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Music Director of Florida State Opera - Open Rank - Florida State University

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province: Tallahassee, FL
Position: Music Director of Florida State Opera - Open Rank
Deadline: January 1, 2022
Posted: December 4, 2021

Job Description / Duties

Musical and administrative coordination of three mainstage opera productions (including coaching singers, scheduling musical rehearsals (with vocalists and orchestra), participating in opera casting, overseeing student pianists). Teaching opera literature courses and serve as advisor for the MM in Opera Coaching degree currently offered.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Completed graduate degree in collaborative piano or equivalent professional experience. Candidates must have a proven track record of professional work related to opera music production, including musical coaching and conducting, and have a strong commitment to diversity in teaching, recruitment, creative activity, and service. Demonstrated record of national or international musical engagement as an opera coach/conductor. Excellent opera coaching and piano skills, expertise in Italian, French, English and German language and lyric diction (knowledge of other languages is desirable). Ability to work collaboratively with the voice faculty, stage directors and the Director of Orchestras. Demonstrated ability and interest in working in a collegial and mutually supportive environment.

Additional Information

To apply for this position, go to Choose the “Faculty Careers” link, then “Search Careers.” Enter the job opening ID# 50497 on the Job Search page or search by position title.
Applicants must complete the online application with all required information, including their work history up to ten years and full educational details. PDF files are preferred. Please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, diversity statement, and contact information for your references (mailing address, phone, e-mail). This position requires that you have three confidential professional letters of recommendation submitted on your behalf. Follow the steps below to request these letters through our system:
1) After submitting your application, click the Careers link;
2) Click the My References link;
3) Click the Send/View Reference Request button next to the appropriate position; and
4) Follow the steps on that page to send your references a system generated email requesting they submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf.
You may also return to the My References link and click on "Send/View Reference Request" to see if your references have responded, add additional references, or resend requests.

Salary: commensurate with experience

Contact Information

For technical assistance in applying for this position, please contact Emilie O’Connor at For all other inquiries, please contact Erica Francis at

Employer Profile

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there’s the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’s news!