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Searches for academic positions in Percussion in 2017-18. This page is for jobs that begin in 2018.

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Format for this section:

University: Name (Current Position [if applicable], DMA-GRANTING INSTITUTION, and year, if known)

Jobs for 2018[]

Anna Maria College: Marching Band Coordinator & Adjunct Inst. of Percussion (Open until filled, review begins 6 July 2018)[]

  • The successful candidate will be responsible for the management and direction of the Anna Maria College Marching Band.
    • Provide overall leadership of band staff & their responsibilities including:
      • Band arranging
      • Field show design
      • Program development
      • Recruitment
    • Coordinate band activities with the Athletics Dept. and the Office of Student Life.
  • Teaching responsibilities will include applied percussion and related coursework including methods courses as needed.
  • Salary commensurate with experience.
  • Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in music
    • Experience with marching bands (teaching, drill writing and/or arranging)
    • Capacity to teach percussion at collegiate level.
    • Prior college level instruction and Master's degree preferred.
  • Application Procedure:
    • Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, contact information for a minimum of three references, and a philosophy of teaching to Dr. Melissa Martiros,

Ashland University: Adjunct Faculty - Applied Percussion (Deadlieg: Open until filled, posted 16 May 2018)[]

  • Duties to include the following:
    • Teach applied percussion lessons and percussion ensemble to music majors and non-majors.
    • Teach percussion techniques class (Fall semester 2018)
    • Possible work with marching percussion line
  • Qualifications: MM or equivalent required. College teaching experience preferred.
  • Questions may be directed to: Dr. Thomas Reed, Chair, Departments of Music and Theatre, Ashland University, 401 College Ave., Ashland, OH 44805. Phone: 419-289-5158. Email:
  • Ashland University, located in Ashland, OH, is a mid-sized regional teaching university historically related to the Brethren Church. A private, comprehensive university founded in 1878, Ashland University is located midway between Cleveland and Columbus in northeast Ohio. The university's philosophy of "Accent on the Individual" assures that students receive the individual attention essential for educational growth. The Department of Music has 4 full-time and 15 part-time faculty, and is an accredited member of NASM.

Bridgewater State University: Part-time Faculty - Percussion Pedagogy (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 20 October 2017)[]

  • Title: Part-time Faculty - Percussion Pedagogy, Dept. of Music
  • Rank: Adjunct Instructor
  • Tenure Information: Non-Tenure Track
  • Department Summary: The Department of Music encourages students to pursue their enthusiasm for music by developing their performing talents, expanding their technical understanding, and broadening their knowledge of centuries of music history. A solid academic foundation in these areas enriches a student’s musical experiences while enhancing other skills with broad applicability: the ability to act cooperatively, a capacity for critical thought, and habits of discipline and precision.
  • Essential Duties: Teach MUSC 291 Percussion Pedagogy in Spring ’18 semester.
  • Applicants should possess:
Ability to effectively teach in a close, collegial environment dedicated to the teaching-learning relationship.
Strong commit to excellence in teaching and to working in a multicultural environment that fosters diversity.
Ability to use technology effectively in teaching and learning.
Provide quality teaching including related preparation and grading.
Provide class syllabi to students enrolled in classes and to the department office as requested.
Perform other related duties as assigned and/or required.
  • Classes may be conducted on any of BSU’s three campuses; the main campus in Bridgewater and at BSU’s satellite campuses in Attleboro and on Cape Cod.
  • Required Qualifications: Masters Degree, Significant Public School Experience
  • Posting Number: F00147P
  • Open Date: 10/20/2017
  • Open Until Filled: Yes
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position: a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries.

California Institute of the Arts: Percussion Artist (Deadline: 01 February 2018)[]

  • Position Category: Academic
  • Position Title: Percussion Artist
  • School/Department: School of Music
  • Reports To: Dean of the Herb Alpert School of Music
  • Time: Full-Time
  • Appointment: Regular
  • Position Starts: 09/03/2018
  • Information & Responsibilities: The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts seeks to appoint a full-time faculty member to its innovative community of creative music artists, with primary responsibilities anchored in the School’s InstrumentalArts Percussion Specialization. She/He/They must be a percussionist who is comfortable performing and teaching a blend of techniques applicable to the practice of standard orchestral percussion repertoire as well as those required of future percussion artists in both the creation and performance of solo, mixed ensemble, interdisciplinary and experimental popular forms. Percussionists at CalArts often traverse concentrations in Western percussion, electronic percussion and various areas of World Percussion. A successful candidate will be able to contribute to the school’s broadly integrated subject areas on all degree levels, addressing the diverse range of musical styles and sources of inspiration exhibited among the student body. CalArts faculty are recognized pioneers in their fields.
  • Duties may include: Organizing, teaching and directing percussion ensembles, Teaching classes in percussion, writing for percussion, performer-composer and related areas, and core curriculum subjects in theory, skills, literature, analysis, and new and emerging forms of music, Performing in CalArts’ large and small ensembles of various configurations, Giving individualized instruction in percussion, performer-composer, and related areas, Overseeing projects at DMA, MFA and BFA levels, Serving as artistic and academic mentor for students, Helping guide curriculum development and contributing to program administration.
  • CalArts prides itself on its faculty profiles—that blend innovative and exploratory creative work with demonstrated accomplishments as artist-teachers and aptitudes for administrative effectiveness. A deep and comprehensive understanding of their fields, from historical, aesthetic and practical realms combined with ability to lead next-generation students in synthesizing practices among all the School’s programs is paramount. CalArts is known for its teaching with experimental models for training, research, creative facilitation and learning. Our faculty are expected to contribute to the dynamic and creative vitality of the CalArts community as artists, educators and participants in the evolution of the Institution.
  • Minimum qualifications: Masters degree or higher. Two years of college-level teaching experience.
  • How to Apply: Applications should include: Letter describing professional background and artistic and educational philosophies, Detailed curriculum vitae, Three letters of recommendation and List of courses or subject areas previously taught or within the candidate’s ability to teach and any related administrative experience. Do not send work samples at this time.
  • Audition/Interview: A search committee will evaluate applications and may request work samples from selected candidates. A short list of finalists may be invited to CalArts for interviews with the search committee and administrators and to give presentations about their work for the CalArts community. Application screening will begin in February 2018, and the position will remain open until filled. The anticipated start date for the position is September 2018.
  • Electronic submissions should be sent via email as PDF files to with PERCUSSION ARTIST in the subject line.

