Double Dipping as a Music Director
Date: January 3, 2014
We have a part time Music Director who is also serves as the piano accompanist for choir, solos and ensembles. We also have an organist who plays each Sunday morning. Our Music Director is now demanding that when the organist if absent and if she plays the organ, or the piano for the whole service which would include a prelude (short) offertory and hymn that she should be entitled to the substitute organist compensation. Our church is small (60 or less members) I maintain that if we had to get an outside substitute they should be compensated but when we have someone who could easily fill in for the 4 Sundays of the year that the organist is gone, no additional compensation should be warranted. The Music Director is fairly compensated in her job as Music Director which includes the responsibility of playing for congregational singing and ensuring that other music is provided. Thoughts? Comments?
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