Adult Choral Workshops
Local church choirs and individuals gather to look at new worship music, improve vocal skills and praise God in song. Join the mighty chorus of small church and large church choral groups, ensembles, and individual participants. Sponsored by the Transitional Uniting Table Worship and Music.
Adult Choral Workshop
January 23-25, 2015
Registration Now Open!
An award-winning concert pianist, composer, arranger and conductor
He has conducted the SWACDA and MCDA Community and Church Honor Choir, and served as guest conductor at Carnegie Hall. Whether concertizing on the other side of the globe or composing at his home in Kansas City, Missouri,
Mark is blessed to live out his mission "to create beautiful music for the world".
Break Out Session 1
Reading Session (small church)
The Church Year for Smaller Choirs
Rev. Dr. Russell Miller
Being a small choir doesn’t mean being unable to present meaningful and memorable music in worship. This session will focus on anthems suitable for the church year that are accessible to 2 part, 3 part, and 4 part choirs. A variety of styles and genres will be included, but all with an eye (and ear!) to enhancing worship.
Break Out Session 2
Reading Session Music for the Larger Choir and the Larger Smaller Choir
We’ll sing through anthems for the medium-large choir with titles that can be used throughout the church year. Some are new publications, others are tried & true favorites. Maybe you’ll find just the right choir selection to sing in your home church.
The Gospel of Good Music: Exploring the Gift of Diverse Genres
Offered in Session 1 & Session 2LaMonica Lewis
We will be exploring the use of diverse genres in the worship service. As times change, we need to understand that in order to reach the masses, our delivery has to be varied and it can be done in the context of one service. Psalm 150: 3-6 says “Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre, praise him with timbrel and dancing, praise him with the strings and pipe, praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
Choir 101 - Develop Your Flexibility
Offered in Session 1 & Session 2Connie Townsend
What??? NONE of the tenors will be here for the 3rd Sunday of the month? And another Sunday, half of the choir indicates they will be out that day! We will look at suggestions for going to “Plan B”, making modifications and changes when that seems to be the order of the day. We’ll also investigate the resources you already have and those you might be able to secure to make days like these easier.
Choir Practice as Spiritual Growth?
Offered in Session 1 & Session 2Leah King Suzanne CateMindfulness in the midst of the music. Finding the holy in the mundane job of learning notes, rhythms, phrasing and when not to sing! Leah and Suzanne guide you toward a richer rehearsal experience.
Piano / Vocal Music of Mark Hayes
Offered in Session 1
Enjoy the expertise of clinician Mark Hayes.
January 23-25, 2015
See Schedule on Right
$50 - Registration postmarked by Jan 15
$53 - Online Registration (includes $3 convenience fee) through Jan 19 at midnight
$60 - Walk-In Registration
Do NOT mail registration after January 15, 2015.
Saturday lunch is included in registration.
Walk ins are welcome but lunch and music packets cannot be guaranteed.
Your registration will be confirmed via email.
If no email address is provided, you will not receive a confirmation.
($3 convenience fee)
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Childcare is available by registration for ages 12 and under.
Childcare reservations must be made through First UMC Kerrville: Judy.firstname.lastname@example.org or 830-257-0800.
Give child's name, age, allergies, and special concerns.
Deadline - January 15 postmark or January 19 online
Payment for childcare must be included with registration.
Childcare registration includes lunch on Saturday. Parent must see that their child receives the lunch.
Nursery care will be provided for children under 5. Children 5-12 will be together in one room with 2 sitters.
Partial refund ($35) will be made if Conference Registrar is notified in writing on or before January 15, 2015. No refund will be made after January 15th, however, substitutions are accepted.
YO Ranch Hotel
2033 Sidney Baker, Kerrville, TX 78028
Reduced rate rooms for workshop participants - $79/night for 1 to 2 per room & $89/night for 3 to 4 per room
Request the “KFUMC Adult Choral Workshop” rate.
A breakfast buffet is included with this price.
First United Methodist Church
2033 Sidney Baker
Kerrville, TX 78028
Session I with Mark Hayes
Followed by Late Night with Mark Hayes
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Session II with Mark Hayes
Break & Exhibits
Break Out Session I
Breakout Session II
Session III with Mark Hayes
Mil Voces Session
Worship Service at First UMC, Kerrville