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Music Director (Part-Time)

  • Wesley Theological Seminary
  • 11/01/19
  • Washington, DC
  • 20016
  • Part-Time
The Music Director is a half-time position (approximately 15 hours) assisting in weekly chapel services by preparing and directing the student choir and accompanying the choir on the piano. The director is expected to prepare the student choir with at least one weekly rehearsal and direct the choir during weekly chapel services during the academic school year. The successful candidate will have a broad knowledge of church music from diverse ecclesial traditions and be able to teach music theory and theology of worship to students.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Select appropriate music for chapel services Teach music to student choir members Conduct at least one rehearsal prior to chapel Direct student choir in chapel (currently on Tuesday mornings) Accompany the choir on piano or organ Teaching opportunities in musical theology of worship and church music are available Commit to leading chapel choir during the academic calendar (fall and spring semestersAugust to December and January to May)

Masters in Sacred Music, Masters in Fine Arts, Masters in Arts or other similar masters degree (doctorate or terminal degree desirable) Teaching qualifications and experience at the bachelors level or above Training in theology 5+ years of experience directing church choirs Accomplished pianist (organ desirable) Experience in a variety of church traditions and music genres.

To apply:
Please send a cover letter, CV, video recording of musical performances, three letters of reference, and transcripts of highest degree earned to:

Wesley Theological Seminary 4500 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20016
ATTN: Deans Office

Wesley will begin reviewing applications on October 15th. The successful candidate will be prepared to lead chapel during the spring semester beginning on January 22, 2020.

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