Academic journal article Journal of Singing

On Staff: A Practical Guide to Starting Your Career in a University Music Department

Academic journal article Journal of Singing

On Staff: A Practical Guide to Starting Your Career in a University Music Department

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Hamann, Donald L. On Staff: A Practical Guide to Starting Your Career in a University Music Department. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. Paper, xvi, 219 pp., $24.95. ISBN 978-0-19-994704-1 www.oup.com

Recently, there has been a spate of publications directed to musicians at the crossroads of university studies and a career, such as The 21st Century Singer: Making the Leap from the University into the World (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015; reviewed in Journal of Singing 72, no. 2 [November/December 2015]: 249). It is reflective of discussions in music schools and other professional circles that graduates need tutelage in skills beyond those acquired in musical training. In this volume, Donald Hamann addresses music graduates who are making the leap back into the university by searching for a teaching position in higher education.

Hamann, Professor of Music Education at the University of Arizona, explains the position announcements and advises in the preparation of application materials, including curriculum vitae, cover letter, and teaching philosophy. …

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