Arizona School for the Arts is seeking a teaching artist to work with middle school and high school choral students enrolled in the program, approximately 40 students per class, with a total of 2 classes, one content area. The curriculum includes learning the skills of rehearsal etiquette, vocal pedagogy, sight-singing in solfege (moveable DO), diction, and theory as applicable for content of class. Knowledge of the adolescent boys’ changing voice is essential.
An ideal candidate would feel comfortable and have the skill set to teach students that have no to limited experience to those who have been articulated through the ASA program. All classes offer studies in proper vocal technique, music reading skills, and work within an ensemble. Choral studies include music in one to three plus part-singing in a variety of languages and in various genres of music. Repertoire includes a cappella and accompanied works from the Renaissance to the current century. Work hours will occur in the afternoon with some evening concerts.
• Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in music or music education, choral emphasis/expertise preferred, from an accredited four-year college or university. Masters of Music preferred.
• Proven musicianship and pedagogical skills as a performer and teacher with an extensive knowledge of all levels of choral repertoire.
• Proven experience working with student musicians of varying ages and experience. 3-4 years of classroom teaching experience required.
• Piano proficiency to guide classroom instruction required. Piano performance skills preferred.
• Experience in conducting choral ensembles
• Highly qualified
• Valid fingerprint card
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Organization/Company: Arizona School for the Arts
Location: Phoenix, AZ
How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit the following items via email to Laura Apperson, ASA Arts Director, [email protected] .
• Cover letter
• Three letters of reference
• ASA Application for Employment found on the school's website