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
In James’ final session at the 2019 Alleluia Conference he works to answer questions from participants on creative ways to teach and lead.
Drumming is about so much more than “performing” rhythms. We can utilize percussion to bring about some truly powerful, prayerful experiences…
Benji Stegner – A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols as Intergenerational Worship (2019 Alleluia Conference)
This session will examine the Nine Lessons and Carols service, its history, and how it offers flexibility to serve as a model for a variety seasons, churches, and institutions. Most valuably, the service (in its form at King’s College
The Psalms of David Imitated was a groundbreaking work of congregational song and the source of such hymns as “Joy to the World” and “Jesus Shall Reign.” This session will include discussion of Watts’s
Robert Sterling is a songwriter, arranger, and record producer. His songs have been recorded by a variety of Christian artists, notably including Point of Grace, Gold City and Sandi Patty. In this session from the 2019 Alleluia Conference, Robert
Barbara Newman, LaTonya Penny, and Ken Medema – Renovate Church: Personalization (2019 Alleluia Conference)
How can the church support individuals and families for whom church is very difficult? Including individuals in the life of the church who have disabilities or extenuating
Michael Huerter – Songs of Young and Old: Singing the Stages of Life Together (2019 Alleluia Conference)
Music carries deep meaning for people and their faith stories. Worship music and various musical styles have often been points of contention and conflict between generations in the church. But how might we find new ways to engage with
In this session, three speakers will discuss why we need each other across differences in music style, culture, and age, speaking to the beauty of diverse worship.
Panel Discussion – Making the Most of Time: Time Management Tips for Busy Ministers (2019 Alleluia Conference)
There truly does not seem to be enough time in the day to accomplish all that we feel is required of us. This panel discussion will provide helpful tips and organizational tools for effective ministry.
Healthy piano practices to keep you playing pain free for years to come.
Mark Burrows – Music with Mister Mark: Circle Time Music in Early Childhood (2019 Alleluia Conference)
Young children truly do have the capacity to grow in their faith, and what better tool to foster that growth than music. We will…
In this session of practical music ministry, we will examine the importance of foundational personal concepts for the Music/Worship leader. The concepts include: Who am I? Whose am I? Faith, God, Church, and Worship. We will then…
Barbara Newman & LaTonya Penny – Renovate Church: Participation in Children’s and Youth Ministry (2019 Alleluia Conference)
Can we include kids with varied abilities in our Children and Youth ministries? Yes! Boldly go where others have seen success in Children’s settings using Universal Design and Universal Design for Learning
Join us for Thursday’s worship gathering at the 2019 Alleluia Conference led by Ken Medema and students from the Baylor School of Music. Preacher Erin Conaway delivers sermon.
We will explore ways to use found objects and body percussion to develop percussion experiences that celebrate God’s creation and our role in it.
There are a plethora of resources for band-led worship in our day and time. We’ll dive in and explore as many as possible, including methodologies for learning instruments, different ways of writing/reading charts for bands,
Barbara Newman, LaTonya Penny, and Ken Medema – Renovate Church: Perspective (2019 Alleluia Conference)
Where do you begin the conversation about becoming a community of belonging for persons with varied abilities? Perspective. Discover how puzzle pieces of green (strengths/gifts) and pink (weaknesses, areas of struggle) inform
This will be the most radical of our three sessions. It is based upon YouthCUE’s observation that many church musicians are, in fact, serving congregations which actively torpedo the growth of youth choir ministries.
Many churches and their staffs have turned around to discover that the younger demographic to a large extent has departed anyway despite our best efforts to stay on the cutting edge. Why is that?
Teresa Granger – What’s in the Bag? A Bag of Tricks for Children’s Choir Workers (2019 Alleluia Conference)
Discover the gadgets and props in the bag that combine hands on activities for actively involving the children in choral singing while developing choral skills.
The elements of music we teach do not change—rhythm, melody, harmony, form, tone, and expression. Even if you say you are not a teacher or musician—or if you say “these are just preschoolers”—do I have a barrel for you! We will
How can children be a part of worship in your church? This session will cover creative ideas for including children in leadership in corporate worship.
