Assistant Professor, Music Director of the Lamont Opera Theatre
With approximately 300 music majors, the Lamont School of Music is a highly selective and nationally renowned program focusing on performance at the undergraduate and graduate levels (www.du.edu/lamont). The institution is an accredited member of NASM and is distinguished by its exceptional faculty who record, tour, perform, publish, and present scholarly work and compositions locally, nationally, and internationally. Lamont offers Bachelor of Music degrees in Performance, Composition, Jazz Studies, and Recording & Production; the Bachelor of Arts in Music; Master of Music degrees in Performance, Composition, Composition-Jazz Emphasis, Conducting, and Pedagogy; Master of Arts degrees in Music Theory and Musicology; certificate programs and Artist Diplomas. The program resides in the highly acclaimed Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts (https://www.du.edu/ahss/lamont/newman-center.html). As an curricular program at the University of Denver, the Lamont School of Music espouses to the institutions values of Inclusive Excellence, which recognize that a community or institutions success is dependent on how well it values, engages and includes the rich diversity of students, staff, faculty, administrators, and alumni constituents. Denver, with a metropolitan population of more than 2 million, is a culturally vibrant city with numerous music and arts organizations as well as a destination for major performing artists. Resident programs and performance venues include Opera Colorado, Central City Opera, Denver Lyric Opera Guild, the Colorado Symphony, Denver Brass, Friends of Chamber Music, Denver Center of the Performing Arts, and Red Rocks Amphitheater, among others.
The Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver invites applications for Music Director of Lamont Opera Theatre. This position is a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start in Fall 2019. The successful candidate will prepare main-stage opera productions annually, prepare and/or conduct smaller programs such as opera scenes, coach and/or play rehearsals, mentor undergraduate and graduate voice students as assigned, assist in planning of appropriate repertoire for each season, and teach in other areas of expertise related to the position, based on an individual's qualifications. The candidate will work collaboratively with faculty colleagues and actively engage in recruitment and outreach activities. Other duties include serving on audition committees for incoming students, recital boards and oral committees for MM students, and School of Music and University committees. The candidate will maintain an active national/ international performance calendar.
- Master of Music degree.
- A record of professional accomplishment appropriate to the position.
- The candidate must demonstrate a commitment to working with diverse populations.
Doctorate or equivalent professional experience preferred.
Review of applications begins November 15, 2018 and continues until the position is filled.
Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply.
Please include the following documents with your application:
- Cover letter that speaks to the position and required qualifications
- A one-page statement about experience with, and commitment to, Inclusive Excellence.
- Please have 3 letters of recommendation mailed to: Deanna Goldstein, Executive Assistant to the Director 2344 East Iliff Avenue Denver, CO 80208
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