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Adjunct Instructor, Vocal Coach/Accompanist for Opera

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724

Posting Number: req19820

Department: School of Music

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The Opera Theater Program at the Fred Fox School of Music is looking for a one-year part-time faculty Adjunct Instructor, Voice Coach/Accompanist for Opera for the upcoming Fall 2024 academic year. This individual will be responsible for preparing students for roles including diction, rhythm, intention and style.

The ideal candidate must have expertise with operatic repertory as a vocal coach, and as a rehearsal leader. The candidate must possess excellent diction skills in English, German, Italian, and French. This individual must be a strong collaborator and enthusiastic to work with a variety of student singers at a variety of levels of competence.

This position will be 15-18 hours per week.

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Duties & Responsibilities

Duties & Responsibilities include:

  • Provide skilled and researched leadership from the
    piano as a musical rehearsal leader/pianist, diction coach.
  • Provide training for performances and practices.
  • Assist the Director of Opera Theater in class and in
    individual coaching for the Opera
  • Communicates information in scheduling, expectations,
    knowledge and experience with internal areas/faculty/staff and students as they apply to the preparation of opera performances.
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to coach Diction of the following languages:
    English, Italian, German, and French.
  • Ability to collaborate as a pianist working with
    singers and operatic/orchestral scores.
  • Vocal coaching skills.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Master's degree in collaborative piano or equivalent with 3 years of experience.
  • Experience in tutoring and/or undergraduate

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctorate in collaborative piano/vocal coach.
  • Experience as a Kapellmeister.
  • Experience as a vocal coach.
  • Previous teaching experience at college or university level.

Rank: Instructor

Tenure Information

Adjunct (NTE)

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Part Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 18

Job FTE: 0.49

Work Calendar: Academic

Job Category: Faculty

Benefits Eligible: No Benefits

Rate of Pay: $44,000, prorated by FTE

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

If you have any questions about applying for this position, please contact Lori Wiest,

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and One Additional Document

Special Instructions to Applicant

Please submit your Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and a separate document with the contact information for 3 references.

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