Accompanist – Dance and Musical Theatre – East Carolina University School of Theatre and Dance (NAST accredited) seeks a highly accomplished piano accompanist for a well-established and rigorous university BFA programs in Dance and Musical Theatre. Responsibilities include providing expert piano accompaniment for dance classes in both ballet and modern disciplines as well as serving as the accompanist for Musical theatre classes, vocal lessons, and productions for the ECU/Loessin Playhouse and the Archie Burnett Studio Theatre productions during the academic year.
This position is responsible for the support services for the BFA Dance Performance Degree, the BFA Theatre Arts in Musical Theater Degree, and the co-curricular production mission of the SoTD's ECU/Loessin Playhouse and Dance Theatre, this position may also be asked to teach one course per semester on an as-needed basis.
Special Instructions To Application:
ECU requires applicants to submit an electronic candidate profile in order to be considered for the position at www.jobs.ecu.edu
The following items are required to upload: Curriculum Vitae/Resume Cover letter List of References
3-5 original Letters of Reference and official transcripts will be required of the candidate of choice for this position. If selected as candidate of choice, an automatic e-mail will be sent to the individuals entered by the applicant in the References section of the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system. Letters of References submitted via the applicant tracking system will be verified and considered meeting this requirement.
Master’s degree in music or related field is required. In addition, qualified applicants must have at least three years experience in playing for all styles of musical theatre repertoire, excellent sight-reading skills, and substantial experience in accompanying for dance and/or musical theatre productions at the university or professional level.
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 929966
Organizational Unit Overview:
The School of Theatre and Dance is dedicated to providing undergraduate students with superior, professional training in theatre and dance. In our rigorous, conservatory-style training within a liberal arts setting, students are taught and mentored by a diverse faculty of active professionals, who work to prepare them intellectually, artistically, and practically, to be leaders in their chosen profession.
The ECU School of Theatre and Dance is guided by the following core principles:
Excellence We strive to maintain a high standard of excellence in our classrooms, rehearsal halls and stage productions, celebrating the individual strengths, talents and dreams of our students while providing professional quality productions to Eastern North Carolina.
Professionalism Through a nurturing yet demanding work environment, centered on adhering to performance industry standards, we seek to create graduates who are competitive in their chosen field and also fully prepared to transfer their skills to related fields.
Diversity We believe our student body, faculty, staff and the stories we tell, must reflect the vast diversity of our community and our world. We give students the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society.
Artistic Risk The essence of making art is to take risks. We ask our students to challenge themselves and allow them the space to make both their successes and failures spectacular. We believe this is how new and innovative forms of creative expression are made.
Community We recognize and value the impact artists and arts education can have on a community. We encourage our students to be artists, as well as fully engaged citizens, who understand the responsibility and eagerly accept the opportunity to make an impact in their field, our community, and the global community.
To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access; prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society; develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change; discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond; transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and improves qualify of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics. We accomplish our mission through education, research, creative activities, and service while being good stewards of the resources entrusted to us. East Carolina University delivers on the promise of opportunity. We open doors. We improve lives. We transform the present, and we discover the future. In these ways and more, we serve our community, our state, our nation and our world as together we reach toward our greatest potential. Tomorrow starts here.