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Early Childhood Music Teacher - Adjunct

Johns Hopkins University
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Sep 22, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

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Johns Hopkins, founded in 1876, is America's first research university and home to nine world-class academic divisions working together as one university.


The Peabody Preparatory is pleased to announce an Adjunct Early Childhood Music teaching position in the Early Childhood Music Department at the Peabody Preparatory, a division of the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, commencing the last week in January, 2023.

The successful Early Childhood Music teaching candidate will provide group-based music instruction to students (birth to 5 years of age) and families. The Peabody Preparatory’s Early Childhood program is a leading edge, researched-based, and 20-year established curriculum developed and adapted by Dr. Eric Rasmussen, department chair, from the Music Learning Theory of Dr. Edwin Gordon. The successful candidate will receive training in the Early Childhood Music curriculum at Peabody Preparatory as part of the onboarding process.

Candidates should be experienced in working with young musicians and have basic skills on keyboard, guitar, or other chordal accompanying instruments.


Teaching 4-5 classes from 9:00-12:00 on Saturdays at the Peabody Preparatory’s Towson campus during the fall and spring semesters (32 weeks). Additional teaching opportunities are available during the summer (6 weeks). Depending on availability, potential additional opportunities are available at other campus locations.


Located in the heart of Baltimore’s Mount Vernon Cultural District, the Peabody Institute was founded in 1857 as America’s first academy of music. Today, through its degree-granting Conservatory and its community-based Preparatory school of music and dance, Peabody trains musicians and dancers of every age and at every level.

The Peabody Preparatory shares space with the Peabody Conservatory in downtown Baltimore, and also has three satellite branches in the communities of Towson, Annapolis and Howard County, MD. The Preparatory has approximately 2,000 students studying all orchestral instruments, guitar, piano, voice, dance, theory, composition, early childhood, orchestra, chamber music and more.

Through all levels of our program children absorb, imitate, and model developmentally appropriate musical behaviors from a highly skilled and caring faculty who help guide students toward a lifelong enjoyment and understanding of music.

  • Bachelor's degree in music, music education and or early childhood education is required. Master's degree or equivalent experience and training preferred.
  • Documented successful teaching experience required.
  • Experience and an exceptional manner with children birth to 5 years.
  • Excellent musicianship and comfortable in (and able to easily learn) melodies in all tonalities and meters.
  • A background in early childhood music is preferred but not required
Application Instructions

Please apply through Interfolio only ( ). Applications received before October 1st will be given preference, but position remains open until filled.

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The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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