Zach Elkins – Maintaining a Strong Social Media Presence for Your Music Ministry (2019 Alleluia Conference)
In an age of social media, it is important for music ministries to maintain strong communication skills on a variety of platforms. This session will share strategies for effective social media communication for music ministries of the local church.
Brad Nix – An Arranger’s Guide to Harmonization, Chord Substitution & Color Tones (2019 Alleluia Conference)
Come learn a few easy steps designed to help you incorporate some “color” into your keyboard playing. Brad will share some proven techniques that are sure to broaden your harmonic horizons!
Drums, rattles, and bells, oh my! We will play easy-to-learn grooves to help us experience God’s Great Story from the inside-out.
What an assortment for you in this class—things that worked so well and brought so much joy (could be through fun, or even worship experiences), they have survived the test of time and must be used again! Sources may be
In between all the notes and rhythms are often where our greatest opportunities for music ministry take place. We will explore some ways to…
This session is designed to introduce you to a variety of ways to have fun with instruments. Join us as Wynn Anne walks us through multiple ways to connect children to
Join us for Wednesday’s worship gathering at the 2019 Alleluia Conference led by Ken Medema and students from the Baylor School of Music.
Every class has a mixture of the two! In this session we will bounce ideas back and forth to help the “new-bies” move forward with confidence, plus ideas of “things that worked for me” from the mentors in the group. If you have worked in choir before you
Let’s plan on movement and fun to get us warmed up for the day and gather a collection of ideas that work with preschoolers—hopefully pulling together the energies of some who might wiggle too much, while introducing ideas that
Robert Creech – Family Systems and Congregational Life: A Map to Ministry (2019 Alleluia Conference)
We will explore how understanding the ways that congregations function like families provides a “map,” or way of thinking about ministry, that can guide leaders and ministers in their relationships.
Have you ever wanted to create your own arrangements at the keyboard? If so, then this session might be just for you. However, rather than teaching by simply giving out information, this session will deal more with learning by analyzing existing arrangements by successful writers.
In this session Wynn Anne will discuss tips and techniques on how to develop the child’s voice and teach them to sing in harmony!
If we hope for a strong future in church music, we cannot claim the luxury of allowing student choirs to die. Many evangelical churches have sold out when it comes to choral music for middle schoolers and high schoolers while, at the same time
You don’t have to have a 12-piece band with dueling electric guitars, lights, and smoke in order to incorporate modern worship music in your service! We will discuss how to introduce modern music in various ways. Whether
Practical aspects of working with an orchestra, both on and off the podium.
The 2019 YouthCue Concert featuring Randy Edwards and the San Antonio Youth Chorale Chamber Choir.
As children’s music ministers, we are uniquely situated to advocate for the inclusion of children in the worship life of the community. The hymns
We are responsible for creating a hospitable environment in our church choirs. This session will examine strategies for fostering a communal environment in any setting involving choral music. Vulnerability, trust
Join a panel of worship planners as they share their best ideas for planning vibrant and meaningful services, maintaining inspired planning and avoiding listlessness.
A survey of chorale-based repertoire, both old and new, suitable for preludes and postludes.
The class will take apart a score and discuss and select the myriad choices the conductor must make prior to the first rehearsal. If we don’t make the choices, the singers will!
Building expressive tone in warm-ups and rehearsals. The class will discuss and participate in vocal, mental, and physical warm-up exercises. The class will also briefly discuss and implement various seating arrangements and
In this session Gregory Peterson will cover a variety of practical tips for creative hymn playing.
We will use singing, body percussion, movement, and drama – some of the gifts God gave us – to help bring God’s word to life in amazing ways for our children.
In this session from the 2019 Alleluia Conference, Dr. Terry York will explore some of the primary causes of stress in ministry, and how we can address these in healthy, productive ways.
Join us for the opening worship gathering at the 2019 Alleluia Conference at Baylor University. Led by Randall Bradley and students from the Baylor School of Music