East Carolina University's School of Theatre and Dance seeks a collaborative, dynamic, student-centered individual to fill a permanent, full-time position as the Musical Director/Accompanist/Performing Artist to begin January 2022. This position's purpose as the Musical Director/Performing Artist is to improve the academic preparation of the School of Theatre and Dance and its students through supplemental instruction and to enhance the educational experience of enrolled university students as musical director for the ECU/Loessin Playhouse. Responsibilities will include accompaniment for Musical Theatre BFA repertoire studios; instruction of Basic Piano Musicianship Laboratory and Beginning Group Piano for Theatre Arts majors; improvised and/or composed piano accompaniment for Dance area classes; service as Music Director in rotation for the Loessin Playhouse mainstage and workshop productions; and additional duties as assigned by the School's Director.
Contingent on availability of funds.
Special Instructions To Application:
The ECU School of Theatre and Dance is dedicated to undergraduate BFA programs with an emphasis on professional preparation. ECU seeks to create an environment that fosters recruitment and retention of a diverse student body, faculty, staff, and administration and strongly encourages global majority candidates, woman, and historically underrepresented groups to apply.
Candidates must apply online at https://ecu.peopleadmin.com and include a cover letter, teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. In their cover letter, applicants are asked to address how their creative work/scholarship, teaching, and mentoring supports and strengthens ECU's commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about that commitment, please visit https://oed.ecu.edu/resources/diversity-equity-and-inclusion/
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
Please be aware that if selected as a candidate of choice, an automatic email will be sent to the individuals entered by the applicant in the References section of the People Admin applicant tracking system. Letters of Recommendation submitted via the applicant tracking system will be verified and considered towards meeting this requirement.
MM in piano or related area sufficient to demonstrate technical and artistic skills in music theory, composition, sight-reading, arranging and improvisation; or equivalent combination of training and experience.
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 500246
Organizational Unit Overview:
The School of Theatre and Dance is dedicated to providing undergraduate students with superior, professional training in theatre and dance. In our rigorous, conservatory-style training within a liberal arts setting, students are taught and mentored by a diverse faculty of active professionals, who work to prepare them intellectually, artistically, and practically, to be leaders in their chosen profession. We recognize and value the impact artists and arts education can have on a community. We encourage our students to be artists, as well as fully engaged citizens, who understand the responsibility and eagerly accept the opportunity to make an impact in their field, our community, and the global community.
The ECU School of Theatre and Dance is guided by the following core principles:
Excellence We strive to maintain a high standard of excellence in our classrooms, rehearsal halls and stage productions, celebrating the individual strengths, talents and dreams of our students while providing professional quality productions to Eastern North Carolina.
Professionalism Through a nurturing yet demanding work environment, centered on adhering to performance industry standards, we seek to create graduates who are competitive in their chosen field and also fully prepared to transfer their skills to related fields.
Diversity We believe our student body, faculty, staff and the stories we tell, must reflect the vast diversity of our community and our world. We give students the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society.
Artistic Risk The essence of making art is to take risks. We ask our students to challenge themselves and allow them the space to make both their successes and failures spectacular. We believe this is how new and innovative forms of creative expression are made.
Community We recognize and value the impact artists and arts education can have on a community. We encourage our students to be artists, as well as fully engaged citizens, who understand the responsibility and eagerly accept the opportunity to make an impact in their field, our community, and the global community.
To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access; prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society; develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change; discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond; transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and improves qualify of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics. We accomplish our mission through education, research, creative activities, and service while being good stewards of the resources entrusted to us. East Carolina University delivers on the promise of opportunity. We open doors. We improve lives. We transform the present, and we discover the future. In these ways and more, we serve our community, our state, our nation and our world as together we reach toward our greatest potential. Tomorrow starts here.