Organist/Pianist

St. Stephens Luthern Church
Hickory, NC Full-time
Posted on August 14, 2019

Organist / Pianist

Position Overview:

St. Stephen's Lutheran Church ELCA is seeking part-time, year round Organist / Pianist. Responsibilities include working collaboratively with the pastor and Music Director, playing organ and piano as appropriate for, two weekly services at 8:00 am and 10:30 am; playing for funerals and weddings (honorarium to be paid by family receiving service for weddings); playing for two weekly choir rehearsals, as well as special services during the liturgical year (Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Wednesdays in Lent, Holy Week). The primary instrument is a Casavant, Opus 3092, originally installed in 1971. The instrument underwent a major overhaul, in 2017, adding additional MIDI voices to balance the stop list and provide a more dynamic and versatile instrument for leading worship.

Additionally, the mechanical combination action memory system was replaced with a Solid State Hard Drive and now functions as an instrument worthy of its own call of leading congregational song. The primary instrument for the 8am service is an electric Kawai piano. A full stop list for the organ is available upon request.

Requirements:

A Bachelor's degree in Music or equivalent experience, experience selecting liturgically appropriate service music (Prelude, Offertory and Postlude), providing organ and piano accompaniment for all hymns and anthems, and leading and leading a congregation musically; the ability to have collegial and collaborative relationship with the pastor and Music Director; accompanying other soloists and instrumentalist groups (i.e., brass quintet). Candidates for this position should have experience, and be comfortable with, performing different forms and styles of sacred music. May consider separating to two positions depending on candidates. The successful candidate will undergo a complete background check.