U.S. Churches Are Facing A New Challenge

More and more churches across the United States are facing a shortage of Organists.  Traditionally, the church organ has been a "music staple" in many churches. But, that is changing.

A 2014 survey by the American Guild of Organists indicates that the majority of their members are in their mid-50’s to mid-70’s and new generations of organists simply are not materializing.

The problem may be linked to a gradual decline in church attendance and a sharper reduction in the number of congregations who use the organ for regular worship.

Ironically, organists report a surge in jobs at Christmas and Easter — often more than they can fulfill.

Source: SRN News


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