TEACHING POSITION AVAILABLE:  July 2021 to June 2023 (2 years)

Music Theatre Ensemble (Opera) Director (MUTH -160, -260, -360, -460) 
and Applied Voice Instructor (Private Lessons)

DAN SCHOOL OF DRAMA AND MUSIC, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON CAN K7L 3N6

Posting date: March 8, 2021
Closing date: April 19, 2021

The DAN School of Drama and Music at Queen’s University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the following courses: MUTH X60, Music Theatre Ensemble (Opera), and MUTH X20, X21, X24, Applied Music Voice Lessons (individualized private lessons). Both courses are on-campus, mixed-level courses. MUTH X60, four levels taught as one class, has an expected enrolment of 20-30 students. 

Due to the novel Coronavirus situation, in fall of 2021, the DAN School expects to be delivering courses remotely.

Candidates should have a M.A., M.Mus., DMA, or Ph.D. degree, and related teaching experience at the University level in voice, opera, musical theatre, and/or music theatre. Applicants with expertise in musical theatre and non-traditional forms of music theatre are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will also exhibit strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions and commitment to pedagogical excellence. This is a two-year term appointment with benefits for the period July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2023 with classes in session from September 1 to April 30 each year. 

The Dan School offers a comprehensive and cutting-edge undergraduate education in drama, music and music theatre and a certificate program in entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity.  Our faculty and our programs foster collaboration among our students in ways that extend the range of their skills and help to develop their imaginations and entrepreneurial abilities. Launched just a few years ago, our graduate program in Arts Leadership is thriving. The performance home of the Dan School is the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, a beautiful first-class facility on the shore of Lake Ontario, which contains a magnificent concert hall, a black box studio, a rehearsal hall, a recital hall, as well as range of studios, practice rooms, and classrooms.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during this process, please contact: Katherine Peter, Academic Program Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The academic staff at Queen's University are governed by the Collective Agreement between the Queen's University Faculty Association (QUFA) and the University, which is posted at http://www.queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/queens-qufa-collective-agreement.

To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada.  Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

Applications should include a letter of intent that includes links to recent performances, complete and current curriculum vitae, letters of reference from two (2) referees, and any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration such as a teaching dossier, etc. 

Please email* applications and supporting letters to:

Dr. Craig Walker, Director
DAN School of Drama and Music
Queen’s University, Kingston Ontario Canada K7L 3N6
c/o Katherine Peter, Academic Program Manager This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

*Use the SUBJECT Line: AD REF#1, Candidate Name 

Applications will be received until (deadline date).  Review of applications will commence shortly thereafter, and the final appointment is subject to budgetary approval.  Additional information about the DAN School of Drama and Music can be found at https://sdm.queensu.ca/.


MUTH X60/1.5 Music Theatre Ensemble
Performance experience for qualified musicians in a staged vocal ensemble. Topics include musical theatre, opera, or other ensemble formats combining voice and drama.
NOTE Students will be registered into the course number that matches their current level of study. (i.e: if a student is in third year they will be registered in MUTH 360).
LEARNING HOURS 168 (72Pc;24G;72P)
PREREQUISITE Permission of the School upon audition. 

Private voice lessons in any of the following:

MUSC x20/6.0 Applied Study I to IV (Performance)

A first year study of the student’s applied subject (instrument or voice) in the performance concentration.
NOTE Open only to students who have demonstrated a considerably higher level of performance ability than the minimum required for B.Mus. admission.
LEARNING HOURS 263 (24Pc;23I;216P)
PREREQUISITE Permission of the School.

MUSC x21/6.0 Applied Study I to IV
The first year of study of the student’s chief practical subject (instrument or voice).
NOTE Accompanist fee - wind, brass, string, and voice students.
LEARNING HOURS 263 (24Pc;23I;216P)
EXCLUSION(S) MUSC 120/6.0; MUSC 125/6.0

MUSC x24/6.0 Applied Music I to IV
Private instrumental or vocal instruction for non-B.Mus. students. Auditions required.
NOTE In addition to the regular tuition fee, students are charged an additional fee ($1600 in 2020-21, but subject to change to cover the cost of private music lessons.)
NOTE Accompanist fee - wind, brass, string, and voice students.
NOTE Also offered at the Bader International Study Centre. Learning Hours may vary.
LEARNING HOURS 263 (24Pc;23I;216P)
RECOMMENDATION At least i) Royal Conservatory Grade IX (or equivalent) for pianists; or ii) Grade VIII piano and Grade VIII organ (or equivalent) for organists; or iii) Grade VIII (or equivalent) for all other instrumentalists and vocalists.
PREREQUISITE Permission of the School.

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