Open-Rank Professor, 9 Month Salaried - Music Director of Opera (College of Music) Location:
Tallahassee, FL Regular/Temporary:
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The College of Music at Florida State University invites applications for the position of Music Director of Opera, a 9-month faculty member at the tenure-earning rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, to begin in Fall 2023.
The College of Music at Florida State University is the largest in the Southeast and the third-largest university-based music program in the nation. We are home to approximately 700 undergraduate and 400 graduate students representing nearly every state in the nation and 20 foreign countries.
For more information, please visit https://music.fsu.edu/.
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Musical oversight and coordination of three mainstage opera productions each year to include:
- coaching singers
- scheduling music rehearsals, vocalists & orchestra
- participation in casting
- supervision of student pianists
Teaches courses in opera literature.
Serves as advisor for the MM in Opera Coaching degree program.
The successful candidate will:
Hold a graduate degree in collaborative piano or demonstrate evidence of equivalent professional experience.
- Have a proven track record of professional work related to opera music production and musical coaching.
- Commit to upholding diversity in teaching, recruitment, creative activity, and service.
- Demonstrate a record of national or international musical engagement as an opera coach.
- Possess excellent opera coaching and piano skills, expertise in Italian, French, English, and German language and lyric diction.
- Work collaboratively with the voice faculty, stage directors, and the Director of Orchestral Activities.
- Demonstrate ability and interest in working in a collegial and mutually supportive environment.
Preference will be given to candidates with experience in conducting and/or administration. Knowledge of languages in addition to Italian, French, English, and German is desirable.
Caroline Bankey, Opera Program Manager [email protected]
One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there’s the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’s news!
This is a Faculty position. Salary and rank are commensurate with education and experience.
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If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://hr.fsu.edu/facultyjobs. If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.
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Please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three professional references.
Additionally, please submit or provide the link to a 20-30 minute teaching or coaching video.
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Open until filled
This position is being advertised as open until filled. For priority consideration, please submit you application by December 1st, 2022.
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