Collegiate Orchestra Director Positions

Here you will found PowerPoint Files from previous Maestro as Professor Webinar Series 🙂

About Maestro as Professor

Maestro as Professor was founded in summer 2020 as a service to our profession and to the younger generation of musicians in this troubling time.

The webinar series is led by Dr. Chaowen Ting (Associate Professor/Director of Orchestral Activities, Georgia Institute of Technology) and Dr. Carolyn Watson (then Associate Professor/Director of Orchestral Activities, University of Kansas; currently Associate Professor / Director of Orchestras at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign). It is centered around navigating the various aspects of collegiate positions for aspiring orchestral conductors.

Sessions will cover a variety of aspects associated with obtaining a collegiate conducting position – understanding and interpreting job descriptions, application materials and requirements, various types of positions, different types of schools/colleges etc. Over the course of this series, we will be joined by a variety of guest speakers from institutions throughout the United States.

Past Webinar PPTs

Webinar 1: University Positions

Webinar 2: Conservatory and Liberal Arts College Positions

Dr. Octavio Más-Arocas (Director of Orchestras, Michigan State University)
Professor Tian Hui Ng (Director of Orchestral Studies, Mount Holyoke College)

Webinar 3: Application Materials

Webinar 4: Interim Positions

Professor Silas Nathaniel Huff (Director of Orchestras, Washburn University)
Dr. Tiffany Chang (Visiting Assistant Professor of Conducting at Oberlin Conservatory; Assistant Professor at Berklee College of Music)

Webinar 5: Rock the Interview

Dr. Jeffery Meyer (Director of Orchestras, Arizona State University)

Webinar 6: Demystify the Tenure Requirements

Professor Kimcherie Lloyd (Director of Orchestral Studies at University of Louisville, President of the College Orchestra Directors Association)

Webinar 7: Programming Choosing the Right Repertoire

Professor Chris Younghoon Kim (Director of Orchestras at Cornell University; Director of Instrumental Activities, Choi Family Endowed Chair Designate at Occidental College)

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