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Director of Orchestras FT Faculty (tenure-track or visiting faculty)

Brigham Young University- Provo
Provo, Utah
Negotiable, depending on qualifications and experience
Posted Date
Jun 30, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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This position is a full-time tenure-track position, or it may be filled with a visiting faculty. Position start date is August 21, 2023. Application deadline is September 1, 2022.


  1. Doctorate or Master of Music degree
  2. Significant professional experience
  3. Demonstrated excellence as an orchestra conductor at the university level


  1. Conduct the Chamber Orchestra and Philharmonic Orchestras and administer all BYU orchestra activities including Symphony Orchestra, Baroque Ensemble, University Orchestra, and University String Orchestra
  2. Teach graduate and undergraduate conducting as well as graduate orchestra 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 orchestra 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 celebrate creativity and diversity in the School of Music and 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. 



  1. Attach to the application your updated Curriculum Vitae and cover letter online at
  2. Attach to the application a Diversity Statement (one-page document explaining experiences and commitments to diversity in regards to scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and service engagement).
  3. Attach to the application an official transcript for the highest degree received.
  4. Include with the application video links (do not upload video directly to the application) to two samples of orchestral ensemble conducting (20-45 minutes each). Examples of rehearsal and performance are preferred.
  5. If applicant previously taught or is currently teaching at a college/university, including BYU, submit all institutional teaching/student ratings from each institution. (If teaching at any single institution was for more than three years, submit only the last three years of those ratings.)
  6. All materials must be received by the application deadline: September 1, 2022.

SEARCH COMMITTEE CHAIR: Dr. Shawn Smith, BYU School of Music, C-550 HFAC, Provo UT 84602;; 801-422-5624.


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