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How to Apply

Email a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, including evidence of professional and teaching activity, and a list of at least five current references with contact information, by January 27, 2017 to:  Please add "VOICE" to the subject line in the email.

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Job Summary

ABOUT THE SCHOOL OF MUSIC, THEATRE & DANCE.  As a comprehensive performing arts school set in one of the world’s finest public institutions of higher education, the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) is deeply engaged in the creation, practice, scholarship, and pedagogy of music, theatre, and dance. We aim to provide leadership, nationally and internationally, in all three fields. We assert and celebrate the value of the arts to the mission of the University of Michigan. SMTD is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion as a means of achieving and sustaining excellence


Successful applicants will direct one Main Stage (with orchestra) or one Studio (with piano) production per term, while simultaneously leading any of the comprehensive opera workshop classes that are part of a prescribed sequence of courses for both graduates and undergraduates.  Develop and teach additional courses or seminars in related areas, based on individual skills and experience coupled with departmental strategy.  Participate in faculty governance, attend faculty and departmental meetings, serve on committees at both departmental and university levels as needed.

Required Qualifications*

We seek an experienced stage director who is interested in contributing to a vibrant vocal arts program dedicated to the overall development of the classical vocalist in the 21st century, in which opera is an integral component.  The ideal candidate will have a broad and thorough knowledge of operatic repertoire appropriate to both developing and pre-professional artists, a sustained and distinguished professional career as a director, and prior academic experience in the systematic teaching of stage-centric skills to singers. A documented history of collaboration and collegiality with co-workers and/or faculty members is crucial.   The person in question should have knowledge of the operatic field as it exists today, and a vision for a methodology in the acquisition of theatrical skills that prepare students for the professional stage and that closely aligns to the overall mission of the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance and the U-M Vocal Department.

Underfill Statement

Rank:  Open, Clinical-Track, non-tenure

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.