Job Opportunities in the Department of Music

Teacher of Applied Music, Piano

Washington University in St. Louis announces a part-time position, teacher of applied music in piano, to begin in August 2023. This is a non-tenure-track, renewable appointment. We are looking for a dynamic studio instructor in piano for both non-majors and music majors at all experience levels. The Department of Music, part of the College of Arts & Sciences, offers the following degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Music, Bachelor of Music, M.A. in Musicology and Theory, and Ph.D. in Musicology and Theory. In addition to the music major, the Department also confers minors in music and provides lesson and performance opportunities for some 600 students per semester. Our highly motivated, academically oriented undergraduates pursue musical performance primarily as a valuable aspect of their liberal arts education and less commonly as a professional goal.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in music.
  • Three years of applied piano teaching experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver instruction from beginning to advanced proficiency levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver instruction often requiring creative solutions and flexible scheduling.
  • Strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate learning environments that are equitable and inclusive of students with diverse social identities and backgrounds.
  • Solo and collaborative performance profile.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous university-level teaching experience.
  •  Demonstrated ability to also teach chamber music.
  • Flexible schedule.

Application Instructions
Consideration of applications will begin on July 5, 2022 and continue until the until the position is filled.

Applications must include:
letter of application
curriculum vitae or resume
Word document or PDF containing hyperlinks to media material of recent performances or recordings (YouTube, personal website, etc.)
These materials should be uploaded to Interfolio.  Questions about the position may be addressed to Jennifer Gartley, Director of Applied Music, at



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