Music Theory Instructor

Job Type

Part Time


Details: $41.00/hour



Start Date


Application Deadline



1360 Merriam Avenue
United States


Music Theory Instructor

Highbridge Voices is an ‘extended-day’ music and academic program in the Highbridge section of the South Bronx. The mission of Highbridge Voices is to use the performing arts to inspire excellence in the lives of children, ages nine to seventeen, living or attending school in the Highbridge community. Each semester, a Singers made up of 9th-12th graders, a Chamber Choir made up of 7th-10th graders, and a Concert Choir made up of 4th-6th graders prepare a full-length concert comprised of classical, folk, Broadway, and popular choral music, performing in a number of different languages. This is the musical focal point of the program. Weekly, students spend fifteen hours in program related activities – choral rehearsals, music theory and history classes, voice lessons, and academic classes.

The Music Theory Instructors at Highbridge Voices teach two days a week, a total of six music theory classes each week, to students ages 9-16. Students are taught music theory concepts from a curriculum that is based on National Standards for Music Education and incorporates piano, guitar, and percussion instruction. Concepts also align with the current Highbridge Voices choral repertoire. Theory instructors work closely with the music staff to ensure that theory, music history, and choral instruction are cohesive and unified. Music theory instructors are also expected to actively participate in curriculum development. Music theory instructors are hired as independent contractors and are compensated at a rate of $41.00 an hour. The program runs a total of thirty-three weeks each year.



Level of Language Proficiency


•       Bachelor’s degree in music. Music education preferred.

•       Experience working with children from diverse backgrounds preferred.

•       Piano and/or guitar proficiency strongly preferred.

•       Experience with lesson planning.

•       Active performers strongly encouraged to apply

•       Availability from 3PM-7:30PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

How to apply

Please send an email expressing your interest in the position to with both your performing and teaching résumés attached as a .pdf or MS word document.

In the subject line please write: Music Theory Instructor – YOUR LAST NAME

This position will remain open until filled.

All properly submitted résumés will receive an email acknowledgement.

No calls please.

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