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Director of Orchestras / Music Education

Department of Music


Position: Director of Orchestras

Date of Appointment: August 22, 2012

Rank and Salary: Academic Staff (50% or more) with permanent load dependent upon the qualifications of the successful candidate and the needs of the Department.  Salary is competitive and negotiable.

Qualifications: Earned master’s degree. Tenure-track appointment considered for candidates with earned doctorate or ABD, and qualifications that meet other department needs.  Orchestral conductor with a strong commitment to undergraduate music education; record of successful teaching at the undergraduate level; proven record of success in orchestral conducting, and demonstration of effective conducting technique; strong commitment to recruiting for a growing orchestra program. We actively seek candidates who possess the interest and ability to work with students from diverse socio-economic, educational, and ethnic backgrounds.

Duties: Provide artistic leadership in orchestral music at UW-Whitewater; direct Whitewater Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra (50%) with additional duties possible according to the qualifications of the successful candidate and the needs of the Department.  These might include additional music coursework or potentially non-music work connected with multicultural or multimedia topics.

Application: To be considered for this position, the candidate must submit a letter of application, together with a list of at least three references, a complete vita, and three current letters of recommendation.  Finalists will be asked to provide additional supporting materials.  Review of completed applications will begin on January 23, 2012.  The position will remain open until filled.  Names of applicants may be disclosed unless applicants request otherwise.

Send to: Prof. Frank Hanson; Chair, Orchestra Search Committee Department of Music;  University of Wisconsin – Whitewater 800 W. Main Street, Whitewater, WI  53190

Department phone:  262-472-1310;  fax: 262-472-2808

Department of Music: The Department of Music, with over 150 music majors, 75 music minors, and 30 full or part time faculty, is a division of the College of Arts and Communication, and is a fully accredited member of NASM.   The Department offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music degrees with emphases in Music Education, Performance, and History/Theory, as well as a Music Minor and Music Certificates.

University: The University serves a diverse population of students, and embraces the principles and practices of Inclusive Excellence that are reflected in the University of Wisconsin System’s commitment to diversity and educational opportunity.  Located in southeast Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is a comprehensive university in the University of Wisconsin System.  Established in 1868, the University has approximately 10,500 students enrolled in 44 undergraduate and 13 graduate degree programs. Located in a community of 14,000 near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest, Whitewater is within convenient driving distance of the metropolitan areas of Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and all veterans.