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DIRECTOR OF BANDS Sought by Northern Kentucky University

NKU_SOTA logo ANNOUNCEMENT OF VACANCY:
TENURE-TRACK DIRECTOR OF BANDS

POSITION:
Assistant Professor, Director of Bands, full-time, tenure-track, appointment to begin August 2023.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Primary responsibilities will be to provide leadership for the NKU band program, which includes conducting the Symphonic Winds and Concert Band, while recruiting and maintaining appropriate instrumentation for a balanced band program. Primary teaching duties will include instrumental conducting and other secondary teaching areas based on the candidate’s strengths that could include methods courses (brass, woodwinds, and/or marching band techniques), applied music, instrumentation and scoring, music theory, etc. Responsibilities also include the development of a scholarly/creative agenda in research, performance, and/or professional creative activities.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Doctoral degree in music required (Ph.D., DMA, etc.). ABD candidates will be considered, but the doctoral degree must be conferred by August 2023. Teaching experience at the college level is required. For additional preferred qualifications, please see the complete electronic posting.

RANK AND SALARY:
Assistant Professor (full-time, tenure-track); salary is competitive and commensurate with Assistant Professor.

APPLICATIONS:
All applications must be submitted electronically through Northern Kentucky University’s job portal via https://jobs.nku.edu/postings/12402. For primary consideration for this position, a complete application must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, October 12, 2022.

Questions regarding the nature of the position should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Amy Gillingham Culligan at gillinghaa1@nku.edu. Selected candidates must successfully pass a background check. Applicants who enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply.

ABOUT NKU:
Located seven miles from downtown Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky University is a 14,000- student nationally recognized metropolitan university committed to active engagement with the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region of nearly two million people. Greater Cincinnati has one of the most vibrant and multifaceted cultural scenes in the Midwest, with The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Pops, The Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Ballet, a large community of working artists, musicians and designers and a variety of theaters. It offers an outstanding quality of life and an affordable cost of living. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, but especially from individuals who contribute to the diversity of our academic community.

The School of the Arts at Northern Kentucky University offers a wide array of degree programs in the visual and performing arts. The Music Program within the School of the Arts offers a BME in Music Education (Choral/Vocal and Instrumental), BM in Performance (Instrumental, Jazz Studies, Piano Pedagogy, and Voice) a BM in Composition (Traditional and Commercial Music/Audio Production, BA in Music (Liberal Studies), Music Minor, and Audio Production Minor. The Music Program is a fully accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. See the Music website at music.nku.edu for additional information.

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Fierstein’s TORCH SONG Kicks Off NKU’s Theatre & Dance Season

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Photo by Michael Hatton.

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY – Northern Kentucky University’s School of the Arts presents Harvey Fierstein’s TORCH SONG as the start of their 21/22 Theatre + Dance academic season. TORCH SONG will run Sept. 29-Oct. 9, 2021 at NKU’s Stauss Theatre. TORCH SONG is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.

  • What: “Torch Song” by Harvey Fierstein
  • When: Sept. 29-Oct. 9, 2021
  • Where: NKU Stauss Theatre
  • Tickets: nku.edu/sotatickets

TORCH SONG is the two-act revival of Harvey Fierstein’s Tony Award-winning Torch Song Trilogy. The life of Arnold Beckoff, a torch song-singing, Jewish drag queen living in New York City, is dramatized over the span of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Told with a friendly, human voice, Torch Song follows Arnold’s odyssey to find happiness in New York. Along the way, Arnold experiences love, loss, and misadventure. A visit from his overbearing mother reminds him that he needs one thing more: respect.

The NKU cast features Gabriela Barbosa Paul, Alec Harrison, Emily Hilbrecht, Nick Rohr, Evan Rogers, and Jayvon Shack; understudies are Linnzie Hays and Elizabeth J. McClure. The show is directed by Michael Hatton. The Music Director is Damon Stevens. The Stage Manager is Alyssa Taylor and Assistant Stage Managers are Julie Fellinger and Savanah Scott.

Health & Safety Guidelines
With safety in mind, SOTA is moving to touchless mobile ticketing and print-at-home options. If you do not have a mobile device or home printing capabilities, please call the Box Office (859) 572-5464 for alternative options.

Starting Jan. 1, 2022 all sales will become credit card only to create a “touchless” payment environment for improved health and safety of our guests.

NKU is following all CDC and government guidelines, and continues to monitor the COVID situation. Masks are required indoors on campus for all persons, vaccinated and unvaccinated. The vaccines are safe and effective in preventing serious disease. Please get vaccinated if you have not done so already. Visit nku.edu/covid19 for more information.

About NKU:  Founded in 1968, we are a growing metropolitan university of more than 15,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students’ names. For more information, visit nku.edu.

