Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Theory

  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Apr 02, 2021
Full time Music

Job Description


The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University seeks a passionate educator and an extraordinary musician to be appointed at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Theory beginning July 1, 2021. Peabody's Music Theory Department complements the teaching of our applied faculty, giving our students a deeper understanding of music through the exploration of compositional styles and techniques.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, ranging from part-writing/harmony through advanced analytical methods 

Located in the heart of Baltimore's Mount Vernon Cultural District, Peabody was founded in 1857 as America's first academy of music. Today, through its degree-granting Conservatory and its community-based Preparatory music and dance school, Peabody trains musicians and dancers of every age and at every level. Each year Peabody stages nearly 1000 major public concerts and performances.

The faculty in the Department of Music Theory is comprised of scholars, composers, and performers following in the tradition of such distinguished Peabody music theory faculty as Danish composer Asger Hamerick, first director of the Conservatory (1871) and professor of music theory; Otto Ortmann, pioneer in the psychology of music and director of Peabody; the renowned pedagogue and composer Nadia Boulanger (music theory faculty, 1942-43); and composers Elliott Carter (music theory faculty, 1946-47) and Henry Cowell (1951-56). The department offers a master's degree in music theory pedagogy, as well as an undergraduate minor in music theory; mentorship opportunities are available to members of the department. The Music Theory faculty is supported by 13 full-time graduate assistants.

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