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Contact George Butterfield, Placement Chairman by email at 
619-460-1476 or 858-279-9000

Music Director/Organist

Ascension Lutheran Church (ELCA)
5106 Zion Ave., San Diego CA 92120
Phone:  619.582.2636

We are seeking a music director who can draw the congregation into a worship experience that is relevant and meaningful. This person must be proficient on piano and organ while leading a choir and a congregation musically. We desire someone with the openness and ability to play in various musical styles and Lutheran liturgies. The music director will coordinate with the pastor for liturgical planning and music selection. In addition to directing the church choir, we are seeking a person who can direct our bell choir.

This is a part time position. Salary is negotiable based on experience and job description. We hold one service a week at 9:30 am. We have additional services at Lent, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Please email your resume to
Place "Music Director Applicant" in the subject line.
You will be asked to interview and audition.
Any additional information or questions can be submitted to


Holy Cross Episcopal Church
2510 Gateway Road
Carlsbad, CA 92009

About us:

Holy Cross Episcopal Church is a growing Episcopal faith community in the Bressi Ranch area of Carlsbad who seeks an organist/pianist to accompany hymns and provide special music for Eucharistic worship each Sunday at 9:00am. Musical accompaniment includes: prelude, three to four hymns, music during communion, and one to two pieces of service music in the Episcopal tradition. Our worship is in a blended style, drawing on Hymnal 1982 of the Episcopal Church and Renew of, as well as from supplemental Episcopal hymnals. We value the skills and talent of musicians in our worship services.

We are a welcoming, inclusive, open and affirming congregation whose worship is grounded in the rich Episcopal tradition. Throughout our 30-year history, we have learned what it really means to be a community gathered by God. It is about unity, and practicing love and forgiveness in a polarized world. This is the same God who calls each of us by name, who accepts us with unconditional love, and who offers what the world cannot give – peace that passes all human understanding.

Skills Needed:

  • Excellent keyboard and musicianship
  • Experience with playing an organ
  • Experienced congregation and choral accompanist
  • Strong service music playing skills
  • Liturgical experience preferred


  • 3 manual Baldwin digital organ
  • Kawai Upright Piano


  • play for 9:00 AM service (traditional liturgy)
  • accompany our choir/solos for special liturgical celebrations
  • memorial services and weddings as scheduled
  • special services throughout the church year (Christmas Eve, Holy Week, etc)


  • Negotiable based on training and experience level.

To Apply:

  • If you have questions or are interested in applying for this position, please contact: Karen Sanchez, Senior Warden,
  • Please include the following:
    • Resume/CV
    • 2 Letters of Reference 


Trinity United Methodist Church
3030 Thorn Street
San Diego, CA 92104

Trinity UMC is looking for an accompanist to complete our revived choir. We are lucky to have some members that have been a part of the choir for 40+ years, as well as members that are brand new. We are in need of an accompanist that sees the importance of tradition as well as the inclusivity and forward growth of progress. We have a 2 manual, 15 rank Dowling and Blackinton pipe organ.

Required Skills:

  • Strong sight-reading abilities/quick turn around time learning new material
  • Piano and organ preferred


  • Play for 10:15 a.m. service (Traditional/Contemporary liturgy)
  • Accompany rehearsals 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesday
  • Accompany other ensembles (solos, etc) performing at the 10:15 service
  • memorial services and weddings as scheduled
  • special services throughout the church year (Christmas Eve, Holy Week, choir concerts, etc.)

Contact Thea Tochihara, Music Director, at


Foothills United Methodist Church
4031 Avocado Blvd
La Mesa, CA 81941

Available: January 1, 2020


Reuter Pipe Organ
Installed 1991
3 manuals
21 ranks


  • play for 8:30 service (traditional liturgy)
  • accompany chancel choir rehearsals 6:30 - 8:30PM Thursday
  • accompany other ensembles (solos, etc) performing at the 8:30 service
  • memorial services and weddings as scheduled
  • special services throughout the church year (Christmas Eve, Holy Week, choir concerts, etc.)

Remuneration dependent upon applicant's qualifications

Contact Dennis Keller, Director of Music at

Organist/Choral Accompanist

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

Job Description:

8-10 hours per week. Salary commensurate with training and experience level.

Skills Needed:

  • Excellent sight-reading and musicianship
  • Experienced choral accompanist
  • Strong service music playing skills
  • Liturgical experience preferred
  • Ability to read pop-chord notation/lead sheets


  • 2 manual, 25 rank pipe organ by L.W. Blackinton & Associates
  • Hardman Grand Piano
  • Kurtzweil PC2x Digital Keyboard

Weekly Duties:

  • Prepare music for one Sunday worship service (9:30AM-11:00AM) including preludes, offertories, postludes, hymns, responses, choral anthems and other service music as needed.
  • Accompany Chancel Choir on piano/organ for 90-minute (7:00PM-8:30PM) Thursday evening rehearsals.
  • Accompany Worship Team on keyboard during Sunday worship service.
  • Submit to the church office manager titles and composers of preludes, offertories, and postludes weekly.
  • Cooperate and communicate with the Director of Music, Senior Pastor, and other church musicians to ensure an enriching worship experience each Sunday morning.

Other Occasional Duties:

  • Prepare music for occasional extra worship services/special music programs 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/choir 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 contact Director of Music Andrew Bearden at and include the following:
    • C.V.
    • 2 Letters of Recommendation


  • Candidates will be contacted to set up an audition/interview. Audition will consist of:
    • A prepared postlude of your choice on the organ
    • A prepared hymn of your choice on the organ
    • A contemporary praise song or reflective piece of your choice on piano
    • A brief sight-reading of a choral accompaniment and SATB parts


Christian Fellowship Congregational Church, UCC
1601 Kelton Rd
San Diego, CA 92114


Christian Fellowship Church seeks a Director/Pianist to lead our worship music, lead and direct our choirs, on 2nd, 4th and 5th Sundays (4th Sundays are youth Sunday).


  • Must be able to play piano
  • Ability to sight read music and play the music as written, as well as improvise including Contemporary Gospel and Contemporary Christian (CCM) music
  • 3 years' experience in directing and playing
  • Able to play the organ is a plus
  • Strong vocal ability a plus


Rehearsals are on Thursday nights from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. On Sunday, there's a brief warm-up rehearsal from 10 to 10:25 AM. The service starts at 10:30 and ends at 12:00. It's basically singing the hymns, the Offering Anthem, doxology, 2 choir selections. and other very short selections of your choice




If interested, please contact the Trustee Chair, Dante Griggs at or call or text (619) 208-7721. 


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

St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Christian Church
Rick Parks, Organist

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

La Mesa First United Methodist Church
Dan Bailey, 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 and Organist

Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church
Ronel Wishnuff, Organist/Pianist

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