Westminster Conservatory, the community music school of Westminster College of the Arts of Rider University, seeks a part-time Jazz teacher for its Community Music School to teach a course in jazz improvisation to beginning middle and high school students of varied instrumentation.
Interested candidates must have previous teaching experience, and must demonstrate an ability to teach improvisation, and be able to accompany a class via the piano or guitar as an accompanist for the improvisation lessons.
Experience with the different styles of jazz, such as blues and standards, is preferred. Candidate must be able to lead a class of varied instruments or with multiple student pianists. Curriculum/method is preferred but not required.
Teaching position would include Saturday (11:00 am to 12:00 pm) at the Westminster Conservatory site in Princeton. The candidate would also have the opportunity to serve as a substitute in the Honors Music Program on Saturdays, so should be comfortable teaching Music Theory and/or History.
Candidates must be able to (1) play piano and be able to accompany with chords and lead a class by example, or the same on guitar (2) have knowledge of jazz repertoire and be able to guide all instrumentalists in playing as an ensemble.
Bachelor's degree in the area of instruction or commensurate experience is required.
About Rider University:
The Rider University community is composed of faculty, staff and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired.
Rider University has once again been included as one of the nation's best universities by US News & World Report 2019 and remained in the top tier in the Regional Universities – North category at number 35. Additionally, The Princeton Review named Rider among its
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About Rider University
"As a learner-centered University dedicated to the education of the whole student, Rider provides students the intellectual resources and breadth of student life opportunities of a comprehensive university with the personal attention and close student-faculty interactions of a liberal arts college.Through a commitment to high quality teaching, scholarship and experiential opportunities, faculty on both campuses provide undergraduate and graduate students rigorous and relevant programs of study to expand their intellectual, cultural and personal horizons and develop their leadership skills. Our highly regarded programs in the arts, social sciences, sciences, music, business and education challenge students to become active learners who can acquire, interpret, communicate and apply knowledge within and across disciplines to foster the integrative thinking required in a complex and rapidly changing world."