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.

Ministry Duties:

  • 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).

Email the above items to brannon@trinityprattville.com AND secretary@trinityprattville.com.