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Location: Cypress, CA, United States  United States
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Piano Accompanist

North Orange County Community College District

Position Number: 2015467P

Location: Cypress College

Department: CC Fine Arts

Percentage of Employment: 100%

Months of Employment: 10 Months Per Year

Work Schedule: Remote work transitioning to in person August, 2021. Number of days may vary by position. Monday- Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Schedule and shift are subject to change in accordance with department needs.)

Job Description:

Sight reads, improvises, arranges and composes music as necessary; transposes music from one key to another as required.

Performs written accompaniments of assigned repertoire with appropriate attention to stylistic intent; develops performance-level musical presentations.

Provides accompaniment at rehearsals; assists choir members in learning the assigned music with melodic and rhythmic accuracy.

Coaches vocal students in individual sessions; coaches students in proper interpretation of music.

Coaches students in the proper singing performance; creates vocal exercises to assist students to improve performance; assists in the selection of appropriate material for students.

Accompanies voice classes; plays warm up exercises under direction of instructor; supports students with accompaniments which enhance their performance.

Accompanies soloists and choirs at day and evening public performances throughout the year.

Maintains schedules of private coaching sessions and other rehearsals and performances as required; prepares repertoires for rehearsals and performance.

Oversees and coordinates the proper tuning and maintenance of the pianos.

Utilizes music production and notation software in order to create written and recorded materials for the music department.

Responsible for maintaining the music library, including filing and managing inventory (physical and digital).

Learns and applies emerging technologies and advances as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.

Participate in District/College efforts to increase the diversity of faculty and staff and to address student achievement gaps; active assistance in the creation of a welcoming and inclusive work and educational environment; attend and participate in diversity, equity and inclusion trainings and events.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Primary Purpose:

This position is responsible for assisting faculty by working with and coaching students, and providing piano accompaniment in rehearsals and performances.

Working Relationships:

The Piano Accompanist maintains frequent contact with Music Department faculty and students.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of piano performance and accompaniment techniques

Knowledge of theory and principles of proper vocal production

Knowledge of principles, practices and techniques of vocal coaching

Knowledge of principles and practices of sight reading

Knowledge of interpretation, phrasing and ornamentation appropriate to various musical styles (e.g. classical, jazz, and contemporary)

Knowledge of musical technology

Ability to provide piano accompaniment for vocal and instrumental individuals and ensembles

Ability to sight read music from many style periods or musical scores accurately and efficiently

Ability to transpose or improvise from a lead sheet

Ability to follow the conductor or soloist

Ability to assist students in learning and performing assigned music

Ability to provide vocal coaching to students to assist them in learning, interpreting and performing assigned music

Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work

Ability to meet schedules and time lines

Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions

Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

Ability to create digital recordings for departmental needs

Special Requirements:

The award of all degrees must be verifiable on a legible transcript. If selected as a finalist and/or given an offer of employment for this position, you will be required to provide a transcript with degree posted (may be unofficial). Human Resources will contact the finalist to obtain this required documentation at that phase of the recruitment.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Music or related field from a regionally accredited institution.

Extensive knowledge, experience and training as a choral, vocal or instrumental accompanist.

Commitment to diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff. The applicant must be able to demonstrate how their experience with these factors relates to successfully achieving the goals of the position.

Desirable Qualifications:

Experience in phrasing, interpretation and ornamentation of Jazz and Contemporary Music.

Excellent sight reading skills.
Experience in transposing and improvising music.
Experience in the use of music technology such as Finale and Sibelius.
Experience in the creation of digital recordings for rehearsal and performance needs.

Demonstrated experience integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion into the duties and responsibilities for this position.
Prior experience in approaching work and interactions with colleagues and/or students in an equity minded manner. Ability to provide an inclusive and welcoming work/educational environment.

Working Conditions:

College or District music department; subject to irregular work schedule as required by rehearsals and performances; subject to standing and sitting for long periods at a time (up to 2-3 hours); repetitive use of upper extremities including hand coordination activities.

Salary Range: $5,242 - $6,358 per Month

Number of Vacancies: 1

Posting Number: 2015467P

Open Date: 08/16/2021

Close Date: 9/3/2021

Special Instructions Summary: Special COVID 19 Notice: In-person interviews are suspended at this time and will be replaced by interviews in a virtual format. Employees must reside in California while employed with NOCCCD, even during remote work. Thank you for your continued interest in working at North Orange County Community College District.

This is a classified position subject to a one-year probationary period. Initial salary placement will be determined by the Office of Human Resources in accordance with Board Policy and is not negotiable. The applicant selected for the position will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the Immigration Reform and Control Act. NOCCCD will not sponsor any visa applications. The District may choose to fill one or more positions from this recruitment within the same fiscal year or 8 months, whichever is longer.

To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not submit materials in addition to those requested. Additional materials will not be considered or returned. Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the application. For questions which may not apply, indicate “N/A” (not applicable). Do not use terms such as “see resume” or “see attached”. The minimum required number of references for this position is three (3) and will be requested at the finalist and/or offer of employment phase of the hiring process. All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview. Minimum Qualifications – Experience: One year of experience is equivalent to 12 months of experience at a maximum of 40 hours per week (full time). Applicable part-time experience will be converted to the full-time equivalent for the sole purpose of meeting the experience minimum qualification (Example: Twelve (12) months of part time work experience is equivalent to six (6) months full time). Minimum Qualifications – Education: 24 units are equal to one year of education. As applicable, education must be from a regionally accredited institution and verifiable on a legible unofficial transcript. Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities may be requested by calling (714) 808-4810 at least three business days in advance of the scheduled examination/interview date.
Evaluations of foreign degrees and/or coursework are required. See our website at http://www.nocccd.edu/minimum-qualifications for information regarding evaluation of foreign degrees.

To apply, visit: https://apptrkr.com/2441146

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Listed by: North Orange County Community College District
Job Type: Permanent

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