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4 Year Degree
The Instructor of Musical Theatre works with a team of faculty members to develop and implement exemplary Musical Theatre curriculum. The specific responsibilities for this position are essentially that of a Music Director: teaching music in classes and rehearsals, accompanying rehearsals, providing vocal coaching, and liaising with the conductor of the pit orchestra. This role fosters a supportive and creative learning environment, guiding students through the nuances of musical theatre vocal performance techniques, providing constructive feedback to enhance their skills, and collaborating effectively with colleagues in the Music and Theatre departments. This role will serve as the Music Director for musical theatre productions during the academic year. Beyond the traditional classroom responsibilities, all faculty at IAA assist in providing student mentorship and advising for aspiring artists in a boarding school setting. The Interlochen 5, key capacities that IAA faculty help reinforce, include mindfulness, wellness and resilience, creative capacity, interdisciplinary perspective and collaboration, global and cultural perspective, and community and citizen artistry. All Academy faculty focus on educating the whole student, working with high school students to develop their artistry and their citizenship.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Develop and deliver effective Musical Theatre pedagogy, emphasizing vocal technique and musicality.
Provide mentorship to students, addressing their unique learning styles and aspirations.
Prepare students for performances, auditions, and college admissions, offering guidance on healthy and effective vocal techniques.
Collaborate with the Director of Musical Theatre, Instructor of Musical Theatre Dance, Instructor of Musical Theatre Voice, and other faculty and colleagues as appropriate, to develop and implement a curriculum that aligns with industry standards and best practices.
Foster a collaborative and educational environment where students can develop their musical and theatrical talents.
Stay at the forefront of musical theatre pedagogy and performance, ensuring teaching remains informed by the latest developments in the field.
Actively contribute to the artistic and educational vision of the institution through participation in meetings and committee work.
Serve as the Music Director for productions, overseeing the musical aspects of rehearsals and performances.
Collaborate with the production team to integrate music seamlessly with other elements of the production.
Lead vocal rehearsals, accompany rehearsals, and provide music direction for two musical theatre productions a year.
Participate in auditions for productions, providing valuable insights into casting decisions and contributing to the overall success of the performances.
Contribute to the educational development of the whole student, in alignment with Interlochen’s educational mission and vision.
Perform other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree required. MFA in Musical Theatre or appropriate field preferred.
Proven experience in teaching musical theatre to students of various ages and skill levels.
Demonstrated excellence in the professional world of musical theatre.
Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and contribute positively to the overall artistic and educational environment at Interlochen.
A genuine passion for education and a commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive learning environment
Strong communication skills, both in one-on-one interactions and in broader community engagement.
Application Materials Required:
Portfolio and/or links to teaching, performing, etc.
Interlochen Center for the Arts is the recipient of the National Medal of Arts and the only organization in the world that brings together: a 2,500-student summer camp program; a 500-student fine arts boarding high school; opportunities for hundreds of adults to engage in fulfilling artistic and creative programs; two 24-hour listener-supported public radio stations (classical music and news); more than 600 arts presentations annually by students, faculty and world-renowned guest artists; a global alumni base spanning eight decades, including leaders in arts and all other endeavors. For information, visit Interlochen online at www.interlochen.org. Interlochen Center for the Arts includes: Interlochen Arts AcademyInterlochen Arts Academy, a fine arts boarding high school, offers the highest quality artistic training combined with comprehensive college-preparatory academics. The Academy also offers post-graduate opportunities. Interlochen Arts CampYoung artists from around the world gather at Interlochen each summer to learn, create and perform alongside leading artists and instructors. Programs are offered to students in grades three through twelve. Interlochen College of Creative ...ArtsAdult artists thrive on opportunities to learn and express themselves creatively. The College of Creative Arts offers programs in a variety of arts disciplines. Interlochen Public RadioClassical Music: 88.7 FM, Interlochen; 88.5 FM, Mackinaw City; and 100.9 FM, East Jordan/CharlevoixNews Radio: 91.5 FM, Traverse City; 90.1 FM, Harbor Springs/Petoskey; 89.7 FM, Manistee/LudingtonStreaming online at ipr.interlochen.org. Through two listener-supported broadcast services, Interlochen Public Radio (IPR) connects northwest Michigan with arts, news and culture on a global scale. IPR also gives significant focus to local and regional news, information and artists. Interlochen PresentsInterlochen brings dozens of world-renowned artists to northwest Michigan, enhancing the region’s position on the global arts map. Interlochen presents more than 600 events each year by students, faculty and guest artists, making Interlochen one of the nation’s largest arts presenters.