Staff Pianist - Instrumental Emphasis

Wenham, Essex County
Jun 17, 2014

The Department of Music at Gordon College seeks a qualified individual to serve as Staff Pianist (approximately 10-12 hours per week) with the versatility to accompany primarily instrumentalists, but also vocalists and choral ensembles. Duties include accompanying:

  • Applied instrumental and vocal students in weekly rehearsals and lessons
  • Gordon College Choir (weekly rehearsals and on-campus and off-campus performances)
  • Performance classes such as Musicianship
  • 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 collaborative 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


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

Desired qualifications:

  • At least two years of accompanying experience at the collegiate level
  • 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;
    • Collaborative or chamber 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