Christopher Newport University: Part Time Instructor or Lecturer of Music (Instrumental Music: Strings, Woodwind, or Percussion) (Deadline: 01 June 2018)[]

  • Appointment Type: Part Time
  • Purpose of Position: The Department of Music at Christopher Newport University invites applications for the position of part-time Lecturer/Instructor of Music (Instrumental Music), beginning August 2018. This position is a non-benefited, non-tenure-track appointment with a nominal teaching load of 2-2. Responsibilities include applied teaching, instrument techniques courses, and literature and pedagogy courses in an area appropriate to the successful candidate’s instrumental specialization, as well as the graduate level orchestral literature course. An earned doctorate in Music or related field is required for appointment at the rank of Lecturer. Individuals who are ABD or will not hold the Ph.D. by the time of appointment and/or possess a master’s degree will be considered for appointment at the rank of Instructor. Candidates possessing a bachelor’s degree with evidence of significant success in teaching and performing will also be considered at the rank of Instructor. Phi Beta Kappa membership is highly desirable.
  • Posting Number: F48P
  • Application Deadline: 06/01/2018
  • Application Instructions: To apply, please provide a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts (photocopies acceptable for initial screening), statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation. Letters should be uploaded with application materials or emailed to Please note letters of recommendation will be the only application materials that will be accepted via email.
  • Review of applications will begin on June 1, 2018. Applications received after June 1, will be accepted but considered only if needed.

Concordia College-New York: Percussion Faculty (Concordia Conservatory) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 08 January 2018)[]

  • Description: Concordia Conservatory, the community music school of Concordia College - New York, is currently searching for an experienced percussion teacher for its new campus in Stamford, CT.
  • Job Summary: The position includes 4 - 6 hours of teaching private percussion instruction for students ranging in ages 4 through adults; must be available Tuesday and Thursday (3-6 pm with a 3 hour minimum). The position will begin in late February 2018.
  • Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Music or related field, Master’s or Doctorate preferred; a minimum of 3-5 years teaching experience in an academic or community music school environment; customer service oriented with excellent interpersonal relationship building skills; team-oriented; and ability to motivate and solve problems; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; ability to understand and be committed to the College's mission; valid and clean driver’s license
  • Full-Time/Part-Time: Part-Time
  • Open Date: 1/8/2018

East Tennessee State University: Assistant Professor, Percussion (Deadline: 01 December 2017)[]

  • Job Title: Assistant Professor, Percussion
  • Department: Music - 21500
  • Job Category: Faculty
  • Job Summary: The Department of Music at East Tennessee State University seeks an outstanding percussion educator and scholar to head its percussion area. Primary teaching responsibilities include: applied lessons, percussion ensemble, percussion literature, percussion pedagogy, and percussion methods. Additional responsibilities will include administration and recruiting for the ETSU Percussion Studio and may include additional chamber percussion ensembles. The chosen candidate will be expected to develop ongoing professional activity as a performer.
  • The candidate will be expected to cultivate positive alumni and community relationships, work effectively with faculty colleagues, serve as an academic advisor, participate in department and university committee work, and perform other departmental duties as assigned by the chair.
  • Required Qualifications: DMA in Percussion Performance or equivalent required (ABD considered), as well as collegiate-level teaching experience. The applicant must demonstrate excellence as a teacher of percussion and have a proven record of scholarship/creative activity.
  • Salary: Commensurate to candidate's experience.
  • Posting Number: F00079P
  • Open Date: 09/19/2017
  • Close Date: 12/01/2017

Grand Canyon University: Adjunct, Class Percussion (Deadline: None listed, posted 02 July 2018)[]

  • Course Description: WSA-214 - Class Percussion:
  • This course provides class instruction for students with limited or no previous percussion training. Instruction includes the study of percussion technique and is designed to prepare worship leaders to perform with basic percussion skill and to understand strategies of percussion playing in worship ensembles. Various percussion techniques and performance styles are explored, with an emphasis on popular music genres.
  • Responsibilities: Responsibilities include equipping students with the required skill set, facilitating classroom discussions, assessing student performance and preparing students to be successful leaders in their chosen profession. Other main responsibilities include the following: Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.
  • Qualifications: Minimum: MFA/MA/MEd/Masters of Music or Music Education. Preference given to individuals with church/ministry experience.

Greenville University: Part-time Percussion Adjunct (Deadline: Open until filled)[]

  • The Music Department at Greenville University is seeking a Part-time Percussion Adjunct beginning with the 2018-19 academic year. Responsibilities include: Applied Percussion lessons, Percussion Methods Class, and possibly direct Fusion Ensemble.
  • Requirements: Job duties include: end of semester juries, possible senior percussion recital oversight, D2L learning management and assessment responsibilities required.
  • Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or artist diploma. Preferred experience in teaching collegiate percussion applied lessons, both contemporary and classical. Experience coaching contemporary ensembles preferred. Commitment to working with undergraduates in a liberal-arts setting. Must maintain a professional appearance; be in sympathy with and supportive of the Christian mission of Greenville University.
  • Start Date: Late August, 2018
  • Application deadline: Until filled.

