Associate Director of Choral Activities (Lecturer)

Job Number: Date Announced: Closing Date: Work Unit: Department:

90214
08/21/2019
Open Until Filled
College Of Arts And Architecture School Of Music

The Pennsylvania State University School of Music seeks a dynamic and collaborative conductor/educator to serve as the Associate Director of Choral Activities effective August, 2020. This is a 36-week academic appointment, at the rank of Lecturer. Full University benefits apply. Teaching responsibilities include directing choral ensembles, the teaching of conducting and choral literature, and contributing to the School’s choral music education program.

The successful candidate will have experience directing a choral program with a minimum of three years of teaching experience at the secondary level. A terminal degree in choral conducting or choral music education is preferred. Ensemble assignments may include Essence of Joy, Oriana Singers, and Vocal Dimensions. The candidate must exhibit excellent conducting skills, musicianship, a thorough knowledge of the choral canon, communication, organizational, and management skills, have a commitment to artistry, demonstrate success working in team and collegial environments, actively recruit undergraduate and graduate students, and be able to contribute to the School’s choral music education program. A candidate is sought who can sustain and build on the positive traditions of Penn State’s choral programs and who is committed to diversity, integrity and sensitivity to all students and faculty. In addition, the candidate should have experience in developing and maintaining strong relationships with local, regional and national music communities, including public school teachers, school systems, and professional organizations.

To apply, please upload a letter of interest, CV, videos of a choral rehearsal (30-minutes rehearsal and 20-minutes performance with camera focused head-on, uploaded to a private YouTube channel), and contact information for three references. The review of applications will begin on October 15 and continue until the position is filled.

The School of Music at Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, and leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

The School of Music at Penn State is accredited with the National Association of Schools of Music and participates in the Big Ten Academic Alliance. The School offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs. Visit music.psu.edu for more information about our programs. Questions may be directed to Lea Ann Bloom, Assistant to the Director, lab6@psu.edu


Assistant Professor (Artist/Teacher of Piano)

Job Number: Date Announced: Closing Date: Work Unit: Department:

90092
08/15/2019
Open Until Filled
College of Arts and Architecture School of Music

The School of Music in the College of Arts and Architecture is looking for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to teach studio piano to undergraduate and graduate piano majors; teach undergraduate and graduate piano literature courses; supervise student recitals and monographs; perform as a soloist and chamber musician with colleagues; and participate in the academic life of the School of Music.

It is expected that the successful candidate will maintain an active and highly visible regional, national, and international performance and outreach (i.e. master-class/workshop/adjudication) schedule that will recruit excellent pianists to the school. A doctorate in Music is required; Professional performance experience in solo and collaborative endeavors, and two years of successful college-level teaching experience preferred. Start Date: Fall semester, August 2020.

To apply upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for at least three references, and a list of links to recordings of 30-minutes of solo repertoire plus optional chamber or concerto recordings. Screening of applications will begin on October 15 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should be prepared to submit when requested, additional materials documenting teaching effectiveness, which may include teaching videos. Questions may be directed to Lea Ann Bloom, Assistant to the Director, lab6@psu.edu.


Assistant/Associate Professor/Director of Wind Band Studies

Job Number: 89892 Date Announced: 08/09/2019

Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Work Unit: College of Arts and Architecture

Department: School of Music

The Pennsylvania State University School of Music seeks a dynamic and collaborative conductor/educator to serve as the Director of Wind Band Studies effective August 2020. This is a tenure-track position, 36-week academic appointment, at the rank of assistant or associate professor. Full University benefits apply. Teaching responsibilities include directing the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, supervising and/or conducting additional concert bands, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in conducting and wind band literature, and contributing to the instrumental music education program.

The successful candidate will have experience directing and administering a wind band program with a minimum of three years of university teaching experience beyond the role of graduate teaching assistant. A terminal degree in music or music education is required. A minimum of one degree in music education plus public high school teaching experience is preferred. In addition, the successful candidate must show creative and scholarly achievement as evidenced by a record of highly artistic performances and noteworthy publications. The candidate must exhibit excellent conducting, communication, organizational, and management skills; have a commitment to artistry; demonstrate success working in a team and with colleagues; and actively recruit undergraduate and graduate students. We are seeking a candidate who will develop a vision for the continued growth of the Penn State Wind Bands program. The candidate will demonstrate a record of commitment to a program where diversity, integrity and sensitivity to all students is valued. In addition, the candidate should have experience in developing and maintaining strong relationships and leadership with local, regional and national music communities— including public school teachers, school systems, and professional organizations.

To apply, please upload a letter of interest, CV and contact information for five references. Review of applications will begin on September 23rd and continue until the position is filled. Following the initial screening of applicants, candidates should be prepared to submit on short notice, a one-page teaching philosophy, and two videos; one of a rehearsal that documents teaching effectiveness and musicianship, and the other of a live performance. Include a program description. Please do not submit additional materials until requested. The School of Music at Penn State is accredited with the National Association of Schools of Music and participates in the Big Ten Academic Alliance. The School offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs. Visit music.psu.edu for more information about our programs. Questions may be directed to Lea Ann Bloom, Assistant to the Director, lab6@psu.edu