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Choral Conductor and Choral Music Educator

University of Dayton, Department of Music

Job Title: Choral Conductor and Choral Music Educator
Job Location: Dayton , OH
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Other Professional fields
Arts: visual & performing arts
Date Posted: 2017-10-30
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Choral Conductor and Choral Music Educator
University of Dayton

The University of Dayton seeks a creative, innovative choral conductor and educator who will build on our tradition of excellence in choral music by cultivating broad participation in a dynamic, diverse and inclusive choral program and will provide professional training and mentorship to students in a growing music education program.

The successful applicant will conduct the auditioned University Chorale and additional choral ensembles and will teach Choral Conducting, Choral Music Education Methods, and other courses as assigned in the candidate’s area of interest and expertise, both for music majors and non-music majors. In addition to teaching, the successful applicant will be expected to maintain a balanced workload of scholarship/creative activity and service to the Department, the University and the profession. Service to the Department will include advising, mentoring and recruitment.

The University's Department of Music serves approximately 80 undergraduate music majors and a large number of students majoring in other disciplines. Program offerings include Bachelor of Music degrees in Composition, Music Education, Performance, and Music Therapy (currently the largest enrollment), and a Bachelor of Arts Degree with concentrations in Music Studies, Jazz Studies, and Ethnomusicology. Music and Music Technology minors are offered.

Job Requirements


  • Completed doctorate in music with a choral conducting emphasis
  • Record of proven achievement as a choral conductor
  • Ability to teach choral music education methods
  • Choral teaching experience at the college/university level
  • Choral teaching experience at the elementary and/or secondary
    school level
  • Articulated vision to build a vibrant and diverse university choral
  • Effective written communication skills


  • Reputation of excellence in conducting
  • Demonstrated success in choral program recruitment and development
  • Demonstrated successful experience conducting standard choral repertoire
  • Demonstrated successful experience with diverse repertoire (e.g. global traditions) and ensembles (e.g. a cappella groups, vocal jazz ensembles)
  • Demonstrated successful experience teaching in a secondary area
  • Knowledge of edTPA (Teacher Performance Assessment) and curriculum
  • Experience collaborating with varied and diverse constituencies in and
    beyond the music department
  • Expertise and insight related to non-traditional music students, arts advocacy and/or technology integration
  • Successful engagement with local and regional choral programs at both the high school and middle school levels
  • Keyboard proficiency
  • Articulated plans for scholarship and research
  • Demonstrated successful engagement in the profession on the state, regional and/or national levels
  • Strong oral communication skills
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills
  • Willingness to engage with Catholic and Marianist educational values

Information and Application Process Instructions

To apply: Go to:

Applicants must submit all materials online.

Required: 1) letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications, 2) current curriculum vitae, 3) representative choral conducting repertoire list and links to no more than two online video and two audio recordings, and 4) the names and contact information for four references. Additional materials may be requested at a later time.

Application Deadline:  Monday, December 4, 2017

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