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Faculty Position in Music - Voice

Department: Department of Music
Location: Jackson

Union University seeks a qualified individual for the full-time Faculty position in Voice, beginning Fall 2021


Union University is a private, coeducational liberal arts-based university offering bachelorís, masterís, and doctoral degrees. The campus is located in Jackson, Tenn. (80 miles northeast of Memphis) with additional campuses in Germantown, Hendersonville, and Memphis, Tenn. Union University currently enrolls about 3,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 48 states and 15 countries. Union University stands as a national leader among colleges and universities in promoting a Christian worldview and a Christ-centered approach to education. Union is consistently ranked among the nationís premier Christian universities and has been recognized as a top-tier institution each year since 1997 by U.S. News & World Report, which also recognized Union at a national level for undergraduate teaching excellence.

Position Description:

Teaching responsibilities include applied voice, vocal techniques, vocal pedagogy, commercial vocal styles pedagogy, recording studio singing techniques, and vocal improvisation techniques. This position requires the ability to perform and teach various styles including Classical, Commercial, Gospel, Jazz, Musical Theatre, and Worship music.  The candidate should demonstrate ability in teaching and modeling belt singing technique.  Ability to accompany students on piano from written music and charts/Nashville numbers is desired.  Also, provide coaching, direction, and supervision for vocal ensembles as assigned. Perform in Faculty Concerts and University ensembles as directed.  Supervise Student Junior and Senior Recitals and Projects in voice.  Other courses and additional duties may be assigned predicated on the interests, qualifications, and experiences of the applicant as well as on the departmental needs. 

Additional responsibilities encompass service to the department, university, and community along with appropriate scholarly activities.

Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree in Vocal Performance, Commercial Voice, Vocal Jazz, or equivalent. Experience in recording and performing professionally in commercial-based genres in addition to classical solo performance. This position requires ability to work in a team leadership setting, strong collaborative skills, and experience teaching undergraduate-level group and private voice.  The candidate should have the skill, ability, and stylistic adaptability to instruct students pursuing vocal studies in various degree tracks including Vocal Performance, Vocal Music Education, Worship Leadership, and Commercial Music.  The candidate should demonstrate ability in teaching and modeling belt singing technique.  Ability to accompany students on piano from written music and charts/Nashville numbers is desired.  Ability to teach Music Theory and musicianship/aural skills courses a plus.

Preference will be given to applicants with:

  • DMA or Ph.D. in Vocal Performance, Commercial Voice, Vocal Jazz, or equivalent
  • Extensive studio recording and commercial performance credits
  • Demonstrated solo and choral performance experience in multiple styles, including Classical, Gospel, Jazz, Commercial styles, and Worship
  • University-level teaching experience in applied voice, vocal techniques, and pedagogy
  • Ability to accompany students on piano from written music and charts/Nashville Numbers
  • Worship ministry experience

Successful candidates must be professing Christians who are active members of a local church, enthusiastically support Union Universityís Identity, Mission, and Core Values, and articulate a Christian worldview in their work and life.

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