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Notice of Vacancy

The String Academy of Wisconsin at UWM

Cello Faculty Position

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

POSITION – Beginning 2012/2013 Academic Year

Teacher of cello at the String Academy of Wisconsin.



Full-time teaching load (20 hours per week for two, 17-week semesters) will include individual cello instruction, group teaching, and music theory teaching.  Additionally, 6- or 7-week summer session teaching expected, paid at an hourly rate.



Nine month salary and benefits guaranteed, commensurate with experience.



Masters degree preferred.  Evidence of excellence in performing and teaching, with special emphasis and interest in working with children (individual and group lessons) is required.



The String Academy of Wisconsin, founded in 1990, is a pre-college, non-profit music school.  The school provides an opportunity for excellence in the pursuit of a comprehensive musical education in violin, viola and cello for students aged 4 to 18.  School enrollment is approximately 175 students who come from Greater Milwaukee and surrounding areas.  In addition, String Academy faculty teach string pedagogy courses for UWMs Master of Music degree in String Pedagogy and also present summer workshops in teacher training.  Alumni include teachers and members of orchestras and chamber music groups worldwide.  Visit SAWs web site for further information:   www.stringacademyofwisconsin.org



Freelance work opportunities (regional orchestras, ballet and opera) can be found in the Greater Milwaukee area.



Screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, 2-3 letters of recommendation (with emphasis on candidates teaching), an audio/videotape of a recent performance by the candidate, and a videotape of the candidates teaching (private and group, if possible) and/or students performances.


Darcy Drexler, Executive Director

String Academy of Wisconsin

P. O. Box 11941, Milwaukee, WI 53211

Phone: 414-963-4729 / Fax: 414-963-4760

E-mail: Please direct email inquiries to Office Administrator Heidi Knudsen at highdee@uwm.edu

The String Academy of Wisconsin is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.