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The Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Michigan-Flint seeks
a collaborative colleague to be the Musical Director for the annual main stage
musical. This is a temporary position. The Musical Director teaches all
musical elements of the music to the cast, and oversees the artistic musical
nuances of the production throughout the rehearsal and performance process.
Teach all musical elements of the music to the cast, and oversee the
artistic musical nuances of the production; Serve as pianist for
auditions, all rehearsals and performances.
Provide cast members supplemental vocal coaching as needed.
Assemble, rehearse and conduct a pit orchestra if called for by the show
and director. If no pit, act as the sole accompaniment for the musical on
Additional duties include: serving as the rehearsal and performing pianist
for all rehearsals and performances; providing vocal coaching to cast
members outside of rehearsal as needed; auditioning, assembling,
rehearsing and conducting an appropriate orchestra for performances.
Bachelor of Arts in Music or comparable professional experience as a piano
accompanist and musical director.
A successful candidate will have strong interpersonal skills and previous
collaborative expderience within the realm of musical theatre.
Candidate must have strong sight-reading and transposing skills, and must
have competence in music arrangement.
Effective teaching skills will be an asset for the successful candidate.
Experience transposing and arranging is preferred.
A strong working knowledge of the voice and of contemporary and
traditional musical theatre repertoire.
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