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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job no: 783952
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Music
Department: Community Music School 10030163
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Pay Commensurate with Experience
Location: Detroit
Categories: Education/Training, Non-Union, On-Call, Faculty Academic Staff On-Call
Working/Functional Title

Early Childhood Music Instructor

Position Summary

Early Childhood Music Instructor

Position Summary


  • Design and implement developmentally appropriate music classes forchildren ages birth through seven that correspond with the curriculumand instructional approaches of the Early Childhood Music Program.
  • Interact with parents regarding the music development of theirchildren through parent orientation sessions, informal discussions,and parent/teacher conferences.
  • Complete progress reports each semester on the musical developmentof each child.
  • Provide families with a recording of the repertoire for eachsemester as performed by the teacher so that families can support theweekly class instruction with interaction at home.
  • Administrative:

  • Communicate in a timely fashion with the Director of the EarlyChildhood Music Program to enable the scheduling of teachers eachsemester.
  • Fill out time sheets in timely and accurate manner.
  • Arrange for substitutes when needed according to the CommunityMusic School Early Childhood Music Program policy.
  • Recruitment/Outreach:

  • Participate when needed in sample demonstration classes at CMSOpen Houses and other venues in the community.
  • Collaborative Participation :

  • Attend CMS and Early Childhood Music faculty meetings.
  • Attend required early childhood music workshops when offered.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

    Desired Degree

    Bachelors -Music Education

    Minimum Requirements

    Experience assisting in or teaching early childhood classes that arebased on Gordon’s Music Learning Theory.

    Desired Qualifications
    • Successful completion of an early childhood methods class orcertification program in early childhood music that is based onGordon’s music learning theory.
    • Experience assisting in or teaching early childhood classes thatare based on Gordon’s Music Learning Theory.


    • GIML Early Childhood Certification Level 1.

    Professional Affiliations:

    • Early Childhood Movement and Music Association
    • Gordon Institute of Music Learning
    Required Application Materials

    Cover letter and resume.

    Together-we-will StatementThe university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: Instructions

    Applications will be reviewed as needed.

    Applications will be reviewed as needed.

    Work Hours

    The work hour to be determined; some local travel may be required.



    Department Statement

    The Michigan State University Community Music School (CMS) is the outreach arm of the MSU College of Music and has two locations to serve our communities: CMS-East Lansing and CMS-Detroit.

    Our mission is to provide a creative and welcoming environment where music experiences, education, and therapy services inspire individuals at all ability levels and stages of life to achieve their personal best. Founded on the belief that music dramatically enhances the quality of life, CMS offers opportunities for the study, appreciation and therapeutic use of music while nurturing the musical development of all. Financial aid is available to those with need.

    MSU Statement

    Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

    Advertised: Jul 8, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
    Applications close: Jul 8, 2024 Eastern Daylight Time


    Working at Michigan State University 

    Spartans work every day to advance the common good in uncommon ways.

    Together, we tackle some of the world’s toughest problems to find solutions that make life better—from alternative energy to better food safety to breakthrough medical and environmental applications achieved through rare isotope research.

    We teach. We explore and we discover. We collaborate and lead. We innovate, inspire, and empower. We achieve our potential and create circumstances that help our students and others achieve theirs.

    We're good at it, and we've been at it for more than 150 years.

    The nation’s pioneer land-grant university, MSU began as a bold experiment that democratized higher education and helped bring science and innovation into everyday life. The revolutionary concept became a model for the nation.

    Today, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world—on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs, we’re a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

    In ways both practical and profound, we work to create a stronger, more sustainable, and more hopeful future for all.

    Top Distinctions

    U.S. News & World Report ranks MSU

    • 29th among the nation’s public universities
    • First in the nation for 19 years for graduate programs in elementary and secondary education
    • First in the nation for graduate programs in nuclear physics and industrial and organizational psychology
    • First in the nation for undergraduate program in supply chain

    Recognized for 11 consecutive years as one of the top 100 universities in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in its annual Academic Ranking of World Universities

    Ranks 46th among public universities for in-state students in Kiplinger’s 2013 edition of Best Values in Public Colleges

    Silver rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s STARS program, which measures and encourages sustainability in education and research; operations; and planning, administration, and engagement

    Member of the prestigious 62-member Association of American Universities

    Only university in the country with on-campus medical schools graduating allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) physicians, and veterinarians (DVMs)

    Among the largest single-campus residence hall system in the country with 27 halls in five neighborhoods and two apartment villages.


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