Ep. 7: Social Media for Church Musicians, with David Sinden

Try This at Church: For trickier services, make copies of all music and play from a single binder instead of shuffling books.

Interview: Today’s interview is with David Sinden, the Organist & Director of Music at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in St. Louis, Missouri, and co-host of the podcast All Things Rite and Musical. Speaking of social media, you can follow David on Twitter.

Why use social media? Because it’s is a way to share your and your church’s ministry with others, especially people in your congregation.

What platforms can be useful for church musicians? A personal or church website, Twitter, Facebook, blog, and emailed newsletter. David suggests embedding a more frequently updated platform, like Twitter, in a more evergreen location like a website, allowing the website to have fresh content without frequent management.

What kinds of things to post? Upcoming events, including what music is planned for a church service. Work in progress/behind the scenes photos, recordings, and videos.

Resources:

  • David mentions Jaime Coats, the director of Friends of St. John the Evangelist in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Listen to Episode 7

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