Job Description :
BerkleeNYC invites applications for a Part Time faculty member in the Songwriting and Production Department.
The Master of Arts in Creative Media and Technology, Songwriting and Production Specialization explores an integrated approach to the creation of popular music through the thorough examination of current practices in collaborative, technology-aided songwriting.
Students will refine and bolster their artistic expression through analyzing current hit songs and writing music and lyrics, as well as furthering their technical skills through the examination of current production and writing styles and trends, utilizing the latest industry-standard software and hardware.
Immersion into entrepreneurship, storytelling, and design thinking will round out a comprehensive toolkit for aspiring creatives in the songwriting and production space.
Reporting to and under the supervision of the Program Director of Songwriting and Production, the ideal candidate will have content expertise and be skilled in pedagogical practices that engage students and make education relevant.
Additionally, they will be student-centered and dedicated to the role of Songwriting and Production in the education of artists.
As a recognized professional in this topic area, the faculty member will be responsible for teaching : Advanced Vocal Production : Students enrolled in Advanced Vocal Production will learn approaches and methodologies used to achieve professional results in the modern-day paradigm of songwriting sessions and production camps.
Through experiential work, students will survey the strategies employed by current hit-making songwriters and vocal producers in engineering lead vocals, and arranging harmonies and backing vocals.
Pitch-altering software such as Melodyne and Autotune will be mastered for both utility and artistry, while students increase their facility in the studio, working with standard hardware and software in developing vocal chains.
Vocal coaching skills and session psychology will be explored and put into practice through multiple sessions.
All Faculty, staff and students are required to be fully vaccinated in order to participate in any activities on campus.
Experience teaching at the university level (preferred)
Record of creative scholarship / professional activity
Extensive professional experience working with artists in a professional setting for commercially competitive and artistically compelling records
Engineer vocals, apply microphone technique, work with studio hardware
Arrange lead vocals and harmonies and work with singers collaboratively towards effectively conveying emotion and realizing artistic goals
Integrate current production techniques including, but not limited to, pitch shifting, tuning using Melodyne and Autotune, glitch-editing, etc.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Command of technology to support professional work and advance teaching and learning
Commitment to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion
Teach courses in Advanced Vocal Production, as assigned, a 2-hour course offered in the Spring Semester on campus at 441 W53rd street NYC.
Hold weekly office hours on campus, advising students in the Masters of Arts in Creative Media and Technology program at BerkleeNYC
Serve as faculty advisor as needed for students in the above program, including serving on the jury for culminating experience thesis projects
Teach 3 sections of this course weekly.
Submit syllabi for all courses assigned
Attend Department meetings and contribute to the faculty community of Songwriting and Production, BerkleeNYC, and Berklee
Hold weekly office hours
Contribute to the development of the Songwriting and Production program
Engage in professional development to maintain and continually advance teaching skills
Submissions : Electronic applications only. Please submit the following application materials in PDF or Word format. All materials can be uploaded to the Resume / Cover letter application section.
Please send :
A letter of application
A current resume or CV
Three professional references & their contact information.
Links to websites or online resources with representative samples of your work
You may be asked to submit additional materials after your application has been reviewed by the search committee.
Deadline : Review of application materials will start on Monday, July 18th, and will continue until the position is filled.
Berklee College of Music is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.
This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an at will employment relationship.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Equal Employment Opportunity at Berklee
We support an inclusive workplace where everyone excels based on personal merit, qualifications, experience, ability, and job performance.
Berklee affirms that inequality is detrimental to our faculty, staff, students, and the communities we serve. Our goal is to make lasting change through our actions.
Berklee is committed to providing fair and equitable consideration of all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, age, national origin, place of birth, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, or status as a member of the armed forces or veteran of the armed forces, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.
Berklee is committed to increasing the diversity of our institution, community, and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.
Employee Type : Faculty