Exciting news! I've received permission to tell you that the announcement that UCF will be hiring a full time (9 month), tenure track cello teacher at the assistant or associate professor level is imminent! Please share this post and encourage any colleagues whom you think might be a good fit for a growing string program to apply for our position. We're looking for an energetic teacher and recruiter who will work well with the diverse constituency of students we have here at UCF. Please have any interested candidates contact me by PM and I'll put them in touch with the chair for our search committee to answer any questions they might have. Apologies in advance for the mass tagging. This position is very important for our continued growth and we're looking for candidate recommendations from people whose opinion we trust. A personal recommendation is very helpful to the process. Tentative job posting is below:

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: 1. Doctorate preferred. ABD or Master's with exceptional experience will be considered. 2. Significant experience as artist/performer in cello performance; 3. Demonstrated success in teaching, recruitment and retention of cello students at the college/university level.
Preferred: 1. Ability to teach music history, music theory or in another area according to ability of applicant and needs of the department. 2. Interest in chamber music collaboration with other faculty.

Duties will include recruitment, retention, development and instruction of the cello studio, assisting in the administration of the string area, and other teaching according to ability of applicant and needs of the department. 2. The ability to work well and build relationships with public school music educators and private studio teachers. 3. The ability to relate to and work well with UCF's diverse student population.

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What an awesome way to close out a great first semester at UCF! A visit to the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in Jacksonville and some time to reconnect with some of my favorite students from Cannon Music Camp! Thanks to Brian Griffin and his awesome students for a really great afternoon and an early Christmas present - a chance to work on one of my favorite pieces of all time - the Barber Violin Concerto. ...

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