Choral Program Director/Visiting Instructor

Presbyterian College

Location: Clinton, South Carolina

Job Description Summary:

The Presbyterian College Department of Music invites applications for a non-tenure track position to build a robust, sustainable choral program and lead the PC Choir.


  • Up to 40% of the time the first year will be spent in student recruiting activities for those who will enter in the fall of 2023 and beyond. Recruiting activities include, but are not limited to, prospect management for prospective students, coordinating with Admissions for effective and timely written and oral communications; communications with high school choral directors, church music directors, and others to identify possible qualified students; travel to schools and churches to recruit students, and participate in Admissions open houses and other special on-campus visitation days.
  • Plan and execute rehearsals with the choir.
  • Plan, teach, and administer related music courses as assigned.
  • Work with other music faculty to contribute to the presentation of special department programs.
  • Work with other music faculty to facilitate music scholarship auditions.
  • Build and maintain a quality choral program that contributes to the overall success and growth of the Department of Music.

The successful candidate will

  • Be adept at community engagement and committed to areas of recruitment.
  • Demonstrate a collegial attitude and the ability to communicate effectively.
  • Demonstrate commitment to supporting an undergraduate music program at a liberal arts college.
  • Exemplify excellence in both teaching and conducting.
  • Demonstrate ability to create a positive ensemble rehearsal atmosphere through good student/teacher rapport.
  • Have proven strength in contributing to the creative process and providing strategic solutions that will benefit the department as a whole
  • Possess skills in
    • Choral Conducting
    • Vocal Pedagogy
    • Successful History of Recruitment
    • Piano Proficiency
    • Addition teaching areas in Music Theory/Music History

Education, Certifications, and/or Licenses

DMA in Choral Conducting, with an emphasis in Church Music preferred. Will consider a master’s degree in music with significant professional experience.


To Apply:

Application Process: To receive full consideration, submit a complete application that includes: 1) a current curriculum vitae; 2) graduate transcripts (official or unofficial); 3) a letter of application that includes a teaching philosophy addressing ensemble teaching and conducting; 4) names and contact information of at least three professional references who can speak to your abilities in teaching and scholarship; 5) unrestricted links to video recordings demonstrating choral rehearsal techniques and conducting. When providing these links, use online platforms with directly accessible videos linked in Microsoft Word documents. All materials must be submitted electronically, and candidates should be prepared to submit additional material upon request.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted to the Chair of the Music Department at

The Department of Music serves over 100 students in the classroom, applied lessons, and a variety of large and small ensembles. The Department offers a major in the Bachelor of Arts degree and a Minor in Music and is dedicated to providing musical experiences for all students. More information about the Music Department can be found at


Presbyterian College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College seeks to hire the most qualified candidate and does not discriminate against any legally protected class, any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. PC is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.