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Messiah United Methodist Church – Handbell Director

Messiah United Methodist Church, a vibrant, active, large membership church in Springfield, Virginia seeks an experienced Handbell Director. Supervised by the Director of Music Ministries, the Handbell Director will recruit, prepare, and conduct two Adult Handbell choirs (Chancel Ringers-beginner adult choir and Jubilation Ringers-Advanced adult choir), as well as the Chapel Chimers (grades 1-3), with the overall goals of building music and leadership skills in the ringers, enhancing worship, and serving as outreach in sharing the contagious joy of Jesus Christ. Once a month worship participation, special holiday presentations, small ensembles and the creation of opportunities for special music outreach events involving the larger community are important. The Handbell Director will also be responsible for supervising an assistant handbell director, who directs two children’s handbell choirs (Heavy Metal Ringers-grades 4-6 & Alleluia Ringers-grades 7-12).

Music degrees at the baccalaureate level are desired; along with excellent organizational and management skills, attention to details, instrumental conducting skills and experience providing leadership with adults and children. The Director must understand the nuances of working with a large group of musicians and possess the spirit and demeanor to create an inviting, loving and joyful environment for all. This is a part-time position, with flexible hours in office, rehearsals, performances, and staff/committee meetings. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Resumes, including YouTube or other relevant links to performances, should be sent to sprc@messiahumc.org or 6215 Rolling Road, Springfield, VA 22152 by March 1, 2016.

(posted February 8, 2016)


Seeking Musicians

Covenant Presbyterian Church, 670 E. Meadow Drive, Palo Alto has 5 Octave Bell choir looking for musicians to join us; four-in-hand experience a plus! We practice each Thursday evening from 6:30 to 7:45 pm and perform once a month in worship. Under the direction of Donald E. Dillard.
Contact: Jane Bernstein at janieb23@gmail.com

(posted January 20, 2016)


Advanced-level Handbell Ensemble Seeking Director

Bells of the Cascades, Portland’s premier community handbell ensemble is seeking a dynamic new director. For twenty-five years, Bells of the Cascades has been a pioneer in the handbell community and is seeking a director who can continue that tradition.

Major Duties Include:

  • Selecting Music
  • Conducting Rehearsals and Performances
  • Attending and Participating in Educational Activities
  • Participating in Auditions for New Members

Successful applicants will possess the following:

  • Excellent Musical Knowledge
  • Strong Directing Skills
  • Ability to Work Collaboratively with other Musicians
  • Good Communication Skills
  • Arranging and Composing Skills a Plus

Bells of the Cascades has traditionally rehearsed weekly for 2.5 hours; however, is open to non-traditional means of scheduling and rehearsing. Candidates not in the Portland metro area with innovative ideas about creating and directing music are encouraged to apply.

For more information on Bells of the Cascades and how to apply, please contact Brian Parrott at brianp@bellsofthecascades.org.
Bells of the Cascades
PO Box 151
Tualatin, OR 97205
www.bellsofthecascades.org
(posted January 19, 2016)


Handbells/Handchimes for Sale/Wanted

Four octave set of Schulmerich handbells for sale in very good condition, they will be professionally serviced ready to play out of the cases. Please contact me for more details. Neil Gertner, njgertner@frontiernet.net or 530 355 8220. (posted February 1, 2016)


Four octave set of Malmark handbells & third octave add-on set of Malmark chimes for sale in very good condition, they will be professionally serviced ready to play out of the cases. Please contact me for more details. Neil Gertner, njgertner@frontiernet.net or 530 355 8220. (posted January 25, 2016)


 

 

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