Keyboard Musicianship: MUSC 129/3.0 Keyboard Skills and/or MUSC 229/3.0 Keyboard Lab

DAN SCHOOL OF DRAMA AND MUSIC, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON CAN K7L 3N6

Posting date: 8 March, 2021
Closing date: 19 April, 2021

The DAN School of Drama and Music at Queen’s University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates interested in teaching MUSC 129/3.0 Keyboard Skills and/or MUSC 229/3.0 Keyboard Lab.

Due to the novel Coronavirus situation, in fall of 2021, the DAN School expects to be delivering courses remotely.

These are introductory courses taught in our keyboard harmony lab which has a capacity of 12 students. It is anticipated that multiple sections of each course will be offered to accommodate the numbers of students requiring one of these courses as part of our Bachelor of Music degree requirements, although both of these courses are open to any qualified undergraduate student at Queen’s as an elective. 

Candidates should have an M.Mus, D.M.A. or Ph.D, in keyboard performance and teaching experience at the University level in keyboard musicianship and improvisation.  This is a term appointment with for the period of September 1, 2021 to April 30, 2022, with classes in session from September 2021 to April 2022.

The Dan School offers a comprehensive and cutting-edge undergraduate education in drama, music and music theatre and a certificate program in entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity.  Our faculty and our programs foster collaboration among our students in ways that extend the range of their skills and help to develop their imaginations and entrepreneurial abilities. Launched just a few years ago, our graduate program in Arts Leadership is thriving. The performance home of the Dan School is the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, a beautiful first-class facility on the shore of Lake Ontario, which contains a magnificent concert hall, a black box studio, a rehearsal hall, a recital hall, as well as range of studios, practice rooms, and classrooms.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is strongly committed to employment equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace and encourages applications from Black, racialized/visible minority and Indigenous/Aboriginal people, women, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during this process, please contact: Katherine Peter, Academic Program Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The academic staff at Queen's University are governed by the Collective Agreement between the Queen's University Faculty Association (QUFA) and the University, which is posted at http://www.queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/queens-qufa-collective-agreement.

To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada.  Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

Applications should include a letter of intent, a complete and current curriculum vitae, letters of reference from two (2) referees, and any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration, such as links to performances, a teaching dossier, etc. 

Please email* applications and supporting letters to: 

Dr. Craig Walker, Director
DAN School of Drama and Music
c/o Katherine Peter, Academic Program Manager This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

*Please use the Subject line: AD REF #5, Candidate Name

Applications will be received until 19 April, 2021. Review of applications will commence shortly thereafter, and the final appointment is subject to budgetary approval.  Additional information about the DAN School of Drama and Music can be found at https://sdm.queensu.ca/.

Course Descriptions: 

MUSC 129/3.0 Keyboard Skills
A fundamental keyboard skills course designed for non-keyboard majors.
NOTE Course content will support and coordinate with the traditional diatonic harmonic material covered in MUSC 191 but will also include other styles. Successful completion of the course will require a working fluency at the keyboard in sight-reading, melodic and harmonic analysis as well as transcription. Activities will include harmonization, transposition and improvisation.
NOTE Students require previous rudiments and piano experience to take this course.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (24Lb;96P)
RECOMMENDATION MUSC 191/6.0.
PREREQUISITE Registration in a MUTH or MUSC Specialization Plan or permission of the School. 

MUSC 229/3.0 Keyboard Lab

A comprehensive keyboard musicianship course in a laboratory format specifically designed for keyboard majors and others receiving advanced placement. Course content will include practical instrument-specific activities for pianists.
NOTE Course content will support and coordinate with the traditional diatonic harmonic material covered in MUSC 191 but will also include other styles. Successful completion of the course will require a working fluency at the keyboard in sight-reading, melodic and harmonic analysis as well as transcription. Activities will include harmonization, transposition and improvisation.
RECOMMENDATION MUSC 292/3.0 and MUSC 293/3.0.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (24Lb;96P)
PREREQUISITE MUSC 129/3.0 or Permission of the School.

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