Beyond the emotional toll that we are experiencing, the COVID-19 crisis is having a financial impact on our world, our Church, our dioceses, our parishes, and sadly, on our paid music ministers and church staff.
Here are some practical resources that may be of help. In the event that you have been furloughed, we encourage you to speak to your parish directly regarding next steps.
The Liturgical Composers Forum, which is a non-profit 501(c)(3) exempt organization and a 509(a)(2) public charity, is establishing a special fund to help church musicians who have been laid off or furloughed due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Donate to the fund: https://
MusicCovidRelief.com is a resource to help music professionals access information and applications to receive benefits made available by the CARES Act (Phase III of the Coronavirus Stimulus bill signed into law March 27, 2020). Check out their website for valuable information.
American Guild of Organists: Responding to COVID-19
The American Guild of Organists has assembled a comprehensive list of resources for musicians who are struggling with employment during the COVID-19 crisis. While many of their resources are for AGO members only, many of them are beneficial for various types of church musicians.
For more information, check out their website by clicking here.