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Director of Opera - California State University, Fullerton

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province: Fullerton, CA
Position: Director of Opera
Deadline: January 7, 2019
Posted: December 17, 2018

Job Description / Duties

Primary professional responsibilities are to teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses in song and opera literature, diction (utilizing the International Phonetic Alphabet), and additional music courses in accordance with individual areas of expertise and departmental needs. Other duties include supervising, directing and musical coaching and preparation for the school's opera productions in addition to program outreach, recruitment, fundraising, production budget administration. The position also requires working closely with applied voice and music education faculty and staff to promote positive sustained relationships with regional high school and community college vocal music programs and work collaboratively with area coordinators of the Vocal, Orchestral, Jazz, and Keyboard programs. This position will be expected to participate in advising students; engaging in active peer-reviewed creative/scholarly activities; participation in department, college, university, and system-wide service; maintaining office hours; and working collaboratively and productively with colleagues in all departments within the College of the Arts. Positive tenure and promotion decisions require excellent teaching; a record of creative/scholarly activity in the discipline; strong leadership contributions to school, college and university committees and to external professional organizations that serve the broader disciplinary community.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Terminal degree (MFA DMA, PhD) by the time of appointment, or significant professional experience. Evidence of a broad and thorough knowledge of operatic repertoire appropriate to both developing and pre-professional artists, as well as a sustained and distinguished professional career as the leader of successful university opera program and/or professional opera company.
Evidence of prior academic experience in the systematic teaching of song and opera literature classes, foreign language diction classes (utilizing the International Phonetics Alphabet), as well as other related vocal or stage-centric classes.
Evidence of strong leadership, communication, organizational, and management skills.
Demonstrated ability to work and interact effectively with a wide and culturally diverse range of students, faculty, and staff.

Additional Information

A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with rank, experience, and qualifications.


This position is open until filled.

Employer Profile

The School of Music at CSUF is a member of NASM and fully accredited since 1966, offering undergraduate and master's degrees in performance of western classical music, jazz, and commercial music; as well as music education, conducting, composition, music theory, piano pedagogy, and music history. The School of Music serves approximately 400 undergraduate and graduate students, with 22 full-time and 50+ lecturer faculty. Located in metropolitan Orange County, 30 miles from downtown Los Angeles, CSUF has a large, diverse student population of almost 40,000.For more information, go to: