Polyphony aims to nurture church musicians in their ministry and in their well-being so they thrive wherever God calls them.
Polyphony was born from a meeting of church musicians in Atlanta in 2007 who were looking for a place to call home musically, liturgically and spiritually.
Our first conference was at the First Baptist Church of Asheville in 2008. Since then Polyphony members have come together for inspiration and information. Recent annual gatherings have been held at Mercer University, in Atlanta, and in Nashville.
When the pandemic disrupted our lives, Kyle Damron and Doug Haney decided to bring together Polyphony members with bi-monthy Zoom calls to encourage and offer help as church musicians navigated everything from pre-recorded services to Zoom rehearsals and virtual choirs. Most of all, we simply wanted to support one another through the stress and strain of the pandemic.
These gatherings were so significant that there has been a renaissance of the Polyphony community. Polyphony Music Resources is now a 501(c)(3) and we have launched a research project initiative to find out what church musicians need to thrive in the 2020s.