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Skilled orchestral conductor and chamber music coach

Haverford College invites applications for a skilled orchestral conductor and chamber music coach to fill a one-term sabbatical replacement position (full time) for the spring term of 2014.  Reporting to the Department Chair, successful candidates will: direct weekly 2.5 hours of rehearsal of Haverford-Bryn Mawr student orchestra consisting of about 75 undergraduates (majors and non-majors); organize and conduct one spring orchestra concert and three chamber music recitals held in the spring; coach weekly rehearsals of approximately 6-8 student chamber music groups, culminating in several chamber music recitals throughout the term; work with visiting solo and chamber music artists to ensure rich interchange with undergraduate instrumentalists; organize annual student concerto competition; work with Haverford’s Performance Coordinator and Administrative Assistant on publicity, scheduling, hiring of area professionals to supplement orchestra, and other details of the program; and work with Music Department Chair and colleagues to link instrumental program with theory, composition, and history courses, and with choral program. Women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

 

Advanced degree in conducting, or equivalent professional experience; performance background in stringed instruments preferred; familiarity with needs of students in liberal arts context and proven administrative skills extremely important.

 

 

Please send a CV, DVD of conducting (including both a concert and if possible rehearsal), and three letters of reference to Heidi Jacob c/o Music Department, Haverford College, 370 Lancaster Avenue, Haverford, PA 19041 by August 10th for full consideration.

 

 

Haverford College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, creed, gender identity or its expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, veteran status, age, or disability status.  Haverford embraces its responsibility to reflect in its curriculum, classrooms, and communal composition genuine sensitivity to racial, ethnic, sexual, cultural, socioeconomic, and other forms of diversity.  Haverford welcomes applications from candidates who share these values and who will foster their contribution to the College's educational mission.

 

 

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