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Searches for academic positions in Piano, Piano Pedagogy, and Collaborative Piano in 2015-2016. This page is for jobs that begin in Fall 2016, unless otherwise specified.

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Schools with Accepted Offers[]

Format for this section:

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

Amarillo College: Dr. Diego Caetano ( Casper College, UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO-BOULDER, 2015)

American University of Sharjah: Dr. Sherri Weiler

Brigham Young University: Dr. Stephen Beus (University of Oklahoma, STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY)

Bucknell University: Dr. Qing Jiang (University of Southern California, NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY 2011)

College of Charleston: Paul Sanchez (Baylor University, EASTMAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC, 2013)

Georgia College: Owen Lovell (University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, 2005)

Indiana University-Bloomington: Norman Krieger (University of Southern California)

Indiana Wesleyan University: Dr. Daniel Lin (University of Evansville, INDIANA UNIVERSITY, 2015)

SUNY-Potsdam: Dr. Young-Ah Tak (Eastern University, PEABODY)

University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM): Dror Biran (Cincinnati CCM / University of Louisville) and Ran Dank (The College of Charleston)

University of Connecticut: Dr. Angelina Gadeliya (STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY, 2009)

University of Memphis: Dr. Artina McCain (Texas Lutheran University, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AUSTIN, 2011)

University of Michigan: Matthew Bengston (Haverford College, PEABODY, 2001)

University of Northern Iowa: Dr. Lynn Worcester (Shorter University, UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA)

University of Puget Sound: Dr. Michael Seregow (University of Oregon, UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, 2014)

University of South Dakota: Dr. Alessandra Feris (Mississippi Gulf Coast CC, DM Florida State University)

University of Tennessee: Dr. Chih-Long Hu (East Tennessee State University, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN)

University of Toronto: Enrico Elisi (Eastman, PEABODY)

University of Utah: Dr. Andrew Staupe (RICE UNIVERSITY, 2016)

Valdosta State University: Dr. Stephanie Neeman (University of Utah, University of Cincinnati, 2013)

Virginia State University: Dr. Agnes Wan (Chowan University, UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI)

West Virginia University: Dr. Ching-Wen Hsiao (West Virginia University, JUILLIARD)

Jobs for 2015[]

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College: Assistant Professor of Music (Deadline: 10 April 2016)[]

  • Title: Assistant Professor of Music
  • Department: Schl of Liberal Arts 1001705
  • Job Category: Faculty
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Open Date: 03/09/2016
  • Close Date: 04/10/2016
  • Description: Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College is a residential state college located in Tifton, Georgia, named one of the best 100 small towns in America. The college offers associate and baccalaureate degrees and has an approximate enrollment of 3400.
  • Position Summary: The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching second year theory and aural skills, applied instruction for piano majors and class instruction for secondary piano for the non-piano major (4 sections of class piano); the successful candidate will also serve as accompanist for the choral program, including concert/chamber choir and jazz choir. Other teaching duties could include music appreciation and occasional music courses in the Rural Studies baccalaureate program. The successful candidate will also assist with recruiting for the music program, advise music majors, and serve on program, departmental, and College committees as needed. 35-45 music majors pursue either the Associate of Arts or the Associate of Fine Arts degree.
  • Required Qualifications: An earned doctorate in Piano is required. A demonstrated ability to both teach and model “best practices” in the classroom is required. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong commitment to quality instruction, student learning and success, and willingness to engage with students inside and outside the classroom.
  • Melissa Slawsky was just hired last summer. Is she leaving already? There is much turnover in this posiiton. One person is essentially hired to do the work of two former instructors. 
  • Is it possible that Melissa Slawsky is staying and they are just finally adding a new position to make the workload more reasonable for both?
  • That is not the case.
  • MR, Lagrimas got the job.
  • Interesting...

Amarillo College: Instructor - Piano (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 4/14)[]

  • This position is a full-time, 9-month position.
  • Primary duties of this position are 1) to recruit and maintain a piano studio, 2) to coordinate and teach class piano courses, 3) to develop successful recruitment strategies and build relationships within the community and area public schools, and 4) to cultivate community partnerships. Must be able to teach class piano requirements for all freshman and sophomore music majors, and applied lessons to piano majors, non-piano music majors, non-music majors, and community students. Additional duties will be assigned by the department chair depending upon the applicant’s strengths. Preference will be given to candidates with strong skills or background in piano pedagogy, piano performance, accompaniment, music theory and/or music literature. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to; curriculum development, advising students, sponsoring student activities, professional development, and maintaining appropriate records and office hours. Performs other related duties as required.
  • Amarillo College is a 2-year community college and an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.
  • SALARY: Based on Faculty Salary Schedule. Excellent benefits.
  • EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Teaching experience in applied piano and related courses at the collegiate level strongly desired. Piano accompanying skills are preferred. Administrative experience is desired.
  • EDUCATION: Master’s Degree in Piano Performance or Piano Collaborative Studies required, Doctoral Degree strongly preferred. Equivalent professional experience considered.

- Search concluded.

- Offer made. Accepted 06/17

American University of Sharjah - Assistant Professor of Music  (Deadline: November 15, 2015)[]

  • Responsibilities include: Teaching three classes per semester for undergraduate students, including class piano, sight singing, and applied lessons (voice/piano preferred), conduct scholarly and applied research, and engage in service-related activities. Other teaching responsibilities will be assigned based on background and departmental needs, but could include courses in music history.
  • Required: Established reputation as a performer through publication and/or performance, record of successful teaching at the university level, and demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. An earned doctorate (D.M.A., Ph.D. or equivalent) in Music from an accredited institution is required. Applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. 
  • Congratulations, Dr. Sherri Weiler! (FSU)

Boston University - Assistant Professor of Music  (Deadline: December 1, 2015)[]

  • The School of Music at Boston University seeks a distinguished artist/teacher of Piano. Full-time, multi-year term, renewable appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor will commence on July 1, 2016. The faculty member will teach Applied Piano, potentially teach a Piano literature course, maintain an active performing and teaching career, serve on School of Music committees, actively participate in student recruitment, and participate in other College and University service activities as appropriate.
  • An earned Doctorate in Piano Performance (DMA) or demonstrated equivalent is required. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching at the university level as well as a developing national and international profile.
  • Applicants should possess the skills, knowledge and background to work successfully with undergraduate and graduate students and to teach a Piano literature course. The candidate will be expected to work within the context of one of the nations leading research universities. 
  • Any news on this search?
  • Offered and accepted.
  • Roberto Plano has won this position.
  • Javier Arrebola recently announced on Facebook that he will also be joining BU.  Did BU hire two?

Bowie State University - Assistant Professor of Music (Deadline: October 8, 2015)[]

  • Unclear if this is a Piano position or a Piano + Music Ed + other roles + do a little light plumbing on the side kind of position
  • Provides instruction, advisement, and mentoring; engages in scholarship and/or professional creative work as well as offering university and community service; teaching duties include general music classes and applied music, as well as specific courses in music theory, voice, piano, instrumental music, musicianship, and music education; provides outside classroom work to include advising majors, performance rehearsals, keeping office hours, and serving on departmental, college, and/or university committees; maintains active participation in creative and/or university committees. This position is tenure track. 
  • Qualifications: D.M.A., Ph.D., or Ed.D. in Music required. Minimum of five (5) years of teaching music on the university level and a minimum of five (5) years recent experience teaching music on the elementary and/or secondary school levels. At least five (5) years of consistent professional experience in music is also required. Demonstrated successful experience in music curriculum development and working knowledge of teaching with technology and classroom management tools, such as BlackBoard; experience with teaching diverse student populations is an asset. Candidate should be open to working beyond scheduled classroom and office hours when necessary. 

Bradley University: Staff Accompanist (Half-Time) (Deadline: 21 June 2016)[]

  • The Bradley University Department of Music seeks a collaborative pianist to accompany students, faculty, choirs, and guest artists in rehearsal and performance. Preference will be given to an individual who can teach accompanying. The successful candidate is expected to participate actively in the affairs of the University and contribute to the further development of the music program.
  • A bachelor's degree is required, a master’s degree preferred. The candidate must have superior musical and interpersonal skills and be flexible in scheduling rehearsals and performances. Demonstrated success as an accompanist is required. The candidate must be legally able to work in the United States; no OPT or visa sponsorship is available. The appointment begins August 24, 2016. This is a nine-month, half-time staff position in the Department of Music.
  • The letter of application should be accompanied by a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation with addresses and telephone numbers and two MP3 or MP4 recordings that demonstrate the applicants abilities. It is preferred that one recording be a collaboration with a vocalist and the other with an instrumentalist. Electronic submissions of the application are preferred. Materials should be received by June 21, 2016 for priority consideration. The position will remain open until filled.
  • Send applications to:
Dr. David Vroman, Chairperson
Department of Music
Dingeldine Music Center
Bradley University
Peoria, IL 61625

Brigham Young University - Piano Faculty (Deadline: September 30, 2015)[]

  • Anyone know if this is a tenure-track position vs. Full-Time/Non-TT? Vitae post didn't specify.
    • It's a tenured/TT opening.
    • As I understand it, BYU doesn't have "tenure" exactly. The process and rank is similar, but if you are not in good standing with the Mormon church your position can be revoked. You don't have to be Mormon to work there, but "All faculty members are required to abide by the standards of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). Strong preference is given to members of the sponsoring church."
  • Responsibilities: 1) Coordinate all non-major piano study including class laboratory piano and applied piano (private instruction); 2) Coordinate piano proficiency exams for music majors; 3) Supervise and train all graduate and adjunct teachers; 4) Teach applied piano to music majors in both performance and non-performance programs (composition, music education, commercial music). Participate in jury examinations and pre-recital hearings; 5) Teach piano-related courses including piano literature, keyboard harmony skills, accompanying, etc., as assigned; 6) Participate in area-wide events and department, college, and university committees as assigned; 7) Pursue scholarly and creative endeavors, which may include solo and collaborative music performance, publications, arranging, lecture and guest teaching, and scholarly research.
  • Re-poted on December 11. So first search failed, I guess?
    • They have two professors retiring.
  • At this point, it's just being extended. It's a common thing to do if they feel that they didn't initially get the desired level of applicants (or if the person for whom this description was written wasn't interested...).
  • I honestly think that one of the biggest difficulties for Brigham Young is to find a Mormon pianist. Technically, yes, you "don't have to be" Mormon to work at BYU, but let's face it, how many people REALLY understand what the Mormon Church is about, if you're not from Utah?
    • 15 million Mormons now.  They don't all live in Utah...
    • Why don't they pick one of the Five Browns?

Bucknell University: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Piano - Tenure Track (Deadline: 11 January 2016)[]

  • The Department of Music at Bucknell University seeks applications for a tenure track, open rank position in piano. The appointment may be made at a rank of assistant, associate, or full professor depending upon the appointee’s previous experience. The teaching load for the position is the equivalent of five courses per year, with studio piano typically comprising four-fifths of that load. Additional teaching opportunities would depend upon the needs of the department, the university’s curriculum, and the expertise of the appointee. The successful candidate will pursue an active scholarly agenda having solo piano performance as a principal focus. The department is committed to diversity and inclusiveness; materials candidates submit should include discussion or evidence of their experience in these areas.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates are expected to have an earned doctorate in piano performance as well as successful college-level teaching experience in studio piano. In addition to mastery of traditional repertoires, candidates should have experience with performing and teaching 20th c. and contemporary music.
  • START DATE: August 2016
  • APPLICATION: To apply, please submit cover letter, C.V., and three recent letters of recommendation. Review of applications begins on January 11, 2016, and continues until the position is filled. Additional materials will be requested from finalists at a later date. Applications are only accepted through Interfolio.
  • Request for additional materials 2/26 x3
  • Skype interviews completed 
  • Any updates as of May 1?
  • An offer was made 2 weeks ago
  • Who is the lucky person? 

California Baptist University: Music Instructor (Piano), tenure-track (Deadline: Open until filled)[]

  • The Shelby and Ferne Collinsworth School of Music at California Baptist University is seeking a distinguished piano instructor for a full-time, tenure-track position in our graduate and undergraduate piano performance program.
  • The qualified candidate should have a terminal degree in Piano Performance or be in the process of earning such degree. The successful candidate should have experience with and a demonstrated aptitude for teaching piano in a classroom setting, as well as a private studio, and should provide a performance portfolio. The candidate should possess the skills necessary to successfully work with undergraduate and graduate students. Preference may be given to candidates that possess the ability to teach additional courses in music theory and/or aural skills, music history, and who have provided leadership to jury schedules, managed proficiency programs and progress, as well as provided structure to piano classes that educate toward proficiency and accompaniment.
  • The successful candidate will show a clear potential for teaching piano in a variety of contexts: piano classes for music majors, piano classes for non-music majors, private piano instruction, keyboard accompanying skills, piano pedagogy and piano literature. Some teaching in a secondary area is also possible, depending upon departmental needs and the candidate's areas of expertise. The successful candidate will also administer piano proficiency exams for all music majors.
  • California Baptist University, an evangelical Christian university affiliated with the California Southern Baptist Convention, invites applications for the following academic faculty positions. Candidates must embrace the mission of California Baptist University and evidence a clear understanding of, and commitment to, excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service through the integration of the Christian faith and learning. A doctoral degree in the field indicated is preferred, although candidates with a master's degree who are working toward a terminal degree may be considered. These are twelve-month positions, and will remain open until filled. Starting date: July 1, 2015. An application for a position may be submitted electronically through the university's web site at
  • Any news from this place?
  • Still nothing?
  • Is there any update on this job posting? I wonder if anyone has received any acknowledgement of receipt of application.

Steve Betts, I think, got the position.

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona: Accompanist II (Deadline: 09 May 2016)[]

  • Description: The Music Department provides academic and performance classes for students majoring in music as well as for those taking general education courses.
  • DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Accompanist will provide accompaniment in rehearsals and performances for choral classes; sight-read music in all styles; focus on the conductor; contribute to the learning environment by being focused on the work at hand at all times; attempt to anticipate starting points in resuming music-making after an instructional break; provide accompaniment in performance classes; focus on the student performer; handles tempo adjustments, listen carefully for balance at all times; provide accompaniment and music direction in rehearsals and performances for Music Theater classes.
  • The incumbent will learn scores; catch incorrect notes, rhythm, or pronunciation; contract instruments; notice and correct balance; provides accompaniment for faculty in their work-related performances; fulfill similar functions as with students, except adjusts personal musical and expressive output to the professional level; provide accompaniment in academic classes; produce quality unrehearsed performances in exam settings for conducting and voice classes; and will have individual preparation time required for performance activities.
  • The incumbent will rehearse with and coaches students in studio classes; attend lessons as requires; perform senior recitals; sight-read music in any style easily enough to focus on what the student is doing; catch incorrect notes or rhythm, intonation issues for instrumentalists and singers, incorrectly pronounces Italian, French, German, Spanish and English for classical and various musical theatre styles; keep track of how quickly music is getting learned; offer suggestions for speedier learning; assist with expressivity and musical phrasing identifies potential performance ability and goals of each student and helps them to realize their goals.; work with profound stage anxiety; and maintain attendance information to report to faculty.
  • The incumbent will provide music department library oversight and organization; with reference to the Music Department Library Manual (being created summer 2016), assign Excel catalog numbers to the new music that comes in for Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Concert Bank, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, and Orchestra; train student librarians to stamp all music and assist with other kinds of organization; and perform other duties as assigned.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or Equivalent. Special Training or coursework that would facilities composing and improvising preferred music and for coaching and companying. Experience which has led to a thorough familiarity with accompanying choral groups and soloists (instrumental and vocal) or interpretive dances. Depending upon the position to be filled, experience in coaching performing artists may be required. Knowledge of fundamentals of harmony; and skill in playing one or more musical instruments as accompanist. Ability to select appropriate dance music; ability to compose or improvise music, ability to coach performing artists, and ability to transcribe from recordings.
  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s of Music in collaborative piano, accompaniment or piano performance. 3years of accompanying/coaching at the college or professional level are desirable.

California State University, San Bernardino: Accompanist II (full-time) (Deadline: 01 June 2016)[]

  • Salary: $31,716.00 - $49,992.00 Annually, $2,643.00 - $4,166.00 Monthly
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Number: 2016-00377
  • Closing: Continuous
  • Overview: Employment Status: Full-time, "non-exempt," Probationary 10/12 month position.
  • Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning June 1, 2016.
  • This position is on a 10/12 Pay Plan which is equivalent to ten months of salary distributed over a 12-month period. The scheduled months off will be July and August. Eligible for medical, dental and vision benefits plus paid vacation, sick leave, etc.
  • REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIAL: Applicants are required to provide a minimum of two links to recent collaborative performances with their application. Links can be included in cover letter, resume or in a separate .PDF or Word document. A cover letter that addresses your qualifications for the position is also required. Full consideration will not be given to candidates that fail to complete this requirement.
  • The incumbent will play keyboard instruments to accompany instrumental and vocal students, faculty and guest soloists in rehearsal and public performances. The incumbent will accompany student choral and operatic ensembles in rehearsal and public performances and coach student soloists and ensemble sections. The incumbent will transpose, compose, and improvise as necessary to support accompanying for ensembles. The incumbent will play on evenings and weekend performances and travel occasionally with student ensembles for in and out of state tours. The incumbent will perform other duties as assigned.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Abilities:
Applicants must have demonstrated record of success as a piano accompanist/coach for ensemble or solo performances.
Applicants must have functional ability to transpose and compose or improvise to facilitate ensemble performances.
  • Education/Experience:
A Bachelor's degree in music or equivalent experience is essential.
Experience accompanying on organ or harpsichord is preferred along with prior college-level accompanying experience and/or experiences in instrumental, vocal, operatic and choral repertoire.
A Masters or Doctorate in Piano or Collaborative Piano is preferred with professional level artistic skills in sight-reading, open score reading, transposition and orchestral score reductions.
  • Knowledge/skills:
Knowledge of lyric diction is essential.
Additional preferred skills include the ability to incorporate choral parts into the accompaniment as required and the ability to follow visual cues of the conductor.

Carthage College: Assistant Professor of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy (Deadline: 15 December 2015)[]

  • Carthage College invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Music, a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in piano performance and pedagogy beginning August 2016. Required qualifications: doctorate in piano performance or related area, or commensurate professional experience, outstanding performance skills, and a demonstrated commitment to teaching. Responsibilities include: oversee the piano program; teach applied piano; teach repertoire and pedagogy courses to piano principals as well as other courses subject to the candidate's expertise and the needs of the Music Department; maintain an active performance/accompanying profile on and off campus; take an active role in recruitment of music students. Interested candidates should submit an application of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and teaching philosophy as a single PDF document to Dimitri Shapovalov, search committee chair, at Three letters of recommendation should be submitted separately.
  • In order to ensure full consideration, application should be submitted by Dec. 15, 2015.
  • Any news?
    • Rejection e-mail 2/26 x2
    • The position is filled.

