or earlier depending on availability. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The position will remain open for applications until filled.
  • Job Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Position Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Search postponed due to "restructuring".  

Bethel College: Instructor of Music in Piano (part-time) (Deadline: 01 February 2017)Edit

  • Bethel College seeks applications for a part-time faculty position in Music to begin August 2017. Candidates should possess expertise in teaching applied piano, serving as staff accompanist, and teaching class piano. The position may include classroom teaching in a related area, depending on the candidate’s qualifications and departmental needs.
  • Qualifications for position: A master’s degree in music is required with an emphasis in Piano and/or Collaborative Piano. The candidate should demonstrate evidence of successful teaching at the college-level (other teaching experiences will be considered). Strong communication skills should be demonstrated along with the ability to work collegially with other faculty in the Department of Music and within the college.
  • Application information: The applicant should submit a letter of intent, Bethel College Employment Application, transcripts, curriculum vita with three references, YouTube or similar electronic links to videos of rehearsals and performance, to Denise Krase, Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs at dkrase@bethelks.edu. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. AA/EOE
  • Is the job market so terrible that people would move to Boston for a part-time job?  Yes, the market is that terrible.
  • ?? This college is in Kansas.
  • Quite right.  The question now becomes:  Is the job market so terrible that people would move to Kansas for a part-time job?

Brigham Young University-Idaho: Music (Piano) Full-time faculty (Deadline: 05 September 2016)Edit

  • Official Title: Music (Piano) Full-time Faculty - Anticipated for Fall 2017
  • Position Summary: Responsibilities include instruction in applied music lessons (piano) and teaching courses from the following areas: Piano Pedagogy, Piano Literature, and Collaborative Piano. Other duties may include, but are not limited to, instruction in core musicianship classes (Aural Skills and Theory), Music History / Literature and other music courses as needed, and teaching Foundations (general education) courses on a periodic basis.
  • Additional responsibilities include advising students and other department and university assignments. Qualified candidates must be fully supportive of and prepared to endorse the mission of the university and outcomes of the Department of Music. Significant value will be placed on candidates who demonstrate understanding the need and a willingness to prepare music majors and students from other disciplines for successful career options. Commitment to integrated and interdisciplinary approaches of program design, implementation, and educational experience for a broad range of students is essential.
  • Throughout their careers, all BYU-Idaho faculty are expected to participate in teaching Foundations (general education) courses on a periodic basis. They are also expected to actively pursue professional development opportunities in learning and teaching and ongoing scholarly development within their discipline. To learn more about teaching at BYU–Idaho go to BYU-Idaho Faculty
  • Knowledge, Skills and Experience: Advanced Degree required (masters minimum); Doctorate degree preferred or equivalent professional experience with the stipulation that continued employment may be contingent upon completion of doctoral studies, to be determined according to individual experience and qualifications. Applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to and evidence of excellence in performance, musicianship, and teaching. Applicants are also expected to actively pursue professional development opportunities in learning and teaching and ongoing scholarly development within their discipline. As an educational institution affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, BYU–Idaho prefers to hire qualified members of the Church in good standing as authorized under Title 41 CFR § 60-1.5 (a)(6).
  • Anticipated Start Date: 8/23/2017
  • Pay Rate: Will be discussed during the formal interview process and is based on your education and experience.
  • Posting Date: 07/01/2016
  • Closing Date: 09/05/2016
  • Special Instructions: RESUME and CURRICULUM VITAE: A document in the resume section is required. The curriculum vitae section is optional. If only a curriculum vitae is attached, it must be attached in the required resume section.
  • COVER LETTER: Address the salutation to Mr. Kelly T. Burgener, Associate Academic Vice President for Instruction, 210 KIM, BYU-Idaho, Rexburg, Idaho, 83460-1690 and upload to the required cover letter section.
  • TEACHING EVALUATIONS: Please attach your most recent Teaching Evaluation, if applicable. Upload as “Other Document.”
  • TRANSCRIPTS: Unofficial transcripts for all degrees need to be attached; three transcript links are provided. Please be aware that at the time a formal on-campus interview is scheduled, candidates will be required to provide an official transcript or a secure electronic PDF transcript of your terminal degree.
  • CONFIDENTIAL LETTERS OF REFERENCE: Three electronic reference letters are required. The e-mail address for each reference is submitted in the Reference Letters section. Both the requests for letters and the reference responses are submitted electronically through the application system.
  • REFERENCES: References are individuals who know you well professionally or personally. As a courtesy, please let your reference providers know that they will be receiving an e-mail from the BYU-Idaho online application system requesting a confidential response. If they encounter any difficulties, please encourage them to contact us at 208-496-1716 or facultyemployment@byui.edu. Thank you.
  • OTHER DOCUMENT SECTION: This optional section allows attachment of documents such as course evaluations (either student or peer), additional transcripts, etc.

Cabrillo College: Adjunct Instructor - Music (Chamber Music and Piano) (Spring 2018) (Deadline: 16 December 2017)Edit

  • Employment Opportunity: Temporary, part-time faculty assignment(s) are available in the following areas:
  • Spring 2018:
MUS 23 Advanced Piano
MUS 23L Survey of Keyboard Pedagogy Through Literature
MUS 40 Chamber Music Ensemble
MUS 51A Class Piano I
MUS 51B Class Piano II
MUS 51C Class Piano III
MUS 51D Class Piano IV
MUS 68 Piano Ensemble
MUS 68CP The Collaborative Pianist
  • Minimum Qualifications: Required: Master's in music OR Bachelor's in music AND a Master's in humanities OR Equivalent OR Possess a lifetime California Community College Instructor credential in subject area
  • Note: Graduate students currently working on a Master's degree are encouraged to apply, with the understanding that the graduate student MUST complete the Supplemental Application for Equivalency Determination form
  • Additional Information: $1,166 - $1,788 per teaching unit, per semester, depending on education and experience. Cabrillo College provides a doctoral stipend of $78 per unit for eligible adjunct faculty. Assignments may be at various campus locations; days, evenings, and/or weekends; hours to be arranged.
  • EACH APPLICANT MUST SUBMIT:
Completed and signed Cabrillo College application.
Job-related resume.
At least one (1) letter of recommendation that addresses the candidate's teaching ability.
Verification of educational qualifications (Foreign transcripts must be translated to determine equivalency to U.S. standards. Any fee for such translations is paid by the applicant):
Transcripts from all colleges attended (unofficial transcripts, copies and downloads are acceptable). If selected, it is the responsibility of the candidate to provide official transcripts, diplomas, degrees or other documents as may be required. OR
Copy of lifetime California Community College Instructor credential in subject area, front and back (if applicable). OR Supplemental Application for Equivalency Determination (Download PDF reader). (This is only necessary if candidate does not possess and submit proof of specified degrees listed in minimum qualifications).
  • Please notify the Human Resources Department if you require any special accommodation(s) in meeting these requirements.
  • 6/16 This job is now on the 2018 page; please put any updates there. Piano 2017-18

Catawba Valley Community College: Piano Instructor (part-time) (Deadline: 15 August 2017)Edit

  • Job Type: Part-time
  • Department: School of Academics, Education, and Fine Arts
  • Job Number: IMUS30606P-01
  • Closing: 8/15/2017 12:00 AM Eastern
  • Description: Adjunct piano instructor in college transfer Music program with teaching/instruction of basic to advanced skills in piano pedagogy and performance.
  • Examples of Duties: Part-Time Piano Instructor to teach classes for the Fall 2017 semester. Teach one-on-one applied piano instruction for 1 to 12 students. One to two office hours per week. Assisting with instructional and curriculum design.
  • Qualifications: Master's degree in Music, or MA in music instruction or higher, with a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in Music required. Community college teaching experience preferred, but not required. Experience in traditional studio instruction preferred.
  • Supplemental Information: Must be able to work as part of a team and must value collaboration; possess good teaching and organization skills; able to communicate effectively both in verbal and written expression; and possess an educational philosophy that is compatible with the mission of the community college.
  • Copies of all unofficial degree transcripts, including coursework completed and degree conferred, must be provided during the on-line application process. Official transcripts are required to be forwarded to the CVCC Personnel Office upon hire.
  • Agency: Catawba Valley Community College
  • Address: 2550 Highway 70 SE, Hickory, North Carolina, 28602.
  • Phone: 828.327.7000 ext. 4277, 828.327.7000 ext. 4103
  • Website: http://www.cvcc.edu/about_us/employment/index.cfm

Central College: Tenure line position in music (Piano and Music Theory), open rank (Deadline: 08 March 2017)Edit

  • POSITION: Tenure line position in music (Piano and Music Theory), open rank
  • TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full time, tenure line position to begin August 2017.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: DMA in Music (Piano Performance) required, strong commitment to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts setting; demonstrated teaching excellence.
  • RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach courses in the music curriculum, including music theory, piano proficiencies, class piano, and piano lessons. The successful candidate will also be expected to coordinate accompanying for music majors, schedule piano tunings, and be an academic advisor to music majors. As needed, additional responsibilities may include teaching music appreciation, world music, or the college-wide Introduction to the Liberal Arts and/ or Liberal Arts Capstone courses.
  • Application Instructions: To apply for this position please click "apply now". Review of applications will begin March 8, and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates recommended for employment are subject to a background check. Please submit the following materials online:
a letter of application relating your qualifications to the position at a liberal arts, residential college.
a curriculum vita
copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts
a one-page statement of teaching philosophy
  • Three confidential letters of reference addressing the candidate's qualifications for this teaching opportunity at a liberal arts college can be sent electronically to centraldean@central.edu or mailed to: Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of the Faculty, Central College, 812 University, Pella, Iowa 50219.
  • (3/21 Request for phone interview.

Centre for Musical Arts in Dubai: Piano Specialist (Deadline: 12 March 2017)Edit

  • PIANO SPECIALIST - Full-time September 2017
  • Centre for Musical Arts in Dubai are recruiting a full-time Piano Specialist for September 2017.
  • Successful candidates will join a team of 30 full-time teachers and will be required to teach children and adults. Candidates must be fluent English Language speakers and also have experience of teaching individually and in groups. The applicants should have the ability and experience to teach all music styles and experience in a British Curriculum school with ABRSM knowledge.
  • The applicants should have the ability and proven track-record to teach PIANO students individual lessons (30, 45 minute or 1 hour) and lessons on a peripatetic basis in local schools. Terms are based on a British Curriculum basis with 13/14 week Fall and Spring term and a 10 week Summer term. We also run a summer school program that teachers are required to be involved with.
  • At least one year's experience working with young children as well as adults is a requirement, as well as exposure to group peripatetic teaching preferably in an English Speaking International or British Curriculum school system or British music service system. Experience with accompaniment of other instruments and teaching theory of music would also be useful. The applicants should have a warm, personable demeanor, plenty of enthusiasm and good organisational skills!
  • Music performance, pedagogy or education, with an emphasis in piano teaching are what we are looking for. The ability to teach other instruments will be highly considered.
  • Starting salary is AED 12,000 tax-free per month. Package includes full private medical insurance, flight allowance per year and 10 weeks paid holiday.
  • Staff are contracted to work 35 hours contact time a week with a 2 day weekend. Please send a CV, covering letter, photograph and any queries to jobs@cmadubai.com
  • Applications close 12th March 2017.
  • Please note that ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Claflin University: Piano/Staff Accompanist (Assistant/Associate Professor) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 01 March 2016)Edit

  • Department: Music
  • Division: School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Recruitment Pool: Open to the General Public
  • Position Type: Full-time, Tenure-track, Salaried/Faculty
  • Appointment Date: August 2016
  • Posting Date: March 1,2016
  • Closing Date: Open Until Filled
  • RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach applied piano to majors and possibly non-majors, class piano, and accompanying. The candidate will accompany both vocal and instrumental students in recital, juries, seminars, lessons, and rehearsals; accompany the University Concert Choir and other vocal organizations; and play for all University convocations when needed. The assignment may also include serving as pianist for the Wind Ensemble or String ensemble, and other duties as assigned. The candidate is expected to participate fully in departmental recruitment activities and promote the Department within the state and nationally. Other responsibilities include student advisement, serving on committees, grantsmanship, and research obligations consistent with all faculty appointments.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: A graduate degree in Accompanying, Piano or Music Education is required; a completed doctorate is required for a tenure-track appointment and rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will be expected to continue a research agenda and participate in service activities. Ability to teach in a secondary area such as music technology, applied lessons and group piano is desirable.
  • RANK AND SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience, pending funding.
  • CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin immediately.
  • APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants must submit a faculty application, transcripts of all university-level work, a detailed letter of application, current curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of at least five (5) references (additional supporting documents may be requested of the final candidates) to:
Dr. Isaiah R. McGee, Chair
Department of Music
Claflin University
400 Magnolia Street
Orangeburg, South Carolina 29115
  • E-mail: imcgee@claflin.edu
  • Office Number: 803-535-5234

Cleveland Institute of Music: Department Head/Teacher of Secondary Piano and Applied Instruction (Deadline: 0115 December 2016)Edit

  • THE CLEVELAND INSTITUTE OF MUSIC
  • Department Head and Teacher of Secondary Piano (Conservatory) and Applied Instruction (Conservatory and Preparatory and Continuing Education), full-time beginning 2017-18 academic year. We seek a candidate who can creatively innovate a curriculum that utilizes technology and addresses the contemporary needs of professional musicians. The successful candidate will collaborate with secondary piano and theory colleagues to lead a comprehensive curriculum review and make recommendations for revising the secondary piano sequence for undergraduates and graduate students. As Department Head, the qualified candidate will collaborate with faculty colleagues and the Registrar of the Conservatory to schedule the course offerings every semester.
  • Teaching responsibilities:
  • Conservatory: secondary (group) piano for undergraduate and graduate conservatory students; applied lessons to individuals as well as group lessons to preparatory and continuing education students; teach group or individual piano lessons to Case Western Reserve University students enrolled through the Joint Music Program (optional, and dependent on enrollment); co-teach graduate piano pedagogy practicum
  • Preparatory and Continuing Education: Private Applied Lessons, Group Instruction
  • Experience: Qualified candidates must have experience teaching secondary (group) piano at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as experience recruiting and teaching private, applied lessons to preparatory and continuing education students. Candidates must have an earned master's degree with a minimum of four years of teaching in pre-collegiate and/or higher education settings; doctorate or equivalent teaching experience preferred.
  • To apply: Please submit curriculum vitae, the contact information of three individuals who can provide recommendations upon request, and the application questions available via online at: http://www.cim.edu/facultysearch. For full consideration, apply by December 1, 2016. Finalists will be asked to submit video recordings of teaching and performing.
  • As of 11/10, the link to the CIM Faculty Search website is dead. Here's the job ad on the CIM website (which include the same link): https://www.cim.edu/aboutcim/work-at-cim
  • 12/9 Above application link is now working. Deadline has been extended to December 15.
  • Any updates?
  • Campus interview requested 
  • ^Were you contacted by email or phone?

College of St. Scholastica: Assistant Professor of Music (Keyboard/Theory) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 23 March 2017) FILLEDEdit

  • The Music Department of the College of St. Scholastica invites applicants specializing in keyboard for the full-time, tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Music.
  • Key Results/Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities include teaching Theory I, Theory II, Class Piano, Accompanying, Applied Lessons, and other courses appropriate to the candidate’s specialty and department needs, including the possibility of creating and teaching online courses. Additional responsibilities include overseeing the scheduling of lessons, keyboard maintenance and repair, and keyboard-instrument rental, as well as performing at College events as needed. Engagement in the School of Arts and Letters and a commitment to scholarship, service, teaching, and inclusive excellence at the College is required.
  • Required Qualifications: Doctorate (ABD candidates considered) and demonstrated excellence in teaching piano and theory.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Doctorate preferred. The successful candidate will have a collegial and collaborative approach in academic leadership aligning with the mission and vision of the music department.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Please attach audio/video recordings of teaching and performance work as a supplemental document. Attach three letters of reference or email to hrjobs@css.edu
  • Department/Discipline: Music
  • Pay Rate: Salary is commensurate with qualifications.
  • Job Open Date: 03/23/2017
  • Open Until Filled: Yes
  • Congratulations, Dr. Nick Susi!

College of Southern Nevada: Piano Instructor (Deadline: 15 May 2017) SEARCH CANCELEDEdit

  • Position: Piano Instructor - Fall 2017
  • Search Type: Academic/Administrative Professional: National Search - Minimum of 30 Calendar days
  • Position Open Date: 04-12-2017
  • Position Close Date: Open Until Filled
  • Job Description: The College of Southern Nevada is currently seeking one (1) full-time tenure track Piano instructor beginning 2017 fall semester. AOS and AOC: Open. The primary assignment involves teaching and coordinating the Piano program at CSN. Also included in this job will be general accompaniment duties for the department and student recitals, vocal teaching and coaching, teaching group piano classes (MUS 111,112) and applied piano with the possibility of other classes as needed within the department, (MUS 121,125,101,103). The candidate will be expected to teach a minimum of 15 credit hours per semester (i.e., a 4/4 teaching load). In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to participate in department and division meetings, college committees, and participatory governance activities. The candidate is expected to assume leadership roles both within the department and in the institution, and leverage student support resources. The college also has a requirement of participation in ongoing professional development.
  • The teaching assignment may be multi-campus, and may be day, evening, weekend, or online (though the primary need is on-ground day time classes).
  • The ideal candidate for this position embraces the overall mission of the College of Southern Nevada, and is committed to excellence in teaching directed towards student learning and success through the study of Piano, and is committed to ongoing research in Piano Performance and Accompanying.
  • Applicants should submit a cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications, a curriculum vitae, a sample syllabus for a Piano Class (Intro and Intermediate), current lists of accompanying duties and transcripts of highest earned degree.
  • Required Qualifications: This position will be open until filled. Application review will begin May 2017. For full consideration all application related material should be submitted by May 15, 2017.
1. Possess an M.M minimum in Music, with a degree in piano of Bachelors or higher
2. Experience teaching community college-level Piano Class and Applied Piano
  • Required Documents: Required documents (Cover Letter, Resume, and Transcripts) must be attached directly to the ON-LINE application. If you are unable to attach the required documents to your ON-LINE application, you may send them to Human Resources via email hr.recruitment@csn.edu or fax to 702.651.5778
  • SPECIAL NOTE: Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
1. Have a minimum of five years recent (within the last eight years) experience teaching Class Piano at the community college level.
2. Have formal Collegiate Vocal study, 15 or more credits
3. Have a minimum of two years recent (within the last eight years) experience teaching Voice at the community college level.
4. Have a minimum of two years experience accompanying Instrumental and Vocal solos at the community college level.
5. Have a minimum of two years experience in teaching both classroom piano and applied piano.
6. Evidence of the ability to participate in department, divisional, and cross-college committees and activities.
7. Experience working with a diverse/multicultural student body and/or workforce.
  • Wow! 3 jobs in one.
  • 6/16: Search cancelled according to email

Delaware State University: Staff Piano Accompanist (Deadline: Open until filled)Edit

  • The Delaware State University Department of Music seeks to hire a full-time (9-month) professional staff piano accompanist.
  • RESPONSIBILITIES: Accompany instrumental and vocal student recitals as well as applied lessons as needed. Accompany instrumental and vocal faculty recitals. Accompany departmental juries, master classes, choral rehearsals, concerts (includes traveling), and other assigned events.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree in music preferred. College level instrumental and vocal accompanying experience preferred. A good knowledge of the voice is highly desired.
  • Applicants should send sample recordings of instrumental and vocal accompanying performances, list of representative accompaniments performed, and three letters of recommendations to:
Dr. Francine Edwards, Dean and Interim Chair of Music
College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences
Delaware State University
1200 North DuPont Highway
Education Humanities Building
Dover, Delaware 19901

Doane University: Assistant Professor of Music (Music Theory/Piano) (Deadline: 15 November 2016)Edit

  • Doane University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Music beginning August 2017. Ph.D. preferred, advanced ABD considered. *Responsibilities include teaching music theory and ear training, teaching piano lessons and overseeing all piano instruction and accompanists in a thriving department. The candidate will also oversee and organize activities such as recital scheduling, weekly music seminars, administer the piano proficiency requirement for Doane's music majors, and will be responsible to help with auditions and contribute to the recruitment of pianists to the University. Multiple solo and collaborative performance opportunities are available at various departmental events. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to teach in interdisciplinary programs.
  • Apply with a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references. Please include an electronic link to a recent performance as a pianist or collaborative pianist.
  • Review of applications will begin November 15 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-2017.
  • Rejection Letter 3/22 x2

East Carolina University: Assistant Professor of Piano (Deadline: 05 March 2017) FILLEDEdit

  • Position #: 932429
  • Advertising Department: MUSIC, SCHOOL OF
  • Working Title: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PIANO
  • Job Description: The School of Music is currently seeking an accomplished artist and versatile teacher with a commitment to teaching and performing at the highest levels. Teach applied piano to undergraduate and graduate students and keyboard related courses. Recruit undergraduate and graduate students to the piano program. In addition to applied teaching, the successful candidate will teach in a number of following possible areas: piano pedagogy, keyboard literature, keyboard skills for keyboard majors, and group secondary piano. Keyboard faculty members share the instruction of these related courses. Collaborate with colleagues to develop/implement innovative programs that bring regional and national attention to the Keyboard Department and School of Music. Actively engage with local and regional piano teachers and music teaching organizations. Pursue appropriate research/creative activities and provide service to the university community and profession. Minority applicants are encouraged to apply.
  • Minimum Qualifications Master's degree required. Applicants must demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching and performance.
  • Preferred Education and Experience: Doctorate appropriate to field preferred. Prior university or college teaching experience (can be as adjunct teaching or graduate teaching assistant) is preferred.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: East Carolina University requires applicants to submit an electronic candidate profile in order to be considered for the position, to www.jobs.ecu.edu.
  • Candidates must also upload the following:
Letter of interest
Curriculum vitae/resume
One page statement of teaching philosophy
List of 3 references with contact information
  • In addition, please send the following to: Dr. Keiko Sekino, Piano Search Committee Chair, sekinok@ecu.edu, Subject: Piano Search
Unofficial transcripts (please redact sensitive information such as social security number and date of birth)
Online links to recent solo performances showing a full range of styles and best representing the applicant (audio or video recordings with at least one selection in video format; 30-60 minutes in total length)
Online link(s) to at least one of the following: (a) audio or video recording of recent collaborative/chamber music performance or another performance area not represented above, (b) a video of private teaching that is relevant to this position, or (c) a video of classroom/group teaching that is relevant to this position
  • Additional materials may be requested after initial screening. Current letters of recommendation (original hard copies) and official transcripts will be required of the finalists for the position.
  • Additional Instructions to Applicants: Applicants must complete a candidate profile or staff application (see "Application Types Accepted" below) online via the PeopleAdmin system. In addition, applicants must submit the documents requested in order to be considered for the position.
  • Job Open Date: 02-03-2017
  • Date Initial Screening Begins: 03-05-2017
  • Skype interviews in mid March 
  • Campus interviews scheduled
  • Congratulations Kwan Yi!

East Tennessee State University: Assistant Professor, Piano/Theory (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 26 January 2017) FILLEDEdit

  • Job Title: Assistant Professor, Piano/Theory
  • Department: Music
  • Job Category: Faculty
  • Job Summary: The successful candidate will teach a variety of courses for the undergraduate piano area (applied lessons, pedagogy, collaborative piano, literature, and chamber music), oversee the theory area and teach music theory classes, instruct other courses according to departmental needs, and coordinate some piano tuning and maintenance. The hire will perform solo recitals, and collaborate with colleagues and guest artists; recruit and retain high-quality piano students; and develop and maintain visibility in the state, region, and nation as a performer and clinician. Maintain and expand relationships with private piano studios in the region, adjudicate, and participate in state, regional, and national music organizations. The candidate will cultivate positive alumni and community relationships, serve as an academic advisor, participate in university committee work, and perform other departmental duties as assigned by the chair.
  • Required Qualifications: DMA in piano (ABD acceptable), but the doctorate must be completed by August 2018. Since the position involves a theory component, the committee will consider a cognate degree in theory with emphasis on strong piano skills. Interest in and command of undergraduate theory at all levels is a must. Academic teaching or equivalent experience is required.
  • Salary: $47,000.00
  • Posting Number: F00011P
  • Open Date: 01/26/2017
  • Open Until Filled: Yes
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-2017.
  • Any updates on this one?
  • 4/20: When I called last week, the music secretary said they were still looking through all submitted applications and have not narrowed the field down yet.
  • 5/4: I called today, and was told that the position has been filled.
  • Congratultions on Yi-Yang Chen! 

Eastern Mennonite University: Tenure-track (open-rank) Faculty in Piano (Deadline: 01 November 2016) FILLEDEdit

  • POSITION: Full-time tenure track faculty position (open rank) in piano instruction and performing with possible additional responsibilities in areas such as music history, music theory, choral conducting or music education. *QUALIFICATIONS: DMA in Music required (ABD seriously considered). Christian faith with strong affinity for the values espoused by EMU that draw from its Anabaptist/Mennonite heritage, performing and teaching experience, and ability to contribute to university and departmental service expected. Ability and willingness to provide departmental leadership desirable.
  • RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach private and group piano at university level and in Preparatory Music Program, and teach collegiate piano pedagogy course. Teach courses in music history and/or appreciation, music theory, music education or choral conducting, according to interest of faculty member. Perform with faculty in collaborative and solo settings. Oversee piano maintenance schedule and piano accompanying program.
  • COMPENSATION: Nine-month contract. Salary determined by education and experience. Eastern Mennonite University uses a tenure-with-review contract system.
  • APPOINTMENT DATE: Position begins mid-August 2017. EMU reserves the right to fill the position at any time or keep the position open.
  • INQUIRIES: Application review begins November 1, 2016.
  • Applicants will be asked to respond to questions specific to EMU’s mission after the initial inquiry. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (unofficial acceptable), and three reference letters to:
Dr. Deirdre L. Smeltzer, Vice President & Undergraduate Academic Dean
ugdean@emu.edu
Eastern Mennonite University
1200 Park Road
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
  • 11/14 Request for additional materials
  • Phone interview requested
  • 2/17 - Emailed that position had been filled

Eastman School of Music: Artist/Teacher of Piano (open rank, 2 positions) (Deadline: 14 October 2016) FILLEDEdit

  • The Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester invites nominations and applications for two full-time tenure-track positions as Artist/Teacher and Performer of Piano, beginning fall semester 2017.
  • Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience. Candidates should have strong reputations as performers on the national or international level, in addition to a proven record of successful recruiting and teaching of outstanding students in a conservatory or university music school.
  • Responsibilities: Teach applied-music majors (undergraduate and graduate); maintain international standing as a performing artist and teacher. Contribute to the musical life of the Eastman School of Music, including participating in recruitment, auditions, juries, and recitals; secondary responsibilities possible depending on applicants' area(s) of expertise. *Review of applications begins October 14, 2016. To receive full consideration, please apply online and submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, names of three prominent performer/teacher references, and a recording of performances with the subject Piano Search via attachment to PIANOsearch@esm.rochester.edu . Candidates should be prepared to submit additional materials upon request.
  • 2 positions? Is someone retiring? 
  • rumor has it - Alan Chow & Alexander Kobrin
  • Yes, confirmed it is Alexander Kobrin and Alan Chow, according to an update email from the Search Chair.
  • FWIW, Rebecca Penneys just announced her retirement, so keep your CVs updated for next year's search.
  • I was under the impression that one of this year's searches was already due to Penney's retirement, the other for Elisi's departure. x2
    • According to a source, a current piano faculty member at Eastman said that her retirement was announced relatively recently and that they'll search for her replacement next year. I was under the impression that the current searches were for lines previously held by Elise and Schumacher.

Florida State University: Artist Teacher of Piano (Deadline: 01 December 2016) FILLEDEdit

  • Responsibilities: Teach a studio of undergraduate and graduate piano students, with the possibility of teaching in related areas such as piano literature, piano duo etc. Interest and experience in chamber music will be an advantage. Actively engage in recruiting and maintaining a successful studio. Maintain a professional career as a performing artist. Serve on doctoral and master's committees, and participate in university and professional service appropriate to the rank.
  • Qualifications: Doctoral degree or equivalent experience required. Significant professional experience and demonstrated artistry. Strong commitment to teaching and the recruitment of outstanding students.
  • Contact Info: For technical assistance in applying for this position, please contact Stephanie Kemp at skemp@fsu.edu, or (850) 644-0415. All other inquiries, please contact Erica Francis at efrancis@fsu.edu.
  • Anticipated Salary Range: Assistant Professor, tenure track. Salary competitive.
  • How To Apply; If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu. If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service. Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include education details even if attaching a Vita. In addition, please upload a single document that includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information (phone and email) for at least four references. Applicants should also upload an audio or video recording with representative samples of their performing from the past five years. Go to https://music-fsu.us.myreviewroom.com, create a new user profile, and follow the prompts to imbed YouTube videos and/or upload audio or video files directly.
  • Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2016 and continue until position is filled.
  • To fill the position of the late Joel Hastings...wonderful pianist and human. RIP.
  • 12/10 - 12/15: References called, and phone interview. x2
  • On-campus interview scheduled
  • Finalists in late February
  • Congratulations to Stijn DeCock!