Harper College: CE Instructor - World Rhythms and Hand-Drumming and Percussion (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 02 July 2018)[]

  • Job no: 493258
  • Work type: Part time
  • Location: Harper College Main Campus (Palatine)
  • Categories: CE Instructor
  • Salary: Commensurate with experience
  • Schedule Information: Evening and weekend work and attendance of recitals.
  • Duties of Position: Teach individual weekly lessons to non-credit students and children enrolled in the Community Music and Arts Center programs (30 minute, 45 minute, and 60 minute lessons). Collaborate and/or teach group classes. Organize and maintain a consistent teaching schedule. Prepare lesson plans. Complete student assessments. Participate in recruitment activities in and outside of the school. Prepare students for performances and attend recitals. Integrate technology into the delivery of instruction. Attend department and faculty meetings. Attend CE Instructor dinners and other meetings when requested.
  • Educational Requirements: High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Experience Requirements: Percussion training and/or experience is required in at least three of the following styles: African, Middle Eastern (Arab, Persian, Turkish), Spanish, Native American, Indian, Caribbean, Brazilian, Irish (Celtic), Latin, Afro Cuban, and the Far East (China, Japan, Korea). Successful prior teaching experience and musical expertise required. Experience and passion for working with young children. Performance experience and a high level of playing proficiency necessary. Ability to communicate ideas, concepts and demonstrate playing techniques to people of different ages, backgrounds, and experience levels. Must have a strong commitment to teaching and a genuine interest in the life-long musical development of individual students. Positive attitude, excellent communication skills, high standards for quality, good judgment. Ability to teach classical percussion is a plus.
  • Required Documents: A resume and cover letter are required to complete the application process. Official transcripts required upon hire
  • Advertised: July 02, 2018 Central Daylight Time
  • Applications close: Open until filled

Johnson County Community College: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Music (Deadline: 09 May 2018)[]

  • Tracking Code: 180495
  • Job Description: Teach two sections of Introduction to World Music, one of which is online; Able to teach during the following days/times: MWF, Noon-12:50 p.m., and online teaching; Teach applied percussion and drum set lessons; Perform with faculty jazz group
  • Required Skills: Experience with an LMS platform preferred; Strong oral and written communication skills; Demonstrated knowledge of all world music; Proficient in classical percussion and jazz drumming.
  • Required Experience: Master's degree in music; Evidence of strong classroom teaching skills
  • Job Location: Overland Park, Kansas, United States
  • Position Type: Part-Time
  • Salary: Competitive rate of pay
  • This post will be removed at 4 p.m. on May 9, 2018
  • Special Instructions: Please submit resume, cover letter and unofficial transcripts. Official transcripts will be required upon hire.

Joliet Junior College: Faculty, Music (Percussion) (Deadline: 01 October 2017)[]

  • Posting Number: F/A140125
  • Position Title: Faculty, Music: Percussion
  • Classification: Faculty
  • Union/Non Union: Union
  • Full Time / Part Time? Full Time
  • Temporary? No
  • Posting Date: 09/22/2017
  • Closing Date: 10/01/2017
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered for this position, applicants must submit the following items with their application: (1) cover letter, (1) application, (1) resume, transcripts, (3) current reference letters, and (2) videos (1- a recent live solo performance or performances demonstrating your proficiency as a player and 1-directing a percussion ensemble).
  • For the including videos: Use the Multi Media document types (one slot for each video). The system cannot support uploaded videos therefore you must provide a URL of where the video is posted on the internet (I.e. YouTube, personal web page, etc.
  • (3) Letters of reference are collected via the People Admin System. As you progress through your application, you will come across the Reference Letter section which will allow you to provide contact information for your (3) letters of reference. Please include the current contact information for your references. Request for reference letters are solicited via the People Admin system using the contact information provided therefore it is critical for you to include the correct information.
  • Additionally, we strongly recommend that you reach out to the individuals that you are having write letters of recommendation and have them complete this ASAP.
1. Teach applied percussion lessons, teach general education music courses, direct JJC Percussion Ensemble,
2. Work closely with other instructors and special programs and services within the college to determine placements, curriculum, and academic support.
3. Participate in course development, assessment, accreditation, and planning activities.
4. Be willing to teach online and/or blended courses.
5. Participate in appropriate departmental meetings and recruitment activities; serve on committees.
6. Assist students with academic advising.
7. Demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and learning.
8. Demonstrate strong understanding and commitment to the community college mission.
9. Teach at other campus sites as needed.
10. Meet other contractual obligations as spelled out in the Joliet Junior College faculty contract.
1. Master of Music Degree in Percussion Performance or Music Education.
2. Coursework at the graduate level should demonstrate a significant concentration in music theory or music history.
3. College-level teaching experience.
4. Two (2) years of teaching experience in the disciplines including percussion ensemble and applied lessons.
5. Experience and interest in performance, both on and off campus.
6. Demonstrated skill in working with diverse student populations who represent a wide range of abilities, ages, ethnic groups, and national origins.
7. Demonstrated commitment to and understanding of the community college mission.
8. Expertise in appropriate technologies for instruction.
1. Doctorate Degree in Percussion Performance or Music Education.
2. Five (5) years community college teaching experience.
3. High level of proficiency on mallets, battery, and jazz drum set.
4. Experience teaching general education courses.
5. Experience with traditional and non-traditional students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Application Deadline: October 1, 2017

Lebanon Valley College: Adjunct Instructor in Percussion (Review begins immediately; Position open until filled)[]

  • The successful candidate will teach individual lessons and courses in percussion literature and percussion pedagogy, and conduct the College's percussion ensemble.
  • Responsibilities include:
    • Teaching 30- or 60-minute weekly lessons to undergraduate students (music majors and non-majors)
    • Prepare music majors for biannual performance juries
    • Prepare select students for recitals
    • Teaching courses in pedagogy and literature on an as-needed basis.
    • Direct the percussion ensemble and prepare biannual on-campus performances.
    • Providing appropriate course syllabi to all students.
    • Participate in annual teaching evaluations
    • Maintain and improve the department's inventory of percussion instruments.
  • Qualifications include:
    • A Master's degree in music
    • College-level teaching experience is desirable.
  • Applicants should submit:
    • A cover letter addressing general qualifications for the position
    • A curriculum vitae that includes evidence of:
      • Successful teaching experience as a private studio instructor of percussion and as an ensemble director
      • The ability to teach percussion pedagogy and literature
      • Successful performance experience
    • Two brief recordings
    • Two letters of recommendation  to Interfolio at

