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Looking Forward to 2021

CMI is looking forward to an exciting and busy year! Additional events will be announced regularly through email, social media, and the website. Here are some things to anticipate: 

Saturday Online Sessions will continue throughout the year. 

Eric Birk
Eric Birk

Saturday, January 23 - Organ Music for Meditation with Eric Birk 

Online, limited in-person, and non-existent worship scenarios present organists with extraordinary challenges and opportunities. NYC organist Eric Birk will demonstrate ideas and approaches for both selection and presentation that provide deep meaning and spiritual engagement for worshippers hearing organ music, whether they listen online or attend in-person worship. Register here.

Book Discussion Series: People and Ideas that Shape Church Music 

Mondays in February - Church Music and the Christian Faith by Erik Routley 

Erik Routley was a tall figure in the field of worship and music in the 20th century, inspiring clergy and musicians alike to ask the questions necessary to meaningful congregational worship. Are his ideas still relevant? Are the questions he posed those we should be asking as 21st century worship leaders in a pandemic? Join us for an online book study of Erik Routley’s Church Music and the Christian Faith, led by Chris Brunt, former Routley student and Dean of the Dallas AGO, and Rev. Tim Morrison, Custer Road United Methodist Church, Plano, TX. Register and buy book here.

April

Collaborative webinar with American Choral Directors Association to explore CMI online choral library 

June

Online “Congregational Song” course, presented in cooperation with Brite Divinity School, featuring Dr. James Abbington, Dr. Mary Louise Bringle, Dr. Zebulon Highben, Rev. Dr. Michael Joncas, and Rev. Dr. Paul Westermeyer 

August

Virtual Summer Workshop