Adjunct Instructor of Music - Opera/Lyric Theater

School of Music

MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY invites applications for a part-time position in opera/lyric theatre. Master’s degree minimum, additional study and/or experience preferred. Primary duties include teaching opera workshop each semester and directing Millikin Opera Theatre’s annual opera production. May include music direction or teaching in other areas depending on qualifications. 


Millikin University School of Music has been NASM accredited since 1934, with a vibrant community of 50faculty and 150 students, offering Bachelor of Music degrees in Performance, Music Education, Commercial Music, and Music Business, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music. The School of Music’s curriculum embraces the interdisciplinarity of diverse musical and academic experiences.  The School of Music is designated as an “All Steinway School.” A Millikin education is characterized by Performance Learning — a unique approach to learning that challenges students to engage with third party stakeholders in the performance of their academic discipline. Students apply their learning to professional experiences both in Decatur and around the world. Millikin University’s mission is to deliver on the promise of education, preparing students for professional success, democratic citizenship in a global environment, and a personal life of meaning and value. 


To receive full consideration, please submit: 1) letter of application, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) contact information for at least three references to Any questions should be directed to Dr. Troy Castle, Coordinator of Vocal Studies ( Consideration of complete dossiers will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Candidates should be prepared to submit additional materials upon request. Start date: August 2023. Offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of background check and pending budgetary approval. Millikin University is an equal opportunity employer.  

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