Music Director-Conductor, Elon University, Department of Performing Arts
Elon University’s Department of Performing Arts invites applications for a Music Director-Conductor
in Music Theatre full-time lecturer or tenure-track position depending on professional experiences and educational qualifications beginning mid-August 2023.
Graduate degree in music, theatre, or music theatre, is required; we welcome applications from candidates who bring broadly integrated and interdisciplinary perspectives. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate significant contributions in teaching and music direction/conducting for music theatre at the University and/or professional level. Preference will be given to candidates who provide evidence of knowledge of the canon of Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, Middle Eastern, Pacific Islander, and/or multicultural works in the genre.
Teaching will include music directing and conducting mainstage productions, Music Theatre History, Music Theatre Literature, Music Theory/Sight-Singing all from a global perspective, and courses in the Elon Core Curriculum. Strong keyboard, programming, and sound design experience as well as secondary area in writing/composition for music theatre is desired. Other courses relating to the candidate’s areas of expertise in music theatre could also be offered. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of people, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in their cover letter.
Elon is a dynamic private, co-educational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning in a liberal art based residential campus. To learn more about Elon, please visit the University web site at www.elon.edu . The Elon Music Theatre Program is frequently listed as one of the top programs in the country. We offer conservatory-style training grounded in the liberal arts and sciences. Our students enjoy small class sizes and ample individual attention, and our alumni are finding success throughout the industry.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Applications must be received by October 1, 2022, to be assured of consideration. Send letter of application, CV, a one-page diversity and inclusion statement as it directly relates to your teaching and scholarship, and three letters of recommendation from professional references to Musicdirector2022@elon.edu. Web links to samples of previously music-directed works and/or a professional website is helpful. Please include your name in the subject line of the email and all attached file titles. Please also send all required documents as an attachment and not in the body of the email.
We affirm that Elon University values and celebrates the diverse backgrounds, cultures, experiences, and perspectives of our community members. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, and our employees are people who foster respect for human differences, passion for lifelong learning, personal integrity and an ethic of work and service. Diversity not only includes race and gender identity, but also age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, religion, and many other parts of one’s identity. All our employees’ points of view are key to our success, and inclusion is everyone's responsibility.
Elon University has built a national reputation as a premier student-centered arts and sciences university that values strong relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon is ranked among the top-100 National Universities by U.S. News & World Report, with a No. 1 ranking for excellence in undergraduate teaching and No. 9 for innovation. Global engagement is central to Elon’s experience and the Institute of International Education has ranked the institution No. 1 in the nation for study abroad for 16 straight years.In addition, Elon is the only university in the nation ranked in the top-20 by U.S. News for excellence in all eight academic programs “Focused on Student Success.” Elon’s more than 7,000 students prepare to become the resilient, ambitious and ethical leaders the world needs, putting their knowledge into action on campus, in the community and around the globe.