Faculty Position at Columbia College Chicago

Tenure – Track Faculty, Audio for Visual Media
Department of Audio Arts & Acoustics
School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Columbia College Chicago

Columbia College Chicago is an urban institution of over 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students emphasizing arts, media, and communications in a liberal arts setting.

The Department of Audio Arts & Acoustics is seeking applications for a Tenured or Tenure-Track Faculty position, beginning Fall 2012. The Department offers a comprehensive undergraduate education in acoustics, audio design and production, audio for visual media, and live and installed sound systems, supplemented by a strong Liberal Arts component. Our current department curriculum may be reviewed at the following link:

http://www.colum.edu/Academics/Audio_Arts_and_Acoustics/PDF_Folder/AAA_Student_Handbook.pdf

Duties & Responsibilities

Principal duties include:

  • Teach and mentor undergraduates, and develop new curriculum.
  • Work closely with the Film & Video, Theater, Interactive Arts & Media and Broadcast Departments to maintain and develop the Audio for Visual Media program.
  • Serve on college and departmental committees.
  • Advise students within the major.
  • Engage, with distinction, in creative and/or scholarly activities in the field, as appropriate for a tenure or tenure-track faculty appointment.

Minimum Education & Experience:

  • Extensive experience in one or more of the following fields: Audio/Sound Design for Visual and Dramatic Media, including production and/or post-production engineering for film, broadcast, theater, or multi-media, including games, and other interactive digital media.
  • Advanced (required) or terminal (preferred) degree in a field relevant to the position. (Recent graduates must demonstrate exceptional promise, as assessed by the search committee, in lieu of extensive professional and teaching experience).
  • Substantial breadth and depth of knowledge and professional experience, which can be documented by a record of significant portfolio, publication or other professional experience.
  • Fluency in general audio theory and practice.
  • Demonstrated record of teaching.

All applicants must apply online at https://employment.colum.edu/ (Job ID 100246).

IMPORTANT: At the start of the online application please upload ONE document that COMBINES your COVER LETTER, CV, and BRIEF STATEMENT ABOUT TEACHING INTERESTS AND PHILOSOPHY; do not upload each document separately. The title of your document should be less than 60 characters and saved as a word.doc, word.docx, or PDF ONLY.

Complete the online application including adding the names and contact information for three professional references. You will receive an email confirmation once you have successfully submitted your application. In addition, please submit 3 blind letters of reference via US mail to:

Audio Arts & Acoustics Faculty Search
c/o Elliott Scott
Columbia College Chicago
600 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60605-1996

Review of submissions begins December 1, 2011.

If you experience technical difficulties please email careers@colum.edu. Do not contact the hiring department or search committee for assistance. No phone calls or hard copy materials please.

Columbia College Chicago encourages qualified female, LGBTQ, disabled, and minority individuals to apply for all positions.

For more information, please visit us at: www.COLUM.edu

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10 2011

UNT Announcement of Faculty Position Assistant Professor in Composition

Duties: Teach composition lessons and related courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Courses will include computer music and intermedia and may also include other areas of the candidate’s specialization. Contribute to the activities of the Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia (CEMI) and the initiative for Advanced Research in Technology and the Arts (iARTA). Participate fully in academic and professional activities.
Qualifications: An active, accomplished composer with experience teaching at the college level. Experience with experimental music and intermedia highly preferred. Earned doctorate in composition at the time of appointment or an emerging national reputation as a composer of music enhanced by advanced technology in lieu of earned doctorate.
Rank, salary: Full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor; salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Deadline: August 28, 2012
Materials: Cover letter, curriculum vitae, up to four representative scores (in pdf format as “Other Document”), statements of creative/research interests and teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references. Audio and video recordings may not be uploaded to this website, but should be sent to Dr. Joseph Klein at the address below. Electronic submission of recording materials strongly encouraged, either on CD-/DVD-ROM, or uploaded to personal/professional website.
Application: All applicants must apply online at http://facultyjobs.unt.edu
Mail recordings to:
Composition Search/Assistant Professor
c/o Dr. Joseph Klein, search committee chair UNT College of Music
1155 Union Circle #311367
Denton, TX 76203-5017
Email: joseph.klein@unt.edu
Deadline: Review of applications will begin October 31, 2011; the search will remain open until the position is closed has been filled.
Information:
E-mail: joseph.klein@unt.edu
Phone: (940)565-4926
Fax: (940)565-2002
UNT’s College of Music is one of the nation’s largest and most respected comprehensive schools of music. Approximately 1,600 students enroll annually in bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs taught by globally acclaimed faculty. For more information, visit the College of Music website at http://music.unt.edu.
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The University of North Texas is an AA/ADA/EOE committed to diversity in its educational programs.

