Choir Accompanist

Settlement Music School - Philadelphia , Pennsylvania

Job Category: Faculty

Job Type: Paid

Job Term: Part Time

Application Deadline: April 15, 2020

About Our Organization

Founded in 1908 Settlement Music School, a non-profit organization, is one of the largest community schools of the arts in the United States serving children and adults of all ages at six branches located in South, West and Northeast Philadelphia, Germantown, Willow Grove, Pennsylvania and Camden, New Jersey.  Settlement provides over $2 million dollars each year in financial aid and scholarships to fully 60% of its students. Settlement’s reach is broad, and it continues the principles of its Founders, that there be no barriers to participating in music and arts education.



Job Summary

Position:       Children’s Choir Accompanist – Piano

Settlement Music Schools seeks an accomplished pianist with extensive accompanying experience to work with our Gleeksman-Kohn Children’s Choirs.  Strong sight-reading skills and the ability to perform a variety of musical styles is required.   The accompanist must attend all performances and rehearsals as scheduled as well as have timely communication with the choir director.


Required rehearsals at our various locations are as follows:

Willow Grove Branch                                  Monday         5:00PM – 6:45PM
Wynnefield Branch                                     Tuesday         5:00PM – 6:45PM
Germantown Branch                                  Wednesday    5:00PM – 6:45PM
Mary Louise Curtis Branch                         Friday             5:00PM – 6:45PM

Monthly rehearsal at the Germantown Branch Saturday        2:00PM – 4:00PM

Job Qualifications & Requirements

Candidates should have previous choir accompanying experience. Bachelor of Music in Piano preferred.  


Other Information

Candidates must be able to sight read intermediate choir repertoire, have the ability to run the choir through warm up exercises, and the ability to follow a conductor at a very high level.  

How to Apply

Send cover letter and resume by email only to: Karin Orenstein, DMA, Director of Education, at 

Settlement Music School is an Equal Opportunity Employer that encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply for this position.