Description: THE FORMATIVE POWER OF CONGREGATIONAL SONG: A PRACTICAL EXPLANATION OF THE PHENOMENON OF MUSICAL ENTRAINMENT TOGETHER WITH ITS IMPORTANCE FOR MUSIC MINISTERS.
Explains how the congregational singing facilitates actual experiences of unity and emotional connection. Provides insight into how regular participation in the ritual of music can build strong community, while also offering caution towards expectations of instant relational success through entrainment. Meaningful experiences of music and song are also contingent upon the ability of leadership to build trust in the congregation.
Location: Truett Seminary, Baylor University – Waco, Texas