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Choral/Voice Position - St. Olaf College

This is a Temporary, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province: Northfield, MN
Position: Choral/Voice Position
Deadline: October 20, 2014
Posted: September 22, 2014

Job Description / Duties

The primary responsibility will be to conduct the 100 voice Manitou Singers (first-year women's choral ensemble) and possibly a chamber vocal ensemble of 12-20 singers whose repertoire is drawn from the diverse genre of choral chamber music with a focus in choral music written prior to 1750. Other responsibilities may include teaching studio voice and voice class, and courses in pedagogy for adolescent voices, choral literature, and music education depending on the individual's strengths and areas of expertise.

Qualifications / Required Skills

A Master's Degree is required. The successful candidate will be a pedagogue and artist of outstanding ability who will contribute proactively to the artistic and intellectual life of St. Olaf College. In particular, successful candidates will demonstrate, both in leading an ensemble and in teaching, how excellent music making and a liberal arts education are mutually beneficial in the life of undergraduate students. The candidate is expected to maintain a professional profile through active work such as a guest conductor/adjudicator of choral workshops, choral festivals, honors choirs; lecturer at professional conferences; as well as publications of scholarly research including choral composition. In addition to a proven record of success in choral music, the candidate will demonstrate a deep understanding of pedagogy for the voice, and will show a commitment to the mission of both the department and college. Competency in conducting choral/orchestral literature and keyboard skills sufficient to support instruction is desirable.

Additional Information

A complete job description and application instructions can be found at

We will begin reading applications October 20, 2014 and on-campus interviews will take place January 2015.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Contact Information

For questions or assistance with the application process, email Cheryl Bristol at

Employer Profile

Founded in 1874, St. Olaf is a residential, coeducational liberal arts college affiliated with the Lutheran Church (ELCA) with approximately 3,000 students and a full-time-equivalent faculty of about 300. The St. Olaf College Music Department offers both the Bachelor of Music and the Bachelor of Arts degrees, with programs in performance, music education, church music, theory-composition, history-literature, and elective studies. Approximately 275 students are enrolled as music majors, and approximately 800 of the college's students are regularly involved in music through lessons, ensembles and course work.