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TORCH SONG Runs Sept. 29-Oct. 9

NKU_Torch Song logoTORCH SONG
Northern Kentucky University
Sept. 29-Oct. 9
Stauss Theatre [Highland Heights]

Directed by Michael Hatton
Music directed by Damon Stevens

TORCH SONG is the two-act revival of Harvey Fierstein’s Tony Award-winning Torch Song Trilogy. The life of Arnold Beckoff, a torch song-singing, Jewish drag queen living in New York City, is dramatized over the span of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Told with a friendly, human voice, Torch Song follows Arnold’s odyssey to find happiness in New York. Along the way, Arnold experiences love, loss, and misadventure. A visit from his overbearing mother reminds him that he needs one thing more: respect.

9/24/21 Covid Policy: NKU is following all CDC and government guidelines, and continues to monitor the COVID situation. SOTA plans to be at full capacity in public venues. Healthy@NKU remains an important part of our plan even with the easing of certain restrictions. Masks are required indoors on campus for all persons, vaccinated and unvaccinated. The vaccines are safe and effective in preventing serious disease. Please get vaccinated if you have not done so already.
Note: Always verify the latest policy changes before attendance.

  • Wed-Sat, Sept. 29-Oct. 2 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Oct. 3 at 2pm
  • Wed-Sat, Oct. 6-9 at 7:30pm

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BURIED CHILD Runs March 26-April 5

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Photo by Sagar Galolia.

BURIED CHILD
Northern Kentucky University
March 26-April 5
Stauss Theatre [Highland Heights]

Cast: Jordan Whittaker as Dodge, Gabby Barbosa as Halie, Jarod Higgins as Tilden, Trevor Browning as Bradley, Tim Belton as Vince, Mo Cox as Shelly & Randolph Geersas Father Dewis

Deep in the American Heartland, life seems to have mysteriously come to a stop. Grappling with the disillusionment of American Mythology a family seeks to hide their past, only to become trapped by it. The surprise arrival of an estranged grandson and a mysterious finding in the field ignites the characters like fireworks on the Fourth of July. Alternately funny and darkly macabre, Buried Child weaves a twisted family drama of epic proportions.

  • Thu-Sat, March 26-28 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, March 29 at 2pm
  • Wed-Sat, April 1-4 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, April 5 at 2pm

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NKU School of the Arts Collaborates on HMS PINAFORE

NKU_HMS PINAFORE promoHIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY – Northern Kentucky University’s School of the Arts kicks off 2020 with Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic operetta of HMS PINAFORE. This is a first-time mainstage collaboration between the Theatre + Dance and Music Programs since SOTA’s inception. The production runs Feb. 21-March 1 at NKU’s Corbett Theatre. For more information and tickets, visit nku.edu/pinafore.

The gentlemanly Captain Corcoran has a daughter, Josephine, who is in love with a lowly but gallant sailor named Ralph Rackstraw. Meanwhile, the Captain’s former nanny, Little Buttercup, falls in love with him, but he hesitates to reciprocate due to his higher social rank. The whole situation is turned on its head when Little Buttercup reveals a game-changing secret she has kept for decades. HMS PINAFORE is filled with robust sailors, star-crossed lovers, and crazy comical antics sure to tickle your funny bone and lift your heart.

This is the first time that NKU is performing HMS PINAFORE. The only other Gilbert & Sullivan shows that have been performed at NKU over the past two decades have been The Mikado and The Pirates of Penzance. Gilbert & Sullivan works are considered to be the precursors to modern musical theatre. HMS PINAFORE was an immediate smash hit in the US and continues to be one of the three most often performed of the Gilbert & Sullivan comic operas, boasting big choruses with catchy music and dynamic dance numbers.

The NKU cast features Joshua Van Nort (Sir Joseph Porter), Jacob Threadgill (Captain Corcoran), Jackson Hurt (Ralph Rackstraw), Joel Morgan Parece (Dick Deadeye), Jake Hunter (Boatswain Bill Bobstay), Austin Ray Adams (Carpenter Bob Becket), Adria Whitfill (Josephine), Elanor Morris (Cousin Hebe), and Ally Davis (Little Buttercup). The Chorus of Sailors is comprised of Jeremiah Savon Jackson, Ethan Brooks Baker, Cube Wyrick, Logan Anthony, Liam Sweeney, Tre Taylor, and Kanai Nakata. Sir Joseph’s Female Relatives are Grace Vetter, Victoria Avery, Katie Boyd, Bria Anderson, Makenna Henehan, Olivia Rose Barrell, Willow Davis, and Megan Carlson. The show is co-directed by Nicole Perrone and Kimberly Lazzeri. Other creative team members include Damon Stevens (Music Director), Jay Goodlett (Choreographer), Anna Catton (Scenic Designer), Paige Devroomen (Props Design/Master), Ronnie Chamberlain (Costume Designer), Jeremiah Kearns (Lighting Designer), Zach Collins (Sound Designer), and Halee Hood (Hair/Makeup Designer). The Stage Manager is Brian Robertson, and Assistant Stage Managers are Tiffany Turner and Alexis Pendleton.

For more information, call the NKU School of the Arts Box Office at (859) 572-5464 or visit nku.edu/sotatickets.

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