Skip Main Navigation
Page Content

Save This Event

Event Saved

NATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR SACRED MUSIC 2018

Augsburg Fortress, Hinshaw Music, Morningstar Music

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 2:00 PM - Friday, January 5, 2018 at 8:00 PM (EST)

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SACRED MUSIC Jan 5, 2018 $150.00 $0.00
NCSM DAY ONE ONLY Jan 5, 2018 $50.00 $0.00
NCSM DAY TWO ONLY Jan 5, 2018 $50.00 $0.00
NCSM DAY THREE ONLY Jan 5, 2018 $50.00 $0.00
NCMS MEAL TICKET Jan 5, 2018 $45.00 $0.00

Share NATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR SACRED MUSIC 2018

Event Details

The National Conference for Sacred Music is a unique conference designed to provide the practicing Church Musician with fresh new ideas to help create a vital, growing music ministry. The emphasis of this conference is to provide a wide variety of new approaches to revitalize and reinvigorate the Church’s passion for music in worship. Sessions will include the following:

  • Featured Presenters: Andre Thomas, Isabelle Demers, Heather Potter, Zeublon Highben, Jacqueline Thompson, David Bone, Ed Tompkins
  • The latest ideas planning worship for your congregation and choirs.
  • Choral technique classes.
  • Reading sessions featuring new publications from Augsburg Fortress, Hinshaw, and MorningStar Music Publishers
  • Sponsorship by three different denominational groups: The Association of Lutheran Church Musicians, The Presbyterian Association of Musicians, and the Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts
  • Classes on,  strategic planning and educating the congregation about worship, emphasis on hymnody, choral techniques, organ, composition
  • Workshops for working with Children.
  • Handbells
  • Morning Worship creatively crafted by Jacqueline Thompson and David Bone
  • Festival Service with Andre Thomas and Isabelle Demers

National Conference on Sacred Music, Charlotte, NC January 3,4,5 2018

Leading the Church’s Song

Wednesday January 3

2:00pm – 3:00pm             Registration –  Browse exhibits

3:00pm – 3:15pm             Welcome, introduction, and announcements - Sanctuary

3:15pm – 4:30pm             Way Over in Beulah Lan… Understanding and Performing the Negro Spiritual – André Thomas

5:00pm – 6:00pm             Dinner (part of meal plan)  

6:15 – 7:15                         Workshops

  1. 1.      Festival Service Rehearsal – André Thomas and Isabelle Demers
  2. 2.      Workshop for those who do not wish to sing -Using Traditional elements to Create Vibrant Worship – David Bone

 

7:30pm – 8:00pm             Opening worship with the NCSM Faculty – Rev. Dr. Jacqueline Thompson & David Bone

8:00pm -                            Social Gathering/exhibits 

Thursday January 4

9:00am – 9:30am             Morning Worship– Jacqueline Thompson and David Bone

9:45am – 11:00am           Workshops

  1. 1.      New Organ Repertoire - Isabelle Demers
  2. 2.      500 Years of Singing – Zebulon Highben
  3. 3.      Writing Liturgy -Jacqueline Thompson

11:00 – 11:30                    Break

11:30am – 12:30pm        Reading Session 1 Multi Publisher -Zebulon Highben

12:30pm – 1:30pm          Lunch (part of the meal plan)

1:45pm – 2:55pm             Workshops

  1. 1.      Heather Potter
  2. 2.       Workshop – Isabelle Demers
  3. 3.      Handbells - Ed Tompkins

3:00-4:00pm                      Reading Session 2 Multi Publisher – André Thomas

4:00 – 4:15                         Break

4:15pm – 5:30pm             Workshops

  1. 1.      A Primer on Composing for the Church – Zebulon Highben
  2. 2.      Writing Liturgy – Jacqueline Thompson (repeat)

5:30 – 6:30                         Friday Festival Rehearsal – André Thomas and Isabelle Demers

                                             Free Night

Friday January 5

9:00am – 9:30am             Worship- Jacqueline Thompson and David Bone

9:40am – 10:55am           Workshops

  1. 1.      A Primer on Composing for the Church (repeat) – Zebulon Highben
  2. 2.      Handbells (repeat) - Ed Tompkins
  3. 3.      Children’s Workshop – Heather Potter

10:55am – 11:30am        Break. Visit Exhibits

11:30am – 12:30pm        Reading Session 3 Multi Publisher – Heather Potter

12:30pm – 2:00pm          Lunch (part of meal plan) Visit exhibits –

2:00pm                               Exhibits close

2:00pm – 3:00pm             Workshops

  1. 1.      Workshop –Isabelle Demers (repeat)
  2. 2.      500 Years of Singing – Zebulon Highben (repeat)

3:15pm – 4:30pm             Rehearsal for Festival Service Thomas and Demers

4:30 – 7:00                         Dinner on your own

7:00pm                               Festival Service with Andre Thomas and Isabelle Demers

 

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS:

500 Years of Singing: Exploring Lutheran and Reformed Choral Traditions – Zebulon Highben

 Martin Luther and his colleagues famously created the German chorales and created a prominent place for vernacular hymns in their worship orders of 1523 and 1526. But Luther also loved choral singing, and a robust repertoire of choral music developed contemporaneously with the chorales.  But what exactly is the Lutheran choral tradition, and what are its musical, textual, and liturgical parameters? Using repertoire from the new Augsburg Chorale Book and its sister volumes (the Augsburg Motet Book, the Chantry Choirbook, and Bach for All Seasons), this session will answer these questions and highlight the various streams of Lutheran choral music, from the sixteenth century to the present day.

 

A Primer on Composing for the Church – Zebulon Highben

You don't have to be a published composer to write music! For centuries, church musicians have composed psalm tones, psalms refrains, calls to worship, hymn tunes, and descants for use in their own parishes. This workshop will review basic principles of composition that are most applicable to these types of liturgical music. Later in the session, participants will put the principles into practice as we collaboratively compose some new liturgical music.

 

A Positive Approach to Rehearsal Technique – Andre Thomas

Way Over in Beulah Lan…Understanding and Performing the Negro Spiritual – Andre Thomas

 

Using Traditional Elements to Create Vibrant Worship Services – David Bone

With planning and creativity, so called “traditional” worship services can be exciting and relevant. The class will explore the creative use of resources that are readily available.

 

Writing Liturgy Emboldened by the Spirit – Rev. Dr. Jacqueline Thompson

Come and be inspired to create new liturgies and shape new prayers.  We will begin with references to assist with the preparation of bulletin materials and then introduce you to different liturgical voices.  You will be encouraged to think, imagine and verbalize the concerns of your particular context in shaping a liturgical piece.

 

New / Recent Organ publications – Isabelle Demers

 


 

Have questions about NATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR SACRED MUSIC 2018? Contact Augsburg Fortress, Hinshaw Music, Morningstar Music

Save This Event

Event Saved

When & Where


First Presbyterian Church
200 West Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 2:00 PM - Friday, January 5, 2018 at 8:00 PM (EST)


  Add to my calendar
NATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR SACRED MUSIC 2018
Things to do in Charlotte, NC Conference Music

Please log in or sign up

In order to purchase these tickets in installments, you'll need an Eventbrite account. Log in or sign up for a free account to continue.