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Music Part-Time Resident Faculty

The Music Department of Concordia University Irvine is seeking to fill a part-time resident faculty position for the 2017-18 academic year, able to serve in some of the following areas (listed in areas of priority):

  • Handbells: Concordia has one of the largest collegiate handbell programs in the nation. The
    following interim faculty positions will be filled for the 2017-18 school year: Director of
    Handbell Activities, conductor of Concert Handbells (Concordia’s premiere touring ensemble of
    5+ octaves), and conductor of Chapel Bells (beginning to intermediate ringers).
  • Music Education: Concordia is seeking an interim director of music education who mentors
    music education majors and works with the School of Education to place and supervise student
    teachers in music. Teaching assignments may include Intro to Music Education, Music in
  • Secondary Schools, Music for Children, Instrumental Techniques classes.
  • Ethnomusicology: Music Cultures of the World: The Silk Road (Fall 2017)
  • Band/Orchestra: Assistant Conductor of the Concordia Wind Orchestra and Sinfonietta, to
    assist with rehearsals and recruitment.

We seek candidates who value and support a Christian liberal arts approach to higher education and are willing to invest themselves in the lives of students. Required: Master’s degree and experience relevant to the position. Desired: Doctorate and 3-5 years experience. Review of application materials will begin immediately and will continue until this position is filled. For more information or to apply, contact Jeff.Held@cui.edu and Marin.Jacobson@cui.edu.

(posted May 8, 2017)


Part Time Bell Instructor
The Baldwin School, an independent all girls day school located in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, is seeking a part-time Handbell Instructor, beginning August 2017. The responsibilities will include teaching 8th grade handbell classes and directing two select Upper School handbell choirs. We are seeking candidates who have experience in directing handbell choirs and have knowledge of the proper techniques required to perform handbell music.

Qualifications: Candidates must have earned at least a Bachelor’s Degree with a concentration in a related field. Prior teaching and directing experience is expected. Additionally, the Handbell Instructor is expected to engage in those duties typical of independent day school life. In addition to the ability to teach the subject material effectively, engage students positively, and interact productively with colleagues and parents, the successful candidate will have a passion for working with students and a love of music.

Application Instructions: Interested candidates, please send cover letter, resume with three references to jobs@baldwinschool.org.

(posted May 4, 2017)

Part-Time Director of Handbells & Instrumental Music

Christ United Methodist Church, a thriving church of more than 2300 members in Greensboro, NC, is known for an excellent worship arts ministry, including both traditional liturgical worship and passionate contemporary worship. Our sanctuary seats about 650 people and is graced by the three-manual C.B. Fisk organ, op. 82, with 64 ranks, 43 stops, and mechanical action. Because of excellent acoustics, guest artists and community music groups frequently perform in the space. We also have two adult choirs, a youth choir, three children’s choirs, a baby music program, and three handbell choirs, in addition to a number of seasonal choirs.

Because of the retirements of two longtime staff, Christ Church is seeking a part-time staff person who would assume leadership of either Handbells or Children’s Music, along with a full-time Organist who would also assume leadership of either Handbells or Children’s Music. Configuration is dependent upon the interests and abilities of the candidates for the different positions. The part-time Director of Handbells & Instrumental Music would be responsible for the following: Coordinate and direct handbell choirs, including three adult choirs and seasonal youth choirs; Manage handbell music library; Oversee communications with choirs and recruitment of new ringers; Recruit and coordinate instrumentalists for worship services and special events; Develop and direct instrumental ensembles as needed; Work with other worship and pastoral staff members to incorporate handbell choirs and instrumentalists into regular and occasional worship services and special events; And oversee routine maintenance of five octaves of Malmark handbells, four octaves of Malmark handchimes, and related equipment.

We are seeking applications with: Experience in directing handbell choirs in a local church; Familiarity with a wide range of handbell repertoire and current trends; Familiarity with a wide range of handbell techniques; A sense of calling to worship leadership in a local church; And strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work as a part of a staff team. Compensation is commensurate with level of education and experience. Some benefits are available for part-time employees, including paid vacation and sick leave. To apply, visit www.christgreensboro.org/careers

(posted April 14, 2017)


Handbells/Handchimes for Sale/Wanted

Professionally refurbished third octave (C4-F#4 & G#6-C7, 12) of Schulmerich bells and a third octave of Malmark chimes for sale. They are in great condition! Email, call or text me for more details: njgertner@frontiernet.net, 530 355 8220, Neil Gertner

(posted May 24, 2017)

Malmark C4-D#4 handbells wanted
contact Brian Bross, 406 248 2959 brianbross@icloud.com

(posted May 15, 2017)

Mallets wanted
We’ve just started a handbell choir at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Deland, Florida, and I would like to buy used mallets for 4-5 octaves. Send information to beckydew@hotmail.com.

(posted April 26, 2017)

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