"Preserving Traditions with Imagination"

What is Church Music Forward?

The mission of CMF is to provide a supportive, collegial environment in which sacred musicians can share

ideas related to the many facets of our ministries.  It is a process involving all who participate. CMF’s goal is to create a lively, open conversation and forum for sharing. Founded in 2014 by Martha Burford and Westley Hodges, CMF has proven to be a thoughtful community of colleagues who support each throughout the church year.


What is Church Music? How do we share? How do we hear? What in our stories glorifies God? What does it look like when “the light surprises Christians when they sing”? What do YOU want from CMF? The framework for this work is CMF. blogs by church musicians and clergy, as well as compositions and arrangements freely offered for use in any church. All of these things comprise CMF.

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