Brass players wanted for UW-Madison’s Wisconsin Singers Band



UW Madison’s Wisconsin Singers Band

Auditioned positions for 2019-2020 season – auditioning NOW!
Trumpet, trombone, saxophone
Scholarship dollars available.
Open to students of any major.
Contact: 608.332.8245
or email

Chicago high school seeks chamber music coaches for retreat, Oct. 9-11

Whitney M. Young Magnet High School in Chicago seeks chamber music coaches.

Each year, in October, the students in a top-level Chamber Orchestra participate in a leadership, team building and chamber music retreat.

We seek students in your music education or performance programs who would be interested in working with my students as chamber music coaches and sectional instructors during the retreat.

The gig does pay $150, and all housing and food is covered… and, of course, I’d be more than happy to provide letters of reference for your students as they move on into their professional careers. In addition, in the case that travel to Chicago is an impediment to anyone’s participation, I’ll cover round trip Van Galder Coach bus tickets to and from Chicago.

This year, the trip is October 9 – 11, returning late-morning on Saturday.

In the past, this arrangement has been very beneficial for both parties: my students get the expertise and musicianship of the college students, and the college students get several hours of actual contact time teaching.


Michael Mascari
Director of Orchestras
Whitney M. Young Magnet High School

Small ensemble wanted for Music Appreciation Series – Stoughton Opera House, Oct. 14

On October 14 (Monday) 3-4:00 PM

Small ethnic ensemble, a small jazz ensemble or a wind soloist desired to present a program as part of the Music Appreciation Series presented by the Stoughton Area Senior Center. These free sessions are held in the Historic Stoughton Opera House and are open to “anyone who loves music and wants to learn more about it.”

A stipend is offered.

Please contact John Beutel with any questions or if you are interested.

Join our Contemporary Christian Praise Band!

 Good Shepherd By The Lake Lutheran Church
Mild, but Contemporary Christian Praise Band is being formed. This is a “NEW Thing” for this congregation. Sunday morning service OR services, plus possible special events.
Everyone’s input on this project WILL be respected. All positions for players are open. These are eventually to be paid positions, as this project progresses, and actual worship services are accompanied.
This well established congregation is about to step out in service to a modern world.
Your talent could be part of this change!
Please Contact Jim Melka:

Music Director: St. John’s Lutheran Church, Madison


Congregation in the heart of the city, with a strong focus on helping the needy, seeks Music Director.  St. John’s works with people who are homeless, marginally housed, mentally ill, LGBTQIA+, recently incarcerated, and elderly.  The ideal candidate will be comfortable working in a vibrant, downtown environment with these populations as well as our many elder members and small cohort of middle age families with teenagers.

Candidates should e-mail their cover letter and resume to me at
The Rev. Peter Beeson
St. John’s Lutheran Church
322 East Washington St.
Madison, WI 53703


The Music Director reports to the Lead Pastor.

Essential Functions

  • Provides consistent, energized, relevant, participatory music for worship at St. John’s using the piano, organ, and other instruments.
  • Nurtures musicians of all ages and skill levels to offer their gifts and make music at St. John’s
  • Networks within the broader community to invite and encourage other musicians to make music at St. John’s individually or as part of a band, ensemble, trio, choir, etc.
  • Organizes, schedules, coordinates, and leads rehearsals for congregational music groups including the choral choir (Sunday morning before worship) bell choir (Monday evening), brass ensemble, and trio (occasionally, approximately every six weeks on a Sunday morning after worship).
  • Works with the pastor and Worship Team to curate music, hymnody, and liturgy that is diverse and inclusive, including expansive images for God, with the goal of all liturgy being to cultivate an environment where people encounter the divine.
  • Enjoys playing and leading a variety of musical styles and is open-minded and appreciative of diverse combinations of instruments.
  • Provides for the maintenance of the congregation’s instruments (including bells, pipe organ, pianos, etc) by working with vendors and maintains the music library while staying in budget.

