Director of Music Conservatory

Purchase College, SUNY

Director of Music Conservatory

  • Institution: Purchase College, SUNY
  • Location: Purchase, NY
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Director of Music Conservatory

  • Purchase College, SUNY | Purchase, NY
  • Hourglass IconJob Post Expiration: April 14, 2024
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Job TitleDirector of Music Conservatory

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Administrator

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Location Purchase, NY

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Contact Name Anna Oyola

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Job Description

Director of Music Conservatory


School of the Arts at Purchase College, SUNY seeks candidates for the position of Director of the Conservatory of Music anticipated to begin August 1, 2024. Applicants should demonstrate artistic and administrative leadership and higher education teaching experience, ideally in both undergraduate and graduate programs.


We seek a dynamic leader with artistic and curricular vision who will foster and strengthen relationships and build consensus within and beyond Conservatory programs. The ideal candidate will be well-versed in contemporary practice, able to work and think across disciplines, and committed to envisioning arts education for a new generation of students.


The Director’s responsibilities include oversight of the curriculum, full-time and part-time faculty and staff who provide coursework for around 300 undergraduate students in graduate and undergraduate programs. The Director is additionally responsible for artistic direction, budgetary, logistical, programmatic, and organizational plans as they work with the faculty to deliver an internationally recognized program that offers professional training. The salary for this position includes a location stipend and full benefits package.


The Director interacts with the Performing Arts Center and Neuberger Museum of Art, represents the music discipline within the College and the local, national, and international community, and works closely with the Provost to maintain and cultivate new external relationships with supporters, donors, friends, and patrons of theatre.


Founded on the principle that artists and scholars are indispensable to each other and to an enlightened society, Purchase College combines professional conservatory programs in the visual, performing arts, and distinguished programs in the liberal arts and sciences. Located 25 miles north of Manhattan in Westchester County, the campus celebrates individuality, diversity, and creativity as we encourage students to ‘Think Wide Open.’ At Purchase College, the arts play a special role: liberal education infuses the arts and the arts infuse the campus. Purchase College is part of the State University of New York system.


QUALIFICATIONS: A terminal degree (DMA, PhD, etc.) in an academic or studio discipline related to music is required. Evidence of effective leadership and increasing levels of responsibility in a music program or the equivalent professional music position is required. Candidate must demonstrate curricular, budgetary and external relationship management skills as well as exemplary written, oral and interpersonal communication skills. Experience teaching at the college level commensurate with rank of Associate Professor or higher is required. Minority candidates are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to apply.


Applicants must attach the following to the online employment application:

1) Cover letter (maximum one-page) expressing interest in the position and summarizing qualifications.

2) Comprehensive CV specifying leadership achievements. Candidates may send links to websites with media detailing creative work within the text of their CV, but this is not required.

3) Names, addresses, e-mail addresses and phone numbers of FIVE references, who can speak to your leadership, professional, or teaching experience.

4) A statement of your philosophy of higher education in the arts.


Instructions to Candidate:

To apply for the position, please visit our Purchase College Job Vacancy website at and complete an online application.


Nondiscrimination Policy – Purchase College is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to service, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual’s race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction. Employees, students, applicants, or other members of the Purchase community (including vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law, treated adversely, or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic. To view the entire policy, please visit the following website:



The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the University’s crime statistics for the past three years; and the availability regarding the University’s current campus security policies. The Annual Security Report is available at


Purchase College SUNY is an AA/EEO employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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