Monmouth College: Adjunct Position in Music Department (Review begins immediately; Position open until filled)[]

  • Monmouth College announces a part-time position in the Department of Music for the 2018-2019 school year. *It is unclear if this posting is meant for one or several applicants.*
  • Teaching Responsibilities:
    • Co-directing the Marching Band, teaching field and parade basics, and teaching the 2018 half-time show.
      • The time commitment will be a Marching Band Camp held in mid-August, Monday evening (6:30-9:00) rehearsal through October 29, 2018, 5 home football games (Saturday afternoons), and 3 local parades.
      • The position requires an M.A. in Music and substantial relevant experience. Percussionist preferred, though not required.
    • Part-time Director of the Monmouth Concert Band position for the 2019 spring semester.
      • Rehearsals are Monday & Wednesday evenings from 7:00-9:00 with 1 or 2 on-campus concerts during the spring semester.
      • The group is non-auditioned and includes mostly non-majors. The position requires a Master's degree in music and substantial relevant experience.
    • Part-time Percussion Instructor and Director of the Percussion Ensemble for the 2018-19 academic year
      • Teaching applied percussion lessons to music majors, minors, and non-majors, preparation for juries and junior/senior degree recitals.
      • The Percussion Ensemble, including majors, minors, and non-majors, rehearses 1 day per week (day negotiable with director) and performs 1 on-campus concert persemester. The position requires a Master's degree in music and substantial relevant experience.
  • For fullest consideration, candidates should send a letter of application, resume, and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of three people who could provide letters of recommendation if asked. Send these materials, addressed to Tim Pahel, Chair, Department of Music, Monmouth College, by email to Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.

Moraine Valley Community College: Adjunct Spring 2018 - Applied Percussion Instructor (Deadline: 15 December 2017)[]

  • Job Title: Adjunct Spring 2018 - Applied Percussion Instructor
  • Department: Fine & Performing Arts Center
  • Work Location: Main Campus
  • Duties: Teach applied studio percussion lessons covering a variety of styles including concert (orchestral) percussion, mallet keyboard percussion, world percussion and drum set. Perform in faculty ensembles and assume other academic teaching assignments depending on candidate’s background and departmental needs.
  • Education/Experience: A Master’s Degree in Music with emphasis/concentration in percussion, outstanding pedagogical abilities, demonstrated experience performing as a professional percussionist in a variety of genres and ability to recruit quality percussion students are required.
  • Qualifications: Teaching experience at the college/university level is preferred.
  • Position Status: Part Time
  • Review of Applications Begins: 12/15/2017
  • Posting Number: FA00221P
  • Open Date: 11/30/2017
  • Close Date: Open Until Filled
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Although applications will be accepted until the position is filled, only those received by the review date will be guaranteed full consideration.

Nicholls State University: Lecturer of Music (Deadline: 31 May 2018)[]

  • Posting number - 0801079
  • Type - Full-time
  • Duties include:
    • 25%  - Teaching percussion lessons and percussion methods
    • 25% - Recruit percussion students from area high schools. Accountable for ensuring that affirmative action, equal opportunity, and diversity are integrally tied to all actions and decisions in areas of responsibility.
    • 50% - Music Appreciation and other courses as needed by the department
  • Minimum education required: Doctor of Musical Arts or Doctor of Philosophy in Music
  • Applicants must apply by completing an unclassified application online at Paper applications will not be accepted.
  • If you need assistance, please contact 

North Carolina A&T State University: Drumline Coordinator (Review begins immediately, submit materials by 19 June 2018)[]

  • Primary purpose of the position is to assist the Assistant Director of Bands with the overall operation of the North Carolina A&T Drumline. The position will assist with monitoring equipment, arranging percussion music for the marching band and creating shows for the spring indoor drumline ensemble.
  • Key responsibilities - Equipment Innovation, Design, and Repair
    • Inventory Equipment - Inventory all instruments and develop a repair list.
    • Issue Instruments to all drummers, and file corresponding paperwork.
    • Collect instruments at end of season and assess for any damages
  • Arts Design and/or Project Management
    • Create/Design percussion shows used for performing off-campus for companies, other schools, and events
    • Write music for band show
    • Write music for percussion feature performed on field for halftime.
  • Planning and Organizing
    • Structure performance schedule for drum line
    • Structure/alter practice schedules in collaboration with Asst. Dir. of Bands
  • Operations Management
    • Order equipment/materials
    • Maintain and tune instruments
    • Assist with percussion auditions
    • Maintain drum line website
  • Must complete and submit an electronic application for employment to be considered. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an electronic application.

Texas A&M International University: Assistant Professor of Percussion (Deadline: 05 January 2018)[]

  • Job Title: Assistant Professor of Percussion, tenure-track
  • Agency: Texas A&M International University
  • Job Location: Laredo, Texas
  • Job Type: Faculty
  • Job Description: The Department of Fine & Performing Arts at Texas A&M International University seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Percussion to begin Fall 2018.
  • Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate and maintain a commitment to teaching, producing scholarly/creative research, and participating in service activities appropriate for the candidate’s given rank. Candidates applying for this position may have research, creative accomplishments and teaching interests in any area of percussion and related musical fields. Candidates are expected to be versatile with an ability to teach undergraduate applied percussion, percussion pedagogy, percussion ensemble and one course chosen from secondary area of interest. This may include music theory, music appreciation, marching band techniques or other music education courses as assigned.
  • Required Qualifications: An earned doctorate, specializing in percussion. Previous teaching experience at the collegiate level. Research and/or performing career.
  • Other Information: Completed employment application should include a letter of interest addressing qualifications, curriculum vitae, video recordings (online) of solo performances and ensemble conducting, names and contact information for three professional references, and unofficial transcripts. Interested, qualified candidates should apply via our online employment system, TAMIUWorks, at
  • The reviewing of applications will commence January 5, 2018. The start date for the position is Fall 2018 and the search will continue until filled.

