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University of Rochester Violin Instructor in Rochester, New York



The Eastman Community Music School (ECMS), a division of the renowned Eastman School of Music and the University of Rochester, offers music lessons, ensembles, and classes to community members of all ages and backgrounds. ECMS serves approximately 1,500 students during the school year and hundreds more each summer. From pre-school and early childhood programs, to college prep and diploma programs, to adult ensembles and classes, ECMS nurtures and inspires students at all levels.


  • Teach private violin lessons

  • Prepare students for college auditions, competitions, festivals etc.

  • Prepare students for ECMS recitals, juries, and auditions

  • Coach Chamber Music (as needed)

  • Mentor new ECMS violin interns (as needed)

  • Participate in sub committees as required

  • Communicate effectively, and in a timely manner with ECMS Dean and Director, Department Chair, colleagues, and ECMS staff


  • Proven record as an outstanding teacher and performer

  • Expertise in starting new students and teaching children through adults

  • MM or DMA degree preferred

  • Strong desire to recruit students and grow the ECMS viola studio

  • Involvement in national professional organizations (CMS, ASTA)

  • Additional areas of expertise or interest: Chamber Music, Administrative skills


To be negotiated by Associate ECMS Dean- yearly contract

Growth Opportunity: This is a Time-as-Reported Instructor Position with space to grow.


Please provide curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy (one page), link to one live performance video, and link to one teaching video.

Applications will be reviewed on rolling basis.

Applicants must apply online. Please upload all documents in a single PDF file. Job ID #245839

The Eastman School of Music seeks to create a musical community that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity. Eastman has a long commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and strives for continuous improvement in this area. Our diverse alumni have occupied some of the most esteemed positions in the music world, and programs and partnerships like Eastman Pathways, ROCmusic, and the Gateways Music Festival greatly enrich the academic and musical life of our community. We encourage applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and demonstrates a commitment to issues of diversity, inclusion, access, and equity in higher education. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and actively encourage applications from groups underrepresented in higher education to consider making Eastman School of Music their musical and professional home.

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Location: Eastman School Music
Full/Part Time: TAR
Opening: Time as Reported Grade 000 ESM Eastman Community Music Sc