Fee survey launched by RCO and ISM
The Royal College of Organists (RCO) and the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) have launched a new survey of rates paid to directors of music and organists in churches and other places of worship.
More than 550 organists took part in the last survey in 2015, making it the largest of its kind in the UK.
This year’s survey asks questions relating to work carried out in 2016, and asks musicians about payments for playing at both regular services and special services such as weddings and funerals.
The survey is carried out on behalf of the RCO and ISM by independent statisticians at the University of Reading. College members are strongly encouraged to participate – the more musicians who complete the survey the more authoritative the survey results will be.
To take part in the survey visit https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Organists2017
and use the password: organists
The deadline for taking part is 30th June and the results will be published as soon as they are available, by both organisations.
About the RCO
The Royal College of Organists (RCO) has supported and represented organists and choral directors for more than 150 years. Our vision is for a world in which organ and choral music are widely valued as being central to cultural and spiritual life. We support organists and choral directors of every age and all levels of attainment with: effective advocacy; readily accessible support, advice and subject materials; an educational programme that develops and maintains high standards of competence and artistry; and relevant professional and vocational qualifications of high integrity. Visit www.rco.org.uk
About the ISM
The Incorporated Society of Musicians is the UK’s fastest growing professional body for musicians and a nationally recognised subject association for music. It was set up in 1882 to promote the art of music and to protect the interests of all musicians. Today it supports nearly 8,000 members, including many organists, with unrivalled services and expert advice, from study up until retirement. Visit www.ism.org