VCUarts Accompanist (Adjunct )

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 29, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music, Other Arts, Performing Arts, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Arts Administration
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

VCUarts Accompanist Adjunct

Position Details

Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts (VCUarts) Department of Music and the Department of Dance and Choreography are looking to hire trained accompanists. The accompanist will assist with Music vocal lessons and Dance ballet courses.

For more information about the Department of Music please visit

For more information about the Department of Dance and Choreography please visit

Adjunct faculty are expected to be thoughtful and proactive members of the Music community and have a desire to work with a diverse student population in a collaborative, inclusive, and learning-centered collective.

Primary Responsibilities

● Provide collaborative piano support during private studio lessons, studio classes, and various recital performances. Willingness to participate in end-of-semester juries as needed.

● Ability to participate in performance auditions for prospective music majors and assist with recruitment efforts as needed.

Required Qualifications

● Appropriate teaching experience and/or strong oral presentation and communication skills.

● Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

Preferred Qualifications

● Master’s degree in collaborative piano or piano performance.

● Experience accompanying applied lessons from beginner to advanced levels

Application materials should include the following:
• Current CV
• List of three current references including names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses (references will not be contacted prior to applicant’s approval).
• Diversity Statement -- As a preeminent national, urban, public research university and academic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion - an environment where all can thrive in their pursuit of excellence.
Applicants are asked to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words) providing your career aspirations and contributions toward promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement, you can share how your lived experiences; and past, present, and future academic and professional activities have or will contribute to VCU’s mission of promoting equity and inclusion.

Note: Examples include working with others to further the goals of equity and inclusion; leading in any capacity that tangibly promotes an environment where diversity is welcomed, fostered, and celebrated; creative activity, research and scholarship that promotes equity and parity; teaching and mentoring students, and/or engaging with faculty and/or staff from traditionally underrepresented groups to create a positive and successful organizational experience.
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Ranked by US News & World Report as a top-five arts and design school, VCUarts ( includes over 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students with nationally recognized programs in design, visual and performing arts, and has an annual budget of $38 million and an endowment of more than $13.5 million. Students are taught by over 175 full-time teaching and research faculty members and the school is supported by over 50 staff members that assist in daily processes. The School includes two campuses; one in Richmond and one in Doha, Qatar. The Richmond campus is located on the university’s 75-acre Monroe Park campus situated in the city’s historic Fan District. Ultimately, the work of the School of the Arts extends globally with partnerships throughout the world and across fields as diverse as the humanities, health care and business.

Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to providing accessible and equitable living, learning and working environments free from discrimination and harassment based on race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), political affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or disability.

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Position Details:

Department: Department of Choreography and Dance & the Department of Music
Employment Type: AJ - Adjunct
Restricted Status: No
FTE: .70
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt

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