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A sabbatical (from the Latin sabbaticus, from the Greek sabbatikos, from Hebrew shabbathon, i.e., Sabbath)
is a rest from work, a hiatus, typically 2 months plus. The concept of a sabbatical has a source in several places in the Bible (Leviticus 25, for example), where there is a commandment to desist from working the fields in the seventh year. In the strict sense therefore, a sabbatical lasts a year. In recent times, a sabbatical has come to mean any extended absence in the career of an individual. In the modern sense, one takes a sabbatical typically to merely take a break from work or to fulfill some goal, e.g., writing a book or traveling extensively for research. Some universities and other institutional employers of scientists, physicians, and/or academics offer a paid sabbatical as an employee benefit, called sabbatical leave. Some companies offer an unpaid sabbatical for people wanting to take career breaks — this is a growing trend in the UK, with 20% of companies having a career break policy, and 10% considering introducing one.

Sabbaticals are often taken by professors, pastors, cartoonists. Academic sabbaticals typically follow every six years of full-time employment. The most common arrangement is for a half year at full pay, or a full year at half pay.
This is not really a sabbatical, but a customized course of study for Continuing Education.

Will Sherwood's 2009 Mini-Sabbatical (Intensive Study Period)

Information and Status Web Site for Will Sherwood, AAGO, ChM

I’m taking a mini-sabbatical from my church job after 25 years there as organist/director of music. I'm interested in recharging my creative spirits, and honing skills in composition, choral directing, and organ improvisation.   Along the way, I have some wishes to work on some organ repertoire, and some other music-related projects.

Please visit the links above (in the masthead above) to see more details.


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Other Links & Resources

1st U Music Web Site

Music Resume

Will's non-Music Businesses:

Sherwood Web

Sherwood Hosting

Sherwood Graphics

Sherwood Photography   (Photoshop editing services)

Food Photography