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Associate Director of Choral Activities

University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Salary commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Sep 25, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Alabama seeks an innovative and dynamic choral artist with a proven national record of achievement as a choral conductor-educator. The ideal candidate has expertise in teaching, mentoring, and inspiring current and future choral singers and educators. A demonstrated commitment to the role of highly trained conductor-educators and vocalists in the 21st century should be an active part of the candidate’s background and experience. Candidates should show ability and desire to empower, advocate for, and value a broad range of students of diverse identities and experiences as shown through pedagogy, mentoring, and related activities. Applicants with experience in K-12 choral education are particularly encouraged to apply.

This is a Renewable Contract Assistant Professor position. A terminal degree in choral studies (DMA or PhD) is required. ABD will be considered with degree conferral in hand by August 2024. There will be a preliminary Zoom screening of selected applicants, after which top candidates will be informed about in-person interviews.

The successful candidate will:

  • Conduct the UA Tenor Bass Chorus
  • Facilitate University Chorus (graduate student-led SATB choral ensemble)
  • Teach assigned graduate-level conducting and/or choral literature courses
  • Work closely with the Director of Choral Activities and graduate choral conducting students to foster a positive, inclusive, and innovative choral program in the areas of repertoire, curriculum, personnel, and community engagement
  • Assist the Director of Choral Activities in developing holistic choral conducting graduate degrees

Other areas of conducting and teaching may include:

  • Foundations of Conducting
  • Auxiliary choral ensembles
  • Other duties consistent with the candidate’s interests and expertise
  • Actively recruit for the choral ensembles, the choral conducting undergraduate and graduate degree programs, and assist in recruiting for the comprehensive voice area
  • Continue the development of a national and international reputation as a consummate choral conductor and pedagogue, consistent with the expectations of a comprehensive School of Music at a major research institution
  • Support the University of Alabama’s commitment to cultivating a community which is dedicated to the promotion and support of inclusivity, diversity, equity, and access through educational strategies and advocacy

Start Date: August 2024

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