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Collaborative Piano Staff Accompanist Position in Music (On-Call)

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Position Information

Position Title Collaborative Piano Staff Accompanist Position in Music (On-Call)
Position Type Staff
Department Art, Music & Philosophy
FLSA Non-Exempt
Union/Non Union Non Union
Full Time or Part Time Part Time
Grade NA
Salary Range
Hiring Salary Range $20.00/hr
Fixed Term/Tenure Track (Faculty Only)
Regular or Temporary Temporary
Job Description Summary

Serve as piano accompanist for Vocal and Instrumental performances, student seminars, rehearsals and recitals given by Students and Faculty members. Also serve as accompanist for the choir concerts and other music classes as necessary. Must possess a high degree of piano sight reading capabilities. Candidate must be familiar with the standard vocal literature from the Baroque to the Twentieth Century periods in English, Italian, German and French languages. Must have language diction skills in English, Italian, German and French.

Minimum Qualifications
  1. Master’s degree in collaborative piano or equivalent in Music, with a minimum of 21 graduate credit hours in music.
  2. Evidence of previous performances as a collaborative pianist in professional musical performance venues.

The following criteria will be used to review the application of those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and to select those who will be invited for an interview. Candidates will be asked to demonstrate their collaborative piano skills by performing, at sight, a standard piano accompaniment for a classical vocal composition. Observations made during the interview process, including their performance as a piano accompanist will be considered in selecting candidates to be recommended for appointment.

  1. Relevance of graduate education preparation to the broad range of anticipated collaborative pianist duties found in a community college music curriculum.
  2. Evidence of experience as a collaborative pianist in professional musical performances.
  3. Evidence of experience as a vocal coach for music students in the preparation of assigned vocal literature.
  4. Evidence of experience with demonstrating, for students, appropriate vocal style of song literature from the Renaissance to the Twentieth Century.
  5. Evidence of ability to correct students’ errors in their assigned vocal literature.
  6. Evidence of experience in critiquing song diction in English, Italian, German and French.
  7. Evidence of ability to play, at sight, a four part, open score, choral composition.
  8. Evidence of ability to perform, at sight, a moderately difficult piano accompaniment with correct, notes, rhythms, phrasing and style.
Job Requirements
  1. Must be able to work flexible hours including days, evenings and weekends as needed.
  2. Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
  3. Ability to hold extended poses for twenty-five minutes without moving.
  4. As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
Is Background Check Required?

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number PGCC80111/12
Open Date 08/30/2016
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Background Check Statement
Special Instructions to Applicants

Posting Specific Questions

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  1. * Which of the following best describes your level of completed education? (Education details must be included in your application.)
    • Master's Degree or above from an accredited college/university
    • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college/university
    • Associate's Degree from an accredited college/university
    • One to two years of college credit (30 credit hours is equivalent to one year)
    • Less than 30 credits from an accredited college/university
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • None of the above
  2. * Please describe your experience related to this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • HERC
    • HigherEd Jobs
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Indeed
    • Personal Referral
    • PGCC Website
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook)
    • The Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • The Washington Post
    • Other: Please indicate below
    • Educause
  4. How did you hear about this employment opportunity? If you selected "Other" please indicate source:

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

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  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
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