Music Director
Pennsylvania State University College of Arts and Architecture School of Theatre
United States

Musical Theatre Accompanist / Music Director

Penn State University

Campus/Location:University Park Campus

Campus City:University Park, PA

Date Announced:03/05/2020

Date Closing:open until filled

Job Number:94021

Classification:Exempt

Work Unit:College of Arts and Architecture

Department:School of Theatre

Description

The School of Theatre invites applications for a full-time fixed term Accompanist/Music Director/Faculty member in the BFA Musical Theatre program. The position will work with the head of musical theatre and other faculty to build on the program’s many strengths. This is a fixed term multi-year Instructor position with a start date of August 2020. Duties include accompanying voice lessons for BFA musical theatre majors, accompanying/music directing studio classes (example classes include Song Analysis, Scene Study, New Works, Showcase), and teaching music theory classes. Other responsibilities include music direction of select studio and mainstage productions, participation in student recruitment, faculty committees and governance. The ideal candidate will have a passion for developing new musicals as well as remaining current in the field with regard to evolving styles, techniques, and repertoire. Qualifications include significant professional experience in accompanying/teaching/coaching. The successful candidate must have a comprehensive knowledge of repertoire and styles of musical theatre (including pop, rock, country, and rap/spoken word), knowledge of classical vocal repertoire, and strong sight-reading skills. Proficiency with Finale and MainStage software programs, and experience in arranging is desired. Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a list of at least three (3) current references with contact information. Applications received by April 3 will receive priority consideration, but the search will continue until the position is filled. About Musical Theatre at Penn State: Penn State’s BFA in Musical Theatre is a rigorous professional training program in the School of Theatre. Students train in all three areas of musical theatre with the largest dedicated musical theatre faculty in the country. The mission of the program is to train students to successfully compete in the professional musical theatre Industry – while providing a technical and artistic foundation for life-long creative output. Graduates of the program regularly perform on Broadway and around the country and world.


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