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Last updated: July 14, 2017

Westchester County

Music Director.  Full-time. Church of the Transfiguration, 268 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY. Tel. (914) 631-1672. Website: https://transfiguration-tarrytown.org/   We seek a full-time music director to develop the parish liturgical music program. The ideal candidate must have a solid knowledge of and appreciation for Catholic liturgy, and have a broad repertoire. They should have strong competency in playing the pedal organ and piano, and be able to lead congregational singing.  They should be able to work collaboratively with other ministries and with all types of people.  Regarding personal qualities, they must demonstrate creativity, leadership, a willingness to learn, the capacity for working with others, and the desire to promote the Church’s mission of evangelization.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing instrumental accompaniment to the cantor and congregation on Sundays and holy days of obligation, and other liturgical functions; directing and growing the parish choir; developing the parish musical repertoire; and participation in the liturgy committee and other parish meetings as relevant. Weddings and funerals offer extra sources of income.  Salary package negotiable, based on qualifications and experience.  For further inquiries or to submit resumes, please contact Fr. Emiel Abalahin, O. Carm. At fr.emiel.a@gmail.com.

 

Music Director / Organist. Full-time. Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Church, 1377 East Main Street, Shrub Oak, NY 10588.  Phone: (914) 528-3547; fax (914) 528-4216. Website: www.seton-parish.org. SEAS is a vibrant suburban parish of 4,500 families, located in Northern Westchester County. We are seeking an energetic, organized, collaborative musician with strong keyboard (organ and piano) and directing skills, knowledge and appreciation of diverse styles of music, and competency in supporting liturgical worship. Principal responsibilities include the planning and implementing of music for parish church, Religious Education Program and parish school liturgies.  Also, the individual is expected to train and oversee a volunteer cantor program and numerous choirs: traditional, contemporary, children, and youth bell. A thorough familiarity with the Roman Rite is essential, as well as a Master’s Degree or equivalent training. Proficiency in voice, choral music, choir development, keyboard skills, orchestration and conducting is expected, as are computer and word processing skills for the creation of bulletin articles, worship aids and programs. The applicant must have a good rapport with all age groups.  Weddings and funerals provide extra income.  We have an Allen 2-manual electronic organ (looking to upgrade) and an upright piano.  Salary package commensurate with qualifications and experience.  An applicant should submit a curriculum vitae and a one-page statement of his or her philosophy of Catholic liturgical music to setonshruboak@gmail.com.

 

Putnam County

St. Lawrence O’Toole Church, Brewster – Organist/Choir Director

Part-time position: 3 masses on Sunday, feast days and director of choir(s)
Parish holds approx. 50 weddings, funerals (compensated separately)

Responsibilities:
-Play/sing/lead cantor at 3 Masses each weekend
-Extra Masses on holydays
-Choir Mass at 11:00
-Direct choir, build it up and recruit (men, young people) and begin a children’s choir
-Integrate other instruments
-Train and director cantors
-Annual concert
-12 Special parish events annually
-Work with lyrics on screens in church
-Responsible to secure substitute organists whenever needed
-Approx 8-10 hours onsite weekly plus planning

Submit résumé and cover letter to Julie Noce at: juliannnoce@comcast.net

 

Manhattan

The Roman Catholic Church of St. Charles Borromeo in Harlem is seeking a part time musician who would be expected to provide service at minimally two Sundays per month with rehearsals for a Men’s Chorus.  Additional early morning Sunday service is required to accompany a Catholic Mass with a soloist at 3 Sundays per month.   Familiarity with the Catholic liturgy is not required but an openness to learn about, and have a respect for, parish musical traditions is required.  The musician must be able to play the Allen Organ (Renaissance-Quad Suite) and the Baby Grand piano, as well as lead a small ensemble of male voices (10 voices).  Comfort with traditional and contemporary church music is highly desirable.  Interest in music from the African American church tradition is very much welcomed.  Contact information: Fr. Gregory Chisholm, SJ, Pastor: pastor@scbrchurch.org