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Director of Opera - The University of North Texas - College of Music

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province: Denton, TX
Position: Director of Opera
Deadline: October 31, 2016
Posted: September 22, 2016

Job Description / Duties

Responsibilities include heading the opera program at UNT, working in conjunction with the Musical Director. Directs operas (for the current season, see here: Teach classes in operatic acting and opera directing. UNT College of Music faculty members are expected to conduct their work with professionalism, high ethical standards, and collegiality.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in music, a minimum of five years experience running all aspects of a college/university opera program or a professional opera company.

Preferred Qualifications: Doctorate in music, preferably in opera, or significant professional experience. Professional experience may be considered in place of a doctorate in music.

Additional Information

Open Rank (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor). However, given the position, Full Professor would be preferred, but other ranks are possible.

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Starting date:
September 1, 2017

Submit the following documents electronically: cover letter, CV, five references, and statement of teaching philosophy: and click on position 134310
We would like to see video of an opera production you’ve directed. This can be uploaded to Dropbox or similar ways of sharing large files and contact the search chair at to give a link to the video.

All applicants must apply online and submit all information requested:

Open Until Search Closed
Phone: 940-369-7407 or

The University of North is an AA/ADA/EOE committed to diversity in its educational programs.

Salary: To commensurate with qualifications and experience

Contact Information

Dr. Richard Sparks - Chair of Conducting and Ensembles
Phone: 940-369-7407 or

Employer Profile

The University of North Texas - College of Music:

The College of Music, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral Degrees to approximately 1,000 undergraduate and 500 graduate music majors, maintains nationally and internationally recognized programs in virtually all disciplines of music study, as well as one of the most comprehensive music libraries in the nation. For complete qualification/application information see