Director of Bands Faculty

Brigham Young University School of Music
Utah, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Aug 21, 2020
Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

This is a full-time, continuing faculty status (tenure)-track, professorial position.


(1) Doctorate or Master of Music with significant professional experience required;

(2) Demonstrated excellence as a wind band conductor at the university level.


(1) Conduct the Wind Symphony and administer all BYU band activities, including Symphonic Band, Cougar Marching Band, athletic bands, and university bands;

(2) Teach graduate and undergraduate conducting, score preparation, and band literature;

(3) Pursue scholarly and creative endeavors, which may include publications, pedagogical research, lecture and guest conducting, and scholarly research in accordance with the School of Music Rank and Status Document;

(4) Take an active part in recruitment, including entrance auditions and summer programs;

(5) Foster relationships with music educators and prospective band students;

(6) Serve on school, college, and university committees, as assigned.

The School of Music at Brigham Young University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and has 450 majors enrolled in its undergraduate and graduate programs. The School has 50 full-time and approximately 60 adjunct faculty members and offers instruction leading to a variety of degrees, including the B.A., B.M., B.F.A., M.A., and M.M. Brigham Young University, which is supported by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has an enrollment of 33,500 students drawn from all over the world. BYU is located 50 miles south of Salt Lake City, Utah.

BYU, an equal opportunity employer, requires all faculty to observe the university's honor code and dress and grooming standards. Preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The Brigham Young University School of Music recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to music education. Our mission is to create and maintain an environment for learning that promotes respect for and appreciation of scholarship, academic freedom, human diversity, and the cultural mosaic of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; to promote excellence in instruction and creative and intellectual accomplishment; and to provide broadly accessible higher education for its students. We recognize and honor the innovation and growth that comes from voices of all kinds, and we celebrate creativity and diversity in the School of Music. We seek applicants who demonstrate a commitment to this perspective or have experience that would further the school's diversity goals. Prospective candidates are invited to include a brief diversity statement with their application.

Application procedure:

  1. Submit a university application, cover letter, curriculum vitae, and diversity statement online at
  2. Upload transcripts with the application or have the required official transcript for the highest degree received sent to the search committee chair (Kirt Saville,
  3. Upload with the application two video samples or links to samples of wind band conducting (20-45 minutes each). Examples of rehearsal and performance are preferred.
  4. If applicant is currently teaching at a college/university, submit the last three years of institutional teaching/student ratings either by upload with the application or directly to the search committee chair.
  5. All materials must be received by the application deadline: October 1, 2020.

Search committee chair is Dr. Kirt Saville, School of Music, E555 HFAC, BYU, Provo UT 84602;; 801-422-7423.

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