Instructor of Horn and Director of Brass Studies (Year-Round)
Interlochen Center for the Arts
Location: Interlochen, Michigan
Type: Full Time
Salary: Dependent on experience
Health, dental and vision insurance
Employer paid and voluntary life insurance
Employer paid short and long-term disability
Employee development & tuition reimbursement programs
Sick Time and Paid Time Off
Ten company paid holidays
Employee discounts to Interlochen events and performances
Childcare: Interlochen is proud to provide priority placement at Pitter Patter Preschool & Childcare located in the Interlochen Community Center, near our campus, for employees' dependents. In addition, Interlochen employees may be eligible for the MI Tri-Share Program. This program shares the cost of childcare between the state of Michigan, Interlochen Center for the Arts, and the employee (The employee will only pay 1/3 of the total cost, if eligible). Income guidelines and more information about MI Tri-Share can be found at https://www.michigan.gov/mwc/initiatives/mi-tri-share-child-care.
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 85509-355852
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Interlochen Center for the Arts seeks applicants for the position of Instructor of Horn and Director of Brass Studies. The successful candidate will provide individual instruction to Arts Academy (IAA) and Arts Camp (IAC) horn students, coach sectionals for the IAA orchestra and wind symphony, participate in side-by-side rehearsals with the large ensembles, and actively recruit prospective students to the Academy and Camp. Leadership duties include directing the brass area for IAA and IAC and working collaboratively with the Director of Music, Associate Director of Music for Classical Studies, and Assistant Director of Music for Camp and Operations.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Lead Brass Area for Interlochen Arts Academy and Interlochen Arts Camp.
Teach private lessons to Interlochen Arts Academy and Interlochen Arts Camp horn students.
Coach Chamber Music and Brass Ensemble.
Coach sectionals for Orchestra and Wind Symphony.
When applicable, teach other courses in the Music Division as deemed appropriate by the Director of Music.
Provide appropriate grading, attendance and evaluations of student progress as required by the music division.
Communicate effectively with students, parents, colleagues, and administration.
Work to recruit students to maintain a full studio of horn students.
The successful candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree in music, master’s preferred.
Required qualifications include evidence of excellence as a professional hornist with demonstrated experience in a broad range of performance styles and a minimum of two years of significant teaching experience at the college level and/or with high school students. Additionally, the successful candidate should have interest and experience in leadership and a broad knowledge and network of brass colleagues to consider for engagement as visiting artists.
Comfortability with student learning management systems (Canvas) or willingness to learn about these systems.
Certifications, Licenses or Special Training:
Must meet and maintain background screening requirements as detailed in policy 12.HR.01 Pre-Employment and Employee Background Checks.
Valid driver’s license and driving record that meets the eligibility requirements of ICA’s insurance carrier (for all positions requiring driving).
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Experience as a professional performer in solo, orchestral, chamber, and/or wind and brass quintet settings.
Experience as a teacher at the college or high school level.
An understanding of repertoire and audition preparation for students to enter college or conservatory in addition to the ability to match repertoire to developing hornists.
Strong organizational skills and an ability to motivate teams.
Fluency in the use of technology tools for communication and music education is highly valued.
Demonstrate respect for cultural, ethnic, spiritual, and linguistic diversity and values including differences in personal goals, lifestyle choices and varying family backgrounds and histories
Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight (up to 35lbs); to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to travel to other locations using various modes of private and commercial transportation, and to verbally communicate to exchange information.
Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.
Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.
Reasonable Accommodation Statement:
To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Regular, acceptable attendance for work (excluding excused absences and periods of leave) is an essential function of the job and must be maintained to be successful. Reasonable accommodations that do not cause undue hardship may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Employees who wish to request accommodation or assistance are responsible for notifying the Organization of their request and engaging in interactive communication with ICA to determine available options
Work is performed primarily in a standard office and classroom environment with extensive internal and external stakeholder contact.
Video clip of a horn performance and horn instruction
Safeguarding our students, guests, and employees is a valued mission within Interlochen Center for the Arts. As a condition of employment, Interlochen Center for the Arts requires all new hires to receive various vaccinations, including the influenza and COVID-19 vaccines, barring an approved exemption. Prior to beginning employment, all employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and all new hires will be required to submit proof of vaccination prior to their start date.
Interlochen Center for the Arts is the recipient of the National Medal of Arts and the only organization in the world that brings together: a 2,500-student summer camp program; a 500-student fine arts boarding high school; opportunities for hundreds of adults to engage in fulfilling artistic and creative programs; two 24-hour listener-supported public radio stations (classical music and news); more than 600 arts presentations annually by students, faculty and world-renowned guest artists; a global alumni base spanning eight decades, including leaders in arts and all other endeavors. For information, visit Interlochen online at www.interlochen.org. Interlochen Center for the Arts includes: Interlochen Arts AcademyInterlochen Arts Academy, a fine arts boarding high school, offers the highest quality artistic training combined with comprehensive college-preparatory academics. The Academy also offers post-graduate opportunities. Interlochen Arts CampYoung artists from around the world gather at Interlochen each summer to learn, create and perform alongside leading artists and instructors. Programs are offered to students in grades three through twelve. Interlochen College of Creative ...ArtsAdult artists thrive on opportunities to learn and express themselves creatively. The College of Creative Arts offers programs in a variety of arts disciplines. Interlochen Public RadioClassical Music: 88.7 FM, Interlochen; 88.5 FM, Mackinaw City; and 100.9 FM, East Jordan/CharlevoixNews Radio: 91.5 FM, Traverse City; 90.1 FM, Harbor Springs/Petoskey; 89.7 FM, Manistee/LudingtonStreaming online at ipr.interlochen.org. Through two listener-supported broadcast services, Interlochen Public Radio (IPR) connects northwest Michigan with arts, news and culture on a global scale. IPR also gives significant focus to local and regional news, information and artists. Interlochen PresentsInterlochen brings dozens of world-renowned artists to northwest Michigan, enhancing the region’s position on the global arts map. Interlochen presents more than 600 events each year by students, faculty and guest artists, making Interlochen one of the nation’s largest arts presenters.