The Presbyterian Association of Musicians (PAM) now schedules three annual worship conferences. The 1997 conferences are
Montreat, NC, June 15-21 and 22-28 (two identical conferences)
"Practicing the Presence of God." Contact: Donald Armitage, 845 West Fifth St,Winston-Saiem, NC 27101: (901) 722-8144.
Westminster, PA, July 13-18
Contact: Rebecca Borthwick-Aiken, First Presbyterian Church, 890 Liberty St., Meadville, PA 16335.
Albuquerque, NM, July 20-25
"Beyond the Words & Notes: Proclaiming Christ with Imagination and Integrity" Contact: Dr. Grady E. Coyle, 6920 Bob-O-Link Dn, Dallas, TX 65214; (214) 827-5521.
Tiffin, OH, July 1-3
"Building Spirit and Faith through Music," sponsored by the United Church of Christ Musicians Network. Contact: Music Office, UCBHM (United Church Board for Homeland Ministries), 700 Prospect Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115; (216) 736-3716; fax (216) 736-3703.
Savannah, GA, July 13-17
Annual conference and 75th Anniversary of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. Contact: The Hymn Society Boston Univ. School of Theology, 745 Commonwealth Ave. MA 02215-1401; (800) THE HYMN
Houston, TX, July 14-19
National Convention of the Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts. Contact: Dn John Buehler, '97 Convention Chair, Baker University PQ Box 65, Baldwin City KS 66006; (913) 594-8400.
Kansas City, MO, July 6-II
Grand Rapids, MI, July 20-25
Choristers Guild Summer Seminar A week's "choir camp" experience for youth choir members and their directors. Singing, signing, bells, and Orff experience. Contact: Barbara Merry, Choristers Guild, 2834 W Kingsley Rd‘ Garland, TX 75041-2498; (214) 271-1521.
Send us your letters via e-mail (email@example.com) or fax (616-224-0834) or by traditional mail (Reformed Worship, 2850 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, Ml 49560).
HYMN TUNE CONTEST
The Denver Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO), in cooperation with the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada, has announced a hymn tune contest for a new tune in festive setting of the hymn "For the Music of Creation" by New Zealand poet Shirley Erena Murray. The hymn is to be premiered in Denver at the next national AGO convention in July, 1998. For information send a SASE to kathy Eggleston, Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 E. Hampden Ave., Englewood, CO 80110. Deadline for entries is September 1, 1997.