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Visiting Artist-in-Residence, Music

Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, NY
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Jun 24, 2021

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Visiting Artist-in-Residence in Piano. The Skidmore College Music Department invites applications for a two-year (terminal) appointment in Piano. The successful applicant's primary responsibilities will include private piano instruction, chamber music coaching, and oversight of the piano program including the maintenance and purchasing of pianos.  Additional responsibilities include: performing solo and chamber recitals, serving as a scholarship competition judge, coaching student recitals and juries, and arranging guest artist recitals and masterclasses. Additional teaching strengths in adjacent Music Studies fields will also be welcome. 


We seek an engaging and energetic teacher with: the ability to contribute to our curriculum in imaginative ways, a commitment to liberal-arts education and to Skidmore's tradition of "hand and mind," experiences and approaches that will support and contribute to the growing diversity of our academic community.


DMA or PhD preferred; ABD considered. Individuals from underrepresented groups, and/or with experience teaching students from diverse backgrounds, are especially encouraged to apply.

Review of applications will begin April 26, 2021.

Apply on-line at Applications should consist of cover letter, current CV, and contact information for 3-5 references. Further materials, including reference letters, are not necessary at this time but may be solicited later. Questions may be referred to Prof. Sarah Day-O'Connell, search committee chair <[email protected]>.


Skidmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college of approximately 2700 students some 47 states and 46 countries.  With its relatively small size and 9:1 student-to-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community; its faculty of teacher-scholars are devoted to the instruction and mentoring of undergraduates.  The Music Department embodies the best of Skidmore's rich artistic heritage.  We are housed in the renowned Arthur Zankel Music Center, which features a 600-seat state-of-the-art concert hall, a 90-seat recital hall, 14 practice rooms, electronic music labs, keyboard lab, dedicated music classrooms and faculty offices.  Our pianos and historical keyboards include six Steinway and Bechstein concert grands, two harpsichords, a 1790s Anton Walter replica (by Richard Hester) and an original 1826 Conrad Graf.

Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.




Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college with a reputation for its creative approaches to just about everything. With its relatively small size and student-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore is known for its faculty of teacher-scholars devoted to the instruction and mentoring of undergraduates—approximately 2,400 talented men and women from some 47 states and 46 countries.

A great education is all about putting academic theory and creative expression into practice. That’s what our founder, Lucy Skidmore Scribner, believed. Skidmore’s not an ivory tower. Never has been. Never will be. It’s a place where faculty and students work together, then figure out how to use what they’ve learned to make a difference in the world. This practical focus often leads to cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches, where students carry multiple majors, student-faculty research is common, and internships and community service are standard. It also leads to interesting and unusual combinations of activities, frequently woven into an intellectual passion.

If this kind of experience resonates with you, why not take a closer look at Skidmore?

Skidmore College is located in the historic resort community of Saratoga Springs, New York.  Set in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, Saratoga is located about 30 minutes north of Albany, the state capital. 

Saratoga is a small, cosmopolitan city of 30,000, noted for its Victorian heritage, famed spas, and thoroughbred horse racing.  The Saratoga Performing Arts Center is a site of top rock, jazz, and pop performances as well as the summer home of the New York City Ballet and the Philadelphia Orchestra.  Saratoga is a three-and-one-half-hour drive, train ride, or bus trip from New York City, Boston, or Montreal.


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