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Christ Episcopal Church in Columbia, Maryland, is launching a Royal School of Church Music in America (RSCM) VOICE for LIFE chorister program. We seek to hire a Vocal Coach to work with our choristers individually and in small groups to develop a healthy, reliable vocal technique. We seek a talented soprano, knowledgeable about the vocal physiology and technique, experienced in working with young voices, and excited to be a team member at our growing parish.

Job Responsibilities

  • Be present at chorister rehearsals (5:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays).
  • Pull choristers out of rehearsal individually or in small groups for five to ten minutes of focused vocal study, with the goal of working with every chorister at least once every two weeks.
  • When working with choristers, ensure that at least one other adult is always present. 

Parent volunteers will be at rehearsals to fill this need.

  • After rehearsals, meet briefly with the Director of Music to discuss choristers’ progress.
  • Respond to all e-mail messages within twenty-four hours.
  • Notify Director of Music of absence from rehearsal at least twenty-four hours in advance.

There is no Sunday morning commitment. 

Compensation

Christ Church will pay $50 per rehearsal ($100 per week), with appropriate payroll taxes withheld. 

Our Vocal Coach is welcome to join our choristers for a free snack before and free dinner after every rehearsal.  

The Vocal Coach reports to the Director of Music. 

Employment at Christ Church is contingent upon:

  • An acceptable background check conducted at Christ Church’s expense.
  • Verification of employment eligibility.
  • Participation in the “SAFEGUARDING GOD’S CHILDREN: Preventing Child Sex Abuse” training mandated by the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland.

To apply for this position, please e-mail a résumé and three references to Adam Detzner, Director of Music, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Christ Church hopes to fill this position by January 2019, when our RSCM program will formally launch (first rehearsal: January 8).

The Rev’d Emmanuel Ato Mercer, Rector
Adam Detzner, Director of Music
Christ Episcopal Church
6800 Oakland Mills Road
Columbia, MD 21045
(410) 381-9365
www.christchurchcolumbia.org