Ohio University's Musical Theater program is committed to a rigorous course of study which fosters artistic, cognitive, and performative skills. It is intended to advance the education and training of motivated, curious, self-reliant, adaptable theater artists. The BFA Musical Theater Track is specifically suited for students interested in creating the next generation of musical theater. The program focuses on developing exciting new work as well as providing a solid foundation for more traditional practice.
The Music Director/Assistant Professor position will also support coursework and productions for the University's newly created undergraduate Actor Musicianship Certificate program. In addition, this position will work with OHIO University's professional theater company, Tantrum Theater.
Nine-month renewable tenure-track co-appointment in the Schools of Theater and Music. Generous benefits: tuition for self and dependents, comprehensive insurance package, excellent retirement plan, parental leave, adoption reimbursement, wellness programs and facilities, and employee assistance program. Details: https://www.ohio.edu/hr/benefits/.
Responsibilities: Teach and co-teach undergraduate courses in the BFA Theater Performance (Musical Theater & Acting tracks) curriculum, including musical theater workshops, song performance, pit orchestra, and other teaching responsibilities as assigned by the Director of the School of Theater. Serve as music director for a minimum of one full production each academic year, and other special events and concerts as assigned.
Support advising and recruiting/retention of students.
This position requires days, nights, and weekends, including, but not limited to, technical and dress rehearsals. Hours required as dictated by academic and production schedules.
MM, MFA, DMA, or equivalent professional experience in musical theater music direction
Extensive knowledge of the musical theater and popular/contemporary music repertoire
Professional experience as a music director, conductor, and accompanist
Experience in developing new musicals
Interest and experience working with Actor Musicians, including arranging, re-orchestration, and composition
Knowledge and experience with music technology used in musical theater, including keyboard programming, arranging, notation, backing/click tracks, etc.
Ability to teach music skills (theory and ear-training) to incoming musical theater students
Experience and ability in serving as a vocal coach
Ability to teach classes in acting fundamentals
Experience in university teaching and mentoring students of diverse backgrounds
Ongoing professional engagement
Planning Unit: College of Fine Arts
Department: School of Dance, Film and Theater
Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position: Alan Patrick Kenny, email@example.com
Employment Type: Full-Time Regular
Commensurate with credentials. Employees also enjoy a generous benefits package which includes health benefits, paid time off, and educational benefits for employees and eligible dependents.
Internal Number: 32925
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