Creating a Backup Choir Director Position
Date: April 25, 2014
I am a Music Director at a relatively small church (average 100 members per Sunday) with four choirs, five piece band (paid musicians), and three volunteer choir directors. Currently, from the organ I teach all songs to all choirs, and the praise team, but I need a reliable back up choir director for my volunteer choir directors – who are all also members of the church. The only role for this backup choir director would be to fill in when one of the volunteers is unavailable or unready. I suspect that in time (6 to 9 months) there is the potential for the backup director to become the primary director for all. I’d like to get your input on creating this position with such a small role. How do you think it might work (if at all) – short and long term?