Adjunct Faculty, Piano Repertoire

USA, Denver, Colorado
Jun 06, 2017
University of
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

With approximately 300 music majors, the Lamont School of Music in the Divisions of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences is highly selective, and nationally renowned, focusing on performance at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Lamont School of Music is an accredited member of NASM, and is distinguished by its exceptional faculty, who record, tour, perform, publish, and present scholarly work and compositions locally, nationally, and internationally. Lamont offers Bachelor of Music degrees in Performance, Composition, Jazz Studies, and Commercial Music; the Bachelor of Arts in Music; Master of Music degrees in Performance, Composition, Conducting and Pedagogy; Master of Arts degrees in Music Theory, Musicology; and other certificates and Artist Diplomas. Lamont resides in the highly acclaimed Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts, locates on the University's main campus.

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Position Summary

The Lamont School of Music seeks a teacher of Piano Repertoire to fill an adjunct position for the 2017-18 academic year. The successful candidate will teach a one-year undergraduate/graduate survey course in piano repertoire, from pre-Baroque to present day, as well as one upper-level graduate repertoire class, with a specific focus.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of the piano repertoire from both a scholarly and a performance perspective.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to understand the interpretive and editorial issues pianists encounter.
  • Must be comfortable with performance practice perspectives.
  • Ability to plan and execute a survey class that can combine undergraduates and graduates.
  • Must have a deep knowledge of some specific areas of the piano repertoire which can be offered as upper-division graduate courses.

Required Qualifications

  • M.M. degree.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience teaching piano repertoire classes at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Work Schedule

To be coordinated with department chair.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by Monday, June 19, 2017.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply. Finalists will be asked to teach a sample class for Lamont students.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. C.V.
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Proposal for an advanced graduate repertoire class with a specific focus (Please propose a topic and include a curriculum outline for a 10-week advanced class which meets 4 hours per week).

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.