Job Requisition Number: 25496. The Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies is part of the Division of Arts and Humanities in the College of Letters and Science. It’s programs integrate undergraduate and graduate instruction with student participation in theater and dance performance. The Department enrolls 1100 students in its 55-65 classes and seminars each semester. There are approximately 150 majors and 150 minors in addition to 25-30 students pursuing a Ph.D in the Graduate Group in Performance Studies. Approximately 300 students are enrolled per semester in courses that engage in participation in production as actors, dancers, builders, stage crew, stage managers, directors, choreographers, or designers. An additional 170 students participate in summer sessions within the Department. The Department personnel consist of 11 ladder rank faculty, 4 contract lecturers, 12-15 other lecturers, 25 graduate students, and 16 career staff positions.
• The incumbent will accompany scheduled dance classes in the dance program of the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies. Directions and assignments are provided by the course instructor. The accompanist duties encompass the time spent in class in addition to time spent practicing and preparing for accompaniment in the classroom.
• Accompany special dance classes that are scheduled between the fall and spring semesters and during the spring and summer semester breaks.
• Accompany master classes and workshops by guest artists hosted by the dance program that are outside the regular weekly class hours. This may occur in the evenings and on weekends.• Good technical knowledge/skills in music and demonstrated musical expertise.
• Interpersonal communications skills and skill to work well with students and instructors
• Good organizational skills.
• Familiarity with a range of instruments and musical styles, training in harmonic composition and improvisation is required.
• The Incumbent must have experience in accompanying dance classes.
• Experience performing at a professional level.
• Familiarity with harmonic/melodic instruments, percussion and electronic/digital sound composition.
• Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
--Specific Requirements for Each TDPS Class Type--
• For the Ballet classes, pianists who have a the ability to play sheet music and have familiarity with balletic music are needed.
• Modern Dance Technique classes require proficiency with percussion instruments and experience with electronic music and melodic/harmonic instruments.
• Sources of Movement course requires the ability to create a wide variety of sonic textures - from rhythmic, to harmonic, to sound effects.
• The Choreography course requires the accompanist to work with students on choreographic studies and make small recorded compositions/sound collages for the final day of showings. The ability to improvise and collaborate with students is needed for this course. This is a 25% limited appointment. The appointment dates are August 22, 2018 - May 10, 2019.
The department is mainly looking to hire accompanists to work on the following dates: 9/24 9/26 9/28 10/1 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/26
There is the potential to work weekly from 12pm-4pm on Monday, Wednesday, and/or Friday for the fall semester (August 22nd, 2018 - December 7th, 2018). Schedule for spring semester (January 22nd, 2019 - May 10th, 2019) to be determined at a later date.
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