Artist in Residence, Teacher of Voice

Colgate University
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Aug 24, 2023

Job Details

Department Statement

Colgate University is a special place to work and offers many unique opportunities, including the ability to work with and among world class faculty and staff at a highly selective residential liberal arts institution. This position provides an opportunity to become familiar with the variety of regular positions that are available at the University, as well as the ability to add employment at a distinct University to your resume.

Successful candidates for this position will earn sick leave, paid time off, free parking, and a University ‘Gate Card that provides access to fitness facilities, athletic and cultural events, as well as a discount on many items at the University Bookstore.

This type of appointment is not approved to work more than 999 hours per year for all positions combined. Should incumbents work more than a total of 999 hours in a year the appointment may not continue beyond one year of service.


The Artist in Residence, Teacher of Voice is a yearly renewable position. The annual term of service is 9 months.

Artist in Residence Responsibilities:
  • Assist with student recruitment and assess admissions portfolios
  • Participate in student advising as relevant, and additional duties as needed.
  • Build and sustain a successful program for teaching students who desire voice lessons, with the breadth of application in mind, including students participating in University Chorus, acapella groups, musical theater, opera, and willing to address additional needs and interests as they arise
  • Prepare students for Junior and Senior Recitals
  • Commitment to continued growth in a national/international career as a vocal artist
  • Commitment to outreach and collaborations with Department of Music Faculty and University Ensemble Directors
  • Support the Music Department’s commitment to inclusivity and empowering students by exploring and realizing collaborative possibilities beyond the department, with a focus on interdisciplinary arts initiatives, cultural events, and cross-disciplinary opportunities
  • Actively support the evolving interests of the vocally oriented student groups on campus.
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate and maintain off campus musical relationships
Teacher of Voice Responsibilities:
  • Teach voice lessons to students, focusing on vocal techniques, breathing exercises, pitch control, and performance skills.
  • Develop and implement lesson plans catering to students’ needs and skill levels.
  • Select appropriate vocal repertoire and musical pieces for students to work on during lessons and performances.
  • Stay updated with current trends and developments in vocal pedagogy and incorporate innovative teaching methods into lessons.
  • Prepare students for Junior and Senior Recitals
Professional Experience/ Qualifications

Artist in Residence Qualifications:
  • Significant professional performing experience as a vocalist
  • Significant experience teaching voice at the college level
  • Master’s degree in music, voice performance or related field
Teacher of Voice Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in voice is required
  • Master’s degree in music, voice performance or related field preferred
  • Proven experience as a vocal instructor, preferably at the collegiate level or equivalent professional experience.
  • Strong vocal proficiency and a demonstrated ability to teach a variety of vocal styles, languages, and genres.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and work with students of diverse backgrounds and skill levels
  • Familiarity with current and evolving vocal pedagogy research and techniques.
  • Professional performing experience as a vocalist preferred
Preferred Qualifications


Artist in Residence Qualifications:
  • A Master’s degree in music, voice performance or related field is required
Teacher of Voice Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in voice is required
  • A Master’s degree in music, voice performance or related field preferred
Job Open Date

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions Summary

EEO Statement

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Colgate University

Colgate is a distinctive, leading American university known for its intellectual rigor, world-class professors, campus of stunning beauty, and alumni famously loyal to their alma mater.

Time and time again, the world has shown an urgent need for citizens with the ability to create, explore, examine, and connect human knowledge. Colgate University has been answering that call through centuries of academic rigor in the liberal arts tradition.

Colgate attracts world-renowned faculty in a breadth of subject matters as well as innovative leaders in higher-ed administration, all dedicated to building on an educational tradition that has prepared generations of Colgate graduates for success. 

Colgate is deeply invested in employees’ success, and we all work together to ensure that students receive the premier education that is at the University’s core.

The Colgate campus, ranked as one of the most beautiful in the nation, is a place where students develop lifelong bonds with each other, faculty, and staff.

Colgate is located in the village of Hamilton, a community of about 3,800 residents who enjoy downtown’s art galleries and restaurants and who take pride in the many historic homes and public buildings.

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