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Artist-Teacher of Historical Performance Voice (Part-Time)



The Longy School of Music of Bard College is seeking applications to fill an artist-teacher of historical performance voice position. Candidates should have the interest and demonstrated ability to recruit and develop an active studio in the school’s Conservatory. 

Date of appointment: Fall 2018


  • As appropriate, incorporate elements of the Longy mission into private lessons
  • Provide weekly, hour-long private lessons to undergraduates and graduate-level pre-professional musicians
  • Guide students in selecting appropriate professional repertoire for technical development, promotional juries, graduate-level final recitals, and professional job auditions
  • Evaluate and grade the performance of your classroom and private lesson students, according to the grading standards of the Longy Conservatory
  • Provide ongoing assessment of student progress and development and take steps to accommodate the needs of students with individual learning styles
  • Communicate with conservatory advisors about students’ progress and provide curricular recommendations as needed 
  • Provide recommendations and support to graduate students seeking to pursue doctoral study
  • Counsel students on performance and teaching job opportunities and summer programs post-graduation
  • Participate in large school events including new student orientation, commencement, full faculty meetings, and historical performance departmental meetings
  • Enthusiastically take steps to raise the profile of the Longy conservatory and to increase undergraduate and graduate-level student enrollment in the historical performance department
  • Attend and provide professional feedback on graduate student admission auditions, student juries, dress rehearsals, and recitals


Qualified candidates will possess an outstanding record as performers and teachers, with a strong national or international reputation.  An advanced degree (MM) in historical performance, or demonstrated equivalent, is required.  Candidates with a minimum of three years of teaching in higher educations are preferred.

To Apply

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and phone numbers of five references by hard copy or email to: Sean Wang, Acting Chair of Historical Performance, Longy School of Music of Bard College, 27 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138  ( Please do not send any additional materials at this time.  Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.    

About Longy

Longy in 2017 is at the forefront of graduate music education. Founded to offer an alternative to traditional conservatories, Longy continues to bring new and different perspectives on how to train and prepare modern musicians. Longy has made a name for itself by focusing on the social imperative: musicians, like all artists, must play a critical role in creating vibrant communities. This is carried out in signature programs to prepare students for the challenges of the musician of the 21st century.

Longy School of Music of Bard College is a degree‐granting institution that serves over 200 undergraduate and graduate students from over 35 states and 25 countries at its Conservatory campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts and its Master of Arts in Teaching campus in Los Angeles, California. Founded as Longy School of Music in 1915 by renowned oboist Georges Longy, Longy is a conservatory with a social imperative, providing for all students a distinguished faculty that promotes profound musical understanding and technical mastery, encourages growth of imagination, and fosters inquiry about the role of music and the musician in society. Longy’s mission is to prepare musicians to make a difference in the world.

The Longy School of Music of Bard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital or veteran status, or age. The Longy School of Music of Bard College values the diversity of its community.