Accompanist/Music Director -Penn State University

The School of Theatre invites applications for a full-time fixed term accompanist/ music director in the BFA Musical Theatre program. The position will work with the head of musical theatre and other faculty to build on the program’s many strengths. This is a fixed term multi-year instructor position with a start date of August, 2017. Duties include accompanying voice lessons for BFA musical theatre majors, accompanying/music directing studio classes (example classes include Song Analysis, Scene Study, Ensemble Character, New Works, Showcase), and teaching music theory classes. Other responsibilities include music direction of select studio and mainstage productions, participation in student recruitment, faculty committees and governance.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for remaining current in the field with regard to evolving styles, techniques, and repertoire. Qualifications include significant professional experience in accompanying/ teaching/ coaching. The successful candidate must have a comprehensive knowledge of repertoire and styles of musical theatre (including pop, rock, country, and rap/ spoken word), knowledge of classical vocal repertoire, and strong sight-reading skills. Proficiency with Finale and MainStage software programs, and experience in arranging is desired.

Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a list of at least three (3) current references with contact information here: Applications received by February 27 will receive priority consideration but the search will continue until the position is filled. Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

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