accompanist resume example with 16+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Hardworking Accompanist with distinguished understanding of musical composition and song selection. Adept at pinpointing musician issues and scheduling detailed rehearsals. Successful at comprehensive instruction of musical techniques. Enthusiastic Accompanist with 10+ years of experience. Adept at event planning and student coaching with knowledge of rehearsal scheduling. Successful at composition and musical selection. Committed to helping students maximize musical potential and provide efficient accompaniment for various instruments.

  • Extensive and varied repertoire
  • Versatile
  • Outgoing and friendly
  • Extensive performance background
  • Flexible
  • Focused
  • Dedicated
  • Solid Rhythm
  • Talented collaborator
  • Quick learner
  • Performing with Choirs
  • Solo Performances
  • Live Performances
  • Sight-Reading Music
  • Group Accompanying
  • Studio Recordings
  • Music Instruction
  • Mentoring Artists
  • Original Songwriting
  • Sound Mixing Expertise
  • Coordinating Shows
  • Special Performances
  • Conducting
  • Recording
  • Sight-Singing
  • Enthusiastic
  • Good with people
  • Interested in others
  • Musical Coaching
  • Choir Accompaniment
  • Voice Instruction
  • Musical Theory
  • Critical Thinking
  • Time Management
  • Active Listening
Work History
Accompanist , 08/2006 to Current
Berklee College Of MusicBoston, MA,
  • Perform at concerts
  • Transposed pieces from one instrument to another and one key to another to accommodate client and musician preferences.
  • Scheduled rehearsals with other musicians.
  • Coached soloists and ensembles for specific parts.
  • Sight-read musical parts during initial rehearsals.
  • Help facilitate good ensemble by interpretation of volume and style.
  • Provide solid accompaniment for student instrumentalists.
  • Scheduled rehearsals with other musicians and choirs.
  • Lead rehearsals by demonstrating specific song parts.
  • Rewrote original scores to adapt to different musical genres and styles.
  • Achieved desired tonal and harmonic balance by communicating clearly with musicians.
  • Collaborated with performers and producers to determine and achieve desired sound for production.
Accompanist for Dance, 08/2015 to 05/2022
USC Gloria Kaufman School Of DanceCity, STATE,

  • Plan, prepare students, organize performance hall, and prepare repertoire for yearly formal piano recital
  • Plan, organize, prepare students for bi annual piano performance parties held at my studio
  • Help students modify sound to achieve the best musical performances.
  • Teach students performance practice so that their interpretations of baroque, classical, romantic, impressionist, and 20th Century music will be well done.
  • Study scores at length to learn music in detail and develop suitable interpretations.
  • Practice piano daily 6 days per week to maintain and improve technical skills.
  • Practice repertoire my students are playing in order to problem solve areas of technique within a piece of music.
  • Select music repertoire carefully, in order to help students progress and solidify their piano technique.
  • Design creative games, tools to address student's needs in terms of rhythmn, musicality, note reading, etc.
  • Coordinate recital programs with music history to enhance students' musical development.
  • Develop music theory and music technic goals by designing my own tools and repertoire lists for success.
  • Continually address repertoire selection in order to motivate and train my students.
Accompanist for Dance, 08/2017 to 05/2020
American Contemporary BalletCity, STATE,

  • Interpreted and modified music to personalize performances.
  • Achieved desired tonal and harmonic balance by communicating clearly with musicians and listening carefully for the desired effect.
  • Selected prelude and postlude music carefully in order to achieve a balance of musical styles on the program.
  • Performed at an average of 24 events per month, including special functions, rehearsals and recordings.
  • Watched conductor closely for cues and directions.
  • Ran sectional rehearsals with the choir at rehearsals.
  • Worked individually with cantors in order to facilitate good liturgy.
  • Specialized in both classical and contemporary music.
  • Sight-read musical parts during initial rehearsals.
  • Met with brides and family members to coordinate music for weddings and special events.
  • Met with soloists and conductor to discuss and prepare for performances.
  • Accompanied the ensemble at rehearsals and during both live and recorded performances.
Master of Arts: Piano Performance, Expected in to University of Music And Performing Arts - Munich, Germany,
  • Coursework in Piano Performance
  • Fullbright
Bachelor of Arts: Radio And Television Broadcasting, Expected in 1987 to Media Academy - Nuernberg, Germany,
  • Coursework in Radio and Television Broadcasting


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School Attended

  • University of Music And Performing Arts
  • Media Academy

Job Titles Held:

  • Accompanist
  • Accompanist for Dance
  • Accompanist for Dance


  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts

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