Job Opportunities in the Department of Music

Lecturer, Director of Choir and Vocal Studies, Department of Music

The Department of Music at Washington University in St. Louis is seeking a full-time Lecturer who will also serve as Director of Choir and Director of Vocal Studies. The successful candidate will begin in Fall 2023 and will be eligible for renewal and consideration for promotion up to the rank of Teaching Professor, as outlined in the Arts & Sciences Policy on Full-Time Teaching-Track Faculty.

The person in this role will assume a variety of responsibilities related to the performance programs in a liberal arts department with active faculty engagement at all levels of undergraduate and graduate instruction and will teach in and coordinate the applied voice division. This individual will also lead all aspects of the University Choir program. Duties include: supervising degree recitals and divisional performance classes, teaching vocal lessons and undergraduate lecture courses such as “Science of Singing” and “Singers’ Performance Workshop,” managing teachers in the voice division, working with colleagues on curriculum development and departmental assessment, and conducting, managing and providing artistic direction for the University Choir program. The department will support the successful candidate in pursuing opportunities for professional development during the duration of the position. Teaching track faculty will not be evaluated on or expected to engage in research or scholarship as part of their appointment.


Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Music
  • Evidence of successful university teaching in both applied voice and classroom settings. A commitment to working with a wide range of students to improve their individual technique, musical understanding, artistry, and ensemble skills
  • Evidence of successful teaching of students with varying levels of experience and skill, including both music majors and non-majors
  • Broad knowledge of vocal literature and performance practice for European concert music and opera, musical theater, jazz, popular music, and other traditions as applicable
  • Strong knowledge of the choral canon, a commitment to diversity in programming, and a passion for new ways of presenting in the choral arts
  • Keyboard proficiency
  • Familiarity with languages generally encountered in vocal and choral literature
  • Demonstrated evidence of successful leadership and administrative experience
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate learning environments that are equitable and inclusive of students with diverse social identities and backgrounds

Preferred Qualifications

  • DMA or Artist Diploma
  • Performance experience in solo voice, musical theater, and/or opera productions, and/or other traditions as applicable
  • Participation in professional academic and/or music associations
  • Demonstrated leadership of a successful choral program
  • Demonstrated record of excellence in choral conducting and program building

Application Instructions
Applications must include:

  • Cover letter
  • Current CV
  • Statement (one page) of teaching philosophy and interest
  • Statement (one page) discussing your ability and commitment to work effectively with underrepresented students and to foster and promote an environment of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Word document or PDF containing hyperlinks to media material of recent performances or recordings (YouTube, personal website, etc.)
  • Three letters of recommendation

These materials should be uploaded to Interfolio.  Questions about the position may be addressed to Jessica Flannigan, Administrative Coordinator, at Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.


Teacher of Applied Music, Voice

Washington University in St. Louis announces a part-time position, teacher of applied music in voice, to begin in January 2023. This is a non-tenure-track, renewable appointment. We are looking for a dynamic studio instructor in voice 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 500 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 voice teaching experience.
· Demonstrated ability to deliver instruction from beginning to advanced proficiency levels.
· 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.
· Flexible schedule.

Application Instructions:

Consideration of applications will begin on December 21, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Applications must include:

1. letter of application
2. curriculum vitae or resume
3. Word document of 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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