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Interim Choral Conductor

Recruitment Period

Open October 22nd, 2019 through Friday, Nov 22, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
If you apply to this recruitment by November 22nd, 2019, you will have until November 25th, 2019 to complete your application.



The Department of Music at the University of California, Irvine seeks applicants for the position of Interim Choral Director for the period of January 2020 through June 2021, to develop and lead two mixed-voice choirs.

The successful candidate will build one ensemble, Chamber Singers, focusing on music for a specialized ensemble populated mainly by music majors, and one larger ensemble, Concert Choir, focusing on repertoire from the “Masterworks” choral repertoire, including both music students and members of the greater university community.

The Interim Director should demonstrate the ability to energize the university community to become engaged in a high level of choral singing, making it possible for the university to enjoy the benefits of a vibrant choral program. The successful candidate should also possess a demonstrated history of professional choir building, with a corresponding track-record of concert programs with a diverse repertoire.

Candidates must possess at minimum a Master’s degree in Choral Conducting.

Preferred qualifications include a corresponding doctorate and at least five years of proven choral leadership and teaching in related areas such as Voice, Musicianship, Theory, or Conducting at the university level.

Completed applications will consist of a cover letter detailing professional and teaching experience; a curriculum vita; a statement outlining past and/or potential contributions toward diversity; and a list of three references (contact information only).

Please do not send materials via mail; the application process is entirely online and must be submitted at:

Application deadline: November 24, 2019.

Terms and conditions of employment are subject to UC policy and any appropriate collective bargaining agreements.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location

Irvine, CA

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Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Please detail professional and teaching experience

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

  • Misc / Additional - Link(s) to your work or additional materials you wish to share.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)