September 2013 Archives

Harp or Violin for Wedding

Looking for a harpist or violinist for our wedding at Tartan Park in Lake Elmo on Saturday, July 26th, 2014 around 2 or 3pm.

Piano Accompanist for Theater

Piano Accompanist and Second Keyboardist Needed for the
NHCC Theatre production of the musical 'Dames at Sea'

This is a 1930's style musical that pays homage to the movie musicals of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, and also Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler. It is also the musical that brought stardom to Bernadette Peters, who was performing in her first New York show.
Performances run from April 11 - 19, 2014. Auditions will be Dec. 10 and 11, 2013, with rehearsals beginning the first week of February, 2014.

The ideal candidate would need to read and play music well, be somewhat familiar with musical theatre scores or productions, and be able to play and program electronic keyboards to sequence all of the musical instruments and sounds, etc. for performing in the pit band.

There is some pay involved (approximately $1,000). We rehearse five days a week, and this person would have to be at 2 or 3 of them per week, including Sundays (1-4 pm), and Wednesdays (3-6 pm), in addition to tech week, dress rehearsals, and all of the performances.

NHCC Theater has gained a strong reputation for its recent musical theater productions, including sold out performances of Avenue Q, BatBoy, HONK!, and Spelling Bee, and Dames at Sea is sure to add to that.

For more info, contact the Director ...

Jazz Combo for small wedding reception

Looking to book a jazzy and upbeat combo (preferably trio) ensemble for Friday, October 18th, at an event at Solera Restaurant and Event Center located on Hennepin Avenue (next to Orpheum Theatre). Time frame would be about two hours or music with a 15-30 minute break, starting at 6:45 pm. Would love a group with brass, keyboard, bass...possibly a soloist or another type of instrument. This event is celebrating a marriage (private ceremony prior to this) with cocktail hour then dinner. About 70 people are expected. This is a semi formal event.


Organist Wanted

For Sunday Worship at Dayton Ave Presbyterian Church in St. Paul
Sunday, Sept. 29; 9:45-11:30
No choir to accompany, just organ music for service. Organ is a 3 manual Casavant, church will provide hymn repertoire.


String Quartet for Christmas Party

Looking to hire a high quality string quartet to play Christmas music at a party on Sunday, December 15, 2013 in Big Lake, Minnesota. Plan to perform for 1 hour starting at approximately 3pm. Musicians are welcome to stay for food, drink and the rest of the party after the performance. Graduate students are preferred. Contact Richard with proposed repertoire and rate.


Recorder Teacher for In-Home Lessons

Looking for a recorder (flute) teacher for a 9 year old girl. She has already played recorder for 4 years. We prefer someone that can come to our home in Eagan on weekday evenings.

Please email ... or call (evenings only) ...

Tenor Section Leader for Church

St. Clement's Episcopal Church in St. Paul is looking for a tenor to serve as paid Choral Scholar for the coming season. The Choir of St. Clement's sings classic repertoire from the Renaissance, 20th century, and other periods, on a weekly basis for worship.

Our newly-hired bass Choral Scholar, after the first rehearsal this fall, said, "Wow, you guys ARE good." I answered, "I told you we do good work."

Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm. The Choir sings one service on Sunday mornings. We also sing four Evensongs and several special church services during the season. Upcoming repertoire includes Byrd, Leighton, Duruflé, Howells, and Gibbons.

Interested singers should contact the Director of Music ... for more information and to arrange an audition.

Piano and Violin Teacher for In-Home Lessons

Seeking a teacher to come to our home in Blaine to teach daughters (ages 8 and 10) piano and violin. Looking for weekly lessons after school or weeknights, weekend times could be a possibility, but are less preferred.


Adult Guitar Instructor

Instructor needed for adult Beginning Level 1 and Level 2 guitar classes offered through Pratt Community Education, a division of the Minneapolis Public Schools.

Classes are scheduled as follows:
Beginning Guitar Level 1 - Mondays, September 23-October 28, 6:00-7:00 pm
Beginning Guitar Level 2 - Mondays, September 23-October 28, 7:15-8:15 pm.

Pratt Community Education is located at 66 Malcolm Ave. SE, very near the U of M east bank campus. This is a great opportunity to teach adults in a fun and informal, community-based setting. The class size would be 6-10 students.

The pay would be $15 per instructional hour.


Pianist/Accompanist for Church

Servant of Christ Lutheran Church located in Champlin MN (next to Maple Grove) is looking for a keyboard/piano player to accompany a small group of musicians at the 10:45 am Sunday worship service. The group rehearses on Thursday nights at the church.

For more info please contact ...

Children's Choir Director

Looking for a Children's Choir Director for
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
500 Blake Rd So., Edina, MN 55343


When: Wednesday nights rehearsals
6:15-7:15 pm (starting in Sept.)
Sunday mornings 8:30-12:00
(3rd Sunday of the month worship)


Music Coordinator (interim)

This position can either be a combined position or held by separate organist and choir directors. Please indicate whether you are interested in the combined position or as either organist or choir director.

Persons holding the interim position(s) are eligible to be considered a candidate for the permanent position(s), if they so wish.

This position coordinates the music used in all worship services, oversees care of the church's musical instruments, and involves as many people as possible at UBC. The music coordinator will work with the Pastor, Worship Planning ministry team, and any other groups of people to plan the music for worship. We are a Welcoming and Affirming church and plan our services from this perspective. We use inclusive language. This person will play the tracker organ and other instruments as called upon for service and rehearsals. This position is tentatively scheduled to last from October 1, 2013 to Jan 1, 2014.

Worship service - Sunday - 10:00 a.m.; choir rehearsal - 9:15 a.m.

Choir rehearsal - Wednesdays - 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Compensation: Commensurate with Twin Cities AGO scale for ¼ time position

General Responsibilities:

1. Coordinates the music program of the church, including the choir, soloists, and any other musicians.

2. Works with the Worship Planning team and the pastor to help select music appropriate to the worship themes. Provides church office with details of musical selections for bulletins by given deadlines.

3. Plays music (organ and piano) for all worship services and choir practice.

4. Conducts choir practice and Sunday service performances.

5. Coordinates the tuning and maintenance of instruments, as needed.

6. Develops the musical skills of the members of the choir through rehearsals, coaching, mentoring and appropriate feedback.

7. Helps coordinate special services that may be in addition to regular worship; this may include funerals, weddings, or other important holy days.

8. Arranges for substitutes in his/her absence.

9. Performs other duties as may be requested or required.

Required Skills:

1. Good interpersonal skills, able to work with others (both professional and volunteers) in a respectful and professional manner

2. Ability to direct and develop a choir

3. Ability to play the tracker organ and piano

4. Knowledge of music as it relates to worship

5. Strong oral and written communication skills

6. Demonstrated experience as a strong team member

Please indicate your interest in this position by sending a letter of intent, resume, and references to University Baptist Church, 1219 University Ave. SE, Mpls., MN 55414 by Saturday, Sept. 14.

General Sound Person / Sound Engineer

Blue Nile Restaurant is looking for a sound person to run sound for various events (mostly evenings and weekends).


Small Ensemble for Cocktail Party

Small Ensemble (2-3 musicians) wanted to play soft background music at a High End Cocktail Party for the Associated Bank Client Appreciation reception.

Tuesday, Sept. 10th 5:30-8:30 or 9
Union Marquee Rooftop, 743 Hennepin Ave


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