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The US Navy Fleet Band has immediate opening in BASSOON

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 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.


POSITION: The Department of Music and Theatre Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire seeks a part-time Associate Lecturer to start August 19, 2013 for the 2013-2014 academic year.

DUTIES: Teach applied bassoon to music majors and minors. Teach one section of woodwind techniques (flute and double reeds) for music education majors.


Please send electronically, via attachments in word or pdf format, a letter of interest in the position, Curriculum Vita, a link to an uploaded high quality recording of recent performances, and contact information for references. The above should be emailed to:
Vanissa B. Murphy, Chair, Department of Music and Theatre Arts

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by June 15, 2013. However, screening may continue until position is filled. A criminal background check will be required prior to employment. UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO employer striving to recruit, develop, and retain employees from varied backgrounds. Please contact us to request any accommodation necessary to aid your participation in our hiring process.

To learn more, visit our department Web site:

Contrabassoon/Bassoon, 1 Position

Preliminary auditions: Tentatively scheduled for mid-May, 2013.

Final audition: Tentatively scheduled for June 3, 2013

Application deadline: Postmarked by April 1 OR faxed or e-mailed by April 5, 2013.

Applications received after the above due date will not be considered. Please note that those who apply earlier receive information earlier, and therefore have more choice of audition dates. For those who send their resume later, some dates may already be filled.

Employment date: Effective Immediately

Note: All audition candidates are responsible for obtaining audition repertoire from standard excerpt books, purchasable music and orchestral scores. Aside from rental only parts, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra will not provide copies of any excerpts. Required repertoire for this audition will be posted when it becomes available.


Please specify audition/position on ALL correspondence (i.e. “Horn Audition”). We can only accept applications for posted vacancies. Applicants should send a BRIEF ONE-PAGE RESUME, including name, address, phone number, email address and instrument to:

Email: Fax: 312-294-3272

Or mail to : Auditions Coordinator Chicago Symphony Orchestra 220 S. Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60604

Auditions Voicemail Box: 312-294-3271

Please attach your resume in PDF or Word formats. You may also copy your resume into the body of the email message. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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The University of Arizona School of Music invites applications for a tenure-track full-time position as Oboe instructor at the rank of Assistant Professor.

The University of Arizona School of Music is pleased to invite applications for oboe and bassoon positions for the Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet for Fall 2013

The Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet is a Master’s level ensemble named in honor of wind pedagogue and master teacher, Fred Fox.

Appointment to the quintet provides Remission of Full Out of State and half of Instate fees in addition to an annual stipend of $5825.

Members of the Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet will receive intensive chamber music coaching with members of the Arizona Wind Quintet, a faculty ensemble.

To apply, please contact:
William Dietz,

Brooklyn College, Conservatory of Music
Assistant Professor in Music Performance
(Woodwinds, in one of these areas: flute, clarinet, oboe, or bassoon)
Start Date: Fall 2013

The Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College invites outstanding performers in woodwinds to apply for this music performance position.

Responsibilities. Primary responsibilities will be to teach, recruit, and maintain an undergraduate and graduate instrumental studio, coach chamber ensembles, lead woodwind and orchestral literature classes, and other performance-related seminars (e.g., 21st-century performance practices or woodwind methods class for music-education majors). Additional responsibilities will include coordinating the department’s woodwind program, and advising. Supplementary teaching assignments will be based upon the special skills and interests of the candidate. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active performing career.

Qualifications. Master’s in woodwind performance (minimum), D.M.A. preferred. Outstanding artistic performance record as soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician. Evidence of teaching excellence, including ability to work in a culturally diverse, urban setting.

Commensurate with experience and credentials.

CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.

Please submit your application online as follows:

• Go to and click on “Employment”
• Click on “Search for Jobs”
• Click “Search job listings”
• Click on “More Options To Search For CUNY Jobs ” [But do NOT “log in”]
• Search by Job Opening ID 6321
• Click the Posting Title (in blue) to see job description in Woodwind Performance
• Click on the “Apply Now” button.

Please follow carefully the instructions for uploading a cover letter (reference Job ID 6321), curriculum vitae, and supplementary documents (e.g., evidence of teaching effectiveness) in doc, pdf, or rtf format. In addition, all applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the department through this link:
If there is supporting material (books, CDs, usb drives, etc.) that must be mailed in, please send it to:
Ms. Therese Marrocco
Administrative Officer/Human Resources
Brooklyn College CUNY
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11210-2889
Questions for HR may be directed to 718 951-5131.

Open until filled with the review of applications to begin after Nov. 1, 2012.

We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.

The Richland College Department of Music in Dallas, TX is currently seeking a bassoon professor to begin teaching in the Fall 2012 Semester. Responsibilities for this adjunct position include mainly teaching Applied Bassoon lessons with possible master classes in woodwind ensembles, as well as coordinating student curriculum within the department. Qualified applicants are those who possess a Master‚s Degree in Music, have an interest in developing a college studio of bassoon students at this time, and are active professional performers. Teaching experience in the college/university environment is preferred. Essential skills include team teaching, excellent communication, and organization. The Richland College Music Department is a strong music program with several unique course offerings such as Digital Music and Composition and many performing ensembles including Wind Symphony, Orchestra, Chamber Ensembles for Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion, Strings, and Piano, as well as Chorale, Gospel Choir, Jazz Singers, and Steel Bands in a department with approximately 600 music students regularly enrolled. Preparation occurs for several major concerts and events each semester. Candidates will complete an audition/interview process that includes performing a solo work, teaching a short lesson, and discussing pedagogy and recruiting with the music faculty. Interview/Audition appointments will be scheduled with qualified applicants. Materials that may be sent at this time include any supportive audio or video recordings of performances. Packages may be mailed to Richland College Department of Music, ATTN: Derrick Logozzo, Co-Coordinator of Music, Director of Instrumental Music Studies, 12800 Abrams Road, Dallas, TX 75243-2199 or emailed to


Vacancy Announcement – Bassoon

Position: Artist/Teacher of Bassoon. Full-time (9-month), tenure track.

