Director of Choral Activities

Minot State University, Minot
Apr 03, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Director of Choral Activities – Tenure Track
Full-Time, Benefited
Position Number 12692
Position Summary
Minot State University’s Division of Music invites applications for a Director of Choral Activities and teacher of studio voice, tenure track, at the Assistant Professor rank.

Minot State University is a public university dedicated to excellence in education, scholarship, and community engagement achieved through rigorous academic experiences, active learning environments, commitment to public service, and a vibrant campus life. 
The Division of Music currently employs nine full-time and six part-time faculty members. Our program offers the BA in music, a BA in music with a performance concentration, the BSEd in Music Education, and a Minor in Music. The Division of Music sponsors community partnerships with the Western Plains Opera Company, the Minot Symphony Orchestra, and the Dakota Chamber Music Institute. It also presents and hosts several festivals, concert series, lectures, and guest artists throughout the year. MSU’s Division of Music proudly offers a comprehensive curriculum fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. Information about the Division of Music is available at

Minot State University is seeking a dynamic educator and conductor to lead the MSU Concert Choir, oversee the development of other campus vocal ensembles, maintain a successful voice studio, teach choral/vocal music education courses, and teach additional courses in related areas as determined by qualifications and institutional needs. Other duties include taking a leading role in recruitment efforts and supervising auditions and staffing for the three large choral ensembles of the annual Northwest Festival of Music. The Director of Choral Activities is expected to maintain a high level of professional visibility and serve as a resource for regional public school music educators.  
Doctorate in Music preferred; ABD will be considered. The search committee is looking for demonstrated success in all facets of the choral music program and voice teaching pedagogy. The successful candidate will show evidence of significant musical, administrative, interpersonal, and communication skills, and a strong commitment to Music Education. Preference will be given to applicants whose experience includes work with pre-college-age singers and choirs.
Commensurate with experience and education. Comprehensive fringe benefit package includes employer-paid full family coverage for health insurance, TIAA retirement plan, and tuition waiver benefits. Explore MSU Benefits

Application Procedures
Applicants will be asked to complete a Minot State University application and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a document with links to the applicant's video files of recent rehearsals and performances using YouTube, personal website, Dropbox, or a similar web-based application (videos demonstrating applied voice teaching are encouraged, if available), and unofficial transcripts.

Additional Information
Questions regarding this position should be directed to the search committee chair:

Dr. DeVera Bowles
[email protected]

Review of complete applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is August 2018.
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The state of North Dakota has an open records law; therefore, your application could be subject to review upon request. A criminal history background check must be satisfied prior to employment. 
MSU is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran's Preference.