Are you passionate about church music?

Are you passionate about church music? Are you looking to develop new skills and offer your talents in a leadership role? We offer opportunities, mentorship, experience, and the joy of serving on a national team as a member of the SICM Board or a committee.

For more than 50 years, the Summer Institute of Church Music (SICM) has been helping church music to flourish by hosting a week-long transformative professional development program in July, in Whitby ON and since 2022 a parallel event in Edmonton AB, as well as a live-streamed option. Church musicians, worship leaders, clergy and choristers study under the direction of world class faculty, and participate in workshops, sessions, and a gala concert designed to enhance their skills and professional toolkit. Participants of all skill levels and denominations are welcomed. It is the only program of its kind in Canada.

Our mission: helping church music to flourish! 

We are seeking individuals with experience and talents in the following areas:  

Immediately: Communications, marketing, social media 

Working collaboratively with all other Board members and a contracted graphic designer/web administrator, as well as the Communications and Engagement Committee, the Director of Communications and Engagement leads in the development of external and internal communications products to promote the SICM to internal and external audiences.

In the near future: 

  • Program development/arts administration in the choral and church music fields 
  • Registration/conference operations 
  • Legal expertise (non-profits) 
  • Development, fundraising 

Our common aspirations as Board members:

  • Passionate about the mission of SICM 
  • Some experience in non-profit organizations
  • Attend monthly Board meeting via Zoom
  • Willing to work on a team and open to new experiences
  • Some expertise related to the needs of SICM
  • Actively participate in Board planning and decision making
  • Fulfill responsibilities related to the portfolio and role on the Board.

We look forward to hearing from all interested individuals.  

To express interest, please e-mail: gadnams@sicm.ca, Chair, Nominating Committee and cdawes@sicm.ca , Director, Planning and Mission.

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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