Rates for community choir accompanists
Date: June 4, 2014
Several years ago on this site there was a thread discussing rates for community chorus accompanists. Our chorale has just received the resignation of our long-time accompanist, and so we find ourselves needing to hire another. We are a community chorus founded in 1985. We sing with 50-60 singers each year, and perform a variety of repertoire. We perform a Christmas and a spring concert (two each time). Our former accompanist also served as the director of a small "pullout" ensemble from the larger chorale. This ensemble rehearsed one hour prior to each weekly rehearsal of the larger chorale. The newly hired person might or might not fill both spots, depending on their expertise and interest.
I'd love to hear what you think are the current going rates for well qualified accompanists! Thanks so much!