I will be posting all university, K-12, 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!
California State University, Los Angeles - Assistant Professor of Music (Percussion)
Job posted: October 18, 2018
Review of applicants will begin January 7, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled
The successful candidate will teach applied percussion and/or drum set lessons, and courses related to percussion methods and instrumental music education education, with additional courses or ensembles contingent upon the candidate’s expertise, interest, and department needs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Recruiting, collaboration with faculty, and participating in department’s vision are also factors of the position.
Minimum qualifications: 1) Earned Master’s degree in Music, 2) Evidence of successful university or conservatory teaching experience at the undergraduate level, 3) Evidence of professional experience in at least one of the following: Jazz, Afro Latin, Commercial Drumming/Percussion, in addition to professional experience with Orchestral Percussion
Please visit the website for additional information and to apply online
Central Texas College - Adjunct Faculty - Music (Percussion)
Job posted: October 2, 2018
This job performs instructional work in specific areas of music. It includes both classroom teaching and individualized instruction.
Job requirements: Masters Degree from a nationally, regionally, or identified at the state level accredited institution of higher education including 18 graduate hours in Music. Outstanding experience/performance in the field(s) taught may count towards part of this requirement. 2 years post-secondary teaching preferred.
Visit the website to apply online
Grand Canyon University - Adjunct Instructor - Class Percussion
Job posted: October 10, 2018
Applicant needed to teach Class Percussion. This course provides class instruction for students with limited or no previous percussion training. Instruction includes the study of percussion technique and is designed to prepare worship leaders to perform with basic percussion skill and to understand strategies of percussion playing in worship ensembles.
Responsibilities: Equipping students with the required skill set, facilitating classroom discussions, assessing student performance, and preparing students to be successful leaders in their chosen profession.
Minimum Qualifications: MFA/MA/MEd/MM degree earned. Preference given to individuals with church/ministry experience.
Visit the website to apply online
Ithaca College - Asst/Assc Professor - Teacher/Performer of Percussion
Job posted: September 4, 2018
Screening of applications will begin in October of 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.
Anticipated start date: August 16, 2019
The Ithaca College School of Music announces a full-time, tenure-eligible position for a teacher-performer of percussion beginning August 2019. Applicant must demonstrate excellence as a teacher of percussion at the college level, and significant experience and accomplishment as a performer. Primary responsibilities will include teaching weekly lessons for both undergraduate and graduate students, coaching chamber music, teaching a weekly repertory class for percussion majors, and active participation in student recruitment. Additional duties, depending on interest and experience may include teaching percussion methods to music education majors, jazz or contemporary styles, entrepreneurship or business, or Creative Arts liberal arts courses including first year seminars.
Interested applicants are required to have a Master's degree with significant professional experience. The chosen candidate will be expected to work effectively with faculty colleagues, serve on various School of Music and College committees, and establish ongoing professional activity as a performer.
Applicants must apply online at www.ithaca.edu/jobs/ and attach a cover letter and resume, as well as names and contact information for at least five references. Do not send recordings until requested.
Visit the IC Human Resources page for more information and to submit an application
Rowan University - Assistant Professor of Percussion
Job posted: October 13, 2018
Deadline to apply: November 26, 2018
The successful candidate must demonstrate excellence as a teacher of percussion and significant experience and accomplishment as a performer. A master’s degree in music is required (doctorate or equivalent experience preferred). The Director of Percussion is expected to maintain an impressive agenda of scholarly and/or performance-based creative activity and to serve as a leader in the field of percussion. Primary responsibilities may include teaching weekly lessons for undergraduate students, coaching chamber music, conducting a percussion ensemble, teaching percussion methods to music education majors, and actively participating in student recruitment.
Candidates are invited to submit: 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) contact information for 3 references, and 4) links to representative online video recordings of solo and/or chamber performance. Interested candidates must apply through our online application system. For more information please contact search committee chair: Bryan Appleby-Wineberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Mary’s College of California - Private Music Instructor: Percussion
Job posted: September 6, 2018
Deadline to apply: September 30, 2018
The Performing Arts Dept. requires an instructor for individual private percussion/drum set lessons. Students enrolled in Perfa 19 receive private instruction on instruments, and participate in a weekly master class. The applicant will not be the instructor of record, but the person hired for the private lessons.