Frostburg State University: Lecturer of Music - Collaborative Pianist (Deadline: 11 January 2017)Edit

  • Posting Number: 201700278
  • Position Title: Lecturer of Music - Collaborative Pianist
  • Department: Music
  • Tenure Track: No
  • Initial Term of Appointment: Fall 2017
  • Advertised Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
  • Short Description: Frostburg State University, Department of Music, invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track contractual Collaborative Pianist position at the rank of Lecturer to begin Fall 2017. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
  • Description of Ongoing/New Duties: Accompany the following ensembles: University Chorale, Chamber Singers, Opera Workshop, and Vocal Jazz Ensemble. Accompany individual students for department scholarship auditions and department honors recital auditions. Faculty members at FSU are expected to actively participate in the University’s student-learning-assessment program. Duties may include service to the Department, College, and community.
  • Minimum Qualifications: MM degree in piano or collaborative piano, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Evidence of professional activity as a collaborative pianist or chamber musician. Ability to play, at sight, keyboard accompaniments from various periods and genres of music and read open vocal score and manuscript score. Must be able to learn new music quickly, as well as demonstrate good sight-reading and leadership skills. Application materials submitted must provide a sample video performance or audio recording (file or link).
  • Preferred Qualifications: DMA degree in piano or collaborative piano.
  • Open Date: 11/28/2016
  • Close Date: 01/11/2017

- any updates??

Fullerton College: Music/Piano Instructor (Jazz/Classical Piano) (Deadline: 03 February 2017)Edit

  • Job Title: Music/Piano Instructor
  • Percentage of Employment: 100%
  • Months of Employment: 10 Months/Year
  • Work Schedule: Full Time, Tenure Track
  • Job Description: Teach classical and jazz music courses including, but not limited to, the following: beginning, intermediate, advanced class piano, jazz piano, general education music classes and applied classical and jazz piano and piano ensemble. Coordinate an applied piano program. Perform in the faculty jazz quintet. Assist in coordinating and facilitating the Annual Piano Ensemble Festival. Recruit classical and jazz piano students. Participate in curriculum development and serve on department, division, college and district committees as necessary to maintain and improve the instructional program; participate in appropriate professional development activities. Participate in co-curricular activities, including planning, implementing, and teaching in special programs designed to support student success. Participate in the formulation of Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and the Student Learning Outcomes assessment cycle. Maintain formal office and campus hours; participate in department and division meetings. Maintain current knowledge of instructional methods and new technologies pertinent to areas of assignment; learn and apply emerging technologies and advances (e.g., computer software applications) as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized and timely manner. Teach scheduled classes and perform related duties as assigned, including timely compliance with clerical and administrative responsibilities; comply with district, college and division policies in the performance of duties. Instruct and assist in the growth and success of a diverse population of students through careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methodologies and informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions. Work cooperatively with staff and students.
  • Evening and/or Saturday assignments may be required as part of the regular contract.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Master’s in music OR Bachelor’s in music AND Master’s in humanities OR The equivalent. Equivalent qualifications may include related education, training, employment and professional experience that would be equal to the required degree(s) and experience in this field as determined by the District Equivalency Committee.
  • Desirable Qualifications: Evidence of successful piano teaching experience in group and private settings. Evidence of pedagogical understanding of class piano and piano teaching/learning techniques. Active performer in the area of classical and jazz piano. Knowledge of electronic keyboard systems. Demonstrated ability to interact successfully in a team environment. Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Salary Range: $62,028 - $93,909 Annually
  • Open Date: 12/15/2016
  • Close Date: 02/03/2017
  • 4/26: Contacted for on-campus interview x2
  • 5/23: 2nd-round interview

Fullerton College: Piano Accompanist (full-time) (Deadline: 15 December 2017)Edit

  • Job Title: Piano Accompanist
  • Position Number: FCC867
  • Location: Fullerton College
  • Department: FC Fine Arts
  • Percentage of Employment: 100%
  • Months of Employment: 9 Months/Year
  • Primary Purpose: This position is responsible for assisting faculty by working with and coaching students, and providing piano accompaniment in rehearsals and performances.
  • Job Description: Sight reads, improvises and composes music as necessary; transposes music from one key to another as required. Performs written accompaniments of assigned repertoire with appropriate attention to stylistic intent; develops performance-level musical presentations. Provides accompaniment at rehearsals; assists choir members in learning the assigned music with melodic and rhythmic accuracy. Coaches vocal students in individual sessions; coaches students in proper interpretation of music; assists students with the proper pronunciation of foreign languages used in songs including Italian, German and French. Coaches students in the proper singing performance; creates vocal exercises to assist students to improve performance; assists in the selection of appropriate material for students. Accompanies voice classes; plays warm up exercises under direction of instructor; supports students with accompaniments which enhance their performance. Accompanies soloists and choirs at day and evening public performances throughout the year. Maintains schedules of private coaching sessions and other rehearsals and performances as required; prepares repertoires for rehearsals and performance. Oversees and coordinates the proper tuning and maintenance of the pianos. Learns and applies emerging technologies and advances as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner. Performs related duties as assigned.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of piano performance and accompaniment techniques. Knowledge of theory and principles of proper vocal production. Knowledge of principles, practices and techniques of vocal coaching. Knowledge of principles and practices of sight reading..Knowledge of interpretation, phrasing and ornamentation appropriate to various musical styles. Knowledge of proper pronunciation of foreign languages used in song repertoire including Italian, German and French. Ability to provide piano accompaniment for vocal and instrumental individuals and ensembles. Ability to sight read music from many style periods or musical scores accurately and efficiently. Ability to transpose or improvise from a lead sheet. Ability to follow the conductor or soloist. Ability to provide vocal coaching to students to assist them in learning, interpreting and performing assigned music. Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work. Ability to meet schedules and time lines. Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions. Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Minimum Qualifications: B.A. in Music. Extensive knowledge, experience and training as a choral, vocal or instrumental accompanist. Commitment to diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.
  • Salary Range: $4,915 - $5,961 per Month
  • Open Date: 11/30/2016
  • Close Date: 12/15/2016

George Mason University: Assistant Professor in Accompanying and Vocal Coaching (Deadline: 21 July 2017)Edit

  • Department: College of Visual & Performing Arts (CVPA)
  • Alternate Department Description: School of Music and School of Theater
  • Job Category: Instructional or Research Faculty
  • Role (State) Job Title: Assistant Professor in Accompanying and Vocal Coaching
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Number: F168Az
  • Recruit Number: Faculty - 7087
  • Location: Fairfax
  • Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
  • The George Mason University Schools of Music and Theater in Fairfax, Va., seek a full-time Term (one-year renewable) Assistant Professor in Accompanying and Vocal Coaching, beginning August 16, 2017. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.
  • Responsibilities: Duties will include rehearsing and coaching singers/actors in the opera and Musical Theater programs, supporting music and theater productions and classes in both fall and spring semesters. Teaching responsibilities will also include individualized coaching for advanced students. This position reports to both the School of Music and School of Theater Directors.
  • Required Qualifications: It is necessary the successful candidate be an excellent collaborative pianist and possesses knowledge of Italian, German and French adequate to coach individual students. It is required that the candidate have a master’s of music degree or the equivalent and experience in coaching opera and musical theater repertoire.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F168Az at http://jobs.gmu.edu by July 21, 2017; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, and a document containing the names and contact information for three professional references.
  • Candidate evaluations will include a repertoire list, including languages. Interviews may occur before the close date but no hiring will occur until after the close date. For questions please contact: Molly Baldovin via e-mail at mbaldovi@gmu.edu
  • Posting Date: 06/22/2017
  • Job Close Date: 07/21/2017

Greenville College: Instructor of Piano (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 03 May 2017) FILLEDEdit

  • Instructor of Piano
  • Type: Exempt
  • Position: Faculty
  • Posting Date: May 03, 2017
  • Job Description: Full-time, non-tenure track instructor in the Music Department to oversee the piano area. Primary responsibilities include class piano, primary studio piano for traditional and contemporary piano students, class piano for non-music majors, and weekly studio class. Understanding of current teaching trends/ideas and pedagogy, knowledge of standard, contemporary and pedagogical literature expected.
  • Accompaniment for the Greenville University Choir possible as well (includes some weekend tours and spring break tour). Occasional courses in Piano Pedagogy and Literature and Accompanying expected. Possible teaching duties in Music Listening and a general education music appreciation class. Candidate will run the piano lab, including maintenance, maintain piano material library and assist in assessment for the BA program.
  • Key Responsibilities: Full-time faculty teaching load is at least 12 credit hours per semester. Other responsibilities include assisting in recruitment of students, student mentoring and advisement, school planning, and regular participation in institutional committee work.
  • Reports To: Dean of Arts and Sciences
  • Preferred Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Piano Pedagogy or Piano Performance minimum; Doctorate in Piano Pedagogy or Piano Performance or ABD preferred.
  • How to Apply: Compliance with College Standards. All Greenville College employees acknowledge the unique Wesleyan, evangelical, and Protestant mission of the College, a community in which Christian faith is of central importance. Employees agree to promote the College's Mission (as set out in the Mission Statement); its Philosophy of Education and GC Student Learning Outcomes, support its Theological Assumptions and comply with the behavioral aspects of the Lifestyle Statement (collectively, the College Standards).
  • Application materials should include: (1) a letter of application, (2) evidence of preparation for this position (a complete CV with degrees earned, and professional interests); (3) a statement of philosophy of Christian higher education; (4) a statement of personal faith journey and commitment; and (5) names and contact information for at least three professional references. Applications will be reviewed once all components have been received. The search will remain open until the position is filled. Address applications to:
Dr. Edwin F. Estevez
Provost and Chief Operating Officer
Greenville College
315 East College Avenue
Greenville, IL 62246-0159
Office: (618) 664-7020
edwin.estevez@greenville.edu
  • 6/2: On-campus interview scheduled
  • Congratulations to Dr. Grace Choi!

Indiana University: Visiting Assistant Professor (Collaborative Piano - Instrumental) (Deadline: 30 December 2016)Edit

  • Title: Visiting Assistant Professor, Jacobs School of Music, Collaborative Piano (Instrumental)
  • Appointment Status: Non-Tenure Track
  • Department: IU Bloomington Jacobs School of Music
  • Position Summary: The IU JSoM seeks a candidate for a two-year, full-time Post-Doctoral Resident Scholar position as collaborative pianist/coach with experience in a broad range of instrumental repertoire (strings, woodwinds, brass ) for the academic years 2017-18 and 2018-19. Duties of the position will be flexible, but will include performing with students, faculty and guest artists, and coaching instrumental repertoire with individual students and with assigned student pianists and their instrumental partners. Resident Scholars will help coordinate, organize and coach repertoire-based projects each semester, involving piano performance majors, collaborative piano majors and students from varied instrumental studios, culminating in public performances. Resident Scholars will be part of the new Chamber and Collaborative Music Department at the Jacobs School and will be an important part of the development of this new initiative.
  • Basic Qualifications: A completed doctorate in collaborative piano, or equivalent training in an academic institution outside the United States, is required at the time of appointment; consideration will be given to applicants with a doctoral degree in piano performance if they have exceptional experience in collaborative activity, both as performer and coach. Candidates must have completed their training or have received the doctorate from an institution other than Indiana University no later than May 31, 2017, but no earlier than five years prior to their appointment. The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of artistic accomplishment and technical keyboard skills, fluency in sight reading, ability to coach pianists and instrumentalists, a lively intellectual and musical curiosity, and good organizational skills. A substantial repertoire background in string collaboration is desirable, but the position will involve collaboration with and coaching of a variety of instruments.
  • Salary and Rank: Visiting Assistant Professor. Salary will be $42,700 with an annual $2,000 research and travel budget, and eligibility for the health and retirement benefits available to all Indiana University full-time faculty.
  • Special Instructions: A complete application consists of a letter of application, curriculum vitae (to include experience in coaching pianists and singers), a document no more than two pages in length describing the applicant’s research/creative professional development goals, a complete repertoire list (both vocal and instrumental), and Web links to a minimum of three high-quality video recordings of live performances with a variety of singers and repertoire. A message with instructions about uploading letters of reference will be sent automatically to each of your reference providers upon the submission of your application. If you require assistance in completing the application, contact Bettina K. Poulsen at (812) 855-5541 or bpoulsen@indiana.edu.
  • For Best Consideration Date: 12/30/2016
  • Expected Start Date: 08/01/2017

Indiana University: Visiting Assistant Professor (Collaborative Piano - Vocal) (Deadline: 02 December 2016)Edit

  • Title: Visiting Assistant Professor, Jacobs School of Music (Collaborative Piano Vocal)
  • Appointment Status: Non-Tenure Track
  • Department: IU Bloomington Jacobs School of Music
  • Position Summary: The IU Jacobs School of Music seeks a candidate for a full-time two-year post-doctoral position as collaborative pianist with experience in a broad range of vocal repertoire for the academic years 2017-18 and 2018-19. Duties will be flexible, depending on the interests and areas of expertise of the candidate, but will include individual and duo coaching of both recital and operatic repertoire, preparing and performing with students, and coordinating projects with visiting artists. Residents may teach a course in song literature during each semester of their appointment. Personal projects generated by the Resident will result in public performances by the participants. Residents will be part of the Chamber and Collaborative Music Department at the Jacobs School. The search and screen committee may recommend the hiring of two candidates under this posting.
  • Basic Qualifications: A completed doctorate in collaborative piano, or equivalent training in an academic institution outside the United States, is required at the time of appointment; consideration will be given to applicants with a doctoral degree in piano performance if they have extensive collaborative experience. Candidates must have completed their training or have received the doctorate from an institution other than Indiana University no later than May 31, 2017, but no earlier than five years prior to their appointment. Candidates should possess comprehensive knowledge of lyric diction and be proficient in basic Italian, German and French. The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of artistic accomplishment and technical keyboard skills, fluency in sight-reading, ability to coach pianists and singers, a lively intellectual and musical curiosity, and good organizational skills.
  • Salary and Rank: Visiting Assistant Professor. Salary will be $42,700 with an annual $2,000 research and travel budget, and eligibility for the health and retirement benefits available to all Indiana University full-time faculty.
  • Special Instructions: A complete application consists of a letter of application, curriculum vitae (to include experience in coaching pianists and singers), a document no more than two pages in length describing the applicant’s research/creative professional development goals, a complete repertoire list (both vocal and instrumental), and Web links to a minimum of three high-quality video recordings of live performances with a variety of singers and repertoire. A message with instructions about uploading letters of reference will be sent automatically to each of your reference providers upon the submission of your application.
  • If you require assistance in completing the application, contact Bettina K. Poulsen at (812) 855-5541 or bpoulsen@indiana.edu.
  • For Best Consideration Date: 12/02/2016
  • Expected Start Date: 08/01/2017

Indiana University of Pennsylvania: Department of Music - Piano - Temporary Faculty (Deadline: 23 September 2017)Edit

  • Job Type: Part Time and Temporary
  • Job Number: 00779
  • Closing: 9/23/2017 11:59 PM Eastern
  • Summary: The Department of Music at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) invites applications for a temporary, part-time faculty position in piano for the Fall 2017 semester.
  • Duties: Teach undergraduate applied piano students, accompany choral/vocal ensembles, and other responsibilities according to the successful applicant's areas of expertise and the needs of the department.
  • Position Qualifications: Master's degree in piano performance required; DMA (or ABD) in piano performance preferred. Candidate must show evidence of successful college teaching and demonstrate a record of national and/or international performing experience, particularly in collaborative piano. The department seeks candidates whose teaching, research, or services has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. Candidates must communicate effectively and perform well during the interview(s).
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: If you are a PASSHE Faculty member that has received a notice of retrenchment and applying for consideration under Article 29 of the Agreement between APSCUF and the PASSHE, please send a letter of application and curriculum vitae to Dr. Michael Driscoll, President, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Sutton Hall, Room 201, 1011 South Drive, Indiana, Pa 15705 or at president-office@iup.edu
  • All other applications for this position must be submitted via our online application system at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/iupedu and must be received by September 23, 2017.
  • A complete application will consist of a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, unofficial copies of transcripts, and names and email addresses of three references. Automated reference requests will be generated when application is submitted by applicant.
  • If the degree listed as required for this position was earned at IUP - no unofficial transcripts are required to be submitted as part of this employment application. IUP-HR will verify IUP obtained degrees and only request official transcripts from candidates if needed. Official transcripts will be required prior to hire date for applicants who did not earn the required degree(s) at IUP.
  • Temporary faculty who were employed with IUP in Spring 2017 only need to submit an updated resume with the application.
  • Only complete applications will be considered and application review will continue until position is filled. Please do not fax, mail or e-mail any documentation. You will receive a confirmation email when your application has been successfully submitted.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania: Department of Music - Piano and Ensemble Coaching - Temporary Faculty (Deadline: 23 September 2017)Edit

  • Job Type: Part Time and Temporary
  • Job Number: 00778
  • Closing: 9/23/2017 11:59 PM Eastern
  • Summary: The Department of Music at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) invites applications for a part-time, temporary faculty position in Piano and Ensemble Coaching for the Fall 2017 semester.
  • Duties: Direct the musical theater pit ensemble, accompany choral ensembles, and other responsibilities according to the successful applicant's areas of expertise and the needs of the department.
  • Position Qualifications: Master's degree in piano performance required; DMA (or ABD) in piano performance preferred. Candidate must show evidence of successful college teaching and demonstrate a record of national and/or international performing experience, particularly in collaborative piano. Preference will be given to applicants with significant collaborative experience especially in non-classical genres. The department seeks candidates whose teaching, research, or services has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. Candidates must communicate effectively and perform well during the interview(s).
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: If you are a PASSHE Faculty member that has received a notice of retrenchment and applying for consideration under Article 29 of the Agreement between APSCUF and the PASSHE, please send a letter of application and curriculum vitae to Dr. Michael Driscoll, President, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Sutton Hall, Room 201, 1011 South Drive, Indiana, Pa 15705 or at president-office@iup.edu
  • All other applications for this position must be submitted via our online application system at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/iupedu and must be received by September 23, 2017.
  • A complete application will consist of a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, unofficial copies of transcripts, and names and email addresses of three references. Automated reference requests will be generated when application is submitted by applicant.
  • If the degree listed as required for this position was earned at IUP - no unofficial transcripts are required to be submitted as part of this employment application. IUP-HR will verify IUP obtained degrees and only request official transcripts from candidates if needed. Official transcripts will be required prior to hire date for applicants who did not earn the required degree(s) at IUP.
  • Temporary faculty who were employed with IUP in Spring 2017 only need to submit an updated resume with the application.
  • Only complete applications will be considered and application review will continue until position is filled. Please do not fax, mail or e-mail any documentation. You will receive a confirmation email when your application has been successfully submitted.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania: Full-time Temporary Faculty (Applied Piano) (Deadline: 11 June 2017)Edit

  • Department of Music - Piano - Temporary Faculty
  • Location: Indiana Main Campus
  • Job Type: Full Time and Temporary
  • Job Number: 00498
  • Closing: 6/11/2017 11:59 PM Eastern
  • Summary: The Department of Music at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) invites applications for a full-time, temporary faculty position in applied piano for the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • Duties: Teach and recruit undergraduate and graduate applied piano students, class piano, and other responsibilities according to the successful applicant's areas of expertise and the needs of the department. The successful candidate(s) may be asked to work at off-campus sites and/or provide instruction through distance education.
  • Position Qualifications: Master's degree in piano performance required; DMA (or ABD) in piano performance preferred. Candidate must show evidence of successful college teaching as demonstrate a record of national and/or international performing experience. Additional strengths in at least one of the following areas are desired: collaborative piano in classical and/or jazz styles, piano pedagogy, music theory, aural skills, or music appreciation.
  • The department seeks candidates whose teaching, research, or services has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.
  • Candidates must communicate effectively and perform well during the interview(s).
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: If you are a PASSHE Faculty member that has received a notice of retrenchment and applying for consideration under Article 29 of the Agreement between APSCUF and the PASSHE, please send a letter of application and curriculum vitae to Dr. Michael Driscoll, President, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Sutton Hall, Room 201, 1011 South Drive, Indiana, Pa 15705 or at president-office@iup.edu
  • All other applications for this position must be submitted via our online application system at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/iupedu and must be received by June 11, 2017.
  • A complete application will consist of a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, unofficial copies of transcripts, and names and email addresses of three references. Automated reference requests will be generated when application is submitted by applicant.
  • If the degree listed as required for this position was earned at IUP - no unofficial transcripts are required to be submitted as part of this employment application. IUP-HR will verify IUP obtained degrees and only request official transcripts from candidates if needed. Official transcripts will be required prior to hire date for applicants who did not earn the required degree(s) at IUP.
  • Temporary faculty who were employed with IUP in Spring 2017 only need to submit an updated resume with the application.
  • Only complete applications will be considered and application review will continue until position is filled. Please do not fax, mail or e-mail any documentation. You will receive a confirmation email when your application has been successfully submitted.

Indiana University South Bend: Martin Endowed Professor of Piano (Deadline: 01 April 2017)Edit

  • Title: Martin Endowed Professor of Piano (Professor of Practice)
  • Appointment Status: Non-Tenure Track
  • Department: IU South Bend Music
  • Position Summary: Indiana University South Bend commences a search for the Martin Endowed Professor of Piano in the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts.
  • The Professorship will be a three-year, non-tenure track position with the possibility of renewal and will be guided by the Indiana University policy as a Professor of Practice (http://www.iu.edu/~ufc/docs/policies/ProfessorofPractice.pdf).
  • A candidate should be a high profile performer demonstrated by either their (1) engagement as a soloist with symphonies, (2) performance as a solo recitalist, (3) performances with chamber ensembles, (4) accompanist for major artists, and/or other attributes.
  • The duties of the Martin Endowed Professor will be:
To recruit and maintain an active teaching studio
Perform locally;
Provide local master classes; and,
Continue a schedule of national and international touring balanced with substantial presence on the IU South Bend campus and in South Bend area.
  • The search will commence immediately with an appointment to begin the fall of 2018. Selected candidates will be named Artists in Residence as part of The Martin Family Fellowship Piano Residencies during this period. A residency will be for one week.
  • During the residency the candidates will complete the following:
Offer masterclasses to current and potential piano students;
Perform a public recital;
Provide a symposium on accompanying, career development, chamber music, and pedagogy on the campus to students and the general public;
Work with other ensembles where appropriate (Jazz, dance, musical theater, new and electronic music); and,
Give a presentation at the Music Student’s Friday Convocation.
  • Each Artist-in-Residence will meet with the music faculty, senior administration, and community members. A stipend will be paid for each residency along with travel and housing.
  • Residencies will commence in the fall of 2017 and continue through the spring of 2018.
  • Basic Qualifications: Candidates should be an experienced teacher as demonstrated by:
University appointments;
Experience with public masterclasses;
Record of student achievement; and,
Acknowledgement of pedagogical methods.
  • Department Contact for Questions: Search Committee Chair, Dean Marvin Curtis (Dean, Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts) at mvcurtis@iusb.edu.
  • Special Instructions: at CV attach a PERFORMANCE RESUME, at URL attach a list of links to performances, at VIDEO attach a video of a performance (optional), at OTHER attach a video of a performance (optional), at OTHER2 attach a video of a performance (optional), at OTHER3 attach any other documentation you feel would be of benefit to your application
  • For Best Consideration Date: 04/01/2017
  • Expected Start Date: 08/01/2018
  • Moderator note: posted on HigherEdJobs.com on 2/8/17.

Iowa State University: Lecturer in Piano (Deadline: 17 July 2017)Edit

  • Posting Number: 700116
  • Working Title: Lecturer in Piano
  • Advertised Employing Department: Music & Theatre
  • Appointment Type: Faculty - Non-Tenure-Eligible
  • Base of Employment: B - Faculty (9 Months)
  • Full or Part Time: Full-Time
  • Pay Frequency: Monthly
  • Proposed Start Date: 8/16/2017
  • Proposed End Date or Length of Term: 09/22/2017
  • Number of Months Employed Per Year: 9
  • Summary of Duties and Responsibilities: The Department of Music and Theatre seeks an individual to teach three sections of first semester piano (MUS 127) and two sections of third semester piano (MUS 227) for non-keyboard music majors. This individual will also need to teach one hour per week of beginning piano class (MUS 105).
  • Required Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Music/Piano AND Master’s degree in Music/Piano.
  • Preferred Education and Experience: Advanced degree in piano performance/pedagogy; Prior instruction experience teaching class piano in a college setting
  • Department Contact Name: Donald Simonson
  • Department Contact Phone: 515-294-0400
  • Department Contact Email: drs@iastate.edu
  • Department/Unit Website: www.music.iastate.edu
  • Additional Information: Appointment will be for a portion of the Fall semester. The appointment will be for a minimum of four weeks. (approximately 8/16/2017 to any day between 9/08/2017 and 9/22/2017).
  • Application Instructions: To apply for this position, please click on “Apply to this job” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following: 1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae; 2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter; 3) Contact Information for Three References
  • If you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.
  • Guaranteed Consideration Date: 07/17/2017

Johnson State College: Assistant Professor, Fine & Performing Arts (Music Theory/Collaborative Piano) (Deadline: 01 February 2017)Edit

  • Locations: Johnson, VT
  • Posted: Nov 28, '16
  • Type: FT Tenure Track
  • Job Description: Faculty Federation, Full-time, Tenure Track
  • The Fine and Performing Arts Department at Johnson State College seeks a full-time faculty member in the Music area, to teach and refine curriculum for Music Theory, Sight-singing and Ear Training, and keyboard harmony courses, to accompany choral ensembles, and teach applied lessons as needed. A theory pedagogue with strong skills as performing collaborative pianist is preferred. Initial review of applications will occur February 1st and continue until the position is filled. This position will begin in August, 2017.
  • Requirements: The successful candidate must possess at least a Master's degree; a doctorate is preferred. Experience in music theory pedagogy and curricular development is helpful. A skilled collaborative pianist is preferred. He/she should show evidence of skills in leadership, collaboration, problem solving, and experience in student recruitment. A commitment to diversity and inclusive practices is also expected, as is participation in the college-wide commitment to early and ongoing student success.
  • Application Instructions: Apply on line at www.jsc.edu/jobs. Click Apply Now and follow the on-screen instructions. In addition to completing the JSC application, you will need to upload a letter of intent outlining your qualifications, a statement of teaching philosophy, your curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts and three letters of reference. For best results, all documents should be in PDF format. In addition to the materials above, which must be submitted online, please send a CD or DVD of piano performance to Johnson State College, Music Department, 337 College Hill, Johnson, VT, 05656.
  • Should you experience difficulty with the online application process, please click on the Contact our Help Desk link and a technical representative will respond to your request.
  • Please note that only applications received via this online system will be considered.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-2017.
  • (2/9) Request for Skype interview

Kansas State University: Instructor of Piano (full-time) (Deadline: 02 January 2017)Edit

  • General Description of Position: Teach undergraduate class piano to music majors, applied piano and supervise piano pedagogy graduate students. Additional duties may be assigned as required.
  • Job Description: Instructor of Piano
  • Required Minimum Qualifications: An earned Master's degree in piano performance or piano pedagogy.
  • Preferred Qualifications: A doctorate degree in piano performance or piano pedagogy.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Please upload a pdf containing a letter of application; curriculum vitae; contact information of at least three references; college transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable; official transcripts will be requested at a later date); and links to files of representative recordings. Please send any questions to Dr. Slawomir Dobrzanski, Chair, Piano Search Committee, slawomir@ksu.edu.
  • Start date is August 13, 2017
  • Screening of Applications Begins: January 2, 2017
  • Salary Range / Pay Rate: 25,000-35,000/yr

Seriously? This salary must be a mistake...

