Collaborative Pianist

AMP Center for Performance & Education
Posted 3 months ago


THE ATLANTA MUSIC PROJECT
ANNOUNCES SEVERAL PART-TIME JOB OPENINGS FOR

COLLABORATIVE PIANIST

$40/hour, Starting September 2021

NOTE TO APPLICANTS:
Please follow application instructions listed at the end of this job description

Summary of Position

The Atlanta Music Project seeks trained pianists to join our faculty as Collaborative Pianists. The Collaborative Pianist will accompany the AMP Youth Choirs in rehearsal and performance; accompany AMP Academy students in their solos recitals,  adjudications, and auditions recordings; perform with AMP faculty, guest artists and ensembles in a variety of settings, including chamber music, concertos, collaborative concerts. 

AMP will hire multiple Collaborative Pianists to provide coverage for all genres of music. Trained pianists with experience in various musical genres are encouraged to apply, including classical, jazz, improvisation and mainstream music. 

The successful candidate will possess an unyielding commitment to empowering youth to realize their possibilities through music. These positions report to the relevant Program Manager or Associate. 

About the Atlanta Music Project

Founded in 2010, the Atlanta Music Project provides intensive, tuition-free music education for underserved youth right in their neighborhood. AMP’s mission is to empower underserved youth to realize their possibilities through music. In addition to after-school learning sites providing band, orchestra and choir instruction, AMP’s programs include: the AMP Academy, providing advanced musical training to AMP’s most talented and dedicated students; the AMP Summer Series, a music festival and school; and the AMP Youth Choirs & Orchestras. Programs in development include student leadership and entrepreneurship. 

AMP music ensembles perform more than 50 concerts annually, performing in venues all across Atlanta, from community centers to the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. AMP music ensembles have performed alongside international stars such as the Harlem Quartet,The Imani Winds, electric violinist Lindsey Stirling, pianist Terrence Wilson, soprano Alison Buchanan, rapper Lecrae, R&B singer Monica, and the Imani Winds. AMP musicians can be seen performing with rapper T.I. on NPR’s Tiny Desk concert series. AMP’s young musicians have successfully auditioned for Georgia All-State ensembles, the Atlanta Opera, and have concertized as far away as Los Angeles, Aspen and Mexico City. AMP is a 2019 winner of ArtsATL’s Luminary Award for Arts Education and a 2018 winner of Emory University’s Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award. In 2016 and 2017, the White House named AMP one of the top 50 after-school arts programs in the nation.

AMP’s existence is a direct result of the 2009 TED Prize, which was awarded to Dr. Jose Antonio Abreu, founder of Venezuela’s El Sistema. AMP’s co-founders were members of the Sistema Fellows Program at the New England Conservatory in Boston.

The 2021-2022 school year will hopefully be a return to normalcy with all programming held in person and our headquarters, the AMP Center for Performance & Education, reopoening. With a 2021-2022 annual operating budget projected at $1.9 MM, AMP will serve 300 young musicians.

AMP’s current and past funders include Carnegie Hall, PwC, Bank of America, the Chick-fil-A Foundation, the Coca-Cola Foundation, MailChimp, Cricket Wireless, The Zeist Foundation, the Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation, the Harland Charitable Foundation, the Arthur M. Blank Foundation, Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, Fulton County Arts Council, Georgia Council for the Arts, Georgia Music Foundation and the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta.

AMP’s partners and collaborators include the City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation, Atlanta Public Schools and Clayton State University. 

For more information visit https://www.atlantamusicproject.org

Responsibilities:

  • Learn, understand and represent the AMP philosophies for uplifting youths, families and communities through the pursuit of musical excellence
  • Accompany AMP Youth Choir rehearsals and performances
  • Accompany AMP Academy students in solo recitals, adjudications and recorded auditions
  • Perform with AMP ensembles, faculty, and guest artists
  • Conduct relevant ensemble as requested
  • Execute additional artistic and administrative tasks as necessary

Ideal candidate will possess:

  • A Bachelor of Music 
  • Collaborative Pianist experience
  • Passion for music as a vehicle for positive social change
  • Experience working (music-related or other) with disadvantaged, urban/rural youth
  • Exemplary music performance ability/experience 
  • Exemplary teaching ability/experience 
  • Ability to inspire, work with and mentor youths ages 6 and up
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and be comfortable working in a team
  • Ability to adapt, be flexible and have a sense of humor

Notes: The Collaborative Pianist is a part-time, hourly ($40/hour) position starting in September of 2021. Performances with AMP faculty and guest artists are paid per service. Background check required. Rehearsals take place weekday afternoons/evenings, and Saturdays. Interviews and auditions will take place at the AMP Center for Performance & Education 883 Dill Ave SW Atlanta, GA 30310.

To Apply

Email cover letter and resume to jobs@atlantamusicproject.org with “Collaborative Pianist” in subject line no later than August 20, 2021. Interviews and teaching auditions will be held on rolling basis. This position may be filled prior to the application deadline.

It is the policy of the Atlanta Music Project not to discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of age, color, sex, disability, national origin, race, religion, or veteran status.

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