The Department of Theatre Arts at Ithaca College (located in Ithaca, NY) seeks candidates for a three-year non-tenure-eligible position at the rank of Instructor or Assistant Professor in Musical Theatre: Musical Direction and Performance. Our B.F.A. in Acting and B.F.A. in Musical Theatre degrees offer the rigorous, highly-individualized training of a conservatory within the enriching foundation of a liberal arts education, designed to develop and strengthen the skills, hone the instincts, and foster the passion necessary for a professional career as a theatre artist. Ithaca College develops theatre artists who not only practice theatre but also use theatre to reflect and shape the society in which we live. Ithaca College and the Department of Theatre Arts seeks greater diversity in our faculty to broaden our academic experience. We value input from multiple viewpoints and perspectives across the college; our goal is to create an academic artistic community that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity.
We seek a dynamic teacher and pianist with excellent musicianship and professional experience as a coach and conductor responsible for at least one musical theatre production each year. Teaching responsibilities may include courses at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels such as:
Musical Theatre Workshop: Repertory & Style
Musical Theatre Workshop: Auditions and Advanced Techniques
Fundamentals of Musical Theatre Song Performance
Senior Ensemble (Industry Showcase)
Introduction to Musical Theatre Performance (for non-B.F.A. Musical Theatre majors)
American Musical Theatre History
Musicianship for the Theatre Other position responsibilities include coaching and accompanying musical theatre majors in preparation for showcase, vocal juries, and singing reviews, recommending appropriate repertoire, tutoring in theory/music theory/musicianship, and providing conducting and orchestra leadership for production by collaborating with directors, designers, stage managers, and artists in a robust production program. This position participates in the life of the department by pre-screening and auditioning/accompanying prospective students, advising majors, assisting with Showcase material preparation for seniors, accompanying at general auditions, and serving on appropriate committees in the practice of shared governance.
Instructions for submitting your application:
Qualified individuals should apply online at http://ithaca.peopleadmin.com/postings/16770 and attach a cover letter (see detailed instructions below), CV and theatrical resume, links to additional online materials (if available), and the names and contact information of five professional and/or academic references.
The cover letter (two-page limit) should include:
what you consider the knowledge base and skill sets a graduating musical theatre performance student should possess
your approach to teaching the 21st century student in a cohort with different levels of abilities and from different or diverse backgrounds
Questions about the online application may be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Review of applications will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by October 21, 2019.
Internal Number: 16770
About Ithaca College
To provide a foundation for a lifetime of learning, Ithaca College is dedicated to fostering intellectual growth, aesthetic appreciation, and character development in our students. The Ithaca College community thrives on the principles that knowledge is acquired through discipline, competence is established when knowledge is tempered by experience, and character is developed when competence is exercised for the benefit of others. A comprehensive college that since its founding has recognized the value of combining theory and performance, Ithaca provides a rigorous education blending liberal arts and professional programs of study. Our teaching and scholarship are motivated by the need to be informed by, and to contribute to, the world's scientific and humanistic enterprises. Learning at Ithaca extends beyond the classroom to encompass a broad range of residential, professional, and extracurricular opportunities. Our undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and alumni all contribute to the learning process. Ithaca College is committed to attracting a diverse body of students, faculty, and staff. All members of the College community are encouraged to achieve excellence in... their chosen fields and to share the responsibilities of citizenship and service in the global community.