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Full-time Accompanist

at Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts in Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area

Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts is seeking to fill a staff accompanist position. The hire will be responsible for accompanying our premiere women’s chorus, Singing Girls of Texas (grades 7-12), and our Academy Choral Ensembles (Mixed and Tenor/Bass, grades 7-12), as well as one 8th grade Musical Theater class. Our accompanist plays a vital role in the ensembles by empowering our singers through sensitive, expressive, accurate, and responsive accompanying.

Skills Required:
• Bachelor of Music degree with a focus in piano performance, or equivalent piano performance experience‬
• Strong sight-reading skills (both piano and voice)
• Plays with excellent accuracy, volume control, and balance
• Ability to perform piano accompaniments in a wide range of styles and difficulty levels‬
• Ability to read chord charts and improvise accompaniments as needed
• Ability to sight-read and perform open-staff choral parts for rehearsals and performances‬
• Ability to follow the conducting gesture musically and accurately
• Ability to facilitate sectional and full choir rehearsals, if needed

Responsibilities include:‬
• ‪Accompanying bi-weekly rehearsals throughout the school year‬‬
• ‪Accompanying scheduled fall, winter, and spring concerts, and the associated technical/dress rehearsals‬‬‬
• ‪Accompanying the chorus at extracurricular concerts, festivals and events‬‬
• Accompanying for out of town concerts, performances and tours
• ‪Accompanying extra rehearsals as needed‬‬‬
• ‪Directing the chorus in sectional rehearsals and as substitute when/if the Artistic Director is unavailable‬‬‬
• ‪Working with the Artistic Director to create rehearsal tracks for the singers‬‬‬
• ‪Other musical and accompanying duties as needed. There are no administrative duties required.‬‬

‪Additional Qualifications Preferred:‬‬‬
• ‪Prior experience accompanying choirs, vocal ensembles or music theater programs with intermediate and advanced level performers‬‬‬
• ‪Knowledge of varied choral repertoire: classical, broadway, pop, jazz, gospel, multicultural, etc.‬‬‬

Please send resumes to

Position: Accompanist
Position Focus: MS / HS
ISD/School: Fort Worth Academy of Fine Art
TMEA Region: TMEA Region 5

Contact Person: Stephen Madrid
Street/Number: 3901 S Hulen St
City: Fort Worth
State: Tx
Zip: 76109
Extension: 109

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