Position: The College of Fine Arts and Communication invites applications for a non-tenure track, 10-month Lecturer in Voice (soprano/mezzo preferred) in the Department of Music beginning August, 2019.
Qualifications: Doctorate in voice performance preferred. Candidates must possess excellent teaching skills in applied voice instruction and classroom settings at the college/university level, excellent musicianship and a commitment to teaching at a university with a strong liberal arts foundation; ability to teach majors and non-majors. Evidence of an active solo and collaborative performance career is required. Additional areas of expertise in vocal pedagogy, vocal literature survey, diction and vocal methods preferred. Strong communication skills, functional keyboard skills, and organizational acumen are desired. Collegiality and working as a team are central to the Voice Division and the Department. Successful candidates must possess the ability to work in this environment.
Responsibilities:Teach private voice lessons on the undergraduate and graduate level. Teach in weekly voice masterclasses. Adjudicate recitals, end-of-semester juries, incoming auditions, and other special auditions for guest masterclasses and competitions. Participate and engage in recruitment activities. Other duties may include teaching vocal pedagogy, vocal literature, diction for singers, voice methods, or other areas of the candidate’s expertise. Advise graduate research papers and recitals. Maintain an active trajectory of scholarship/creative activity commensurate with a lectureship appointment and contribute to service activities of the Department.
Fully participate with operations within the Voice Division of the Department of Music. Actively engage in the shared governance of the university, college and department.
Department of Music: The Department of Music (http://www.towson.edu/music) is committed to fostering a learning community that mirrors the face of the population surrounding the campus, regionally and Statewide. The Department enrolls a diverse student population of approximately 300 students served by 27 full-time and over 50 part-time faculty. This comprehensive music program offers a variety of concentrations in Bachelors and Masters degrees. The NASM accredited program is housed in the Center for the Arts.
The Voice Division consists of approximately 80 students and is the largest of six academic divisions within the Department of Music. Applied lessons are supported by a weekly performance masterclass and recitals at the junior and/or senior levels. Additional performance opportunities exist through TU Choirs (TU Chorale, Women’s and Men’s Choirs, Jazz Choir, and University Choral Society) and Music for the Stage [opera workshop] that produces scenes programs and full productions of operas, operettas and musicals and children’s outreach opera. The Voice Division regularly hosts world-class guest artists for public masterclasses and private coaching. The Department and Voice Division has a long history of philanthropy supporting the educational needs of its students.
Towson University: Towson University (www.towson.edu) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore's largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls almost 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor's, 45 master's, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles n01th of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.
Application Process:Review of applications begins on May 21, 2019. Only digital applications will be accepted. A complete digital application includes: a) letter of application, including a narrative addressing the applicant’s qualifications and ability to fulfill the expectations of the position; b) applicant’s teaching philosophy (one page maximum); c) current curriculum vitae including at least three names and contact information of at least three references; d) three letters of recommendation written within the past two years (sent via email in PDF format by the recommender or by dossier service; e) transcripts (official transcripts needed if interviewed); f) video and/or audio performances - a link to a high quality video of an approximately 20 minute solo performance(s) of the candidate (YouTube, Vimeo, or other file sharing site) and/or an approximately 20 minute recording (MP3 file) demonstrating a variety of songs and arias in several languages including English. Additional materials may be requested later.
Dr. Phillip Collister, Chairperson and Professor of Voice and
Dr. Leneida Crawford, Professor of Voice
Department of Music
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252
Phone: 410-704-2143 (Collister)
Phone: 410-704-2818 (Crawford)
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About Towson University
The largest comprehensive university in the Baltimore area, Towson University is nationally recognized for its excellent programs in the arts and sciences, communications, business, health professions, education, fine arts and computer information systems. Located in suburban Towson, eight miles north of Baltimore, our beautifully landscaped, 328-acre setting offers a pleasant environment for study and a diverse campus life, as well as easy access to a wealth of university and community resources. Towson University's educational experience branches out to off-campus locations throughout Maryland, including a number of online options. Our many interdisciplinary partnerships with public and private organizations throughout Maryland provide opportunities for research, internships and jobs. Towson University is a founding member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU).