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Adjunct Early Childhood Music Teacher
Downtown Baltimore and Towson

POSITION: Early Childhood (birth to 6) music teacher to teach in the Early Childhood Music Department at the Peabody Preparatory, a division of the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. The early childhood  program is a leading edge, researched based, and 15 year established curriculum developed and adapted by Dr. Eric Rasmussen, department chair, from the Music Learning Theory of Edwin Gordon. Specific needs of the position are to teach 2-3 classes on two mornings a week at both our Towson Campus, and Downtown Campus, with the potential to expand to a new Howard County Campus location near Columbia, MD.

DUTIES: Teaching from 9:30-12:00 on Saturdays at the Peabody Preparatory’s Downtown or Towson campus beginning with the summer 2017 and continuing with the 2017-18 session Additional hours may be added for the fall.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree or equivalent experience and training strongly preferred. Experience and an exceptional manner with children from birth to 5 years; excellent musicianship; comfortable in (or able to easily learn) melodies in all tonalities and meters.

Additional preferred qualifications:

  • A background in early childhood music

  • A degree in music education, music, early childhood and/or other applied area

  • Other previous teaching experience with ages newborn to five

  • Basic keyboard or guitar skills

Note:   The applicant selected for this position must be willing to receive additional training in the Early Childhood Music curriculum at Peabody Preparatory. Successful candidates for these positions will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

COMPENSATION: Dependent upon experience.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Position is open until filled.

START: Summer session – June 2017.


For further information contact:
Eric Rasmussen, Chair
Early Childhood Music Department
Peabody Preparatory

Interested applicants, please send your resume with cover letter to:

Gavin Farrell, Executive Director
Peabody Preparatory
21 East Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, Maryland  21202

Or email to:

The Johns Hopkins University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The successful candidate for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.



Adjunct Trumpet Teacher
Howard County and Downtown Baltimore

POSITION:  The Peabody Preparatory seeks applicants for the position of Adjunct Trumpet Instructor to teach students of all levels from ages 10 through adult. This is a particularly exciting time to join the Preparatory as the school is looking to expand its reach through online teaching and new facilities for its branch in Howard County. The Preparatory is a community school for music and dance that is a division of the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree required.  Master’s degree or equivalent experience and training preferred. Documented successful teaching experience required.

DUTIES:  Teach private trumpet lessons at the downtown Baltimore and Howard County campuses on Saturdays downtown, plus afternoon or evenings during the week in Howard County. In Howard County, brass lessons currently take place at Long Reach High School. This is an adjunct position not to exceed 9.5 hours of teaching per week. Note that all faculty are expected to attend faculty meetings and periodically adjudicate exams and recitals. All Preparatory faculty have opportunities to perform in faculty recitals and apply for faculty development grants.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Open until filled. Application review will begin immediately.

START:  September 2016.

LOCATION: The Peabody Preparatory shares space with the Peabody Conservatory in downtown Baltimore, and also has three satellite branches in the communities of Towson, Annapolis and Howard County, MD. The Preparatory is more than 110 years old and has approximately 1,650 students studying all orchestral instruments, guitar, piano, dance, theory, early childhood, orchestra, chamber music and more.  Our faculty is comprised of highly skilled and dedicated individuals.  We embrace the novice as well as the serious student aspiring toward a career in music.

COMPENSATION:  Dependent upon experience.

CONTACT:  Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to:  Mr. Gavin Farrell, Executive Director, The Peabody Preparatory, 21 E. Mt. Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD  21202 or email them to Please write “Application Trumpet Position” in the subject line. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Preparatory Executive Director’s Office by phone at 667-208-6641.

The Johns Hopkins University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. 

The successful candidate for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


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