SCAD Savannah seeks an accomplished teaching artist who will direct entertainment for SCAD Savannah with the goal of creating a vibrant musical presence on the campus. The successful candidate will have experience in or knowledge of cabaret performance, accompanying and working with student singers, arranging re-imagined versions of standard Broadway and pop tunes, and creating unique short-form musical performances using solo and groups and will work within the performing arts department. The successful candidate will be first and foremost an outstanding pianist, accompanist, musical arranger and entertainer with a unique musical style. The candidate will work with students to create mini-performances in a variety of situations throughout the academic year. Valuable assets include a strong and varied knowledge of all musical performance repertoires, the ability to teach private voice lessons, program events with suitable repertoire, strong sight reading skills and be able to adjust to a wide variety of situations. A bachelor's degree in a related field is required; master's degree is preferred. The ideal candidate is a team-player who is comfortable working in a collaborative environment and someone who can work quickly and make fast adjustments. The person should have experience working with and coaching talented students, have a good ear, be able to stage simple choreography and be able to create self-contained musical shows that range from 10 minutes in length to entire evenings.
The candidate will work directly with the offices of events and conferences, admission, and the president's office to ensure the performances represents the college throughout the academic year in an effective manner and will take the initiative to recruit for the ensemble under the direction of the admission office and the performing arts department. In addition to fulfilling the entertainment facets of the position, the candidate will also teach voice lessons, play for classes and auditions and other assignments as needed. Please submit resumes of both teaching and performing experience, a short letter of introduction explaining your suitability and interest, and three references.
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