Traditional Pianist/Organist - posted 11/15/2021
Who We Are:
We are a mid-sized United Methodist Church in Prattville, AL with traditional, contemporary, and Korean-based worship services. We are family-minded and community-driven, placing special emphasis on reaching the poor in our area and serving military families.
Summary of Ministry Position:
Performs piano and/or organ for traditional worship services and serves as accompanist for adult choir, soloists and other ensembles.
- Play preludes/postludes, hymns, anthems and special music for traditional services.
- Accompanies adult choir on Sunday mornings and faithfully attends Wednesday night rehearsals.
- Practices with soloists and other ensembles at the request of the Director.
- Plans and rehearses organ/piano duets with Director.
Qualifications and Experience:
- A Music degree in piano or organ is preferred.
- In lieu of degree, years of training and musical expertise can be considered. Piano proficiency at early advanced repertoire required (Jane MaGrath’s Level 7-8; RCM Level 7).
- Familiarity with sacred, classical, traditional hymns, gospel and contemporary required.
- Strong sight-reading and gospel improvisation required with ability to perform several new songs weekly. Can play from lead sheets and performing key-modulations without music if necessary.
- 5 years experience in accompanying choir and soloists.
- Knowledge of basic music theory and ability to perform simple transpositions or harmonizations.
- Must have a heart for ministry and faithfully serving others
Workload and Renumeration
Estimate weekly work load: 8 hours ( one Sunday Morning service – 10:30 – 12:00, one weekly rehearsal – Wednesday 6:30-7:30, 5 weekly practice hours)
Annual Salary: $10,000
Applying for this Ministry Position:
- Submit a Cover Letter to let us know why you are interested in serving at Trinity and providing a summation of your keyboard skills and how they are applicable to the job description
- Submit a resume outlining your musical experience and training.
- Record, upload to a platform like Youtube, and submit a 10-minute performance video. Ideally, this would include three short selections of various styles (e.g., classical, hymn arrangement, choral accompaniment).