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Accompanist: Fso chorale

Status: Part Time, Independent Contractor
Reports to: Chorale Music Director/FSO Music Director

The Accompanist assists the Chorale Music Director or FSO Music Director by providing piano, organ, or other specified keyboard accompaniment for all rehearsals and performances of the FSO Chorale. The Accompanist must be self-motivated, prepared, organized, detail oriented, collegial, and articulate. Requires excellent written and verbal communication skills. Prior experience preferred.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:
The following statements of essential functions and responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required within this position. Actual duties and responsibilities may vary.

  • Plays piano, organ, and/or other specified keyboard instrument and assists with other forms of accompaniment for FSO Chorale concerts, workshops, festivals, retreats, programs, or other activities.
  • Schedule will involve night and weekend performances/assignments.
  • Plays choral parts singularly and together.
  • Participates or leads sectional rehearsals.
  • Works closely with FSO Chorale Music Director.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education & Training: One year of experience as a professional accompanist for choruses, soloists, dance groups, or as a pianist with a recognized musical organization. (Graduation from an accredited school of music with specialization in piano may be substituted for the desired experience.)

Knowledge Skills & Ability:
• Must have basic understanding of Choral Music.
• Basic music theory including the fundamentals of harmony and notation.
• Effective methods and techniques of piano accompaniment.
• Fundamentals of proper musical sight reading techniques and methods.
• Effectively play a variety of musical forms on the piano including classical, popular, jazz, folk, and gospel music.
• Understand and follow a variety of complex and technical oral and written instructions.
• Establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.
• Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal relation skills.
• Manage multiple priorities and tasks with frequent interruptions.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a teammate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, talk, hear, use hands and fingers, reach, stoop, kneel and climb stairs.
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision requirements.
• Light to moderate lifting is required.
• Ability to uphold the stress of traveling, including driving.
• Regular, predictable attendance is required; including hours as business demands dictate.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a teammate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Moderate noise (i.e., business office, light traffic).
• Ability to work in a confined area.
• Ability to sit at a piano for an extended period of time.
• Ability to pick up 25 pounds and walk.

• Position requires employee must have reliable transportation.
• FSO is an equal opportunity employer

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  1. Please email your resume and a short cover letter to: – all submissions must be received before July 29, 2024 at the latest.
  2. Once we receive your resume and cover letter, we will contact you to schedule an audition time on August 5 or 6, 2024 at Huron United Methodist Church.
  3. The audition will include a prepared piece, discussion with the conductor, and a sight reading element.

MUSIC INSTRUCTORS for school of music

Status: Flex Time Employee/Part Time (Make your own class schedule)
Reports to: Operations Manager

We are looking for instructors for each of the following:


The Firelands Symphony Orchestra School of Music is dedicated to offering the highest quality music instruction for all ages and abilities.  With our location in Mylander Hall on the BGSU Firelands Campus in Huron, we have a growing waiting list of students looking for lessons in the Firelands area.  The six state-of-the-art Wenger SoundLok Sound-Isolation Rooms will provide a high-end acoustical environment for uninterrupted music instruction and rehearsal. 

The majority of the lessons held will be weekdays in the afternoons after school, but you can create your own schedule with your students.  All our instructors will be required to submit to a criminal records background check.

Benefits of working for the FSO School of Music:

  • Established students in need of a new instructor – we currently have a waiting list!
  • Make your own schedule
  • Private, state-of-the-art SoundLok Sound-Isolation Rooms by Wenger
  • Competitive pay
  • Direct Deposit available
  • Start ASAP!


If you are interested, please email your resume and references to Mindi Bishop:
email or contact our office at (419) 621-4800.