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Chief Audio Engineer

Deadline to Apply – November 22nd, 2023


Stony Brook University seeks a full-time Chief Audio Engineer as an integral part of a large and active Music Department, supporting faculty and students in all aspects of audio/visual recording, streaming, live concert presentation, and education. The Engineer is responsible for overseeing the recording/streaming of approximately 300 concerts per year, directly recording/streaming major departmental concerts, and training and supervising a team of graduate assistants to record/stream the rest. Responsibilities also include recommending equipment purchases, the acquisition and installation of new equipment, as well as maintaining equipment in venue recording spaces, analogue and computer-music studios, and some classrooms. The Engineer must also coordinate audio and video concert support in consultation with the Director of Concerts and with the help of graduate assistants, as well as catalog and track a large inventory of audio and video gear. The position requires knowledge of Western classical and vernacular music, recording and sound-reinforcement techniques, audio/video internet streaming, and the ability to communicate effectively and timely, verbally and in writing, with faculty, students, staff, and relevant campus entities.


Assistant Professor in Jazz Studies

Deadline to Apply – November 30th, 2023


Assistant Professor Director of Jazz Studies
This tenure-track position with full benefits at a flagship institution in the New York State University system, and the Department of Music has a long and storied history of distinguished faculty and graduates.

Required qualifications:
â—ŹNational and/or international reputation as an outstanding jazz artist.
â—ŹExcellence as a performer of jazz in a variety of styles.
â—ŹExperience teaching jazz (including one-on-one lessons or coaching), including to advanced musicians (i.e. to graduate students or professional-level musicians).
â—ŹExperience in jazz composition or arranging.

Preferred qualifications:
â—ŹExperience leading a small or large jazz band and programming and directing performances.
â—ŹExperience programming and leading concerts.
â—ŹExperience directing a jazz program in a collegiate setting.
â—ŹDemonstrated ability to recruit accomplished musicians as students.
â—ŹExperience guiding undergraduate students through an academic degree in jazz.
â—ŹExperience guiding graduate students through an academic degree in jazz.
â—ŹDemonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion through such outreach as the teaching of jazz history in its social and cultural context or other course development, writing, event planning in educational settings, course and/or other activities.

To ensure full consideration, all application documents should be submitted by November 30, 2023.


Artist Faculty in Bass

Deadline to Apply – November 10th, 2023


Bass and Chamber Music Instructor—.5 Lecturer, Artist-in-Residence

Position for a distinguished artist/teacher  

The Department of Music at Stony Brook seeks a bassist with a strong national/international reputation who is well-versed in solo, chamber music, and orchestral literature to teach and actively recruit graduate-level bass students. The appointee will be an inspirational and versatile musician with a wide-ranging repertoire and a demonstrated commitment to the music of our time. Familiarity with Baroque performance practice and fluency in other genres of music will be considered desirable assets. In addition to bass instruction, key responsibilities are coaching chamber music, leading occasional orchestral sectionals, organizing yearly bass auditions, and dedicated participation in juries, student recitals, and recruitment.  Additional duties include advising doctoral students in academic aspects of their degree such as lecture recitals, final papers and oral exams; mentoring students toward a professional career; and service on departmental committees.

Anticipated start date is August 26, 2024.