Lecturer in Music

Geneseo, New York, Livingston County
Mar 01, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Music at SUNY Geneseo is seeking applications for a full-time, Lecturer in Voice, beginning August 2017. This position requires that the primary area of specialization be in vocal performance, with a high level of pedagogical expertise in both classical vocal techniques and specialized vocal techniques for musical theatre. The initial term will be for three years, with the possibility for renewal.

The department offers a B.A. program with majors in Music (Performance Option and History/Theory/Criticism/Composition Option) and Musical Theatre; students from other majors actively participate in ensembles and in a wide variety of general education courses in music. The highly-qualified faculty sustain active profiles in performance and publication; applications are sought from candidates who will enhance the strength of teaching and creative activity that characterizes the department.

Duties include:

• Provide weekly voice lessons for students in the Voice option and the Musical Theatre program;
• Organize and attend weekly performance studio sessions, as well as the weekly voice seminar;
• Attend voice auditions and juries, degree recitals and dress rehearsals;
• Teaching duties may also include instruction for non-majors in voice classes and teaching courses in the candidate’s area of expertise;
• Provide academic advising to students;
• Contribute to department and college governance. 
• Contribute through service to discipline and university.

 A completed Master of Music in Vocal Performance is required. Candidates are expected to have completed degree by May of 2017.
• Teaching experience in both classical vocal instruction and musical theatre instruction at the college level.
• Demonstrated history of successful vocal performance. 
• Ability to teach lyric diction in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

Applicants should be prepared to upload a cover letter that addresses teaching experience and philosophy and a CV. Applicants should also provide contact information for three individuals who have agreed to provide a letter of reference. References will be contacted and invited to submit a letter immediately upon completion of application.

Review of applications will begin upon receipt. To be guaranteed consideration, applications must be completed by March 30, 2017. On campus interviews will begin on or about the week of April 10.

SUNY Geneseo is highly selective and is consistently rated among the top public universities in the north by U.S. News & World Report. Located in the national historic landmark village of Geneseo, the residential campus overlooks the picturesque Genesee Valley, just 30 miles south of the major metropolitan area of Rochester and 70 miles east of Buffalo. SUNY Geneseo is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, a national alliance of leading liberal arts colleges in the public sector. http://www.geneseo.edu/

SUNY Geneseo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. For our full non-discrimination statement, see: http://www.geneseo.edu/affirmativeaction.

All applicants are subject to drug and criminal background checks. See our full Background Investigation Statement at http://www.geneseo.edu/hr/employment.

Applicants interested in positions may access the Annual Security Report(ASR) for the College at www.geneseo.edu/police. The ASR contains information on campus security policies and certain campus crime statistics. Crime statistics are reported in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Applicants may request a hard copy of the ASR by contacting the SUNY Geneseo University Police Department at 585-245-5651.

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