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Assistant Professor-Opera Musical Director

Company name
The University of Memphis

Memphis, TN
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Full-Time Faculty


School of Music

Position Summary

The University of Memphis invites applications for the following full time, tenure track position in the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music beginning August, 2018.

Prepare and/or conduct up to two main-stage opera productions each school year; prepare and conduct smaller programs such as opera scenes programs; coach and/or play rehearsals, prepare chorus, coach students on audition repertoire, collaborate on faculty recitals, schedule all musical rehearsals; actively recruit for the opera program, mentor undergraduate and graduate voice students; develop innovative programming. Additional responsibilities may include teaching undergraduate and graduate vocal diction and/or other classes as assigned.

Minimum Position Qualifications

Excellent keyboard and conducting skills. Experience coaching singers and extensive language skills required. MM degree minimum. Candidate must demonstrate potential for continued scholarly research/creative activities. 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 intercultural goals of the University.

Special Conditions

Posting Date


Closing Date

Open Until Screening Begins


Hiring Range

Competitive and commensurate with experience.


Full-Time: Benefits Eligible

Special Instructions to Applicants

Candidates should go to: to submit an application.

Additional items required at time of application include the following:

•Cover letter

•Curriculum Vitae

•Web links to videos of an unedited rehearsal/coaching, performed programs/operas prepared, piano accompanying, and orchestral conducting. Up to one hour in length.

•A list of three references with contact information

Review of applications will begin on February 12 and may continue until a successful candidate is named.

Instructions to Applicant regarding references

Is this posting for UofM employees only?


Company Profile
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