The ideal candidate must display extensive experience in performing percussion/drum set, such as being a member of a small music group or a big band. They must be able to teach private lessons in drum set performance to St. Mary’s College students for a total of 10 hours of lessons during the Fall 2018 semester. Master’s degree or professional equivalent required, doctorate preferred.
Please visit this website for more information and to apply online.
University of Illinois, Chicago - Lecturer, School of Theater and Music
Job posted: September 27, 2018
Deadline for application: November 26, 2018
The University of Illinois, Chicago is seeking applicants for either part- or full-time appointment in the areas of percussion, choral studies, or Latin American music.
Visit their website for more information and to apply
University of Virginia - Lecturer, Groove Percussion
Job re-posted: October 18, 2018
Candidates reviewed immediately, position will remain open until filled
Duties include teaching classes related to groove percussion, performing with select ensembles and projects, and maintain a private teaching studio of 6-10 students.
Applicants must have a Master’s in music or commensurate professional experience by the date of appointment. Successful teaching experience at the university level and evidence of significant experience in performing groove-based percussion music is desired.
Please visit the website for more information and to apply online
Virginia Commonwealth University - Adjunct Instructor of Music - Afro-Cuban Percussion
Job posted: November 6, 2018
Candidates reviewed immediately; position begins January 14, 2019
Description of duties: Teach Afro-Cuban, Afro-Puerto Rican, Brazilian, Colombian, and Peruvian percussion instruments, techniques, and musical styles. Responsible for student evaluation and timely submission of required paperwork related to instruction.
Required qualifications: Bachelors Degree/Commensurate experience, prior teaching experience, demonstrated extensive professional experience as a perform of Afro-Cuban and South American music.
Please visit their website for more information and to apply for this position
GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS FOR 2019-20
Ball State University
GA Position available for incoming graduate student in percussion. Duties include teaching private lessons, directing the 2nd Percussion Ensemble, and instrument maintenance/library upkeep.
Deadline to apply: February 1, 2019
Please contact Prof. Braham Dembar at email@example.com for more information.
Bowling Green State University
Teaching assistantships are available for incoming Masters and Doctoral students. Opportunities are available both in the percussion studio and throughout the College of Music.
Please see attached file for details on opportunities, application requirements, and contact information
James Madison University
GA position available within the band program. Duties include assisting the JMU Marching Royal Dukes, concert bands, and additional responsibilities based on applicant’s experience.
Please see attached file for additional details and contact information. Contact Prof. Casey Cangelosi at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
GA position available for incoming Masters students. Mostly performance-based, with possibility for other duties as well.
Please contact Dr. Andy Harnsberger at email@example.com for more information
University of Missouri
GA position available for incoming graduate students. Duties include teaching non-majors, teaching the methods class, librarian or administrative duties, and others as needed.
Please contact Dr. Megan Arns at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
GA position available for incoming graduate students. Includes full tuition waiver + stipend. Duties include assisting with the percussion ensemble, teaching methods, serving as section leaders in ensembles and others as needed.
Application & audition deadline: February 23, 2019 (Masters) or January 26, 2019 (PhD). Please contact Prof. Roger Braun at email@example.com for more information.
GA positions and Post-Master’s Teaching Assistantships available for percussion graduate students. Duties will be determined based on applicant’s strengths and department’s needs.
Please visit their website for more information. Contact Dr. Karen Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Stephen F. Austin State University
GA position available for incoming Masters students. Opportunities include drumline/front ensemble coaching, teaching percussion methods course, teaching lessons, and more
Please see attached file for details on additional opportunities, application requirements, and contact information
Texas Christian University
GA positions available for incoming Masters and Doctoral students. Opportunities include assisting with percussion ensembles, steel bands, drumline, and other possible duties.
Please see attached file for details on additional opportunities, application requirements, and contact information
Texas Tech University
Two GA positions are available for incoming graduate students in percussion. Duties may include teaching private lessons, directing ensembles, teaching courses, or other duties as determined by the university program.
Please see attached file for details on additional opportunities and contact information, and contact Dr. Lisa Rogers at Lisa.Rogers@ttu.edu for more information.
University of Arizona
Two full-time Teaching Assistantships are available within the percussion department.
Please contact Prof. Morris Palter at email@example.com for more information
University of Colorado-Boulder
Two GA positions available for graduate percussion students. Duties include teaching lessons, percussion methods, working w/ equipment, directing percussion ensemble, and others as needed.
