Middle School Music Teacher (Vocal/General)

New York, NY
Full Time


CGPS Mission Statement

CGPS nurtures each student’s unique passions and talents inside and outside the classroom, unifying and inspiring members of its community in a rigorous but relaxed learning environment, preparing them for the finest colleges and instilling in them the confidence, ethical values and sense of purpose to embrace challenges, to achieve their dreams and to improve the world.


Middle School Music Teacher (Vocal/General)

Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School is seeking a full-time, middle school music teacher to teach a combination of general music classes and middle school chorus.


  • Bachelor’s degree in music education (masters preferred)
  • Have at least three years of experience teaching music in a classroom setting
  • Certification in at least one prominent music education pedagogical system/philosophy (e.g. Kodaly, Orff, MLT, etc.)
  • Piano proficiency
  • Knowledge and understanding of voice pedagogy
  • Strong personal musicianship skills
  • Demonstrates the ability to develop and adapt pedagogy, curriculum, and assessments for students with a range of skill levels and learning styles 
  • Dynamic, creative, and growth-oriented
  • Have excellent collaboration and communication skills



  • Teaching the Middle School General Music curriculum as assigned to students in Grades 5-7
  • Conducting the Middle School Chorus, comprised of students in grades 5-7
  • Participate in the planning and facilitation of concerts, music festivals, and in-school performances
  • Participating in faculty meetings, grade-level meetings and department meetings with music department colleagues
  • Musical Director of the annual middle school musical



The salary range for this position is $71,000- $118,500 annually. We also offer exceptional benefits and a warm and supportive culture.


How To Apply

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and resume by applying to this post.

Cover letters should be addressed to Abigail Rojas, the Assistant Middle School Director. Please add “Middle School Music Teacher (Vocal/General)” in the subject line.          

Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School is an equal employment opportunity employer. Employment decisions on the basis of race (including hairstyle), color, religion, creed, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender and gender identity, gender expression, national origin, alienage, age, pregnancy, marital/partnership status, immigration or citizenship status, status as a veteran or active military service member status, disability, genetic predisposition, status as a victim of domestic violence, prior arrest or conviction record, caregiver status, credit history, salary history, unemployment status, sexual or reproductive health decisions, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable law (collectively, the “Protected Characteristics”.


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