Music Coach, Suzuki Cello Instructor – Aber Suzuki Center | UW-Stevens Point Main Campus – University of Wisconsin System – Stevens Point, WI

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Position Title

Suzuki Cello Instructor

TTC Title and Code

Music Coach (TL021)



Position Information

Principal Work Location: UW-Stevens Point Main Campus, Noel Fine Arts Center and Chain Exploration Center

Supervisor: Ann Marie Novak, Director of Suzuki Programs


Suzuki – Aber Suzuki Center

Department Description

The Aber Suzuki Center (ASC) and the American Suzuki Institute (ASI) have long and rich histories at UWSP and in the Suzuki world. Both are among the very first such programs to be established in the US. ASC is home to 230 students throughout the year, and the Institute typically hosts 400-500 students during the summer. The program is a division of the College of Fine Arts and Communication, and it boasts a highly qualified faculty of 13 educators in the following areas: Bass, cello, flute, guitar, harp, piano, viola, violin, voice, and Suzuki Early Childhood Education. The program offers private lessons, group classes, and many performances and outreach activities.

University Description

Through the discovery and dissemination of knowledge, UW-Stevens Point stimulates intellectual growth, provides a liberal education, and prepares students for a diverse sustainable world. The university is committed to creating a safe, inclusive learning community for all faculty and staff from a variety of backgrounds. Visit for more information about UW-Stevens Point. To learn about the Stevens Point (aka Point) area fun, jobs, housing, education, quality of life, and bragging rights, visit


Position Summary

Teach cello students from age 3-adult using the Suzuki Philosophy and Method at one of the premier Suzuki programs in the nation. Lessons are taught at the Aber Suzuki Center and at the Chain Exploration Center in Waupaca. Concerts and special events are held on select weekends throughout the year.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Significant SAA registered Suzuki Cello training and teaching experience
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Commitment to Suzuki philosophy
  • Experience working with young children

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Teacher trainers or trainer candidates preferred.
  • Knowledge of Suzuki in the Schools is an asset


Special Notes

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. UW-Stevens Point values diversity and inclusion as supported by our mission, “Through the discovery, dissemination and application of knowledge, UW-Stevens Point fosters intellectual growth, provides a broad-based education, models community engagement and prepares students for success in a diverse and sustainable world.”

Individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or interview process should contact Human Resources and Affirmative Action at 715-346-2606 or

The safety and success of students, faculty, and staff at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is paramount. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act requires the distribution of an annual security report to all current and prospective students, faculty, and staff. You may obtain the complete report at

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

An offer of employment will require a criminal background check and authorization to work within the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

  • PTO offering prorated based on start date and hours worked.


How To Apply

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. To return to a draft application, click on the “My Activities” link at the top of the screen after logging in. Once you click on Submit Application, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. After submitting the application, you will receive an Application Confirmation email from the application system. Refer to the “How To Apply” document for more information.

Anticipated Appointment Date

August 22, 2022

Terms of Employment

This is a Academic Staff annual appointment, exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

UW Stevens Point provides a competitive benefits package including monthly premiums starting at $32, deductibles starting at $250, auto-enrollment in the Wisconsin Retirement System (pension) with employer contributions, and 17+ days of paid time off (PTO)*. Additional benefits and more information available on our Total Rewards page.


To ensure consideration, completed online applications must be received by end of day, 11:59 pm, on June 28, 2022. However, screening may continue until the needs of the recruitment are met.

Required Materials

Files must be complete to be considered. Submission in PDF format is preferred for all attachments. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter addressing qualifications and experience
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for three professional references
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Performance video links including both of the following:
  • A performance of one piece (or movement) from the Suzuki cello repertoire
  • A contrasting piece (or movement) for cello from outside the Suzuki repertoire
  • Teaching video links (maximum of 30 minutes total) including the candidate teaching two cello students at different levels of development

(Official Transcripts will be required of finalist)

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Position Contact

For additional information regarding the position, please call or email:

Pat D’Ercole, Suzuki Violin Instructor

Chair, Search and Screen Committee


Phone: 715-340-9553

Human Resources Contact

If you have any questions regarding the application process, need special arrangements, or if you submitted your application with missing materials, please call or email:

Human Resources


Phone: 715-346-2606

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