A special committee led by John Howard and including a variety of perspectives has been formed and the official search for our new Director of Music Ministries has begun! This is a nationwide search using resources including Choralnet.org, Chorister’s Guild, American Guild of Organists (AGO), American Choir Directors Association (ACDA), and Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts (FUMMWA). If you know of someone who would be interested in applying for this position, please share this link and encourage them to submit their resume and references to the email address below!
Nestled into the western edge of Downtown Fort Worth, Texas, First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth is a large urban church steeped in decades of music and choral excellence. This Director of Music Ministries position offers several accomplished choirs of more than 150 voices, a 30-hour per week organist/assistant director and a 5-manual, 160-rank Garland Pipe Organ, which is the 3rd largest of its kind in Texas. In addition to Sunday morning worship music featuring our Choral Union adult choir, Adoramus chamber choir, Cornerstone Youth Choir, and Fifth Street Bells handbell choir, and Crossroads Singers, as well as other special music programming, this position comes with opportunity to create a variety of music experiences including concerts and special performances in this recently renovated, acoustically rich venue.
FUMCFW choir members are vibrant, top-notch musicians who delight in singing everything from simple offertories to master works with dedication, enthusiasm and commitment to choral excellence. We are looking for a seasoned, energetic, personable and enthusiastic leader who possesses a broad range of choral experience and education. We desire a skilled conductor for both choral and instrumental ensembles, a leader who can take this choral program to the next level. We seek an individual adept at assessing ability, aptitude, and interest in each choir member, and then selecting music that complements the abilities of the choir and the needs of the congregation. We prefer a director who will bring a teaching edge, order and discipline to rehearsals while inspiring passion for performance in a church setting. With the goal of filling our chancel during both services each Sunday morning, we are looking for a director committed to growing our choirs, including recruitment for individual choirs as well as creating new ensembles as opportunities arise. One of our goals is to develop a concert series that attracts church members, visitors, guests, and the local community into our church in a way that creates desire to return for worship and future events.
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