Surveying the college job market

Surveying the college job market
Teaching piano or working as a staff accompanist at a college, conservatory, or university is a desirable career for many pianists. Holding a full-time position in academia can have many rewards: teaching piano, chamber music, piano pedagogy, and piano literature to promising young musicians; performing solo recitals and chamber music with colleagu...
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My life as a job applicant

One pianist's quest to obtain the elusive faculty position I found that the most difficult part of entering the academic job market was getting started in the first place. At the time, I was teaching (adjunct) at a university and finishing up my doctorate. Finding more time to gather job prospects, prepare cover letters, recording so and other mate...
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A survival manual for college teachers

Every year it's the same - a group of my students prepare to leave the hallowed halls of academia and search for the elusive "job." For these students, this is BIG - and not just a little scary. As the "professor," part of my job is to prepare these changelings for what will be one of the most exciting times in their lives. For me, mentoring my stu...
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The digital reproducing piano in the university setting

As pianists nearing the year 2000, we live in a time of technological revolution: keyboards are continuing to undergo rapid development, computers are accepted as the norm by students of all ages, and electronic communication via the internet is burgeoning. In the midst of these exciting technological changes, we pianists are in love with acoustic ...
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