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Director of Music - St. Andrew's Episcopal Church

Location: Fullerton, California, USA

POSITION TO BE FILLED: Director of Music

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
1231 E. Chapman Avenue
Fullerton, CA  92831

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church is a thriving parish active in community social justice and outreach ministries. We are surrounded by local colleges and universities and located in the city of Fullerton.  We look forward to a new director who is interested in developing the voice of our music program to reflect the vibrancy of our Gospel witness in Fullerton. Please visit our website or see us on Facebook (search for St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Fullerton) prior to application.

The parish has a long tradition of quality music. Our music library includes music from chant to contemporary music in the Anglican tradition. The parish uses the 1982 Hymnal of the Episcopal Church, but looks to exploring other hymn resources.

The Director of Music works closely with the Rector in shaping the musical environment throughout the year. S/he will 1) conduct a choir of fifteen or more volunteers (no paid section leaders), 2) choose/prepare an offertory anthem and a communion music for Sunday Eucharist services, 3) choose hymns for Sunday services, 4) plan a summer soloist program when the choir is on recess, and 5) supervise organist. The director will also rehearse the choir and prepare them for one special musical event each year. This is a part-time position.

The current choir schedule from September through mid-June is one evening rehearsal (Wednesday 7:30 – 9:30pm), one Sunday morning rehearsal (9:15 – 9:45am), one Sunday service (10:00 to 11:15am).

In addition to Sunday services, the Choir sings at:
• Thanksgiving Day (9am)
• Christmas Eve (2 services) (4pm, 10pm)
• Ash Wednesday (7 pm)
• Maundy Thursday (7 pm)
• Easter Sunday (2 services) (7am, 10am)

Working with the Music Director, the Parish Organist (separate position) chooses the Preludes and Postludes.  The organ is a three manual Rodgers computer Model 905 organ with one rank of pipes plus sequencer and sound module purchased in 1999.  In addition to the organ there is a Yamaha Grand Piano in the chancel.

Application Procedure:

Position to be filled by September 1, 2014

Interested candidates should submit resume and any video samples or links via email to:
Ed Sell, Music Search Committee Chair
Cell: 714-658-2807