Musical Director/Conductor in Music Theatre
Elon University’s Department of Performing Arts invites
applications for a Musical Director/Conductor in Music Theatre
full-time lecturer or tenure-track position depending on
professional experiences and educational qualifications beginning
Graduate degree, in music, theatre, or music theatre, is required; we welcome applications from candidates who bring a broadly integrated and interdisciplinary perspectives. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate significant contributions in teaching and musical direction/conducting for music theatre at the University and/or professional level. Preference will be given to candidates who provide evidence of knowledge of the canon of Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, Middle Eastern, Pacific Islander, and/or multicultural works in the genre.
We encourage members of historically under-represented groups
and those who can contribute unique perspectives and expertise to
Primary responsibilities include musical directing and conducting mainstage productions and teaching Music Theatre History, Music Theatre Literature, and Music Theory/Sight-Singing all from a global perspective. Strong keyboard, programming, and sound design experience as well as secondary area in vocal coaching and writing for music theatre is desired. Other courses relating to the candidate’s areas of expertise in music theatre and the Elon Core Curriculum will also be offered Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of people and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in their cover letter.
Elon University is a dynamic private, co-educational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning in a liberal arts based residential campus. The Elon Music Theatre Program is frequently listed as one of the top programs in the country. We offer conservatory-style training grounded in the liberal arts and sciences. Our students enjoy small class sizes and ample individual attention, and our alumni are finding success throughout the industry. For more information about Elon University, please visit our website www.elon.edu.
Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications must be received by November 29, 2020 for consideration. Send letter of application, CV, one-page diversity and inclusion statement as it directly relates to your teaching and scholarship, and contact information for three professional references to: Musicdirector2020@elon.edu. Web links to samples of previously musically directed works and/or a professional website is helpful. Please include your name in the subject line of the email and all attached file titles. Please also send all required documents as an attachment and not in the body of the email. Elon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants.