OFFICE OF CAREER COUNSELING AND PLACEMENT

Virginia Probasco, Admin. Ass’t                                                                 1 E. Mount Vernon Place                                                                           Room P06, Conservatory
Hours, 1 - 5 p.m.                                 (410) 659-8100 x4450                               Baltimore, MD 21202

                                              JOB VACANCY BULLETIN NO. 362

                                                                 June 1, 2008

                   CONGRATULATIONS                                      MING-CHING WU (MM ’08, Piano), a student of Boris Slutsky
                                                                        and Eileen Cornett, is the recipient of the Vladimir Horowitz
GRACE KIM, a DMA piano student of Boris Slutsky, recently               scholarship for the study of collaborative piano at the Juilliard
performed at Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater as a finalist of the      School of Music in the fall of 2008.
Washington International Piano Competition. Finalists were
awarded cash prizes, and a review appeared in the Washington            MATTHEW DINGELS (MM '06, Voice) spent the 2007-2008
Post that said "Scriabin preludes were lustrous,       year in Binghamton, NY as a Tri-Cities Opera Resident Artist,
with emotional and dynamic contrasts, Schubert...provocative."          performing the Beast in Beauty and the Beast (Gianinni) and El
                                                                        Rememdado in Carmen, and covering Don Ottavio in Don
PIN HSIN LIN (MM ’06, Composition) will join the St. Magnus             Giovanni and Count Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia. This
Festival in Orkney, England from June 15 – 25. She was                  summer he will sing Hilarion in Princess Ida with the
awarded a Composition Scholarship from St. Magnus and a                 Binghamton Summer Savoyards. Dingels co-founded a non-
Peabody Career Development Grant.                                       profit vocal music association, Opera Steele, in Indianapolis
( At Peabody              ( The inaugural production of Betly
Lin studied with Nicholas Maw and is currently earning her              (Donizetti) in January, 2007 was extremely successful, and the
DMA in composition at University of Illinois at Urbana-                 group is planning at least two recitals before their January, 2008
Champaign where she is a Composition-Theory Teaching                    production of La fille du regiment. In fall 2008 Dingels will
Assistant.                                                              perform Ruiz in Il Trovatore with Indianapolis Opera. The
                                                                        following spring, he will join Indianapolis Opera Ensemble as a
DANA SCOTT (MM ’08, Ensemble Arts, Vocal Accompanying)                  young artist.
who was a student of Eileen Cornett, has been hired by
Washington National Opera as a coach for its Opera Institute for        On May 30 MATT BENGTSON (MM ’97, DMA ’01, Piano)
Young Singers.                                                          performed at the American Liszt Society conference at the
                                                                        Coolidge Auditorium in the Library of Congress, Washington,
YOOHEE SHIN, who is studying with Eileen Cornett in the                 DC. He accompanied baritone James Rogers in Schubert's
master’s degree program, will join the Opera Theatre of Northern        “Ungeduld” from Die Schoene Muellerin and Schumann's
Virginia as pianist for its "Opera and the Dance" concert in May.       "Widmung" from Myrten. After each song, he also performed
                                                                        Liszt's solo transcriptions. The performances were part of a day's
lectures and recitals pertaining to Liszt's relationship with           finger dexterity and ability to perform surgery. Conrad, who
literature.                                                             holds doctorates in stem cell biology and music philosophy,
                                                                        “recently published a provocative paper suggesting that music
A press release from the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra on May            may exert healing and sedative effects partly through a
20, 2008: “The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) today                 paradoxical stimulation of a growth hormone generally associated
unveiled a major education initiative, OrchKids, an after-school        with stress rather than healing.”
program designed to effect social change and nurture promising
futures for youth in Baltimore City’s low-income neighborhoods.         From ALO May 29, 2008: Lloyd Webber adding music to news
In collaboration with a broad array of community partners, the          In today’s (5/28) Independent (London), Jessica Duchen reports,
BSO’s OrchKids program will provide music education,                    “The ever-popular cellist Julian Lloyd Webber is joining forces
instruments and mentorship to Baltimore’s neediest youngsters.          with composer Michael Wolters and an ensemble of students
Details of the program were announced this morning at a press           from Birmingham Conservatoire to present And Now, The News:
conference at Harriet Tubman Elementary School (HTES), where            the musicians will effectively improvise their way through a 7pm
the pilot year will commence in September 2008 with                     live news broadcast from BBC4 relayed into the hall. … Wolters
approximately 25 first graders…… To launch and facilitate this          has written pieces in a multitude of potentially appropriate
new initiative, the BSO has hired DAN TRAHEY [BM ’00, Tuba              moods, but the performers won’t know which ones they’ll play
and Music Education] as the OrchKids’ program manager. Mr.              until the relevant information is fed through minutes before the
Trahey has been active in the planning stages of OrchKids,              broadcast, when Wolters will make the selection. After that,
working closely with the BSO’s senior leadership to cultivate           plenty of extemporisation will be required to fit sound to speech
community partners throughout the city and establish the                and image. But can music and the news ever mix? Most of us
program’s curriculum. In addition to overseeing program                 watch the news to learn something about what’s going on out
operations, Mr. Trahey will manage a part-time staff of                 there. Music deflects and divides concentration. However good
professional music instructors and program assistants. Most             one is at multitasking, it’s impossible to listen to either music or
recently the community manager for the Hartford Symphony and            words in detail when simultaneously trying to take in the other.”
the program coordinator for the Peabody Institute’s Tuned-In            Duchen notes that at one time, improvised music was a standard
initiative, Mr. Trahey holds a bachelor’s of education from the         addition to the news, but Lloyd Webber is not interested in
Peabody Institute and a master’s of music from Yale University.”        resurrecting the trend and sees his project as a one-time deal.

