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Director of Vocal Music

St. Lawrence University
Canton, New York
Comprehensive salary and benefits package.
Posted Date
Dec 15, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music, Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time

The Music Department at St. Lawrence University seeks a Director of Vocal Music. This is a renewable, academic support staff position. The successful applicant will direct the Laurentian Singers, a select undergraduate vocal ensemble, and the University Chorus, an ensemble open to the entire university community. This constitutes 2/3 of the director’s teaching load. The remaining 1/3 will be comprised of classroom teaching or private lesson instruction, depending on the director’s interests and abilities and the needs of the Music Department.

The Laurentian Singers sing the school songs at major campus events, such as commencement; present several concerts each semester; and go on tour every spring semester. The University Chorus typically presents one main performance each semester. The Director of Vocal Music is in charge of coordinating both on- and off-campus performances for these groups, including organizing the Laurentian Singers’ spring break tour. It is expected that the person in this position will help plan the annual Candlelight service in Gunnison Chapel, and may be asked to help with other singing on campus, such as assisting the Gospel Choir (run by the Chaplain’s Office) or serving as academic advisor for the various student singing organizations.

We welcome applications from candidates who bring diverse cultural, ethnic, and national perspectives to their teaching, scholarship and/or service. Information about diversity and inclusion initiatives on campus can be viewed at (

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in music
  • At least two years of experience directing vocal ensembles

Interested applicants must apply online at uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section.  Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2023 and will continue until position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to David Henderson, Search Chair, at

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

St. Lawrence University policy requires all employees and students to be up to date with available vaccinations against Covid-19 including, as applicable, a booster shot. Individuals may apply for a medical or religious exemption from this policy.

Located at 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.

The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit

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