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Director of Orchestral Activities-Assistant or Associate Professor

University of Memphis, Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music

Job Title: Director of Orchestral Activities-Assistant or Associate Professor
Job Location: Memphis , TN
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Arts: visual & performing arts
Deans, directors, registrar
Application Closing Date: 9/30/2017
Date Posted: 2017-08-22
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Director of Orchestral Activities/Assistant or Associate Professor
University of Memphis

Duties to include:

Direct the University Symphony Orchestra and manage all aspects of the orchestral program. Teach conducting and/or related classes, and develop innovative programming for the orchestra program. Actively recruit for the orchestra program and advise/mentor graduate conducting students. Other responsibilities may include conducting the major opera productions each semester.


Applicants with additional areas of expertise and interest are encouraged to apply.

Review of applications will begin September 30th and may continue until the position is filled.

Job Requirements

MM degree minimum required; demonstrated successful teaching in the areas of orchestral conducting; prior experience as an orchestra director at the collegiate or professional level.

Candidate must demonstrate potential for continued scholarly research/creative activities.

Information and Application Process Instructions

Candidates should go to: to submit an application.

Additional items required at time of application include the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A list of three references with contact information
  • Attach PDF/Word Document with Samples of previously performed programs (Other Document 1).
  • Attach PDF/Word Document with Web links to a video of an unedited rehearsal (Other Document 2).
  • Attach PDFs or Word document containing web links for video excerpts from performances (Other Document 3). May include contrasting orchestral repertoire, opera, multimedia, and/or contemporary music. Up to one hour in length.

When inquiring or applying for this position, please also reference

Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at the University of Memphis and at other institutions of higher education in the region on

To obtain more information or to submit your resume you can contact Dr. Kevin Sanders, Chair as shown below. If you apply for this position, please say you saw it first on Thank you.

Dr. Kevin Sanders, Chair
Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music
The University of Memphis
129 Music Bldg
Memphis , TN 38152
Phone: 901-678-3764

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