Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Music and Theater Arts

876 21996
Position ID:MIT-MTA-VOICE [#21996]
Position Title: Director of Vocal Ensembles
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Music / Choral Directorship, Vocal Coach/Conductor, Voice
Appl Deadline:2022/11/01 11:59PMhelp popup* (posted 2022/07/06, updated 2022/06/29, listed until 2022/11/01)
Position Description:    


The MIT Music and Theater Arts Section is seeking a full-time Director to lead our vocal ensembles. The rank of Director/Lecturer I holds an initial appointment of three years with potential for a five-year reappointment to Director/Lecturer II, and further renewals at that rank. The qualified candidate has at least two years of conducting experience at the university level, or equivalent professional experience. DMA or PhD required (ABD considered, but degree must be conferred by June 30, 2023). The position of Director is focused on teaching and performance. In addition, we seek musicians whose record embraces empathy and imagination, and who will contribute to our program’s goals of inclusivity, diversity, and equity within a context of artistic excellence.


The primary responsibility is to direct two co-curricular ensembles each semester, currently including the MIT Concert Choir and MIT Chamber Chorus. In addition, the Director of Vocal Ensembles will also teach one academic subject each year based on departmental need and/or personal expertise. Administrative duties associated with leading ensembles are expected. With the successful promotion to Director/Lecturer II some minimal service to the section is required. The position demands dynamic and innovative teaching, a willingness to collaborate within the section and the Institute, and substantial engagement with students during MIT’s nine-month (September-May) academic year.

Starting Date: July 1, 2023

Required Materials:

Cover letter, CV (including teaching experience), conducting repertoire list with 3 samples of recently conducted programs (list of titles and composers only), three names of references (with contact information) and links to two video samples (one of a performance and one of a rehearsal, both showing the candidate from the ensemble’s point of view) of varied repertoire conducted by the applicant (both samples unedited and intact). Other evidence of excellence in the field may be referenced in the application (e.g., via link). Additional materials, including further recordings, a teaching statement, or examples of work in any sub-specialties, may be requested at a later date. Complete applications should be submitted by November 1, 2022.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. MIT’s full policy on Nondiscrimination can be found here.

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Further Info:
(617) 253-3210
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Music & Theater Arts
Cambridge, MA 02139-4037