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!
Last Update: 12/14/18
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
Indiana University - Asst/Assc/Full Professor of Music (Percussion)
Job posted: November 29, 2018
For best consideration, submit application by January 1, 2019
Anticipated start date: August 1, 2019
The Jacobs School of Music Department of Percussion seeks candidates for a tenure-track faculty position in general/orchestral percussion. Applicants who also possess skills in the areas of drum set and/or world percussion are encouraged to apply. Regardless of the areas of specialization, expertise and versatility in teaching all aspects of percussion will be expected. The successful candidate will be able to attract highly talented students, and will be able to prepare them for careers as percussionists in a wide variety of settings.
Primary responsibilities: Studio instruction for undergraduate and graduate percussion students. Participation in school-wide committees and departmental hearings, auditions, recruitment, master classes, and other activities is expected.
Basic qualifications: Established national/international reputation and demonstrated ability as a performer and teacher, able to attract highly talented students. Significant experience in general/orchestral percussion performance. Master’s degree required, doctorate preferred; comparable professional experience will be given equal consideration.
Please visit their website for more information and 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
Princeton University - Lecturer - Studio Lessons
(Could be a job pool situation, although the posting does not use those words)
Seeking candidates for several part-time, semester-long, renewable positions to oversee and participate in studio lesson program.
Responsibilities include teaching private lessons, coordination of lesson programs, review and evaluation of admission tapes, and other duties.
Essential Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in music or equivalent experience
Preferred Qualifications: Advanced degree with a major emphasis and demonstrated experience in percussion
Visit the Princeton University HR site for additional information and to submit an online 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.
Rutgers University-Newark - Asst. Professor of Music, Jazz Percussion
Job posted: December 7, 2018
Deadline to apply: December 21, 2018
The Dept. of Arts, Culture and Media invites applicants for a tenure-track position to start Sept. 1, 2019. Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated interest in using music education as a vehicle for social empowerment and whose methods and research interests complement our unique department and university.
Responsibilities: Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as providing service to the department, university, and discipline.
Minimum requirements: M.A. in music, present evidence of creative accomplishment and effective teaching.
Please visit their website for additional information and to apply online
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.
Talladega College - Adjunct Instructor, Percussion
Job posted: December 4, 2018
Review of materials will begin immediately, as applicants are needed for the Spring 2019 semester with a desired start date of January 10, 2019. There are 2-3 percussion vacancies available.
Primary duties include applied lessons and all concurrent requirements associated, including juries and recording attendance and grades.
Minimum Qualifications: Masters in Music (Performance), doctoral preferred. At least two years of teaching experience at the college or high school level.
To apply, submit C.V. with cover letter, copies of transcripts, TC application and contact information for at least three professional references to email@example.com or mail to Talladega College, Human Resources Office, 627 W. Battle St., Talladega, AL 35160.
Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi - Assistant Professor of Percussion
Job posted: December 6, 2018
Deadline for applications: February 1, 2019
The TAMUCC Department of Music invites applicants for a 9-month tenure-track appointment to begin Fall 2019. Responsibilities include teaching applied lessons and percussion ensemble. Secondary responsibilities may include teaching music theory or aural training, depending on candidate’s experience.
Qualifications: A completed doctoral degree in percussion performance, evidence of excellence in classroom teaching and applied instruction. Second qualifications include theory, aural training, and chamber music.
Please visit their website for additional information and to apply online, and contact Carrie Pierce (Search Chair) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of North Dakota - Music Instructor, Percussion
Job posted: November 30, 2018
Applications must be received by January 21, 2019 to receive full consideration
The Department of Music is seeking a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure track Instructor of Percussion to start on August 16, 2019, contingent upon availability of funding.
The successful candidate will teach the following courses (60% time allocation): Percussion Methods, Drumline, Steel Pan Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, and Applied Percussion Lessons, as needed. Additional duties may include other courses depending on candidate’s strengths, service duties, and recruitment activities.
Minimum Requirements: Master’s Degree in Music (Percussion), demonstrated record of successful teaching of percussion and percussion performance
Desirable Qualifications: Doctorate Degree in Music (Percussion), demonstrated record of successful teaching of percussion, drumline, and jazz ensemble at the college level
For additional information and to apply online please visit their website
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.
GA position available for incoming graduate student. Duties include overseeing the logistics and maintenance of the percussion instruments in the department.
For additional information on the position and application requirements please contact Dr. Todd Meehan at Todd_Meehan@baylor.edu.
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
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
GA position available for incoming graduate student of percussion. Duties include teaching percussion methods course, overseeing percussion inventory and library, ensemble participation and direction, and others as determined by the applicant’s strengths and the needs of the department.
For additional information on the position and application requirements please contact Dr. Michael Kingan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Ohio State University
GA position available for incoming graduate student in percussion. University fellowships are also available for qualifying students.
For more information regarding job responsibilities and application information, please contact Dr. Susan Powell at email@example.com.
GA positions are available for incoming graduate students in percussion (MM/DMA). Duties include teaching lessons, conducting percussion ensemble, directing the OU Steel Bands, assisting with managing the OU Percussion Press, and other responsibilities as needed by the department.
Please see the attached file for more information, and contact Dr. Andrew Richardson at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional 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 email@example.com 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 A&M University-Commerce
GA position available for incoming graduate student in percussion. Duties include assisting with the drumline/front ensemble, teaching applied lessons, and supervising the performing ensemble percussion sections. Additional duties may be assigned according to the applicant’s strengths and the department’s needs.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com for more information
University of Oregon
GA position available for graduate student in percussion. Duties to be determined by the strengths of the applicant and the needs of the department.
Please email Dr. Pius Cheung at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information and application procedures.
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.
Valdosta State University
GA position for incoming graduate student in percussion in the Athletic Bands. Duties include assisting with all facets of the Blazin’ Brigade drumline and front ensemble, ensemble participation, and other assignments as well.
$8,000 stipend with full tuition waiver, renewable for a second year.
Please see attached form for additional information and contact information, and contact Dr. Ryan Smith at email@example.com with questions.
GA position available for incoming Masters student in percussion. Duties to be determined based on the applicant’s strengths and the needs of the department.
Please see attached form for additional information and contact information, and contact Dr. Adam Snow at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
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
Kansas City Symphony - Associate Principal Percussion
Application deadine: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. 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
USAF Band of the West - Percussionist/Drummer
Deadline for application: January 7, 2019
Live audition for invited applicants: February 11, 2019
Full-time positions are available with regional Air Force bands in Virginia, Illinois, California, Colorado, or Texas.
Duties include performing with the Concert Band, Jazz Band, and/or Rock Bands. Administrative support is expected. Qualified candidates must complete Air Force basic military training.
Starting salary $40,000-45,000 including full medical and dental benefits, 30 days annual paid vacation, and up to $80K of GI Bill funding.
Please see the attached file for prescreening information and materials and contact SSgt Michele Von Haugg at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information forthcoming on their website
The United States Navy Band - Percussion Instrumentalist
Apply by January 4, 2019
Auditions to be held on Jan. 15-16, 2019
The United State Navy Band, located in Washington . D.C., has an immediate opening for the position of Percussion Instrumentalist in the Concert/Ceremonial Band. Starting salary is $61,557-$67,461, plus benefits, including full medical and dental care, 30 days annual paid vacation, and eligibility for the GI BIll, student Loan Repayment Program (up to $65,000), and enlistment bonuses.
Please see their website for audition information
Grand Canyon University - Joe Millea
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