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Director of Vocal Studies - Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College-City University of New York

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province: New York, NY
Position: Director of Vocal Studies
Deadline: February 24, 2014
Posted: January 13, 2014

Job Description / Duties

Queens College’s Aaron Copland School of Music seeks a Director of Vocal Studies at the rank of full-time Lecturer (Doctoral Schedule), starting with the fall 2014 semester. Primary responsibilities include: (1) coordinating both the undergraduate and graduate vocal performance programs, adjunct voice faculty (including studio assignments), and voice department activities such as voice major recitals, master classes, voice auditions, and recruitment activities; (2) teaching applied voice (both undergraduate and graduate) and voice-related courses such as diction and vocal pedagogy; (3) assuming an ongoing and active role in the recruitment of voice students; and (4) serving on appropriate committees and performing other related faculty functions.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Doctorate (DMA) in vocal performance and a minimum of five years of vocal teaching experience at the university level.

Preferred qualifications include:
1) Evidence of a successful and accomplished performing career; 2) Demonstrated track record of recruitment at both undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as experience building and maintaining a high-quality vocal performance program; 3) Experience teaching a wide variety of voice-related courses; 4) Soprano voice preferred.

Additional Information

The City University of New York offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


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Employer Profile

The Aaron Copland School of Music offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in Performance and Music Education, as well as a liberal arts music major. The curriculum is planned to develop the interdependent skills of performing, listening to, and understanding music, and thus to provide the thorough training necessary for an eventual career in the profession. Queens College is an urban school in a suburban setting, where a large and diverse student body receives personalized attention. This formula has made Queens College one of New York's premier educational institutions.