The Bel Air Community Chorus (BACC), a non-auditioned community choir in Bel Air, Maryland, seeks an experienced and dynamic Accompanist. The Accompanist is hired by the Board of Directors in consultation with the Artistic Director and serves for a term of one fiscal year (July 1 through June 30) and is subject to an annual renewal or reconsideration. The Board will be responsible for contracting an accompanist for each fiscal year.
The BACC rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm in Bel Air, MD.
In consultation with the Artistic Director and the Board of Directors, the accompanist’s duties and responsibilities shall include, but are not limited to the duties and responsibilities listed below.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provides accompaniment for the Chorus at all rehearsals as prescribed on the ensemble calendar.
- Provides accompaniment for the Chorus at all performances as prescribed on the ensemble calendar provided at the beginning of each concert season (September for Fall and January or February for Spring/Summer).
- Leads sectionals as needed.
- Performs other duties as requested by the Artistic Director or the Board of Directors.
This is a paid position, commensurate with experience. Ideal applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree in Piano and at least one year of experience as a rehearsal pianist or accompanist in a choral setting. Organ proficiency and experience working with adult choirs is preferred but not necessary.
Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Accompanist Application.” The selection process will involve a virtual interview and in-person audition.
Formed in 2006, the Bel Air Community Chorus celebrates the power and joy of music by engaging singers and the community to share the beauty of the human experience. We strive to foster growth in individual musicians, our membership, and community support through artistic excellence, civic and cultural engagement, and collaboration. Learn more at belaircommunitychorus.org.
The Bel Air Community Chorus operates under the auspices of the Bel Air Recreation Council and is funded by the Town of Bel Air.