Horn Instructor

Submitted by HRMerit on Wed, 08/08/2018 - 11:42am



Merit School of Music seeks a highly qualified horn teacher to teach three 45-minute horn technique classes within our prestigious Alice S. Pfaelzer Tuition-free Conservatory. The Conservatory is in session on Saturdays from September 29 – April 27 at the Joy Faith Knapp Music Center. The Conservatory Horn Teacher will also be eligible to teach within our Private Lesson Program.



Organization Overview


Since its founding in 1979, Merit School of Music has successfully motivated and inspired over 50,000 young people with high-quality music instruction.  The School’s broad-ranging comprehensive curriculum, extensive level of financial aid, sense of community and the standard of excellence set forth by the faculty and students are major components of its success.


Merit offers a multi-leveled, structured curriculum in a college preparatory environment.  Programs take place at the Joy Faith Knapp Music Center in Chicago’s West Loop and at nearly 30 locations in neighborhoods across the City.  Instruction is offered to approximately 5,000 students of all ages, from infants to adults, and from beginners to the Juilliard-bound by over 150 accomplished faculty members.


Merit has an annual operating budget of approximately $6 million, of which more than half is supported by contributed revenue, with a third coming from earned revenue, including rental income.




Merit School of Music transforms the lives of Chicago-area youth through removing barriers to high-quality music education.



Reporting Relationship


            The Horn Teacherreports to the Band Program Director



Job Responsibilities


Responsibilities of the Horn Teacher include, but are not limited to:

Deliver high-quality instruction in weekly classes

Communicating with corresponding with band directors to determine individual student needs and goals

Acting as ambassador on Merit’s behalf to recruit students into the horn studio

Preparing Private Lesson students for annual recitals

Assisting with concerts and other events as needed

Other projects as assigned




Conservatory horn classes meet Saturdays, September 29 – April 27, between 10:00am - 1:45pm.

Private Lessons are scheduled one-on-one between student and instructor



$49 per hour for group class teaching

$44 per hour for private lessons



Interested candidates should send résumé to:




No phone calls or faxes please.


For more information about Merit School of Music, please visit www.meritmusic.org.




Merit School of Music does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religious belief, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, physical or mental disability or any other protected status in admission or access to, or employment in its programs and activities.



Skills & Qualifications: 

Personal Skills/Attributes/Qualifications


The ideal candidate would possess the following qualifications:

Proven success teaching middle and high school percussion students at an advanced level

Strong classroom management skills

Ability to collaborate and work well with colleagues and administrators

Professional and punctual

Flexible and adaptive disposition

A high level of personal musicianship



Educational Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Music or equivalent experience

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Jasmin Preciado
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