Please see attached file for details on the program, additional opportunities, application requirements, and contact information
University of Delaware
Percussion GA Position for the UD Marching Band is available. Duties include assisting with marching percussion, marching band methods, basketball pep band, and some office duties. Covers full-tuition along with a $20,000 yearly stipend.
For more information, please contact Prof. Jim Ancona at firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Houston
The Moores School of Music anticipates 2 GA positions within the percussion department and 1 GA position working with the Spirit of Houston Marching Band Drumline. Duties will be determined based on the applicant’s strengths and the department’s needs.
Please contact Dr. Blake Wilkins at email@example.com for more information
University of Minnesota-Duluth
Multiple GTA positions available for graduate percussion students. Duties to be determined based on applicant’s strengths and the department’s needs.
Please contact Dr. Gene Koshinski at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
University of Nebraska-Omaha
GA position available for graduate students in percussion. Duties include instructing and writing for the Marching Band Drum Line, assisting with percussion ensemble, applied lessons, and percussion methods as needed.
Please see attached file for additional details, and contact Dr. Scott Shinbara at email@example.com for more information
University of Oklahoma
GA position available for graduate student in percussion. Duties include assisting with lessons, percussion ensemble, percussion methods class, managing equipment & inventory, helping to manage OU Percussion Press, directing the OU Steel Bands, and other duties as needed.
Please see attached file for additional details, and contact Dr. Andrew Richardson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
University of South Carolina
Two GA positions available, one within the percussion studio, one for the band department. Duties include assisting with percussion ensemble, daily operation of the percussion studio, and others.
Please see attached file for details and contact information. Contact Dr. Scott Herring at email@example.com for more information
University of Utah
Multiple GTA positions available for Masters and Doctoral students. Opportunities include assisting with Percussion Methods Course, Utah Marching Band/Drumline, Honors Youth Percussion Ensemble, coaching ensembles, and more.
Visit www.mikesammons.com for additional information, and please see attached file for details on additional opportunities, application requirements and contact information
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
GA position available for incoming Masters student. Duties include assisting with Youth Wind Ensemble & Percussion Program, maintenance & logistics, assisting with the Percussion Ensemble, and others as needed.
Full tuition waiver + annual stipend of approximately $9,000, plus access to health benefits.
Please contact Dr. Alex Wier at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
AquaSonic by Between Music - Underwater Percussionist
Deadline to apply: September 23, 2018
Auditions will be held during the last week of September in Denmark.
AquaSonic has received worldwide acclaim and attracts massive media coverage. They perform in countries around the world, with plans for an album and a film production.
Please see the flyer for details about candidate qualifications, instrument setup, contact information, and more.
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra - Assistant Principal Timpani/Section Percussion
Deadline for application: November 1, 2018
Auditions to be held March 24-26, 2019
Applicants should send a one-page resume to: (Your Instrument) Audition, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 4074, Atlanta, GA 30309. Email email@example.com for more information.
Please visit their website for more information
Chattanooga Symphony & Opera - Principal Timpani
Deadline to apply: January 25, 2019
All auditions to be held on February 6-7, 2019
C+ contract, 65 service guarantee @ $128.78 for 2019-20 season. 5% AFM-EP Travel (when applicable).
Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit their website for additional information.
Des Moines Metro Opera - Principal Timpani
Deadline for application: January 10, 2019
Applicants notified of audition results by April 1, 2019
Applicants must submit .MP3 records of all audition excerpts and .PDF files of their education/professional performance resume and a list of performed operas.
Please see their flyer with additional audition requirements and submission information
Fort Wayne Philharmonic - Principal Percussion
Audition date: November 13, 2018
Deadline for application: October 15, 2018
Highly qualified applicants please email a 1-page resume to Tim Tan, Personnel Mgr.: email@example.com
Visit fwphil.org/about-the-phil/employment-opportunities/local-auditions for more information
Hudson Valley Philharmonic - Timpani
Audition date: October 9, 2018
To apply email a 1-page resume in Word or PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 25, 2018
You must also mail a $50 refundable deposit to Bardavon Opera House, 11 Cannon St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, Attn: Marcia Gates, Personnel Mgr.
