Assistant Professor of Contemporary Voice
Job location: Coral Gables, FL
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-02-19
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Assistant Professor of Contemporary Voice
The University of Miami Frost School of Music is accepting applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor in Contemporary Voice beginning in the Fall 2019 Term.
The successful candidate will have a strong record of accomplishment and demonstrated expertise as a contemporary/popular vocal coach and musician. Candidate will have significant experience and track record with modern vocal techniques across a wide spectrum of contemporary/popular music genres, both live and in the studio. The successful candidate will also have a strong and significant record of accomplishment as an educator in higher learning with a distinct creative and/or scholarship profile. The salary is competitive.
Principal duties include teaching private and small group voice lessons to contemporary/popular music performers and singer-songwriters, and depending on areas of expertise, teaching contemporary/popular music theory and/or aural skills, directing vocal and/or mixed ensembles focused on original music and arrangements, and directing and producing vocal recording sessions. Candidate will also participate in auditions, juries, recruiting, and outreach activities. The successful candidate may also be considered for appointment as Program Director of the Musicianship, Artistry Development, & Entrepreneurship (MADE) program.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications on or before March 15, 2019, will receive full consideration.
- Demonstrated expertise in contemporary/popular vocal pedagogy.
- Strong piano (preferred) or guitar skills, including the ability to accompany with traditional notation as well as improvised arrangements from chord charts, is required. Additional instruments desirable.
- Basic technology skills including microphone technique, selection, vocal recording and editing, and live rehearsal mixing required.
- Vocal and/or instrumental arranging and songwriting skills highly desirable.
- A master’s degree in music or higher is required. Exceptional professional experience may be considered in lieu of advanced degree.
The University of Miami is a private, independent, comprehensive university with an enrollment of approximately 15,650 students from all fifty states and over 114 countries. The main campus is located in Coral Gables, a residential suburb of Miami.
The Frost School of Music has an enrollment of approximately 750 majors in 31 programs leading toward B.A., B.M., B.S., M.M., M.A., M.S., D.M.A., and Ph.D. degrees. These programs are served by approximately 71 full-time and 45 part-time faculty members, and over 130 graduate teaching assistants.
The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law.
Applications should be submitted online only by March 15, 2019, for primary consideration. However, the search will continue until such a time as the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter that addresses the essential experiences and qualifications stated or implied above, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a document that includes direct URL web links to samples of your work. (No hard copy DVDs or other media will be accepted, and video files cannot be uploaded to our site!) Upload all materials under the "Upload CV" link on our site. Please contact Leticia Jack at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.