Choir Accompanist Position
Trenton Children’s Chorus is seeking to fill two staff accompaniment positions. One hire will be responsible for accompanying our Intermediate (Middle School) choir. The second position includes accompanying duties for both the Preparatory (grades K-1) and Readiness Choirs (grades 2-3). Our TCC accompanists empower young singers through sensitive, expressive, accurate, and responsive playing.
Strong sight-reading skills (both piano and voice)
Plays with excellent volume control and balance
Ability to read chord charts and improvise accompaniments as needed
Ability to follow the conducting gesture musically and accurately
Bonus Skills: Teaching, Conducting, Singing, Improvising
Punctual: arrives before call times for rehearsal and performances
Professional: in comportment and appearance
Prepared: to support our choirs with accurate and sensitive playing
Responsive: to student needs, conductor requests, parental inquiries
Collaborative: with the entire team of TCC conductors, accompanists, and musicians
Communicative: responds to and assimilates email and phone communications promptly
Advocates: for students and the program in the broader Trenton area
Trenton Children's Chorus is a twenty-six-year-old, award-winning nonprofit organization providing exceptional musical, academic, social, and personal opportunities for young people in the Greater Trenton Area. Founded in 1989 as an outreach project of Nassau Presbyterian Church by Sue Ellen Page and Marcia Wood, TCC began as an entirely volunteer-run organization with 11 children in its first year. Today’s program serves 150 singers in grades K-12. TCC offers choral music education and performance opportunities as well as drumming and keyboard instruction, music theory instruction, tutoring, homework assistance, SAT prep, college application help, and summer camp scholarships. Tuition is on a sliding scale; no child is ever denied participation because of limited resources. In an urban area where the high school drop-out rate of nearly fifty percent, 100% of TCC’s graduates attend college. TCC has performed at the White House for President and Mrs. Obama, United Nations, National Cathedral, for the swearing-in ceremony of former U.S. Representative Rush Holt at the Library of Congress, the inauguration of Gov. Chris Christie, Princeton University, in concert with Bobby McFerrin and Dave Brubeck, and for corporate, community, church and private events in the greater Trenton area.
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