Marching Band Director/Director of Bands - University of California Berkeley
The Director of the University of California Marching Band/Director of Bands, established in 1891, manages an extracurricular music program that provides students the opportunity to participate and perform in marching, concert and a variety of other small bands, while providing opportunities for student leadership in the areas of musical instruction and performance, arts administration, community outreach and fundraising. Appearances at public performances may include sporting events, concerts, special benefits, University events and a variety of other occasions.
The position of Director of the UC Marching Band is unique among major college bands in that it combines the traditional role of music educator with that of student mentor and advisor. The Director is one of five voting members of the Band's student governing Executive Committee which includes an appointed Senior Manager who serves as chairman; along with elected officers consisting of a Public Relations Director, Drum Major, Student Director and Executive Secretary (non-voting).
The incumbent also teaches the Department of Music course, Music 142. The University Wind Ensemble (Mus 142) presents four concerts per year and performs at Commencement Exercises, Charter Day, Chancellor Inaugurations and other campus ceremonies as requested. The Wind Ensemble tours locally and internationally.
• Master’s degree in Music/Music Education/Performance, or equivalent background and experience. Doctorate degree in Music/Music Education/Performance, preferred.
• Demonstrated history of success in leading, conducting, and teaching marching and concert bands at the collegiate and/or high school level.
• Demonstrated successful experience in arranging and drill writing, and teaching advanced level applied lessons. Success in recruiting and developing a collegiate and/or high school band program.
• Demonstrated experience teaching & conducting marching and concert bands.
• Excellent teaching skills. Ability to communicate musical ideas through conducting and verbal explanations.
• Ability to achieve high standards of musicianship and performance.
• Knowledge and experience in budget development and control.
• Knowledge and experience in principals of fund raising.
• Performance touring knowledge and experience.
• Supervisory experience.
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Choir Director - St. Ignatius College Preparatory, San Francisco
The Choral program at St. Ignatius consists of a beginning mixed choir, an advanced Chamber Singers, and larger Concert Choir that combines students from the entire choir program. The choir classes meet outside of the regular school day – evenings currently, but afternoons are desirable. The program presents two annual concerts every year: a fall, seasonal concert and a spring popular style concert. The choirs have participated in adjudicated choral music festivals in Bay Area and could travel on performance tours both in and out of state.
A successful candidate for this position will:
● possess educational and professional experience in singing & conducting vocal music;
● have experience selecting music for students & organizing a large-scale choir concert;
● have experience with Google Apps, Canvas LMS, and/or PowerSchool;
● possess experience as Vocal and/or Orchestra music director for the Spring Musical;
● have expertise in music technology and background in Audio Engineering;
● thrive in a collaborative and dynamic learning community;
● foster student curiosity and a love of learning.
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
● Provide a choral music syllabus for beginning through advanced choirs;
● Plan, select and rehearse appropriate level choral music for choral ensembles;
● Create a Choral Music calendar to be distributed to Performing Arts team, students and families of choral music;
● Facilitate advanced choir auditions to select Chamber Singers ensemble;
● Manage the choral music budget;
● Coordinate choral music performance attire with Performing Arts costume coordinator;
● Maintain the choral music library, including repertoire selection, purchase and organization of Choral Music library;
● Select and hire Choral Music accompanists, if necessary;
● Schedule and direct a variety of performance opportunities for the choir(s): festivals, winter spring concerts, etc.;
● Having the ability to plan and coordinate choral performance tours to a variety of activities and destinations;
● Arrange transportation for students to and from performance/festival venues and school;
● Collaborate with Director of Performing Arts, Fine Arts Department Chair, and Music Program Director for sharing space, students, and schedules;
● Required attendance at Open House, the Performing Arts Assembly, and the Performing Arts Banquet, as well as necessary production meetings, rehearsals, and performances.
This position is part-time and paid a stipend based on experience and hours. Applicants should note if they are able to teach other subjects.
Interested applicants shall send a cover letter, resume and references here.