Job ID: 167475

Assistant Professor of Horn

The University of Memphis

  • Sep. 17, 2021
  • Assistant Professor of Horn
  • Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music
  • The University of Memphis
    Memphis, TN
  • Oct. 12, 2021
  • August 2022
  • Assistant Professor
  • Performance Studies
    Music - General

The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music at the University of Memphis seeks an experienced artist-teacher for a tenure-track faculty appointment in horn, to begin August 2022. The School of Music’s Brass Area is a highly collaborative, multidimensional area of the Performance Studies Division offering the Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, Artist Diploma and Doctor of Musical Arts degree programs. The accomplishments of candidates for this position must reflect their commitment to working with an inclusive student population, and their ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural academic goals of the university.

-Teach applied horn at the undergraduate and graduate levels
-Teach weekly studio classes
-Promote a studio culture that supports educational diversity, and serve as a mentor for horn students
-Rehearse, perform and tour with faculty ensembles (Memphis Brass Quintet and Woodwind Quintet)
-Recruiting and maintaining a studio that meets the needs of the School of Music
-Additional duties will include advising doctoral documents and projects, lecture-recitals, and chamber music coachings.
-A commitment to recruiting, mentoring, and teaching students from diverse musical backgrounds, especially first-generation college students
-Other duties may include course assignments commensurate with candidates qualifications or School of Music needs.
-The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the discipline through engagement in significant professional activities including maintaining regional, national and international visibility in performance, external masterclasses, conference presentations, publications, and services to the school/college/university/community.

The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music enjoys a proud 75-year history of producing successful and accomplished music professionals. Anchored in the culturally diverse and musically rich, cosmopolitan city of Memphis, the School’s inclusive program is purposely designed to inspire, train, and launch sustainable careers for musicians, scholars, and industry professionals of tomorrow. Instructing over 450 students in 26 degree areas, the School’s 70 full and part-time faculty are focused on student success in and outside the classroom. The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music also distinguishes itself as the only doctoral granting institution in the state of Tennessee. The Brass area boasts a slate of full-time, distinguished artist faculty that oversee a robust undergraduate and graduate chamber music program.Students study with performance faculty of international renown that prepare students for the realities of today and the challenges of tomorrow. Alumni enjoy successful careers in major orchestras, elite military ensembles, international schools, and universities worldwide Faculty are actively involved in local, national, and international performance careers, providing students real-time, real-world perspective as they begin to navigate their own professional music careers. The School’s immersive and forward-thinking curriculum along with broad community partnerships create unrivaled local and global opportunities for students and faculty. With the opening of the new Scheidt Family Music Center in 2022, the School will solidify its place as the most comprehensive school of music in the region. The 82,000 square foot Music Center boasts state-of-the-art facilities, including a 900+ seat concert hall. The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, and is housed in the College of Communication and Fine Arts.

Founded in 1912, the University of Memphis welcomes more than 22,000 students to campus every year. Diversity is one of the University’s strengths. Students and faculty come from all over the world to be a part of the UofM experience. As an internationally recognized, urban public research university, UofM provides the highest quality education in one of the world’s most musically active communities.

-Master’s degree with significant professional experience required. ABD or doctorate preferred.
-Documented teaching experience at the college level with a proven record of student success preferred.
-Documented and sustained levels of national or international professional performance experience. We are especially interested in candidates who are accomplished in performing across diverse musical styles and performance traditions.
-Demonstrated commitment to pedagogy and recruitment
-A strong interest in and experience with community engagement, music entrepreneurship, music leadership, and/or other nontraditional career models is desirable.
-The accomplishments of candidates for this position must reflect their commitment to working with an inclusive student population, and their ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and collective mission, vision, and operating standards of the School of Music.

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  • David Spencer
    Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music
    The University of Memphis
    Memphis, TN 38152

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