I will be posting university, GA/TA, and other percussion teaching and orchestral/performing positions here. If you know of a job posting that is not listed here, please let me know and I will be sure it gets added. Thanks for visiting!

Last Update: 7/16/19


Benedict College - Percussion Instructor
Job posted: June 19, 2019
This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate Applied Percussion, Percussion Ensemble, Music Theory, and other courses relating to applicant’s expertise. Other duties include participating in college committees, course & curriculum design, program review, etc.
Required Qualifications: Masters or terminal degree in Percussion; College-level teaching experience; Demonstrated ability to teach diverse musical styles, emphasizing the standard classical repertoire while including popular styles, as appropriate.
Please visit their website for additional information and to apply online


Berklee College of Music - Chair of Percussion
Job posted: June 11, 2019
Full consideration will be given to applications received by June 17. Position remains open until it is filled. Slated to start on July 1, 2019
Primary responsibilities include faculty supervision, evaluation, and development; student scheduling and advising; management of all department budget, facilities, concerts, and clinics; supervision of the department’s musical and educational direction.
Candidates should be experienced educators and effective administrators with a background of successful employment in a collegiate setting. A Masters degree or equivalent professional experience is required.
Online applications only. Please visit their website for additional information and to apply online


Clayton State University - Part-Time Faculty Music, Percussion
Job posted: June 27, 2019
Review of applicants begins on July 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled
A part-time instructor is needed to teach courses in percussion instruments beginning in the Fall 2019 semester.
Required qualifications include a Master’s Degree and at least 18 graduate hours in music.
Please visit their website for additional information and to apply online


Illinois College - Drumline Director
Position to start with school year 2019/20
This is a new position where the successful applicant is responsible for the recruitment and development of students to participate in the newly created Illinois College drumline. This ensemble will serve as the primary musical ensemble at athletic events, and enhance the reputation and visibility of the college through participation in public performance on campus and in the community.
Qualifications include: Bachelor’s degree in percussion (Master’s preferred); experience with a range of percussive styles; minimum of two years of relevant, progressively-responsible professional experience with drumline, marching band, or athletic bands at the secondary or collegiate level.
Visit their website for additional information and to apply online


Indiana University - Percussion Technician
Job posted: June 13, 2019
To guarantee full consideration of your application, please submit the application within 5 business days of the posting date (6/13).
Primary responsibilities are overseeing and managing the Jacobs School of Music percussion instrument collection. Maintain and repair instruments, provide full inventory annually, design and build new custom instruments to meet special needs, and so on.
Required qualifications: Two years post-high school training in percussion instrument repair and two years of percussion instrument repair experience. Good hearing, mechanical aptitude, and manual dexterity.
Visit their website for a full listing of job requirements and to apply online


Kennesaw State University - Part-time open-rank Instructor/Professor of Music
Job posted: May 13, 2019
Application Deadline: June 10, 2019
The KSU School of Music anticipates an opening for a part-time faculty member to teach applied percussion and percussion pedagogy and literature. This is a non-tenure track position that starts on August 5, 2019.
Minimum requirements: Master of Music degree in percussion, or its foreign equivalent. Earned doctorate required for professorial ranks. Demonstration of successful collegiate teaching experience is ideal.
Please visit their website for additional information and to apply online


Kansas City Kansas Community College - Adjunct Faculty - Music
Job ID: 1101
Initial screening date: April 22, 2019
Primary responsibility is to teach applied percussion lessons at any KCKCC location. Other music courses may be assigned as needed.
Qualifications: A Master’s degree in Music, or a Master’s degree in another area with 18 credit hours of graduate Music coursework.
Please visit their website for additional information and to apply online


Liberty University - Assistant Director of Athletic Bands and Drum Line
Job posted: June 24, 2019
This is an adjunct position in the School of Music. Responsibilities are directing the drum line, front ensemble, and back ensemble; direct the LU Spirit Band and the LU Indoor Drumline.
Minimum qualifications: Masters degree in percussion; experience in marching percussion, pep band, indoor drumline; drill writing and arranging
Please visit their website for additional information and to apply online


Middle Tennessee State University - Percussion, Full-Time Lecturer Faculty
Position No.: 121010
Job posted: April 10, 2019
Review of applicants to begin on April 23, 2019
This is a one-year temporary faculty position beginning on August 1 with possible annual contract renewal for up to three years total.
Primary responsibilities: Teach applied classical & jazz percussion, percussion methods, percussion literature & pedagogy, percussion ensembles & steel drum bands.
Required Qualifications: Earned Doctorate of Musical Arts by appt date, three years of experience teaching percussion at the college/university level. Candidates with experience directing & performing with steel bands, salsa bands, jazz ensembles, combos, and new music ensembles and international teaching/performing will receive special consideration.
Please visit their website for more information and to apply online


