Friday, May 5, 2017

Gig for this Fall

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 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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Friday, March 31, 2017

Another Full Time Accompanist Job

Nacogdoches, TX

Posting Number: 0604849
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 an accompanist for spring opera production.
4. 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.
3. May serve as rehearsal accompanist for a university choir.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1. Knowledge of, or the ability to learn, university 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.

Master of Music degree required, doctorate preferred.

Experience and Training:
Experience accompanying vocalists, instrumentalists, and choir is required. Experience obtained during graduate studies can be considered.

Work Hours: This is a full-time position with some responsibilities on nights and weekends.

Special Instructions: 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.)

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 School of Music's choirs. Additional opportunities also exist as a freelance accompanist for student degree recitals.

Qualifications: Minimum of a Master of Music degree in collaborative piano/piano performance accepted, 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): Dr. Ron Petti

Contact Phone/Extension: 936 468-1191

Contact Email:

Contact Fax: 936 468-5810

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Full time Accompanist gig

Piano Accompanist (Lecturer 10 months)
State University of New York (SUNY) College at Purchase

Application Deadline: March 31, 2017

We seek a faculty member with experience and interest in collaborative piano for instrumentalists and vocalists, as well as chamber music performance. This position manages all collaborative piano services in the Classical Division of the Conservatory, including hiring and supervising employees and independent contractors, working with faculty to schedule and coordinate collaborative services (opera and voice, strings, woodwinds, brass). The position also serves as the primary collaborative pianist in the Conservatory. Other duties, as assigned by the Director of the Conservatory, may include: interacting with presenting venues on campus, including the Performing Arts Center and Neuberger Museum of Art, and participating in academic advising and community service (which encompasses committee work as well as College, School, and Board of Study governance).

Our ideal candidate will be comfortable working and thinking across disciplines, having interests and experience that extend beyond his or her specialty, and encompass broader approaches to art practice and human knowledge. Successful candidates will demonstrate their commitment to student learning, success, and liberal education.

Founded on the principle that artists and scholars are indispensable to each other and to an enlightened society, Purchase College combines professional conservatory programs in the visual and performing arts and distinguished programs in the liberal arts and sciences. Located 25 miles north of Manhattan in Westchester County, the campus celebrates individuality, diversity, and creativity as we encourage students to Think Wide Open . At Purchase College, the arts play a special role liberal education infuses the arts and the arts infuse the campus. Purchase College is part of the State University of New York system.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must possess a graduate/professional degree (MM, DMA, Ph.D., PD, PL, etc.) in a related discipline or show substantial commensurate professional experience. Teaching experience in music at an undergraduate or graduate level. Experience accompanying students of string, woodwind, and brass instruments. Experience playing chamber music. Familiarity with standard Italian, German and French art song repertoire. experience as an opera rehearsal pianist

In addition, current demonstrable collaborative experience as well as the management of collaborative pianists is required. Experience teaching and mentoring undergraduate students is preferred.

Salary: $44,000

Application Instructions:

Applicants must attach the following to the online employment application:

1) Cover letter (maximum one-page) expressing interest in the position and summarizing qualifications
2) CV, including noted productions, reviews, published articles, panels/papers, service, courses taught, etc. (Do Not Submit Original Materials.)
3) Names, addresses, and e-mail addresses (and phone numbers, if possible) of three references (attach as "Other Document 1").
4) Two statements: the first is a statement about your work in music; the second is a statement of teaching philosophy. BOTH statements must be submitted as one document (can be multi-page) (attach as "Other Documents 2").