Lecturer in Jazz Program Princeton University, Department of Music United States

Application for Lecturer-Jazz Program

The Department of Music at Princeton University has an occasional need for lecturers in the jazz program. Dependent on department need, responsibilities may include some or all of the following: teaching private lessons to Princeton University students, coordination of lesson programs for the instructional focus (jazz voice, jazz guitar, jazz double bass, jazz percussion, jazz trumpet, jazz trombone, jazz composition, and jazz arranging), review and evaluation of admission tapes; review, evaluation and placement of students who audition for lessons; meeting prospective students, student advising, and writing letters of recommendation. Other responsibilities may include programming for Jazz faculty concert; presenting master classes, coaching student soloists and ensembles, adjudication of senior recitals and soloist competitions and presentation of studio concerts at the end of the academic year. Candidates may have the opportunity to teach in music courses subject to departmental need and approval by the Dean of the Faculty. Positions perform their own administrative and clerical support functions.

Essential qualifications; Candidates must have a bachelor's degree in music or equivalent experience with a major emphasis and demonstrated experience in one of the following: Jazz guitar, jazz double bass, jazz percussion, jazz voice, or jazz trumpet. They must also demonstrate knowledge and ability in ensemble direction, studio teaching and repertoire.

Preferred qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with experience in a college or university setting, experience coaching soloists and ensembles, and teaching of master classes.


This position is subject to the University's background check policy.


Requisition No: D-18-MUS-00004
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How to Apply

The form below must be completed to submit your application for this position.


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For more information send an email to mham@princeton.edu or call 609-258-4240 .

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