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  Ballet Accompanist (piano)

Ballet Accompanist (piano)

The School of Richmond Ballet is seeking to hire a part-time accompanist for weekly ballet classes as scheduled.  Accompanists support The School faculty in presenting ballet classes by providing inspirational accompaniment for dance classes. Pianists with prior dance accompaniment experience are preferred, but The School is willing to train qualified applicants.  Applicants need to possess a strong classical piano technique, good musicianship, and have the ability to follow musical direction.  A ready grasp of classical repertoire is essential and sight-reading, while not entirely necessary, is very helpful.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: accompanying weekly ballet classes as scheduled:  2-3 afternoons/evenings a week and Saturday mornings, preparing appropriate music for classes and/or rehearsals as requested, being available as a substitute accompanist.

Requirements include choosing music with appropriate rhythms and tempos by observing the movement of the dancers, having the ability to adapt/improvise in order to support the quality of the movement, always being prepared and consistent in the studio. Must be diligent, reliable, and maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty, staff and students. Pay will commensurate with experience. Prospective candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and letters of reference to jobs@richmondballet.com. EOE

  Posted: Mar 14, 2019