Job Listing


The Longy School of Music of Bard College is seeking applications to fill an artist-teacher of 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:  Spring 2017 or until filled

Job Responsibilities

  • 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 voice departmental meetings
  • Enthusiastically take steps to raise the profile of the Longy conservatory and to increase undergraduate and graduate-level student enrollment in the voice 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 vocal 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:  Wayman Chin, Dean of the Conservatory, in care of Rhaea D’Aliesio at rdaliesio(at)   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

The Longy School of Music of Bard College is a conservatory founded in 1915, located near Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  Longy is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.  For more information, visit Longy on the web at

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, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital or veteran status, or age.