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Assistant Professor in Vocal Music - Wake Forest University

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province: Winston-Salem, NC
Position: Assistant Professor in Vocal Music
Deadline: November 15, 2016
Posted: September 22, 2016

Job Description / Duties

The Department of Music at Wake Forest University invites applications for a full-time vocal faculty appointment to begin in August, 2017. The position is for a tenor, baritone or bass. Salary will be commensurate with rank, education and experience.

Duties may include:

- individual instruction in voice
- class instruction in voice, theatrical singing,
diction for singers, vocal literature, and opera
- vocal direction for Department of Theatre musical
- professional solo performances within the university
and elsewhere
- participation in university governance, faculty
meetings, committees, and academic advising

Qualifications / Required Skills

Minimum Master’s degree (M.M., M.A.); Doctorate (D.M.A.) or equivalent experience preferred, with an emphasis on vocal performance and pedagogy. Piano skills as requisite for studio and class voice instruction. Experience with contemporary musical theatre singing and acting techniques is desirable. Applicants should have a record of successful professional solo performance. An understanding of undergraduate liberal arts education and interdisciplinary study is highly recommended.

Additional Information

The position will be open until filled, with priority review on November 15, 2016.

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University.

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience

Contact Information

Interested applicants should apply via the University's career website at with a cover letter including a statement about teaching philosophy, CV, solo performance repertoire list, and reviews of professional performances. Also required is a digital recording that demonstrates the applicant’s vocal ability in a variety of musical styles, not to exceed 20 minutes. Applicants should upload their recordings/portfolio to their preferred streaming service (Youtube/Vimeo etc.). They will then submit the hyperlink to these recordings in the application along with the password, if the recordings are set to private. Please note that materials should be in either Word or PDF format, and there is a limit of 5 file uploads per applicant. Three signed confidential letters of recommendation must be sent via email to

Employer Profile

Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate and professional education. Founded in 1834, the University is ranked among the top 25 national universities, and ranked 11th in teaching among national universities. With 4,800 undergraduates and 2,800 graduate and professional students, the student-faculty ratio is 11:1. Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities and an active athletics community. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “pro humanitate.” Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

Wake Forest University is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina – part of the beautiful Piedmont Triad metropolitan region which has a population of more than 1.5 million and is listed among the top 35 best places to live in North America by Cities Ranked and Rated. Known as the “City of Arts and Innovation,” Winston-Salem offers a vast array of arts experiences ranging from music venues to galleries to theatre and film festivals. The city is also ranked among the top 50 US cities for affordability on national surveys.

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