Accompanist


5/24/2021

Purpose: The accompanist, under the direction of the Director of Music, supports the church choir and congregation as they grow as disciples of Jesus Christ through music and worship. The position provides instrumental accompaniment during choir practice and church services. Reports to: Director of Music, Pastor and Staff-Parish Relations Committee Responsibilities: • Prepares and plays appropriate music for Sunday morning worship service and other special services throughout the year. Music may include prelude, postlude, hymns, anthems and other service music. • Accompanies the adult choir during weekly rehearsals and occasionally with other ensembles or soloists. • Develops, recruits members and directs a children’s music ministry, which participates in worship periodically during the year. • Secures appropriate substitutes when needed, in coordination with the Director of Music. • Reports the condition and maintenance needs of the piano, including tunings and repairs, to the Director of Music. • Attends church staff and music staff meetings, when requested. • Option to provide music accompaniment for funerals, memorials and weddings when requested and available. Qualifications: • Degree in music or equivalent accompanist experience. • Minimum two years of experience as church pianist. • Experience accompanying choirs and soloists. • Experience working with adults and children. • Proficient musical skills on the piano. Organ skills a plus. • Ability to play 1-4 vocal parts for rehearsal. • Vocal ability a plus. • Strong sight reading skills and ability to learn new music selections in a timely manner. • Knowledge or willingness to learn United Methodist traditional worship. • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills. Position Status: Part time. Applications may be submitted to Rev. Brian Smith at briansmith@waleskaumc.org

Contact: Rev. Brian Smith

Address: 7340 Reinhardt College Parkway Waleska GA 30114

Phone: 7704794428

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