Susan Eernisse – My Favorite Things (2015 Alleluia Conference)
A veteran teacher/choir director shares some of her all-time favorite management tips, activities, songs, anthems, and more. Some of these may become your favorites, too.
Susan Eernisse – Keep Them Coming Back (2015 Alleluia Conference)
Training, enlisting, valuing, and retaining great volunteers can be challenging. Let’s look at ways to support and retain our most valuable resource.
Donald Neuen – Score Preparation and Conducting Artistry (2015 Alleluia Conference)
Structural analysis and preparation of the score; and elements of artistic conducting.
Donald Neuen – Rhythmic Interest, Forward Motion, and Phrasing (2015 Alleluia Conference)
Bringing the “mathematics” of notation to musical artistry.
David Music – Creative Ideas for Worship (2015 Alleluia Conference)
This session will explore different approaches to scripture reading, congregational singing, and other worship elements that will provide variety and…
Les Marshall – Worship Graphics: A Matter of Taste (2015 Alleluia Conference)
With churches using projection for everything from announcements, to sermon points a new discussion has entered church circles. What makes an…
Les Marshall – Technology Transitions: What Does it look like? (2015 Alleluia Conference)
Despite what some would think, worship has been changing since the dark ages. The speed has just increased. Technology has become a large part of the most…
Brian Hehn – Drumming for Worship (2015 Alleluia Conference)
This session will focus on ideas for incorporating drumming into your worship service. Djembe techniques will be covered, giving you hands on experience, as…
Angela Reed – Resisting the Lone Ranger Syndrome (2015 Alleluia Conference)
Spiritual leaders sometimes feel like lone rangers. There may be few people with whom they can step out of the role of minister and honestly reveal their own needs and struggles.
Allan Aunspaugh – Hosting Composers in Your Church (2015 Alleluia Conference)
Have you ever thought about having a composer at your church for an event? In this session we…
Stephen Cowden & Jacob Sensenig – Using Global Hymnody in Local Congregations (2015 Alleluia Conference)
More than a new genre of music for worship, global hymnody represents an opportunity for the integration of faith and…
Susan Eernisse – Scriptures, Hymns, and lots of M’s (2015 Alleluia Conference)
With constraints of limited time, how can we incorporate everything into your choir program? We will explore integrating music, missions, and ministry opportunities within your weekly program…
Susan Eernisse – Orff without the Instruments (2015 Alleluia Conference)
Don’t have adequate Orff instruments for all your choirs? Come and learn to use basic Orff principles through speech, body percussion, and budget-friendly percussion instruments.
Randall Bradley – A Ten Year Look Back (2015 Alleluia Conference)
My book From Postlude to Prelude was published ten years ago, and a new edition is fresh off the press in time…
Brad Nix – Intro to Piano (2015 Alleluia Conference)
Learn basic tools for pianists to use in creating their own arrangements at the keyboard.
Brad Nix – Choral Accompanying 101 (2015 Alleluia Conference)
Becoming a Pianist Your Director Will Love! Receive helpful tips and tools to become a more effective accompanist for church choirs and ensembles.
Donald Neuen – SATB Characteristics, Problems, and Solutions (2015 Alleluia Conference)Description: Discussion of each of the four (SATB) choir sections, and how to specifically teach them. Location: Truett Seminary, Baylor University – Waco, Texas
Donald Neuen – English Diction that Enables Congregational Worship (2015 Alleluia Conference)
Techniques that guarantee text understanding and word-meaning-communication with the congregation.
Donald Neuen – Creating a Great Choral Sound (2015 Alleluia Conference)
The vocal/choral techniques that produce maximum potential for singing that is both beautiful and inspiring.
