TO APPLY

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and phone numbers of three references by hard copy or email to Jeremy Van Buskirk, Assistant Dean, Longy School of Music of Bard College, 27 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (AAJobs(at)longy.edu). Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

About Longy

Longy School of Music of Bard College 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 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.

Work @ Longy

ARTIST-TEACHER OF COMPOSITION 

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

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Enthusiastically recruit high level undergraduate- and graduate-level composition students to Longy
  • Provide weekly, hour-long private lessons to undergraduate- and graduate-level pre-professional musicians
  • Attend and provide professional feedback on undergraduate and graduate student admission auditions, student juries, dress rehearsals, and recitals
  • Provide recommendations and support to students seeking to pursue graduate or doctoral study
  • Counsel students on performance and teaching job opportunities and summer programs post-graduation
  • Creatively incorporate elements of the Longy mission, “to prepare musicians to make a difference in the world”, into private lesson delivery
  • Participate in large school events including new student orientation, commencement, full faculty meetings, and departmental meetings
  • Enthusiastically take steps to raise the profile of the Longy conservatory and its Composition department
  • Evaluate and grade the performance of your 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
  • Provide curricular recommendations to conservatory advisors about failing students
  • Communicate with Longy advisors about students who are struggling emotionally

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Qualified candidates will possess an outstanding record as composers and teachers, with a strong national or international reputation. An advanced degree in composition or demonstrated equivalent is required. Candidates with a minimum of three years of teaching in higher education are preferred.