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Assistant Professor of Voice

The University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK
Closing date
Nov 29, 2021

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Assistant Professor of Voice

Full-time (9 month), Tenure-Track

The University of Oklahoma School of Music seeks a dedicated teacher of Applied Voice to join a program long known for the nurturing and developing of generations of exceptional performers, teachers, and musicians.


Teach undergraduate and graduate vocal performance and education majors. Actively engage in recruiting and recruiting events both on campus and off campus. Teach weekly individual applied voice lessons, conduct weekly voice studio classes, supervise student voice recitals at the undergraduate and graduate levels, teach area-related courses at the undergraduate and graduate level such as diction, vocal pedagogy, and vocal literature according to the needs of the area and as assigned by the Director of the School of Music. Serve on undergraduate and graduate committees, including DMA doctoral committees, participate in doctoral document advising, and provide mentorship to students. Participate in departmental activities including solo and collaborative performing. Contribute to School, College, and University service. Maintain an active and visible international, national and regional teaching and performing schedule.

Required Qualifications

Soprano or Mezzo-Soprano voice. M.M. in Vocal Performance and/or Vocal Pedagogy with significant and outstanding professional performing experience required. Evidence of at least 2 to 3 years of successful teaching at the collegiate level. Demonstrated high level of national and/or international professional performance experience.

Desired Qualifications

D.M.A. or D.M. in Vocal Performance and/or Vocal Pedagogy preferred. Proven record of success in teaching undergraduate and/or graduate applied voice, performing, recruiting, and mentoring. Other desired qualifications may include experience guiding creative activity at the graduate level; record of creative/scholarly accomplishments, as demonstrated through national and international performances, masterclasses, recordings, conference presentations, publications, and/or professional leadership. We are especially interested in candidates who want to enrich the collaborative atmosphere in our voice, opera, choral, and music education programs. The candidate should also be willing to work to build relationships with other departments within the College, University and the wider community. A candidate who has a strong commitment to cultivating diversity and academic excellence is highly desirable.

Application Instructions

Applications should be submitted online via Interfolio at

Please submit 1) a letter of application, 2) a complete curriculum vita, 3) a digital link to video-recorded applied voice teaching to two separate students of different voice types, minimum 30 min each, 4) digital links to recent (within five years) video-recorded solo performances, minimum 30 minutes of music, including opera, oratorio/concert repertoire, art song literature, and other contemporary styles (multiple languages and style periods represented), and 5) at least three current letters of reference, including contact information (phone, email, address).

Letters of application should be addressed to:

Professor Mark McCrory, Chair

Voice Search Committee

University of Oklahoma School of Music

500 W Boyd, Room 138

Norman, OK 73019

Screening of applicants will begin on December 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to: admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides.
The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Vocal Arts - Assistant Professor, Location: Norman, OK - 73019
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