Christopher Newport University - Assistant Professor of Piano and Collaborative Arts (Deadline: October 23, 2015)[]

  • The Department of Music at Christopher Newport University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Piano and Collaborative Arts, effective August 15, 2016.  Applicants must be committed to undergraduate education and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship with undergraduates. The successful candidate will be a professional performer, a highly effective teacher, and an enthusiastic recruiter who will continue to build the piano program and vocal ensembles to national prominence. Performing responsibilities include serving as the pianist for Opera Workshop, Opera CNU, and Music Theatre in addition to serving as the collaborative artist for select faculty recitals and entrance auditions. The successful candidate will also teach piano majors, keyboard literature and pedagogy, and other courses in the candidates areas of expertise.  The nominal teaching load for tenure track appointments is 3-3. An earned doctorate in Piano Performance or Collaborative Arts or closely related field is required for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. Candidates with a masters degree and significant and notable experience as a collaborative artist will also be considered for appointment as an Assistant Professor.  In some cases, exceptionally well-qualified candidates may be considered for a higher rank, and doctoral candidates who may not finish by the time of appointment may be considered for appointment at the rank of Instructor.  Phi Beta Kappa membership is highly desirable.
  • Did they not hire anyone this past summer? 
  • They evidently did not. But does anyone know if they even brought any candidates to campus at all before their search was cancelled last summer?
  • Candidates were invited to campus but the search was disbanded... With the changes from lecturer to tenure track, who knows what went on. Very strange.
  • This position has had a fair amount of transmogrifications: it used to TT, and then that person left; then, it was an interim/visiting and the TT search failed and the interim person left; then, it became a lecturer position and that person left after a year or two; then they did a search this past summer and it failed; now it's come full-circle back to TT.  In other words, they're back to step one after nearly a decade of nonstop turnover.
  • Has anyone heard anything? Have they picked a list for phone interview/additional material request yet?
  • They've invited 3 candidates for campus visits
  • I received an email that they made a hire.
  • Anyone knows who the lucky person is?
  • Congratulations Ben Corbin! (UT Austin)

Central State University: Departmental Accompanist (full-time) (Deadline: 13 July 2016)[]

  • Posting Number: 0800401
  • Classification Title: Departmental Accompanist (Piano)
  • Department: Fine & Performing Arts
  • Job Summary/Basic Function: The primary responsibilities of the Departmental Accompanist are providing accompaniment for all chorus performances and rehearsals, which may include the annual spring tour, special performances on weekends, and guest appearances at churches and schools; coaching vocal and/or instrumental majors; providing accompaniment of standard vocal repertoire for recitals, studio classes, guest master classes, and voice juries; and providing accompaniment for major university functions (e.g. convocations, Commencement, Charter Day, Honors Convocations, etc.). Secondary duties may include providing instruction and coaching in vocal literature and lyric diction.
  • Faculty rank and tenure-track depends upon experience and qualifications.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Master of Music, plus evidence of an active performing career as an accompanist, or evidence of a developing career as an accompanist. Teaching experience at the university level would be a plus. Applicants should have an awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals and needs of a multicultural population.
  • Preferred Qualifications: DMA and evidence of an extensive professional performing career as an accompanist.
  • Posting Date: 05/16/2016
  • Closing Date: 07/13/2016
  • Open Until Filled: No
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: The applicants should provide three letters of recommendation, transcripts(s), curriculum vitae, recordings (CDs,DVDs, YouTube, etc.) of performance and experience, be prepared to accompany during the interview.
  • Also note this position may be removed from the Careers@CSU Website prior to the advertised closing date if the applicant pool exceeds 25.

Claflin University: Piano/Staff Accompanist (Assistant/Associate Professor) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 1 March 2016)[]

  • Department: Music
  • Position Type: Full-time, Tenure-track, Salaried/Faculty
  • Appointment Date: August 2016
  • Posting Date: March 1, 2016
  • Closing Date: Open Until Filled
  • RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach applied piano to majors and possibly non-majors, class piano, and accompanying. The candidate will accompany both vocal and instrumental students in recital, juries, seminars, lessons, and rehearsals; accompany the University Concert Choir and other vocal organizations; and play for all University convocations when needed. The assignment may also include serving as pianist for the Wind Ensemble or String ensemble, and other duties as assigned. The candidate is expected to participate fully in departmental recruitment activities and promote the Department within the state and nationally. Other responsibilities include student advisement, serving on committees, grantsmanship, and research obligations consistent with all faculty appointments.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: A graduate degree in Accompanying, Piano or Music Education is required; a completed doctorate is required for a tenure-track appointment and rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will be expected to continue a research agenda and participate in service activities. Ability to teach in a secondary area such as music technology, applied lessons and group piano is desirable.
  • RANK AND SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience, pending funding.
  • CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin immediately.
  • APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants must submit a faculty application, available at, transcripts of all university-level work, a detailed letter of application, current curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of at least five (5) references (additional supporting documents may be requested of the final candidates) to:
Dr. Isaiah R. McGee, Chair
Department of Music
Claflin University
400 Magnolia Street
Orangeburg, South Carolina 29115
  • E-mail:
  • Office Number: 803-535-5234
  • 3/12 interview scheduled.
  • Already?!! They have been advertising it for only 2 weeks!!! Isn't it against the rules for tenure-track position searches?!!
  • Is this an internal hire?.
  • In addition to all the usual documents--cover letter, CV, etc.-- you have to submit a "Faculty Application" which is designed to make you go bonkers...... 
  • Must be an internal hire then.
  • It could be, but did anyone else notice that this job was posted on Wiki a couple of weeks ago, and then somebody deleted it? Then somehow a few days later it got reposted. Then, it turned around and somebody said "interview scheduled." My first thought was exactly the same: "already?" Then I started wondering if there couldn't have been a possibility that somebody REALLY wants this job and wants to lesson his/her competition, so by posting "interview scheduled," it could potentially discourage other applicants from even applying if they haven't sent in their applications by this point. Just a thought. I could be skeptical, but I'm not a first-timer on the market, and experience tells me that people DO lie sometimes on Wiki, for one reason or another.
  • 3/15 for the record, the job was posted on the wiki on 3/2 and was deleted twice (both times for less than half an hour before someone reversed the deletion). After it happened the second time, I blocked the IP address for vandalism. The user who posted "Interview scheduled" above (on 3/12) was a different IP/user from the one who deleted it twice.
  • Have a feeling it will be an internal hire.
  • Have a feeling you don't know what you're talking about.

College of Charleston: Assistant Professor of Music, Piano (Deadline: 31 December 2015)[]

  • Assistant Professor of Piano – full-time, tenure-track. Qualifications: Candidates must have an earned doctorate or international equivalent in piano by 8/16/16, proven successful college-level teaching experience in piano, and professional performing experience. Principal duties include: teaching applied piano, chamber music and music appreciation or other general education classes; recruiting piano students; and serving as artistic director of an established concert series featuring national and international pianists. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to teaching in a liberal arts environment and demonstrated success in recruiting piano students. Completed applications are due by December 31, 2015.
  • Submit online: cover letter, CV,a list of clearly defined links to current performances as “other document” and contact information for three references.
  • Skype Interviews completed
  • Any recent news?
  • internal??
  • Congratulations Dr. Paul Sanchez.

Colorado State University: Collaborative Pianist/Piano Accompanist (part-time) (Deadline: 17 July 2016)[]

  • Working Title: Collaborative Pianist/Piano Accompanist
  • Posting Number: 201600134F
  • Proposed Annual Salary Range: $20,000
  • Position Type; Faculty
  • Work Hours/Week: 20
  • Tenure/Tenure Track? No
  • Open Until Filled: Yes
  • To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 07/17/2016
  • Number of Vacancies: 1
  • Desired Start Date: 08/16/2016
  • Position End Date: 05/15/2017
  • Position Summary: This salaried, part-time adjunct faculty position provides collaborative piano support to vocal majors in CSU’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance. Pianists would be required to accompany a combination of choral groups, opera theatre, and freshman voice class, while also performing with students for studio classes, master classes, performances, competitions, and juries. Some evening or weekend work will be necessary.
  • Required Job Qualifications; BM/BA in Piano Performance with evidence of accompanying experience (at least 3 years) OR BM/BA in Collaborative Piano with evidence of accompanying experience (at least 3 years)
  • Preferred Job Qualifications: MM/MA in Collaborative Piano OR MM/MA in Piano Performance with evidence of accompanying experience
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Application procedure: Submit a cover letter, Submit an updated CV / Resume, Submit a list of three professional references, Via the “other” field requirement, please upload a word document or .pdf file with links to audio / video recordings of recent collaborative performances. All materials must be submitted digitally.
  • Search Contact: Heather Bellotti (970) 491-5533

Concordia University Chicago: Director, Preparatory and Community Piano Program (Deadline: 01 April 2016)[]

  • The music department invites applications for a full-time staff position as director of the well-established and recognized Preparatory and Community Piano Program.
  • Primary Duties:
• Coordinate and lead Preparatory and Community Piano Program (PCPP)
• Serve as lead teacher in the PCPP program
• Hire new teachers for PCPP as needed
• Supervise and evaluate teachers in the PCPP
• Supervise marketing and promotional material for the PCPP
• Determine avenues for expansion of the community program
• Recruit, make initial contact with new students and facilitate entrance interviews of new students by individual faculty
• Teach piano pedagogy courses on an occasional basis to college level piano students
• Determine annual budget in conjunction with chair of music department
  • Qualifications:
• Master's degree in Piano with emphasis in Piano Pedagogy
• Demonstrated excellence in teaching
• Understanding of child development as related to music and piano study.
• Collegial approach to teaching and leading others
• Ability to manage budget to ensure the financial stability of the program
• Ability to communicate the goals and benefits of the program to various constituencies: Concordia personnel, local community of parents and children
• Potential to be a voice for preparatory piano study among the piano pedagogy community
• Commitment to continuing education and professional growth
• Commitment to the mission of the university and familiarity with the LCMS university system
  • Salary: dependent on education and experience. Starting Date: July 1, 2016
  • Interested individuals should apply through our website and Please include a cover letter, resume and references. Other materials, such as performance recordings, may be requested later. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
  • Concordia does not discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex or age. As an institution of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, however, and to the extent allowed by law, Concordia University reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religious affiliation. Concordia University Chicago does not generally sponsor for employment visas except for positions that oversee, teach or support our international programs.
  • Application Materials: Cover letter, vita, and list of references.
  • Application Deadline: Consideration begins April 1, and continues until position is filled.

East Carolina University: Accompanist - Dance and Musical Theatre (full-time) (Deadline: Open until filled, screening begins 22 June 2016)[]

  • Accompanist - Dance and Musical Theatre - East Carolina University School of Theatre and Dance (NAST accredited) seeks a highly-accomplished piano accompanist for well-established, rigorous BFA programs in Dance and Musical Theatre. Responsibilities include providing expert piano accompaniment for dance classes in both ballet and modern and serving as accompanist for musical theatre productions of the ECU/Loessin Playhouse main-stage productions during the academic year.
  • This position provides critical non-teaching services for the BFA Dance Performance Degree, the BFA Theatre Arts in Musical Theatre Degree, and the co-curricular production mission of the SOTD's ECU/Loessin Playhouse and Dance Theatre.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors-level or higher degree in music is required. Qualifications include professional experience in accompanying for dance and musical theatre productions at the university or professional level, and skills in sight reading and improvisation.
  • Preferred Education and Experience: Percussion skills desirable but not required.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Employment to begin August 15, 2016. Stated-Definite Term non-teaching position; salary very competitive. Candidates must submit a candidate profile online at Candidates must also submit a letter of application along with professional resume and the names and contact information of three references. Written letters of reference, proper documentation of identify, employability, and official transcripts are required upon offer of employment. Screening will continue until the position is filled. More school information can be found at
  • Job Open Date: 06-08-2016
  • Job Close Date: Open Until Filled
  • Date Initial Screening Begins: 06-22-2016

Florida State College at Jacksonville: Professor of Piano (Deadline: 04 January 2016)[]

  • Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in music from a regionally accredited institution or a Master's degree with at least 18 graduate semester hours in any combination of the qualifying discipline.
  • For applied music courses, the experience, training, and expertise of the faculty member may be considered as comparable to the academic requirements of a Master's degree in music if the experience, training, and expertise clearly adds value to student learning outcomes. In these cases, a portfolio will be prepared for approval that includes the following:
A transcript evaluation
Documentation of Professional Performances (e.g., playbills, programs, etc.)
  • AND a copy of a performance certificate or artist diploma, if available, with demonstrated competencies and performance skills relevant to the specified applied music area
  • AND the Dean's documented evaluation of the faculty member's performance as provided by the faculty member in a performance demonstration prior to being hired.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Doctorate in music performance (piano) or music theory. Preferred piano curriculum includes both classical repoertoire and jazz pedagogy. Ability to teach all levels of undergraduate Music Theory I - IV and Ear Training I - IV. Ability to teach class piano, applied lessons, and Music in the Humanities (formerly Music Appreciation).
  • Email received that the search has been canceled.

Fresno State University: Accompanist II (Deadline: 13 May 2016)[]

  • Salary Range: $2,643 - $4,166 per month
  • Note: This is a full-time (equivalent to 40 hours per week), probationary, non-exempt position.
  • Note: This position is on a 10/12 Pay Plan which is equivalent to ten months of salary distributed over a 12-month period. The scheduled months off will be June and July. Eligible for medical, dental and vision benefits plus paid vacation, sick leave, etc.
  • Note: Applicants are required to provide a minimum of two links to recent collaborative performances with their application. Links can be included in cover letter, resume or in a separate .PDF or Word document. Full consideration will not be given to candidates that fail to complete this requirement.
  • Overview: The Accompanist II will collaborate with other pianists in the Department as well as faculty and staff to provide piano accompaniment for students and faculty in ensemble and solo rehearsals and performance. This is a full-time position that requires evening and weekend availability.
  • Position Summary: Accompanying needs in the Music Department include: Rehearsals and performances for students’ senior and graduate recitals (to include a recital hearing and dress rehearsal per student). Instrumental and vocal juries and performance exams. Instrumental and vocal coaching sessions and classes. Rehearsals, performances, and tours with the Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, and Community Chorus coordinated with the Director of Choral Activities. Rehearsals and performances with the Opera Theatre. Tuesday and Thursday recital hour performances with students. Auditions as needed. Annual Concerto Competition. Guest recitals, festivals and master-classes.
  • All duties are shared with other accompanying staff and graduate assistants.
  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Working knowledge of instrumental, vocal, operatic, and choral repertory. Exceptional piano skills. Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. Ability to: Work a flexible schedule including some night and weekend work. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, students and staff from diverse ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. A history of regular attendance and positive performance appraisals.
  • Education and Experience: A baccalaureate degree in music. Two or more years experience accompanying and collaborating with instrumentalists and singers at the university or professional level. Knowledge of instrumental, vocal, operatic, and choral repertory.
  • Preferred Skills: Masters or Doctorate in Piano or Collaborative Piano. Professional level artistic skills to include: sight-reading, open score reading, transposition, orchestral score reductions. Incorporate choral parts into the accompaniment as required. Ability to follow visual cues of the conductor. Knowledge of lyric diction.
  • Filing Deadline: May 13, 2016
  • Application Procedures: Complete the required fields on the online application, a resume, minimum of two links to recent collaborative performances, and three professional references, including telephone numbers, are required. A cover letter that addresses your qualifications for the position is also required. Full consideration will not be given to applicants who fail to complete all application requirements.
  • How To Apply: To apply for this or any open position at Fresno State visit our online employment site at:

George Washington University: Assistant Professor, Collaborative Piano and Chamber Music (Deadline: 31 March 2016)[]

  • Assistant Professor; Collaborative Piano and Chamber Music
  • Contract Type: Tenure Track
  • Proposed Start Date: 08/01/2016
  • Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
  • Position Description Summary: The Department of Music at the George Washington University’s Corcoran School of the Arts and Design is seeking applicants for a full-time tenure-track position in Collaborative Piano at the Assistant Professor level, beginning as early as Fall 2016. The Department of Music is a core player in the Corcoran’s commitment to exploring new educational models. The Department welcomes candidates committed to collaborative teaching, innovative approaches to performance, robust scholarship, and cross-disciplinary partnerships.
  • Specific Duties and Responsibilities: Successful candidates will be expected to develop a strong performing and recording profile commensurate with a tenure track position. The position will have at least partial focus on the performance of contemporary music, the music of living composers, and/or music involving cross-disciplinary, electronic and/or multi-media elements. The successful candidate will teach private lessons; oversee all aspects of piano instruction, including accompanying and coaching chamber music; and participate Departmental strategic planning. The position will involve performance at University, Departmental and community events, as well as the recruitment of undergraduates.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a doctorate or equivalent professional experience such as professional performances at the regional, national or international level, or recordings released by established labels.
  • Other Information: Review of applications will begin on 3/31/16 and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Please complete the online faculty application at and upload a cover letter; CV including representative concert programs; and a statement addressing your philosophy of the role of critical thinking in teaching music in a university setting. Please also submit no more than 5 performance recordings (including a minimum of three chamber, accompanying, or collaborative recordings) at, and submit 3 letters of recommendation under separate cover from your referees to Douglas Boyce, Committee Chair,

Georgia College and State University - Assistant Professor of Music - Piano Pedagogy/Piano (Deadline: Open until filled)[]

  • Teach applied piano lessons and class piano, administer the keyboard program, develop and oversee the class piano curriculum, coordinate staff pianists, actively collaborate with faculty as a soloist and chamber musician, establish active connections with community piano instructors and regional college instructors, participate in recruiting/retention of outstanding students to the music program, actively promote collaborative relationships across the university, and perform other duties assigned according to experience, expertise or departmental needs. An active research and publishing agenda/creative endeavors, teaching, and service are required of all faculty.
  • Dr. Kaju Lee is currently a staff pianist. A strong internal candidate? She seems to meet all the qualifications. 
  • Phone Interview
  • 10/28 Phone Interview
  • Any news? Does anyone know what is going on in this search?
    • They did campus interviews a few weeks ago, I heard.
    • So, anybody hired yet? I'd be interested to at least know whom they hired.
    • Had an interview a little over a month ago.  Won't be long before we hear who it is, I suspect.
    • Does anyone know why they are advertising this job again?
    • I can confirm from university officials that it was reposted in error.  Position has been offered and accepted.
  • Congraulationts, Dr. Lovell (and congrats on getting out of UW system)!

Grossmont/Cuyamaca Community College: Music Instructor (Piano), Tenure-track (Deadline: 10 November 2015)[]

  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: APPLICANTS MUST MEET ONE OF THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA: Master's degree in music; OR Bachelor's degree in music AND Master's in humanities; OR A current California Community College Credential that permits full-time service as a Music Instructor; OR the equivalent. If you are applying based on "the equivalent", you will need to complete an Equivalency Determination Form.
  • NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Classical and jazz training on piano. 2. Professional jazz and classical performance experience on piano. 3. Professional classroom teaching experience at the college level.
  • Preferred Qualifications: OTHER QUALIFICATIONS-Applicants will also be evaluated on the following: 1. Teaching assignment may include courses in music theory, general music, performance ensembles, music survey courses for non-majors, instrumental, jazz theory, composition, and improvisation. 2. Ability to develop and direct a piano project program. 3. Participate in student recruitment/outreach programs, including concerts and workshops within the high schools and community.
  • Applicants applying to this position must submit the following application materials by the closing deadline.
  • 1) 1-2 page Cover Letter that describes commitment to, and experience with students of various academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, language, and ethnic backgrounds;
  • 2) a current curriculum vitae that emphasizes experience, education, training and abilities directly related to this position;
  • 3) Copies of all college/university transcripts (official or unofficial) verifying degree(s) and/or course work.
  • 11/4 email saying that the position is already closed on 10/31..

