The primary governing body of the Conference of Roman Catholic Cathedral Musicians is the Steering Committee, which is empowered by the conference to act on its behalf throughout the year. Outside of the annual conference, the committee meets as necessary via telephone conference calls to conduct the business of CRCCM.
In general, the Steering Committee is authorized by the membership of the Conference to make such decisions and take such actions as it believes will serve the best interests of CRCCM as a whole. If, in the collective judgement of the Steering Committee members, an issue is of sufficient magnitude to require the assent of the general membership of the Conference, the Steering Committee will present the issue to the attendees of the pending annual conference for discussion and vote.
The Steering Committee is comprised of six members elected by the membership of CRCCM. At the annual conference, the term of two members ends, and candidates are nominated to fill the two vacant seats; a general election by mail follows soon thereafter. A nominee must currently be a member of CRCCM and be employed as a cathedral musician. A Steering Committee member is elected to a term of office of three years duration, and is eligible to serve two consecutive terms. After a minimum of one year off of the committee, an individual is again eligible for election.