Director of Choral Music The Berkeley Preparatory School, an

Director of Choral Music
The Berkeley Preparatory School, an outstanding independent coeducational
day school in Tampa, Florida, places an emphasis on academic excellence with
a spirit of social responsibility. Students of all ages exchange ideas and explore
ethics as they define their attitudes and values. Berkeley educates the whole
child by nurturing students’ intellectual, emotional, spiritual and physical
development so that they may attain their highest potential. Berkeley has built
a national reputation for academic rigor at the country’s most prestigious
universities. The school’s active Episcopal affiliation focuses on inclusivity,
support, respect, and the shared values reflected in Berkeley’s vision
statement, Berkeley puts people in the world who make a positive difference.
The School seeks to build on its already strong choral tradition by appointing
a dynamic and passionate educator/musician to direct its Middle and Upper
Division Choir program. The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s
degree (graduate preferred) in music or music education and demonstrated
excellence in directing choirs at the middle and high school levels. He or She
will be an excellent musician, with knowledge of the developing voice, and an
advocate for students and student learning.
Specific duties include directing and leading the following:
The 6th grade choirs
7th and 8th grade choir
A coeducational upper division choir
The upper division women’s choir
The annual middle division musical (co-directing)
The annual upper division musical (co-directing)
‘Mello Divas’, the upper division select a cappella group
The ideal candidate will also have experience in teaching AP music theory, and
be ready to contribute to the ethical and emotional well being of each student.
This is a tremendously exciting time in the history of Berkeley, and the advent
of the truly transformational Gries Centre for the Arts and Sciences will
provide the new Director with unsurpassed facilities in which to inspire love
of choral music among young people. Additionally, Berkeley is commitment to
offering nationally competitive compensation and other benefits to the
strongest candidates.
Located on a gorgeous 80-acre campus, Berkeley serves 1300 students in
Grades PK-12. The school continues to experience strong interest and full
enrollment, and is marked with a very strong positive school culture.
Berkeley’s faculty, staff and student body reflects the diversity of its
surrounding communities.
Interested applicants should submit a resume and letter of interest to Dick
Ripley, Upper Division Dean of Faculty, at [email protected]