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The Boston Conservatory at Berklee invites applications for a full-time faculty position as opera conductor/pianist/coach in the Music Division. The ideal candidate for this position will be a motivated, creative professional who is committed to excellence in teaching, has a demonstrated record of national or international musical engagement as an opera conductor and coach, and enjoys working in a campus climate that promotes cultural diversity and multicultural understanding. This is a 9-month full-time faculty position with renewable contract; initial appointment to begin September 1, 2020 . Compensation and rank are commensurate with professional experience.
Opera at Boston Conservatory: The opera program mounts three fully staged productions with orchestra in the mainstage theater every year. Each mainstage production has two casts plus a cover cast. Children's operas are produced annually, as are opera scenes. Additionally there are outreach presentations and special events for which opera provides performances.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities: Primary duties for this new position include conducting one of the mainstage operas; coaching in preparation for all mainstage operas, as well as in preparation for YAP and other auditions; co-instruct Opera Workshop class and provide music direction for opera scenes and the children's operas; provide aria coaching for Audition Techniques Class; oversee Troubadours, the Boston Conservatory Voice Department's outreach program; participate in auxiliary outside events as needed; work with department faculty in assignments and scheduling of musical staff. Other duties and responsibilities will be based on candidate's individual experience, along with areas of the candidate's specialization. Service to the Conservatory can include academic advising, faculty meetings, advancing the work of the Department, and other duties as assigned.
High level of familiarity with the standard and contemporary opera repertoire
High level piano skills
High level conducting skills
Mastery of French, German, Italian and English language and diction
Mastery of additional language(s) a plus
Master's Degree or comparable professional experience
Minimum 3 years teaching in accredited higher education institution
An openness to diverse musical styles and ways of learning/teaching
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Experience and willingness to work within a diverse faculty and student body
Electronic applications only. Please submit the following materials in PDF or Word format at berklee.edu/jobs . All application materials can be uploaded to the Resume/Cover letter application section.
One-page teaching philosophy
Phone and email contact information for three (3) references
Links to Video demonstrations of the following:
1-2 clips demonstrating conducting, at least one video with orchestra
One video demonstrating candidate coaching from the piano.
Video(s) must be submitted via website link(s). (YouTube unlisted, Vimeo, etc.)
APPLICATION REVIEW and DEADLINE 1) For full consideration, applications and supporting materials must be received by December 15, 2019. 2) Incomplete applications will not be considered. 3) The position will remain open until filled.
Boston Conservatory at Berklee is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.
Applicants who are both interested and qualified should submit the following materials: * Cover letter that addresses the applicant's capabilities and experiences. * A resume or CV.
Currently enrolled Berklee students may not apply for staff or faculty positions.
The above information on this position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by individuals within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship.
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. The position will remain open for applications until filled.
Berklee is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.
Employee Type: Faculty
Internal Number: R0002567
About Berklee College of Music
The mission of Berklee College of Music is to educate, train, and develop students to excel in music as a career. Developing the musicianship of all our students is the foundation of our curriculum. We believe that the lessons and qualities derived from that work?the self-discipline needed for excellence, the empathy required of music making and the openness and inquisitiveness essential to creativity?are critical to achievement in any pursuit, musical or otherwise; and that music is a powerful catalyst for personal growth, which is central to any collegiate experience. Founded on jazz and popular music rooted in the African cultural diaspora, our comprehensive curriculum is distinctly contemporary in its content and approach, and embraces the principal musical movements of our time. Through a course of scholarly and practical learning experiences integrating performance and writing, our curriculum covers the variety of influential styles, relevant technologies, and career opportunities open to today's music professional.