The Cleveland Institute of Music is a premier conservatory devoted to training the next generation of classical musicians. Our alumni earn jobs in the world’s finest orchestras, opera companies, educational institutions and use their extraordinary talent and technical mastery to build lifelong careers in music.
The Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) seeks applicants for a full-time Vocal Coach.
The successful candidate will join a voice and opera faculty which is uniformly dedicated to instilling a healthful technique and cultivating compelling artistry in CIM’s student singers. The CIM Voice Department has approximately 45 students in its degree (BM, MM, DMA) and diploma (PS, AD) programs, and its faculty includes four voice teachers, two full-time vocal coaches, a conductor, and a stage director. CIM Opera Theater mounts a full production each semester with the CIM Orchestra and a scenes program each April. Recent productions include Medea, Le nozze di Figaro, Cosi fan tutte, La clemenza di Tito, Ariadne auf Naxos, and Alcina. CIM is home to the Art Song Festival, which was founded in 1985 and presents many of the world’s foremost singers and pianists in recitals and master classes.
Primary Duty: Coaching CIM’s voice and piano students in the musical, linguistic, and interpretive aspects of art song and opera repertoire.
Additional duties, as determined by the candidate’s interest and expertise, as well as by the needs of the institution:
Musical preparation of one of CIM Opera Theater’s productions and/or scenes programs
Teaching repertoire (performance) classes for singers
Teaching repertoire (performance) classes for collaborative pianists
Teaching Song Literature (historical survey) classes
Teaching lyric diction classes (English, Italian, German, French, and other languages as applicable)
Education and Experience
Master of Music degree in piano performance or collaborative piano; or significant experience as an opera vocal coach and collaborative pianist.
Proficiency in Italian, German and French languages.
Fluency in Italian, German and/or French languages preferred.
Qualified candidates must submit:
Three professional references with contact information (email address and phone number) and a brief statement indicating your professional association with each reference, and
Recordings (video or audio) of the candidate performing 25-30 minutes of opera and art song repertoire.
Additional materials may be requested at a later time.
Start date: Fall 2019
Deadline: Review of materials will begin on November 26, 2018, and will continue until the successful candidate is found.
The Cleveland Institute of Music does not adhere to the tenure and rank system. Each of its acclaimed faculty of artists and scholars is on a one-year appointment and holds the title of “Teacher”.
The Cleveland Institute of Music is an equal employment opportunity employer and educator and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, political affiliation or veteran status.
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