Teaching Fellow B- Head of Singing

University of Surrey - Guildford School of Acting

Interview Date: Wednesday 10 January 2018

The University of Surrey was named The Times and Sunday Times University of the Year 2016 and is a top ten UK University based in Guildford, in the South East of England. It is easily accessible by road and rail, and is a short distance from both Heathrow and Gatwick airports. The main University campus, Stag Hill, is situated close to the Guildford mainline train station and within a short walk of the town centre.

Guildford School of Acting (GSA) is situated within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and is one of the UK’s leading conservatoires for specialised and intensive vocational training and innovative performance research. Established in 1935, GSA enjoys national and international renown as a leading conservatoire for performer training. We are a world-leading centre of excellence for musical theatre training.

We are seeking an exceptional individual to join the Department of Musical Theatre as Head of Singing

The successful candidate will play a major role in ongoing development of vocational learning, practice and scholarship at GSA. They will have an excellent track record in Singing and/or Music as a Singing Teacher or Musical Director at West End level or similar. They will have considerable professional profile either within the performing industry or the conservatoire sector and solid experience in team-leadership and management. They will have excellent knowledge of the training requirements for performers at the highest professional level to develop sustained careers.

The Department of Musical Theatre contains six programmes in Musical Theatre performance: Foundation; BA Musical Theatre; BA Actor Musician; MA Musical Theatre, a pathway in Musical Theatre Creation in the MA Creative Practice and Direction and a new two-year MfA Musical Theatre, which is the first in the UK. It also provides classes for other programmes and departments.

The Musical Theatre Department’s graduate employment record is unmatched, with alumni in almost every West End musical along with roles in TV, film, national tours and with international alumni performing around the world.

As a new colleague at GSA you will join a thriving theatrical community, working with inspiring staff and students.

If you would like an informal discussion about this post, please contact Julian Woolford, Head of Musical Theatre j.woolford@gsa.surrey.ac.uk or Phyllida Crowley Smith, Head of Dance P.Crowley-Smith@gsa.surrey.ac.uk.

For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the 'apply' button below.

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