Academic Specialist - Accompanist

Position ID: 44170
Savannah State University
Fine Arts, Humanities and Wellness
Position Description
Job Class: 
Academic Support Specialist, Accompanist, Music
Job Description: 
Working Title Academic Specialist - Accompanist
Job Summary

The Department of Fine Arts, Humanities and Wellness at Savannah State University invites applications for Accompanist.

The successful candidate will:
• Assist instructors by providing piano accompaniment for the applied music curriculum, choral groups, dance and voice classes, stage productions, rehearsals and/or special events as well as conduct individual rehearsals with students in preparation for performances.
• Teach up to two (2) courses per semester.
• Lead choral, stage productions and sectional rehearsals at the direction of Instructors.
• Accompany groups or soloists performing in programs on and off campus.
• Prepare accompaniment recordings for student practices.
• Provide accompaniment for various musical genres which include but are not limited to classical, folk, modern, popular and theater.
• Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with students, faculty and staff.
• Perform other duties not specifically delineated in this summary.

The successful candidate should be able to sight read, understand and follow oral and visual directions/demonstrations from a conductor and dance instructor. The Accompanist is required to maintain and post a schedule as well as attend departmental functions.

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in music or piano.
• Documented experience as an accompanist and/or performer.
• Demonstrated knowledge of music theory including fundamentals for musical periods and styles.
• Knowledge of historical performance practices and styles related to piano technique.
• Knowledge of terminology relating to ballet, jazz and modern dance.

Preferred Qualifications

• Advanced degree in music or piano.

Special Information to Applicants

Savannah State University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative-Action Institution committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, genetics, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected Veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records State.
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.
Your application is not considered complete until all required documents have been uploaded to the appropriate section.

Posting Detail Information
Posting Number S6012014
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 10/01/2019
Position End Date  
Open Date 08/26/2019
Close Date  
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions Summary

Complete online application and submit cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts and letters of reference (3).

Review of applications will begin immediately. For best consideration, apply by September 20, 2019.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • Indeed
    • Savannah State University Website
    • Savannah State University Employee
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in music or piano?
    • YES
    • NO

Applicant Document

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letter of Reference 1
  4. Letter of Reference 2
  5. Letter of Reference 3
  6. Unofficial Transcript 1

Optional Documents

  1. Unofficial Transcript 2
Institution Employment Link:
CIP Discipline Code: 
Keyboard Instruments (piano/organ or related)
Music, General
Music Performance, General
Choral Music
Musical Theatre and/or Opera
Degree Levels: 
Position Type: 
Application Deadline: 
Position Starting Date: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Vacancy Status: 

The hiring institution advertising this vacant position is responsible for the application, hiring procedures and content within this advertisement.  Please contact the institution for questions concerning this vacant position.

University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
278 Brooks Hall
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822


Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Clare Norins, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Thomas Brazzle, System Coordinator