The Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College invites applications for a one-year, full-time Administrative and Professional Staff position as Opera Coach for the 2021-22 academic year.
Oberlin’s Vocal Studies Division embraces a team approach to educating gifted undergraduate singers, and coaches work collaboratively with voice faculty and members of the Division.
The Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, founded in 1865, is the nation’s oldest continuously operating conservatory, and the only major music school in the country linked with a preeminent liberal arts college. Students are enrolled in undergraduate programs leading to the Bachelor of Music in performance, composition, electronic and computer music, jazz, music history, and historical performance. The Conservatory also offers Performance and Artist Diplomas in performance areas, an Artist Diploma in Piano Technology, and a postgraduate program in Recording and Audio Production.
The Vocal Studies Division, which includes members of the Voice and Opera departments, Conducting and Ensembles Division, and Keyboard Studies Division, specializes in training undergraduate singers through private voice instruction, opera productions, choral ensembles, and vocal coaching. Previous graduates enjoy distinguished careers, winning major competitions and appearing regularly in the world’s most important venues. Interested students also have the opportunity to engage in Oberlin’s legacy of excellence in music education and social justice by taking classes in the Division of Pedagogy, Advocacy, and Community Engagement (PACE).
•Musical coordination of mainstage opera performances (including coaching singers, preparing audition excerpts, scheduling musical rehearsals, serving on opera casting and title committees, liaising between conductor and cast, and playing for musical and staging rehearsals as needed)
•Musical preparation of opera theater classes (coordinating with stage directors and voice faculty)
•Coaching of operatic and recital repertoire
•Collaborative performances including masterclasses, recitals, and opera scenes as assigned
Please see Oberlin job site for full details.
•Graduate degree in collaborative piano or equivalent professional experience
•Broad knowledge of operatic, recital and concert vocal literature
•Expertise in Italian, French, English and German languages and lyric diction (knowledge of other languages desirable)
•Excellent vocal coaching skills
•Excellent piano and sight-reading skills
•Strong communication and organization skills
•Ability to work collaboratively with voice faculty, conductors and stage directors
Internal Number: APS150533PS
About Oberlin College
Oberlin College & Conservatory is a four-year, highly selective liberal arts college that combines a top-ranked college of arts and sciences with a world-renowned conservatory of music. Combined, the two divisions enroll approximately 2,900 students. Founded in 1833, Oberlin College & Conservatory was the first college in America to make interracial education and coeducation central to its mission-traditions that live today within a commitment to positive social engagement. Located 35 miles southwest of Cleveland, OH, Oberlin College & Conservatory has earned a reputation of excellence based on the quality of its richly diverse student body, outstanding faculty, excellent facilities, and academic and technological resources. Learn more at http://new.oberlin.edu/about