What are some of the choir director jobs

In this article my goal is to explain the various duties involved in the choir director’s position.  First and foremost this person is a Music Minister. By this they minister though the use medium of music.

It’s imperative that the church choir director be faithful in seeking the Lord’s will and aim to maintain Christ as the focal point. A church choir director needs an attitude that is teachable, and desires to grow as in individual and as a minister.  In addition, The church choir director must have a call from the Lord for their ministry.  This calling should be confirmed by others in the Body of Christ.

Church choir director has many duties they perform in their job. A choir director needs a proven ability to bring others into planning and decision-making process. The church choir director works closely with the pastor and church staff in planning worship services.  Together they plan, schedule and decide on the direction of the music program for the church.  This is accomplished by organizing the church’s music ministry by directing vocalists and musicians in order to create an atmosphere of worship.  As a group they will choose the songs built on the scriptures and message relative the Bible study teaching. The music selected should follow the theme of the Bible Study.

Once a direction has been selected the church choir director will coordinate the vocalists and musicians with the calendar and direction of the church. He decides on who will sing and play instruments at given church service.  He in charge of regular band practices.  He sets the schedule for the church musicians.  He will organize musicians and bands and set the schedule for the rehearsals. This person will be in charge of the maintenance and additions the church’s song library.  In addition they will take care of all equipment, including instruments, supplies and music materials used in the church’s program.

Some additional duties he will be responsible for include weddings and funerals to be conducted in the church. A church choir director manages the musicians and bands for activities like holidays, weddings or funerals conducted at the church.  For these activities the music is selected to augment and the particular situation.  For Holiday events the Church Choir director plans the music.  The most common events are Easter and Christmas.


John Pape from El Cajon California, an independent, self-managed Christian songwriter who creates worship and praise music for seekers and believers in the church. His music ministry mission is to create songs that will encourage a closer relationship to Jesus. The songs are crafted to encourage Christians in their daily walk. The songs provide a positive soundtrack for people’s lives. John’s songwriting drive is to honor God though words and music. His experience has grown over several years of honing the art of songwriting. In addition to writing songs, John also uses his musical gifts to lead worship in local churches. Currently John is working on a project to release several new Praise and Worship songs that were written to build and encourage Christians in their daily walk. John has loved music all his life. His first musical experience was playing the violin at the Bostonia Elementary School Orchestra and singing in the Glee Club. During high school John got a guitar. This began a new venture that has continued to this day. Learning all he could about the guitar and music John became a very competent musician. The enthusiasm for this instrument led him to become involved with various rock bands. At first these groups played popular cover tunes. Eventually, John’s desire to express more artistic creativity led him to collaborate with others to write original music. Out of this a home recording studio was created and at the same time the songs were being performed with a music group. Most of the venues were at local San Diego establishments. John is also author of the book “Building a House of Worship”. The book was written as a guide to Christian church worship leaders to better minister to the people they serve as they use their gift of music. “Music is a wonderful thing.” says John, “It has the unique ability to invoke emotions without any words. Add Lyrics and the words meanings are enhanced tenfold.” John continued to say, “Music is such an integral part of life. I love the creation of a new song.”

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