Otterbein University seeks an Adjunct (part-time) Instructor in the Department of Music to serve as lead instructor for MUSC 2033 Woodwind Methods MWF 8:20-9:10. The fall term begins August 20 and the last day of class is November 30. Exam week is December 3-7.
Woodwind Methods is a required course for students in the Bachelor of Music Education degree program. The course presents performing and pedagogical techniques relevant to flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe and bassoon appropriate to beginning and intermediate levels. Proficiency of student playing skill is assessed through performance in the class setting.
The lead instructor should be proficient on at least two of the instruments studied in the course. Guest teachers on one or more instruments may be hired to assist with course delivery and specialized instruction, but the lead instructor has overall responsibility for the course.
The department of Music, composed of nine full-time faculty and several adjunct faculty, offers majors in Music, Music Performance, Music Education, Music in Business and Musical Theatre. Minors are offered in Music, Audio Production and Arts Administration. The department’s mission is to develop professional musical competencies, as well as a deep appreciation of music, that students can later utilize in music careers or a life-long enjoyment of the art. All students in the music program should gain a broad knowledge and appreciation of important music within historical, cultural, and global contexts; achieve proficiency in aural, reading, and keyboard skills; learn music theory and apply that learning to critical analysis and musical creation; and develop expertise as solo and ensemble performers. The Department strives to foster a community of musicians who care about music for the aesthetic and affective richness that it brings to the world, and conversely, who value their knowledge of the world and its relationship to music.
Otterbein University is a small private university nationally recognized for its intentional blending of liberal arts and professional studies through its renowned Integrative Studies curriculum and its commitments to experiential learning and community engagement. Otterbein is a recipient of the 2015 Carnegie Community Service Classification; a finalist for the 2014 President’s Award for Economic Opportunity Community Service; and has been honored with Distinction by the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll since the list’s inception in 2006. It stands in its category’s top 10 percent in U.S. News & World Report’s guide to "America’s Best Colleges." Otterbein offers more than 70 undergraduate majors; seven master’s programs; and a doctorate in nursing practice (DNP). In addition, Otterbein is home to the science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) Innovation Center, a unique resource that combines academics with the business and manufacturing needs of our community.
Our picturesque campus is perfectly situated in Westerville, Ohio, America’s fifth friendliest town (Forbes), just minutes from Columbus, the15th largest city in the country. Otterbein’s commitment to opportunity started with its founding in 1847 as one of the nation’s first universities to welcome women and persons of color to its community of teachers and learners, which now numbers 2,400 undergraduate and 400 graduate students. Otterbein remains committed to its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its spirit of inclusion, and welcomes people of all backgrounds to Otterbein’s Model Community. To learn more about Otterbein, visit www.otterbein.edu.
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Doctorate, Masters and/or ABD in Music and previous teaching experience required.
The successful candidate will demonstrate proficiency in woodwind performance and pedagogy.
About Otterbein University
Historically progressive. That is the hallmark of Otterbein University and those connected to this private university nestled in the picturesque, historic Uptown Westerville district in central Ohio. Otterbein University was established in 1847 and named for Philip William Otterbein, a founder of the United Brethren Church. Shaped by its historic relationship with the Church, a set of deeply rooted values still guide this model community of leaders and learners. Otterbein has set the pace by providing an educational experience that is progressive, innovative and inclusive. Today Otterbein University enrolls 2,480 undergraduate students in more than 70 majors and 456 graduate students working toward one of six master’s degrees or a doctor of nursing practice degree. Students come from towns throughout Ohio and represent 42 states and 11 countries, enriching the campus through their individual and collective diversity. Integrity, humane values and an inherently just, moral compass have guided Otterbein’s forward-thinking vision and actions—from its curriculum to its responsibilities as a member of academic, regional and global communities.