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Institution: Berklee College of Music

Position: Chair, Guitar

General Information:

The Guitar Department includes 50 faculty providing private lessons, lab instruction and ensemble classes to over 1,000 Berklee students.  Departmental curriculum for guitar performance supports developing good technique and an awareness of performance health. Also included is intensive training in reading and interpreting music from both a traditionally notated score and a chord-symbol notated lead sheet. Special focus is placed upon stylistic interpretation, improvisational skills, and overall performance skills as applied to contemporary musical styles.  An ideal candidate is well versed in jazz, popular, and classical music styles.  


The candidate should be an excellent guitarist, experienced educator and effective administrator with a background of successful employment in a collegiate setting.  Thorough understanding of all contemporary musical styles and national recognition as a musician are essential.  A Master’s degree or equivalent professional experience is required.  This is a twelve-month position with a renewable contract. The start date for the position

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Work with the Assistant Chair to manage the following responsibilities:
• faculty supervision, evaluation, and development
• faculty scheduling and advising
• student advising
• supervision of the administrative assistant and coordination of his/her duties
• management of department budget and facilities
• management of department concerts and clinics
• supervision of the department’s musical and educational direction, including development and implementation of department goals and objectives, curriculum management and development, and technology support

Salary Range: will discuss during interview

Items to Send:

• A letter of application
• A current resume or CV
• Letters of recommendation from at least two (2) references
• Links to websites or online resources with representative samples of your performances 

Deadline: open until filled


Other Information:

Position begins Sept 1 2018  

Electronic applications only. Please submit the following materials through this website and address your materials to: Guitar Chair Search Committee, ATTN: Ron Savage, Interim Dean, Performance Division, Berklee College of Music.

Date Listed: 01/09/2018

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