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Assistant Professor, full-time, tenure-track. Salary commensurate with experience.
Primary responsibilities: recruit, retain, and teach oboe and bassoon music majors; communicate with music programs in the state and region.
Additional responsibilities: establish an active research and/or creative activity profile; coach chamber ensembles; supervise student projects and recitals; teach courses in allied subjects as needed; provide service to the campus, community, and profession.
Minimum: Doctoral degree in oboe or bassoon performance, ABD will be considered; excellent communication skills. The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment; excellent communication skills required.
Desired: Professional performance experience in solo, chamber, and orchestral ensembles; successful experience recruiting and retaining talented students at the university level; experience teaching double reed repertoire and pedagogy.
August 16, 2017
INFORMATION: Auburn is one of the nation’s premier land, sea, and space grant institutions. In U.S. News and World Report, it has been ranked in the top 50 public universities for the last 23 consecutive years. The institution is both highly research-active and committed to maintaining teaching excellence, offering bachelor, master, educational specialist and doctoral degrees. Its fall of 2015 enrollment of 27,287 students includes 21,786 undergraduates and 4,398 graduate students, and 1,103 professional-doctoral students. There are 1216 full time instructional faculty members distributed across nine colleges and three schools with degrees offered in 200 academic programs. Auburn University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, positive work environment, exciting student life, and the beauty of its campus. It is geographically located in a moderate climate with easy access to both beach and mountain recreational facilities and is situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia and Montgomery, Alabama.
Candidates should upload the following materials: letter of interest, curriculum vitae, transcripts of undergraduate and graduate work (unofficial transcripts are acceptable), and contact information for five references (email addresses, as well as telephone numbers) at: https://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/. In the letter of interest, candidates must include a link to 20 minutes of video of recent live performances that reflect artistry and stylistic range. The video should include 15 minutes of performance on the primary instrument and 5 minutes of performance on the secondary instrument. For additional inquiries contact:
Dr. Corey Spurlin
Chair, Double Reeds Search Committee
Screening will begin March 27, 2017 and continue until position is filled.
“Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.”
Interested applicants please send:
- Cover letter, resume and names/contact info of 3 references.
- Video of your teaching.
Video or audio recording of:
- Exposition of a standard repertoire concerto
- Beethoven, Symphony No. 4, 4th mvt.: mm. 184-188.
- Mozart, Overture to Marriage of Figaro: mm. 1-25.
- Ravel, Bolero: Solo
- Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 4, 2nd mvt.: mm. 274-end.
Must be available to teach 22 June through 7 August, 2017.
Pay is $3,000 plus Room, board and a variable travel stipend.
Deadline for receipt of all materials: 1 February, 2017
Please send all materials (electronically) to: Bill.email@example.com
Founded in 1937, New England Music Camp is a summer camp for music students ages 11–18, located on 200 acres in Sidney, Maine, on the eastern shore of Messalonskee Lake in the Belgrade Lakes region. It follows a balanced structure of musical training (in the morning) and standard athletic activities (in the afternoon) such as sailing, kayaking, archery, tennis, softball, soccer, volleyball, badminton etc. There are numerous concerts offered free to the public during its six-week season on site at the Bowl in the Pines or Alumni Hall (respectively, the camp’s outdoor and indoor performance venues).
Faculty members at New England Music Camp are carefully chosen for both their achievements as professional performers and their recognition for excellence in teaching. We live in a close knit community where we dine family style and many of our faculty enjoy joining the campers on the recreation fields.
Department of Music, College of Fine and Performing Arts, Western Washington University
The Department of Music within the College of Fine and Performing Arts at Western Washington University invites applications for a part-time instructor in applied bassoon and woodwind studies (non-tenure track) to begin in September, 2016. The position is located at the
University’s main campus in Bellingham, Washington. For more information on the Music Department at Western, please visit our website at http://cfpa.wwu.edu/music.
Duties: Teach applied lessons in bassoon and double reed methods for music education
majors. Coach chamber music as needed. Active participation in student recruitment is also
Qualifications: Masters degree or equivalent experience required. Evidence of successful
teaching and performance ability required.
Appointment: This is a one-year renewable contract as an Affiliate Faculty member of the
Department of Music.
Interested candidates must submit application materials to the WWU Non-Tenure Track Faculty
Vacancy Pool: https://jobs.wwu.edu/JobPosting.aspx?JPID=913.
Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications received by June 15, 2016 will
receive full consideration.
Interviews will be held on the WWU campus during late June. Any questions about the position
should be directed to Patrick Roulet at Patrick.Roulet@wwu.edu.
Western Washington University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion,
national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status,
sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its
programs or activities. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity &
Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, WWU, Old Main
345, MS 9021, 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711
(Washington Relay); firstname.lastname@example.org
The Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University seeks an exceptional teacher and performer of bassoon. This is a full time, tenure track faculty position in the Schwob School of Music within Columbus State University’s College of the Arts and will hold the academic rank of Assistant Professor. For more information, see [click]
SCHOOL OF MUSIC – WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY – Assistant/Associate Professor of Oboe
QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate preferred – masters degree with significant progress toward the doctorate or professional experience equivalent to doctoral work will be considered; applicant must demonstrate excellence in, and commitment to, performance as both a solo and ensemble artist on the oboe; demonstrated success as a teacher of oboe is required, preferably at the university level. Secondary expertise in music technology, music theory and/or music history is required. The successful candidate will be expected to have strong interpersonal, communication, and collaborative skills; in addition, he/she will be expected to maintain an active performance career.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Serve as instructor of applied oboe for both undergraduate and graduate students. Serve as instructor of music technology, music theory, and/or music history. Perform as member of the Western Wind Quintet; maintain a record of performance and professional activities necessary for tenure. Recruitment and service appropriate for a university faculty member required.
