Musician resignation letters(5 samples)

This blog post will show you samples of “Musician resignation letters.”

Writing a “Musician resignation letter.”

When writing a “Musician resignation letter,” these are some of the things that you need to keep in mind.

  • The first step is to tell your employer about leaving the job and the final work date. Keep it short as the essential part of the letter is the Last Date of your work.
  • Indicate the reason you are leaving your job. It would be best to be polite as you will leave a positive impression on your employer. Maintain your composure when drafting the letter.
  • Finally, thank your employer for the position and the opportunities you have enjoyed during your work period.
  • Ensure you proofread your letter before sending it to your employer. You can send the letter to your family and friend to check for grammatical errors.

Sample 1: “Musician resignation letters”

“April 9, 2017

Stuart Tabac

Resurrection Catholic Church

1251 New Avenue

Townville, CA 90121

(123) 123-5555

Dear Father Tabac,

It is with my most sincere regret that I will be stepping down from my position as a musician at Resurrection Catholic Church. This was an unexpected decision which was brought up by the fact that my health has been in question ever since my back surgery last year. Therefore, I will be resigning as of March 1, 2017.

As you know, my back pain has become an issue over the last few months and even more so within the past two weeks. While I wish the pain were such that I could continue serving as head of the worship team effectively, however, I feel that it would be best if I took my leave and focused on recovering.

It has been a great experience learning from yourself and the other members of the Church. I have not only become a better leader, but I’ve also grown as a follower of Christ. Thank you for your mentorship throughout this entire process.

Please let me know if there is anything that can be done on my part to find a suitable replacement. I will always be willing to lend a hand whenever possible.

Forever in Christ,

George Smith”

Sample 2: “Musician resignation letters”

“Veronica Sherman

100 Main Street

New Parkland, CA, 91010

September 1, 2014

Pastor Michael Williams

First Assembly Church

100 Broadway Lane

New Parkland, CA, 91010

Dear Pastor Williams,

It is with a very heavy heart that I am forced to resign my position as choir director for First Assembly Church effective two weeks from today. My husband’s transfer to Europe means that I am about to experience a whole new chapter in my life. While I am excited, I am also sad to leave behind the friends I have made.

I have discussed this situation with April Anderson and she is very anxious to discuss the possibility of her taking over this position with you. I fully endorse April as she is extremely talented and a very dedicated member of the choir. Her enthusiasm for the position also makes her the ideal candidate.

I would like to thank you for everything you have done to make my life so wonderful these past few years. My husband and I will both be sad to leave and we both wanted to tell you that you have enriched our lives so very much. If you need more details or further information, I can be reached by phone at 555-343-5432 until October 1, 2014. You can always reach me by email at

Sincerely Yours,

Veronica R. Sherman”

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A sample church resignation letter (Ministry)

“Dear Pastor Smith, Deacons and Congregation,

It is with great sadness that I must offer this letter of resignation from the Alliance Church as your Youth Minister. The past three years in which I have served the children, teens, and families of the church have been an experience filled with growth and love, one which I will always cherish. However, after much prayer, I have decided to follow a new path and join a year-long mission trip to Africa in which I will have the opportunity to serve others in a new and meaningful way.

Thank you so much to the families who have allowed me to be a part of their children’s lives. It has truly been my pleasure, and I feel I have learned as much or more from them than they have from me. You all have become a tremendously important part of my life, and I do not take this decision lightly.

The people of this church have become family to me. I am continuously impressed with the level of dedication to God and each other, you all demonstrate. Thank you again for allowing me to be a part of your lives and for your support. I wish all of you grace and love.


Jeremy Boser”

Sample 3: “Musician resignation letters”

“Dear Father Reynolds

It is with a bittersweet feeling that I write this letter to officially inform you that I will be resigning from my position as Music Minister with St. Michael’s Catholic Church effective two weeks from today October 3, 2014. While I have enjoyed every moment I have had in service to this congregation bringing music and the gospel to our members

As you know I must attend to personal family matters at this time. My mother is ill and requires round-the-clock care. Thus she will be moving into my family’s home and I will care for her as long as I am able. You have been a tremendous support to me during this stressful time and I appreciate the times you have prayed with me over the right decision to make. Your encouragement has meant the world to me.

