Published: Sept. 8, 2017 By

harpsichord closeupThe University of Colorado Boulder College of Music seeks an associate or full professor of harpsichord, who will hold the Eugene D. Eaton, Jr. Chair in Baroque Music, starting in August 2018.

The Roser Piano and Keyboard Program at the University of Colorado Boulder, well regarded nationally and internationally, is home to passionate educators and performers skilled in all facets of keyboard study, including solo performance, pedagogy, collaborative piano, chamber music, organ, harpsichord, literature, jazz performance and improvisation.


Instructional duties include teaching harpsichord lessons and directing the Early Music Ensemble; teaching related courses in basso continuo, performance practice and any additional areas of interest is anticipated. A secondary interest in organ is preferred. The successful candidate will maintain a significant national and international performing career, appropriate to an endowed chair appointment. Related scholarly activity is desirable though not required. The successful candidate will also serve on graduate committees, advise students in curricular matters and career development opportunities, participate in college, university and professional service activities and be directly responsible for student recruitment, leading the College of Music in building a harpsichord studio of distinction.


The successful candidate will either hold an earned doctorate in music or a master’s degree in music and a commensurate record of professional achievement. A record of professional performances and college/university teaching experience is expected.

What we can offer

  • Located right next to the famous Flatirons and the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, the University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in beautiful Colorado and offers an unparalleled picturesque university setting, an inspiring higher education environment, year-round outdoor activities and close proximity to the amenities of Boulder and Denver.
  • Competitive salary (commensurate with experience)
  • The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits.

About the Roser Piano and Keyboard Program

In April 2017, longtime College of Music supporter and former Music Advisory Board chair Becky Roser endowed the Roser Piano and Keyboard Program. With her gift, Roser paved the way for the piano and keyboard area to offer more support for students and guest artist opportunities. Roser, who herself has played piano since she was a young girl, is equally aware that, in a larger sense, piano and keyboard, due to its collaborative nature, reaches all areas of the college. In 2020, the College of Music will celebrate its centennial with the opening of a new wing, which will house new piano and keyboard studios, two new piano labs and new rehearsal and performance spaces.


In order to complete your application to this position, please complete the following three-step application process:

  1. Complete the CU Careers online application process for this position. A CV and cover letter will be required.
  2. Within 48 hours of submitting the online application, you will then be notified via email to submit the contact information for three letter-of-recommendation providers.
  3. Upload the following separate files or links (preferred) to Colorado Box:
    1. Full curriculum vitae (CV)
    2. Performance video and/or audio recording
    3. Teaching video
    4. Ensemble rehearsal and/or conducting video, if available.

The search committee application review period begins Oct. 5, 2017. Applications received by Nov. 1 will receive full consideration. 

All job-related inquiries should be directed to Dr. Andrew Cooperstock, chair of the Eaton harpsichord search, at

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