The Rehearsal Accompanist plays piano for rehearsals for an ECCT musical production. This person should have intermediate to advanced piano skills. Some background in choral music can be helpful when it comes to helping the musical director as they teach vocal parts.
Rehearsals for musicals generally start 6-8 weeks before a performance and are held at ECCT. Rehearsals are either 5:30pm-7pm or 7pm-9:30pm Monday through
Thursday evenings. The rehearsal accompanist is needed at almost all rehearsals unless it’s a blocking or dance rehearsal where they are not needed. It’s possible to cover some rehearsals with the use of a CD or other recorded music on occasion.
The Rehearsal Accompanist:
• Helps lead vocal warm-ups to start rehearsals
• Plays piano during most rehearsals
• May play in the pit for the show if interested as well and can help communicate tempos and changes to the conductor