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Assistant Director of Bands

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Boulder, Colorado

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Job Summary

The University of Colorado Boulder College of Music invites applications for an Assistant Director of Bands. This position is a non-tenure track, three-year renewable appointment as an Instructor. This position requires expertise in concert bands, athletic bands, and music education. Appointment to commence in July 2019.

Who We Are

The College of Music offers degree program in Performance, Musicology, Composition, and Music Education from the Bachelor’s Degree through the Doctorate. There are 300 undergraduate and 250 graduate music majors within the College taught by 58 full-time and 23 part-time faculty.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Duties include assisting the “Golden Buffalo” Marching Band in drill design, instruction, and organization; Direct the Men’s and Women’s Basketball Bands; Conduct the Concert Band; Teach a course in marching band techniques; Supervise student teachers; Advise undergraduate students in music education; other related courses as assigned. Opportunities for additional summer teaching and administration are possible. 

What You Should Know

Full-time Instructor with a three-year renewable contract.

What We Can Offer

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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Be Ambitious. Be Talented. Be Boulder.

What We Require

Master’s Degree. Demonstrated success teaching music at the university and secondary school levels as well as collegiate marching band drill design experience.

What We Would Like You To Have

A Doctorate is preferred.

Special Instructions

The following application materials are to be submitted online at posting 13367: 
  • Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • An online link to a video that includes conducting excerpts with concert ensembles.
  • Contact information for three professional references who will be asked to upload confidential letters of recommendation at a later time.
Applications received by November 1, 2018 will receive full consideration. Position will be posted until filled. 

For questions, please contact: Dr. Donald McKinney, Chair of the Search Committee.

Please prepare, but do not send at this time, drill design charts and a performance video that represents the submitted charts. 

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer