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Class Code: 263A
Category: Education


Under the supervision of faculty or staff, provides support to the instructional program with specific responsibilities for providing accompaniment for rehearsals and performances; assists with related tasks; and serves as an instructional resource for students and faculty in the area of fine arts.

Typical Work

Plays instrumental accompaniment from provided print scores/sheet music in a variety of settings (i.e. rehearsals, concerts, competitions, auditions, transitions, dynamics, performances, recordings, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring professional musical support for students and instructors;

Analyzes assigned music prior to rehearsal and performances (i.e. correct tempos, challenging transitions, dynamics, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring efficient use of rehearsal time and performance schedules;

Performs in a manner to assist to ensure performances are as flawless as possible and to improve personal technique and overall ensemble;

Ensures instruments are situated properly for rehearsals, performances, and recording sessions;

Encourages student musicians in collaborative processes;

Promotes institution by participating in photoshoots and interviews with print publications, media, and/or other employees and contractors;

Performs other duties as required.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: music theory; specific instrument skills; vocal techniques; sight reading, conducting, transposing, arranging and coaching skills; interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy; technical aspects of field of specialty.

Ability to: follow directions; play instrument at an advanced level and sight read complex musical scores; transpose and arrange music; understand and follow oral and written directions; work cooperatively with others; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent, supplemented by private or college-level training in instrument and music theory;


2 years of experience as an accompanist

Class Specification History

New classification; adopted May 12, 2022; effective May 13, 2022. Range 44. Paraprofessionals.