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The Department of Music and Dance at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a faculty position as VISUAL (COLORGUARD) COORDINATOR / ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF THE MINUTEMAN MARCHING BAND.This is a part-time (60%) nine-month non-tenure track position at the Lecturer level to begin on September 1, 2018.  The initial appointment is for one year, renewable.
•    Coordinate all aspects of the UMass Minuteman Marching Band Colorguard including recruiting, training staff, managing equipment and uniform needs, choreographing and producing routines as required (coach student ensembles, recruit guest performers, create educational clinic, coordinate logistical arrangements for staging), and assist Marching Band Director as needed and requested.
•    Teach Marching Colorguard Techniques or other courses as assigned in accordance with areas of expertise; maintain weekly office hours, scheduled in coordination with the Director.
•    Assist with selecting student leaders for fall marching band, for both the colorguard and the band; recruit new members for the colorguard; assist in logistical planning for the marching band, in conjunction with the Director.
•    Participate in Summer Band Camp (for additional compensation).

•    Bachelor’s degree in music performance or related field required; master’s degree preferred.
•    Equivalent professional experience considered.
•    Potential for or an already established reputation as a colorguard coordinator.
•    Evidence of excellence in teaching as well as a high potential for recruiting at the university level.
•    Ability to work effectively within the department.

Salary is commensurate with Lecturer rank, and the University offers an attractive benefits package.

Application Instructions:
To apply, please submit 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) links, preferably through YouTube and in a separate document, to high quality video recordings of performances (please include dates of performances), and 4) list of three current referees with full contact information including valid email addresses.
Submit all application items to:

Review of applications will begin January 30, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.
Additional supporting materials may be requested from finalists.  Application materials will not be returned.
The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

Industry News
TubaChristmas 2017
    TubaChristmas concerts are scheduled for 275 cities across the United States and around the world. The concerts, open to all tuba and euphonium players, were created by tuba legend Harvey Phillips to honor his teacher, William Bell, who was born on Christmas Day, 1902. To find a concert near you, visit (12/17)

Doc Severinsen to Play Midwest

    The Midwest Clinic announced that Doc Severinsen will perform a special concert at its 71st annual conference.  On the evening of December 20, 2017, Severinsen will be joined by vocalist Vanessa Thomas, percussionist Stockton Helbing, and the Elmhurst College Big Band under the direction of Doug Beach. For thirty years, Severinsen was the sound of late night television on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, bringing his signature playing and big band into the homes across the country. (9/17)

Guy Yehuda Joins Vandoren
    Vandoren welcomes clarinetist Guy Yehuda to its artist roster, Yehuda has toured in Europe, North America, Israel, and China. He has performed with the Israel Philharmonic, Lucerne Contemporary Festival Orchestra, Chicago Civic Orchestra, Spoleto Festival Orchestra, Haifa Symphony Orchestra, and Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, among others. He is currently Associate Professor and Artist Teacher of Clarinet at Michigan State University College of Music and principal clarinetist with the Lansing Symphony Orchestra. ( (8/17)

New Products and Publications

Wenger Maestro Shell
    Wenger Corporation, maker of acoustical products for rehearsal and performance spaces, has introduced the new and improved Maestro full-stage acoustical shell. The Maestro line has undergone significant construction and design improvement to make it helpful for any performance space. The new shells feature mobile towers and rows of ceiling panels that together form a full stage enclosure. Maestro takes just three people to set up and can be configured to work with groups of varying sizes. The line offers a low-cost solution to complement the Diva Full-Stage Acoustical Shell. (1/18)

New from Kendor

    Kendor Music Publications has added two new releases to its catalog. Bitesize Jazz by Darren Fellows consists of short pieces at the grade 3-4 level to give trumpet an introduction to different styles of jazz. The music include swing, blues, rock, jazzy waltz, and ballads. The solo sections in each work includes chord symbols and cue-sized notated suggested solos. Kendor has also introduced Classics For Brass Quintet. This grade 3-5 anthology includes a trove of classic works by Brahms, Bach, Schubert, Dvorak, and Joplin. (1/18)

Sabian Releases Tollspire Chimes

    Sabian introduced the Tollspire Chimes – a set of five conically-shaped micro-splashes, sized in quarter-inch increments from 4.75" to 5.75". Crafted from SABIAN B20 Bronze, they are rolled and tempered from splash thickness blanks, then formed into a cupless, conical shape. The result combines chime, bell and splash sound for a variety of settings, including marching and drum corps. Although they are not tuned to specific notes, the chimes provide superb melodic movement using differences in pitch and size. A mini-tree mount with universal multi-clamp is included and will fit most common cymbal and percussion stands. (12/17)

