Lead Mentor of Vocal Performance

Colorado Springs
Posted 1 month ago

Job Family
: Non-profit

Classification / Position Type: Exempt / Full Time

Reports To: CEO

Salary Range: $45,000

Job Summary

The Lead Mentor of Vocal Performance is responsible for providing a comprehensive vocal education/performance program for all students.  Teaches techniques of vocal music expression and discovers and helps to develop in each student an appreciation of the art of vocal music.

Essential Functions

  • Provides a balanced vocal music program that includes instruction, preparation, rehearsals, and organization of assigned tasks.
  • Teaches skills in vocal music; teaches listening theory and supportive courses relating to the nature, structure and meaning of music; helps students develop discriminatory judgments about music.
  • Works collaboratively with other associates and the leadership team to develop artistic and educational programs for the Conservatory.
  • Provides a broad spectrum of vocal music experience that is appropriate to the age and skill level of students.
  • Prepares curriculum that reflects accommodations for individual student differences.
  • Utilizes repertoire of all available types of music literature including classical, traditional, and contemporary utilizing different methods.
  • Plans, rehearses, and directs students for recitals, auditions, and other community performances.
  • Oversees scheduling and other arrangements for the rehearsals and concerts in cooperation with the management team.
  • Lead rehearsals in a positive and creative manner to inspire a passion for music and the pursuit of excellence.
  • Places students in appropriate ensembles when needed.
  • Assist in recruiting students to the Conservatory throughout the year through school visits, contact with local music teachers, and collaboration with other music organizations. Develop new ways to attract students.
  • Plans and uses appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in music, vocal performance or music education is preferred but not required.  In lieu of degree, equivalent related experience necessary
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience teaching voice to students of all ages and levels
  • Demonstrated expertise in voice pedagogy
  • Thorough understanding of contemporary/popular music pedagogy
  • Expertise in a broad range of musical genres and styles

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to play piano accompaniments in private lessons
  • Effective communication skills to covey musical information and vocal techniques
  • Ability to oversee and/or run live rehearsals and performances
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other associates and leadership team
  • Strong ability to read music
  • Passionate about music and teaching and a commitment to students’ progress and success
  • Professional demeanor
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Energetic, engaging, creative, patient, flexible

Other Courses Lead Mentor May Serve

  • Basic Voice
  • Chorus and/or Chamber Chorus
  • Vocal Technique
  • Singer / Song-writing


  • Supervisor Responsibilities – Direct Reports
  • Position Type – Full time position. Days and hours vary based on the workload.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Colorado Springs Conservatory (CSC) does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.  CSC is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, students, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors.

Job Features

Job CategoryNon-Profit

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