Viola Instructor - Eastman Community Music

Rochester, NY



Music and the University of Rochester, offers music lessons, ensembles, and classes to community members of all ages and backgrounds. ECMS serves approximately 1,500 students during the school year and hundreds more each summer. From pre-school and early childhood programs, to college prep and diploma programs, to adult ensembles and classes, ECMS nurtures and inspires students at all levels.


  • Teach private viola lessons

  • Prepare students for college auditions, competitions, festivals etc.

  • Prepare students for ECMS recitals, juries, and auditions

  • Coach Chamber Music and Viola Ensemble (as needed)

  • Mentor new ECMS viola interns (as needed)

  • Participate in sub committees as required

  • Communicate effectively, and in a timely manner with ECMS Dean and Director, Department Chair, colleagues, and ECMS staff


  • Proven record as an outstanding teacher and performer

  • Expertise in starting new students and teaching children through adults

  • MM or DMA degree preferred

  • Strong desire to recruit students and grow the ECMS viola studio

  • Involvement in national professional organizations (CMS, ASTA)

  • Additional areas of expertise or interest: Chamber Music, Administrative skills


To be negotiated by Associate ECMS Dean- yearly contract

Growth Opportunity: This is a Time-as-Reported Instructor Position with space to grow.


Please provide curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy (one page), link to one live performance video, and link to one teaching video.

Applications will be reviewed on rolling basis.

Applicants must apply online. Please upload all documents in a single PDF file. Job ID # 243353

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Location: Eastman School Music
Full/Part Time: TAR
Opening: Time as Reported Grade 000 ESM Eastman Community Music Sc
Opening: Time as Reported Grade 000 ESM Eastman Community Music Sc