Rank: Assistant Professor

Starting Date: August 16, 2012

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master of Music in Bassoon Performance. Demonstrated effectiveness of solo  and chamber music performance and successful teaching at the college level.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Doctor of Musical Arts in Bassoon Performance. Evidence of success in undergraduate and graduate recruiting and mentoring. Experience guiding graduate creative activity at the doctoral level. Creative/scholarly accomplishments demonstrated through national and international performances, master classes, presentations at music educator forums, recordings, publications, and/or professional leadership.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach and recruit undergraduate and graduate bassoon students in music degree programs and coach woodwind chamber ensembles. Perform with the Oklahoma Woodwind Quintet.  Serve on graduate committees including DMA research documents. Work with ensemble areas for auditions and placement in major ensembles and chamber music. Contribute to School, College and University service. Maintain an active and visible international, national and regional performance and outreach schedule.

GENERAL INFORMATION: The OU School of Music offers degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels in the areas of composition, education, musicology, performance or theory and is the only comprehensive music program in Oklahoma.  The School of Music presents 400 performing and scholarly events each year with 61 full-time faculty members and 450 undergraduate and graduate students.  The School of Music is part of the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts, one of 19 colleges within OU.  The University of Oklahoma is a major national research university with 28,600 students.  Norman, a community of 103,000 is located twenty minutes south of Oklahoma City, a metropolitan area exceeding 1 million.  The University of Oklahoma has been an institutional member of NASM since 1931.

APPLICATIONS: Submit (1) letter of application, (2) complete vita, (3) CD and/or DVD formatted recent performances of solo and chamber music reflecting stylistic variety, and (4) three current letters of recommendation.

SEND TO: Dr. Valerie Watts, Chair
Bassoon Search Committee
University of Oklahoma School of Music
500 West Boyd, Room 138
Norman, OK  73019

Screening will begin April 6, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. For additional information, please call (405) 325-2081; FAX (405) 325-7574; Home Page:

The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY – Assistant Professor – Double Reeds (oboe, primary emphasis). EFFECTIVE DATE: August, 2012.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach double reeds with oboe as primary emphasis and bassoon as secondary emphasis, develop and actively recruit for studio, teach double reed component of woodwind methods, coordinate and oversee student woodwind chamber ensemble program, and teach other courses depending on the qualifications of the candidate and needs of the department. Teaching experience in theory/aural skills, music appreciation, and/or woodwind methods class is highly desirable. Perform in the faculty woodwind ensemble.

QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in oboe/double reed performance, required; doctoral degree, preferred. Active solo and collaborative performer. Preference is given to applicants with a record of successful recruiting and studio/program building. Record of, potential for, or expectation of excellence in collegiate teaching, research/creative endeavors, and professional service. Commitment to undergraduate level instruction. Knowledge of current performance and pedagogical trends in music education. Candidates without the doctorate must document equivalent experience and expertise, including evidence of significant performance and teaching experience.

RANK AND SALARY: Assistant Professor, tenure-track (with doctorate); Instructor level, non-tenure track (without doctorate).

DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC: The ETSU Department of Music offers Bachelor of Music degrees in music education and performance. A faculty of twelve full-time and fifteen part-time instructors in the department serves approximately 100 majors, in addition to over 600 non-majors in music elective classes each year. Students perform in a variety of ensembles, including concert bands, jazz bands, orchestra, university chorale and smaller vocal ensembles, opera workshop, and instrumental chamber ensembles. The department offers the only Suzuki flute pedagogy program in the country.

UNIVERSITY/COMMUNITY: East Tennessee State University is a regional state-supported public institution serving over 15,000 students, and is located in a beautiful, prosperous southern Appalachian Mountain community. Johnson City (population over 60,000) is part of the Tri-Cities area with a combined population of over 500,000. It is metropolitan in population (close to a million people within a seventy-mile radius), but provides a friendly, small town atmosphere. Numerous professional performance opportunities are available throughout the Tri-Cities area and east Tennessee region.

APPLICATIONS: Complete an online application at You will be asked to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of three current references (name, position/school, email, and phone number). Applicants will need to send the following under separate cover: three current letters of recommendation, and a DVD or CD of a recent performance (contrasting styles of music, preferred). No materials will be returned. Do not send transcript copies at this time, this will be requested of candidates at a later date.

Send the requested materials to: Double Reeds Search Committee, Department of Music, East Tennessee State University, Box 70661, Johnson City, TN 37614.

Deadline for submission of application materials: December 12, 2011. Review of materials will begin at this time and continue until position is filled. ETSU is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution and is fully in accord with the belief that educational and employment opportunities should be available to all eligible persons without regard to age, sex, color, race, national origin, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. ETSU employs only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States.