Academic Research and Resource Library

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John Woods – Spring 2019 – Hearn Innovators Series

John Woods, Music and Worship Pastor for Dawson Family of Faith in Birmingham, Alabama, joins us as the Spring 2019 Hearn Innovator. John provides leadership in a variety of areas including music, the arts, and liturgy. He is passionate about the marriage of

Amanda Powell – Fall 2018 – Hearn Innovators Series

The Hearn Innovators Series in Christian Music presents the Fall 2018 presentation with Amanda Powell. Amanda’s work in worship and song leadership began during a trip to South East Asia in 2001, supported by the …

Zac Hicks – Architecting Gospel Shaped Worship Services (2018 Alleluia Conference)

The gospel is the center of our Christian faith, and its story has anchored worship for centuries across many different traditions. How do we structure worship services which…

Randall Bradley – Building Your Choir Intergenerationally (2018 Alleluia Conference)

Many church choirs are aging and lacking the ability to attract younger members. Based on a working model, this session will explore strategies that, in a local church context, are proving to be effective.

Zac Hicks – A Touchy Subject: Emotion and Worship (2018 Alleluia Conference)

What do our emotions have to do with worship? Is healthy emotionalism even imaginable in our contexts, and if so, how do we help the people of God engage…

Jack Mitchener Performance Practice from Alpha to Omega (2018 Alleluia Conference)

We live in a time when it is understood that we should play Bach and Buxtehude differently from Brahms and Bolcom. This will be a discussion and demonstration of the stylistic differences in organ literature and the performance practices of various styles.

Michael Burkhardt – The Care and Feeding of the Director (2018 Alleluia Conference)

A session focusing on the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of children’s choir leaders.

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One of the characteristics of a vibrant music ministry is a well-nurtured children’s choir program. We at Alleluia value the distinctive contribution a children’s choir brings to a worship service and the overall music ministry. These sessions are geared to equip a children’s choir team with relevant and useful tools for effective ministry.

In many congregations, youth choirs are at the heart of worship, music, and youth ministries. We believe that involving young people in music is a fine way to steward their gifts and develop musical, spiritual, and relational foundations for life.

The Hearn Innovators in Christian Music Series is designed to bring innovators in the field of Christian Music to Baylor’s campus and facilitate close interaction between the guest and Baylor’s students. These special visitors may be involved in the practice, creation, or study of Christian Music.

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