Managing a Large Music Program


This workshop is designed to help you explore ways to administer a graded music program. Become versed on how to structure, implement and improve your music program. Practical examples from organizing your music library, choir robes, music tools and planning. Ideas on the structure of choirs, instrumental groups and multiple handbell choirs. Planning and implementing a concert series. Recruiting tools to build your music ministry. Ideas will be able to be used in small, medium and large music programs.


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Mark Zwilling is the Director of Music and the Arts for St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Mark has been working for the 3000 member church for twenty years and oversees the Music and Arts program which has 19 musical groups. There are five handbell choirs, a 40 piece volunteer orchestra, youth and children’s choirs a 150 voice adult choir and other vocal and instrumental groups. The church offers annual Lent and Advent recital series. Additionally St. Andrew host over 30 concert events yearly.
Mark is the Artistic Director of the Denver Women’s Chorus in central Denver. This community choir was formed 35 years ago and has national prominence as well as a high profile local presence. He maintains a private music studio and actively works with the National Endowment for the Arts as an accompanist.
Mark holds four degrees in music, including a Master’s degree in Organ Performance from De Paul University in Chicago. Mr. Zwilling has served on the National Board of the Presbyterian Association of Musicians (PAM), was the dean of several AGO chapters, and has been a guest recitalist for numerous concert series throughout the US.