Ward Music Callings

Those who hold ward music callings use music as a tool to assist ward priesthood and auxiliary leaders to meet the needs of the ward.

The following pages provide information about ward music callings. Much of this information comes from “Music,” chapter 14 of Handbook 2: Administering the Church.

PositionRecommended or Assigned byApproved byCalled and Set Apart by
Ward music adviser (member of bishopric)Bishop assignment Not set apart
Ward music chairmanWard music adviserBishopricBishop or assigned counselor
Ward music directorWard music chairmanBishopricBishop or assigned counselor
Ward organist/pianistWard music chairmanBishopricBishop or assigned counselor
Ward choir directorWard music chairmanBishopricBishop or assigned counselor
Ward choir pianistWard music chairmanBishopricBishop or assigned counselor
Ward choir presidentWard music chairmanBishopricBishop or assigned counselor
Relief Society music directorRelief Society presidencyBishopricBishop or assigned counselor
Relief Society pianistRelief Society presidencyBishopricBishop or assigned counselor
Priesthood music directorWard music adviserBishopricBishop or assigned counselor
Priesthood pianistWard music adviserBishopricBishop or assigned counselor
Primary music leader(s)Primary presidencyBishopricBishop or assigned counselor
Primary pianist(s)Primary presidencyBishopricBishop or assigned counselor
Young Women music directorYoung Women presidencyBishopricBishop or assigned counselor
Young Women pianistYoung Women presidencyBishopricBishop or assigned counselor