Friday, April 25, 2014

Staff Accompanist Position: Boston University

The School of Music at Boston University has a staff accompanist opening for the upcoming academic year. About the duties and super-powers required:
Support the academic functions of the School of Music by coaching and providing musical accompaniment for School of Music performance students (mainly focusing on string students) for recitals, auditions, lessons, competitions and instrumental examinations.

Required Skills

B.A./B.S., Masters Degree preferred, versatile ability at piano, ability to sight read and improvise music when necessary, knowledge of and experience with standard repertoire for violin, viola, cello and string bass, ability to interpolate, improvise and enhance the accompaniment when necessary, ability to learn technically challenging works quickly, including avante garde music, dependability in following the musician as he/she may vary music., technical and musical dependability in lesson, performance, and audition situations, demonstrate ease and dependability in communication with students and teachers (in person and via phone, voice mail, email, and text message), ability to work effectively with a wide range of student levels and a variety of faculty teaching styles, professional, positive presence in all lesson, performance, audition, and competition settings and five to eight years of experience. This is a nine month position for the academic year (September through May) with a reasonable assurance of rehire each year based on job performance.
Full job listing here.


  1. Anonymous4:30 PM

    This job is filled already now. I wonder who won it.

  2. Anonymous3:56 PM

    There was an excellent pianist on staff, doing all the string dept. work, but working PT. The position description was written for that person. I know, I know. Mandatory posting that stirred up interest but was already filled.