UMKC's Conservatory of Music and Dance is seeking qualified applications for an open rank, tenured or tenure-track position to: serve as music director, administrator and conductor of orchestral ensembles at the Conservatory of Music and Dance, leading this program to great visibility on all levels, serving as an active component of recruitment throughout the Conservatory; develop musicianship and artistry in others through professional engagements like summer festivals, all-state festivals, guest conductorships at peer institutions and professional engagements at a national/international level; maintain a national/international profile as a conductor and scholar; provide vision for the orchestral program and for collaboration, both within and outside of the university; teach orchestral conducting and literature and train a successful studio of graduate-level conductors; contribute to the performance, academic, and service environments characteristic of a Conservatory within a university; enrich the cultural environment of the Kansas City metropolitan community; participate actively in the intellectual life of the Conservatory and university by serving on graduate and faculty committees, as well as engaging in other Conservatory activities; other duties as assigned, based on the candidate's strengths and the needs of the institution.
This position would begin in the 19-20 Academic Year (September 1, 2019 though must be availalbe when classes start on August 19, 2019)
Demonstrated successful and innovative experience as an orchestral conductor, preferably in a university setting; significant professional experience and reputation at the national and/or international level as a conductor/scholar; demonstrated ability to attract quality undergraduate and graduate students; strong commitment to teaching and mentorship; doctoral degree in conducting, or equivalent professional experience.
Full Time/Part Time
Full-Time, benefit eligible
Competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Review of application materials will begin October 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.
Application form, application letter, curriculum vitae (including educational background, previous academic appointments, and artistic credentials), and URL web links to videos, including 60 minutes of conducting, 30 minutes of rehearsal and 30 minutes of live performance from a personal web site or private YouTube video.
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UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance
417 Olson PAC
4949 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110
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