BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY(BU), NEW YORK Position: Vocal Coach, Opera, BU/Music and Artistic Director.

Position:  Vocal Coach, Opera, BU/Music and Artistic Director.  Responsibilities:  Vocal coach on the faculty of the Music Department, and Artistic Director of Tri-Cities Opera (TCO) will conduct three full opera productions a year (under a separate contract with TCO).  Instruction will be divided among individual weekly vocal coachings and lessons, an opera workshop class, conducting duties for the TCO productions of the 2014-15 season, and community outreach programs.  The exact division of hours will be established with the Music Department Chair in consultation with the Executive Director of TCO.  Emphasis will be placed on working with singers in the Master of Music in Opera program at Binghamton University and the Resident Artist Training Program at TCO, through coaching and workshop instruction, to ensure that they are musically prepared for roles in productions in which they are cast.  Qualifications:  Master’s or doctoral degree in Music or Musical Arts with conducting and piano skills.  Minimum of five years’ professional conducting experience with opera companies or university opera programs coaching and conducting a range of operatic repertoire.  Expertise in lyric diction, including Italian, German, French, and English.  Evidence of a successful vocal coaching studio preferred.  Begin:  Sept. 1, 2014.  Deadline:  April 7, 2014.  Submit:  Letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation, and DVD recordings of operatic conducting work including a variety of ensemble, solo, and recitative passages.  Send to:  Professor Thomas Goodheart, Chair, Opera Coach/Conductor Search Committee, Binghamton University, Department of Music, P.O. Box 6000, Binghamton, NY 13902-6000.

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