ORGANIST AND CHOIR DIRECTOR
Music Ministry, PT Employee
St. Mary’s Church (Nashville, TN)

St. Mary’s of the Seven Sorrows Catholic Church (Downtown Nashville)

Part-Time Organist/Choir Director Position

Responsibilities
•One adult choir rehearsal each week (60-90 minutes)
•Saturday Evening Mass (5 PM w/ 45 min early arrival)
•Sunday Morning Mass (9 AM w/ 45 min early arrival)

Duties
•All service music (hymns, preludes, psalm accompanying) for two masses as well as: Holy Week services, Holy days of obligation (with some exceptions to scheduling TBD) and Christmas Vigil and Christmas Day Masses
•Accompanying adult choir
•Rehearsing with solo cantors
•Accompaniment of occasional instrumental ensembles

Perquisites
•Paid organist services for weddings and funerals at St. Mary’s
•Availability to practice on the organ during the week
•Limited opportunities for private lessons give on the organ

Application and Audition
•Letters of application, curriculum vita due May 23rd
•Auditions via choir rehearsal and both Saturday and Sunday Masses
•Position to be filled midsummer 2014

Qualifications
•High proficiency/professional organ and piano performance skills
•High proficiency in Ensemble accompanying skills
•Familiarity with liturgical worship and willingness to conform to Catholic liturgical norms found in Musicam Sacram (http://www.vatican.va/archive/hist_councils/ii_vatican_council/documents/vat-ii_instr_19670305_musicam-sacram_en.html)
•High level of interpersonal skills and desire to work in a devoted, loving community of Christian believers.

Submit cover letter and all information to:

Fr. John Sims Baker, St. Mary of the Seven Sorrows Catholic Church, PO Box 190606 Nashville TN 37219 – OR – email all information to: [email protected]

Heather Lannan Interim Music Coordinator 678.520.3093 (0)

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