Director of Music (PT) – Episcopal News Service

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The Episcopal Church of the Mediator is seeking a Music Director to begin in the fall or Advent of 2022. They will serve at all parish sung liturgies and arrange music for all funerals and weddings. The Music Director will serve as the primary music educator for the parish and lead weekly choir rehearsals with volunteers and 3-4 singers. We are looking for a community builder who values ​​and engages talent within the parish and surrounding community (including young musicians, composers and instrumentalists).

Music is a fundamental value of the congregation and of the clergy.

The successful candidate will be a good steward of our rich musical heritage, including traditional organ music, hymns (Hymnal 1982), singing and choral music in the Anglican tradition, but will also be open to spirituals, music folkloric, Latinx and contemporary musical repertoire. hymns and hymns.

Mediator Episcopal Church is a welcoming faith community located in the historic West Park neighborhood of Allentown, Pennsylvania (90 miles from New York and 60 miles from Philadelphia). We are located within walking distance of Muhlenberg College and Cedar Crest College. Mediator’s organ is a three-manual Allen digital organ in a French romantic tonal style.

To learn more about the parish, organ, and worship at Mediator, visit https://episcopalmediator.org.

Homework:

  • Musical direction for liturgies:
    • Choral Eucharist (Choral morning prayer periodically), Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. in the year of the program; 9 a.m. Simple Eucharist sung during the summer
    • Major non-Sunday holidays (Christmas, Holy Week)
    • 4 Vespers / Lessons & Chants per year
  • Weekly choir rehearsals in the year of the program
  • Practice and preparation of hymns, service music, accompaniments and volunteers
  • Programming of liturgical music, in consultation with the rector and the worship committee
    • Collaboration with the rector and parish administrator on editing/proofreading music in weekly flyers
  • Regular office hours and meetings with Rector and staff

Education:

  • Demonstration of substantial musical training and acumen.
  • A music degree and/or AGO certifications are desirable, but not required.
  • Knowledge of Spanish or proficiency in Latin liturgical music is desirable.

Time & Remuneration:

Part-time employee; ⅜ times (13-18 hours per week); salary according to the guidelines of the Association of Anglican Musicians, and commensurate with skills and experience. See: https://anglicanmusicians.org/salary-guidelines/

To applysubmit:

  • A resume/CV with an email to Fr. Dale Grandfield, Rector and Dr. Katherine Kaiser, Search Committee Chair at [email protected]
  • Videos and/or recordings of performances/games are helpful and are encouraged
  • Application Deadline: June 15 or until filled.

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