As someone who made the mid-career cutover from orchestral musician to music academic, I am often asked how one goes about becoming a college professor in the music discipline. Like many questions about pursuing a career in music, there is never a simple answer. I wish it were as simple as going to graduate school, earning an advanced degree, applying for listed jobs (in the Chronicle of Higher Education http://chronicle.com/section/Jobs/6 l/, www.higheredjobs.com, or the College Music Society's Music Vacancy List http://music.org/cgibin/ showpage.pl), sending some applications, demos and letters of recommendation, and successfully completing an audition/interview. If this were the case, I could end the article right now.
Baguyos, Jeremy C., "Joining the Professoriate" (2012). Music Faculty Publications. 4.