- Riverdale Country School, Lower School
- Bronx, NY
- Riverdale Country School salary scale commedurates
- Posted On:
- September 19, 2017
Part-time Sabbatical Replacement for Grade 4 and 5 Vocal Music classes. January – June 2018 Riverdale Country School is a Pre-K–12 day school in New York City that combines traditional and innovative practices to provide an excellent Liberal Arts learning environment. Through our guiding principles—developing minds, building character, and creating community—we aim to shape disciplined and flexible individuals who will change global and local communities for the good. The Lower School is seeking an enthusiastic, collegial and knowledgeable general music/vocal teacher to lead instruction for the vocal portion of 4th-grade general music and instruction for 5th-grade chorus. The principal activities of both courses are the development of vocal technique through breathing exercise and warm-ups, the introduction of simple solfege exercises, and the preparation of concert repertoire (which includes review and discussion of music theory concepts and interpretation of lyrics). 4th-grade repertoire consists of primary source songs related to the Fourth Grade Social Studies curriculum, while pieces for the 5th-grade chorus are two-part (S/A) arrangements representing various time periods and musical styles. Following the concerts, the 4th-grade works on a composition project utilizing Garage Band and the 5th-grade prepares for a final exam consisting of a comprehensive review of music theory, as well as units on solfege and the intervals of the major scale. Additional responsibilities include preparing students and leading community songs for assembly programs as well as special occasions such as Grandparents Day and the 5th-grade Graduation.
Candidates must possess a strong singing voice, well-established knowledge of healthy vocal technique and proficiency on the piano. A Bachelor\'s degree and teaching experience is required; Master\'s and Doctoral degree holders will receive additional consideration.
How to Apply
Riverdale is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Interested and qualified candidates should apply by sending an email to: [email protected]