Posted on
Sep 18

Assistant Professor of Voice

University of Memphis Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music

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October 12, 2021

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About

The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music at the University of Memphis seeks an experienced artist-teacher for a tenure-track faculty appointment in voice, to begin August 2022. The School of Music’s Vocal Arts Area is a highly collaborative, multidimensional area of the Performance Studies Division offering the BM, MM, AD and DMA degree programs. The accomplishments of candidates for this position must reflect their commitment to working with an inclusive student population, and their ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural academic goals of the university.

Responsibilities:
-Teach individual voice lessons at the undergraduate and graduate level.
-Teach area-related classes at the undergraduate and graduate level, such as vocal pedagogy, lyric diction, or song repertoire.
-Plan and supervise student recitals at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
-Organize and lead weekly voice studio classes.
-Commit to recruiting, mentoring, and teaching students from diverse musical backgrounds, especially first-generation college students.
-Recruit and maintain a studio that meets the needs of the School of Music.
-Advise doctoral committees and projects, and lecture-recitals.
-Contribute to the University of Memphis Voice Area’s visibility through engagement in significant professional activities including maintaining regional, national and international visibility in performance, external masterclasses, conference presentations, publications, services to the school/college/university/community, and mentoring students.

Requirements

-Master’s degree with significant professional experience required, ABD or doctorate preferred.
-Baritone/Bass voices preferred; other voice types -considered with expertise teaching low voices.
-Teaching experience at the highest level of excellence at the graduate and/or professional level with a proven record of student successes.
-Demonstrated high level of national and/or international professional performance experience. Especially interested in candidates who are accomplished in performing across diverse musical styles and performance traditions.
-Demonstrated commitment to pedagogy and recruitment.
-A strong interest in and experience with community engagement, music entrepreneurship, music leadership, and/or other nontraditional career models is desirable.
-The accomplishments of candidates for this position must reflect their commitment to working with an inclusive student population, and their ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and collective mission, vision and operating standards of the School of Music.

Application Information

Candidates should submit an application. Additional items required at time of application include the following:

-Cover letter
-Curriculum Vitae
-A document with links for the following:
(Videos containing performances 15 to 25 minutes in length. Recordings should be recent, within the last two years, demonstrate contrasting styles and be live and unedited. Video that demonstrates the candidate’s teaching abilities in applied teaching or a masterclass setting up to 20 minutes in length.)
-Complete contact information (address, phone, and email) for four professional references

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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Competitive and commensurate with experience.

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Posted on

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Application Details

Deadline:
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Fee: $

Opportunity Dates

Start Date:
Monday, August 1, 2022
End Date:

Location Details

Memphis, TN

Contact Email Address

ben.smith@memphis.edu

Contact Phone Number

Contact Details

Professor Ben Smith
Chair, Opera Musical Director Search Committee
Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music
ben.smith@memphis.edu

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