Saturday, April 28, 2012

Vocal Coach Position at Texas Tech University

A new vocal coach position was just announced at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. Here is the complete listing:

College of Visual & Performing Arts
School of Music

Staff Vacancy Announcement


POSITION: Vocal Coach. A full-time staff position.

QUALIFICATIONS: MM in collaborative piano required, DMA in collaborative piano preferred, or experience commensurate with the DMA. Intimate knowledge of English (British and American), Italian, French, and German diction. Experience with Spanish, Russian, and Czech preferred. Secure knowledge of standard song repertoire and opera literature. Experience in coaching singers at the college level or higher, in recital preparation, audition preparation (arias), and opera role preparation.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Coach music students in preparation of degree recitals. Coach students in music theatre/opera productions. Assist in the coordination of student accompanists for TTU Music Theatre. Assist in diction and song literature courses per expertise.


TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY: Founded in 1923, Texas Tech is located in Lubbock, TX. It has the distinction of being the largest comprehensive institution of higher education in West Texas, with an enrollment of over 32,000 students. The School of Music, with a full-time faculty of 52, enrolls more than 440 majors and offers the following degrees: Bachelor of Music (performance, composition, theory, teacher certification), Bachelor of Arts, Master of Music (performance, conducting, composition, string pedagogy, piano pedagogy, theory, musicology), Master of Music Education (including a three-summer completion program), Doctor of Musical Arts (performance, conducting, composition, piano pedagogy), and Doctor of Philosophy in Fine Arts—Music. The School of Music is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music and is a unit of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, one of the university’s eleven colleges.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are to be completed online at Refer to job posting and requisition number: 85873 (a two-step procedure). 1) Attach the following materials to your online application: a) letter of application, b) curriculum vita. If you are having trouble with the online application, contact TTU at 806-742-3851 ext. 238. 2) Send the following items to the address listed below: a) three current letters of recommendation (or placement file), b) minimum of three additional reference names with telephone and email contact information, c) audio recordings representative of recent collaborative performances (live recording only). Send these materials to: Kris Medrano; School of Music; Texas Tech University; Box 42033; Lubbock, TX 79409-2033. Completed file should be received by June 1, 2012, but screening will continue until the position is filled.

Additional School of Music contact information: kristen.medrano [at] 806-742-2270 ext. 227.

Texas Tech University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.

(Thanks, Quinn!)


  1. Ole Ole Ole TX state is the best.

  2. This truly is a collaborative position, just in case some of you may be wondering about the "staff" categorization. We couldn't get a tenure-track line approved at this point.

  3. Please note: the position is truly a collaborative one, it is NOT a staff accompanist position, despite the "staff" label. We simply could not get a tenure-track line approved at this point. There is another job listing for a staff accompanist at Texas Tech, and it is a separate position than the one posted above.