American Choral Directors Association

Associate Director of Choral Studies

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Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, Washington, United States (on-site)
19 days ago


The School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) at Pacific Lutheran University invites applications for a tenure track position, Assistant Professor of Music – Associate Director of Choral Studies, beginning September 1, 2024. The ideal candidate is an exceptional musician who demonstrates musical artistry and leadership, contributing to the cultural richness of the greater Seattle-Tacoma area, while fostering an inclusive learning environment that attracts and sustains a diverse population of students. A commitment to excellence while working collaboratively with faculty colleagues and students is expected. The PLU SMTD is a nationally recognized center for musical performance, education, and community. The Mary Baker Russell Music Center, with its exquisite Lagerquist Concert Hall and outstanding rehearsal and learning facilities, is an architectural and aesthetic jewel carefully set amid majestic trees in the Pacific Northwest. The Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, a state of the art facility that opened in 2013, provides a venue for most Opera, Theatre, and Dance productions, and a secondary space for some music performances.


  • Conduct two of the department’s choral ensembles, including the University Chorale (SATB) and University Singers (SA).
  • Teach three sequential courses in choral conducting, and one rehearsal and repertoire course for Choral Music Education students.
  • In collaboration with the Director of Choral Studies, assist in sustaining, developing, and promoting the choral program, both on campus and off.
  • Actively recruit top high school students and participate in SMTD recruiting activities (e.g., department scholarship auditions).
  • Assist in planning and coordinating repertoire for annual Christmas concerts.
  • Participate in College of Professional Studies and SMTD faculty activities, as well as relevant service to the university.
  • Other duties as assigned based upon the appointee’s strengths and department needs.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 70738201
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Tacoma, Washington, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Pacific Lutheran University
  • Position Title: Associate Director of Choral Studies
  • Job Function: College / University Position
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Ph.D.
  • Salary: $55,000.00 - $65,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

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