Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Latest list - Summer Gigs and Opportunities

Some ideas to get you thinking about 2018: here are some places to consider spending your summer months - getting experience and/or paid (ideally both). 


Aspen - Collaborative Piano (Instrumental)
Banff - Chamber music
Bowdoin - Collaborative Piano Program
Brevard Music Center - Collaborative Piano Program
Castleman Quartet Program - Piano Internships
Eastern Music Festival - Collaborative Piano
Encore Chamber Music - Collaborative Piano Fellowship 
Garth Newel Emerging Artist Fellowship Program
Interlochen - hires collaborative pianists
Hot Springs Music Festival - Apprenticeship
Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival - Young Artist Program
Music Academy of the West - Collaborative Piano
Norfolk Chamber Music Festival - Fellowship 
Tanglewood - Instrumental Piano Fellowship


Aspen - Aspen Opera Center - Opera Coaching   
Atlantic Music Festival - Opera Coach Fellowship 
Bay View Music Festival - Collaborative Piano Programs
Charlottesville Opera - Internship 
College Light Opera Company  - may hire accompanists
CoOPERAtive program at Rider University - Operatic Coach/Accompanying Program
Crested Butte Music Festival - Opera Studio Pianist
Dell'Arte Opera Ensemble - Rehearsal/Performance Pianist Apprenticeship
Glimmerglass Festival - Young Artists Program
Hawaii Performing Arts Festival - Fellowship Program 
Metropolitan International Music Festival - Apprentice Collaborative Pianist  
Miami Music Festival - Vocal Collaborative Piano Institute Fellowships 
Oberlin in Italy - Collaborative Piano Program, Assistant and Apprentice Tracks
Opera Neo - Apprentice Pianist  
Pittsburgh Festival Opera - Resident Artist Pianists   
San Francisco Merola Opera Program 
Wolf Trap Opera - Opera Fellows

Vocal - Art Song

Aspen - Collaborative Piano (Vocal)  
Franz- Schubert Institiut
Interlochenhires collaborative pianists
Music Academy of the West - Vocal Piano  
NATS Intern Program
Tanglewood - Vocal Piano Fellowship  
Vancouver International Song Institute

Musical Theatre

Berkshire Theatre Group - Music Directing Assistantship
Interlochen - hires collaborative pianists
Seattle Children's Theatre - Music Directing Internship
Summer Theatre of New Canaan - Music Directing Internship


Interlochen - hires collaborative pianists


Interlochen - hires dance class pianists


Aspen - Orchestral Keyboards Emphasis
Cortona Sessions for New Music - Piano Fellowship

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Also - this gig

Visiting Assistant Professor Music Accompanist
Kentucky State University 

Serves as Accompanist and Resident Performer in the Area of Instrumental Music, non-tenure track

Specific duties include: accompanies instrumental and vocal music majors for applied studio lessons, applied music jury examinations and weekly Laboratory and Performance Classes; provides appropriate piano accompaniments for music majors' junior and senior recitals; accompanies the Kentucky State University Concert for the Annual Spring Concert Tour, and special performances on and off campus including scheduled weekend dates; accompanies the Opera/Music Theatre Workshop for rehearsals and performances; provide classroom and laboratory instruction in Applied Keyboard Instrumental Music and according to qualifications and Area of Music needs; supervises the area's Piano Laboratory and accompaniment schedule; coordinates compliance issues which are associated with required student proficiencies regarding keyboard knowledge and skills; provides instruction in Music Theory, History or other assigned areas and completes other duties as assigned by the divisional chairperson.

Master's degree in classical piano performance required.

Accompanying experience in classical vocal, instrumental, choral and opera/music theatre repertoire required.

Sight reading ability required.

Comprehensive knowledge of vocal, instrumental and choral repertoire.

Comprehensive knowledge of vocal, instrumental, choral and opera/music theatre repertoire.
Experience in accompanying.
Sight reading ability required
Teach one music class per semester as needed.

Assigned studio/office space with piano, computer and telephone located in the music section of Bradford Hall. Studio/office provided for accompanying, class preparations and individual music majors' teaching and practice sessions as scheduled.

New Fall Gig

Looks like someone jumped ship last minute - full time!!

Stephen F. Austin State University - Nacogdoches, TX
Posting Number: 0605055

Position Type: Exempt

Department: MUSIC

General Description:
This is a professional position responsible for providing musical accompaniment for rehearsals, performances, and special events in the school of music. Collaborates regularly with students and faculty. This is a security-sensitive position. Reports to assigned faculty.

Essential Job Functions:
1. Rehearses with and accompanies vocalists in regular vocal seminars.
2. Rehearses with and accompanies instrumentalist in instrumental studio recitals.
3. Serves as rehearsal accompanist for choral union and/or women's choir.
4. Serves as an accompanist for spring opera production.
5. Serves as accompanist in student convocation performances, upper-level performance barriers, faculty and guest artist recitals, new student auditions, master classes, and other performances.

