Collaborative Pianist/Piano Accompanist
The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Colorado State University seeks applicants for a salaried, full-time continuing faculty position who provides collaborative piano support to Instrumental and Vocal majors. Pianists would be required to perform with students for studio classes, master classes, performances, competitions, and juries. Some evening or weekend work will be necessary. To view the full position announcement and to apply, please visit the following link: https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/124440
DESIRED SKILLS INCLUDE:
Have experience with traditional and contemporary vocal and/or instrumental repertoire
Ability to sight-read and/or learn quickly Have an awareness of stylistic concerns throughout the vocal and/or instrumental repertoire
Guide musical decisions through references to musical devices, such as phrase, pitch, register, etc.
Communicate with faculty, supervisors, staff, and students
Coordinate schedule daily and weekly throughout the semester
Teach group keyboard courses as assigned.
All candidates must have strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Required Job Qualifications
Masters in Music in Collaborative Piano OR Masters in Music in Piano Performance with 2 years accompanying experience.
Documented college teaching experience within collaborative piano and classroom teaching.
Evidence of excellence in piano performance artistry and the potential for continued advancement as a performer or scholar.
Special Instructions Summary
Interested applicants must submit the following items online:
Cover letter which addresses how professional experiences align with identified required qualifications of the position, and specifically addresses classroom teaching and keyboard courses
Media: hyperlink to streaming video of recent (past five years) collaborative piano work including both vocalists and instrumentalists. Note: Online links should be embedded in a word document and should be accessible by direct link (e.g. no further registration is required), through domains such as YouTube or Vimeo.
References: names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. Note: Online links should be embedded in a word document and should be accessible by direct link (e.g. no further registration is required), through domains such as YouTube or Vimeo.
If you have any questions, please contact Heather Bellotti or Gretchin Wheeler.
To view the full position announcement and to apply, please visit the following link: https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/124440
CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.
Description of Work Unit
The School of Music, Theatre and Dance (SMTD) has 36 tenured and tenure-track faculty as well as 40 adjunct faculty. There are currently over 550 students in SMTD, with 311 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in music degree programs. The University Center for the Arts is a nationally recognized state-of the art 350,000 square foot facility, that includes a 550-seat concert hall, a 275-seat organ and chamber music recital hall, a 320-seat thrust theatre, a 100-seat black box theatre, a 200-seat dance theatre, dedicated rehearsal, production, and research spaces, along with classrooms, labs, and practice rooms.Colorado State University (CSU) is a land grant institution with a student enrollment of approximately 30,000 students in over 150 programs, and a faculty numbering 1,700. The College of Liberal Arts, within which the school is located, is the largest college in the University. CSU is located in Fort Collins, Colorado, a beautiful city of approximately 175,000 located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, 65 miles north of Denver. MarketWatch has listed Fort Collins as the “No. 1 Best Place to Live in America in 2020,” and was also ranked No. 1 for the “2020 Top 100 Places to Live in America” by Livability.com. Additionally, Fort Collins is in America’s top ten for best performing city, safest for driving and cycling, best place to raise a family, and No. 1 in the country for reducing harmful emissions by using alternative fuels and transportation. CSU was recently ranked first among Colorado-based educational employers and fifth among all in-state employers in Forbes magazine’s “America’s Best Employers by State!” Colorado State University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.