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Calvary Presbyterian Church
4495 Magnolia Ave
Riverside, CA 92501

The Church Organist is responsible for playing the organ (and occasionally the piano) for Sunday worship at Calvary in order to proclaim the message of God's love in Jesus Christ. The Church Organist report to and receives guidance and direction from the Co-Pastors. The Church Organist works co-operatively with the Choir Director and other musicians in the congregation.

Calvary has a Möeller pipe organ, one of the preeminent instruments in the Inland Empire that has been expanded over the years to 2500 pipes (metal, metal alloy and wood). We are in the middle of an extensive $100,000 renovation to restore it to its original glory that will be completed by year's end.

The Church Organist is specifically responsible for the traditional Worship Service on Sunday mornings, which includes:

  1. Playing the organ for congregational hymn singing.
  2. Playing service music for the worship service.
  3. Accompanying Chancel Choir anthems as requested by the Choir Director.
  4. Rehearsing with the choir on Thursdays when requested by the Choir Director.
  5. Accompanying solos, duets, or other special music when requested.
  6. Playing for occasional special worship services, such as Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday and Maundy Thursday.

The Church Organist meets weekly with Co-Pastors and Choir Director to plan for the traditional worship service, prepares and selects the service music, and contributes to staff planning for weekly worship and planning throughout the year.

If interested, please contact Debbie Neal, Business Administrator at


Solana Beach Presbyterian Church
120 Stevens Avenue
Solana Beach, CA 92075

PURPOSE: The church accompanist shall provide accompaniment on the piano and organ for the choral ensembles at SBPC, including the chancel choir, student choir and children's choir. The accompanist will also support the worship band in Sunday morning services.

CLASSIFICATION: 1099 contract

ACCOUNTABILITY: Reports to the Director of Choral Worship and the Director of Worship and Arts

HOURS REQUIRED: Approximately 8-10 hours each week


  • Proficiency playing manual organ and piano in both solo performance and in the accompaniment of choral groups, vocal and instrumental soloists
  • Ability to sight-read classic music and read chord symbols on a band chart
  • Ability to play a variety of musical styles


  • Participate in Thursday evening and Sunday morning choir rehearsals
  • Accompany choir and worship band in two Sunday morning services
  • Accompany children's choir rehearsals on Wednesday afternoons during school yearAccompany student choir in weekly rehearsals
  • Participate in holiday services and concerts throughout the year


  • Allen Quantum 390 organ; 3 manuals, 80 stops with Vista Navigator MIDI, October, 2011
  • Grotrian concert grand piano

CONTACT: Lisa Pittman, Director of Worship and Arts at or Aaron Burgett, Director of Choral Worship at

Organist/Choral Accompanist

First Presbyterian Church of El Cajon
500 Farragut Circle
El Cajon, CA 92020

Job Description:

This is an 8-10 hour per week position. The salary shall be in keeping with the training and experience of the applicant and the requirements of the job.

Skills Needed:

Primary ability to play the organ, secondarily to play the piano. Basic knowledge of worship and music of the Christian church. A spirit of cooperation and good moral character.


  • 2 manual, 25 rank pipe organ by L.W. Blackinton & Associates
  • Hardman Grand Piano

Weekly Duties:

  • Prepare music for Sunday services of worship including preludes, offertories, postludes, hymns, responses, choir anthems and other service music as needed.
  • Accompany the Chancel Choir on piano/organ for 90 minute midweek rehearsals.
  • Submit to the church office manager titles and composers of preludes, offertories, and postludes weekly.
  • Cooperate and communicate with the director of music, pastor, and other church musicians to ensure an enriching worship experience each Sunday morning.

Other Occasional Duties:

  • Prepare music for occasional extra worship services during Advent or Lent.
  • When a musician is needed for funerals, memorial services, or weddings, the church organist/choral accompanist will be given the option to offer his/her services. If unavailable, another accompanist will be retained by the church.

The organist/choral accompanist shall be faithful in preparation and performance, cooperating with others to provide and enable the highest standard of worship for First Presbyterian Church of El Cajon, its members, and the community.

