The mission of Harpeth Hall is to educate girls and young women to think critically, to lead confidently, and to live honorably. To fully realize that mission, Harpeth Hall is committed to creating an environment in which every member of its community feels seen, heard, and valued. Modeling an authentic commitment to cultural competence is essential for all successful candidates.
Harpeth Hall seeks an innovative, dynamic, creative, and collaborative educator and leader as its next choral music teacher. This teacher will promote and implement best practices in choral music education for all grades, 5-12. The lead choral teacher will collaborate with all areas of performing arts and will report to the Director of Performing Arts. The choral music teacher will support and promote a strong music program within the context of a robust academic and performing arts program.
Qualities and Qualifications:
Knowledge of a wide variety of music, including a foundation in classical training, and extensive experience with leading and conducting female choral students.
Education commensurate with work in middle and upper school education; master’s degree preferred.
Passion for building and supporting a strong choral program and presence within the performing arts program.
Appreciation of independent school culture and all-girls education.
Teach Chorus classes in both the middle and upper schools.
Partner with the Orchestra teacher, Director of Performing Arts, and Division Directors to design and implement the curriculum for the 5-12 music program as well as special events, concerts, and assemblies.
Schedule all choral music programming in collaboration with the Director of Performing Arts and the Orchestra Director.
Collaborate with the Director of Performing Arts to promote the choral music program internally and externally for the school.
Amplify and expand opportunities for students, while identifying new best practices.
Partner with the Theatre Director to assist with the musical productions in the middle and upper school.
Collaborate with the Director of Advancement and Director of Admission and Financial Aid regarding special events and programming.
About The Harpeth Hall School
The Harpeth Hall School is one of the country's premier independent college preparatory schools for girls and young women in grades 5-12. A pioneer in the field of women's education with origins in the 1860s, the school combines a superior program deeply rooted in the liberal arts tradition with proven instructional techniques that are most meaningful for girls. Teachers and administrators cultivate a love of learning, a commitment to honor and integrity, and the leadership skills students will need in the future. This is a vibrant, forward-looking school with a rigorous, innovative curriculum and exceptional teaching. In addition, outstanding and extensive arts, athletics, service learning, and co-curricular activities provide students with a rich educational experience. The strength of the school today results from the extraordinary vitality and richness of its past. The school is situated on a beautiful, college-like suburban campus of 43 acres in the Green Hills area of Nashville.
Harpeth Hall is a national leader in the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning. The campus-wide wireless network was the first in Middle Tennessee. Since 2001, every girl in grades... seven through twelve uses her own laptop computer. At every level, the faculty and students use technology to advance learning.