  • 12/17 What do you expect at an Instructor rank? It's double the most generous graduate teaching assistant salary, living in small college town Kansas where it will go a lot further than most urban areas. 
  • Plentiful desperate, overqualified pianists + not enough demand for their services = terrible salaries.  Simple economics.
  • It's sad that they prefer a Doctorate degree for that kind of wage. That's below public school teacher salary averages...auto-mechanics make more than this, and working on cars would probably be far less stressful...
  • This salary is a disgrace, instructor level or not. They would even pay anyone in University administration more than this, such as the school's secretary. When you think of the qualifications and experience needed for a job like this, it's just unsustainable and Universities like this are making it worse...Something has to change in the academic "industry".....sigh
  • I assume there is an internal candidate. It seems that the wife of the organ professor at KSU has M.M. in piano pedagogy from KSU and has been teaching a few classes there.

Keene State College: Assistant Professor - Piano / Collaborative Piano (Deadline: 21 October 2016) FILLEDEdit

  • The Music Department at Keene State College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 2017. We seek a distinguished performer and teacher of piano with a demonstrated record of classroom and studio teaching at the collegiate level.
  • Primary responsibilities include the coordination of all aspects of the Music Department’s keyboard curriculum including applied study, collaborative piano, piano proficiency exams, class piano, inventories and maintenance, and end-of-semester juries. The candidate will serve as collaborative pianist and style coach, and must therefore display artistic achievement in piano performance, collaborative piano, and pedagogy, with skill and interest in vocal and chamber music coaching. Additional keyboard skills (e.g. harpsichord, organ) are desirable. The position includes various departmental co-curricular and service duties, including academic advising, entrance auditions, active recruiting for the department, coordination of staff collaborative pianist assignments, recital juries, and departmental committees. Other responsibilities include participating in campus-wide committees, maintaining an active record of performance and scholarship, and mentoring undergraduate research/creative activity.
  • Faculty positions include teaching 12 credits per semester, academic advising, scholarly/professional activity (including performance), and committee service. Faculty may also have an opportunity to teach courses in the College’s Integrative Studies Program. For more information about this program, please see: http://www.keene.edu/isp/. Our students come from diverse socio-economic and educational backgrounds, with a high percentage of first generation college students. By the time Keene State College students complete their undergraduate experience they develop critical thinking, creative inquiry, intercultural competence, civic engagement, and commitment to well-being that will serve them as active citizens and lifelong learners. We strongly encourage individuals to apply who will support the College’s ongoing efforts to help students become responsible global citizens.
  • Additional Job Information: Applicants should be prepared to provide the contact information for three professional references and upload the following documents when applying online:
Letter of application addressing the above responsibilities
Curriculum Vitae
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Three (3) letters of current reference, one of which must address teaching
  • Please do not send recordings at this time. Semi-finalists will be expected to submit a sample of their work and a repertoire list of both solo and collaborative material.
  • Application Deadline: Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled or otherwise closed at the College’s discretion. For full consideration, please submit materials by October 21, 2016.
  • Posting Number/Job Order #: PF0016FY17
  • Acceptable Minimum Qualifications: An appropriate terminal degree (DMA, DM, PhD, or equivalent) is required at the time of appointment. Evidence of teaching at the collegiate level Artistic achievement in solo and/or collaborative piano performance. Skill and interest in collaborative piano duties.
  • Salary Information: Salary will be based on Collective Bargaining Unit Agreement, and was at $66,800 minimum for the rank of Assistant Professor in Fall 2016. Salary is complemented by a generous benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.
  • 9/20 Internal candidate
  • Confirmed internal candidate? Should I not bother finishing my application?
  • 10/4 Always apply! "Internal candidate" is never a guarantee - the committee knows an internal candidate's strengths, but they also know their weaknesses.
  • 11/1. References being contacted
  • 11/7. Rejection E-mail.
  • 12/29. Any updates? Has anyone been contacted regarding further materials or interviews?
  • Nothing but crickets here.
  • 1/10 Rejection email.  I think.  It came from HR at usnh.edu (University System of New Hampshire) and did not include the name of a human. x3
  • 3/15 Position closed
  • 3/20 Congratulations to Christina Wright-Ivanova

Kennesaw State University: Assistant/Associate Professor of Music (Coordinator of Piano Studies) (Deadline: 15 November 2016)Edit

  • Full Time Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor or Associate Professor - TBD
  • Area of Specialty-Discipline: Music (Piano)
  • Administrative/Distinguished Title - Working Title if applicable: Coordinator of Piano Studies
  • Position Status: Regular Faculty
  • Tenure Track Status: Tenure Track
  • Terms of Employment: 9-Month
  • Contract Type: Full-time
  • Date Position Available: 08/07/2017
  • Position Qualifications - Responsibilities: The School of Music at Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a nine-month, tenure-track position as Assistant/Associate Professor of Piano, and Coordinator of Piano Studies. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate applied piano, piano pedagogy, piano literature, chamber music, and supervise/teach in the class piano program. This person will perform solo and chamber music concerts, recruit and retain high-quality piano students, and develop and maintain visibility in the state, region, and nation as a performer and clinician. Meaningful service at the departmental, college, and university levels is expected. Participation in professional organizations is recognized as a valuable aspect of academic citizenship.
  • Required Education - Experience - Skills (Minimum Qualifications): An earned masters degree in piano, the foreign equivalent, or its equivalent in training, ability, and/or experience is required, but a DMA or its equivalent is ideal. A proven record of successful studio teaching at the university-level is also required.
  • Application Deadline Date: 11/15/2016
  • Questions About Position Opening: For information about this position, please contact: Dr. Benjamin Wadsworth, School of Music, bwadswo2@kennesaw.edu
  • Application Instructions: Priority will be given to applications received by November 15, 2016. Candidates should send a letter of application, current curriculum vitae including contact information for five professional references, a current video recording of a recent performance (web-based preferred), a current video recording of their teaching (web-based preferred), three current letters of recommendation, and unofficial college transcripts. (Official transcripts will be required for hiring purposes.)
  • 11/30 Skype interview schedules.
  • Campus interview scheduled.
  • 1/4 rejection email for a job I didn't apply for
  • LOL How did they have your contact information if you didn't apply for the job?
  • I applied for this job, but the email thanked me for applying for a completely different job.
  • Ah, now I get another rejection for the correct position I will not be getting.
    • They must really, really not want you.
  • I'm getting the hint (backs away slowly). All good. Interviews elsewhere.
  • Had a pretty fun interview, aside from two things: there's a heavily-favored internal candidate and the administration went into great detail on how they deny people tenure and can issue non-renewals whenever they please (always nice to talk about divorce on the first date). Other than that, there were ~120 applicants and 4 finalists, so you basically have a 3% chance of getting a campus interview even before they start going through the CVs and cutting down the pool based on work experience, education, performance history, etc. Atlanta seems like a nice place to live, but this one appears to have been wrapped up a long time ago. Word.
  • Who is the internal candidate?
  • any update on this position?
    • They gave it to the internal candidate, Robert Henry.

Kilgore College: Music Instructor (Deadline: 02 June 2017)Edit

  • Responsibilities: This faculty position will begin in August of 2017. Primary duties include: Class Piano, Piano Ensemble, Applied Piano, and Accompanying. Actively engage with local and regional piano teachers and music teaching organizations. Teach ear training, music appreciation, or related subjects as assigned. Additional responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: participation in academic advising, registration, and regular office hours. It is expected that all instructors participate in committee work, professional development activities, student recruitment and retention activities.
  • Minimum Qualifications: A master’s degree in Music or a master’s degree with at least 18 graduate hours in music from an accredited institution with major emphasis in applied or collaborative piano. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated experience as a collaborative pianist and in teaching class piano and piano ensemble. The successful applicant will be an energetic and skilled musician with excellent communication and recruitment skills and a broad knowledge of piano and vocal repertoire. A teacher with abilities in multiple related musical areas is highly preferred.
  • Salary Range & Fringe Benefits: The salary for a new faculty member is based upon level of education, years of teaching experience, and years of related work experience. Base salaries, excluding pay for previous experience, range from $41,100 for a master’s degree to $44,100 for a doctorate. Additional overload and summer classes are paid separately. Health, life, and income protection insurance are provided. An excellent retirement program through either the Teacher Retirement System or Optional Retirement Program and generous paid leave time are also furnished. In addition, full time employees have free use of the college’s recreational/fitness facilities and tuition scholarships are available for the employee and dependent children.
  • Application Process: This position will remain open until filled; however, review of applications will begin on or about June 2, 2017. Applicants must submit a current resume, letter of interest, completed Kilgore College Faculty and Professional Staff Application form which can be found at www.kilgore.edu and unofficial transcripts of college course work. Transcripts, resume' and letter of interest can be uploaded with the application for employment. Should you receive an error message when uploading these documents you may email them to tjohnson@kilgore.edu. Fax - 903-983-8609, Human Resources office 903-983-8103. All position appointments are subject to approval by the college's Board of Trustees.
  • 7/25: rejection email, hiring made

Kentucky State University: Visiting Assistant Professor and Area of Music Accompanist (Deadline: None listed, posted 16 June 2017)Edit

  • SUMMARY: Serves as Accompanist and Resident Performer in the Area of Instrumental Music, non-tenure track
  • DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Specific duties include: accompanies instrumental and vocal music majors for applied studio lessons, applied music jury examinations and weekly Laboratory and Performance Classes; provides appropriate piano accompaniments for music majors' junior and senior recitals; accompanies the Kentucky State University Concert for the Annual Spring Concert Tour, and special performances on and off campus including scheduled weekend dates; accompanies the Opera/Music Theatre Workshop for rehearsals and performances; provide classroom and laboratory instruction in Applied Keyboard Instrumental Music and according to qualifications and Area of Music needs; supervises the area's Piano Laboratory and accompaniment schedule; coordinates compliance issues which are associated with required student proficiencies regarding keyboard knowledge and skills; provides instruction in Music Theory, History or other assigned areas and completes other duties as assigned by the divisional chairperson.
  • MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS: Master's degree in classical piano performance required. Accompanying experience in classical vocal, instrumental, choral and opera/music theatre repertoire required. Sight reading ability required. Comprehensive knowledge of vocal, instrumental and choral repertoire.
  • KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: Comprehensive knowledge of vocal, instrumental, choral and opera/music theatre repertoire. Experience in accompanying. Sight reading ability required Teach one music class per semester as needed.
  • WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORT: Assigned studio/office space with piano, computer and telephone located in the music section of Bradford Hall. Studio/office provided for accompanying, class preparations and individual music majors' teaching and practice sessions as scheduled.
  • Application Information
  • Postal Address:
Office of Human Resources
Kentucky State University
400 E. Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40601
  • Phone: 502-597-6667
  • Fax: 502-597-6450
  • Email Address: rayla.smoot@kysu.edu

Kyung Hee University: Piano (Tenure-track) (Deadline: 22 May 2017)Edit

  • 2017 Faculty Position Announcement (Kyung Hee University)
  • Application Period: May 12th, 2017 – May 22nd, 2017
  • Position: Tenure-Track Faculty and Non-Tenure-Track Faculty
  • Salary: Calculated based on experience(or careers)
  • Faculty (Employee) Category: Full-time
  • Location: Kyunghee University (Seoul Campus / Global Campus)
  • How to Apply: Follow instructions below
  • 1) Website: Click below to upload your application. https://bang.khu.ac.kr/hjis2/
  • 2) Click "Faculty Pool Registration" on the left side of the page.
Fill in the required information: Application, cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, statement of research, papers and publications, thesis (highest level of education), and etc.
Click “Apply for a Faculty Position” to finalize and register your application. Please note that forgetting this step will invalidate your application
  • Click ‘English’ at the upper right on the screen when needed
  • Application Period : May 12th, 2017, 09:00 AM – May 22nd, 2017, 17:00 PM
1) Modification is available during this period
2) The first screening will be fully based on the submitted application
  • Field of Available Positions:
  • Tenure Track- (Seoul Campus)
Piano, Department of Instrumental Music
  • Contact Information: Please contact us (Office of Academic Affairs) for further information on positions and other inquiries.
  • Email khsa0031@khu.ac.kr
  • Phone +82-2-961-0051 (Seoul Campus)
  • +82-31-201-3031 (Global Campus)

Lee University: Artist Faculty of Piano (Deadline: 30 November 2016)Edit

  • Artist Faculty of Piano
  • The Lee University School of Music invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in the Department of Music Performance Studies, starting August 2017. We seek an accomplished artist and dynamic studio teacher who is committed to liberal arts education in a Christian environment.
  • A doctoral degree in piano performance or equivalent professional experience is required. Preference will be given to applicants with international recognition as a performing pianist and who demonstrate interest in and potential to recruit talented students to study piano at Lee University. In addition to teaching a studio of undergraduate and graduate pianists, the position may include classroom teaching in a related area, dependent on the candidate's qualifications. Advising students as assigned, university and community service, reporting to Department Chair, and working cooperatively with departmental faculty in complementing current departmental strengths are corollary responsibilities.
  • Minority applicants are encouraged to apply. Salary and rank are based on qualifications and experience.
  • To help us evaluate their potential role as a member of the Lee University faculty, applicants should forward the following via email to Dr. Doug Warner (dwarner@leeuniversity.edu) Chair, Department of Music Performance Studies:
(1) a cover letter of intent,
(2) a scanned copy of their completed faculty application (available at http://www.leeuniversity.edu/uploadedFiles/Content/human-resources/faculty-application%281%29.pdf)
(3) a current curriculum vita,
(4) a statement of Christian faith regarding their religious conversion and Christian commitment,
(5) a statement concerning how they will integrate faith into their subject matter, and
(6) contact information for three references. Letters of recommendation will be requested directly, please do not include then with application materials.
  • Review of applications will begin November 30, 2016.
  • Campus interview in mid March

Lone Star College-Montgomery: Music Faculty (Deadline: None listed, posted 10 February 2017)Edit

  • Lone Star College-University Park
  • Faculty, Music (#20305) MC
  • Position Summary: The successful candidate for this position will possess the skills and knowledge required to provide high-quality instruction in academic music courses. Preference shall be given to candidates who are keyboard specialists with experience in higher education and demonstrated ability as an accompanist. This position will assist academic leadership in maintaining instructional quality within the music program.
  • It is the responsibility of the teaching faculty to provide the learning activities and support that will lead to the achievement of the course objectives and contribute to the educational environment of the college and the community. The faculty member's role encompasses the general areas of learning facilitation, professional development, and institutional service. Primary responsibilities are to plan, develop and teach courses within the curriculum in a manner that facilitates student learning.
  • Fall 2017 Start Date
  • Job Functions
  • 1.Primary responsibility is to teach academic music courses, including, but not limited to, Music Appreciation, Music Theory, Aural Theory, Music Fundamentals, Class Piano, and Music Literature.
  • 2.Makes continuous efforts to improve the quality of instruction by reviewing and utilizing innovative methodologies, techniques, and delivery methods.
  • 3.Develops and uses a syllabus for each course or laboratory within college and departmental guidelines.
  • 4.Plans, develops and uses a variety of teaching methods and materials that assist students in meeting course objectives and which are appropriate for students with differing educational and experiential backgrounds and learning styles.
  • 5.Evaluates students to measure their progress toward achievement of stated course objectives and informs them in a timely manner of their progress in the course.
  • 6.Submits required college reports and forms.
  • 7.Reviews, evaluates, and recommends student learning materials.
  • 8.Maintains professional relationships with students, colleagues and the community.
  • 9.Provides access to students through posted office hours, electronic communication and other appropriate methods.
  • 10.Responsible for professional development and institutional service as determined in consultation with the Dean.
  • 11.Responsible for other reasonable, related duties as assigned.
  • Required Qualifications: Master's degree or higher in Music or a Master's degree with 18 graduate hours in music
  • Salary: Commensurate with education, experience and qualifications.

Lone Star College-University Park: Music Faculty (Deadline: None listed, posted 20 December 2016) FILLEDEdit

  • Lone Star College-University Park
  • Faculty, Music (#20207) UP
  • Position Summary: The successful candidate for this position will possess the skills and knowledge required to provide high-quality instruction in academic music courses. Preference shall be given to candidates who are keyboard specialists with experience in higher education and demonstrated ability as an accompanist. This position will assist academic leadership in maintaining instructional quality within the music program.
  • It is the responsibility of the teaching faculty to provide the learning activities and support that will lead to the achievement of the course objectives and contribute to the educational environment of the college and the community. The faculty member's role encompasses the general areas of learning facilitation, professional development, and institutional service. Primary responsibilities are to plan, develop and teach courses within the curriculum in a manner that facilitates student learning.
  • Fall 2017 Start Date
  • Job Functions
  • 1.Primary responsibility is to teach academic music courses, including, but not limited to, Music Appreciation, Music Theory, Aural Theory, Music Fundamentals, Class Piano, and Music Literature.
  • 2.Makes continuous efforts to improve the quality of instruction by reviewing and utilizing innovative methodologies, techniques, and delivery methods.
  • 3.Develops and uses a syllabus for each course or laboratory within college and departmental guidelines.
  • 4.Plans, develops and uses a variety of teaching methods and materials that assist students in meeting course objectives and which are appropriate for students with differing educational and experiential backgrounds and learning styles.
  • 5.Evaluates students to measure their progress toward achievement of stated course objectives and informs them in a timely manner of their progress in the course.
  • 6.Submits required college reports and forms.
  • 7.Reviews, evaluates, and recommends student learning materials.
  • 8.Maintains professional relationships with students, colleagues and the community.
  • 9.Provides access to students through posted office hours, electronic communication and other appropriate methods.
  • 10.Responsible for professional development and institutional service as determined in consultation with the Dean.
  • 11.Responsible for other reasonable, related duties as assigned.
  • Required Qualifications: Master's degree or higher in Music or a Master's degree with 18 graduate hours in music
  • Salary: Commensurate with education, experience and qualifications.
  • 5/30: Rejection email, hiring made

Louisiana State University: Assistant Professor of Collaborative Piano (Deadline: 11 November 2016)Edit

  • Job Posting Title: Assistant Professor of Collaborative Piano (Tenure-Track)
  • Position Type: Faculty
  • Department: LSUAM College of Music and Dramatic Arts
  • Work Location: LSU - Baton Rouge
  • The School of Music at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Collaborative Piano to begin Fall 2017.
  • This appointment will be full-time (nine month), and will contribute to the College of Music and Dramatic Arts' mission to offer a comprehensive music program. This position will teach at both undergraduate and graduate level, administrate the collaborative piano program, and contribute to the Keyboard Area as needed. Duties will include teaching and coaching undergraduate and graduate students, collaborating with faculty and guest artists as part of their research and creative activity, and recruiting high quality students into the collaborative piano program.
  • Required Qualifications: The LSU School of Music seeks an artist/teacher of collaborative piano. Applicants must have a Master’s degree in Collaborative Piano or related field or equivalent professional experience.
  • Desired Qualifications: Candidates with additional research interests and diverse performance expertise are especially encouraged to apply. D.M.A. and/or exceptional professional experience preferred. The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational skills.
  • Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Application review will begin on November 11, 2016 and will continue until a candidate is selected. For questions in regard to this position, please contact the committee chair Gregory Sioles: gsioles@lsu.edu.
  • Special Instructions: To Apply: Submit letter of interest, curriculum vitae, three (3) letters of recommendation, a list of references, a repertoire sheet of vocal and instrumental works, and a variety of recent, live, unedited recordings. A video of recent college-level teaching may be requested at a later date. Sound (mp3) and video recordings may be submitted by emailing Dropbox (audio) or You Tube (video) links to the search committee chairman.
  • Posting Date: October 12, 2016
  • The online application does not include a place to submit the letter of interest, list of references, or rep sheet. Should these be sent to the search committee chair?
  • Any updates on this search?
  • Campus interviews in February 

McLennan Community College: Assistant Professor, Music (Piano) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 10 April 2017)Edit

  • Assistant Professor, Music (Piano) Tenure Eligible
  • Start Date: Fall 2017
  • Position Posted 4.10.17
  • POSITION OPEN UNTIL FILLED
  • Required Documents: Application will not be considered until ALL required documents are received.
MCC Employment application
Copies of college transcripts
Resume
Design portfolio (digital)
  • General Position Description: This is an instructional and performance position with a 15 hour teaching load per semester. Duties include: coordinate the keyboard area, teach applied piano, be an active solo and collaborative performer, academic advising, recruit piano students, and teach other courses in the department based on the candidate's education and experience.
  • Minimum Qualification Requirements: Education: A Master's degree in music with 18 graduate hours in the teaching field, from an accredited college or university. Experience: Evidence of teaching experience at the college/university level. Evidence of a professional performance career in Piano.
  • Selection Criteria: Knowledge of: 1. Solo and pedagogical piano materials; 2. Trends in music teaching/learning theory. 3. Maintaining a successful performance career 4. Current trends in Internet /Distance Learning instruction. Ability to: 5.Demonstrate sight-reading skills, 6. Develop and maintain Internet/Distance Learning classes; 7. Recruit and maintain a successful piano studio; 8. Develop working relationships with area music teachers and music professionals; 9. Use appropriate technology; 10. Advise students; 11. Promote and support extra-curricular activities; 12. Work both within and across departmental lines; 13. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Benefits: Health and life insurance, retirement plan, sick leave, holidays, and personal leave days. Eligible employees and dependents may take college courses tuition free. Participation in Medicare Part A, but no Social Security (FICA).
  • Application Process: Interested and qualified applicants should submit applications to the Office of Human Resources, McLennan Community College, 1400 College Drive, Waco, Texas 76708, Telephone: 254/299-8611Fax: 254/299-6237, or E-mail: MCCJobs@mclennan.edu. MCC uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. For more information visit www.dhs.gov/e-verify.
  • NOTE: Finalists may be asked to submit video and/or audio recordings and give a live teaching demonstration and/or performance. Please feel free to contact this office regarding the status of your application.

Midland University: Piano Accompanist (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 08 August 2017)Edit

  • Fremont, NE, USA
  • Full Time
  • Midland University, a private, Christian, liberal arts university in Fremont, Nebraska (just outside of metro Omaha), is seeking a Piano Accompanist to support continuous growth in our Performing Arts Program.
  • Accompanying for groups during rehearsals, and at performances such as concerts, recitals, special events, musicals and choir tours is a primary responsibility of this position. The person in this role will also be responsible for teaching piano, as well as potentially teaching other classes as needed. Finally, candidates must have a passion for and ability to effectively teach Arts students of varying skill levels.
  • The ideal candidate will: Possess a passion for working with/mentoring young adults and cultivating talent. Have experience in playing, and teaching piano. Create and implement innovative strategies to grow the program and retain students. Have a positive disposition, and collaborate and work well with Midland University staff, faculty, and students. Strive to build/maintain an environment of integrity, trust, transparency and excellence. Exhibit tenacity around achieving goals and problem solving. Demonstrate effective organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Qualifications include: A minimum of five years of successful experience performing or teaching piano. Bachelor's degree in relevant field required; Master's degree strongly preferred. Significant consideration will be given to industry experience.
  • Compensation: Midland University offers: Wages commensurate with education, experience, and individual strengths. A respectful and productive working environment. Access to campus events, including sporting events and theatrical performances. A free YMCA membership.
  • Timeline: Position will remain open until filled.

Millersville University: Assistant Professor of Keyboard Studies (Deadline: 28 October 2016) FILLEDEdit

  • We are seeking an artist/teacher who will excel in the position Assistant Professor of Keyboard Studies within a creative, supportive, and innovative music department. Expectations include development and teaching of courses via distance education (online). Teaching assignments may include evening and/or weekend classes.
  • TEACHING AND PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Teaching – The academic-year workload for full-time faculty is 24 workload hours
Teach Class Piano I, II, and III
Teach applied piano to BSE-Music Education, BA-Music Business Technology students and minors
Teach applied piano to BA-Performance students
Additional duties could include teaching of other courses related to the needs of the department and candidate’s area of expertise
Effectively teach students both in assigned courses and outside-the-classroom settings (e.g., student research, service learning, etc.)
Teach other courses based on the needs of the students and candidate’s area of expertise
  • Advising:
Hold a minimum of 5 office hours per week on no fewer than 3 days per week
Serve as advisor for approximately 30 music majors and minors
Mentor BA Students in Performance
Faculty advisor to Music Performance Association.
  • CONTINUING SCHOLARLY GROWTH:
Perform at the regional and national (and ideally, international) level
Pursue scholarly growth on an ongoing basis within music and related areas
Engage in scholarly activity (publication, performance, musical composition, engagement in experimental programs, etc.) and make the results available for critical peer review
  • SERVICE: Provide service on an ongoing basis by contributing professionally to department and university governance outside the classroom for the university, professional community, and community at large, in a participatory, developmental, or advisory capacity.
  • Service to the department and the university is expected in the form of such areas as:
Participate in departmental recruitment activities
Participate in continuing curriculum development
Participate in governance of the department and the university
Coach student activities such as chamber ensembles and student recitals
Provide a leadership role in the recruitment of piano students
  • OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES: Expectations include development and teaching of courses via distance education (online). Teaching assignments may include evening and/or weekend classes.
  • Required Qualifications: ABD – DMA or Ph.D in Piano Performance. An official transcript showing doctorate conferred must be received by the Provost’s Office by the date of appointment.
  • Evidence of successful
Performance in solo piano
Performance in chamber music
Studio teaching
Knowledge of piano pedagogy
Ability to conduct classes through multifaceted teaching strategies for face to face classroom delivery and/or web enhanced or web-based formats
Evidence of ability to teach diverse student populations
Successful interview and teaching demonstration and 3 successful background checks: Act 34 (Criminal Record Check); Act 114 (FBI Federal Criminal History-Fingerprinting); and Act 151 (Child Abuse History Clearance).
A recording may be requested at a later date.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
DMA or Ph.D in Piano Performance, Cognate in: Chamber music or Piano pedagogy
Demonstrated success in recruiting piano students
Breadth of experience in stage performance
Demonstrated knowledge of the Kodály Concept of Music applied to class piano
Knowledge and experience with Yamaha Disklavier DCFX
Knowledge of technology applied to teaching class piano and studio lessons
Demonstrated ability to teach general education courses in music (which could include, but is not limited to Music & Culture, Popular Music, and West African Drum and Dance)
Interest and ability to teach in distance learning formats
  • Full Consideration Date: 10/28/2016
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Please complete a faculty application and upload a cover letter, vitae and copies of your graduate and undergraduate transcripts. You will also be required to provide the names, address, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references, who will be asked to upload letters of reference directly to a confidential website. Recordings may be requested at a later date.
  • Please do not link your application to the position until you have uploaded all of the required documents and any optional documents you want to provide. After the application process has been completed and you receive a confirmation number, you cannot change the materials submitted or upload any new additional materials.
  • Furloughed faculty from other PASSHE universities must indicate their interest in this position by sending a letter of application, along with other appropriate documentation supporting their qualifications, to President John M. Anderson, Ph.D., within 30 calendar days of the September 28, 2016, vacancy notice.
  • Search concluded in December 2016

McNeese State University: Instructor/Accompanist (Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 27 April 2017)Edit

  • McNeese State University invites qualified applicants for the position of Instructor/Accompanist in the Department of Performing Arts. This is a full-time, 9–month, unclassified, non-tenure-track position. The appointment begins in August 2017.
  • Position Description and Responsibilities: The Instructor/Accompanist is responsible for functions related to accompanying ensembles of varying sizes, accompanying student and faculty recitals and and other public performances within the Department of Performing Arts. The Instructor/Accompanist will also teach in a secondary area of expertise, to include, but not limited to, accompanying classes, functional piano classes, and music theory. The Instructor/Accompanists will work closely with both faculty and students in the Department of Performing Arts.
  • Qualifications: Required: Master’s degree in any aspect of piano and experience accompanying a wide variety of instrumentalists, vocalists, and ensembles.
  • Preferred: ABD or Doctorate in piano performance or collaborative piano. Secondary expertise in music theory.
  • Salary: $35,000
  • Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.
  • Application Materials and Contact: Applicants should submit: 1) Letter of Application; 2) Resume; 3) Three Letters of Reference (to include phone number and e-mail address); and 4) Unofficial Transcripts for the application process. Please submit the required documents electronically to: Dr. Michael Buckles at mbuckles@mcneese.edu.

