Adjunct Instructor in Double Bass
University of Southern California School of Music
United States

Adjunct Instructor in Double Bass

Thornton School of Music - Double Bass Faculty Los Angeles, California


The University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music invites applications for a part-time Adjunct Instructor position in Double Bass Performance to begin on August 16, 2020.   This is a one-semester, fixed-term position for the fall 2020 semester only. 

Combining the benefits of a world-class conservatory and a leading research university, the USC Thornton School of Music offers students the opportunity to pursue a thorough music education in a real-world context. A new educational model for undergraduates in the Classical Performance & Composition Division, launched in fall 2019, renews Thornton’s commitment to a virtuosic education and asks students to reimagine what it means to be a classical musician in the 21st century. Thornton offers students a full range of musical disciplines across a demanding innovative curriculum, and the opportunity to work with a faculty of national and international renown.   For more information, please visit us at


Principal duties will include teaching individual instruction to Double Bass majors at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  As currently projected, this position will teach a studio of approximately 10 to 12 students.  Additional duties include leading a weekly performance class, and attending auditions and juries.  This position serves as a one-semester sabbatical replacement for Associate Professor of Double Bass David Moore. 


The ideal candidate will have a record of success in teaching individual studio instruction at the collegiate level, and demonstrated excellence as a distinguished performer.  

  • Minimum Education:Bachelor of Music Degree.
  • Minimum Experience:A record of successful teaching of advanced students, either in a private studio setting or within a university or conservatory.Consideration may be given for extensive professional experience in lieu of other qualifications, if appropriate.
  • Preferred Education:Master’s Degree in Music or closely related field.
  • Preferred Experience:A record of success as a teacher of conservatory or university-level Double Bass students.

Review of applications will commence immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

To Apply

Interested candidates must apply through the USC online system. Candidates are asked to provide a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three references for letters of recommendation.  Do not send recordings and other supporting materials unless requested.  Materials will not be returned.

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting

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