Conference Schedule

Thursday, October 17

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Thursday, 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 Begins

Cynthia Ripley & Marty Johnson

Bumpus Activity Room

9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Breakout Session 1

Conducting Intensive – Part 1

James Jordan

Gratz 5G

Taize Prayer: How To

David Anderson

Gratz 5G

Samples of New Music in the African American Church Music Series and Morehouse College Series

James Abbington

Gratz 4E

Gathering Gifts: Building a Program

Jennifer Kerr Budziak

Gratz 4G

9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Breakout Session 1

Conducting Intensive 1 – Part 1

James Jordan

Gratz 5G

Taize Prayer: How To

David Anderson

Gratz 5G

Samples of New Music in the African American Church Music Series and Morehouse College Series

James Abbington

Gratz 4E

Gathering Gifts: Building a Program

Jennifer Kerr Budziak

Gratz 4G

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

Breakout Session 2

The Cantor as Lifelong Learner – Part 1

Diana Kodner Gokce

Gratz 5G

Keyboard to Keyboard

Marilyn Biery

Fourth Presbyterian Sanctuary

First Steps in Music: Vocal Development in the Early Years

John Feierabend

Gratz 4G

Liturgical Ensemble 1

Marty Haugen

Gratz 4F

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

Breakout Session 2

The Cantor as Lifelong Learner – Part 1

Diana Kodner Gokce

Gratz 5G

Keyboard to Keyboard

Marilyn Biery

Fourth Presbyterian Sanctuary

First Steps in Music: Vocal Development in the Early Years

John Feierabend

Gratz 4G

Liturgical Ensemble 1

Marty Haugen

Gratz 4F

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Lunch Break (Meet & Greet Reception)

Lunch will be provided in the Gignilliat Commons – come meet your fellow conference goers & some of our clinicians!

Join John Feierabend at Noon for a special folk dancing session in Anderson Hall!

1:15 PM – 2:30 PM

Breakout Session 3

Conducting Intensive – Part 2

James Jordan

Gratz 5G

Arranging Liturgical Music

Chris de Silva

Gratz 4G

Creating a Culture

Scott Lang

Gratz 4E

The Psalmist and Accompanist in Partnership

Michael Silhavy

Gratz 4F

1:15 PM – 2:30 PM

Breakout Session 3

Conducting Intensive 2 – Part 2

James Jordan

Gratz 5G

Arranging Liturgical Music

Chris de Silva

Gratz 4G

Creating a Culture

Scott Lang

Gratz 4E

The Psalmist and Accompanist in Partnership

Michael Silhavy

Gratz 4F

2:45 PM – 4:00 PM

Breakout Session 4

The Cantor as Lifelong Learner – Part 2

Diana Kodner

Gratz 5G

Organ Music at GIA

Marilyn Biery

Fourth Presbyterian Sanctuary

Let’s Understand Arms: Their Joints! Coordination! Support for Arms!

Barbara Conable

Gratz 4G

Using the Negro Spiritual in Worship and Concert Performance

James Abbington

Gratz 4E

Teaching Music Literacy Using Conversational Solfege

John Feierabend

Borwell Dining Hall

2:45 PM – 4:00 PM

Breakout Session 4

The Cantor as Lifelong Learner – Part 2

Diana Kodner

Gratz 5G

Organ Music at GIA

Marilyn Biery

Fourth Presbyterian Sanctuary

Let’s Understand Arms: Their Joints! Coordination! Support for Arms!

Barbara Conable

Gratz 4G

Using the Negro Spiritual in Worship and Concert Performance

James Abbington

Gratz 4E

Teaching Music Literacy Using Conversational Solfege

John Feierabend

Borwell Dining Hall

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM
Keynote Address

Endangered Musical Minds

John Feierabend

Buchanan Chapel

5:15 PM – 7:00 PM

Dinner Break 

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7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

9:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Taizé Prayer

David Anderson

Buchanan Chapel