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- March 19, 2020 at 4:25 pm #617973Colleen KennedyParticipant
Like so many other church music directors, I’m scrambling to develop an approach for how to provide music for a new kind of worship service. While some churches are streaming congregation-less services from their sanctuaries, our minister would like to provide a completely virtual experience on Zoom. To that end, I’m looking into Zoom’s capabilities, researching copyright as it pertains to streaming music, figuring out how we might create ways for people to sing along from home, looking into video editing tools. Singers could lead songs from within the Zoom meeting, or we might drop in pre-recorded videos.
I’m not necessarily asking for suggestions for myself only, so much as trying to create a space for all of us church music directors to share our thoughts and ideas. For many (maybe most?) of us, these are uncharted waters. Thank you.March 21, 2020 at 12:13 am #618077juhibansalcomposerParticipant
Hi Colleen, In terms of logging in to sing together, one other option you could look into is Google Meet. It has a similar setup to Zoom in terms of videoconferencing, and Google has made the multi-person-meeting (and all their advanced features) free for anyone to use till July 1 due to Coronavirus. Anyone with a gmail account should be able to log into a meeting, and they can accommodate up to 250 people signing into a conference. That might be a good solution to bring people together (virtually) to sing in real time.March 23, 2020 at 3:28 pm #618269Colleen KennedyParticipant
For anyone who might be interested, the Association of Unitarian Universalist Music Ministries has put together a guide for church musicians programming for streaming services.
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