TEACHING POSITION AVAILABLE: July 2021 - June 2023 (2 years)
Classical Saxophone Applied Music Instructor [Ability to Contribute to Jazz Studies Instruction an Asset]
DAN SCHOOL OF DRAMA AND MUSIC, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON CAN K7L 3N6
Closing date: 19 April, 2021
The DAN School of Drama and Music at Queen’s University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates interested in MUSC X20, X21, X24, X25 Applied Music Classical Saxophone Lessons (individualized private lessons).
Due to the novel Coronavirus situation, in fall of 2021, there is a possibility that the DAN School may be delivering some courses remotely but it is anticipated that individual lessons will be presented in person.
Candidates should have a M.A., M.Mus., DMA, or Ph.D. degree, and related teaching experience at the University level in saxophone. Additionally, applicants with expertise in Jazz Studies are particularly encouraged to apply with the potential to teach or co-teach MUSC-253, Introduction to Jazz Improvisation, and MUSC-358, Jazz and Popular Music Arranging and/or direct or co-direct our Jazz Ensemble (MUSC-X12). The successful candidate will also exhibit strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions and commitment to pedagogical excellence.
This is a two-year term appointment with benefits for the period July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2023 with classes in session from September 1 to April 30 each year. There is potential for this position to continue beyond the initial two-year appointment.
The Dan School offers a comprehensive and cutting-edge undergraduate education in drama, music and music theatre and a certificate program in entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity. Our faculty and our programs foster collaboration among our students in ways that extend the range of their skills and help to develop their imaginations and entrepreneurial abilities. Launched just a few years ago, our graduate program in Arts Leadership is thriving. The performance home of the Dan School is the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, a beautiful first-class facility on the shore of Lake Ontario, which contains a magnificent concert hall, a black box studio, a rehearsal hall, a recital hall, as well as range of studios, practice rooms, and classrooms.
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is strongly committed to employment equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace and encourages applications from Black, racialized/visible minority and Indigenous/Aboriginal people, women, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.
The academic staff at Queen's University are governed by the Collective Agreement between the Queen's University Faculty Association (QUFA) and the University, which is posted at http://www.queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/queens-qufa-collective-agreement.
To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.
Applications should include a letter of intent that includes links to recent performances, complete and current curriculum vitae, letters of reference from two (2) referees, and any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration such as a teaching dossier, etc.
Please email* applications and supporting letters to:
Dr. Craig Walker, Director
DAN School of Drama and Music
Applications will be received until April 19, 2021. Review of applications will commence shortly thereafter, and the final appointment is subject to budgetary approval. Additional information about the DAN School of Drama and Music can be found at https://sdm.queensu.ca/.
MUSC X20/6.0 Applied Study I to IV (Performance)
A study of the student’s applied subject (instrument or voice) in the performance concentration.
NOTE Open only to students who have demonstrated a considerably higher level of performance ability than the minimum required for B.Mus. admission.
LEARNING HOURS 263 (24Pc;23I;216P)
PREREQUISITE Permission of the School.
COREQUISITE MUSC 125/6.0.
EXCLUSIONS MUSC 121/6.0
MUSC X24/6.0 Applied Music I to IV
Private instrumental or vocal instruction for non-B.Mus. students. Auditions required.
NOTE In addition to the regular tuition fee, students are charged an additional fee ($1600 in 2020-21, but subject to change to cover the cost of private music lessons.)
NOTE Accompanist fee - wind, brass, string, and voice students.
NOTE Also offered at the Bader International Study Centre. Learning Hours may vary.
LEARNING HOURS 263 (24Pc;23I;216P)
RECOMMENDATION At least i) Royal Conservatory Grade IX (or equivalent) for pianists; or ii) Grade VIII piano and Grade VIII
organ (or equivalent) for organists; or iii) Grade VIII (or equivalent) for all other instrumentalists and vocalists. PREREQUISITE Permission of the School.
MUSC X21/6.0 Applied Study I to IV
The study of the student’s chief practical subject (instrument or voice). NOTE Accompanist fee - wind, brass, string, and voice students. LEARNING HOURS 263 (24Pc;23I;216P)
EXCLUSION(S) MUSC 120/6.0; MUSC 125/6.0
MUSC X25/6.0 Applied Study I to IV(Performance Recital)
Students will perform in a public recital in accordance with the guidelines established by the Dan School of Music. NOTE Accompanist fee - wind, brass, string, and voice students.
COREQUISITE MUSC 120/6.0.
EXCLUSION(S) MUSC 121/6.0
MUSC 112, 212, 312, 412 /1.5 MED Ensembles: Jazz Ensemble
Mid-size ensemble experience for qualified performers. Topics vary. Course includes weekly rehearsals of a wider variety of repertoire, and a minimum of one concert per term for all students. Credit attained only with regular attendance, active participation, and ample preparation. NOTE Students will be registered into the course number that matches their current level of study. (i.e: if a student is in third year they will be registered in MUSC 312). LEARNING HOURS 168 (72Pc;96P) PREREQUISITE Permission of the School upon audition.
MUSC 253/3.0 Introduction to Jazz Improvisation
An introduction to the skills required to improvise in the jazz style. Students will develop their ability to improvise by analyzing, listening and performing repertoire from the Swing and Bebop eras.
PREREQUISITE Level 2 or above and registration in a MUSC Specialization or MUTH Plan or permission of the School.
MUSC 358/3.0 Jazz and Popular Music Arranging
Notation, symbols and format of popular music, jazz and music theatre. Scoring and arranging for small jazz groups, studio bands, rock bands, and commercial orchestra.
LEARNING HOURS 114 (36L;78P)
PREREQUISITE MUSC 293/3.0 or permission of the School.