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Institution: The Catholic University of America, Benjamin T. Rome School of Music

Position: Assistant Professor

General Information:

As the preeminent Catholic center for music study in this country, The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music is recognized for perpetuating the Church's historical role in uplifting the human spirit through the arts. Its location in the vibrant Washington, DC theatrical community represents an additional benefit for students and faculty in the Division of Musical Theatre. The Catholic University of America is the national university of the Catholic Church and was founded as a center of research and scholarship. We seek candidates who, regardless of their religious affiliation, understand and will make a significant contribution to the university’s mission and goals.


Applicants must have a completed doctorate in hand at time of application; at least two years of full-time teaching of theory and composition at the university level is strongly preferred.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in theory and composition at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting in August 2013. We seek a publishing music theorist who is an active composer, with a consistent record of performances. Position duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate theory courses and private composition lessons; participating in organizing readings, division recitals and other composition events; and service commensurate with rank. We are particularly interested in applicants who engage with music in multi-disciplinary contexts: desirable additional specializations may include performance and/or coaching, new media, theatrical or other cross-disciplinary collaboration. Desirable scholarly interests may include American music, jazz, contemporary composition, opera, musical theater, or sacred music.

Salary Range: unspecified

Items to Send:

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae (including listings of compositions and their performance history, and names of scholarly publications), and three current letters of reference to be received no later than Friday, December 7, 2012. (The application deadline has been extended and the position is open until filled with a preference that all applications and materials are received by 12/7/12.) Please do not send additional materials at this time: scores, recordings, and scholarly writing samples will be solicited from a short list of candidates at a later date.

Deadline: December 7, 2012


Applicants should submit a hard-copy letter of application, CV and letters of reference to:
Theory-Composition Search Committee
Office of the Dean,
Benjamin T. Rome School of Music
620 Michigan Ave. NE
Washington DC 20064

Other Information:

Questions should be directed to Cristina V. Canning, Assistant to the Dean, at

Date Listed: 11/06/2012

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