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Banjo Cafe
Apr-15-2016, 11:10am
IBMA sent this out today, thought worth sharing:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking an Ensemble Director for the university's bluegrass outfit, known as the Carolina Bluegrass Band. If you or someone you know fits the bill, have a look at the job description and apply. This is your chance to become part of the faculty of one of the finest institutions in the country - don't miss the opportunity. Good luck!

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Faculty Position: Ensemble Director for the Carolina Bluegrass Band

The Music Department of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill solicits applications for an ensemble director for the Carolina Bluegrass Band, starting 1 July 2016. The Carolina Bluegrass Band is part of the Bluegrass Initiative, launched by the Music Department in 2016, which includes a bluegrass ensemble, new academic courses, symposia, and performances. The ensemble director will lead all aspects of the bluegrass ensemble during the academic year. Responsibilities include recruiting and auditioning students, designing the course syllabus, leading weekly rehearsals, managing publicity and outreach, and presenting public performances each semester. The ensemble director will collaborate with other faculty to plan relevant master classes and symposia. The bluegrass ensemble is open to both music majors and non-majors; the ensemble will satisfy some degree requirements for music majors. Qualifications: three years’ experience as a performer and band leader preferred; proficiency on at least one traditional bluegrass instrument; competency coaching all traditional bluegrass instruments. Education: bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree in music, southern studies, humanities, or a related field preferred. Review of applications will begin on 20 April 2016. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. UNC-CH is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Qualified applicants should submit an online application at https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/96054. Required materials include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and name and contact information for two references.