North Carolina State University - Adjunct Marching Band Percussion Instructor
Position #: 24SJD017
Review of applicants starts April 26, 2019
Primary job responsibility is to act as the primary instructor/expert for the marching band drumline. This includes writing/teaching warmups, music, visuals, and drill. Must have availability from early August to early January for weekly rehearsals (MWF 3:40-5:20), football games, and other performances.
Must have experience as a performing member and/or teacher of marching band percussion
Please visit their website for more information and to apply online


Northwest Missouri State University - Adjunct Percussion
Job posted: May 16, 2019
Review begins immediately, position will remain open until filled
Primary job responsibility includes teaching Percussion Methods for Instrumental Music Education majors and possibly Applied Lessons.
Minimum qualifications: Earned Master’s Degree in Music Performance or Education, evidence of experience for successful studio and classroom large group teaching, demonstrated innovative teaching methodologies.
Please visit their website for additional information and to apply online


Southeastern Louisiana University - Instructor of Music
Posting Number 0607382
Job posted: April 15, 2019
Closing date: April 30, 2019
Job duties include directing the jazz ensemble, teaching courses in jazz history, theory, and improvisation; teaching percussion lessons to music majors & non-majors; assisting the director of bands with marching band and drumline.
Qualifications: Master of Music from an accredited university by hire date, proven record of excellence in teaching at the college level. Desired qualifications include a preference given to applicants with experience organizing music festivals.
Please visit their website for additional information and to apply online


Southwestern Minnesota State University - Adjunct Faculty of Music, Percussion
Posted: June 24, 2019
The successful applicant will teach Applied Percussion for non-majors, lower division and upper division students (approximately 2-5 students each semester).
Qualifications: Candidates should have at least a Bachelors degree in Music or Music Education with a focus on percussion. A Masters degree is preferred. At least three years of teaching experience in a school or private lesson setting.
Please visit their website for additional information and to apply online


Stevenson University - Visiting Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Bands & Assistant Director
Posting #201200745P
Job posted: May 17, 2019
This is a full-time position responsible for teaching and supporting the Music Director in planning, implementing, and designing the band programs. Percussion duties include directing and arranging for marching percussion and directing both marching & concert percussion ensembles.
Minimum requirements: Master’s degree in music or music education; a record of demonstrated success as a marching percussion director/conductor, arranger, and educator with a minimum of three years of marching band experience.
Please visit their website for additional information and to apply online


Texas A&M University, Kingsville - Adjunct Lecturer of Percussion/Marching Drum Line
Job posted: June 18, 2019
Review of applicants begins June 20, 2019
Primary responsibilities include teaching overload applied percussion and the marching drum line. Additional duties commensurate with applicant’s expertise.
Qualifications: Master’s degree with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the field of music; strong teaching and performing ability in percussion; expertise direction a collegiate marching band drumline.
Please visit their website for additional information and to apply online


Troy University - Lecturer in Music
Job posted: July 8, 2019
Review of applicants begins August 1, 2019
Primary responsibilities include working with percussion section of the Sound of the South Marching Band; teach applied percussion lessons to undergraduate music major and non-major students; additional teaching responsibilities based upon applicant’s strengths and department needs.
Qualifications: A Master’s degree in music; energetic, dynamic, outstanding teacher/performer. Teaching experience at the university level preferred.
Please visit their website for additional information and to apply online


University of Alabama - Associate Director, Athletic Bands / Director, Pep Bands
Job No. 508781
Job posted: April 29, 2019
Applications close May 5, 2019
This is a staff (not faculty) position. The applicant is responsible for all aspects of the pep bands that perform at fall & spring sports and outreach events. Serve as one of the musical directors for the Million Dollar Band as Director of the Marching Percussion Program. Responsible for all aspects including writing, arranging, rehearsal, and supervision of the percussion staff.
Required qualifications: Master’s degree or higher in music and 3 years of experience conducting and teaching athletic pep bands and/or producing marching units; preferably at the college level. Mastery of either Finale or Sibelius and Virtual Drumline software.
Please visit their website for additional information and to apply online