Michigan State University: Associate Professor in Piano (Deadline: 14 June 2017)Edit

  • Job no: 444401
  • Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
  • Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Music
  • Department: Music 10030598
  • Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
  • Location: East Lansing
  • Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Tenure System Faculty, Education/Training
  • Position Summary: Tenure system associate professor in piano beginning August 16, 2017. Responsibilities including: Teaching undergraduate and graduate piano including related classes such as Piano Chamber Music, Piano Chamber Literature, Undergraduate Accompanying, and Collaborative Piano; Performing faculty solo and chamber music concerts; Recruiting and retaining a class of high-quality piano students; and developing and maintain visibility in the state, region, nation and internationally as a performer and artist teacher.
  • Required Degree: Doctorate -Piano Performance
  • Minimum Requirements: Proven success as a performing artist and proven successful studio teaching at the university level.
  • Required Application Materials: Letter of application, curriculum vitae, and links to live video recordings of varied solo repertoire (additional recordings of chamber music and/or concerts may be submitted).
  • Advertised: 12 Jun 2017 Eastern Daylight Time
  • Applications close: 14 Jun 2017 Eastern Daylight Time
  • Two days?? What is going on here?
  • All-time world record for the most thinly-disguised fake search in the history of everything.
    • It's most likely visa-related, but still hilariously fake.
    • Just to see what would happen, I applied.  Rejection email two days later.  No possible way the CV could circulate through a search committee in that amount of time, especially during the summer.  I call 100% bull honkey on this search.

Mississippi State University: Assistant Clinical Professor (Collaborative Piano) (Deadline: None listed, posted 11 November 2016)Edit

  • Job no: 494067
  • Position type: Full-Time 9-Month
  • Department: 052700 - Department of Music
  • Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
  • Categories: Faculty
  • Position Open Date: 11 Nov 2016
  • Area of Specialization: Collaborative Piano
  • Anticipated Appointment Date: August 16, 2017
  • Tenure Track Status: Non-Tenure Track
  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Collaborative Piano responsibilities for 20 hours per week
Provide rehearsal, performance, teaching and coaching accompaniment for vocal and instrumental students at lessons, rehearsals, recitals, juries, recordings and presentations, plus collaboration with faculty and guest artists at recitals
Secondary teaching responsibilities possible in undergraduate music theory
Participate in university, college, and departmental committees, service and recruiting activities
Criteria for promotion include teaching and professional and public service
  • Minimum Qualifications:
Completed doctorate or equivalent professional experience in piano or collaborative piano is required at the time of the appointment
Successful experience in accompanying undergraduate students and faculty musicians in variety of venues and events
  • ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS): Yes
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to work collaboratively in a variety of academic and community settings
Academic and professional characteristics consistent with the teaching and service missions of the University, College, and the Department of Music
Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
  • Instructions for Applying: Applicants must apply online at www.msujobs.msstate.edu and attach a cover letter and CV/resume.

Missouri State University: Assistant Professor (Artist-Teacher) of Piano (Deadline: 16 December 2016)Edit

  • Position Title: Assistant Professor (Artist-Teacher of Piano)-9 month appointment
  • Work Location: Springfield Campus
  • Department: Music
  • Faculty Appointment Type: Tenure Track
  • Term (if applicable): 9 month
  • Begin Date of Appointment: 08/14/2017
  • Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
  • Description of Primary Duties: Asst. Prof. of Music, Artist-Teacher of Piano, will teach applied piano, piano pedagogy, chamber music, and supervise/teach in the class piano program. They will also engage in recruitment for the music program, collaborate with colleagues to perform concerts, and strongly recruit for piano programs.
  • Additional Qualifications: An earned DMA or equivalent degree at the time of hire, and a proven record of successful studio teaching at the university level.
  • Link to Job Description: http://www.missouristate.edu/human/jobdescriptions/21377.htm
  • Open Date: 10/31/2016
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: First date of consideration will be 12-16-16, and continue until the search is completed.
  • Include application letter, CV, video(s) of recent performances AND teaching, complete information for five references, three current letters of recommendation, and unofficial college transcripts.
  • Video web links can be uploaded utilizing the online media presentation during the online application process or applicants may submit a DVD to the Music Department.
  • 1/24: Phone interview
  • Campus interview scheduled
  • Rejection email

Monmouth College: Piano Teacher and Staff Accompanist (Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 28 April 2017) FILLEDEdit

  • Monmouth College, a selective, private, residential liberal arts college in Illinois, invites applications for a Piano Teacher and Staff Accompanist, to begin fall 2017. The position will be full-time and non-tenure track, with an initial one-year contract with potential for renewal.
  • The successful candidate will teach piano lessons, accompany College choral ensembles as well as students in recitals and juries, and will teach one course per semester (Music Theory in the 2017-18 year).
  • Required: A master’s degree in Piano Performance or in Collaborative Piano. Significant experience as a collaborative pianist and choral accompanist. Ability to score-read. Classroom teaching experience, especially teaching Music Theory, is desirable. A commitment to the liberal arts and an appreciation for the small college learning environment is essential.
  • Send letter of application, resume, names and telephone numbers of three references, and links to audio and/or video recordings of performances to: Tim Pahel, Chair, Music Search Committee, Monmouth College by e-mail to: facultysearch@monmouthcollege.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
  • 6/9: rejection email, hiring made

Northwest Florida State College: Part-Time Adjunct Instructor - Music (Applied Piano) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 28 June 2017)Edit

  • Department: NFine & Performing Arts
  • Locations: Niceville, FL
  • Posted: Jun 28, '17
  • Type: Part-time
  • Job Description: Provide private instruction in Applied Piano. Some Accompanying. Participate in Juried Assessment of Piano Majors. Perform other duties as assigned by the Chair of the Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts Division.
  • Requirements: Master's in Music Performance-Piano; OR other music master's with documented skill in piano; OR bachelor's in Music or Music Education with four years' documented performance experience in piano, to include professional performance and/or other in-field music employment required. Post-secondary teaching experience preferred. Accompanying experience preferred. Professional performance experience preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills required. All degrees must be from a regionally accredited postsecondary institution.
  • Additional Information: Rate of Pay: $1755.00 to $2160.00 per class (Based on level of degree. Pay rate listed is for a 3 hour credit course)
  • Position is open until filled.
  • Application Instructions: In addition to the application, please submit ALL of the following: Resume (optional). Unofficial transcript for highest degree earned that qualifies you to teach Music (Applied Piano).

Oberlin Conservatory: Faculty Vacancy in Piano (Deadline: None listed, posted 21 September 2016) FILLEDEdit

  • The Oberlin Conservatory of Music invites applications for a continuing full-time tenure-track position in the Piano Department, beginning in the 2017-18 academic year.
  • Responsibilities: The successful applicant will teach a studio of undergraduate pianists, with the possibility of teaching Artist-Diploma students in the Oberlin-Como Piano Academy and some chamber music coaching. Active participation is expected in recruiting, as well as in departmental hearings, juries, auditions, and meetings.
  • Qualifications: We seek an Artist-Teacher with an established national/international reputation and a proven record of successful teaching and performance, and who shares Oberlin’s commitment to the highest standards in undergraduate musical training. An advanced degree in piano is desired but not necessary if an applicant has outstanding professional recognition.
  • Compensation: The appointment is to be filled at a rank and salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
  • Congratulations to Stanislav Ioudenitch (Park University), according to the update at the top of this wiki page

Ohio University: Adjunct Instructor of Collaborative Piano (Deadline: 26 December 2016)Edit

  • Job Title: Adjunct Instructor of Collaborative Piano
  • Applications Accepted From: Open to the Public
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: To apply, please complete and submit the online quick application and attach required documents. Required documents include a detailed cover letter, resume and list of references with current contact information, including email addresses.
  • Position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by December 26, 2016.
  • This position is eligible for the following benefits: Level 5 - Sick Leave; Holidays Paid; Retirement
  • Posting Number: 2016322F
  • Job Description: The Adjunct Instructor of Collaborative Piano will teach courses in collaborative piano to graduate and undergraduate students as well as coach students in individual and group settings.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in collaborative piano, piano performance, or related field.
  • Job Open Date: 11/30/2016
  • Posting Close Date: Position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by December 26, 2016.
  • Employment Type: Part-Time Term
  • Job Category: Faculty - Adjunct Semester (Group III)
  • Months: 9
  • Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position: Christopher Hayes

Ohio University: Visiting Assisting Professor of Piano (Deadline: 15 June 2017, but review begins immediately)Edit

  • Job Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Piano
  • Public: Open to the Public
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Please complete the online application and fully describe qualifications and related experience in a current vita accompanied by a cover letter indicating how your skills and experience match the requirements specified in the position announcement. Required documents include: CV, cover letter and list of 3 references with current contact information. Please provide YouTube or other electronic link to live recordings either as part of your CV or in a separate document. Additionally, as part of the application online, you will be prompted for contact information for three additional reference letter providers (for a total of 6) that will submit a reference letter through a system-generated quick link that is emailed directly to them. Transcripts may be requested at a later date.
  • Review of applicant materials will begin immediately and position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by June 15, 2017.
  • This position is eligible for the following benefits: Level 4 - Medical/Rx, Vision, Dental, Ortho; Basic/Supp/Dep Life; Educ. Benefits; Sick Leave; Holidays Paid; Retirement
  • Posting Number: 2016446F
  • Job Description: RESPONSIBILITIES – Primary responsibilities will include teaching applied piano and related courses such as piano literature, accompanying, and chamber music. Additionally, the successful candidate will maintain an active performing career on and off campus as both a solo pianist and collaborative artist with Ohio University School of Music faculty artists. Recruitment of qualified undergraduate and graduate piano students is an essential part of the position.
  • Minimum Qualifications: QUALIFICATIONS – Doctorate, ABD or equivalent experience required. Accomplished artist/teacher of piano who maintains significant visibility as an active performing artist, a successful record of collegiate-level piano teaching, and demonstrated ability to recruit talented piano students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Salary is commensurate with experience. Employees also enjoy a generous benefits package which includes health benefits and education benefits for employees and eligible dependents.
  • Job Open Date: 06/01/2017
  • Posting Close Date: Position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by June 15, 2017.
  • Employment Type: Full-Time Term
  • Months: 9
  • Campus: Athens
  • Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position: Dr. Chris Fisher, fisherc@ohio.edu

Oklahoma Panhandle State University: Pianist / Staff Accompanist / Artist-in-Residence (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 14 June 2017)Edit

  • Job Title: Pianist / Staff Accompanist / Artist-in-Residence
  • Submitted on: 06-14-17
  • Salary: Commensurate with Experience
  • Start Date: August 16, 2017
  • Responsibilities: Accompany private voice and instrument students for last half-hour of at least 2 lessons before a performance, accompany recital students for last half-hour of lessons, be present at all master classes, be present at monthly half-hour music forums, play for end-of-semester juries and recitals (vocal and instrumental), accompany Monday night university choir rehearsals, accompany faculty recitals, accompany Chamber Singer rehearsals/performances, support musical rehearsals/performances, and teach ear training theory classes, private piano lessons, and class piano. Accompanist may request fees from students for accompaniment services beyond OPSU’s stipend.
  • Applicant Must Submit: Letter of Application; Resume; Unofficial Transcript; Three references with addresses and phone numbers; Consent and Disclosure form for pre-employment background check (form available at www.opsu.edu/job.htm)
  • Qualifications: Masters degree (18 hours of piano/music at least) and accompanying experience required. PhD or DA and accompanying experience preferred. Collegiate experience serving as accompanist and proficient at a range of styles including, but not limited to classical, opera, Broadway, and jazz; art song familiarity required. Other talents/strengths (teaching voice or strings, competence on other instruments/areas, etc.) would be appreciated and considered. Must be employment authorized.
  • For Additional Information:
Oklahoma Panhandle State University
Attention: Human Resources Department
PO Box 430
Goodwell, OK 73939
Phone: 580-349-2611
FAX: 580-349-2302

Pacific Lutheran University: Assistant Professor of Music-Piano (Deadline: 01 November 2016)Edit

  • The Department of Music at Pacific Lutheran University invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Music – Piano, beginning September 1, 2017.
  • Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
Teach a four-semester sequence of functional keyboarding classes, an essential component of the core program for all music majors and minors; provide leadership for the keyboard skills sequence.
Oversee the accompanying program, working with piano majors to support the accompanist needs in various applied studios.
Teach private piano lessons and chamber music at the undergraduate level.
Perform regularly on campus; specifically in collaboration with colleagues.
Actively recruit piano students and participate in department recruiting activities (e.g. department scholarship auditions); develop strong relationships with area private instructors; participate in applicable local, regional and national teacher/performer organizations.
Share advising responsibilities for majors in performance, Bachelor of Arts, and Bachelor of Musical Arts programs.
Participate in School of Arts and Communication and Department of Music faculty activities.
Other duties/teaching as assigned based on the appointee’s strengths and department’s needs.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of current trends and teaching techniques in class piano, piano performance, and related areas.
  • Required Qualifications:
Terminal degree (DMA or PhD) in Piano Pedagogy, Piano Performance, or Collaborative Piano. ABD will be considered, but degree must be completed by September 1, 2017. Master’s degree plus justifiable professional experience and recognition may substitute for the terminal degree.
Demonstrated competence in teaching courses in class piano, piano performance, and collaborative piano.
Evidence of active scholarly or comparable artistic activity.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
Terminal degree (DMA or PhD) in Piano Pedagogy, Piano Performance, or Collaborative Piano.
Demonstrated collaborative skill working with diverse faculty, staff and student populations.
Prior teaching experience at the college level.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and full contact information for three references by clicking on the “Apply” button above. Documents should address specifically an interest in, and qualifications for, the job responsibilities listed above. No recordings, videos, syllabi, or course evaluations at this time.
  • For questions or more information, please contact Brian Galante, Search Chair, at galante@plu.edu.
  • Posting Date: 08/12/2016
  • Closing Date: Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016, but the position will remain open until filled.
  • 10/28 Seems like there is a vacancy in piano every few years here. Anyone know why that is?
  • 10/29 Looking at the past 4 years of the wiki, I don't see any other piano postings from this school. There were postings at Seattle Pacific University and Azusa Pacific University though - similar names. But maybe you're thinking even further back? 
  • 11/14 They had a search to replace a retiring professor. The person chosen turned down the position finally, so another search was held the next year. This particular search is to add a tenure-track piano position to the faculty.
  • 11/18: Rejection email received.
  • 11/18  Request for additional materials along with hardball statement that rank and salary are non-negotiable and candidates should drop out now if they don't like it.
  • 11/19: Not only that, but the fact that they ask for an HOUR of teaching demonstration videos (30 minutes applied and 30 minutes class piano, plus a statement on class piano teaching philosophies and syllabi) and only 15 minutes of solo/collab recordings more or less tells you about the priorities of this position and your place in the department.
  • 11/20. So,are you planning to carry on in the search? :o
  • I respect them for providing clarity on the nature of the position and the type of candidate they want.  Small colleges are plagued with piano faculty who only want to use their positions as platforms to further their own concert careers, and who will jump ship at the earliest sign of a better position.
  • Nice conjecture. I sent them an email after their first contact with some supplemental questions about their (absurd) request for additional materials and received a hostile reply from the search chair, who outright refused to address any of my concerns and encouraged me to withdraw my application. I politely told them to FO. There's nothing to respect about this horrible school, it sounds like an absolutely awful place to work, even for a religious college (and I know you can empathize with that).
  • 12/9 The materials they asked for are rather daunting to put together unless one is already committed and experienced in the area of class piano, functional keyboard, etc. Pretty sure that was the idea.
  • 1/11 rejection email.
  • Any updates? 

Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University: Accompanist Coordinator (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 30 June 2017)Edit

  • Classified Title: Accompanist
  • Requisition #: 315197
  • Range: MD
  • Level: 3
  • Salary: Commensurate with experience
  • Status: Full Time
  • School: Peabody
  • Location: Peabody Institute
  • Location City: Baltimore
  • Location State: MD
  • Resume Required for Application: Yes
  • Area of Interest: Administrative
  • Contact: Central Talent Acquisition Office 443-997-5100
  • The accompanist coordinator plays a key pedagogical and administrative role at the Preparatory. The coordinator will spend the majority of time actively accompanying group classes, repertoire classes and recitals, primarily for the string department. As such, the coordinator will be an accomplished pianist with significant experience accompanying, preferably with some experience working with young children. Reporting to the Academic Programs administrator and working directly with department chairs and faculty, the coordinator will organize and schedule all accompanists and accompanying related activities at the Preparatory’ s 4 campuses; downtown Baltimore, Towson, Annapolis and Howard County. This will involve hiring and training accompanists, scheduling accompanists for weekly classes (@ 30) ; assisting with scheduling for end of term recitals, master classes, and other events; managing accompanist performance and attendance; and maintaining a pool of substitute accompanists to fill in as needed. This is complex scheduling of 30 accompanists to cover @ 200 hours a week, to include 25-30 weekly dance classes and 12 instrumental classes.
  • Essential Job Duties: Accompanying: 18-20 hours per week playing for group classes, ensembles, juries, recitals, and individual students primarily, but not limited to, advanced level students. Schedule all accompanists for the Preparatory: numbers @ 30 accompanists to cover @ 200 hours a week of classes. Hire, train, onboard and supervise all accompanist for the Preparatory (@30). Performs administrative support activities for the string department such as: Organizing repertoire book for spring, Organize and running periodic workshops and master classes, Assisting the String Department Chair with artistic duties as needed, Performs other relevant duties as assigned.
  • Qualifications: High School Diploma/GED required.
  • Preferred: Qualifications: Master’s degree in Music/Piano/Accompanying strongly preferred. Experience working with children in a music academy.
  • Special Knowledge and Skill: Demonstrated proficiency in piano. Significant experience as an accompanist or as a collaborative pianist. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. MS Word and Excel for scheduling. Must be able to travel between the 4 site locations. Able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends as needed

Penn State University Altoona: Fall 2017 Emerging Musical Artist in Residence (Deadline: 14 April 2017, but review begins immediately)Edit

  • Campus/Location: Penn State Altoona
  • Date Announced: 02/22/2017
  • Date Closing: open until filled
  • Job Number: 69400
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Work Unit: Penn State Altoona
  • Department: Academic Affairs, Division of Arts and Humanities
  • Description: The Penn State Altoona Integrative Arts program invites applications for its Fall 2017 Emerging Musical Artist in Residence.
  • The program seeks an emerging Collaborative Pianist or emerging Vocal Coach who will: Accompany applied voice students (Voice 110J) in their lessons (maximum 10 students). Accompany the vocal juries of the applied voice students; Accompany and coach students in a weekly 1-hour group studio class. Accompany a 1-hour studio recital.
  • The residency is designed to offer an emerging artist substantial time to develop his/her accompanying and/or coaching skills and offers a salary of $10,000. In addition to the aforementioned duties, the successful candidate will be expected to serve as a resource to our Integrative Art majors, students, and community while in residence. The successful candidate must also have experience in working with undergraduate students; as all applied voice students at Penn State Altoona are undergraduates in Integrative Arts or other programs. Successful candidate typically lives in the Altoona area during residency for the Fall 2017 semester (August 21 – December 15). Benefits and Housing are not included.
  • The Emerging Artist we seek will present a promising record of study, experience, creativity and practical craftsmanship. Selection will be based on the quality of the work submitted, as determined by the selection committee.
  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree with supported evidence of accompanying and/or coaching singers, earned within the past three years, is required. A Master’s degree with university-level teaching experience is preferred.
  • Applications must consist of a cover letter, a Curriculum Vitae (including resume, accompanying and/or coaching experience, professional training, and the names and contact information of three references), and an artistic statement (no more than one page in length). Audio or DVD recordings of performances in which the candidate has participated as a collaborative pianist are recommended, preferably via a website or YouTube. Please combine materials to fill slots. Recordings of performances may be emailed to Dr. Bonnie Cutsforth-Huber at bbc10@psu.edu.
  • Application deadline is April 14, 2017, with review of applications beginning immediately.
  • Wow: $10,000 WHOLE dollars!  Includes no benefits and no housing.  What a deal!

Perimeter College at Georgia State University: Open Rank Tenure-Track Faculty, Music (Piano) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 17 February 2017) FILLEDEdit

  • Posting Number: 0001465
  • Open Rank Tenure-Track Faculty, Music (Piano)
  • Job Summary/Basic Function: Perimeter College at Georgia State University seeks an accomplished educator and artist in classical piano for a tenure-track, nine-month faculty position in music. The successful candidate will collaborate with fine arts colleagues to create a rigorous and dynamic learning environment that prepares a diverse student population for further collegiate education and careers in music.
  • Primary teaching responsibilities will consist of applied piano for majors, minors and secondaries and the group piano sequence for music majors. Other teaching assignments will be based on the candidate's expertise and the needs of the music program, such as the beginning non-major piano course, concert attendance, music appreciation, or music theory. The successful candidate will maintain a regional profile through performance and/or research, will recruit quality piano majors to the music program, and will maintain professional relationships with piano faculty at the Georgia State University School of Music and other four year colleges and universities in the region. Duties will also include coordination with the part-time piano faculty, advisement of music students, and service on college and university committees. This a full-time, tenure track position.
  • Experience: Prior teaching experience, preferably at the collegiate level, desired.
  • Education: Completed doctorate in piano preferred; ABD with specific completion date will be considered.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Successful college teaching experience and a high level of performance ability expected. Ability to recruit students is essential. Experience in jazz or CCM styles is welcome but not required.
  • Posting Date: 02-17-2017
  • Closing Date: Open Until Filled
  • Salary: $35,432 - $50,082 (10 month Salary Range)
  • Anticipated Start Date: August 2017
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Qualified Applicants must submit the following application materials to be considered:
Letter of intent, summarizing your experience and qualifications for the position
Curriculum vitae
Three professional reference letters
Official transcripts of all degrees completed
  • The position is posted as, "Open Until Filled." Please note that the review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
  • A Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluation is required for foreign graduate degrees.
  • Questions regarding the position may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, to Greg McLean, gmclean@gsu.edu, Department of Arts & Humanities.
  • Internal candidate 
  • Phone interview requested
    • 6/17: Anyone hear anything more about this? I saw it reposted on the Chronicle but maybe that's a mistake...
  • Search concluded. Position is filled.

Piedmont College: Assistant Professor in Music (Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 17 December 2016)Edit

  • School of Arts and Science – Music Faculty Vacancy
  • Music Position: Piedmont College in Demorest, Georgia, invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Music, to begin on August 1, 2017. A Master's degree in Organ or Piano (or equivalent) is required, DMA or ABD candidates preferred. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in organ teaching and performing, experience in teaching college-level music theory and aural skills, and proven success in teaching group piano classes for music majors. Other teaching responsibilities may be assigned within the department as needed. Additional duties include working collaboratively with the music faculty in the development of curriculum, active recruiting of keyboard majors, and committee work within the School of Arts and Sciences.
  • Applicants should submit a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; unofficial copies of transcripts; and names, phone numbers, and email address of three references electronically to: hrapplicant@piedmont.edu . Review of applicants will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled. Piedmont College is an EOE/Affirmative Action Employer. Veterans, minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
  • Anyone heard anything about this search? (1/24/17)

Purchase College, SUNY: Piano Accompanist (Deadline: 31 March 2017)Edit

  • Posting Number: 0800629
  • Job Title: Piano Accompanist (Lecturer - 10 months)
  • Application Deadline: 03-31-2017
  • Department: Conservatory of Music
  • Full-Time or Part-Time: Full-Time
  • Salary: 44000.00
  • Description: We seek a faculty member with experience and interest in collaborative piano for instrumentalists and vocalists, as well as chamber music performance. This position manages all collaborative piano services in the Classical Division of the Conservatory, including hiring and supervising employees and independent contractors, working with faculty to schedule and coordinate collaborative services (opera and voice, strings, woodwinds, brass). The position also serves as the primary collaborative pianist in the Conservatory. Other duties, as assigned by the Director of the Conservatory, may include: interacting with presenting venues on campus, including the Performing Arts Center and Neuberger Museum of Art, and participating in academic advising and community service (which encompasses committee work as well as College, School, and Board of Study governance).
  • Our ideal candidate will be comfortable working and thinking across disciplines, having interests and experience that extend beyond his or her specialty, and encompass broader approaches to art practice and human knowledge. Successful candidates will demonstrate their commitment to student learning, success, and liberal education.
  • Qualifications: Applicants must possess a graduate/professional degree (MM, DMA, Ph.D., PD, PL, etc.) in a related discipline or show substantial commensurate professional experience. Teaching experience in music at an undergraduate or graduate level. Experience accompanying students of string, woodwind, and brass instruments. Experience playing chamber music. Familiarity with standard Italian, German and French art song repertoire. experience as an opera rehearsal pianist
  • In addition, current demonstrable collaborative experience as well as the management of collaborative pianists is required. Experience teaching and mentoring undergraduate students is preferred.
  • Applicants must attach the following to the online employment application:
1) Cover letter (maximum one-page) expressing interest in the position and summarizing qualifications
2) CV, including noted productions, reviews, published articles, panels/papers, service, courses taught, etc. (Do Not Submit Original Materials.)
3) Names, addresses, and e-mail addresses (and phone numbers, if possible) of three references (attach as "Other Document 1").
4) Two statements: the first is a statement about your work in music; the second is a statement of teaching philosophy. BOTH statements must be submitted as one document (can be multi-page) (attach as "Other Documents 2").
  • Date to be Filled: 08/28/2017
  • If direct link to ad doesn't work, search by job posting title or number.

Radford University: Applied Piano Studies and Collaborative Piano Accompanist (Deadline: 16 June 2017, but review begins immediately)Edit

  • Applied Piano Studies and Collaborative Piano Accompanist
  • Institution: Radford University
  • Location: Radford, VA
  • Category: Faculty - Fine and Applied Arts - Music
  • Posted: 05/31/2017
  • Application Due: 06/16/2017
  • Type: Full Time
  • POSITION: Applied Piano Studies and Collaborative Piano Accompanist, one-year, full-time temporary faculty position beginning August 2017.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: College teaching experience and a minimum of a Masters degree in piano performance or collaborative piano is required, doctorate preferred. Must have a proven record of both college teaching and experience as a collaborative piano accompanist. Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to relate well to a diverse group of students and faculty at the university level are both essential. A commitment to outreach and student recruitment, and versatility to help meet needs within the department based on applicant's strengths is also expected.
  • DESCRIPTION: Teach applied piano and piano accompanying class. Coordinate Department accompanying duties split between this position and our staff collaborative accompanist. A continuing record of appropriate professional performance activities as a pianist is expected.
  • RANK AND SALARY: Rank and salary commensurate with experience. Salary competitive.
  • Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until June 16.
  • APPLICATION: Send (electronic ONLY) a letter of application, current and complete CV, scanned copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official ones required of finalists), and at least three professional and/or academic references with contact information including email address and phone number. Link(s) to recording(s) of your piano solo and/or collaborative piano performances must accompany each application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until June 16, 2017. Send your email application to Dr. Tim Channell, Chairman-Piano Search Committee, Department of Music, Radford University, Radford, VA 24142 at tchannell@radford.edu, phone: (540)831-5119, website: http://music.asp.radford.edu

Reinhardt University: Assistant Professor of Music (Piano) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 30 January 2017) FILLEDEdit

  • Reinhardt University seeks an Assistant Professor of Music (piano), tenure-track to start August, 2017.
  • Primary responsibilities: teach applied piano to university piano majors; cultivate professional relationships with local and regional piano teachers; actively recruit new majors; teach courses in keyboard lit, musicianship, and ensemble lit; coordinate collaborative pianists among piano majors.
  • Other responsibilities: regular solo and collaborative performances on campus; promote Reinhardt as a thriving artistic community through outreach performances and masterclasses throughout the state, region, and nation; arrange visiting artists to perform and conduct master classes at Reinhardt; maintain active presence in local Music Teachers Associations, Georgia Music Teachers Association, Music Teachers National Association, and/or other professional music associations; review and revise curriculum.
  • Possible responsibilities: depending on size of applied studio, additional classes may be assigned to fill out the faculty load depending on qualifications and credentials; other duties as assigned by the dean.
  • Qualifications: DMA in Piano Performance (ABD considered); clear pedagogical philosophy encompassing diagnosis and development of healthy technique; professional technique for standard piano repertoire; knowledge of standard solo repertoire from Intermediate to Advanced levels; knowledge of standard chamber music with piano.
  • Please send letter of application, resume, and contact information for three professional references via email to: jobs@reinhardt.edu with subject line “Assistant Professor of Music­­­­­­­­,” or via U.S. Mail to:
Reinhardt University
Office of Human Resources
Attn: Assistant Professor of Music
7300 Reinhardt Circle
Waleska, GA 30183
  • Position will remain open until filled.
  • Phone Interview Scheduled
  • Any updates? 
  • 3/31: Rejection Letter
  • any updates?
  • Congratulations, Dr. Alex Wasserman!

