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Staff Musician

Job Summary:

The Staff Musician is responsible for the music as it relates to the School of Classical and Contemporary Dance, including arrangements, providing accompaniment, composition and conducting for creation and performance collaborations, recording and editing, as well as serving as the facilitator of music for all department choreographers.

Duties & Essential Job Functions:

1. Accompanies for daily studio courses including ballet, modern dance, pointe, variations, and any others as assigned and manage all music/soundscape/accompaniment for all School of Classical and Contemporary Dance productions.
2. Teaches Music for Dancers to include a full range of information from basic music theory and classical structures to contemporary forms and practices.
3. Trains accompanists and manages the scheduling of accompanists in conjunction with the Director.
4. Provides composition and conducting for creation and performance collaborations, including production, recording and editing functions.
5. Secures music copyright usages and provides regular updating of department music and usage copyright processes and procedures.
6. Serves as the music facilitator to all department choreographers, including faculty, guests and students.
7. Supervises and supports the organization and maintenance of sound equipment in dance studios.
8. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree in Music or related field.
• Minimum two years of experience as a dance accompanist.
• Minimum one year of teaching experience (experience can run concurrently).
** Candidates for this position will be required to audition in the School for Classical and Contemporary Dance in various class settings and teach a sample Music for Dancers class.

Preferred Education & Experience:

• Master’s degree.

Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:

• None

Preferred Licensure, Certification, and/or Specialized Training:

• None

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

• Knowledge of music usage copyright processes and procedures.
• Knowledge of mediated sound.
• Skill in use of composition and sound editing software.
• Skill in effective coordinating and communicating (orally and in writing) with faculty, staff and administrators.
• Ability to work effectively with diverse public and internal constituencies.

TCU Core Competencies:

University Core Competencies definitions may be found on the Human Resources website and in the staff performance management system.

Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations):

• Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information.
• Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication.
• Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions.
• Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting.
• Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs.
• Use of manual dexterity (repetitive motion of hands).

Work Environment:

• Work is indoors and sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours.
• This role is an on campus, in-person position.
• There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job.
• The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.

AA/EEO Statement:

As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. 

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