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Director of Mariachi Ensembles and Lecturer in Ethnomusicology

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Butler School of Music - College of Fine Arts - The University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin, TX
Open: Jan 3, 2018

Description
Director of Mariachi Ensembles and Full-time Lecturer in Ethnomusicology; salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Direct the Butler School's Mariachi Paredes de Tejastitl\u00e1n, leading them in outreach activities and competitions. Arrange enrichment activities such as master classes or residencies by guest instructors or performers. Expand performance offerings to a second training ensemble. Develop courses in ethnomusicology and/or music education according to individual strengths. Direct and administer the Longhorn Mariachi Camp each summer. Possible creation of a third mariachi ensemble for community youth, similar to UT's String Project.

The University of Texas at Austin ranks among the finest universities in the country. The Butler School of Music, comprising some ninety music faculty and approximately 640 music students, has an outstanding reputation for its performance and academic programs. Degree plans range from the bachelors to the doctoral level. The Austin area, known for its beauty and comfortable lifestyle, also offers many cultural advantages through its numerous arts organizations and is home to a very active and creative music scene.


Qualifications
QUALIFICATIONS: A portfolio demonstrating a record of excellence as a performer in and teacher/director of mariachi ensembles. Advanced degrees and background in ethnomusicology or music education preferred, but the search committee will consider equivalent professional experience. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to develop and teach survey courses on music of the Texas-Mexican border, Mexico and Central America, and/or Latinx communities.


Application Instructions
Applications should include:

  • cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • complete contact information for five references
  • a separate document with live links to video files of at least three representative performances. The links should connect to a cloud-based folder (e.g. Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, Vimeo, or YouTube).

Letters of recommendation will be requested for selected applicants at a later date. Please do not submit additional supporting materials unless requested by the search committee.

Inquiries only may be directed to: [email protected]

Review of applications begins February 19, 2018. Applications will continue to be accepted after this date and the position will remain open until filled.

Position to begin June 1, 2018

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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