Saturday, January 23, 2010

Paid to play - Summer Gigs and Opportunities, Updated

(Hey, I've updated this in 2015, check it out)

Here are some places for collaborative pianists to spend their summers getting experience and/or paid. Summer stuff only, in this list:

Aspen - Collaborative Artist Program
Banff Centre - Collaborative Piano Internship
Chamber Music Northwest Young Artist Fellowship
Eastern Music Festival hires collaborative pianists for instrumental accompaniment, must be 21 to applyInterlochen Summer Arts Camp hires 4-5 Instrumental accompanists
Kneisel Hall Chamber Music School and Festival
Meadowmount hires string accompanists - send resume & repertoire list (violin-viola-cello only) to
Music Academy of the West - Instrumental Fellowship
Norfolk Chamber Music Session Fellowships
Summer Chamber Music Festival is a four-week chamber music program for string players and pianists aged 18-26
Tanglewood - Instrumental Pianist Fellowships
Texas Music Festival Fellowships
University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Chamber Music Institute Fellowships

Ash-lawn Opera Festival hires one or two accompanists every summer
Atlantic Music Festival Fellowship Program (I think this is an opera gig . . . )
Banff Centre - Assistant Coach/Repetiteur
The College Light Opera Company hires two rehearsal accompanists every summer
CoOPERAtive program at Rider University has a training program for singers and collaborative pianists
Crested Butte Music Festival - Assistant coaches
Intermezzo has a 'Festival Orchestra Program'
Music Academy of the West - Vocal Fellowship
Opera in the Ozarks hires one or two rehearsal accompanists every summerOpera New Jersey - coach/accompanist apprentice
Opera North - hires pianists
Opera on the Avalon - art song and opera
OperaWorks Summer Intensive Program for coaches
Tanglewood - Vocal Pianist Fellowships
Wolftrap Fellowships

Vocal - Art Song:
Asolo Song Festival & Institute for Song Interpretation (Italy)
Franz-Schubert-Institute - summer course for singers and pianists

Musical Theatre:
Bowling Green State U Huron Playhouse
Intermezzo has a 'Festival Orchestra Program'
Interlochen Summer Arts Camp hires 4-5 Musical Theatre accompanistsKalamazoo Civic Theatre hires accompanists
Surflight Theatre - Musical and Music Directing Internships
West Virginia Public Theatre occasionally hires summer rehearsal accompanists

Berkshire Choral Festival has a paid Apprentice program for accompanists
Interlochen Summer Arts Camp hires 4-5 Choral accompanists

Interlochen Summer Arts Camp hires 4-5 dance pianists each summer

Valleyfair Amusement Park hires keyboardists for summer shows - the rep is R&B, rock and kid stuff (in other words, easy $$)

!!!*Fellowships are [mostly] free

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