Brookline Music School (BMS) seeks a Teaching Artist in VOICE for immediate appointment. Applicants must be comfortable teaching private students of varied abilities, experience levels, and goals, ranging in age from 10 years to adult. Teaching takes place at our main Kennard House location, with additional after-school instruction in various Brookline Public School locations. Weekend availability during the school year, as well as 1-2 weekdays, strongly preferred.
The successful applicant will be passionate and committed to growing and sustaining a long-term voice studio on 2-3 weekly teaching days through goal-oriented pedagogy and commitment to student performance opportunities. Broad familiarity and comfort with musical theater repertoire is highly valued, as well as a strong foundation in vocal technique, and expertise with either classical or jazz vocal styles. Organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills are essential to represent the school to our students and their families. An undergraduate degree in vocal performance or musical theatre is required; a graduate degree or the equivalent—demonstrated through teaching and performing experience—is preferred. The ideal candidate will also possess at least basic piano skills, for accompanying students in lessons, though a staff accompanist is provided for recitals.
Applicants should send a cover letter, résumé, and a list of references with email and phone contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: “Teaching Artist, Voice”. References should include two current or recent students (or parents thereof). Candidates should be prepared to give a teaching demonstration with a BMS student, and to perform a short repertoire selection. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled
ABOUT BROOKLINE MUSIC SCHOOL
Brookline Music School seeks to awaken and nurture musical interest, appreciation, and artistic excellence in a friendly and stimulating atmosphere; to offer a high standard of comprehensive music instruction to people of all ages and backgrounds from the local community; and to serve the community by teaching in multiple locations, offering generous tuition assistance, and sponsoring a full schedule of concerts and public performances throughout the year.
A private, nonprofit community school for the arts, BMS is the oldest and largest cultural institution in Brookline. Founded in 1924 by the Brookline Public Schools, its original purpose was to enhance school orchestras by providing music lessons after hours on school premises. BMS became a private organization in the 1940s and was incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1967.