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Job offer: Director of Choral Activities, University of Alabama School of Music
Published: Mar 23,2021

The University of Alabama seeks an accomplished and innovative choral artist with a proven national record of achievement as a choral conductor and teacher of choral conductors. A demonstrated commitment to the role of highly trained conductors and vocalists in the 21st century should be an active part of the candidate’s background and experience. Rank at time of hire will be commensurate with background and qualifications up to or at the rank of Associate Professor.

The successful candidate will provide artistic and administrative leadership for the full choral program; conduct School of Music choral ensembles in rehearsals and performances, bringing them to a position of national prominence; teach undergraduate and graduate choral conducting courses; teach, mentor, and advise graduate conducting students; and develop appropriate curricula. The Director of Choral Activities will actively recruit for the choral ensembles, the choral conducting degree programs, and assist in recruiting for the comprehensive voice area. Individually, the Director of Choral Activities will continue the development of a national and international reputation as a consummate choral conductor and pedagogue, consistent with the expectations of a comprehensive School of Music at a major research institution.

Additionally, the successful candidate will support the University of Alabama’s commitment to cultivating a community which is dedicated to the promotion and support of inclusivity, diversity, equity, and access through educational strategies and advocacy.

A minimum of a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting is required, while an earned DMA is preferred.

There will be a preliminary Zoom screening of selected applicants, after which top candidates will be informed whether the following interviews will proceed virtually or in-person, depending on how the present coronavirus pandemic has evolved by that time.

The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) will be required to successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation.

For fullest consideration, completed applications should be received by March 26, 2021. Applications will be received until the position is filled. The position starts 8/16/2021.

All applicants must apply online at:


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