Director of Orchestral Studies

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Jun 13, 2021
Jun 18, 2021
Full Time
Director of Orchestral Studies

The Dewberry School of Music of George Mason University, one of the most diverse institutions in American higher education, seeks a dynamic Assistant or Associate Professor to serve as Director of Orchestral Studies, starting August 2021. This is a full-time tenure-track 9-month position. Salary is commensurate with experience. Full benefits package provided. Appointment begins August 16, 2021.

George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Responsibilities: Duties include conducting the Mason Symphony Orchestra, Mason Opera/Musicals (semesterly rotation), and recruitment activities. Additionally, responsibilities include advising and teaching graduate-level orchestral conducting students and related academic classes. The successful candidate will mentor future music educators, performers, and conductors and engage fully in the academic and artistic life of the Dewberry School, the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA), the University, and the community.

Required Qualifications: * Doctorate in Music; * Evidence of successful orchestra conducting, teaching, and recruiting at the university level.

Preferred Qualifications: * Exceptional artist-teacher with demonstrated experience working with strings.

Diversity Commitment: George Mason University is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values in the spirit of Mason's university-wide initiative, Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence.

"For full consideration, applicants must apply at ; complete and submit the online application; and submit the following materials: (1) a detailed letter of application, (2) a full curriculum vitae, (3) names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references, (4) links to videos of orchestral performances and rehearsals-preferably with a university orchestra, and (5) a personal statement that demonstrates the candidate's goals, experiences, and commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in artistic programming and teaching."

"Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!

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