Accompanist - Berklee College of Music in Boston Massachusetts

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Berklee College of Music

Boston, Massachusetts

United States

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Detailed Job Description

The Voice Department is seeking bassists to accompany voice students in ensemble classes. Bassists will act as part of the "house band" for regularly scheduled Voice Department classes and periodic additional accompanying assignments.


  • Act as "house band" for regularly scheduled Voice Department classes.
  • Participate in Voice Department performances and/or additional rehearsals.
  • Accompany Visiting Artists' concerts, clinics and workshops.
  • Assist students and faculty during class time. 
  • Some nights/weekends may be required.
  • Have a strong musical education in a wide range of styles (jazz, musical theatre, blues, pop, rock, country, fusion).

Required Skills

  • Excellent sight-reading/sight-playing skills.
  • Have a command of the instrument.
  • Are sensitive to the needs of vocalists.
  • Cultivate a supportive learning environment.
  • Have a collaborative approach to music making.
  • Promote a climate of respect for personal and cultural differences.
  • Value ethical behavior in all aspects of personal and professional life.
  • Are self-critical, questioning, and committed to personal excellence and self-improvement.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to take on big challenges and see them through. 

Required Experience

  • A background in Jazz, Pop, Rock, Country, R&B, Latin Jazz, Fusions
  • Bachelors degree in Music (preferably from Berklee College of Music, Boston Conservatory or New England Conservatory)

Berklee College of Music is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.

Keyword Phrases

  • Accompanist
  • Learning lab for the music of today
  • Cultivating the musicianship of all students
  • Holistic and constantly evolving diversity
  • Tutors and Learning Resources
  • Music (instrument)
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: See Job Description
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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