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Voice/Opera Faculty - Brigham Young University School of Music

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province: Provo, UT
Position: Voice/Opera Faculty
Deadline: October 1, 2020
Posted: August 21, 2020

Job Description / Duties

This is a full-time, continuing faculty status (tenure)-track, professorial position.


(1) Teach studio voice to music majors, including recital preparation and graduate research paper supervision;
(2) Opera responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following: stage full opera productions, stage chamber opera productions, direct opera scenes, opera community outreach and other production duties as necessary;
(3) Teach from among the following, as needed: opera workshop, opera chorus, graduate opera role study and opera literature, diction in the singing languages;
(4) Mentor undergraduate and graduate voice students, including serving on recital and proficiency juries;
(5) Pursue scholarly and creative endeavors, which may include solo and collaborative music performance, publications, pedagogical research, lecture and guest teaching/directing, and scholarly research;
(6) Take an active part in recruitment, including entrance auditions and summer programs;
(7) Plan and organize enrichment activities in the Vocal Division (visiting artists, master classes, etc.);
(8) Participate in area-wide events and serve on school, college, and university committees as assigned.

Qualifications / Required Skills

(1) Master of Music degree in voice required; Doctorate preferred, or equivalent professional experience;
(2) Proven track record of studio teaching at the highest level;
(3) Proven track record of performance in and direction of operas at a high level;
(4) Evidence of administrative experience and excellent organization skills;
(5) Evidence of successful collaboration with colleagues;
(6) Tenor, baritone, or bass preferred, but not required.

Additional Information

Application procedure:

1) Submit a university application, cover letter, curriculum vitae, and diversity statement online at https:;

2) Upload transcripts with the application or have the required official transcript for the highest degree received sent to the search committee chair (Robert Brandt,

3) Upload with the application three samples of scholarship and/or links to performances.

4) Upload with the application two video samples or links to samples of studio voice teaching (15-30 minutes each).

5) If applicant is currently teaching at a college/university, submit the last three years of institutional teaching/student ratings either by upload with the application or directly to the search committee chair.

6) All materials must be received by the application deadline: October 1, 2020.

Search committee chair is Dr. Rob Brandt, School of Music, C550 HFAC, BYU, Provo UT 84602;; 801-422-3114.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Contact Information

Rob Brandt
School of Music
Provo UT 84602

Employer Profile

The School of Music at Brigham Young University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and has 450 majors enrolled in its undergraduate and graduate programs. The School has 50 full-time and approximately 60 adjunct faculty members and offers instruction leading to a variety of degrees, including the B.A., B.M., B.F.A., M.A., and M.M. Brigham Young University, which is supported by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has an enrollment of 33,500 students drawn from all over the world. BYU is located 50 miles south of Salt Lake City, Utah.

BYU, an equal opportunity employer, requires all faculty to observe the university's honor code and dress and grooming standards. Preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The Brigham Young University School of Music recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to music education. Our mission is to create and maintain an environment for learning that promotes respect for and appreciation of scholarship, academic freedom, human diversity, and the cultural mosaic of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; to promote excellence in instruction and creative and intellectual accomplishment; and to provide broadly accessible higher education for its students. We recognize and honor the innovation and growth that comes from voices of all kinds, and we celebrate creativity and diversity in the School of Music. We seek applicants who demonstrate a commitment to this perspective or have experience that would further the school's diversity goals. Prospective candidates are invited to include a brief diversity statement with their application.