Massachusetts, USA
New England Conservatory
Music theory faculty

NEC is seeking a dynamic, versatile and collegial artist-teacher to teach in the Music Theory Department. This is a full-time faculty assignment, which represents a commitment of 3 classes per semester.


> Teach undergraduate-level core music theory curriculum, specifically fundamentals and Solfege in a fixed-do system
> Preparation and proctoring of department examinations, as needed
> Willingness to serve as a coordinator
> Participate in department meetings, and on faculty committees
> Fulfill other administrative duties, as needed


> Accomplished musician who has Conservatory-level background and education in performance
> Demonstrated success in teaching at the collegiate level with a minimum of 2 years experience
> Demonstrated commitment and ability to teach musicianship skills, specifically fixed-do solfege in tonal and post-tonal context
> Master’s degree required, DMA/PhD preferred
> Ability to communicate effectively with students, other faculty, and staff

Candidates must have: a) strong knowledge of and practical facility in fixed-do solfege, ear-training, musicianship skills including fundamentals of music theory, harmony and analysis; b) the ability to apply music theory to performance of common practice and 20th/21st century repertoire.


See original job posting and apply online at: https://jobs.keldair.com/necmusic/jobs/11534

The priority deadline for submission of application materials is February 1, 2021.


New England Conservatory (NEC), an independent, not-for-profit institution, is recognized internationally as a leader among music schools, educating and training musicians of all ages from around the world. With music students representing more than 40 countries, NEC cultivates a diverse, dynamic community for students, providing them with performance opportunities and high-caliber training by 240 internationally-esteemed artist-teachers and scholars. NEC pushes the boundaries of making and teaching music through college-level musical training in classical, jazz and Contemporary Improvisation. It offers unique interdisciplinary programs such as Entrepreneurial Musicianship and Community Performances & Partnerships that empower students to create their own musical opportunities.

New England Conservatory is a living laboratory, built on 150 years of innovation, openly pushing the boundaries of making and teaching music. We educate and train musicians of all ages from around the world, drawing on the talent and deep reservoir of experience of our distinguished faculty. We are dedicated to inculcating the highest standards of excellence and nurturing individual artistic sensibility and creative growth. Understanding that music is one of the transcendent expressions of human civilization, NEC aspires to ensure it a central place in contemporary society.

NEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.