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Position Detail - Lecturer in Music

Lecturer in Music

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Work type: Faculty Full-time
Location: South Hadley, MA
Categories: Faculty

Mount Holyoke College Department of Music invites applications for a full-time lecturer position in vocal performance, beginning in Fall 2022. Salary is competitive.

The appointee should be an expert in Western classical vocal art music pedagogy and performance and familiar with other vocal genres, including musical theatre, jazz, popular, and (or) non-Western idioms. The appointee will teach approximately 20 weekly hours of voice lessons. In addition to teaching undergraduate music majors as well as non-majors, the new hire will perform related duties, including coordinating the department's vocal performance program, student advising, organizing masterclasses, conducting studio auditions, and participating in the artistic life of the college. We are particularly interested in a candidate committed to developing a vision for Mount Holyoke College's Vocal Studies Program in collaboration with other music faculty members. Candidates from historically underrepresented or marginalized groups are encouraged to apply.

The appointee will teach and mentor students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.


Soprano preferred. Demonstrated commitment to vocal performance and teaching in a liberal arts college environment, as well as evidence of an active profile as a professional performer and educator.

A Terminal/Master's Degree or equivalent experience is expected.

Application Material:

Please submit a letter of application, C.V., and three statements concerning (1) teaching philosophy, (2) research interests, and (3) mentoring a diverse student body. Other documents to be provided are as follows: graduate transcripts, samples of syllabi, and three recent performance recordings, including at least one unedited live performance. Program notes should also be provided. Also, please provide contact information for three referees in your application. Reference letters will be requested later in the search process. The application deadline is December 7, 2021.

The Department:

The department's robust program comprises performance, theory, history, composition, ethnomusicology, and music technology (

In line with curricular expectations of a liberal arts college, our courses are designed to help students make connections between theory and performance and understand how historical and cultural contexts shape musical styles and practices. The diversity of our course offerings is reflected in the scope of the musical traditions that we teach, including popular music, jazz, Western classical music, non-Western music traditions, and electronic and computer music. 

Our performance study offerings include individual lessons on a wide range of instruments and multiple opportunities for ensemble participation. (

Our ensembles include the Symphony Orchestra, MHC Jazz Ensembles, Klezmer Band, West African Music Ensemble, and the Choral ensembles: Chorale, Glee Club, and Chamber Singers (

Our signature performance events include Monsters Ball, Holiday Vespers, The Big Broadcast, and the African Opera Series (

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college with 2,200 students and 220 faculty. Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color. Mount Holyoke College is located about 90 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts.

Mount Holyoke College is a women’s college that is gender diverse. The College is committed to providing equal access and opportunity in employment and education to all employees and students. In compliance with state and federal law, Mount Holyoke College does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, genetic information, sex, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, ancestry, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status under federal, state or local law. The College does not discriminate on the basis of gender in the recruitment and admission of students to its graduate program.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

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