Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Position Title: Teaching Artists

Status:  Part Time/Seasonal

Reports to: Director of Programs

About Midori & Friends:
Founded in 1992 by world-renowned violinist Midori and a devoted board of directors, Midori & Friends provides a diverse menu of music education programs to children and teens throughout New York City.  Midori & Friends programs annually engage over 17,000 children at over 40 schools and community organizations within 25 of New York City’s most underserved neighborhoods. Music enrichment is customized for each school partner based on the school administration’s vision of arts education for its students; all programs are aligned with the firm philosophy of music teaching and learning espoused and articulated by our founder, Midori, who is also Chair of the Strings Department at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music. 

About 12 Notes:
12 Notes programs engage Grade 3-12 students in sequential, standards-based instruction on  guitar, trumpet, trombone, saxophone, clarinet, flute, violin, cello, percussion, or voice, scheduled twice-weekly over 16 to 24 weeks. Led by teaching artists who are actively performing, professional musicians, our residencies are developed to provide students with a solid foundation of musicianship and technique, while nurturing listening skills, imagination, and emotional expression. These principles are guided by the Midori & Friends Milestones for Student Learning. By the program’s end, students have tangible musical skills to share with their family and school community.

Our Teaching Artists:
Our Teaching Artists provide positive, engaging, multi-faceted, high-quality musical experiences that nurture the development of students’ musical and collaborative skills and creative abilities. Midori & Friends Teaching Artists are graduates of the country’s top conservatories and music education programs. They are not only fine musicians, but are passionate educators who seek to enrich and inspire students through music.

Teaching Artist Vacancies:
Midori & Friends is seeking part-time teaching artists in the following areas: Voice, Early Childhood, Guitar, and Violin. Residencies take place during and after school hours. It is anticipated that most student participants in these residencies will be at a beginner or intermediate performing level. 

Application Process: Please email your cover letter, teaching resume, and contact information for 3 references (people who are familiar with your teaching) to Lauren Noble at lnoble@midoriandfriends.org or fax to (212) 767-0018. 

Midori & Friends is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to make all personnel decisions without discriminating on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, physical disability, mental disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national or ethnic origin, and any other protected status. 

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