Church Music Institute

A nonprofit organization

$156,061 raised by 101 donors

100% complete

$100,000 Goal

“The Church Music Institute is a jewel in the crown of church music.  A great number of North Texas churches, of various sizes and denominations, benefit from the good work of CMI.  Our congregation is immeasurably richer because of our participation in their annual conferences, hymn festivals, and peer learning projects.  Additionally, the Sacred Music Resource Library is 'second to none.'  This organization’s important mission and programming impacts us in remarkable ways.” - Minister of Music, Disciples of Christ Church, Fort Worth, TX

The Church Music Institute serves continually growing numbers of musicians, clergy and congregations wanting to nourish, expand, and resource the worship and music life of their churches. The online music resources of CMI are in demand as church workers and worshippers alike have discovered how important music is to faith. The Church Music Institute responds, serving musicians, clergy and laypersons in all 50 states, 15 foreign countries, and 30 denominations. Subscribing clientele, who now number ~6,500, access online and electronic resources around the clock and events throughout the year. The online, searchable libraries comprise nearly 27,000 choral titles searchable on 17 criteria, including Scripture, and ~16,500 organ titles searchable by hymn tune. CMI holds events across the U.S., recently both in person and virtual, reaching thousands of leaders of music and worship each year. These leaders serve congregations, giving CMI opportunity to amplify its impact many times.

Impact of Your Donation

North Texas Giving Day donations to CMI are matched 1 to 1 thanks to generous donors. What can your donation accomplish? The Church Music Institute continues to experience high demand for online and in-person resources and can better respond to increased use of services with:

Resources for the online and on-site libraries:  State-of-the-art filing components can be jumpstarted with $1,000 gifts.

$75 will make sure a young church musician under 30 has a scholarship for a CMI membership.  Be a sponsor!

A summer internship for a college student can be underwritten starting at $3,000.  Launch a career!

Funding for online educational webinars to help worship leaders navigate ever-changing times: A $250 honorarium for a nationally known leader provides a jam packed hour on Saturday morning of exciting new ideas with time for questions from participants.  Buy a brain for church music!

Giving Activity


The Church Music Institute is dedicated to the practice, advancement and stewardship of the best of liturgical and sacred music for worshiping congregations. The Institute offers educational courses, workshops, on-site and online resources, fosters conversation among musicians, pastors and laypersons, and sponsors research in the field of church music.


Operating funds

Named lectureships - currently the Paul Lindsley Thomas, Hal Hopson and Diane Parry Endowments

Library funding

Speaker honorariums

Scholarships for event attendees and young members

College Internships

Equity Statement

CMI serves all people, everywhere.

Organization Data


Organization name

Church Music Institute

Tax id (EIN)




Arts, Culture & Humanities, Religion/Spiritual Focus, Education - Career Prep

Operating Budget

$100,000 - $249,999

Counties Served

Hood, Fannin, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Montague, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, Tarrant, Wise, Grayson, Erath, Ellis, Denton, Dallas, Cooke, Collin

BIPOC Serving

Native American, Hispanic or Latinx, Asian/Pacific Islander, Black or African American

BIPOC Leadership


Equity Statement

Equity Statement


8100 Lomo Alto, Suite 260
Dallas, TX 75225



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