Staff Pianist - Vocal and Choral Emphasis

Wenham, Essex County
Jun 17, 2014

The Department of Music at Gordon College seeks a qualified individual to serve as Staff Pianist (approximately 18-20 hours per week) with an emphasis on vocal and choral repertoire. Duties include accompanying:

  • Applied voice students in weekly rehearsals and lessons
  • Gordon College Men’s and Women’s Choirs (four weekly rehearsals, on-campus and off-campus performances)
  • Performance classes such as Musicianship, Vocal Diction I & II, and Voice Class for Music education majors
  • Juries at the end of each semester
  • Degree and class recitals
  • Department of Music auditions

The successful candidate will be able to:

  • Sight-read and perform a wide range of vocal literature with technical facility, stylistic understanding, and artistry
  • Prepare and perform repertoire for multiple rehearsals, classes, and performances
  • Manage a demanding rehearsal and performance schedule with students and faculty

Required Qualifications:

  • MM or DMA in Piano Performance, Collaborative Piano, or Vocal Coaching and Accompanying
  • Professional experience collaborating with singers Desired


  • At least two years of accompanying experience at the collegiate level
  • Knowledge of aspects of professional singing such as diction (English, French, German, Latin, and Italian), performance practice, interpretation, repertoire, and stage deportment
  • Support for the mission of Gordon College

If interested in this position, please email the following materials to music-office

  1. A brief letter of intent
  2. Curriculum Vitae that includes the names and contact information of 2 references
  3. MP3s or web links of two performances by the candidate:
    • Solo piano work that demonstrates technical command of the instrument;
    • Vocal or choral work

Interviews will be held in July and August. Fullest consideration will be given to applications received before July 7th, 2014.

Gordon College is one of the nation's premier Christian liberal arts colleges and is located just north of Boston. For more information on the Department of Music at Gordon College, please visit