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Assistant Professor of Voice (Soprano or Mezzo-Soprano) - University of Oklahoma School of Music

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province: Norman, OK
Position: Assistant Professor of Voice (Soprano or Mezzo-Soprano)
Deadline: December 1, 2021
Posted: November 5, 2021

Job Description / Duties

Full-time (9 month), Tenure-Track

The University of Oklahoma School of Music seeks a dedicated teacher of Applied Voice to join a program long known for the nurturing and developing of generations of exceptional performers, teachers, and musicians.


Teach undergraduate and graduate vocal performance and education majors. Actively engage in recruiting and recruiting events both on campus and off campus. Teach weekly individual applied voice lessons, conduct weekly voice studio classes, supervise student voice recitals at the undergraduate and graduate levels, teach area-related courses at the undergraduate and graduate level such as diction, vocal pedagogy, and vocal literature according to the needs of the area and as assigned by the Director of the School of Music. Serve on undergraduate and graduate committees, including DMA doctoral committees, participate in doctoral document advising, and provide mentorship to students. Participate in departmental activities including solo and collaborative performing. Contribute to School, College, and University service. Maintain an active and visible international, national and regional teaching and performing schedule.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Required Qualifications

Soprano or Mezzo-Soprano voice. M.M. in Vocal Performance and/or Vocal Pedagogy with significant and outstanding professional performing experience required. Evidence of at least 2 to 3 years of successful teaching at the collegiate level. Demonstrated high level of national and/or international professional performance experience.

Desired Qualifications

D.M.A. or D.M. in Vocal Performance and/or Vocal Pedagogy preferred. Proven record of success in teaching undergraduate and/or graduate applied voice, performing, recruiting, and mentoring. Other desired qualifications mayinclude experience guiding creative activity at the graduate level; record of creative/scholarly accomplishments, as demonstrated through national and international performances, masterclasses, recordings, conference presentations, publications, and/or professional leadership. We are especially interested in candidates who want to enrich the collaborative atmosphere in our voice, opera, choral, and music education programs. The candidate should also be willing to work to build relationships with other departments within the College, University and the wider community. A candidate who has a strong commitment to cultivating diversity and academic excellence is highly desirable.

Additional Information

Application Instructions
Applications should be submitted online via Interfolio at

Please submit 1) a letter of application, 2) a complete curriculum vita, 3) a digital link to video-recorded applied voice teaching to two separate students of different voice types, minimum 30 min each, 4) digital links to recent (within five years) video-recorded solo performances, minimum 30 minutes of music, including opera, oratorio/concert repertoire, art song literature, and other contemporary styles (multiple languages and style periods represented), and 5) at least three current letters of reference, including contact information (phone, email, address).

Contact Information

Letters of application should be addressed to:

Professor Mark McCrory, Chair
Voice Search Committee
University of Oklahoma School of Music
500 W Boyd, Room 138
Norman, OK 73019

Screening of applicants will begin on December 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Employer Profile

The OU School of Music has been an institutional member of NASM since 1931 and is committed to developing musicians who will shape the future of music. The School offers degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels, and is the only comprehensive music program in Oklahoma. Our offerings include a comprehensive curriculum for voice majors, and a large number of our graduates are placed in key positions throughout the country upon graduation. Our vibrant School presents 400 performing and scholarly events each year with 61 full-time faculty members and 450 undergraduate and graduate students. The School of Music is part of the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts, one of 21 colleges within OU.

The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2700 full time faculty members in 21 colleges. In 2014, OU became the first public institution ever to rank #1 nationally in the recruitment of National Merit Scholars, with 311 scholars. The 277-acre Research Campus in Norman was named the No. 1 research campus in the nation by the Association of Research Parks in 2013. Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located just outside Oklahoma City. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on the “Best Places to Live” rankings. Visit for more information.

The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.