Conference Schedule

Friday, October 17

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Friday, October 17

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Registration Begins

Stop by for your conference gift bag and name badge

Anderson Hall

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

iTheatrics Track (Day 2)

Cynthia Ripley & Marty Johnson

Bumpus Activity Room

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
(Keynote Address)

Keynote Address from Dr. James Abbington

James Abbington

Buchanan Chapel

10:15 AM – 11:30 AM

Breakout Session 5

Chant Improvisation

James Jordan

Gratz 5G

Orchestrating Liturgical Music

Chris de Silva

Gratz 4E

Adding Harmony and Improvisation to Your Youth Choir

John Feierabend

Gratz 4G

What’s Right with America? Music!

Scott Lang

Gratz 4F

10:15 AM – 11:30 AM

Breakout Session 5

Chant Improvisation

James Jordan

Gratz 5G

Orchestrating Liturgical Music

Chris de Silva

Gratz 4E

Adding Harmony and Improvisation to Your Youth Choir

John Feierabend

Gratz 4G

What’s Right with America? Music!

Scott Lang

Gratz 4F

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Lunch Break

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1:00 PM – 2:15 PM

Reading Sessions

Sacred Choral Music Reading Session

Michael Silhavy & Kate Williams

Borwell Dining Hall

Evoking Sound Reading Session

James Jordan

Buchanan Chapel

2:15 PM – 2:45 PM

Afternoon Organ Concert

Marilyn Biery

Fourth Presbyterian Sanctuary

2:45 PM – 4:00 PM

Breakout Session 6

All Ears

The Real Group

Gratz 5G

Teaching Sight-Singing in 7 Minutes a Day

Jennifer Kerr Budziak

Gratz 4E

Let’s Understand Arms: Their Joints! Coordination! Support for Arms!
(repeat session)

Barbara Conable

Gratz 4G

Liturgical Ensemble 2

Marty Haugen

Gratz 4F

2:45 PM – 4:00 PM

Breakout Session 6

All Ears

The real Group

Gratz 5G

Teaching Sight-Singing in 7 Minutes a Day

Jennifer Kerr Budziak

Gratz 4E

Let’s Understand Arms: Their Joints! Coordination! Support for Arms!
(repeat session)

Barbara Conable

Gratz 4G

Liturgical Ensemble 2

Marty Haugen

Gratz 4F

4:15 PM – 5:30 PM

Breakout Session 7

Teaching Musicianship through Movement

James Jordan

Gratz 5G

Rehearsal Methods for Vocal Groups and Choirs

The Real Group

Gratz 4E

Introduction to Hispanic Music Ministry

Peter Kolar

Gratz 4F

Teaching Music Literacy Using Conversational Solfege
(repeat session)

John Feierabend

Gratz 4G

4:15 PM – 5:30 PM

Breakout Session 7

Teaching Musicianship through Movement

James Jordan

Gratz 5G

Rehearsal Methods for Vocal Groups and Choirs

The Real Group

Gratz 4E

Introduction to Hispanic Music Ministry

Peter Kolar

Gratz 4F

Teaching Music Literacy Using Conversational Solfege (repeat session)

John Feierabend

Gratz 4G

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Dinner Break 

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8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

10:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Beer & Hymns 

After the concert, join us for a drink and to sing a few favorite hymns.