Director of Instrumental Studies

Lipscomb University | Nashville, TN

Posted here March 12


Primary Responsibility

The Director of Instrumental Studies will lead the university’s instrumental ensembles in rehearsal, performance, recruitment, artistic direction, and strategic planning for ensemble growth. Secondary responsibility is oversight of the music education program.

Education

Earned doctorate in the primary teaching area is preferred. Master’s degree considered when experience and proven record of program success are present.

Job Related Skills

  • Lipscomb University seeks to attract and retain highly qualified faculty and staff that share the University’s values and will contribute to its mission and vision to be a leader among teaching universities bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service.

  • The successful candidate will have excellent musicianship skills, preferably in an instrumental performance area as well as conducting.

  • The successful candidate will have a comprehensive knowledge of standard instrumental literature as well as a commitment to the performance of new music and diverse repertoires.

  • The successful candidate will have a knowledge of and interest in current performance practice, including the incorporation of cross­-disciplinary, electronic, and/or multimedia elements.

  • The successful candidate will have knowledge of principles, methods and current developments in instrumental music as an academic discipline, as well as knowledge of current instructional strategies.

  • The successful candidate will have the ability to advise, instruct, manage, motivate, and evaluate students in either traditional or commercial degree programs.

  • The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

  • The successful candidate will have the interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with faculty and administration in the School of Music, the College of Education, and the College of Entertainment and the Arts.

  • The successful candidate will have the interpersonal skills to function as a School of Music liaison to university administrators, the School of Music donor base, and the larger community.

  • The successful candidate will have the ability to work collaboratively in course design and to teach interdisciplinary and topical courses.

  • The ability to lead undergraduates in academic research is preferred.

Additional Info

  • Preference is given to expertise in both strings and winds, with secondary qualifications in Music Education; other combinations of expertise will be considered when evidence of strong teaching and program­ building are present.

  • Rank and salary are commensurate with experience.

  • Preference is given to expertise in both strings and winds, with secondary qualifications in Music Education; other combinations of expertise will be considered when evidence of strong teaching and program-building are present.

  • If available, include video of rehearsals or performances with this application, or send directly to Donna King.

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