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10 2011

UNT Announcement of Faculty Position Artist-Professor in Composition

Duties: Teach composition lessons and related courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Courses will include orchestration, composition seminar, and may also include courses in other areas within the candidate’s specialization. Maintain a public profile as a composer and participate in academic activities.
Qualifications: An established and active composer with a national or international reputation in concert music, particularly specializing in large ensemble work (e.g., orchestral, wind, choral, opera); experience teaching at the college level. Earned doctorate in composition at the time of appointment or a record of performances by nationally or internationally recognized top-tier performing ensembles in lieu of earned doctorate.
Rank, Salary: Full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Professor; salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Starting Date: August 28, 2012
Materials: All applicants must apply online at facultyjobs.unt.edu. Upload Cover letter, curriculum vitae, up to four representative scores (in pdf format as “Other Document”), statements of creative/research interests and teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references. Audio and video recordings may not be uploaded to this website, but should be sent to Dr. Joseph Klein at the address below. Electronic submission of recording materials strongly encouraged, either on CD-/DVD-ROM, or uploaded to personal/professional website.
Applications: All applicants must apply online at https://facultyjobs.unt.edu
Mail recordings to:
Composition Search/Professor
c/o Dr. Joseph Klein, search committee chair UNT College of Music
1155 Union Circle #311367
Denton, TX 76203-5017
Email: joseph.klein@unt.edu
Deadline: Review of applications will begin October 31, 2011; the search will remain open until the position has been filled.
Information:
E-mail: joseph.klein@unt.edu
Phone: (940)565-4926
Fax: (940)565-2002
UNT’s College of Music is one of the nation’s largest and most respected comprehensive schools of music. Approximately 1,600 students enroll annually in bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs taught by globally acclaimed faculty. For more information, visit the College of Music website at http://music.unt.edu.
The University of North Texas is an AA/ADA/EOE committed to diversity in its educational programs.

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10 2011

SIMON CARRINGTON CHAMBER SINGERS CHORAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION

The Simon Carrington Chamber Singers is pleased to announce the third annual competition for new choral works. The Simon Carrington Chamber Singers—a world-class choral music ensemble led by renowned artistic director Simon Carrington—engages and enriches audiences through concerts, recordings, and educational programs.

CONTEST RULES:
1. Composers of any age, of any nationality, are invited to submit up to two works for mixed chamber singers.

2. Duration should not exceed 8 minutes.

3. Works should be unaccompanied but pieces requiring an obbligato monophonic instrument may also be considered.

4. Works for mixed voices and electronics will be considered. Technology capabilities include: diffusion over 1-8 channels, with available subwoofer channel (8.1 maximum); Mac Intel 8-core with Pro Tools HD3|Accel & 192I/O, Logic Studio, Max 5 and Max/MSP 4.6.3 + Jitter 1.5; Mac laptops; Playback via CD, DVD, DVD-A, DAT, sound file; Yamaha DM1000v2 mixer, microphones, outboard equipment, etc. This list is not exhaustive; feel free to contact the organizers with any other technology questions. The inclusion of electronics in this year’s call is made possible through collaboration with Kansas City Electronic Music & Arts Alliance (KcEMA).

5. Works may have been performed previously. If so, please include a performance history.

6. Works submitted should have been composed within the last five years.

7. Works may be in any language. If in a language other than English, Latin, French, German, Italian, or Spanish, please include an IPA transcription.

8. Texts should be public domain or a letter of permission from the rights holder granting permission must accompany the submission.

9. Non-traditional notation is acceptable as long as there is a clearly notated key provided.

10. Previous winners and finalists of the SCCSCCC are eligible to submit again but must submit a different work.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

Your submission package should include (1) score/octavo with duration clearly indicated (2) cover letter with composer contact information including email, title of works submitted, date composed, and duration (3) IPA transcription, if applicable (4) text permission letter, if applicable (5) performance history, if applicable (6) technology specifications and realization, if applicable.  A recording is optional.

