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Careers in Church Music

Choir Director

Choir Director

Alternate Titles: Music Director, Minister of Music, Choral Director

Job Description: Coordinates church choir, recruits singers, develops and trains musical talents, and selects music for performances.

Salary: $20,000 to $42,000

Become a Choir Director



Alternate Titles: Hazzan

Job Description: Cantors provide inspiration through music for a synagogue’s congregation. They also take on other clergy duties such as teaching and working with families.

Salary: $60,000 to $175,000

Become a Cantor

Church Organist

Church Organist

Alternate Titles: Organist, Church Musician

Job Description: Plays the organ at religious services and wedding ceremonies.

Salary: $30,000 to $110,000+

Become a Church Organist

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