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Director of Bands

University of South Carolina, School of Music

Job Title: Director of Bands
Job Location: Columbia , SC
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Arts: visual & performing arts
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2018-09-18
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Director of Bands
University of South Carolina

Responsibilities: Conduct the USC Wind Ensemble (the top wind band); teach and administer the graduate programs in wind conducting; and guide and oversee all activities and operations of the university band program. Other teaching duties may be determined by qualifications, preference, and institutional needs.

The Director of Bands will exercise administrative and budget authority in the band area and actively participate in the recruitment of students. The Director of Bands is expected to maintain a high level of professional visibility.

Job Requirements

Candidates should have an established record of teaching, performance, and scholarship. The successful candidate will offer significant experience and proven excellence as a wind band conductor as well as a commitment to music education. While secondary school teaching experience is highly desirable, college teaching experience is required. An earned masterís degree in music is required; an earned doctorate in music is preferred.

The School also seeks applications from candidates who have interest in and experience with community engagement, music entrepreneurship, music leadership, and/or other non-traditional career models. The School of Music has recently completed a new Vision Statement and identified Five Core Values--the School encourages applications from candidates who have interests and abilities that align with these values and can demonstrate such: 1. pursuing Excellence; 2. devotion to Student Success; 3. focusing on producing Music Leaders; 4. emphasizing the preparation of the Musician-Educator; 5. creating Diversely Skilled Musicians.

Information and Application Process Instructions

Apply at (campus: USC Columbia Department: School of Music). Upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, contact information for three letters of recommendation, a list of 5 additional references, and online links to rehearsal and performance videos.

The search process will continue until the position is filled, but priority screening will begin on or shortly after October 12, 2018.

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, protected veteran status or genetics.

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