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National Conference for Sacred Music 2020

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St. Matthew's Lutheran Church

405 King Street

Charleston, SC 29403

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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. The event takes place each January, and is collaboratively sponsored by music publishers Augsburg Fortress, Hinshaw, and MorningStar, with additional support from ALCM, PAM, and The Fellowship.



Leading the Church’s Song

Tom Trenney, David Cherwien, Susan Palo Cherwien, Mark Hayes, Tim Waugh, and Ed Willmington



Wednesday January 8

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Registration – Browse exhibits

2:00pm – 2:15pm

Welcome, introduction, and announcements – Sanctuary

2:15pm – 3:30pm

Opening Plenary with Tom Trenney: Preaching FROM the Choir – Sanctuary

3:45pm- 4:50pm

Workshops

  1. For Glory and For Beauty: Poetry in the Service of God – Susan Palo Cherwien – Choir Room

  2. Sing Your Faith – Tom Trenney – Blue Room

5:00pm – 6:00pm

Workshops

  1. Choral Rehearsal (for those who want to sing in the Friday concert) – Tom Trenney – Sanctuary

  2. Handbell Repertoire – Tim Waugh – HB room

6:00pm – 7:30

Dinner

7:30pm – 8:30pm

David Cherwien & Susan Palo Cherwien Hymn Festival

8:30pm -

Social Gathering/exhibits


Thursday January 9

9:00am – 9:30am

Morning Worship– Susan Palo Cherwien

9:45am – 10:55am

Workshops

  1. New Organ Repertoire – David Cherwien – Sanctuary

  2. Handbell Techniques, Tips, and Tricks – Tim Waugh – HB Room

  3. Then Sings My Soul – Tom Trenney – Blue Room

10:55am – 11:30am

Break- Exhibits

11:30am – 12:30pm

Reading Session 1 Multi Publisher – Tim Waugh - Sanctuary

12:30pm – 1:45pm

Lunch (on your own)

1:45pm – 2:55pm

Workshops

  1. Keyboard Improvisation – Modulations & Transitions in Traditional and Contemporary Worship – Mark Hayes – Sanctuary

  2. repeat - Then Sings my Soul – Tom Trenney – Blue Room

  3. repeat - For Glory and For Beauty – Susan Palo Cherwien – Choir Room

3:00pm-4:00pm

1.Choral Rehearsal for Conference Choir – Tom Trenney – Choir Room

2. Improvisation: Too much, Too little? – David Cherwien – Sanctuary

3. More Than Music: Attributes of a Well-formed Worship Leader – Ed Willmington

4:00pm – 4:15pm

Break

4:15pm – 5:15pm

Reading Session 2 Multi Publisher – David Cherwien – Sanctuary

5:30pm-6:00pm

Evening Vespers with Mark Hayes and Ed Wilmington

Denominational Dinners or Free Night

Join with others from ALCM, The Fellowship or PAM and enjoy dinner at a restaurant. Members, non-members alike are invited. Everyone orders off the menu and individuals are responsible for payment.


Friday January 10

9:00am – 9:30am

Worship- Susan Palo Cherwien

9:40am – 10:55am

Workshops

  1. Piano repertoire for Worship - Mark Hayes

  2. Do Not Let My Words Fall to the Ground - Susan Palo Cherwien

  3. repeat - Sing Your Faith – Tom Trenney

10:55am – 11:30am

Break/Exhibits

11:30am – 12:30pm

Reading Session 3 Multi Publisher – Tom Trenney with Nebraska Wesleyan University Choir

12:30pm – 1:45pm

Lunch (on your own) Visit exhibits. Exhibits close at 1:45pm.

1:45pm – 2:55pm

Workshops

1. Practicing Tips for Literature and Hymn Playing – David Cherwien

2. repeat - Handbell Techniques, Tips, and Tricks – Tim Waugh

3. repeat - More than Music – Ed Wilmington

3:00pm-4:10pm

Workshops or Round-Table Discussions

  1. Children’s Music workshop – Tim Waugh – Choir Room

  2. repeat - Practicing Tips for Literature and Hymn Playing – David Cherwien – Blue Room

  3. Publisher concerns – Sims, Lawson, Bock – HB room or Parish Hall

4:15pm – 4:45pm

1. Rehearsal for Concert with University Singers and the Conference Choir.

2. Q&A with conference leaders (Cherwien, Palo Cherwien, Hayes, Waugh, Wilmington) – Blue Room

5:00 – 6:15 Final ConcertFrom Darkness to Light with Nebraska Wesleyan University Choir and the Conference Choir


WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS:

Preaching From the Choir – Tom Trenney – Remembering our vocation and recommitting to our calling as church musicians.

Then Sings My Soul – Tom Trenney – Teaching choirs to express both the music and the message. Score, study, preparation, interpretation, teaching content of repertoire.

Sing Your Faith – Tom Trenney – Refresh your spirit: freeing the voice and spirit of the choir; technique, seating of choir, helpful language, teaching strategies.

Choral Rehearsal Experience – Tom Trenney – Experience a stimulating choir rehearsal featuring a variety of pieces, 3 of which will be used for final concert

For Glory and For Beauty: Poetry in the Service of God – Susan Palo Cherwien – Words are not benign. Words are not neutral. How does poetry affect the human brain? The human spirit? How do the words we sing together shape us into a body for praise and for life in Christ? Into what are we being shaped by the poetry that we sing and pray together?

Do Not Let My words Fall to the Ground: Reflections of a Hymn Writer – Susan Palo Cherwien

More Than Music: Attributes of a Well-Formed Worship Leader – Ed Willmington – A Study conducted by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship determined that while musical skill is necessary for those who lead worship, there are other areas of preparation and continual learning needed for adequate, lasting worship leadership in the 21st century. This seminar will present an overview of the areas surfaced by the study and other subsequent topics.

Keyboard Improvisation: Modulations & Transitions & Contemporary Worship – Mark Hayes – Even if you are not one who improvises, this workshop is for you. Mark will demonstrate how to modulate from virtually any key to another and show you how to create simple, but imaginative transitions between hymns or praise and worship music. Time permitting, we will discuss how to play from a leadsheet, which is becoming more and more common in contemporary worship settings. Don’t be left out. You can learn to improvise! Handouts will be provided.

Handbell Techniques, Tips, and Tricks – Timothy Waugh – Join Tim for this fast-paced workshop including ideas on how to: Begin a Choir - bring in new ringers into a more established group — Encourage Musicality - Move toward more than notes and rhythms — Become "The Silent Conductor" - Since performance conducting is non-verbal, how *silent rehearsals* can help improve your group — Solve Your Problems! - (at least *some* of them!) Your input and questions will be welcomed!

Hotel Information

Embassy Suites; 337 Meeting Street, Charleston SC 29403
Conference Rate: $159.00 ($169.00 for Friday evening)
Includes free breakfast buffet and daily evening reception serving complimentary cocktails, beverages, and light snacks from 5:30–7:30.

Each guest must make their own reservation by calling 1-800-362-2779 or the hotel directly at 843-723-6900 by December 9th. Guests must identify themselves as members of the National Conference for Sacred Music while making their reservation in order to secure the Conference Rate.

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