Accompanist & Assistant Choral Director

Purdue Musical organizations
Location: 
Purdue University; West Lafayette, IN
Type of Position: 
Artistic
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Accompanist & Assistant Choral Director

https://careers.purdue.edu/job-invite/19485/

Job Summary

The Accompanist & Assistant Choral Director is responsible for providing accompaniment, vocal coaching, musical arrangements, and leadership for PMO ensembles, specialty groups and soloists. This position will assist with coordinating student retention and recruitment efforts, participate in alumni and donor relations activities, determining and setting rehearsal schedules, and special projects as needed. In this role, you may serve as ensemble director for select ensembles.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Arrange instrumental and vocal materials for ensembles, specialty groups and soloists
  • Direct specialty group and alternate rehearsals
  • As needed, direct rehearsals and performances while accompanying
  • Assist with creative design and development of the Purdue Christmas Show
  • Assist with student retention and recruitment efforts
  • Assist with and participate in alumni and donor relations activities
  • Assist with determining and setting rehearsal schedules and coordinating auditions
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned by the Director of PMO

Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in music, music education, or related field
  • 1 year of experience in directing, arranging, accompanying, vocal coaching and/or professional entertainment
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience will be accepted (Associate's degree + 3 years; HS diploma/GED + 5 years)
  • Excellent piano/accompanying and vocal coaching skills
  • Ability to produce, teach and play a broad range of musical styles including jazz, classical, pop, and musical theatre
  • Ability to read open scores, play chord changes and appropriately stylize and improvise related piano parts
  • High level of communication skills necessary
  • Ability to handle multiple/varied tasks and meet deadlines
  • Must be able to travel and be available for weekends and evening engagements

 

Preferred:

  • 2 years of experience in directing, arranging, accompanying, vocal coaching and/or professional entertainment
  • Familiarity with music writing software Sibelius or Finale

Additional Information:

  • This posting represents 2 vacancies
  • To learn more about Purdue’s benefits summary
  • Purdue will not sponsor an employment authorization for this position
  • A Background Check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime) 
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contributions Immediately 
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply    
Compensation and Benefits: 
  • To learn more about Purdue’s benefits summary
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime) 
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contributions Immediately    
Application Procedure: 

All applicants must apply online through Purdue's system.  To apply, please visit: https://careers.purdue.edu/job-invite/19485/

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