Tianjin Juilliard School: Full-time Percussion Faculty (No deadline given)[]

  • Location: Tianjin, China
  • Job ID: 260
  • Responsibilities:
    1. Teach applied lessons and lead weekly performance classes
    2. Coach chamber music
    3. Lead sectional rehearsals for student orchestra
    4. Teach in a secondary area as qualified
    5. Actively recruit students
    6. Perform with colleagues as part of the TJS resident faculty ensemble
  • Qualifications:
    1. Fluency in English (the graduate program at TJS will be accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education, therefore all courses will be taught in English)
    2. Experience performing in professional Western orchestras or chamber ensembles
    3. Collegiate teaching experience preferred
    4. Performer of highest international caliber
    5. Interested in experiencing Chinese culture and open to the adventure of starting Juilliard's first branch campus
    6. Entrepreneurial minded and comfortable with the uncertainties associated with a new venture
  • Salary and Benefits:
    1. Competitive full-time salary
    2. Expatriate faculty packages that include:
      • Housing
      • International private school for children
      • Annual trips back home
      • Medical insurance
      • Relocation assistance
      • Multi-year contract
  • Professional Opportunities:
    1. Performance opportunities in major venues in China and Asia. Full-time resident faculty will become part of a vibrant TJS faculty ensemble, which will be the flagship performance ensemble of the school to perform and tour in China and Asia.
    2. Opportunities to collaborate with Juilliard faculty in New York both in Tianjin and in New York.
  • Application:
    1. A cover letter describing why you are interested in living and working in China and how you can contribute to The Tianjin Juilliard School
    2. Resume
    3. Three references (names and contact information)
    4. Video link(s) of most recent performances (optional)
  • APPLICANTS SHOULD BE AWARE THAT THIS SCHOOL IS ANTICIPATED TO OPEN FOR THE FALL 2019 SEMESTER. Follow this link for FAQ and more information about this endeavor.

North Iowa Community College: Adjunct Applied Music Instructor (Drum Set) (Deadline: None listed, posted 15 May 2018)[]

  • NIACC Music Department invites applications for an Applied Music Instructor in Drum Set beginning August 27, 2018. Principal duties will include teaching individual lessons in set drumming. The person occupying the position will also be expected to be actively involved in the music department's efforts to attract qualified student musicians to the College.
  • Materials Required: NIACC application form, Cover letter, Resume (outlining academic and performance history and any relevant studio teaching experience), Names and contact info for three references, Transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable)
  • The successful candidate will have a BA in Music and experience in playing and teaching Jazz Drum Set.

SUNY Geneseo: Instrumental Music Instructor (Percussion) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 13 June 2018)[]

  • Campus Title: Instrumental Music Instructor (Percussion)
  • Department: Music
  • Position Summary: SUNY Geneseo is accepting applications for instrumental music instructors with specialization in percussion instruments. Duties include teaching lessons to majors and non-majors and coaching a section of the Geneseo Symphony Orchestra and/or of other student ensembles. This is a pool posting. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and remain active for up to two years. New adjuncts will be hired when needed to staff courses.
  • Required Qualifications: Master’s degree in instrumental performance, or equivalent. Evidence of successful studio teaching experience. Must demonstrate a commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive teaching environment.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Instrumental coaching on the post-secondary level. Understanding of how the music program is an integral part of a liberal arts education.
  • Job Posting Date: 06/13/2018
  • Open Until Filled: Yes
  • Special Instructions to Applicant: This is a pool posting. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and remain active for up to two years. New adjuncts will be hired when needed to staff courses. Please attach a cover letter and cv.

University of California, Los Angeles: Part-time Lecturer in Percussion (Deadline: 21 May 2018)[]

  • The UCLA Department of Music invites applications for a part-time lecturer position in percussion. Salary commensurate with applicant qualifications and experience; percentage of appointment commensurate with studio size.
  • Responsibilities will include individual instruction and recital supervision of graduate and undergraduate percussion students, participation in departmental auditions and juries, and recruitment of new students. Additional responsibilities may include teaching percussion studio class, administering the percussion area, and performing on faculty chamber music recitals.
  • Applicants should have an established regional, national, and/or international reputation as a performer and teacher with expertise and experience in broad repertoires. A post-baccalaureate degree is preferred.
  • The application deadline is May 21, 2018, with an anticipated appointment date of July 1, 2018. Applications should include a letter stating interest in the position and a philosophy of teaching, comprehensive resume or curriculum vitae, online audio and/or video links representing the applicant’s playing, and names and contact information for at least three professional references.
  • Documents
  • Cover Letter - Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Teaching - Statement or Philosophy of Teaching
  • Misc / Additional - Online Audio and/or Video Links
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. (Optional)
  • References: 3 references required (contact information only)

University of Connecticut: Assistant Professor in Residence of Jazz Studies (Deadline: 1 March 2018)[]

  • The Department of Music at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a full-time faculty position in jazz studies (drum set, saxophone or trombone) at the rank of Assistant Professor in Residence.
  • The start date for the position is August 23, 2018.
  • Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Teach applied lessons in jazz to undergraduate and graduate students; coach small and large jazz ensembles, develop curriculum and degree tracks in jazz; teach courses in areas of strength for the successful candidate (such as jazz history, improvisation, composition/arranging, jazz pedagogy, music business, etc.) and as assigned.
    • Serve on department, school, and university committees; advise undergraduate and graduate students; and perform other service as appropriate for a faculty member at a major research university.
    • Recruit and retain highly qualified jazz students and participate in workshops, off-campus visitations, and performances at local, state, national, and international levels. Other duties as assigned.
  • Minimum Qualifications:
    • Completed master’s degree in relevant field of music by the starting date of the appointment (August 23, 2018); documented professional experience and accomplishments as a jazz musician (drum set, saxophone, or trombone); demonstrated potential for success in recruiting, teaching, and performing. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
    • National and/or international record of accomplishment in jazz performance, recording, and/or composition/arranging, demonstrated success in teaching; the ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience.
  • To apply, please submit the following materials via Academic Jobs Online:
    • Cover letter,
    • Curriculum vitae,
    • Teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.),
    • Research and scholarship statement (innovative concepts that will form the basis of academic career, experience in proposal development, mentorship of graduate students, etc.),
    • Commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.),
    • Three letters of recommendation.
    • Audio and/or video recordings demonstrating the candidate’s jazz artistry, including improvisation, should be uploaded to YouTube. Links to YouTube recordings should be listed on the cover letter. Provide three contrasting samples. Additional materials may be requested at a later date.

