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Organist/Pianist

La Mesa First United Methodist Church
4690 Palm Ave
La Mesa, CA 91941

Effective: September 1st, 2021
Reports to: Director of Music, Jill Coady
Status: Part-time

La Mesa First United Methodist Church has a September 1st opening for a part-time Organist/Pianist accompanist. We are looking for a Christian person with an understanding of music ministry as an element of the worship life of a congregation. Qualifications include a degree in music or equivalent and proficiency on the piano/keyboard as well as the organ.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide organ/piano music for Sunday worship service at 9:30 am (8:30-10:45 am call time, at present).
  • Accompany Thursday night choir rehearsals (6:30-9:30 call time).
  • Choose appropriate organ/piano music for preludes, offertories and postludes in cooperation with the Director of Music.
  • Provide organ/piano music for other special or seasonal worship services or concerts, i.e., Christmas Eve, Christmas Day (when Christmas falls on a Sunday), Ash Wednesday, Holy Week, Shrove Tuesday, Pops Concert in June. Dress rehearsals on Friday evenings prior to Sunday concerts.
  • Will work collaboratively with the Director of Music in short and long-term planning.

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Preferred)
  • Liturgical Service Playing: 2 years (Preferred)

Hours per week:

  • 10 hours to include: Sundays – 8:30-10:45 am. Thursdays – 6:30-9:30 pm. 4-5 hours a week practice either on or off site.

Applicant should send resume, cover letter (with references) and links to recordings highlighting organ/piano performance level to: lamesaumc.com 619-987-2515, attention Jill Coady.


Organist

St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Christian Church
3655 Park Blvd
San Diego 92103
Contact: Kathy Meck, Music Director
sprnodiva@aol.com

St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Christian Church seeks an organist to play our two manual Allen Quantum organ for weekly rehearsals, 1 Sunday service a week, special church services, youth choir rehearsals, concert, and weddings. As a musician, it is preferred (not required) the organist have a degree in music, Liturgical experience. accompaniment experience, good site reading skills, dependable, diligent in preparation. This position reports to the Music Director of the parish.

Weekly Duties:

  • Choir Rehearsals once a week. (Typically on Thursdays, 7pm-9pm)
  • Sunday Services (Service begins at 9:50am - 12pm)
  • Rehearsal with Youth Choir (Generally Sundays from 12:20pm-1:30pm)
  • Some extra services may include, Holy Week, Christmas Eve or Day, and other Major Feast days of the church.
  • Provide organ music for weddings as scheduled and accompany Chanter. A separate fee is given for this service.

Compensation:

  • Part Time Position
  • Pay is commensurate with experience

Please send cover letter and resume to sprnodiva@aol.com 


Director of Music Ministries

San Carlos United Methodist Church
6554 Cowles Mountain Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92119
www.sancarlosumc.org

San Carlos United Methodist Church has a long and rich tradition of worship through music and is currently seeking a part-time Director of Music Ministries to carry on this legacy. The Director of Music Ministries directs and coordinates the entire music program of the church in a manner that supports and extends the church's vision, enhances the spirit of worship, and assists the congregation and community in praising and serving God. Duties include conducting the choirs (including Chancel Choir, Handbell Choir, Church Concert Band,) coordinating and supervising other church choral and instrumental organizations, and worship planning. The Director of Music reports directly to the Senior Minister.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Music required; Master's degree preferred.
  • Mature and practicing Christian faith compatible with that of the United Methodist Church.
  • Mastery of United Methodist hymnody and an appreciation of diverse styles of worship music.
  • Expertise in conducting and arranging instrumental and choral music.
  • Significant liturgical experience and understanding of traditional and modern Christian worship expressions.
  • Conversant in a wide range of choral repertoire.
  • Ability to function cooperatively with church staff, volunteers and band/choir members, as well as organizational, interpersonal, and leadership skills.

This 24-hour position includes benefits and vacation. Please email scchurch@sancarlosumc.org with your resume, cover letter and references to apply or for more information.  


POSITIONS FILLED

Holy Cross Lutheran Church
Alison Luedecke, Interim Organist

Foothills United Methodist Church
Chris Kim, Organist

Christian Fellowship Congregational Church, UCC
Andrew Vu, Director-Pianist

Trinity United Methodist Church
Laura Williamson, Organist-Accompanist

Pioneer Ocean View United Church of Christ
Chad Kemp, Interim Accompanist

St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Long Beach
Gukhui Han, Music Director-Organist

Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Bonita
Yanlin Li, Minister of Music

Saint Brigid Parish
Robert Vreeland, Organist

San Dieguito United Methodist Church
Sarah Amos, Organist

All Souls' Episcopal Church
Spencer Velky, Assistant Organist

First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego
Lara Korneychuk, Interim Music Coordinator

First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego
Chase N. Pado, Organist-Pianist

San Carlos United Methodist Church
Kathy Shoemaker, Accompanist

St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, Poway
Jenny Yun, Organist-Accompanist

First United Methodist Church of National City
Vincent Bujor, Accompanist 

Fletcher Hills Presbyterian Church
Patrick Walders, Accompanist-Pianist-Organist

St. Andrew's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church
Charles Rus, Music Program Leader

St. Mary's-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church, Ramona
Joshua Charney, Music Director

La Jolla United Methodist Church
Jennifer Lai, Organist-Accompanist

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Oceanside
Loannis Mitsallis, Organist

King of Kings Lutheran Church, Oceanside
Kimberly Bedell, Music Director-Organist

Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church
Ronel Wishnuff, Organist-Pianist

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