Music Director (full time)

University Liggett School
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
Posted On:
April 12, 2019


University Liggett School, an independent, coeducation school for grades PreK3-12, is searching for an experienced music teacher who is familiar with the Orff Schulwerk approach, to lead the Lower School music program for PreK-5 grades. The instructor will be responsible for teaching daily classes, managing the collection of Orff instruments, leading a winter and a spring performance and integrating music into project approach work through collaboration with teachers in PreK-5. The ideal candidate will be willing to offer additional after school programming to enrich the Lower School music experience.

University Liggett School has a long tradition as an outstanding school, known for providing the kind of innovative and exploratory experiences that connect a diverse student body with their learning in dynamic and engaging ways. It is an inspiring place where ideas and possibilities abound. Like any school, there are traditions which form the foundation of our work in the community, and our foundation is strong. Our charge is to be better than good enough, and to understand that risk taking, innovation, and creativity lie at the center of good teaching and learning for our students and our faculty.


A degree in music education as well as some Orff training is required. The ideal candidate will have at least three years of teaching experience, be creative, energetic and flexible; be an effective communicator; be experienced and comfortable leading performances; be well organized and enjoy being part of a team.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to: Peggy Dettlinger, Head of Lower School