List of 2023 Events

Online Events:
January 14 – CMI staff and frequent users shared insights to navigate the CMI libraries.
January 28 – Prof. Ellen Johnston led the online discussion, “What Every Church Musician Needs to Know
No Course Ever Taught Us.”
February 4 – Fr. Michael Joncas probed his collection of Lenten
hymns. A random drawing for his hymnal delighted recipients!
February 11 – Rev. Kathryn Johnson presented “Lent: Borrowing
the Language of Bach’s Passion/the Organ Chorales.”
February 18 – Ms. Joanne Werner offered a session on choral and
vocal techniques.
March 18 – Professors Ellen Johnston and Bill Roberts discussed
musicians and clergy working together.
March 25 – Dr. James Abbington gave highlights of African
American Choral Music.
April 22 – Rev. Kathryn Johnson explored “The Artistic Language
of Hildegard von Bingen.”
April 29 – Dr. James Abbington opened the door for “Organ Music
of Black Composers”
June – Musician/scholars gathered to discuss topics in congregational song.
September 16 – Tour of the CMI Libraries highlighting upcoming
September 30 – Rev. Kathryn Johnson explored planning for All
Saints services in “The Languages of the Saints: Finding
the Expressions of their Voices.”

In-Person Events:
August 4-8 – Annual Summer Intensive plus retreat for Early Career Church Musicians
October 6-8 – Workshops with British composer/conductor Bob Chilcott culminating with “A Wesleyan Hymn
Festival” at Highland Park United Methodist Church, Dallas, Access festival video here: https://
November 9 – “A Day of Singing” with Dr. Tim Sharp