Hood College: Instructor of Piano (Deadline: No deadline listed, posted 01 June 2016)[]

  • Under the general direction of the Department Chair, the qualified candidate teaches private piano lessons to Hood College students and community students, works cooperatively with the Department in planning and implementing the piano program at Hood College, actively promotes and recruits for the music program, and prepares students for at least one public recital per semester. Compensation is based on student registration and varies by semester. Opportunities to teach piano ensemble, to supervise independent studies in piano pedagogy, and to perform are possible from time to time, all with additional compensation.
  • Education and/or Experience: Doctoral degree required; Excellent musical performance and teaching skills required. Proven success at teaching students of all ages and levels.
  • To Apply: Qualified candidates are invited to apply on-line via our electronic application which requires submission of a cover letter, résumé, and three professional references. Recordings of sample performances may be requested. (The electronic application is found at the end of the job description on the lower right hand side, "Apply On-line".)

Indiana University-Bloomington: Associate or Full Professor (tenure-track) - (Deadline: 4 November 2015)[]

  • Studio teaching of piano majors at all levels and in all degree and diploma programs; possible coaching of chamber music; potential teaching of doctoral seminar in piano literature if candidate’s interests and qualifications warrant. Service on Jacobs School committees, and participation in department meetings, hearings, competition juries, auditions, recruitment activities, and doctoral advisory committees, is expected.
  • Senior Artist Teacher with established national/international reputation as a performing pianist and demonstrated evidence of successful teaching at the university level. Completed doctoral degree at the time of appointment (August 1, 2016); comparable professional experience will be given equal consideration.
    • PLEASE, WE NEED A GREAT FACULTY!!!too bad that Nerikis are gone.
    • Not going to regret for a second that Nerikis are gone. They were both mediocre teachers and not very nice people either. Got hired only because Shigeo was Starker's accompanist. I heard Shigeo play couple of times: miserable. We need some good faculty who would care about their students. Unfortunately, there is nobody like that on the piano faculty now--it is pretty much disfunctional. I don't envy that poor person who will get the job--you will find yourself in a snake's pit!
    • Was this changed into a collaborative position?
    • The above comment is referring to this. It's a big change if that's the case. Also noteworthy that she doesn't begin until 2017.
    • Unrelated to this search, but RIP Edmund Battersby, who apparently died in his sleep on March 25.

Indiana University-Bloomington: Post‐Doctoral Resident Scholar (Collaborative Pianist/Woodwinds) (Deadline: 15 January 2016)[]

  • The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music seeks a candidate for a two-year, full-time visiting position as collaborative pianist in the Woodwind Department for the academic years 2016-17 and 2017-18. Duties of the position will be flexible, but will include individual coaching of both recital and chamber music repertoire, preparing and performing with students in master classes and recitals, and coordinating projects with visiting artists. Residents will teach a performance course in instrumental accompaniment/collaboration for wind chamber music with piano during each semester of their appointment, resulting in public performances by the participants. Residents will participate in departmental activities as assigned by the chair of the department.
  • A completed doctorate in collaborative piano, or equivalent academic training in an academic institution outside the United States, is required. Candidates must have completed their training or have received the doctorate from an institution other than Indiana University no more than five years prior to their appointment. The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of artistic accomplishment and technical keyboard skills, fluency in sight reading, ability to coach pianists and instrumentalists, a lively intellectual and musical curiosity, and good organizational skills.
  • A complete application consists of a letter of application, curriculum vitae (including experience in coaching pianists and instrumentalists), a document (approximately two pages in length) describing research/creative and professional development goals and information about three professional references. You will be asked to provide the name, title, email address, and other information, for each of your reference providers. An email message with instructions about uploading letters of reference will be sent automatically to each of your reference providers immediately after you submit your completed application. Please do not send publications or other materials until requested to do so. If you need help completing your application, contact Bettina K. Poulsen at (812) 855-5541 or
  • 3/4 - Rejection Letter

Indiana University-Bloomington: Post-Doctoral Resident Scholar in Collaborative Piano (Vocal) (Deadline: 08 April 2016)[]

  • The IU Jacobs School of Music seeks a candidate for a full-time two-year post-doctoral position as collaborative pianist with experience in a broad range of vocal repertoire for the academic years 2016-17 and 2017-18. Duties will be flexible, depending on the interests and areas of expertise of the candidate, but will include individual and duo coaching of both recital and operatic repertoire, preparing and performing with students in graduate song literature classes, and coordinating projects with visiting artists. Residents may teach a course in song literature during each semester of their appointment. Personal projects generated by the Resident will result in public performances by the participants. Residents will be part of the new collaborative piano program at the Jacobs School and will assist in the development of the program. The search and screen committee may recommend the hiring of two candidates under this posting.
  • Basic Qualifications: A completed doctorate in collaborative piano, or equivalent training in an academic institution outside the United States, is required at the time of appointment; consideration will be given to applicants with a doctoral degree in piano performance if they have extensive collaborative experience. Candidates must have completed their training or have received the doctorate from an institution other than Indiana University no later than August 1, 2016, but no earlier than five years prior to their appointment. Candidates should possess comprehensive knowledge of lyric diction and be proficient in basic Italian, German and French. The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of artistic accomplishment and technical keyboard skills, fluency in sight-reading, ability to coach pianists and singers, a lively intellectual and musical curiosity, and good organizational skills.
  • Salary and Rank: Visiting Assistant Professor. Salary will be $42,700 with an annual $2,000 research and travel budget, and eligibility for the health and retirement benefits available to all Indiana University full-time faculty.
  • Special Instructions: A complete application consists of a letter of application, curriculum vitae (to include experience in coaching pianists and singers), a document no more than two pages in length describing the applicant’s research/creative professional development goals, a complete repertoire list (both vocal and instrumental), and Web links to a minimum of three high-quality video recordings of live performances with a variety of singers and repertoire. You will be required to provide the name, title, e-mail address and telephone contact for three professional references; an e-mail message with instructions about uploading letters of reference will be sent automatically to each of your reference providers immediately after you submit your application. If you require assistance in completing the application, contact Bettina K. Poulsen at (812) 855-5541 or
  • For Best Consideration Date: 04/08/2016
  • Expected Start Date: 08/01/2016
  • Email received on 4/6 that the search has been cancelled and the ad removed from the website. The email indicated that they might repost at a later date.

Indiana University-Bloomington: Post-Doctoral Resident Scholar in Collaborative Piano (Instrumental) (Deadline: 08 April 2016)[]

  • The IU Jacobs School of Music seeks a candidate for a full-time two-year post-doctoral position as collaborative pianist with experience in a broad range of instrumental repertoire (woodwinds, brass, strings) for the academic years 2016-17 and 2017-18. Duties will be flexible, depending on the interests and areas of expertise of the candidate, but will include performing with students, faculty, guest artists, and coaching instrumental repertoire with individual students and with assigned student pianists and their instrumental partners. Residents will organize, coordinate and coach repertoire-based projects each semester, involving piano performance majors, collaborative piano majors and students from varied instrumental studios, culminating in a public performance. Residents will be part of the new collaborative piano program at the Jacobs School and will assist in the development of the program. The search and screen committee may recommend the hiring of two candidates under this posting.
  • Basic Qualifications: A completed doctorate in collaborative piano, or equivalent training in an academic institution outside the United States, is required at the time of appointment; consideration will be given to applicants with a doctoral degree in piano performance if they have extensive collaborative experience. Candidates must have completed their training or have received the doctorate from an institution other than Indiana University no later than August 1, 2016, but no earlier than five years prior to their appointment. The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of artistic accomplishment and technical keyboard skills, fluency in sight-reading, ability to coach pianists and instrumentalists, a lively intellectual and musical curiosity, and good organizational skills.
  • Salary and Rank: Visiting Assistant Professor. Salary will be $42,700 with an annual $2,000 research and travel budget, and eligibility for the health and retirement benefits available to all Indiana University full-time faculty.
  • Special Instructions: A complete application consists of a letter of application, curriculum vitae (to include experience in coaching pianists and instrumentalists), a document no more than two pages in length describing the applicant’s research/creative professional development goals, a complete repertoire list (both instrumental and vocal), and Web links to a minimum of three high-quality video recordings of live performances with a variety of instrumentalists and repertoire. You will be required to provide the name, title, e-mail address and telephone contact for three professional references; an e-mail message with instructions about uploading letters of reference will be sent automatically to each of your reference providers immediately after you submit your application. If you require assistance in completing the application, contact Bettina K. Poulsen at (812) 855-5541 or
  • For Best Consideration Date: 04/08/2016
  • Expected Start Date: 08/01/2016

Indiana University of Pennsylvania: Applied Piano (full-time, one year) (Deadline: 30 November 2015)[]

  • The Department of Music at Indiana University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a temporary, full-time faculty position in applied piano for the 2016-2017 academic year.
  • Teach and recruit undergraduate and graduate applied piano students, class piano, and other responsibilities according to the successful applicant’s areas of expertise and the needs of the department.
  • Master’s degree in Piano Performance required; DMA (or ABD) in Piano Performance preferred. Candidate must show evidence of successful college teaching as demonstrate a record of national and/or international performing experience.
  • Additional strengths in at least one of the following areas are desired: collaborative piano in classical and/or jazz styles, piano pedagogy, music theory, aural skills, or music appreciation.
  • Candidates must communicate effectively and perform well during the interview(s).
  • This is a posting for consideration by PASSHE faculty with rights under Article 29 of the Agreement between APSCUF and the PASSHE.
  • It always strikes me as odd when a temporary position includes recruitment duties.  "Please come to our great school!  By the time you get here, I will be gone!"
  • Sun Min Kim was hired recently there in Summer 2015 as a last-minute job fill. He's a wonderful pianist and will likely be strongly considered for the (more?) permanent position. It's strange however that it is not being advertised as a permament full-time or tenure track.. and this job has recently turned a few times.
    • Everyone is a wonderful pianist, it's a fairly tired cliche at this point...      
    • There are a lot of wondeful pianists out there, but NOT everyone is.....                                                   
    • Sadly, it's ALL about connections.  You ain't got none...better learn how to make a killer cappucino.
    • Not completely true. My last two job offers came from places where I had zero connections (either personally, or via references). Connections can help; so does being qualified/experienced.
    • How nice for you, but I'm sure you can understand the frustration when a clearly more experienced, qualified and talented applicant is continually passed over for "someone they knew."  
  • Further odd is the fact that the application materials are to be sent to the college president's office, not the music department or HR. Let's stay tuned for further developments. Is anyone out there even able to apply?
  • It appears that it's only open to faculty who got bumped from their jobs elsewhere in the Pennsylvania higher ed system.  That can't be too many pianists, eh?  Perhaps no pianists are qualified to apply at all, but various laws require the admin to advertise the job before they cancel the position.
  • The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE, of which IUP is a part) is at the point where they're laying off tenured faculty and eliminating entire programs (such as MUSIC): click this and then click this.  Proooooooobably not a good idea to apply for this job.

Indiana Wesleyan University: Music Faculty - Piano (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 11/25/15)[]

  • The Division of Music in the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana Wesleyan University invites applications for a full-time position in piano. The successful candidate will teach applied piano, advise students, and support the university through committee work. He/She will be an outstanding performer and teacher of piano. The individual must be able to teach classes in keyboard skills, class piano, piano pedagogy, and piano literature. Jazz/improvisation, entrepreneurial musical experience desired. Additional courses will be assigned within the Division based on the candidate's qualifications. Aggressive student recruitment and active contribution to the excellence of the piano faculty are important and expected. Previous university or significant professional experience is preferred. Doctorate is preferred; MA required.
  • All candidates must be dedicated to liberal learning and the integration of faith and learning within an evangelical, Wesleyan Christian perspective. Applicants who bring diverse ethnic, racial, and gender perspectives to their work and teaching are especially encouraged to apply.Indiana Wesleyan University is a Christian coeducational, residential liberal arts undergraduate institution affiliated with the Wesleyan Church. Further information on Indiana Wesleyan University can be found at Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must complete the online application, which can be found at The final candidate selected must have the ability to pass a comprehensive background screen.
  • FYI, the application process for this job requires you to answer some specific questions before you can apply, including (but not limited to) certifying that you don't drink alcohol (which is expressely forbidden in the faculty handbook).
  • FYI, in the past there was a policy stating that employees could only view movies at Christian theatres.  And no R rated films, inside or outside of the home. I don't know if this has been relaxed, but it was conveyed to me during a phone interview.  
  • That being said, it sure is a good school academically, with decent reputation. In that sense, it would be a good job to have.
  • Jan.28: Completion of supplemental questions requested 
  • Feb. 8: Phone interviews scheduled 
  • Anyone heard anything about campus interview yet?
  • Campus interview scheduled
  • Who are the finalists? There is an internal, right?
  • All I know is that without a doubt there is not any internal candidate here.
  • Any updates?
  • The search has concluded. I believe Dr. Daniel Lin got the job.

Iowa State University: Lecturer in Piano (Spring 2016) (Deadline: 23 November 2015)[]

  • The Department of Music and Theatre seeks an individual to teach two sections of second semester piano (MUS 128) and two sections of fourth semester piano (MUS 228) for non-keyboard music majors. This individual will also need to teach one hour per week of beginning piano class (MUS 105).
  • Required Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Music/Piano AND Master’s degree in Music/Piano.
  • Preferred Education and Experience: Advanced degree in piano performance/pedagogy, Prior instruction experience
  • Additional Information: Appointment will be for a portion of the semester (approximately 2/15/16 – 3/10/16).
    • (Not sure if this is even worth posting on the wiki but in the interests of being as exhaustive as possible I put it up.)
  • To apply for this position, please click on “Apply to this job” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:
1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
3) Contact Information for Three References
  • Additionally as part of our application process, we are requesting at least 2 but no more than 3 letters of reference. Please provide the names and email addresses for your references in the Reference Letter section of the employment application. Upon submission of your application, an automated email will be generated and sent to your references with instructions on how to attach the reference letter to your application through a confidential on-line portal.

Ithaca College: Assistant Professor of Piano (Deadline: 30 October 2015)[]

  • Ithaca College, home to a vibrant School of Music of over 500 students announces a full-time, tenure-eligible resident position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Piano, beginning August 16, 2016. The School of Music offers a rigorous and comprehensive curriculum for piano majors. Ithaca College is committed to developing musicians who will help shape the future of music. We seek a dedicated individual who will join the school in this mission and vision.
  • Primary duties will include weekly lessons and repertory class for piano majors at the undergraduate and graduate level. Other duties may include teaching of courses in Keyboard Musicianship for Keyboard Majors, Piano Ensemble, and Survey of Keyboard Literature, as well as coaching of chamber music.
  • Qualifications: Master’s degree required; doctorate preferred. Full-time university or college-level teaching preferred (equivalent professional experience will be considered). It is expected that the successful candidate will not only be an active performer, but will possess a proven record of recruiting or evidence of strong potential in this area.
  • Have a friend who was contacted by the committee for recordings, maybe a week or two ago.
  • Rejection email received, no indication of who they hired.
  • Dr. Vadim Serebryany got the job.

Jackson State University: Assistant/Associate Professor of Piano (Deadline: 15 January 2016)[]

  • The Department of Music at Jackson State University is seeking an tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor to teach applied piano and related courses based on departmental needs and the candidates strengths beginning August 2016. Salary and rank commensurate with experience.
  • The Department of Music at Jackson State University is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Toward continuing diversity, applications are encouraged from minorities and women.
  • Teach applied piano and related courses based on departmental needs and the candidate's strengths. The candidate will teach applied piano, class piano, keyboard literature and chamber music. The selected applicant will also coordinate collaborative performances that involve piano, recruit applied music majors, maintain relationships with piano teachers throughout the US, maintain an active performance schedule, host masterclasses and coordinate student accompaniment.
  • Expectations also include participation in regional and national professional organizations; and other activity required for tenure and promotion.
  • Master's degree in Music is required. Terminal Degree in Music preferred. Distinction in artistic accomplishment highly desirable, one year of collegiate teaching preferred and active as an artist performer at the national and international level
  • Interested candidates should submit an application through the Jackson State University Human Resources website at
  • Only electronically submitted applications will be considered. For full consideration, completed applications must be received by January 15, 2016. 
  • Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and three current letters of recommendation. Recordings and concert programs will be required of all finalists. 
  • All questions and concerns should be addressed to: Alfred Duckett, Chair of the Search Committee,
  • Any updates? It looks like the first search wasn't successful?

Lamar University: Instructor, Collaborative Piano (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 23 March 2016)[]

  • Position Description: The Music Department is seeking a highly qualified person to fill our new position of Collaborative Pianist. Candidates with extensive experience in instrumental and vocal accompanying are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate should be an expert sight-reader, and be comfortable rehearsing and performing a large body of collaborative repertoire. Previous experience working in a collegiate environment is preferred.
  • Responsibilities: The successful candidate will provide accompaniment for the instrumental juries and Grand Chorus. In addition, the candidate will coach and rehearse with students and play for applied lessons as needed. The candidate will also be expected to perform for student, faculty, and guest recitals, and provide accompaniments for Departmental auditions. Other faculty duties could include class teaching duties (according to Departmental needs), as well as student recruitment and advising, and participation in Departmental, College, and University service activities.
  • Qualifications/Experience: A DMA degree in collaborative piano or piano performance is preferred, but a candidate with a Master’s degree in collaborative piano or piano performance and substantial professional experience may be considered. Artist-level performing skills and evidence of an extensive collaborative repertoire are required.
  • Rank/Salary: The successful candidate will hold the rank of Instructor, and salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.
  • Posting Date: 03/23/2016
  • Open Until Filled: Yes
  • Application: A letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names, email addresses and telephone numbers for at least 3 professional references are required to complete the online application process at:
  • Send performance audio recordings (video optional) only upon request.
  • Send materials to:
Lamar University
Office of Human Resources
P.O. Box 11127
Beaumont, TX 77710
  • Deadline: This position shall remain open, until filled.
  • Phone interviews done.
  • Surprise, everyone! The current piano faculty's wife got the job. She already resigned from her current position at Claflin a few months ago before this position was even posted, so when I saw this position opening up, I had a feeling that it was going to be a fake search with the intention of hiring her in the end. And it happened! So many fake searches these days ....
  • Yes, but there are three things to consider:
    • Everyone saw this coming from a mile away.
    • You really, really, really don't want to live or work in Beaumont (there are more oil refineries than there are residents; the public schools are perpetually under investigation by the TEA; violent crime is sky-high, etc.). It is literally one of the most horrible places on earth to reside in.
    • For detailed information on piano searches, please refer to my blog post on this topic, as this will help eliminate any pretense or hurt feelings:
  • Not exactly a riveting argument, Car-X Man. I've been offered two positions this year, and I had connections at neither school to faculty, administration or students. Hard for me to figure out how either of those searches were fake.
    • Great job, Bowling Green! A stellar accomplishment.