The May 2008 issue of the journal, The New Criterion included a                                 COMPETITIONS
review of the NY Premiere of MICHAEL HERSCH’S (BM ’95,
MM ’97, Composition) Sonata No. 2 for Unaccompanied Cello.              BSO VOCAL COMPETITION - The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
"Michael Hersch is an extraordinary composer, and he has barely         announces its first ever vocal competition. Instead of a recording
gotten started. He is in his mid-thirties and brims with ideas. A       contract, contestants will vie for the chance to sing the national
native Virginian, he now lives in Philadelphia, and teachers            anthem alongside the BSO in front of thousands at the BSO’s annual
nearby: at Baltimore's Peabody Conservatory. Recently, his              Star-Spangled Spectacular concerts held at Oregon Ridge Park, July 3-
piano work The Vanishing Pavilions came out on disc. This is a          5. The competition is open to young people ages 8 to 18. Auditions
visionary, sometimes apocalyptic, barely fathomable work lasting        will take place on Monday, June 9, 2008 from 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm at
almost two and a half hours. He has written two sonatas for             the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Contestants must be able to
unaccompanied cello -- both long, both visionary -- and the             sing the “Star-Spangled Banner” in the key of B-flat or A-flat major
second of them was heard on the Barge [Bargemusic Series] ... at        along with an accompanist and be available for all three performances.
the end of the Brooklyn Bridge where concerts take place. The           Reagan Warfield from the 106.5 FM Mix Morning Show with Jo-Jo
Sonata No. 2 was composed in 2001, and is in seven movements.           and Reagan will serve as celebrity judge alongside the BSO staff and
It takes about forty minutes to play. The work is dark,                 local vocal experts. Contestants will be judged on singing ability and
demanding, world-encompassing. Words are always poor in                 stage presence. Auditions will be by appointment only. For more
describing music, and they seem especially so in describing             information and to download registration forms visit
Hersch's."                                                     and search under ‘About the BSO’. To schedule
                                                                        an appointment, please email
Please continue sending your Good News to Virginia Probasco
at the address above, to her at, or              YOUNG COMPOSERS’ COMPETITION – Sponsored by Symphony
submit online at                          in C. It is open to composers born after Feb. 8, 1978 who are US
                                                                        citizen, permanent residents, and current foreign students enrolled at
            NEWS NOTES - OTHER EVENTS                                   American schools. Instrumentation may not exceed 3-3-3-3 with a
                                                                        duration of 8 – 15 minutes. Prizes include performance of the winning
From ALO May 20: Surgeon connects music and medicine                    work by Symphony in C, professional archival recording, and
In today’s (5/20) New York Times, David Dobbs writes, “For              domestic airfare and lodging to attend rehearsals and concert.
Claudius Conrad, a 30-year-old surgeon who has played the               Deadline is Nov. 9, 2007. For additional details visit
piano seriously since he was 5, music and medicine are        
entwined—from the academic realm down to the level of the
fine-fingered dexterity required at the piano bench and the             HAVERHILL SINFONIA SOLOIST COMPETITON for woodwinds,
operating table. … Like many surgeons, Dr. Conrad says he               brass, singers, piano, and strings takes place Sept. 27, 2008 in
works better when he listens to music. And he cites studies,            Haverhill, Suffolk, UK. Competition is open to musicians of any age
including some of his own, showing that music is helpful to             and nationality. £8,250 in prizes and engagements. Print entry form,
patients as well — bringing relaxation and reducing blood               rules, and details at Deadline is Aug. 21,
pressure, heart rate, stress hormones, pain and the need for pain       2008.
medication.” He also points out that playing the piano helps his

