MMI Preparatory School seeks an innovative and qualified Middle and Upper School director to lead our music programs for the 20-21 AY. Candidates should have a strong music education and performance background with an equally strong commitment to student development and success. The position will coordinate curriculum and instruction for students in grades 6 to 12 as part of our orchestra and vocal ensembles, while also leading co-curricular music activities. The successful applicant will be a motivated individual with a keen interest in encouraging and inspiring students. The ideal candidate will have strong music content knowledge of all instruments from woodwind to brass to strings as well vocal with a passion for teaching, a desire to be an active participant in shaping an innovative curriculum, and a willingness to experiment with learning methodologies that enable students to take ownership of their learning.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES *Teaches content and skills in music performance and composition to Middle and Upper school students. * Plans and conducts the Middle and Upper School orchestras and vocal ensembles in rehearsals, concerts, and special events such as convocation and commencement. * Plans and teaches a non-performance course in music theory, composition, world music and/or technology. * Selects appropriate and varied repertoire to fit the vocal needs and abilities of the students, engage their interest, and deepen their understanding of and connection to the world around them. * Assists students in selecting and preparing literature for solo/ensemble contests and honor choir auditions. * Accompanies students to off-site musical competitions such as PMEA districts and state. * Maintains inventory of school-owned instruments. * Maintains and develops the School’s instrumental and vocal music library. * Oversees judicious use of the music budget. * Oversees and fosters the academic, social, and character development of each student. * Develops and maintains long range and daily instructional plans for each course using a variety of teaching and assessment tools and strategies. * Integrates technology seamlessly into teaching strategies and practices. * Develops lessons that promote problem solving, creative thinking, collaboration and effective communication skills while encouraging risk-taking in learning and modeling life-long learning. * Actively involves students in the classroom through group work, project-based learning, exploration, questioning, discussion, and other cooperative teaching techniques. * Establishes and maintains standards of student conduct with cooperation of the School administration. * Maintains professional competence through participation in School and/or self-selected professional growth activities. * Identifies student needs, and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, attitude, and learning problems. * Communicates with parents and School counselors on the individual student's progress. * Shares in the sponsorship of student activities and participates in faculty committees. * Acts as a Class Advisor/Homeroom Teacher to encourage and develop social cohesion within the grade level assigned.
Interested candidates should send their resume, cover letter and clearances to firstname.lastname@example.org. MMI Preparatory School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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A bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Music or Music Education is preferred. The successful candidate will work as part of a dynamic, high-energy educational team and will have strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.
About MMI Preparatory School
MMI Preparatory School is an independent, college preparatory day school serving 237 students in grades six through twelve. Founded in 1879, our mission is to provide dedicated area students with a comprehensive and inspiring 6th-12th grade college preparatory program that maximizes each individual's academic, social, and character potential in preparation for success in college and beyond. For more information about MMI, visit www.mmiprep.org