Musical Director & Rehearsal Accompanist (TEMP)

University of Michigan Dearborn

United States

October 15, 2021


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Job Summary

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 the piano.
  • 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.
  • Required Qualifications
  • 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.
  • Desired Qualifications
  • 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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