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Assistant Professor in Choral Conducting, School of Music, College of Fine Arts
Boston University
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Located on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, the BU College of Fine Arts School of Music celebrates its 150th anniversary this year as America's first music degree-granting institution. BU alumni are members of nearly every major symphony orchestra in the United States and are recognizable leaders throughout the world of music. Our alumni include composer Missy Mazzoli, opera singer Morris Robinson, music critic Anthony Tommasini, conductor Lina Gonzalez-Granados, and music director Lan Shui. Today, the School of Music trains musicians, educators, composers, and scholars in both undergraduate and graduate programs. Each year the School produces hundreds of major public concerts, recitals, operas, and performances.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Candidates will possess a willingness to work with a collaborative spirit within a team of faculty with varied approaches and proven professional abilities to conduct both choral and orchestra ensembles.
  • Significant experience in teaching conducting at both graduate and undergraduate levels.
  • Advanced understanding of classic voice production and fluency in French, German, Italian, and/or English diction.
  • Successful candidates must have a comprehensive knowledge of repertoire and styles of a variety of global choral traditions and demonstrate proficiency in piano and choral conducting. Additional competencies include a commitment to contributing to orchestral conducting needs.
  • Applicants must hold a terminal degree and commit to teaching in the Choral Conducting MM, and DMA programs.
  • Duties to include:

Conducting SoM choral ensembles; teaching choral studies classes as needed; overseeing and advising choral and orchestral conducting students; overseeing all aspects of the choral program, interacting with the large ensembles staff, and as recruiting and advisory head, working with the Admissions Office toward recruitment for the Conducting programs.

  • We look for candidates with strong skills in collaboration and communication, as well as professional networks to help bridge classroom experiences and the profession.
  • A record of national/international professional accomplishments that merit a professorial rank appointment at Boston University.
  • Evidence of teaching and mentoring emerging artists in the classroom, on the podium, and in the field.
  • Evidence of successful promotion of an environment advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • A commitment to shared governance through service in the School of Music and College of Fine Arts. The successful candidate will chair the small conducting department that oversees graduate conducting students.


Applications will be accepted until positions are filled, but for full consideration this fall, application materials should be submitted by October 15, 2022. Anticipated date of appointment: July 1, 2023. Please submit directly to the search committee at (Subject: Assistant Professor, Choral Conducting) and include:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A link to personal website with audio/video samples that speak to professional success (i.e., artistic, teaching/mentoring, and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives).
  • Three letters of recommendation sent directly from recommenders

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty will need to be in compliance with Boston University's COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption (instructions). For further information on the University's response to COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Resources site.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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