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Cascade Foothills Chorale seeking accompanist

Location: Enumclaw, Washington, USA

Dynamic Community Chorale seeks Piano Accompanist

 

 

Salaried: $2,500 annual ($1,200 winter / $1,300 spring)

 

Qualified candidates will be able to provide full range of accompaniment skills, including:

Being committed to working with a non-audition, largely non-reading chorale who enjoy the fun of singing together

Ability to follow the Conductor/Director

Technical competence on the keyboard instrument

Strong sight reading skills

Knowledge of both the accompaniment and choral parts

Ability to play all combinations of vocal parts together (ability to read open choral scores usually 4-part only is preferred)

Knowledge of performance practice in all styles relevant to the repertoire being rehearsed or performed

Ability to assist faltering choral lines, allowing rehearsal to continue without stopping

General flexibility in deferring to directions of Conductor/Director, and supporting chorale and individual performers as needed

     

    Duties of the Accompanist include prepared attendance at all rehearsals and concerts; notifying the Conductor/Director of absences to assist in arranging for guest accompanist if absence is unavoidable (including payment of same). Rehearsal are Thursday evenings 7PM to 9:15PM at Enumclaw Sr. Center or at designated alternative sites. Additional rehearsals may be called in weeks preceding concerts. The Winter Concerts will be held the weekend of 13 and 14 DEC 2014. The dates for the Spring Concerts are yet to be determined (? 30/31 May, 2015). Term of engagement is ~1 year.

     

    Please submit inquiries and/or resumes to dean_suess@yahoo.com. Phone 206 354 4864. Include phone number and possible dates in August for audition with Director and members of the chorale.