SUNY Cortland is an engaged learning community that is committed to promoting a diversity of thought and experience. We believe that an equitable, inclusive and diverse campus and curriculum are critical to our educational mission. Tenure track faculty contribute to the College's values of inclusive excellence through outstanding teaching, research and/or scholarship, service to the department and college, and by providing academic advisement and mentoring to/for all students. Faculty are expected to maintain a routine presence on campus to support our Campus Values of Focusing on the Students, Integrity, and Intellectual Life and serve our Campus Priorities of Academic Excellence, Transformational Education, Well-being, and the Maximization of Resources.
The Department of Performing Arts at SUNY Cortland is dedicated to providing young artist/scholars seeking to pursue a career in the Musical Theatre the skills needed to succeed in the professional theatre, combine with a well-balanced, liberal Arts education. Students receive training in all three primary disciplines; music, theatre and dance. Working with professional theatre artists in a rigorous academic and studio environment.
Serve as musical director for productions.
In consultation with Director/Choreographer: choose audition material, adjudicate and cast production.
Teach music to cast, coach ensemble and principles on music.
Hire musicians and rehearse as needed for pit orchestra.
Conduct pit for performances.
Act as the rehearsal accompanist or provide rehearsal accompanist/mentor qualified student
Teach courses in musical theatre history, theory, performance at foundational, intermediate and advanced levels, and teach other music and theatre courses as expertise and program needs dictate.
Recruit for the Musical Theatre Program. Attend and play for program auditions in NYC and on Campus Actively participate in developing recruitment strategies in collaboration with other faculty/staff.
Attend recruitment events/workshops/conventions with prospective Musical Theatre students.
Continue artistic development through professional work in the field and serve as an academic advisor for musical theatre majors.
Demonstrate a strong teaching ability, an extensive knowledge of musical theatre repertoire and an informed awareness of current trends and skills required to be a successful performer in contemporary musical theatre.
Demonstrate passion for working with young musical theatre artists.
Desire to continue the expansion of SUNY Cortland's musical theatre program.
Demonstrate knowledge and commitment to musical theatre works related to underrepresented or minoritized groups.
Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures.
Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural academic goals of the university.
Excellent keyboard skills.
Master’s degree or commensurate education and professional theatre experience.
Significant experience working in professional musical theatre as musical director
Experience working with students in a college musical theatre program
Master’s degree in musical theatre highly preferred or degrees in both music and theatre with at least one master’s level or higher (i.e., M.F.A., Ph.D., D.M.)
Broadway, national tour musical director experience.
Experience teaching in college musical theatre program.
Experience working on the development of original musicals.
Established long-term relationship with a professional theatre company.
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About SUNY Cortland
SUNY Cortland is one of 64 campuses in the State University of New York system. The State University of New York is a quality public university that combines world-renowned faculty, dedicated staff, and a truly diverse body of talented students to pursue its mission in every corner of the state: "to learn, to search, to serve."
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