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Director of Choral Activities
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Date Posted Dec. 6, 2019
Title Director of Choral Activities
University University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI, United States
Department Mead Witter School of Music More About This Department...
Application Deadline Dec. 15, 2019
Position Start Date August 2020
  • Associate Professor
    Assistant Professor
  • Music - Vocal

The new Director of Choral Activities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Mead Witter School of Music should have experience with the long tradition of symphonic choral repertoire, a cappella singing, and recent developments in the 21st-century, including works for chorus, chorus and orchestra, chorus and winds, and opera. The successful candidate will provide a visionary and robust curriculum aligned with 21st-century choral trends in contemporary, classical, and popular music and will have expertise, performance experience, and rehearsal strategies for early, Classical, Romantic, and contemporary choral music.

The primary duties of this position are to conduct several choirs, oversee the choral area, create dynamic programming, teach aspiring conductors, and collaborate with other performing organizations and conductors in the School of Music. The candidate will work to develop the conducting curriculum in consultation with the music education area, voice area, and instrumental conductors. Continued professional activity nationally and internationally is expected along with creative research in the field which may include commissioning works, conducting premieres, research on historical performance practice, and editing various types of repertory. The successful candidate will advise and mentor students and serve on graduate degree committees, and demonstrate the School’s commitment to collaboration, innovation, equity, and diversity.

Additional expectations include actively recruiting students through personal appearances at clinics, workshops, conventions, and schools locally in the Midwest; increasing the visibility of the choral area through performances, locally, regionally and nationally; continuing the long tradition of excellence in choral music at UW Madison; working with local choral conductors to increase connections; carrying out leadership and service within the School, College, and University as appropriate for an academic tenure track position; and supporting the School’s commitment to the Wisconsin Idea.

  • The University of Wisconsin-Madison is committed to providing equal opportunity and equal access in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations and University of Wisconsin System and university non-discrimination policies and procedures, including but not limited to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of age.

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Contact Information

  • Wendy Johnson
    Mead Witter School of Music
    Mead Witter School of Music
    455 N. Park Street
    3561 Humanities Building
    Madison, WI 53706
  • 608-263-4018


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