Music Teaching Fellow, Trumpet

Job description

Concordia College (Moorhead, Minnesota), invites applications for a Music Teaching Fellow specializing in Trumpet starting August 15, 2021, for a two-year term with the possibility of renewal. This Fellowship is aimed at supporting the development of an early career artist teacher; diversifying faculty who teach at Concordia and in liberal arts colleges generally; and otherwise supporting the College’s initiatives related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This full-time position will be hired at the rank of Instructor.

The successful candidate will be a trumpet specialist able to lead the trumpet studio (both music majors and non-majors), teach all trumpet lessons, and contribute to recruiting efforts on behalf of the department. Additional areas of teaching may include music education (brass techniques, etc.), jazz studies, ensemble conducting (jazz ensemble, concert band, orchestra), or other areas of the candidate’s interest and expertise.

Applicants should have a plan for professional and artistic development to be conducted during the Fellowship. Non-teaching responsibilities will include creative activity, wider campus service, and recruiting activities, determined in collaboration with the department chair. The Fellow will implement a plan for their own artistic development with support from colleagues and the department; involving students in this creative activity is encouraged.

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 an increasingly diverse campus community, and have experience working effectively with diversified populations and responding to the changing demands on emerging music educators and professionals. The successful candidate 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.

The Music Department at Concordia College is NASM accredited and the largest single department on campus, with 40 faculty and more than 1/4 of the entire student body participating in vocal and instrumental lessons and ensembles. The department maintains an excellent reputation throughout the region, with over 150 students majoring in music (music education, composition, or performance) each year; many pursue careers in music education, while others pursue graduate school and/or careers in performing or creative activity. The post-graduation employment rate for music education majors pursuing jobs in the field is extremely high, and many graduates go on to achieve graduate degrees at leading national institutions.

Concordia College is a private, co-educational, baccalaureate liberal arts college of approximately 2,000 students and 150 faculty. The college is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and prepares 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 the Concordia College website at for more information about the college and the music program.

Minimum Qualifications:  
A Master’s degree with related experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications: 
An earned doctorate or ABD is preferred.


Required documents for application include cover letter, resume/CV, contact information and letters from three references, and easily accessible web links to audio/video excerpts of recent trumpet performance(s) (20-30 minutes total, including multiple works and styles). Review of applications will begin March 12, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Note: International work visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

If you have further questions please contact Dr. Peter Haberman, Search Committee Chair, (715) 214-6202, [email protected]

For more information and to apply, please visit Concordia College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Criminal background check required. 




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Posted: 2/8/2021
Application Due: 4/9/2021
Work Type: Full Time