Canon for Music

Boise, ID
Type: Lay
Posted Jun 3, 2020
Job Title
Canon for Music
Name of church or organization
St. Michael’s Cathedral
Job Location
Boise, ID
Job Description
St. Michael’s Episcopal Cathedral in the vital Capital City of Boise, Idaho, is seeking a full time Canon for Music.  The 1600 member Cathedral has a rich Anglican history of excellent and inspiring organ, choral and instrumental music.  For the past twenty-five years, the Canon for Music has been a full time position with benefits.  The Ministry of Music at St. Michael’s has enjoyed a high level of creativity and celebrated increased musical diversity while maintaining its treasured Anglican musical tradition.

Specific duties:

  • Excellent piano and organ performance and improvisation
  • Provide inspiring music for all four (4) weekly Cathedral liturgies – including weekend liturgies, weddings, funerals, and diocesan services
  • Supervise and direct both the Cathedral Choir and the Chamber Choir
  • Create and develop a children’s music program
  • Cultivate musical leadership throughout the Cathedral community
  • Organize, budget and plan for all aspects of Music Ministry
  • Hire additional musicians as needed


An excellent candidate for this position will have good knowledge of Christian music and liturgy.  That said, every candidate must possess abundant talent and commitment to the Ministry of Music within the Church.  Candidates with vision and an entrepreneurial spirit will do well at St. Michael’s.

A Master’s Degree in Organ Performance, Sacred and Choral Music, Choral Conducting, or various combinations of experience is required.  Five (5) years of Church music is preferred.  Experience in an Episcopal/Anglican Church setting is preferred.

Salary and Benefits:

The St. Michael’s Canon for Music is a full time position.  The salary range is $40,000 – $50,000 depending on experience.  Benefits include medical, dental, pension, paid vacation, and continuing education.

Send cover letter and resume’ to:  In the subject line, include your name and “Canon for Music”.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

Type of commitment
Full Time
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Application Process
Send cover letter and resume’ to:  In the subject line, include your name and “Canon for Music”.
Application Deadline