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Accompanying Coordinator and Senior Staff Accompanist

DePauw University
Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 4, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music, Other Arts, Performing Arts, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Arts Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
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DePauw University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer: Women, members of underrepresented groups, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

All employees of DePauw University must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or request a religious, medical, or philosophical exemption.

Position will remain open until filled.

Please go to University Profile for more information about DePauw.


The Coordinator of Accompanists and Class Piano, Senior Staff Accompanist, and Part-time Assistant/Associate Professor of Music provides support for performing arts events, supervises and makes assignments of all accompanists to studios/students pursuing applied study who need accompanists, assigns and coordinates class piano, and teaches applied piano as needed. The faculty teaching load in this position is assigned by the School of Music.


Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To succeed in this position, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to execute essential functions.

Essential Functions Statement(s)

SENIOR STAFF ACCOMPANIST (approximately 50%)
  • Serve as a senior staff accompanist in instrumental and vocal studios, as well as additional duties to be assigned (such as public performances, accompanying recitals, studio classes, and juries.) One hour of accompanying is equivalent to approximately one workload hour.
  • Rehearse outside of lessons and coaching's to prepare repertoire .
  • Serve as an accompanist/coach for the annual opera production (with rehearsals taking place during January and February)
  • Serve as a primary accompanist for School of Music prospective student auditions, master classes, and other events as assigned.
  • May be assigned to serve as a member of the orchestra for musical theatre productions, when needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Develop, implement, and review the Class Piano
  • Create general course syllabi for use by faculty members teaching class piano sections .
  • Perform periodic review of placement and proficiency standards in consultation with the Area Coordinator of Keyboard.
  • Supervise the School of Music staff accompanists.
  • Assign students to staff accompanists ( based on students' submitted forms ).
  • Monitor part-time and full-time accompanist/pianist loads.
  • Complete part-time accompanist time cards.
  • Schedule periodic accompanist meetings throughout the year.
  • Complete annual accompanist reviews.
  • Maintain the keyboard lab.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Teach the equivalent of two class piano courses or four one-hour applied lessons per Time devoted to these duties includes an allowance for preparation, consultation with students, and assessment. A one-hour applied lesson is equivalent to approximately two workload hours. One section of class piano is equivalent to approximately four workload hours.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Competency Statement(s)
  • Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for their actions.
  • Adaptability - Ability to adapt to change in the workplace.
  • Assertiveness - Ability to act in a self-confident manner to facilitate completion of a work assignment or to defend a position or idea.
  • Coaching and Development - Ability to provide guidance and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skill areas.
  • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
  • Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
  • Diversity Oriented - Commitment to valuing a variety of different experiences, encouraging input and collaboration from campus stakeholders, including being mindful of experiences related, but not limited to: age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, socio-economic status, LGBTQ, and/or job type.
  • Management Skills - Ability to organize and direct oneself and effectively supervise others.
  • Negotiation Skills - Ability to reach outcomes that gain the support and acceptance of all parties.
  • Judgment - The ability to formulate a sound decision using the available information.
  • Project Management - Ability to organize and direct a project to completion.
  • Resource Management (People & Equipment) - Ability to obtain and appropriate the proper usage of equipment, facilities, materials, as well as personnel.
  • Time Management - Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines.
  • Assist with summer camps and programs, as necessary.
  • Provide support for both the Green Center for the Performing Arts and Music on the Square.
  • Work with the Office of the President, as requested, to support events in the Green Center.
Education: Terminal degree in piano performance or collaborative piano; doctorate degree preferred

Experience: Previous work as a collaborative pianist in vocal and instrumental areas; general knowledge of piano proficiency guidelines. Five years' experience preferred.

Communication/Language: Intermediate: Ability to read and interpret documents. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Math Ability: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Computer Skills: Basic computer skills (MS Office Applications and Google Applications)

Other Requirements: Management background preferred.

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