Substitute Music Director Application Call

Madison Avenue Baptist Church Music

Madison Avenue Baptist Church is seeking classically trained pianists and organists to join its music roster as substitute music directors for Sunday worship services, providing coverage for MABC’s Minister of Music, Aza Sydykov, as needed.

This position also offers professional, paid engagements, including ensemble and solo performances during special events such as Christmas, Good Friday, and Easter. Additionally, there are opportunities to participate in our Madison Sounds concert series and Emerging Artists training and performance program.

Key Responsibilities:

– Rehearsing and coaching the MABC Choir and guest instrumentalists.

– Performing solo works and accompanying singers and instrumentalists on the piano and organ.

Preferred Qualifications:

– Master’s degree (or higher) in piano performance, collaborative piano, or organ.

– Exceptional sight-reading and improvisation abilities.

– Extensive performance experience as a piano/organ soloist, collaborative pianist, and chamber ensemble soloist.

– Previous experience in churches as a music director, organist, or conductor is a significant advantage.

– Ability to navigate a diverse music repertoire, including classical, gospel, jazz, Broadway, and contemporary popular music.

– A positive attitude and a passion for music ministry, with a desire to uplift and inspire others through music.

– Willingness to undergo a background check, as required by MABC policy.

Audition Requirements:

Candidates must submit three video recordings showcasing their skills in solo piano/organ performance, choral conducting, and chamber music performance.

Application Instructions:

Please include the following in your application:

– Video recordings of your performance (YouTube or Vimeo links preferred).

– A brief resume and biography, highlighting your educational background and musical experience.

Application Deadline:

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Apply here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSem-9d-yCMaP1csamVe8vzkjAQnPnARZftIjKV8ca-tVxIXMw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Additional Information:

Pay is $250 per Sunday Service.

Consent and Release:

Selected artists must consent to being interviewed, photographed, and videotaped during all public events produced by MABC, with the content potentially broadcast worldwide.

Nondiscrimination Policy:

Madison Avenue Baptist Church is committed to equal opportunity and embraces diversity, ensuring an inclusive community for all staff and members.

For questions and additional information, including the financial details, please contact the Minister of Music, Education, and Cultural Affairs at MABC via email at: azasydykov@mabcnyc.org