Royal Conservatory: Keyboard Individual Instructor (Deadline: 07 July 2017)Edit

  • Job Title: Keyboard Individual Instructor, The Royal Conservatory School
  • Location: The Royal Conservatory - Toronto, ON M5S 1W2 CA (Primary)
  • Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
  • Category: Faculty
  • Date Needed By: 7/7/2017
  • Job Type: Hourly
  • Position Summary: The Royal Conservatory School is looking for a creative and engaging teacher piano instructor who can deliver high-quality piano instruction individually to very young students. The successful candidate will be a team player who can relate to young children, parents and colleagues. The successful candidate must have RCM Teacher Certification, availability to teach both Saturday and Sunday, have a high level of musicianship and mastery on the piano, follow the RCM curriculum and advocate for yearly examinations, and have a sincere passion for teaching very young children.
  • Class Schedule: Saturday and Sunday: 9am-5pm
  • Rate: $45.17/hour
  • Key responsibilities include: Deliver high-quality instruction to students in individual lessons. Follow RCM curriculum and examinations which are required for school-aged students ages 3-18. Focus on all aspects of playing; proper playing position, proper playing technique, sound production, articulation, musicianship, etc. Assist with recruitment and retention of students in the Conservatory School’s signature Music Enrichment Program. Showcase students in a least two recitals per academic year based on the RCS school calendar.
  • Number of Hires Needed: 1
  • Qualifications: RCM Teacher Certification required. Must be available to teach all day on Saturday and Sunday. A Master of Music degree in music education or performance on piano or equivalent level. Follow the RCM curriculum and advocate for yearly examinations. A passion for teaching very young children. The ability to start very young students and hone their skills through an advanced level of musicianship. Good interpersonal and communication skills. Self-motivated, disciplined and goal oriented. A team player who is interested in contributing to the community and culture of the RCS.
  • We thank all applicants and will contact the individuals selected for an interview. Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter with a current résumé online (please ensure to upload a single document combining both) by July 7, 2017; however, please note that this position may be filled prior to the deadline if a suitable candidate has been identified.

Rutgers University: Assistant or Associate Professor of Professional Practice (Henry Rutgers Term Chair in Piano) (Deadline: None listed, posted 17 August 2017)Edit

  • Recruitment/Posting Title: Assistant or Associate Professor of Professional Practice
  • Department: MGSA - Music
  • Salary: Commensurate With Experience
  • Posting Summary: The Music Department at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, invites applications for the Henry Rutgers Term Chair in Piano, a full-time position to begin fall 2017. Duties include teaching Piano Majors in our Bachelor, Masters, Artist Diploma and Doctor of Musical Arts programs; candidate is asked to be an active part of the piano department by participating in master classes, seminars, as well as on and off campus Mason Gross performances. We seek an outstanding performer, with national and international profile, and teacher-scholar who will complement and augment the strengths of our music faculty. Primary teaching responsibilities will include individual lessons, ensemble coaching, and master classes. Finally, the successful candidate will participate in the growth and development of the piano area and help to raise the profile of Music Department.
  • Qualifications: Minimum Education and Experience: Masters or Doctoral degree or equivalent professional experience
  • Posting Number: 17FA1282
  • Posting Open Date: 08/17/2017
  • What on earth?

Sam Houston State University: Specialist III - Piano Accompanist (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 02 August 2017)Edit

  • RequisitionL 201700163S
  • Hiring Salary: $2,520 to $3,636 per month
  • Occupational Category: Technical/Para-Professional
  • Department: School of Music
  • Open Until Filled: Yes
  • Educational and Experience Requirement: Associate’s degree in Music, Collaborative Piano, Performance, or related field. Master’s or Doctor of Musical Arts would be helpful. Three years of related experience. Experience as a voice coach, accompanist, performer, or related field is desirable. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.
  • Nature & Purpose of Position: Provides live piano accompaniment for selected classes and events such as recitals, concerts, master classes, school auditions, or other accompanying duties as assigned. Performs specialized work involving the application of musical knowledge and skills as a Piano Accompanist and Vocal Coach.
  • Primary Responsibilities: Provides live piano accompaniment for selected classes and events such as recitals, concerts, master classes, and school auditions or other accompanying duties as assigned. Coaches vocal literature with advanced voice students and provides coaching and accompanying for the Opera Workshop program. Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Other Specifications: Performs specialized work involving the application of musical knowledge and skills as a Piano Accompanist and Vocal Coach. Will be a proven coach/accompanist and a strong performer who thrives in a collaborative environment. Must have strong sight-reading skills and a sound keyboard technique. Must be willing to work in a team-oriented environment that is dedicated to assisting students, staff members and faculty achieve their fullest potential. Will have a broad understanding of classical vocal repertoire and languages, and should show a successful record of vocal coaching.
  • Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
  • Required Documents: Resume, Cover Letter, Letter of Recommendation 1, Letter of Recommendation 2, Letter of Recommendation 3, Media Presentation

San Antonio College: Faculty Instructor (Music) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 4 May 2017)Edit

  • Faculty Instructor (Music) SAC- req3256
  • Posting open until filled
  • Employment type: FA
  • Hours per Week: Varies
  • Hourly or Salaried: Salary
  • Entry Pay: Depends on education level
  • Funding source: Hard Money
  • Benefits Eligible: Yes
  • Requisition #: req3256
  • Job Summary and Description: Full-time members of the faculty are professional educators who have the primary responsibility of fulfilling the Alamo Colleges’ mission, vision, values, and goal of providing a quality education for all students attending the colleges. Faculty members are classified according to the ranks of Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor. Faculty members are protected by academic freedom and bound by its accompanying responsibilities. They are responsible to a College President, Chancellor, and Board of Trustees through the chain of command and accountable to the Board’s policies and administrative procedures. The relationship of the faculty member to the student is one of leader, teacher, adviser, and facilitator of learning.
  • Faculty job descriptions are defined for Full-Time Teaching Faculty, Adjunct Teaching Faculty, Librarian Faculty, and Counselor Faculty. Faculty Chairpersons have a separate job description.
  • To view a complete job description, click here.
  • Qualifications:
  • ​​Minimum Education and Experience: Master's degree in Music.
  • Preferred Education and Experience: Candidate has three years prior college teaching experience in applied piano, class piano, or classroom lecture courses.

Savannah State University: Instructor - Music (Keyboard and Music Technology) (Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 9/20/16)Edit

  • The Department of Fine Arts, Humanities & Wellness at Savannah State University seeks a full-time instructor of Keyboard & Music Technology qualified to teach music appreciation, keyboard, music theory, ensemble, applied lessons, and music technology courses. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically delineated in this description. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Minimum Qualifications; Master’s degree in Music or related field and a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in Music; 18 credit hours in Keyboard preferred. Two years college level teaching experience in theory, music appreciation and class keyboard. Background and/or credit check may be required.
  • Complete application online https://jobs.savannahstate.edu; submit letter of application, current vitae, official transcripts, and name, address, telephone number and email address of three references to Music Instructor search, Fine Arts, Humanities, Wellness Chair; Savannah State University, Box 20034, Savannah, GA 31404
  • Review of applications will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-2017.

Scripps College: Performance Staff Accompanist (part-time, 1-year) (Deadline: None listed, posted 03 July 2017)Edit

  • General Description; Provides keyboard-accompanying services for Scripps College Music Department and the Claremont Joint Music Program. Provides piano and harpsichord accompaniment during instruction, performances and special College events (and if possible, organ accompaniment). This is a one-year position scheduled to begin late August 2017 and expected to end May 2018, with the possibility of an extension.
  • Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities: Skilled and highly competent as an accompanist – piano and harpsichord, and, if possible, organ. Requires ability to accompany a choir from open score, and to follow a conductor. Requires high level of technical and musical skills. Ability to understand meaning of musical terms, signs, and abbreviations, in popular, semi-classical and classical music. Work effectively with instructional faculty and students. Ability to follow a soloist or conductor in performing musical score. Ability to play at sight, with accuracy and feeling. Knowledge of IPA pronunciation of German, French, Italian, Spanish and Latin.
  • Qualifications & Standards: Bachelor’s degree in Music, piano/keyboard performance/accompanying. Demonstrated proficiency in piano, preferably as an accompanist, and demonstrated communications skills and a commitment to providing excellent customer service is required.
  • This is a temporary, part-time, one-year, 20 hours per week, benefits-eligible and non-exempt position. Hours and days of week may vary due to the needs of the students and College events.
  • Supervisory Responsibility: May supervise student workers.
  • Other Information: Please include the following in your materials as part of your resume attachment: Link to three audio or video performances on keyboard of as many types as possible chosen from following: accompanying soloist, accompanying choir, accompanying chamber music, two references.

South Dakota State University: Instructor of Group Piano Lessons and Collaborative Pianist (part-time (Deadline: 16 May 2017)Edit

  • Type of Position: Faculty
  • Posting Number: 0008883
  • Working Title: Instructor of Group Piano Lessons and Collaborative Pianist
  • Institution: South Dakota State University
  • City: Brookings
  • Department: 3MUSC1-Music
  • Scope of Search: External (includes Internal)
  • Appointment Type: Regular
  • Duration of the Term: 9 months
  • Appointment Percent: 37
  • Salary: Commensurate with qualifications.
  • Posting date: 04-18-2017
  • If open until filled, review date: 05-16-2017
  • Posting Text: The South Dakota State University Department of Music invites applications to serve as a part time Instructor of Group Piano Lessons and Collaborative Pianist, beginning Fall 2017. This position is a nine-month, part-time position (.37 FTE) in the Department of Music. The primary duty of the Instructor will be to teach group piano to undergraduates in a piano lab. The successful candidate will also support the scholarly agenda of the department by supplying accompaniments as assigned.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A completed Master's degree in Piano; Experience teaching in a class piano setting and performing as a collaborative pianist; Effective written and verbal communication skills and effective interpersonal skills.
  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: A completed Advanced degree in the discipline.
  • For questions on the position, contact Emily Toronto, Chair of the Search Committee at (605) 688-4614 or Emily.Toronto@sdstate.edu.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: This system will guide you through the electronic application form. This employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement; Curriculum Vitae; and reference page with the contact information for three professional references. In addition to speaking to the candidate's experience in vocal performance and instruction, the cover letter should also speak directly to the candidate's ability to conduct men's ensembles, and to teach conducting courses. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if assistance with the online application process is required. In addition, this application requires relevant recordings displaying the candidate's skills as a collaborative pianist. Recordings should be sent directly to Dr. Emily Toronto, Chair of the Search Committee, South Dakota State University, SLM Box 2212, Brookings, SD 57007-0897.
  • 4/21 Moderator note: I think the sentence in bold above is likely a copy-paste error, because the same department also has a posting up for an Instructor of Applied Voice (posting #0008873), which includes this same sentence. If anyone contacts the department to ask, please update the wiki.

Southeastern Oklahoma State University: Music – Instructor/Applied Piano/Class Piano (Deadline: 22 February 2017)Edit

  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University invites applications for a non-tenure-track Instructor position for Applied Piano/Class Piano instruction. Candidates must hold an earned Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Applied Piano Studies or Piano Pedagogy, or ABD with date certain for completion by start of appointment (August 1st, 2017). A minimum of one year teaching experience at the College/University level is required. Graduate teaching Assistantships do apply towards this minimum.
  • Applicants must also have a proven ability to teach applied music to students from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds, in addition to solo performance or collaborative piano experience. The successful candidate will work closely with faculty members in building applied piano numbers and maintaining a high standard of excellence in the training of music students in keyboard studies. Preference will be given to candidates with prior class piano experience and Piano Pedagogy specific training. Public School teaching experience is required.
  • Essential duties and responsibilities include: Teach applied music in piano studies; Teach courses as needed related to piano studies ranging from Elementary to Advanced Piano classes. Assist as needed with collaborative piano assignments; assist with recruitment of piano students; serve on departmental committees and attend faculty meetings.
  • Employment is contingent upon the results of a national criminal and sex offender background check.
  • Review of applications begins February 22, 2017 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States. To apply send a completed Faculty Application, Letter of Application, current Curriculum Vitae, unofficial transcripts, evidence of research, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and links to recordings/teaching videos to:
Human Resources, Administration Building 309
Southeastern Oklahoma State University
425 W. University Blvd.
Durant, OK 74701
  • Or email to jmoore@se.edu

Southern Arkansas University: Accompanist (begins August 2017) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 4 May 2017)Edit

  • Southern Arkansas University is seeking an Accompanist in the Performing Arts and Mass Communication Department beginning August, 2017. This is a nine (9) month, non-teaching position.
  • Duties: Accompany musical theatre auditions, rehearsals and productions; accompany student voice lessons and recitals; accompany vocal and instrumental student recitals; accompany students during musical theatre scholarship auditions and other duties as assigned.
  • Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in music with emphasis in accompanying preferred; consideration for rank of Instructor, non-tenure track, will be given to applicants with master’s degrees in piano performance, piano accompanying or piano pedagogy; demonstrated experience as an accompanist for musical theatre productions as well as experience as a collaborative artist for recitals and juried performers; excellent sight-reading and open-score reading skills; experience with classical vocal literature and familiarity with foreign languages typically associated with voice study (i.e,. French, German, Italian); demonstrated experience as a collaborative artist in a choral setting; comfortable in both musical theatre and traditional voice studio/recital settings; must be willing to work weekends leading to musical theatre productions. All SAU faculty and staff demonstrate a commitment to inclusion and diversity of the University community and excellence in interpersonal behaviors and effective collaboration with colleagues. Joining the SAU family requires a commitment to our culture of Continuous Quality Improvement.
  • Interested candidates should send letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and (3) three letters of recommendation to HR@saumag.edu or the Office of Human Resources, Southern Arkansas University, 100 E. University, MSC 9288, Magnolia, AR 71753. Non-listed references may be contacted. SAU is an AA/EOE and encourages applications from women and minorities.
  • Posted: May 4, 2017

Southern Arkansas University: Staff Accompanist (full-time, begins January 2017) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 25 October 2016)Edit

  • Staff Accompanist (9 Month)
  • Southern Arkansas University is seeking a Staff Accompanist in the Performing Arts and Mass Communication Department beginning January 11, 2017.
  • Duties: Accompanist for musical theatre auditions, rehearsals and productions; accompany students during weekly vocal lessons and recitals; accompany students during musical theatre scholarship auditions and other duties as assigned.
  • Qualifications: Master’s degree in music; preferably in accompanying. Ability to accompany a choir would be a plus. All SAU faculty and staff demonstrate a commitment to inclusion and diversity of the University community and excellence in interpersonal behaviors and effective collaboration with colleagues. Joining the SAU family requires a commitment to our culture of Continuous Quality Improvement.
  • Interested candidates should send letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and (3) three letters of recommendation to HR@saumag.edu or the Office of Human Resources, Southern Arkansas University, 100 E. University, MSC 9288, Magnolia, AR 71753. Non-listed references may be contacted. SAU is an AA/EOE and encourages applications from women and minorities.
  • Posted: October 25, 2016

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville: Assistant Professor of Piano (Deadline: 20 January 2017)Edit

  • Faculty Position FY17-054
  • December 1, 2016
  • Position Title: Assistant Professor of Piano
  • Job Description/Responsibilities: The Assistant Professor serves as Director of Keyboard Studies. Primary duties include: recruiting for the keyboard area; teaching Applied Piano, Piano Ensemble, Piano Literature, Piano Practicum; coordinating student accompanists; performing actively as a soloist and/or collaborator on and off campus; performing as a member of the LeClaire Piano Trio; and teaching general education courses. The Assistant Professor of Piano may be assigned other duties in support of the department’s mission and goals.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Terminal degree required. (If terminal degree is not completed by the beginning of the contract period, a one-year term appointment will be made at the rank of instructor.) Successful candidate will have strong credentials in both college-level teaching and performance.
  • Terms of Appointment: Full-time, tenure-track, academic year appointment beginning August 1, 2017.
  • Salary: Commensurate with qualifications, experience and credentials.
  • Application Process: Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of official transcripts, and three letters of reference (at least one should address teaching) to:
Dr. Huei Li Chin, Search Committee Chair
Department of Music
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Campus Box 1771
Edwardsville, Illinois 62026-1771
Phone: (618) 650-2089
  • Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin on January 20, 2017 and will continue until position is filled.
  • Campus interview in March

Southern Methodist University: Lecturer - Piano Pedagogy (Deadline: Either 01 November or 15 December 2016) FILLEDEdit

  • The Division of Music invites applications and nominations for a Lecturer in piano pedagogy, non-tenure-track. The Department of Piano and Piano Pedagogy offers undergraduate and graduate level studies, including the master’s degree in piano performance and pedagogy. We seek experienced candidates with a strong commitment to teaching pre-collegiate students and supervising undergraduate and graduate students in the pedagogy practica and internship. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Beginning August 2017.
  • Qualifications: An earned master's degree in piano performance and/or piano pedagogy by August 2017 is required. Applicants with doctorates also encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have had proven success in teaching pre-collegiate pianists of all ages and levels in private and group settings, strong performance skills, an interest in curricular development, expertise in a wide range of pedagogical and piano literature, and a strong knowledge of current pedagogical approaches. Candidates with previous experience teaching undergraduate and graduate courses will be preferred. An interest and aptitude for the business and administrative aspects of the preparatory department will be a plus. The position will include supervision of graduate student-teachers, development of a pre-college studio within the piano preparatory department, possible occasional lecturing in courses in piano pedagogy, management of business aspects of the piano preparatory department.
  • Application Instructions: The Division uses Interfolio ByCommittee for application and digital uploads. Use the following link to apply and upload materials: apply.interfolio.com/38648. Please submit a letter of application highlighting qualifications, complete curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Candidates may submit websites, unlisted YouTube links (or comparable options), or send USB memory sticks that showcase samples of their work. If you have a need to mail any materials, those can be sent to: Dr. David Mancini, Post Office Box 750356, Dallas TX 75275.
  • Review of applications will begin Nov. 1, 2016. To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be received by Oct. 31, 2016, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The committee will notify applicants of the employment decision after the position is filled. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.
  • N.B. The Chronicle Vitae post has a different deadline (December 15): https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000340475-01
  • 1/6: Request for additional materials (x2) 
  • Fyi - internal candidate
  • Although 'internal' is like crying wolf, I have also heard that the institution plans to hire an internal candidate. 
  • Congratulations to Dr. Hyae-Jin Hwang, University of Michigan!

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary: Assistant/Associate Professor of Piano (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 18 April 2017)Edit

  • The School of Church Music at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas, invites applications for an Assistant/Associate position (rank open) to begin August 2017.
  • We seek a nationally recognized Piano Professor. This candidate must have a strong background in Piano Performance with a strong interest in Collaborative Piano as well as Piano Literature. The candidate will prepare piano students in applied piano. The position involves teaching both undergraduate (Bachelor of Music) and graduate (Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts) applied piano students and conducting weekly studio classes as well as leading DMA Literature Seminars.
  • It is expected that the faculty member will present solo recitals on campus, collaborate in concert with members of the faculty, and maintain an active performance presence in the community. Responsibilities also include student recruitment and service within the academic community. Applicants must have a DMA in Performance. As well, this person must have extraordinary experience as a piano teacher and performer. A.B.D. may be considered if the degree is conferred by August 2017.
  • This appointment will be full-time (12 month), and will contribute to the music mission of Southwestern to offer a comprehensive NASM accredited music program. This position will teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels, recruit and retain high quality piano students at both levels, and contribute to the area of piano which includes all related courses.
  • Send letter of application, curriculum vita, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Leo Day, Dean, School of Church Music, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, P.O. Box 22390, Fort Worth, TX, 76122-0390 Email: scmusic@swbts.edu.
  • Any news about this?

St. Olaf College: Music - Piano Term Faculty 17/18 (Part-time) (Deadline: 03 April 2017)Edit

  • The Department of Music at St. Olaf College invites applications for a one-year, part-time, position. The primary responsibilities of this 0.57 FTE position will be to teach piano performance studies to music majors in both professional and liberal arts degree programs, and non-music majors, and to teach group piano to music majors. In addition to instruction, responsibilities will include serving on department committees and participating in student recruitment efforts, and may include collaborating with music faculty in performances.
  • Position Description: This posting is for a 0.57 FTE term appointment, beginning September 1, 2017, with rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. It is a one-year appointment with potential for subsequent appointments.
  • Masters required and proven record in the teaching of piano performance studies and group piano to undergraduates expected. The successful candidate will be an excellent pedagogue and pianist who will contribute proactively to the artistic and intellectual life of St. Olaf College. In particular, successful candidates will demonstrate how excellent music making and a liberal arts education are mutually beneficial in the life of undergraduate students. The candidate is expected to demonstrate evidence of strong professional activity. In addition to a proven record of pedagogical success and excellent performing ability, the candidate will show a commitment to the mission of both the department and college.
  • Applicants must submit application materials online at https://stolaf.hiretouch.com/faculty-postings. A complete application includes: a cover letter outlining the candidate’s qualifications, a curriculum vitae, official or unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts, names and email addresses for three professional references who can speak to the candidate’s abilities as a teacher and a pianist, recording of a recent classical performance that includes repertoire from multiple eras and a sample video of group piano teaching should be included in your HireTouch application. A personal Web site URL will also be accepted
  • The search committee will begin reading applications April 3, 2017, and will accept applications until the position is filled. Interviews will begin in May 2017. If you have questions or need assistance with the application process, please send an email to merritt@stolaf.edu.

Stephen F. Austin State University: Staff Accompanist (Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 09 March 2017) FILLEDEdit

  • Posting Number: 0604849
  • Job Title: STAFF ACCOMPANIST
  • Position Type: Exempt
  • Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
  • Department: MUSIC
  • General Description: This is a professional position responsible for providing musical accompaniment for rehearsals, performances, and special events in the School of Music. Collaborates regularly with students and faculty. This is a security-sensitive position. Reports to assigned faculty.
  • Essential Job Functions:
1. Rehearses with and accompanies vocalists in regular vocal seminars.
2. Rehearses with and accompanies instrumentalist in instrumental studio recitals.
3. Serves as an accompanist for spring opera production.
4. Serves as accompanist in student convocation performances, upper-level performance barriers, faculty and guest artist recitals, new student auditions, master classes and other performances.
  • Non-Essential Job Functions:
1. May substitute for other accompanists when needed.
2. Performs other related duties as assigned.
3. May serve as rehearsal accompanist for a university choir.
  • Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1. Knowledge of, or the ability to learn, university policies and procedures.
2. Technical and musical mastery of the keyboard.
3. Strong sight-reading skills.
4. Ability to collaborate effectively with a diverse body of musicians.
  • Contact Name(s): Dr. Ron Petti
  • Contact Phone/Extension: 936 468-1191
  • Contact Email: rpetti@sfasu.edu
  • Contact Fax: 936 468-5810
  • Education: Master of Music degree required, doctorate preferred.
  • Experience and Training: Experience accompanying vocalists, instrumentalists, and choir is required. Experience obtained during graduate studies can be considered.
  • Responsibilities: Accompany vocalists and instrumentalists in weekly vocal seminar, instrumental studio recitals, monthly convocations, special events (master classes, new student auditions, etc). Serve as one of two rehearsal accompanists for spring opera production, with the possibility of accompanying one of the School of Music's choirs. Additional opportunities also exist as a freelance accompanist for student degree recitals.
  • Qualifications: Minimum of a Master of Music degree in collaborative piano/piano performance accepted, DMA preferred. The successful candidate will be a dynamic, well-rounded pianist, an excellent performer, possess strong communication skills, excellent sight reading abilities and extensive experience in collaborative piano. Experience obtained during graduate studies is considered acceptable.
  • Work Hours: This is a full-time position with some responsibilities on nights and weekends.
  • Posting Date: 03-09-2017
  • Closing Date: Open Until Filled
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Supporting materials (links to recent collaborative and solo performances via youtube/dropbox or other forms of media) should be emailed to Dr. Ron Petti at rpetti@sfasu.edu. Office-(936) 468-1191.)
  • Minimum Pay Rate: $40,000
  • Specific Job Requirements/Duties for this Posting: This position is effective September 1, 2017.
  • Position open until filled, though review of applications will begin immediately.
  • Start Date: August 2017. Please complete application through human resources department at http://www.sfasu.edu/hr/.
  • 6/10: rejection letter, hiring made


Stephen F. Austin State University: Staff Accompanist (Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 13 July 2017)Edit

  • Posting Number: 0605055
  • Job Title: STAFF ACCOMPANIST
  • Position Type: Exempt
  • Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
  • Department: MUSIC
  • General Description: This is a professional position responsible for providing musical accompaniment for rehearsals, performances, and special events in the school of music. Collaborates regularly with students and faculty. This is a security-sensitive position. Reports to assigned faculty.
  • Essential Job Functions:
1. Rehearses with and accompanies vocalists in regular vocal seminars.
2. Rehearses with and accompanies instrumentalist in instrumental studio recitals.
3. Serves as rehearsal accompanist for choral union and/or women's choir.
4. Serves as an accompanist for spring opera production.
5. Serves as accompanist in student convocation performances, upper-level performance barriers, faculty and guest artist recitals, new student auditions, master classes, and other performances.
  • Non-Essential Job Functions:
1. May substitute for other accompanists when needed.
2. Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1. Knowledge of, or the ability to learn, SFA policies and procedures.
2. Technical and musical mastery of the keyboard.
3. Strong sight-reading skills.
4. Ability to collaborate effectively with a diverse body of musicians.
  • Contact Name(s): Gary Wurtz
  • Contact Phone/Extension: 936-468-1170
  • Contact Email: gwurtz@sfasu.edu
  • Contact Fax: 936-468-5810
  • Education: Bachelor's degree in collaborative piano, piano performance, or a related field is required. Master's degree is preferred.
  • Experience and Training: Three years of related experience is required. Experience accompanying vocalists, instrumentalists, and choir is required. Experience obtained during undergraduate and graduate studies can be considered.
  • Work Hours: Work hours vary, according to faculty and student rehearsal and performance schedules. Weekdays, evenings and weekends are all required at times.
  • Posting Date: 07-13-2017
  • Closing Date: Open Until Filled
  • Minimum Pay Rate: $40,000
  • Specific Job Requirements/Duties for this Posting: This position is effective September 1, 2017.
  • Responsibilities: Accompany vocalists and instrumentalists in weekly vocal seminar, instrumental studio recitals, monthly convocations, special events (master classes, new student auditions, etc). Serve as one of two rehearsal accompanists for spring opera production, with the possibility of accompanying one of the SFA School of Music's choirs. Additional opportunities also exist as a freelance accompanist for student degree recitals.
  • Qualifications: Master of Music degree in collaborative piano/piano performance preferred. DMA preferred. The successful candidate will be a dynamic, well-rounded pianist, an excellent performer, possess strong communication skills, excellent sight reading abilities and extensive experience in collaborative piano. Experience obtained during graduate studies is considered acceptable.
  • Position open until filled, though review of applications will begin immediately.
  • Start Date: August 2017. Please complete application through human resources department at http://www.sfasu.edu/hr/.
  • Supporting materials (links to recent collaborative and solo performances via youtube/dropbox or other forms of media) should be emailed to Dr. Ron Petti at rpetti@sfasu.edu. Office-(936) 468-1191.)

Stetson University: Assistant/Associate Professor of Music (Piano) (Deadline: 01 November 2016) FILLEDEdit

  • Position: Assistant or Associate Professor of Music (Piano)
  • The Stetson University School of Music seeks a vibrant, outstanding artist-teacher for a full-time, nine-month tenure-track position as an Assistant or Associate Professor of Music, Piano. The successful candidate will enhance the School of Music's high standards of excellence in academics and performance and prepare undergraduate students for continued placement in acclaimed graduate programs and successful professional careers.
  • Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a proven record of excellence and outstanding teaching experience at the University level. The ideal candidate will have both national and international performance experience. Doctorate is highly desired; however, candidates with significant professional performance and teaching experience may be acceptable in lieu of the doctorate. We seek candidates who are passionate about undergraduate education and maintain a high-profile career as a performing artist.
  • Responsibilities: The position involves teaching undergraduate piano students (majors and minors) and conducting weekly studio classes; additional teaching responsibilities may be assigned according to the candidate’s strengths. This position requires the continuation and maintenance of an active artistic professional profile and it is expected that the faculty member will present solo recitals on campus and will collaborate in concert with members of the faculty. Responsibilities include academic advising, mentoring, and assisting students in developing professional goals beyond Stetson, as well as student recruitment and service within the University community.
  • Candidates should demonstrate a passion for the highest quality of teaching, combined with the ability to perform at the highest artistic levels. For more information on our expectations in teaching and scholarship and creative activity, our tenure policies, and our support for faculty development, please see the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs website: www.stetson.edu/provost.
  • Salary: Salary is competitive.
  • Starting Date: August 15, 2017
  • Application: Applicants should send a letter of application, detailed current vita, and three letters of recommendation. Candidates are encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate both a commitment to and leadership in the education of undergraduate students. Please do not send recordings at this time; recordings, a limited number of recent programs, and other materials will be requested at a later date.
  • Candidates are asked to submit all materials electronically as PDF documents via e-mail attachment to pianosearch@stetson.edu. While electronic submissions are preferred, alternatively application materials may be mailed to:
School of Music, Piano Search
Stetson University
421 N. Woodland Blvd. Unit 8399
DeLand, FL 32723
  • The review of applications will begin November 1, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Campus interview scheduled.
  • Congratulations, Sean Kennard!

