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Sidney Forrest Clarinet Competition

Presented by Professor Robert DiLutis, the 3rd annual Sidney Forrest Clarinet Competition will take place on April 8th, 2018 at The Clarinet Symposium. First Place prize is $750, Second Place is $250. More information here. EXTENDED APPLICATION PACKAGE DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 25TH.  Go to for audition repertoire information.



Montessori School of Northern Virginia Part Time Music Teacher for 2018-2019 School Year

The Music Teacher plans the music program and implements the music curriculum for mixed-age classes of students ages 2-12 at MSNV’s two campuses. Classes range from 20 minutes to one hour. Curriculum includes, but is not limited to: building a repertoire of age appropriate songs, rhymes and chants; rhythm work through body movement and use of Orff instruments; learning simple dances; improvisation; creative movement; recognition of instruments of the orchestra; listening (with discussion) to musical selections with knowledge of appropriate composers (Elementary class); familiarization of rhythmic notation and terminology (Elementary Class). The Music Teacher plans and executes several musical performances throughout the year. See full job description here.

Organist/Accompanist at Fairfax Presbyterian Church 

This position provides organ and piano support for two Sunday morning worship services as well as special services such as Ash Wednesday, Holy Week, Christmas Eve, etc. See full job description here.

Violin/Piano Teachers at Soulfege Music Studio

Soulfege Music Studio is looking for experienced Violin and/or Piano teachers to offer high quality musical instruction in student homes, particularly in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. See full job description here.

Internship Position at Candlelight Concert Society

This internship would offer the opportunity to work directly with the Executive Director and Office Manager in the coordination of all aspects of a classical presenting organization.See full job description here.

Music Director at Northwood Presbyterian Church

A culturally diverse church in Silver Spring, MD is searching for an experienced candidate to fill a 15-hour- per-week position. The director will offer various styles of organ and/or piano music during worship services; direct and select diverse music for 4-part adult choir; organize and develop youth choir. Effective planning and organizational skills required. Salary commensurate with experience. For the right candidate, we will offer a scholarship to develop organ skills. See full job description here.

Part-Time Faculty Positions at The Suzuki Music School of Maryland
The Suzuki School is looking to fill part-time faculty positions in Early Childhood Music, Cello, Violin/Viola, Guitar, Harp, Voice, and Band Instruments.  Further details and specific job descriptions can be found here: For Early Childhood Music , For Cello , For Band Instruments , For Harp , For Guitar , For Violin/Viola , and For Voice.
Full-Time Program Coordinator at The International School of Music in Bethesda
The International School of Music is looking to fill the full-time position of Program Coordinator. Responsibilities include registering students, organizing classes and lessons, general customer service duties and overseeing the information system and student records. To apply, email a resume to More information here.
Violin Teachers at Harmonia School of Music & Art
Harmonia School of Music & Art in Vienna, VA is in need of new violin teachers for the 2017-2018 school year. They are seeking violin teachers to teach private or group lessons. Suzuki certification is preferred, although not required. Interested applicants may send their resumes and references to Chonghae Durak, Director: More information about the school can be found here.
PR, Marketing and Development and Social Media Intern Positions at Candlelight Concert Society

Candlelight Concert Society (CCS) presents a nationally recognized, world-class Chamber Music Series; a CandleKids series to spark children’s interest in the performing arts; Educational Outreach programs to build an audience for the future through performances, lectures, workshops, and master classes; and Community Outreach performances for Howard County residents unable to attend a formal concert setting.

Based in Columbia, MD since 1972, CCS has presented the finest in Chamber Music concerts and is ranked among the best professional series in the United States.  CCS is a not-for-profit organization. CCS has an Executive Director, Artistic Director, Office Manager, a 14-person Board of Directors and many volunteers.  Information is available at For more information about the PR Internship click here. For more information about Marketing and Development, click here. For more information about Social Media, click here.


Choir Members at the Gamer Symphony Orchestra

The Gamer Symphony Orchestra is a student-run ensemble composed of approximately 120 musicians, including a full-part choir. We derive our repertoire exclusively from orchestral arrangements of video game music and soundtracks. We strive to use video game music as an educational tool and to promote it as an art form. GSO is great way for students to continue their love of music performance in a fun, positive environment. Read more here.

Part-Time Woodwind Instructors at the Bethesda International School of Music

The International School of Music is seeking Woodwind Part-Time Instructors. Qualifications:

  • Minimum of Bachelor's degree in music
  • Minimum 2 years of teaching experience
  • Professional demeanor as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to students' progress and success

Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply: Applicants for this position should submit a cover letter, and resume to Inja Stanic at


Teachers Need at B&B Music Lessons

Their ideal teacher is under 30 years old, has some teaching experience, great attitude, available at least 3 days a week from 3pm - 8pm, has a reliable car and is looking for a long term, part time job. Starting pay is $47/hour. Opportunity to earn more over time. Fill out the web form here.  

Director of Music Ministries at The Episcopal Church of the Ascension
The Episcopal Church is looking for one person to fill the position of Director of Music Ministries, or possibly splitting the position into two (Director and Assistant Director). The perfect candidate(s) will be excited to be part of Ascension and about the responsibilities and opportunities outlined here.

Common Quandaries Graduate Library Events

The Spring 2018 workshop on research for graduate students is holding workshops in McKeldin Library. Learn more here and register here.


Music Director at Shrine Mont Music and Drama Camp

The Music Director will be responsible for three musicals during the summer. They will run rehearsals and be assisted by a Co-Director and Artistic Director. Both directors will work with the overall camp director to produce the musicals, which are biblically based and align with the mission of the camp. Applicants should be at least 20 years old, going into their junior year, and have experience in musical/directing and working with children under 18. To apply, click here. Questions can be directed to Virginia Lee at


ARHU Graduate Student Travel Awards
To support the professional development of graduate students, the College of Arts and Humanities (ARHU) awards grants for travel to significant national and international conferences. These awards are made through three competitions each year. In order for ARHU to consider your application, you must first have the support of the School of Music, so please note that the School has an earlier deadline than that found on the ARHU website. Notable deadlines are: 

Round 1 (for travel taking place between October 1, 2017 and December 3, 2017).

School of Music deadline: noon September 29, 2017.
Round 2 (for travel taking place between December 4, 2017 and May 6, 2018).
School of Music deadline: noon December 1, 2017.
Round 3 (for travel taking place between May 7, 2018 and September 30, 2018).

School of Music deadline: May 4, 2018 More information here.


Goldhaber Travel Award
The Graduate School supports student travel to major conferences through the Jacob K. Goldhaber Travel Grant. This award has a rolling deadline, so students may apply at any time. It does, however, require matching funds from an internal or external source. If you wish to use School of Music funds to match a Goldhaber Award, you must email your complete Goldhaber package to the Associate Director of Graduate Studies by the deadlines listed below.

Round 1 (for travel prior to March 1, 2018).

School of Music deadline
Round 2 (for travel between March 1 and May 1, 2018).
School of Music deadline: noon February 16, 2018.

Round 3 (for travel after May 1, 2018)

School of Music deadline: noon April 6, 2018

More information here.


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