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Assistant Professor of Studio Bassoon
UMass Amherst
Department of Music & Dance
273 Fine Arts Center
151 President’s Drive
Amherst MA 01003-9330

    The Department of Music and Dance at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a faculty position in STUDIO Bassoon. This is a full-time nine-month tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin September 1, 2020.
Link to UMass Job Description and online application
About UMass Amherst
UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Job Description


  • Teach applied Bassoon lessons to undergraduate and graduate music majors and minors. Additional teaching responsibilities may include overseeing beginning bassoon techniques class for music education majors and chamber music coaching. Assignment will depend on the candidate’s areas of expertise and the needs of the department.
  • Maintain national and regional visibility as a performer/pedagogue as part of professional development.
  • Participate in on-campus faculty performances.
  • Advise undergraduate and graduate students, participate in auditions, serve on committees, and perform other university and professional service as appropriate.
  • Candidate must be willing and available to address responsibilities during the regular work week and on weekends, as needed.
  • Recruiting activities may include visiting secondary schools, offering workshops, participating in summer programs, and adjudicating.


  • Doctorate or Master’s degree in Bassoon performance preferred.
  • Equivalent professional experience considered.
  • Potential for or an already established national reputation as a bassoonist.
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching as well as a high potential for recruiting at the university level.
  • Ability to work effectively within the department.

Additional Information

     Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience, and the University offers an attractive benefits package.

Application Instructions
    To apply, please submit 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) links, preferably through YouTube and in a separate document, to high quality audio and/or video recordings of performances (please include dates of performances), 4) Statement of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion which describes your past, current, and anticipated contributions in these areas through research, teaching and service, and 5) list of three current referees with full contact information including valid email addresses.
    Review of applications will begin October 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.
    Additional supporting materials may be requested from finalists. Application materials will not be returned.

    UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.  To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.
We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.

Industry News Clarinet Line, an online re­source for woodwind repair tools and supplies has announced the Wil­ming­ton line of high-quality and affordable clarinets in three models. Each instrument is play-tested and adjusted by MusicMedic’s technicians. The beginner model (901), has an ABS body finished with a brushed wood-grain look and has a suggested price of $350. The intermediate 902 model is made from a composite of hard rubber and grenadilla wood. Its body is designed to withstand changes in temperature and humidity to eliminate cracks and reduce maintenance. The 903 professional is made of solid hardwood for a clear, resonant sound with power and projection in all registers. It has a suggested price of $1,350. (8/19)

Interactive Garage at Rock Hall
    The Cleveland-based Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has introduced The Garage, a new interactive exhibit that allows visitors to learn to play real instruments, jam with friends, make a video, and develop custom merchandise for their group. The space includes 12 dedicated instrument stations featuring guitars, drums, keyboards, and an instructional video. Fans can select songs from a variety of genres; the music was chosen to fit a range of abilities. The Garage takes over the museum’s second floor and is part of an ongoing transformation of the exhibition spaces. (8/19)

New Products and Publications
Releases from Excelcia Music Publishing
    Excelcia Music Publishing, led by composer and publisher Larry Clark, has completed its first concert band release with 50 new pieces. The new works have been edited by Clark and Tyler Acari and include music from beginner to advanced. The color-coded series follows a standardized six-part grading system developed by Clark and Acari. Some of the many composers in the series are Carol Brittin Chambers, Sean O’Loughlin, Carl Strommen, and Robert Thurston.
    Excelcia has also added to its solo repertoire series with Robert Clayson’s Accessible Solo Repertoire for Percussion, an addition to the repertoire for young percussionists. The book contains 14 newly composed or arranged solos for snare drum, bells, xylophone, and marimba. The music difficulty ranges from 1.5 to 3 and will work for a solo festival or recital. Full recordings are available for download at (8/19)

Virtual Reality Factory Tours

    Buffet Crampon USA introduced virtual reality tours of the historic Buffet Crampon woodwind factory in Mantes-la-Ville, France and the Buffet Crampon Germany brass factory in Mark­neu­kirchen. The tours are fully immersive, using 4D technology and surround sound to take virtual visitors into the heart of instrument manufacture.
    Buffet Crampon VR tours may be experienced at the Buffet Crampon New York Showroom (153 West 36th Street, 4th floor) and at events around North America this summer, including the International Clarinet Associ­ation’s ClarinetFest in Knoxville, Tennessee (July 24-28) and Buffet Crampon USA Summer Clarinet Aca­demy in Jacksonville, Florida (July 8-13). The brass tour will visit the International Women’s Brass Conference in Tempe, Arizona (May 21-25), and ITEC (International Tuba Euphonium Association) Conference in Iowa City, Iowa (May 25-June 1).

Honors and Appointments and Other Music News
New Dean at Stetson

    Stetson University has appointed Timothy Peter as the new dean of its School of Music. Peter joined the school’s faculty seven years ago and has served as interim dean in the past year. He will continue to teach choral conducting and will also direct the Stetson Concert Choir. He received a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Arizona and served as head of the music department and professor of music at Luther College prior to his arrival at Stetson. (8/19)

Young Texas Artists Music Competition Winners Announced

    The 2019 Young Texas Artists Music Competition Grand Prize winner was Russian pianist Artem Kuznetsov, a graduate student at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. He also won the Gold Medal in the competition’s Piano Division. The Voice Division Gold Medal was awarded to mezzo-soprano Brennan Blankenship. The Strings Division Gold Medal went to cellist Lukas Goodman, and flutist Won Lee was named the Gold winner in the Winds, Brass, Percussion, Harp and Guitar Division. (4/19)

Gerard Schwarz to Miami
    The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami has appointed Gerard Schwarz as Distinguished Pro­fessor of Music – Conducting and Or­chestral Studies. Schwarz will assume his position in the fall of 2019, and he will be a full-time member of the faculty as Professor of Practice in the De­partment of Instrumental Performance.
    Internationally recognized for his moving performances, innovative programming and extensive catalogue of recordings, Gerard Schwarz is Con­ductor Laureate of the Seattle Sym­phony; Music Director of the All-Star Orchestra, Eastern Music Festival, and the Mozart Orchestra of New York; and Conductor Emeritus of New York’s Mostly Mozart Festival. He has recorded over 350 albums as a conductor, and his accolades include six Emmy awards and eight ASCAP Awards. (5/19)
Buffet Crampon Clarinet and Tuba Academies
The 2019 Buffet Crampon USA Summer Clarinet Academy will be July 8-13 in Jacksonville, Florida and is open to student clarinetists ages 18-26. The student/teacher ratio is 4:1, giving students an opportunity to live and work closely with the internationally acclaimed Artist Faculty, which features J. Lawrie Bloom, Florent Héau, Wonkak Kim, Gregory Raden, and Ronald Van Spaendonck.
The second annual Buffet Crampon Tuba Academy will be at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater from July 22-27. All students will take part in individual lessons, group clinics, performances, chamber music, and mock auditions. All students attending the academy must be 18 or over. This year’s Artist Faculty includes Derek Fenstermacher, Andreas Hofmeir, Ryan Robinson, and Roland Szentpali.


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