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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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Volunteer Music Director

Responsible for leading the worship and arts team by casting a vision of biblical worship as a lifestyle and fostering a culture of community

  • Responsible for shepherding my team members, praying for them regularly, encouraging them in their Christian walk and counseling them when needed
  • Create and lead dynamic, inspiring worship experiences which incorporate a variety of music genres and other art forms
  • Responsible for selecting, teaching, rehearsing and implementing all worship music
  • Provided vision and direction to re-align the existing choir with a contemporary model of a worship leading choir
  • Reworked the process of producing music charts, increasing rehearsal effectiveness and improving the flow of worship services
  • Oversee all administrative aspects of the worship and arts ministries
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
22

Choral and Music Director, Music Department Leader

  • Interacted with students of various academic capabilities, emotional compositions, and socioeconomic backgrounds, presenting lessons while accommodating individual abilities and learning styles
  • Member of development team, responsible to help establish performing arts curriculum standards
  • Directed the school choir. Taught elementary general music. Developed and presented stimulating lesson plans that covered a wide variety of musical topics and fostered music appreciation. Instructed students in the technical aspects of music. Evaluated student progress, conducted rehearsals, and produced concerts at each grade level.
  • Planned and established the music department for the newly formed charter school, with responsibility to educate 600+ students in choral, instrumental, and general music for grades K-8
  • Managed budget planning, supply, instrument, and music ordering, program schedule layout, curriculum development, policy development, and participation in hiring of additional staff
  • As senior music educator on staff, mentored and coached other arts staff members on classroom management, lesson plan development, and student/staff interactions
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Music Education
23

Music Director / Teacher

Oversee and coordinate fundraising for fine arts department - Increased fund raising 400%

  • Chairman of School Fine Arts Department
  • Supervisor - Concession stands, food preparation, purchasing and supplying
  • Coordinate and oversee seasonal programs involving over 200 people
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
BS
Music Education
24

Resident Music Director / Drummer

Performed approximately 3000+ shows and interacted with approximately 1.5 million audience members at the Charles Playhouse in Boston as the Resident Music Director/Drummer for [company name], Boston.

  • Visiting Director /Drummer for other domestic [company name] Shows, including: Chicago, Las Vegas, New York and Orlando.
  • Appeared on local Boston TV Stations, includes: WBZ, WHDH, WCVB, FOX News.
  • Drummer/ Music Director for [company name] shows played at the following major arenas; Hatch shell on the Boston Esplanade, Agganis Arena for the F.I.R.S.T. robotics competition, DCU Center in Worcester, MA, the Dunkin Donuts arena in Providence, RI, Fenway Park, Boston MA.
  • Major Arena tour in Mexico with [company name] "How To Be A Megastar 2.0" in 2007 which included approximately 50 shows and various live television appearances.
  • Major Arena tour in South America with [company name] "How To Be A Megastar 2.0" which included 6 week stints at major arenas in Argentina, Brazil and Chile, in addition to a live performance on Brazilian National Television.
  • 5 National U.S. rock tours with Roadsaw, Small Stone recording artist.
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
13
years
at this job
25

Music Director

Collaborate with the Senior Pastor to formulate the vision of the music department

  • Responsible for developing yearly calendar of scheduled services, rehearsals, directives and special services for Choirs, Praise and Worship teams, Praise Dancers and Performing Arts
  • Recruit, interview, train and coach staff musicians and volunteer singers, dancers and performing artists
  • Develop choirs, praise and worship teams to sing traditional and contemporary Christian music; Effectively implement conflict resolution strategies to maintain cohesiveness
  • Conduct weekly meetings and training sessions to foster musical enrichment and development
  • Responsible for the maintenance of organ, piano, drums, microphones/sound systems and other musical equipment
  • Prepare annual budget for music department and use Microsoft Word, Excel to submit required reports and other written documents as required by Senior Pastor
  • Exhibit a high level of professionalism, dedication, effective written and oral communication and interpersonal skills ; Demonstrate servant leadership skills
Candidate Info
19
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
26

Music Director

Use gestures to shape the music being played, communicating desired tempo, phrasing, tone, color, pitch, volume, and other performance aspects

  • Direct groups at rehearsals and live or recorded performances in order to achieve desired effects such as tonal harmonic balance dynamics, rhythm, and tempo.
  • Plan and schedule rehearsals and performances, arrange details such as locations, accompanists, and instrumentalists
  • Study scores to learn the music in detail, and to develop interpretations
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
HS
English, French And Creole
27

Children's Choir Director and Music Director

Direct Children's Choir and Youth Choir, Grades 1-8.

  • Lead music and worship for weekly Chapel Service, Ages 3 - Grade 4.
  • Music Director for annual Vacation Bible School.
  • Prepare, plan, and lead music for [company name].
  • Prepare, plan, and lead music for weekly Outreach Service.
  • Plan music, liturgy, and direct annual Taize Service.
Candidate Info
46
years in
workforce
16
years
at this job
Music Education
Marketing And Communication
28

Music Director

Conduct band rehearsals; teach parts to the band members (bass player, drummer, keyboardist, organist, lead guitarist, etc.) Produce music for original songs. Learn songs to make sure band members perfect music.

  • Praise Team Leader
  • Assist Administrator of Music by aiding in rehearsals (teach parts, direct some songs, and provide vocal training for the Mass Choir.)
  • Musician for Jesus Kids Children's Choir
  • Youth and Young Adult Choir Director
Candidate Info
18
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
Music Performance
29

Music Director

Develop general music curriculum Pre K - 8th grade

  • Create & direct assemblies, graduations and religious ceremonies
  • Compose music for instrumental program
  • Maintain classroom structure using positive behavior management
  • Promote good character and sportsmanship
Candidate Info
32
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
AAS
Music / Performing Arts
BS
Psychology
MS
Education Grades
30

Music Director

Responsible for maintaining up-to-date music library database

  • Maintaining neat and furnished music office and music library
  • Providing training for advanced music to all the choir members
  • Conducting rehearsals and studying music prior to the performance
  • Teaching the choir members when and how to raise their voice when singing
  • Scheduling private coaching sessions for each individuals
  • Selecting songs, plays and other events for the church
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma

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