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Music Director – de Profundis, Mens acapella choral ensemble
open until filled
Job Description: The de Profundis a cappella men’s ensemble is an auditioned 14-voice tenor/bass ensemble in Albuquerque, NM founded in 1994. The volunteer group performs primarily in the Albuquerque-Santa Fe area, though it has also done performance tours to Wales and the Baltics. The repertoire has included virtually all genres and periods of music available for men’s voices, with the exception of Barbershop. The organization is a 501-c3 governed by a small board of directors and whose income is based on donations and ticket sales. The position of Music Director will be open beginning in the fall of 2022. The season has run from September to April and has generally involved the preparation of 3 repertoires for 3-5 concerts. The anticipated stipend for the 2022-23 season is 8-9K.
Candidates for the position should have experience leading a predominantly a cappella chamber group and in the related areas of repertoire selection, recruitment, concert planning and audience cultivation. With no rehearsal pianist, keyboard proficiency is a must. Experience with male choral repertoire and with the male voice in particular is highly desirable.
Santa Fe Director of Music Required
Music Director/Pianist in Santa Fe
Holy Family Episcopal Church is looking for a part-time Music Director/Pianist for our small, friendly congregation on the Southside of Santa Fe. The ideal candidate would play the piano for our 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service, be familiar with the Episcopal liturgy, and able to collaborate with the pastor on music selection. Experience working with a choir and/or instrumentalists for monthly special music and holy day services a plus. (Prior to the pandemic, we had a small choir of eight voices and rehearsals were held Sundays before worship.) Salary starts at $13,000 for an average of 10 hours per week, with the understanding that some weeks require a heavier workload than others. Four Sundays paid vacation or personal time per year. Grow with us!
Please send letter of interest, resume and contact information of three references to:
The Rev. Corinne Hodges, Vicar
Holy Family Episcopal Church
10A Bisbee Ct.
Santa Fe, NM 87508
505/424-0095 Church phone
Music Director / Pianist (Albuquerque)
St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church is seeking a part-time Music Director/Pianist. St. Tim’s is a progressive Christian community, with a love of music and eclectic musical taste.
Position is salaried and part time, approximately 10 hours a week, but varies by season. The Music Director/Pianist will collaborate in planning the musical experience for the congregation, direct and accompany the choir in rehearsals and worship services, play the piano for the Sunday service and other festival worship services (e.g., Christmas, Easter), and communicate with appropriate community members to ensure that music information is available for printing or posting. The community is currently transitioning out of pandemic restrictions, continuing Covid-safe practices, and will be reintroducing music to the in-person services as safety permits, while maintaining an online service.
Salary starts at $15,000 and includes paid time off. The position requires work on site for worship services and choir practice, primarily Sunday mornings and Thursday evenings, but other responsibilities can be scheduled at the discretion of the Music Director/Pianist. Preferred skills include familiarity with, and ability to play, a variety of styles of music for worship, from traditional through contemporary; experience leading a choir or vocal group; and ability to coordinate a variety of musicians for the weekly service.
Address(es) to which applicants should send application: Interested applicants should email a letter of interest, a resume, and the names and contact information of three references to:
St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church
211 Jefferson NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
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