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Director of Opera Studies - Lawrence University

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province: Appleton, WI
Position: Director of Opera Studies
Deadline: October 28, 2013
Posted: October 1, 2013

Job Description / Duties

Coordinate with the Music Director of Opera Studies and the Orchestra Conductor all activities relative to opera training and production; stage direction of mainstage production and opera scenes; classroom teaching in performance skills, acting for singers, opera workshop, and the possibility of other teaching responsibilities, depending upon candidate's interests and qualifications and institutional needs. Additional responsibilities include all service-related activities associated with a tenure-track position including student advising, admissions-related responsibilities, recruiting, developing relationships with music educators, and participating in committee assignments. The candidate will also be expected to occasionally teach courses outside of his/her primary discipline, such as Freshman Studies.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Demonstrated excellence in stage direction for music theater (opera, operetta, musicals) and in teaching acting for singers. Appropriate terminal degree or equivalent experience. Experience as a director with professional opera companies as well as collegiate teaching or work with young artist programs preferred. Lawrence University is committed to a close relationship between the Conservatory and the College; strong support of the ideals and goals of a broad liberal arts education is expected. An ability to collaborate with professors across a wide variety of disciplines is highly desirable.

Additional Information

Please submit cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, professional development goals, curriculum vitae (including representative list of directed repertoire), video recordings (preferably of both rehearsal and performance), and academic transcripts to In addition, please send three letters of reference to We would like all documents submitted digitally as either Word documents or PDF files, and all video submitted as links to external sites. Candidates may be asked to submit representative programs.

Consideration of candidates will begin October 28th, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary: Dependent upon qualifications and experience.

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Serving approximately 350 music majors, the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music, founded in 1874, is a distinguished undergraduate program offering preparation for professional careers in music within the intellectual environment of a liberal arts college. The Conservatory has an enviable reputation for producing outstanding musician-scholars, and our robust double degree program attracts fine musicians who have strong interests in a multitude of academic areas. We are seeking applicants who will thrive in this stimulating musical and academic environment.