Adjunct Faculty, University Carillonneur

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Work type: Adjunct Faculty
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Faculty

With approximately 300 music students, The University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music in The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is a highly selective and nationally renowned music program. An accredited institutional member of NASM, Lamont is distinguished by an exceptionally talented and diverse student body as well as a faculty recognized nationally and internationally who tour, record, perform, publish, present scholarly work, and compose at the highest professional levels. Residing in the acclaimed Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts, its comprehensive program offers a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music degrees in Performance, Jazz and Commercial Music Studies, Composition, and Recording and Production; Master of Music degrees in Performance, Composition, Conducting, and Pedagogy; Master of Arts degrees in Music Theory and Musicology; and other certificates and Artist Diplomas. The culturally vibrant city of Denver is located in the beautiful Front Range region of the Rocky Mountains. With a metropolitan population of more than 2 million, it has a robust and diverse arts community that boasts outstanding professional ensembles across all music genres. Denver is within easy driving distance to festivals in Aspen, Breckenridge, Vail, Steamboat Springs, and others. For a more detailed description of the school as well as a listing of events, performances, and recordings visit

The university’s carillon, housed in the William Tower in the Ritchie Center, was cast by Royal Eijsbouts Bell Foundry at Asten, Netherlands (1999), consists of 65 bells, G2- A, then chromatic up to C8, in concert pitch with the bourdon weighing approximately 6 tons. There is a matching practice instrument in the Newman Center.

Position Summary

The University Carillonneur is an adjunct faculty position that oversees all aspects of teaching, programming, administration, and maintaining the carillon.

Essential Functions:

  • Teach weekly, 30-minute private lessons; hours will vary depending on number of enrolled students
  • Perform brief daily recitals (Monday through Friday) during academic terms (Fall, Winter, Spring), a Holiday recital on the second Sunday in December, at Commencement, and for DU faculty/staff events in the Magness Arena
  • Provide tours to students, alumni, recruits and local interested people of the carillon tower
  • Organize an annual summer carillon recital series and a series of players for performing before home games in Magness Arena
  • Arrange for annual maintenance of the instruments

Required Qualifications

  • Either a diploma from one of the accredited carillon schools or a bachelor’s degree
  • Must be a Carillonneur member of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America or comparable affiliated guild
  • Ability to teach students from beginning through advanced levels
  • Public performance experience as a Carillonneur

Preferred Qualifications

  • Established record of success as a Carillonneur

Course Rate

Annual salary for non-teaching duties: $16,500; $100 per hour for teaching.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.


The University of Denver offers some benefits for non-benefited employees. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Application Deadline

For full consideration, applications should be submitted by Monday February 14, 2022. The position remains open until filled.  

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.


Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Online links to unedited performances (Uploaded or linked)

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer.  The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university’s educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university’s complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see


All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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