Empowering Congregational Worship
Serving Clergy, Musicians & Congregations
Home of the Sacred Music Library
Nearly 20,000 Choral Anthems & 15,000 Organ Compositions
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About the Church Music Institute
The Church Music Institute (CMI) is dedicated to the advancement and stewardship of the best sacred music for the use of Christian congregations. Using proven practices, CMI trains new generations of clergy, musicians and laypersons for leading worship through workshops, courses and conferences across the country. CMI also houses the most extensive online library of choral and organ music anywhere.Become a CMI Member
Utilizing Music and Art in Worship Workshop
Join Dallas-area composer Debra Scroggins on Saturday, April 25th, as she explores some of her diverse choral music for the liturgical church year. She will also discuss possibilities for enriching congregational worship through the wedding of visual art and music. Register now!
Tips from the Masters Workshop
Our annual Summer Workshop offers an in-depth immersion in time-tested practices for organists and choir directors who lead worship. Register now!
Music In Christian Worship Course
A foundational course for clergy and musicians about the church’s music, covering theological underpinnings in various traditions, various worship streams and how music relates to them, congregational song, choral song, music leadership, language, and staff relationships. Deadline to register is May 1st.
Pastors and priests must be equipped to work with musicians for combining spoken and sung word to glorify God in congregational worship.Read More
Church musicians, keepers of the song of the church, have long understood the power of music to carry praise and prayer to God and connect faith to everyday living.Read More
It is with deep sorrow mixed with gratitude that CMI marks the passing of our friend, Jan Schmidt, executive director of the American Federation Pueri Cantores. The Federation shared that she passed away peacefully this past Saturday night, February 29, in her home, following a courageous battle with cancer. “Jan’s remarkable gifts to the song […]Read More