Assistant Professor of Music- Voice (Soprano/Mezzo-Soprano

  • University of Memphis, Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music
  • The University of Memphis
  • Nov 04, 2019
Full time   Music

Job Description

Assistant Professor of Music – Voice (Soprano/Mezzo-Soprano)                                                                    

Duties will include teaching voice students at the undergraduate and graduate levels and related courses that could include vocal pedagogy, diction for singers or Song Repertoire, as well as serving as a mentor for voice students. While serving as an active and collaborative member of the Vocal Arts Division the successful candidate would maintain a profile as a performing artist. 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.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Earned doctorate in music, or a master’s degree in music with equivalent distinguished national/international accomplishments is required. A record of outstanding ability as performer and teacher is desired. The School is especially interested in soprano or mezzo‐soprano applicants.

Application Details

The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and has a full-time faculty of 43 with approximately 430 music majors. Degree programs include: Bachelor of Music in performance, music history, composition, music education, music business, recording technology, jazz and studio music performance, jazz and studio music composition/arranging and commercial music; Master of Music in performance, musicology, Orff-Schulwerk, music education, pedagogy, jazz and studio music, composition and conducting; Doctor of Philosophy in musicology and music education; Doctor  of Musical Arts in performance, composition, and conducting. A graduate certificate, the Artist Diploma in Music, is also offered. The School of Music is housed in the College of Communication and Fine Arts.

The University of Memphis is a comprehensive metropolitan research university located in Memphis, Tennessee, one of the most musically active communities in the Mid‐South. Current enrollment is approximately 22,000 students.

Candidates should go to: to submit an application. Additional items required at time of application include a cover letter, curriculum vita, unofficial transcript, and a list of five (5) references with contact information to include address, telephone number and e‐mail address. Do not send CD or DVD recordings at this time.

Additional materials may be requested at a later date. Review of applications will begin January 1, 2020 and may continue until a successful candidate is named.

For information regarding this position, contact:

Mary Wilson, Chair, Voice Search Committee,

Application Deadline

Dec 31, 2019