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This work is an introduction to church music administration that provides insight into the responsibilities and demands placed on the person who heads the music program of a church. The chapters are written by various experts in their fields and address the topics of weekly worship planning, choir rehearsal preparation, recruitment, church staff relationships, financial management, working with children and youth choirs, and leading orchestras and handbell choirs. This addition to the Smyth & Helwys Help! series is a must-have for those just beginning a church music ministry or for seasoned professionals looking to improve the administration of their music programs.
With contributions from 14 different minister/musician/scholars having combined experience of over 300 years in church music ministry, Measels gives us a treasure in Church Music Administration. This book tackles the nuts-and-bolts issues of leading a comprehensive church music program. It also contains candid discussion of the relational dimensions of the music minister's job. Suitable both as a textbook for classes in administration (or church music methods) and as a valuable continuing education read for active church musicians, this book belongs on the shelf of every person who aspires to minister through music as part of a church staff.
— Phillip J. Morrow
Assistant Professor of Music
Coordinator of Church Music Studies