The Department of Mass Communications, Visual and Performing Arts at Delaware State University seeks highly qualified applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position as Director of Choral Activities, to begin in August of 2022. The Choral Director reports to the Music Program Director and to the Department Chair. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic musician with a strong and effective commitment to music education and conducting, who shows a high potential for recruiting, building, and maintaining a nationally recognized choir program. We seek candidates with demonstrated ability to contribute to a faculty dedicated to creating a positive, engaging, and inclusive learning environment for a diverse student population.
Delaware State University is a public, comprehensive, 1890 land grant institution that offers access and opportunity to diverse populations from Delaware, the nation and the world. With a total enrollment of over 4,600 students, DSU has been recently ranked among the top Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the nation. Located in Dover, Delaware and with branches in Wilmington and Georgetown, students have access to the artistic and cultural opportunities of Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.
Questions/Additional Materials should be sent to:
Patrick Hoffman, Personnel Committee Chair, EH 290, Delaware State University, Dover, DE 19901, firstname.lastname@example.org
Essential Functions & Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
The successful candidate will organize, direct, and administer a comprehensive university choral program including Concert Choir and Chamber Choir. Additional duties will include recruiting and retaining excellent music majors and the development of community partnerships. Some courses may be assigned based on the strengths and experiences of the candidate. These courses may include Conducting, Vocal Techniques, Vocal/Choral Literature, and applied voice lessons.
The successful candidate will be required to pursue appropriate creative and scholarly work in the field of choral music and/or music education (ex. publications, presentations, guest conducting/adjudication). The candidate should establish and maintain a high and positive profile in university, community, public schools, and the region.
The successful candidate will possess the ability to conduct and teach vocal pedagogy performance practices at a high level. This candidate will also demonstrate extensive and varied knowledge of repertoire and outstanding musicianship. Keyboard/choral accompanying skills are preferred.
It is preferred candidates have an earned Doctorate in music, preferably in Choral Conducting or Voice. Candidates must also have a minimum of three years of successful choral directing experience at the university and/or K-12 level. Candidates must have a growing reputation as a conductor. Candidates must have a successful record of student recruitment, and experience administering a choral program.
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