RENEE B. FISHER COMPETITION, Composer Awards. The Renee
B. Fisher Foundation and Neighborhood Music School (New Haven,               CH31 ORGANIST/PIANIST needed at Apples United Church of
CT) invite composers to apply for commissions to write short piano           Christ in Thurmont, Maryland, located on 7809 Apples Church Rd.
works for required performance by young pianists in each division at         Duties would include: Sunday service at 9:30a.m.- 10:30a.m. Choir
its 2010 and 2011 piano competitions. Deadline is Oct. 4, 2008. For          Rehearsal Sunday evening 7p.m.- 8p.m. Maundy Thursday Evening
application form and guidelines, email, or            Service, December 23rd Evening Service, December 24th Evening
call 203-624-5189 ext. 41. Fisher Composers Awards; Neighborhood             Service, and a hymn sing once a year. Salary is $100/week . The
Music School; 100 Audubon St.; New Haven, CT 06510.                          piano is a spinette The organ is a Rodgers 527, 2 manual 2 1/2 octave
                                                                             pedals with a midi interface Yamaha YPT-310. Please contact Paula
SWEDISH INTERNATIONAL DUO COMPETITION for piano in                           Mathis with any questions via e-mail or
duo with violin, viola, cello, flute, clarinet, or oboe takes place in       by phone 240-446-6027
Katrineholm, Sweden, Aug. 7 – 10, 2008. The competition is open to
musicians 18 – 30 years of age. Total cash prize of 10,000 €. For            CH32 SINGERS - all voice parts. The Chizuk Amuno Synagogue
applications and further details, visit Deadline           sings on Saturday mornings and rehearses (occasionally) on Tuesday
is June 23, 2008.                                                            evenings. The choir also sings for all the High Holiday services.
                                                                             Current pay is $55/rehearsal and $80/service. The synagogue is
TOKYO INTERNATIONAL GUITAR COMPETITION 2008 will be                          located at 8100 Stevenson Rd (right at the Beltway). We typically
held Aug. 18, 2008 in Tokyo, Japan. Birth date of applicants must be         have 20 on the roster and perform with 10. Thus, members do not
after 1973. Applications are available in the Career Counseling              have to sing every week. Individual schedules can and do vary widely
Office, or write Japan Federation of Guitarists; Wada-bldg. 5F, 6-14-        to accommodate other commitments as well as the frequency that each
4, Shimbashi, Minato-ku; Tokyo 1050004 Japan. Fax is 03 3438 1899            person would like to sing. PLEASE NOTE: All members of the choir
 Deadline is July 31, 2008.                                                  must be Jewish. In the eyes of the synagogue, a person is considered
                                                                             Jewish if his mother (or grandmother) was Jewish. While honoring
MAX ROSTAL INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION 2009 for violin                         this rule, we still strive to be as flexible as possible. Please contact
and viola takes place March 22 – 29, 2009 in Berlin, Germany.                Herb Dimmock, 717-533-6873,
Violinists and violists from all nations born after March 2, 1981 are
eligible. The prize amounts to a total of 10,000€ for each instrument        CH33 SOPRANO, BASS - Temple Emanuel of Baltimore located in
with 6,000€ for first prize. Applications are available in the Career        Reisterstown MD. 2008 High Holiday professional choir positions
Counseling Office, or visit Deadline           available. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services plus 2 rehearsals.
is Nov. 30, 2008.                                                             Contact: Cantor Silverman 410-526-3676 or
                          JOB LISTINGS
