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Director of Choral Activities
University of Alabama

Date Posted Mar. 18, 2021
Title Director of Choral Activities
University University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL, United States
Department School of Music
Application Deadline Prefer by 3/26/21, open until filled.
Position Start Date Aug. 16, 2021
  • Associate Professor
  • Music - General

The University of Alabama seeks an accomplished and innovative choral artist with a proven national record of achievement as a choral conductor and teacher of choral conductors. A demonstrated commitment to the role of highly trained conductors and vocalists in the 21st century should be an active part of the candidate’s background and experience. Rank at time of hire will be commensurate with background and qualifications up to or at the rank of Associate Professor.

The successful candidate will provide artistic and administrative leadership for the full choral program; conduct School of Music choral ensembles in rehearsals and performances, bringing them to a position of national prominence; teach undergraduate and graduate choral conducting courses; teach, mentor, and advise graduate conducting students; and develop appropriate curricula. The Director of Choral Activities will actively recruit for the choral ensembles, the choral conducting degree programs, and assist in recruiting for the comprehensive voice area. Individually, the Director of Choral Activities will continue the development of a national and international reputation as a consummate choral conductor and pedagogue, consistent with the expectations of a comprehensive School of Music at a major research institution.

Additionally, the successful candidate will support the University of Alabama’s commitment to cultivating a community which is dedicated to the promotion and support of inclusivity, diversity, equity, and access through educational strategies and advocacy.

A minimum of a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting is required, while an earned DMA is preferred.

There will be a preliminary Zoom screening of selected applicants, after which top candidates will be informed whether the following interviews will proceed virtually or in-person, depending on how the present coronavirus pandemic has evolved by that time.

The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees. 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.

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  • The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more.
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Contact Information

  • Dr. Amir Zaheri
    School of Music
    University of Alabama
    Box 870366
    175 Moody Music Bldg.
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
  • 2053486604


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