Entry fee is $25 for the first piece and $10 for the second. All composers should remit payment thorough our PayPal account, accessible from the SCCS website.

Electronic submissions are preferred.  The cover letter, receipt, scores, recordings, and other materials should be submitted electronically as .pdf and .mp3 files in a .zip file in one email to leehartman@simoncarringtonchambersingers.com. If the file is exceptionally large (over 15MB) please use a service like yousendit.com or dropbox.

The composer of the winning piece will receive a prize of $1,000.00 (one thousand USD), two concert performances in June 2012, and a performance and/or recording session recording. The Simon Carrington Chamber Singers will have non-exclusive, world-wide perpetual license to perform the winning piece and shall have the right to record the performance for archival and other purposes, including distribution and sale of such recording. Other submitted works may also be selected for performance but will not receive prize money.


Submissions must be received by January 15, 2012. Please e-mail submissions and any questions to: leehartman@simoncarringtonchambersingers.com

Upon receipt of materials, a confirmation email will be sent within 48 hours. The winner will be announced late January/early February.

If you wish to submit physical copies or payment, please contact Lee Hartman for instructions.

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10 2011

Carlsbad Music Festival Call for String Quartets

The Carlsbad Music Festival, in partnership with its Founding Ensemble-in-Residence, the Calder Quartet, announces its seventh annual composition competition with a prize of $3,000. The Festival and Quartet seek to commission a new string quartet from a highly original, creative, and compelling composer age 35 or under at the time of application (born after 12/9/1975). The winning composition will be premiered at the 9th annual Carlsbad Music Festival in September 2012. Full information can be found through the festival website http://www.carlsbadmusicfestival.org/competition/

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10 2011

“AESTHETICS AND CREATIVE PATHWAYS” THE 13TH BIENNIAL SYMPOSIUM ON ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY

AMMERMAN CENTER FOR ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY, CONNECTICUT COLLEGE

MARCH 1 – 3, 2012

For complete information: cat.conncoll.edu/sym2012/

The 13th Biennial Symposium on Arts and Technology brings artists and researchers together to share ideas and present new works, research and performances in a variety of formats. The symposium will consist of commissioned works, paper sessions, panel discussions, exhibitions, concerts, installations, film screenings and multi-media performances, all addressing one or more forms of fusion between technology and the arts.

The aim of the symposium is to create a forum for multi-disciplinary dialogue at the intersection of arts and technology and in particular, this year, to discuss issues related to aesthetics ensuing from these artistic processes. Participating theoreticians, artists and researchers are encouraged to relate their work to a wider context and engage in critical debate. We are encouraging all presenters and artists whose works are being shown or performed to speak about their work at the symposium.

Furthermore, Connecticut College will be celebrating its centennial (1911 – 2011) throughout the upcoming academic year and we therefore welcome works that incorporate themes with reflective elements spanning a longer period of time. In addition, the Center seeks submissions in the general areas of interactivity, new media, innovative uses of new technologies in the arts, compositional and artistic processes, technology in arts education, interdisciplinary topics in arts and technology including combinations of: art, music, video, film, animation, theater, dance, immersive and interactive systems, computer science, and other pertinent topics.

SUBMISSION CATEGORIES

All submissions must be in one of the following formats. Instructions for electronic submissions will be available on the symposium web site — cat.conncoll.edu/sym2012/

PDF document including the information listed in the corresponding submission category below.

Video/audio/image files in common, platform independent formats.

Video/Audio/Data DVD/CD, or hard copies of papers, visuals etc. (by mail)

PAPERS
Papers should address scholarly work in a field related to Arts and Technology. A two-page extended abstract or complete paper must be submitted by the due date. Upon acceptance, a revised 4-8 page paper must be submitted as a PDF for publication in the Symposium Proceedings. All rights will remain with the author. Paper authors will give oral presentations during the paper sessions. Proposals for special sessions and panel discussions are encouraged and some papers maybe grouped into sessions thematically. Special session proposals should include topic, description and names of possible contributors. Panel proposals should include names of prospective panelists and topic. Both should address the general areas of the symposium and have potential to engage the symposium audience.

