October 2013 Archives

Harpist(s) for Babies in the Hospital

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital is looking for harpist(s) to perform two times per month for an hour each session. Times are flexible and we are able to accommodate multiple harpists. This would be a volunteer opportunity for the month of November with potential for compensation later.

November is World Prematurity Awareness month so there is also potential to be involved in media opportunities as we get the word out.

For more information, contact...

Harpist for Wedding in St. Paul

I am looking to hire a harpist for Saturday, December 14th, 2013 from 4-6pm. The wedding will be held at the historic streetcar station in Como Park in St. Paul. I am looking for a harpist that knows current pop songs and a mix of traditional songs as well.

We would also like to have the Jurassic Park theme on harp for the Wedding if possible.

For more information contact ...

Upbeat Music for On Campus Event (West Bank)

Live Music needed for Regis 10th Anniversary Community Open House Event on Friday,
November 8 between 6 and 10 PM

The Department of Art and Katherine E. Nash Gallery are looking for musicians to play live music at an event celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the Regis Center for Art. Specifically looking for lively and upbeat tunes of any genre for our visitors to jam to while taking in our many exhibitions and events.

• Music starts promptly at 6:00 PM and should continue for at least an hour - beyond that at the musician's discretion.

• Open to setting up a merchandise table on behalf of the musicians.

• Please be prepared to bring your own equipment and AV.

• Music will be located in the West Building of the Regis Center for Art.

• Will pay $50 per person (up to $250).

If interested please contact ...
Please also include a description of your music or your band and either a video or an mp3.

Deadline: Thursday, October 31, 2013

Instrumentalists for Musical

Inver Hills Community College is in need of instrumentalists for their upcoming run of Sweeney Todd. Commitment includes 1 rehearsal and 6 performances.

Instruments Needed:
Bassoon, Clarinet, Trumpet, French Horn, Violin, Cello, String Bass

Evening Performances:
Thurs. Nov. 14
Fri. Nov. 15
Sat. Nov. 16
Thurs. Nov. 21
Fri. Nov. 22
Sat. Nov. 23

Compensation: $500 per player

For more information, contact...

Tenor Sax Player (Volunteer) for Big Band

The Good News Big Band is looking for a tenor sax player. Flute and clarinet doubling ability is a plus but NOT a deal breaker. This is an all volunteer band that was founded in 1994 with an outreach mission of using the medium of Christian Big Band Jazz to help churches lead worship. The band has played at hundreds of churches over the years throughout the state of Minnesota. In addition to augmenting church services, the band plays park concerts, Christmas concerts, fund raisers, jazz festivals, and has recorded live at the Artist's Quarter in St. Paul.

The band rehearses every Sunday night at the Oak Hill Lutheran Church in Bloomington, MN , from 7-9 PM, from September thru June.

If you have or know someone who would enjoy playing in a well-run, seasoned big band with an extensive library, please have them contact me at the below e-mail address.


Music Director at University Baptist Church (Minneapolis)

The Music Director 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 Director 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.

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 3/8 time position

General Responsibilities:
1. Coordinates the music program of the church, including the choir, soloists, and any other musicians.
2. Works with and goes to the Worship Planning Team meetings, and meets with 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 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. Recruits and supervises paid section leaders.
7. Develops the musical skills of the members of the choir through rehearsals, coaching, mentoring and appropriate feedback including an annual performance review for paid section leaders.
8. Helps coordinate special services that may be in addition to regular worship; this may include funerals, weddings, or other important holy days.
9. Arranges for substitutes in his/her absence.
10. Helps to develop the annual budget, writes an annual report of the music programs of the church, and administers the budget when approved.
11. Helps to empower the congregation members to grow their spirituality through music.
12. Coordinate musical events and projects as assigned and helps to promote and advertise musical programs and events.
13. 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
7. Bachelor degree in music, or equivalent

The position can be divided 1/4 organist for 12 months, 1/4 choir director for 9 months, beginning January 1, 2014.

The deadline for applications is November 15.

Please send applications to ... or by mail to University Baptist Church

Vocal Auditions in St. Paul

The Gregorian Singers are auditioning new paid singers for this season and are particularly interested in University of Minnesota singers.

The Gregorian Singers maintain a core paid staff of twelve singers. A few excellent volunteer singers are added to this group. Because at least fifty per cent of our repertoire consists of early music, we look for singers with clear and articulate voices, who are musical and can float a musical line. Singers should have knowledge and understanding of early and new music, a passion for same, and be well-versed in music theory and sight-singing. Currently our greatest opportunities for paid singers are for tenor and bass.

Auditions will last approximately 20 minutes and will include five-note scales, tests for intervals, sight-reading, and tonal memory, as well as an appropriate solo of the singer's choice. Please arrive ten minutes before your scheduled appointment to complete the audition form.

Auditions, rehearsals and some performances take place at St. Paul's Church on the Hill, 1524 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN. Rehearsals will begin in mid-October.

To schedule an audition contact founder-director ...


Violins, Bass and Percussionist for Community Orchestra

The East Metro Symphony Orchestra (or EMSO) is a community orchestra that has been providing a broad range of orchestra experiences to the greater Twin Cities area since 1957.

I am looking to fill some open spots because some members have dropped out for the season due to work or personal conflicts.

We need first and second violins and a bass player for our upcoming Christmas Concert. We are also in need of a percussionist for this concert. We will be collaborating with the Woodbury Dance Theater and play a few movements from the Nutcracker along with other holiday tunes.

Rehearsals meet every Tuesday from 6-8pm at East Ridge High School in Woodbury.

Regular rehearsal scheduled for Dec 10th from 6-8pm and
Dress rehearsal on Thursday Dec 12th from 6-8pm with the Woodbury dance students at the High School.

Friday, Dec 13th @ 7pm - East Ridge High School
Saturday, Dec 14th @ 7pm - East Ridge High School
Sunday, Dec 15th @ 3pm - East Ridge High School

This is a volunteer opportunity.

Contact ... for more information regarding music and rehearsals.

Background Piano Music for Fundraiser

Looking for 1 or 2 solo pianists to play for 75 guests between 3-7pm on Sunday, October 13th at a private residence in North Oaks (suburb of St. Paul). The dinner party is a fundraiser for diabetes research at the University of Minnesota.
If two musicians respond, the performance time would be split as we only have one piano.
We are looking for background music.
Stipend is available.


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