Director of Maryland Opera StudioThe University of Maryland, College Park • Full-Timehttp://www.music.umd.eduCollege Park, MDUNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF MUSIC
NOTICE OF FACULTY VACANCY:
Director of Maryland Opera Studio — Beginning August, 2014
Director, Maryland Opera Studio (MOS) Position#:104282
RANK and SALARY:
Assistant, Associate Professor – rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The University of Maryland School of Music seeks a Conductor/Coach with an established National/international reputation of excellence in opera conducting, coaching and teaching to lead the Maryland Opera Studio. This is a tenure track position. The Director of the MOS will:
- Conduct at least one full Opera production per year.
- Coach MOS students for productions, scenes, and recitals in various languages and styles.
- Teach classes specific to his/her areas of expertise and help to mentor students in the collaborative piano program.
- Set policies and procedures for MOS in collaboration with the Associate Director of MOS.
- Oversee the MOS curriculum in collaboration with the Associate Director of MOS.
- Choose repertoire for productions, scenes, new readings, concerts in collaboration with faculty of the Voice/Opera Division and the School of Music.
- Collaborate with faculty of the Voice/Opera Division on MOS admissions decisions and recruitment of students.
- Coordinate performance scheduling with the School of Music administration, the Performing Arts Center staff and other conducting faculty.
- Collaborate with the Director of the School of Music on budget matters and the hiring of guest artists and adjunct faculty.
- Pursue other creative activities and/or research interests in the field.
- Collaborate with stage directors in the realization of the dramatic and theatrical aspects of opera production.
- Participate fully in a collaborative and collegial community of faculty students, staff and administration.
The Director of MOS must be willing and available to meet these responsibilities on a regular and ongoing basis.
The School of Music seeks a candidate with an established national/international reputation with significant experience in opera conducting, coaching and teaching. An advanced degree in music and/or commensurate professional experience is preferred.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: For best consideration, please apply by January 10, 2014.
Review of submissions begins on that date and will continue until a successful candidate is named. Application should consist of a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and names of at least three references with accompanying current contact information,including: address, telephone, and E-mail. ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE, at https://ejobs.umd.edu; click on FACULTY and look for position #104282.
**Please do not send any other supporting material until requested.
Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1, 250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington D.C. and the nexus of the nation's legislative, executive and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers and non-profit organization is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation's capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship and full engagements in our community, the State of Maryland and in the world.
SCHOOL OF MUSIC:
Located on the University of Maryland campus and a part of the College of Arts and Humanities, the School of Music is a dynamic arts community committed to cultivating and transforming musical traditions and preparing students for meaningful engagement with their art, their culture and the world community. One of the outstanding programs in the School of Music in the internationally acclaimed Maryland Opera Studio, recently highlighted in "Classical Singer". The School of Music is an integral part of the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center – a premiere arts presenting venue and creative laboratory for professional artists, teachers and students – housed within a state-of-the-art complex with six performance venues, rehearsal rooms, production shops, classrooms, and the School of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies, along with the Michele Smith Performing Arts Library.
Located just minutes from the Nation's Capital, the University is linked by mass transit to one of the most vital music scenes in the country. The region is home to two major symphony orchestras (National Symphony Orchestra and Baltimore Symphony) and numerous celebrated performance venues including the Kennedy Center, Library of Congress, Smithsonian Museums, National Gallery, and the Corcoran and Kreeger Museums. In addition, world-class research facilities within minutes of the campus include the Library of Congress, Smithsonian Institution, and the National Archives.
The University of Maryland, College Park actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.