Cal Arts Position [fwd]

Subject: Cal Arts Position [fwd]
Date: Mon Feb 15 1999 - 06:53:26 EST

From: IN%"" 14-FEB-1999 12:55:26.53
Subj: Composers Positions Announcement at CalArts

Dear Friends of Contemporary Music,

The California Institute of the Arts, School of Music would like to
distribute the following position announcement to the widest possible
community of composers of contemporary music. Please forward the
announcement to your membership and/or include in your newsletters as you
deem appropriate. Thank you for your consideration and assistance. The
announcement text is included below.




Position Announcement


The California Institute of the Arts, School of Music seeks composers of
significant professional stature with teaching experience to fill two
full-time positions in its Composition Program.

It is anticipated that one appointment will be made at a senior and one at
a junior level. Both positions may involve teaching graduate (masters)
and undergraduate students. Together, these positions will include
teaching assignments in composition, composition techniques, musical
literature and aesthetics, theoretical and analytical topics, new media
technologies, and approximately 0.50 FTE in the undergraduate, core

Advanced facility in composing and teaching composition for instrumental
and vocal media is expected. While skills in new technology are
desirable, understanding and affinity for the aesthetic and artistic
concerns of new media and interdisciplinary art making are essential.

Successful candidates will be expected to participate fully in the process
of building and shaping CalArts composition programs for the future. We
also seek a candidate interested in developing methods of teaching music
theory and musicianship skills that can be applied to multiple musical

CalArts School of Music is committed to supporting experimental
directions in music combined with strong training in the disciplines
essential for new generations of composers to succeed in establishing
their musical voices. Experience with the other disciplines represented
at CalArts will be considered an asset, as will an ability to perform in
some capacity.

Applicants must be able to relate knowledgeably to current and changing
trends evident in today's student body. Depending upon qualifications,
the senior applicant may be eligible for appointment to the Roy E. Disney
Family Chair in Musical Composition.

CalArts is an independent college with a strong commitment to the
contemporary arts. Schools of Music, Visual Art, Theater, Dance,
Film/Video and Critical Studies and programs in integrated media and
interdisciplinary art making interact in a lively, atmosphere.

The School of Music offers studies in composition (instrumental and
computer music and new media), world music (Indian, African, Indonesian),
performance (instrumental and vocal), jazz and African American music,
musical arts, and music technology and is committed to developing
curriculum integration among these various programs.

See web site for further information about CalArts:

Send letter, CV and three letters of reference. Do not send additional
material unless requested. The School of Music is interested in
identifying prospective minority and women candidates. EOE/AA.

Deadline and starting date: Positions are open until filled. Earliest
possible starting date is July 1, 1999.

Apply to David Rosenboom, Dean, School of Music, California Institute of
the Arts, 24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355 (805) 253-7817.


David Rosenboom, Composer
Dean, School of Music
California Institute of the Arts
24700 McBean Parkway
Santa Clarita, CA 91355-2397 USA

office phone: 805-253-7816
fax: 805-255-0938

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