Come to the Gettysburg campus of United Lutheran Seminary on September 23 for a day of learning, fellowship, and singing together. This workshop for church musicians focuses on building skills and resources for a variety of musicians and is especially welcoming to those who have been “voluntold” into the role. With workshops on psalm singing, teaching new music, and making the organ accessible for pianists, this workshop is a must-attend for anyone looking to hone their skills in service to congregational song.
8:30-9:00 – Check-in
9:00-10:00 – Using the first 150 Hymns: Psalm-singing to Make Sense, Mark Oldenburg
10:00-10:15 – Break
10:15-11:15 – You Want ME to Play the Organ!!?: Approaching the king of instruments and its repertoire for pianists and beginning organists), Cathy Elkiss
11:30-12:15 – Worship
12:15-1:00 – Lunch
1:00-2:00 – Choral Reading Session focusing on Epiphany Year B, all
2:15-3:15 – Introducing New Music with All Creation Sings, Adam Lefever Hughes
Organist, pianist, choral director Cathy Elkiss serves as Cantor at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Gettysburg and as Chapel Organist at the Gettysburg campus of United Lutheran Seminary (ULS).
Adam Lefever Hughes is the education coordinator for the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians and Director of Music at First Presbyterian Church in Lancaster, PA.
Mark Oldenburg is Steck-Miller Professor Emeritus of the Art of Worship at United Lutheran Seminary. Along with articles on the church year and Lutheran history and worship, he is a published author of hymn texts.