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St. Lawrence University Director of Vocal Music in Canton, New York

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Position Title Director of Vocal Music

FLSA Exempt

Primary Responsibilities

The Music Department at St. Lawrence University seeks a Director of Vocal Music. This is a renewable, academic support staff position. The successful applicant will direct the Laurentian Singers, a select undergraduate vocal ensemble, and the University Chorus, an ensemble open to the entire university community. This constitutes 2/3 of the director’s teaching load. The remaining 1/3 will be comprised of classroom teaching or private lesson instruction, depending on the director’s interests and abilities and the needs of the Music Department.

The Laurentian Singers sing the school songs at major campus events, such as commencement; present several concerts each semester; and go on tour every spring semester. The University Chorus typically presents one main performance each semester. The Director of Vocal Music is in charge of coordinating both on- and off-campus performances for these groups, including organizing the Laurentian Singers’ spring break tour. It is expected that the person in this position will help plan the annual Candlelight service in Gunnison Chapel, and may be asked to help with other singing on campus, such as assisting the Gospel Choir (run by the Chaplain’s Office) or serving as academic advisor for the various student singing organizations.

We welcome applications from candidates who bring diverse cultural, ethnic, and national perspectives to their teaching, scholarship and/or service. Information about diversity and inclusion initiatives on campus can be viewed at (

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in music

  • At least two years of experience directing vocal ensembles

    Preferred Qualifications

    Status (FT, PT, Seasonal, Temp) FT Seasonal

    Posting Detail Information

    Posting Number ST01012

    Desired Start Date 08/15/2023

    Open Date (to accept applications)

    Close Date (date applications will not be considered)

    Open Until Filled Yes

    Special Instructions to Applicant

Interested and qualified applicants should complete online application form and upload required documents in the “applicant documents” section of the form. Professional reference contact information should be provided in the application form.

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2023 and will continue until position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to David Henderson, Search Chair, at

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

St. Lawrence University policy requires all employees and students to be up to date with available vaccinations against Covid-19 including, as applicable, a booster shot. Individuals may apply for a medical or religious exemption from this policy.

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application

  • Current CV or Resume

  • Diversity and Inclusion Statement

    Optional Documents