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The Department of Music seeks a dynamic conductor and teacher to provide artistic leadership and administrative oversight for the Symphony Orchestra during the 2012-2013 academic year. Additional responsibilities may include teaching undergraduate and graduate instrumental conducting and survey of orchestral literature. The successful candidate will be expected to participate actively in string recruitment activities and auditions. Specific Tasks: 1. Conduct the symphony orchestra, select repertoire, plan and conduct rehearsals and sectionals, guide marketing and publicity of concerts and outreach activities. 2. Work collaboratively with string faculty to attract highly talented students to the department. 3. Teach an undergraduate/graduate instrumental conducting course. 4. Teach a course in orchestral literature. 5. Oversee the orchestra office staff and provide leadership for all administrative aspects of operating a comprehensive orchestra program. 6. Attend faculty meetings and participate in departmental and ensemble auditions. The above statements may not represent a complete list of all responsibilities and duties performed by employees in this position. The employee may perform other related duties as assigned by the Music Department Chair or Dean of the Peck School of the Arts.

Minimum Qualifications a candidate music have:

  • Earned Master’s Degree in Music
  • Evidence of outstanding conducting skills and musical artistry
  • Documented record of successful teaching and conducting in a pre-college, university, or professional setting
  • Ability to educate and inspire student musicians as evidenced in audio and video recordings of performances
  • Evidence of excellent organizational skills, concert presentations, and responsibilities in fiscal management

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An earned Doctorate in Conducting (equivalent professional experience will be considered)
  • Documented record of guest conducting engagements and professional development activities
  • Experience in working collaboratively with school orchestra programs

All finalists for this position will require a criminal records review consistent with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act.Start Date: August 20, 2012.

Rank And Salary: One-year term appointment. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.Application Process: Persons interested in being considered for this position must apply through the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Employment Site located at: www.jobs.uwm.edu. The direct link to this posting is: http://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/7701. The Candidate must submit the following application materials online:

1. A cover letter. 2. A current curriculum vita. 3. A separate document listing the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references.4. A statement of teaching philosophy.

In addition, to a complete application, the candidate must submit audio recording and/or DVD of recent (within one year) performances, and a 15 minute rehearsal DVD with the camera positioned from the ensemble’s perspective. Send recordings and/or DVD to:

Dr. John Climer, Search Committee Chair
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Music Dept.
PO Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413

If sending materials via FedEx or UPS, send to:

Dr. John Climer, Search Committee Chair
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Music Dept.
3223 N. Downer Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53211

Screening of candidates will begin January 16, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. Additional supporting materials may be requested by the Search Committee at later date. Additional questions may be directed to: Dr. John Climer, Orchestra Search Committee Chair. E-mail: climer@uwm.edu

UWM is an AA/EEO Employer. All finalists for this position will require a criminal records review consistent with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act.

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