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“Music in Christian Worship” Course
June 13, 2022 @ 8:45 am - June 24, 2022 @ 12:00 pm CDT
MUSIC IN CHRISTIAN WORSHIP
June 13-24, 2022, Mornings, Online
3 hours graduate credit or for audit
A foundational course for clergy and musicians about the church’s music, covering theological underpinnings in various traditions, various worship streams and how music relates to them, congregational song, choral song, music leadership, language, and staff relationships.
Presented in cooperation with Brite Divinity School. Featuring guest lecturers Drs. Wilma Ann Bailey, Michael Hawn, Zebulon Highben, Peter Marty, Edward Phillips, Anthony Ruff, Don Saliers, Rene Schmidt, Paul Westermeyer, with Dr. Charlotte Kroeker, convening professor.
Online, mornings of June 13-24, 2022. Maximum enrollment of 25.
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Applications for credit should be submitted to Brite Divinity School.
Applications for auditors should be submitted to Church Music Institute. Cost for auditors is $400.
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**Deadline for applications is May 1, 2022.**
Dr. Wilma Ann Bailey is the Minnie Vautrin Professor of Christian Witness and Professor of Hebrew and Aramaic Scripture, Emerita, at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Indiana. She grew up in New York City and attended public schools before entering Hunter College in the Bronx and graduating from Herbert H. Lehman College (same school, different name). She earned an MDiv from Goshen Biblical Seminary, now called Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS); she received an MA and PhD in religion, with a focus on Hebrew Bible and a minor in anthropology, from Vanderbilt University.
Bailey’s scholarly works and popular publications have usually focused on issues of peace and justice, women, and ecology. She has traveled widely in eastern and western Europe; Asia; Africa; North, Central, and South America; and the Caribbean. Her introduction to numerous cultures and languages has enriched her life immeasurably.
She currently lives in Indianapolis, where she attends Shalom Mennonite Church.
C. Michael Hawn, D.M.A. is University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Church Music and Director of the Doctor of Pastoral Music Program in Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University.
Dr. Hawn is a frequent contributor to church music periodicals in the areas of church music education and hymnology, having published over 500 articles, reviews, books, and curriculum materials. He is the USA Editor for the Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology (https://hymnology.hymnsam.co.uk/), an international subscription research site in the field of congregational song. Hawn is also a student of global music and cross-cultural worship having traveled to over forty countries.
Hawn holds the Doctor of Musical Arts and the Master of Church Music degrees from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, and the Bachelor of Music Education degree from Wheaton College, Illinois.
A conductor, composer, and scholar of sacred music, Dr. Zebulon M. Highben serves as Director of Chapel Music at Duke University Chapel and as Associate Professor of the Practice of Church Music at Duke Divinity School. He conducts the Duke Chapel Choir, edits the Music from Duke Chapel choral series, teaches courses in church music and hymnody, and oversees the Chapel’s extensive music program, which connects students, community members, staff singers, instrumentalists, and professional colleagues in myriad worship services and concerts.
As a composer, Zebulon is frequently commissioned by churches, schools, and arts organizations. More than sixty of his choral compositions, hymns, and liturgical pieces are published by eight major domestic publishing houses (Augsburg Fortress, Boosey & Hawkes, Colla Voce, E.C. Schirmer, GIA, Kjos, MorningStar, Santa Barbara) and by Gehrmans Musikförlag in Sweden. Compositional honors include awards from the American Composers Forum, The American Prize, the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians, ASCAP, and the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada.
Rev. Peter W. Marty serves as senior pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church, a 3500-member congregation in Davenport, Iowa, and editor/publisher of The Christian Century, a journal devoted to shaping America’s conversation about religion and faith in public life. He writes a bi-weekly column for the Century. A frequent preacher and speaker at churches and conferences across the country, Marty has written numerous articles related to culture, character, and faith issues in our day. He is the author of The Anatomy of Grace (Augsburg Fortress, 2008). From 2004-2009, he served as host of the national radio broadcast, Grace Matters.
Peter has preached in some of America’s more notable pulpits including Washington National Cathedral, Duke Chapel, and Yale University. From 2010 to 2016 he served as the lead columnist for The Lutheran magazine. In 2009, he was named the visiting Hoskins Fellow at Yale Divinity School. Peter Marty has served on various hospital, college, foundation, and community boards. He is a graduate of The Colorado College and Yale Divinity School, and was the recipient of an honors fellowship in history for study at Oxford University. Peter W. Marty has piloted interfaith dialogue events, been active in anti-hate group efforts, and served on different ecumenical ministry boards. On the St. Paul church campus he leads a pastoral residency program funded, in part, by the Lilly Endowment Inc. This program, designed for fostering pastoral excellence, is the only such program in the country situated in a Lutheran Church setting.
