D099 Women Musicians in the Church

Resolved, the House of _______ concurring, That the 79th General Convention direct the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music to study the status of female musicians in the Episcopal Church, specifically considering the following:

The status of resources within congregations and dioceses for the development of young musicians, specifically young women musicians;

Assistance for the encouragement of women who wish to become stipendiary church musicians,

The percentage of women who are full-time stipendiary musicians compared to men;

The percentage of women are who included in the final slate of candidates; and

The percentage of stipendiary women church musicians in other denominations and, if higher, learn from them possible avenues to increase employment of women musicians within the Episcopal Church;

And be it further

Resolved, That the General Convention direct the Standing Committee on Liturgy and Music to report its findings to the 80th General Convention; and be it further

Resolved, That the General Convention request the Joint Standing Commission on Program, Budget and Finance to consider a budget allocation of $5,000 for the implementation of this resolution.


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