Assistant Teaching Professor of Vocal Coaching and Collaborative Piano
JOB DESCRIPTION: Responsibilities will vary, based on the needs of the Vocal Studies Area and the expertise of the successful candidate, including: applied lesson vocal coaching, opera coaching, accompanying graduate level voice recitals (DMA, MM, Artist Certificate, Performers Certificate), teaching undergraduate-level courses in vocal diction (German, French, Italian) and graduate-level courses in vocal literature (German, French, American/British), musical preparation/conducting for opera scenes/chamber operas; coaching students in their collaborative piano activities; contribute to the enhancement of all facets of the Performance Division; collaborate musically and artistically, both within and outside of the university; contribute to the performance, academic, and service environments characteristic of a Conservatory within a university; enrich the cultural and civic environment of the diverse Kansas City metropolitan community.
QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated successful experience as a vocal coach/collaborative pianist in a university and/or professional opera setting; record of professional activity as a vocal coach/collaborative pianist at a regional level; comprehensive knowledge across all genres and styles of vocal repertoire; working knowledge of all primary singing languages and proficiency in IPA instruction, vocal diction and vocal literature; master’s degree in collaborative piano or piano performance required, DMA in Collaborative Piano or commensurate experience preferred; experience with operatic conducting desirable.
DATE OF APPOINTMENT: September 1, 2021
APPLICATION MATERIALS TO BE SUBMITTED ONLINE: Application form, application letter and curriculum vitae including educational background, previous academic appointments and artistic credentials. See position posting at UMKC Human Resources website: http://info.umkc.edu/hr/careers/academic-positions/ Use search keywords "vocal coach."
REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS: Review of application materials will begin June 4th, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.