Music Strategic Plan

Mission

The mission of the Music Committee is to integrate music into the life of the congregation, developing a deeper musicality and connection with music.

Objectives

  • Recognize and enhance the role of music in the worship/spiritual life of the congregation
  • Stabilize and grow the size and quality of Summit’s choir (Summit Singers)
  • Expand the range of musical offerings at Sunday services
  • Increase musical presence at other Summit events (e.g., memorial services, social gatherings, RE programming, social action/justice events)
  • Enhance the congregation’s musical enjoyment, participation and awareness

Responsibilities                                                                

  • Oversee and expand the variety and quality of musical offerings at Sunday services
  • Identify a pool of musicians to perform at Sunday services and/or other Summit events
  • Serve as resource and support to music contractors (choir director, pianist, accompanist) as needed
  • Monitor choir morale and musicality, work with choir director to enhance as needed
  • Communicate with Sunday Services Committee, Minister and/or visiting minister(s) regarding choice of music and musicians for services; make recommendations as requested
  • Provide assistance to Minister in choosing music and arranging for musicians for memorial services and other special events as requested
  • Interface with Cultural Events Committee regarding concerts, and with other committees/groups regarding music at other Summit events (pledge drive, celebrations)
  • Organize Music Sunday in conjunction with choir director
  • Oversee regular piano maintenance and tuning (3 pianos) ($)

Specific Measurable Goals 2017-18

  1. Organize or musically enhance at least three events at Summit
  2. Maintain a list of Summit or other musicians willing to perform at services or other Summit functions.
  3. Invite at least 1-2 “new” musicians (solo or group, instrumental or vocal) to perform at Sunday service.
  4. Obtain advance info on Summit events, suggest and implement ways to incorporate music
  5. Work with Cultural Events Committee to increase attendance at Summit concerts

Specific Measurable Goals 2018-19

  1. Organize or musically enhance at least three events at Summit
  2. Maintain a list of Summit or other musicians willing to perform at services or other Summit functions.
  3. Invite at least 1-2 “new” musicians (solo or group, instrumental or vocal) to perform at Sunday service.
  4. Obtain advance info on Summit events, suggest and implement ways to incorporate music
  5. Work with Cultural Events Committee to increase attendance at Summit concerts
  6. Assist in locating and hiring a new choir director if needed

General Goals 2019-2022

  1. Continue to integrate music into congregational life by adding more music whenever appropriate
  2. Increase involvement of members and friends in participating in music (choir, instrumental)
  3. Increase attendance of members and friends as well as general community at Summit concerts

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