The Peabody Preparatory is pleased to announce adjunct teaching position(s) in the guitar department at the Peabody Preparatory, a division of the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, commencing July 1 2023. The successful candidate(s) will teach at one or more of these locations: Howard County and/or Towson Campus.
With approximately 2,500 students passing through its doors every week, the Peabody Preparatory is Baltimore's premier community school for the performing arts. It is open to students of all ages and levels of ability with offerings ranging from early childhood classes to programs for adults and professional musicians. The Peabody Preparatory shares space with the Peabody Conservatory in downtown Baltimore, and has three satellite campuses in the communities of Towson, Annapolis, and Howard County, MD.
The successful candidate will join a highly skilled and dedicated guitar faculty as part of a vibrant and growing department committed to helping all students achieve their potential; we embrace the novice musician as well as the serious student aspiring toward a career in music. Ideal candidates should be experienced in teaching classical guitar to students of all ages and experience levels and comfortable with both in-person and online modalities.
Teach classical guitar lessons to beginner and advanced students of all ages; follow Pre-Twinkle guitar curriculum for beginners ages 4 - 8, teach Suzuki group classes, leveled ensemble classes, and adult beginner classes as needed.
Participate in annual professional development as needed.
Assist with end-of-semester performances, attend faculty meetings, substitute teach as needed.
Assist with Fret Fest, the annual guitar festival held Late February/Early March at the downtown Peabody Institute location.
Bachelor's degree in music and/or music education required. Master's degree or equivalent experience and training preferred.
Experience as a classical guitar instructor to both advanced and beginner students of all ages.
Excellent communication and organizational skills.
Some experience teaching group classes and/or directing ensembles preferred.
Familiarity with Suzuki music education preferred.
Some familiarity with popular styles of guitar is welcome, but not required.
Applications should include:
Cover letter including a statement of teaching philosophy
YouTube link* or links to 1-3 recordings (no more than 10 minutes total) of a recent performance or performances?
*Please upload as an unlisted YouTube link or playlist and include the link in your application.
Upon receipt of materials, some applicants will be selected to interview in person which will include in-person teaching of both elementary age and older students.
Applications received before June 1 will be given preference, but position remains open until filled.
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
Johns Hopkins University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Consistent with the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant.
Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to learn but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130 years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Bal...timore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.