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Assistant Professor of Music/MAPA Accompanist

Hampton University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 8, 2023

Rich in history, steeped in tradition, Hampton University is a dynamic, progressive institution of higher education, providing a broad range of technical, liberal arts, and graduate degree programs. In addition to being one of the top historically black universities in the world, Hampton University is a tightly-knit community of learners and educators, representing 49 states and 35 territories and nations. The Department of Music and Performing Arts at Hampton University , which houses the BA in Music (Performance and Music Education Pre-Certification), BS in Music Recording Technology, BS in Audio Production, BA in Theatre (Performance and Technical Theatre) is seeking to fill a faculty position at the Assistant Professor level beginning Fall 2023.

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate must be committed to providing support to the department through accompaniment on piano and other keyboard instruments. The MAPA Accompanist also works closely with applied faculty to provide regular accompanying duties during rehearsals and performances that may occur during and outside of the regular school day. The MAPA Accompanist will also assist with teaching courses in Humanities and demonstrates strong technical and musical piano skills as a soloist and accompanist. The MAPA accompanist must be able to play proficiently in the gospel style, improvise, play by ear, sight-read, and play all standard classical repertoire. Works collaboratively with all the performance ensembles. Accompanies ensembles in a variety of settings (e.g., rehearsals, concerts, university convocations, annual spring recruitment tour, and holiday concerts, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring professional musical support for the department. Must also be available for weekend run-out performances and occasional Sunday services.

Analyzes and learns multiple pieces of assigned music per semester and prior to rehearsal and Other duties as assigned.


The successful candidate must have an earned doctorate in Collaborative Piano, Performance, or another closely related area from an accredited college or university. At least one year of accompanying experience. Preferred qualifications are a DMA, DA, DM in Collaborative Piano, or Performance with 2-5 years of accompanying experience. Experience in research, creative productivity, and grantsmanship.

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates must submit a completed Application for Faculty Employment, a cover letter specifically addressing suitability for the position, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and research/creative productivity interests, recent teaching evaluations, three professional letters of reference with contact information and an official transcript from the institution awarding the highest degree. In addition, please provide a link to a recent video of performances of two contrasting works.

Applications must be emailed to each of the following :

Dr. Demarr Woods Dr. David Hunter

Chairperson School of Liberal Arts and Education

Department of Music and Performing Arts Hampton University

Hampton University 200 William R. Harvey Way

(757) 728-6508 (757) 727-5400

*Hampton University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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