Reports To: School of Madison Ballet (SMB) Director
Schedule: 2 – 10 hours per week
Wage Range: $18 – $21 per hour
Madison Ballet (MB) has immediate openings for accompanists with the School of Madison Ballet (SMB). SMB is proud to offer live accompaniment in all levels of classes, from Children’s Division to adult open classes. As an accompanist, you will utilize your skills and work collaboratively in a professional atmosphere. School of Madison Ballet is the official training institute of Madison Ballet, resident company of Overture Center for the Arts.
Experience playing for ballet classes is not necessary. We are willing to train good pianists to develop the ability to modify written music to create phrases for ballet exercises. Any style of music (classical, jazz, or contemporary) is appropriate as long as the pianist can provide a range of tempos and at least one piece in each of the basic time signatures: 4/4, 2/4, 3/4, and 6/8. More complex time signatures are welcome for advanced level classes.
● Trained in piano with a minimum of 5 years experience
● Excellent written and verbal communication skills
● Ability to work closely with SMB faculty to select appropriate music
● Ability to both maintain and adjust tempo as requested by faculty
● Ability to improvise is appreciated, but not required
Compensation and Benefits
$18 to $21 per hour based on experience. Complimentary tickets to MB productions and free SMB classes. To apply, interested applicants should email a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.