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Lecturer in Vocal Coaching and Teaching - Binghamton University Music Department

This is a Temporary, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province (or you can select Remote): Binghamton, NY
Position: Lecturer in Vocal Coaching and Teaching
Deadline: March 31, 2023
Posted: February 22, 2023

Job Description / Duties

The Department of Music at Binghamton University (SUNY) seeks to hire a Vocal Coach with a working knowledge of vocal technique for a full-time lecturer position (appointment is for up to three years with the possibility for renewal) beginning on September 1, 2023. The successful candidate will be a dynamic vocal coach with high level piano skills and a comfortable basic knowledge of vocal pedagogy. The responsibilities of this position include:

  • Coordinate and oversee an expanding Graduate Assistant voice lesson curriculum.
  • Provide vocal training to BA and non-major voice students.
  • Provide weekly coaching to Graduate and Undergraduate performance majors.
  • Teach Graduate level lyric diction.
  • Play for voice lessons and a weekly studio voice class.
  • Collaborate with Vocal Performance majors and faculty on departmental and degree recitals, juries, auditions and competitions.

The Music Department has a strong commitment to hearing and amplifying the voices of those who have been historically excluded in musical practices and pedagogy. Members of historically excluded groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Binghamton University Music Department offers graduate and undergraduate degrees, including the Master of Music degree with emphasis in Collaborative Piano, Composition, Conducting, History & Literature, Instrumental Performance, and Vocal Performance; the Master of Music in Opera, the Bachelor of Music in Performance, and the Bachelor of Arts in Music, including a specialization in Composition. The Department also serves students from all majors across the University as part of Harpur College of Arts and Sciences.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Required Qualifications:

  • Masters or Doctoral degree in Collaborative Piano or a closely related area
  • A professional performance profile.
  • Experience working as a vocal coach with a mastery of French, German, Italian and English language lyric diction
  • Experience playing in voice studios with a comfortable working knowledge of basic vocal pedagogy.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a commitment to mentoring students
  • Open to diverse musical styles and ways of learning and teaching, including specific experience with either musical theater or CCM styles

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching in an accredited higher education institution
  • Doctoral degree or equivalent combination of professional experience
  • Experience with teaching musical skills, including music reading

Contact Information

Application Instructions:

All applicants must apply via the university applicant tracking system Interview Exchange:

Applicants should submit: 1) a cover letter, 2) a current curriculum vitae and resume, 3) a list containing links to 3 video recordings which include both recital performances and coaching from the piano, and 4) a list of three references who can be contacted at a later stage in the selection process.

Binghamton University is an equal opportunity employer which bases its employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex, age, physical, mental or sensory disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service or any other status protected by the laws of the State of New York. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

Initial review of applications will begin on March 20, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Visa sponsorship is unavailable for this position.

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