This is a Permanent, Full-time position.Category: College/University
This tenure tack position begins Fall 2017. Assignments will include: Provide individual private vocal instruction and coaching for music theatre performance majors; teach vocal ensemble class; serve as liaison with the School of Music Voice Area; provide the MTP Program with administrative assistance; and provide vocal direction for productions and numerous university events. Recruitment and service appropriate for a university faculty member required.
Qualifications: Masters degree plus three years university teaching experience required. The ideal candidate, who will oversee the vocal architecture of the Music Theatre Performance program, brings experience as a vocal coach on music theatre productions as well as experience as a vocal instructor for professional music theatre artists working in the music theatre industry. A solid ability to teach and demonstrate vocal technique in classical voice, traditional Broadway repertoire, contemporary Broadway repertoire, as well as pop, rock, country and jazz is required. The candidate should demonstrate the ability to diagnose and correct physiological and technical issues that effect young singers. The candidate should bring recent professional performance experience. The ability to create original, contemporary vocal arrangements for ensemble showcase performances is also highly valued.
Please apply on-line at www.wmich.edu/hr/jobs. Your application will include: A cover letter highlighting qualifications, current curriculum vita, and two current letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Salary: commensurate with experience
Joan Herrington, Chair
Western Michigan University
Department of Theatre
1903 West Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
The Department of Theatre has 15 full-time faculty and staff, 4 adjunct professors, 200 majors, and is accredited by NAST. It is a vibrant, undergraduate only, highly competitive-entry program. The Department of Theatre offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with emphases in performance, design/ technical production, arts management, stage management, and music theatre. Music Theatre Performance is a collaborative degree with the Department of Dance and the School of Music
Western Michigan University (WMU), located in Southwest Michigan, is a vibrant, nationally recognized student-centered research institution with an enrollment of nearly 25,000. WMU delivers high-quality undergraduate instruction, has a strong graduate division, and fosters significant research activities. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has placed WMU among the 76 public institutions in the nation designated as research universities with high research activities.
WMU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and all other qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.