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Associate Director of Bands/Director of Pride Marching Band

Texas A&M University Commerce
Commerce, TX

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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Associate Director of Bands/Director of Pride Marching Band


Texas A&M University - Commerce



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Job Location

Commerce, Texas

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Job Description


During the application process the “My Experience” page has a section provided “Attachments (Resume/CV, References, Cover letter, etc.)” to upload required documents.

  • Use the Upload button to add each document.
  • You will be able to upload up to 5 documents. Be aware that the maximum size allowed for any one document is 5MB.
  • All documents must be electronically submitted through the Texas A&M Online Employment Services website to be considered.
  • Incomplete or improperly submitted applications may be excluded from consideration.
  • Please do not withdraw your application in an attempt to upload a missing document, instead please email HR for help.

Please provide the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Three professional references with complete contact information (Unsolicited letters of recommendation will not be considered).
  • Transcripts (Unofficial will be accepted with application. Official transcripts are required upon acceptance of verbal offer).
    If transcripts are from an international institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts translated and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator.

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The Department of Music at A&M-Commerce is seeking to hire an Associate Director of Bands / Director of Marching Band to start on August 1, 2024. The Band Program is a comprehensive program comprised of three Concert Ensembles, two Jazz ensembles, the “Pride” Marching Band and “Pride of the Court” Basketball Band and numerous chamber ensembles. The faculty/staff consists of the Director of Bands, Associate Director of Bands/Director of the Marching Band, Assistant Director of Bands/Asst. Director of the Marching Band, Administrative Associate for Ensembles, Band Graduate Teaching Assistants, and marching band support faculty (Marching Percussion Instructor, Color guard Instructor and Electronics specialist)

The Band Program

The “Pride” Marching Band performs at all home football games and at marching exhibitions throughout the state of Texas. Recent notable exhibitions include the Area UIL Marching Contests, the UIL State Marching Band Contest, the Bands of America Super Regional Contest in San Antonio, TX and the Bands of America Grand Nationals Contest in Indianapolis, Indiana. The “Pride” has earned a reputation across the country as a musically and visually exemplary university marching band. The Symphonic Band and Concert Band are comprised of undergraduate music and non-music majors who have demonstrated an outstanding level of musicianship and a commitment to excellence. Texas A&M University-Commerce features two Jazz Ensembles that perform two-three concerts each semester. The Wind Ensemble has performed at numerous conventions of the Texas Music Educators Association (most recently in 2018) and the College Band Directors National Association. Additional performances have included Carnegie Hall and a ten-day concert tour of Germany and Austria. The Wind Ensemble’s most recent recording projects include Convergence and Traveler.

Deadline for Application

Review of Materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Application: To assure full consideration, complete the online application in Workday. In the application portal, upload an up-to-date CV or resumé, unofficial transcripts, cover letter, video or links to recent marching band performances, and video/audio or links to recent concert band performances

Questions regarding the position may be directed to:

Phillip Clements, Director of Bands

Texas A&M University-Commerce

Department of Music

(903) 886-5248

The Department of Music

The Department of Music provides a rigorous academic experience and fosters intellectual curiosity, creativity and aesthetic awareness while refining and expanding skill development through performing, teaching, conducting, and composing music. The department has been consistently recognized as one of the leading producers of music educators in the state of Texas and distinguished alumni have gone on to highly successful careers as performers and educators throughout the United States. Our faculty artists and teachers are highly sought-after as performers and clinicians and serve as members of the Dallas Symphony, Dallas Opera Orchestra, Dallas Winds, Orpheus Chamber Singers, Verdigris Choral Ensemble, Dallas Bach Society and numerous regional orchestras.

Texas A&M University-Commerce is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and was the first college or university to earn the distinction of being an All-Steinway School with Spirio Designation. Steinway pianos provide the highest quality experience for piano performers and audience members. The technology allows for interaction with pianists around the globe and across the span of time through the wireless linking of instruments. the

Steinway brand is synonymous with excellence.

The department is housed in a state-of-the-art music building that features rehearsal spaces, classrooms, teaching studios, music technology labs, a recital hall, and the Finney Concert Hall. With an unparalleled acoustic design, the 575 seat Finney Concert Hall continues to be the most sought-after performance venue in Northeast Texas. With these innovative facilities and an increasing music major population approaching 300 students, the department continues its mission of excellence in music. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has approved the redesignation of the department as a School of Music, beginning in fall 2024.


  • Teach and oversee all administrative aspects of the 200-member marching band (along with the Asst. Director of Bands)
  • Conduct the Symphonic Band (second ensemble of three consisting of 90 percent music majors).
  • Serve as Director of the Summer Band Camp Program (along with the Asst. Director of Bands).
  • Teach additional courses based on departmental need and area of expertise.
  • Participate in administration, recruiting, auditions, and events for the overall band program.

Note: Additional conducting opportunities available with other major ensembles.


  • Master's Degree in Conducting or Music Education.
  • 5 years teaching experience at high school and/or collegiate level.
  • Demonstrated success with contemporary marching band and concert ensembles.


  • Terminal degree in Conducting or Music Education.
  • Experience in arranging and/or drill design for contemporary marching band
  • Experience with administration/oversight of comprehensive band program
  • Evidence of success as a recruiter


Student Workers.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.


We are Commerce. We are Lions!

Welcome! We are excited that you want to forge your future with a career at Texas A&M University-Commerce.  Our main campus is located in Commerce, Texas, at the eastern edge of North Texas with multiple instructional sites as well as a robust online presence.  We are proud to be one of the largest universities in the prestigious Texas A&M University System.

Since 1889 A&M-Commerce has educated the people of Texas and, ever increasingly, points beyond. We remain true to our founder William Leonidas Mayo’s creed of “ceaseless industry, fearless investigation, unfettered thought, and unselfish service to others.”

Texas A&M University-Commerce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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