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Chorus Niagara currently has ONE employment opportunity available.

 

JOB POSTING

CHORUS NIAGARA ACCOMPANIST

 

Job Description: To provide piano or keyboard accompaniment during rehearsals, concerts, auditions, and other events as required for Chorus Niagara, the Niagara region’s premier adult community choral organization. 

 

Start Date: September 2022 - One Year contract to be renewed annually.

 

Duties

1. Provide accompaniment support

  • on Monday evenings from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. in the Gymnasium at Beacon School, 300 Scott Street, St. Catharines (or other locations in Niagara Region as occasionally required) from September to the end of May

  • on three or four Saturday mornings per season (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) at Beacon or other locations in the Niagara Region

  • at two to four soloist, orchestra, and/or choir, dress and tech rehearsals prior to each concert

  • at season concerts when applicable

  • at annual Singathon 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m

  • at annual Choir Retreat 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (first Saturday after Labour Day)

  • for auditions (prior to Monday rehearsals) as needed

  • for yearly placements in May 

  • for other events as required 

 

2. Meet as needed with Artistic Director

3. Provide other musical assistance as requested and agreed upon.

 

Musical Qualifications

  • music degree in Collaborative Piano and/or Performance

  • professional experience as collaborative pianist

  • strong skills on organ/keyboard an asset

  • open score reading an asset 

  • strong sight-reading and transposition skills 

  • ability to play in a variety of musical styles/improvisation an asset 

 

Expectations 

  • take sectional rehearsals on occasion

  • work in fast-paced environment 

  • preparation in advance of assigned scores

  • work collaboratively with the conductor

  • exhibit professional demeanour in all activities

  • resident of Niagara Region preferred

 

Compensation

Compensation will be an hourly rate that will be commensurate with experience. 

 

Applications

Applicants are asked to send a Resume and cover letter to: 

Elise Naccarato

Managing Director, Chorus Niagara

chorusniagara100@gmail.com

 

Deadline

The deadline for receipt of applications is July 24, 2022. Chorus Niagara will review the applicants immediately and will continue only until an appointment is made.  The position may be filled before the closing date. CN is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all peoples of identities to apply.