Adjunct Faculty in Musical Theatre Workshop and Coaching

New York University Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions

Description

NYU Steinhardt Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions (MPAP) Vocal Performance Program seeks qualified candidates to teach Musical Theatre Workshop and Coaching. Appointment to begin Fall 2022 with potential for renewal on a semesterly basis thereafter. More information about the Vocal Performance Program can be found at https://steinhardt.nyu.edu/programs/vocal-performance.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Teach musical theatre workshop classes to graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Provide individual coaching for students preparing recitals or entering the field.
  • These courses require:
    • Aiding students in selecting and learning material from different eras of musical theatre adhering to the composer’s intent and the performer’s ability.
    • Continue, promote, and improve process oriented practices established in earlier course work that secure the truthful and authentic communication of text and embodiment of character by means of tools, reflective study and exploration.
    • Knowledge and foresight of the industry and the ability to assist the student in exploring how they can establish practices and set goals that will lead them to success.

Qualifications

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

A bachelor's degree or commensurate combination of training and professional experience.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate:

  • Success in the industry as a performer, director or coach as well as the ability to work with those less experienced in an academic or professional coaching environment.
  • Collaborative piano/accompanying skills, knowledge of the repertoire and performance practices throughout the genre.
  • A history of collegiality and professional conduct in communicating with others in the field in support of shared teaching and or professional objectives. The candidate hired for this position will work collaboratively with the vocal performance full time and adjunct faculty in support of the program.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Coaching or performing experience in other vocal genres (Contemporary, Jazz, Classical) are not required but would be of benefit.
  • A master’s degree or higher and university teaching experience.

Application Instructions

For full consideration, candidates must apply via Interfolio with the following:

  • Cover letter addressing teaching philosophy and diversity, equity, and inclusion practices in the classroom and/or other academic work
  • Resume/CV
  • Names and contacts of two references
  • Two 15-minute videos of private or group coaching instruction addressing interpretation and storytelling in music theatre repertoire. Teacher needs to demonstrate skills with pre 1975 repertoire as well as more contemporary/current day repertoire.

Applications sent via email will NOT be considered.