Lecturer in Music Theory and Musicianship

Winchester, VA
Mar 21, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Faculty Full-timeWinchester, VAPosted 3 months agoShenandoah UniversityShenandoah UniversityShenandoah University

Shenandoah Conservatory seeks a creative musician and teacher with experience in collegiate instruction of music theory and musicianship. The successful candidate will be innovative, collegial, and open to opportunities for creative collaboration. This is a benefited position, renewable yearly, and begins in August of 2019.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach traditional courses in the Shenandoah Conservatory’s undergraduate music theory curricula, both in our undergraduate core and (if possible) for our separate curriculum in musical theatre. While there are no requirements in service or scholarship, the successful candidate is invited to perform, collaborate, or otherwise contribute to the creative atmosphere of our Conservatory.

Qualifications: Required qualifications include a master’s degree in music with a record of teaching music theory and musicianship at the college level.

Preferred Qualifications: A completed doctorate in either music theory or composition, with a record of teaching music theory and musicianship at the college level. While knowledge of traditional Western art music is expected, preference will be given to applicants with expertise in other areas such as jazz, musical theatre, pop, rock, hip-hop, or world music.

Application: For full consideration, please submit the following during the application process:

  1. a letter of application;
  2. a curriculum vitae, with contact information for three professional references; and
  3. a statement of teaching philosophy.

**Shenandoah University is committed to enriching its educational experience and culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff. All candidates are strongly encouraged to include a statement in their cover letters addressing ways in which they may be able to contribute to that commitment.

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About Shenandoah Conservatory and Shenandoah University: Shenandoah Conservatory was founded in 1875 and has an extraordinary legacy of shaping music and the performing arts in Virginia and beyond. Located at the head of the historic Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, VA, 70 miles west of Washington DC, the Conservatory is now home to over 600 students from across the nation and globe enrolled in baccalaureate, masters and doctoral curricula in the areas of music, theater, and dance, and includes a distinguished faculty of over 125, half of whom are full-time. In the area of music, Shenandoah Conservatory is fortunate to attract performance-oriented students not only through its music performance degrees, but also through offered degrees in Music Education, Music Therapy, and Music Production and Recording Technology. The Conservatory is one of the Mid-Atlantic Region’s leading centers of new music performance, with premier master artists (ranging from composers to ensembles) distributed throughout each performance season.

Shenandoah University is a diverse institution of approximately 3,800 students enrolled in baccalaureate, masters and doctoral curricula in business, arts and sciences, health professions and performing arts. Shenandoah University is an independent, coeducational institution affiliated with the United Methodist Church and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Please visit www.su.edu for more information.

Shenandoah University prohibits discrimination against and harassment of any employee or any applicant for employment because of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, marital status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.

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