Confirmation and audition information will be returned via email
HVP is a per service orchestra - $85 per service section / $92 principal
Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra - Principal Timpani, Principal Percussion, Section Percussion/Assc Timpani
Audition dates: October 19-23, 2018
Current core salary is first 8 weeks at $1,100/week, second 8 weeks at $1,120/week (16 weeks total) (+25% principal, 10$ assc principal)
Audition material and additional information can be found at their website
Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra - Principal Timpani
Auditions dates: October 15, 16, & 18, 2018
Visit www.ipomusic.org for more information
Jazz at Lincoln Center - Open Auditions for Drummers
Audition for a position with the Jazz At Lincoln Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Application deadline: August 31, 2018
Complete application, instructions, requirements, and more information can be found at app.getacceptd.com/jlco
Kansas City Symphony - Associate Principal Percussion
Application deadlne: December 7, 2018
Audition: January 21-23, 2019
Annual compensation, inclu. EMG (19-20): $71,591
Send all resumes and correspondence to: Elizabeth Fairfield, Assistant Personnel Manager, Kansas City Symphony, 1703 Wyandotte St., Suite 200, Kansas City, MO 64108-1207, or at email@example.com.
Please visit their website for more information
National Symphony Orchestra - Percussion/Assistant Principal Timpani
Deadline for application: October 25, 2018
Preliminary rounds are January 12-13, 2019
Semis and final rounds on January 14, 2019
Email a one-page resume (Word or PDF) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the instrument in the subject line.
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra - Principal Timpani
Deadline for application: September 7, 2018
Preliminary & Semi-final auditions: November 4-7, 2018
Final audition: November 26, 2018
To apply, submit an online application at their website
Sarasota Orchestra - Section Percussion
Auditions to be held October 26-27, 2018
Resumes due on or before September 2, 2018
2018-19 salary: $36,772.90 + Benefits
Employment begins immediately. One-page PDF resumes must be emailed to email@example.com
For complete information, including excerpt lists, visit sarasotaorchestra.org/orchestra/about/the-orchestra/careers-and-auditions
The U.S. Army Field Band Concert Band - Percussion
Deadline for application: October 4, 2018
Auditions will be held February 5 & 6, 2018
Salary - $59,136-$63,312 annually; 30 days paid vacation annually; Medical & Dental care, plus medical care for immediate family members
Qualifications: Professional performance level; Proficiency in various percussion instruments and musical styles, both classical and commercial; Strong sight-reading skills; Baccalaureate degree or higher preferred, though not required; Ability to meet Army height/weight standards and maintain a trim appearance; Must be 17-34 years of age; U.S. citizen or other qualified resident due to a security clearance requirement
Job Description: Perform in the Concert Band of The United States Army Field Band; Tour approximately 100 days per year in the U.S. and abroad; Perform with a brass quintet and/or other small ensemble as needed; Perform with Educational Outreach Program in schools across the nation; There are opportunities to perform in small chamber music ensembles; Position requires a minimum 4-year enlistment - the candidate will be informed of acceptance prior to enlistment; Other duties as required in service to the organization
Please submit: 1) Recent resume with physical address, phone, and email address in PDF 2) Preliminary digital recording. Specific musical excerpts are listed on the website. Audio files should be recorded at a high sampling rate and saved in a format with minimum compression, preferable MP3 or WAV. Save each excerpt as a separate file. Upload high quality audio files to a folder on Google Drive or Dropbox and share the link in your application with firstname.lastname@example.org.
For complete information, including excerpt lists, visit http://www.armyfieldband.com/careers/field-band-vacancies
U.S. Marine Band - The President’s Own - Percussion
Audition to be held January 28-29, 2019
Starting salary: $62K-$67K. 30 days paid vacation/yr. Medical/dental and GI Bill benefits. Applicant will be appointed to the rank of Staff Sergeant/E-6.
For additional information and to apply, contact the Marine Band Operations Office at (202) 433-5714 or email email@example.com.
Information forthcoming on their website
Virginia Symphony Orchestra - Section Percussion
Deadline for application: September 1, 2018
2017-18 Salary: $30,470.56 + Benefits
Qualified applications please email a 1-page resume and deposit check for $100 by Sept. 1 to James B. Nesbit, Personnel Mgr., Virginia Symphony Orchestra, 150 Boush Street, Suite 201, Norfolk, VA 23510. Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
High Point University - Christopher Thompson
Las Positas College - Vinnie Rodriguez
Boulder Philharmonic - Michael Tetreault, Principal Percussion; Nena Lorenz Wright, Section Percussion
Evansville Philharmonic - Michael Launius, Section Percussion; Keegan Sheehy, Section Percussion
Orlando Philharmonic - Trevor Barroero, Principal Percussion