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Senior Member
Username: 811952

Post Number: 613
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 6:45 am:   Edit Post

Had this emailed to me yesterday (likely by mistake?) and thought one of you might be interested. Champaign, Illinois, is an island of culture and intelligentsia on the Illinois plains...



Proposed Starting Date: August 16, 2006

Duties: Teach graduate and undergraduate students in applied jazz bass as well as courses
related to the theory and practice of jazz. Courses may include jazz composition/arranging, jazz
improvisation, music technology, repertory improvisational music ensembles, and rhythm
section techniques. Develop/maintain a distinguished career in the jazz profession as a
performer and/or scholar. Participate in student recruitment, auditions, advising, recital hearings,
and in service to the University and the profession as appropriate for tenure-track faculty.

Rank and Salary: Assistant Professor, regular full-time, tenure-track position (pending
budgetary approval). Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Qualifications: Master's degree in music or equivalent professional experience required.
Experience teaching college-level jazz-related courses is expected as well as demonstrated
ability to interact effectively with students and faculty in related disciplines.

Application: Please refer to Search #10287. Send a letter of application, Curriculum Vitae, and
an audio recording containing examples of your creative work, and arrange to have 3-5 letters of
recommendation (at least one of which must address teaching jazz-related courses) forwarded to:

Karl Kramer, Director
School of Music
University of Illinois
1114 W. Nevada Street
Urbana, IL 61801
Telephone: 217-244-2676

Additional materials will be requested later from candidates selected for a second level of review.

Deadline: For full consideration, all applications must be postmarked no later than February 22,

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.
Senior Member
Username: bigredbass

Post Number: 552
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 6:28 pm:   Edit Post

Boy, this has got our friend Dino writ large all over it, as far as the pre-reqs; Don't know if we could pry him away from Boston, though.

Dino, you out there ?

J o e y
Advanced Member
Username: dean_m

Post Number: 400
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Friday, January 13, 2006 - 12:14 am:   Edit Post

Hey Joey,

Thanks man for sending me the link. Looks like a cool gig!!!! I'd havea hard time leaving Boston though like you said. Also like most teaching gigs I've applied for, I don't have my Masters.
But Thank you for thinking of me.

Senior Member
Username: palembic

Post Number: 2229
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Friday, January 13, 2006 - 12:46 am:   Edit Post

BROTHER PAUL THE FAKE ONE (the artist formerly known as Dino)
My long thought lost twin brother of Greece ...
Where have you been??
You're alive!

Yep ...I know what you mean by that "masters" thing.
I have no masters degree either though I teach marketing and creative processes to Image language in Highschool. Students elected me "best teacher" for three years in a row but ...I cannot have an official job, I cannot be a member of the staff, I Cannot be paid as a teacher because ...I don't have the appropriate official degree.
So ...I am a "contractor" is now my only income and for that I am happy with it but there were times ...oh well know!

Paul the bad one

(Message edited by palembic on January 13, 2006)
Advanced Member
Username: serialnumber12

Post Number: 348
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Friday, January 13, 2006 - 5:19 am:   Edit Post

Thats my neck of the woods, but Hell I dont read music!!!
Senior Member
Username: palembic

Post Number: 2230
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Friday, January 13, 2006 - 9:06 am:   Edit Post

Hey Ray ...but you PLAY music my friend!!!!

Senior Member
Username: 811952

Post Number: 622
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Friday, January 13, 2006 - 4:20 pm:   Edit Post

UIUC is a nice place. The campus is of a manageable size and Champaign is a true college town. The cost of living is incredibly low. Drive for 10 minutes in any direction and you are in true rural America. Chicago is a couple hours away, and you can take Amtrak to get there. I used to listen to King Crimson rehearse in the back room of C.V. Lloyd's Music downtown. Adrian Belew lived there for several years in the '80's. It's a quiet enough place that some awesome musicians visit to wind-down and be anonymous for awhile. The WWW was invented there. In case you can't tell, I really like Champaign and UIUC, and hope some of you guys at least check it out... Then I can drop in on you once in a while and admire your Alembic(s)... :-)

John (who has his Master's but isn't worthy)
Senior Member
Username: dean_m

Post Number: 401
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2006 - 12:26 am:   Edit Post

My Brother Paul et all,

I've been doing very well. I've been realy busy doing a ton of traveling around the US and hopefully getting overseas sometime soon. Maybe for the music show in Frankfurt. Again, I apologize for my lack of attention on the board. It's usually late at night by the time I get to my hotel room. I will try harder to keep in touch. Right now I'm in LA for the NAMM show. If anyone is attending, I'll be at the Ampeg booth all week so please come by and say hello. It'd be nice to see a friendly Alembic face.
Peace to all and a Happy and Healthy New Year!
Dino (bptfo/tafkad)
Senior Member
Username: flaxattack

Post Number: 896
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2006 - 11:22 am:   Edit Post

hi dino
direwolf says hello
Senior Member
Username: dean_m

Post Number: 402
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2006 - 9:17 pm:   Edit Post

Hey Jeff,

My best to you and Direwolf!!!!!

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