Church Musician 5 Features

Catalog Your Music, Books, Audio/Video, Equipment, Drama

  • Enhanced "Simple Searches" let you find the resources you need quickly and easily from any field in any library.
  • Input data for music and resources using a UPC barcode scanner. Saves you from typing so much!
  • Search for music in your libraries with a barcode scanner.
  • Create barcode labels even for items that didn't originally have them!
  • “Plain English” reports, labels and queries from all areas of the program.
  • Create your own "power search" multiple-criteria queries and store them for later use.
  • Church Musician automatically creates details for related resources such as recordings, trax and orchestrations.
  • Store picture clips, digital video clips, WAV, MP3 and MIDI files in your libraries.
  • Print library labels for music storage boxes.
  • Generate HTML from any library or portion of a library to share with “lending library” colleagues or post on your church's website.
  • Track “dates used history” and loanee information in all files.

View Library Screenshots:

  • Collection Library (Cantatas, Musicals, Oratorios etc.)
  • Documents Library (Method books, references works, etc.)
  • Drama Library
  • Equipment Library (Instruments, A/V gear, costumes, robes, etc.)
  • Handbell Library (Handbell and Choir Chime music)
  • Keyboard Library (Piano, Organ, Synth music)
  • Media Library (Audio Recordings, Accompaniment Trax and Videos)
  • Octavo Library (Choir Anthems)
  • Orchestration Library (church orchestra, brass ensemble, etc.)
  • Praise Team Library

 


Communicate with Your People

  • Personnel records for all choirs, drama teams, orchestras/praise bands, special productions, personnel correspondence, birthdays, anniversaries.
  • Place scanned pictures of your people into Church Musician to help you put faces with names.
  • Unlimited choir/ensemble membership.
  • Once those present have been scanned in, mark all others absent with a single click!
  • Note that attendance can also be recorded with the mouse if you do not own a barcode scanner.
  • Option to scan your roll sheets into Church Musician for attendance reporting, saving valuable data entry time. (requires a barcode scanner, not included)
  • Produce attendance reports with percentages or color attendance graphs.
  • Send e-mail to any or all choirs or any individual from within Church Musician (e-mail program such as MS Outlook required)
  • Automated mailmerges with MS Word. Send form letters to any or all choirs with a few clicks.
  • Print mailing labels for any ensemble, or for absentees from any rehearsal or service.
  • Store voice or instrument samples of your people for future reference in determining cantata soloists, etc.
  • Import/export/sync your Personnel information with MS Outlook, and thereby with your PDA!
  • Music ministry communication templates for common communications: recruitment, absentee followup, special rehearsals, etc.
  • Send e-mail to absentees from any rehearsal or service you select.
  • Produce mailing labels as an option for Birthday and Anniversary reports, to followup with a card.
  • Track robe and costume data for pageants and dramas.

 


Music Budget

  • Plan music budgets. Create your own categories and line items.
  • Produce reports by month, quarter or year.
  • Export budget data to MS Excel.
  • Unlimited income/outflow detail per day.

 


Finding the Right Resource

  • Share data with Service Designer. Run Service Designer from within the Church Musician software if you own both.
  • Browse church music-related websites online from within Church Musician to find just the right resource (browser and internet access required)
  • Fully stocked publishers/distributors/dealers section, with room to add your own local contacts, such as piano tuners.

 


 

Haven't upgraded in a while? Here are some new features from recent upgrades…

  • Scan barcodes of items as a data entry method! Simply scan the barcode on an octavo, orchestration or similar item with your barcode scanner (not included) and Church Musician will enter the basic info for that item into the library you specify: Title, Composer, Publisher, Catalog Number, Price, etc. Many more publishers and products in expanded UPC database for scanning barcodes.
  • PLEASE NOTE:  We are totally dependant on the various publishers to update their bar code information.  At this point we have been unable to successfully obtain this information from many publishers but are continuing to work on a solution
  • Consolidated all reports into one common dialog that allows print, preview or export to rich text file (RTF)
  • Now has at least 3 user-definable fields per library.
  • Most common Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Outlook) are directly at your fingertips from the library toolbar.
  • New unified "Checkout" system to track loanees on music, media, etc.
  • E-mail is "bulletproof" and does not rely on any one e-mail client software. Works with everything!
  • Now has more "popup" lists in each library with listings of common authors, arrangers, etc.
  • Expanded Global Search options in searching across all libraries.
  •  Improved network capabilities.
  • Confirmation of deletions and saving changes to a record so data is not accidentally altered or deleted.
  • Toggle item under File menu for library toolbar display.
  • Modify Labels command added under File menu.
  • Simplified and consolidated Backup/Restore data function.
  • Budget now allows printing of selected budgets/departments, or all budgets/departments.
  • Simplified creation and running of mailing labels.
  • Easier production of pictorial directories and other ensemble listings.
  • Store voice or instrument samples of your people for future reference in determining cantata soloists, etc.
  • Import/export/sync your Personnel information with MS Outlook, and thereby with your PDA!
  • Music ministry communication templates for common communications: recruitment, absentee followup, special rehearsals, etc.
  • New Praise Team library for cataloging praise band music, or vocal/instrumental solos
  • Send e-mail to absentees from any rehearsal or service you select
  • Expanded Music Budget section allows for daily tracking of income/outflow
  • Produce mailing labels as an option for Birthday and Anniversary reports, to followup with a card.
  • Print color attendance graphs.
  •  Track robe and costume data for pageants and dramas.

 


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