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UCLA Music 2019-20 Part-Time Lecturer in Orchestral Conducting

Recruitment Period

Open date: April 10th, 2019
Last review date: Friday, May 10, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Description

The UCLA Department of Music invites applications for a part-time, sabbatical-replacement lecturer position in orchestral conducting for Fall Quarter 2019 and Winter Quarter 2020. Salary is commensurate with applicant qualifications and experience. A post-baccalaureate degree and significant orchestral conducting experience on a university faculty are required.

The lecturer will be instructor of record for:

UCLA Philharmonia (3:05 - 5:50 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays)
Responsibilities include:
• Attend large ensemble auditions at the beginning of Fall Quarter 2019 and determine 2019–20 woodwind/brass/percussion large ensemble assignments in conjunction with Wind Ensemble director.
• Schedule and hear individual auditions as needed throughout the two quarters.
• Generate personnel rosters, incorporating woodwind/brass/percussion rotation, for each concert in consultation with studio faculty; advise course TAs on hiring guest musicians as necessary.
• Rehearse and conduct one Fall Quarter concert in Schoenberg Hall and share conducting responsibilities with orchestral conducting TAs on the January 26, 2020, All-Star Concert (a concert consisting of concerto accompaniments) in Royce Hall.
• Rehearse in preparation for one concert in Fall 2019 and one concert in Winter 2020 to be led by guest conductors.
• Supervise rehearsals and performances conducted by orchestral TAs.
• Work with student orchestra manager, librarian and conductors; and staff technical director, stage manager and production coordinator to administer the orchestra and the concerts (syllabi, library, personnel, stage setup, program book, etc.).
• Attend and supervise the All-Star student soloist auditions. (November 2019; dates TBA)
• Attend and supervise the Atwater Kent piano competition. (January 2020; date TBA)
• Hold regular office hours to consult with individual students in the course.
• Communicate with academic faculty, studio faculty and department chair as needed about individual students or other issues.
• Enter grades with assistance from student orchestra manager.

UCLA Symphony (7:15–9:45 PM Wednesdays)
Responsibilities include:
• Attend large ensemble auditions at the beginning of Fall Quarter and determine 2019–20 woodwind/brass/percussion large ensemble assignments in conjunction with Wind Ensemble director.
• Schedule and hear individual auditions as needed throughout the two quarters.
• Generate personnel rosters for concerts in consultation with studio faculty, incorporating woodwind/brass/percussion rotation.
• Attend and supervise rehearsals and performances conducted by conducting TAs.
• Supervise conducting TAs and coordinate with staff technical director, stage manager and production coordinator to administer the orchestra’s end-of-quarter Fall and Winter Quarter concerts in Schoenberg Hall.
• Hold regular office hours to consult with individual students in the course.
• Communicate with academic faculty, studio faculty and department chair as needed about individual students or other issues.
• Enter grades with assistance from conducting TAs.

The lecturer will also provide regular individual instruction and supervision to graduate orchestral conducting students to prepare them for rehearsals and performances and supervise orchestra TAs with their teaching-assistant responsibilities.

The application deadline is May 10, 2019, with an anticipated appointment date of October 1, 2019. Applications should include a letter stating interest in the position and a philosophy of teaching, comprehensive resume or curriculum vitae, online audio and/or video links of the applicant’s conducting performances, and names and contact information for at least three professional references.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

Job location

Los Angeles, CA

Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Online Audio and/or Video Links

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.
    (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

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