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Cambridge Kiwanis Boys Choir

Is accepting applications for the position of

Accompanist

Application Deadline:

May 31, 2020

Job description

Accompanist for the Cambridge Kiwanis Boys Choir

Start Date: September 2020 – June 2021.  (possible rehearsals in mid-late August)
One Year contract renewed annually.
Supervised by: Cambridge Kiwanis Boys Choir Artistic Director and Board

Purpose of Position: To provide piano accompaniment for the Choir (ages 8 – 17) for rehearsals and concerts, and other events in the greater Cambridge-KW area,  as required for the CKBC,  and to work collaboratively with the Artistic Director to create a musically supportive environment for the Boys.

Duties:

  • Accompany all CKBC rehearsals
  • Monday evening rehearsals in Cambridge scheduled from 6:30 pm–8 from September to the early June.
  • Possible occasional additional Saturday rehearsals, on mutually agreed upon dates.
  • Two seasonal concerts each year
  • Smaller performances in the community at local seniors residences, community hubs, etc.
  • Accompany and lead sectionals as needed
  • Accompany/play for additional concerts, festivals, tours, and events as outlined in the schedule

Skills needed:

  • Excellent musicianship and playing ability
  • Strong sight-reading skills
  • Ability to take sectional rehearsals occasionally
  • Ability to play from piano scores, and  to reduce choral parts at the keyboard.
  • Ability to work with young singers from a wide variety of backgrounds and skills in a kind and nurturing way

Qualities and communication:

  • Pleasant interpersonal skills, commitment to professional courtesy, able to work cooperatively with others
  • Be in regular communication with the Artistic Director

Salary and fees:
Remuneration based on the number of engagements per season,  negotiable depending on experience and training.

Education and qualifications:

  • Demonstrate minimum grade 10 piano playing ability.
  • This position would be a perfect opportunity for an exceptional young musician looking for experience in choral accompaniment.

Please include in your application a cover letter and curriculum vitae.

The application deadline is May 31, 2020.

Please submit via email to our Artistic Director: Corey Linforth <corey.cotter@hotmail.com>