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Institution: Shenandoah University

Position: Teaching Fellow

General Information:

Shenandoah Conservatory seeks a creative musician and teacher with experience in music theory and musicianship. The successful candidate will be innovative, collegial, and open to opportunities for creative collaboration and mentorship. This is a two-year position, with full benefits and salary in the mid $30Ks, and begins in August of 2019.


Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in music. Ability to teach in the academic music areas of Music Theory, Ear-Training, and Music History. College-level teaching experience preferred.

Preferred Qualifications: A completed doctorate, or ABD scholar, in either music theory or music composition, with a record of teaching music theory and musicianship at the college level. While knowledge of traditional Western art music is expected, preference will be given to applicants with expertise in other areas such as jazz, musical theatre, pop, rock, hip-hop, or world music.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The fellow will teach each semester to support the undergraduate theory curricula, and as a member of an active and artistic division, the candidate will also participate in division meetings. Additional duties will vary based upon the experience and expertise of the candidate. While there are no requirements in service or scholarship, the successful candidate is invited to perform, collaborate, or otherwise contribute to the creative and diverse atmosphere of our Conservatory.

Salary Range: mid-30Ks

Items to Send:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found. For full consideration, please submit the following electronically to (Mrs. Cheryl Woleslagle, Conservatory Dean’s Office):

1. a letter of application;
2. a curriculum vitae, with contact information for three professional references; and
3. a statement of teaching philosophy.
* optional materials: videos of classroom teaching

Deadline: open until filled


For full consideration, please submit electronically to (Mrs. Cheryl Woleslagle, Conservatory Dean’s Office)

Other Information:

Shenandoah University is committed to enriching its educational experience and culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff. All candidates are strongly encouraged to include a statement in their cover letter addressing ways in which they may be able to contribute to that commitment.

Shenandoah University prohibits discrimination against and harassment of any employee or any applicant for employment because of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, marital status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.

A Place for Collaborative and Innovative Artists/Mentors: As a school uniquely committed to rigor, care and also innovation, Shenandoah Conservatory is home to exceptional artists and scholars who are strongly oriented towards collaboration, mentorship, and innovative approaches to the career preparation of students. The recent Student Performance Week is but one example of the Conservatory’s embrace of innovation; a (first-in-the country) week-long stoppage of all classes and rehearsals across all programs with the school turned over to students for student-led (and faculty mentored) collaborative projects.

About Shenandoah Conservatory and Shenandoah University: Shenandoah Conservatory was founded in 1875 and has an extraordinary legacy of shaping music and the performing arts in Virginia and beyond. Located at the head of the historic Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, VA, 70 miles west of Washington DC, the Conservatory is now home to over 600 students from across the nation and globe enrolled in baccalaureate, masters and doctoral curricula in the areas of music, theater, and dance, and includes a distinguished faculty of over 125, half of whom are full-time. In the area of music, Shenandoah Conservatory is fortunate to attract performance-oriented students not only through its music performance degrees, but also through offered degrees in Music Education, Music Therapy, and Music Production and Recording Technology. The Conservatory is one of the Mid-Atlantic Region’s leading centers of new music performance, with premier master artists (ranging from composers to ensembles) distributed throughout each performance season.

Shenandoah University is a diverse institution of approximately 3,600 students enrolled in baccalaureate, masters and doctoral curricula in business, arts and sciences, health professions and performing arts. Shenandoah University is an independent, coeducational institution affiliated with the United Methodist Church and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Please visit for more information.

Date Listed: 06/24/2019

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