I’ve been an amateur musician all my life. That is, I make music because I love it, even if I do occasionally get paid.
Of late I’ve become a composer/arranger as well. It starts with the old story: “We want to sing an arrangement of …, but can’t find one we like.” After that, the composing bug keeps returning like a social disease. Of course, it helps if you can occasionally find folks to sing your stuff!
If you’re involved with a choral group, please take a look at the postings. I’m aiming for a fun sing, not high art.