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Organists are usually employed by churches and perform music during worship services. Main responsibilities highlighted on an Organist resume sample are selecting organ music, accompanying other performers, providing music for weddings and funerals, overseeing the tuning and maintenance of musical instruments, and submitting budget requests. A well-written resume in the field should mention the following skills: musical experience, knowledge of music theory, teamwork, organization, effective communication, and sensitivity. Most Organists hold a degree in organ performance.

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1

Organist & Director of Music

Served as principal organist and music director for this multiracial and bilingual parish.

  • Oversaw the music of six weekly services (three in English, four in Spanish).
  • Planned and organized music for first communions and confirmation services
  • Lead three weekly Sunday Services, and assisted with weekly rehearsals
  • Co-conducted the school choir
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Religion And Service
MA
Divinity
Ministry, Organ And Violin Performance
2

Organist/choirmaster

Fully responsible for administration, planning, and execution of parish music program

  • Played organ and conducted adult choir for weekly Sunday worship services
  • Trained and cultivated 25-member adult volunteer choir in weekly rehearsals
  • Worked in close cooperation with clergy, parish staff and lay leaders
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
Sacred Music And Organ
3

Director of Music Ministries & Parish Organist

  • Full-time Parish Organist in 2013, playing piano and organ for over 350 masses and liturgies annually. Subsequently appointed Director of Music Ministries in 2015 for over 3,000 families comprising the St. Vincent Ferrer Parish/School
  • Recruited, auditioned, hired, trained, and supported over 30 SVF Music Department employees
  • Handled all administrative duties for the entire SVF Music Department including scheduling all employees, processing timesheets and payroll, and serving as a liaison between the clergy, school, office staff and paid and volunteer musicians
  • Expanded the Children’s Choir from a seasonal group of 6 children to a weekly choir of over 40 children from ages 8-14
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
Liberal Arts
Psychology
4

Organist and Music Associate

Provided organ and/or piano music for two Sunday services

  • Directed and performed with a "folk" choir and band
  • Accompanied one adult and three children's choirs
  • Assisted with worship and music planning and choral direction.
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
HS
Computer Operations
HS
Paralegal Studies
AA
Associate of Arts
5

Liturgical Musician - Organist/pianist

  • Prepared weekly musical liturgy for 5 masses per week
  • Led the congregational signing as pianist, organist, vocalist, and cantor
  • Directed youth choir and developed the parish's contemporary choir/band
  • Provided music for weddings, funerals, and other additional liturgies
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
BS
Electrical Engineering
Paralegal Studies
6

Church Organist

  • Provided musical support for worship services.
  • Provided accompaniment for choral selections.
  • Recruited special guest talent.
  • Planned special programs e.g. holiday musicals and special church festivities.
  • Planned, produced, and supervised events for fundraising and promotional purposes.
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
12
years
at this job
BA
Electronic Media And Film Studies
7

Organist

  • Provided all organ music for traditional Sunday church services.
  • Composed and performed original preludes and postludes.
  • Arranged improvisations on Bach chorales, medieval and American hymn tunes.
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Broadcast Journalism
JD
Juris Doctor
PhD
Curriculum And Instruction
8

Assistant Choir Director and Organist

  • Played organ for two weekly services and assisted with rehearsal directing and performance on Sundays with a 25 voice choir.
  • Assisted with the direction of the hand bell ensemble.
  • Planned music with the choir director and pastor and presented special concerts throughout the year.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Music
MA
Organ Performance
MA
Assistant Chapel Organist Under Dr Steven Wente
9

Director of Music Ministries, Organist

  • Served as organist for all worship services, funerals, and weddings
  • Directed all choirs
  • Maintained multiple music libraries
  • Served on Worship and Music Team
  • Oversaw the maintenance and tuning of all instruments
  • Planned all music and liturgies and coordinated all guest performances
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
Organ Performance, Journalism (double Major)
MA
Organ Performance
10

Organist/keyboardist

  • Conducted Rehearsals for Choirs and Musicians
  • Recruited and Trained Musical Staff
  • Coordinated Schedules for Choirs and Musicians
  • Organized and Conducted Workshops and Clinics for Music Department
Candidate Info
28
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
Mortuaryscience
Cosmetology
Communications

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