The Rev. Dr. L. Edward Phillips serves as associate professor of historical theology and Christian worship at Candler, and also teaches in Emory’s Graduate Division of Religion. Prior to his arrival in 2008, he taught at Duke Divinity School, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, and Union College.
His research interests include the practical and pastoral aspects of the historical church—how the church conducted worship, initiated Christians, and organized ministries—as a way to understand the development of Christian theology and practice for the present. The author of numerous articles, book reviews and books, Phillips is currently working on a book on the development of contemporary patterns of worship in the United States. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Phillips co-convened the Ecumenical Consultation on Protocols for Worship, Fellowship, and Sacraments to provide recommendations for safe practices for churches during the pandemic. The group published two sets of guidelines in English and Spanish: “Resuming Care-filled Worship and Sacramental Life During a Pandemic” in June 2020 and “Care-filled Worship and Sacramental Life in a Lingering Pandemic” in June 2021.
Fr. Anthony Ruff, OSB is a monk of Saint John’s Abbey in Collegeville, MN. He teaches liturgy and liturgical music in the School of Theology there, with emphases on Vatican II renewal, ecumenical hymnody, and Gregorian chant. He chaired the international committee that wrote the English chant for the 2011 Roman Missal. He has served on the board of the Hymn Society and the National Association of Pastoral Musicians, and was on the committee that drafted the document Sing to the Lord: Music in Divine Worship for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. He is founding director of the National Catholic Youth Choir summer camp and blogs at Pray Tell.
Dr. Don E. Saliers returned to Candler in 2014 as Theologian-in-Residence after retiring in 2007 as the William R. Cannon Distinguished Professor of Theology and Worship. For many years he directed the Master of Sacred Music program at Emory, and was an organist and choirmaster at Cannon Chapel for 35 years. Before joining the Candler faculty in 1974, Saliers taught at Yale Divinity School, and has taught in summer programs at Notre Dame, Boston College, Vancouver School of Theology, St. John’s University, and Boston University School of Theology.
An accomplished musician, theologian and scholar of liturgics, Saliers is the author of 15 books on the relationship between theology and worship practices, as well as more than 150 articles, essays, chapters in books and book reviews. He co-authored A Song to Sing, a Life to Live with his daughter Emily Saliers, a member of the Indigo Girls.
Dr. Rene Schmidt is Director of Libraries and Associate Director of CMI. Dr. Schmidt has primary responsibility for all of the CMI libraries. In addition, Dr. Schmidt assists in administration and future planning in his role as Associate Director. Dr. Schmidt, a musicologist, church musician and educator is well equipped to serve the musicians, clergy and congregations among CMI’s clientele. Originally from Minnesota and the son of a Lutheran minister, Dr. Schmidt holds degrees from Luther College, Southern Methodist University with masters in organ and harpsichord, and the Ph.D. in musicology from the University of North Texas where his doctoral dissertation focused on the Christmas Cantatas of Christoph Graupner. Equally at home as a scholar, educator, church musician, and volunteer for historical projects in the community, Dr. Schmidt is the recipient of numerous awards from entities such as the Dallas ISD, the Dallas Symphony, and Preservation Dallas. His long, dedicated service to Christ Episcopal Church in Oak Cliff was accompanied by teaching in the Anglican School of Theology for over a decade, and numerous leadership positions in the Dallas Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.
Dr. Paul Westermeyer is Emeritus Professor of Church Music and Cantor at Luther Seminary, where he directed the Master of Sacred Music degree program with St. Olaf College. He has been the President of the Hymn Society, Editor of The Hymn, and Dean of the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. His life’s work has been devoted to church music and the role of the church musician. His writing includes Te Deum: The Church and Music, The Church Musician, and the Companion to Evangelical Lutheran Worship.
Dr. Charlotte Kroeker came to Dallas from the University of Notre Dame where she held a faculty research position in church music. She is the author of The Sounds of Our Offerings: Achieving Excellence in Church Music, Alban Press, 2011, is editor of Music in Christian Worship, Liturgical Press, 2005, and has published numerous articles on church music.
Dr. Kroeker is trained as a performing pianist and pedagogue, spending most of her career as a college professor and administrator. Born and raised in the General Conference Mennonite Church, she has served as organist and/or choir director in Presbyterian, Episcopal, Catholic, Lutheran and Methodist congregations, concurrent with her academic appointments. Dr. Kroeker has spent the last 15 years studying foundational issues for effective music in worship. In this process, she has received grants from the Lilly Endowment, Louisville Institute, Wabash Center, Indiana Arts Commission, the University of Notre Dame, the Lilly Library at Indiana University, and private donors to fund research and to convene conferences, workshops, and focus groups of university/seminary faculty, church musicians, pastors and laypersons. Dr. Kroeker oversees program development and strategic planning for CMI.