Music – Director of Opera Theatre – Tenure-Track - Metropolitan State University of Denver in Denver Colorado

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Metropolitan State University of Denver

Denver, Colorado 80217

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Assistant Professor of Music, Full Time Tenure-Track, Director of Opera Theatre.


Direct the Opera Theatre program, including at least one major production or opera scenes annually. Provide studio voice instruction to music majors and minors, and to music theatre students. Teach class voice and other courses as related to background and experience. Maintain visibility as a performer and/or director, and as a teacher. Work in active partnership with the music faculty to recruit and retain students. Advise students, participate in scholarly professional activities, and perform Department, University, and community service. Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

All but dissertation (“ABD”) in Music; or a Master’s degree in Music plus significant local recognition.

Preferred Qualifications

Doctorate in Music with an emphasis in voice or opera theatre, or a Master’s degree in Music with an emphasis in voice or opera theatre plus significant regional recognition. Demonstrable success as an opera director and/or vocal performer within the past two years. Ability to teach in a secondary area. Successful college teaching experience. Evidence of a strong record in outreach to and retention of students of color, and demonstrated community engagement experience (e.g., outreach to K-12 schools, community partnerships, service learning, etc.).

Special Instructions to Applicants

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply for this position via the online application system at

In order to complete the application, candidates must provide representative audio and/or video recordings of recent voice performances. In addition, candidates may submit video recordings of recent opera scenes directed, if available. Digital media, such as streaming video, is preferred. Links should be provided in answers to supplemental questions. Alternatively, CD or DVD recordings may be submitted, and should be mailed to:

Dr. Michael J. Kornelsen, DMA
Chair, Department of Music
Metropolitan State University of Denver
PO Box 173362, CB 58
Denver, CO 80217-3362

Official transcripts will be required of all finalists.

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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