SUNY Fredonia: Lecturer, Class Piano (Deadline: 04 April 2017)Edit

  • KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Chair, the successful candidate will: Teach Piano Classes for Pianist and Non-Pianist Music Majors; Contribute to curriculum development and refinement; Be aware of, understand, and follow all university policies.
  • Requirements: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Masters Degree in Music from an accredited institution; Demonstrated experience in group piano instruction; Demonstrated experience in collaborative piano skills (sight-reading, transposing, improvisation, etc.); Demonstrated commitment and ability to work with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff and constituents in support of campus and department mission; Experience with instructional technology; Demonstrated commitment to the university, division, and profession.
  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Strong Organizational Skills; Interest in, and commitment to, community engagement.
  • Additional Information: This is a full-time, temporary position for one academic year, beginning Fall 2017.
  • Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
  • Application Instructions: Interested candidates shall apply and submit the required documents listed below by clicking on the APPLY NOW button. Complete applications received by April 4, 2017 will be given full consideration. Names and contact information for three professional references are required as part of the application.
  • Note: After submitting your Resume/CV, the subsequent page gives you instructions that enable you to upload the additional, required documents.
  • Please see the FAQ for using the online application system. Please contact us if you need assistance applying through this website.
  • Phone interview requested 

Susquehanna University: Lecturer in Music (Staff Accompanist) (Deadline: 03 April 2017)Edit

  • Position Title: Lecturer in Music
  • Position Summary: Staff Accompanist, full-time non–tenure-track position as Lecturer in Music, beginning August of 2017. The position is two-thirds accompanying-related and one-third other, with duties as follows: primarily accompany the department’s students and faculty, and occasionally accompany ensemble rehearsals and performances as needed; coordinate all departmental accompanying assignments, including those of student accompanists, and coach student accompanists; teach required music courses dependent on qualifications and departmental need; possibly teach applied piano when needed; and other duties as assigned. Review of applications will begin April 3 and continue until the position is filled.
  • Required Qualifications: A graduate degree in accompanying/collaborative piano is required (master’s or doctorate). Evidence of successful performance as accompanist/collaborator and strong sight-reading ability are required.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Teaching experience in accompanying/collaborative piano, applied piano, and other music courses at the college level is preferred.
  • Special Instructions to the Applicant: Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae including references, three current letters of recommendation, links to at least three video recordings of live collaborative performances, and a repertoire list of collaborative and chamber works online at https://jobs.susqu.edu/. Any inquiries should be sent to the department chair, Dr. David Steinau, steinau@susqu.edu.
  • Benefits Eligible: Yes
  • Number of Months: 9 months
  • Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time
  • Posting date: 03/16/2017
  • Anticipated Start Date: 08/14/2017

Suzhou University of Science and Technology: Piano Faculty (Deadline: 31 May 2017)Edit

  • Suzhou University of Science and Technology, Academy of Music (SUSTAM), founded in 1989, is one of the leading music institutions in Jiangsu Province, China. Now under the inspiring leadership of Dean Christopher Chen, the Academy has begun to distinguish itself at the forefront of music education in China and is seeking to recruit outstanding musicians and music scholars to join its faculty.
  • Responsibility will include: To teach the relevant instrument at the college undergraduate and graduate levels; To perform solo recitals and in chamber ensembles; To develop inspiring new courses and improve the existing ones related to your specialty; To represent the Academy in faculty meetings and act as jury during auditions, competitions, and student recruitment; Additional teaching responsibility may be assigned according to the candidate’s strengths and the Academy needs.
  • Qualifications: In order to present an excellent learning experience and offer students a thorough music education in a real-world context, the successful candidates are required to have experience in instrumental teaching at the level of higher education, and to demonstrate excellence as a performer. Master degree in relevant area is needed, PhD is preferred. Teaching experience at an internationally recognized music school is preferred.
  • Work Place: Suzhou, China
  • Work language: Bilingual ability in English and Chinese is preferred, but not necessary.
  • Salary: Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with qualification and experience.
  • Application Procedures: TEL: 86 512 6737 0030
  • First, please prepare the following materials:
Letter of application
Biography in tabular form must be included
Copy of your passport (photo page is needed)
High quality DVD (video) recording with minimum of two major pieces, recorded within the past 24 months, of at least 20 minutes duration. A link to any video or audio files only is not accepted (only in addition!). We suggest, to record it in a regular concert hall. Mobile phone recordings are not accepted.
Two letters of recommendation of major persons of the international music scene and contact information for further references.
The highest degree certificate
Further additional material, such as non-criminal record (background check) and meaningful documents, which can support your application. English version necessary, at least including English translation, such as ALL documents.
  • Secondly, please send a hard copy of above material to
Lijun Jiang
Academy of Music
Suzhou University of Science and Technology
1 Kerui Road Gaoxin Area, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China
Post Code 215009 Phone: 86 18501578018
  • B. Please send the tracking number of the courier deliveries by email to mucchen@mail.usts.edu.cn
  • Start Date: 22th Feb. 2017 (sic)
  • Application Deadline: 31th May 2017
  • Note: Once you have been selected as a candidate, you will be invited to Suzhou for the audition, the interview, and the campus visit.


Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi: Assistant Professor of Music - Piano (Deadline: 15 November 2016) FILLEDEdit

  • The Department of Music invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Music – Piano. Responsibilities include teaching and directing applied piano lessons, actively collaborating with faculty as a soloist or chamber musician, establishing working relationships with other university and community piano instructors, overseeing the curriculum of piano courses, and other duties as assigned by the music department. The successful applicant will be expected to teach additional undergraduate courses in music depending on his or her strengths and departmental needs, especially courses required of music majors. The successful candidate will be expected to work within a team-oriented department. The candidate will be expected to engage in a wide range of creative or research activities, both on and off campus, and service to the department, college, university, and profession.
  • Apply online at https://islanderjobs.tamucc.edu
  • A completed application will include:
1. A letter of application addressing qualifications listed above,
2. A curriculum vitae,
3. An online link to both a solo and collaborative performance (between 30-60 minutes total),
4. Three professional references including name, address, title, telephone number, and email addresses, and
5. Copies of transcripts of graduate coursework.
  • Please direct any inquiries to Ms. Courtney Noe, Administrative Assistant, 361-825-5523 or email courtney.noe@tamucc.edu.
  • Application Deadline: November 15, 2016
  • Date of Appointment: August 15, 2017
  • Qualifications: A doctorate or ABD status in music by the time of appointment is required. Demonstrated success in directing college-level piano lessons and piano classes. Evidence of ability to be a successful teacher and congenial colleague is required.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated success in recruiting and retaining students is highly desired.
  • 11/30 Skype interview and teaching video requested.
    • FYI: this is a fake search.
    • Interesting.  You know this how?
    • Skype completed.  References contacted.
  • 1/2 Rejection email
  • This fakest of fake searches has wrapped up as expected: they hired the spouse of their staff accompanist.
  • Just because you didn't get this position, doesn't mean this search is fake. This space is for sharing information not disrespecting others.
  • I didn't apply for this job, and it was obviously fake. HTH.
  • no one was disrespected. There are almost a always clues embedded in the job description of searches that are fake ("open until filled", e.g.). It's just a part of the game that a public university has to hold searches, even if they know whom they will eventually hire. The fact is, that even if the spouse was the best candidate, he/she will always be known as the spouse that got hired. That's just the way of the world. Agree with the others.

Temple College: Music Instructor (Class Piano/Aural Skills) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 23 March 2017)Edit

  • Classification Title: Music Instructor (9 month Tenure Track)
  • FLSA: Exempt
  • Position Type: Faculty
  • Employment Status: Full Time
  • Salary Grade Ranking: Masters
  • Min Salary: $43,200
  • Required Qualifications: Master’s degree in the teaching discipline or Master’s Degree with a concentration of 18 semester graduate hours in the teaching discipline.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Music. Two (2) years directly related work experience and the ability to teach class piano, applied piano to non-majors, and sight-singing/ear training. Provide evidence of success in recruiting students. Provide evidence of excellence in performance and teaching.
  • Campus Location: Temple
  • Number of Vacancies: 1
  • Desired Start Date: 08/21/2017
  • Open Date: 03/23/2017
  • Open Until Filled: Yes

Texas Woman's University: Assistant Professor of Music - Piano Pedagogy (Deadline: 15 October 2016) FILLEDEdit

  • Texas Woman's University - Denton Campus
  • Department: Music and Drama
  • Title: Assistant Professor of Music - Tenure-track
  • Job Code: 16AS-MU03
  • Date Closed: Review of applications will begin October 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcripts, audio or video recordings of piano performances and video recordings of teaching (via internet link), and names with email address and phone numbers of three references via email to Facultyjobs@twu.edu (e-mail Header or Subject line must include job title and job code number 16AS-MU03).
  • JOB DESCRIPTION: The successful candidate will:
1. Teach applied lessons to piano majors and piano concentrations;
2. Teach class piano and functional piano;
3. Develop the piano pedagogy program and teach classes related to piano pedagogy;
4. Plan and organize events on campus and in the community, such as master classes, workshops, conferences, etc.;
5. Recruit and retain piano and piano pedagogy students;
6. Develop outreach programs for piano instructors in the DFW area;
7. Help create teaching opportunities for TWU pedagogy students;
8. Serve on department, college, and university committees; and
9. Actively participate in professional music organizations on the state and national levels.
  • QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Hold a PhD or DMA in Piano Pedagogy
2. Record of research in piano pedagogy;
3. Demonstrated effectiveness as a classroom and studio teacher;
4. Demonstrated ability to recruit and retain university students;
5. Evidence of successful and accomplished performing;
6. Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a collegial environment; and
7. Collegiate-level teaching experience preferred.

Truman State University: Staff Collaborative Pianist (Deadline: 30 June 2017)Edit

  • Staff Collaborative Pianist
  • Music
  • June 21, 2017
  • Responsibilities include accompanying students in degree recitals, weekly recital hour, lessons and juries; accompanying faculty, visiting artists and applied faculty interviewees as appropriate; and other duties as assigned. Applicant must currently be authorized to work in the United States. This is a nine month, full-time, renewable position with benefits package, beginning August 14, 2017.
  • Qualifications: Required qualifications include a master’s degree in piano or collaborative piano; excellent performing skills; and excellent sight-reading skills.
  • Preferred qualifications include an extensive accompanying repertoire (instrumental and vocal areas); strong communication skills; and accompanying experience beyond graduate assistantship.
  • To Apply: Electronic submission of applications is required. To apply visit https://secure.truman.edu/positionlisting-s/positiondetails.asp?positionId=1563. Completed applications must include:
Cover letter that addresses required and preferred qualifications
Current curriculum vitae
Contact information for three personal and professional references, including telephone numbers
Complete repertoire list (vocal and instrumental)
Recordings (audio accepted; video preferred) of three representative collaborative performances (vocal and instrumental). Links to online distribution platforms such as YouTube or SoundCloud are the preferred format.
Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
  • Review of applications will begin June 30, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. If hired, applicants must provide official graduate transcripts, or documentation of degrees if transcripts are not available.
  • Questions about this position may be directed to Dr. Jay Bulen, jbulen@truman.edu.

University of Akron: Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice, Piano (Deadline: 20 July 2017) FILLEDEdit

  • Job ID: 10191
  • Department: Music
  • Location: Akron Campus
  • Full/Part Time: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Temporary
  • Application Instructions: To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and upload the following materials in pdf format to your profile: cover letter, curriculum vitae, 1-2 page statement of teaching philosophy, list of five references; and 2 recent recorded examples which demonstrate the candidate’s skill as a collaborative pianist and/or solo performer as well as a video of teaching, preferably in the class piano setting. Include a PDF of links to streaming recordings – Unlisted YouTube, password protected Vimeo (list password on PDF) or SoundCloud, etc.
  • After submitting application, go to "My Activities" link and upload the other required documents under the my Cover Letters and Attachments section.
  • Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with reference to the minimum and preferred qualifications. This is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based. A resume may be submitted but will not be accepted in place of any information requested on the application. For assistance with your application or attachments please call 330-972-2608.
  • Responsibilities: Duties will include, but are not limited to, teaching class piano, keyboard harmony, piano pedagogy, piano literature, and applied piano; and recruiting undergraduate and graduate piano students. Other duties may be assigned commensurate with the candidate’s strength and background and according to School of Music needs. Serving on graduate MM committees, participation in faculty meetings, committees and other service appropriate to a full-time faculty member is expected. This position is a 9-month salary will be offered beginning fall semester, August 2017.
  • Required Qualifications: Master of Music. Candidates will provide evidence of successful college teaching and recruitment. The successful candidate will demonstrate significant experience in class piano and applied piano, and significant artistic achievement as a collaborative pianist and/or soloist.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Creative/scholarly accomplishments could include regional, national and/or international performances, recordings, master classes, presentations at music educator forums, publications, and leadership in professional music organizations. DMA/PhD degree or significant professional experience in lieu of terminal degree.
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Application Deadline: Open until filled. Review of applicants will begin July 20, 2017.
  • Skype interview requested 7/26
  • Hire made 5 days after skype interviews. 

University of Arizona: Instructor of Music (NTE) in Piano (Part Time) (Deadline: 19 July 2017)Edit

  • Title: Instructor of Music (NTE) in Piano (Part Time)
  • Department: School of Music (3503)
  • Location: Main Campus
  • Position Summary: Please note: This is a one-year position. Any relocation or recurring transportation costs will be borne by the selected candidate.
  • The University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music invites applications for the position of a one-year interim Instructor of Music – Piano. This position is part time (.50 FTE), non-tenure-eligible for the 2017-18 academic year.
  • The faculty member will teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels and contribute to mentoring students, including those from underrepresented backgrounds. Faculty in our department also participate in outreach and contribute to departmental, college, and university service. Our faculty also help to develop innovative approaches to enhancing student engagement, increasing diversity, and expanding collaborations with community and business partners.
  • Duties & Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate and graduate applied piano lessons. Conduct weekly studio class.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Music. Record of distinguished performance and/or scholarship. Demonstrated excellence as a piano studio instructor
  • Preferred Qualifications: Record of successful teaching at the university level. Completed Doctorate Degree in Music
  • Rank: Instructor
  • Tenure Information: Nontenure-Eligible (NTE)
  • FLSA: Exempt
  • FTE: .50
  • Full Time/Part Time: Part Time
  • Number of Hours Worked per Week: 20
  • Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits
  • Posted Rate of Pay: $32,000 Annually (to be prorated by .50 FTE)
  • Job Category: Faculty
  • Posting Number: F21045
  • Number of Vacancies: One
  • Desired Start Date: 08/14/2017
  • Position End Date (if temporary): 05/20/2018
  • Limited to Current UA Employees: No
  • Contact Information for Candidates: Edward Reid, ereid@email.arizona.edu, 520-621-7023
  • Open Date: 07/05/2017
  • Review Begins On: 07/19/2017
  • Special Instructions Summary: The following documents must be electronically uploaded with your application: Letter of interest, Curriculum vitae
  • If you have questions, please contact Edward Reid, Director, Fred Fox School of Music at ereid@email.arizona.edu or 520-621-7023.

University of California, Los Angeles: Professor of Piano (Associate/Full) (Deadline: 09 January 2017)Edit

  • The UCLA Department of Music in the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music invites applications for a Professor of Piano position (Associate/Full). Duties include but are not limited to: teaching a studio of solo piano undergraduate and graduate students, coaching chamber music, and participating in the creation and teaching of graduate seminars, as well as overseeing doctoral dissertations; collaborating with instrumental, vocal, and composition faculty; and contributing to departmental/university service. Commitment to outreach, service, and diversity.
  • The Music Department seeks an individual with an internationally established piano teaching and performance profile, a complete knowledge of core solo and chamber piano repertoire, initiative in innovative projects and some experience in new music. The successful applicant will be a passionate, creative, and inspiring teacher, performing artist and colleague whose career demonstrates originality and enterprise. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and professional experience. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2017.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Master’s degree in piano performance and five years of professional experience.
  • Preferred: DMA and at least five years of teaching experience in higher education, established performance profile, and discography focusing on the core piano repertoire, with additional experience in contemporary/newly commissioned piano works.
  • APPLICATION: Applications must be submitted to the UC Recruit website online at: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF02654
  • Candidates should submit:
comprehensive curriculum vitae
a letter of interest with special attention to the role of the 21st century teacher/pianist in education and performance.
a statement of teaching philosophy that addresses issues critical to the mentoring of students and their development into young artists (maximum one page)
a list of online links to 30- 60 minutes of video recordings showing a full range of styles and best representing the applicant
a statement of the applicant’s involvement and/or leadership in the promotion of equity and diversity in an educational or performance setting (maximum one page)
names and contact information of five to six professional references. Please do not upload reference letters; the search committee will contact references directly at an appropriate time in the process.
  • Application deadline: January 9, 2017
  • Campus interviews ongoing 
  • 6/29 Called and was told the search is not officially closed yet due to ongoing discussion. 

University of Central Oklahoma: Jazz Piano, Full-Time, Non-Tenure Track, Lecturer (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 06 February 2017)Edit

  • Position Title: Jazz Piano, Full-Time, Non-Tenure Track, Lecturer
  • Position Summary: Lecturer provides a quality learning experience for students. Lecturer faculty perform instruction-related duties and responsibilities in a timely manner and in accordance with the mission, policies and procedures of the college. The relationship of the Lecturer faculty member to the student is one of teacher and facilitator of learning.
  • Department Specific Essential Job Functions: Teach Applied Jazz Piano in individual and/or group settings. Teach Jazz Improvisation in individual applied and/or a group setting. Teach or assist in teaching Music Recording Pre and Post Production. Perform with Faculty Ensembles as needed. Pursue Scholarly and Creative Activities as desired. Serve on Faculty committees and participate in departmental activities as required.
  • Qualifications/Experience Required: An earned Master’s degree awarded by a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution in the field specified in the position announcement (exceptions require Academic Affairs approval). Possesses excellent communication, problem-solving, and organizational skills.
  • Qualifications/Experience Preferred: Master’s degree in Music (required). Terminal Degree or equivalent professional performance experiences (preferred).
  • Salary Range: Commensurate with credentials and experience
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Desired Start Date: 08/07/2017
  • Job Category: Faculty Full-time
  • Eligible for Benefits: Yes
  • Job Open Date: 02/06/2017
  • Open Until Filled: Yes

University of Denver: Adjunct Faculty, Piano Repertoire (Deadline: 19 June 2017)Edit

  • Tracking Code: 800850
  • Position Summary: The Lamont School of Music seeks a teacher of Piano Repertoire to fill an adjunct position for the 2017-18 academic year. The successful candidate will teach a one-year undergraduate/graduate survey course in piano repertoire, from pre-Baroque to present day, as well as one upper-level graduate repertoire class, with a specific focus.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Thorough knowledge of the piano repertoire from both a scholarly and a performance perspective. Ability to communicate effectively. Ability to understand the interpretive and editorial issues pianists encounter. Must be comfortable with performance practice perspectives. Ability to plan and execute a survey class that can combine undergraduates and graduates. Must have a deep knowledge of some specific areas of the piano repertoire which can be offered as upper-division graduate courses.
  • Required Qualifications: M.M. degree.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience teaching piano repertoire classes at the undergraduate and graduate level.
  • Application Deadline: For best consideration, please submit your application materials by Monday, June 19, 2017.
  • Special Instructions: Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply. Finalists will be asked to teach a sample class for Lamont students.
  • Please include the following documents with your application: C.V., Cover Letter, Proposal for an advanced graduate repertoire class with a specific focus (Please propose a topic and include a curriculum outline for a 10-week advanced class which meets 4 hours per week).


University of Florida: Assistant/Associate Professor of Piano (Deadline: 31 January 2017) FILLEDEdit

  • Classification Title: Assistant/Associate Professor of Piano
  • Job Description: Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate and graduate piano; develop and maintain an active performing career as a soloist and collaborative artist; coordinate piano area; direct annual summer International Piano Festival. Other duties may include teaching of piano literature, pedagogy, coordinating Secondary Piano Skills GTAs, or other areas of expertise, according to the candidate's experience.
  • Advertised Salary: Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Minimum Requirements: MM required.
  • Preferred Qualifications: DMA or equivalent terminal degree preferred. Previous teaching experience in higher education preferred. Significant experience in chamber music and/or collaborative arts preferred.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Applications must be submitted via the University of Florida's online application system at https://jobs.ufl.edu. Online applications must include the following: (1) a detailed letter of application; (2) professional resume or CV. The application system will prompt the applicant for the names/email of three references. The search committee will notify the applicant before the system contacts those references, who will be requested to upload their letters of reference directly to the application website. The Search Committee may request additional materials at a later time. Review of applications will begin January 31, 2017 and continue until an applicant pool is established. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority.
  • Request for recordings (2/2/2017). x2
  • 2/24 Phone Interview scheduled
  • On-campus interview scheduled (3/1/2017)
  • Congratulations to Dr. Jasmin Arakawa!!

University of Georgia: Assistant Professor of Piano (Deadline: 15 November 2016) FILLEDEdit

  • Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
  • Posting Number: 2016_00221F
  • Working Title: Assistant Professor of Piano, tenure-track
  • Title Code: 55100
  • Department: HUGH HODGSON SCHOOL OF MUSIC
  • Job Summary
Artist-teacher of piano responsible for instruction of students from undergraduate through doctoral levels
Teach solo and collaborative piano
Teach piano literature classes, including survey classes and in-depth topical graduate seminars
Coach chamber music
Assist in student recruitment
Productive career as a research/creative scholar and performer
Other duties as assigned
  • Minimum Qualifications: Doctorate (degree conferred no later than July 1, 2017) or professional equivalent in piano performance, with advanced knowledge of piano literature; productive career as performer of solo and chamber literature and/or collaborative piano; experience in and ability to teach collaborative piano is preferred; demonstrated excellence in teaching, and a desire to contribute to a dynamic, holistic music program located in a city known for its music and arts culture.
  • Degree Level: Doctorate
  • Posting Date: 10/14/2016
  • Electronic submission of application materials should be received by November 15, 2016, and until the position is filled. Apply online at http://facultyjobsuga.edu/postings/1321, providing a cover letter, vita, three references, and an unofficial transcript. Please do not send recordings at this time. Candidates moving forward in the search will be asked to provide these materials at a later date. References will be solicited (by the School of Music) via the online application or from a third-party credentialing service like Interfolio. Optionally, candidates can upload these letters into the application system.
  • Questions about the application process can be directed to Ms. Edith Hollander, somadmin@uga.edu; questions about the position can be directed to: Dr. Martha Thomas, mlthomas@uga.edu, phone 706-542-3737.
  • Is this position for Liza?
  • Definitely sounds like an internal hire for their visiting asst prof. Anyone with any info on this?
  • on campus interviews in progress
  • Candidate has been chosen 

University of Houston: Lecturer (Moores Opera Center) (Deadline: None listed, posted 27 July 2017)Edit

  • Lecturer - Moores Opera Center - (ADJ000038)
  • Organization: H0090 Music
  • Salary $35,000-$40,000
  • Description: The Moores School of Music at the University of Houston invites applications for a full time lecturer to serve as an accompanist for the Moores Opera Center, which includes vocal coaching as assigned by the Moores Opera Center Director (4 productions per year) in the 2017-18 academic year. In addition, the lecturer will serve as a studio class accompanist for the voice area faculty, accompany all voice auditions during the fall and spring semesters and other accompanying or teaching duties as assigned by the Director of the Moores School of Music.
  • Applicants should provide a letter of interest and a current curriculum vitae.
  • Qualifications: The successful candidate must have substantial professional experience as an accompanist and vocal coach in opera production settings; must demonstrate extraordinary skill in keyboard performance and voice accompanying; and have a high degree of proficiency in English, French, Italian, and German vocal diction and be prepared to coach opera student performers in those languages.
  • Required Attachments by Candidate: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Unofficial Transcripts
  • Job Posting: Jul 27, 2017, 3:53:39 PM


University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign: Instructor/Lecturer (Accompanying and Vocal Coaching) (Deadline: 16 June 2017)Edit

  • Title: College of Fine and Applied Arts: Instructor/Lecturer (Accompanying and Vocal Coaching) - School of Music (F1700060)
  • Open Date: 06/02/2017
  • Close Date: 06/16/2017
  • Long Description: The School of Music at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks a one-year, full-time, non-tenured Instructor/Lecturer (Accompanying and Vocal Coaching) beginning August 16, 2017. Teaching will include coordinating graduate Vocal Literature course (MUS 558) in cooperation with the Voice Faculty, 8-12 hours/week vocal coaching of advanced singers on recital and audition repertoire, as well as 20 hours/week collaboration with the Instrumental Faculty and students.
  • It is necessary the successful candidate be an excellent collaborative pianist and possess knowledge of Italian, German and French adequate to coach individual students, have a good knowledge of instrumental repertoire, and have a Master of Music or the equivalent.
  • Salary is $43,000. To ensure full consideration, completed applications must be received by 16 June 2017. Please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a cover letter and a curriculum vitae containing the names and contact information for 3 professional references. Candidate evaluations will include a repertoire list, including languages. Additional materials, such as previous syllabi and teaching evaluations, if available, may be requested at a later date. Interviews may occur before the close date but no hiring will occur until after the close date. For questions please contact: Gina Moton, Human Resource Specialist at moton@illinois.edu.

