Longy School of Music of Bard College seeks applications for an
artist-teacher of double bass who is capable of teaching jazz/improvisation
and classical music at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Date of appointment: Fall 2021

Job Responsibilities
• Actively recruit high level undergraduate- and graduate-level double bass
students to Longy
• Provide weekly, hour-long private lessons to undergraduate- and
graduate-level pre-professional musicians
• Teach a variety of styles and approaches to contemporary bass playing
that prepares students for a changing music world, including classical, new
music and jazz/improvisational repertoires and techniques
• Attend and provide professional feedback on undergraduate and graduate
student admission auditions, student juries, dress rehearsals, and recitals
• Provide recommendations and support to students seeking to pursue
graduate or doctoral study
• Counsel students on performance and teaching job opportunities and summer
programs post-graduation
• Creatively incorporate elements of the Longy mission, "to prepare
musicians to make a difference in the world," into private lesson delivery
• Participate in large school events including new student orientation,
commencement, full faculty meetings, and departmental meetings
• Enthusiastically take steps to raise the profile of the Longy School and
its Strings and Jazz & Contemporary Music departments
• Evaluate and grade the performance of your private lesson students,
according to the grading standards of the Longy School
• Provide ongoing assessment of student progress and development and take
steps to accommodate the needs of students with individual learning styles

Qualified candidates will possess an outstanding record as a bassist and
teacher, with a strong national or international reputation. An advanced
degree in bass performance or demonstrated equivalent is required.
Candidates with a minimum of three years of teaching in higher education
are preferred.

The Longy School of Music of Bard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer
and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national
origin, ancestry, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, physical
or mental disability, marital or veteran status, or age. The Longy School
of Music of Bard College values the diversity of its community.

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