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Music Director, Music Advancement Program (MAP)

The Juilliard School
Job Location:
New York, New York
The Juilliard School’s Music Advancement Program (MAP) seeks applicants for its Music Director.

The Music Advancement Program is a Saturday program for intermediate and advanced music students from New York City’s five boroughs and the tristate area who demonstrate a commitment to artistic excellence. The program actively seeks students from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in the classical music field and is committed to enrolling the most talented and deserving students regardless of their financial background. Through a rigorous curriculum, performance opportunities, and guidance from an accomplished faculty, MAP students gain the necessary skills to pursue advanced music studies while developing their talents as artists, leaders, and global citizens. 

The in-person work will take place on Saturdays during the academic year (September-May). The position is salaried and part-time.

Responsibilities include conducting weekly rehearsals of the MAP String Ensemble and Full Orchestra, preparing for and leading students in concerts and other performance activities, providing guidance to MAP Fellows (Juilliard college students) who offer support in ensembles, and building community amongst MAP students.
At the direction of the MAP Artistic Director, and in collaboration with other ensemble leaders, the MAP Music Director will develop season programming that aligns with the artistic goals of the program.

  • Artist Faculty with significant experience leading youth orchestral ensembles
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to train and inspire young musicians, with a demonstrated track record for preparing talented students
  • Ability to articulate a forward-looking vision of a conservatory student’s training
  • Capacity to recruit, teach, and mentor diverse students at the pre-college level
  • Extensive knowledge of ensemble repertoire and current trends in the profession
  • Commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging and culturally responsive pedagogy
  • Ability to work with a wide range of constituencies (staff, students, faculty, and administrators) with diplomacy and tact
  • Understanding of the values and mission of The Juilliard School
Qualified candidates should submit:
  • Letter of Application (Cover Letter) including a statement of your teaching philosophy
  • Resume
  • Video link(s) of recent performances or masterclass teaching (optional). Please include links (YouTube or Dropbox) as part of your cover letter
  • Three references (names and contact information)
Further inquiries can be sent to
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