Assistant/Associate Adjunct Faculty in Performing Arts: Theater (PERFA 37-01) Empowering Speaking: Breath, Voice, Text

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7101578 (Ref.No. 3126602)
Posted: June 7, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Location: Moraga, CA
Open Date: May 23, 2022
Deadline: Jun 06, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Description:Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.

Position description for PERFA 37 (Fall 2022)

Saint Mary's seeks an innovative instructor for its Performance Lab series. In Fall 2022, the course will focus on Empowered Speaking: Breath, Voice, Text in Fall 2022.

This course will be taught on the Moraga campus, in person, on Tuesdays from 3:00pm to 4:35pm during the 2022 Fall term.

Empowered Speaking: Breath, Voice, Text

Discover how to bring language to life using a holistic, embodied approach that explores connections between breath and voice, thought and speaking, intention and audience. The class will work with both classical and contemporary dramatic texts, and is appropriate for actors of all levels, as well as anyone who wants to hone their ears, minds, and voices to the spoken word.

Requirements: An MFA in voice/speech or acting, or comparable professional experience as Master Vocal Coach; and demonstrated excellence in teaching vocal production and text analysis for actors at the undergraduate level. The successful candidate will have experience in a culturally diverse classroom setting, the ability to create a student-centered, interactive and collaborative learning environment, and a strong commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education.

Candidates must reside in California.

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