Music Ministry Openings
Part-Time Organist/Piano Accompanist
Binkley Baptist Church in Chapel Hill, NC, seeks a part-time Organist (and Piano Accompanist) to support its music ministry. Binkley is a diverse, progressive, and welcoming and affirming congregation.
The Organist will provide musical accompaniment for all worship experiences and the Chancel Choir to further spiritual enrichment and community outreach in support of Binkley’s mission. An ideal candidate will be a skilled, energetic, and enthusiastic musician who will partner with the Minister of Music and other ministerial staff in building upon existing traditions and exploring new forms of worship and music to attract youth, young adults, and families with young children.
- Partner with ministerial staff to create worship experiences that engage existing members and attract visitors/new members to Binkley.
- Select and perform music (e.g., preludes, offertories, and postludes) that supports the liturgy and key messages of the worship experience to inform, challenge, educate, and inspire.
- Accompany the Chancel Choir and soloists.
- Develop and nurture trusting relationships with parishioners across generations.
- Foster community outreach and connection through the music program.
A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in music (master’s preferred) with significant experience in organ and piano performance. Organ proficiency is required. The salary will be dependent upon the skills and experience of the candidate.
A snapshot of music at Binkley:
Our sanctuary is an acoustically-vibrant worship space with flexible seating for the congregation. A focal point is a two-manual, 21-rank pipe organ manufactured by the Schantz Organ Company and installed in 1989. The traditional roll-top console is easily moved to accommodate various service or concert configurations. Additional details about the instrument may be found in the Organ Historical Society database. Other primary instruments include a Kawai baby grand piano, a four-octave set of handbells, and choir chimes.
The Chancel Choir boasts a high caliber of musicianship and includes accomplished vocalists, instrumentalists, and soloists. The congregation is also musically adept, receptive to a wide array of musical genres, and open to trying new hymns. Service music at Binkley typically includes hymns and sacred music from a variety of styles. Recent performance highlights include: Durufle’s “Requiem” for Palm Sunday; Vespers Services for All Saints, Pentecost, and All Souls; Scripture and Spirituals; Hymn Sings; Jazz Music Sunday; and a variety of Appalachian folk and hymn tunes performed by the Old Time Gospel Band. We sponsor a Choral Scholars Program, in partnership with local universities, through which students receive a modest scholarship for taking a leadership role in the music ministry of the church. The Chancel Choir also engages in collaborative choral performances with other groups and faith communities in the area.
Please visit www.binkleychurch.org to learn more about the church.
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