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Orange County - Organist/Pianist Position

Location: California, USA
Position Title:       Organist/Pianist for Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Orange, CA
Status:                        Part Time (average of 10-12 hours per week)
Qualifications:           Must be adept at the piano and organ, a proficient sight reader, capable of improvisation, skilled accompanist, proficient performer of a wide range of music including: Classical, gospel, contemporary styles, and secular music.  An extensive knowledge of organ and piano repertoire is required. Have a theological understanding of, and respect for, church music.  Be able to communicate well and in a friendly manner with all staff and members of the congregation.
Supervised by:           Director of Music
Job Description:
The organist serves as the accompanist for the Chancel Choir and aides in their Sunday morning and midweek rehearsals.  Additionally,  the organist plays all music for Sunday worship, special worship times, and as needed, to accompany vocal and instrumental soloists as a part of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church's worship life.   All duties are conducted under the direction of the Director of Music.
 Responsibilities include:
  • Provide organ and piano music in a professional manner for all worship times including seasonal and special worship times working with the Director of Music in planning and selecting music.
  • Provide music for additional worship times such as Christmas, Ash Wednesday Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Thanksgiving.
  • Provide prelude music 15 minutes before the worship time begins. 
  • Support and facilitate congregational singing by playing all hymns and liturgical music through the excellent execution of hymns and liturgy.
  • Rehearse with the Choir and the Director of Music on Sunday mornings prior to the worship and Sunday Adult Learning Time.
  • Rehearse with the choir and the Director of Music at the regular Wednesday evening rehearsal times.
  • Provide organ and piano music for weddings and funerals and receive additional compensation from the parties involved.  The use of the piano or organ of guest musician may be done by special arrangement. OSLC has first right of refusal.
  • Responsible for choosing musical selection for the prelude, postlude, offertory and communion meditaton for each worship time.  Musical choices should be appropriate for the season of the church year and be reflective of each Sunday’s theme. This information is given to the Office Manager at least one month in advance for publication in the Sunday bulletin.
  • Collaborate with contracted musicians and aid in the rehearsal of special music.
  • Rehearse sufficiently to maintain a high quality of music
For more information please contact:
Pastor Cheryl Corneliussen
Director of Music, Chelsea Dehn
Send Résumés to:
Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
c/o Pastor Cheryl Corneliussen
800 North Cambridge St.
Orange, CA 92867