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The University of Georgia, Hugh Hodgson School of Music

Position Vacancy
Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah University
Visiting Assistant/Associate Professor of Music Education--Choral Emphasis
  1. Exceptional musicianship;
  2. Public school experience that includes secondary choral ensemble teaching;
  3. Successful collegiate teaching experience;
  4. Demonstrated scholarship in the field;
  5. Exhibited commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion; and
  6. An earned doctorate in music education, or related terminal degree preferred (ABD considered).
Position Expectations:
Shenandoah Conservatory invites applications for an outstanding choral musician, teacher, educator, and choral pedagogue to join the Conservatory’s Music Education faculty in a one-year Visiting position. This full-time position, with rank dependent upon qualifications, begins in August of 2018.

The Position & Responsibilities: The music education faculty seeks a dynamic, forward-thinking musician and collaborator; someone possessing clear research to teaching practice, and the ability to join colleagues in providing exceptional training to future music teachers. The successful candidate’s teaching responsibilities will include choral methods courses with a lab choir, field experience courses (elementary, middle school, and high school), and student teacher supervision for secondary choral music placements. Contributions to program and Conservatory-wide faculty conversations is expected.
Applications Must Include:
To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Letter of application addressing the qualifications outlined above;
  2. Curriculum vitae, including contact information for four references; and
  3. Links to electronic samples of conducting
Additional materials may be requested of finalists (e.g. curriculum examples, writing sample).
URL to Complete Application:
Application Deadline:
June 30, 2018
Applications Will Be Reviewed Starting:
Inquiries About the Position Should Be Directed to:
Ms. Cheryl Wholeslagle <>
Institutional Information:
About the Music Education Program: Shenandoah Conservatory, an institution originally founded in 1875 to support the training of music teachers, has long served as a leader in music education. The Bachelor of Music in Music Education and Master of Music Education degrees are recognized as innovative and forward oriented, and are continually updated to meet the needs of music classrooms of the future. Undergraduates begin music education coursework in their first semester and have opportunities for hands-on teaching experiences throughout the program. Students – who enroll from across the region and country – may select an instrumental (classical or jazz) or a choral/general music track for the program and subsequent Virginia licensure. Students have the opportunity to teach for two additional semesters in the on-campus home school music program.

About Shenandoah Conservatory: Founded in 1875, Shenandoah Conservatory has an extraordinary legacy of shaping the arts in Virginia and beyond. Located at the head of the beautiful and historic Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, VA, the Conservatory is now home to over 600 students from across the nation and globe enrolled in baccalaureate, masters and doctoral curricula in the areas of music, theater, and dance, and includes a distinguished faculty of more than 125, half of whom are full-time. Based on the main campus of Shenandoah University, the Conservatory is within easy driving distance of Washington, DC and is easily accessible internationally via Dulles International Airport. As a community uniquely committed to rigor, nurture, and innovation Shenandoah Conservatory inspires artistic and scholarly excellence, preparing talented students for successful careers in the arts.

Shenandoah University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, physical or mental disability or sexual orientation.
A Note from Brian Wesolowski:

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1. Music education/music therapy position vacancies
2. Calls for international, national, and state music education conferences
3. Calls for nominations for service-related activities
4. Calls for papers
5. Research funding/award opportunities

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