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About this vacancy

Teacher Wind Band Conducting

Job description

With effect from September 1st 2022 we are looking for a Teacher Wind Band Conducting (0.1-0.2 fte).

Who are we looking for?

The Classical Department of Conservatorium Maastricht is looking to appoint an inspiring and informed musician who has an established and excellent artistic career and reputation in guiding young musicians of tomorrow towards realizing their musical aspirations.
We are seeking to appoint a teacher Wind Band Conducting with an (inter-)national reputation as a professional conductor and teacher. Essential is a proven track record in the field of wind band conducting. The ideal candidate will also possess teaching experience in higher music education. The candidate has experience in transferring skills and attitudes related to the professional field in a broad sense.
The candidate is a skilled communicator across cultures and has a driven personality who takes initiative, ownership and thinks creatively and solution-oriented. The candidate can work within a Dutch higher educational institution, and collaborate with other actors at different levels within the organization.

Conservatorium Maastricht is currently recalibrating its educational programme. As a part of this we are rethinking the conducting education at our academy. The new teacher for Wind Band Conducting will work together with the orchestra and choir conducting teachers to develop this new programme within the vision on education of Conservatorium Maastricht.

Excellent English skills in listening/comprehension, speaking and writing are a must as the Conservatorium is a fully international institution.
The candidate is willing to participate in further training within Zuyd University of Applied Sciences in the context of pedagogy and/or assessment.

This is part of your work

  • Teach Wind Band Conducting lessons and associated subject specific courses: e.g. score reading, instrumentation, knowledge of musical instruments, knowledge of literature, playing from score, rehearsing techniques (during practicums with ensembles).
  • Assess students in the field of conducting.
  • Actively recruit students, and select candidate students.
  • Involvement in the further development of the educational programme.
  • Optional education and artistic activities.



  • Experienced (international) performer on a high professional level.
  • Teaching experience on a high level is preferred.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Open minded to innovation, research and entrepreneurship.
  • Proactive, cooperative and willing to collaborate.

Company profile

Conservatorium Maastricht, very international in its composition and mindset, is a close-knit community. We believe in collectivity, in the will to challenge each other and excel ourselves. To add value, in and with music.

We enable and inspire students and lecturers to develop by learning, teaching, creating and performing. We prepare our students for a career in music beyond borders and believe in lifelong learning.

Conservatorium Maastricht is an international conservatoire which connects the local to the national and international. Students and lecturers of Conservatorium Maastricht are innovators and offer a valuable contribution to the international world of music and to society, either as performers/creators, teachers, researchers and/or entrepreneurs.
Our educational programme is based on links across disciplines as well as with the music industry, other art disciplines, educational and cultural organizations and businesses.


An appointment of max 0,2 fte (depending of the number of students) for a duration of 1 year with the Stichting Zuyd Hogeschool, with the prospect of a permanent appointment.
A salary depending on academic background and professional experience, of maximum scale 11 according to the CAO-HBO, the collective agreement for universities of applied sciences. A contract based on ZZP (self-employment) isn’t possible.

Your application

Are you interested?
If so, you can request further information from Mette Laugs, Head of Programme Classical 1 at Conservatorium Maastricht, under mette.laugs@zuyd.nl or telephone number +31 6 1416 8452

You can apply before June first, 2022 by submitting your motivation letter, CV and video link(s) of most recent performances (optional) on this website.

Applications sent directly to the contact person or in any other way will not be processed.

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