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Instructor of Piano

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Work type: Teaching & Research Faculty
Senior management: Architecture, Arts, and Design
Department: School of Performing Arts
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Categories: Instructional / Teaching Faculty, Performing Arts / Music / Theatre

Job Description

The Music program within the School of Performing Arts at Virginia Tech (SOPA) ( seeks an Instructor of Piano for an academic year (9-month) appointment with an initial term of one year beginning August 10, 2024. The Instructor will teach class piano and keyboard skills and instrumental and vocal accompanying skills.  In addition, they will coach ensembles, collaborate with faculty and guest artists in recitals.  The Instructor will also be expected to accompany faculty recitals, guest recitals, sophomore continuation exams, senior recitals, and student juries and coordinate accompanying activities. The successful applicant will maintain an active professional profile on a national level. Additional duties are dependent upon the qualifications and interests of the applicant and the needs of the School of Performing Arts.

We seek candidates with the demonstrated potential to contribute effectively to a faculty team, dedicated to creating a positive, dynamic, and inclusive learning environment for an increasingly diverse student population.

The School of Performing Arts (SOPA) is one of four schools (along with the Schools of Architecture, Visual Arts, and Design) in the newly formed College of Architecture, Arts, and Design (AAD), which launched in July 2022. SOPA offers programs in music, theatre, and cinema at the graduate and undergraduate level. Programs are delivered in Virginia Tech’s Creativity and Innovation District, which concentrates 11 performance spaces within a three-block area on the Blacksburg campus. Performance venues range from the 1,300-seat Moss Arts Center to a 101-seat experimental theatre.

The College of Architecture, Arts, and Design at Virginia Tech affirms our collective responsibility to encourage, build, and embrace the polyculturism of our world. We do this by acknowledging and addressing our past, recognizing our current responsibility, and acting in the interests of building and sustaining communities that are truly safe, supportive, and inclusive for all. Our commitment is to engage in these processes continually and proactively for the benefit of our students, staff, and faculty across the college and the communities around the world we aim to serve.

Required Qualifications

Doctoral degree in piano or collaborative piano. Significant professional and academic experience as a collaborative pianist.

Preferred Qualifications

Evidence of significant performing experience as a collaborative artist. Experience coordinating accompanying activities at the collegiate level. Experience teaching piano-related courses at the collegiate level.

Application Materials

To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, a list of three references, and links to recent live recordings.

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Salary Information

Salary range is $47,500 - $50,000 per year

Review Date

July 1, 2024

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.


About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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