University of Northern Iowa: Adjunct Instructor, Jazz Drum Set (Deadline: 07 May 2018)[]

  • Position Title: Adjunct Instructor, Jazz Drum Set
  • Job Category: Faculty Non-Unit
  • Type of Position: Temporary
  • Full Consideration Date: Monday, May 7, 2018
  • Advertising Started on: Friday, May 4, 2018
  • College: College of Humanities, Arts & Sciences
  • Department: School of Music
  • Salary: $1,630.00 - $8,150.00
  • Full/Part Time Status: Part Time
  • Service Schedule: Fall Semester
  • Position Description: The University of Northern Iowa seeks applications for a temporary faculty member to teach applied Jazz Drum Set. The successful candidate will provide weekly drum set instruction for 5-8 students, including undergraduate and graduate students playing in combos and big bands as well as students in the Master of Music in Jazz Pedagogy degree program who are working to meet proficiency requirements. Additionally, this instructor will perform as needed with jazz faculty ensembles.
  • Education Requirements: Masters degree in music is required.
  • Required Qualifications: The successful candidate must have demonstrated skill as a teacher and performer on jazz drum set, as well as demonstrated skills and experience as a jazz drummer.
  • Online Application Required Documents
  • Required Documents: Curriculum Vita
  • Professional References: Applicants must enter reference information online as part of the application process.
  • Number of References: 3
  • Cover Letter:A plain text cover letter is required.

University of Manitoba: Assistant Professor of Jazz Drumset (Deadline: 31 January 2018, or until position is filled)[]

  • Posting Number: 25044
  • The Desautels Faculty of Music invites applications for a full-time tenure-track probationary position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Jazz Drumset
  • Position to commence July 1, 2018
  • Responsibilities:
    • Seeking an outstanding jazz performer with a compelling record of performance success and a demonstrated ability to foster the creative spark in others through teaching and mentoring.
    • The ability to develop and sustain productive and long-term musical partnerships within the Desautels Faculty of Music, the University, and the wider community, rooted in a shared vision of an outstanding jazz program.
    • Playing a critical role in outreach to public school music programs and in student recruitment.
  • Qualifications:
    • Must hold an advanced degree from a recognized university, or an equivalent combination of education, professional performance, and teaching/coaching experience.
    • The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate applied jazz drumset, and coach small ensembles and sectionals for larger jazz ensembles.
    • Consideration will be given to candidates capable of teaching one or more of the following: Jazz History, Jazz Theory, Jazz Composition and Arranging, Jazz Improvisation, Jazz Pedagogy, and developing and teaching special topics courses open to music students in other undergraduate programs.
  • Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
  • Bachelor of Jazz Studies faculty members participate actively in the workings of the unit, including recruitment and audition of prospective students, and the annual summer Jazz Camp. Service on University and Faculty committees is expected, as is professional achievement and growth through continued performance, research, and/or publication. The successful candidate will join a faculty that is active locally, nationally and internationally in teaching, performing and research.
  • Applications including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, CD of a recent performance, and names and contact information for three references should be sent to: Dr. Edmund Dawe, Dean; Chair, Jazz Drumset Search Committee; Desautels Faculty of Music; University of Manitoba; 136 Dafoe Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2. Email: Fax: (204) 474-7546

University of Manitoba: Instructor I in Percussion (Deadline: 22 April 2018)[]

  • The Desautels Faculty of Music invites applications for a full-time probationary position at the rank of Instructor I in Percussion, commencing July 1, 2018. The applicant must hold a M. Music degree from a recognized university, and have a strong record of performance and teaching experience at the post-secondary level.
  • Responsibilities: The successful candidate will normally teach undergraduate and graduate applied percussion, a Percussion Techniques course, direct the Percussion Ensemble, and oversee the upkeep and maintenance of a large inventory of percussion equipment. The successful candidate might also be required to teach in other general areas such as Music Rudiments or Musicianship, depending on the needs of the Faculty.
  • Qualifications: We are seeking a percussionist with a strong record of teaching and performance success. We are seeking an outstanding colleague with a passion for teaching such that percussion students are encouraged to further their performance skills and knowledge, and those who desire careers in percussionists will be mentored and given the tools to succeed. In addition to demonstrated teaching and performance success, we seek a colleague with an interest in creative and energetic community service, and the ability to develop and sustain productive and long-term musical partnerships and collaborations within the Desautels Faculty of Music and the wider community. She/he will play a critical role in outreach to public school music programs and in student recruitment.
  • Additional Information: Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
  • Applications including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, CD of a recent performance, and names and contact information for three references should be sent to:
Dr. Edmund Dawe, Dean
Chair, Percussion Search Committee
Desautels Faculty of Music
University of Manitoba
136 Dafoe Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2
Fax (204) 474-7546
  • Position Number: 25707
  • Closing date: April 22, 2018, or until position is filled
  • At this time, do not click apply to submit your materials online. Please send your materials to the department contact listed in the ad.

