The study and performance of music is an integral part of education at the Laboratory Schools. Music plays a vital role in the educational lives of our students and provides a gateway through which they learn different eras, cultures and emotions. Music literacy and knowledge give students another way in which to understand the world, both past and present. Music Teachers motivate students to develop an interest in and an appreciation of the art of music. Develop knowledge, skills, and talents of students in the field of music, including sight-singing, score reading, vocal production, harmonization and diction skills.
Responsible for developing curriculum, supervising students both in and out of the classroom and maintaining up-to-date teaching techniques to provide students with a quality educational experience. Build deep relationships with students, families, and staff to foster a culture of community. Maintain strong lines of communication with families about student progress, and go above and beyond to support and collaborate closely with teammates in the united pursuit of Lab's mission. We are looking for team members who will emanate optimism, share feedback to solve problems, reflect on how your actions impact others, and take ownership over creating the culture you want to show up to each day.
The Music Department is responsible for educating students in grades N-12. Through a repertoire of age-appropriate and challenging music, students engage in active music making while acquiring the skills necessary for performance. Vocal technique is the foundation to good singing and is practiced daily. Attention is given to proper balance, breath control, and breathing, and tone production. Additionally, note-reading skills are stressed as an important component of musicianship. Activities to promote comprehensive musicianship include exercises involving rhythm and intervals taken from the context of the particular music being studied. Members of the Music Department are expected to participate in the scheduled performances for each academic year. Music teachers report to their respective Principals and are responsible to the Music Department Chair.
All teachers are expected to perform in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and are expected to work the required days as stipulated in that agreement.
Anticipated start date for this position is 9/1/2018.
Bachelor's degree in Music education or a related field required. Master's degree in Music education or related field preferred.
A minimum of three years of middle school or high school teaching experience required. Experience with teaching vocal performance. Ability to teach other sections of music, including music appreciation Experience which includes teaching large and small group beginning and intermediate students. Experience developing curriculum strongly preferred. Experience working with a wide range of students with diverse backgrounds, such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, learning abilities, class, language and nationality, preferred.