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Piano Accompanist - Department of Performing Arts


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POSITION START DATE:  August 25, 2024


Serve as a piano accompanist for the Department of Music and Entertainment Industries. Depending on experience, this may include accompanying choral ensembles and accompanying for private instrumental and vocal lessons. Depending on experience, assist with conducting choral and/or instrumental ensembles. Other administrative and departmental duties as assigned. 


  • A Bachelor's Degree
  • Undergraduate degree in Music.
  • Admitted to a graduate program in Music at Minnesota State University, Mankato by start date.
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
  • Admitted to a Minnesota State University, Mankato graduate program by start date.
  • Enrolled in a minimum of six (6) graduate credits per semester during assistantship, and in good academic standing.


  • Evidence of experience as an accompanist.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.

SALARY/STIPEND: Up to $10,000 per academic year, plus tuition stipends, dependent upon availability of funds, period of appointment, and assignment. Appointments made after the tenth day of classes are not eligible for a tuition waiver. 


Contingent on a satisfactory performance and available funding, there is a possibility that this appointment may be continued beyond the initial period of employment. Additional information about the music program can be found at: Minnesota State Mankato offers a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance. Additional information about graduate assistantships at Minnesota State University, Mankato and applications can be found at

Minnesota State System policy requires that graduate assistants must reside within the State of Minnesota for the duration of their appointment. 

Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at


Dr. David Viscoli, Professor or Music

Department of Performing Arts

Minnesota State University, Mankato 

202 Performing Arts Center

Mankato, MN 56001 

Phone: 507-389-6286

TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711 



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