Faculty and Staff Application

Thank you for your interest in teaching and working at the Summer Music Academy. Information regarding opportunities for SMA 2021 will be shared in late Fall 2020.

The number of available counselor positions is dependent upon enrollment and instrumentation. Most candidates will be notified of their status during April and May. If you have any questions, including remaining position openings, please contact Bradley Whittemore.

Positions open for application:

  • Counselors:
    Summer Music Academy counselors will assist faculty and staff. Counselors will serve as important role models to elementary, intermediate, and high school students. Counselors will reside in the dorms for the duration of the program. Counselors are usually currently enrolled or recently graduated college students. Preference will be given to Ithaca College School of Music students and graduates. We are not yet accepting applications for SMA 2021 counselors.
  • Summer Music Academy Faculty:
    Summer Music Academy faculty will play an essential role in delivering a high-quality, pre-college music experience to enrolled students. Faculty will be responsible for teaching a variety of courses on a daily basis, including music fundamentals, master classes, private lessons, and coaching chamber ensembles. An undergraduate degree is required. We are not yet accepting applications for SMA 2021 faculty.
  • Current Ithaca College Faculty
    Ithaca College faculty may perform a variety of duties, including teaching private lessons, electives, master classes, concerts, and advanced theory courses. We are not yet accepting applications from IC Faculty for SMA 2021.
  • Health Staff
    Each summer, the Summer Music Academy employees a Health Director and Assistant Health Director(s). Health staff are typically registered nurses and have completed all necessary and required certifications. We are not yet accepting applications for SMA 2021 Nurses, but anticipate openings for the season. Please contact us at sma@ithaca.edu with any questions about the position.