Director of Choral Activities

Job description

Requisition Number::

0812862

Number of Open Positions::

1

Position Title::

Director of Choral Activities

Other Title Information::

Director of Choral Activities

Organization::

204241 - MUSIC

Position Summary::

The successful candidate will provide artistic and administrative leadership for the full choral program; conduct School of Music choral ensembles in rehearsals and performances, bringing them to a position of national prominence; teach undergraduate and graduate choral conducting courses; teach, mentor, and advise graduate conducting students; and develop appropriate curricula. The Director of Choral Activities will actively recruit for the choral ensembles, the choral conducting degree programs, and assist in recruiting for the comprehensive voice area. Individually, the Director of Choral Activities will continue the development of a national and international reputation as a consummate choral conductor and pedagogue, consistent with the expectations of a comprehensive School of Music at a major research institution. Rank at time of hire will be commensurate with Background and Qualifications up to or at the Rank of Associate Professor

Ad Text::

The University of Alabama seeks an accomplished and innovative choral artist with a proven national record of achievement as a choral conductor and teacher of choral conductors. A demonstrated commitment to the role of highly trained conductors and vocalists in the 21st century should be an active part of the candidate’s background and experience. Rank at time of hire will be commensurate with background and qualifications up to or at the rank of Associate Professor.

The successful candidate will provide artistic and administrative leadership for the full choral program; conduct School of Music choral ensembles in rehearsals and performances, bringing them to a position of national prominence; teach undergraduate and graduate choral conducting courses; teach, mentor, and advise graduate conducting students; and develop appropriate curricula. The Director of Choral Activities will actively recruit for the choral ensembles, the choral conducting degree programs, and assist in recruiting for the comprehensive voice area. Individually, the Director of Choral Activities will continue the development of a national and international reputation as a consummate choral conductor and pedagogue, consistent with the expectations of a comprehensive School of Music at a major research institution.

Additionally, the successful candidate will support the University of Alabama’s commitment to cultivating a community which is dedicated to the promotion and support of inclusivity, diversity, equity, and access through educational strategies and advocacy.

A minimum of a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting is required, while an earned DMA is preferred.

There will be a preliminary Zoom screening of selected applicants, after which top candidates will be informed whether the following interviews will proceed virtually or in-person, depending on how the present coronavirus pandemic has evolved by that time.

The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) will be required to successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation.

Additional Position Information::

The University of Alabama, founded in 1831, is the flagship campus of the three-campus system. It is located in Tuscaloosa, a city of 100,000 that was named an All-American City by the National Civic League. The School of Music is part of the College of Arts and Sciences and serves approximately 400 music majors and numerous non-majors across the university. The School offers Bachelor of Music degrees in Performance, Music Therapy, and Theory/Composition, the Bachelor of Science degree in both instrumental and vocal/choral Music Education, and the Bachelor of Arts degree in both General Music and Music Administration. Additionally, the School offers the Master of Music degree in Performance, Composition and Musicology. The University of Alabama is the only institution in the state to offer the Doctor of Musical Arts degree, doing so in Performance (including Conducting) and Composition. It currently employs 38 tenured or tenure-track faculty and 22 part-time faculty. Additional information about the School of Music may be found at http://music.ua.edu.

UA EEO Statement:

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more.
“EEO is the Law” https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf
“EEO is the Law” Poster Supplement http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf

Search Initiation Date::

02/23/2021

Expected Starting Date::

08/16/2021

Special Instructions to Applicants::

Application Instructions: For full consideration, completed applications must be received by March 26, 2021. Applications will be received until the position is filled.

Required Documents:
•Cover Letter
•CV
•Statement on Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access in the Arts
•Philosophy of Teaching
•Contact Information for 4 References (upload reference contacts as “Other Document 1”)

Required Supporting Materials:
•20-minute Choral Rehearsal Video
•20-minute Choral Performance Video
•Four Concert Programs dating no earlier than August 2017
(upload links for Supporting Materials as “Other Document 2”)

For full consideration, completed applications must be received by March 26, 2021. Applications will be received until the position is filled.

College/School/Division::

Arts and Sciences

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Yes

 

 

 

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Posted: 3/17/2021
Application Due: 6/15/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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