My time here at St. Michael’s has been full of love, learning and growth. I will miss leading the music ministry but my family and I will continue to attend Sunday services as often as we can.

I will look forward to remaining an active member of our beloved congregation. Thank you again for all of your love and support during this time. Please do not hesitate to let me know if I can be of assistance in church or music ministry matters in the future.

Peace Be With You

Diane Ford

Music Minister”

Sample 4: “Musician resignation letters”

“Dear Father Mavis:

This letter is to inform you that I am resigning as Director of the Life Teen Music Ministry effective June 30, 2001. I have not reached this decision easily, but I feel this is an appropriate one at this time.

My position with the Life Teen Music Ministry has been challenging and a true learning experience. Looking back to the beginning of this year, I truly believe the music ministry has achieved quite a turn-around when compared to past programs. This was made possible by the few committed choir members and by the support of my former elementary music teacher, Nancy Rehner. I feel that I need to further explain how I reached my decision to resign.

When I initially decided to accept the position as Director of Life Teen Music Ministry in early September 2000, it was decided that Mikal Gonzales and Mary Stephenson would participate in Tuesday rehearsals and Sunday Masses for the first year that I was hired. On Tuesdays, Mikal was to assist with teaching new music to the choir members. Mary was to do the same along with playing the guitar. Within approximately 4-6 weeks, Vicki Hando and possibly others involved with Life Teen requested a meeting with the music ministry because of concerns with the musical format. As a result of this meeting, Mary and Mikal left their positions with Life Teen Music Ministry. 

Shortly before the Christmas season, Mikal did return to assist with the music ministry at my request. It was agreed that Mikal would attend every rehearsal and help to teach the music. He was also to attend every Sunday Mass, missing only for understandable reasons. As far as I know, everyone was happy with the music format during the Christmas season. 

Complications again arose toward the end of February 2001. Mikal began to sporadically miss rehearsals and several Sunday Masses. At times, I had no prior notice of his absence. I would have to not only plan the musical format with the choir members but also teach the music on those Tuesdays Mikal was absent. He would then show up for the Sunday Mass and change the format. This abrupt change of schedule caused tension to build within the choir and frustration on my part. The full responsibility for teaching and directing was placed on my shoulders, but this is not what was originally agreed upon.

Thank you again for allowing me to be a part of your lives and for your support. I wish all of you grace and love.


Jeff Andrson”

Sample 5: “Musician resignation letters”

“Dear Mr. Miller,

I am writing this letter to inform you of my intentions to resign from my position as choir director at Grace of God Church. As you may be aware, my health is on the decline and a few of my family members have recently moved back into town. To best care for myself and my family, I believe it would be in the best interest of all parties for me to resign from my position and hand it over to a new director. My last day will be May 15, 2014, so please consider this as my two weeks notice of resignation.

I truly regret any inconvenience that may be caused to Grace of God Church by my resignation. I would be happy to put forth all effort in selecting a replacement or transferring responsibilities over to another member and in fact, have a few qualified replacements in mind. If you would like to discuss this with me further, please contact me via phone at (555)-555-5555 or email at [email] I look forward to hearing from you as soon as possible.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as choir director and have been blessed by the support of all the members. I am sorry to leave the position behind but look forward to having more time to put into my higher priorities. I appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this matter.

Yours sincerely,

Caleb Meyer

Caleb K. Meyer

Choir Director

The grace of God Church”

Frequently Asked Questions: Writing a “Musician resignation letter.”

How do you resign from the church choir?

“I regret to inform you that I am resigning from my position as [position title] with [church name], effective [date]. I have given much thought and consideration to my decision. While I have enjoyed my time at [church name], I believe this is the right step for me given [reason for leaving].”

Should I quit my job if it is causing burnout?

Before quitting your job, it would be best to ask your employer to reduce the responsibility. If your grievances are not heard, you can then resign from the job. 

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