                                                                             CH34 DIRECTOR OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC (guitarist) – Ark
Legend: cv=Curriculum vitae, MM/dp=Master's required, Doctorate              and Dove Presbyterian Church. Growing church needs enthusiastic
preferred                                                                    and creative director/guitarist to lead and rehearse contemporary
Please see clippings at the back of the bulletin for additional job          music band, develop adult and youth musicians and vocalists, create
listings.                                                                    community and arrange music for 11:00 service of worship. Must
                                                                             have previous experience in contemporary Christian music leadership;
                      ADMINISTRATION                                         bachelor’s degree in music preferred; experience in keyboard and
                                                                             vocal skills desired; part-time. Salary around $14, 000. Fax cover
A13 MANAGER, YOUTH AND FAMILY PROGRAMS, for the                              letter and resume to Ark and Dove Presbyterian Church, 410-674-
Department of Education and Community Partnerships of the                    6481, or mail to 8424 Piney Orchard Parkway; Odenton, MD 21113.
Philadelphia Orchestra. The Philadelphia Orchestra is committed to           Questions? Call Pastor Tim Stern, 410-674-6400.
supporting K-12 music education and is a leader in a city-wide
initiative to provide equitable access to the arts for all students in the   CH35 ORGANIST/CHOIR DIRECTOR - Dickey Memorial
Philadelphia area. The manager will administer the youth and family          Presbyterian Church, 5112, Wetheredsville Rd., Baltimore, MD
programs of The Philadelphia Orchestra and Peter Nero and the Philly         21207. 120-member congregation seeking organist/choir director for
Pops including School Concerts, Family Concerts, the School                  full-time position. One weekly service, with choir rehearsal on
Partnership Program, the Peter Nero Jazz Academy, Docent Program,            Sunday morning prior to worship service. Salary is $10-12,000/year,
Side-by-Side and All-City Orchestra sectional events, Musicians in the       commensurate with experience. Six weeks paid vacation. 1982
Schools, and PNPP Musical Mentors. Bachelor’s degree required.               Rodgers 2-manual organ. Contact office at 410-448-2666. e-mail
MA (or higher degree) preferred. Preferred background/skills include
a degree in music education, experience teaching in a K-12 situation,
administrative experience at an arts organization, a firm grasp of the                                CONDUCTING
traditional orchestral canon, and a passion for creating high quality
orchestral programs for kids and residency programs in the schools (or       CONDUCTORS GUILD Opportunities Bulletin is available in the
any similar combination of education and experience). To apply               Placement Office for reference.
please send cover letter and resume to
or mail to The Philadelphia Orchestra Association Attn: Human                C20 CONDUCTOR – Academy Orchestra, Interlochen Center for the
Resources 260 South Broad Street, 16th Floor Philadelphia, PA                Arts. The ideal candidate should be an experienced, energetic and
19102. Deadline is June 16, 2008.                                            disciplined conductor-teacher, dedicated to providing creative and                  challenging leadership to an orchestral program of gifted and
                                                                             promising young artists. Provide strong leadership and vision for the
                                                                             Academy orchestra program and work in concert with the applied

