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Assistant Professor of Music, Piano Performance

Shenandoah University
Winchester, Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 18, 2024

Shenandoah Conservatory: Founded in 1875, Shenandoah Conservatory has an extraordinary legacy of shaping the arts in Virginia and beyond. Located at the head of the beautiful and historic Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, VA, the Conservatory is now home to over 700 students from across the nation and globe enrolled in baccalaureate, masters and doctoral curricula in the areas of music, theater, and dance, and includes a distinguished faculty of more than 125, half of whom are full-time. Based on the main campus of Shenandoah University, the Conservatory is within easy driving distance of Washington, DC and is easily accessible internationally via Dulles International Airport. As a visionary and collaborative arts community, Shenandoah Conservatory educates motivated students in a supportive and inclusive environment and equips them for professional success.

Shenandoah University's Conservatory is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor of Music, Piano Performance. This is a full-time benefited position located on our main campus in Winchester, Virginia .

Shenandoah Conservatory seeks a dynamic piano colleague to join its Keyboard Division. The chosen candidate will further strengthen
Shenandoah Conservatory's profile and reputation as Virginia’s premiere, inclusive and innovative place of study where musicians from diverse backgrounds develop into dynamic and inspiring arts practitioners.

Responsibilities will include:

  1. Provide mentorship to both undergraduate and graduate piano students, teaching both applied and accompanying lessons, and
    offering chamber coaching
  2. Successfully recruit highly talented students, and strategically employ media and 21st century tools to effectively build listeners/followers
  3. Maintain a performance career while being intensely engaged in Conservatory and University life, including contributing to school-
    wide conversations and committees, and participating in division meetings and auditions.

Other possible teaching assignments are dependent on department or Conservatory needs and candidate qualifications. Contributions to
program recruitment as well as Conservatory-wide collaboration are expected.

Required Skills

Required and minimum qualifications include the following:
  • An excellent pianist with extensive performing experience
  • An excellent teacher with at least some experience of teaching within a conservatory or university setting
  • Ability and interest to effectively attract and recruit students
  • Possesses an interest in chamber music, with willingness to teach solo piano, chamber music, collaborative piano (in all its forms) and piano accompanying
  • Demonstrated orientation towards collaborative work
  • An ability to contribute to the Conservatory’s commitment to inclusion, diversity and equity
  • Possession of a DMA or equivalent professional experience; and Eligibility to work in the United States.
Required Experience

How to apply:

The complete application will include a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, and contact information for three professional references. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a qualified candidate is selected.

Shenandoah University is committed to enriching its educational experience and culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff. All candidates are strongly encouraged to include a statement in their cover letters addressing ways in which they may be able to contribute to that commitment.

**Note: A pre-employment background check will be required and a satisfactory driving record may be required as a condition of hire.

Shenandoah University values the unique and diverse perspectives of individuals and communities locally and globally and seeks to foster mutual understanding in an inviting community where individuals are welcome and respected. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, physical, or mental disability, genetic information, veteran’s status, or on any other basis protected under applicable law.

Salary Type
Not Applicable

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