Southern Arkansas University is seeking an Accompanist in the Performing Arts and Mass Communication Department beginning August, 2017. This is a nine (9) month, non-teaching position.
Duties: Accompany musical theatre auditions, rehearsals and productions; accompany student voice lessons and recitals; accompany vocal and instrumental student recitals; accompany students during musical theatre scholarship auditions and other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree in music with emphasis in accompanying preferred; consideration for rank of Instructor, non-tenure track, will be given to applicants with master's degrees in piano performance, piano accompanying or piano pedagogy; demonstrated experience as an accompanist for musical theatre productions as well as experience as a collaborative artist for recitals and juried performers; excellent sight-reading and open-score reading skills; experience with classical vocal literature and familiarity with foreign languages typically associated with voice study (i.e,. French, German, Italian); demonstrated experience as a collaborative artist in a choral setting; comfortable in both musical theatre and traditional voice studio/recital settings; must be willing to work weekends leading to musical theatre productions. All SAU faculty and staff demonstrate a commitment to inclusion and diversity of the University community and excellence in interpersonal behaviors and effective collaboration with colleagues. Joining the SAU family requires a commitment to our culture of Continuous Quality Improvement.
Interested candidates should send letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and (3) three letters of recommendation to HR@saumag.edu or the Office of Human Resources, Southern Arkansas University, 100 E. University, MSC 9288, Magnolia, AR 71753. Non-listed references may be contacted. SAU is an AA/EOE and encourages applications from women and minorities.
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