Friday, January 30, 2009

Planning for the MS Church Music & Liturgy Conference

We just wrapped up two days of planning for this summer's 34th annual Mississippi Conference on Church Music and Liturgy. It is my joy to once again serve as the Conference chaplain.

As I write, the theme is not yet posted on the Conference website, but I am excited that we will spend most of our time focusing on one of the most complex, misunderstood, and oftentimes neglected or even eclipsed seasons of the Church calendar year: Advent. We came up with some really wonderful ideas for music and liturgy to enrich worship and Christian formation during that season.

On the faculty for this summer's Conference we have Joel Martinson (Director of Music Ministries and Organist at The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration in Dallas, TX), Monte Mason (Organist/Choirmaster and Youth Arts Program Director at St. Martin's by-the-Lake Episcopal Church in Minnetonka Beach, MN), and the Very Rev. Joy Rogers (Dean of St. James' Episcopal Cathedral in Chicago, IL).

The Conference is held at the Duncan M. Gray Center in Canton, MS and runs from Tuesday, July 28 thru Sunday, August 2. Make plans to join us for a wonderful continuing education experience. Registration information is available on the Conference website.


The Postulant said...

Sounds good! I was thinking about doing the Mississippi Conference again this year; it's been a while, but I had a great time before (2004, I think).

Bryan Owen said...

I hope you'll join us this year. I've been attending since 2005, and this could well be the best one thus far.