Non-Essential Job Functions:
1. May substitute for other accompanists when needed.
2. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1. Knowledge of, or the ability to learn, SFA policies and procedures.
2. Technical and musical mastery of the keyboard.
3. Strong sight-reading skills.
4. Ability to collaborate effectively with a diverse body of musicians.

Bachelor's degree in collaborative piano, piano performance, or a related field is required. Master's degree is preferred.

Experience and Training:
Three years of related experience is required. Experience accompanying vocalists, instrumentalists, and choir is required. Experience obtained during undergraduate and graduate studies can be considered.

Work Hours: Work hours vary, according to faculty and student rehearsal and performance schedules. Weekdays, evenings and weekends are all required at times.

Minimum Pay Rate: $40,000

Specific Job Requirements for this Posting: This position is effective September 1, 2017.

Responsibilities: Accompany vocalists and instrumentalists in weekly vocal seminar, instrumental studio recitals, monthly convocations, special events (master classes, new student auditions, etc). Serve as one of two rehearsal accompanists for spring opera production, with the possibility of accompanying one of the SFA School of Music's choirs. Additional opportunities also exist as a freelance accompanist for student degree recitals.

Qualifications: Master of Music degree in collaborative piano/piano performance preferred. DMA preferred. The successful candidate will be a dynamic, well-rounded pianist, an excellent performer, possess strong communication skills, excellent sight reading abilities and extensive experience in collaborative piano. Experience obtained during graduate studies is considered acceptable.

Position open until filled, though review of applications will begin immediately.

Start Date: August 2017. Please complete application through human resources department at

Supporting materials (links to recent collaborative and solo performances via youtube/dropbox or other forms of media) should be emailed to Dr. Ron Petti at Office-(936) 468-1191.)

Contact Name(s): Gary Wurtz

Contact Phone/Extension: 936-468-1170

Contact Email:

Contact Fax: 936-468-5810

Monday, July 3, 2017

Fall Accompanying Gig

Claremont, CA

Provides keyboard-accompanying services for Scripps College Music Department and the Claremont Joint Music Program. Provides piano and harpsichord accompaniment during instruction, performances and special College events (and if possible, organ accompaniment). This is a one-year position scheduled to begin late August 2017 and expected to end May 2018, with the possibility of an extension.

·Accompany private voice lessons in the department, as well as their respective performance classes (currently scheduled Tuesday 9:00am-4:00pm and Thursday 9:00am-5:15pm).
·Accompany all rehearsals of the Claremont Concert Choir and Chamber Choir on Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., as well as its various dress rehearsals and public concerts during the academic year.
·Accompany choir rehearsals on piano from open score and lead choir sectionals.
·Accompany junior, senior and graduate vocal/instrumental recitals.
·Accompany students on regular student recitals (up to 6 per semester, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:30pm-9:00pm)
·Accompany faculty voice recitals and instrumentalist recitals (for example, "Friday at Noon" series) as arranged.
·Serve as pianist for college functions as arranged.
·Accompany voice juries, and voice auditions.
·Accompany instrumental and vocal student auditions and juries as required.
·Active support for the College's Principles of Community and Principles of Diversity in the performance of job duties.

The successful candidate will possess the knowledge, skills and ability to successfully perform the essential functions of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
·Skilled and highly competent as an accompanist - piano and harpsichord, and, if possible, organ.
·Requires ability to accompany a choir from open score, and to follow a conductor.
·Requires high level of technical and musical skills.
·Ability to understand meaning of musical terms, signs, and abbreviations, in popular, semi-classical and classical music.
·Work effectively with instructional faculty and students.
·Ability to follow a soloist or conductor in performing musical score.
·Ability to play at sight, with accuracy and feeling.
·Knowledge of IPA pronunciation of German, French, Italian, Spanish and Latin.

Bachelor's degree in Music, piano/keyboard performance/accompanying.

Demonstrated proficiency in piano, preferably as an accompanist, and demonstrated communications skills and a commitment to providing excellent customer service is required.

This is a temporary, part-time, one-year, 20 hours per week, benefits-eligible and non-exempt position.
Hours and days of week may vary due to the needs of the students and College events.

May supervise student workers.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is quiet to moderate.

Physical and Mental Requirements
Ability to maintain good concentration level while dealing with interruptions; attention to details with emphasis on accuracy; capable of giving, receiving, and analyzing information, formulating work plans, and articulating goals and action plans.

Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time. Standing for extended periods of time. Reaching and extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction. Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than the whole hand(s), or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard. Communication skills using the spoken word. Ability to see within normal parameters. Ability to hear within normal parameters. Ability to bend and stoop, for example, to file. Ability to move about. Ability to lift and carry short distances up to 20 lbs., for example to lift or move office supplies, files, books and packages

At-Will Employment
Regular employment at the College is for no specified period of time; conditions and status of employment (hours, pay, title, duties, etc.) are subject to change at any time. Scripps College is an At-Will employer. Employees, and likewise the College, are free to end the employment relationship at any time, for any reason, with or without notice or cause, unless otherwise prohibited by law.

Scripps College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local law.