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Music Directors manage and guide music organizations like orchestras, bands, choirs, operas and symphonies. Common duties listed on a Music Director example resume are recruiting and training staff, coordinating production, directing band members during rehearsals, organizing tours, and transcribing musical compositions. Those seeking to work as Music Directors should be able to emphasize in their resumes musical talent, leadership, organization, training skills, communication abilities, and attention to details. A Bachelor's or a Master's Degree in music theory is common experience for Music Directors.

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Music Director

Responsible for scheduling, training and organizing volunteer parish music ministers (adult choir, children's choir, individual singers and instrumentalists) for weekend liturgies, Holy Days, and special liturgies. Hired special singers and instrumentalists as needed.

  • Collaborated with parish staff and liturgy committee about upcoming events and involvement.
  • Coordinated music and played the piano for parish school liturgies; mentored school children grades 1st through 8th grades in their musical training and preparation.
  • Served as the principal organist/pianist and choir director for weekend liturgies, Holy Days, and special liturgies. Selected and ordered all music for these events.
  • Composed and arranged music as needed for instrumentalists and singers.
  • Orchestrated the preparation of appropriate music for those couples getting married and families who have recently experienced a death.
  • Kept proper maintenance of parish equipment: pipe organ, grand piano, sound system, choir music, and other miscellaneous musical property.
  • Increased the volunteer membership of the choir by 50% and the children's choir from 15 to 43 participants.
Candidate Info
21
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
History
MA
Master of Arts
2

Music Director

Wrote weekly lesson plans and developed projects for individuals and group instruction.

  • Maintained Outlook contacts lists for staff, parents and community members
  • Assessed student achievement and communicated results to students, parents and school staff
  • Scheduled department meetings
  • Developed course outlines, reports and PowerPoint presentations for staff and students.
  • Utilized innovative instruction methods designed to improve student achievement
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
6
months
at this job
BA
Bachelor of Arts
3

Teacher/organist/music Director

Wrote and implemented yearly, weekly, and daily plans for all curriculum subjects in a 3-5 grade classroom

  • Taught all 3-5 grade curriculum subjects
  • Participated in curriculum studies for all 3-5 grade curriculum subjects
  • Developed and implemented strategies dealing with ADHD, ADD, bipolar, emotional disorder, and learning disability students and their parents
  • Directed both school and church choirs and served as head organist
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
BS
Education
4

Music Director

Planned and administered the music program for the church.

  • Recruited and rehearsed choir.
  • Lead choir and congregation in all music in worship.
  • Monitored the condition and conduct routine maintenance of the church's musical instruments.
  • Prepared and participated in music for special services.
  • Coordinated and supervised all elements of the Music Ministry.
  • Director of Adult and Children's Choir
Candidate Info
51
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
MA
Music
5

Music Director

Managed and conducted core chorus, youth choral group and children choir of professional and semi-professional singers for public concerts, festivals, fund raising events

  • Managed liturgical selections appropriate for the church choral music including hymns for Services of Worship while considering preaching themes; administered and maintained the choral sheet music library.
  • Provided musical leadership for Services of Worship; incidental services (e.g., weddings, funerals, and ordinations).
  • Collaborated with the Senior Minister and Worship Director; supervised choir calendar; conducted rehearsals; and acted as the choir administrator.
  • Managed budgeting and coordinated music department staff, i.e., assistants, organists and pianists and volunteers.
  • In collaboration with the department of communications, promotes and advertises musical events. Represents music concerns at senior staff meetings. Auditioned and hired prospective members.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Culinary Arts
BA
Music
Music
6

ASSISTANT PROGRAM Director; MUSIC Director; On-air HOST

Demonstrated extraordinary unsolicited ability to work independently, within a team-oriented environment. Exhibited flexibility and accelerated with adaptability to changing, fluid situations in a high paced work environment.

  • Established and improved dynamic Non Traditional Revenue ideas and shaped them through collaboration with other departments across the KTFM brand.
  • Supervised day to day editorial and content calendars for radio station's social media channels including but not limited to: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest, Vine and Google+
  • Wrote, produced and was in charge of brand imaging. Effectively managed a small local staff to excellent Nielsen ratings success and soaring revenue heights.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
Mass Communication
7

Music Director

  • Directed, trained and coordinated a cadre of 20-30 volunteer student musicians in support of church services.
  • Interacted with staff in facility planning and budgeting.
  • Performed continuous marketing of the music program to maintain volunteer levels and improve performance.
  • Developed and maintained music library, sound equipment and musical instruments.
  • Acted as musical consultant for the planning of weddings, funerals and other prayer services.
  • Coordinated with other department heads in the planning and enactment of major liturgical feasts.
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Elementary Education
Music Performance
Music Performance
8

Music Director

Planned weekly committee meetings and maintained quality control as the co-Music Director from Fall 2010 to the present

  • Communicated with 10 promoters, 15 other station directors, and nearly 100 committee members each week
  • Organized in-studio interviews with local and national artists including Ben Kweller and Janelle Monáe
  • DJed a world music radio show entitled "Obruni Radio" for 3 years featuring the best in African music and news
  • Maintained WIUX's two-room music library by supervising 12 librarians
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
BA
History
English Language And American
Culture And History
9

Special Education Teacher/music Director

Provided instruction to special-needs students of various levels to enhance both intellectual and functional development. Led [company name]'s music program as an avenue of therapeutic instruction.

  • Prepared and presented IEP goals and objectives, to provide connectivity between current capacities and potential skill development.
  • Utilized repetitive teaching models to reinforce communication, including sign language.
  • Fostered elemental development through daily multi-sensory stimulation programs.
  • Provided one-on-one instruction in core communicative skills.
  • Collaborated with support instructors and therapists regularly to provide ensure a consistent path of learning.
  • Planned, organized, and prepared the students for holiday and end-of-year music shows.
  • Developed weekly lesson plans, and prepare routine assessments to measure success.
  • Engaged students with multi-sensory activities combined with music to enhance student retention.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Special Education
10

Organist, Music Director and Office Manager

Prepare semi-professional choir for worship and concerts, hire singers, select repertoire.

  • Perform service music on church organ as well as schedule all maintenance, guest musicians etc.
  • Organized successful concert series, received commendation from Ohio House of Representatives for memorial concert commemorating tenth anniversary of 9/11 attacks.
  • Handle all aspects of church management, maintain financial records, accounts payable, year-end reports, and maintained all church records.
  • Receive, cut, store, and prepare all fresh floral for daily work and special events.
  • Assisted in set-up and planning of special events.
  • Assisted with various other duties including: delivery, showroom sales etc.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
BA
Music Performance-french
MA
Master of Arts

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