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Alberta Ballet

Accompanist

850 ABII Musicians – Calgary, Alberta
Department 850 ABII Musicians
Employment Type PT Casual/Seasonal
Minimum Experience Experienced

Alberta Ballet School is looking for an experienced Accompanist/Pianist to support the Schooll as an Accompanist for Ballet Classes. Reporting to the Department Head,  Accompanists support ballet instructors in both Professional and Open Division ballet classes at the school of Alberta Ballet by supplying live music for training and rehearsals.

The Accompanist position will be an hourly term position starting immediately and into next season.

Key Deliverables/Responsibilities

Provide ballet accompaniment for children’s ballet classes as well as adult classes as required by the instructor

  • Accompanists should be able to sight read for syllabus classes and should ideally be able to play music classes from other nationalities, such as Eastern European folk music.
  • Prompt for class times

    Qualifications and Additional Requirements

    • Ability to sight read is a must
    • Experience in ballet accompaniment is preferred
    • Follow teacher directions
    • Ability to improvise
    • Knowledge of classical ballet repertoire preferred
    • Music degree preferred
    • Willingness to learn and adjust to changing abrupt music tempos
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Positive and cooperative attitude is essential
    • Strong understanding of the world of the performing arts
    • Ability to understand the role of accompaniment versus performance

    Working Conditions / physical requirements

    §  Includes daytimes, evenings and weekends

    The successful candidate must successfully pass a Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check and complete Respect in Sport/School training (cost to be covered) prior to starting. 

    Why Alberta Ballet

    • School closures between Christmas and New Years, closed on stat holidays, Summer holidays
    • Discount for employee and immediate family for enrollment at the School of Alberta Ballet (Edmonton and Calgary)

    To learn more about the Alberta Ballet School please click here 

    To apply

    Please include your cover letter and resume as one document (PDF) through the company’s careers tab.

    Accepting applications until ideal candidate is determined.  

       

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      • Location
        Calgary, Alberta
      • Department
        850 ABII Musicians
      • Employment Type
        PT Casual/Seasonal
      • Minimum Experience
        Experienced
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