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Applied Music Instructors - Voice, Cello, Classical Guitar, Other Instruments

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Ambrose University, Calgary, Alberta

Ambrose University invites qualified applicants to submit teaching resumes for Applied Music instructor positions in voice, cello, and classical guitar. Those working in other instruments are also invited to submit curriculum vitae for future reference.

Reporting to and working collaboratively with the Chair of Ambrose Arts and other Arts faculty, the successful applicant would be called upon to provide private lessons in voice or various instruments, and support student learning through performance preparation and participation in lab presentations. Applied Music instructors are also encouraged to help recruit new students into the music degree programs.

Applied Music faculty positions are contract appointments for specified terms (usually per semester or academic year) with no presumption of continuing employment.

Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2023. However, positions will remain open until filled.

Information About Ambrose Arts and the Music Program

  • Ambrose Arts exists as a department within the Faculty of Arts and Science as a home for degree programs, minors, diplomas, and elective credit offerings in the visual and performing arts at Ambrose University. Ambrose Arts works to internally elevate awareness of the Arts while fulfilling the external cultural aims of the institution in Calgary and the world. Interdisciplinary interaction is of high value within the department.
  • Ambrose Arts produces an annual performance season featuring students, faculty, alumni, and guest artists in music, theatre, and dance, both on and off campus.
  • Music students enroll in one of three degree offerings: Bachelor of Music (BMus) or Bachelor of Arts in Music (3-year concentration or 4-year major). A Music minor is also offered.
  • Music degrees feature study in history, theory, applied music, aural training, and additional courses specific to the student’s career and educational direction.
  • Music ensembles include Choir, Orchestra, Jazz Band, and Jazz Combo. Ensembles and soloists offer a variety of performances within the Ambrose Arts season (October to April) and participate in other university or community events. Ensembles often feature the involvement of community musicians, reflecting the strong emphasis on collaborative work within Ambrose Arts.
  • Music graduates fill positions in churches, private music teaching, performing organizations, and music-related organizations, or continue their education in graduate and post-baccalaureate professional (e.g., Education) programs.
Duties and Responsibilities

Duties will include:

  • Preparing course syllabi.
  • Preparation and teaching of weekly private lessons in instrument or voice.
  • Evaluating student progress and assigning grades.
  • Sitting on jury panels.
  • Preparation of students for Ambrose Arts productions.

Education, Experience, and Skills

  • Minimum master’s degree in music.
  • Extensive professional experience may also be considered.
  • Demonstrated success in post-secondary applied music teaching.
  • Demonstrated experience as a team player and colleague in a music faculty.
  • Proven skills in music performance (e.g., live professional performance, recordings, etc.).
  • Reside locally in the Calgary, AB region.
    Additional Information
    • Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory criminal background check.
    • Compensation for applied instruction is based on a standard hourly rate.
    • In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.


    To apply for this position: Send a complete curriculum vitae, a short statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information of two referees to Ambrose University c/o indicating “Position in Applied Music Instruction (identify your Instrument)” in the subject line. All resumes will be evaluated, however, only those selected for an interview of a vacant position will be contacted. Some resumes may be kept on file for future employment.


    Ambrose University is committed to employment diversity and encourages applications from all qualified men and women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities.

    Ambrose University is a private, accredited Christian post-secondary institute located in South West Calgary. Our Faculty of Arts and Science offers provincially accredited Bachelor of Arts degree programs majoring in Behavioural Science, Christian Studies, English Literature, General Studies, History, and Psychology as well as Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Music, and a Bachelor of Science majoring in Biology. We also offer a Bachelor of Education (After Degree). Our Faculty of Theology offers undergraduate degree programs in Children’s Ministries, Church Ministries, Intercultural Studies, Worship Arts and Youth Ministries. At the Seminary level there are a variety of graduate options including Master of Divinity, Master of Arts, Master of Christian Studies as well as Diploma and Certificate programs. Ambrose is committed to the integration of Christian faith with academic discipline, with a vision for academic excellence in the service of the church and the world. For more information visit us online at