This is a Permanent, Full-time position.Category: College/University
The University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) is seeking a mezzo-soprano, baritone or bass to join our faculty team as an Assistant/Associate Professor of Voice, guiding students and providing an artistic model in a dynamic performing arts conservatory setting. The UNCSA School of Music prepares students for professional careers and has a twofold goal: to enable them to attain their highest musical aspirations and to prepare them to succeed in a highly competitive profession. This full-time and multi-year contract position will begin in August 2020.
Recruit, teach, and advise a studio of highly qualified voice majors. Teach weekly lessons and master classes, other voice-specific courses required by the curricula, as well as fulfill other duties as assigned by the Dean. Participate in faculty performances and maintain an active artistic career. Maintain an appropriate presence on campus for full-time faculty, including participation in faculty activities
• An earned master’s degree with appropriate professional experience equivalent to the terminal degree in music, or equivalent combination of education and professional experience.
• Evidence of a professional career in performance and/or scholarship with a strong emphasis on classical music and opera.
• Demonstrated experience and success in teaching at the college level, with a deep commitment to effective instruction and mentoring students in their professional development.
• A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in creative activity, teaching, and service.
• Earned doctorate in music is preferred.
• Progressive artist with a strong understanding of today’s music industry and the diverse career possibilities available to young, emerging artists.
• Expertise in alternative musical styles and/or in areas such as diction, vocal pedagogy, vocal literature, and vocal heath.
• National/international recognition in creative activities.
• Demonstrated effectiveness as a teacher of students of varying backgrounds from high school through graduate levels.
• Demonstrated ability to serve as an active recruiter of high-caliber voice students.
The application process for the position requires the following:
• Completion of the online UNCSA EHRA application
• Submission of a Cover Letter (through the online application)
• Submission of a curriculum vitae
• Submission of three letters of recommendations
• Submission of a list of references
• Other materials may be requested at a later time.
A constituent campus of the University of North Carolina, The University of North Carolina School of the Arts is the first state-supported, residential school of its kind in the nation. Established as the North Carolina School of the Arts by the N.C. General Assembly in 1963, UNCSA opened in Winston-Salem (“The City of Arts and Innovation”) in 1965 and became part of the University of North Carolina system in 1972. More than 1,300 students from high school through graduate school train for careers in the arts in five professional schools: Dance, Design and Production (including a Visual Arts Program), Drama, Filmmaking, and Music. UNCSA is the state’s only public arts conservatory, dedicated entirely to the professional training of talented students in the performing, visual and moving image arts.
About the School of Music
The School of Music at UNCSA offers a transformative experience that combines intensive individual study under artist mentors with a fantastic variety of performance opportunities — more than 200 recitals, concerts and operas each year, including breathtaking collaborations with other UNCSA performing arts schools. In addition to our competitive undergraduate and graduate programs, we’re proud to offer one of the nation’s only 4-year residential high school programs in music. The School of Music is also home to the renowned A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute, a professional training ground for exceptional young vocalists, and the Chrysalis Chamber Music Institute, which provides dynamic training for young artists through extensive performing experience and partnerships with leading professional ensembles. The UNCSA School Music offers unparalleled interdisciplinary arts collaboration on a comprehensive campus that also includes schools in Filmmaking, Drama, Design & Production, and Dance.
Vision Statement of the UNCSA School of Music (2017)
Our community is dedicated to the transformative power of music and the importance of the artist connecting with and contributing to society.
Using a contemporary approach to teaching and learning, we embody the best traditions of the conservatory model while embracing the tools of today through emphasis on creation, discovery, current technology and entrepreneurship.
We nurture the next generation of innovative artists who will engage and shape the creative industries of today and tomorrow.