University of Southern California:Adjunct Instructor of Popular Music Drumset Performance (Deadline: )[]

  • The University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music invites applications for an opening as Adjunct Instructor of Popular Music Drumset Performance. Appointment begins August 2018.
  • The ideal candidate is a performer and teacher of outstanding ability who is willing to contribute fully to the artistic and intellectual life of the Thornton School. The following qualifications are also expected:
  • Knowledgeable about Popular Music drum styles.
  • Knowledgeable about the important players and influences (1940’s-present).
  • Significant experience playing in a live band context.
  • Significant experience playing in a studio recording context.
  • Well versed in the rhythm concepts of the Blues, R&B, Jazz, Rock, Latin, Fusion and popular styles from the perspective of the rhythm section.
  • Teaching experience.
  • College education preferred.
  • Principal duties will include:
  • Weekly individual instruction in drums. These private lessons are mandatory for freshman and sophomore Popular Music majors during the fall and spring semesters.
  • Elective lessons for Drum students from within the Division of Contemporary Music may also be assigned on a case by case basis.
  • Maintain and enhance current Popular Music Drumset Curriculum which is focused in the areas of: Development of strong technique (hands and feet); Song form (in conjunction with repertoire and eras studied in Popular Music Performance classes; Identification and execution of grooves; Feel & pocket; Reading; Transcriptions; Sound quality
  • Candidates are asked to provide: A letter of interest, Curriculum Vitae. Do not send other supporting materials unless requested.

University of Utah: Percussion Adjunct Faculty Position (Review begins immediately, appointment begins 1 August 2018)[]

  • Position Summary:
    • Drumline Instructor/Percussion Teacher (adjunct position)
    • An average of 10 to 16 hours of work per week (no benefits included)
    • Compensation:
      • $10,000 for Drumline instruction (an average of 10 hours of work per week in the Fall only). Additional compensation for percussion lessons dependent on qualifications and experience.
    • Renewable annual appointment, begins August 1, 2018.
    • Reports to Percussion Area Head, Dr. Michael Sammons.
  • Duties - Responsibilities include:
    • Assist with the University of Utah drumline, including teaching and arranging, in coordination with the University of Utah Marching Band.
    • Teach applied percussion lessons in the School of Music, as needed.
  • Qualifications:
    • Earned Masters degree in Percussion Performance, or its equivilent in professional experience.
    • Experience working with and/or directing a drumline.
    • Experience as a professional performer.
    • College/University teaching experience desired.
  • Required Application Materials
    • Letter of application
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • List of references with contact information
    • Audio/Video materials and recommendations may be requested at a later time.
  • The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Candidates who proceed to the final level will be required to participate in a routine criminal background check and to provide official transcripts. For more information, or to suggest nominations for this position, please contact Dr. Michael Sammons at

University of Utah: Assistant Professor of Percussion (Deadline: 07 January 2018, but review begins immediately)[]

  • Proposed Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
  • Department: 00078 - School of Music
  • Track: Tenure Track
  • New Position to Begin: July 1st, 2018
  • Details: The School of Music at the University of Utah is inviting applications for a position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Percussion. Responsibilities include: (1) establish/maintain a regional and national reputation for excellence as a performer and pedagogue; (2) teach applied percussion lessons, teach the graduate percussion pedagogy seminar, direct the University Percussion Ensemble, and fulfill other possible teaching assignments in support of the needs of the School of Music; (3) supervise undergraduate recitals, graduate recitals, and DMA documents; (4) supervise and administer the University of Utah drumline (part of the marching band) as its director; (5) recruit and advise undergraduate and graduate percussion majors; (6) contribute to the coordination and advancement of the Percussion curriculum; (7) participate on committees, including graduate student committees; and (8) perform other appropriate college, university, and professional service.
  • Qualifications include: Earned doctorate in Percussion performance, or its equivalent in professional experience; experience working with and/or directing a percussion ensemble and a drumline, and performing in professional ensembles; demonstrated success in college teaching and recruiting. We are seeking an accomplished and creative musician with a national/international reputation in performance, who demonstrates every promise of attaining professional distinction as defined in our retention, tenure, and promotion guidelines.
  • Special Instructions for Candidates: The letter of application, curriculum vitae (including the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of 3 to 5 persons who can provide a reference), 3 confidential letters of recommendation (uploaded directly by recommenders), succinct teaching/conducting philosophy statement, (unofficial) copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and a link to a representative performance video must be submitted electronically. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Candidates should complete their on-line application prior to January 7, 2018 to ensure full consideration. Candidates who proceed to the final level will be required to participate in a routine criminal background check and to provide official transcripts. For more information, or to suggest nominations for this position, contact Dr. Robert Baldwin, chair of the search committee, at
  • Open Date: 10/24/2017
  • Open Until Filled: Yes
  • Requisition Number: PRN00184CF

University of Virginia: Lecturer, Groove Percussion (Deadline: 27 April 2018)[]

  • Posting Number: 0622980
  • Location: Charlottesville
  • Department: Department of Music
  • The University of Virginia's McIntire Department of Music seeks applications for a full time position as Lecturer in Groove Percussion. Duties include teaching classes related to groove percussion, performing with select ensembles and projects, and maintain a private teaching studio of 6-10 students. This is a one year contract with a possibility for continuation. The anticipated start date is August 25, 2018.
  • Review of applications will begin on April 27, 2018, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
  • Applicants must have a Master's in music or commensurate professional experience by the date of appointment. Successful teaching experience at the university level and evidence of significant experience in performing groove-based percussion music is desired.
  • To apply candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@ UVA (, search on posting number 0622980, and electronically attach the following: a cover letter of interest describing performance and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. In addition, please send audio recordings via physical mail, email or a link to an online downloadable archive (such as Hightail, Dropbox, Box, etc) to Groove Percussion Search, McIntire Department of Music, P.O. Box 400176, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176, or email/link to Hyeyon Moon

University of Wyoming: Assistant Professor, Percussion (Deadline: 01 December 2017)[]