Isabelle Demers – Choral Accompaniment (2015 Alleluia Conference)
Accompanying choirs is a crucial component of most church positions, one that requires a very high skill level. This workshop will provide…
Joel Winters – Moving Beyond the Transition (2015 Alleluia Conference)
In this session we will discuss ways of keeping the styles of music and art eclectic without compromising the faithfulness of the church’s worship. We will also discuss nuts and bolts…
Joel Winters – Living in the Transition (2015 Alleluia Conference)
In this session will deal with building the right worship team for your church’s context, choosing the right keys and instrumentation, weathering the storms of criticism, and…
Joel Winters – Beginning a Transition (2015 Alleluia Conference)
This session will deal with how to prepare, equip, and lead a church into the beginning stages of transitioning to a new worship model. We will discuss the…
Mark Burrows – If They Love it, They’ll Learn it (2015 Alleluia Conference)
Mark shares from his bag of tricks on how to keep kids engaged in choir rehearsals. He’ll include fun warm-ups…
Mark Burrows – Fix a Flat (2015 Alleluia Conference)
“Just raise the piece a half step.” “Just have the singers raise their eyebrows.” How long do these tricks last? Vocal…
Carey Cannon – The Ever-Changing Youth Choir (2015 Alleluia Conference)
From middle school boys to senior-itis, our youth choirs are always in a state of flux. This session will address the many musical and non-musical aspects of…
Carey Cannon – Developing a Lifetime of Worship (2015 Alleluia Conference)
Beyond plugging youth into our worship schedule, are they creating authentic and formidable connections to God in worship? This session will seek…
Carey Cannon – Youth Choirs: Basic Training (2015 Alleluia Conference)
This session will address tried and true rehearsal techniques that foster beautiful singing and a strong foundation for spiritual growth.
Darla Meek – Welcome Songs & Name Games (2015 Alleluia Conference)
Singing games can help your children get to know each other in a joyful atmosphere. Set the tone for your entire rehearsal with these engaging songs and games!
Darla Meek – It’s Like Herding Cats: Classroom Management (2015 Alleluia Conference)
Come learn how to maximize learning time by implementing effective strategies that will keep your choristers on task, engaged, and attentive!
Darla Meek – Around the World with Songs, Games, & Dance (2015 Alleluia Conference)
Darla Meek will share a number interactive songs, games, and dances to use with children in your ministry. Come, learn, and listen.
Joseph Martin – Composing (2015 Alleluia Conference)
In this session, Joseph Martin will discuss tips and techniques for composition original music.
Larry Shackley – Creating Your Own Hymn (2015 Alleluia Conference)
What are the steps to developing your own keyboard hymn arrangements? It’s not as hard a process as you might think. The author of almost 500 published arrangements shows you several ways to get started.
John Parker – How to Start a Fine Arts Academy (2015 Alleluia Conference)
Learning how to impact your community through fine arts instruction in your church. Reach many for Christ through the arts
Susan Eernisse – Sing in a Circle (2015 Alleluia Conference)
Want to build a community of learning in your preschool and younger children’s choirs? We will explore the value of “circle time,” and add some fun activities to your toolkit.
Brad Nix – Pain Free Music (2015 Alleluia Conference)
A session to discuss techniques for a lifetime of healthy piano playing.
Susan Eernisse – It’s in the Bag – (2015 Alleluia Conference)
Our focus will be small group learning, making lessons accessible for volunteer teachers of varying musical abilities.
Isabelle Demers – Transcriptions: Arranging Piano and Orchestral Works for Worship (2015 Alleluia Conference)
Organists are often asked to perform works originally written for piano or orchestra. This workshop will provide some techniques and strategies to…
Isabelle Demers – The 10,000 Hours Rule (2015 Alleluia Conference)
Church musicians are called upon to be among the most versatile of musicians. However, their many duties limit the time at their disposal for practice…
Tuesday Worship Service (2015 Alleluia Conference)
Tuesday worship service led by Randall Bradley and students from the Baylor School of Music.
Randy Kilpatrick – Innovative Scripture Reading (2015 Alleluia Conference)
Innovative approaches to inclusion of Biblical texts in worship services will be discussed. Why not make the expression of the Word of God the most interesting part of your worship service?
Larry Shackley – Cracking the Chord Code (2015 Alleluia Conference)
Learn the meaning of the most common chord symbols, and how you can use them to create simple accompaniments. You’ll also receive a handout that will enable you to analyze and play HALF of today’s current worship songs.
Larry Shackley – Composing (2015 Alleluia Conference)
In this session Larry Shackley will discuss a number of techniques for composing. Larry brings years of experience from crafting numerous original works and arrangements.
YouthCUE Texas Honor Choir (2015 Alleluia Conference)Location: Truett Seminary, Baylor University – Waco, Texas.
Susan Eernisse – Sing Me a Story (2015 Alleluia Conference)
Let’s use props, books, instruments, and puppets to present musical/spiritual concepts to preschoolers and younger children.
Isabelle Demers – A Pianist’s Guide to the Organ (2015 Alleluia Conference)
An introduction to the organ, geared towards pianists and other keyboardists.
Isabelle Demers – Beginning Improvisation (2015 Alleluia Conference)
Improvisation is one of the most valuable liturgical skills, yet it is all too easy to suffer from white-page syndrome when facing a liturgical transition…