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.

02. December 2013 · Comments Off on Have a Doctorate? · Categories: Job Opening

I’m not qualified. I’ve been playing professionally since 1975, but that’s not like a doctorate! If you want to live in Mississippi here’s your chance:

Job Summary: The University of Southern Mississippi invites applicants for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty position as an assistant professor of oboe in the School of Music in the College of Arts and Letters.

Candidate will teach studio oboe, English horn and chamber music, recruit undergraduate and graduate oboe majors and maintain an active performance schedule, including playing in CATEGORY 5 – the faculty wind quintet at Southern Miss. Some classroom teaching is required based on the candidate’s interests and areas of expertise.

Duties and Responsibilities: Candidate will teach studio oboe, English horn, chamber music, reed-making class and additional academic teaching assignments based on the candidate’s interests and areas of expertise. He/she will perform in CATEGORY 5 and maintain an active performance schedule at national and international levels. Successful recruitment of undergraduate and graduate oboe students is a critical component of this position.

– See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000809641-01#sthash.ldv7Etto.dpuf

Tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor — Oboe
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

(Oboe/Tenure-track position)
School of Music and Dramatic Arts

Required Qualifications: Doctorate of Musical Arts or equivalent degree (exceptional candidates who have not earned the terminal degree will be considered, if they possess significant national/international experience) and demonstrated artist-caliber performing and teaching skills.

Additional Qualifications Desired:Successful college teaching experience.

Responsibilities: Recruits and teaches undergraduate and graduate oboe majors; coaches chamber music; performs with the Timm Woodwind Quintet; advises graduate theses, monographs and research projects, as necessary; and, teaches a class in woodwind area (reed making, woodwind literature, woodwind pedagogy, for ex.), as needs arise and time permits.

Title and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Screening will begin immediately through March 7, 2011 and will continue until a candidate is selected.

For full consideration, submit materials by March 7, 2011.

Apply online, at:


Position #000047.

Quick link to ad URL: here

I found this information here.

Washburn University, Instructor of Oboe

Washburn University Department of Music invites applications for the position of Adjunct Instructor of Oboe beginning August 2011.
Qualifications: earned Masters degree and a successful record of recruiting, teaching and performing. College teaching experience is required. The successful applicant will be asked to recruit students and maintain a public profile as a performer and teacher. The successful applicant may also be asked to teach additional courses that would be commensurate with the candidate’s background and skills.

Deadline: Application review will begin on March 28, 2011 and continue until the position has been filled. Send application letter, vita, copies of transcripts and name/addresses/phone numbers of a minimum of three references to Dr. Rebecca Meador, Adjunct Instructor of Oboe Search Committee, Washburn University, Department of Music, 1700 SW College Ave., Topeka, KS 66621. Do not send additional materials until requested. Candidates under consideration may be required to send a performance CD within one week of request. Electronic files will not be accepted. Applicants will be required to submit to a background check prior to hire. Arrest information is not considered in the selection process. To enrich education through diversity, Washburn University is an EOE. Candidates from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. www.washburn.edu.

I’m heaving a huge sigh of relief about the “arrest information” part. (KIDDING! Really … I’ve never been arrested. Yet.)

13. November 2010 · Comments Off on No Girls Allowed ;-) · Categories: Job Opening

Great at push-ups and pull-ups? Do you put your friends to shame at the gym? Come show us what you’ve got! San Francisco Opera announces a public casting call seeking athletic men with specific skills to appear in an upcoming Company production in Fall 2011. You don’t need to be a Navy Seal, but we’re looking for something close. This opportunity is the chance of a lifetime for ten talented men who will have the chance to show off their physical prowess to a crowd of thousands and to work alongside some of the most prominent names in opera and theater.
Desired skills include push-ups, pull-ups, body strength, endurance, hand-over-hand, staged combat and full body control. Ten men will be offered an eight-week union contract (A.G.M.A.) from August 8 – September 30, 2011. The audition will take place on Saturday, December 4, 2010 from 2 p.m.–4 p.m. at Zellerbach Rehearsal Hall, Room B (Franklin Street at Hayes, San Francisco).

I read it here. (And no, I don’t think this is sexism!)

Hmmm. I wonder what the opera is. Must be Heart of a Soldier by Christopher Theofanidis … yes? (Thanks to this from Opera Tattler for her list!)

31. May 2010 · Comments Off on Looking for work? · Categories: Job Opening

Skidmore has an oboe opening.