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Music Discernment Survey

May 1, 2023

Dear First Parishioners & Friends,

First Parish invites you to fill out a survey about our Music Program!


In June of 2022, after 50+ years of service, our Music Director Bill Sano retired. Bill leaves behind a wonderful legacy and many appreciative church members. As a testament to Bill’s commitment, he made sure the Music Program had some ongoing continuity and recommended TJ Rufo-Curran to serve as the Interim Choir Director for the 2022-2023 church year.

During this transition period after such a long tenure, the Standing Committee feels the church has an ideal opportunity to take a step back and gain a better understanding of our current music program and how we would like to develop it going forward. We have an inspiring music program but regard a change in leadership as an opportunity to assess our current program and identify ways that we can meet the needs of our congregation in the ever-changing world of faith and community here in the 21st Century.

In the past few months, five teams of church members have visited ten churches and interviewed ten music directors. The responses and information we gathered were then used to form the basis of a congregation-wide music survey, which is linked below.

Please take a few minutes to answer this survey using the link below.

take the Music Discernment Survey

If you prefer to fill out a hard copy version of the survey, you can do so by calling the Church Office. We would be happy to mail you one.

We thank you for a few minutes of your time. Your input is appreciated and an important part of our process.

Warm regards,

Nancy Piedra, Standing Committee Chair
Jeff Barz-Snell, Minister