Faculty / Band Director


The School of Arts and Sciences is seeking applicants for a full-time (9.5 month) Band Director faculty position beginning Fall 2023 (August 1, 2023 start date). This position would be responsible for the following duties.

Responsibilities  Include:

  • Directs Symphonic Band/Orchestra and Jazz Band
  • Programs symphonic ensemble performances for events on and off campus
  • Recruits instrumental performers to the institution through high school and community college connections
  • Travel to high schools, community colleges, and band clinics/festivals
  • Meet with prospective music and band students visiting campus and communicate with prospective students and families via phone, email, and text
  • Assist with on-campus recruitment programs such as visit days and special talent scholarship auditions.
  • Build relationships with high school and community college band directors, teachers, community groups, and other personnel
  • Manages and distributes scholarship budgets associated with Band programs
  • Faculty position with a full-time teaching load—ensembles do count towards load
  • Faculty role includes advising/mentoring music education majors

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in Music, Music Education preferred
  • Proven experience in Conducting and leading bands
  • Strong pedagogical skills in instrumental ensemble directorship, classroom, and instrument

To apply: Send a cover letter, vita, transcripts sent directly from universities/colleges, three references with contact information, and a statement of teaching philosophy to Cindi Wellinger at cwellinger@umo.edu.  Accepting applications until position is filled.