Asst Professor Music Director Orchestral
The Orchestral Studies Program at Drake University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Orchestral Studies, beginning fall 2021. Doctorate preferred, Master’s degree required with equivalent doctoral professional experience. Salary is competitive.

Responsibilities include serving as Conductor of the University Symphony Orchestra and Director of Orchestral Studies. The successful candidate will also teach Symphonic Literature to music majors, Strings Literature to Music Majors, and additional music course(s) depending on Department need and candidate specialty. These may include, but are not limited to, Upper or Lower Strings Methods (depending on specialty) to Music Education Majors, Music Appreciation to non-majors, applied instrument in the candidate’s area of expertise, instrumental conducting, or develop a new course offering for non-music majors. The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with colleagues and to assume an active leadership role in the recruitment of music students. The candidate must have proven success as an educational orchestral conductor at the university and/or professional level and demonstrated experience motivating young orchestras; active and visible recruiter; demonstrated commitment to and record of successful teaching at the University level; an active performer/conductor at regional and national levels. Demonstrates commitment to professional growth and ability to forge strong community ties.

Drake is an equal opportunity employer, and actively seeks applicants who reflect the diversity of the nation. No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or veteran status.

"Submit an application including letter of application addressing qualifications, current curriculum vitae, philosophy of teaching, statement of diversity, links to recordings of both a recent live orchestral performance and a rehearsal conducted by the applicant, representative programs, transcripts, and a minimum of three recent letters of recommendation at

Inquiries may be directed to Professor Maureen Yuen, Chair
[email protected]
Orchestral Studies Search Committee
Drake University Department of Music
2507 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311

To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by April 15, 2021. Position open until filled.

Additional Information
Position Type: Employee
Ref Code: 50311

Contact Information
Maureen Yuen
[email protected]
Drake University
2507 University Avenue
Des Moines, 50311