Job Opportunity: Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Topton

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Topton is seeking a part time Music Director/Organist to support their single Sunday service each week at 9:00. The church wishes to fill this position by the end of November. The applicant will also be responsible for directing & rehearsing a small choir.

Trinity’s pipe organ (two manuals, 22 ranks, and 47 stops) and was installed six years ago.

Trinity has approximately 50-60 in reduced worship attendance since reopening from COVID shutdown.

Total hours per week is estimated at 10-15. In addition to the regular Sunday service, the church has (1) Lenten service, (2) holy week services and Christmas eve services.

This is a part time position with annual salary range of $14,000 to $18,000 based on experience. There are no benefits except for four weeks paid vacation. The organist usually plays after Trinity’s service at Grace Lutheran Church’s 10:30 service, at the Topton Lutheran home for an additional $125 per service.

For more information or to apply, please contact Wanda Golden, church Administrator, at TrinityToptonOffice@gmail.com.

Tuning and Temperament: An Organ Workshop

Maria Zengion will be leading an interesting presentation on organ tuning and the various temperaments that have been historically used. You might have heard, and not necessarily understood or remembered, some of the various tuning systems that have been implemented over the past few centuries. This presentation will provide you with the background to better understand the implications and challenges of playing various organ literature, as well as the tuning intricacies that can affect tonality/pitch matching for choirs and instrumentalists.


The presentation will begin at St. Luke’s Episcopal in downtown Scranton and then travel across the street to St. Peter’s Cathedral. Please plan to attend this exciting event on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 7:00 PM. The favor of a reply is appreciated so we can plan for the appropriate number of attendees. Thank you!