Employment

Staff Accompanist
Department of Music
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for an appointment as staff accompanist, to begin by August 15, 2017.

The duties of this position are to provide piano, and at times organ or harpsichord accompaniment, for the academic and artistic activities of the Department of Music. The work will include playing for a variety of student ensembles (University Chorale, Chamber Singers, Men’s Chorus, Women’s Chorus, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Opera Workshop, and/or Musical Theatre Workshop), as well as classes in choral and instrumental conducting, depending on need and ensemble offerings in any given semester. The staff accompanist also plays for prospective student masterclasses and auditions, semi-annual student “Spotlight” recitals, and recitals by faculty members and guest artists. The work requires a high level of keyboard skills, including ensemble accompanying, sight-reading from open and short scores, transposition, and improvisation. Self-directed practice and repertory enhancement and preparation are also necessary.

Candidates must have undertaken formal study and/or special study in piano sufficient to demonstrate technical and artistic skills in music theory, composition, sight-reading, arranging, and improvisation. Minimum of two years professional experience as an accompanist. Demonstrated knowledge of keyboard techniques and sight-reading is required, as is a demonstrated knowledge of standard repertoire and composers (especially choral/vocal). A baccalaureate degree in music plus three to five years’ experience accompanying various ensembles is strongly preferred.

The scope of this position is limited to a standard 40-hour work week, although there will be periods of time in which the load could exceed 40 hours. In such cases, appropriate compensatory time will be granted by the Department Chair.

All applications must be completed online at www.uncc.edu/jobs (select SHRA Staff, Performing Artist / Position # 002270). Please attach a letter of interest, a current CV/Resume fully describing your performance and accompanying history, and an unofficial copy of your transcripts. Finalists will be required to demonstrate their accompanying ability during the interview process.

The review of applications will begin on April 4, 2017. Any questions or individuals with disabilities desiring accommodation in the application process should be referred to Lisa Newman, Office Manager, at lnewman@uncc.edu.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is an AA/EOE and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained. We celebrate diversity that includes, but is not limited to ability/disability, age, culture, ethnicity, gender, language, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. UNC Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. All finalists are subject to criminal background checks.