Updated September 15, 2017
When I began working as an accompanist, I was surprised by how informal my employment arrangements were. Some employers required tax forms and/or time sheets, some asked for invoices, and others needed no paperwork at all. The hourly rate varied widely, ranging from babysitter wages to professional musicians’ wages.
To establish my own rates for freelance work, I searched online to find documentation from other universities. I found these excellent resources, which include detailed information on fees, cancellation policies, and guidelines.
Westminster Choir College (page 37)
MTNA Competition Fees (scroll to the bottom)
If you know of any similar resources, please let me know, and I’ll add it to the list.