Summer Workshop 2020 Schedule – Updated!

Until the Vaccine Arrives:

An online workshop for Organists and Choir Directors that explores navigating the "new normal" for those who lead worship in the time of COVID-19.

The Church Music Institute's Summer Workshop for 2020, features Dr. David Arcus and Dr. Don Horisberger as the 2020 Paul Lindsley Thomas and Hal Hopson Lecturers, April 7- 8, 2020. The workshop will also include an online screening of the documentary Sacred Sound and a discussion with film creator, Rev. Robin Arcus.

Schedule of classes and sessions for this year's workshop. All classes are Central Standard Time.

Friday, August 7th

  • 6:30 p.m.  Join Zoom Live
  • 7:00     "Sacred Sound" – Rev. Robin Arcus
    Viewing of the documentary produced by Rev. Arcus, Sacred Sound, a film illustrating 50 girl choristers, 16 pieces of music, one week to prepare, and the teamwork required to make superb choral music.  A real life study of the impact of music on children and adults and its capacity for spiritual formation.The viewing will be followed by a discussion with Rev. Arcus, Dr. Don Horisberger, and Dr. David Arcus and attendees. What does Sacred Sound have to say about music-making in a time of pandemic?
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  • 9:15 pm.     Compline

Saturday, August 8th

  • 8:00 a.m.    Join Zoom Live
  • 8:30 a.m.    Morning Prayer
  • 9:00 a.m.   Choral Music for these times – Dr. Don Horisberger
    Public domain and other music appropriate for streaming with tips for conductors to maximize musical and textual beauty.
  • 10:15 a.m. “Using the CMI Libraries” – Drs. Mann and Kroeker
    Learn how to find choral and organ repertoire as well as service music in the 20,000 entry Choral and 15,000 entry online Organ Libraries.  Focus on planning to produce worship with limited resources and to reach congregations who are worshipping remotely.
  • 11:30 a.m. “Navigating the New Normal” – Drs. Horisberger and Arcus with others.
    A panel of practicing worship leaders discuss providing meaningful worship for their congregants. Time for Attendee discussion & input.
  • 12:30 p.m.   Break for Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. Composing Organ Music Using Public Domain Hymn Tunes - Dr. David Arcus
  • 2:15 p.m.  Building a Lessons & Carols for Advent for Live Streaming - Dr. Horisberger
  • 3:15 p.m. "Church Copyright Compliance - Even Now." – Tim Binkley
  • 4:15 p.m.  Afternoon Prayer
  • 4:30 p.m.  Adjourn