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Sistrum, Lansing Women’s Chorus

Position Announcement

Posted June 2022, open till filled, Review begins July 5, 2022

 

Part-time Position: Piano Accompanist

Location: Lansing, MI

 

Start Date: September 2022

Terms of Employment: 32-35 weeks/year

Once weekly evening rehearsal (Wednesday 7-9 pm), sectionals, and one Saturday retreat each semester, various small public performances, two concert performances each semester

 

Hourly Rate: $30 per rehearsal hour and $150 for each performance

Optional mileage reimbursement if over 30 miles

Registration and lodging for national festivals

 

Application Process: Submit resume and cover letter to Artistic Director, Meghan Eldred-Woolsey via email: meldred25@gmail.com

Job Description

 

Position Opportunity:

Under the direction of Sistrum’s Artistic Director, to provide accompaniment for the chorus at its weekly rehearsals, twice yearly retreats, and performances. In addition, this position will be responsible for facilitating section rehearsals during each semester, winter and spring.

 

Qualifications:

  • Advanced accompanying skills

  • Ability to sight-read difficult choral music

  • Ability to follow a high-paced rehearsal atmosphere

  • Commitment to assisting the chorus to fulfill its mission as described in HERstory

  • Strong interpersonal skills

 

Performance Responsibilities:

  • Accompany chorus during evening weekly rehearsals and one Saturday retreat each semester

  • Accompany chorus during performances each semester

  • Conduct section rehearsals prior to weekly rehearsals

  • Work closely with other accompanists during dress rehearsals and performances each semester

 

Working Conditions:

Accompaniment will occur on various types of pianos including grands and possible keyboards. Regular rehearsals are played on a Baldwin baby grand piano. Work is performed in a variety of situations for rehearsals, sectionals, and concert performances. Involves sitting and standing. Requires the use of email, Google Calendar, and private Facebook group. Does require driving and traveling to different locations.

It is the policy of Sistrum, Lansing Women’s Chorus, not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender/sex, sexual orientation, religion, disability, height, weight, or marital status in its work, services or activities.