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Dramatic Advisor, Master of Music & Graduate Diploma (MM/GD) Programs, Vocal Arts

The Juilliard School
Job Location:
New York, New York
The Juilliard School’s Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts seeks applicants for Dramatic Advisor, Master of Music & Graduate Diploma (MM/GD) Programs beginning in Fall 2022. The successful candidate will be an exceptional artist-teacher with an extensive background as a stage director with experience providing dramatic training to young singer-actors, preferably in an educational environment or young artist program. The ideal candidate will have experience directing full productions and staged scenes (traditional opera, contemporary opera, etc.) and demonstrate a commitment to exploring and teaching repertoire by underrepresented composers. Candidate will possess a passion for teaching technical skills related to the needs of the 21st-century classical singer.

Working closely with the Artistic Director and Associate Artistic Director for the Master of Music & Graduate Diploma (MM/GD) Programs, this position serves as a member of a team of faculty advisors responsible for tracking the progress of all graduate students to ensure they are receiving an appropriate, well-rounded, individualized, and equitable artistic and educational experience. Candidate will demonstrate a deep commitment to mentoring students in their personal ambitions and professional development. This is a 9-month, full-time position on the Vocal Arts faculty.

Responsibilities (essential functions):
  • Lead weekly individual curricular dramatic coachings with the Master of Music and Graduate Diploma (MM/GD) students
  • Teach weekly group acting classes for all MM/GD students in the fall and spring semester
  • Working closely with the Artistic Director and Associate Artistic Director for the MM/GD Program, track student progress and provide professional advisement (i.e. as member of Student Exchange meetings, regular check-ins with graduate students, etc.)
  • Direct MM/GD Showcase opera scenes and aria programs as assigned by the Marcus Institute
  • Serve on Vocal Arts Planning committee as graduate student faculty advisor
  • Participate in annual Vocal Arts Department Casting Auditions and Opera Casting Meeting in fall semester
  • Participate in annual Voice Admissions Entrance Auditions for graduate students in spring semester
  • Lead weekly general dramatic coachings with students from all degree programs as requested and possible around MM/GD work
  • Artist with significant reputation as a stage director, with a demonstrated track record of teaching young singer-actors. Experience working in an academic environment or with young artists a plus.
  • Master’s or equivalent graduate degree in a field related to opera directing or classical music, with significant professional and/or academic opera directing experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of vocal repertoire (opera, art song, etc.) from all eras
  • Capacity to teach a diverse student body of the highest quality
  • Knowledge of the current trends in collegiate voice programs and the profession
  • Exceptional judgement, discretion, and integrity when working with students in an educational environment
  • Understanding of and commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging, and the mission of The Juilliard School
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team
Application: Qualified candidates should submit:
  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Three references (names and contact information)
*This position requires routine in-person work in New York City* 
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