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Accompanist needed

New Bethesda Baptist Church is seeking a part-time accompanist to provide instrumental accompaniment on the piano and/or electric keyboard and/or organ for regular and special worship services, as well as choir rehearsals. The accompanist will play for all worship services and special services, including, but not limited to accompanying congregational singing, the instrumental ensembles, the choirs, vocal ensembles, and/or soloists, play for choir rehearsals, select music for keyboard solos, stay informed of music trends, coordinate with music minister and plan appropriate practice time.

New Bethesda Baptist Church is a Southern Baptist church of 200-300 located in eastern Hanover County in the Old Church area at 9019 New Bethesda Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23116.

Interested individuals should contact Debbie Clarke with questions or to submit a resume to Music Committee via email: DLCDAC101@aol.com or personnel@newbethesda.org

Full job description

Responsible to: The accompanist shall accept direction and supervision from the Minister of Music and the Pastor.
Hours: 5-10 hours per week
Principle Function: The Accompanist shall provide instrumental accompaniment on the piano and/or electric keyboard and/or organ for regular and special worship services, as well as choir rehearsals.
Responsibilities:
Play for all worship services, including, but not limited to: accompanying congregational singing, the instrumental ensembles, the choirs, vocal ensembles, and/or soloists, and special services such as Christmas Eve and Christmas cantata, Easter morning daylight service, Easter cantata, and Maundy Thursday and other events, such as revival services. Additionally, the accompanist will
• Play for choir rehearsals (mostly on Wednesdays)
• Choose selections to be played for keyboard solos and correlate the selection with the Minister of Music
• Keep informed of music trends, methods, and materials, utilizing them in the Music Ministry when appropriate.
• Play for weddings and funerals upon request and as time permits. May accept fee for this service
• Plan appropriate practice time to maintain and advance proficiency of keyboard skills
Time off: Two Sundays and two Wednesdays per year