University of Indianapolis: Associate Adjunct of Music (Piano) (Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 13 April 2017)Edit

  • The Department of Music at the University of Indianapolis seeks an Associate Adjunct of Music to begin August 2017. This is a part-time position with a renewable yearly assignment that includes partial benefits.
  • Teaching responsibilities may include sequential, required courses in keyboard skills for music majors who are keyboard secondaries, piano classes for non-majors, and applied piano teaching for a wide range of student ability from beginning through advanced. Additional responsibilities may include assignments through the Pre-College/Adult-Music Program as needed.
  • The ideal candidate will be an outstanding performer and educator with demonstrated teaching excellence in the public school and/or college teaching settings as well as in private studio and keyboard classroom settings. Preference will be given to applicants who have a demonstrated record of successful recruitment, student engagement, and focus on community initiatives that include pre-college and summer program offerings. A strong commitment to undergraduate teaching is expected and is in keeping with the needs and mission of the department. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate an interest in developing a comprehensive musical awareness in all students and will work effectively with faculty colleagues to enhance the offerings of a dynamic and growing department.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
  • Questions may be directed to Dr. Sharon Parr, Chair of the Associate Adjunct Professor of Music Search Committee, sparr@uindy.edu.
  • Required Education/Experience/Skills (Minimum Qualifications): A Master of Music in piano performance with extensive keyboard teaching experience. Doctorate preferred. Candidate must have college teaching experience, and a record of success in recruiting and retaining students, or demonstrate potential for successful assimilation into college culture. Candidate should have experience teaching keyboard in a classroom setting and sufficient technological skills to function in a sophisticated electronic keyboard laboratory environment.
  • Job Open Date: 04/13/2017
  • Open Until Filled: Yes

University of Kentucky: Assistant Professor of Piano/Collaborative Piano (Deadline: 04 December 2016)Edit

  • Job Title: Assistant Professor of Piano/Collaborative Piano
  • Work Location: Lexington, KY
  • Type of Position: Faculty
  • Position Time Status: Full-Time
  • Required Education: Applicants must have a completed doctorate or equivalent professional experience.
  • Required Related Experience: Applicants must have a proven record of successful and creative teaching, and a demonstrated professional profile commensurate with a tenure-track position in solo and collaborative piano performance.
  • Job Summary: The University of Kentucky School of Music in the College of Fine Arts is seeking candidates for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor rank in piano. Primary duties include: teaching private lessons in piano performance and collaborative piano on the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral levels, teach related curricula, actively recruit and retain a studio of talented piano majors, and provide accompanying and chamber music coaching.
  • This position will also be responsible for: coordinating piano accompanying assignments; perform in concerts/recitals, engaging in masterclasses, recordings, publications, workshops, clinics, adjudications. Criteria for Promotion and Tenure include research/creative performance as well as participation in recital juries, institutional committees, and professional and public service.
  • Applicants should include the following along with application:
Cover letter
Curriculum vitae (including repertoire performed)
Academic transcripts (unofficial are acceptable)
Statement of teaching philosophy (upload under Specific Request 1)
Representative performance recordings (solo and collaborative-upload under Specific Request 2)
Three letters of recommendation (upload under Specific Request 3)
  • Applications received by December 4, 2016 will receive full consideration and the position will remain open until filled.
  • Preferred Education/Experience: Additional keyboard skills (e.g., harpsichord, organ), expertise in collaborative work with instrumentalists, and interests in current/emerging technologies and/or contemporary/new music are desirable.
  • Anyone heard anything? It's been a while since the due date. (1/24/2017)
  • campus interviews going on Feb 2nd week
  • rejection email X2
  • this is an arrangement, the person selected for the job came to play several recitals there, was involved with someone on the search committee, knew them for a while etc. Totally an "internal" hire

University of Louisville: Artist Teacher/Performer in Piano (Deadline: 17 January 2017)Edit

  • Job ID: UL698
  • Location: School of Music
  • Position Description: ARTIST TEACHER/PERFORMER IN PIANO, Assistant Professor / Associate Professor, tenure-track
  • Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience
  • Effective Date: August 1, 2017
  • Qualifications
DMA or significant professional performing experience preferred to reflect demonstrated artistry on a national / international level.
Record of successful teaching experience required at the collegiate level, with a minimum of one to two years required experience beyond teaching experience gained in a graduate degree program.
Experience directing master classes, workshops, and clinics required.
Experiences in teaching related courses in piano ensemble, piano literature (preferred).
  • Principal Duties
Teach applied piano majors and principals in baccalaureate and master's degree programs along with teaching related courses in piano ensemble, piano literature on a rotating course schedule.
Develop an active music performance schedule as a piano soloist and collaborative musician.
Active recruitment and retention of prospective undergraduate and graduate piano students.
Involvement in professional music organizations.
Productivity in research/creative activity, university/professional service, and community engagement.
  • All applicants must apply online. Please attach a letter of interest addressing required and preferred qualifications and a detailed curriculum vitae. In addition, please send one CD of a recent solo/collaborative performance (additional materials may include video of a master class presentation or teaching demonstration if available [or electronic links to these]), names and contact information of at least four individuals who may be consulted for a current reference, and an unofficial transcript of coursework for most recently completed degree. Materials will be returned only if a self-addressed envelope with correct postage is enclosed. Review of applications will begin on January 17, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Send materials to Dr. Naomi Oliphant, Chair, Piano Search Committee, School of Music, University of Louisville, Louisville KY 40292.
  • How To Apply: To apply for this position, follow the "Online App. Form" link below and then click on the title. You must answer all required fields and submit your application by clicking the "Submit" button. Vacancies are routinely removed from the jobs portal around 7:00PM each Monday.
  • Skype Interviews completed
  • On-campus interview requested (2/28/2017)

University of Michigan-Flint: Accompanist (9-month) (Deadline: 23 June 2017)Edit

  • Responsibilities: The University of Michigan-Flint Department of Music has a 9-month staff accompanist position (32 hours per week (80% Full Time Equivalency (FTE). This is a split seasonal position with the months of May, June and August off. This position will begin on July 1, 2017. As a nine month position at 32 hours per week, the actual annual salary range will be 36,780 - 45,000.
  • Duties and Responsibilities: Accompany the following courses and ensembles: MUS 210/410, University Chorale, MUS 211/411 Chamber Singers, as well as MUS 371 Conducting I, MUS 372 Conducting II, MUS 126 Voice Class, MUS 232 Vocal Pedagogy and MUS 366 Diction for Singers, courses taught on a rotating schedule. Serve as staff accompanist for the Vocal Music Academy each July. Provides musical backing on piano for singers, choirs, and soloists. Studies and rehearses music to learn and interpret scores. Plays from memory or by following score. May transpose music to play in alternate key. May improvise to accommodate musician. Coordinates the accompanying needs for classes and choirs each semester. Other duties as assigned
  • Required Qualifications: At least a bachelor's degree in piano performance or accompanying and considerable experience in piano accompanying for choral ensembles and voice. The faculty seek to hire a collaborative artist, an accompanist with the musical experience, knowledge and artistry necessary to contribute to the department’s performances and foster our students’ developing musicianship. Audition may be required. The position will begin on July 1.
  • Application Deadline: Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
  • Posting Begin/End Date: 6/13/2017 – 6/23/2017

University of Missouri-Kansas City: Assistant Teaching Professor of Piano (Deadline: 14 May 2017)Edit

  • Job Title: Assistant Teaching Professor of Piano - 69325
  • Job ID: 23019
  • Location: UMKC Volker Campus
  • Full/Part Time: Full-Time
  • Hiring Department: Conservatory of Music and Dance
  • Job Description: Teach undergraduate and graduate level applied piano, a graduate seminar in keyboard literature, and other areas as assigned (e.g., chamber music); perform as a soloist and/or chamber musician, both on and off campus; active participation in successful student recruitment and retention; contribute to the enhancement of all facets of the Keyboard Studies Division; contribute to the academic and service environments characteristic of a Conservatory within a university; enrich the cultural environment of the Kansas City metropolitan community.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Demonstrated successful experience teaching piano and related coursework in a university setting; evidence of the ability or potential to recruit and retain students; refined organizational skills; emerging record of appropriate scholarly/creative activity; doctoral degree in piano performance (ABD considered), or equivalent professional experience.
  • Application Instructions: Review of application materials will begin May 14, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. To be officially considered, you must apply online at www.umkc.edu/jobs. Application materials should include application form, application letter and curriculum vitae including educational background, previous academic appointments and artistic credentials. All application materials above must be combined into a PDF or Microsoft Word document and uploaded as a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /,&,%, etc.).
  • Please send three confidential letters of recommendation to:
Piano Search
UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance
417 Olson PAC
4949 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110
  • Or email directly to Carol Dale, dalec@umkc.edu
  • A two-week window for applications?  Either a fake search or a desperate situation.
  • Comb your beard/moustache, Juggernaut; one of their faculty retired very late in the semester.
  • Their website says they just hired Sean Chen, but as artist in residence... perhaps this job or an additional one? Anyone know?
    • It's a separate thing, and only part-time.
    • Which makes sense...They never hired anyone to fill John McIntyre's position if I'm not mistaken, plus Sean Chen is hanging out in town; win/win. 
  • Finalists on campus this week.

University of Missouri-Kansas City: Assistant Teaching Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy (Deadline: 01 December 2016) FILLEDEdit

  • QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated successful experience teaching keyboard skills and piano pedagogy in a university setting; evidence of the ability to supervise and mentor graduate teaching assistants; refined organizational skills; significant record of appropriate scholarly/creative activity; doctoral degree in piano performance and/or pedagogy (ABD considered), or equivalent professional experience.
  • JOB DESCRIPTION: Manage and coordinate the undergraduate keyboard skills curriculum, an essential portion of the Conservatory core curriculum required for nearly all undergraduate and some graduate students in the Conservatory. Supervise, instruct and mentor graduate teaching assistants assigned to teach in the Keyboard Studies Division; teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in piano pedagogy; possible applied teaching of undergraduate and/or graduate piano students, depending on the skills of the successful applicant; contribute to the enhancement of all facets of the Keyboard Studies Division; contribute to the academic, and service environments characteristic of a Conservatory within a university; and enrich the cultural environment of the Kansas City metropolitan community.
  • SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • APPLICATION MATERIALS TO BE SUBMITTED ONLINE: Application form, application letter and curriculum vitae, including educational background, previous academic appointments and artistic credentials. See position posting at UMKC Human Resources website. See position posting at UMKC Human Resources website at http://info.umkc.edu/hr/careers/academic-positions/ Use search keyword "piano."
  • SUPPORTING MATERIALS: Please send three confidential letters of reference to:
Piano/Piano Pedagogy Search
UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance
417 Olson PAC
4949 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110
  • REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS: Review of application materials will begin December 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • 12/9 additional materials requested
  • 1/16 request to contact references
  • Rejection email

University of Montevallo: Assistant Professor of Music (Piano) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 09 December 2016)Edit

  • Job Title: Assistant Professor of Music (Piano)
  • Position Number: F02493
  • Salary: Commensurate with experience
  • FLSA: Exempt
  • Employment Status: Full Time 9 Mos Regular
  • Appointment Type: Full-time Tenure Track
  • General Description: The University of Montevallo seeks applications for Assistant Professor of Music (Piano) in the Department of Music. The Department of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. The Department offers programs in Performance, Music Education, and the Liberal Arts. The Assistant Professor of Music (Piano) serves as Head of Keyboard Studies and teaches applied piano, class piano, and piano-related courses.
  • Essential Job Duties: Primary duties include: Teach undergraduate applied piano lessons, class piano, and piano-related courses in literature and pedagogy; Advise undergraduate students; Maintain an active and collaborative role within the Department and University; Coordinate student accompanists; Develop and maintain a regional profile within the profession; Develop and maintain contacts with regional teachers, school systems, and professional organizations; Be actively involved in department recruitment activities; Maintain an active profile of scholarly, creative and professional accomplishment – performing actively as a soloist and/or collaborator on and off campus.
  • Additional Duties: The Assistant Professor of Music (Piano) may be assigned other duties in support of the department’s mission and goals. Additional duties dependent on qualifications of applicant and departmental needs.
  • Education and Experience: Earned Doctorate in Piano. ABD candidates will be considered if the doctoral degree is to be completed by May 31, 2017. Demonstrated ability to work and teach within a collegial department; Demonstrated knowledge of current trends in piano pedagogy / performance for the 21st century; A record of successful program building; Outstanding skills in recruiting and retaining undergraduate students.
  • Preferred Education and Experience: Terminal degree required. Successful candidate will have strong credentials in college-level teaching, recruitment, and performance.
  • Desired Start Date: August 2017
  • Open Date: 12/09/2016
  • Open Until Filled: Yes

University of Nebraska-Kearney: Assistant Professor of Piano (Deadline: 05 September 2017)Edit

  • Deadline: September 05, 2017
  • Date Posted: August 4, 2017
  • Type: Tenured, tenure track
  • Employment Type: Full-time
  • Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Music
  • Duties: In classroom teaching of undergraduate and graduate programs in piano; direct rehearsals and performances of Opera Workshop; accompany choirs and entrance auditions.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Requires PhD in Music.
  • Hours: 7:30am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
  • Send resumes to Tracy Falconer, University of Nebraska at Kearney, 2504 19th Avenue., Kearney NE 68849-4911
  • Unclear if this job starts in Fall 2017 or Fall 2018?
  • There is nothing on the UNK website about this position. It is not listed in their job openings for faculty (Aug 10).

University of Nebraska-Omaha: Assistant Professor of Piano (Deadline: 30 January 2017) FILLEDEdit

  • Job Title: Assistant Professor/Piano
  • Essential Functions: Recruit and retain a thriving piano studio; Prepare students holistically by emphasizing both solo and collaborative work. Possess expertise in teaching applied piano and related courses including piano pedagogy, piano literature, and chamber music. Serve as coordinator of the keyboard area and work collaboratively with the music faculty. Maintain an active performing career. Work with diverse faculty and students. Other teaching duties as assigned by the Director.
  • Qualified candidates are required to submit applications electronically at: http://www.unomaha.edu/business-and-finance/human-resources/prospective-employees/index.php. Please attach a cover letter expressing your interest in the position, a curriculum vita, a copy of all transcripts, and a list of at least three references with current contact information. Additional materials may be requested at a later stage in the search process. Initial screening of materials will begin on January 30, 2017. Position will remain open until a qualified candidate is selected.
  • Please direct inquiries to:
Dr. Karen Fannin, Search Committee Chair
School of Music
University of Nebraska at Omaha
6001 Dodge St.
Omaha, NE 68182
kfannin@unomaha.edu
402-554-3446
  • Required Qualifications: Completed DMA in Piano Performance by time of appointment; Record of successful teaching; Professional performing experience as a soloist and collaborative pianist.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Applied piano college teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels; Experience in solo and collaborative playing; Strong leadership and organizational skills; Strong commitment to community engagement; Experience with recruiting at the college level.
  • Posting Number: 2016F-00712
  • Open Date: 12/07/2016
  • Phone interviews completed.
  • On-campus interviews scheduled.
  • Rejection email
  • Congratulations, Dr. Kristin Jonina Taylor, on her new position!

University of North Carolina-Charlotte: Performing Artist - Advanced (Deadline: 04 April 2017)Edit

  • Classification Title: Performing Artist - Advanced
  • Working Title: Performing Artist
  • Campus: UNC Charlotte
  • Region: Piedmont/Triangle
  • Job Summary: The duties of this position are to provide piano, and at times organ or harpsichord accompaniment for the academic and artistic activities for the Department of Music as described
  • Minimum Qualifications: Formal study and/or special study in piano sufficient to demonstrate technical and artistic skills in music theory, composition, sight-reading, arranging, and improvisation. Minimum of two years experience as a performer in the specific artistic field
  • Position Number: 002270
  • Posting Date: 03/21/2017
  • Closing Date: 04/04/2017
  • If direct link to posting doesn't work, search by Working Title (Performing Artist)


University of North Carolina-Pembroke: Assistant/Associate Professor - Piano and Music Theory (Deadline: 09 January 2017)Edit

  • Vacancy Type: Tenure Track Faculty
  • Min T/E Requirements: Earned Doctorate in either Piano or Music Theory. ABD candidates will be considered if the doctoral degree is to be completed by May 31, 2017. Demonstrated ability to work and teach in team situations within a collegial department; Demonstrated knowledge of current trends in music theory and piano pedagogy / performance for the 21st century; A record of successful program building; Outstanding skills in recruiting and retaining undergraduate students.
  • Position #: 1369
  • Primary Purpose of Position: Teaching Piano and Music Theory to music majors, minors, and non-music majors.
  • Job Description: Teach undergraduate courses in music theory and ear training; Teach undergraduate applied piano lessons and class piano; Advise undergraduate students; Maintain an active and collaborative role within the Department and University; Develop and maintain a regional profile within the profession; Develop and maintain contacts with regional teachers, school systems, and professional organizations; Be actively involved in department recruitment activities; Maintain an active profile of scholarly, creative and professional accomplishment. Additional duties dependent on qualifications of applicant and departmental needs.
  • Rank is open and depends on the qualifications and achievements of the candidate, but no higher than the rank currently held at another university. Appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor is preferred.
  • Management Preference: College Teaching experience required.
  • Job Opening Date: 11/18/2016
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Interested candidates should apply online at https://jobs.uncp.edu and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for 3 references. Please do not send additional materials at this time. Review of applications begins January 9, 2017 and continues until the position is filled. The position begins in August 2017.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-2017.
  • 3/1 Skype interview scheduled

University of North Carolina-Wilmington: Lecturer-Music (Deadline: 12 April 2017)Edit

  • Position Title: Lecturer- Music
  • Department: Music - 32111
  • Vacancy Number: 16F-104
  • Position Number: 4222
  • Location of Workplace: Main UNCW Campus
  • Summary of Position: Full-time, nine-month, non-tenure-track Lecturer. Seeking a professional collaborative pianist to work with vocal, as well as instrumental undergraduate students, in preparation for weekly lessons and performances, including student recitals. The successful candidate will be able to work effectively with faculty colleagues and will be able to inspire students to reach their creative potential. Other departmental responsibilities include student advising and committee assignments, as well as student recruitment in piano.
  • Additional duties may include: teaching applied piano & accompanying, vocal coaching, chamber music, as well as survey of music literature, and other courses based upon the applicant’s qualifications and departmental needs.
  • Minimum Requirements: Demonstrated success in working with diverse populations as an accompanist for vocalists, as well as instrumentalists. Master’s degree in piano or collaborative piano required, Doctoral degree preferred.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Previous teaching experience at the college level is required. Preference will be given to a collaborating musician who is also able to contribute to the department as a performer and applied teacher in piano.
  • Applicant Instructions: By April 12, 2017, please submit a cover letter, CV, names and phone numbers of three current references, an unofficial copy of your graduate transcript, and live video recordings of recent solo or chamber performances via YouTube links in a Word document or PDF uploaded to document Other A (and/or a DVD sent to Dr. Joe Hickman at the Department of Music, 601 College Rd., Wilmington, NC 28403-5975 with a postal date no later than April 12, 2017). Audio files of solo/chamber performances will be accepted.
  • Position Type: Permanent
  • Job Posting Date: 03/29/2017
  • Priority Consideration Date: 04/12/2017
  • Priority Consideration Information: Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
  • Internal candidate: upgrading a staff accompanist position to a lecturer

University of North Carolina School of the Arts: Assistant/Associate Professor of Piano (Deadline: 01 December 2016) FILLEDEdit

  • Working Title: Assistant/Associate Professor of Piano
  • Position Number: 040224
  • Department: Music
  • Position Type: EPA-Faculty
  • Job Objective: The University of North Carolina School of the Arts is accepting applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Piano to guide students and provide an artistic model in a dynamic performing arts conservatory setting. The School of Music prepares students for professional careers and has a twofold goal: to enable them to attain their highest musical aspirations and to prepare them to succeed in a highly competitive profession. This full-time and multi-year contract position will begin August 1, 2017.
  • Description of Responsibilities and Duties: Recruit, teach, and advise a studio of highly qualified piano majors. Teach weekly lessons and master classes, coach chamber music, teach piano-specific courses required by the curricula, lead enrichment activities for the piano studio covering a variety of styles and literature, and fulfill other duties as assigned by the Dean. Participate in faculty performances and maintain an active performing career. Maintain an appropriate presence on campus for full-time faculty, including participation in faculty activities.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Five years of experience teaching piano at the graduate and/or undergraduate level. Earned doctorate/terminal degree in music OR an equivalent combination of professional experience and education
  • Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated ability to serve as an active recruiter of qualified students for the School of Music. Significant accomplishment as a professional performing artist and pedagogue. Demonstrated effectiveness as a teacher of students of varying backgrounds from high school through graduate levels including all aspects of musical, stylistic and technical teaching. Strong understanding of today's music industry and the diverse career possibilities available to young, emerging artists. Openness to working with current technology in music. Expertise in other areas that support the mission of the School of Music.
  • PLEASE NOTE: A criminal background check will be conducted on candidate finalist prior to the offer of employment. Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completing an electronic application. The application must be competed in full detail (including work history) for your qualifications to be considered.
  • Failure to complete the application process as required by state regulations WILL result in your application being rejected for the vacancy and you will not be considered for the position. Before submitting your application be sure you have completed all parts of the application as required; once you receive confirmation that your application has been accepted, you will not be allowed to go back and make changes.
  • This position requires an EPA application, letter of interest and résumé. Other materials may be requested at a later time.
  • The search committee will begin reviewing completed applications on December 1, 2016.
  • Applications will be treated confidentially until the final stages of the search process. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
  • 12/1 Request for recordings x2
  • How can they request recordings on the day they began the reviewing? 
  • Sigh... 
  • NO DECENCY
  • Most schools know who they would like to hire ahead of time but hide this fact a bit better than this one.
  • In the few searches I've been involved in, the online application system can close on the day that the reviewing begins, then there is a push to get that list down to a smaller number ASAP. But the committee can review the applications individually before that point, then they have more time to look at each application. The first "review" day can be the first committee meeting to officially vote on any interesting candidates, and they would contact them for further materials. I could be completely wrong in this one situation, but who knows?!
  • 12/19 References contacted 
  • Most likely they just narrowed the list on the review date and asked the shortlist for recordings. Most hiring teams can view the applications as they come in. Not uncommon. 
  • 1/2 Phone interview requested. x2
  • 4 finalists
  • Any news?
  • Search concluded.
  • Congratulations to Dimitri Vorobiev (via his Facebook post)!

University of Northern Iowa: Adjunct Faculty, Piano (Deadline: 21 June 2017)Edit

  • Position Title:Adjunct Faculty, Piano
  • Job Category: Faculty
  • Type of Position: Temporary
  • Full Consideration Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2017
  • Advertising Started on: Monday, June 19, 2017
  • College: College of Humanities, Arts & Sciences
  • Department: School of Music
  • Salary: $1,615.00 (per credit hour)
  • Full/Part Time Status: Part Time
  • Service Schedule: Fall Semester
  • Position Description: The University of Northern Iowa's School of Music seeks applicants for a temporary faculty member position to teach and serve as a collaborative pianist for students, faculty, and guest artists.
  • Education Requirements: Master of Music degree in piano is required.
  • Required Documents: Curriculum Vita
  • Professional References: Applicants must enter reference information online as part of the application process.
  • Number of References: 3
  • Cover Letter: A plain text cover letter is required.
  • To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.
  • Contact Information: Attention: Your curriculum vita should not be sent to the contact below. The curriculum vita will be attached during the Online Application Process.
  • Contact: Michelle Kostielney - michelle.kostielney@uni.edu, Russell Hall 115, Phone: 319-273-2014

University of Northern Iowa: Instructor, Piano (Deadline: 01 May 2017)Edit

  • Position Title: Instructor, Piano
  • Job Category: Faculty Non-Unit
  • Type of Position: Term/Temporary
  • Full Consideration Date: Monday, May 1, 2017
  • Advertising Started on: Wednesday, April 12, 2017
  • Salary: $44,000.00 to Commensurate
  • Full/Part Time Status: Full Time
  • Position Description: University of Northern Iowa's School of Music seeks applications for instructor of piano. Primary duties include providing individual piano instruction to undergraduate and graduate students in applied piano and teaching a component of classes in piano literature or other courses according to qualifications and departmental need. Successful candidate must maintain an active service portfolio. Additional assignments depend on department need and area(s) of expertise.
  • Education Requirements: Doctoral degree in piano with completion by August 1, 2017, required.
  • Required Qualifications: Required qualifications include recognition for excellence as a teacher and performer with demonstrated skills and understanding of a broad range of piano literature with a minimum of two years of experience as a studio teacher at the collegiate level.
  • Required Documents: Curriculum Vita
  • Professional References: Applicants must enter reference information online as part of the application process. Letters of recommendation are required for this position.
  • Number of References: 3
  • Cover Letter: A plain text cover letter is required.
  • To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.
  • Materials: Candidates must submit: official transcripts for all degrees, a sound file/recording representing diverse styles and at least one live video recording (acceptable formats: DVD, Youtube, Vimeo, etc.).
  • The materials listed above are not part of any online process. Please send the materials to the contact information below.
  • Attention: Your curriculum vita should not be sent to the contact below. The curriculum vita will be attached during the Online Application Process.
  • Contact: Michelle Kostielney - michelle.kostielney@UNI.edu
  • Interviews are scheduled.
  • 7/11 - Rejection email

University of Saint Mary: Instructor of Music (Deadline: 01 January 2017) FILLEDEdit

  • General Description: The University of Saint Mary invites applications for a one-year appointment as Instructor of Music starting August 2017. This will be a non-tenure track appointment with possibility of renewal.
  • The University of Saint Mary is a private, Roman Catholic, liberal arts university, with campuses in Leavenworth and Overland Park, Kansas.
  • The ideal candidate will be a piano keyboard artist with some facility as an organist and the ability to teach music theory courses in the undergraduate music curriculum. The teaching load is 12 hours per semester which may include private and class piano lessons, accompanying student soloists and University ensembles, music theory classes, piano pedagogy as well as music appreciation and history courses as needed. Additionally, the incumbent will serve as organist/keyboard artist for University events, participate in the continual review and improvement of the music curriculum, attend Faculty Senate and University Assembly meetings, and participate in selected service activities. The incumbent will teach on the main Leavenworth campus.
  • Qualifications:
  • Required qualifications:
Master of Arts in Music; Doctor of Musical Arts preferred, completed by August 1, 2017.
Successful college/university teaching experience at the undergraduate level.
Effective interpersonal and communication skills.
Collegial attitude.
An affinity with the Mission of the University of Saint Mary.
  • Compensation: Based on experience and background.
  • To Apply: Applicants should submit electronically a cover letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts (official transcripts will be required at hiring), and three references with contact information to: Hoyesk@stmary.edu
  • Direct questions to: Dr. William Krusemark, Chair of Fine Arts: krusemarkw@stmary.edu
  • Review of applications will begin Jan. 1, 2017.
  • (2/17) Called today; position has apparently been filled.

University of Southern Alabama: Assistant Professor of Music (Collaborative Piano/Piano) (Deadline: 16 June 2017)Edit

  • Job Type: Regular Full-time
  • Job Number: 003331
  • The University of South Alabama's Department of Music invites applications for a non-tenure-track, one-year-only, 9-month Assistant Professor of Music to teach Collaborative Piano/Piano. The starting date is August 15, 2017.
  • Qualifications: Doctorate in music or extraordinary professional experience (candidates with an earned Masters and with significant progress toward the doctorate may be considered). The candidate will show evidence of a high level of performance as collaborative artist, as studio teacher/coach and as soloist. The candidate should have knowledge and the ability to teach in another area such as music education, music business, music theory/technology, or music history.
  • Responsibilities: Collaborate with faculty in recitals, collaborate with students in recital/recital class, accompany large ensembles, perform as soloist, teach applied piano, teach piano skills, including technique, chord chart reading and accompanying. Assist with piano pedagogy/class piano. Potentially teach in one of the following secondary areas--music education, music business, music theory/technology, or music history. Contribute to the scholarly advancement of the field through research and/or creative activities. Serve on departmental, college, and university committees. Recruit undergraduate and graduate students, internationally if possible.
  • Application: Please apply electronically and be prepared to attach a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and provide the names and contact information of three references. Arrange to have official transcripts sent from all universities attended to the Search Committee Chair at
Dr. Robert Holm
Laidlaw Performing Arts Center #1072
5751 USA Drive S.
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL 36688-0002
  • In addition, electronically send video of collaborative performances with brass, winds, strings, voice and solo performances to Dr. Robert Holm at rholm@southalabama.edu.
  • Deadline: Review of applications will begin June 16, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

University of Southern Mississippi: Assistant Professor of Music in Collaborative Piano (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 16 March 2017)Edit

  • Posting Number: 0004399
  • Job Title: Assistant Professor of Music in Collaborative Piano
  • Grant Funded? No
  • Position Type: Faculty
  • Campus: Hattiesburg
  • Department: Music
  • Job Summary: The University of Southern Mississippi invites applicants for the full-time, nine-month, tenure- track faculty position of Assistant Professor of Music in Collaborative Piano in the School of Music, College of Arts and Letters.
  • Duties and Responsibilities: Our new colleague would coordinate proposed DMA in collaborative piano as well as all collaborative piano activities; perform with faculty, guest artists and student vocalists and instrumentalists; manage and perform in our collaborative piano program, recruit and teach applied collaborative students; adhere to University, College and School policies, procedures and regulations; be committed to training and mentoring young artists and to developing excellence in teaching, creative activity, and service; be capable of collaborating with faculty in school curricular activities.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Doctorate of Music in collaborative piano, piano performance or a related field; a history of successful applied teaching and work as a collaborative artist at the college level; evidence or promise of successful teaching and recruiting experience; evidence of organizational and administrative experience.
  • Preferred Qualifications: We are looking for a creative, flexible musician who demonstrates the potential for an international reputation as a soloist and collaborative artist.
  • Posting Date: 03-16-2017
  • Closing Date: Open Until Filled
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit a repertoire list of solo and collaborative works.
  • 3/18 Just a thought on the job posted above (Univ of Southern Mississippi).  Why in the name of all that is decent would anyone start a new DMA program in current market conditions?  Especially a school of USM's low ranking and reputation?  Is there a crying need for collaborative pianists in southern Mississippi?
  • 5/3 I don't know... hard to "be committed to training and mentoring young artists" when you are fully aware of how terrible the job market is even for graduates from top tier schools.
  • The specific problem of this school is that their piano faculty have to do the above duties, i.e. accompamy innumerable students and guests. It's assumed that this person will take on the less desirable duties that others would sooner eschew. So, it seems that it's not so much creating a new, sustainable program as it is relieving an institutional burden...

University of Southern Mississippi: Staff Accompanist (Deadline: 27 July 2017)Edit

  • Posting Number: 0004516
  • Job Title: Staff Accompanist-School of Music
  • Grant Funded? No
  • Position Type: Staff
  • Campus: Hattiesburg
  • Department: Music
  • Job Summary: Serves as collaborative artist for the School of Music.
  • Duties and Responsibilities: Adheres to University and department policies, procedures, and regulations. Serves as collaborative artist for faculty recitals, guest recitals, student recitals, auditions and other special projects as assigned up to 15 total recitals per semester (30 per year), plus juries for those students to whom the Staff Accompanist is assigned in their regular load. Assists the Accompanying Coordinator with a weekly accompanying seminar. Performs other duties including but not limited to performing for workshops, masterclasses, opera and musical theater accompanying, and auditions as assigned.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in music from a four-year college or university and one to two years related experience and/or training.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Experience playing for a wide variety of skill levels as well as experience with both vocal and instrumental collaborations.
  • Posting Date: 06-27-2017
  • Closing Date: 07-27-2017
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: An example of your collaborative, either on youTube or a physical recording, may be requested of finalists
  • Work Hours: 8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m Monday-Friday. Some night and weekend work required.

