Skip to content Skip to navigation

Faculty Position Opening and Search Under Way for a new Director of Orchestral Studies

Director of Orchestral Studies, Stanford University

The Department of Music at Stanford University seeks to make an appointment at the rank of Associate Professor (Teaching) for an initial term of five years, with the possibility of renewal for a continuing term. Responsibilities as the Music Director and Conductor of the Stanford Symphony Orchestra and Stanford Philharmonia (Chamber Orchestra) include: administration of the Orchestral Studies Program; teach conducting; develop innovative programming; teach in other areas of expertise, leveraging and taking advantage of the scholarly and entrepreneurial environment Stanford has to offer; and participate in recruiting initiatives and departmental governance.

Qualifications: Demonstrated ability and commitment to conducting and teaching talented student musicians in a university/collegiate environment of the highest academic rigor, professional distinction and the highest level of demonstrated success as an orchestral conductor, and a commitment to develop a sense of vision for what an Orchestral Studies Program could be in the Stanford environment. A terminal degree (either Master of Fine Arts or Doctor of Musical Arts) or equivalent professional experience is expected.

Submit: Letter of application indicating your qualifications for the position; a statement of teaching interests and philosophy; curriculum vitæ; the names of three professional/academic referees that may be contacted; and an electronic press kit that may include video and/or audio recordings, publicity materials, reviews, and teaching evaluations. In the letter of application, discuss your interests regarding teaching in an academic environment that values diversity and provides opportunities for close student-faculty interaction. For full consideration, materials must be received by 1 October, 2016. The term of appointment would begin 1 September, 2017.

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of, and applications from, women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching, and clinical missions.

Submit electronically at:

Questions directed to:
Prof. Stephen Sano
Chair, Director of Orchestral Studies Search Committee
Department of Music, Stanford University

Stanford CA