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Lecturer : Vocal Studies

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South African College of Music
Reference number: E19492

As one of the largest and most diverse tertiary music institutions in South Africa, the South African College of Music pursues a wide range of musical activities. Besides the flourishing opera school, there is a strong practical tradition in the field of African and World music, Jazz and Western music performance as well as departments in musicology, composition, music education and music technology.

We are seeking to appoint on 1 July 2020 a Lecturer in Vocal Studies with an emerging track record in teaching and performance of vocal repertoire in the Western music tradition. The successful applicant will form part of a team of lecturers dedicated to the teaching of all aspects of the theory and practice of performance of Western music at undergraduate and postgraduate level.


  • MMus in performance (vocal studies, Western tradition), PGDip in Music Performance (vocal studies, Western tradition), or equivalent professional credentials;
  • An active performing career, showing performance fluency in German, French and Italian;
  • Experience of undergraduate teaching, both practical and theoretical;
  • Versatility and knowledge of the standard repertoire in all fields of vocal performance in the Western tradition (opera, operetta, art song and oratorio).


  • Keyboard skills as well as a specialisation and in-depth knowledge of the repertoire in one field of vocal performance in the Western tradition (opera, operetta, art song or oratorio) would be an advantage.


  • Teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the areas of practical studies, vocal pedagogy and repertoire;
  • Contributing to musical performance at the South African College of Music;
  • Administrative duties.

The annual cost of employment at lecturer level, including benefits is R 683 358.

To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file to recruitment02@uct.ac.za:

Please ensure the title and reference number are indicated in the subject line

An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and will be required to present a masterclass and a short recital.

Telephone: 021 650 2163
Reference number: E19492
Website: www.hr.uct.ac.za
Closing date: 31 January 2020

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UCT reserves the right not to appoint.

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