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Full-time Choral Director, Assistant

at The Atonement Academy College Preparatory School in San Antonio Metro Area

The Atonement Academy College Preparatory School

Working Title:
Assistant Choral Director
Official Title:
Music Faculty

Minimum Requirements:
- Be an active Catholic in good standing with the Roman Catholic Church
- Earned a bachelor’s degree in music education or performance, with an emphasis in vocal or choral music.
- Knowledge of church literature, Mass order and form, and seasonal calendar of the Catholic Church is preferred.
- Experience conducting choirs and running choral rehearsals is preferred.

Parish and School Background:
Our Lady of The Atonement Catholic Church is part of The Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter based in Houston. Established in 1983, OLA’s founding Pastor, Father Christopher Phillips, is an Anglican convert who was the first to receive the Pastoral Provision under St. John Paul II. OLA follows the Divine Worship Missal for its English Masses, and uses the Missa Normativa for its Latin Mass held every Friday morning and Sunday evening. Ten years later, The Atonement Academy opened its doors as an extension of OLA’s parish. Boasting a choral program that is known throughout the Catholic Church, each student participates in a choral ensemble every year they attend the The Atonement Academy. Students take part in daily Mass with one of the ten choirs performing an anthem during Holy Communion.

Position Summary:
This position serves under the acting Director of Music for The Atonement Academy College Preparatory School. The Atonement Academy has ten active choral ensembles that perform for daily school Mass, as well as various other lower school choirs comprised of Pre-K through 2nd grade who perform only during the Christmas and Spring Concerts. The Lower School has three choirs consisting of children from 3rd – 5th grade. The Middle School (6th – 8th) has four choirs with the Upper School (9th – 12th) having three choirs. Rehearsals are held at various times throughout the day. Attendance for each rehearsal will be at the discretion of the Director of School Music, determined by assigned choral ensembles. This position will direct three separate choirs as well as assist with one or two others.

Principal Duties:
- Follow the assigned music curriculum for each assigned ensemble.
- Assign appropriate literature for assigned ensembles (one upper school, and two middle school choirs) to be sung during Mass, Christmas and Spring Concerts, as well as various competitions throughout the school year.
- Conduct all assigned ensembles during performances.
- Become an active member and participant in the TMEA process for Region 29.
- Perform various administrative tasks as assigned by the acting Director of School Music.
- Run sectionals for various choirs as determined by the acting Director of School Music

Salary Rate: varied, dependent on qualifications and past experience


Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references via email to:
Jesus De Hoyos

Questions about the position can be directed to:
Jesus De Hoyos
Phone: (210) 275-6088

Position: Choral Director, Assistant
Position Focus: MS / HS
ISD/School: The Atonement Academy College Preparatory School
TMEA Region:

Contact Person: Jesus De Hoyos
Street/Number: 15415 Red Robin Rd.
City: San Antonio
State: TX
Zip: 78255

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