Thursday, July 16, 2015

Staff Accompanist Gig

The Bradley University Department of Music seeks a collaborative pianist to accompany students, faculty, choirs, and guest artists in rehearsal and performance. Preference will be given to an individual who can also teach accompanying. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to participate actively in the affairs of the University and contribute to the further development of the music program.

A bachelor's degree in required, a master's degree is preferred. The candidate must have superior musical skills, interpersonal skills, and be flexible in scheduling rehearsals and performances. Demonstrated success as an accompanist is required. The candidate must be legally able to work in the United States; no OPT of visa sponsorship is available. The appointment begins August 24, 2015. This is a nine-month, half-time staff position in the Department of Music.

The Department of Music is one of five departments in the Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts. The department consists of 12 full-time faculty and staff, 18 part-time faculty and staff and 85 music majors and minors. Bradley is a private, non-sectarian, comprehensive, coeducational university of 5,500 students and 300 faculty members. Degrees offered by the Department of Music are: Bachelor of Arts in Music, Bachelor of Science in Music, Bachelor of Science/Arts in Music Business, Bachelor of Music Education, Bachelor of Music in Performance, and Bachelor of Music Composition.

The letter of application should be accompanied by a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation with addresses and telephone numbers and two MP3 or MP4 recordings that demonstrate technical and musical ability. It is preferred that one recording be a collaboration with a vocalist and the other with an instrumentalist. Electronic submissions of the application are preferred. Materials should be received by July 24, 2015 for priority consideration. Send applications to:

Dr. David Vroman, Chairperson
Department of Music
Dingeldine Music Center
Bradley University
Peoria, IL 61625
Web site:

The position will remain open until filled.

Employment with Bradley is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check.

Bradley University in an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The administration, faculty and staff are committed to attracting qualified candidates from underrepresented groups.

Application Instructions:

Postal Address: Dr. David Vroman, Chairperson
Dingeldine Music Center
Bradley University
1501 West Bradley Avenue
Peoria, IL 61625

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Another Staff Accompanist Gig

Chadron, NE
Admin - Other Administrative Positions
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
$30,576 to $38,220 USD Per Year

Master's degree in piano performance, collaborative piano or closely related field
Successful background records check
Two to three years of collegiate-level experience in:

Choral ensemble accompanying
Vocal accompanying
Instrumental accompanying
Experience in organizing, managing and/or planning large-scale events
RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities include but may not be limited to:
Provide support for student and faculty musicians through collaborative performance at the piano in rehearsal and in recital performances
Accompany choral ensembles in rehearsal and performances
Assist in areas of recruiting, outreach, and public relations
Organize, manage and promote annual Department of Music events
Assists with the development of promotional material for events.
Coordinate scholarship auditions and communications
Other duties as assigned

Apply for this job online at, click on Professional Staff, and then click on the green checkmark below "Apply for Vacancy" next to the position title. Required application materials include the Chadron State College Employment Application form, cover letter, resume, and transcripts. Applicants can attach and submit their cover letter, resume, and transcripts within the online CSC Employment Application form. Questions regarding the application process can be directed to or 308-432-6224. Work authorization and/or visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Application Information
Postal Address:
Human Resources
Chadron State College
1000 Main Street
Chadron, NE 69337
308 432 6224
308 432 6065
Online App. Form:

Friday, June 26, 2015

Randomness Archives, #2 - Cartoons

Music-related WTF Archives, #1

I have a lot of pics that I've collected ... This post is the first in an upcoming series, the results of tons of pointless online hours.  You're welcome.

NPR article about pianists and stage fright

To Master Stage Fright, Practice Makes Imperfect OK

The pianist the article is about, Sara Solovitch, also wrote a book about overcoming stage fright, called Playing Scared: A History and Memoir of Stage Fright!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

2 Staff Accompanist Jobs

General Requirements:
Master's degree in Music, Collaborative Piano, Performance, or related field. Doctor of Musical Arts would be helpful. No experience is required. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.

Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
Provides piano accompaniment for selected classes and events such as recitals, concerts, master classes, school auditions, or other accompanying duties.

Primary Responsibilities (Staff Positions Only):
Provides piano accompaniment for selected classes and events such as recitals, concerts, master classes, school auditions, or other accompanying duties. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications/Instructions for the Position:
Will be a proven coach/accompanist and a strong performer who thrives in a collaborative environment. Must have strong sight-reading skills and a sound keyboard technique. Must be willing to work in a team-oriented environment that is dedicated to assisting students, staff members and faculty achieve their fullest potential.

As part of the application process, please include a letter of interest, three letters of recommendation, an audio or video sample of recent performance(s)(or links), and a curriculum vitae.

Application Information
Sam Houston State University

Responsibilities include accompanying degree recitals, weekly recital hour, lessons and juries; coordinating student accompanying assignments, including assigning accompaniments and coaching student accompanists as needed; accompanying faculty, visiting artists and applied faculty interviewees as appropriate; and other duties as assigned. Applicant must currently be authorized to work in the United States. This is a nine-month, renewable benefits-eligible position beginning August 10, 2015.

Required qualifications include a master's degree in piano or collaborative piano; excellent performing skills; and excellent sight-reading skills.
Preferred qualifications include an extensive accompanying repertoire (instrumental and vocal areas); strong communication skills; and accompanying experience beyond graduate assistantship.
To Apply

The application process is coordinated by [Human Resources]. Electronic submission of applications is required and must be completed at Completed applications must include:
Cover letter that addresses required and preferred qualifications
Current curriculum vitae
Contact information for three personal and professional references, including telephone numbers
Complete repertoire list (vocal and instrumental)
Recordings (audio accepted; video preferred) of three representative collaborative performances (vocal and instrumental)
Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
Review of applications will begin June 25, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. If hired, applicants must provide official graduate transcripts, or documentation of degrees if transcripts are not available.

Questions about this position may be directed to Dr. Jesse Krebs,
Application Information

Postal Address:
Truman State University
100 E. Normal St.
Kirksville, MO 63501-4221
Online App. Form:

Friday, June 19, 2015

Staff Accompanist gig

Staff accompanist and vocal coach for the DePauw University School of Music, serving to support student performance primarily in vocal areas (private lessons, choirs, ensembles, opera and musical theatre productions), as well as instrumental areas.

Serve as a staff accompanist in instrumental and vocal studios, as well as additional duties to be assigned (such as public performances, accompanying recitals, studio classes, choral class, ensemble classes, and juries.)
serve as an accompanist/coach for the annual opera production (with rehearsals taking place during January and February)
serve as accompanist for the rehearsal process and performances if a musical theatre production is scheduled for the fall semester (with rehearsals in late August through early October)
serve as a primary accompanist for School of Music prospective auditions, master classes, and other events as assigned

Education: Master's Degree in Music (four year college or university), or Bachelor's Degree in Music and equivalent experience

Experience: Experience coaching vocalists in classical and musical theatre repertoire, including works in English, French, Italian, and German. Experience coaching musical theatre works and/or operatic works.

Other Requirements
Maintain a high level of professional competence for the duties of this position, including attendance at appropriate meetings for continued professional development, as well as performance as appropriate both within and outside of the University community.

Please be sure to attach a cover letter, resume or CV, and references to this application. We also ask that you attach a representative repertoire list of collaborative works and/or video.