So how has your lifeboat been sailing during 2022? The Board of Directors of the Summer Institute of Church Music has been working to offer its usual transformative and inspiring professional development program for church musicians, worship leaders, clergy, and choristers nonstop this year. In fact, we’ve expanded our programs to 2 locations – SICM East (Whitby), and SICM West (Edmonton). “Lifelines for the Storms” has never been more relevant as a theme.

On May 20, the Board of Directors faced some difficult decisions, and voted to modify its previously announced in-person programs in Whitby and Edmonton. Faced with the usual venue and rising hospitality costs, news of ever rising gas and travel prices, and ongoing COVID19 realities; the Board voted to offer a revised online program in 2022, as well as the popular (onsite/in-person and online) evening chorister programs in Whitby and Edmonton. A revised program and schedule has been posted here.

Join us for an outstanding week, July 3-7, 2022, that features:

  • World class faculty – Dr. Mark Sirett and Dr. John Hooper (choral); Sarah Svendsen (Organ) and the dynamic “Duo Majoya” – Drs. Marnie Giesbrecht and Joachim Segger (Organ/Piano).
  • Chaplains Rev. Dr. Kristine O’Brien and Rev. Elly McHan
  • Lifegiving sessions on time management, self-care, health and wellness, technology for our times, and new insights into the ever changing landscape of church musicianship.
  • An opportunity to sing in person and online with the SICM Chorale in a second to none, intensive and rewarding, choral experience.

Register online today! A spectacular program for $300 (full online program, includes choral scores and all sessions), and $100 for inperson chorister sessions onsite in Whitby and Edmonton. Hurry, registration closes June 30, 2022! www.sicm.ca

Fostering Church Music

The Summer Institute of Church Music (SICM) hosts its professional development program and session the first week of July annually. Church musicians, worship leaders, choristers, and clergy of all levels and abilities are welcome to join and connect with us.

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