Friday, May 18, 2018

UA School of Theater, Film & Television hiring Assistant Professor of Practice, Music Director/Conductor/Pianist

Assistant Professor of Practice

University of Arizona  419 reviews - Tucson, AZ

$43,000 a year

Position Summary

The School of Theater, Film & Television at the University of Arizona seeks an Assistant Professor of Practice with high level professional experience to teach in a dynamic professionally focused Musical Theater program and serve as Music Director/Conductor/Pianist.

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Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocation services, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Serve as Musical Director for two main stage productions per year as part of teaching load, which includes score arrangement, contracting musicians, rehearsal accompaniment
  • Create and distribute all relevant paperwork to orchestra musicians
  • Schedule orchestra rehearsals, lead music rehearsals, and conduct performances where needed
  • Attend auditions and callbacks as necessary
  • Serve as classroom accompanist
  • Participate actively in recruitment and promotion of the department
  • Maintain currency in the field
  • Other professional duties as assigned including assisting in Musical Theatre courses
  • Teach on average 1-2 courses per semester
  • Serve as Musical Director for ART Company Performances

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors of Music and professional experience
  • Three years teaching and/or coaching actors at the university or professional level
  • Three years professional and/or academic musical direction and accompaniment for rehearsal and performance
  • Ability to conduct large and small musical ensembles for musical theatre performance (including piano-conducting).
  • Ability to create orchestrations and arrangements in a variety of musical theatre styles.
  • Excellent musical sight-reading and piano skills.
  • Evidence of active and successful career in major markets and or regional theatres
  • Knowledge of programming electronic keyboards

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters of Music in Music Performance
  • Ability to teach singing and coach students in all periods and styles of musical theatre repertoire.
  • Ability to teach courses in sight singing, theory, piano and ear training
  • Proficient in Finale and Mainstage Software

Rank Assistant Professor Tenure Information Career-Track (NTE) FLSA Exempt FTE 1.0 Full Time/Part Time Full Time Number of Hours Worked per Week 40 Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits Posted Rate of Pay $43,000 Annually



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