The parish joins the Chapter at the $150 level, becoming a sponsor/benefactor of the Chapter. Anyone in the parish who chooses, may register to become a regular voting member of the Chapter at no addition cost. (Voting membership is recommended for, but not limited to, pastor, director of music ministries, assistant directors, accompanists, and anyone with a leadership role in the parish music ministry.)
Moreover, every member of the parish's music ministry: choir members, cantors, instrumentalists, can receive the monthly newsletter, announcements of events, and be eligible for member discounts at Chapter events.
This new program benefits the entire music ministry within the Diocese of Grand Rapids:
- Events can be announced to more potential participants in the Diocese.
Instead of a single notice sent to the music director of the parish, all adult cantors, choir & ensemble members and instrumentalists of the parish can be kept informed of all events relative to their pastoral music ministry.
- Increased participation provides increased funding, which provides for better programs using the best available clinicians.
The membership is renewable on the 12-month anniversary of the membership. Become a major supporter of the work of our chapter in the Diocese of Grand Rapids!
Support Our Mission for the Benefit of All
The more we grow, the more we can collectively do to share the music gifts with which we have all been blessed. Some of us come to learn, others come to bring their gifts to the [conference] table! We are a community of musicians who serve the parishes of the Diocese of Grand Rapids. We learn from each other, we inspire each other, we support each other, and we need each other.
Membership in the National organization tends to address the pastoral music leadership. The Chapter exists to also bring enrichment to the multitude of folks who serve within parish music ministries.