The John J. Cali School of Music seeks a full-time, tenure-track Director of Orchestral Studies. This position will be responsible for conducting and overseeing the orchestras of the School of Music, while also teaching conducting and orchestral literature courses. The John J. Cali School of Music currently maintains an enrollment of approximately 450 music majors in performance, jazz studies, music education, and music therapy, with an orchestra numbering 80 members that performs diverse repertoire of orchestral, operatic, and oratorio music from the Baroque to the present. The presence of a graduate string residency program and the renowned Shanghai String Quartet present exciting opportunities for the incumbent of this position to shape the future of an orchestral program with a rich tradition of excellence.
The minimum degree qualification is the possession of a Master of Music degree. Candidates must demonstrate substantial professional experience as music director, associate conductor, or assistant conductor with high-level symphony orchestras (group 1, 2, or 3), in addition to successful experience teaching at an advanced level. Candidates must also possess a commitment to the recruitment of high-caliber students. Exemplary musicianship, innovative pedagogical skills, and evidence of ongoing performance or scholarship are required.
Please indicate V-F1 in the letter of interest and email subject heading.
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Internal Number: V-F1
About Montclair State University
With a proud history and a vibrant future, Montclair State University is one of New Jersey’s most diverse and dynamic institutions of higher education. One of four public research institutions in the state, Montclair State is designated a Research Doctoral 3 University by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
Located 12 miles west of New York City on a 252-acre suburban campus which boasts modern, state-of-the-art facilities complemented by green spaces, public plazas and striking Spanish Mission architecture, the University offers a comprehensive undergraduate curriculum with a global focus; a broad variety of superior graduate programs through the doctoral level; and a highly productive, dedicated and diverse faculty and student body.
The University’s 10 colleges and schools offer more than 300 undergraduate and graduate majors, minors, concentrations and certificate programs, and with more than 120 student organizations and 18 NCAA Division III athletic teams for men and women, Montclair State offers its students a comprehensive college experience.
Montclair State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution with a strong commitment to diversity. Additional information can be found on the MSU website at montclair.edu
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