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Pianist/ Apprentice to the Music Staff
SUBMITTED DATE: 5/20/2019

Reports to: Apprentice Artists Program Music Director/Chorus Master

Works Closely with: Director of Artistic Administration Select Artistic and Musical Staff

Summary

This is a full time, seasonal position. Sarasota Opera, which owns its 1926 historic theater which was renovated in 2007-08, produces operas in repertory from January to March, a Youth Opera, and a fall production. Additionally, throughout the opera season a variety of tours, special events and concerts are also produced.

Objective

The successful candidate will gain firsthand knowledge of the music staff process and operation of a professional “Rep” opera company. The fast-paced, demanding work environment will help them gain critical prioritization, organization, and collaboration skills. 

Duties:

This position will: play piano for chorus rehearsals; run surtitles for some productions; play coachings for stage directors and music staff; possibly play keyboards in the pit.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, detail oriented, possess excellent organizational skills and have the ability to prioritize multiple tasks effectively. Have very strong piano skills (audition consists of playing & singing an act of an opera); have strong foreign language skills; have a desire to learn about conducting; wants to gain firsthand knowledge about the running of a very busy opera company

Dates: January 3, 2020, through March 22, 2020. Candidate must be able to be in residence for the entire season.

Season stipend of $2,000.00 total; travel stipend; shared housing for one provided. No pets/no smoking allowed.

Send resume and cover letter to Director of Artistic Administration Greg Trupiano: gtrupiano@sarasotaopera.org with “Intern to music staff 2020 season” in the Subject line.  

For more information, visit: www.sarasotaopera.org

EOE


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