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Top 10 Accompanist Interview Questions

Question 1 of 14
When did you begin learning music?
Question 2 of 14
What makes you passionate about being an Accompanist?
User-Submitted Answers
I really love to work with people, that makes me fun and delightful.
Question 3 of 14
Why do you want a career as an accompanist?
User-Submitted Answers
Because I have written many songs.
I want to join theire lesson, then I could learn about other instrument, and also teaching method. I think everything is journey for my musical life.
Question 4 of 14
What is your philosophy towards work?
Question 5 of 14
What kind of supervisor gets the best work performance from you?
User-Submitted Answers
I think best supervisor is someone love his or her job. Then, I am comfortable to work. My previous director resigned due to school's situation, and principal personality. He was unhappy for last 3 months. It was hard to work for me either. Because, he was unhappy.
Question 6 of 14
What individual has had the greatest influence on you?
Question 7 of 14
How well do you work with people?
User-Submitted Answers
I am a second language person. But, I don't have problem while I am working with people. Because, I understand what they feel, for example I visit Baltimore last February, that was my first visit. My choir director at high school, he said I don't need to comeback on Friday rehearsal, because my flight arrived at chicago airport at 6.00 am. I needed to drive during four hour, choir rehearsal starts 10.45am. But, I went to choir rehearsal even though he said I don't need to come. I feel he needs me. Sometimes, it is hard to feel others feeling. Then, I imagine in each other's shoes.
Question 8 of 14
If you could, would you choose a different career?
User-Submitted Answers
No. I am happy to work as a musician, especially collaboration musician. I am an only child. So, I feel lonely easily. So, I love to work with other musicians.
Question 9 of 14
What motivates you as an accompanist?
User-Submitted Answers
Actually, I am happy to give a recital. But, there is a limitation as a solo performer. But, as an accompanist I could support somebody in stage. And, we could breath together in beautiful music. I could feel whatever they feel. It is really attractive working as an accompanist.
Question 10 of 14
Would you work holidays and weekends?
User-Submitted Answers
Yes, as a musician, I gave up my holidays and weekends. I have a lot of recital between Friday and Sunday. And, also I am a church organist. I returned my christmas and Thanksgiving break. Since I have been worked church, I have been worked during holidays.

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Question 11 of 14
What was your greatest accomplishment as an accompanist?
User-Submitted Answers
I have a lot of experience, but I still remember one that my church re-dedication concert. I accompanied for brass quintet, which is really challenge piece. As you know, a lot of brass pieces are tricky, especially rhythm, and meter changes. I had very short time for preparing. I did very well. Over 400 people were truly happy. That was excited moment as an accompanist.
Question 12 of 14
What is your greatest weakness?
User-Submitted Answers
Actually, I am not naturally talented musician, but I did my best. Even though it looks impossible. For example, previous my church director gave me suddenly brass quintet accompaniment piece for big church event. I almost stayed up on the organ bench during 2 weeks. At that time, I was taking 15 credits. But, I did very well. After recital, every body was happy including me. My greatest strength is just endless effort.
Question 13 of 14
What is your greatest strength?
Question 14 of 14
What are your goals as a musician?
User-Submitted Answers
Success writing music. My music in film.

About Accompanist

August 17th, 2017

Accompanists are highly skilled artists who provide musical accompaniment for various solo and group performances including choral groups, orchestras, group dance performances, and solo dance recitals. Accompanists must be highly skilled in playing their particular musical instrument. They must also be prepared to attend all rehearsals so they can practice together with the performers.
Established organizations will only hire accompanists who have had extensive experience and who are prepared to attend all rehearsals. Knowledge of music composition and arrangement is a must so as to be able to select and arrange musical compositions to match the performance.
Accompanist interviews are typically held as auditions. The interviewing panel will want a demonstration of your skills and may ask you to perform an arrangement of your choice or they may give you a score and ask you to perform. Impressing the interviewers with your talent is the most important part of your interview. The second most important aspect is how you reply to the interview questions. Confident, compelling answers to questions related to your career in music will help you win the interview and the job. You can find typical accompanist questions at Mock Questions. Taking a look at the questions and answers listed there before going to your interview can be immensely helpful.

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