Musical Accompanist


MUSICAL ACCOMPANIST Lake Merritt United Methodist Church is looking for an accompanist who will play for Sunday services and additional religious services during the year (Good Friday, Christmas Eve, etc.). The accompanist will get first option on weddings and funerals. The following skills are required abilities and experience: *1 year's experience accompanying religious services *excellent piano skills *a variety of piano styles *ability to read a four-voice staff *ability to follow a choral director *experience in accompanying soloists, choirs and large groups *ability to read from a chord sheet *sight-reading *flexibility when working with others These are preferred skills: *experience in playing organ *ability to play by ear Duties will include: *accompanying Sunday services (choir rehearsal at 9:30;10:30 am service) *accompanying choir rehearsal on Tuesday evenings from 7:45-9:00 pm *preparing all service music *preparing an optional piano piece in lieu of the anthem *monitoring piano/organ for any changes in the instruments and alerting the Music Director ABOUT THE CHURCH: Lake Merritt United Methodist Church is an open, affirming and welcoming Christian congregation serving God in downtown Oakland. We seek to build a multi-racial, multi-ethnic and multi-cultural community. We work to promote the inclusiveness of all people in the United Methodist Church as a whole. The church serves its members, the people of greater downtown Oakland, and the global community with a wide range of programs and missions. We commit ourselves to: *Nurture the growth and well-being of our congregation. *Serve the community; by our community we first mean the neighborhood surrounding our church, but we also mean prayer, action, and advocacy more broadly on behalf of our congregation, neighborhood and the world. Please send a resume with cover letter to and addressed to: M Gallahue, Music Director, 1255 First Avenue, Oakland, CA 94606

Contact: Mary Gallahue

Address: 12556 First Ave Oakland CA 94606

Phone: 510-465-4793