Staff Piano Accompanist

George Fox University - Faculty Newberg , OR 97132

Posted 2 months ago

Staff Piano Accompanist

George Fox University announces an opening for a Staff Piano Accompanist, to begin August 15, 2019. The successful applicant will support our music department primarily through contracted hours on a semester-by-semester basis.

George Fox University, a Christ-centered community, prepares students spiritually, academically, and professionally to think with clarity, act with integrity, and serve with passion. Professors teach all truth as God's truth, integrating all fields of learning around the person and work of Jesus Christ, bringing the divine revelations through sense, reason, and intuition to the confirming test of Scripture. As a Christ-centered community, George Fox University is an institution that values diversity as an essential dimension of God's design for human communities. In seeking to become a more inclusive community, we especially encourage applications from individuals who can help us achieve our diversity goals.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Accompaniment for choral ensembles (rehearsals and performances)

  • Coaching student ensemble/applied accompanists as needed

  • Accompaniment for guest artists/faculty (instrumental or vocal) as needed

  • Accompaniment for end of semester juries (vocal)

  • Accompaniment for spring scholarship auditions (instrumental or vocal)

  • Accompaniment for a Music theatre class in the fall semester

  • Accompaniment for Junior and Senior degree recitals as scheduled (primarily vocal)

  • Possibility of teaching a Class Piano course.


  • A master's degree in a relevant field is required.

  • Collaborative piano experience is required.

  • A commitment to working collaboratively with colleagues is required.

  • A commitment to working with a diverse population of students is essential; demonstrated experience in this area is preferred.

  • All applicants must express a personal commitment to Jesus Christ and express their Christian testimony in a local church. In addition, professors agree to live in agreement with the Community Lifestyle Statement and affirm the theological commitments expressed in the Statement of Faith.

  • Candidates must have legal authority to permanently work in the U.S.


The successful applicant will receive a contract totaling 150 hours of contact time each semester, at an hourly rate of between $20-38/hour, commensurate with degree and experience. Preparatory time outside contact hours is expected. Teaching of Class Piano, if offered, will be compensated beyond these hours on an additional adjunct contract.

Application Procedures apply only through this website

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. Review of applications will begin April 1st and continue until the position is filled. In addition to an application, letter of interest, and resume, please also include an accompanying repertoire list. Recordings in the form of CD, MP3, or DVD may be solicited at a later date.

Questions may be directed to: Dr. Kenn Willson,

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