Staff Accompanist


Department: Music

Job Status: Part-time, hourly  

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Reports To: Chair, Department of Music


Amount of Travel Required: No travel required

Positions Supervised: Not applicable


Work Schedule:

Fall and Spring Semesters. Choirs rehearse Tuesday and Thursdays from 1:00pm-3:30pm and student recitals are scheduled throughout the semester on Friday noon and 4pm. Other hours to support student recitals, juries and studio classes are flexible and varying, mostly between 9am-5pm. Occasional choir concerts in the evenings.


An accomplished collaborative pianist to support student and faculty performances, choirs, class voice, end-of-semester juries, and occasional recruiting/audition events.


Advanced piano skills to quickly learn standard undergraduate vocal and instrumental repertoire.

Excellent sight-reading skills.

Ability to work collaboratively with students and faculty at varying levels of expertise. Rehearse and perform for junior and senior recitals, recital hearings, noon recitals, occasional studio classes, and juries. 

Regularly rehearse with the choirs that need an accompanist. Provide accompaniment at choral concerts.

Periodically provide accompaniment for students in class voice.

Coordinate rehearsal schedule with the music department to work within budget.

*Candidates with a completed masters in piano performance or collaborative piano may be considered for part-time teaching in piano.




Competency Statement(s)

Autonomy- Autonomy looks at the ability of the individual to complete assigned tasks with little oversight. This competency asks the question “How self-directed are you in completing your work?” 

Reliability - Reliability looks at the ability of the individual to be dependable and trustworthy. This competency asks the question “Do you see yourself as someone that is dependable?” 

 Organized - Organizational skills looks at the ability of the individual to be structured and methodical in working skills. This competency asks the question “Is your working style neat and disciplined?” 

Communication, Oral- Oral Communication skills looks at the extent to which an individual communicates with economy and clarity, actively engaging in conversations in order to clearly understand others' message and intent, and receives and processes feedback. This competency asks the question “How well do you send verbal messages and listen to people’s responses in order to convey information?”

Relationship Building -  Relationship building looks at the ability of the individual to establish and maintain a good rapport and cooperative relationship with customers and co-workers. This competency asks the question “Can you work effectively with different types of people and build rapport and trust?” 


  • Piano study at the collegiate level or equivalent.
  • Undergraduate degree in piano performance or collaborative piano preferred.


2 years collaborative piano experience preferred.


Physical Abilities 

Stand N

Walk N

Sit F 

Handling / Fingering F 

Reach Outward N

Reach Above Shoulder N

Climb N

Crawl N

Squat or Kneel N

Bend N

Push / Pull

12 lbs or less N

13-25 lbs N

26-40 lbs N

41-100 lbs N

Lift /Carry

10 lbs or less N

11-20 lbs N

21-50 lbs N

51-100 lbs N

Over 100 lbs N


N (Not Applicable) Activity is not applicable to this occupation. 

O (Occasionally) Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)

F (Frequently) Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)

C (Constantly) Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)