Lee University: Assistant Professor of Music - Collaborative Piano/Vocal Coaching (Deadline: 01 November 2015)[]

  • The Lee University School of Music invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in the Department of Music Performance Studies, starting August 2016. We seek a collaborative pianist and vocal coach who is committed to liberal arts education in a Christian environment.
  • A doctoral degree in collaborative piano or equivalent professional experience is required. Preference will be given to applicants with professional experience in vocal coaching. The primary functions of the position will include vocal coaching of vocal performance and opera theater students, teaching applied piano, and teaching in an area correlating to the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Advising students as assigned, university and community service, reporting to Department Chair and working cooperatively with departmental faculty in complementing current departmental strengths are corollary responsibilities.
  • 12/8 Skype interview 
  • any news?
  • Congratulations, Dr. Cho-Eun Lee!

Livingstone College: Piano Assistant Professor/Campus Organist and Theorist (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 5/10/16)[]

  • The Music and Theatre Arts Department is seeking applicants for the vacant position of Piano Assistant Professor/Campus Organist and Theorist (start date August 1, 2016). This is a full-time position that reports to the Chair of the Music and Theatre Arts Department. This position accompanies rehearsals and performances with the Livingstone College Concert Choir, faculty and student recitals, studio classes, semester-end jury examinations, as well as organist for campus convocations. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to teach music theory courses and a general piano class for non-piano majors, as part of their regular teaching assignment.
  • Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Campus Accompanist (piano and organ) for College Convocations & Commencements
Accompanist for the Livingstone Concert Choir
Advising piano majors
Teach applied piano studio class
Teach general piano class for non-piano majors
Teach courses in the music theory sequence for music majors
  • Education/ Experience
Terminal Degree in Music (Ph.D, Ed.D or DMA) in Piano Performance, Preferred
Demonstrated excellence in teaching and performance
Ability to work successfully with colleagues in a collaborative setting
Experience as accompanist for solo and ensemble performance
High skill level in sight-reading
Performance skills as an Organist, Preferred
Experience advising piano majors
Ability to foster a positive learning environment for students

Lone Star College-Kingwood: Full-time Faculty, Music (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 28 January 2016)[]

  • Faculty, Music (#19137) KW
  • Job Functions: 1.Teaches courses in music, including, but not limited to, Music Appreciation, Music Theory, Aural Theory, Music Fundamentals, Class Piano, and Music Literature. at a variety of times and locations in response to institutional needs. 2.Makes continuous efforts to improve the quality of instruction by reviewing and utilizing innovative methodologies, techniques, and delivery methods. 3.Develops and uses a syllabus for each course or laboratory within college and departmental guidelines. 4.Plans, develops and uses a variety of teaching methods and materials that assist students in meeting course objectives and which are appropriate for students with differing educational and experiential backgrounds and learning styles. 5.Evaluates students to measure their progress toward achievement of stated course objectives and informs them in a timely manner of their progress in the course. 6.Submits required college reports and forms. 7.Reviews, evaluates, and recommends student learning materials. 8.Maintains professional relationships with students, colleagues and the community. 9.Provides access to students through posted office hours, electronic communication and other appropriate methods. 10.Responsible for professional development and institutional service as determined in consultation with the Dean. 11.Responsible for other reasonable, related duties as assigned.
  • Required Qualifications: MA in Music (Master of Arts in Music), MM (Master of Music), MM in Education (Master of Music in Education, MME (Master of Music Education), or a Master’s degree with 18 graduate hours in music
  • Preferred Qualifications: College teaching experience. Demonstrated ability as a collaborative pianist.
  • Salary: Commensurate with education, experience and qualifications
  • Special Instructions: Please go into My Career Tools on your Career Home Page and click on Cover Letters and Attachments to add your cover letter, resume/CV, teaching philosophy, transcript, and any other credentials or certificates. These items will be required in order to be considered as a candidate for this position.
  • To attach additional documents, once logged in to your account, look under ‘My Career Tools’, click on Cover Letters and Attachments, and then ‘Add Attachment.” Please be sure to put the Job ID# in the title once you name your file. You must limit your file name to 40 characters or less.
  • To learn of all available opportunities go to: Search by keyword or click the "Advanced Search" link to search by keyword or Job Opening ID. Application materials will not be accepted via fax, e-mail, mail or hand delivery.
  • Also posted at Music Theory 2016-17 and Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2015-16.
  • Does anyone know who is leaving?  Or is it a new position?
  • I believe the former faculty member who was a pianist became a dean at the same institution. Just looking for a new one I suppose.
  • I find it strange that when I applied online, I couldn't submit a cover letter along with the resume. It was only the online form along with the CV being attached. Is that normal?

Louisiana College: Assistant Professor of Music (Deadline: No deadline listed, posted 5/19/16)[]

  • Louisiana College invites applications to fill the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Music. The successful applicant will teach piano and piano-related coursework. Additional teaching responsibilities and duties will be assigned according to the needs of the division and the secondary qualifications of the successful applicant. Candidates must demonstrate a vital Christian faith and integrate faith with teaching and learning. The successful candidate must demonstrate outstanding artistry in performance, cultivate an active performing career both on and off campus, actively contribute to service activities, and community outreach activities.
  • ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Accompanying Louisiana College Chorale, Opera Workshop, degree recitals, upper-level juries, and faculty recitals.
  • OTHER EXPECTATIONS: Actively recruit prospective undergraduate majors, collaborate closely with colleagues, provide academic advisement, attend departmental meetings, serve on departmental juries and evaluation panels, serve on departmental and university committees as assigned and selected, establish and engage in scholarly/creative/ performance activities, and participate in professional, university, and community service for tenure and promotion.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate preferred and will be given preference. Masters required.
  • Position begins August 15, 2016.
  • Applicants should click on the Employment Application and Christian Worldview links to download and complete all application materials. In addition, prospective candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, teaching evaluations (if available), and the names and addresses of three references to: Dr. Cheryl Clark, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, Louisiana College, P.O. Box 567, Pineville, LA 71359 or email information to:

Luther College: Visiting Assistant Professor in Music (Vocal Coaching/Collaborative Piano) (Deadline: 29 March 2016)[]

  • Luther College invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Music (vocal coaching and collaborative piano); a one-year position with the possibility of renewal beginning last August 2016.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: DMA in collaborative piano for assistant professor rank (ABD accepted at instructor rank), experience as vocal coach, breadth of familiarity with vocal literature, knowledge in diction and interpretation of primary singing languages, experience in accompanying instrumental repertoire, advanced sight-reading ability and the ability to learn music quickly. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills, a collaborative and collegial approach to music-making, and commitment to the highest standards of teaching and learning.
  • RESPONSIBILITIES: Teaching duties include private coaching for singers in art song, operatic and oratorio literature, teaching vocal and instrumental accompanying (studio and/or class format) and studio coaching of roles for the spring opera production. Accompanying duties include selected faculty recitals, selected advanced student recitals, opera scenes (rehearsals and performance) and other music department events (scholarship auditions, concerto competition and guest master classes). Additional duties include coordination of student accompanists and occasional choral accompanying.
  • APPLICATION INFORMATION: For full consideration, please submit all application materials no later than March 29, 2016. Applicant’s dossier should include:
letter of application describing teaching/performing interests, experience and educational philosophy
curriculum vitae
high quality audio/video live, unedited collaborative recording from within the last two years (would prefer examples of both vocal and instrumental collaboration if possible)
unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts
three current letters of recommendation (the college will send an e-mail to each letter writer identified in the application process with a link to upload the letter)
  • Apply at
  • INQUIRIES: Inquiries about the position may be directed to Dr. Gregory Peterson, Search Committee Chair, at Additional information about the College is available by visiting the college website Questions about the application process should be directed to
  • Campus interview scheduled
  • Nicholas Shaneyfelt won the job

Manchester University: Assistant Professor of Music (Emphasis in Piano) (Deadline: Review began 01 January 2016)[]

  • Job Responsibilities and Duties: This is a full-time teaching position tenure track with additional responsibilities related to the academic program, reporting through the department chair to the Vice President for Academic Resources.
  • Essential Job Functions: Teach Applied Piano, Teach one CORE course for non-music majors each semester (e.g., First Year Seminar, Intro to Music, Experiencing the Arts, or develop a similar course), Teach a minimum of one music course per year (e.g., music education, basic theory/aural skills, or world musics) according to area of interest/specialty, or assist with student teacher supervision according to department need, Coordinate keyboard u (includes overseeing adjunct piano faculty), Actively recruit new students, Oversee collaborative piano staff (work-study and contract), Maintain and document consistent activities in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service (scholarship in music includes performance-based endeavors), Teaching, generally twenty-four semester hours per academic year (may include other functions in addition to teaching, such as administrative responsibilities or clinical assignments). Maintain professional effectiveness, which include but are not limited to, high quality of scholarship; intellectual integrity; professional currency; cooperation of all phases of the academic program; openness to learn about and adopt improved methods of teaching; and above all, a vital interest in student learning. Participating in faculty governance, including attending meetings—full faculty, division, department, and committee—and fulfilling attendant responsibilities. Working in a professional, collegial and team-oriented manner with the University community
  • Secondary Job functions: Oversee college chime work-study staff, Supporting students’ personal and professional development, Academic advising, Maintaining office hours, as appropriate
  • Qualifications: DMA, DM, DA, or PhD with emphasis in Piano Performance or Pedagogy preferred, minimum ABD status required, Bachelors or Masters degree in Music Education also preferred. Knowledge and experience sufficient to enable the candidate to effectively teach courses as assigned in Applied Piano, Piano Pedagogy, General Music, and one of the following: music education, basic theory/aural skills, or world musics. Basic leadership, budgetary and supervisory skills. Proficient in spoken and written English. Basic computer proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail and internet use
  • Work Schedule: Onsite classes are generally schedule between 8 AM and 5 PM. Some classes, laboratories, performances, events and/or meetings may be scheduled in the evening or on weekends.
  • To Apply: We seek a candidate with a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. Review of applications will begin January 1st and will continue until the position is filled. Submit transcripts, three letters of recommendation, a CV, teaching philosophy, and evidence of effective teaching to: Preferred method of application:
  • Letters of recommendation may be sent to:
Human Resources
Manchester University
604 E College Ave.
North Manchester, IN 46962
  • or
  • Due to limited attachment space, please upload a cover letter and Curriculum Vita/Resume only. All additional materials are to be sent to
  • 20 shortlisters notified 2/24
  • Request for Skype interview 3/11
  • On-campus scheduled for early April
  • Have they made a hire yet?
  • An offer was made this week in all likelihood.
  • Pamela Haynes

Metropolitan State University of Denver: Music Applied Studio Piano Tenure-Track Faculty (Deadline: 28 October 2015)[]

  • Provide applied studio classical piano instruction to music majors and minors. Teach courses in a strong secondary area as related to background and experience, collaborate with other faculty members and departments, and coach chamber music. Provide creative leadership for a large, urban undergraduate piano program and serve as director of piano studies for instruction, juries, and auditions. Maintain local, regional, and national visibility as a piano performer, collaborator, and teacher. Work to recruit and retain students. Advise students, participate in scholarly professional activities, manage staff accompanists, and perform department, university and community service. Teach a 12-hour load per semester and perform other duties as assigned.
  • Preferred qualifications: A Doctorate in piano; or a Master’s degree in piano performance/collaborative piano plus significant regional recognition. Demonstrable college level teaching experience. Experience coordinating a college piano program, including recruiting and overseeing affiliate faculty. The candidate should demonstrate the ability to teach in a secondary area at the collegiate level, such as piano pedagogy, music theory, musicology, or jazz. Demonstrated activity and success as a performer through local, regional, and national visibility as a piano performer, collaborator, and teacher.
  • Anyone have any info on how this is proceeding? 
  • Has anyone been contacted?
    • Recieved an email 7/01 that I have met the 'minimum level of qualification' and that they have reviewed all the candidates.  Nothing else yet. x4
    • I love that wording:  "You have met the minimum qualifications..."  
    • Doesn't that pretty much mean "everybody," though? I mean, everybody on the market is practically either an ABD or already has the DMA in hand. Yes, some people have more experience than others, but we are talking about "minimum qualifications" here ... That pretty much is a meaningless email if you ask me.
    • Yes, it's fairly meaningless.  What it means is that HR has done a first pass through all the applications and eliminated those with no appropriate degree or legal right to work in the US, and those with a record as a serial killer, etc.  The remaining applicants are thus minimally qualified in the sense that they are not yet disqualified.
    • Phone interview scheduled
    • On-campus interviews completed in February. Does anyone know if the search was successful?
    • Rejection email received, and I had an on-campus interview.
    • So sorry to hear that. You would think that search committees should be a bit more collegial with candidates who went on campus. After all, you've had some human interactions for a few hours together. This just goes to show that academic searches are mechanical and at the end of the day, institutions are only self-serving and have no true respects toward any candidate. Even for people who have gotten a job, frankly, they only "cherish" you as long as you are of use to them. Stay on the market at all times even when you have a job!
    • Rejection email as well, following an on-campus interview.  (In fact, I was only notified after following up with the committee months after the interview.)  Still haven't been reimbursed as promised for travel expenses, roughly three months later.
    • My guess is that they've been terribly disorganized. I never got the early "you have the mininum requirements" email, even though I meet all the requirements (and then some, of course :)) and have many years of teaching experience. I wish them well, but am glad they passed me now that I've read the comments here.

Michigan State University: Assistant/Associate Professor of Piano (Deadline: 10 January 2016)[]

  • Position Summary: Assistant/Associate Professor of Piano duties: teach graduate and undergraduate piano with possible other class in a piano related area; perform faculty solo and chamber music concerts; recruit and retain a class of high-quality piano students; develop and maintain visibility in the state, region, nation and internationally as a performer and artist teacher.
  • Minimum Requirements: A master's degree or equivalent experience in music; proven success as a performing artist; proven successful studio teaching at the university level.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Please provide a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and transcript of highest degree. You will also be prompted to enter the e-mail addresses of 3 references who will be given instructions to upload a current letter of reference.
  • In addition, a live video recording of varied solo repertoire should be shared with the committee via Dropbox (additional recordings of chamber music and/or concertos may be submitted). Committee e-mail addresses for Dropbox are:;;;;;
  • Review of applications will begin on January 10, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.
  • In case the direct link is not working, this is job posting #2419
  • !!!
  • great piano faculty at MSU!  kind of a dream job.  fingers crossed...
  • finalists contacted
  • Any news?
  • Who are the finalistis?
  • Margarita Schevchenko, Kwan Yi, Roberto Plano....
  • Margarita Schevchenko has won the position.

Northern Oklahoma College: Piano Instructor (tenure-track) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 5/2)[]

  • Fine Arts- Piano Instructor- Tenure Track- Tonkawa
  • Northern Oklahoma College is seeking a full-time tenure track piano instructor for the Fine Arts Division on the Tonkawa campus beginning Fall 2016. Applications will be taken until the position is filled. Minimum requirements are a master’s degree, 18 graduate credit hours in music, and strong communication skills.
  • Job responsibilities will include teaching Music Appreciation and Piano Class 1-4, as well as providing accompaniment for ensembles and private voice lessons. In addition, the position will involve scheduling of adjunct accompanists, academic advising, participation in committee work, and assessment. *Applicants will need to submit an application form available online at website , a letter of application, resume, transcripts, and three letters of professional reference to the Human Resource Department, Northern Oklahoma College, P.O. Box 310, Tonkawa, OK 74653. EEO
  • Any news?

Northwest Missouri State University: Staff Accompanist (Piano) (Deadline: 10 April 2016)[]

  • PRIMARY DUTY: Collaborative artist who will serve as pianist for rehearsals and performances, as well as coordinate student and other staff accompanist assignments.
  • Education: Bachelor's degree
  • Skills: The successful candidate must be an excellent sight reader with solid and versatile piano technical skills. The candidate will also have experience performing all levels of collaborative literature with vocalists, instrumentalists, and in various ensembles. In addition, the Staff Accompanist must be professional, dependable, and collegial. Demonstrated ability to work positively with students, faculty, and staff is important. Sufficient mastery of the English language is also required.
  • Education: Master's degree in Collaborative Piano
  • Skills: Prior successful experience as a collaborative artist at the university level. Specific expertise accompanying choral ensembles.
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 10, 2016
  • POSITION AVAILABLE: August 15, 2016
  • TO APPLY: Please fill out a Northwest application online by clicking on the APPLY button on the top of the page. You will also need to submit the application materials listed below in order for them to be complete. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at 660-562-1127 or email for more information.
  • APPLICATION MATERIALS: A complete application consists of: (1) a letter of application, (2) a current curriculum vitae; (3) a list of five references with phone numbers and e-mail addresses; (4) links to representative recordings of collaborative performance; and (5) transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework.
  • INQUIRIES FOR THE POSITION CAN BE MADE TO: Dr. William Richardson, Staff Accompanist Search Committee Chair 660-562-1316 (office phone)
  • 5/24 - Rejection Email

Northwestern State University of Louisiana: Assistant Professor of Music/Collaborative Piano (Deadline: Open until filled, job posted 15 April 2016)[]

  • POSITION: Assistant Professor of Music/Collaborative Piano
  • EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2016
  • RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate's duties will include coordinating and overseeing student accompanying assignments, teaching vocal and instrumental accompanying (studio and/or class format), and other duties as assigned according to the candidate's qualifications and the program needs. Accompanying duties will include opera workshop rehearsals and performances, selected faculty recitals, selected guest artist master classes and recitals, selected advanced student recitals, and student Qualifying/Barrier juries. The position will involve performances at university, departmental, and community events, as well as assisting in the recruitment of graduate and undergraduate students. Additional service through committee work or administrative support for the Music Program is expected. Faculty are expected to maintain a public profile regionally and nationally through guest appearances, solo performances, and/or presentations at professional meetings and conferences.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Minimum degree: D.M.A. in Music/Piano Performance or Collaborative Piano; ABD will be considered. 2. Evidence of collaborative piano experience at the collegiate level.
  • RANK AND SALARY: Rank is at the Assistant Professor level and salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
  • APPLICATION AND PROCEDURE: Deadline: open until filled. Review of applications begins immediately. Do not send tapes or recordings at this time. Send vita, transcripts, three (3) letters of reference, and other appropriate credentials (electronic mail submissions encouraged and accepted in PDF or Microsoft Word format) to:
Dr. Greg Handel, Director
School of Creative and Performing Arts
Northwestern State University
Natchitoches, LA 71497
  • Applicants applying by email should submit materials electronically to Only complete packages will be considered. If invited for an interview, official transcripts for all degrees will be required.
  • More materials requested

Ningbo University (China) - Piano Faculty (Deadline: Open until filled)[]

  • The School of Music at Ningbo University of China invites applications from candidates of exceptional ability for open rank faculty positions in piano, voice, chorus conducting and ethnomusicology. 

Oberlin College/Conservatory of Music: Artist-Teacher of Piano (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 12/15)[]

  • The Oberlin Conservatory of Music invites applications for a senior-level position in the Piano Department, beginning in the 2016-17 academic year. We seek an Artist-Teacher with an established national/international reputation and a proven record of successful teaching and performance, and who shares Oberlin’s commitment to the highest standards in undergraduate musical training.
  • The successful applicant will teach a studio of undergraduate pianists, as well as Artist Diploma students in the Oberlin-Como Piano Academy, with the additional possibility of some chamber music coaching. Active participation is expected in recruiting, as well as in departmental hearings, juries, auditions, and meetings.
  • An advanced degree in piano is desired but not necessary if an applicant has outstanding professional recognition.
  • Rejection e-mail 2/23.
  • They have hired Matti Raekallio, previously on faculty at Juilliard.
  • If this is my competition for each job I apply for, it may be difficult to land a position... (See Indiana for further examples...)
    • This is not your competition for most of the positions that are posted here. If a school like this advertises for a "senior-level artist-teacher," that refers to someone who is a late-career full professor or someone with an active concert profile (Raekallio is both). On the other hand, what does make it hard to get a "regular" piano job is the fact that 120+ people with mostly similar qualifications are all applying for the same entry/mid-level positions. Too many zombies, too few brains to munch on.
      • Please forgive my deadpan droll above...

