My name is Carl Rogers and I have enjoyed a long career in music ministry and performance, beginning in my high school in Columbia, SC, continuing as a Theory/Comp major at the Univ of SC and serving churches in SC, KY, GA, AL and FL. I was privileged to play trombone in the Columbia Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as in many brass ensembles, stage bands, pit orchestras, wind ensembles, marching and concert bands. While in college I was blessed to be able to tour throughout the SE, singing and playing bass and acoustic guitars in a Christian band, where I was actively involved in writing and arranging music.
The bulk of my career has been serving in church music ministry positions, doing all those things music ministers do:
directing adult, youth and children’s choirs, praise bands, church orchestras,
leading traditional, blended and contemporary worship,
writing and arranging vocal & instrumental music
teaching music in Christian schools,
producing scores of special programs, musicals, cantatas, and concerts
hosting visiting artists,
taking choirs on tour, and even
designing music rehearsal suites, sound systems and church platforms.
Through it all, my goal was to recruit, train and develop the musical and ministry skills of the hundreds of dear folks who volunteered their time and gave many hours of service to God and to His church through their music ministries.
While serving these many years in the high calling of a music minister, I began to dream of extending my ministry to the church at large. I started MyChurchOrchestra.com in 2010 to be a ministry/business in which I could offer my services as a composer/arranger to churches which had instrumentalists but struggled to find good music for them to play. I quickly realized that there was an opportunity to market the music of existing Church music publishers so I began to add major and minor publishers to my site. At that time made the commitment to offer music to my customers at the best possible discounts and with the best possible service. In 2012, I was privileged to begin offering these same discounts and service to private and public schools, colleges and universities and consequently became a vendor for a whole new list of academic choral and instrumental music publishers. In 2013, I have had the joy of adding a growing list of indie publishers to my site, as well as a major sound equipment outlet and Music in Motion Music Ed Resources.
January 2014 saw a complete re-design of my web site along with a simplified business name, CarlMCO.com. The name, MyChurchOrchestra, was just too limiting. My dream is for this site to become a Church and School Music Superstore.
So, for all you church, school, and academic musicians, private music teachers, community performers, directors, and ministers, CarlMCO is the place where you can…
- find the music you need at the best price
- promote your concerts and events,
- share your music,
- ask for advice,
- sell your used instruments and equipment,
- watch the best current music videos, and laugh at some of the funniest music themed cartoons and jokes.
I am Carl and I want MCO to be a blessing and a great resource for you. Visit me often at CarlMCO.com.