Music - Part-time Director and Conductor of the Bradley Symphony Orchestra/Affiliate Instructor

Bradley University is seeking a part-time music director and conductor for the Bradley Symphony Orchestra. The successful candidate will audition performers, rehearse and conduct the orchestra in two concerts each semester; assist with the Music Department’s annual Concerto/Aria competition; administer the high school string festival, assume responsibility for preparation of concert programs; and work with other music faculty to achieve musical and curricular goals for the ensemble.

Applicants should have a MM or DMA, preferably in conducting, and professional and/or university experience. We seek a candidate who has a love for conducting, teaching, and public performance, a dedication to the successful education of our students and a professional approach to every aspect of the position.

This is an affiliate (part-time) faculty position that begins August 19, 2013.  The orchestra rehearses on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 4:15 to 6:00 pm. Other teaching assignments may be possible depending upon departmental needs and the successful candidates’ background.

The Department of Music is comprised of over 90 music majors with nearly 350 students in band, choir, and orchestra.  Led by 11 full-time and 18 adjunct faculty, majors are offered in Music Education, Music Performance, Composition, Music Business and Music with another major or as a Minor. 

Bradley University is a distinctive, medium-size, comprehensive private institution of higher learning. The University is located on an 85-acre campus in Peoria, the largest metropolitan area in central Illinois. With approximately 5,000 undergraduate and 800 graduate students, Bradley offers the opportunities and choices of a larger university (with over 130 programs in five colleges, plus a graduate school) and the quality, personal attention, and challenge of a small private college. Bradley is rich in tradition and full of promise to become one of the nation's best comprehensive universities. For additional information about the University visit www.bradley.edu.

Qualified applicants should submit letter/email of application addressing the qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, sample programs and a repertoire list, and video or audio recordings of performances conducted along with complete contact information for three professional references to:

Dr. David Vroman, Chairperson

Department of Music

Bradley University

Peoria, IL 61625

Email: dvroman@fsmail.bradley.edu

Fax: 309-677-3871

Application materials are being received now.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Bradley University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The administration, faculty and staff are committed to attracting qualified candidates from underrepresented groups.