Oberlin College/Conservatory of Music: Tenure-track Position in Harpsichord (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 12/15)[]

  • The Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Harpsichord beginning in the 2016-17 academic year. This is a key position in Oberlin’s Historical Performance Program. Applicants should have a distinguished career as a solo performer and as an ensemble player. S/he should be an experienced teacher and coach, able to attract high-level harpsichord students to Oberlin, as well as kindle interest in the harpsichord among Oberlin’s pianists and organists. Candidates with experience coaching vocal music and leading larger ensembles, as well as an interest in classroom teaching on performance-practice topics, are particularly desired.
  • Responsibilities
individual instruction in harpsichord performance for majors and non-majors in harpsichord, including a weekly studio class
teach beginning and advanced continuo playing
organize and coach small ensembles (both instrumental and vocal)
co-ordinate performing opportunities for students, i.e., Commencement, Boston Early Music Festival
perform with members of the faculty and guests
maintain national and international visibility as a performer and teacher
participate in other activities of the Historical Performance program such as auditions, exams, meetings
join the BPI faculty (two weeks at the end of June)
  • Depending on the interests of the candidate and needs of the department, other responsibilities may include:
teach Improvisation, both for keyboard players and non-keyboard players
offer courses on other topics related to Historical Performance, such as Ornamentation
teach a Keyboard Skills class for pianists (figured bass, score reading, harmonizing melodies)
(co)-lead the student Baroque Orchestra
  • Qualifications: Demonstrated recognition for excellence as an artist/pedagogue. Significant performing experience. Baccalaureate degree and/or other advanced degrees in music or significant professional experience.

Oklahoma Panhandle State University: Artist in Residence/Collaborative Pianist/Piano Teacher (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 12 May 2016)[]

  • Artist in Residence/Collaborative Pianist/Piano Teacher
  • Submitted on: 05-12-16
  • Salary: Commensurate with experience
  • Start Date: August 2016
  • Application Deadline: Open until filled
  • Responsibilities: Staff accompanist will accompany private voice and instrument students for the last half hour of at least two lessons before a performance, accompany recital students for the last half-hour of their lessons, be present at all master classes, be present at monthly half-hour music forums, play for end -of-semester juries and recitals (vocal and instrumental), accompany Monday night university choir rehearsals, accompany faculty recitals, accompany Chamber Singer rehearsals. Teach piano, ear training classes plus other classes as needed; accompany lessons, choir(s), and musical theater production/rehearsals; faculty recitals, and accompany student recitals. The accompanist may request fees from students for accompaniment services beyond OPSU stipend.
  • Applicant Must Submit: Letter of Application; Resume; Three References, current addresses and phone numbers; All College Transcripts (unofficial) Completed Consent & Disclosure form for pre-employment background check (available at
  • Qualifications: Master’s degree required, doctorate and collegiate teaching preferred. Applicant should have experience serving as an accompanist and will proficient at a range of piano styles. Art song familiarity is required.

Rowan University: Adjunct Collaborative Pianist (Deadline: 15 June 2016)[]

  • The Vocal Division of the Music Department is seeking an adjunct Collaborative Pianist. The successful candidate will be an expert sight-reader, possess a comprehensive knowledge of the standard solo vocal repertoire and perform at a high artistic level. The candidate will be proficient at accompanying solo artists and ensembles.
  • Responsibilities: Duties will include coaching students for junior and senior recitals, accompanying vocal juries, and providing accompaniment for student, faculty and guest recitals and performances as needed. Other duties may include accompanying private lessons, auditions, voice studio classes, choral and opera ensemble rehearsals and performances.
  • Qualifications/Experience: A masters degree in music (or equivalent professional experience) as well as a strong record of experience as a collaborative pianist at the university or professional level are required. Advanced proficiency in French, Italian, German, and English diction are preferred.
  • All applications must be submitted through our online applicant tracking system. To apply, please provide a letter indicating your interest, a resume, a teaching philosophy, and a list of three references for contact. Applications will be reviewed starting June 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

Rutgers University: Henry Rutgers Term Chair (Associate Professor) in Collaborative Piano (Deadline: 01 March 2016)[]

  • Description and Duties: The Music Department at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, invites applications for the Henry Rutgers Term Chair in Collaborative Piano, a full-time position to begin fall 2016. Duties include chairing the program in Collaborative Piano in the Department of Music; teaching Masters and DMA candidates in the area; planning, revising, creating, and overseeing curriculum in the collaborative piano area; recruiting gifted students to the program; and integrating the collaborative program with other relevant areas in the department. Strong secondary experience in pertinent areas are also required: piano performance, instrumental or vocal coaching, chamber music, orchestral performance, etc.
  • Qualifications: Required: Masters or Doctoral degree.
  • Rank: Associate Professor, tenure track or professional practice track (renewable 3-year term contract).
  • Salary: Commensurate with experience.
  • Starting Date: The appointment carries a full-time, ten-month contract to commence September 1, 2016.
  • Deadline: The committee will begin reading applications on Feb. 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a list of three to five recommenders the committee can contact on the candidate’s behalf and links to audio or video recordings of their work as a collaborative artist, master classes or other professional work in the field.
  • Please send all materials electronically, with the subject line ‘Collaborative Piano Faculty Position’ to Professor Min Kwon, Chair, Collaborative Piano Search Committee, c/o Diane Amato at:
  • Deadline extended from February 15 to March 1:

Savannah State University: Instructor, Music (Keyboard and Music Technology) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 7/13)[]

  • The Department of Fine Arts, Humanities & Wellness at Savannah State University seeks a full-time instructor of Keyboard & Music Technology qualified to teach music appreciation, keyboard, music theory, ensemble, applied lessons, and music technology courses. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically delineated in this description. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Master's degree in Music or related field and a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in Music; 18 credit hours in Keyboard preferred. Two years college level teaching experience in theory, music appreciation and class keyboard. Background and/or credit check may be required.
  • Complete application online; submit letter of application, current vitae, official transcripts, and name, address, telephone number and email address of three references to Music Instructor search, Fine Arts, Humanities, Wellness Chair; Savannah State University, Box 20034, Savannah, GA 31404
  • Review of applications will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-17.

State College of Florida: Instructional Faculty - Music (Theory and Keyboard Studies) (Open until filled, posted 11/18)[]

  • SCF seeks employees looking to be a part of a culture of service excellence in the following position of Instructional Faculty – Music (Theory and Keyboard Studies). This is a Instructor or Assistant Professor, full-time, 9-month tenure-tracked position.An instructional faculty member will be responsible for maintaining the highest academic standards in his/her particular discipline. The individual is expected to exercise professionalism and civility in all activities related to the role of academician, including those concerned with the various duties assigned, and any involvement with colleagues, peers, community and students.
  • Minimum Qualifications: A Masters degree in is required for the position. The successful candidate must have demonstrated experience as a music theorist, piano performer, and educator. The candidate must have experiences that indicate the potential to successfully teach community college level students. Candidates must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and enjoy working collaboratively in a vibrant academic environment.
  • Preferred Qualifications: It is desired that candidates have successful college teaching and recruiting experience.

Make sure you look at the exceptionally LOW salary quotes. yikes.

Telephone interview scheduled: 2/12/16

SUNY-Fredonia: Assistant Professor of Piano (Artist/Teacher) (Deadline: 15 October 2015)[]

  • The State University of New York at Fredonia invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Piano Artist-Teacher (tenure track), beginning September 1, 2016. This position offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.
  • KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Chair, the successful candidate will: Instruct piano students in all curricula; Participate in recruiting and retaining students; Maintain an active profile of artistic and performing activity; Contribute to curriculum development and refinement; Provide academic advisement to students; Participate in committees and provide service to the department, college, university, and profession; Be aware of, understand, and follow all university policies. Collaborate musically with colleagues in and beyond the School of Music; Teach a Piano Ensemble class and coach chamber music; Be willing to teach classes in Piano Literature and Piano Pedagogy.
  • Job Requirements
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate in Music (or Masters plus equivalent professional experience); Evidence of successful performances, both solo and collaborative, in a variety of settings; A proven record of successful teaching on the college level; Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively in a collegial and professional manner with students, faculty and staff; Ability to meet goals and deadlines; Demonstrated commitment and ability to work with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff and constituents in support of campus and department mission; Experience with instructional technology; Demonstrated commitment to the university, division, and profession.
  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: A Doctorate in Music; Two or more years of successful college-level teaching experience; Successful experience in recruiting piano students; Interest in, and commitment to, community engagement.
  • Additional Information: This is a full-time, term appointed, tenure track position beginning August 2016. Visa sponsorship is available for this position.
  • Has anyone heard anything from them?
    • Trust me, you really don't want to work there.
    • May I ask why? (Is it an issue just with this particular SUNY branch or all SUNY institutions?)
    • Four piano teachers railroaded out in the span of five years
    • This information is inaccurate: for three years, there was a full-time faculty who moved on. Happens in all academic institutions.
      • HD, in and out in a year; JM, in and out in two years; TH, in and out in a year; DN, in and out in three years. Okay, so it's four people in seven years, but I've seen first-hand what they've done to their faculty. It's not a friendly place.
    • I'm afraid one-year replacements and tenure-track appointments are indiscriminately lumped together in the above description. Once again, the reason this site exists is largely because people either retire or move to other jobs.  There are institutions with a significantly larger turnover rate, yet they aren't necessarily labelled as "unfriendly".
    • Statements untrue;  all those people mentioned (except JM) took on full time adjunct positions.  They found tenure track positions later, and moved on.  I worked there, and it is wonderful place to work.
    • Phone Interviews completed
    • Anyone knows if campus interviews have been scheduled yet?

SUNY-Oneonta: Assistant Professor - Piano and Collaborative Piano (Deadline: None listed, posted 17 November 2015)[]

  • The Department of Music at the State University of New York College at Oneonta invites applications for a tenure track position as an Assistant Professor of Piano and Collaborative Piano beginning Fall 2016. Expectations include teaching, research, student advisement, college service, and continuing professional development. The Department of Music at SUNY Oneonta, offering BA Music and BA Music Industry degrees, is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and has long been recognized for its Bachelor of Arts in Music Industry degree program, with outstanding faculty, recording facilities, and internships. To learn more about the College or the Department, please visit or
  • Duties include but not limited to: teaching private and class piano (including proficiency classes); accompanying instrumental and choral ensembles; advisement regarding instrument procurement; recruiting, training, and coordinating student pianists for collaboration across a broad music curriculum (including vocal, instrumental, musical and operetta accompanying, and may include jazz and popular musical styles). Other duties may include teaching additional courses depending on curricular needs.
  • Requirements:
  • Required Qualifications: Master of Music (M.M.) in Piano Performance or Collaborative Piano; experience in solo and collaborative performance; pedagogical expertise in these areas.
  • Preferred: Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) in Piano Performance or Collaborative Piano (ABD will be considered); evidence of two or more years of successful experience teaching piano and/or collaborative piano at the college/university, conservatory, or specialized music school level; evidence of significant international teaching, performing, and accompanying experience in solo and/or collaborative piano; teaching and/or scholarly/creative experience related to the African or Latino Diasporas, or Indigenous Studies; operational competence in at least one foreign language; experience in developing academic-scholarly cooperation programs involving colleges and universities abroad; and experience working with diverse populations and/or teaching pedagogies and/or multicultural teaching experience.
  • To apply online go to: Please upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, including video links to solo and collaborative performances as well as a list of publications, and copies of graduate transcripts (official required at time of appointment). The letter of interest should highlight training, professional work as a pianist, both nationally and internationally, and description of previous teaching experience. Contact information for three professional references will be required.
  • Any news??
  • Search closed
  • Phone interview scheduled
  • Any updates?

SUNY-Potsdam: Assistant Professor of Keyboard (Deadline: 01 December 2015)[]

  • Full-time, tenure-track position with teaching responsibilities in keyboard skills and functional keyboard for undergraduate music majors and possibly non-music majors. Student advising, service, and continued professional engagement are expected as part of the position.
  • Application review begins December 1, 2015 and continues until position is filled.
  • This position is pending final budgetary approval.
  • Required Qualifications: Master’s degree in area appropriate to class piano/keyboard; demonstrated excellence in college-level group piano teaching.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Completed doctorate in an appropriate field; evidence of scholarly and/or creative activity.
  • Any updates?
  • On-Campus Interview Scheduled

SUNY-Potsdam: Assistant Professor of Piano (Deadline: 01 December 2015)[]

  • Full-time, tenure-track position in studio piano with responsibilities including applied teaching for music majors in all Crane undergraduate programs (performance, music education, musical studies, music business, and BA in music) and master’s degree students; teaching piano literature; chamber ensemble coaching; activity as a soloist and as collaborator with other faculty in chamber music; leadership in recruitment and retention of outstanding piano students; and other duties assigned according to experience, expertise and/or departmental needs. Student advising, service, and continued professional engagement are expected as part of the position.
  • Application review begins December 1, 2015 and continues until position is filled.
  • Required Qualifications: Master’s degree in piano; demonstrated success as a studio piano teacher; substantial and ongoing performing experience
  • Preferred Qualifications: Completed doctoral degree in piano; teaching experience beyond the teaching assistant level; record of success in recruitment of piano students to a college program
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Under “Other Document”, please submit a Word document or PDF providing online links (e.g. Soundcloud, Vimeo, YouTube) to at least 60 minutes of live audio/video recordings from at least two, and no more than five, recent (within the last 3-5 years) solo or concerto performances. Please ensure that all such links are accessible to the committee, providing passwords or other credentials for accessing “private” files as may be necessary.
    • skype interview scheduled
    • Any recent news?

Suzhou University: Lecturer of Piano (Deadline: 01 May 2016)[]

  • Vacancies include the following positions: Piano (one vacancy)
  • Responsibility will include: To teach the relevant instrument at the college undergraduate and graduate levels; To perform solo recitals and in chamber ensembles; To develop inspiring new courses and improve the existing ones related to your specialty; To represent the Academy in faculty meetings and act as jury during auditions, competitions, and student recruitment; Additional teaching responsibility may be assigned according to the candidate’s strengths and the Academy needs.
  • Qualifications: In order to present an excellent learning experience and offer students a thorough music education in a real-world context, the successful candidates are required to have experience in instrumental teaching at the level of higher education, and to demonstrate excellence as a performer. Master’s degree in the relevant area is required. PhD degree is preferred. Teaching experience at an internationally recognized music school is preferred.
  • Work Place: Suzhou, China
  • Work language: Bilingual ability in English and Chinese is preferred, but not necessary.
  • Application Procedures:
  • A. Please prepare the following materials and post the hard copies to the address below: a letter of application, curriculum vita, unedited video recordings within 24 months, of minimum 20-30 minutes duration in a DVD disk, and audio files are not acceptable, three letters of recommendation and contact information of references, official graduate transcripts to be sent directly to SUSTAM, other supporting materials such as non-criminal record (background check)/police clearance and so on
Prof. Christopher Chen, Academy of Music
Suzhou University of Science and Technology
1 Kerui Road Gaoxin Area, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China
Post Code 215009 Phone: 86 13584817578
  • B. Please send the tracking number of the courier deliveries by email to
  • Note: Once you have been selected as a candidate, you will be invited to Suzhou for the audition, the interview, and the campus visit.

Sultan Qaboos University: Vacancy in Piano (Deadline: 06 February 2016)[]

  • The College of Arts & Social Sciences announces new vacancies for the academic year 2016–2017. Starting September 2016.
  • If you are interested, please send the following: 1. Brief C.V., including teaching and learning activities, research, and community service. 2. Copy of your qualifications. 3. Full contact details. 4. Personal digital photo. 5. Copy of passport (Valid for at least one year).
  • Please, send the required information through your personal email to: To complete the registration process, please fill out the attached form. The deadline for receiving applications is: 6th Feb 2016
  • Job listed on page 8 of PDF:
  • Specialization: Piano
  • Degree: Master’s degree or equivalent in the area of specialization from a prominent academic institution.
  • Qualifications and experience: A minimum of 5 years of teaching experience (covering all levels) and professional performance.
  • The ability to teach other music subjects (theory, history, etc.) is highly desired
  • Fluency in English language, both speaking and writing.
  • Knowledge in written and/or spoken Arabic language is desired, but not necessary
  • Mastery of IT skills
  • Rejection email May 15th. No other information provided.

Tennessee Tech University: Lecturer - Piano Accompanist (Deadline: 16 May 2016)[]

  • Working Title: Lecturer
  • Position Number: 125080
  • Position Type: Full-Time
  • Essential Functions: Accompany degree recitals, upper level juries, a Scholarship and Awards concert and the University Chorale. Coach vocal music majors, accompany studio voice classes and vocal juries. Teach Beginning Piano for Music Majors I and II.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in Music from an accredited institution, or Bachelor’s degree with equivalent professional experience.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Familiarity with standard solo works for brass, woodwinds, strings and voice as well as experience with concert accompaniment.
  • Salary: Commensurate with education and experience. Full-time, nine-month, non-tenure-track position to begin August 1, 2016. Three year contract renewable based on satisfactory performance review.
  • Benefits Information: Benefits include the accumulation of one sick leave day per month and thirteen University holidays. Other benefits include medical and life insurance (shared cost with the university), retirement, optional 401k, and educational benefits. Deferred income and benefits over 12 months.
  • Posting Date: 05/04/2016
  • Screening Date: 05/16/2016
  • Open Until Filled: Yes
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants will be required to electronically upload a cover letter, CV, copies of transcripts (official transcripts required upon hire), and email contact information for three references who will be contacted via email to provide a reference letter. Submission of materials is the applicant’s responsibility. Applications without all required materials are incomplete and will not be considered.

Rejection email receieved

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi: Collaborative Pianist (full-time) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 07 April 2016)[]

  • This position acts as the piano accompanist for the department of Music.
  • Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in piano or related field. Experience in high quality performance in accompanying vocalists, instrumentalists, and various ensembles. Strong skills in sight-reading. Strong verbal and written communication skills to be able to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff and faculty. Strong organizational and scheduling skills.
  • Job Duties: Collaborates with students in rehearsal and performance settings that may include accompanying for both vocal and instrumental lessons and studio classes. Accompanies choral and/or operatic ensembles in rehearsal and performance settings. Accompanies faculty candidates in rehearsal and performance interview settings. Accompanies potential students at entrance auditions. Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in accompanying or a related field is highly desirable.
  • Job Type: Full-Time Staff
  • Monthly Pay Range: $2,473.66 - $2,575.00
  • Posting Type: Open to Public
  • Posting Number: S00333PO
  • Special Notices: Positions may close at any time after they have been open for five business days.

