Director of Orchestral Studies

Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Mar 12, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Director of Orchestral Studies


The Dewberry School of Music of George Mason University, one of the most diverse institutions in American higher education, seeks a dynamic Assistant or Associate Professor to serve as Director of Orchestral Studies, starting August 2021. This is a full-time tenure-track 9-month position. Salary is commensurate with experience. Full benefits package provided. Appointment begins August 16, 2021.


George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.


Duties include conducting the Mason Symphony Orchestra, Mason Opera/Musicals (semesterly rotation), and recruitment activities. Additionally, responsibilities include advising and teaching graduate-level orchestral conducting students and related academic classes. The successful candidate will mentor future music educators, performers, and conductors and engage fully in the academic and artistic life of the Dewberry School, the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA), the University, and the community.


Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Music;
  • Evidence of successful orchestra conducting, teaching, and recruiting at the university level.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Exceptional artist-teacher with demonstrated experience working with strings.


Diversity Commitment: George Mason University is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values in the spirit of Mason’s university-wide initiative, Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence.


Special Instructions to Applicants     
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F9212Z at; complete and submit the online application; and submit the following materials: (1) a detailed letter of application, (2) a full curriculum vitae, (3) names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references, (4) links to videos of orchestral performances and rehearsals—preferably with a university orchestra, and (5) a personal statement that demonstrates the candidate’s goals, experiences, and commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in artistic programming and teaching.



George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.