To Apply:

If you have questions or are interested in applying for this position, please email the chairperson of the Personnel Committee – Sally Rodriguez at

MUSIC Coordinator/Keyboardist

St. Mary's-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church
1010 12th St.
Ramona, CA 92065

St. Mary's-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church in Ramona, California, is looking for a part-time music coordinator/keyboardist. This person should possess exceptional skills with the ability to play a wide range of musical styles and have an understanding of liturgical music. Must be available on Sunday mornings and for other church services throughout the year.
For further information please contact the Reverend Janet Wheelock: 760.789.0890 (T-Th 9:00-2:00) or

Music Accompanist

United Methodist Church of Vista
490 South Melrose Drive
Vista, California 92081

The church accompanists accompanies traditional worship in consultation with pastoral staff.  This includes prelude, postlude, special music, and hymns.  There is one rehearsal mid-week/evenings, and one rehearsal Sunday mornings prior to worship.

The full job description is available here 

 Director of Music

San Dieguito United Methodist Church
170 Calle Magdalena
Encinitas, CA 92024

San Dieguito United Methodist Church is seeking a visionary and talented Director of Music, who can build on the strong history of traditional liturgical ministry for our congregation and grow our program further. Our ideal Director of Music will be responsible for playing the organ for Sunday services and piano for Thursday evening Chancel Choir rehearsals; for worship planning in collaboration with the Director of Choirs and Pastors; for supervising and overseeing instrumental ensembles and guest musicians for holidays, special occasions, and over the summer; and for contributing to the recently re-established Concert Series with hymn festivals, organ recitals, or large collaborative performances.

The full job description is available here.  


Organist/Assistant Conductor

Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church
17010 Pomerado Road
San Diego, CA 92128

Established and creative church music department seeking an organist/assistant conductor! Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church is a dynamic church that strives to worship God and reflect the love of Jesus by serving others. Our church family is encouraged to live out the values of love, grace, integrity and community. Traditional Worship and Music is a high-level, multi-faceted department with dynamic opportunities for choral and instrumental musicians of all ages and levels of experience. If you are an organist who enjoys community as much as music-making, this is the place for you!

Primary Duties:

  • Play organ at all traditional worship services, including designated liturgical services throughout the year
  • Serve as the primary accompanist for the department
  • Serve as an assistant conductor for choral ensembles, occasionally leading warm-ups, sectionals, and rehearsals to support the Director of Traditional Worship and Music

Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree and 3 years minimum experience in sacred music
Approx. 20 hours/week
Salary Range - $30-$35K [1] (commensurate with education and experience)
Please send cover letter and resume to


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St. James By-the-Sea Episcopal Church, La Jolla
Alex Benestelli, Director of Music Ministry 

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The Village Community Presbyterian Church
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King of Kings Lutheran Church, Oceanside
Emily Holzer, Organist

San Carlos United Methodist Church
Kathryn Barrera, Accompanist

First Church of Christ, Scientist, San Diego
Hollace Jones, Sunday Organist
Lea Schmidt-Rogers, Wednesday Organist

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Encinitas
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King of Kings Lutheran Church, Oceanside
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Lakeside Presbyterian Church
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House of Prayer Lutheran Church (ELCA), Escondido
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First Congregational Church of Ramona
Chris Bingham, Music and Sacred Arts Director

Congregational Church of La Jolla
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St. David's Episcopal Church
John Mark Harris, Director of Music Ministries

St. Luke's Lutheran Church, La Mesa
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San Carlos United Methodist Church
Jeff McConnell, Director of Music

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Justine Hansen, Choir Director

All Saints Lutheran Church
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Santee United Methodist Church
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First Presbyterian Church
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Pioneer Ocean View United Church Of Christ
Andy Matthews, Director Of Music

Pioneer Ocean View United Church Of Christ
Rick Parks, Organist

First Presbyterian Church, Oceanside
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Foothills United Methodist Church
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Saint Charles Borromeo Parish
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Ramona United Methodist Church
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Carlton Hills Evangelical Lutheran Church
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La Jolla Presbyterian Church
Kathy Fait, Director of Children's/Youth Choir

First United Methodist, El Cajon
Julian Angel, Organist/Pianist

St. Paul's Cathedral
Gabriel Arregui, Sub-Organist and Assistant Choirmaster

St. Michael's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, Carlsbad
Richard Lane, Organist/Music Director

Ascension Lutheran Church
Robert Plimpton, Interim Director of Music Ministries

Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church
Norman Belleza, Organist/Pianist

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