APPLICATION: Please apply on-line at http://www.wmich.edu/hr/jobs. Your application will include: A cover letter highlighting qualifications, current curriculum vita, and three current letters of recommendation. Do not send any recordings at this time.
DEADLINE: Applications accepted until position is filled.
EXPECTED START DATE: August 2016
The Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester invites applications for an Artist/Teacher of Bassoon, beginning in the fall semester 2016. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience. Candidates must have established a successful performing career, 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; secondary responsibilities possible depending on applicant’s area(s) of expertise.
Review of applications begins on December 1, 2015. To receive full consideration, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, recordings, and three current letters of recommendation from prominent performers/teachers with the subject Bassoon Search via attachment to email@example.com
The Eastman School of Music seeks to create a musical community that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity. We encourage applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and demonstrates a commitment to issues of diversity in higher education. We are an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and actively encourage applications from groups underrepresented in higher education.
Principal Bassoon: Midland-‐Odessa Symphony & Resident Wind Quintet
DATE: May 21, 2015
LOCATION: Wagner-‐Noël Performing Arts Center in Midland, Texas APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, May 18th, 2015
Minimum Requirements: Candidates should hold a degree in Bassoon Performance. Masters degree preferred.
TO APPLY: send a one-‐page resume and $50 deposit to:
Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale
Principal Bassoon Audition
P.O. Box 60658 Midland, TX 79711
Application requirements: Include your current phone number, email and mailing addresses on your resume.
Succinctly outline education and professional engagements. Limit length to one page. You may email a PDF of your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, but your application will not be complete until we also receive a deposit check. Deposit checks should be made out to Midland-‐Odessa Symphony & Chorale, with “audition” in the memo line. Checks will be returned at the audition or shredded if you cancel prior to May 18th.
Description: This position includes serving as Principal Bassoon with the Midland-‐Odessa Symphony and the resident woodwind quintet, the West Texas Winds. Due to the nature of this position, the successful candidate must live in the Midland-‐Odessa area during the season (August through May). Each season features a minimum of four Masterworks programs, four Pops & Family programs, and an annual cycle of The Nutcracker with the Midland Festival Ballet. Additional series include the educational programs of Classical Kids alongside other potential collaborations. A typical season will hold around 40 orchestral services and semi-‐annual quintet recitals. The West Texas Winds are additionally in demand for gigs and educational engagements.
In addition, there are numerous teaching opportunities in the Midland-‐Odessa area. The MOSC principals (and small ensemble members) all maintain pedagogic involvement through avenues such as private teaching, instruction at institutions such as the University of Texas at Permian Basin, Midland College, and Odessa College, clinics at junior high and high schools, and various other teaching positions. Coupled with the additional playing opportunities (both in town and the surrounding communities), the MOSC musicians are always in high demand. In summary, there is no shortage of supplemental work.
Pay Scale: Principal orchestral pay scale is $80 per service. This position also includes an annual stipend of $9785.00, paid in monthly installments during the course of the season (August 1, 2015 through May 31, 2016), and holds an additional potential eligibility for a bonus. In combination with the additional pedagogic and performance opportunities, MOSC musicians tend to earn a minimum annual income of around $20,000.
Applicants who are not U.S. citizens must have appropriate documentation of their ability to reside and work in the U.S. The Midland-‐Odessa Symphony & Chorale is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Solo: Mozart: Concerto – mvt. 1
Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro – mm. 1-‐25 and 139-‐172 Rimsky-‐Korsakov: Scheherazade – mvt. 2 solos and cadenzas Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 – mvt. 4, mm. 184-‐188
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf – solo at  Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 – mvt. 2, mm. 274-‐end
Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra – mvt. 2, mm. 8-‐24 and 164-‐180 Ravel: Bolero – Solo and repeated high Gs in following passage
Stravinsky: Rite of Spring – Opening through 3rd measure after  and solo at 
Nielsen: Quintet Op. 43 – 1st movement
Assistant Professor of Oboe School of Music, Tenure-track
The University of Iowa, School of Music is seeking an artist-level performer and teacher of oboe. Primary responsibilities include teaching, recruiting, mentoring, and advising undergraduate and graduate oboe students. Additionally, the successful candidate will teach courses in oboe literature and pedagogy, reed- making, and applied oboe as a secondary instrument. Other duties will include coordinating and coaching chamber music, and may include teaching music appreciation or other supporting music courses, as needed by the School of Music, and commensurate with the candidate’s expertise. The successful candidate is expected to maintain ongoing creative/scholarly activity and performance visibility in the region, nation, and in the international arena.
The chosen candidate will work effectively with faculty colleagues, actively engage in recruitment activities, serve on various School of Music and University committees, and perform other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications: Master’s degree. Evidence of outstanding performance ability as an oboe player, and a record of significant performing experience and successful studio teaching.
Desirable Qualifications: Doctorate or equivalent professional experience, with excellent record of teaching and recruitment at the university level and with a national/international career as a performer.
Appointment: begins August 19, 2015
Salary: commensurate with experience and qualifications.
The University of Iowa has a historic commitment to the arts. The School of Music enrolls approximately 450 majors and has a full-time faculty of 50. Since the flood of June 2008, music facilities are located in several venues. A new music building is scheduled for completion in 2016 on a site in downtown Iowa City. The Iowa City/Coralville area has a population of about 75,000 and is a cultural center with a cosmopolitan atmosphere. Its public schools, libraries, and health care facilities are rated as outstanding.
The School of Music and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Application: To apply for this position, go to http://jobs.uiowa.edu and refer to requisition #65089 . Applications should include a complete vita, a letter of interest and contact information for three letters of recommendation which will be uploaded to the online application.
Deadline: Screening will begin October 20, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.