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Accompanist II (Opera Coach/Pianist) (Part Time)

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724

Posting Number: req18380

Department: School of Music

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The University of Arizona's Fred Fox School of Music is looking for an Opera Coach/Accompanist. The candidate must have experience as a vocal coach and as a Kapellmeister, with excellent diction skills in English, German, Italian and French, serving as a rehearsal leader, pianist, and individual/group coach in Opera. The ideal candidate should be able to work as a team-player and excited to work with student singers at a variety of levels of competence in preparation of opera scenes, roles, and productions.

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Duties & Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide skilled and researched leadership from the piano as a musical rehearsal leader/pianist, diction coach.
  • Provide training for performances and practices.
  • Assist the Director of Opera Theater in class and in individual coaching for the Opera
  • Communicates information in scheduling, expectations, knowledge and experience ¬†with internal areas/faculty/staff and students as they apply to the preparation of opera performances.
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to coach Diction of the following languages: English, Italian, German, and French.
  • Ability to collaborate as a pianist working with singers and operatic/orchestral scores.
  • Vocal coaching skills.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent learning attained through experience required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree in collaborative piano, or comparable professional experience.
  • Experience as a Kapellmeister.
  • Experience as a vocal coach.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Part Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 18

Job FTE: 0.45

Work Calendar: Academic

Job Category: Arts and Creative Services

Benefits Eligible: No Benefits

Rate of Pay: $16.50 - $20.63

Compensation Type: hourly rate



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Venue Mgmt & Logistics

Job Function

Arts & Creative Services

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Cynthia Stokes, // 520-626-0322

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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