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VoiceArts Faculty in The Herb Alpert School of Music - California Institute of the Arts

This is a Permanent, Part-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province: Valencia , CA
Position: VoiceArts Faculty in The Herb Alpert School of Music
Deadline: September 10, 2018
Posted: April 6, 2018

Job Description / Duties

The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts seeks to appoint a part-time faculty member to its innovative community of creative music artists, with primary focus on teaching voice-related courses and voice lessons in its VoiceArts specialization. This artist-teacher will contribute to the school’s broadly integrated subject areas at all degree levels through stylistically adaptable/versatile vocal training, experimental vocal practices, creative guidance, core areas of study for vocalists, and through other areas of the curriculum that address the diverse range of musical styles and sources of inspiration exhibited among the student body.
CalArts faculty are recognized pioneers in their fields.
Part-time position
50% FTE

Duties may include:
● Teaching courses and workshops in VoiceArts; contemporary and experimental vocal techniques, styles, repertoire and performance; improvisation; voice and electronics/music technology; and other related areas, including more traditional voice specialization curricula.
● Giving individualized instruction in voice, composing for voice, contextualization skills, and interdisciplinary projects.
● Overseeing projects at DMA, MFA, and BFA levels.
● Serving as artistic and academic mentor to students.
● Helping guide curriculum development
● Contributing to administration of VoiceArts specialization, as necessary.

Qualifications / Required Skills

• Master’s degree or higher 
• Two years of college-level teaching experience.

Additional Information

CalArts prides itself on its faculty profiles—individuals who blend innovative and exploratory creative work with demonstrated accomplishments as artist-teachers and aptitudes for administrative effectiveness. A deep and comprehensive understanding of their fields—from historical, aesthetic and practical realms combined with the ability to lead next-generation students in synthesizing practices among all of the School’s specialization —is paramount. CalArts is known for its teaching with experimental models for training, research, creative facilitation and learning. Our faculty are expected to contribute to the dynamic and creative vitality of the CalArts community as artists, educators and participants in the evolution of the Institution.
How to Apply
Applications should include:

● Letter describing professional background and artistic and educational philosophies,
● Detailed curriculum vitae,
● A list of references and three letters of recommendation,
● List of courses or subject areas previously taught or within the candidate’s ability to teach and any related administrative experience, and
● Links to performances and any related creative work.

Audition/Interview: A search committee will evaluate applications and may request additional materials from selected candidates. A short-list of finalists may be invited to CalArts for interviews with the search committee and administration, to offer a teaching demonstration, and to give presentations about their work for the CalArts community. Application screening will begin April 1, 2018, and the position will remain open until filled.

The anticipated start date for the position is September 2018. Electronic submissions should be sent via email as PDF files to with VoiceArts Faculty in the subject line.
Equity & Diversity
CalArts is proud of its diverse student body and deeply committed to supporting the cultural and artistic aspirations of all its students. A commitment to increasing opportunities for low-income students and currently disenfranchised groups is necessary, as is the desire to work to support institutional goals of equity and diversity in an ongoing way. CalArts is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
Further Information
CalArts has a multidisciplinary approach to its studies of the arts through six schools: Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music and Theater. CalArts encourages students to explore and recognize the complexity of the many aspects of the arts. It is supported by a distinguished faculty of practicing artists and provides its Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts students with the hands-on training and exposure necessary for an artist’s growth. CalArts was founded in 1961 and opened in 1969 as the first institution of higher learning in the United States specifically for students interested in the pursuit of degrees in all areas of visual and performing arts. The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts offers BFA and MFA Programs in Music with Specializations in Performer-Composer, Composition and Experimental Sound Practices, Jazz, InstrumentalArts (all standard instruments), VoiceArts, and Music Technology: Interaction, Intelligence and Design. World Music Performance and Musical Arts/Experimental Pop Specializations are also offered on the BFA level, and African Music and Dance, Indonesian Music and Dance, North Indian Music, and World Percussion Specializations are offered on the MFA level. Finally, a unique DMA Performer-Composer Program brings very advanced practitioners into this community of artists. The school supports curriculum integration among these programs, and Certificate and Advanced Certificate pathways are also available. For more information visit

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