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The Mead Witter School of Music at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applicants for a full-time Associate Director of Choral Activities with the title of Teaching Faculty II. The School of Music seeks an accomplished choral conductor and educator to support the artistic vision and guidance for a comprehensive choral program. The successful candidate will work closely and collaboratively with the Director of Choral Activities and will prioritize the growth of the choral program and undergraduate recruitment. The successful candidate will cultivate relationships with area music educators and have a regular presence in the high schools. The Associate Director of Choral Activities will lead high-school clinics on campus and will help provide artistic and administrative leadership for all aspects of the choral program.
Preference will be given to candidates with successful teaching and recruitment experience at the college level, a record of choral performance experiences at the regional and national levels. We seek a colleague who will join a nationally renowned faculty and contribute to our program through teaching courses that develop and support the longstanding legacy of the UW-Madison choral program. We also desire a colleague who will partner with the voice and conducting areas to strengthen relationships with the area high schools and other music organizations. They will teach undergraduate and graduate choral-related courses and conduct choirs based on the candidate's expertise and as assigned. Additional responsibilities include actively recruiting undergraduate and graduate students, mentoring graduate students in choral conducting, participating in graduate degree committees, and providing leadership and service within the choral department and the School of Music.
Duties: --Conduct one of the UW-Madison choirs. --Teach one to two undergraduate conducting and choral-related courses per semester, as assigned by the Director of Choral Activities. --Actively recruit and mentor undergraduate and graduate students; assist with supervision of graduate Teaching Assistants in the choral conducting program. --Share leadership of choral activities, including auditions, concerts, choir festivals, and other duties as assigned. --Help implement opportunities for recruitment and program development. --Collaborate with fellow faculty. --Cultivate and maintain relationships with schools, universities, and other music organizations locally, regionally, and nationally. --Maintain a regional and national profile by engaging with professional organizations, such as ACDA, NafMe and NCCO. --Participate actively in the cultural and intellectual life of the School of Music and University.
Provides classroom, online, and/or laboratory instruction associated with more than one lecture or laboratory course, assists with the design and execution of administrative functions associated with academic instruction and the development of pedagogy/andragogy or assessment tools and resources to support quality student learning. Provides for-credit instruction in formats such as classroom, online and/or laboratory settings, including grading. Serves as an instructor of record.
10% Works with faculty to identify and develop new methods of advancing instruction in the discipline
5% Assesses learner performance and prepares reports recommending instructional improvements
5% Develops teaching techniques that enhance course effectiveness in alignment with desired outcomes and established strategy and may train other staff in use of these techniques
60% Provides classroom, online and/or laboratory instruction, including grading
5% Supervises the day-to-day activities of work unit employees involved in instructional support as needed
10% Assists in defining the objectives of the program and plays a major role in carrying out program duties
5% May make presentations to faculty and to staff members on instructional programs and techniques
Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
Required Master's Degree in choral conducting or related discipline.
Preferred Terminal Degree Doctoral degree in choral conducting or related discipline.
--Demonstrated success as a choral conductor and educator at the college level. --Demonstrated success in recruiting choral singers across various disciplines. --K-12 teaching experience is preferred. --Experience teaching and mentoring graduate students is preferred. --Experience teaching students of diverse backgrounds is preferred.
Full Time: 100%
It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $60,000 ACADEMIC (9 months) Depending on Qualifications Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
With 33 full-time faculty, 23 full- and part-time instructional staff, and 22 administrative and technical staff, the Mead Witter School of Music serves approximately 300 undergraduate majors and graduate students in BA, BS, BM, MA, MM, DMA, and PhD degree programs. The Mead Witter Community is committed to pursuing musical and scholarly excellence and fostering an inclusive and collegial community. The School of Music is located in the Humanities Building on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with performance and rehearsal facilities in the recently opened state-of-the-art Hamel Music Center.
With a long history of excellence in choral music, the choral program currently offers both master's and doctoral degrees in choral conducting. Graduate applicants come from nationally and internationally recognized choral programs and they go on to become leaders in the field. Most recently, two doctoral candidates represented UW-Madison at the National American Choral Directors Association conducting masterclass and as an interest session presenter. Currently, the choral program offers four distinct choral ensembles that recruit students from all disciplines across campus. Once a year, the choirs combine with the UW-Madison Symphony Orchestra for performance of major choral orchestral works in the Hamel Music Center. Under the leadership of Dr. Mariana Farah, the UW-Madison Concert Choir has resumed its collaboration with local high school choirs and has performed at the 2022 Wisconsin Music Educators Association Convention. Primary goals of the choral program include to continue to grow and foster excellence of its choral ensembles and graduate program, resume touring activities and performances at regional, national, and international conferences, continue to strengthen our relationship with local music educators and organizations.
How to Apply:
Apply online at "Jobs at UW" ( http://jobs.wisc.edu ) under job number 287409. Applications must be received through UW-Madison's online application system. Applications submitted outside of this system will not be considered. Click the "Apply Now" button to start the application process. Applicants should submit a letter of application and a curriculum vitae. Please do not include references in your materials; they will be asked for at a later stage in the search process. In addition, please do not include links to performances or samples of work in your application materials. Please note that applicants will be evaluated based upon submitted application materials and therefore should speak to and include evidence of their qualifications.
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