Texas State University: Assistant Professor of Piano (Deadline: 11/2/15)[]

  • Position Description: Recruit and teach well-qualified graduate and undergraduate piano students in applied lessons and related courses, such as chamber music. Maintain an active performing career. Serve on committees and related duties as assigned by the Director, including a possible leadership role with the Texas State International Piano Festival.
  • Qualifications:
  • Required: Doctorate in performance, or equivalent achievement as a professional artist and an earned Master of Music degree. Record of successful teaching and high-profile professional performing experience.
  • Preferred: Experience recruiting and full-time teaching at the college level. Demonstrated commitment to career mentoring for pianists. Leadership potential and strong organizational skills to serve as co-director of the Texas State International Piano Festival.
  • Contact made for short-list candidates, late November.
  • Any recent news?
  • Finalists contacted; interviews to be scheduled
  • Does anyone know who are the finalists?
  • Congratulations Daria Rabotkina!

Troy University: Lecturer in Music (Class Piano) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 4/5)[]

  • The Lecturer position in Music is responsible for teaching Class Piano for music majors, private applied piano, serving as a collaborative pianist for the School of Music, and additional teaching responsibilities based upon the candidates strengths and School of Music needs.
  • Minimum Qualifications: 1. Master’s degree in Music, 2. Exceptional piano skills
  • Preferred Qualifications: 1. Doctorate degree in Music
  • Posting Date: 04/05/2016
  • Open Until Filled: Yes
  • Applicant Special Instructions: Qualified applications will be made available to the department/committee for review immediately upon submission. We ask that you provide email addresses for your reference providers and please be certain that the email addresses you list are accurate. If you are selected as a candidate for consideration by the department/committee, an instructional email will be sent to your reference providers to ask that they submit a reference letter on your behalf via a link to our reference portal. Separate reference letters will be requested for each position to which you apply (if applicable), so your reference providers will be contacted separately for each application on which you list them. Reference letters will not be copied from one application to another. You can assure your reference providers that our system is secure and that all letters are confidential. If your reference providers have trouble using the reference portal, please advise them to contact

Truman State University: Staff Accompanist (full-time) (Deadline: Open until filled)[]

  • Responsibilities include accompanying degree recitals, weekly recital hour, lessons and juries; accompany faculty, visiting guest artists and applied faculty interviewees as appropriate, and other duties as assigned. Applicant must currently be authorized to work in the United States. This is a nine-month, full-time, renewable position with benefits package, beginning August 17, 2016.
  • Qualifications: Required qualifications include a master’s degree in piano or collaborative piano; excellent performing skills; and excellent sight-reading skills.
  • Preferred qualifications include an extensive accompanying repertoire (instrumental and vocal areas); strong communication skills; and accompanying experience beyond graduate assistantship.
  • To Apply: The application process is coordinated by Human Resources. Electronic submission of applications is required and must be completed at Completed applications must include: Cover letter that addresses required and preferred qualifications, Current curriculum vitae, Contact information for three personal and professional references, including telephone numbers, Complete repertoire list (vocal and instrumental), Recordings (audio accepted; video preferred) of three representative collaborative performances (vocal and instrumental), Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
  • Review of applications will begin June 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. If hired, applicants must provide official graduate transcripts, or documentation of degrees if transcripts are not available.
  • Questions about this position may be directed to Dr. Jay Bulen,
  • Although the ad states that review began June 1, the ad was posted on on June 29, so presumably they are still accepting applications.

Tuskegee University: Piano Instructor/Choir Accompanist (full-time) (Deadline: Open until filled)[]

  • Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities: Teach all piano principals, minors and electives. Teach six to seven credits of Music History and/or Music Theory. Provide accompaniment for all Choir performances and rehearsals, including weekly All-University Worship services; provide accompaniment and music for major academic functions (e.g. convocations, commencement, etc.); provide accompaniment for the Choir during annual spring tour, guest appearances at churches, schools, etc.
  • Qualifications: While the earned Doctorate or Artist Diploma in Accompanying (or ABD status) is recommended, the candidate must possess a Master of Music Degree and have vast experience in Accompanying. The candidate must possess knowledge of vocal literature.
  • APPLICATIONS will be accepted in the Office of Human Resources. Each applicant should complete and submit a Tuskegee University employment application, resume/CV, a list of (3) to (5) references (with detailed contact information) and copies of unofficial transcripts (official transcript(s) will be required upon hire). Incomplete application and/or application packets will eliminate the possibility of an interview. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and submit a completed application packet in order to be considered for the position. The University reserves the right not to fill the position in the event of budgetary or operational constraints.

University of Alabama: Instructor of Class Piano and Music Appreciation (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 19 April 2016)[]

  • The School of Music at the University of Alabama invites applications for a full-time temporary Instructor of Class Piano and Music Appreciation. This position is a non-tenure earning, 3 year appointment with the possibility of reappointment.
  • The successful candidate will teach and supervise 100 and 200 level class piano instruction, related applied studio instruction, multiple sections of Music Appreciation for non-majors, and related service activities as required. A Master’s degree and evidence of a successful teaching background is required; an earned DMA is preferred.
  • Search Initiation Date: 04/19/2016
  • Expected Starting Date: 08/16/2016
  • To apply for this position, please visit the University of Alabama web site at Attach a letter of application and curriculum vitae and a web link (Dropbox, YouTube, etc.) of a maximum half hour of current job related material. Please have three (3) letters of reference mailed directly to Dr. Kevin Chance, School of Music, Box 870366, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487. Only applicants who complete the University of Alabama online application will be considered for this position. The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Women and 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.
  • Kevin Woosley?

University of Arkansas at Little Rock: Assistant Professor of Music - Collaborative Artist (Deadline: 07 January 2016)[]

  • The Department of Music at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock is seeking applications for a full-time Collaborative Artist (R97227) beginning August 16, 2016. This is a 9-month tenure-track appointment, and includes a competitive salary and full benefits.
  • The candidate will be a member of the vocal area faculty. The primary duties include teaching private lessons in voice and vocal coaching; teaching courses in accompanying and/or diction, based on candidate’s qualifications and expertise and performing with faculty and students in concert recitals and other performances. Also, collaborating with departmental faculty on musical productions such as opera or musical theater, assisting area faculty in recruiting efforts and attracting new students to the vocal program.
  • Required Education and/or Experience: Earned terminal degree in Accompanying, Collaborative Piano, or other related music degree program.
  • Preferred Education and/or Experience: Expertise in vocal repertoire, accompanied instrumental repertoire, and chamber music is desired; Advanced knowledge of Italian, German, French and English Lyric Diction and a strong background in community engagement and outreach is preferred
  • Search cancelled

University of Chicago: Lecturer in Chamber Music and Artist-in-Residence (Contemporary Keyboard) (Deadline: 25 April 2016)[]

  • The University of Chicago Department of Music seeks a part-time Lecturer in Chamber Music and Artist-in-Residence (contemporary keyboard) to begin in academic year 2016-2017.
  • Duties include: coordinating and overseeing the Department's chamber music program, an integral part of the comprehensive Musical Performance Program; performing as solo and ensemble keyboardist in quarterly New Music Ensemble concerts; working intensively with student composers (both graduate and undergraduate) on idiomatic writing for keyboard; coaching chamber ensembles and piano performances as needed; plus, in alternate years, offering one major concert (solo or concerto) of selected repertoire, or teaching a one-quarter undergraduate course in chamber music or other chosen topic. Works closely with the Director of Performance Program on future planning and strategic development of the Chamber Music and New Music components of the Department's Performance Program. D.M.A. or equivalent required, along with an outstanding record of performance of common practice and of contemporary music, evidence of successful student coaching, plus experience in academic undergraduate teaching.
  • Candidates must submit a cover letter, CV, references, and a document containing links to two recent recordings (1 contemporary selection; 1 of standard 19th-century repertoire) to the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website:, posting #02929. No materials will be accepted after April 25, 2016.
  • Congratulations, Dr. Daniel Pesca!! (DMA, Eastman School of Music)

University of Cincinnati - College-Conservatory of Music - Assistant/Associate Professor of Piano  - 2 positions. (Deadline: 9/30/15)[]

  • See also here .
  • I have it on good authority that the searches will not fail this year.
    • We hope, but you never know!
    • Phone interview mid-October
    • Some of the Finalists were at CCM this week (11/2)
    • Who was in Finals?!?    
    • I saw 3 of the Finalists in their recitals, but not sure who else was here - Ran Dank, Cathal Breslin, and Dror Biran
    • On the wikis of many other disciplines, individual names are rarely mentioned until an offer has been accepted. I believe the same practice should be followed here. Even positive comments about individuals are potentially damaging or uncomfortable for participants in a search.
    • Congratulations to Ran Dank and Dror Biran -
    • They are 2 great pianists, with great backgrounds.....but the article says Mr. Biran is already CCM adjunct faculty, and Mr. Dank is married to one of the current CCM piano faculty...
      • So what? Nepotism laws surely prevented Ms. Lee from being on the search committee, and maybe Mr. Brian quite simply played the best recital, gave the best interview, and taught the best master class. The contracts are signed, so let's troll the IU posting, okay?
      • No big surprises here, obviously all of the candidates being considered for a CCM position are at the top of their field. The 2 new hires are very successful pianists, AND the search committee thought they were a good fit for the school - its simple!
    • I saw all four candidates, and I would say the results are completely justified - Both were very strong.

University of Connecticut: Assistant Professor in Residence of Piano and Director of Keyboard Studies (Deadline: 01 March 2016)[]

  • The Department of Music at the University of Connecticut, Storrs campus, invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Residence of Piano and Director of Keyboard Studies. The start date for the position is 8/23/2016. We seek a highly motivated, outstanding artist-pedagogue who is committed to our mission of higher education in diverse musical fields in the context of a school of fine arts at a major research university.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to the mentoring of students in their professional development. Successful candidates will be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their activities the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; contribute to the development of pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.
  • DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach applied lessons in piano at the undergraduate and graduate (MM and DMA) levels, including piano majors and music majors taking piano lessons as a secondary instrument, with an equal emphasis on training soloists and collaborative pianists (chamber music as well as vocal and instrumental accompanying). Teach accompanying classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Serve as administrative coordinator of the keyboard performance area. Share in the administration of the departmental chamber music program. Teach undergraduate and graduate piano pedagogy classes for piano majors as needed. Perform with departmental faculty and student ensembles on a regular basis. Maintain an active career as a performer at local, regional, national, and international levels. Lead in recruiting and outreach programs, including off-campus visitations at schools as well as local and regional festivals, to enhance the national prominence of the piano program. Participate actively in auditions. Organize workshops and master classes. Advise students, including graduate theses. Serve on department, school, and university committees. Perform other service appropriate to the position.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Conferred Master’s Degree in music or equivalent credential from a foreign institution. Demonstrated success as a pianist and pedagogue at an advanced level.
  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated success in teaching at the University level. International reputation as a performer of solo repertory and chamber music.
  • APPOINTMENT TERMS: This is a full-time, nine-month, renewable appointment. The salary is competitive and based on qualifications.
  • TO APPLY: Please submit the following: 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.); sample audio-video recordings of recent performances of a varied repertory (solo and chamber music) and teaching should be submitted in one of three ways: CDs/DVDs should be sent to Piano Search Committee, University of Connecticut, Department of Music, 1295 Storrs Road Unit-1012, Storrs, CT 06269-1012. Links to YouTube or Dropbox recordings should sent to Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct three reference writers to submit letters of recommendation on your behalf. All application materials must be submitted by the end of day, March 1, 2016.
  • any rumblings anywhere about this one?

University of Houston: Instructional Associate Professor of Music (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 5/17)[]

  • Job Title: Instructional Associate Professor
  • Posting Number: F00248
  • Full-time/Part-time Status: Full-time
  • Job Description: The University of Houston invites applications for an Instructional Assistant Professor in the College of Arts in the Moores School of Music. The Moores School of Music boasts an extraordinary faculty of internationally recognized artist/teachers, composers, music educators, musicologists and theorists.
  • Responsibilities will include teaching, chamber music coaching, studio accompanying, recital accompanying for faculty and students, studio classes, and auditions at the University of Houston.
  • Successful candidates must possess a Master of Music/Accompanying as well as experience at the highest levels of a leading professional.
  • Completed applications will include: cover letter/letter of application, resume, teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation. (Final candidates will be contacted for examples of creative/scholarly output [i.e. drill writing, original compositions/arrangements, presentations at conference/conventions, recordings, guest conducting], as well as DVD or VHS recordings of rehearsal conducting and performances.)
  • Minimum Qualifications: Master of Music/Accompanying as well as experience at the highest levels of a leading professional
  • Special Instructions to the Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of final candidate.
  • Desired Employee Start Date: 09/01/2016
  • Posting Open Date: 05/17/2016
  • Open Until Filled? Yes

University of Michigan: Piano Teacher (Deadline: 21 April 2016)[]

  • Responsibilities: Teach 15-20 private lessons per week and 3-4 group classes to pre-college students in the Piano Pedagogy Laboratory Program (PPLP). Prepare lesson plans; prepare all materials required for class. Prepare weekly group lesson plans based on the private lesson contents. Prepare students for recitals, master classes, and examinations. Attend recitals where private students are playing; Attend spring recitals. Assist the Director of PPLP, in coordination with College Class Piano, with the teaching assignments and scheduling of all sections. Communications with students, GSIs, Registrar, and Director regarding problems and issues. Organize the Piano GSI orientation meeting. Assist in curriculum development and update of course syllabi, GSI handbook, webpages and test booklet. Oversight of placement examinations, mid-term and final examinations of Class Piano through attendance of at least half of sections per semester. Order textbooks each semester. Troubleshooting lab repairs. Coordinate cohesive private lesson contents and group lesson plans through Google Suite. Oversight of teaching room assignments. Assist the PPLP coordinator with recital logistics as needed.
  • Required Qualifications: Doctoral degree (DMA) in Piano Pedagogy. Significant experience in pre-college group and private teaching. Significant knowledge of the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program syllabus and assessments. Expertise developing curricula for beginning through advanced pre-college students. Ability to teach a class with audio and video equipment as well as keyboards and a communication box. Experience with collegiate class piano curricula. Experience supervising exams and placement testing. Excellent organizational and communication skills. Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures.

University of Michigan: Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor of Piano Literature (Deadline: 01 December 2015)[]

  • Responsibilities: Instruction of all levels of undergraduate and graduate (MM and DMA) piano literature courses, including both general surveys and special topics of interest to the department and the successful hire; development of new courses, possibly for online teaching, as appropriate to the skills and interests of the applicant; maintain national and international professional profile; participate in faculty governance responsibilities. Additional duties may include: teaching of piano performance to majors and principals; performing in solo and collaborative capacities on campus. Further opportunities to develop and teach courses in areas such as performance practice, fortepiano, contemporary music and arts entrepreneurship are possible.
  • Required Qualifications: Thorough knowledge of all aspects of piano literature; evidence of significant research in this area; sustained and growing professional record as a performer and teacher. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures.
  • This position is posted as Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor. The rank of the selected candidate will depend upon candidate’s qualifications.
  • Any news?
  • I heard that campus interviews are ongoing. 

University of Jamestown: Assistant Professor of Piano and Collaborative Arts (Deadline: No deadline given, posted 2 November 2015)[]

  • The University of Jamestown seeks an Assistant Professor of Piano and Collaborative Arts to begin in August 2016. Applicants must be committed to liberal arts undergraduate education and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching, scholarship/creative activity, and service.
  • The successful candidate will be a pianist and collaborative artist, a highly effective teacher, and an enthusiastic recruiter who will continue to build the piano and accompanying program. Performing responsibilities include serving as the pianist for faculty and student degree recitals, entrance auditions, and juries. The successful candidate will also teach piano majors and oversee the class piano/proficiency program. Additional teaching duties will be in music history and other related curricula such as keyboard literature, pedagogy, or other courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise.
  • An earned doctorate in Piano Performance or Collaborative Arts or closely related field is preferred. Candidates with a master’s degree and significant experience as a collaborative artist will also be considered.
  • Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to Jeri Kaiser, Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, 6092 College Lane, Jamestown, ND, 58405, or submit the materials electronically to
  • Phone Interview: 1/19/2016
  • Campus Interviews scheduled.
  • 3/15 How did those interviews go? I was contacted by this school today to send in supporting materials.
  • They made an offer to at least one candidate. Not sure if all three finalists declined the offer or if only one or two were acceptable to them. But it looks like they are trying to go back to the original pool to reconsider some more candidates now. They are very nice. A decent school to work for if you don't mind its location.
  • I second that the school would be a great place to work. The faculty were wonderful and the interview process was the best I've had this year. The salary is not bad (a bit above average) and they have a good benefits package. The downsides are location and lack of available work for a spouse/partner if you're considering moving there with a family.
  • Thanks for those two perspectives-Campus interview (round two) scheduled for late April.
  • Did someone accept the offer the second time around?
  • At least once recent offer declined. 

University of Lethbridge: Assistant Professor of Piano - Tenure-Track(Deadline: 26 February 2016)[]

  • A completed doctorate is preferred. Applicants who are ABD and/or nearing completion of their degree or those with commensurate professional experience will also be considered. “Commensurate professional experience” refers to a substantial career as an international performing artist with an equal reputation as a pedagogue at the post-secondary level. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in Piano Studio. Teaching duties in other areas of the Music Department will be assigned depending upon the candidate’s secondary proficiencies. The University aspires to hire individuals who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and research/performance/ creative activities. Active contribution to the Department of Music and the Faculty of Fine Arts is expected.
  • Applicants should submit a letter of interest describing all areas of teaching expertise and professional activity, along with a current curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and audio and/or video samples of recent performances. Please have three confidential letters of reference from qualified referees sent directly to the Dean of Fine Arts by the closing date. Any electronic documents, images, audio, or video must be submitted on a disc or be available online throughout the period of the search. Please note that we are unfortunately unable to accept zip files.
  • Applications must be received by the closing date of February 26, 2016.
  • Address applications by email or regular mail to:
Dr. Edward Jurkowski, Dean
Faculty of Fine Arts
The University of Lethbridge
4401 University Drive
Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4
Tel: (403) 329-2126
  • 3/15 They've been listening to my recordings lately.
  • Hmm... interesting... Did they tell you that?
  • Actually, it says in the job description that recordings should be submitted with the initial application. It's really interesting that they have let you know that they have been listening to your recordings without actually scheduling an interview with you..........
  • 3/15 (original poster): They have not informed me that they have listened to my recordings. It's called technology: I submit an individual YouTube playlist to every individual school I apply to, YouTube offers me analytics for individual videos and individual playlists, so I know when schools are viewing my videos (and how much time they spend). Someone asked if there has been any news, since deleted, so I just told them I knew they were at least going through recordings. For what it's worth: they've spent a lot more time listening than most schools. 
  • There is an inside candidate--meaning they already know who they want. 
  • Sometimes I wonder: what is the point of advertising a job at all if you already know who you want? It takes a lot of time and resources on the part of the School, and it wastes time and resources on the part of the applicants..
  • It's the law--they have to advertise. But, I completely agree that it would have been much easier for everybody if they didn't advertise at all. The system is corrupt. 
  • Who cares about the University of Lethbridge anyway?! It is a crappy music school in an even crappier town. Just look who teaches there! It is in the middle of nowhere. I feel sorry for the poor music students who think they can get a job with a degree from the University of Lethbridge!! Good luck!
  • An "inside candidate" is just that - a CANDIDATE that they have known. That's all - it certainly COULD mean that they would hire him/her, but I've heard of many cases where the internal candidates didn't end up getting the job. It's pretty much 50-50 at the end of the day. If you're interested in the job, apply. Practially every job these days has some kind of an internal candidate. If you let that deter you, you will never get a job!
  • Ok. Let's say it's 50-50 percent chance that an "inside" candidate will get the job. That means that that one person ("inside" candidate) has a 50 percent chance of getting the job. That also means that all those other "outside" candidates altogether have 50 percent chance of getting the job. I would imagine for this kind of job there are at least a hundred candidates. Following your logic, each of those "outside" candidates will have a 0.5 percent chance of getting the job. While the "inside" candidate will have a 49.5 percent advantage. I guess it's  pretty clear who has a better chance of getting the job in that case. Not to mention, that by "inside" candidate I dont't mean just somebody they know but a candidate that the committee wants to hire before they even do the search. In most cases the "inside" candidate is already working at the school, and, unless he catastrophically screws up or is hated by all the faculty, he will get the job. There are plenty of people at the Unviersity of Lethbridge teaching piano right now. All of them are "pianists/teachers you have never heard of." I am not saying that any of them will end up getting the job, but they cannot let anybody who has even a slighlty higher profile than them to join the faculty.  You can apply for any jobs you want, but life is so much more than submitting countless job applications.

