Description: The topic of repetition abounds in our conversations about music in worship. Whether we’re discussing words, melodies, songs, or song genres, everyone seems to have an opinion on how much repetition is too much, too little, or just right. This workshop draws from recent work in cognitive science, musicology, and practical theology to present a framework for determining why we should repeat, what we should repeat, and how we should repeat when leading music in congregational worship.

Location: McCrary Music Building, Baylor University, Waco, TX.

Session Handout: Tis Pleasant to Repeat (PDF)