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Last updated August 2, 2011. Not all positions may be open.


I am Dr. Beverly Ffolkes -Bryant, Superintendent of Community School District 28 of the New York City Department of Education . I have three schools in my District that are looking for music teachers. Please have any certified candidates send their resumes to me at my school email address.
(posted August 2, 2011)


Loyola School ( is looking for a violinist to assist the music director in preparing the string players for school concerts. Responsibilities: direct string ensemble rehearsals twice a week from 7:30am to 8:20am; assist the music director with the last 2 or 3 orchestra rehearsals before the Christmas Concert (mid December) and Spring Concert (early May).
Qualifications: The candidate must have previous experience teaching and/or directing ensembles (ideally at the high school level), have significant performing experience as a member of orchestra and chamber music ensembles, and be able to assist string players at a beginner-intermediate level with their technique and musicianship. A master’s degree in music or music education is preferred.
Salary: commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Start date: September 2011
If interested, please email cover letter, resumé, demo and at least one recommendation letter to:
(posted August 2, 2011)


Developmental Disabilities Institute (DDI) was founded in 1961, to address the special needs of children with Autism and other developmental disabilities, and provide therapeutic intervention. Today, DDI is a non-profit, multi-site agency serving over 1,500 children and adults with Autism and related disorders, providing educational, residential, day habilitation and vocational services, as well as medical and dental services to over 5,000 patients through our Opti-Healthcare division across Long Island, NY.

Currently, DDI is looking to hire a certified Music Therapist to work in our Children’s Day Program. The Children’s Day Program provides services to children between the ages of 5 and 21 years, and operates 12 months a year at DDI’s campuses in Smithtown and Huntington. Each class is staffed by a certified special education teacher and two full time certified teaching assistants. The primary goal of the Children’s Day Program is to teach all of our students the
communicative, learning, social and vocational skills necessary for successful participation at home, school, and in various community settings.

Requirements include a BA or MA degree in Music or Music Education. Also must have NYS certification in Music. Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities in preferred. Must have ability to work with developmentally disabled and Autistic individuals. Music skill set and the ability to sing, and/or play musical instruments such as the guitar or piano is preferred. New Grads with certification welcome to apply!

The Children’s Day Program operates on a twelve month program but includes nine weeks of scheduled vacation during the year. We also offer medical and dental coverage and generous tuition reimbursement for full time employees.

Please send resume to
(posted August 2, 2011)


Despite the current hiring freeze, the New York City Department of Education is in need of music resumes to fill teaching vacancies for the coming school year.  Most particularly, strings resumes are in great demand.

Should there be recent TC graduates who are seeking positions, please encourage them to e-mail their resumes to my attention as quickly as possible.  We will work with schools’ Human Resources divisions to acquire waivers to the freeze on a case-by-case basis.

Thank you very much for any assistance you are able to provide.

Barbara A. Murray
Director of Music
Office of Arts and Special Projects
New York City Department of Education
52 Chambers Street, Room 210
New York, NY  10007
(212) 374-0287 direct
(212) 374-5598 fax
(Posted July 27, 2011)


The Bard Conservatory Preparatory Program is looking for a Dalcroze teacher for its new Dalcroze program this coming fall. Classes meet on Saturdays.

We are hoping to have at least 4-5 classes for children 3-8 years old. We are looking for an enthusiastic person who will be able to guide the Dalcroze program at Bard. We pay $70 an hour, but we may be able to increase that pay if we get enough students.

Bard is located in Red Hook, NY and is about 2 hours out of Manhattan. It is accessible by train, but many of our faculty come up together by car from NYC.

Please contact me directly@ (605)595-5366, or email
Sakiko Ohashi
Director, Preparatory Program
Bard Conservatory
(posted July 11, 2011)



Position: Director, Young Men’s Ensemble (New Jersey Youth Chorus)

Details: The New Jersey Youth Chorus is searching for a director for
its Young Men’s Ensemble. This newest ensemble of the Chorus (3 years
old) is for boys with changing and changed voices in grades 7 – 12.
Currently, the ensemble rehearses on Monday evenings, from 6:15 – 8:00
PM. Flexibility for recruitment of ensemble members is a plus, as well
as an interest in growing the ensemble and expanding its performance

Begins: Position to begin in June, with auditions for new members to
the YME. A 3 1/2 day mini-camp for incoming choristers is held in late
August, and regular rehearsals begin after Labor Day in September.

Apply To: Please send a cover letter and resume to:

The New Jersey Youth Chorus, in its 19th season, is an auditioned,
community-based choir of four ensembles: Advanced Treble Chorus
(grades 7 – 12), Young Men’s Ensemble (grades 7 – 12), Intermediate
Chorus (grades 4 – 6) and Musicianship Class (grades 2 – 3).

(Posted on April 7, 2011)