  • Rank - Assistant Professor of Percussion, full-time, tenure track
  • Job ID - 9156
  • Location - Main Campus
  • Full/Part Time - Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary - Regular
  • Department - 21150  Music
  • Salary - Dependent upon qualifications and experience
  • Starting Date - August 2018
  • Screening of complete applications will begin on December 1, 2017.
  • Duties:
    • Teach percussion lessons, percussion methods for music education majors, percussion ensemble, and in the jazz area.
    • Teach in a secondary area that may include music technology, music entrepreneurship, recording technology, or music industry (depending on the candidate's experience).
    • Recruit and maintain students for the percussion studio.
  • Minimum Qualifications:
    • Doctorate in Music required (must be completed by August 2018)
    • Applicant must have demonstrated experience performing regionally and nationally as a percussionist.
  • Desired Qualifications:
    • Preference will be given to those who are accomplished on both classical instruments and on jazz drum set, and who have successful college teaching experience.
  • Required Materials:
    • Complete the online application (found here ) and upload the following as one document:
      1.  Letter of application that specifically addresses the above duties, your qualifications, and current creative activities.
      2. Curriculum Vita
      3. A list of at least five current references with contact information
    • Additionally, please supply recordings of recent, live, unedtied performances to Dr. Michael Griffith, Chair, Percussion Search Committee,
    • Transcripts and letters of recommendation will be required of finalists only

West Liberty University: Percussion Faculty (Deadline: 01 December 2017, but review begins immediately)[]

  • The Department of Music and Theater seeks to fill a faculty position in Percussion. This is a 9-month, tenure-track position.
  • Duties & Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach Applied Percussion, lead the Percussion Ensemble, Steel Band, Drumline and other ensembles as appropriate/needed, and teach Fundamentals of Percussion and other courses as needed for the Department of Music and Theater (depending on experience and expertise). Additional responsibilities include recruitment, advisement of students and participation on departmental, college-wide and university committees.
  • Qualifications: The successful candidate will have excellent written, oral, and digital communication skills, excellent organizational skills, and documented success as a teacher and performer. The successful candidate should have experience with Marching, Concert, Jazz, and Solo percussion, as well as Steel Band and World Music.
  • A completed Masters Degree in Percussion; ABD or completed Doctorate is preferred. Demonstrated success teaching all areas of percussion performance, directing Steel Band and Percussion Ensemble, and experience teaching at the University level are desirable.
  • Rank and salary will be commensurate with education and experience. This position includes a comprehensive benefit package. Anticipated starting date is August 2018.
  • Interested individuals are to apply and submit a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, links to videos demonstrating both teaching and performance abilities, and copies of transcripts of all graduate and undergraduate work to:
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted until December 1, 2017.

Winston-Salem State University: Music Adjunct Faculty (Deadline: 5 June 2018, review begins immediately)[]

  • Primary purpose of the Position:
    • Teach all percussion instruments to all undergraduate students.
    • Direct Percussion Ensemble
    • Teach percussion techniques course for music education majors
    • Other duties as assigned by Department of Music Chair
  • Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education
    • Masters degree required, Doctorate preferred.
    • Evidence of 2 years successful teaching at the university level.
    • An outstanding performer on all percussion instruments
  • Special Instructions Summary
    • This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check.
    • If no applicants apply who meet the required competency and T&E requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.
    • Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an electronic application. The application must be completed in full detail (including work history) for your qualifications to be considered.
    • Failure to complete the application completely may result in you not being considered for the vacant position.
    • Your application for the position will not be complete until you receive an online confirmation number at the end of the process of applying for a position.

Winthrop University: Instructor or Assistant Professor of Music (Studio Percussion) (Deadline: 15 January 2018, but review begins immediately)[]

  • Winthrop University announces a national search for a faculty position in Music (Studio Percussion). This is a 9-month, full-time, multi-year appointment in the Department of Music within the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Salary and rank are dependent upon qualifications.
  • This position requires daily contact with students, faculty, and staff on campus. Additionally, the successful candidate may be expected to be available evenings and some weekends as rehearsals and performances require. 
  • Responsibilities:
    • Teach courses in all percussion areas, totaling approximately 12 credit hours per semester.
    • Direct and oversee all aspects of a comprehensive percussion program. This includes, but is not limited to, overseeing student percussion (including Western and non-Western) and jazz ensembles.
    • Participate in an active schedule of on- and off-campus performances, master classes, etc.
    • Effectively advise and mentor students.
    • Produce creative and scholarly activity appropriate to the field.
    • Assist with curriculum development, accreditation, assessment, and program planning
    • Engage in professional stewardship, including student recruitment, to the department, college, university, discipline, and community, as appropriate.
    • Actively participate in local, state, regional, and national professional organizations providing service to these organizations and to the community.
    • Assume other responsibilities according to departmental needs and candidate's qualifications.
  • Required qualifications:
    • Doctorate in percussion performance, ABD candidates may be considered.
    • Exceptional skills as a performer and teacher.
    • At least three years of exemplary collegiate teaching experience in all aspects of percussion in a comprehensive and multi-faceted university setting.
    • Performance experience in a wide range of percussion settings, including, but not limited to, orchestral, band, jazz, and non-Western.
    • Evidence of effective interpersonal skills required.
    • Evidence of proven succes working in a team-oriented environment.
  • Desirable qualifications:
    • Experience in working with diverse student populations.
    • Experience creating and teaching online courses.
    • An interest in interdisciplinary approaches to scholarly/creative/instructional activities.
  • Application instructions: Interested individuals are encouraged to submit their credentials as soon as possible for full consideration. Application review will begin on January 15, 2018. Applications received after this date may be considered if an acceptable candidate has not been identified.
  • Complete applications should be submitted electronically at and should include:
    • cover letter addressing interest in and qualifications for the position
    • current curriculum vitae
    • a one-page statement of teaching philosophy
    • the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references familiar with the candidate's qualifications
    • transcript and evidence of highest degree achieved (unofficial transcripts acceptable at this stage)
  • NOTE: Do not submit videos of performances or teaching demonstrations at this time. Applicants who are invited to interview will be asked for these at a later date.
  • References will not be contacted without the candidate's approval/consent. All applications and nominations will be handled in confidence. Questions about the position and nominations should be director to Donald M. Rogers, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Music;

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