04/13/2024 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
183 W Main Street
Westborough MA 01581
$45 ($20 full-time students)
Steven Wilco

For Such a Time as This

We lead music in a time of a changing church. Come explore the challenges and opportunities some of these changes present. What skills are needed to lead smaller assemblies and ensembles? How do we help our congregations talk about music in new ways? How do we lead music in a more relational style? A brief opening conversation will frame the context using information gleaned from congregations across New England and invite us to think about how we address music formation in this time. The first workshop will explore how to work with the musicians you have in your congregation already – younger and older, more and less experienced, and perhaps not a perfectly balanced orchestra, band, or choir. The second workshop will explore skills for leading small ensembles including keeping two-part anthems interesting for everyone.  We will close the day with an Easter Prayer Around the Cross.


9:30 Informal gathering time
10:00-10:30 Welcome Session – Steven
10:45-11:45 Session 1: Working with the Musicians You Have – Mark and Sarah
Noon Lunch
1-2 Session 2: Skills for Leading Small Ensembles – Kirby
2:15-3 Prayer Around the Cross


Pr. Mark Huber (Pastor) and Deacon Sarah Huber (Creative Director) serve Sanctuary in Marshfield, MA.
Kirby Stalley serves as the Director of Music at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Westborough, MA.
Pr. Steven Wilco serves as Associate to the Bishop in the New England Synod (ELCA).