Conference Morsel: Church Choir Demographics
Date: May 29, 2014
(An excerpt from the interest session “A Place in the Choir, a Choir in the Place,” presented by Charlotte Kroeker during the 2014 ACDA Southwestern Division Conference)
According to a Chorus America study,
If all part-time church choir directors knew these facts, would they think about their church jobs differently? Would churches make sure those part-time jobs turned into full-time jobs in order to get more choir singers as members?
Church musicians have connected their vocations with service for a long time. Consider this:
Bach and Wesley understood the Great Commandment to love God and neighbor as primary to their vocations as church musicians. They, along with many others, have carried the positive attributes of faith into a needy world.
The Church Music Institute’s eLibrary, with its 6,500 (and growing) octavos searchable on 24 criteria, including Scripture text, is one way to deliver time-tested truths through beautiful music via choirs to our world. Interested? www.churchmusicinstitute.org