MUSIC

Music submissions (including composition, performance, theory, interactivity, algorithmic approaches, signal processing) are encouraged. The type of work to be submitted could be in one of many forms including works for instruments, electronic sounds and digital media, interactive performances or works for electronic sounds alone. Submissions may span the entire range from live performance to “tape only” works. Each piece should not exceed 15 minutes in length. Musicians, dancers and actors may be available for live performance pieces. Submissions are limited to two per composer and each submission must include a one page description/abstract for presentation at the symposium, complete technical, equipment and performance needs, accompanying scores (and/or recordings) as appropriate.

ART
Visual art submissions exploring the use of everyday technologies as a creative expression within a community/public space context; time-based media, digital art, web art and other technology-based or technology-oriented art forms are encouraged. Also of interest are proposals for workshops, technical demonstrations, panel discussions on interactive studies and/or multi-media studies in an interdisciplinary context. Submissions must include a one-page description/abstract of the work for presentation at the symposium and relevant visual materials.

DANCE/THEATER

Computer-generated or computer-aided dance compositions and theater works are being solicited for live demonstrations or for digitally recorded presentations. Specially produced dance or theater videos are of particular interest as opposed to concert tapes or other archival uses of video. Also of interest are proposals for workshops, demonstrations of software for dance or theater notation, choreographic analysis, interactive studies and/or multi-media studies of performance in dance and theater. Performances may be accepted, but will depend on the technical needs and financial considerations. Submissions must include a one-page description/abstract for presentation at the symposium, complete technical, performance and spatial needs, plus a DVD or web site that shows the work under consideration.

VIDEO/FILM

Submissions of short video or film works that include a significant “technology” component in their creation, aesthetic or theme are encouraged. The “tech” involved may be “high” or “low” ranging from digital animation and motion capture work on the “high-tech” end to various methods of digital production and networked distribution on the “low end.” Submissions must include a one page description/abstract for presentation at the symposium plus a DVD or web site that shows the work under consideration.

COMMISSIONED WORKS

Proposals for new, original, multi-disciplinary works will be accepted for a “Commissioned” category. Each project must be created by a team consisting of two or more members, and must combine at least one area of creative expression with a major technology component. We anticipate awarding a total of 2-4 commissions with each up to $3000. In celebration of Connecticut College’s centennial, we especially welcome commission proposals that have a longer-term retrospective look within their own themes. Those interested in submitting a commission proposal should also see the complete commission guidelines document available on the symposium web site. The proposed project must not have been previously published, performed or exhibited. Awards will be granted at the discretion of the Program Committee. Submissions not accepted for the commissioned category may also be reviewed for the general submissions category upon request of the submitting team.

IMPORTANT DATES

Oct 14, 2011: Commission Submission Deadline

Nov 1, 2011: Commission Acceptance Notification

Nov 1, 2011: General Submission Deadline

Dec 1, 2011: General Acceptance Notification

Jan 15, 2012: Final Paper (pdf) Submission Deadline

Feb 26, 2012: Start of Residencies for Commissioned Works

March 1 – 3, 2012: Symposium at Connecticut College

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology

Connecticut College

270 Mohegan Avenue, BOX 5365

New London, CT 06320 US

ph: 860)439-2001

fx: 860)439-5311

email: cat@conncoll.edu

web: cat.conncoll.edu/sym2012/

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09 2011

FEASt (Florida Electro-Acoustic STudent) Festival

November 18th & 19th, 2011

Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center
10910 SW 17th Street.

Miami, FL 33165

Submissions must arrive by October 7, 2011

The 4th biennial FEASt Festival is seeking works for fixed media, live-electronics, and performer with fixed media. Works with a video component will also be considered provided that the video component is clearly documented and can be projected with our equipment.

Pieces for up to eight channels will be considered.  Preference will be given to works under 10 minutes in duration.  Selected composers are responsible for providing performers and are expected to attend the concert.

Submissions selected for the concerts will also be considered for inclusion on the upcoming 2011 FEASt Festival CD.

FEASt is also accepting installations. If you would like to submit an installation, please include a thorough explanation (including images and sound files) and complete the same process required for other works.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

Please submit works for consideration by email as an mp3 file with the following information provided:

* Name of composer
* Name of School Affiliation + Year in School (e.g., Freshman, Grad Student)
* Contact information (email & phone #)
* Name of piece
* Instrumentation
* Number of audio channels
* Technical requirements
* Duration of piece
* Program notes

To submit work electronically, please e-mail an mp3 or a link to the file with the above information in the body of the e-mail to feastfest@gmail.com.

