The Muhlenberg College Music Department seeks an outstanding choral conductor to direct either the College Choir or Women’s Ensemble based on the applicant’s experience, expertise, and availability. The successful candidate will demonstrate creativity in diverse programming, excellence in choral pedagogy, and a commitment to inclusive teaching of music majors and non-major liberal arts students.
The search committee seeks a candidate with a Doctoral Degree in Choral Conducting and a strong interest and knowledge of inclusive and diverse repertoires (race, ethnicity, religion, gender, etc.). Candidates with a Master’s Degree in Choral Conducting, Voice, or Music Education as well as commensurate experience will also be considered. Two years of experience teaching at the collegiate or secondary level is required. We welcome applicants with a background and interest in teaching voice lessons.
The candidate will collaborate in planning concerts and other activities related to the function and development of choral ensembles at the college. Each choral ensemble typically performs one major concert per semester and participates in other projects, such as the annual Candlelight Carols service in December, Parent’s Weekend, or special music department initiatives like the Festival of African-American Poetry and Song.
* Auditioned ensemble, typically between 25-40 members, meets Monday/Wednesday from 3:30 - 4:45 pm.
* This ensemble seeks to explore repertoire written specifically for women’s voices and contemporary adult treble voices.
* Non-auditioned ensemble, typically between 70-115 members, meets Tuesday/Thursday from 5:00 - 6:30 pm.
* Inclusive and caring community that is welcoming of all majors and skill levels on campus. This ensemble seeks to create a strong sense of community through the act of music education and performance.
To receive full consideration, applications must be received no later than June 18, 2021. Complete applications should be uploaded as one PDF document to our Career Portal: Muhlenberg Careers. Applicants should submit a C.V., Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Statement of Diversity describing how you will enhance the diversity of offerings and educational experiences in our department as well as contribute to the College’s efforts to become a more diverse and inclusive community, 3 programs from performances, and a 10-15 minute video from both performance and rehearsal. Please upload the video to YouTube and send the URL link. Where possible, please utilize clips where the camera captures the conductor from the front (from the ensemble's perspective). For questions about this position, please email Ted Conner, department chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.... Read More