The Church Musicians Workshop is an intensive five-day residential program which combines the liturgical experience of Nashotah House Theological Seminary with the expertise of renowned veteran church musicians to create a vehicle for professional development and personal enrichment that is unlike any other.
June 12-16, 2017
Theme – Church Musicians and Clergy:
Keepers of a Living Tradition
Plenary Sessions by renowned author and teacher Dr. Paul Westermeyer
The workshop is designed to explore the richness of the Anglican Choral Tradition with an emphasis on skills that are better ‘caught than taught’ and best acquired in context from an experienced practitioner rather than in a book or a classroom.
From hymn- and service-playing to the principles of chant and the theology and theory of Church Music, we offer instruction on the things not found in music schools, but which are at the core of Church Music in a parish context.
Hosted on the campus of Nashotah House Theological Seminary—which, since its founding in 1842 as a mission to the western frontier, has maintained a tradition of daily worship and instruction in its exquisite gothic revival stone buildings nestled among 400 acres of forests, lakes and rural Wisconsin farmland—the Church Musicians Workshop shapes its schedule around the daily worship of the House. Following a regular monastic pattern, each day will feature Morning Prayer and Sung Eucharist, Choral Evensong, chanted Compline, shared community meals, and multiple opportunities to practice and reinforce the skills acquired during the week’s sessions.
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