The Young Women’s Choral Projects of San Francisco transforms the lives of young women through exceptional artistry in choral performance and brings the expressive power of their music to the community, the nation, and the world. Founded in 2012 by Dr. Susan McMane, and now led by Artistic Director Dr. Matthew Otto, YWCP includes six levels of choral experience for young women ages 4-18 from across the San Francisco Bay Area. Through YWCP, participants of diverse socio-ethnic backgrounds find their voices as singers, artists, and women in a nurturing environment that empowers them to achieve artistic and personal excellence. To read more about YWCP, our programs and our staff, please go to: www.ywcp.org.
YWCP is seeking a collaborative pianist to work with its premier ensemble, the Young Women’s Chorus (YWC). The successful candidate will work closely with the Artistic Director, Assistant Conductor, and faculty to support the artistry of this world-class organization. YWC rehearses from late August through June on Wednesday evenings (6:30-9:00pm) and on Sunday afternoons (3:00-6:00pm) at Calvary Presbyterian Church, 2515 Fillmore Street. Duties include accompanying YWC in weekly rehearsals, sectionals, and at all performances, festivals, camps, and during the annual YWC tour, which typically takes place at the end of June/early July. This year, YWC will tour Canada from June 24–July 3, 2024. A separate stipend is provided for the tour. The successful applicant will also assist with sight-singing, ear-training, and theory during rehearsals.
- Undergraduate or graduate degree (preferably collaborative piano or piano performance);
- At least five years’ experience accompanying choral ensembles;
- Experience teaching children and youth;
- Strong sight-reading skills, score-reading, ability to harmonize and improvise at the piano;
- Outstanding artistry, musicianship, and musicality;
- Collaborative, positive, and enthusiastic attitude;
- Committed to the YWCP mission of empowering and supporting the young women in our program.
Salary: Competitive hourly rate, starting at $70 per hour.
Please apply with a cover letter, resumé, name and contact information of three references, and three links to video recordings featuring the candidate’s recent collaborative performances to [email protected]. The application deadline is Wednesday, January 31, 2024. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Young Women’s Choral Projects of San Francisco is committed to reflecting the diversity of our community. We believe in equity and inclusion, and strongly encourage submissions from all qualified individuals regardless of gender identity, age, race, sexual orientation, and physical ability. YWCP is also committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities, unless such accommodation would cause an undue hardship. To request reasonable accommodation for the job application or interview, please let us know.