GMTWP Seeks Composer-Lyricist for Faculty Position


Assistant Arts Professor, Composer-Lyricist
Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program
NYU Tisch School of the Arts

The Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program of the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, invites applications for a full-time position as a Composer-Lyricist.

This is a new non-tenure track Assistant Arts Professor position with a four-year contract that will start September 1, 2016.

We seek candidates with a demonstrated record of excellence as creators and teachers with equal proficiency in composing and lyric writing. Candidates should have established professional careers and and have had works for which they created lyrics and/or music produced in a major New York non-profit institution and in regional theatres. They will be expected to continue their creative activities while teaching.

Responsibilities will include teaching craft tutorials, seminars and team-taught writing workshops as well as mentoring/advising original student projects and service to the Program and the college.

The candidate will be the primary link to our growing partnership with New Studio on Broadway, the musical theatre performance program at the Tisch School of the Arts. They will teach the Program's collaborative classes that include our graduate students and the New Studio's undergraduate student performers. These classes are team-taught with the faculty of the New Studio.

The candidate will serve as the Associate Artistic Director of Tisch New Musicals, a series of readings, workshops and full productions of works created in the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program and performed by New Studio students.  The candidate also will advise alumni activities, coordinate/produce Program presentations including Thesis Project Actor labs, writing workshop labs and cabarets.  They will have substantial involvement in the development of new Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program initiatives.



Candidates should hold an advanced degree in Musical Theatre Writing. Previous experience teaching Musical Theatre Writing at the Graduate level emphasizing the particular set of skills appropriate for a population of composer-lyricists is required. Prior experience working in a collaborative environment, a history of team-teaching and offering constructive critique/musical theatre dramaturgy in a workshop setting are essential. Candidates should also have a background in teaching vocal production, song interpretation, sight-singing, music theory and musical directing. Experience working with alumni populations and young musical theatre performers is desirable.

POSTING DATE: September 22nd, 2015

CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled


To apply please apply using the online application

(posting # 01015)

Applications are due on November 20th, 2015.

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