Director of Bands

Southern Virginia University seeks applications for a Director of Bands starting in the Fall of 2023. Major responsibilities include recruiting, mentoring students, development of a vibrant band program, and collaborating with music faculty and other departments.

Southern Virginia University is a private, self-reliant, residential university aligned with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its principles and values. Our mission is to gather faithful Latter-day Saints and like-minded students, lift them in intellect, character, and spirituality, and launch them into successful lives and careers.

The ideal candidate will possess a strong track record in building and maintaining successful band programs, exceptional conducting skills, versatility in repertoire selection, and instructional experience. The position will require close collaboration with the arts, athletics, academic colleagues, and administrative bodies. Applicants should additionally be prepared to show evidence of directing and mentoring students with varying levels of experience. DMA or PhD in Music or related fields is preferred. Applicants with equivalent experience in conducting symphonic, concert, and athletic bands will also be considered. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications should include a resume/CV, at least three professional references, and a letter of interest addressing the desired qualifications, the university’s mission, and evidence of teaching effectiveness.

Review of applications will begin March 24, and will be accepted until the position is filled. Application materials should be sent as a single pdf to

Southern Virginia University is an equal opportunity employer.