Posting Number FAE1301
Advertised Title Artist-Teacher of Voice
Campus Location Main Campus (Memphis, TN)
Position Number 001073
Category Full-Time Faculty
Department School of Music
The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music at the University of Memphis seeks an
experienced artist-teacher for a tenure-track faculty appointment in voice, to
begin August 2022. The School of Music's Vocal Arts Area is a highly
collaborative, multidimensional area of the Performance Studies Division
offering the BM, MM, AD and DMA degree programs.
Teach individual voice lessons at the undergraduate and graduate level.
Teach area-related classes at the undergraduate and graduate level, such
as vocal pedagogy, lyric diction, or song repertoire.
Plan and supervise student recitals at the undergraduate and graduate
Organize and lead weekly voice studio classes.
Commit to recruiting, mentoring, and teaching students from diverse
musical backgrounds, especially first-generation college students.
Recruit and maintain a studio that meets the needs of the School of Music.
Advise doctoral committees and projects, and lecture-recitals.
Contribute to the University of Memphis Voice Area's visibility through
engagement in significant professional activities including maintaining
regional, national and international visibility in performance, external
masterclasses, conference presentations, publications, services to the
school/college/university/community, and mentoring students.
The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music enjoys a proud 75-year history of
producing successful and accomplished music professionals. Anchored in the
culturally diverse and musically rich, cosmopolitan city of Memphis, the
School's inclusive program is purposely designed to inspire, train, and launch
sustainable careers for musicians, scholars, and industry professionals of
tomorrow. Instructing over 450 students in 26 degree areas, the School's 70
full and part-time faculty are focused on student success in and outside the
classroom. The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music also distinguishes itself as
the only doctoral granting institution in the state of Tennessee. The Vocal
Arts area which boasts almost 70 voice majors, populates four choirs, and
produces two fully-staged operas with orchestra per year, in addition to a
myriad of recitals, chamber music programs, opera scenes and various outreach
programs. Faculty are actively involved in local, national, and international
performance careers, providing students real-time, real-world perspectives as
they begin to navigate their own professional music careers. The School's
immersive and forward-thinking curriculum along with broad community
partnerships create unrivaled local and global opportunities for students and
faculty. With the opening of the new Scheidt Family Music Center in 2022, the
School will solidify its place as the most comprehensive school of music in
the region. The 82,000 square foot Music Center boasts state-of-the-art
facilities, including a 900+ seat concert hall. The Rudi E. Scheidt School of
Music is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, and
is housed in the College of Communication and Fine Arts. www. memphis.edu/music
Founded in 1912, the University of Memphis welcomes more than 22,000 students
to campus every year. Diversity is one of the University's strengths. Students
and faculty come from all over the world to be a part of the UofM experience.
As an internationally recognized, urban public research university, UofM
provides the highest quality education in one of the world's most musically
Minimum Position Qualifications
Master's degree with significant professional experience required, ABD or
Baritone/Bass voices preferred; other voice types considered with
expertise teaching low voices.
Teaching experience at the highest level of excellence at the graduate
and/or professional level with a proven record of student successes.
Demonstrated high level of national and/or international professional
performance experience. Especially interested in candidates who are
accomplished in performing across diverse musical styles and performance
Demonstrated commitment to pedagogy and recruitment.
A strong interest in and experience with community engagement, music
entrepreneurship, music leadership, and/or other nontraditional career
models is desirable.
The accomplishments of candidates for this position must reflect their
commitment to working with an inclusive student population, and their
ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and collective
mission, vision and operating standards of the School of Music.
Posting Date 09/14/2021
Closing Date 10/12/2021
Open Until Screening Begins No
Hiring Range Competitive and commensurate with experience
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time: Benefits Eligible
Special Instructions to Applicants
Candidates should submit an application. Additional items required at time of
application include the following:
A document with links for the following:
Videos containing performances 15 to 25 minutes in length. Recordings should be recent, within the last two years, demonstrate contrasting styles and be live and unedited.
Video that demonstrates the candidate's teaching abilities in applied teaching or a masterclass setting up to 20 minutes in length.
Complete contact information (address, phone, and email) for four
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Preference will be given to candidates that apply by October 12, 2021. Review
of applications may continue until a successful candidate is named.
For further information contact:
Professor Mary Wilson
Chair, Assistant Professor of Voice Search Committee
Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music
Instructions to Applicant regarding references
Is this posting for UofM employees only? No
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
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