University of Texas at Austin: Artist-teacher of Collaborative Piano (Associate/Full Professor) (Deadline: 14 November 2016) FILLEDEdit

  • The Butler School of Music at The University of Texas at Austin is currently inviting applications for a full-time appointment; rank is open. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The expected employment date is September 1, 2017.
  • The position entails teaching applied lessons and independent studies in collaborative piano at the graduate level, coaching collaborative pairs and chamber ensembles, teaching advanced literature classes, and—not least—providing executive leadership for the entire program. This entails assigning collaborative coverage for choirs, wind ensembles, orchestras, recitals (vocal and instrumental), required performance juries, masterclasses, competitions, and studio class recitals.
  • Qualifications: Masters degree or professional equivalent required. A diversified portfolio including a demonstrated record of excellence as a collaborative artist and proven experience with teaching, recruiting, and administering a strong graduate-level collaborative piano studio at a university or conservatory. We expect all our faculty to guide students to think critically and creatively about how they will build their musical lives. The successful candidate is expected to maintain professional activities appropriate for a tenured position at a Tier 1 research university. We seek an individual who pursues academic and artistic excellence through diversity at all levels and is committed to fostering an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive.
  • Application Instructions: Review of applications begins November 14, 2016. Applications will continue to be accepted after this date and the position will remain open until filled.
  • Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, recordings of two recent collaborative performances with at least two different partners (uploaded to a cloud-based folder e.g. DropBox, Google, Box, Vimeo, or YouTube), and complete contact information for five references. The cover letter should include live links to the audio files. Letters of recommendation will be requested from selected applicants at a later date. Please do not submit additional supporting materials unless requested by the search committee.
  • All documents must be uploaded via UT’s online application system: http://apply.interfolio.com/37619. Inquiries only may be directed to: bsom_hr@utexas.edu
  • Anyone heard anything yet? Looks like they are looking for top people in the field for this position.
  • 4 finalists got invited to the campus
  • Search is done. Internal got the position.
  • Congratulations to Colette Valentine!

University of Texas at Austin: Artist-teacher of Collaborative Piano (Lecturer/Senior Lecturer) (Deadline: 14 November 2016)Edit

  • The Butler School of Music at The University of Texas at Austin is currently inviting applications for a full-time appointment at the Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level; salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The expected employment date is September 1, 2017.
  • The position entails teaching independent studies in collaborative piano at the graduate level, coaching collaborative pairs and chamber ensembles, and providing the highest quality collaborative service as a pianist to students, faculty, and guest artists. We are specifically looking for someone with strong experience and achievement in vocal music. Finally, depending on the incumbent’s skills and proclivities, they would be expected to participate also in some aspect of administering the logistics of the program.
  • Qualifications: Masters degree or professional equivalent required. Collaborative performance skills at the highest level, and a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and coaching graduate-level collaborative pianists and their partners. We expect all our faculty to guide students to think critically and creatively about how they will build their musical lives. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active professional profile. Strong experience in vocal music is preferred. We seek an individual who pursues academic and artistic excellence through diversity at all levels and is committed to fostering an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive.
  • Application Instructions: Review of applications begins November 14, 2016. Applications will continue to be accepted after this date and the position will remain open until filled.
  • Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, recordings of two recent collaborative performances with at least two different partners (uploaded to a cloud-based folder e.g. DropBox, Google, Box, Vimeo, or YouTube), and complete contact information for five references. The cover letter should include live links to the audio files. Letters of recommendation will be requested from selected applicants at a later date. Please do not submit additional supporting materials unless requested by the search committee.
  • All documents must be uploaded via UT’s online application system: [URL]. Inquiries only may be directed to: bsom_hr@utexas.edu
  • Anyone heard anything? (1/24/2017)
  • got an email that they invited finalists (2/3/2017)

University of Texas at Austin: Artist-teacher of Studio Piano (Assistant Professor) (Deadline: 14 November 2016) FILLEDEdit

  • The Butler School of Music at The University of Texas at Austin is currently inviting applications for a full-time appointment at the Assistant Professor level; salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The expected employment date is September 1, 2017.
  • The position entails teaching applied lessons and independent studies in piano at the undergraduate and graduate level; as appropriate, this new colleague would also be involved in the chamber music program.
  • Qualifications: Master’s degree or professional equivalent required. A versatile portfolio including a demonstrated record of excellence as a pianist in the solo and chamber repertories. Experience teaching and recruiting a strong piano studio at a university or conservatory is preferred. We expect all our faculty to guide students to think critically and creatively about how they will build their musical lives. The successful candidate is expected to maintain professional activities appropriate for a tenured position at a Tier 1 research university. We seek an individual who pursues academic and artistic excellence through diversity at all levels and is committed to fostering an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive.
  • Application Instructions: Review of applications begins November 14, 2016. Applications will continue to be accepted after this date and the position will remain open until filled.
  • Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, recordings of recent performances (uploaded to a cloud-based folder e.g. DropBox, Google, Box, Vimeo, or YouTube), and complete contact information for five references. The cover letter should include live links to the audio files. Letters of recommendation will be requested from selected applicants at a later date. Please do not submit additional supporting materials unless requested by the search committee.
  • All documents must be uploaded via UT’s online application system: . Inquiries only may be directed to: bsom_hr@utexas.edu
  • Campus interview in early March
  • Search concluded
  • Congratulations to Andrew Brownell!

University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley: Lecturer I – One Year Appointment in Applied Piano (2 positions) (Deadline: None listed, posted 12 June 2017)Edit

  • Posting Number: PTFRGV0143
  • Working Title: School of Music: Lecturer I – One Year Appointment in Applied Piano
  • Location: Rio Grande Valley
  • Division/Organization: Division of Academic Affairs
  • Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position: 1 year
  • Tenure Status: Non Tenure Track
  • FTE: 1.0
  • Scope of Job: The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is seeking applications for a 1-year Lecturer appointment in Collaborative Piano (2 positions) to join the School of Music. Primary responsibilities include teaching collaborative piano, applied piano, coaching student accompanists, and accompanying undergraduate and graduate instrumental and vocal students; and other duties assigned by the School of Music Director. The position requires a demonstrated record of successful collaborative performance and a successful teaching record. Candidates should demonstrate the potential for continued scholarly/performance and recruitment activity. Candidates will be expected to work on both campuses. Other expectations include participation in service activities. The successful candidate will be assigned the standard academic teaching load for the one year appointment lecture position (maximum of 15 credit hours per semester or a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester).
  • Discipline Specific Required Qualifications: University-level teaching experience, and a demonstrated record of professional performance experience.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Doctor of Musical Arts degree, university-level teaching experience beyond the TA, demonstrated success in recruitment, experience working with instrumental soloists and vocalists, and evidence of working collegially within a multi-faculty piano area.
  • Salary: One-Year Lecturers are paid a 9-month academic rate commensurate with experience and/or qualification in the discipline.
  • Number of Vacancies: 2
  • Desired Start Date: 09/01/2017
  • Open Date: 06/12/2017
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Complete all sections on the application. If you are applying for the first time please complete all biographical information including address, email and phone. You may update this at any time by selecting to edit your profile in the application. Security sensitive; conviction verification conducted on applicant selected.
  • All applicants will need to apply on line: careers.utrgv.edu
  • All required documents must be upload on line to be considered for this position:
  • Required Documents
1. Curriculum Vitae
2. List of 3 References
3. Letter of Interest
4. Unofficial Transcripts (graduate and undergraduate – Once hired, official transcript are required)
5. Other Document: Link to Current Recordings

University of the District of Columbia: Professor/Associate Professor, Piano & Music of the African Diaspora (Deadline: Open until filled, posted ?)Edit

  • Title: Professor/Associate Professor, Piano & Music of the African Diaspora
  • ID: 948
  • Number of Vacancies: 1
  • Area of Consideration: Open to the Public
  • Position Status: Full-Time, Regular Tenure Track
  • Pay Plan, Series & Grade: ES0004/0000/2-3
  • Salary Range: $52,775 - $102,113
  • Closing Date: Open Until Filled
  • Location: 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
  • The University of the District of Columbia is seeking an accomplished and versatile pianist, experienced and forward-thinking educator and an effective administrator with a commitment to facilitating programming and outreach for the unit.
  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Teaches undergraduate courses in applied piano, pedagogy, collaborative piano, and literature; Teaches undergraduate courses in the history of African-American music; Performs in recitals and concerts with chorale ensembles, student vocalists and instrumentalists; Assists in the administration of the music program including facilitating outreach and recruitment activities; Maintains current knowledge of instructional methods and new technologies pertinent to areas of assignment; and participates in curriculum review, assessment and interdisciplinary programs or projects.
  • Other Duties: Provides academic advising and mentoring. Provides service to the University, College, Division, Program and Profession. Pursues external funding opportunities.
  • Minimum Job Requirements: Terminal degree, doctorate preferred and/or equivalent professional experience at least equivalent to those required for a graduate degree in music. Accomplished and versatile pianist with evidence of a high level of well-rounded performing experience. Knowledge of music of the African Diaspora, particularly music of African American expressive traditions. Evidence of successful teaching experience at the college level. Demonstrated leadership, administrative experience and organizational abilities. Proven experience and success in grant writing and fund raising preferred.
  • Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5380.

University of Utah: Visiting Assistant Professor in Piano (Deadline: 27 March 2017)Edit

  • Department: 00078 - School of Music
  • Track: Non Tenure Track
  • New Position to Begin: July 1, 2017
  • RANK/SALARY: Visiting Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with candidate’s credentials and experience.
  • DUTIES: (1) Teach studio piano and other possible teaching assignments in support of the needs of the Piano Area, such as undergraduate and/or graduate course(s) in literature, pedagogy, collaborative arts, and/or professional development; (2) supervise undergraduate recitals, graduate recitals, and DMA documents; (3) maintain a record of performances that indicates continuing growth and national/international visibility; (4) recruit undergraduate and graduate piano students to the School of Music; (5) serve on School of Music committees and perform other appropriate college, university, and professional service.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: Earned doctorate in Piano Performance or its equivalent in professional experience; demonstrated evidence of successful applied teaching at the university level; artist-level performer. We are seeking an accomplished and creative musician with a national/international reputation in performance. In addition to a vibrant solo concert career, commercial recordings and/or being under professional management are desirable.
  • PROCEDURE: The letter of application, CV (including the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of 3 to 5 persons who can provide references), 3 confidential letters of recommendation (uploaded directly by recommenders), succinct teaching philosophy statement, and (unofficial) copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts must be submitted electronically via: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/61613.
  • In the cover letter please submit a link (URL) to a 30-minute video of recent, unedited, solo performances. Candidates should complete their on-line application prior to March 27, 2017 to ensure full consideration. Candidates who proceed to the final level of the search must provide official transcripts of all academic work; state law also requires that the University perform a background check on successful candidates. For more information, or to suggest nominations for this position, contact Prof. Ning Lu, Chair of the Search Committee, at ning.lu@music.utah.edu.
  • Campus interview requested 

University of Wisconsin-Superior: Assistant Professor of Piano (Deadline: 01 February 2017)Edit

  • POSITION: The Music Department of the University of Wisconsin-Superior invites applications for the position of a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Piano, beginning August 28, 2017.
  • DUTIES: The successful candidate will teach a variety of courses for the undergraduate piano area of study (including applied lessons, pedagogy, collaborative piano, literature and chamber music), teach sophomore-level music theory, supervise and/or teach the class piano program, teach other courses according to departmental need, and oversee all piano tuning and maintenance. The candidate will perform solo and chamber music concerts, and collaborate in recitals and concerts with colleagues and guest artists; recruit and retain high-quality piano students; and develop and maintain visibility in the state, region, and nation as a performer and clinician. This hire will maintain and expand working relationships with private piano studios in the region, adjudicate, and participate in state and national music organizations. As a faculty member, the candidate will cultivate positive alumni and community relationships, serve as an academic advisor, participate in university committee work, and perform other departmental duties as assigned by the chair.
  • REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE:
Earned Doctorate degree in piano by August 1, 2017
Record of success in performance
Experience in professional-level collaborative performance
  • DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE:
Prior university-level teaching experience
Strong commitment to and demonstrated success in student retention
The candidate will demonstrate commitment to continued professional development in best practices in teaching and learning, including use of alternative delivery formats
  • The successful candidate will be dynamic, energetic, creative, and engaging. The successful candidate will demonstrate commitment to the public liberal arts mission and to quality teaching and learning methods for students from diverse backgrounds. Willingness and interest in utilizing technology in the classroom strongly preferred. Along with excellence in teaching, creative activity and service to the university and community are very important. The successful candidate must be committed to the highest ethical standards and demonstrate effective leadership and teamwork skills.
  • SALARY: UWS offers a competitive salary and benefits package including health insurance coverage for domestic partners and their eligible dependents.
  • STARTING DATE: August 28, 2017
  • APPLICATION PROCESS: Review of applications will commence 4:30 pm February 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Please apply online at UW-Careers (http://www.uwsuper.edu/hr/employment/career-gateway.cfm) and submit your application packet that is: 1. Letter of application 2. Brief statement of teaching and recruitment philosophy (1-2 pages) 3. Vita 4. Unofficial transcripts of undergraduate and graduate degrees 5. Names and contact information of three (3) professional references. Please do not submit recordings at this time.
  • If you have questions in regards to the hiring process, please contact Andrea Yezek, Search and Screen Committee Support, at (715) 394-(8115) or by ayezek@uwsuper.edu
  • (2/20) Request for recordings

Utah Valley University: Specialist - Collaborative Piano (Deadline: 24 May 2017)Edit

  • Job Posting Number: JPP17017
  • UVU Title: Specialist - Collaborative Piano
  • Department: 2NE-Music
  • Job Open Date: 05/17/2017
  • Job Close Date: 05/24/2017
  • Pay Range: 25.00
  • Position Number: G98446
  • Benefits: N/A
  • Job Category: Staff
  • Job Type: Part-time
  • Summary of Duties: Collaborates as a pianist with students and faculty in rehearsals and performances. Participates in master classes, private lessons, and juries as assigned. Supports and reinforces the musical and technical ideas presented by private teachers and ensemble directors. Manages private rehearsal times with students. Maintains positive and encouraging interactions with students to support them as performing artists. Demonstrates flexibility with repertoire assignments, to include pieces of varying genres, time periods, and difficulty levels. Adjusts tempos and dynamics according to the needs and levels of expertise of the students. Improves professionally and maintains expertise in technical skills and breadth of repertoire.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited institution with an associate’s degree in a closely related field plus one year of experience related to the Summary of Duties or any combination of education and/or experience related to the Summary of Duties totaling three years.
  • Knowledge: Knowledge of planning and scheduling techniques. Knowledge of effective management of rehearsal and performance scheduling.
  • Skills: Skills as an accomplished collaborative pianist.
  • Abilities: Ability to established breadth in accompanying repertoire in a variety of styles and levels of difficulty. Ability to interact with students in a positive and supportive manner. Ability to make musical adjustments to accommodate student needs and teacher instructions.


Viterbo University: Visiting Assistant Professor - Piano (Deadline: 12 June 2017)Edit

  • Visiting Assistant Professor-Piano
  • La Crosse, WI, USA
  • Full Time
  • Viterbo University's College of Arts and Letters invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor of piano. Primary teaching responsibilities could include applied piano, piano lab courses, music theory, and music appreciate to undergraduate students.
  • Qualifications: Master's degree in piano required. Prior collegiate-level piano teaching experience is preferred.
  • Rank and Salary: Appointment at the rank of assistant professor. Nine-month academic year appointment beginning August 2017. Salary is competitive with other private, liberal arts institutions of similar size.
  • To apply, please complete the online employment application form and upload a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references. The position is open until filled, but only applications received by June 12, 2017 can be assured full consideration.
  • Contact information: Dr. Timothy Schorr; Dean, College of Arts and Letters; Viterbo University; 900 Viterbo Drive; La Crosse, WI 54601.
  • 6/22 - request for phone interview

Waldorf College: Assistant Professor - Music (Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 22 April 2017) FILLEDEdit

  • Waldorf University seeks a tenure-track full-time faculty member for the music department, preferably a generalist with keyboard and or vocal training, along with conducting ability. Teaching would include music history, world music and other interests as appropriate. Ideal candidates will have a passion to grow and develop the music programs through leadership, organized activities and taking an active role in recruiting.
  • This is a nine-month position that begins August 15, 2017. Waldorf offers a full-benefits package including health, dental, vision,
  • Preferred Qualifications
Doctorate in Music, or a Masters degree with experience
Experience teaching at the college or university level.
Outstanding performance ability.
Demonstrated ability to recruit students.
Commitment to the development and welfare of undergraduate students.
Commitment to professional development.
An appreciation for, and commitment to higher education in a liberal arts context.
  • To Apply: Application by persons in under-represented groups is encouraged. Please apply by completing an online application and uploading a cover letter, resume or CV, copies of transcript(s) and contact information for three professional references. Official transcripts and background check required of final candidate.
  • Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.
  • Also posted at Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2016-17
  • rejection letter sent, position filled 7/28/2017

Wayne State College: Accompanist (full-time) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 22 February 2017)Edit

  • Title: Accompanist
  • Date Opened: February 23, 2017
  • Department: School of Arts and Humanities
  • Type Information: Professional Staff, Full-Time 1.0 FTE, FLSA Exempt
  • All applicants must be authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship.
  • Salary: $34,232-$42,789
  • Starting Date: May 23, 2017
  • Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree
  • Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in piano (solo or collaborative), Demonstrated collaborative experience in diverse styles including contemporary repertoire, Excellent sight-reading skills, including four-part open choral scores, A commitment to artistic excellence at the undergraduate level with a desire and ability to elicit high standards and quality musicianship from students, Ability to work collegiality with faculty and staff
  • Nature of work: Performs as a musical accompanist for the Department of Music ensembles, choirs, recitals, juries, auditions, rehearsals, lessons, theatre performances, and campus events. Teaches one course per semester.
  • Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities include rehearsing and performing with choral ensembles, faculty, and students for concerts, recitals, juries, auditions, and lessons. Other duties will include accompanying guest artists, coordinating the assignments of student accompanists, and performing at special events such as choir festivals, tours, and other music competitions and conferences. Will need to be available evenings and weekends occasionally. Secondary responsibilities may include teaching one of the following courses per semester according to the strengths and interests of the successful candidate: Applied piano, Courses in accompanying, Courses in the general education curriculum, Community chorale
  • Application Procedure: Application materials that are required for this position are a cover letter, resume, contact information for at least three references, and unofficial transcripts.
  • To Apply: https://nscs.peopleadmin.com/postings/4121
  • Additional Information: This position is covered by the NSCPA negotiated agreement (https://www.wsc.edu/download/downloads/id/752/2013-2015_nscpa_agreement.pdf). Please refer to our website (https://www.wsc.edu/info/20005/human_resources) for further details about this agreement, our campus, and the excellent benefit package we offer.


Western Michigan University: Assistant Professor - Keyboard (Deadline: Open until filled) FILLEDEdit

  • Title: Assistant Professor - Keyboard - Tenure Track
  • Posting Number: 0603688
  • Salary Range: $55,000 to $60,000
  • Major Duties:
Teaching primary and secondary applied piano.
Coaching chamber ensembles.
Serving as the advisor for and teaching in the basic keyboard curriculum.
Other duties as appropriate to the qualifications of the candidate and the needs of the School, including teaching courses such as Piano Pedagogy, Keyboard Literature, and Accompanying.
Recruitment and service appropriate for a university faculty member required.
  • Minimum Qualifications:
Master's degree in music with significant progress toward the doctorate, or professional experience equivalent to doctoral work.
Applicant must demonstrate excellence in, and commitment to, performance as both a soloist and collaborative artist.
Demonstrated success in the applied studio and in the classroom.
Background in pedagogy.
The successful candidate will be expected to have strong interpersonal, communication, and collaborative skills.
  • Desired Qualifications:
Doctorate in music.
Teaching experience at the university level.
Demonstrated expertise in pedagogy.
Proven ability to recruit.
  • Required Applicant Documents: Cover Letter highlighting your qualifications, Curriculum Vitae, List of References
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Please send 3 current letters of recommendation electronically to (Interfolio preferred, if possible): music@wmich.edu
  • Or, by mail:
Attn: Keyboard Search
WMU School of Music
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5434
  • Do not send any recordings at this time.
  • Additional Position Information: Expected Start Date: August 2017
  • GO TO: http://www.wmich.edu/hr/employees/faculty for benefits and other information
  • External Posting Date: 09-16-2016
  • External Closing Date: Open Until Filled
  • If direct link to job ad doesn't work, search for posting #0603688
  • 12/4 Is this a real search? 
  • 12/5 In what way would it not be? The 3 faculty listed on their website are all Professor or Assistant Professor rank. 
  • 12/19 Request for additional materials x3
  • Any word? 
  • just crickets!
  • phone interviews
  • campus visit
  • Any updates? 
  • Search concluded

Westfield State University: Instructor, Piano Studio, 1 year temporary (Deadline: 14 August 2017)Edit

  • Job Description: The Music Department of Westfield State University seeks applications for a full-time one-year, temporary position beginning Fall 2017. Duties will include teaching: Piano Studio Teaching. Piano Studio Class. Core/General Music Classes for non-music major students.
  • Requirements: Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in music. Successful college teaching in studio and classroom settings. Ability to work in a collegial environment. Ability to participate fully in the functions of the department and university (committee work, student advising, etc).
  • Application Instructions: An on-line application is required. The successful candidate must submit an official transcript at the time of hire. Interested candidates should electronically attach the following documents: Resume, Cover letter, Contact information for three references. Provide the contact information for reference providers in the references section of the online application.
  • Deadline for application: Monday, August 14, 2017.

Whittier College: Visiting Assistant Professor - Music (Choral Activities, Music Technology, and Piano) (Deadline: 01 March 2017)Edit

  • VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - MUSIC
  • The Whittier College Music Department is seeking a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Choral Activities, Music Technology and Piano for the 2017-2018 academic year (full-time, non-tenure track, 24 credits per year). A successful candidate will have earned a Doctorate, however, we will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status, in either Choral Conducting or Piano with significant choral conducting experience preferably at the college/university level. Must have a record of excellent teaching, outstanding musicianship in rehearsal and performance, complemented by strong skills in communication, collegiality and recruiting. Knowledge of choral and piano repertoire, pedagogy, and commitment to vocal health through a thorough understanding of the singing voice is essential.
  • Desired Qualifications: Significant Piano skills, experience with music technology, and directing varied types of choral ensembles is desirable.
  • Primary responsibilities will be the direction of the choral curriculum within the Department of Music, beginning and intermediate music technology, teaching applied and class piano. The successful candidate will also teach courses in related Music Liberal Education areas as determined by qualifications, interests and the needs of the Department.
  • What to send: Review of applications will begin March 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Please email (PDFs preferred) a letter of application that includes a reference to teaching philosophy, a curriculum vitae, demonstration of teaching effectiveness (including course evaluation summaries and past syllabus examples), unofficial transcripts of graduate work, and at least three confidential letters of recommendation. These recommendation letters should be sent by the references. Applications may be sent to Danilo Lozano, Chair, dlozano@whittier.edu.
  • For full consideration, all application materials must be received before March 1, 2017.

Schools with Failed or Canceled SearchesEdit

  • Berklee College of Music: Chair of Piano Department
  • College of Southern Nevada: Piano Instructor

General DiscussionEdit

  • 12-3 I have a question for current and very recent DMA students.  Are your professors talking about the realities of the job market?  
  • The reason I ask is that there are just over 40 jobs posted here, and somewhere between 65 and 75 DMA programs in the USA.  Considering that many of the sweetest jobs will be taken by pianists who are already established in their careers, this means that less than half the DMA programs can hope to place even one grad per year in a faculty position.  Add to that the fact that historically many of the positions are awarded to grads from just a handful of the top DMA programs.  According to the last several years on this wiki, it would appear that certain DMA programs have seldom or never placed a grad in a full-time faculty position.
  • I am genuinely curious what your schools are telling you about this.
  • 12-4 If a student commits to pursuing a terminal degree in music, shouldn't they be capable of figuring this out for themselves? I knew at least  vaguely of these realities in my B.Mus degree, had a very pessimistic chair of the music department during my M.M., and I very well knew what I was getting in to for my DMA. And I did not go to a "top" DMA program, in fact, enrolled in one that could very well hold me back in the eyes of many employers. I knew what I was doing and I've been very happy with my various post-graduation (May, 2015) employment opportunities. I haven't ended up doing exactly what I planned to, but no one is owed their dream job just because they REALLY WANT IT. Besides, people don't get just DMAs to teach at a university. And, for the record, my DMA program did have extensive discussions about the academic job market and we were required as part of our program to maintain CV, develop letter of application models, teaching philosophy, performed mock interview and teaching demonstrations, and regularly emphasized developing a career outside of our institution, with an academic and performance presence. 
  • 12/8 Different thread. I get the RSS feed fine on iPad/Laptop, but it just spins without producing anything on my iPhone. Have tried using Google and Safari with the same results. Anyone have an idea about a setting I might be missing?
  • 12/9 What RSS reader are you using? On my iPhone I have used the Feedly app and the Newsify app and both work fine.
  • Thank you! The rss feed populates just fine on this page in any browser - except for on my phone. Feedly seems to bridge the gap. Thank you for all you do to maintain this page. It's greatly appreciated.
  • 12/9 You're welcome!
  • 12/25 Merry Christmas and Good Luck to EVERYONE.
  • 12-29 Having graduated with a doctorate from a highly rated music school in 2014, I can say that their was almost no discussion about the longterm prospects of finding work. They've recently implemented some programs to assist with this, but it was after my time there. Most music teachers were of the old school and many did not have doctorate degrees, as the job market was significantly different when they were hunting for jobs. I knew it would be difficult, but figured a doctorate from a top-tiered school would make it a lot easier. Nope. I think some schools are coming to terms with this, but then the dream job of becomming a professor seems less exciting when you feel you are recruiting students into career paths where they will most likely not land the type of job they want and may have loads of debt from it. I know lots live by the "follow your dream" crap but reality sets in when you realize your salary levels are awfully low for the amount of work you put into it, and when you have a family to look after it is truly difficult to compete with people who can practice 8 hrs a day and win loads of competitions. It's a really tough market and if you can make it work, hats off to you. But the majority of Doctorate degree holders will either be living the frugal life of teaching as an adjunct with a private studio from home or will be switching career paths.
  • 2/1 Hello, newbie here.  May I ask how many pages a typical applicants' cover letter is, and how many pages are appropriate for a CV?  Thanks for any input! 
  • I would advise that 2 pages should be the maximum for a cover letter, and everything should relate to the job posting and the specific school. For the CV, I think it is open ended (e.g. upwards of 5 pages), it depends on how much you want to include in activities like performing or other areas, beyond your education and teaching experience. 
  • 2/2: You'll never find agreement on the cover letter. I've had luck when my cover letter is less than a page, addresses, text and signature combined. I've had luck when my cover letter is 3 full pages. I just started going with a "gut" feeling on how I feel I need to properly 'sell' myself, based on the job description. The committee is only ever going to read as much as they want, so I would say go on the longer side. My CV is 9-10 pages now and counting. I put everything on it but I'm very mindful of specific categories, e.g.-I list my graduate/undergraduate degrees first, always as "education" at the end of my CV I list "Other Education" which has masterclasses I've played, festivals I attended, that I take Alexander Technique, etc. It would be annoying if I mixed the former catgetory (formal education) with the latter (secondary education) all as one thick "Education" category, just to look more padded. I also reorder the categories to tailor to a specific job: one that emphasizes collaborative teaching, I put my collaborative experiences towards the top; one that teaches piano repertoire, I put my scholarly work towards the top. 
  • 2013 Grad here. I had zero discussion in grad school of the realities of the job market and very little discussion of how best to market one's skills. The faculty seem genuinely surprised when they hear their students are having trouble finding steady work. I'm living the adjunct dream myself....putting in as many hours as full-time faculty at my schools for half the pay.
  • Hello, newbie here again. Thanks for responding to my previous post! May I ask what kind of interview questions you've heard, especially ones that got you stumped? Thanks in advance. :)
  • Cover letter/CV discussion: anything over 1.5 pages is superfluous. Hit the main points (performance background, recruitment, and why you want/are qualified for this position) and cut the hyperbole. For CVs, quality beats quantity every time. 9-10 pages of fluff will never get you past the screening round.

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