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Full-time faculty Voice - The Boston Conservatory at Berklee

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province: Boston, MA
Position: Full-time faculty Voice
Deadline: April 25, 2021
Posted: April 9, 2021

Job Description / Duties

The Boston Conservatory at Berklee invites applications for the position of full-time faculty of Musical Theater Voice with a preference for a strong teacher of vocal pedagogy. The ideal candidate for this position will be a motivated, creative professional who is committed to excellence in the education of singers, has a demonstrated record of performance, recruitment, and teaching musical theater singers both in the studio as well as in the Vocal Pedagogy classroom, and values, and will actively contribute to, a campus community that promotes cultural diversity and multicultural understanding. This is a 9-month full-time faculty position with renewable contract; initial appointment to begin September 1, 2021. Compensation and rank are commensurate with professional experience.

Voice Department at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee teaches to excellence, preparing students for professional careers while guiding them with support and respect to discover their purpose. The department is situated within the Music Division, and its faculty provides studio voice training to both classical voice majors within the Music Division and musical theater majors within the Theater Division. The Music Division houses the Vocal Pedagogy program, which offers both the MM in Vocal Pedagogy and the MFA in Musical Theater Vocal Pedagogy, while the Theater Division offers the BFA in Musical Theater, BFA in Contemporary Theater, and the MFA in Acting.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for teaching a full-time voice studio (up to 18 hours) of musical theater majors at both the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Teaching courses in the Vocal Pedagogy program
  • Guide students in the development of a sustainable technique and healthy and appropriate vocal production
  • Guide students in developing strategies for maintaining vocal health including teaching vocal warm ups, creating a practice plan, and assigning appropriate repertoire
  • Reinforce strong performance skills
  • Advise and guide students to resources that assist in their learning, development, and wellness
    Prepare and present semesterly studio recitals
  • Participate in assessment of juries
  • Participate in MFA Vocal Pedagogy and MM Vocal Pedagogy admissions auditions
  • Maintain a presence on campus, attending on-campus performances and participating in faculty recitals and other faculty events
  • Participate in Voice Department and Theater Divisional faculty meetings and committees
  • Service to the Conservatory as assigned by the Chair Required

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse population
  • High degree of organization
  • Knowledge of the musical theater repertoire
  • Clear understanding of the structure and function of the vocal instrument and how it is used in various styles of musical theater singing
  • Ability to bring balance and discipline to the teaching of a passionate and driven student population

Qualifications / Required Skills

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree or professional experience as teacher and/or performer equivalent to the terminal degree
  • Demonstrated experience and success teaching musical theater voice in an accredited higher education institution or in a professional setting
  • Evidence of classroom teaching in vocal pedagogy
  • Evidence of presentations related to vocal pedagogy at a national level (such as NATS, PAVA, MTEA, etc.) and/or publication in professional journals
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion in approach to teaching/learning and in professional activities
  • Demonstrated success teaching students of diverse backgrounds at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Experience in, and enthusiasm for, working with a diverse faculty and student body

Additional Information

Submission Process:
Please submit the following materials in PDF or Word format, at Address your materials to: Music Division Search Committee, Attn: Michael Shinn, Dean of Music, Boston Conservatory at Berklee.

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • One-page educational philosophy
  • Personal diversity statement
  • Phone and email contact information for three (3) references
  • 2-3 video links showing the candidate in a teaching situation and/or in performance

1) For full consideration, applications and supporting materials must be received by April 25, 2021.

2) Incomplete applications will not be considered.

3) The position will remain open until filled.

The Boston Conservatory at Berklee is committed to increasing the diversity of the conservatory community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area. *Currently enrolled Berklee students may not apply for staff or faculty positions.

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