10/21/2023 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
St. Luke's Lutheran Church
300 Carroll St.
Waukesha WI 53186
$45 ($20 full-time students)
Michael Schaner

Come to St. Luke’s in Waukesha, WI for a day of learning and exchanging best practices on nurturing and leading the church’s song. This one-day workshop is a chance to gather with other musicians to refresh your skills, learn new ideas that you can implement in your setting, and build community to share best practices with other church musicians.

8:30-9:00 – Registration/check-in
9:00-9:15 – Welcome/Introductions
9:15-10:15 – Workshop
10:15-10:45 – Coffee break
10:45 – 11:45 – Workshop
11:45-12:15 – Worship
12:15-1:00 – Lunch (provided)
1:00-2:00 – Workshop
2:00-2:10 – Break
2:10-3:00 – Workshop

Working with Aging Voices – Alexa Doebele
As congregation demographics continue to skew older and older, knowing how to work with aging voices is increasingly important. Come for some practical ideas for working with those older voices we hold so dear!

The “Why” of Warmups – Alexa Doebele
This workshop will explore not only why it is important for choir directors to include vocal warm-ups, but also how to make them relevant for your singers.

Musician’s Grab Bag – Michael Schaner
A group conversation facilitated by Michael centered on the issues participants face in the church with ideas such as: creative ways to “spice” up your hymn playing, affordable resources for finding music and more! Bring your questions and be ready to share.

Hymn Playing – TBD