Adult Choir Director

published 8/28/2019

Start: ASAP

Silver Lake UMC in Oakdale is seeking an adult choir director needed to direct our small, volunteer adult choir and coordinate with other people involved in the music ministry of the church (pastor, church accompanist, bell choir leaders, others). Roughly 3-4 hours weekly (end of Aug. through mid-May) consisting of approximately 1.5 hours on Wednesday evening rehearsal and approximately 1.5 to 2 hours on Sunday mornings.

Director works directly with other music ministry leaders (particularly with the accompanist) and reports to the Pastor and Staff Parish Relations Committee.


  • Coordinate with accompanist and choir members concerning rehearsals and performances.
  • Select uplifting and inspiring choral music for the adult choir to perform, paying attention to worship and theological themes, church season, and musical style appropriate for the skillset of the choir members.
  • Conduct weekly rehearsals as necessary to sufficiently prepare for performances.
  • Direct the adult choir at services throughout the Program Year. This includes regular and special services, in coordination with other music ministry leaders.
  • Participate in planning for other special services for example, Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday.
  • Maintain music library and purchase new music in line with the church budget.
  • Coordinate upkeep of pianos and Clavinova.

Bachelor's Degree preferred; music field related. Flexibility in music styles is necessary. Experience in classical and contemporary sacred music and choral conducting. Some proficiency in playing keyboard would be a plus.

Salary is commiserate with experience and qualifications

Application Info:
Church Contact: or 651-773-9397 or Ren Warnsholz (SPRC) at


Sept 30, 2019

Position Type:

Contact: Ren Warnsholz

Address: Silver Lake UMC, 5399 Geneva Ave. N, Oakdale, MN 55128

Phone: 651-773-9397



Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 870-0058