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Director of Choirs - Central Washington University

Director of Choirs

Central Washington University

Ellensburg, WA


Job Summary

The Central Washington University Department of Music seeks a highly energetic person for a tenure-track, Director of Choirs (Assistant Professor) position at Central Washington University. The ideal candidate will be an outstanding musician with a strong and effective commitment to music education, recruitment, and choral ensemble conducting; who demonstrates high potential for recruiting, building, and maintaining an outstanding program; and who will integrate with the faculty and staff of the vocal area. The Director of Choirs serves as music director and conductor of the Chamber Choir as well as administrative responsibility for all CWU Choral Ensembles (e.g., Vox Divina, University Chorale, Wildcat Chorus). Core duties will include teaching of conducting, choral methods, and leading the master's-level choral conducting program as well as establishing and maintaining active working relationships with state and regional instrumental teachers and K-12 choral directors. Faculty will integrate CWU’s commitment to diversity and create a learning environment that is welcoming, accessible, and inclusive for all students. Primary duties include administration of the choral area including Chamber Choir, Vox Divina, Wildcat Chorus, and University Chorale. Duties will also include teaching undergraduate conducting in conducting and choral music education, and other teaching responsibilities in areas of the successful candidate’s experience.

  • Serve as advisor of the CWU’s American Choral Directors Association Collegiate chapter

  • Active participation in state, regional and/or national music education associations

  • Develop and maintain relationships with local, state and regional music educators

  • Administration of the annual choral festival

  • Engage in scholarly activity as outlined in tenure and promotion guidelines

  • Responsible for active recruitment and retention of undergraduate and graduate music majors for the Department of Music

  • Serve on department, college and university committees as assigned

The primary professional responsibilities of tenured and tenure-track faculty members are teaching, scholarship, and service.

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