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Messiah United Methodist Church in Springfield, VA is looking to hire an Alto Section Leader beginning Thursday, September 8th for the 2022-2023 choral season. 

Time commitment: Thursday evening rehearsals 7:30 – 9:00 PM, Sunday morning 11:15 AM service (10:30 AM call).

Compensation: $100/call, with additional compensation available for concerts 

To apply, please send a résumé and two contrasting recordings to Tanya Langlois at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., cc Josephine Riggs at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The Old Presbyterian Meeting House in historic Old Town Alexandria, VA (about 20-30 minutes from most points in Washington, D.C.) is searching for an alto section leader to support their vibrant music ministry. Duties include providing musical leadership to the adult choir and in small ensemble and solo singing for worship, concerts, and other events. Pay is currently $95/call and most weeks have two calls (a weekday evening rehearsal and a single Sunday morning call).


A typical week during the September-June choir season would include a Thursday evening choir call, and one calls on Sunday. The current per call fee is $100. During the summer, the section leaders take turns leading worship with solos along with the volunteer summer choir. Concerts (3-4 per year) are paid at a higher rate. Recent concerts with orchestra have included Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem, Haydn’s The Creation, and Rutter’s Requiem. Non-Sunday calls include Christmas Eve, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday.

Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) in Bethesda is looking to hire an Alto Section Leader to begin Thursday, April 28, 2022. 

The section leaders sing for Thursday night rehearsals (usually 7:30-9:30pm), and the 10:30 Sunday Service (9:45am call), September through late May, approximately 90-96 calls per year at $105.00/call. Total annual compensation approaches or exceeds $10,000 per year. There are opportunities to make additional compensation for weddings and funerals. 

St. Mary's Episcopal Church
2609 N. Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22207

Thursday rehearsals: 7:30-9:30 p.m. September-May
Sunday services September through May:
Twice a month: 9:00 a.m. (8:30 call)
Three times a month: 11:15 a.m. (10:30 call)
First Sunday of the Month: 5:00 Evensong (4:00 call)

Christ Church, Georgetown, Washington, DC, an historic parish with a long tradition of excellence in liturgical music, seeks an alto or countertenor to join its 12-voice, professional Choir, which provides musical leadership at the 11:15 a.m. service - Holy Eucharist or Morning Prayer - each Sunday, and for special liturgies throughout the year. The ensemble also sings Choral Evensong on the first, third, and fifth Sundays of the month, October through May, at 5:00 p.m.