Choral Musician & Scholar (open rank)

Organization:
Shenandoah Conservatory at Shenandoah University
Location:
Winchester, Virginia, USA
Category:
Posted On:
October 27, 2017

Description

Shenandoah Conservatory invites applications for an exceptional choral musician, teacher, educator, and choral pedagogue to join the Conservatory’s Music Education faculty and leadership. This full-time and career-contract track position, with rank dependent upon qualifications, begins August 16, 2018. 

 

About the Music Education Program: Shenandoah Conservatory, an institution originally founded in 1875 to support the training of music teachers, has long served as a leader in music education. The Bachelor of Music in Music Education and Master of Music Education degrees are recognized as innovative and forward oriented, and are continually updated to meet the needs of music classrooms of the future. Undergraduates begin music education coursework in their first semester and have opportunities for hands-on teaching experiences throughout the program. Students – who enroll from across the region and country – may select an instrumental (classical or jazz) or a choral/general music track for the program and subsequent Virginia licensure. Students have the opportunity to teach for two additional semesters in the on-campus home school music program. The Master of Music Education degree is designed for the practicing music educator. Students attend classes in three summers focusing on the intersection of pedagogy, musicianship, and scholarship. The degree is uniquely designed to increase students’ skills as reflective musician teachers. A research teaching project provides a practical capstone document.

 

The Position & Responsibilities: The music education faculty seeks a broadly experienced and innovative choral musician, pedagogue, and scholar to become part of the leadership of the program at either degree or program level. This colleague will be a dynamic, forward-thinking musician and collaborator; someone possessing clear research to teaching practice and ability to continually improve the music education degree programs and success of our students. The successful candidate will have three general areas of responsibility: (a) teach graduate and undergraduate courses in areas of expertise; (b) provide leadership at the degree or program level; and (c) engage in external performance, outreach and other recruiting activities.

 

Qualifications:

Candidates should be able to show all of the following qualities and attributes in their application:

  1. Nationally recognized for excellence in pre-college choral teaching and conducting;
  2. Ability and passion to build relationships with pre-college musicians and their teachers;
  3. A significant body of scholarship within peer-reviewed journals at a national level;
  4. Highly collegial, with demonstrated aptitude for faculty leadership;
  5. Successful collegiate teaching experience;
  6. Exhibited commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion; and
  7. An earned doctorate in music education, or related terminal degree.

 

About Shenandoah Conservatory: Founded in 1875, Shenandoah Conservatory has an extraordinary legacy of shaping the arts in Virginia and beyond. Located at the head of the beautiful and historic Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, VA, the Conservatory is now home to over 700 students from across the nation and globe enrolled in baccalaureate, masters and doctoral curricula in the areas of music, theater, and dance, and includes a distinguished faculty of more than 125, half of whom are full-time.  Based on the main campus of Shenandoah University, the Conservatory is within easy driving distance of Washington, DC and is easily accessible internationally via Dulles International Airport. As a community uniquely committed to rigor, nurture, and innovation Shenandoah Conservatory inspires artistic and scholarly excellence, preparing talented students for successful careers in the arts. www.su.edu/conservatory 

 

About Shenandoah University: Shenandoah University is a diverse institution of approximately 3,600 students enrolled in baccalaureate, masters and doctoral curricula in business, arts and sciences, health professions and performing arts. Shenandoah University is an independent, coeducational institution affiliated with the United Methodist Church and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Please visit www.su.edu for more information.

 

Shenandoah University is committed to enriching its educational experience and culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff. All candidates are strongly encouraged to include a statement in their cover letters addressing ways in which they may be able to contribute to that commitment. Shenandoah University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, physical or mental disability or sexual orientation. 

Requirements

  1. Nationally recognized for excellence in pre-college choral teaching and conducting;
  2. Ability and passion to build relationships with pre-college musicians and their teachers;
  3. A significant body of scholarship within peer-reviewed journals at a national level;
  4. Highly collegial, with demonstrated aptitude for faculty leadership;
  5. Successful collegiate teaching experience;
  6. Exhibited commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion; and
  7. An earned doctorate in music education, or related terminal degree.

 

How to Apply

Application: To apply, please submit the following materials electronically to “Search Committee, Music Education” c/o cwolesla@su.edu (Mrs. Cheryl Woleslagle, Conservatory Dean’s Office)

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Names and contact information for three professional references

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found.