Decision to go Supply
Written by Donald Moro   
Saturday, 28 July 2012 08:16

I have been reading about the problems churches and regular organists have with finding substitutes and have decided to become a "supply" organist, or one who is not tied down to any particular church.  Of course, churches want and need consistency, but my regular job as a software salesperson really does not permit me to commit to that kind of schedule.

So, I have said goodbye to my friends at Second Church of Christ Scientist and asked to be put on their substitute list as a supply organist.  This way I can be flexible in choosing the work that I want, when I want it.  I can also jump in at a moment's notice when a crisis strikes.  I may not see the steady workload that I enjoyed as a regular organist, but with the volume of calls I am getting to sub here and there, I don't think that I will have a problem securing a position somewhere if I decide to go back to that position.