Music Vacancy List

The Music Vacancy List includes employment opportunities within music and higher education, as well as opportunities in allied professions. Institutions, organizations, businesses, and industries that wish to reach the single most highly trained and educated pool of potential music employees will find the MVL to be a valuable means of posting employment opportunities and identifying potential candidates. You do not need to be a member of CMS to place an ad in the MVL. The MVL is open to all seeking music employees.

The current circulation is approximately 7,000 musicians.


Placing an Advertisement

Methods of submission:

  1. Submit online (CMS secure server). You do NOT need to log in as a member of CMS to place an ad in the Music Vacancy List; or
  2. E-mail the ad to . CMS will place the information in appropriate database format; or
  3. Send the ad to CMS by mail:
    The College Music Society
    ATTN: Music Vacancy List
    312 East Pine Street
    Missoula, MT 59802 USA

CMS does not accept advertisements over the telephone or by fax.

Advertising Cost

The cost for placing an advertisement is $250.00 per ad per listing. Additional weeks in the email version are available for $95.00 per ad per week.

Now, the Music Vacancy List is available for advertising part-time faculty and staff positions at a 30% discount. Enter code ADJUNCT2020 when asked.

The Music Vacancy List now includes graduate assistantships!—Advertising rates are different than professional job listings. View the information and online submission form for assistantships here.

Payment Options

  1. Credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover)
  2. Purchase order
  3. Check requisition number
  4. Prepaid check

CMS will send a copy of the listing to you after it has been distributed, as well as your receipt.

Deadlines and Distribution

  1. Weekly by Email — The deadline is always Thursday at 12:00 p.m. Mountain Time. The weekly email is received by CMS members each Friday.
  2. Online Searchable Database — Advertisements are entered when received into the database and remain there until the application deadline has passed. (When no specific deadline exists, the listing remains one month. The listing may be renewed.) CMS members may search the online database at any time.
  3. Hard Copy — An individual hard copy is on file at CMS and is provided upon request.

MVL Advertising Policy

For further information and guidance, please consult the following:


If you have questions or require assistance in placing an MVL listing, please get in touch with CMS as follows:

telephone: (406) 721-9616
toll free: (800) 729-0235