For more information or questions, e-mail feastfest@gmail.com or visit http://earscast.wordpress.com

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09 2011

ART342 Residency 2012

ART342 is now accepting artist-in-residence applications for 14 week and 6 week residencies in 2012.

ART342 offers 14-week and 6-week residencies to emerging and established artists, writers and composers. Studios, a kiln and basic equipment are available for most visual artists, including ceramicists. Quiet spaces exist for creative or scholarly writers. The composer’s studio is outfitted with a Steinway B, computers and software for writing and recording.

Awards for accepted applicants include 24-hour access to free studios, living space and a modest stipend. Residents are responsible for personal expenses and travel to and from the site.
Situated in a semi-rural area, ART342 is just 6 miles north of Historic Old Town in Fort Collins. Up to 7 studios and 5 living spaces are maintained as private places for creative work. Pets, children, visitors and partners are strongly discouraged.
On-line application: https://art342.slideroom.com/

Deadline for all Spring 2012 residencies: October 1, 2011
Deadline for all Summer and Fall 2012 residencies: February 1, 2012

$30 application fee

For more information regarding application and residency details, visit: www.art342.org

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08 2011

Sound in SPACE Competition: A Call for Electroacoustic Works

The Goethe-Institut of Boston and the Consulate General of France Cultural Services, in partnership with Northeastern University and Harvard University, are pleased to announce the Sound In SPACE Competition, a call for electroacoustic works to be realized via Harvard University’s 32-speaker Hydra diffusion system during The Art of Interpretation Festival. Celebrating 60 Years of Electroacoustic Music Tradition in France and Germany, The Art of Interpretation Festival will take place from November 17–19, 2011, at the Fenway Center in Boston, Massachusetts.

All finalists will take part in interpretation workshops and coachings led by Prof. Hans Tutschku (Harvard University), Daniel Teruggi (GRM, France) and Ludger Brümmer (ZKM, Germany). Focus will be on the musical use of a multi-loudspeaker diffusion system and the relationship between composed spaces and their rendering in a given concert environment.

The works of the six finalists will each be published on a Festival CD recorded live at festival concerts.

For more information and competition details, please visit

www.goethe.de/Boston-SoundinSPACE

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07 2011

CINESONIKA 2: The Second International Film and Video Festival of Sound Design

NO ENTRY FEE this year! Deadline Sept. 15th 2011.

This second annual festival will showcase international works of film and video with fascinating soundtracks, idiosyncratic sound design, eclectic scoring and innovative approaches to the sound-image relationship.

Please note that, while we are very happy to screen experimental works, we are also looking for video works with strong sound design in narrative, documentary, and animation styles as well. We review features and shorts (no minimum or maximum run time). We are also open to older works that are still deserving of a wider audience (e.g. your work doesn’t have to have been produced in the last two years).

Because CINESONIKA is now international, we require TWO DVDs, one each in PAL and NTSC.

All Videos should be formatted as follows:

• Please LABEL each DVD clearly with: Your Name, Title, Run Time, PAL or NTSC, Country of Origin, Year Produced, your email address

• No MENUS on your DVD please! Your DVD should feature ONLY the work you are submitting, and it should be set to AUTO-PLAY on INSERT.

• You may submit multiple works- each should be on their own pair of DVDs, however (PAL & NTSC). This aids in screening (you should help us because we are helping you by NOT requiring HDCAM for smooth playback in a festival).

• No LOOPING DVDs please.

• Include a printed write-up which provides an artist statement about the work, and short bio(s) of the artist(s) involved in producing the work, as well as your contact information.

If your work is accepted, we will ask you for a short video excerpt for online preview to be sent by email link.

Artists accepted into CINESONIKA will have the opportunity to have their work distributed and exhibited internationally (e.g. DVD release). There is also a CINESONIKA issue of the academic journal The Soundtrack, which offers significant international exposure to artists featured in CINESONIKA.

Please mail your DVDs to:

CINESONIKA
SIAT-SFU Surrey Campus
250-13450 102 Ave.
Surrey, BC V3T 0A3
Canada

If you have any questions, contact info@cinesonika.com

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07 2011