University of Memphis: Assistant Professor of Music - Piano (Deadline: 01 December 2015 / Open until filled)[]

  • The University of Memphis invites applications for the following nine-month, tenure track position in the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music beginning August, 2016.
  • Duties may include applied piano instruction and chamber music coaching on the undergraduate and graduate levels; coordinating the collaborative piano program; teaching piano pedagogy and piano literature courses; collaborating with faculty and guest artists; active recruiting of students; and maintaining a performing career outside of the university. Service on Committees at the School of Music, College, and University levels, is expected, as well as other duties as required. Applicants with additional areas of expertise and interest are encouraged to apply.
  • Minimum Position Qualifications: Masters in piano performance is required; a doctorate and university teaching experience are desired. The successful candidate should be an outstanding performer in solo and collaborative repertoire with a national and/or international reputation, and the ability to recruit high-level students.
  • Applications may be submitted at Additional items required at time of application include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcript, statement of teaching philosophy, a list of three (3) references with contact information (address, telephone number, and e-mail address), and a document listing online links to live video and audio performances in solo and collaborative repertoire, and links to videos of teaching if available.
  • Do not send additional or supplemental information at this time. Review of applications will begin December 1st, 2015, and may continue until a successful candidate is named.
  • Recent Summer 2015 hire with STRONG possibility to move into the permanent position - internal candidate alert! Eric Zuber...
  • We could have this conversation endlessly...Eric Zuber is an excellent and accomplished pianist who earned his position in a search last year. Maybe he'll have worked hard in his temporary position and already earned his rehire. Maybe he'll have angered everyone and already worked his way out of a job. There's no alert necessary, apply to this job if it's of interested to you; if not, don't.
    • Yes, he's an excellent and accomplished pianist, he a WONDERFUL pianist?
  • Who knows? I heard Eric Zuber was a last minute temporary hire in the late Summer with no real 'search,' so doesn't mean he's an internal candidate, if he has only been there for a few months. Zuber's competition background looks great, but who knows about his teaching. He'll be applying for every available job if he's now in a temp position with no guarantees, and it all chance what works out first. 
  • Nevertheless, I would say Zuber is a strong candidate.
  • Even if he is a strong candidate, there will be so many applicants for a position like this, so there will be a lot of competition. It's a piano teaching/chamber music job, maybe with Piano Ped or Piano Lit, and all in a big enough city that has everything. What's not to like?
  • It's no longer available, they must have closed it while reviewing
  • Request for further materials on 12/16  x4
  • Contacted references by phone this week 1/23
  • May I ask how you know that your references have been contacted? Not just for this job for generally, when a search committee contacts candidates' references, do they tell the candidates in advance? Or did you find out from your references that they were called? Thank you for considering sharing that information!
  • When my references were contacted, my references sent me an email to say that they were contacted, and gave me some info on what they were asked. No, the search committee didn't contact me before, I think that's probably normal.  
  • On-campus interviews this week
  • Any news yet?
  • Congratulations to Dr. Artina McCain!

University of New Hampshire: Piano Lecturer (full-time) (Deadline: 15 December 2015)[]

  • The Department of Music at the University of New Hampshire is seeking applicants for a (benefits eligible) piano lecturer position.
  • SALARY: Starting salary according to the terms in the collective bargaining agreement.
Piano lessons for undergraduate majors, graduate students and non-majors
Perform regularly as collaborative pianist on faculty recitals and occasionally for guest artists
Teach related courses: Vocal and Instrumental Accompaniment, Materials and Methods in Piano Music, and Advanced Piano Pedagogy
A commitment to sustain and advance the goals of the institution’s diversity of students, faculty, and staff.
Coordinate assignments of the staff pianists
Administer the Piano Extension Program
Other duties as determined by the needs of the department and the candidate’s abilities
Appropriate doctorate (or equivalent extensive professional experience), Master’s degree minimum.
Phone interview week of Feb 8

• Any updates?

  • Any updates as of May 1?
  • Rejection letter June 1 (x2)

University of North Carolina at Greensboro: Piano Faculty (full-time, non-tenure-track) (Deadline: 21 March 2016)[]

  • Position Number: 1990
  • Functional Title: Piano Faculty
  • Position Type: Non-Tenure Stream
  • Position Summary: Instructor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy, Full time position, two-year renewable contract
  • Primary responsibility: Teach studio piano
  • Secondary responsibilities: Teach courses related to the Piano Pedagogy masters degree program, Coordinate class piano program, Other interests and qualifications are welcome and may enable participation in additional areas of teaching and service such as collaborative piano, early keyboard instruction, keyboard harmony, and piano literature. Participation in recruiting and normal faculty governance service activity associated with a full-time position are expected
  • Minimum Qualifications: Doctoral Degree in Piano Performance or Piano Pedagogy; ABD or equivalent professional experience considered.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Teaching experience in applied piano and related courses at the collegiate level strongly desired.
  • Tenure Status: N/A
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants are asked to provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of at least three (3) References, in the References section of the electronic application. These References will be solicited by the UNCGjobsearch system via email, and asked to provide a confidential Letter of Reference/Recommendation on behalf of the applicant. This will occur as soon as the applicant successfully submits the application and receives a confirmation number from the UNCGjobsearch system.
  • Materials requested include: Letter of application, Professional vitae, Transcripts of academic records, A link to recent recordings of performances, Names and contact information for three references.
  • Inquiries about the position should be directed to: Dr. John Salmon,
  • Recruitment Range: $40,000 - $45,000
  • Job Open Date: 02/17/2016
  • For Best Consideration Date: 03/21/2016
  • Has anyone heard anything?
  • Haven't heard anything, and it's almost May... internal, perhaps?
  • I don't think there is any internal candidate
  • They filled the position - I think it was Kyoo Hye?

University of Northern Iowa: Instructor, Music (Deadline: 22 April 2016)[]

  • Position Title: Instructor School of Music
  • Job Category: Faculty
  • Type of Position: Temporary
  • Full Consideration Date: Friday, April 22, 2016
  • Advertising Started on: Tuesday, April 12, 2016
  • College: College of Humanities, Arts & Sciences
  • Department: School of Music
  • Salary: $39,748.00 to Commensurate
  • Full/Part Time Status: Full Time
  • Service Schedule: Academic Year
  • Position Description: Teach group piano and piano pedagogy courses to undergraduate and graduate students. Provide individual applied instruction to undergraduate students in piano beyond proficiency. Manage piano proficiency requirements of all music majors in the School of Music. Maintain an active portfolio of scholarly research/creative activities and service including performances and presentations at national and international recognized conferences and conventions. Develop strategy and implement recruiting efforts to attract the brightest and most talented pianists, in addition to graduate students interested in piano pedagogy, from both in- and out-of-state. Additional assignments depend on department need and area(s) of expertise.
  • Education Requirements: Doctoral degree in piano performance and pedagogy with evidence of degree completion required by August 1, 2016.
  • Required Qualifications: Recognition for excellence as a performer with demonstrated skills in the areas of piano pedagogy as well as a minimum of three years of experience as a studio, pianist/collaborator or teacher at the collegiate level required.
  • rejection email 6/8

University of Puget Sound: Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Music (Deadline: 25 January 2016)[]

  • One-year, visiting appointment in the School of Music beginning Fall Term 2016.
  • Teach piano, piano-related courses, and academic courses; music theory or aural skills preferred. Remain active as a performing musician, including contributing to on-campus performances.
  • Doctor of Music required; ABD considered. Record of experience and accomplishment as a performing artist, both as soloist and collaborative musician, and promise as a pedagogue. Commitment to undergraduate teaching and liberal arts education.
  • Application Deadline: Search and selection procedures will begin immediately and will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates has been identified. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials dated no later than January 25, 2016 to ensure full consideration.
  • Please submit curriculum vitae when prompted to submit resume. Additional documents can be attached within the application. Applications submitted without these documents requested below will not be considered: Curriculum vitae, Letter of Interest, Three (3) Letters of Reference. You will be asked to specify the email addresses of reference providers at the time of application and the system will email these providers on the next business day.
  • Request for additional materials.X2
  • Campus interview scheduled.
  • Rejection email received. Says they've "selected another candidate and the position is now filled."X3

University of Southern California: Adjunct Assistant Professor in Keyboard Studies (Spring 2016) (Deadline: Open until filled?)[]

  • University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music invites applications for an anticipated opening as Adjunct Assistant Professor in Keyboard Studies. This position is for the period of one semester only, based on the needs of the department, and will serve to replace full-time faculty on sabbatical leaves. Appointment begins January 2016.
  • Principal duties include providing individual instruction for a studio of piano students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Faculty provide weekly private lessons (typically 1 hour per week for piano majors and 30 minutes per week for non-majors) throughout the 15-week semester, offer a regular studio performance class, attend and evaluate recitals and end-of-semester juries as needed, and attend departmental meetings as requested. It is expected that the teaching philosophy and objectives be compatible and well-coordinated with those of the faculty member for whom the candidate is substituting.
  • Posting is already down...
  • According to an email from the Dean's office, the job has already been filled.

University of South Dakota: Asst. Professor, Studio Piano and Class Piano (Deadline: 6 January 2016)[]

  • Professional performer for a full-time, nine month, tenure track position.
  • The successful candidate will recruit for and teach private studio piano lessons, teach class piano sections, and coordinate the class piano area.
  • Appointment begins August 22, 2016. Review of applications will begin January 6, 2016. 
  • Doctorate degree in piano performance or piano pedagogy required. ABD will be considered. Demonstrated excellence in teaching and performance/research excellence required. Minimum of two years of teaching experience required.
  • Applications will only be accepted on-line at Include on the website: application letter, vita, an unofficial copy of graduate transcript, and names and phone numbers of five current references. Send a DVD or link to a site showcasing at least two recent performances. Send DVD to: Monica Tiahrt, Office of the Dean, Piano Search Committee, The University of South Dakota, 414 E. Clark Street, Vermillion, SD 57069. Question: 605-677-5481 Phone: 605-677-5481.
  • Phone interview scheduled
  • Finalists contacted
  • Search concluded.

University of Southern Mississippi: Instructor of Music in Collaborative Piano (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 12/17)[]

  • Job Summary: The University of Southern Mississippi (Southern Miss) invites applicants for the full-time, nine-month, non-tenure-track faculty position of instructor of music in collaborative piano in the School of Music, College of Arts and Letters. Position is contingent on funding.
  • Duties and Responsibilities: Perform with faculty, guest artists and students; extensively participate in collaborative piano program; recruit undergraduate and graduate applied collaborative students; teach class piano as needed; adhere to University and department policies, procedures and regulations; be committed to training and mentoring young artists and to developing excellence in teaching; be capable of collaborating with faculty in departmental curricular activities
  • Minimum Qualifications: Master of Music in collaborative piano, piano performance or equivalent degree. Related experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for required education; proven artistry and significant experience as a performer and teacher
  • Preferred Qualifications: Doctorate of Music in collaborative piano, piano performance; a history of successful applied teaching at the college level; evidence of successful teaching and recruiting experience; evidence of organizational and administrative experience
  • Posting Date: 12-17-2015
  • Closing Date: Open Until Filled
  • Skype interview in week of Feb 21
  • Campus visit week of March 7
  • Any news yet?
  • I heard they offered to someone and the person turned it down.. Then I don't know what's going on.

University of Tennessee: Artist and Teacher of Piano (Associate Professor/Full Professor) (Deadline: 15 December 2015)[]

  • Associate Professor/Full Professor, appointment beginning fall semester, August 1, 2016. Doctorate or equivalent professional profile required.
  • Demonstrated success in college-level teaching as well as a consistent well-rounded record of professional experience and e Teach piano to undergraduate and graduate piano majors. Added teaching responsibilities may include coaching chamber music and/or other responsibilities based on the successful candidates expertise. Responsible for recruitment of undergraduate and graduate piano students. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. DEADLINE: December 15, or until position is filled.
  • Send letter of application (no email applications), at least three current (within the last 12 months) letters of recommendation, curriculum vitae, and a recent CD and/or DVD recording or links to representative repertoire (indicating dates of performance) to: Secretary, Piano Search Committee, The University of Tennessee, 117 Natalie L. Haslam Music Center, Knoxville, TN 37996-2600
  • posting is down...
  • About a third of the way down the page:
  • Campus interview scheduled.
  • Two of the four finalists were recent MM graduates who had neither any prior teaching experience nor any real interest in teaching, lmao. Sorry to all of you with completed doctorates, full time jobs, and active recruitment profiles; search concluded.

University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley: Lecturer, Piano (3 years) (Deadline: 01 February 2016, but review began 12/18)[]

  • The University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley is seeking applications for a 3 year appointment Lecturer I in Applied Piano to join the School of Music, Edinburg campus beginning in the fall 2016. Primary responsibilities includes teaching applied piano, class piano and accompanying undergraduate and graduate instrumental students; and other duties assigned by the School of Music Chair/Dean. The position requires a demonstrated record piano performance and a successful teaching record. Candidates should demonstrate the potential for continued scholarly/performance and recruitment activity. Other expectations include collegial participation in service activities. The successful candidate will be assigned the standard academic teaching load for the 3-Year Lecture position.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Master’s in Music is required from an accredited university.
  • Discipline Specific Required Qualifications: University Piano performance and teaching experience
  • Preferred Qualifications: Piano performance, experience teaching piano, ability to recruit students, secondary teaching experience. Preference is given to applicants who are willing to teach at both the Brownsville and Edinburg campuses.
  • Open Date: 12/18/2015
  • Close Date: 02/01/2016
  • Open Until Filled: No
  • Review of Candidates Start Date: 12/18/2015
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Complete all sections on the application. If you are applying for the first time please complete all biographical information including address, email and phone. You may update this at any time by selecting to edit your profile in the application. Security sensitive; conviction verification conducted on applicant selected.
  • For your application to be properly reviewed, we are requesting for the applicant to attach the following supporting documentations: Curriculum Vitae, List of 3 References, Letter of Interest, Unofficial Transcripts (graduate and undergraduate – Once hired, official transcript are required), Other Document: In other document indicate a link to current recordings
  • Phone interview scheduled
  • Filled.

University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley: Lecturer of Applied/Collaborative Piano (Deadline: Open Until Filled)[]

  • The University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley is seeking applications for a one year appointment of Lecturer in Collaborative Piano to join the School of Music in the Brownsville & Edinburg campuses. Primary responsibilities include teaching collaborative piano, applied piano, coaching student accompanists, and accompanying undergraduate and graduate instrumental students; and other duties assigned by the School of Music Chair/Dean. The position requires a demonstrated record of successful collaborative performance and a successful teaching record. Candidates should demonstrate the potential for continued scholarly/performance and recruitment activity. Other expectations include collegial participation in service activities. The successful candidate will be assigned the standard academic teaching load for a One-Year Lecturer position. 
  • Minimum Qualifications: Masters of Music is required from an accredited university and successful record of professional collaborative experience..
  • Preferred Qualifications: Doctor of Musical Arts degree, university-level teaching experience beyond the TA, demonstrated success in recruitment, experience working with instrumental soloists, and evidence of working collegially within a multi-faculty piano area.
  • Open Date: 6/21/2016
  • Open Until Filled: Yes
  • Review of Candidates Start Date: 6/21/2016
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Complete all sections on the application. If you are applying for the first time please complete all biographical information including address, email and phone. You may update this at any time by selecting to edit your profile in the application. Security sensitive; conviction verification conducted on applicant selected.
  • For your application to be properly reviewed, we are requesting for the applicant to attach the following supporting documentations: Curriculum Vitae, List of 3 References, Letter of Interest, Unofficial Transcripts (graduate and undergraduate – Once hired, official transcript are required), Other Document: In other document indicate a link to current recordings.

University of the Cumberlands: Instructor of Piano/Accompanist (1-semester, Spring 2016) (Deadline: Open until filled)[]

  • The Music Department of University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, KY, seeks an Instructor of Piano/Accompanist beginning January 2016 for a one-semester appointment with the possibility of renewal. Responsibilities include teaching class and applied piano, as well as accompanying selected choral ensembles and applied students. Additional responsibilities may include teaching other classes related to teaching expertise. Masters degree required, doctorate and collegiate teaching experience preferred. Salary commensurate with expertise and experience. With approximately 1,800 on-campus students and a total population of 6,000 students, University of the Cumberlands is a private, liberal arts university affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention, and is located in Williamsburg, KY, 70 miles north of Knoxville, TN, on Interstate 75. Apply at

12/18  Filled

University of Toronto: Assistant / Associate Professor - Piano (Deadline: 04 January 2016)[]

  • The Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time, tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of Piano beginning July 1, 2016.
  • Applicants must have experience and demonstrated excellence in working with pianists at the graduate and undergraduate levels as well as a superior performing profile. There should be evidence of solo performances in major venues, collaborations with major artists and ensembles, public presence through broadcasts and recordings, and recognition through critical reception and arts grant support. The successful candidate will also have secondary expertise in one area or more, such as improvisation, contemporary music, chamber music, collaborative performance, and/or music production. Demonstrated experience with individual studio lessons, duo and chamber coaching, master-class teaching, and classroom teaching is required. The successful candidate may be expected to be an active participant in the administration of the keyboard area. A DMA or comparable professional performance profile is required. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), and a statement outlining current and future research or creative professional interests, and samples of work. If you have questions about this position, please contact All application materials should be submitted online.
  • Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.
  • Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to the department via e-mail to: Search Committee Chair and Dean, Faculty of Music by the closing date of January 4, 2016.

