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Organist

Fletcher Hills Presbyterian Church
455 Church Way
El Cajon, CA 92020

Seeking Organist/Accompanist for 10am Sunday service with a choir rehearsal at 9:15am, and a mid-week rehearsal on Thursday nights from7-8pm. Responsibilities include playing prelude and postlude weekly, and accompanying the choir on 1-2 hymns. The choir sings a special music number about once a month. Must also be available for Christmas Eve and Holy Week. Pay is $150 per week. Contact Sarah Suhonen at 619-804-6079 sarah.suhonen@fhpc.org


MEZZO SOPRANO SECTION LEADER

La Jolla Lutheran Church
7111 La Jolla Blvd.
La Jolla, CA 92037

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Mezzo Soprano Section Leader needed to sing in a very small but dedicated and friendly choir. This position is ideal for a student or retiree.  The pay is $70 a week, $35 for rehearsal and $35 for the worship service.

SKILLS NEEDED:
Good sight-reading is desired, but not necessary.  The ability to sing a high "F" comfortably (on occasion) is a plus.  The music repertoire ranges from traditional to contemporary.

WEEKLY DUTIES:
Rehearsals are on Tuesday nights from 6 to 7:15 PM.  On Sunday, there's a brief warm-up rehearsal from 9 to 9:15 AM.  The service starts at 9:30 and ends at 10:45.  It's basically singing the Offering Anthem and a short Introit song before the service starts.  The songs are fun, with good arrangements, and are not too challenging.

OTHER OCCASIONAL DUTIES:
There are additional services such as Ash Wednesday, Holy Thursday (Maundy Thursday), Good Friday, Christmas Eve.  These are short, 1-hour services.  There is no Christmas Day service unless it falls on a Sunday morning.  There would also be opportunities to sing a solo or duet now and then during the year.

TO APPLY:
Please contact the Director of Music Tracey Marino at TraceyMarino@cox.net or call/text her at
(760) 390-0040. Or, contact the Administrative Assistant Jessica at 858-454-6459


Organist/Accompanist

Foothills United Methodist Church
4031 Avocado Blvd.
La Mesa, CA.  91941

Instruments:

  • Reuter Pipe Organ, 3 manuals, 21 ranks, 1991
  • Grand Pianos (2) in the sanctuary; another in the choir room

General Requirements/Expectations:

  • This position is for our "traditional" worship service, only.  Gathering music, Prelude, Offertory, Responses, Anthem, Postlude
  • Expertise and knowledge of traditional organ literature.
  • Capable to accompany the choir on organ or piano (depending on style)
  • Ability to perform within chamber orchestra size ensemble
  • Ability to perform differing styles of music; traditional western sacred music, spirituals and gospel, modern compositional styles (including but not limited to highly rhythmic/syncopated)
  • Accompany childrens' choirs as needed, on Sunday morning

Schedule/Hours:

  • One service Sunday morning 8:30 (choir arrives at 7:50)
  • Thursday evening choir rehearsal (90 minutes)
  • two half-day choir retreats annually
  • Capable to run sectional rehearsals
  • Perform with the choir at 1-2 concerts per year.
  • Coach soloists and small ensembles ("special music" for our services)
  • 15 hours per week
  • Available for seasonal (Advent, Holy Week, etc.) services
  • "Bench" privileges for weddings, memorial services

Remuneration:

Negotiable dependent on proficiency and professional experience (5 yrs. minimum)

To Apply:

Send cover letter and resume, to Dennis Keller, Director of Music at denniskeller2000@ymail.com


ORGANIST/CHORAL ACCOMPANIST

St. Mary, Star of the Sea Parish
609 Pier View Way
Oceanside, CA 92054

Job Description:

Organ Accompanist for our Sunday 8 AM Mass with Choir. Saturday and Sunday evenings on rotation with other musicians. Accompanist for the Children Choir once a month at one additional Sunday Service from October through May. Main accompanist for all Holy Day Services. This is a 5-10 hour per week position. Schedule is flexible for the right candidate. 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 while following the Choral Director to accompany the Choir, secondarily to accompany vocalists & solo instruments with the piano. Basic knowledge of the Music and Liturgy of Roman Catholic Mass is appreciated.

Instruments:

  • Rodgers 905B 3-manual Organ with PR-300s midi interface
  • Steinway Baby Grand Piano

Weekly Duties:

  • Prepare Personal music folder (List of Hymns, etc. provided by Director) for Sunday Mass including preludes, postludes, mass parts, hymns, responses, choir anthems and other service music as needed.
  • Accompany the Choir on organ for 90 minute Wednesday evening rehearsals. (2 to 3 per month) as well as, 50 minute rehearsals with Children's Choir (October to May). Rehearsals are on Wednesday Evenings.
  • 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 an accompanist is needed for funerals, weddings, special services, or Holy Days, the church organist/accompanist will be given the option first to offer his/her services. If unavailable, another accompanist will be retained by the church.

To Apply:

Please contact Ms. Amy Nelson at the Parish by email at stmarysministers@hotmail.com, or leave a message for Amy Nelson by calling the Parish Office at 760-722-1688. A resume and salary requirements should be included with email correspondence.


 ORGANIST

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 DebbieN@CalvaryPresCh.com.


ORGANIST/CHORAL ACCOMPANIST

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

EXPERIENCE NEEDED:

  • 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

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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

INSTRUMENTS:

  • 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 lisa@solanapres.org or Aaron Burgett, Director of Choral Worship at aaron@solanapres.org


Organist/Choral Accompanist

First Presbyterian Church of El Cajon
500 Farragut Circle
El Cajon, CA 92020
http://www.firstpres-elcajon.org

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.

Instruments: 

  • 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 msrodrig@cox.net.


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 


POSITIONS FILLED

St. Mary's-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church, Ramona
Siu Hei Lee, Music Coordinator

Carlsbad By The Sea (CBTS) Retirement Community
Larry Dunkirk, Organist

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Escondido
Dat Nguyen, Organist

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

University City United Church
Michele Gray, Organist 

The Village Community Presbyterian Church
Suzanne Shick, Organist 

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
Virginia Sublett, Director of Music Ministries

King of Kings Lutheran Church, Oceanside
Michael Blinko, Director of Music

Lakeside Presbyterian Church
Ron Hilley, Director of Music

House of Prayer Lutheran Church (ELCA), Escondido
Henry Doktorski, Organist/Accompanist

First Congregational Church of Ramona
Chris Bingham, Music and Sacred Arts Director

Congregational Church of La Jolla
Nina Gilbert, Music Director/Organist/Pianist

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

St. Luke's Lutheran Church, La Mesa
Renée Calvo, Director of Music

San Carlos United Methodist Church
Jeff McConnell, Director of Music

San Marcos Lutheran Church
Justine Hansen, Choir Director

All Saints Lutheran Church
Christopher RehwaldtMinister of Music

Santee United Methodist Church
Ania Stachurska, Director of Music

First Presbyterian Church
Rodney Girven, Organist

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
Robert Larson, Director of Music

Foothills United Methodist Church
Dennis Keller, Director of Music

Saint Charles Borromeo Parish
Brian Avey, Organist

Ramona United Methodist Church
Kevin Cavanaugh, Music Director

Carlton Hills Evangelical Lutheran Church
Roger Barnes, Organist

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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