This is a Permanent, Part-time position.Category: College/University
State/Province: Oklahoma City, OK
Position: Adjunct Instructor in Vocal Coaching
Deadline: June 30, 2022
Posted: May 6, 2022
Job Description / Duties
The Wanda L. Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University invites applications for the position of Adjunct Instructor of Vocal Coaching. The successful candidate will be expected to teach Applied Vocal Coaching to graduate and undergraduate students studying opera, art song, and music theater repertoire, accompany applied voice lessons, accompany performance classes in music theatre and opera, and serve as music director and/or accompanist for one or two productions per year. Knowledge and experience with opera, art song, and music theatre repertoire preferred.
The Opera and Music Theatre program is internationally acclaimed. Alumni are working on Broadway, on national tours, and in major opera houses. The music theater program has been recognized multiple times by Playbill as a “Top Ten” music theater program—programs with the most alumni performing on Broadway in a given season. The voice area at Oklahoma City University has fifteen voice faculty, four vocal coaches, two choral conductors and two stage directors. Degrees include BM and MM degrees in vocal performance and music theater, and MM in Opera Performance.
OCU is committed to building a diverse and inclusive faculty, staff, and student body. We welcome applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the faculties of higher education institutions. The Bass School of Music is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and are aligned with our university’s overarching vision and mission. Further, we aspire to engage in our work in equitable and inclusive ways, and desire to work with a team member who is committed to our university’s and Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s strategic goals.
Qualifications / Required Skills
Master's degree required, earned doctorate preferred. Significant teaching experience required; collegiate level teaching preferred.
The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring students preparing for careers in classical and music theater performance.
Applicants will be asked to upload a Curriculum Vitae, Letter of Application, Unofficial Transcripts, and a list of 3 references with contact information. No recordings at this time, but applicants should be prepared to submit links to performance recordings and teaching demonstrations.
Jan McDaniel - Chair, Adjunct Instructor of Vocal Coaching Search Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Wanda L. Bass School of Music, an all-Steinway school, is a fully accredited institutional member of NASM with 36 full-time and 30 adjunct faculty members, 300 undergraduate and 65 graduate students. For more information, please go to www.okcu.edu/music. Founded in 1904, Oklahoma City University is an independent university affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The university is characterized by an intellectually challenging and vibrant student-centered learning community committed to preparing students to become effective leaders in service to others. With an enrollment of approximately 3600 students and low faculty-student ratio of 1:14, classes are small and students have many opportunities for close associations with faculty and staff in the classroom and beyond. Faculty and students are partners in a learning process that focuses on creating effective communicators who respect diversity, possess critical thinking skills and cultural and aesthetic awareness, and are prepared to be responsible and ethical leaders in their communities. U.S. News and World Report has ranked Oklahoma City University in the top tier of western region master level universities since 1999 and has included Oklahoma City University in the Great Schools, Great Values rankings since 2006.