University of Michigan - Lecturer in Timpani; Lecturer in Orchestral Percussion
Job Opening ID: 172719 (Timpani); 172720 (Percussion)
Job posted: May 16, 2019
Review of applicants begins May 26, 2019
These are both one-year appointments for Sept. 2019-April 2020. Candidates for these positions will be teaching applied lessons to undergrad and graduate students. Other duties may include (percussion) advanced orchestral rep class, introductory techniques class and (timpani) mallet wrapping/making.
Extensive knowledge of orchestral repertoire is required, as is knowledge of appropriate solo/etude method books. A Masters degree is required, as is experience working in a higher education institution or professional company.
Please visit their website for more information and to apply online:
Timpani link
Percussion link


University of Michigan - Asst/Assoc Professor; Artist/Teacher of Percussion
Job posted: July 12, 2019
Review of applicants begins November 1, 2019
Responsibilities include serving as director of the UM percussion program; teach applied private instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels; teach additional courses in the percussion program such as literature, pedagogy, and ensemble; mentor and advise students; other departmental needs as required.
Required Qualifications: Graduate degree in percussion performance or equivalent professional experience (DMA degree preferred); sustained and distinguished professional record as a performer of multi-percussion repertory, chamber music, and orchestral performance. Specializations in world percussion, commercial/popular music, new music, and/or other disciplines preferred.
Please visit their website for additional information and to apply online:
Assistant Professor Link
Associate Professor Link


University of North Carolina, Pembroke - Adjunct Instructor of Percussion
Job posted: July 11, 2019
Primary responsibilities include teaching courses in University Marching Band (percussion), Class Percussion, Global Rhythm Ensemble, and Private Percussion (non-majors). Additional opportunities are also available.
Qualifications: Master’s Degree in music or related field (DMA/PhD in Music is preferred). Strong consideration will be afforded to candidates who exhibit a demonstrated record of professional experience and success in undergraduate teaching.
Please visit their website for more information and to apply online


Western Colorado University - Faculty Position in Music; Percussion & Music Theory
Job posted: June 14, 2019
Screening of applicants begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled
This is a non-tenure-track, full-time position. Primary responsibilities include teaching all levels of undergraduate Music Theory and Aural Skills (I-IV), maintaining a percussion studio and directing percussion ensemble. The candidate’s ability and expertise in directing Steel Band Ensemble will be considered for this position.
Qualifications: DMA or PhD preferred, MM required. Strong background in percussion performance and demonstrated strong evidence of qualification to teach music theory/aural skills.
Visit their website for more information and to apply online


Winston-Salem State University - Adjunct Faculty, Music
Job posted: July 15, 2019
Review begins immediately, position is closed on July 30, 2019
This is a temporary position, currently set for only the Fall semester of 2019
Department is searching for an adjunct professor to teach all percussion instruments to all undergraduate students. The candidate will direct Percussion Ensemble and teach Percussion Techniques for music education majors.
Qualifications: Masters degree in Music Education or related field; At least 2-3 years experience in Music Education or related field.
Please visit their website for additional information and to apply online



West Point Band - Drum Set
Job posted: June 28, 2019
Packet received deadline: September 19, 2019
Final round: November 15, 2019
Primary duties of this position include rehearsals and performances with The Benny Havens Band, a 10-piece Top 40/Popular music ensemble. Additional setting include small group, jazz quartet, large pops ensemble, and ceremonial support as needed.
Application packets should include a cover letter and resume/CV; Full-length photo; Video demonstrating the following styles: Pop, R&B, Rock, Funk, Country, Jazz. Can be with live rhythm section or play-along recording.
Please see the attached file for additional information and application directions.

Accepted Offers/Positions

University Positions

California State University, Los Angeles - Adam Snow
Grand Canyon University
- Joe Millea
High Point University -
Christopher Thompson
Las Positas College - Vinnie Rodriguez
Ithaca College - Mike Truesdell
Indiana University - Joe Gramley
Lebanon Valley College - Matthew Keown
Virginia Commonwealth University - Hector “Coco” Barez
McNeese State University - Brian Nozny
Midwestern State University - Corey Robinson
Rowan University - Fabio Oliveira
University of Alabama - Andrew Lynge
University of Arkansas-Little Rock - Justin Bunting
University of Jamestown (ND) - Jason Kihle
University of North Dakota - Brian Pfeifer
University of Northern Iowa - Kramer Milan
University of Texas, Arlington - Andrew Eldridge
Washburn University - Von Hansen

Orchestral Positions

Boulder Philharmonic - Michael Tetreault, Principal Percussion; Nena Lorenz Wright, Section Percussion
Evansville Philharmonic - Michael Launius, Section Percussion; Keegan Sheehy, Section Percussion
Illinois Symphony Orchestra - Andrew Cierny & Jason Yoder are finalists for the positions, will be determined at the end of the 2019-20 season
Orlando Philharmonic - Trevor Barroero, Principal Percussion