director of music ministries resume example with 17+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,

For over 30 years, I have had the amazing opportunity to study, teach and inspire people of all ages through music. I enjoy working with others to create music that is inspiring and uplifting for those performing and those listening. I believe that the core purpose of music is to glorify the Creator.

  • Over 30 years of Musical Experience
  • Excellent Communicator
  • Able to connect with people of all ages
  • Strong leader with a gentle heart
11/2015 to Current Director of Music Ministries First United Methodist Church | Georgetown, TX,
  • As Director of Music Ministries at Peace, my responsibilities include all levels of planning for two weekly services-one traditional and one contemporary.
  • Using a variety of resources, pick weekly songs for all worship services. As a part of this planning, introduce timely new music for congregational singing.
  • Collaborate with the pastor, staff, art team and other groups to plan, rehearse and implement varied and meaningful worship experiences.
  • Provide organ and piano accompaniment for worship services and other needed occasions.
  • Direct and accompany adult choir weekly.
  • Rehearse and oversee weekly rehearsals of the praise band and singers.
  • Manage the music library and the yearly budget for the music ministry, including occasional fund raisers for needed equipment.
  • Build relationships among these groups to strengthen their faith and our teamwork.
  • Recruit individuals who have an interest/talent for involvement in worship services, either as a part of band/choir or as soloists/small group performances.
  • Work with our brass quartet, strings and other instrumentalists to provide solo or accompaniment to weekly worship.
  • Work with children's choir, Vacation Bible School programs and other church events. Showing appreciation for those willing to volunteer their time for these important faith-building occasions.
  • Plan with the pastor for seasonal worship experiences such as Lent, Easter, Advent, Christmas and church year highlights.
07/2002 to 07/2013 Choral Music Teacher Aspire Public Schools | Stockton, CA,

In this position, I directed all choral music activities. These responsibilities ranged from:

  • Planned choral events within the school and community.
  • Built the school music program from 10 singers to 80 singers and created two new choirs.
  • Worked with other teachers and the school administration in creating opportunities for students to perform.
  • Programmed, ordered and rehearsed music for concerts and other special events.
  • Worked with county wide directors to plan and implement events such as All County Choir. In this position, I created an event for Middle School singers, in which all singers could be involved and experience singing in a large group with other school choirs.
  • Maintained and organized the music library as well as General Music textbooks and instruments, including the yearly budget.
  • Oversaw the tuning and care of three school pianos and assorted other instruments, such as hand bells and percussion.
  • Worked with the Band Director and Art Teachers to create and produce a yearly combined Arts/Music event.
  • Worked year round to promote and recruit singers for our Music and Drama programs.
07/2003 to 07/2013 Drama Teacher Rockingham County Schools | City, STATE,
  • Developed individualized programs meeting abilities, interests and needs of students while adhering to state-wide policies.
  • Participated and assisted with set lighting design and assembling of stage props.
  • Communicated with parents to update on student progress and address concerns.
  • Taught students theater terminology and performance skills.
  • Collaborated with other staff in arts department to showcase the interdependence of the Arts.
  • Developed curriculum and lesson plans to structure classroom activities.
  • Instructed students on script reading, projection and vocal inflection.
  • Coordinated and directed dramatic performances involving up to thirty students.
03/2015 to Current Private Music Instructor Stevens School Of Music And The Arts | City, STATE,
  • Plan classes focusing on each students stage of musical growth.
  • Applying different techniques to accommodate various learning styles.
  • Find creative and fun methods of engaging students with the discipline of practice.
  • Creating an appreciation for the various styles and skill sets of music accomplishment.
  • Patience, patience, patience.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2016 to to Master of Arts | Educational Leadership Concordia University, Portland, OR GPA:
Expected in 05/1987 to to Bachelor of Arts | Music Education K-12, Vocal And Instrumental Fairmont State University, Fairmont, WV GPA:

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School Attended

  • Concordia University
  • Fairmont State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Director of Music Ministries
  • Choral Music Teacher
  • Drama Teacher
  • Private Music Instructor


  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts

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