Violinist or violist to serve as Associate Director for Upper
Strings of the Suzuki/Rolland-based Young People’s String Program
(YPSP) and teach in the YPSP and the String Department at the
Peabody Preparatory, a division of the Peabody Institute of The
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.
This position will work with the Co-Director of Upper Strings and
the YPSP leadership team on the development of Peabody
Preparatory’s Young People’s String Program, which provides
comprehensive private and Group Class instruction to beginners
through middle school. The upper strings include over a dozen
faculty and 150 students, with sixteen violin and viola Group
Classes across three campuses.
YPSP Co-Chair for Upper Strings and the String
Read more about the Peabody Young People’s String Program
Duties and Responsibilities:
Students and Families:
- Participate in developing and expanding the Peabody YPSP Upper
Strings core curriculum
- Assist with violin and viola placements for upper strings, ages
11 (fall, spring, summer)
- Assist with and or hold student/family orientations.
- Assist with YPSP concerts, guests, outreach, and special
- Work with faculty and the String Co-Chairs or Director of the
Preparatory as needed, referring any student and family issues as
- Teach or assist YPSP Group Classes as requested.
- Attend and take minutes for YPSP meetings
- Mark concert music (bowings, fingerings, etc.), post to shared
- Work with faculty, Co-Chairs, and the Director of the
Preparatory as needed, manage any faculty issues as they
- Reconcile the internal YPSP Group Class and Fiddlers Four
rosters with ASAP registration rosters and communicate with the
YPSP Co-Director and office staff to make necessary adjustments
- Assist with YPSP publications, programs, and web content as
- Create, maintain and/or assist with Upper Strings shared
faculty documents that facilitate communication among YPSP faculty
(Group Rosters, Solo Sign-Up, core repertoire, etc.) as
- Assist with YPSP Concerts and special events.
- Organize receptions for YPSP Concerts
- Review content in preparation for the ASAP online registration
system for all group and placement classes, and check that
information is consistent between ASAP and the website.
- Participate in String Department coordinator and faculty
meetings and participate in the evolution of a creative
- Teach violin and or viola in the YPSP and may teach non-YPSP
students at any level.
- Teach YPSP Group Classes on Saturdays Downtown, and possibly at
either the Towson or Howard County campus on a weekday as
- Assist with planning and leading of YPSP Concerts.
- Bachelor’s degree is required, and a Master’s degree is
- Must have over three years of teaching experience.
- Must love and have experience teaching young children.
Experience teaching a range of levels and abilities is
- Pedagogical training and familiarity with Suzuki repertoire and
Paul Rolland’s approach, and experience and comfort in teaching
repertoire outside of and beyond Suzuki books;
- The candidate should have strong administrative experience
(experience in a music institution a plus)
- Ability to work collegially but independently
- Ability to multi-task and think strategically
- Excellent communication, conflict resolution, and
- Possess a high comfort level with technology, ideally with
extensive experience with Microsoft Office Suite products or Google
: August 1, 2021
: Dependent upon experience.
: The Peabody Preparatory shares space with the
Peabody Conservatory in downtown Baltimore and offers strings at
two satellite branches in the communities of Towson and Howard
County, MD. The Preparatory is more than 100 years old and has
approximately 2,000 students studying all instruments, dance,
theory, early childhood, orchestra, and more. We embrace the novice
as well as the serious student aspiring to a career in music.
Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for
three references. Video links to your teaching are encouraged. The
position will remain open until filled, but for best consideration,
apply by July 15, 2021.
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