Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (multiple-year)
System Identification Number:
Conducting Ensembles (134310)
College of Music http://music.unt.edu
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (multiple-year)
Job Summary/Basic Function:
The College of Music at the University of North Texas is looking for an experienced Opera Coach of high artistic standards and sensitivity to join the faculty in the Division of Conducting and Ensembles to support our nationally recognized opera program -- UNT Opera.
Teaching Duties: coach and prepare singers (diction, style, musicianship, dramatic delivery); conduct rehearsals; provide collaborative piano support for rehearsals, performances, auditions, etc.; work collaboratively with the Opera Music Director and/or Director of Opera; other duties as assigned by the Chair of the Division of Conducting and Ensembles or the Dean of the College.
Additional responsibilities include service to the College of Music, the University, and the opera profession in ways that align with the interests of the applicant; collaborative piano support for various outreach, fund-raising & publicity events; active participation in recruiting outstanding undergraduate and graduate students.
UNT Opera presents three full productions accompanied by the UNT orchestras, and up to two concert operas each year. Productions are carefully selected with the goal of giving our students a wide variety of repertoire in a broad range of musical and theatrical styles. Students are given opportunities for solo or ensemble roles in productions that emphasize process as well as product. Through consistent, individualized training, students achieve the highest standards of performing excellence.
The UNT College of Music is the nation's largest public-university music program and among the most respected comprehensive music schools. Faculty include internationally acclaimed artists and scholars in performance, performing arts health, music entrepreneurship, jazz, composition, conducting, ethnomusicology, music education, music history and theory. UNT music alumni can be found around the globe in impressive, award-winning careers across a wide range of music professions. The College of Music offers fully accredited degrees from the bachelor to doctoral levels. For more detailed information about the UNT College of Music, please visit our website https://music.unt.edu.
The University of North Texas is the nation's 26th largest public university and the largest most comprehensive in the Dallas-Fort Worth area dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience to over 38,000 students while powering the North Texas region, state and nation through innovative education and research. A "top-tier" public research university, UNT graduates more than 8,500 students each year from its 12 colleges and schools and offers 101 bachelors, 82 masters and 38 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized.
The City of Denton, listed by the Huffington Post as the "number one emerging cultural hotspot in Texas" is located approximately 30 minutes from the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Denton is a community of approximately 130,000 residents with two universities, a vibrant music scene and easy access to both major cities. In 2016, Business Insider named Denton the number one "Best Small Town in America." See Denton Chamber of Commerce at http://www.denton-chamber.org/pages/Home.
The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.
A Masters Degree in Music is required as well as advanced collaborative piano skills; a minimum of 3-5 years experience as an opera coach at the university or professional level; expertise in diction (English, Italian, German, French and Spanish); a broad knowledge of operatic and musical theatre repertoire and clear evidence of collegiality.
The Doctorate in Music is preferred as well as Czech language diction proficiency and the ability to conduct UNT Opera performances.
Area of Specialty:
Non-Tenured Appointment Term:
Open Until Search Closed
Review of Applications Begins:
Required Applicant Documents:
List of Names and Contact Information of Three References
Special Instructions to Applicants:
As "Other Document," applicants are asked to provide web links to video clips of work as a coach.