Managing Artistic Director of the Peabody Opera

Requisition #: 313314

Status: Full Time

School: Peabody

Location: Peabody Institute

Location City: Baltimore

Location State: MD

General Description

The Peabody Conservatory is currently searching to fill the new position of Managing Artistic Director of the Peabody Opera.

Reporting to the Sr. Associate Dean of Institute Studies, the managing Artistic Director of Peabody Opera will shape and lead all elements of the opera program at the Peabody Conservatory. We are seeking a nationally or internationally recognized director with significant experience in stage direction and stage techniques at the professional and/or university level. Consistent with new initiatives being taken at the Peabody Institute, this appointment provides the opportunity to lead the effort to build on a strong history while re-imagining Opera at Peabody. Innovative ideas and experience in a variety of genres of music and theater are essential.

The Managing Artistic Director should expect to be a dynamic presence on campus and a representative of the Peabody community to the greater Baltimore / DC metropolitan area, and as such, must agree to reside in the Baltimore metropolitan area for a significant portion of the academic year.

Specifically, duties are as follows:

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate students in rehearsal and in the classroom, exhibiting a thorough knowledge of the standard operatic repertoire, musical style, and comfort with the standard operatic languages.
  • Train singers for success in the ever-changing 21st Century operatic scene while maintaining a strong link to the core repertory.
  • Fashion a teaching outline of desirable and necessary skill sets for the stage to be mastered by the voice students during their tenure.
  • Produce and oversee all aspects of two major productions, chamber operas, and scene programs, either directing them or overseeing guest directors, including budget and scheduling.
  • Inspire singers and colleagues in other disciplines throughout Peabody and JHU to work together to take full advantage of interdisciplinary resources and opportunities.
  • Foster programs that reach into the Baltimore-Washington region and bring opera into otherwise underserved communities.

Peabody's current program champions our unique Etudes program with the composition department, as well as our long-standing outreach operas, a bi-annual early-music work and our annual partnership with the Lyric Opera Baltimore on the stage at the historic Modell Lyric Opera House.

Located in the heart of Baltimore's Mount Vernon Cultural District, the Peabody Institute was founded in 1857 as America's first academy of music. Today, through its degree-granting Conservatory and its community-based Preparatory school of music and dance, Peabody trains musicians and dancers of every age and at every level.

Johns Hopkins University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Consistent with the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant.


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