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Musical Theatre Voice Faculty Position - Penn State School of Theatre

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province: University Park, PA
Position: Musical Theatre Voice Faculty Position
Deadline: February 27, 2017
Posted: January 24, 2017

Job Description / Duties

The Penn State School of Theatre invites applications for a full time voice teacher position in the BFA Musical Theatre program. Rank and salary commensurate with experience, tenure track possible. The position will work with the head of musical theatre and other faculty to build on the program’s many strengths in voice training for the musical theatre artist.

Duties include teaching studio private voice to BFA musical theatre majors, coaching BFA and MFA students in musical theatre, and teaching class voice. In addition to teaching the technique surrounding the voice, there is an expectation that the studio time includes ear training, musicianship, and song interpretation. The ideal candidate will have a passion for remaining current in the field with regard to evolving styles, techniques, and voice pedagogy. Participation in student recruitment, faculty committees and governance is expected.

Applicants should apply online by submitting a letter of application, CV, and a list of 3 references here: Applications received by February 27 will receive priority consideration but the search will continue until the position is filled. We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Qualifications include significant professional experience in teaching musical theatre singing - as well as professional experience singing musical theatre. Knowledge of classical vocal repertoire as well as all styles of musical theatre is expected – including pop, rock, country, and rap/ spoken word. Candidate must have a comprehensive knowledge of the musical theatre repertoire and possess some piano skills. National exposure in musical theatre pedagogy is desired. Terminal degree or professional equivalent required.

Additional Information

Penn State’s BFA in Musical Theatre is a rigorous professional training program in the School of Theatre. Students train in all three areas of musical theatre with the largest dedicated musical theatre faculty in the country. The mission of the program is to train students to successfully compete in the professional musical theatre Industry – while providing a technical and artistic foundation for life-long creative output. Graduates of the program regularly perform on Broadway and around the country and world. You will find further information about the School of Theatre at Penn State here:

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

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Contact Information

Questions may be directed to Judy King, Assistant to the director,