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Assistant Professor in Choral Conducting

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Open October 1st, 2021 through Monday, Jan 3, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN CHORAL CONDUCTING

The Department of Music at the University of California, Irvine seeks applicants for the position of Choral Director beginning July 2022, 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 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, and proficiency in teaching repertoire in multiple foreign languages.

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. Greater consideration will be given to applications with proven skills in diverse choral exploration, Conducting, both choral and instrumental, and a proven willingness to engage in Urban Music and greater World Music.

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; supplemental materials; 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:

https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF07062
Application deadline: January 3, 2022.

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Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates must possess at minimum a Master's degree in Choral Conducting, and proficiency in teaching repertoire in multiple foreign languages.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF07062

Campus Information

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, California