Adjunct Faculty Position - Director of Commercial Vocal Ensemble
Trevecca Nazarene University
June 21, 2018
Part Time - Experienced
Faculty Careers - Fine and Performing Arts
The School of Music & Worship Arts at Trevecca Nazarene University seeks a qualified individual to serve as the director of its Commercial Vocal Ensemble beginning August 16, 2018.
Newly imagined for the 2018-19 school year, the Commercial Vocal Ensemble will be a standalone ensemble that also integrates with the Commercial Ensemble, an instrumental ensemble focused predominantly on contemporary commercial music of 1960-present. The ensemble will rehearse for two hours each week preparing its own contemporary commercial a cappella repertoire and then integrate with the instrumental commercial ensemble in a third weekly hour of rehearsal. Additionally, the members of the Commercial Vocal Ensemble will be the vocal talent pool from which our two Lab Bands, Jazz Band, and Jazz Combo utilize vocalists for their ensembles’ repertoire as needed. The ensemble will be composed of auditioned non-majors, upper division applied commercial vocal majors, and elective classical vocal majors
This position reports to the Director of Choral Activities and the chairperson of the Department of Music, but will communicate and work primarily with the director of the Commercial Ensemble.
The Department of Music is comprised of eight full-time faculty and a number of adjunct faculty, and 90 majors. Undergraduate majors are currently offered in Commercial and Classical Music Performance, Music Education, and Theory & Composition. The Department of Music is a subset of the School of Music & Worship Arts and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
Qualifications & Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will:
be an expert in contemporary commercial vocal technique, commercial live and studio performance techniques, and have experience arranging commercial charts for vocalists.
run effective rehearsals, preparing the ensemble on its own unaccompanied commercial repertoire for a portion of 1-2 shared curricular concert programs each semester.
serve as the vocal coach for the Members of Commercial Vocal Ensemble that are utilized as vocalists with the school’s Lab Bands, Jazz Band, and Jazz Combo.
coordinate student assignments to these instrumental ensembles with the directors of those ensembles.
purchase or write/arrange the vocal charts as needed for the repertoire to be performed with Commercial Ensemble
Master’s degree in related field desired but candidates with a bachelors and relevant skills and experience are also encouraged to apply.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience.
About Trevecca Nazarene University
A Christian University in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee, Trevecca is a private evangelical university whose mission is to provide education for leadership and service for its approximately 3,600 undergraduate and graduate students. Trevecca seeks to hire dynamic Christians who are professionally qualified and are committed to the educational mission of the university and its lifestyle expectations.