The College of Music hires the following positions on an as-needed basis:
Lecturers in this category provide applied lessons to music majors. Applied lessons are delivered one hour per week. Rates listed are per student per semester (14 weekly lessons plus one week of advising); contracts are prorated for appointments less than 15 weeks and will be adjusted per fluctuations in student enrollment.
Rates for applied lecturers fall into the following four steps and are determined based on a combination of factors: 1) performance activities (local, regional, national, international), 2) years of instructional experience and 3) level of education. In rare exceptions, a lecturer's rate may exceed the categories below if they are exceptional in all three areas (performance activities, instructional experience and education), and/or if they are trained to provide lessons in a unique discipline where collegiate-level instructors are in limited supply. Exceptions require the Dean's approval. Applied lecturers may also be offered a flat per-semester fee for service hours, which may include juries, departmental meetings, etc. The range for this additional amount is $280-$555 per semester based on the level of service.
Lecturers in this category serve as the instructor of record for courses in the College of Music. Rates listed are per course, per semester.
Lecturers in this category serve as the instructor of record for a 1- or 2-credit hour lab, seminar or similar specialized methods or group repertoire coaching in the College of Music. Rates listed are per lab/seminar, per semester.
Lecturers in this category serve as the instructor of record for a combo or ensemble in the College of Music. Rates listed are per combo/ensemble, per semester. In exceptional cases, lecturers may be paid at a higher rate than the range listed for larger ensembles requiring more contact and services hours, and/or if they are trained to lead an ensemble in a unique discipline where collegiate-level instructors are in limited supply. Exceptions require Dean’s approval.
Lecturers in this category serve as collaborative pianists providing accompaniment to music majors in the College of Music. Semester contract amounts are calculated using the ranges below and based on the assigned number of hours per week for a 15-week semester (contracts may be prorated for a partial semester). Rate is determined based on level of education and experience.
*Lecturers in this category have recently completed a DMA in collaborative piano. These lecturers gain experience teaching, are involved in the administrative aspects of running the collaborative piano program and work as staff pianists. Rate listed is for a nine-month academic year appointment. Appointments are renewable for up to one year.