Music Director/Lecturer in Theater - Binghamton University
October 2, 2017
BINGHAMTON, New York
Location: BINGHAMTON, NY Category: Faculty Posted On: Mon Sep 25 2017 Job Description:
This is an academic year appointment (9 months) in the Theater dept. with a joint title in the Music Dept.
Candidates Abilities and Duties:
Music direct Theater Department productions. Including:
Collaborating with the creative team to establish the look, feel, and sound of the production and its characters
Teaching music to singers
Running music rehearsals with cast and with orchestra
Providing piano accompaniment for rehearsals
Conducting and/or accompanying performances
Recruiting instrumentalists for pit orchestra and adjusting orchestration as needed
Administering to all other aspects of the production's musical integrity
Co-teach and accompany musical theatre performance courses
Coach singers in a diverse array of musical theatre styles (legit, pop, belt, rock, et al.)
Teach foundational music skills to young/pre-professional singers in Music classes designed for Theater students (including basic music theory, sight singing, ear training, etc.)
Advise and train student Music Directors
Actively support a diverse and inclusive collaborative creative environment reflecting the University's diverse student population.
Coordinate with Music Dept. faculty for music students (collaborative pianists, vocalists, instrumentalists) to work on Theater Dept. productions.
Coordinate with Music Dept. faculty to assure that the training in both departments is compatible and mutually supportive.
Run vocal warmups in classes and rehearsals.
The ability to teach vocal technique in a classroom and/or studio setting to young/pre-professional singers covering a range of styles from classical/legit to contemporary musical theatre/"belt" is also desirable.
A terminal degree, or a bachelor's degree with substantial experience in the professional musical theatre world
Passion for mentoring young artists
Ability to build an inclusive learning environment
A thorough understanding of the musical theatre tradition, including new musicals and emerging trends
Eagerness to join a dynamic, collaborative department
Undergraduate teaching experience
Broadway, national tour, and/or major regional theatre credits
Ability to teach a variety of vocal techniques relevant to the musical theatre performer
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