FACULTY POSITION IN COLLABORATIVE PIANO

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The NAU Kitt School of Music seeks a dynamic, creative, collaborative, and dedicated educator to serve as Assistant Professor of Practice of Piano. The assignment includes preparing and performing with NAU music students in a variety of settings (degree recitals, semester juries, upper division exams, large ensembles) and in a variety of genres (instrumental, solo voice, choral, opera, musical theater); performing with NAU music faculty and guest artists in recital and chamber music settings; performing for departmental functions such as auditions and concerto competition; and, in consultation with Director of Piano Studies, coordinating the piano accompanying area for Kitt School of Music (including distribution of assignments for part-time staff pianists and student pianists.) Possible teaching duties include chamber music, applied piano and collaborative piano, depending on departmental needs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Masters degree in piano or collaborative piano, Experience collaborating with solo voice or choirs, Experience collaborating with instrumentalists

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate in piano or collaborative piano, Experience as collaborative pianist in professional setting, Experience working synergistically with faculty, students, and staff, Demonstrated commitment to and/or success in working with diverse populations on campus and in
the community

THE INSTITUTION: The Kitt School of Music at Northern Arizona University continues a proud tradition of training the next generation of music teachers, performers, and scholars for the State of Arizona and the Southwestern U.S. Students pursue degrees in music education, performance, choral conducting, instrumental conducting, music theory and composition, musicology, Suzuki violin, and piano accompanying and chamber music. 

Northern Arizona University has a student population of 29,569, including approximately 21,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online. Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch, with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student’s success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes. While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.

SALARY: $52,000, 9-month contract.
DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on May 30, 2022, and will continue until position is filled or closed.

APPLICATION: 1. To apply for this position, please visit nau.edu/hr (faculty position #606299). Application must include a single attachment that contains: 1) letter of application, 2) curriculum vita, 3) teaching
philosophy addressing both ensemble and classroom/studio teaching, 4) vision statement about diversity, equity, inclusion, and collaboration with both faculty and students (maximum 750 words),5) names and contact information of at least three professional references, 6) unrestricted links to video recordings of recent collaborative rehearsals & performances on platforms such as YouTube, Vimeo, or similar

Piano Vacancy Search Committee
Kitt School of Music
http://nau.edu/Music/
music@nau.edu