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Music Therapist

North Ridge Health and Rehab in New Hope, Minnesota is hiring for a Music Therapist.



Work involves performing and implementing Music Therapy programs and assisting in the planning and implementation of a therapeutic recreation program which meets the physical, mental psycho-social and spiritual needs of the resident. Follows established regulations mandated by the State of Minnesota, OBRA and policies and procedures of North Ridge Care Center. Works under direct supervision, consulting with supervisor on departmental functions. Must be pleasant, respectful and courteous to residents, families, visitors and fellow employees at all times.


Therapeutic Recreation programming:

Responsible for planning and coordinating the Music Therapy program.

Plans and conducts daily therapeutic recreation programs under direction of Therapeutic Recreation Supervisor and Director of Therapeutic Recreation/Beauty Shop.

Responsible for planning and implementing resident music performances, both within and outside of the facility. Escorts residents to music related events/program within facility and in the community.

Communicates upcoming programs/special events to staff and residents.

Performs tasks and duties related to specific programming.

Participates in planning special events and monthly varieties.

Responsible for recruiting and transporting residents to and from groups.

Conducts one-to-one Music Therapy/Therapeutic Recreation visits.


Responsible for case load of residents as assigned.

Records daily therapeutic recreation attendance.

Participates in or gives written input for Care/Family conferences.

Communicates pertinent information to staff.

Updates resident Recreational Therapy assessment annually.

Reports and records departmental information:

Responsible for developing music department policies and procedures and keeping procedure manuals updated.

Coordinates music policies and procedures therapeutic recreation manuals.

Maintain communication with appropriate departmental personnel.

Compile monthly request needs and submit to Therapeutic Recreation Supervisor.

Submit special event report to Therapeutic Recreation Supervisor.

Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned:

Responsible for supervising a music therapy practicum program under the direction of the National Association for Music Therapy, Inc.

Responsible for maintenance of music therapy equipment and supplies.

Recommends necessary music therapy equipment and supplies on a regular basis to Director of Therapeutic Recreation/Beauty Shop.

Maintains safe and orderly environment.

Assists with preparation and posing of decorations, poster, etc. for Therapeutic Recreation department and/or facility events.

Performs related work as assigned.


Must have a Bachelors degree in Music Therapy from an accredited school.

Must be a registered or eligible for registration as Music Therapist.

Must be proficient on keyboard and accompaniment instruments, such as voice and guitar.

Must have good group dynamics and leadership skills.

Must have ability to make decisions and the ability to initiate and develop new programs and policies.

Must have a special interest in working with geriatrics.

Must assume responsibility for learning and following therapeutic recreational techniques and documentation procedures.

Must have ability to write and follow oral and written instructions.

Have ability to generate enthusiasm during programs and be willing to participate in special events.

Be willing to have flexible working hours to meet the needs for adequate staffing. Music Therapists work 1 (one) Sunday a month, with the Friday off after the Sunday.

Have the ability to work with all health care team members.

Email Blair Shepherd, Director of Human Resources, if interested.
Phone: 763.592.2802 |

Church Pianist

Looking for a pianist for our Sunday Worship service.
Time: 1 hour (10-11:00 am)

Ho Waste Teca/Tiowakan Spiritual Center
14625 Prairiegrass Drive, Prior Lake MN

$ 50.00

If interested call Pastor Jerry at 952-233-2255 (office) 952-445-8961 (home)

Children's Music Leader

We are looking for someone who sings and plays piano or guitar to lead children's music on Sunday mornings at our church in Champlin, Minnesota.

Contact Pastor Eric
Phone: 763-323-1936

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Seeking classical guitarist for small wedding and reception at the Landmark Center in St. Paul on Sunday, September 7th from 1:30 - 4:00.

Heather Mathewson

Include preferred stipend amount, sample of music, and potential selection list.

Organist / Accompanist for Church

Union Congregational Church (UCC) in Elk River, MN is seeking an organist/accompanist to play for one service every Sunday morning throughout the calendar year, and to accompany the adult Sr. Choir including Wednesday evening rehearsals, Sept. - May. Position available Sept. 1, 2014.

For more information contact:
Phone: 763-441-1203

Send cover letter, resume, and references to
Or mail to:
Music Committee Organist Search
Union Church
1118 - 4th Street
Elk River, MN 55330

Jazz Trio or Quartet for Non-Profit Event

Seeking a jazz trio or quartet to perform at a non-profit event at the Penumbra Theater in St. Paul on Sunday, October 12. We would like to have a group from the U, preferably students of color. The ensemble would perform from 3pm-4pm and again from 5pm-6pm-- that's 2 hours of performance time, but a 3-hr attendance commitment.

Interested groups should email Alysia Lajune with their information and rate.

Musicians for Memorial Service

We are looking for musicians to perform at a memorial service on Sunday, August 10th at 3pm at the Woman's Club of Minneapolis (nearing Loring Park).

We are looking for a string quartet, violinist and pianist, or even a pianist only. We realize the time is short for rehearsals of any specific requested music. Our aunt was an avid enthusiast of classical music and opera and we would like to work with musicians to put together a short program for the memorial.

We don't have a specific program in mind, but some thoughts:

- Beethoven - late quartet selections, sonatas
- Bach - anything the musicians choose
- Brahms - anything the musicians choose
- Dvorak - quartet or trio pieces
- Strauss - any transcriptions for the setting
- Any selections from operas. She was a big Wagner fan. We realize this music is not often played outside of opera/orchestra settings.

Interested musicians should contact John at

Director of Bells for Chruch

Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Circle Pines is seeking a part-time Director of Bells lead the Our Savior's three bell choirs, two youth and one adult.

Letter of Introduction along with resume detailing relevant education and experience should be addressed to:

Our Savior's Lutheran Church
c/o Bell Choir Director Search
9185 Lexington Avenue North
Circle Pines, MN 55014.

Contact Dr. Douglas Thompson at for questions and/or a detailed position description. Position is open until filled.

Our Savior's is an ELCA Lutheran congregation that deeply values music. We are located eight minutes north of 694 on Lexington Avenue.

Chamber Ensemble (Duo or Trio) for Conference Reception

Minneapolis/St. Paul is host to the national Rail~Volution annual conference this September. As co-chair of the Welcome Reception committee, I'd like to offer an opportunity for U of M music groups to provide a paid performance for the event. Here is one of the two opportunities we are considering:

Sunday, Sept. 21, approx. 1 - 2 hours during the reception, 6:30 - 9 p.m.; inside of Union Depot, St. Paul. Suggested type of music: acoustic, no larger than a trio, background music for the reception.

Inquiries to Diana Houston:, by June 23; include preferred stipend amount and sample of music.

Brass or Pep Band for Conference Event

Minneapolis/St. Paul is host to the national Rail~Volution annual conference this September. As co-chair of the Welcome Reception committee, I'd like to offer an opportunity for U of M music groups to provide a paid performance for the event. Here is one of the two opportunities we are considering:

Sunday, Sept. 21, approx. 30 minutes - 1 hour (~6 - 7 p.m.), outside of Union Depot, St. Paul, to welcome guests arriving for the reception. Suggested type of music: brass band, Ragtime, peppy, loud, energetic, acoustic.

Inquiries to Diana Houston: by June 23. Include preferred stipend amount and sample of music.

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