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Pianist-St. Paul UMC

Durham, North Carolina (NC), USA 27704

ST PAUL UMC Pianist/Co-Choir Director

$7800/year; 7-8 hours (including Sunday worship)

Contact: Phil Bowling, 919-699-5301 for questions.

Submit resumes: pbowlingiii@att.net or mail to 

St. Paul UMC

2700 N Roxboro St. 

Durham, NC 27704

Immediate Opening

Job Description: 

*Accompany church choir and congregation in musical worship on Sunday mornings

*Consult with pastor and choir director at least monthly to make music selections (based on planned sermon topics and/or lectionary)

*In consultation with choir director provide and lead a mix of music (old hymns, praise songs, “The Faith We Sing” songs, and contemporary music)

*Ensure musical selections are performed in such a manner to demonstrate sufficient practice and coordination

*Coordinate projected music selections with musicians and music staff before presenting to the choir

*Accompany weekly choir rehearsals that begin on time and last for a minimum of 60 minutes

*Accompany choir sectionals as needed

*Ensure choir is prepared to perform weekly (6 weeks of music)

*Initiate and work with choir director preparing choir for special music (i.e. Christmas and Easter cantatas) at least 3 months in advance

*Enhance and grow the music program through incorporation of special musical arrangements, diversity of instruments, increased choir membership, etc. 

*Seek out and provide special music quarterly (i.e. small ensembles, guest musicians)

*Be in the choir room 30 minutes prior to traditional church service on Sunday mornings

*Research and purchase new music with choir director for the choir annually (as budgeted)

*Establish and maintain a music library

*Prepare and submit timely budget requests during annual budget process

*Attend administrative meetings as needed