Location: Binghamton, NY Category: Faculty Posted On: Thu Apr 18 2019 Job Description:
The Binghamton University (State University of New York) Department of Music invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor Orchestra Director position. The successful candidate will oversee the Department of Music instrumental program as well as serve as the Conductor/Director of the Binghamton University Symphony Orchestra, which offers 4 major concerts each academic year.
The Department of Music offers B.A. and B. Mus degrees, as well as a M.M. degree with concentrations in opera/voice, instrumental performance, composition, music history and conducting.
Essential Duties, Tasks, and Responsibilities
Oversee Department of Music instrumental music program
Serve as conductor/director of the Binghamton University Symphony Orchestra
Offer four (4) major concerts each academic year
Work with department Chair and administrative staff on all aspects of symphony concert events including budgeting, work orders, programs, publicity, and program selection.
Maintain and update the Department of Music's instrumental music library and collection of music instruments.
Teaching Conducting I (4 credits, offered in Spring semester)
Offer other courses or studio lessons to fill out the equivalent of a 3/2 teaching load which can be fulfilled solely with academic or studio lessons, or through a combination of both.
Current academic course areas of need include Music Theory, Composition, and Orchestration.
Candidates with a strong performance background in any major instrument will be considered, with preference given to those who specialize in string instruments.
Masters or Doctoral degree in Instrumental/Orchestral Conducting, or a Music performance-based degree showing significant conducting and conducting-related coursework.
Demonstrated success (minimum three years or ten concert programs) in conducting a symphonic orchestra at the college/university or elite high school level. Proven capacity to build and maintain an orchestra program at the university level.
Performance record of a broad repertoire (full orchestra, chamber orchestra, solo concerti and arias, musical theater, opera/operetta, works for choir and orchestra) from a range of musical eras, including contemporary (twenty-first century) works.
Experience teaching academic music courses as instructor of record.
Experience supervising Master of Music students in Orchestral Conducting.
Current activity as a performing artist.
Appropriate memberships in state, regional, and national music organizations.
Record of successful student recruitment.
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