The School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University seeks a dynamic leader of outstanding national/international reputation to serve as Director of Wind Ensembles. The type and rank of this full-time faculty appointment will be based on experience. The position begins fall 2019.
The Director of Wind Ensembles will strengthen the broader vision of the School of Music: to create an environment that enriches and enlivens the role of music in our society. The successful candidate will provide leadership for the ASU Wind Ensemble program that will shape the future direction of the program and increase the already national and international reputation of the ASU School of Music. This will include collaborative development of new initiatives within and beyond the School of Music and the ability to work with students to reexamine and reimagine the role of the wind ensemble in the 21st century. Additionally, the successful candidate will: conduct on- and off-campus rehearsals and concerts; serve as a teacher and mentor for aspiring conductors at the graduate level; oversee the wind ensemble budget; initiate meaningful collaborations with faculty colleagues, the larger university community and regional professional arts organizations; and pursue creative activity and/or research that meets the highest levels of achievement.
Further responsibilities will include recruiting high-quality students regionally, nationally and internationally; teaching graduate conducting seminars in conjunction with the instrumental conducting faculty, and other courses depending upon the candidate’s interests and experience; mentoring and assisting students as they pursue their professional goals; serving on graduate student committees; and working effectively with the administration in service of the mission of the ASU School of Music.