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Assistant Professor - Opera Musical Director

University of Memphis, Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music

Job Title: Assistant Professor - Opera Musical Director
Job Location: Memphis , TN
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Arts: visual & performing arts
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2018-01-10
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Assistant Professor - Opera Musical Director
University of Memphis

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.

Job Requirements

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.

Information and Application Process Instructions

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   

When inquiring or applying for this position, please also reference

Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at the University of Memphis and at other institutions of higher education in the region on

To obtain more information or to submit your resume you can contact Dr. Randal Rushing, Chair as shown below. If you apply for this position, please say you saw it first on Thank you.

Dr. Randal Rushing, Chair
Rudi E. Schedit School of Music
The University of Memphis
123 Music Building
Memphis , TN 38152

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