15. December 2014 · Comments Off on Bukkene Bruse · Categories: Christmas

I’ve posted this a few times at Christmas. I figure I may as well post it again. Maybe some of you are new to the blog and haven’t heard this group!

15. December 2014 · Comments Off on What They Expect · Categories: Job Opening, Teaching

Here’s a job for someone out there. Maybe.

The Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University invites applications for a tenure-track nine-month faculty position to begin in August 2015.

POSITION: Outstanding performer and teacher of oboe. The successful candidate will be expected to remain active as a performer and participate fully in the responsibilities of faculty membership, including recruitment, student advisement, curriculum development, and service activities. Additional teaching activities will be assigned by the dean, and will include courses in areas such as music theory, aural skills, chamber music, or music appreciation.

RANK AND SALARY: Lecturer, Instructor, or Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with experience and educational preparation.

REQUIREMENTS: A distinguished record as a performer and studio teacher of oboe required. Experience in English horn and reed-making instruction, chamber music coaching, and a secondary teaching specialty in music is also required. Evidence of successful teaching and recruiting at the college level preferred. Experience teaching music theory and aural skills preferred. Doctorate preferred and must be completed by September 15, 2015 for appointment to tenure track; other applicants will be considered for appointment at the rank of Instructor or Lecturer.
– See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000863375-01#sthash.l8U15tic.dpuf

So you are expected to have enough time to maintain your professional performance career along with everything else they are asking?

I’m glad I’m nearing the end of my career rather than starting out. Maybe I’m crazy, but this sounds absolutely ridiculous to me, so I’m clearly not the right person for the job.

15. December 2014 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

This oboe d’amore is so pretty! And I sound so good! Can I keep it? Or get one for free? #hautboizproblems

15. December 2014 · Comments Off on Advent ~ Day Fifteen · Categories: Advent

Holst: In the Bleak Midwinter, arr Abbie Betinis
The Singers; Matthew Culloton, Conductor; Sarah Frederickson, soprano; Lynette Johnson, alto;
Min Kim, Harp