The University of Trinidad and Tobago: Senior Instructor of Music (Piano / Piano Accompaniment) (Deadline: 31 March 2016)[]

  • Leads the development, planning and implementation of a high quality curriculum; Prepares and delivers course/programme content within prescribed curriculum; Supervises student projects and assignments; Trains, coaches and mentors junior Academic staff; Teaches individual instrumental lessons and holds masterclasses; Provides high quality accompaniment to Students, Interns and members of Faculty; Provides chamber music coaching to Students and Interns as required; Performs in Student and Faculty Ensembles as required; Engages in service to the University as well as the broader scholarly and professional communities, including engagement in concerts/performances; Develops and executes recruitment events to build the piano studio; Engages in service to the University as well as the broader scholarly and professional communities, including engagement in concerts/performances; Pursues research/artistry and/or produces publications and/or other research outputs; Develops and maintains alliances and collaborations with international institutions.
  • Qualifications and Experience: BA, BFA, BMus or industry equivalent, with relevant combination of experience and training; Minimum of three (3) years actively involved in teaching; consideration will also be given for extensive professional experience; Demonstrated extensive professional activity such as theoretical, pedagogical research etc.
  • Competencies: Demonstrated competence with course content creation; Demonstrated competence in instrumental performance and pedagogy; Candidates demonstrating capacity to impart both strong classical foundations and jazz techniques will enjoy special consideration; Sound knowledge and demonstrated understanding of Caribbean culture; Professional Conduct; Leadership and Decision Making skills.

University of Utah: Assistant/Associate Professor of Piano (Deadline: 18 January 2016)[]

  • DUTIES: (1) Teach studio piano and other possible teaching assignments in support of the needs of the Piano Area, such as undergraduate and/or graduate course(s) in literature, pedagogy, collaborative arts, and/or professional development; (2) supervise undergraduate recitals, graduate recitals, and DMA documents; (3) maintain a record of performances that indicates continuing growth and national/international visibility; (4) recruit undergraduate and graduate piano students to the School of Music; (5) serve on School of Music committees and perform other appropriate college, university, and professional service.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: Earned doctorate in Piano Performance; demonstrated evidence of successful applied teaching at the university level; artist-level performer. We are seeking an accomplished and creative musician with a national/international reputation in performance.
  • The letter of application, CV (including the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of 3 to 5 persons who can provide references), 3 confidential letters of recommendation (uploaded directly by recommenders), succinct teaching philosophy statement, and (unofficial) copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts must be submitted electronically via: Please submit a link (URL) to an unedited video of recent solo performances in the cover letter. 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 18, 2016 to ensure full consideration. Candidates who proceed to the final level of the search must provide official transcripts of all academic work; state law also requires that the University perform a background check on successful candidates. For more information, or to suggest nominations for this position, contact Prof. Susan Duehlmeier, Chair of the Search Committee, at
  • Has anyone heard anything about this search?
  • Campus interview scheduled.
  • A certain Mormon pianist is at the top of their list. Whether said individual's current institution can come up with a counter-offer remains to be seen...
  • I believe Dr. Andrew Staupe got this job

University of Virginia: Instructor of Piano (Deadline: Open until filled, posted June 6)[]

  • The University of Virginia, McIntire Department of Music seeks applications for one position of Adjunct Instructor in Piano. Responsibilities include teaching private piano lessons.
  • Qualifications: Graduate degree or commensurate professional experience. Demonstrated experience as a performer and teacher; strong potential as a teacher of undergraduate students. Candidates should be comfortable teaching students of varying skill levels (music majors and non-majors), and teaching a range of classical and modern techniques and repertoires. Compensation is per service for studio teaching; 2016-17 rate is $727 per student per semester of one-hour lessons. Appointment to begin on August 23, 2016.
  • To apply, please complete a Candidate Profile online through Jobs@ UVA (, and electronically attach a cover letter and a CV including names and contact information for at least three references. Search on posting 0618878.
  • In addition, please send representative recordings to Kristen Crawford by downloadable link (Dropbox, Hightail, etc.) to or by physical mail: Department of Music, PO Box 400176, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176.

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire: Lecturer in Piano/Piano Pedagogy (Deadline: 03 June 2016)[]

  • POSITION: Piano/Piano Pedagogy. 80% instructional academic staff position in the Department of Music and Theatre Arts as a Lecturer beginning August 22, 2016.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: Significant experience teaching class piano at the collegiate level, demonstrated excellence in performance as both a solo and collaborative pianist and demonstrated success as a piano teacher is required. Doctorate in Piano Pedagogy preferred. Experience teaching piano pedagogy courses strongly is preferred. Experience as a collaborative pianist is desired. Commitment to equity and inclusiveness and/or ability to bring diverse perspectives and experiences to campus is desired.
  • RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach sections of class piano and piano pedagogy. Coordinate Piano Proficiency Exam. Supervise capstone projects of undergraduate piano pedagogy majors. Teach applied piano lessons to secondary piano students as needed. Maintain professional activities in the field of piano pedagogy, developing a visible profile at the national, regional, and state levels. Assist in the recruitment of piano pedagogy students. Serve as a liaison with local, regional, and state independent piano teachers. Other courses and responsibilities are possible according to candidate interest and departmental need.
  • APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please upload a letter of application addressing position qualifications, copy of unofficial undergraduate and graduate school transcripts, curriculum vita, names and contact information including relationship to candidate of 5 references, and high quality live and unedited recordings (upload mp3, links to video/audio; no video upload, please). Please submit recent performances that demonstrate both solo and collaborative repertoire to
  • To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by June 3, 2016.
  • NOTE: Must be work-authorized in the United States.  The university does not support work authorization for this position.
  • Anybody know if this is a real search? It closed so quickly. Internal?
  • A couple of things to think about here: 1/ If it had been earlier in the season and the job closed so quickly, it might have been a fake search. But being that it's already the summer, it might be justifiable and might not be fake after all. 2/ This is essentially, I believe, the job that the professor who is leaving for Georgia College left behind. He got the job at Georgia College MONTHS ago, so either he waited to resign in order to keep his benefits for longer, or the university is having financial difficulty filling the position and took a while for approval. The public university system in Wisconsin is known to be having financial cuts in the last few years, so perhaps when he resigned, they weren't even sure that they wouldn't lose the line. 3/ The financial difficulty might also explain why this position is actually an 80% position - meaning "less than full-time." Essentially, at 80%, you can't really have much of another job, yet they might or might not have to cover full benefits. So, is this really that great a job to get anyway? If you already live in Wisconsin, I'd say go for it. But to have to relocate to take a less-than-full-time position, I'm not sure.
  • I know for certain that by early spring they were not going to fill the position at all (presumably due to the U-W system's financial issues). Then things must have shifted such that they were able to get something, just not the same tenure line. It's quick because they want someone in place, but it is a legitimate search. 
  • This is not an internal search. It is .80 staff (not full-time faculty) position, which is probably all the department was given this year to replace the professor that resigned for another job. And while that professor may have resigned months ago, administrators love to move at a glacial pace when approving anything.

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh: Tenure Track Position in Music - Class Piano/Piano Pedagogy (Deadline: 07 December 2015)[]

  • Primary teaching responsibilities in Class Piano and Functional Keyboard/Piano skills. Other teaching duties may be assigned according to department needs and candidate's expertise. The successful candidate will assist in curricular development in the keyboard/piano skills, piano pedagogy and collaborative piano areas. Participate in departmental and university activities and committees, including student advisement and recruiting.
  • Requirements: Doctorate in Piano Pedagogy, Piano Performance or other area relevant to the position and demonstrated excellence in teaching keyboard/piano skills at the university level required. Advanced piano performance skills and evidence of, or demonstrated potential for significant scholarly and/or creative achievement necessary.
  • Preferences: Candidates who have experience designing and managing university-level piano skills curriculum and strong collaborative skills.
  • Review of files will begin December 7, 2015 and continue until position is filled.
  • Electronically submit a letter of application, vita, three current letters of recommendation, contact information for five references, transcripts (official or photocopy) and philosophy of teaching statement (all as PDF files) to:
Julie Nelson
(920) 424-4224
  • A recent, unedited CD recording of piano performance (including some collaboration, preferred) is also required via US mail or courier to the Search Chair at:
Search and Screen Chair for Class Piano/Piano Pedagogy
Department of Music
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
800 Algoma Blvd
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Anyone heard anything from this at all?
Phone interview 2/5
03/31 - internal hire, Kirstin Ihde ( currently a lecture there)

Valdosta State University: Assistant Professor of Music (Piano) (Deadline: 07 December 2015)[]

  • Valdosta State University's Department of Music invites applications for an academic, tenure track faculty position beginning August 1, 2016.
  • Responsibilities include teaching studio piano, class piano, and piano pedagogy; working as collaborative pianist with faculty, guest artists and students; and other duties as assigned.
  • Required qualifications include a completed doctorate degree in piano performance or piano pedagogy, evidence of accomplishment as a professional performer and collaborative artist, and college teaching experience.
  • For more information on the position please contact Dr. Farwell, Head, Music Department, via email or phone 229-333-5804. VSU is an equal opportunity educational institution with a strong university commitment to diversity.
  • Their online application form does not accept applications from ABD candidates (its a yes/no question that blocks you from submitting).
  • I was able to submit my application as an ABD with no problem.
    • FYI, they declined me as an ABD last week.
  • The bigger difficulty with this application is sending videos to them. They are quite peculiar, I would say.
  • Request for further materials.
  • skype interview scheduled
  • Final interview 
  • They made a hire
  • Who ??
  • Congratulations Dr. Stephanie Neeman!

Virginia State University: Assistant/Associate Professor of Piano (Open until filled, posted 01 February 2016)[]

  • The successful candidate will be expected to teach applied piano majors, piano minors, class piano, and keyboard related courses. The candidate’s academic teaching load will include Basic Theory or Chromatic Harmony, and Music Appreciation or Blacks in American Music. The Piano Professor will accompany departmental and/or student performers as needed; will maintain an active solo and collaborative performance schedule; will effectively recruit students for program; will provide student advising; and will serve on university, department and college committees as needed.
  • REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have a Master’s in piano performance or pedagogy from an accredited college or university, earned Doctorate preferred; must provide evidence of excellence in solo and collaborative performance; and must possess a strong record of teaching piano in higher education (college, university, or conservatory) is required.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Virginia State University will accept applications through the online Recruitment Management System (RMS) at E-mailed, mailed and faxed applications will not be accepted. Resumes do not substitute for a completed online state application. Interested persons must attach a letter of interest, a current resume/vita, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses (if available) of three professional references. Please visit our web site at for full position descriptions.
  • Copies of transcripts and three (3) letters of references must be attached to online application or mailed to:
Office of Human Resources
Virginia State University
1 Hayden Drive, Box 9412
Petersburg, Virginia 23806-9412
  • Your name and the position number (FO070) must be clearly identifiable on each item submitted. Official transcripts and three (3) letters of reference will be required prior to employment. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
  • Has anyone heard anything?
  • Still no news from this place?

West Virginia University: Assistant Professor of Music - Piano (Deadline: None listed, posted January 4)[]

  • Full-time, nine-month, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The primary teaching assignment is applied piano at the undergraduate through doctoral levels, and other piano-related courses according to the needs of the School of Music and the abilities and interests of the candidate. As a performing artist, the candidate must possess an equal commitment to both performing and teaching, maintain or develop a reputation of regional/national prominence, and collaborate in performances with faculty colleagues.
  • Date of Appointment: August 16, 2016. Classes begin August 17, 2016.
  • Rank and Salary: The appointment is at the level of Assistant Professor and is a full-time, nine-month, benefits-eligible, tenure-track appointment. Salary is commensurate with background and experience.
  • Skills: Artist-level teacher with terminal degree or equivalent professional experience. Teaching experience in applied piano and related courses at the collegiate level strongly desired. An awareness of innovative and entrepreneurial approaches to music projects and careers and experience with a broad range of keyboard literature, including piano music by contemporary composers will be an asset to the successful candidate. Candidates must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and enjoy working collaboratively in a vibrant academic community.
  • Application: For a complete application, interested candidates should submit the following: Letter of application, Curriculum vitae, Online links to a recent performance (or performances) or to a commercial recording, List of five references with complete contact information (including mailing addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses)
  • Applications must be submitted online at:
  • Internal?
  • Any updates as of May 1?
  • On-campus interviews recently concluded.
  • Internal candidate. 

Schools with Failed or Canceled Searches[]

Application and Interview Procedures[]

  • So, you have a doctoral degree in piano and are interested in teaching at a college or university?  Awesome!  Here is a short guide to applying for piano jobs:
  1. After reading the posting on CMS/HigherEd Jobs/The Chronicle, go to the school's music website.  Is there a Visiting Assistant Professor listed?  If so, this is possibly a pro forma search, whereupon you should skip directly to #11 on this list.  If you decide to try to unseat the internal or if it's a "clean" opening, proceed to #2.
  2. Prepare your CV, Cover Letter, Teaching Philosophy, and List of References.  Additionally, prepare a list of sample recordings in increments of 20-60 minutes, but do not submit this unless initially requested in the application procedures.  Your cover letter should address the following areas: your experience in higher education, a brief discussion of student success and recruitment, an overview of your professional performance/research profile, and why you are interested in this particular position.  If you've never had a job in higher education, outlay your recruitment strategy and play up other areas of your professional experience.  Finally, make sure to include the correct name and contact info of the school to which you're applying.  If you accidentally didn't swap out the information in your Cover Letter from another application and submitted your materials anyway, skip to #11.  If everything was correct in your materials (grammatically and otherwise), proceed to #3.
  3. Welcome to Purgatory!  Depending on the closing date and the number of applications, it's possible that you might not hear from the search committee anywhere from a few weeks to several months.  If the search committee contacts you, proceed to #4.  If not, skip to #11.
  4. Congratulations - you passed the paper round!  The search committee would like to hear samples of your performances!  Remember that list from #2?  Make sure that whatever you select is of high quality and has all the bases covered: a concerto, a few solos, and some collaborative/chamber playing.  Keep in mind that some search committee members might have strong prejudices about repertoire and could vote against you based solely on what you submitted rather than how you play it (it sucks, but it happens).  Thus, while your recordings should contain at least one non-standard selection, try to balance it with more canonic repertoire to assuage their fears that you have a personality. If the majority of the committee likes your playing, proceed to #5.  If not, skip to #11.
  5. Woot woot!  The search committee likes your playing enough to tolerate the sound of your voice!  Let's set up a phone interview!  Be prepared to verbalize your CV, teaching philosophy, recruitment strategy, and explain to the committee why, precisely, you want to teach in rural Montana.  The goal here is to see who can answer questions simply, directly, and with as little fluff as possible.  Don't quote Enlightenment philosophers; cite specific experiences and relate them to your strategy of building a piano program. The committee will typically ask if you have any questions for them, so have one or two. Proceed to #6.
  6. We're getting close to meeting people up close and personal!  Hooray!  Here's where it gets fun - the upper administration makes the final decision on which candidates to invite to campus, so even if you did everything correctly up until this point, it is quite possible that you won't be approved for a campus interview based on any number of insane factors ranging from where you went to school (some universities are against having too many people from one school on their faculty) to the fact that you only won the Bronze Medal, and not the Gold, in the Leeds Competition (bummer).  If you're approved for a campus interview, proceed to #7.  If not...well, you know where to go by now.
  7. YOU MADE IT TO CAMPUS!  This is truly an accomplishment these days - in a sea of overqualified candidates, making it to the finals of any job is a great sign of your career prospects.  At this point, there is one simple requirement to getting an offer: don't screw up.  Before we deal with what to deal with next, here's a sucker punch that most people don't expect: it's possible that the school will ask that you pay for your own travel expenses to the interview.  Unfortunately, many universities are limiting their travel budgets for searches and instead ask the candidate to purchase their own airfare with the promise of reimbursement (which may or may not happen - check the "Universities to Fear" page for the most up-to-date horror stories).  SOOOOOOO, after submitting your application, recordings, doing a phone interview, and paying anywhere from $500-$1000 of interview costs, it's time to get real.  When you finally get to show them your pearly whites in person, be prepared to do the following things:
    • Perform a recital of 20-45 minutes in length (some bigger schools might ask for an hour, although this is a relatively rare request).  If you're applying for jobs, you should have a program ready to go during the interview season of late January-mid April.  Ideally, play something that was not on your recording list to show the breadth of your repertoire.  Make sure that you do NOT go over the requested amount of time, as it is possible that someone might vote against you for not adhering to the interview guidelines.  Concerning programming, play what you play well and have played many times before - this is not a situation where you want to try out new repertoire for the first time unless you like living dangerously.  Some schools might also request that you play a collaborative selection with a member of their faculty.  Never played the Prokofiev Flute Sonata?  GET PRACTICING!  
    • Teach a masterclass for 2-3 students.  Pick your battles carefully when working with a student.  If someone needs help with their technique, address that; if someone doesn't know the background of the piece, talk about the historical context and/or style and work it into your comments.  Show that you are capable of addressing a wide range of problems and that you only scream at people when necessary (i.e., most of the time).  
    • Interview with the committee, the department chair/director, and the Dean.  With the committee, the questions will mostly deal with issues such as recruiting, working collegially with others ("Approximately how many lunches do you steal from the faculty fridge per week?"), and other nuts-and-bolts things.  With the upper administration, be prepared to discuss the more broad aspects of the position, such as community involvement, your multi-year plan, and your thoughts on the school's mission statement.  Some of these interviews might happen over meals, at which point you get to answer questions while everyone else enjoys a Grilled Chicken Southwestern Wrap.  If it takes place over dinner, try not to get TOO drunk, okay? 
    • Teach a class in a related area, such as piano pedagogy, chamber music/accompanying, history, or theory (if the position includes such duties).  They might give you a topic in advance.  If not, prepare a scholarly handout (avoid Wingdings font) and make sure that you engage the class as much as you lecture.
    • Generally speaking, be positive, make eye contact, and give direct answers to their questions.  Assuming that there is no internal, the big thing everyone is trying to figure out with finalists is whether or not they can work with you on a day-to-day basis.  Again, check off as many boxes as you can: no memory lapses in the recital, no students crying in the master class, no dumb jokes with the Dean, and don't throw a drink in anyone's face during dinner unless they deserve it.
  8. You're done!  Congratulations on making it through this unbelievably degrading process! Go back to step #3, as it might be a few weeks before you hear any news.  If you get an offer, #9 is your next stop.  If not, keep going south.  
  9. "I GOT THE JOB?!???!!?!?  HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?!?!?!"  Well, you must have done SOMETHING right, because you beat out a highly qualified pool of sometimes as many as 200 applicants.  High fives!  Your negotiating power on salary, tenure, and other matters will depend on several things: whether you already have a job, how much they liked you, and if they see you as a long-term prospect.  If this is your first job, you'll likely have to take what they offer unless you can provide a compelling reason why you deserve a $10K travel budget.  If you're coming from another job, some schools will match your time towards tenure or kick you to the back of the line and make you start over.  Ultimately, it all depends on the institution.  Consider this the final test in the process - how you negotiate gives an administrator an idea of your overall collegiality, and pushing too hard might make them rescind their offer and extend it to another candidate.  If you and the administration come to an agreement on salary and other aspects, congratulations!  You're done!  Now, sit back and chill for a few years until someone retires from Eastman, whereupon you may proceed directly to #1.  In the meantime, head to a hard-earned and much-deserved #11.  
  10. "WHAT WENT WRONG?????????" If you didn't get the job and everything went well, who knows what happened.  It really could be anything - someone was mad that you didn't take the repeats in your Beethoven, the outfit you wore was scandalous, or the Dean was annoyed that you didn't have enough fundrasing experience.  If there was an internal candidate, at least you got to see how the process works and had a chance at running through everything for a clean search.  Making it to the finals of a job is no small feat, so chin up and get ready for the next one.  Also, #11 is your friend.  
  11. Have some Chopin.