Director of Choral Activities

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Position TitleDirector of Choral ActivitiesPosition TypeFacultyPosition NumberF99999FTE

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Secondary Employment StatusTenure EligibleBenefits Eligible?YesJob Summary/Basic Function

CONCORDIA COLLEGE, MOORHEAD, MN invites applications for DIRECTOR OF CHORAL ACTIVITIES, full-time, tenure-track, open rank professor. Estimated start date, August 2020.

The successful applicant will
•be an exceptional conductor-educator who will demonstrate the capacity to provide leadership, vision and imagination for Concordia’s choral area, especially in the context of the developing nature of choral and music education in both K-12 and higher education
•maintain a reputation of excellence in both ensemble and classroom settings within a liberal arts environment
•conduct and artistically lead The Concordia Choir, including programming, rehearsing, performing, and recording
•collaborate on yearly projects with the Concordia choral and instrumental ensembles, including the artistic direction of the Concordia Christmas Concert
•coordinate with staff in planning for performances, including tours of The Concordia Choir

The position requires a candidate that is a strong and creative recruiter for both the music department and the college. The Director for Choral Activities will be expected to work closely with the Concordia Enrollment Office and the applied music faculty on recruitment endeavors, and nurture a strong and vibrant relationship with school choral programs throughout the region. Additionally, the Director of Choral Activities will actively engage in the recruitment of individual singers and musicians participating in the annual music scholarship program for prospective students.

Additional teaching responsibilities will be assigned based on the candidate’s expertise, interests, and/or departmental need. A willingness to serve in a collegial manner within the department and across the college is expected.

In support of the College’s ambitious goals for diversity and inclusion, the Music Department is interested in applicants who will contribute to the development of our increasingly diverse campus community, and have experience working effectively with diversified populations and responding to the changing demands on our emerging music educators and professionals. Successful candidates will aspire to be part of a community that affirms an abundance of identities, experiences, and perspectives in order to imagine, examine, and implement possibilities for individual and communal thriving both inside and outside of the Music Department. Applicants from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

A cover letter, curriculum vita, contact information for three references, a statement describing your vision of choral music in 21st century higher education (attach in “Other Document” section), and easily accessible web links to rehearsal and performance video excerpts are requested. Supplemental materials (audio recordings, programs, etc.) will be solicited later in the search process. Review of applications will begin October 22nd, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Music Department at Concordia College is NASM accredited and is the largest single department on campus, with 40 faculty and more than 1/3 of the entire student body participating in the campus vocal and instrumental ensembles. The Choral Program at Concordia College has enjoyed a rich tradition of excellence since its founding in 1899. It is presently comprised of 400 student musicians who sing in one of four concert choirs. The Concordia Choir has garnered an international reputation for excellence through performances and recordings.

Concordia College is a private, co-educational, baccalaureate liberal arts college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America that prepares its students to become responsible leaders in the global society. It is located in the Moorhead (MN)/Fargo (ND) area, a growing metropolitan area of 235,000, consistently ranked among the nation’s most livable cities. Fargo-Moorhead’s thriving cultural scene is home to a variety of professional arts organizations including its own opera, ballet and theatre companies, symphony orchestra, film festival, and art museums and galleries.

Please visit our College website at http://www.concordiacollege.edu for more information about the college and the music program.

Minimum Qualifications

Terminal degree or its equivalent, ABD considered.

Preferred QualificationsPosition Opening Date09/06/2019Open Until FilledYesScreening Begins10/22/2019EEO/AA Statement

Concordia College will not discriminate against or harass any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, creed, sex, religion, national origin, age, veteran’s status, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, public assistance status, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, or any other legally protected status.

Special Instructions to Applicants

A cover letter, curriculum vita, contact information for three references, a statement describing your vision of choral music in 21st century higher education (attach in “Other Document” section), and easily accessible web links to rehearsal and performance video excerpts are requested. Supplemental materials (audio recordings, programs, etc.) will be solicited later in the search process.

If you have further questions please contact Dr. Holly Janz, Search Committee Chair, (218) 299-4844, [email protected]

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    2. List of References
    3. Curriculum Vitae
    4. Other Document
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