The Artist-in-Residence is a non-tenure track faculty position appointed on the basis of outstanding professional attainments, creative accomplishments, and recognition in his or her specific field and renders specified service to the University including lectures, performances, demonstrations, master classes, and consultations.
Description of Primary Duties:
The Artist in Residence in Musical Theatre/Contemporary Commercial Styles will further advance the Theatre and Dance Department's reputation for excellence in professional performance training by teaching voice technique and style to Musical Theatre BFA students. Responsibilities include augmenting voice studios with individual and group coaching in the CCM style. Active contributions to the development of the musical theatre curriculum and participation in departmental meetings, musical theatre auditions and musical theatre recruitment activities are expected.
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:
The minimum acceptable qualifications for the position of Artist-in-Residence are prescribed in the Faculty Handbook. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
Required qualifications include the following: a record of distinguished performance within musical theatre or popular genres at a national level; a commitment to functional voice training grounded in voice science, vocal function, and contemporary pedagogy techniques; must be comfortable teaching belting with a chest-dominant approach, and should be comfortable teaching students to sing legit, contemporary, and pop/rock musical theatre repertoire; a marked passion for teaching/mentoring; a DMA, MM or MFA degree (completed by August 2019); and an orientation towards collaborative work.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Screening will begin April 8, 2019, and will continue until filled.
To apply, please submit the following electronically: 1.Letter of application addressing the listed requirements; 2.Curriculum vitae, with names and contact information for three professional references and links to online video or audio recordings representative of the applicant's career.
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