Required Qualifications

  • Familiarity with liturgical worship in a religious setting
  • Experience successfully recruiting and coordinating volunteers
  • Ability to climb stairs, successfully move and carry music stands and other items less than 35lbs to set up and arrange for worship, rehearsals, etc.
  • Other skills and experience to successfully fulfill the essential functions listed above.

Core Competencies

Hospitality and Accessibility:

Generates a sense of hospitality and accessibility by his or her very presence; communicates a sense of availability, warmth, openness, and approachability; fosters natural connections between members of the congregation and with visitors; supports a culture of welcoming and connection in the life of the congregation.

Worship Leadership:

Designs and facilitates relevant, inspiring worship; combines elements of theology, music, and art to promote experiences of the sacred; crafts worship flow that reinforces a theme or purpose; fosters worship moments that invite participants into an encounter with the divine; creates liturgical moments that embrace the work of the people in worship.

Volunteer Management:

Provides direction, gains commitment, facilitates change and achieves results through the efficient, creative and responsible deployment of volunteers; engages people in their areas of giftedness and passion.

Salary and Benefits

This is a 15 to 20 hour per week position with a starting salary of between $15,600 – $22,360 annually depending on the number of hours worked and needs of St. John’s.  Depending on the number of hours worked this position may include paid time off, health insurance, and other benefits in-line with St. John’s personnel policy.

Viola & Trumpet Auditions for Wisconsin Philharmonic

The Wisconsin Philharmonic announces the following auditions:
Principal Viola and Section Viola: Saturday September 28th
Trumpet: Sunday September 29th
Please apply by August 31st. Invited applicants will be notified by September 6th.
The Wisconsin Philharmonic is a paid, per service orchestra in Southeastern Wisconsin.

Learn more here.

Ashley Rewolinski
Personnel Manager, Music Librarian and Violinist, The Wisconsin Philharmonic

Keyboard player sought for October wedding

I am looking for a pianist for a wedding ceremony in Baraboo, WI, on October 19th.  The ceremony will take place at approximately 3:30pm.  Looking for someone to play mostly traditional ceremony music.  Will be paid.  Must bring your own keyboard.
Thanks in advance!  Please contact Paul at if you’re interested.

Part-Time Guitar Teacher

Part-Time Guitar Teacher Wanted Immediately
Musical Pathways Foundation in Waunakee seeks a guitar teacher with experience in tab and traditional notation. The dream schedules of every teacher that has contracted with Musical Pathways has filled quickly with high quality students. We currently have students waiting for YOU!  Whether you are a teacher desiring to work on one afternoon or many days/hours, give us a call.
Why Teachers Work With Us:
            •   We handle all billing and administration
            •   We supply students- No recruiting needed
            •   Choose your OWN hours
            •   Flexible start date
            •   Work from home studio or at Foundation or travel to student homes
            •   Amazing master class programming
            •   Unique skillmasters motivational curriculum
            •   Competitive salary

Send resume to Andrea at 
Musical Pathways Foundation

Music Director, part-time

Trinity Episcopal Church, Janesville, WI
Music Minister
Rehearse and direct three musical groups, a choir and two vocal/instrumental ensembles. Rehearsal one evening each week. Warm up and direct the ensemble on Sundays, 8 am until 11:30 am
Need some liturgical knowledge
Beginning immediately, in Janesville.
Paid, based on experience. Part time, 10 hours/week
Please contact The Rev. Kathy Monson Lutes, 608-754-3402
The Rev. Kathy Monson Lutes
“Believing takes practice.”
(A Wrinkle in Time)

Trio or quartet wanted for reception

Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association

We’re looking for a small group (trio or quartet) to play at Memorial Union outside of Great Hall (4th floor) for a pre-dinner reception for donors to the Medical School.  The reception is from 6:00 – 7:00pm, we ask for the musicians to commence by 5:45 pm.

Friday, September 13, 2019 at Memorial Union – 800 Langdon Street, Great Hall (4th Floor).  5:45pm – 7:00pm

Paid performance

Contact Andrea Berns,, 608-308-5172


Andrea Berns, CMP

Senior Event Manager

Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association