New Way to Get Choral Music
A new service concept has been initiated by Christian Music Clearing House. This organization is currently working with over fifty churches and has over 3,300 preowned choral music titles available for purchase, rent, or borrowing. The clearing house charges an annual fee and provides, in addition to suggested negotiation information, an inventory list of all available materials. For more information, contact: Christian Music Clearing House, P.O. Box 771239, Wichita, KS 67277-1239.
Hispanic Liturgical Commission
Last year, a group of Hispanic denominational leaders were invited to participate in a meeting of the Worship and Arts Commission from the Unit on Education, Communication, and discipleship of the National Council of Churches. The purpose of the meeting was to focus on Hispanic worship and to dialogue on the needs of liturgical resources for the Hispanic peoples.
In one of the meetings, the Hispanic group decided to constitute itself as the Hispanic Liturgical Commission with the purpose of serving as a linkage among the denominations in the area of liturgy, to share new resources, ideas, or programs. The commission was assured of a small fund by the Worship and the Arts Committee to be able to initially publish a newsletter where these resources, ideas, programs, and events can be announced.
The first issue of "Alleluia/ Aleluya!, their bilingual newsletter, was released in February, 1992. For copies of this newsletter, contact Gary Teja, Editor, at CRC Publications, 2850 Kalamazoo SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49560.
July 5-8, 1992, Thousand Oaks, CA
"The Singing Congregation," at California Lutheran University (one hour west of Los Angeles). Sponsored by Region IV of the Association of Lutheran Musicians. Contact: C. Marshall Bowen, c/o Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 6020 Radford Ave., N. Hollywood, CA 91606, (818) 761-6124.
July 5-9, 1992, Washington, DC
"Your Songs and Mine: Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Our Hymns," at the National Presbyterian Church. Sponsored by the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. Contact: The Hymn Society, P.O. Box 30854, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX 76129, (800) 843-4966.
July 12-17, 1992, New Wilmington, PA
"Fit Us for These Sacred Arts," at Westminster College. Sponsored by the Presbyterian Association of Musicians. Contact: David A. Weadon, Princeton Seminary, CN 821, Princeton, NJ 08542.
July 13-17, 1992, Berkeley, CA
"Visual Arts as Evangelism in Worship and Education." Contact: Summer Session 1992, Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709, (800) 999-0528.
July 14-16, 1992, Madison, WI
Church Music Conference on Music in Parish Worship. Contact: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Continuing Education in Music, 610 Langdon St., Madison, WI53703, (608) 263-6822.
July 14-17, 1992, Des Moines, IA
"Worship and World: Conflict and Crossroads," at Drake University. Sponsored by Region III of the Assoc. of Lutheran Musicians. Contact: Stephanie Dotzel, Registrar, ALCM III, 4021 Council St. NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402, (319) 378-1585.
July 19-22, 1992, Austin, TX
"With Hearts and Hands and Voices," at Concordia College. Sponsored by the Region II of the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians. Contact: Harold Rutz, 1606 Glenvalley, Austin, TX 78723, (512) 452-5996.
July 19-24, Wheaton, IL
"Journeys & Seasons," at Wheaton College. Sponsored by the Fellowship of United Methodists in Worship, Music, and Other Arts. Contact: Bill Utterback, 310 Mecherle Dr. #4, Bloomington, IL 61701.
July 26-31, 1992, Grand Rapids, MI
Choristers Guild Summer Seminar, at Calvin College. Contact: Barbara Merry, Seminar Coordinator, Choristers Guild, 2834 Kingsley Road, Garland, TX 75041; (214) 271-1521.
July 27-31, 1992, Oberlin, OH
"Workshop in Hymn Playing." The fifth organ workshop and the second at Oberlin College in response to the excellent attendance at all the previous ones. Contact: The Hymn Society, P.O. Box 30854, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX, (800) 843-4966.
July 28-31, 1992, Lancaster, PA
"From Age to Age," at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. Sponsored by Region I of the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians. Contact: Scott Weidler, 750 Greenfield Rd., Lancaster, PA 17601, (717) 393-3958.
August 3-7, 1992, Berkeley, CA
"Writing for Worship," with Brian Wren. Contact: Summer Session 1992, Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709, (800) 999-0528.
August 4-9, 1992, Vicksburg, MS
The Mississippi Conference on Church Music and Liturgy, at All Saints School. Sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi. Contact: Leslie Casaday, Box 12443, Jackson, MS 39236.
Pipe Organ Encounters
The American Guild of Organists (AGO) has organized three "AGO Pipe Organ Encounters" for teenage pianists and young organists in an intensive, close-up exploration of the "King of Instruments." This week-long seminar includes hands-on organ playing, informal gatherings, and demonstration recitals. Full and partial scholarships may be available Prepare for the next generation of musical leadership in your congregation!
June 21-25,1992, North Andover,MA
Director: Dr. Susan Armstrong, 21 Mechanic Street, West Newbury, MA 01985 (508) 363-5377
June 21-25,1992, Denver, CO
Director: Barbara Clark, 1429 Tamarac Drive, Golden, CO 80401 (303) 526-7904
July 5-10,1992, Cleveland, OH
Director: Todd Wilson, 12429 Cedar Road, Suite 5 Cleveland, OH 44106 (216) 721-9096