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Job Posting Title:
Director of Choral Studies & Associate or Full Professor of Music
LSUAM CMDA - School of Music (James L Byo (00010414))
0205 Music School Building
Louisiana State University invites applications for Director of Choral
Studies, a position supported by the Edward G. and Catherine M. Galante Chair
for Choral Music Education. Appointment will begin in fall 2022. The
successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Associate or Full
Professor, having demonstrated exceptional musicianship, teaching, and
research and/or creative activity, and leadership in the academic setting.
Funding from the endowment will be controlled by the holder, and will provide
significant research and instructional support on an annual basis. The Chair
will report to the Director of the School of Music, housed within the College
of Music and Dramatic Arts.
Responsibilities: Oversee a choral area of five choirs and a robust graduate
conducting program, collaborate with one Associate Director, conduct the
respected LSU A Cappella Choir, teach relevant courses, advise graduate
students, recruit and retain excellent student musicians, participate in
faculty governance, and contribute broadly to the academic and artistic milieu
of a major, comprehensive School of Music at a flagship, Research I
Required qualifications for both levels: A doctorate in choral conducting or
equivalent professional experience, a distinguished record as a musician and
conductor, a sustained national/international record as a conductor/scholar,
knowledge of vocal pedagogy, demonstrated excellence in and commitment to
teaching a broad range of students of diverse identities and backgrounds, and
commitment to contributing to an academic and artistic community reflective of
LSU's rich regional and national demographics.
Required years of experience for Associate Professor: 6+ years of experience
Required years of experience for Full Professor: 10+ years of experience
Preferred qualifications: Demonstrated leadership in local, regional,
national, and/or international choral/music education professional
organizations; evidence of dispositions that serve leadership, relationship-
building, problem-solving, and opportunity-generating capacities.
LSU's College of Music and Dramatic Arts is a performing arts community that
prepares performers, composers, teachers, and scholars for productive lives
after college. In a setting that prioritizes engagement, acceptance,
personalization, collaboration, and inspiration, we foster passion for the
arts, the creation of new works, and connection with community, heightening
our collective ability to communicate with expressive power and purpose.
Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College is a
national flagship institution with world-class intellectual and creative
resources. Located in Baton Rouge, a dynamic state capital situated on the
Mississippi River, the University represents the best of Louisiana's vibrant,
evocative and diverse culture. Baton Rouge is home to both LSU and Southern
University and numerous businesses and industrial facilities, with a
metropolitan area population of over 800,000.
The LSU School of Music offers a comprehensive program to nearly 500 music
majors. It has 50 full-time faculty, 10 professional staff, and 75 graduate
teaching assistants. In addition to the Golden Band from Tigerland and the
Turner-Fischer Center for Opera, the School of Music features strong band,
orchestra, jazz, vocal, keyboard, and chamber music programs, as well as a
robust research component in music education, composition, musicology, and
music theory. The School sponsors over 300 recitals, concerts, operas,
masterclasses, and lectures each academic year. Degrees offered include the
Ph.D. (with concentrations in composition, experimental music and digital
media, music education, musicology, and music theory), DMA (concentrations
in music performance, collaborative piano, and choral, orchestral, and wind
conducting,), MM, BM, BME, and BA (Liberal Arts). LSU also has an
innovative and collaborative media arts community; The Center for Computation
& Technology (CCT) includes Experimental Music & Digital Media, Digital
Media Arts & Engineering, and Digital Arts, offering opportunities to compose
for video games, digital animations, and film.
LSU has an enrollment of over 33,000 students. Baton Rouge supports a thriving
performing arts scene, including the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, several
dance companies, various eclectic concert series, and a professional theatre
Additional Job Description:
Review of applications begins on November 1, 2021. To receive full
consideration, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three
references, teaching philosophy, statement demonstrating commitment and
contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a document with links
to online recordings (performance and rehearsal) on a platform such as
SoundCloud or YouTube.
Contact person: Tim Love, Executive Assistant to the Dean,
October 1, 2021
Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):
Additional Position Information:
Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory
pre-employment background check.
Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and
their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance;
flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid
holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions;
training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!
Essential Position (Y/N):
LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer:
LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational
experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare
all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We
celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and
inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons
with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. To learn more about how
LSU is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU's Diversity
Statement and Roadmap. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the
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