04/28/2018 all-day
Emmanuel Lutheran Church
6020 Radford Ave & Oxnard St
$45.00 ($20 full-time students)
Marshall Bowen

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10:00 am         Registration & Refreshments

10:30 am         Choral Reading Session – Led by Dr. Wyant Morton, Prof. of Choral Music, California Lutheran University, Accompanist, Dr. Jay Brunot, Salem Lutheran Church
Easy but effective 2 or 3 part choir music
Music suggested by working choir directors in the LA area as curated by Dr. Wyant Morton. A choral packet will be available to all who register by April 14.

12:00 noon      Lunch –  Catered at Emmanuel (included with registration)
ALCM information during lunch

1:00 pm           How to effectively accompany non-traditional congregational song
Gospel music – Mark Coates, musician, Ascension, Los Angeles
Latin music – Ana Nieva, musician, Iglesia Luterana Pueblo de Dios, Compton
Contemporary (CCM) music – Mark Longfield, musician, Emmanuel, North Hollywood
African drumming – Paul Angers, world music percussionist

2:30 pm           Break

2:45 pm           Handbell Reading Session – Led by Alex Guebert, director, LA Bronze
2 or 3 octaves music suitable for use in church
Music suggested by working handbell directors in the LA area as curated by Alex Guebert. We will ring the music together. A list of all music will be included.


Organ Reading Session  –  Led by Barbara Hoffman, musician, St. Paul, Santa Monica
Easy but effective preludes and postludes
Music suggested by working church organists in the LA area as curated by Barbara Hoffman. Excepts will be played at the session. A list of all music will be included.


Choir Director Discussion Group
Wondering how directors at other church handle rehearsal issues? How do others plan for their festival music? This is a chance to discuss all this and more. Bring your questions.

4:15 pm           Break

4:30 pm           Vespers
ELW Vespers led by workshop leaders
Includes: “Voices Raised to You” (ELW 845, LSB 795)

View the event leaders biographies