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September 30, 2016 -

GRAMMY-award-winning conductor and professional listener Craig Hella Johnson joins me for an interview on presence, honesty, and realizing the music with your choir. This is an audio podcast. LISTEN HERE Biography Renowned as one of today’s most influential voices in choral conducting, Craig Hella Johnson brings unparalleled depth of knowledge, artistic

I'm educating my administration about finances needed to hire an accompanist for dress rehearsals and concerts. I have asked them to provide $100/dress rehearsal and $150/concert (each event about 3 hours long). This is likely on the low side of going rates, and of course, this feels high to my administration. Can anyone point me to resources about going rates that I could share with my administration? Our school is located near a major northeastern city. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less

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Betsy Baeskens GiriSnarky and not too helpful probably, but can't resist: what do they pay their football staff that serves in an accompanying role?

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Sarah Hanson BaileyI can't direct you to a resource but can share that I'm in suburban Maine (just north of Portland), and we pay $50/hr.

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Lucyanne Georger GordonCheck the local musician's Union.

10 hours ago   ·  6

Judith HirschI second Lucyanne. The union and also AGO (American Guild of Organists) can give you and idea of appropriate rates.

10 hours ago   ·  4

Jayne BorrasThanks, everyone!

9 hours ago

Jim LoefflerThe Children's Chorus of Greater Dallas pays $40/hr.

5 hours ago   ·  1

Chris KnightContact church service accompanists. They are usually lovely to work with and are reasonable

4 hours ago   ·  2

Hannah Wunsch RyanWhere are you located? That varies the pay drastically, in my experience

4 hours ago   ·  1

Karla Melissa$45-50 per "service" in my school in Ct.

4 hours ago   ·  1

Philip BrownYou get what you pay for - are they willing to invest a little more for a better quality experience for be students? Or are they ok with paying less for someone who might not be as skilled?

3 hours ago   ·  1

Erick J. FiguerasThose are the rates we pay in my area of SC for dress and concert. Daily rehearsals are $25/hr. When I taught in NY 13 years ago it was higher.

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