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submitted by
Peter Gillette

Director of Piano Studies/Lecturer in Piano Performance


Chicago, IL

Open Date

Jul 29, 2019


The University of Chicago Department of Music seeks a part-time Lecturer in Piano Performance to serve as Director of Piano Studies for the Department of Music Performance Program, to begin in the academic year 2019-2020.

Reports to: Director of Performance Programs, Department of Music

Duties include: regular coaching of student pianists, in preparation for solo and chamber music recitals; scheduling student pianists to perform on appropriate showcase concerts, both on campus and in the community; arranging quarterly masterclasses and group repertoire classes with guest artists from the Chicago area; teaching private piano lessons to University students as arranged and approved; presenting occasional solo performances within the Department’s weekly Tea Time concert series, and for special Departmental events as requested.

The successful candidate will work within a large, well-established co-curricular performance program at the University of Chicago, which involves over 700 talented young musicians (most of whom are not music majors) in eighteen different performance ensembles and programs. The appointed candidate will work closely with the Director of Performance Programs to further develop the quality and scope of the piano program.


Requisite qualifications: M.M. in Music Performance required, with D.M.A. or equivalent preferred. Other required qualifications include: comprehensive knowledge of solo piano repertoire, plus outstanding record of solo recital performances in a variety of settings; substantial experience in teaching and coaching student pianists, preferably within a university setting; experience working with students at various levels of accomplishment. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required, along with basic understanding of the precepts of a broad liberal arts education. Regular presence on campus throughout three academic quarters required.

Part-time lecturer position, October through May, with part-time salary; no benefits. The work-load for this position is approximately one-third to one-half time.

Application Instructions

Candidates are required to submit the following materials via the University of Chicago Academic Recruitment website at:

  • Letter of application
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • List of major solo repertoire performed in public
  • Links to two recent recordings
  • List of references (3 minimum)

Review of applications will begin August 28, 2019 and continue until the position is filled or the posting is closed.

Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

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Contact Info:
Peter Gillette
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Chicago, IL (Hyde Park)