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Join Our Team | Minister of Music

Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church (USA) – a thriving, progressive community of faith in the heart of Baltimore City – is seeking its next Minister of Music to lead the congregation’s musical
and spiritual worship and life.

Brown Memorial has a rich history of musical excellence and leadership, including the musicians Virgil Fox, Eugene Belt, John Walker, and until his death in 2022, Michael Britt. The church’s organ – built and installed in 1931 and historically restored in the early 2000s – is internationally renowned as one of the best surviving examples of the Skinner Organ Company’s and G. Donald Harrison’s work. Other musical ‘assets’ include a strong 36+-member volunteer Chancel Choir assisted by eight paid soloists, two congregation-led choral groups (Soulful Revue and Soulful Sisters), two grand pianos, and one set of handbells and one set of choir chimes. Brown Memorial also presents 2-4 concerts/events each year as part of its Tiffany Series, named for the outstanding collection of Tiffany windows in the sanctuary.

The congregation is seeking its next Minister of Music to honor and build upon this strong and diverse musical tradition, while also developing a vision of a vibrant music ministry for the future.

Read the Job Description.

To Apply

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and an audio or video recording of you: playing one piece of organ repertoire, conducting one choral anthem, and accompanying one congregational hymn (either with, or as though leading, a large and enthusiastic congregation).

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the process will remain open until a final candidate is selected. Please include in your cover letter why this job appeals to you, why you believe it is a good match for you as a person and as a musician, and what personal and professional attributes, skills, talents, and abilities you would bring to the congregation and this position. These should be sent to: David Bielenberg, Search Committee Chair via email to [email protected].