studios to develop a comprehensive program of orchestral studies.           through advanced level. The position begins in September, 2008 with
Master of music degree or performance equivalent in music and/or            the possibility of prior summer instruction. Qualified applicants will
conducting, with substantial performance in significant venues and          have a minimum Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance, a
demonstrated conducting/teaching experience is required. Significant        strong piano pedagogy background and a willingness to work with
experience as an established conductor of orchestras in high school,        students of all levels and ability. Phone inquiries are discouraged.
collegiate and/or professional settings is essential. Screening will        Please fax, mail or email resume and cover letter to: Edwina French,
begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For priority   Executive Director; Community Music School; 775 West Main Street;
consideration, please submit all materials by May 31, 2008. Please          Trappe, PA 19426. 610-409-0811 fax Visit
submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, CD/DVD recordings
demonstrating conducting experience (rehearsal & performance),
unofficial educational transcripts and no fewer than 3 current letters of   PT32 VOICE INSTRUCTOR needed at the Bryn Mawr School for
recommendation to: ICA Human Resources; IAA Orchestral Search;              Girls in Baltimore. Teach private lessons during the class day and in
P.O. Box 199; Interlochen, MI 49643-0199.                                   the afternoons to middle and upper school students. A degree in vocal
                                                                            performance and experience teaching voice to secondary age children
C21 RESIDENT MUSIC DIRECTOR – Symphony of Southeast                         is desirable. Send resume and cover letter to Jaclyn T. Orchard,
Texas. Provide artistic leadership for the orchestra; Develop               Director of The Music School; The Bryn Mawr School; 109 W.
programming that is significant and entertaining to the community and       Melrose Ave., Baltimore, MD 21210.
the orchestra, and that promotes audience development; Conduct
rehearsals and concerts; Evaluate orchestra personnel and audition          PT33 MUSIC INSTRUCTORS - Studio Papillon is hiring responsible
new instrumentalists as needed; Propose program repertoire and guest        professionals to travel to student homes to teach music lessons.
artists in consultation with the Board’s Artistic Advisory Committee;       Different teachers will be hired to travel to different locations to
Assume an active and leadership role in the community; Participate in       minimize commuting. Successful candidates must have excellent
and support fundraising efforts. Must have Demonstrated ability to          organizational skills and a professional outlook on teaching. While
provide a high quality performance; thorough knowledge of orchestral        the job is very flexible, teachers must be able to manage their own
repertoire, styles, and performance practice; Ability to instruct and       schedules; keep organized records; be punctual; and submit paperwork
motivate players to reach high levels of achievement. Please submit a       on time. Applicants should have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree
cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of at least     from an accredited university or conservatory. Studio Papillon handles
three (3) references. Applications should be submitted to: Symphony         all of the advertising, payroll, billing and organization of recitals.
of Southeast Texas; Music Director Search Committee; 4345 Phelan            Now hiring the teachers for the following instruments and locations:
Blvd, Ste 105; Beaumont, TX 77707. Deadline is June 15, 2008.               PIANO: NW DC, Bethesda, Potomac, Alexandria, Arlington,
                                                                            McLean, Fairfax
                PART-TIME MUSICAL                                           VIOLIN: NW DC, Bethesda, Potomac, Alexandria, Arlington,
              PART-TIME AND FULL-TIME                                       McLean, Fairfax
                                                                            VOICE: NW DC, Bethesda
                    NON-MUSICAL                                             GUITAR: NW DC, Bethesda, Alexandria, Arlington, McLean,
PT29 CONCERT OFFICE COORDINATOR – Peabody. 6 – 10                           Compensation is $45 per hour on a contract basis. To apply, please
hours per week during the school year. Report to the Box Office             submit a resume and list of references to Jennifer Scott at
Coordinator. Act as Box Office Manager for approximately 2         Applications submitted without
performances a week Sept. through May. Open Box Office 1.5 to 2             references will not be considered. No phone calls, please. For more
hours before performance. Formulate and write House Manager/usher           information, please visit our website at
notes prior to arrival of Front of House crew. Ensure that House
Manager and ushering staff arrive, are assigned duties, and proceed to
the hall in a timely fashion. Resolve problems with the public.             We do our best to provide good information in this Job Vacancy
Reconcile Box Office receipt accounts after each performance. Must          Bulletin. However, since the information is drawn almost completely
be a high school graduate/equivalent. Must be highly responsible with       from other sources, we cannot be responsible for its accuracy.
excellent customer service skills with experience working with the
public. Must be able to work efficiently and calmly under pressure
with the ability to solve conflicts, take action, and make decisions
quickly. Experience with classical music performance productions
and working in a box office with computerized ticketing sales
preferred. Reference Job #34713. Apply on line at
 or contact Homewood Human Resources at 410-516-8048.

PT30 MUSIC TEACHERS & STAFF - International School of Music
has part-time teaching positions available for the 2008/09 school year
in: Piano, Jazz piano, Cello, Violin, Percussion/drums, Flute, Clarinet,
Saxophone, and Brass. Also administrative full time position available
starting in August 2008. If interested, please mail your resume to:
International School of Music, 5110 Ridgefield Rd., Suite 104,
Bethesda MD 20816, or e-mail it to:, Or Fax it to:

PT31 PIANO INSTRUCTOR - Community Music School, located in
Trappe, PA, is in need of an experienced piano instructor(s) to teach
individual, weekly lessons to approximately 30 students, beginners


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