Pearl Mallet Station

    Pearl has developed its malletSTATION adjustable range electronic mallet controller. It was designed in partnership with Keith McMillen Instruments. The model EM1 is a full-size 3.0 octave adjustable range electronic mallet controller for beginners through professionals. The adjustable low note range function allows players to set the fundamental diatonic note of the instrument to what is needed. The EM1 features a master control section with three programmable faders, four programmable buttons, and fixed low note and octave shift buttons. The suggested retail price is $999. (12/17)

Buffet Crampon Légende Clarinet

    Buffet Crampon added the Légende clarinet. Like the Tosca and Divine models and their respective bore families, the Légende is the top of the Tradition bore family and features the same cylindrical bore found on that clarinet. The bore is inspired by the BC20 model of the early 1960s. Légende Bb and A clarinets are available in either premium African blackwood or Green LinE and feature silver-plated keys and rose gold-plated posts. The Légende also features metal tenon caps, Green LinE tone hole inserts on the upper joint, a combination of GT and cork pads, low F correction key, and two barrels (65 and 66mm with the Bb, 64 and 65mm with the A).  Légende clarinets also come in a BAM-designed brown leather case and attractive carrying bag.

Pepper Introduces Cut Time

    J.W. Pepper launched Cut Time, an online group management tool for music directors and parent booster groups. Cut Time helps directors manage their music programs and reduce the time to complete administrative tasks. Features of the Cut Time platform include a system for managing the students, parents, staff, and volunteers in music programs; easy communication via email and text; document and inventory tools; financial tracking of obligations and payments; calendar management; and student assignments and grading. Pepper has partnered with Trigon Road, an experienced developer of group management software for the performing arts. Additional information about Cut Time is available at (11/17)

Honors and Appointments and Other Music News

Yamaha Legacy in Education Awards
    Yamaha gave its Legacy in Education Awards to Rebecca Kite and Pete Magadini at the annual Percussive Arts Society International Convention in November. Kite’s efforts have included a definitive biography of marimba virtuoso Keiko Abe, university-level clinics, and groundbreaking marimba arrangements. Her career has included several stints as an orchestral percussionist and a long stint as Percussion Department Technician at Indiana University. Her improvements for percussion instruments have led to four U.S. patents.
    Pete Magadini has been a professional drummer since age 16, playing with such luminaries as Diana Ross, Mose Allison, Sonny Stitt, and Al Jarreau. He has released four albums under his own name and five books on drumset technique and polyrhythms. He has performed as an orchestral percussionist with the Toronto Symphony, Oakland Orchestra, and the Berkshire Music Festival at Tanglewood. His teaching positions have included the Dave Brubeck Institute, the California Jazz Con­servatory, and McGill University. (1/18)

Sousa National High School Honors Band

    John Philip Sousa National High School Honors Band will be held June 20-23, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. The band will be conducted by Col. Jason K. Fettig, Conductor of “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band of Washington, D.C. This honors band is for students who are in grades 9-12 during the 2017-2018 school year. They will be assisted by student and staff from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst Marching Band under the direction Timothy Anderson and Thom Han­num. For application and audition requirements, visit Applications are due on January 31, 2018. (12/17)

Powell 90th Anniversary Celebration

    Verne Q. Powell Flutes celebrated its 90th anniversary with a two-day celebration in Boston on October 17 and 18. The event brought in the entire Powell family of dealers, artists, players, and teachers from around the world. The first day was dedicated to tours of Powell’s Boston workshop and conversations with flute makers. Visitors had the opportunity to learn how Powell instruments and headjoints are made and observe the flute makers in action. The first day was capped with a cruise of the historic Charles River. Day two began with sightseeing at the Museum of Fine Arts and the Freedom Trail. The highlight of the celebration was a reception atop the Sixty State Street skyscraper. Francois Kloc, President and CEO of Powell parent company Buffet Crampon, called the event “an amazing celebration of music, unparalleled craftsmanship, and a remarkable history of flute manufacturing.” (12/17)

Illinois Music and Computer Degree

    The University of Illinois School of Music announced an undergraduate degree program that combines the study of music and computer science. Illinois is the first institution in the Midwest to offer a Bachelor of Science degree in Music and Computer Science. Students will have equal training as musicians and as computer scientists, and several courses in the new curriculum have been specifically designed to integrate core principles from both disciplines. Graduates from the new degree program will be well positioned to pursue careers in music or computer research or to enter the 16-billion dollar global music industry, which is now almost exclusively digital in content and delivery. (11/17)

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