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Music Director and Conductor, Capitol Symphonic Winds (PT Instructor) - Materials Due 3/15/2018

Music Director and Conductor, Capitol Symphonic Winds
Part-Time Instructor
The Hartt School Community Division
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Effective: January 25, 2018 (Open until filled)

The Hartt School Community Division (HCD) at the University of Hartford seeks a visionary and dedicated part-time Music Director and Conductor for Capitol Symphonic Winds to begin May 2018. We are searching for an exceptional pedagogue, artist, and conductor to join our experienced and motivated team of instructors, and to serve as the artistic leader for the region’s largest, advanced community concert band.

Program/Ensemble Description

Capitol Symphonic Winds is a large community ensemble, open by audition to adult musicians, including University of Hartford students (academic credit optional – undergraduate and graduate level). Participants receive high-quality, challenging, and inspiring experiences through the rehearsal and performance of advanced band literature, including contemporary works. 

The ensemble meets on Wednesday evenings, 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. (September to May), with two performances – December and May. Occasional outreach and collaborative performances may be scheduled. 

Administrative Support Team

General administrative and operational needs are managed by HCD’s full-time Music Program Director and a dedicated part-time Capitol Symphonic Winds ensemble manager. Additional HCD administrative staffing includes a full-time Marketing and Communications Manager, Admissions Manager, Operations Coordinator, Registrar, and Assistant Director of Administration. 


Candidates should possess the following qualifications:

  • Extensive training background and professional credentials (an advanced degree is preferred)
  • Substantial teaching and performance experience with a track record of exceptional activity
  • Experience teaching and leading adult students of varying capabilities
  • Extensive experience programming and rehearsing wind ensemble and concert band repertoire, including contemporary works 

In addition to the above, the ideal candidate will possess:

  • a regional and/or national reputation as a successful performer, conductor, and educator
  • Strong communication, organization, and interpersonal skills
  • A strong professional network
  • An ability to successfully recruit and retain members
  • A collaborative spirit and willingness to think innovatively and explore new ways to advance the ensemble and the organization

Compensation is commensurate with experience.

MATERIALS DUE 3/15/2018 

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to:

Noah Blocker-Glynn, Director

Questions and candidate nominations may be directed to: Noah Blocker-Glynn, Director at glynn@hartford.edu

About The Hartt School Community Division

Our mission is to enrich lives through innovative and unparalleled performing arts education.

Vision Statement:

We believe in the transformative power of the performing arts. By engaging the region’s best, most innovative faculty and investing in their continued development, we build an unparalleled educational experience and environment that will enrich the lives of our students regardless of age, background, or level. We are committed to the development of the whole artist through a complement of instruction, collaboration, performance, outreach, and creative exploration.

Culture Statement:

As the community extension of The Hartt School, The Hartt School Community Division further defines its core values as: a commitment to excellence in a warm, friendly, nurturing, inclusive and diverse environment for all—students, faculty, families, and administration. Our ideals of respect, dignity, personal enrichment and a professional approach are at the foundation of all that we do every day.

General Information:

At our locations in West Hartford, Hartford, and Simsbury, Conn., we are proud to serve over 2,800 students of all ages and backgrounds (over 500 dance students). Each of our students experience high-quality instruction from our committed faculty. To support artistic development, we encourage our students to enroll in multiple activities such as

  • individual and group instruction
  • chamber and large ensembles
  • performance and recital opportunities
  • musicianship classes
  • workshops and master classes
  • summer institutes, and more

The Hartt School Community Division is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and the National Association of Schools of Dance. We are viewed as a national model for community schools based on university campuses.

For more information about The Hartt School Community Division, visit our website www.hartford.edu/hcd.



The Receptionist is the main point of contact for all customers and faculty members, providing the first line of customer service and sales help. This individual answers a wide range of questions regarding programs, registration, facilities, billing, and initiates necessary action or procedures to resolve issues. The Receptionist also assists other staff members with various projects as needed. This is a part-time, temporary position with opportunity for advancement.


Customer Service

  • Greets and announces visitors in a friendly and professional manner.
  • Provides excellent customer service via phone, email, and in person.
  • Assists customers with the registration and bill-pay process.
  • Logs voicemails, responds to messages, and forwards messages to the appropriate staff person.
  • Responds to email inquiries in a timely and professional manner.
  • Assists customers with registration or billing questions.
  • Provides information regarding all HCD programs.
  • Ensures that all customer issues are resolved or forwarded to the appropriate faculty or staff member, following up as needed.
  • Works closely with the HCD staff to ensure seamless day-to-day operations as the first line of contact with customers and teachers.
  • Uses the University of Hartford student database (BANNER) to look up student records, account balances and other customer information.
  • Uses the University of Hartford facilities management database (R25) to locate classes, lessons, and other events.
  • Contacts staff or faculty on behalf of customers to address questions or issues.


  • Monitors and listens to clients to understand inquiries and needs in order to provide prompt and accurate information about programs and services.
  • Accurately records or forwards audition requests.
  • Carefully records all inquiries from potential customers in the appropriate Online Inquiry Form.
  • Provides detailed and correct information about all HCD programs, referencing website, staff notices, or other staff to ensure accuracy.
  • Assesses customer needs and makes helpful recommendations regarding programs and placement processes.


  • Facilitates communication between customers, faculty and staff.
  • Performs basic mathematical calculations using a calculator/computer to accurately figure tuition, fees, and payments.
  • Drops off, picks up, processes, and distributes mail.
  • Provides support for miscellaneous requests and flex services with a "can do" attitude and philosophy.
  • Maintains neatness and organization of reception desk and front office areas with various administrative duties as outlined by supervisor.
  • Assists in administrative tasks including filing and maintaining student records.


  • Due to the nature of the organization, reception staff may be required to work varying schedules to reflect the needs of the school.
  • Requires detailed and current knowledge of all programs. Receptionists must be detail-oriented and proactive regarding checking staff notices and the HCD website to ensure that information is accurate.
  • Requires the ability to multi-task, fielding phone calls and walk-ins simultaneously, and knowing when to request assistance from other staff.
  • Requires fluency with Microsoft Office applications, familiarity with database systems, and computer literacy.
  • Receptionists are typically scheduled for about 20 hours per week, including evenings and weekends.
  • Receptionist may be required to work at 2 or more locations.

Candidates should maintain a positive attitude under pressure, exhibit a strong work ethic, and enjoy working with a wide range of personalities. Professionalism and motivation are a must, as are the ability to take initiative and think several paces ahead. A strong background in music or dance is preferred though not required.

Please send your resume and cover letter to Lauren Farley at lfarley@hartford.edu. We accept resumes and cover letters for the receptionist position at any time. We may or may not have openings for this position depending on our staffing needs, so we encourage you to submit your materials if you are interested. We will confirm receipt of your materials and, should we not have immediate openings, keep them on file until we need staff, at which point we will review them and invite you for an interview if possible.

Faculty Employment

Part-time faculty

Our needs for faculty change frequently as we continually strive to enhance our music and dance offerings at our various locations depending upon the needs of the school and the market of our surrounding areas. Please submit your resume and cover letter to the appropriate department chair.

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