Saturday, February 8, 2014
A One-Day Conference for Church Musicians and Pastors
Cairn University’s School of Music presents a one-day conference for the church musician—choir members, choir directors, ministers of music, soloists, worship teams, children’s choir leaders, accompanists and tech crews, plus a special track for Pastors.
Dr. Constance Cherry, “Convergence Worship: The New Blended”
Participants may select one track OR “mix and match” the workshops.
Eight Interest-Specific Tracks
- Track 1: Voice/Choir Member
- Track 2: Conducting
- Track 3: Contemporary Worship
- Track 4: Children’s Music
- Track 5: Technology
- Track 6: Handbells
- Track 7: Keyboards
- Track 8: General/Pastors
Four Music Reading Sessions
Receive packets of free choral music in five specialized reading sessions. Dynamic, expressive, well-crafted, and theologically-sound anthems from many publishers will be presented by Cairn faculty.
Young’s Music returns with a wide selection of choral, vocal and instrumental music for your perusal and purchase. Orders will be taken for any of the music used in the reading sessions.
Dr. Constance Cherry, “Convergence worship: The New Blended”
Dr. Constance Cherry is an experienced professor, worship leader, musician, and pastor, having served in local church ministry and academic teaching positions for more than thirty years. She holds a B.A. in music from Huntington University, a Master of Music from Bowling Green State University, and the Doctor of Ministry in Christian Worship from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary where she studied with Robert Webber. She is Professor of Worship and Christian Ministries at Indiana Wesleyan University and has served on the faculty of the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies since 2000. Dr. Cherry speaks and teaches internationally in the areas of worship and church music. Her publications include journal articles, musical compositions, hymn texts (currently in eight hymnals), and three books. Her first book, The Worship Architect: A Blueprint for Designing Culturally Relevant and Biblically Faithful Services (Baker Academic, 2010), is used in more than 80 seminaries and Christian universities as a required text in worship courses. A sequel, The Special Service Worship Architect: Blueprints for Weddings, Funerals, Baptisms, Communion and Other Occasions was released in 2013.
- Martha Alford, M.Mus.
Founder and Director, Philadelphia Bronze
- Kenneth Borrmann, M.Mus.
Associate Professor; Chair, Keyboard Instruction
- Joseph Caminiti, M.Mus.
Associate Professor; Chair, Instrumental Studies; Conductor, Cairn Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Chamber Music
- Benjamin Harding, D.M.A.
Associate Professor in Piano
- Paul R. Isensee, D.M.A.
Dean, School of Music; Chair, Church Music Studies
- Jay Kratz, B.Mus.
Adjunct Faculty in Guitar; Director, Jazz Ensemble, Chapel Worship Team
- Hilary Orlando, M.Mus.
Adjunct Faculty in Organ
- Robin Massie, M.Mus.
Part-time Faculty in Voice, Opera Theater
- David Shockey, D.M.A.
Professor; Chair, Voice Studies; Director, Cairn Chorale and Chamber Singers
- Suzanne Schmidt, M.M.
Public School Music Educator; Music Theory Specialist
- Scott Watson, D.M.A.
Adjunct Faculty; Music Technology (Authorized Finale Clinician)
- Debbie L. Wolf, Ph.D.
Professor; Chair, Music Education
|7:45am – 8:30am
||Registration in the Stearns Mission Center|
|8:30am – 9:30am
||Worship & Keynote Address:
“Convergence Worship: The New Blended”
Dr. Constance Cherry
|9:30am – 10:00am||Coffee Break/Visit Displays|
|10:00am – 2:45pm||Workshops & Reading Sessions
(see Workshop Schedule)
|2:45pm – 3:00pm||Break/Visit Displays|
|3:00pm – 3:40pm||Concert featuring Cairn Ensembles
(Chorale, Handbells, Chamber Orchestra)
|3:40pm||Closing and Evaluation|
|3:45pm – 4:30pm||Visit Displays|
|Voice||Practice! We’re talking about practice!?!
|Lunch/Elective||Solo Repertoire for the Singer
|Vocal Health 101:How to take care of your voice
|Conducting||Choral Rehearsal Techniques
|Lunch/Elective||Advanced Conducting Skills
|Conducting Master Class*
|Contemporary Worship||Building a Worship Band: getting the most out of your team
|Success in Contemporary Worship: What are we shooting for?
|Lunch/Elective||Next Steps: Expanding your contemporary music vocabulary in worship.
|Children’s Music||Leaving the 99 to go after the one!: strategies for including students with special needs in music ministry
|Reading Session: Music for Treble Choir
|Lunch/Elective||Orff to Church we Go!: Creating arrangements for children’s instrumental ensembles.
|Technology||Notation Software for Church Music Leaders: ways a program like Finale can help.
|Electronic Keyboard Overview: key features and peripherals of keyboards used in church music programs
|Lunch/Elective||Websites, Apps and Beyond: Tools to educate, enhance, and empower music ministry
|Handbells||The Basics of Bells: the first year for the beginning director.
|Lunch/Elective||The Colors of Bells: Exploring handbell techniques.
|The Creative Use of Bells in Worship
|Keyboards||“Service-playing: From ho-hum to hallelujah!” Revitalizing congregational singing with organ technique.
|Lunch/Elective||Improvisation for the Church pianist.
|Pop Piano Techniques: an idiomatic approach to modern church music
|General & Pastors||“We Are What We Sing: Selecting Worship Songs with Theological, Musical, and Lyrical Integrity”
|Overcoming Passive Worship: Moving from Spectator to Participant
|Lunch/Elective||From Gregorian Chant to Chris Tomlin: The History of Sacred Music in 60 Minutes|
|Music Reading Sessions||Music for the Small(er) Church Choir||Music for Treble Choirs
|Music for the Large(r)
|Music for the